Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 17:24:26 -0500 (CDT)
From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pkanagar@...
To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (18)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
REAL RENUNCIATION: A party of devotees had come for the Master's Darshan.
They were intending to go to Benares and other holy places.
The Master asked them, "What will you renounce after going to Benares?"
We will renounce whatever Swamiji asks us to renounce," answered an
elderly woman in the party.
"White gourd?" the Master enquired.
"Anything that Swamiji may command," she replied.
"Then give up anger. Give up egoism and hatred. This is real
The lady agreed to do so.
Then, looking at the other devotees, the Master said, "She has given up
The Master continued, "Suppose you go everyday and ask a person who has
resolved to give up anger, 'Have you given up anger? Have you given up
anger?' he will immediately get angry!"
"The Atman or the Self is the same in every living being, from the creator
to the smallest ant. He is really ignorant who sees difference between man
and man." - Swami Sivananda