If time be the cause of pleasure and pain, how can it affect the immortal and eternal Atman? The Atman is one with time. Certainly a flame is not affected by fire, nor a hailstone by cold. This Atman, which is beyond duality, can never be affected by the pairs of opposites. Therefore, with whom should you get angry?
You should practice devotion to the highest Self, worship the feet of the Lord and thereby cross the ocean of worldliness. Thus will you attain immor¬tality and everlasting bliss.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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