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Swami Satyananda Saraswati Quotes And Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1923 - 2009).

Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that a man has to face life, accept it and fight at every step.

Those people who expect everything in life to be comfortable and to their liking will always suffer difficulties.

Accept life in whatever way it comes to you. Try to get the best out of it by way of a philosophy, understanding or through wisdom.

Every man is working to fulfil his own great ambitions and desires. If they are fulfilled he is happy, but at the same time afraid, because maybe next time they will be lost to him. If his desires remain unfulfilled he is completely broken. Herein begin the problems of life whether mental, psychological or emotional.

This is the eternal battle which you have to face and fight, which everybody is fighting from birth up to death. These Five and Hundred Brothers symbolize the two great conflicting forces in every individual. In order for the individual to progress, conflict is necessary. Without these opposing forces you cannot evolve. Comfort and pleasure are death because they do not give the individual any kind of push to go ahead in his life. Difficulties and problems are actually the accelerators of human evolution. Therefore you have to continually create and confront the conflict, only then will the soul evolve. Divine and spiritual knowledge comes to one who accepts and understands the nature of conflict.