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Scriptures are meant not only to be read but entered into and practiced – Swami Chidananda

If a man is struck by a poisoned arrow and someone runs to him with an antidote, the wise person, in order to save himself, quickly drinks the antidote rather than enquire as to its source and what it is made of. Otherwise, by the time he has finished his enquiry, time may have run out! So, our situation is a situation of being bound, and we should try to know how to liberate ourselves. That is the important thing. Therefore, let us all be wise.

Scriptures are meant not only to be read and known, they are meant to be deeply studied and applied. They are meant to be entered into and practiced. They should become our life, the very fabric of our life. 
There is a time when system, discipline and adherence to certain principles is absolutely necessary. There is time when one gradually transcends them, but one should not leave them. If they fall off by themselves, it is a different matter. Nature has taken you beyond and you no longer need them.
Swami Chidananda (1916 – 2008)
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