1.25.2009

Today


“A person who worries about previous or future lives is not really enjoying the present one. I would say: Live this one well. Take care of today and you have taken care of tomorrow, because what you sow today, you will reap tomorrow. Keeping a nice fruit in the hand, you are wondering, ‘Suppose I eat this and plant the seed, it will grow into a nice tree. It will bring forth fruits. But what if I die, who will water it?’ No. Don’t worry about the past or the future. Don’t worry about reincarnation. Simply remain in the golden present.

God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”

– Sri Swami Satchidananda

4 comments:

bajo said...

This is an interesting side of Venezuelan poetry...just kidding!! Glad to see some more "personal" entries...
Is there a particular reason why you chose it?

Guillermo Parra said...

Hi,

Well, my parents were students of Satchidananda when I was a kid in the early 70s in Boston. I remember hanging out with him and think of his teachings often (even though I don't ever practice yoga – he was a yoga master).

I suppose I wanted to publicly remind myself to stay in the present. Plus, I love this photo (though I'm not sure if I like it ironically or earnestly).

MM said...

Sabias palabras, oh so true!

bajo said...

I see... well it is a nice contrast. The black rock, the soft orange cotton...