“Wherever we are, we have to learn to handle things properly. We can’t always change environments, running here and there. But once we know how to handle one small family, we can handle a larger group. A family life is a training place for public life. If you can’t face a sharp word from your mate, how can you face such words from a stranger? The world is a training place where we learn to use the world without getting attached. Instead of saying, ‘To one of discrimination, everything is painful’, it becomes ‘To one of discrimination, everything is pleasurable’. A person with such understanding has the magic wand to convert everything into happiness. Pleasure and pain are but the outcome of your approach. The same world can be heaven or hell.”

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali commented by Swami Satchidananda