Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 16:48:38 -0600 (CST)
From: KANAGARATNAM <pannir@...
To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (46)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!
This month's discourse is actually a delightful little play written by
blessed and worshipful Holy Master, Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. The
title of the play is "Running After the Shadow". The dialogue is between
a selfless worker in the religious field, a doctor who is an epicurean,
and an advocate and professor of economics, both of whom believe that
economic independence alone is the ultimate goal. The URL of this play is:
Other new links are:
"The Meaning of Meditation" by Sri Swami Krishnanandaji.
"Jivanmukta" by Sri Swami Sivanandaji
"Judaism" by Sri Swami Sivanandaji
"Moses" by Sri Swami Sivanandaji
"The Baal Shem Tov" by Sri Swami Venkatesanandaji
Sri Swami Chidanandaji's advice to us on strictly following the National
Code of Conduct:
National Code of Conduct in Spanish:
Yours in the service of Gurudev,
ON FASTING: After one or two days since the breaking of his three-day
fast, Sri Amar Jyoti complained, "Swamiji, I am not feeling all right
today. I feel depressed."
"You were all along telling me that you were feeling much inspired and
energetic. How is it that you complain of depression today? Do not fast
too much. Avoid extremes. Be quite normal."
Sri Amar Jyoti said, "Swamiji, I was feeling quite all right during the
days of my fast."
"Do not fast so much," advised the Master. "Be quite normal. Emotion is
not devotion. How much infatuation and anger have still to be eradicated.
"The tongue is a double-edged sword. This is the most powerful organ. If
this is controlled, all other organs can be easily controlled. The tongue
is the most turbulent and powerful of all the senses. Words possess
tremendous power. By words you can encourage and cheer up others. By
words you can ruin or displease others. By words the master imparts his
knowledge to the students. By words the orator keeps his audience
spellbound. Use sweet words and conquer the hearts of others. Word is
God in manifestation. Be careful in the selection. Never use harsh
words. You must practise austerity of speech if you really want quick
progress in meditation. You must always speak sweet and loving words.
You must speak the truth at any cost. You should not hurt the feelings of
others through speech." - Swami Sivananda