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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Namaste, I am enclosing a little message to members on the ideals of The Divine Life Society by
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 8, 1999
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      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!

      Namaste,

      I am enclosing a little message to members on the ideals of The Divine
      Life Society by Holy Master, Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

      "The Divine Life Society is an all-inclusive campus for self-culture. It
      provides you a synthetic scope for building up the body and the mind, to
      cultivate and strengthen the spiritual propensities within and to canalize
      your faculties for the good of all.

      The members of the Society should have neither the self-righteous mission
      of perfecting man from a pedestal of superiority or of proclaiming a new
      religion, nor should they have any set creed or dogma to impose upon
      others. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge is their ideal, but even that
      should be done with a broad perspective and persuasive humility, rather
      than with a forthright proselytizing bias.

      The basic tenets of spiritual life such as truthfulness, non-violence and
      purity should, however, be universally applicable, and only those who have
      the spirit of dedication to these and a capacity for their application, as
      far as possible, can be true members of the Society.

      The members of the Society are not self-styled upholders of divinity on
      earth. They are the servants of God, servants of man. They are seekers of
      truth and propagators of the gospel of truth. Their life is of
      self-discipline, enquiry, meditation, selfless service and dissemination
      of universal spiritual knowledge.

      I wish all members of the Society the most glorious enblossoming of the
      spirit within them, through self-effort, discipline, prayer and
      purification, and may the fragrance of their holy aspiration continue to
      waft around them in an everwidening circle, inspiring, enthusing,
      ennobling, healing and enlightening the brotherhood of mankind."


      Yours in service of Gurudev,

      Pannir

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      HEAR FROM WITHIN: A visitor expressed the wish to listen to instructions
      from the Master's own lips.

      The Master said, "Hear from within."

      Observing that the visitor was not fully satisfied, the Master added, "Go
      to the source. Serve, love, give, purify, meditate, realise. Be good, do
      good."

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      "Sow the seed of self-discipline. Water it with love. Fence it with Lord's
      Name. The tree will yield you the fruit of immortality." - Swami Sivananda
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