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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Today (May 18th) is the birthday of Sri Adi
    Message 1 of 1 , May 18, 2010
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      Today (May 18th) is the birthday of Sri Adi
      Shankaracharya. There are several articles on Sri Adi
      Shanakaracharya at our site. They are:

      1) Sankara by Sri Swami Sivananda

      2) Sankara Jayanthi by Sri Swami Chidananda

      3) Sankara--The Genius by Sri Swami Krishnananda

      Tomorrow (May 19th) is the birthday of Sri
      Ramanujacharya. His biography by Sri Swami Sivananda
      is available at:

      Sri Swami Padmananbhananda, General Secretary of the
      Divine Life Society, is currently on tour to
      Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. He just completed
      his tour of Australia and New Zealand and will be
      arriving in Malaysia today. The programme in Malaysia
      has been posted at:

      Residents in these countries may want to consider
      subscribing to your local branch's mailing list to
      keep abreast of the latest activities. For Australia
      and New Zealand you may subscribe at:

      For Malaysia you may subscribe at:

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      Book Synopsis

      Easy Steps To Yoga
      By Swami Sivananda

      Yoga is right living. This definition may appear to be
      simple, but really it is very significant, for the
      meaning of right living is very wide. Swami
      Sivanandaji Maharaj explains in an easy and homely
      style the basic principles that a beginner in Yoga has
      to understand and follow. These Easy Steps to Yoga are
      laid out with a special view to enable the novice to
      ascend without much difficulty the heights of
      spiritual attainment. Ethical and moral discipline
      forms the foundation of Yoga. Sri Swamiji has
      beautifully brought together all the fundamentals:
      good conduct, non-attachment, dispassion, unselfish
      work, sense-control, meditation and knowledge to form
      a connected piece of complete information on the
      practice of Yoga, beginning with bodily health and
      training, and ending in Self-knowledge. We bring out
      the sixth edition of this precious volume for the
      edification of students, both in the East and the
      West, who have no acquaintance with the technicalities
      involved in the subject, but are eager to have an
      adequate grasp of the main guiding principles in
      living a life of wisdom arising out of divine

      For more information, please visit:


      GIFT OF DIVINE KNOWLEDGE: The Master attached so much
      importance to this work of dissemination of spiritual
      knowledge that even when there was a financial crisis
      in the Ashram, he refused to slow down the tempo of
      work on the publication side. He was willing to shut
      down the kitchen but not the press.

      "We can all go to the alms-house and live on alms," he
      would say, "but the Jnana Yajna must go on."

      In 1949, the budgetary position of the Ashram became
      too tight and some inmates had to be asked to leave.
      Still the Master would not economise on book

      "To me the publication and distribution of books is of
      the greatest necessity," he said. "All other works
      have a secondary value."

      About money required for mailing the free copies, he
      remarked, "If there is no money for postage, we shall
      keep all the almirahs open and let visitors and
      pilgrims take whatever they want."


      "Sankara is the foremost among the master-minds and
      the giant souls which Mother India has produced. He
      was the expounder of the Advaita philosophy. Sankara
      was a giant metaphysician, a practical philosopher, an
      infallible logician, a dynamic personality and a
      stupendous moral and spiritual force. His grasping and
      elucidating powers knew no bounds. He was a fully
      developed Yogi, Jnani and Bhakta. He was a Karma Yogin
      of no mean order. He was a powerful magnet." - Swami

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