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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Wednesday, August 16,
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      Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!

      Namaste!

      Wednesday, August 16, is the holy Krishna Jayanthi
      (birthday of Lord Krishna). In honour of this
      occasion we uploaded an article on Lord Krishna and
      His teachings by Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji
      Maharaj. This article is at:
      http://www.dlshq.org/religions/krishna.htm

      Sri Swami Chidanandaji's Gurupurnima message is now
      available in audio form at:
      http://sivanandaonline.org/html/n-o-swamiji.shtm

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,

      Pannirselvam

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      DO NOT KILL!: Swami Chinmayanandaji's Upanishad
      discourse was in progress. A scorpion was noticed
      near his reading desk. Vishnu Swamiji ran for the
      tongs. Someone flashed a torch on the poor creature.
      It curled up its tail ready to sting.

      Ambekarji's son-in-law was in the group. He ran for
      it and crushed it with the butt-end of his torch. To
      him the problem was solved!

      "Don't kill!" rang the Master's voice from behind
      him. The young man stood glancing alternately at the
      Master and the scorpion.

      "It is a scorpion, Swamiji. It will sting someone."

      "Scorpion or even a cobra-do not kill it. Let it go
      away untouched or take it alive and throw it away
      unharmed. Even if a cobra enters your house you
      should not harm it in any manner or kill it. You
      should vacate the house instead. These creatures do
      not come often into your house, and of their own
      accord do not harm you. God has given them the
      instinct to avoid human habitation, for their own
      good as well as for the good of man. When they happen
      to stray into a dwelling, they should be shown an
      exit.

      "Killing forms an impression in the mind. It is very
      difficult to eradicate such impressions later on. All
      the Sadhana that you do is only calculated to
      eradicate the impressions embedded in your mind. When
      there is the complete destruction of these desires
      and impressions, then the light of the Atma will
      shine of its own accord. Therefore, you should be
      particularly careful not to repeat these acts which
      tend to produce wrong impressions."

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      "The teachings given by Lord Krishna to Uddhava on
      the eve of His departure from this world are
      wonderful. He gives instructions on a variety of
      subjects. But the one ringing note is: 'See Me in
      everything. Surrender yourself to Me. Do all actions
      for My sake. Cut of all sorts of attachments. Have
      perfect unswerving devotion to Me. Sing My glories'."
      - Swami Sivananda


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