Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 15:14:43 -0500 (CDT)
From: Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam <pkanagar@...
To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (28)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanadaya!
I have uploaded an excerpt of a lecture by Sri Swami Krishnanandaji
Maharaj regarding the restraint of the senses which is the fifth limb in
Raja Yoga. Swamiji has clearly explained how the senses operate and how
they deceive us. Note that Swamiji Maharaj has also mentioned that once we
achieve success in this practice, we would have achieved ninety percent
success. The URL of the article is:
Yours in the service of Gurudev,
EVERYTHING IS GOD: The Master asked a visitor who prostrated before an
elderly person in his presence, "What are the benefits of prostration?"
He replied, "It develops the feeling of oneness and leads to the
attainment of the One Being. It develops humility."
The Master said, "Yes, it develops humility. Prostration should be done to
everything, even to excreta, stones and shoes."
"Have you ever done this?" the Master questioned, and then added, "I do it
daily immediately after I get up from bed in the morning. Everything is
Consciousness only. There is no such thing as inert matter. A thing may
appear quite inert outside but inside it is all Consciousness. You should
do prostration to servants and to dogs and donkeys. There is a story of a
Maharashtra saint. A donkey had died and when he prostrated to the dead
animal, it was restored to life on account of the intensity of his
"The Guru is a very wide dimension of consciousness appearing to be
located to a person. It is like a high voltage current passing through a
copper wire. The copper wire is only the visible thing before you, but it
is charged with something which is far beyond the limitations of a copper
wire. Ten thousand volts, ten thousand volts may be passing through there.
So ten thousand volts of consciousness are passing through his personality
though the volts cannot be seen. You only see the copper wire." - Swami