Think that you are an instrument (Nimitta) in the hands of God when you work. Egoism
and respectability will vanish. Don’t expect fruits for your actions (Nishkamya). How can you
expect fruits when another, viz., God, is working through you? Further, when you are aware that
the world is full of miseries, what is the use of coming back again into the world ? You are a toy
in the hands of God. He holds the string. He is the Sutradhar. Do all actions from a sense of
duty. Reduce your wants. Lead a very simple life. Hate luxury. Control the Indriyas. Look at
everyone and everything in the world as the manifestation of Narayana. Think that this world is
illusory and a long dream. How can there be attachment now in the mind, my dear
Ramachandra? If you do actions in this way, you will become a practical Yogi. I assure you.
Cheer your spirit. Gird up the loins and engage yourself boldly in the daily battle of life.
From "May I answer that
" 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