Swami Venkatesananda

Swami Venkatesananda

The Yogi is not such a fool that he wants us to abandon this world, abandon this body, abandon living in a house. What are you going to do? Can you abandon this world? Wherever you go the world is still there, because you are the world.
'You are the world' may have other interpretations, but even if we are able to appreciate it, the simplest connotation is enough for us. What is the body? The body is the same as the earth or the vegetables that you eat - or the vegetables that those beings ate whom you eat. The vegetarians take vegetables first-hand, the non-vegetarians second-hand. So, your body is made of nothing other than what the world contains already. Your life breath is one with the air of the whole world. Your intelligence is shared by all other beings in the universe. You are not something special.
So you are the world, you are part of the world and this is the inescapable truth. There is no need to run away from this truth.

Swami Venkatesananda


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Swami Venkatesananda

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