132 – Are we committed to the future

Swami Satyananda Saraswati said, “If we hold ourselves responsible for the future, our own and our children, then we will ensure that the evolution of man is along positive lines. Only then will wars cease, only then will man be able to love his fellow man, and only then will adults understand the young and the young understand the old.”

Now is the time for us to practice what he has said. Everywhere mother earth needs and requires our engagement and interaction. We have to observe Sanyam as described by Swami Niranjanananda. Sanyam means restraint and it also means that we lead a balanced Yogic life style. We accept ourselves as we are and attempt to solve our problems in a solvable manner. We learn to live in harmony with ourselves, our family and friends and our home planet and earth. We work on a yogic life style, according to our level of well-being.

Become regular in our sadhana. Practice self-observation and attempt to be content and peaceful in all situations. Be compassionate and empathetic. Remember that your children watch what you do and say. We work on protecting the species which are dying out and we set an example for others continuously without being in their face.

I want to end with a hymn dedicated to Prithvi. It is taken from Vedic literature and found in the Atharva Veda. The hymn repeatedly emphasizes her fertility. She is the source of all plants, crops and nourishes all creatures that reside on earth. She is described as patient and strong, supporting the evil and pure, the demons and the gods. She is addressed as mother as is called a nurse to all living things. She is present in the scent of women and men. She is lady luck for men and the Shakti of maidens.

Aim Hrim Klim


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