Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Master used to say, "Look upon your children as a nurse does." The nurse will take your baby, play with it, and behave towards it as gently as if it were her own child. But as soon as you give her notice to quit, she is ready to start off bag and baggage from the house. All attachment is forgotten; it will not give the ordinary nurse the least pang to leave your children and take up other children.

Even so are you to be with all that you consider your own. You are the nurse, and if you believe in God, believe that all these things which you consider yours are really His.

- Swami Vivekanand