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Need for being rooted – Thoughts by Swami Nityasthananda

It is very essential for us to be firmly rooted in our higher ideal. A tree firmly rooted in the ground will not be toppled by a storm.

If we are not firmly rooted, we will be overwhelmed by the tempest of various influences, adversities, and temptations; and our life will become rudderless.

The child’s life is rooted in the mother. As one grows one has to find new grounds for one’s roots, and the parents must help one in this regard. A seedling is first reared in a pot and then it is transplanted on the ground. There it grows by itself into a huge tree.

Swami Nityasthananda of Ramakrishna Mission