Satyananda Saraswati quotes

  • Oh when I was in love with you, Then I was clean and brave, And miles around the wonder grew How well did I behave. And now the fancy passes by, And nothing will remain, And miles around they'll say that I Am quite myself again.

  • Religion is not something separate and apart from ordinary life. It is life - life of every kind viewed from the standpoint of meaning and purpose: life lived in the fuller awareness of its human quality and spiritual significance.

  • You have your identity when you find out, not what you can keep your mind ON, but what you can't keep your mind OFF.

  • Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.

  • There's nothing to win in yoga. You just do what you can do, one day to the next.

  • A guru is needed not to worship, but to direct you.

  • The Civic Culture (and The Civic Culture Revisited) remains the best study of comparative political culture in our time.

  • Indian weddings are elaborate. As a culture, we like to celebrate everything Our weddings go on for sometimes a week, 10 days.

  • The outcome of this culture of discrimination is that young people are routinely denied the roles in society they can, should, and need to be occupying.

  • The exclusion of true esoteric religion has been the business of the State since ancient times. At first this was done via the establishment of the popular idealism of exoteric religious institutions in league with the State. But in modern times the same process is done by the strategic exclusion of conventional religious cultism, mystical idealism, and higher evolutionary Wisdom from the mechanisms of popular culture.