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Guru, the Guide

 Satsang by Swami Sivananda I shall serve you, guide you and take you to your goal step by step. A person can only learn from another person, and hence the Supreme Power teaches through a human body. In your guru, you have your human ideal of perfection. He is a pattern into ...

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The True Disciple

Satsang by Swami Sivananda A true disciple is one who follows the instructions of the guru to the very letter and spirit and who propagates the teachings of the guru to less evolved souls on the path till the end of his life. A true disciple is concerned only with the ...

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On Guru and Mission

Satsang by Swami Satyananda Before going to Swami Sivananda in 1943 I had met many gurus, but when I found him I found the light. I had read about Christ many times but never believed that such a man could live in this world. Compassion, love and consideration for others are ...

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Entrance into the Infinite

Satsang by Swami Satyananda Gradually people are coming to realise that they are part of a higher evolution of man and not only a body born to live and die. When the supply of electricity in our homes is constant and the wiring is made of strong material, there is continued ...

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Lead the Divine Life

Satsang by Swami Sivananda   The divine within you is stronger than anything that is without you. Therefore, be not afraid of anything. Rely on your own Inner Self - the Divinity within you. Tap the source through looking within. Improve yourself. Build your character. Purify the heart. Develop the divine ...

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Satsang on Mental Health

Satsang by Swami Satyananda How can I have a free mind? It is very difficult to have a free mind, and more than that, it is very dangerous. If a tiger is not kept caged it might run free and kill many people. Before you think about making the mind free it ...

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Karma Yoga – the Yoga of Service

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati   What is the object of Seva or service? Why do you serve the poor and the needy and the suffering humanity at large? Why do you serve society and the country? Yes, by doing service you purify your heart. Egoism, hatred, jealousy, the idea of superiority ...

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Ambition and Love

Satsang by Swami Satyananda It has been said that if you have ambition you cannot love anybody. I agree with that. When one is preoccupied with one’s desires and ambitions, then all one’s efforts are aimed at fulfilling those desires and ambitions. At that time you cannot love anyone, whether son, ...

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Prayer: Calling forth the Force

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati The kitten mews, and the cat runs to it and carries it away. Even so, the devotee cries, and the Lord comes to his rescue. Prayer is a mighty spiritual force, as real as the force of gravity or attraction. It is depending on God for ...

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Internal Change

Satsang by Swami Satyananda People often say that even after living a spiritual life for years, they do not perceive any substantial change in themselves. Now when you say you want to change yourself, you must first ask what is it that you want to change. If you go on cutting ...

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