Live Your Responsibility

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

People look for rights to facilitate their life. They say, “This is my right. This is what I will do. This is what I want to do.” Everybody has rights in that manner. However, living by fulfilling one’s rights will not lead one anywhere, for rights generally lead to discussions, debates and confusion. Is anyone happy living their rights? No. One cannot be happy when one wants one’s rights to be fulfilled.

People who live for their rights are the most negative people. They are looking for ways to avoid their participation in life. They are demanding rights from those who are involved in responsibilities. The happiest people are the people who live their responsibilities.

—12 June 2016, Ganga Darshan, Munger