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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! An interview with Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 15, 2001
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      An interview with Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji recently appeared
      in the July/August 2001 issue of Hinduism Today. Hinduism Today has
      kindly allowed us to post this interview at our website. We have scanned
      the relevant pages and posted it at our site. Please go to the following
      page to access the interview:

      I am forwarding herewith an important announcement from our DLS branch
      in New Delhi, India.

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      Booklet of Gurudev’s Teachings


      In the meeting of the Board of Management held on 14th April 2001, it
      was proposed by the Members from Delhi Shri HD Sharma and Shri RC.
      Chharia that a time bound assignment be taken up for bringing out a
      booklet of Gurudev’s Teachings for daily reading by the devotees.
      Compilation of this booklet has now been taken up by Swami Sivananda
      Cultural Association, New Delhi.


      Need for a pocket book of Gurudev’s Teachings for daily reading by the
      devotees has been felt for a long time. It is proposed to compile,
      design and print the booklet in four colors. Contents must be gainful
      and the getup presentable. Besides daily reading the booklet should also
      serve as a handout gift.

      Devotees Cooperation Solicited

      As a great devotee of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, you are
      requested to please send the under noted information/suggestions
      pertaining to the booklet latest by 31st July 2001.

      1.Name of the Booklet-
      2.Size of the booklet-
      3.No of pages -
      4.Purpose - everyday reading or otherwise
      5.Contents -

      Invocatory Prayers, Universal Prayer, Gita Meditation, Sadhana,
      Inspiring Stories, Health & Happiness, Bhajan, Dincharya, Concluding
      Prayers. Others, please specify. The above is only an example. You are
      requested to suggest the contents, as you consider appropriate.
      Substance of the contents may also be noted down, if possible.

      6. Other suggestions as you would like the booklet to be.

      All suggestions received will be compiled and a format of the booklet
      will be prepared for approval of The Divine Life Society, Headquarters

      Please send your suggestions to:
      Shri R.C.Chharia, Secretary
      Swami Sivananda Cultural Association
      Sivananda Satsang Bhawan, Amar Colony,
      Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi-110024
      email: unitile@...
      or hds@ bol.net.in
      or ramchharia@...


      HURT NOT OTHERS' FEELINGS: Swami X. was a little annoyed over an
      aspirant's attitude. The lady was so much upset over a relative's death
      that she expressed great grief in her letter. The cool Vedantin in the
      young Swami revolted against this. And in a reply he chided her mildly
      and pointed out that instead of wasting her thoughts on the dead
      relative, she could well utilise it in God-thought.

      The Master would not agree even to this. He said, "No, no. There should
      not be one word which is likely to hurt a devotee's feelings. There
      should not be a single negative suggestion. Always dwell on positive
      thoughts and ideas. Encourage everyone. If you are vigilant, you will
      always find some good quality in everyone, with the help of which you
      can persuade the person to ignore the weaknesses. Every word should be
      sweet even if the aspirant is completely wrong in his stand.

      "When you write a letter under a sudden impulse, leave it there. When
      the impulse has died out, read the letter again; you will surely like to
      alter it.

      "Similarly in the case of conversation also: never give vent to the
      first impulse. When you are agitated, leave the place. Do not talk. Do
      not be foolish and say something for which you will later regret. If you
      give vent to the first impulse, then later on you will go on your knees
      and apologise. Make it a habit not to use offending words. Never give
      offence to anyone. You will never regret. You will be loved by all."


      "The life of the aspirant is one long series of renunciation and daily
      sacrifice. He lives to serve others and make them happy." - Swami

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