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Sivananda Day-to-day (150)

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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 19:54:31 -0600 From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam Subject: Sivananda Day-to-day (150) Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 5, 2000
      Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 19:54:31 -0600
      From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pannir@...>
      Subject: Sivananda Day-to-day (150)

      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      We uploaded an article by Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj
      for this month's discourse. The title of the discourse is "Does The Guru
      Ever Die?". In this article Guru Maharaj explains how the Guru lives
      even after his physical passing. This article is at:

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      TRUE SILENCE: A young Sannyasin came to the Master and received some
      books. He pointed to a particular book and made some signs with his
      hands. Nobody understood what he meant. Then he took a slate and wrote
      that he was observing silence and wanted the Master's autograph in the

      The Master turned to him, "Ohji, leave off this kind of silence. Silence
      the mind. That is more important."

      Suddenly the Master started showing some signs and gestures with his
      hands and acted like one who was observing silence!

      All enjoyed the joke and burst into laughter but no one could understand
      what he meant.

      Then the Master himself explained, "A Sadhu who was observing silence
      stood in front of a house. He wanted a cup of milk and for this purpose
      made all kinds of signs as I showed you just now. What a waste of
      energy! What is the use of observing this kind of silence? Instead of
      saying in just one word that he wanted milk, he would struggle for
      several minutes to make someone understand what he wanted, thus wasting
      his own time and energy as well as that of the other person.

      "One should silence the mind and thoughts, silence the bubbling
      emotions. This is real observance of silence."


      " Self-restraint is a gain, rather than a loss. It is to be possessed of
      larger values and meanings and satisfactions and delights than the ones
      we are now acquainted with in this world. So, the senses need not be
      awed at this suggestion of restraint. If you lose one dollar, the
      consequence of that loss would be the gaining of one million dollars, as
      in a lottery wherein you may lose one dollar because you purchased a
      ticket, but may gain one million. The gain of one million is a greater
      satisfaction than the sorrow caused by the loss of one. Actually, there
      is no loss of even one dollar. That, too, would be to say very little.
      It is all gain, positive, throughout." - Swami Krishnananda

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