Grains of Truth

Grains of Truth

Grains of Truth

I opened my mail today and found this wonderful quote from Swami Dayananda Saraswati. It spoke to me on so many levels of how we can get so rigid in our thinking and our beliefs that we forget there may be another way.  This is what I love about the classical teachings of from India.  They propose ways to health and wholeness, all the while telling you there are no absolutes and no hard and fast rules.  There are always exceptions.  They tell us try this, but if you get too rigid, be sure to lighten up or change slightly.  Stay open.  Stay humble.

May this help you find some flexibility of mind and heart so life may flow with a little more ease…

Satsanga is just being with a sat-purusha (a wise person) or it can be discussion with the teacher that covers various topics.  When you teach a subject matter, you impart that knowledge and it is important how one looks at it.  If the teacher finds that you are committed to one particular opinion, if necessary, he will take the opposite standpoint to demolish your opinion.  Thus the mind becomes open and simple and does not lean on rigid opinions.  Any opinion has a grain of truth in it but may also have a number of aspects, which may not be true at all.  We have to see that; and that is the capacity which a teacher has to impart to the students.

 

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Elizabeth Delaney