“Nobody on earth is interested in binding you. Even if someone were interested, nobody could do that. It’s completely in your hands to be bound or to be free. Bondage is not real. If you think that you are bound, you are bound. If you think that you are free right this moment, and that from time immemorial you have never been bound, then you are free. You feel that freedom. So, the freedom or the joy of freedom has to come from right thinking—- from not thinking that you are bound. Who is a free person? The one who is interested in liberating himself or herself from self-made bondage.”

-Sri Swami Satchidananda