Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 16:44:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pkanagar@...
To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (27)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!
I have uploaded Holy Master, Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj's essay
titled "Disciple" at
In this essay Gurudev clearly explains the duties of a disciple. I am sure
we can all make rapid progress on the spiritual path by adhering to
Gurudev's advice in this essay.
Yours in the service of Gurudev,
VARIETIES OF VANITY: Sri Lila Vlachow, while taking her usual massage
class in the morning, explained a certain kind of massage and said that it
was suitable for lumbago.
The Master humorously asked, "Can it cure 'vanity lumbago'?"
He continued, "Granules of vanity sometimes accumulate on the back and
cause 'vanity lumbago'. People with this disease cannot bow before others.
They cannot bend down before the idol in the temple. There are varieties
of lumbago-the professor's lumbago, Chief Minister's lumbago, principal's
lumbago and engineer's lumbago!"
"It is not by what we know that we attain success in our life, but it is
by what we are, and by what we do with that which we know." - Swami