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IS LIFE WORTH FIGHTING FOR?

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When I say fight for life, honor life, see the sanctity of life—I’m not some philosophizer. I’m not theorizing. I’m talking from my own experience. I’m talking from things in my life, that I’ve felt and known and been through—and survived. And I’m for surviving. It’s as simple as that.

— Swami Premodaya



HOW TO PLUG INTO WISDOM

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Because wisdom is universal. You can plug into it anytime. It takes some effort, but you can do it. And when you learn the knack of that, things change. When you learn the knack of that, you’re going in the right direction. So there are only two choices, there are only two ways to live: You can live by being led by your thoughts—or you can live by you leading your thoughts.

— Swami Premodaya



YOU EITHER WANT TRUTH OR YOU DON'T!!

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Your situation is quite simple; you have this choice or that choice. You don’t have a complex set of options to work out or decisions to make. You’ve got a very simple situation: You’re either going to go to God, or Truth—or you’re not. You either want it, or you don’t. And if you do want it—and want to go—and decide to go—then you can do it the bhakti way (the devotional way), and then it’s kind of like, you buy a ticket, and it’s all set. Or—you can grope your way, go on your own legs—which is your only other option.

— Swami Premodaya



WHAT DOES AND DOES NOT MATTER.

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It doesn’t matter how you get there; what matters is that you get there.

— Swami Premodaya



WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT LIFE.

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Life is a miraculous process, and you just aren’t calling it that. You’re calling it “Tuesday.

— Swami Premodaya



WISDOM AS A BEGINNER

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If wisdom descends on you, you’ll always be a beginner. That’s the most advantageous position.

— Swami Premodaya



WHAT IS GOD'S INTENTION FOR YOU?

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Intention isn’t significant, until God’s intention has you.

— Swami Premodaya



HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

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It’s not how many mystical experiences you have, but how you use them. Let the understanding from them influence you a lot. Let it change your life.

— Swami Premodaya



ARE YOU GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?

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The question is: ‘Are you going in the right direction?’ not ‘How far along am I?

— Swami Premodaya



DEFINITION OF HAPPINESS

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The best, most accurate definition of happiness is: Being unconcerned with whether you're happy or unhappy.

— Swami Premodaya