Dec 15, 2006

Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !

Shri Swami Shivananda Guru

Shri Swami Sivananda - another mystic par excellence. a medical doctor by profession but the pull by the nature to renounce the world and serve the unknown was so over powering that, he renounced the world at the young age of 36 years, after excelling in medicine in India and Malaysia, but as nature wanted something else from this spirit, he returned to his final destination, Rishikesh in India.


( Sep 8,1887--Jul 14,1963)
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Life history of this great saint can be read at the following site
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and all his teachings, e-books, e-articles and other information can be downloaded from
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Another site devoted to this great saint is
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The data generated by this saint in the fields of yoga and vedanta all written by himself are worth reading and worth practising for a better life and for a better understanding of our mind body and soul.
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All this was possible only when he renounced this world and entered sanyasa ashram (Monk Order) and got initiated rest is history, it needs shear devotion, determination and sacrifice to achieve this level of universal understanding, above all a heart so thirsty for knowledge that it is very difficult to quench it with nothing less than the ultimate knowledge of the ultimate.
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Swami Sivananda Saraswati : God has given us a great gift in the form of this human body. The only purpose of this human birth, which is very difficult to get, is to realize God and hence terminate this incessant cycle of birth and death.
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Many Yoga centres and ashrams were started by his disciple Shri Swami Vishnu-Devananda in the west, and the first centre was started in Montreal, Canada in 1959.
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Out of all his teaching the small quote is very educative and catchy.
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" Serve- Love- Give-Purify-Meditate-Realize" .
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A very long list of very educative articles can be downloaded free and can also be saved for you personal reference is available at:
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In this list "Practical lessions in Yoga " is very informative and well explained for begginners.
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Shri Swami Sivanada passed away on 14 July 1963 in his Kutir on the bank of Ganges, In Sivanandanagar.

ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal

Jan , 2007

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