Food for Thought - Swami Sivananda



Ignorant persons attribute their pleasures to external objects. That is a serious blunder, in deed. Really, there is no pleasure in objects. There is neither pleasure nor pain in objects. It is all mental creation, mental perception, and mental jugglery. It is only the mental attitude or a certain kind of mental behavior towards objects that brings joy or grief, pleasure or pain. Maya has her powerful seat in the imagination of the mind.

Be sincere at heart. Don’t run after the shadowy toys of name and fame. Name and fame are illusory. They are mere vibrations in the air. Nobody can earn everlasting name in this Mayaic plane. Care not for the little perishable things. Care for the everlasting Reality only.

Swami Sivananda