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Swami Atmaswarupananda Thoughts

Our fundamental problem is that we personalize our experience. We don’t see it from the point of view of the truth that everything is one. When we see everything from an impersonal point of view, automatically we want nothing. And, therefore, happiness or our natural bliss is there.

When we see things from an impersonal point of view, we see the play of the pairs of opposites and the three gunas. We recognize that we are in a world of experiences. Some are pleasant to the senses, some are not. We know that both are inevitable, and, therefore, we don’t chase one or try to avoid the other. Neither do we want the pleasurable ones, nor do we want to avoid those that are not pleasant. We want nothing. We simply respond to all experiences by doing what is appropriate, our duty at that moment.

Swami Atmaswarupananda