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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! In celebration of the birthday of Goswami Tulsidas,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2000
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      In celebration of the birthday of Goswami Tulsidas, author of
      Ramcharitmanas (the Ramayana in Hindi), we uploaded a biography of this
      saint by Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. This article is at:

      The Cosmology of Yoga Practice has been uploaded to Sri Swami
      Krishnanandaji's website. In this article Swami Krishnanandaji explains
      why Yoga physical exercises has the term Yoga associated with it. This
      article is at:

      The booklist for the Divine Life Society of Germany has been updated and
      posted at:

      Reports by Sri Swami Ramaswarupanandaji on his travels in Australia is
      being posted at:

      There are also pictures of Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji, taken
      during his visit to Australia last year, at the above site.

      Swami Ramaswarupanandaji also sends his monthly reports by e-mail.
      Devotees who would like to be on Swamiji's e-mail list may write to him
      with a copy to

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,


      ps. I am going to be going out of town again from August 7th to August


      GOD'S TESTS: A Sadhu from Rishikesh called on the Master and narrated to
      him at length a dispute between the Mahant of an Ashram and a rich
      Bhakta, who had also built an Ashram near the former's. The quarrel
      arose over a small piece of land. The attitude of the Bhakta clearly
      proved his jealousy at the Mahant's popularity among the devotees.

      "Money, fame and lust are all great tests," said the Master. "A
      Sannyasin or a householder devotee might imagine himself great and
      saintly, but when these tests come he succumbs to them like a lamb at
      the hands of a leopard. Saintliness consists in constant vigilance and
      crossing over the hurdles of money, fame and lust when they are set up
      by Maya.

      "Great South Indian saints were put through strange and severe tests.
      Maya tried to lead a saint astray. On whatever object he placed his
      foot, it would be transformed into a diamond. Apsara girls were sent to
      attend on him. But the saint was unmoved. Only then could he attain the


      "Yoga is not a system of religious thinking, it is a science of living
      in a manner that shall make you perfect in every way. Perfection is the
      watchword of Yoga, it is neither an 'ism', nor a religion, a cult, a
      creed, nor a faith,--nothing of the type. It has no difference of caste,
      creed or colour, East, West, North, South, etc. It is perfectly
      scientific and impersonal as the law of gravitation, as the laws that
      operate in mathematics or logic." - Swami Krishnananda

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