The leaves of life are failing off. Youth is fading. Days are rolling on. Time, the destroyer, lays his hands on the whole world. Our existence in this world is as momentary as a bubble or like a flash of lightning. O Lord Siva, protect me.
O Lord Siva, who holds the begging-bowl of the skull of Brahma, control this monkey-mind, which jumps about at its sweet will on the branches of desires in the forest of lust. Keep it with Thee forever.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
: on the Website of Divine Life Society
, Photographs of Swami Sivananda
, German Pages on Swami Sivananda