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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

Sivananda Day-to-day (475)

July 13th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Difficulty of Progress in Sadhana by Sri Swami Sivananda The workings of Maya are very extremely subtle, so very difficult to overcome and human nature is fundamentally so Asuric and unregenerate that real spiritual development and progress in Sadhana are indeed very hard to obtain. To achieve success in any measure in the spiritual life is the most difficult and an up-hill task that ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (474)

July 8th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Guru Sishya Yoga by Sri Swami Chidananda Radiant Atman! Beloved and blessed children of the Divine! It is through developing proximity to Reality and then contact with Reality that one ultimately becomes Reality. It is only through Sparsa (touch), it is only through contact, that a philosopher’s stone is able to turn iron into gold. If you keep it a hair’s-breadth away, the iron will fore ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (473)

June 30th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Practice of Meditation by Sri Swami Sivananda Meditation is doubtless difficult. It will be very difficult, nay indeed impossible for a beginner to take to subtle meditation all at once. There must be graduated practices and the mind must be rendered very subtle for higher practices of concentration and meditation. Just as the archer first aims at gross things, target, etc., and then take ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (472)

June 22nd 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Heart of the Spiritual Problem by Sri Swami Chidananda It is not at all flattering, but unless there is honesty about oneself we cannot step into spiritual life even if we know all about Vedanta. For the spiritual life has two dimensions. One is the Vedanta /siddhanta/ (doctrine) of the ultimate experience, but the other is /vyavahara/ (worldly activity). Unless Vedanta is brought ove ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (471)

June 16th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Bases of Spiritual Sadhana by Sri Swami Sivananda A man abandoning society and activity as evil and shutting himself up in seclusion, isolated from mankind so that he might grow in virtue and into sainthood through meditation, will in all probability be found to be less ready to overlook the transgressions of an erring brother than a practical humanitarian earnestly exerting himself in th ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (470)

June 8th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Rugged Path by Sri Swami Sivananda Nothing that is worthwhile is to be achieved without undergoing a corresponding amount of pain and suffering. No enduring ideal can be attained without tire and sweat. The seed splits and perishes to put forth the plant. The flower lays its life to give place to the sweet fruit. It is in the furnace that gold emerges from the ore. Even so, the price ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (469)

June 1st 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! True Sannyasa by Sri Swami Chidananda This being Gurudev’s /sannyasa /day, let us consider what sannyasa is, what constitutes /sannyasa. /Guru Maharaj was very specific about it. He said that merely shaving the head and putting on coloured cloth does not make you a /sannyasin. /A change of location does not make you a / sannyasin. /Coming away into seclusion or sitting on a mountain top o ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (468)

May 24th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Devotion to the Lord by Sri Swami Sivananda Do you really want God? Do you really thirst for his Darshan? Have you got real spiritual hunger? These are essential questions which you should every day of your life put yourself to. He who thirsts for the Darshan of the Lord only will develop love unto Him. To him, He will reveal Himself. God is a question of supply and demand. If there is a ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (467)

May 17th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Samskara Raksha—Protection of Spiritual Impressions by Sri Swami Sivananda For some months you remain in closed rooms and you progress well with good concentration and meditation. All on a sudden, some disturbance or the other comes and upsets your meditation. Your friends are your real enemies in one way. They drag you for some business or the other into the world. You are drawn forcibly ...Continue Reading
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