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Every week, I send information on updates at the web-site and little incidents from Swami Sivanandaji's life which are taken from the book Sivananda's Gospel of Divine Life. Previous e-mails have been archived at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sivananda/messages

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Sivananda Day-to-day (547)

September 20th 2021 EDT

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Mind-conquest By Spiritual Culture* by Sri Swami Sivananda The mind is like a wheel which revolves endlessly with tremendous velocity. It generates new thoughts with every revolution. This wheel is set in motion with the vibrations of psychic Prana or subtle Prana. The practice of Pranayama lessens the velocity of the mind, slows down the wheel gradually. Perfect control of Prana will br ...Continue Reading

134th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj (2021)

September 8th 2021 EDT

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Namaste! The Silent Teaching by Sri Swami Chidananda Persons of high eminence, Presidents of India, Deputy Premier of the U.S.S.R. and many others visited the Ashram. The Ashram is on the highway leading to the holiest places of pilgrimage in the Uttarakhanda —Triyugi Narayana, Kedarnath, Tunganath, Hemkund, Badrinath. Let us try to understand that large-hearted person who as it were, at one stroke showered unutterable good fortune on all the seekers. Gurudev was a person on whom hono ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (546)

June 1st 2021 EDT

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Sannyasa -- Rebirth into Love and Service* by Sri Swami Chidananda The real meaning and the true glory of Sannyasa can be best understood by devoutly observing saints and men of God who are so many living embodiments of the highest and the best in Sannyasa. They personify Sannyasa in the truest sense of the term. And therefore to closely observe them, to carefully follow them and to humbly and earnestly emulate ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (545)

May 21st 2021 EDT

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Main Impediments to Sadhana* by Sri Swami Sivananda The spiritual path is thorny, rugged, precipitous, steep and slippery. But it is nothing for a man who has virtuous qualities and a Brahma Nishtha Guru to guide him. The spiritual path is doubtless beset with various difficulties. It is the razor path. You will fall down several times. But you will have to rise up quickly and walk again with more zeal, boldne ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (544)

May 14th 2021 EDT

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Secret of Unswerving Righteousness* by Sri Swami Sivananda Life constantly imparts valuable lessons to every man. She instructs you every moment of your existence here on earth. But you are so heedless that you forget the lesson at once. But without disgust She, Mother Prakriti again and again gives fresh lessons in the form of life’s experience. She is a tireless teacher and if only you will carefully retain t ...Continue Reading

99th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj (2021)

April 29th 2021 EDT

This email was initially sent on April 25th but due to issues with my web host the mailing broke in the middle. As a result, some of you may be receiving this twice. Apologies for the same. Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! H.H. Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj by Sri Swami Padmanabhanandaji Maharaj Worshipful Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj, one of the foremost disciples of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, is kno ...Continue Reading

99th Birthday Anniversary of Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj (2021)

April 25th 2021 EDT

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! H.H. Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj by Sri Swami Padmanabhanandaji Maharaj Worshipful Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj, one of the foremost disciples of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, is known worldwide as a scholar-saint. He has guided and inspired countless spiritual seekers all over the world by his saintly life and oceanic wisdom. At a very tender age, Sri Swamiji Maharaj s ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (543)

March 10th 2021 EDT

Om Namah Sivaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *The Observance of Sivaratri* by Sri Swami Krishnananda Sivaratri is an important festival, with deep religious and spiritual significance. It is the day on which Siva as the manifested form of the Absolute in its function of universal transformation is adored by all devotees. This worship is performed on the 14th day of the dark half of the lunar month of Phalguna (February-March). The day is ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (542)

February 26th 2021 EDT

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *Prerequisites For Meditation* by Sri Swami Sivananda For meditation, you want a properly trained instrument. You must have a calm, clear, pure, subtle, sharp, steady and one-pointed Buddhi to understand the Brahma-tattva or Brahma-vastu. Then and then only is realisation possible. Brahman is pure and subtle and you need a pure and subtle mind to approach Brahman. Only a trained mind whi ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (541)

February 19th 2021 EDT

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! *The Mind of The Aspirant: A Psychological Study* by Sri Swami Sivananda One who seriously takes to the spiritual path and begins to do systematic Sadhana finds himself face to face with certain peculiar difficulties and disappointing experiences that at first tend to dismay and discourage the beginner. These problems and obstacles are common to the generality of aspirants and therefore i ...Continue Reading

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