May 1

The Sign of a Healthy Person

May 1 Reading

by Sri Swami Satchidananda | Click play button to listen

W hat is the sign of a healthy person? Such a person is happy anywhere. He or she is relaxed everywhere—always at ease and in peace, within and without. Even in hell, such a person will be at ease. A healthy person hates no one, dislikes nothing. Total love, universal love emanates from within. There is no tension anywhere, no stress or friction. These are the signs of real health.

A person who is healthy doesn’t hurt anyone. He or she is not afraid of anyone. Not only is he unafraid, but he sees that others are not afraid of him. The “others” include animals, plants, everything. A healthy person emits always and only a loving and pure vibration.


A really healthy person takes everything in life as a game. Whether we win or lose, it’s still a game. Often people forget that. In a way, I feel that losing is a better game. Why? If you lose, you allow the other person to win. When the other person wins, what do you see? A winning face. When you win and the other fellow loses, what do you see? A losing face. There is great joy in losing and making the other person win and have a happy face. Who will be the happiest person? The one who brings happiness to others. That means our minds should be well balanced under all conditions.

That is Yoga.

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