Towards Peace

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Sri Swami Satyananda was a visionary. He was a yogi and he was a siddha. Like his guru, Sri Swami Sivananda, he realized that the proper teaching of yoga will be necessary for future generations, so that people may understand the entire subject of yoga and not only partially. In order to give a picture of the complete yoga Sri Swamiji said, "Don't look at hatha yoga, raja yoga, kriya yoga, or kundalini yoga, but look at your need, your life, personality, and look at your nature. Understand that you function at three levels: at the level of intellect, emotions, and performance or action.

It does not matter whether you are a householder, a renunciate, a professional, a sannyasin, whether you are male or female, child, young or old. You as an individual of this human society have to express the faculties of head, heart and hands on your own path. If you can harness and generate the potentials and faculties of intellect and emotions, and learn to do the correct, right, appropriate action, then there is peace in life, there is peace in the family and there is peace in society.

—13 April 2014, Chembur, Mumbai, India