A book of daily inspirational readings taken from 25 years of lectures to spiritual seekers, expressed with the simplicity and authority of one who speaks from his own experience. For each day of the year there is a new message to offer spiritual guidance for that day. These daily inspirational readings contain Swami Satchidananda's teachings on the spiritual life -how to serve others and realize peace, truth and union with the divine. Culled from years of lectures to spiritual seekers in the West and the East, they are expressed with the simplicity and authority of one who speaks from his own experience. "What is purity of heart? A heart full of tranquility, full of peace. Having a steady mind, a balanced mind, is what you call purity of heart. Being well-balanced between the dualities - the ups and the downs, the pleasure and pain, the profit and loss. If the mind is free from turbulence, then the seer can see its own nature. If your heart is pure and steady, you can see God reflected in that steady heart."