Date: July 14th 2011

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!

Blessed Divinities!
Salutations and Greetings.

We are pleased to inform all devotees of Worshipful Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj that for the first time we are going to stream the Guru Purnima and Sadhana Week programmes live from The Divine Life Society, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, India. The live stream can be accessed at:

The time (Indian Standard Time) and activities that will be broadcast are as follows:

  1. Gurupurnima Paduka Puja 15-07-2011 9:00 am to 10:30 am IST
  2. Sadhana week inauguration 16-07-2011 9:00 am to 10:30 am IST
  3. Night Satsang 16-07-2011 8:00 pm to 09:00 pm IST
  4. Night Satsang (Vedic Chanting) 20-07-2011 8:00 pm to 09:00 pm IST
  5. Aradhana Paduka Puja 24-07-2011 9:00 am to 10:30 am IST

You can determine your local time at the following link:

Please avail yourself of this rare opportunity of observing the Paduka Puja, Satsang, talks and cultural programme.

We would appreciate your feedback on the live streaming to enable us to decide on using this platform for future programmes conducted at the The Divine Life Society, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

-The Divine Life Society-

Yours in the service of Gurudev,


Book Synopsis

Guru-Bhakti Yoga
By Swami Sivananda

Just as Kirtan-Sadhana has been made the special KaliYuga Sadhana for quick God-vision, even so herein you have the New Yoga, a Yoga most eminently suitable for this age of doubt and scepticism, pride and egoism. It is Guru-Bhakti Yoga. This Yoga is marvellous. Its power is tremendous. Its efficacy is most unfailing. The true glory of Guru-Bhakti is indescribable. It is the Yoga par excellence for this age, which makes God appear here before you in flesh and blood and move with you in this very life. The hard Rajasic ego is the arch enemy of the Sadhaka. Guru-Bhakti Yoga is the surest and best Sadhana to destroy arrogance and to dissolve the vicious ego. Just as a particular deadly germ can be annihilated only by a certain specific chemical germicide, even so, to destroy Avidya and Ahankara, this unique Guru Bhakti-Yoga is the peerless specific. They are the gravest 'Mayacide' and 'egocide'. They become quite powerless and no longer afflict the fortunate soul who saturates himself with the spirit of Guru-Bhakti-Yoga. Blessed indeed is the man who earnestly takes to this Yoga; for he will obtain crowning success in all other Yogas. To him will accrue the choicest fruits of perfection in Karma, Bhakti, Dhyana and Jnana.

The qualification for taking to this Yoga is the simple trio of sincerity, faith and obedience. Be sincere in your aspirations for Perfection. Be not vague or half-hearted. Then have perfect faith in the one you have accepted as your Guru. Do not allow even so much as a shadow of doubt to approach you. When once you have reposed absolute faith in him, then know that what he instructs you is indeed for your highest good. Therefore, obey his word implicitly. Follow his teachings to the letter. Be earnest in doing thus, and take my word: you will attain Perfection; I assure you emphatically.

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DO IT NOW! The Master once requested a disciple to send a particular parcel to a person. The address of the person could not be easily found and the disciple also forgot the task entrusted to him.

The first day the Master asked him, "Is the parcel ready?"

"No, Swamiji, I will get it ready tomorrow."

The next day again the Master asked, "Where is the parcel?"

"Swamiji, I completely forgot."

In a slightly raised voice the Master gave instructions where the address was to be found.

"Yes, Swamiji, I will do it tomorrow," promised the disciple.

The following day, when the disciple went to look for the address at the place specified by the Master, he was not able to find it. He did not look for it again and once more forgot about the matter.

On the third day the Master found that the parcel was still not ready for his inspection.

When the disciple appeared the Master said to him, "Did you forget to have your breakfast today? You have forgotten to send this parcel because you do not consider it as important as your breakfast. I must have the parcel tomorrow."

When the parcel was ready the next day, the Master said, "I am not sure whether you are going to post it. You must send it by registered post and bring the receipt to me. Then only you may have your lunch."

While waiting in his cottage for the disciple, the Master said, "I am not getting up from here till he sends that parcel, brings the receipt and shows it to me."

When the disciple finally returned after sending the parcel, he appeared frightened and shivering.

"Have this dish of sambar. You must come and sit in front of me and have your food. I must see you eating it," the Master lovingly said to him.

As the Master was having his food he made the disciple also sit in front of him and eat.

"The Grace of the Guru will itself in a mysterious manner enable the disciple to perceive directly the Brahmic principle within, though it is impossible for the spiritual preceptor to point to Brahman as this or that or for the disciple to understand how it is prior to his direct perception." - Swami Sivananda

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