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Divine Gift

Swami Satyananda Saraswati God told me, "Swami Satyananda, as long as you are not amassing wealth for your own comfort and luxury you will get whatever you want." Mother Lakshmi has issued a blank cheque, but it is not meant for my personal comfort. Be it the earthquake in Bhuj or ...

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Their Happiness is My Happiness

Swami Satyananda Saraswat We who have enough of everything should develop the philosophy of atmabhava in our lives. That is the philosophy of Vedanta: you and I are the same. It is written in Vedanta, in the Upanishads, that all of us, living or dead, are part of the universal soul ...

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Creating a Balance in Society

Swami Satyananda Saraswati Money has three destinations: daan, offering; bhoga, enjoyment; and nasha, destruction. All property has these three destinations only. You may enjoy it or you may offer it, otherwise it will be lost or destroyed. Anything and everything, movable or immovable, gold or silver, food or sweetmeats, clothes or ...

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Prasad: A Blessing to Distribute and Receive

Swami Satyananda Saraswati What does prasad mean? Prasad means pleasure, happiness. It is the reverse of pain and sorrow. Prasad does not mean presents or gifts - prasad means happiness. That which causes elation in your heart, which makes you very happy, is called prasad. The children will distribute the prasad as ...

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Yajna and Giving

Swami Satyananda Saraswati Once upon a time there was a thunderous sound in the firmament. The sound was 'Da' repeated three times. The sages and seers who were assembled heard the uproar and asked what the sound indicated. They were told it meant three things: be restrained, be compassionate and learn ...

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Sure Ways for Success in Life

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati   Have a simple and unassuming way of life. Live not to eat, but eat to live. Bear no envy. Commit no slander. Speak no falsehood. Practise no deceit. Harbour no malice. You will be ever joyful, happy and peaceful. Righteousness is the rule of life. Lead ...

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Give

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati   Give, Give, Give in plenty, in humility and with joy. Thus in the very process of giving enrich yourself too. If a man, who has not removed jealousy, back- biting, hatred, pride, selfishness says "I am meditating for six hours daily," it is all nonsense. There ...

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Love

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati   Love is the Law of life. To love is to fulfil the Law. And to fulfil the-law means eternal peace and ever lasting happiness. This world has come out of love. It exists in love. Love is the motive-power of the universe.   Love is life. Love is ...

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Service Is Love in Expression

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati   Love vibrates in the form of service, charity, generosity and benevolence. Daya is active benevolence. It is the positive expression of love. Ahimsa is the negative expression of love. Passive goodness alone is not sufficient. Active goodness or positive goodness is very essential for one's spiritual ...

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Serve

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati   Feel that everyone is a manifestation of God. Serve everyone with Narayana Bhava again and again, because impurities will repeatedly come and veil your understanding. Serve. Remember always the Lord's Name, "Sri Ram, Sri Ram" and "Om Namah Shivaya". Serve the whole world with Atma Bhava. ...

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