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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

Sivananda Day-to-day (466)

May 9th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! The Key To Your Transformation by Sri Swami Chidananda Radiant Atman! The words /aviveki, viveki /and /sadhaka /refer to three different types of individuals. An /aviveki /is a person who does not discriminate. All the lessons in life which God sends him or her are wasted, because he or she is in /ajnana /(ignorance). And /ajnana /is the outcome of /aviveka /(non-discrimination). On the other han ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (465)

May 1st 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Affirm Truth Reject Untruth by Sri Swami Chidananda /Beloved Immortal Selves!/ Radiant Atman! This week we will observe the /jayanti /of Adi Sankaracharya, one of the greatest of Self-realised souls and philosophers this world of ours has produced. Leaving home, in a spirit of renunciation and aspiration to realise the Reality, at the tender age of eight years, he completed an unbelieva ...Continue Reading

95th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj (2017)

April 25th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! In Search of Peace by Sri Swami Yogaswarupananda /A message given for the Seventy-Fifth Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj/ After reading abridged edition of Mahabharata, I too thought of going to Himalayas for Mahaprasthana, to reach heaven like Pandavas to obtain supreme peace. On seeing the railway map that the last station to Himalayas is Rishikesh, travelled by train for four days without foo ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (464)

November 4th 2016

Om Saravanabhavaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Skanda Shashti Message (Delivered in 1946) by Sri Swami Sivananda /Beloved Immortal Selves!/ Skanda Shasthi is the six-day-worship of Lord Skanda or Karttikeya. He is the spiritual son of Lord Siva. Lord Skanda is worshipped with intense devotion by a very large section of people throughout Southern India and Sri Lanka as well. The origin of Lord Skanda, the purpose of His Avatara a ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (463)

October 28th 2016

Om Sri Maha-Lakshmyai Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Deepavali by Sri Swami Sivananda DEEPAVALI or Diwali means "a row of lights". It falls on the last two days of the dark half of Kartik (October-November). For some it is a three-day festival. It commences with the Dhan-Teras, on the 13th day of the dark half of Kartik, followed the next day by the Narak Chaudas, the 14th day, and by Deepavali proper on the 15th day. There ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (462)

October 10th 2016

Om Sri Saraswatyai Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Sakti Yoga Philosoophy - I by Sri Swami Sivananda The power or active aspect of the immanent God is Sakti. Sakti is the embodiment of power. She is the supporter of the vast universe. She is the supreme Power by which the world is upheld. She is the Universal Mother. She is Durga, Kali, Chandi, Chamundi, Tripurasundari, Rajarajesvari. There is no difference between God and His Sakti, ju ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (461)

September 29th 2016

Om Sri Durgayai Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! A Message To Mothers by Sri Swami Sivananda /A Navaratri Message Delivered in 1945/ Beloved Immortal Selves, Today you have all assembled in shrines and temples devoted to the great Goddess, the Divine Mother, for celebrating the Dussera. This function is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Sakti to bestow u ...Continue Reading

100th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj (2016)

September 23rd 2016

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Namaste! Aspire to be A Shining Star Like Swami Chidananda by Sri Swami Sivananda /A talk delivered during the Thirty-Ninth Birthday Celebration of Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj/ Celebration of Swami Chidanandaji’s Birthday is in essence, worship of God. There is nothing in this world but God. Everything is Brahman. You worship an idol. The idol is only an extremely minor part of the /virat/. But all the same, God is pleased, th ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (460)

September 17th 2016

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Triumph Over Materialism by Sri Swami Sivananda From the tiniest creature to the mightiest gods, the entire creation is pervaded by God. Out of Himself, God has created the universe with countless beings in it. Every creature has its own rightful place in the universe, allotted to it by the Lord. The little ant has as much a right, and a need to live, as the great gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. All this se ...Continue Reading
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