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People who are enslaved to the senses seek to control those around them

People who are enslaved to the senses and mind seek to control those around them. Being in bondage themselves, they cannot recognize the freedom of other people. This exercising of control over others, even in the name of love or discipline, is just another way of clinging to life.

But one cannot limit the freedom of another, without in some way limiting oneself.

Everyone in this world is, as Swami Vivekananda puts it, moving from lower truth to higher truth.

In this journey of life, each will travel in his own way and his own pace. Giving space for this is a sign of one’s own freedom.
Vedanta Kesari August 2017 issue.