Sivananda Day-to-Day (26)
- Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 15:19:04 -0500 (CDT)
From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pkanagar@...>
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (26)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
A REQUEST FOR PRAYER: A devoted gentleman made two requests to the Master.
One was that the Master should pray for the health of a certain ailing
person. The other was that he pray so that his son may pass his
examination in the first division.
To the first request the Master said, "I am doing Japa of the Maha
Mrityunjaya Mantra daily for the health of all persons in the world. I
repeat the prayer, 'Sarvesham Swastirbhavatu' also every day. I shall pray
for the recovery of your friend."
As to the second request the Master said, "I cannot pray that your son
should pass in the first division. If he does not study, how can he pass
in the first division? But I can pray for him generally."
The next day, however, the Master said at Satsang, "Let is do Kirtan for
the recovery of Mr. X. and for the son of Mr. Y., for his success in
passing the examination in the first division."
The Master then did collective Kirtan.
"Constant repetition of Lord's Name purifies your heart, removes your
doubts, and bestows immortality." - Swami Sivananda