Wednesday 01 April 2015


Swami Sivananda

This body is a false lather bag filled with air. This is a cage made up of flesh, bones and nerves. This is a mysterious pot made by the divine potter, God, out of the five the five elements. It will breakdown at any moment. Tiger(passion), bear(anger), leopard(greed), wolf(jealousy), elephant(pride) dwell in this body. These wild animals attack the Jiva and disturb his peace of mind. He who has subdued these animals can attain serenity and perfection. Contd…

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate.

- Swami Sivananda

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