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17Sivananda Day-to-Day (18)

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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Sep 13, 1999
      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