Date: September 8th 2013

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!

Namaste!

Today (September 8th) is the 126th birthday anniversary of revered Sri Swami Sivanandaji. In honour of this occasion we uploaded the following items:

  1. A birthday message by Sri Swami Sivanandaji titled "The Golden Era is at Hand": http://www.dlshq.org/discourse/sep2013.htm
  2. A book by Sivaprasad titled "Saint Sivananda" (2.2 MBytes): http://www.dlshq.org/download/saintsivananda.pdf

I have enclosed below a tribute to Sri Swami Sivanandaji by Sri Guhadasa from the recently published book "Sivananda: His Mission and Message".

Yours in the service of Gurudev,

Pannirselvam


Saviour of Our Age

(Sri Guhadasa, Sengalipuram)

The Gita assures us that the Supreme Lord manifests Himself in the darkest hour of crisis when the evil forces of falsehood and injustice have their complete sway over truth and justice. To dispel the darkness of Adharma He had manifested Himself as Sri Rama in Treta Yuga and as Sri Krishna in Dwapara Yuga. As saviours like Buddha and Christ He had appeared to bring into the fold of Dharma large masses of humanity. Sometimes these manifestations had the fullest expression of the Supreme Divinity, and sometimes there had been partial
manifestations, which we call Poornavatara and Amsavatara, respectively.

Who does not know Swami Sivanandaji, the well-known seer of our age, who for the past so many years have been serving the great cause of the dissemination of spiritual knowledge all over the world? Having realised the Highest Truth through Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Margas, he is now always immersed in Adhyatmic Bhava and is ever engaged in selfless service of the suffering humanity. There is in him not a tinge of contempt, disregard or indifference towards any religion, any method of worship or any philosophy. In all faiths and beliefs he beholds the spirit, of oneness and advises others to look only to the essentials and disregard the non-essentials which may come in conflict with each other.

Swamiji preaches the Yoga of Synthesis, which alone can assure a harmonious development of the human personality. For the dissemination of spiritual knowledge he has published nearly two hundred books dealing practically on every aspect of religion, philosophy, ethics and medicine. The number of free literature distributed by him spontaneously in all parts of the world is inestimable. Suffice it to say that the audited reports of the accounts of his Ashrama show that books worth sixty to sixty-five thousands of rupees are distributed free every year.

The Sivanandashram serves the sick and the afflicted through an allopathic free hospital, an Ayurvedic Pharmacy and a homeopathic clinic as well. Numerous Sadhus and Daridranarayanas are everyday fed at the Annakshetra. Poor students are educated free with lodging and boarding facilities. There are many such activities directed by Sri Swamiji towards the service of humanity. The branches of the Divine Life Society in nearly all parts of the world are also following a similar routine of selfless service. Countless students are trained in different branches of Yoga. The spirit of Nishkamya Seva is always the driving force of all these activities.

I consider Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj as a saviour of our age, a Poorna Avatara of the Lord. May His teachings spread in every village, town and city in all parts of the world.


Book Synopsis

Sivananda: His Mission and Message

The present work owes its origin to the Souvenir Number of The Divine Life, published in commemoration of Sri Swami Sivanandaji's sixtysixth birthday in September 1952. A large number of contributions were received from far and near, of which only a few could be incorporated in the journal. The rest are presented herein.

This publication is more or less a record of the various shades of opinion expressed by His Holiness' disciples, admirers and associates, eminent and common. Here indeed is a study of the Master from different angles of estimation, some extraordinarily devout and ardent, while some others quite reticent and mellow.

The life story of a saint who has dedicated himself to the service of humanity rising above selfcentred ambitions and tumults of earthly passions and pairs, is a perennial font of glorious inspiration, optimism and courage to the entire humanity. Thus the purpose of this compilation is amply clear.

No literary portraiture is complete unless it contains the enlivening touch of the subject himself. It is, therefore, quite a good many contributions from the pen of Sri Swami Sivanandaji have also been incorporated herein.

They will provide the reader with a first-hand knowledge of his teachings and speak for themselves his life's mission.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.dlshq.org/books/eo27.htm


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