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102nd Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj (2018)

September 23rd 2018

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Namaste! In The New World by Dr. Sarat Chandra Behera Swamiji emerged from the epochal All-India tour of 1950 as a distinguished messenger of the Sanatana Dharma. The Holy Master who had prophesied so often about the future importance of Chidananda to the modern world was happy to find the vindication of that faith. He could see that Swamiji was the fittest person to carry the eternal message of Bharatavarsha to the West. Among his disciples he was the m ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (503)

September 20th 2018

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Awaken from The Slumber of Non-Awareness* by Sri Swami Chidananda Occasionally you must take time to systematically ponder the question "Who am I?" in depth and in earnest. You are endowed with the faculty of reason, and the greatest function of this faculty is to enquire into your ultimate nature. Out of an unmanifest condition where you exist without form, height, weight or c ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (502)

September 13th 2018

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

131st Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj (2018)

September 7th 2018

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Namaste! Dissemination of Knowledge by Sri N. Ananthanarayanan The habit of giving was ingrained in Sivananda. As a boy at Pattamadai, he shared with other children the sweets his mother gave him. At school and college, he went to help his classmates with their lessons. After he left the medical institute, he ran the /Ambrosia, /to earn no doubt, but equally to share his considerable knowledge of health problems with an ignorant public. Later, in Malaya, he put to maximum use his medic ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (501)

September 2nd 2018

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Become Ye Krishnas by Sri Swami Sivananda /Children of God!/ The life of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is an illustration of how an ideal, exalted life is to be lived. The best commentary on the Bhagavad Gita is the life of its own author. Sri Krishna lived what he taught and he taught what is of the highest and of the greatest value. Sri Krishna was an integral person who led the integral ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (500)

August 28th 2018

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! What is Mind by Sri Swami Sivananda Mind is the cause for bondage and freedom of man. A mind that is filled with impure Vasanas tends to bondage; whereas a mind that is destitute of Vasanas tends to freedom. Mind is no mind when the Vasanas are destroyed. You become mindless. When you become mindless, intuition dawns and you are endowed with the eye of wisdom. You enjoy indescribable peac ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (499)

August 21st 2018

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Vedantic Culture by Sri Swami Sivananda The Being who is described in the Upanishads is Brahman or Atman or the Self or Absolute. He is the fountain-head of all scriptural knowledge. He is the source or womb for everything. He is existence absolute, knowledge absolute and bliss absolute. He is indivisible, all-pervading, self-contained, eternal and immortal. He is beyond time, space and c ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (498)

August 13th 2018

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Real Renunciation by Sri Swami Sivananda Real renunciation consists in the renunciation of ‘I-ness’ and ‘mine-ness’ and desires. Moksha does not mean the physical separation from all worldly affairs but only a state of mind bereft of all impure Vasanas or clinging to worldly things, but yet working as usual amidst them. Queen Chudalai in the form of Kumbha Muni said to Raja Sikhidhwaja, ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (497)

August 3rd 2018

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Effacement of Ego by Sri Swami Chidananda I have been trying to explain to you why Gurudev has said, /Bear Insult, Bear Injury. — Highest Sadhana. /Why he has said so? It is extremely difficult to bear insult and accusations. Everyone has self-respect, a subtle form of ego, that would not allow you to bear insult, and that ego is our greatest enemy separating us from God. It is the wall b ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (496)

July 27th 2018

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *The Heart of The Guru* by Sri Swami Chidananda We are now approaching the great annual day of worship of those who bring light to dispel the darkness of spiritual ignorance in our interior, who take us from unrealities to the Reality, who enable us to go beyond the ever-recurring, revolving wheel of birth and death into that realm of everlasting, rebirthless life. The celebration of Guru ...Continue Reading
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