The Drive of Excellence

From On the Wings of the Swan, Volume VIII, Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Yoga is experienced in the course of one’s life. It enables one to become proficient and excellent in everything that is done. Yoga allows one to access the better side of life with greater ease, whether it is through increased optimism, hope, positivity and creativity, or improving one’s own understanding, thoughts, communication, personality and nature. This allows one to face different situations in life in a better manner.

Yoga is a process by which one can acquire excellence. With meditation, with work, with love and even with hate, excellence is the drive. Every experience is taken to its final culmination. Yoga gives that ability.

With this ability, whatever you do in life, you will always be able to find a balance between your external involvement and internal aspiration.

24 September 2008, Ganga Darshan, Munger