Date: August 8th 2015

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

Namaste!

Today (August 8th) is the 52nd Anniversary of the Punya Tithi Aradhana (passing away) of Sri Swami Sivanandaji. In honour of this occasion we uploaded an article by Sri Swami Chidanandaji titled Uniqueness of the Gospel of Gurudev.

An article by Sri Swami Krishnanandaji titled Being True to the Essence of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj has been posted at Swamiji's website.

Yours in the service of Gurudev,

Pannirselvam

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The following books were reprinted and released on Guru Purnima, 31st July 2015:

By Sri Swami Sivananda

ES74 Jnana Yoga
ES87 Yoga Vedanta Sutras
ES88 Light, Power and Wisdom
ES46 Pocket Prayer Book
ES13 The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback)
EO68 Sivananda: Karma Yoga (Vol. 3)
EO71 Sivananda: Bhakti Yoga (Vol. 5)
EO72 Sivananda: Vedanta (Jnana Yoga) (Vol. 6)

HS7 Dharana Aur Dhyana (in Hindi)
HS291 Sant Charitra (in Hindi)
HS5 Sivananda Atmkatha (in Hindi)
HS130 Sadhana (in Hindi)

EC10 Guide to Noble Living by Sri Swami Chidananda

EK46 The Vision of Life by Sri Swami Krishnananda

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GATEWAY TO HELL: Visiting Dehra Dun in 1950, the Master went to the English Book Depot, where he bought a number of books and conducted some Kirtan. As he left the place, he noticed a restaurant nearby. He turned to the two disciples who had accompanied him and suggested, “Why not go there and have a cup of hot coffee?”

He led them into the hotel, went to a table and occupied a chair. His disciples sat opposite him. The waiter brought the menu card.

“Oh! What tempting names!” exclaimed the Master, looking at the card. Then he told his disciples, “Take coffee and some toast and whatever you like. I do not want anything.” They ordered cocoa for him and coffee for themselves.

With a smile in his eyes, the Master observed the suggestive arrangement of seats and tables. He saw men and women smoking between sips of coffee, taking cakes and cutlets to nourish their idle gossip.

“A true aspirant should never enter a place like this,” said the Master, addressing his disciples in a low but firm tone. “This place is the gateway to hell. I came here only to find out what exactly was going on in this place. How far removed God is from the people who are delighting here! With demons of all sorts playing about them, with the dark abyss of worldliness ever enveloping them, with dense darkness clouding their inner vision, these people imagine that they are happy, even though every second the noose of the God of Death tightens around their necks.”

And even as he sipped his cocoa, the Master repeated some verses from the Gita.

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"Peace, cheerfulness, contentment and fearlessness indicate that you are advancing in the spiritual path." - Swami Sivananda

 

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