Swami on the uncertainty of Life
Resolve this day to engage only in virtuous deeds, good thoughts and noble company. Let your mind dwell on elevating thoughts. Do not waste a single moment of your time in idle gossip or vain boasting or demeaning recreations. Death stalks behind you to snatch you and carry you off. Consider President Kennedy – how death was lurking around, waiting for the right time? Did he not have powerful soldiers and security men to guard him? All was in vain. No security personnel or device can prevent death from occurring. So while life persists, do good things, speak softly and sweetly. Never injure or insult another, serve those in need and keep the image of God, ever before your mind’s eye.
- Divine Discourse, Jan 14, 1964.