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Sure Ways for Success in Life

05 Sivananda

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati


Have a simple and unassuming way of life. Live not to eat, but eat to live. Bear no envy. Commit no slander. Speak no falsehood. Practise no deceit. Harbour no malice. You will be ever joyful, happy and peaceful. Righteousness is the rule of life. Lead a virtuous life. Adhere to dharma. Human life is not human without virtues. The salt of life is selfless service. The bread of life is universal love. Life is not fully lived, life has not been fully realized, if you do not serve and love the entire humanity. The secret of true life is in the love of God and the service of humanity.


Live to help others. The divine power will stream through you as a life-giving force. Study the lives of saints and draw inspiration from them. Cultivate a melting heart, a giving hand, kindly speech, a life of service, equal vision and an impartial attitude. Serve, love, give, purify, meditate. Your journey will take you into a new realm of infinite bliss. You will discover shining treasures. You will rediscover God. You will be strong, healthy, free, happy and peaceful. You will inspire and bless all whose lives you touch.


Make life a perpetual joy. Derive joy from satya, truth, from tapas, austerity, from daya, compassion, from daan, giving. Lead a simple, regulated life. Lead a hard life. Take hold of each day as if it were the last, and utilize every second in prayer, meditation and service. Let your life become a continuous sacrifice to God. Live in the present. Forget the past. Give up hopes of the future. Understand well the meaning of life, and then start the quest. Life is thy greatest gift. Utilize every second profitably.


Expand. Evolve. Have a large heart. Mix with all. Be kind and compassionate. Be pure and gentle. Be sweet and loving. Be sympathetic. Be friendly to the poor. Live with them. Serve them. Cheer them up when they are in difficulties. Perceive the immanence of God in all objects. All torment will disappear. You will enjoy supreme Peace.

December 7, 2013 | Satsang | Comments Off