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Birthday of Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj (2011)

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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Celebration of Krishnanandaji s birthday is worship of Brahman. Many people s
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 25, 2011
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      "Celebration of Krishnanandaji's birthday is worship
      of Brahman. Many people's faculties are developed.
      Every man's eyes are opened. Everyone begins to think
      such celebrations are very necessary." - Swami

      "Krishnanandaji is a wonder to me! He has excelled me.
      He has excelled Sankara. He has excelled
      Dakshinamoorthy." - Swami Sivananda

      "He is very quick in his work. He has vast and deep
      knowledge of Vedanta. It is all God's Grace. It is not
      merely due to study in this birth. It is all due to
      Purva Samskaras. His knowledge is a treasure for those
      aspirants, who care to learn, study and imbibe the
      knowledge from him." - Swami Sivananda


      Today (April 25) is the holy occasion of worshipful
      Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj's 89th birthday

      In honour of this occasion, we uploaded an article by
      Sri Swami Chidananda titled "Swami Krishnananda--The
      Ideal Saint" at:

      In addition, several new lectures (text, audio and
      video) have been uploaded to Swamiji's site. They are:

      1) Video: The Samvarga Vidya of Sage Raikva: The All-
      Absorbent Meditation

      2) E-book: The Philosophy and Psychology of Yoga
      Chapter 1: The Beginning of Philosophical Enquiry

      3) Discourse: Spiritual Meditation

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      Book Synopsis

      A Short History of Religious and Philosophic Thought
      in India
      By Swami Krishnananda

      This rapid yet comprehensive survey, by the saint and
      sage, ranges from the Vedas and the Upanishads to the
      Smritis, and includes the Itihasas and Puranas, the
      Bhagavadgita, Yoga Vasishtha, etc. Good thumbnail
      sketches of subjects to which whole libraries and
      cultures are devoted.

      There are two ways of studying a subject: to approach
      it as a process and to appreciate it as an essence. In
      the former procedure of study, the subject is viewed
      as history; while, in the latter, it is taken in its
      capacity as that permanent element which moves
      unaffected through history, as the thread which
      connects its parts. This dual role of any feature is
      seen to be mutually related in all things,-in the
      individual, the society and the universe. Just as, for
      instance, the human being is a changing and growing
      process of personality and experience and is at the
      same time something unique in itself, incapable of
      comparison and timeless in essence, all
      manifestations, qualities and relations, forms and
      actions, embody this peculiarity of nature. The
      history of philosophy busies itself with the process
      of the unfoldment of reality through the vehicle of
      human thought; the philosophy of history unravels the
      pearl that is hidden beneath the waves of historical

      The themes presented in this book reveal the manner in
      which different sources of knowledge in India have
      attempted to portray the truths of life in their
      ultimate references. From the richly grown valley of
      the Vedas, there is a rise to the towering peaks of
      the Upanishads. Further on, it is not another ascent,
      but an artistic display of the beauty of human emotion
      in a blend of love and dignity which is lavishly
      raised as a fitting superstructure on the esoteric
      grandeur of these sky-scraping cliffs,-a work
      marvellously executed in the Epics and the
      Bhagavadgita and proclaimed untiringly in the Puranas.
      The other outer reaches of this superb achievement of
      human genius are the laws of society, the rules of
      living and the cry of the soul for the Infinite, which
      longs for the God of the cosmos on one hand and the
      subliminal consciousness on the other, between which
      there has never been a choice. Man speaks to himself
      in his innermost secrecy.

      There is more information at:
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