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Swami Tyagananda – Words to Ponder

When we react to what is happening outside, we get involved in it. A detached witness sees things differently than someone who is involved in a situation. Sri Ramakrishna gave the example of people playing chess and others observing them. The observers can often see things that the players themselves cannot.
When the ego is strong, it wants to get involved in everything. With involvement comes the loss of capacity to be a neutral witness and the inability to put one’s experiences in the right context.
It is not enough to have experiences in life, we need the ability to learn the lessons that every experience brings. This can be a lifelong process.
Swami Tyagananda
Swami Tyagananda is associated with the Ramakrishna Mission