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Sivananda Day-to-day (488)

November 8th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Knowledge, Meditation And Spiritualising Your Life* by Sri Swami Chidananda The supreme goal of life has been declared to be /brahma-jnana, /the ultimate spiritual knowledge that brings about enlightenment and illumination and liberates the individual soul from the necessity of once again coming into this plane of pain and death—putting an end to this unending wheel of transmigration. W ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (487)

October 24th 2017

Om Saravanabhavaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Skanda Shashti Message (1947)* by Sri Swami Sivananda /Priya Atman,/ It gives me immense delight to send this Message on such an auspicious occasion, the Pratishtha Ceremony of Sri Balasubrahmanya and Sakti Vel. “Even if, Muruga, Thy Name once told, Your grace descends with Love manifold Let me Thy Name Muruga, Parama Kumara, once repeat, And Thy grace to protect shall descend on m ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (486)

September 28th 2017

Om Sri Durgayai Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *The True Significance of Devi Puja -- 1947* by Sri Swami Sivananda India now celebrates after the achievement of Her long-cherished goal of Independence, the nine-day worship of the Divine Mother—the Durga Puja. It is important for all to know and rightly understand the real spirit and significance of this worship so that tangible spiritual and material benefit of a lasting character may ...Continue Reading

101st Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj (2017)

September 24th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! See God in All by Sri P. Ganesh Prasad Once Gurudev was standing alone with Swami Chidanandaji. Casually he asked his birthday. Swamiji said that it was 24th September. Immediately Gurudev responded, "My birthday is on 8th September and yours is on 24th September. It will be an inconvenience for the devotees to visit the ashram twice in the same month. Hence, from now on, your birthd ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (485)

September 21st 2017

Om Sri Durgayai Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Quintessence of The Spiritual Quest by Sri Swami Chidananda Today is the sixth day of the annual nine-day worship of the Divine Mother. This morning we will mention the actual inner nature of a common universal factor that constitutes the very quintessence of the quest, which if present, the quest becomes powerful and successful, which if absent, no matter how much you struggle and see ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (484)

September 17th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Self-Analysis, Self-Reliance, Self-Determination by Sri Swami Sivananda Every moment analyse yourself through introspection. Remember the triplet: ‘Self-analysis, Self-reliance, Self-determination’. It will be of immense use in your spiritual Sadhana. Find out the nature of your Vrittis. Find out what Guna or Vritti is predominating at a particular moment, whether it is Sattva, Rajas or T ...Continue Reading

130th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj (2017)

September 7th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The All-Compassionate Siva by Sri Swami Krishnananda Sri Swamiji always keeps with him two bottles, one bottle containing sugar and the other containing rice – sugar for distribution to ants and rice for distribution to birds. Sometime Swamiji keeps little pots during summer for storing water for the birds. One day in winter a wasp was shivering and struggling for life. Swamiji took it, ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (483)

September 1st 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Yoga Sadhana by Sri Swami Sivananda OM! Salutations to that adorable Hari, than whom there is nothing greater, and who is above all this universe! Why should you prolong your bondage unnecessarily? Why should you not attain your divine birthright now? Why should you not break your bondage now? Delay means prolongation of your sufferings. You can break it at any moment. This is in your po ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (482)

August 24th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Ganesh Chaturthi by Sri Swami Sivananda SALUTATIONS to Lord Ganesha who is Brahman Himself, who is the Supreme Lord, who is the energy of Lord Shiva, who is the source of all bliss, and who is the bestower of all virtuous qualities and success in all undertakings. /Mushikavaahana modaka hastha, Chaamara karna vilambitha sutra, Vaamana rupa maheshwara putra, Vighna vinaayaka paada namasth ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (481)

August 18th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Remembering Swami Chidananda One day, while returning to the Ashram after visiting Geeta Bhawan on the other side of the Ganga a beggar asked for a coin. As a beginner in divine life, I was religiously practising Gurudev’s instruction of ‘GIVE’. I searched my pockets for a coin. There was no coin and I found only one two rupee note. I was reluctant to part with two rupees for one beggar a ...Continue Reading
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