Sunday, August 4, 2019

Swami Krishnananda

(Spoken on October 19, 1972)

We do not know what will happen to us tomorrow, yet we are very busy today. What makes us keep busy? Nobody knows what our condition tomorrow will be, and yet we are so busy, very active, as if we are having an eternity in front of us, while it is not the truth. The breath can stop even in a minute for some reason. Nobody knows when their life will end, and yet there is a hope for eternal life. This hope keeps us alive. If this hope were not to be, life would have been impossible. If it were a fact that in a few minutes everything will crumble to pieces, how could life be possible? But in spite of the knowledge of the fact that anything can come to an end at any time, hope is secure.

We are like masters living in a precarious condition. Everything is uncertain, and yet we are happy. How is it? How is it that we are happy, smiling and laughing when everything is insecure, uncertain and untrustworthy? We do not know what will happen the next moment, and yet we are happy. We are smiling. We go to bed very comfortably. What is this? This is a secret within us. In spite of the whole world being perishable and untrustworthy, there is some very trustworthy, hopeful meaning in our inner personality. That is the Truth value of all things.

Image may contain: sky, outdoor, nature and water

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.