Who Made the Appointment


Swami Satchidananda once said, “People come to me and say they are disappointed. I ask them, “Who made the appointment?”


Swami Satchidananda (1914-2004) was an Indian Hindu teacher, founder of the Integral Yoga Institute in New York with branches throughout the country and a residential community in Virginia. Teachers are often called upon to solve questions which can’t be solved outside of the questions. The assumptions are the questions. The answers flow from the assumptions. Expectations are difficult things, particularly unrecognized expectations. Results of either fulfilled or unfulfilled expectations can lead to satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Satisfaction or dissatisfaction can lead to us feeling happy or sad about ourselves and our lives. Perhaps if they are recognized and accepted, they are just expectations, results and emotional evaluations. But what is your deepest intention beyond results, beyond your getting or losing your appointments?

VERSE by Dairyu

When meeting the Swami
Best to leave your appointment book at home.
He might take it away.
Then what would you have?

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