You are helpless when you are a little baby. You are helpless when you are seriously ailing. You are helpless when you become aged. Why then do you boast of your ability, capacity, independence and freedom? Why are you arrogant, proud and egoistic? Transcend your body and mind and realize the immortal Self.
Only when you realize the Self can you be really strong, independent and flee. Rise above delusion and illusion through discrimination or self-analysis and enquiry of "who am I?"
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