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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

Sivananda Day-to-day (480)

August 13th 2017

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Divine Advent by Sri Swami Chidananda As we move towards the auspicious and blessed day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, we are moving towards a divine advent that was extraordinary in its nature—extraordinary in the sense that there could not have been a more unimaginable set of negative factors all combining together than when the Supreme Being, Adi Narayana, was born as Bhagavan S ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (479)

August 11th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Guiding Lights For Self-Conquest by Sri Swami Sivananda Mind cannot by itself illumine the objects. Without the Atman, which is of the nature of intelligence, no cognition is possible. The function of the mind is to go out to the object through the senses and manifest it. Just as the water flowing from the tank to the fields through channels assumes the forms of the respective fields, so ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (478)

August 1st 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! An Analytical Study of Cosmic Consciousness by Sri Swami Sivananda The state of Cosmic Consciousness is beyond description. It induces awe, supreme joy and unalloyed felicity. This state of cosmic consciousness is below the absolute consciousness (Nirguna-Brahmic consciousness) wherein the seer, sight, the things seen, or the knower, knowable and knowledge, or the subject and object, beco ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (477)

July 23rd 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Sense of Urgency in Sadhana by Sri N. Ananthanarayanan An aspirant put this question once to the Holy Mother of the Aurobindo Ashram: "I have been practising Sadhana for so many years, but there has been no significant progress. Why?". Said the Holy Mother: "Because you have not taken the spiritual plunge!". To the same question put by different aspirants at different ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (476)

July 17th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj – A Rare Genius of Spirit by Sri Swami Krishnananda All our loves are really dispersed forms of divine love. You have all come here, rushing to this spot, on account of that tremendous magnetic spiritual influence of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. The individuals, the personalities that he has prepared, are only vessels which he has charged wi ...Continue Reading
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