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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! We have uploaded some recent photographs of Guru
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 24, 2002
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      We have uploaded some recent photographs of Guru Maharaj Sri Swami
      Chidanandaji Maharaj taken between March 7 and March 14 of this year.
      Also included are some photographs of Guru Maharaj during the
      Mahasivaratri celebration. The pictorial begins with a Darshan (view) of
      Mother Ganga at:

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      BE MODERATE: The Master then sang another favourite song of his:

      Eat a little, drink a little, talk a little, sleep a little;
      Mix a little, move a little, work a little, rest a little.

      "Eat and drink in moderation. You will have health and long life. It
      does not mean that you should starve. You should be moderate. Have one
      good meal at noon. Take a light diet of milk and fruit at night, and
      that, too, before nightfall. In this respect the Jain custom of
      finishing their supper before sunset is very healthy. When you go to bed
      you should have digested your food. Then you will have a refreshing
      sleep and will be able to get up at 4 o'clock the next morning.

      "But what people generally do is just the reverse. They run hither and
      thither during the day, and at night, when it is very late, they take a
      heavy meal. They do not get proper digestion. And on top of it all they
      get up at 8a.m. A day's programme is before them but they do not know
      what to do. They get bewildered because the mind is confused.

      "Mixing with all sorts of people is very bad. This does not mean that
      you should be gloomy and aloof. Talk to people but be moderate in this.
      Too much talking only results in fights and quarrels."

      The Master again sang the "Song of a Little".

      He continued, "You will be able to remember this song very easily. The
      moment you think of 'a little', you will remember the instructions, too.
      This is the law of associa-tion that governs the mind. Have you heard of
      the famous 'tion' sentence? 'Examination is a great botheration to the
      Hindu nation, whose sole occupation is cultivation'!" Everyone burst
      into laughter!

      "Here you take many pious resolves but the following morning you forget
      all about them. Get this small song by heart, sing it every morning and
      evening. It will inspire you. It will not allow you to slumber again."

      At this stage the Master noticed that some people were feeling drowsy,
      while some others were slightly inattentive, as the time was nearly

      "I have a medicine which will revive you marvellously. You will get new
      vitality without having recourse to tea. Now sing with me."

      The vigorous Kirtan had a miraculous effect on the audience.

      He continued, "Remember the moral of today's drama. The more you reflect
      on it, the more strength you will get. Dispassion alone is the priceless
      treasure. Turn away from the world and direct your gaze towards the Lord
      in the heart. Do not run after worldly pleasures. You can never get any
      satisfaction from them. Even a millionaire is really a poor man only. A
      'crore-pathy' (possessor of a crore of rupees), worries more than an
      ordinary man. When the bank fails, the heart of the 'crore-pathy' also
      fails! He sleeps over the concealed iron safe in which he has stored his
      wealth. He is afraid of thieves. Even his sons hate him. All are jealous
      of him. He has hardly a single friend. Throw away worldly riches and
      acquire the priceless treasure of God's Name. None can then rob you of
      your wealth."


      "From the top of the head to the tip of your toenails there should be
      but one vibration--the vibration of the Divine Name. Diligently
      cultivate a permanent background of thought so that when your mind is
      not obliged to think of anything else, it is always abiding in That
      thought." - Swami Chidananda

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