I’ve been reading Yoga Essays for Self Improvement. In his chapter on “Lessons of Life”, Swami Jyotirmayananda ponders that 'despite man’s amazing academic knowledge, he is unable to control his anger and restless moods.' He further says that 'man does not know how to cope with his own problems in daily life, nor does he understand his own mind, nor does he experience true happiness and peace.'
It has been my experience, after meeting tens of thousands of people in my 66 years of life, that what Swami Jyotirmayananda states is true. As humans, we struggle to find peace and happiness, cope with daily problems, control anger and balance our restless natures.
He shares important lessons from the ageless wisdom of sages and saints of the past. Here are just a few of the lessons.
“Rather than giving credit to your ego when prosperity develops, recognize the glorious workings of the Divine Hand and be thankful to God. When affected by adversity, do not lose sight of the Divine Hand that sustains your every step; in fact what seems adverse is nothing but prosperity in disguise.”
…”Everything that happens to person has been designed for the unpliftment of his soul.”
Loving Life and Living Love,