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Wisdom of Jagadguru Pujya Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal

One must not keep a long face, wear a scowl or keep lamenting one’s hardships. If you lose your cool you will be a burden to yourself as well as to others.

Anayasa is a great virtue. Anayasa means not to feel any mental strain.

Obstacles, inevitable to any work or enterprise, must not cause you any mental strain. You must not feel any duty to be a burden and must develop the attitude that everything happens according to the will of the Lord.

Purity is to be maintained in all matters such as bathing, dress, food etc. Cleanliness makes you happy and it even appeases your hunger. To see a clean person is to feel ourselves clean.

Heart burning caused by another man’s prosperity or status is jealousy. We ought to have love and compassion for all and ought to be patient and forgiving even towards those who do us wrong.

We must not envy people their higher status even if they be less deserving of it that we are, and at the same time, must be mature enough to regard their better position as the reward they earned by doing good in their previous life.

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Mahaswamiji  (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994), or the Sage of Kanchi or Maha Periyavar, was the 68th Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.