Sivananda Day-to-Day (22)
- Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 17:04:12 -0500 (CDT)
From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pkanagar@...>
To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...>
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (22)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
The Divine Life Society, Petaling sub-branch (Swami Sivananda Spiritual
Centre) based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia has launched an
internet homepage at http://www.mol.net.my/sssc/
The web page has among others, information on Swami Sivananda's Centenary
Charitable Hospital at Pattamadai, Tamil Nadu, India. Click on 'Service to
Humanity' to learn more about the hospital and how you can help support
Yours in service of Gurudev,
TACT AND ADAPTABILITY: A lady devotee of the Master could sing well. The
Master said to her, "Your daughter is intelligent. Why dont you teach her
"She would not learn anything from me," replied the lady.
Her daughter who was present said, "In the name of teaching she scolds
The Master pacified her, saying, "What harm is there if your mother scolds
"Whenever I teach her she thinks I am scolding her," said the mother.
Then the Master said, "You must have scolded her once, otherwise why will
she be having the impression that you scold her. You must discover another
method of dealing with her.
We must find out the nature of other people and adapt ourselves to them.
Mere scolding does not produce results. There is a lady here who cannot
appreciate wit. I understand her nature and am careful in avoiding humor
in her presence. Like this we must study the tastes and nature of others
and move among them tactfully."
"The elimination of ego is the sole condition of Self-realisation." -