Quotes Swami Satchidananda

“Not only does charity begin at home. Everything begins at home, including spirituality.”

“There is only one thing that hurts me.
If I feel I have caused anyone else’s unhappiness, I won’t be happy.
Until I see that person’s smiling face again, I will feel sorry.”

“No person is an untouchable. Differences come, not with the work one does nor the caste into which one is born, but with the state of mind. Essentially we are all one and the same. All are God’s children”

“The same thing can be both good and bad. Whenever you speak of good, bad is also present. The world is a mixture of both. There is not good without bad. They are both sides of the same coin. Both are necessary. We have been given free will and discriminating capacity to select what is beneficial to us and to avoid what is detrimental to us. Even Cobra poison can be used as medicine.”

“In the worldly, selfish life people live for themselves, using their scientific knowledge for themselves, while in the religious life that same scientific knowledge is utilized for others. Even in the religious field, if people are selfish they are really living a worldly life.”

“Music is the celestial sound, and it is sound that controls the whole universe, not atomic vibrations. Sound energy, sound power, is much, much greater than any other power in the world.”

“We can see the same spirit in everybody only when we know we are that spirit, Atman or Self.
Only a person who has understood his own Self can see that Self in everybody”

- Swami Satchidananda

Source: Swami Satchidananda: Apostle of Peace