Ten Quotes by Sri Swami Satchidananda on the Mastery of Life (Yoga)

Sri Swami Satchidananda  - My teacher always said, if you get high, you have to get low. He suggested getting off the pendulum, and living in balance – that’s Yoga.

  • “My teacher always said, if you get high, you have to get low. He suggested getting off the pendulum, and living in balance – that’s Yoga.”
  • “Know for sure that peace is worth more than anything else in this world.”
  • “Some people might think that by practicing Yoga you’re running away from the world and are not going to enjoy anything. But yogis are the people who are going to enjoy everything. Because when you’re the master of your life, you’re not controlled by anything and you can enjoy everything. This is the aim of Yoga.”
  • “Truth is the same always. Whoever ponders it will get the same answer. Buddha got it. Patanjali got it. Jesus got it. Mohammed got it. The answer is the same, but the method of working it out may vary this way or that. (115)”
  • “Our own bodies are changing every second. Yet we take the body to be our Self; and, speaking in terms of it, we say, ‘I am hungry’ or ‘I am lame’; ‘I am black’ or ‘I am white.’ These are all just the conditions of the body. We touch the truth when we say, ‘My body aches,’ implying the body belongs to us and that therefore we are not that.”
  • “Doesn’t the bible say “blessed are the pure in the heart, so they shall see God?” when? Only when there is purity in the heart; a heart peaceful and free from egoism–the “I” and the “mine.” Purity of heart and equanimity of mind are the very essence of Yoga.”
  • “We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing?”
  • “True love knows no bargains. It is one-way traffic: giving, giving, giving.”
  • “If it’s really deep love, it can never change. It can’t be taken back. By loving, you’ve given yourself completely;you aren’t separate then.”
  • “If your heart is beautiful, your face will be beautiful, your life will be beautiful, everything will be beautiful.”

Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidananda (1914 – 2002)

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