These quotes were penned by our founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati in his diary in April 1968. Fifty two years down the line, in April 2020, Pujya Swamiji’s sayings continue to hold so much relevance, more so in today’s turbulent times.
April 1968- From Swamiji’s Diary
* Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Living I die if I miss the here and now.
* Dead I will live if I have my being in the past and future, and there and yonder. Is it living ?
* ‘That’ is ‘this’ when there is a ‘that’ beyond ‘that’. ‘This’ is ‘that’ when there is a ‘this’ closer to ‘this’. Is
there a ‘this’ which never becomes ‘that’ ? With the ‘this’ that is ever ‘this’ can I ever conceive a ‘that’?
* If one is ‘this’, is there any meaning in one’s struggle to become ‘that.’
* I am this here now. That there was is beyond my scope.