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14586Wisdom of Swami Sivananda

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Dec 27 3:53 PM
      From the always excellent Sivananda Day-to-day list
      as shared by Pannirselvam as his service to Swami
      Chidananda and Swami Sivananda and their disciples.

      IDOL WORSHIP: A group of Excise Officers arrived at
      the Ashram for the Master's Darshan. One of them
      asked, "Is idol worship good?"

      "Yes," said the Master, "everyone is really an idol
      worshipper. The Muslim worships the Kaaba and the
      Christian worships Jesus on the Cross. The mind wants
      a prop upon which to lean. In the initial stages
      without the help of some external aid the mind cannot
      be made one-pointed."

      Another officer asked, "Is idol worship intelligent?"
      "Yes. The whole of the Srimad Bhagavata speaks of
      meditation on Lord Krishna. For a beginner meditation
      on a form is necessary. If you are an advanced
      student you can meditate on the attributeless
      Brahman. Meditation on a form is also very
      efficacious. The mind is purified when you meditate
      on the Lord's form. When purity increases then
      knowledge dawns."


      "Every day should be Christmas day for us. So bring
      the spirit of Christ into your daily life. Behold
      Christ in everything, in all beings. Cultivate
      sympathy and mercy for all beings. Expand your heart
      and embrace all." - Swami Sivananda

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