Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 10:49:58 -0600 (CST)
From: KANAGARATNAM <pannir@...
To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...
Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (50)
Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!
On Christmas day the birthday of Gurudev's friend in God, His Holiness Sri
Swami Vivekayuktananda Saraswati Maharaj, was celebrated at
Vivekayuktananda Ashram. I am sure many devotees and seekers would like
to know more about Sri Swamiji who gave us the beautiful pictures of the
DLS saints and Rishikesh at
Vivekayuktananda Ashram webpage now has a biography of Sri Swami
Vivekayuktanandaji at http://www.geocities.com/~skrshnananda/sadeng.html
More photographs of a younger Gurudev and Swami Krishnanandaji with
Swamiji can be accessed from Swamiji's biography page.
Vivekayuktananda Ashram webpage has illumintaing discourses on Yoga,
reminiscience of a trip to Rishikesh (with more photographs at Sivananda
Ashram) and also audio clips of Kirtan by Gurudev and Holy Master
(accessible from the Mahatma Nivas link). The URL of the homepage is:
While navigating the site, please do not forget to visit "Thus Speaks
Two more books by the Holy Master have been uploaded at our website. They
1) Practice of Brahmacharya. It is commonly taken to mean celibacy but the
word Brahmacharya actually signifies the conduct (Achara) that leads to
the Absolute (Brahman). Brahmacharya is the art of self-restraint, the
practice of which confers health and long life, peace, power and poise. In
the web edition we have added a symposium section consisting of Gurudev's
and Swami Krishnanandaji's discourses on the subject and also Holy
Master's view on Birth Control.
Thanks goes to Alex for proof-reading this book.
2) Thought Power. Holy Master leaves nothing unturned in dealing with the
subject matter. One will know the immense value of this book just by
reading the table of contents.
The URL of the download page is:
If you have problems installing Adobe Acrobat, viewing, saving, printing
the books or any other technical questions, please contact Alex
I would like to know if anyone in this mailing list has Corel Ventura 5.0
or better. Please let me know if you do.
WEB PAGE UPDATE:
This month's discourse has been uploaded a few days earlier to help you
with your New Year's resolution. The discourse by Holy Master is
titled "Steps to Self-Realization" and the URL is
Yours in the service of Gurudev,
SHYNESS TO SING KIRTAN: At the night Satsang, the Master requested Sri
N., a visitor, to do Kirtan. Some moments passed and Sri N. was still
silent, being shy.
Thereupon the Master remarked, "If it is laddu (a sweetmeat) no one would
feel shy to eat, but look at Maya, to sing the Lord�s Name people feel
Without further delay thereafter, Sri N. did Kirtan.
"Follow the right unswervingly, at any cost. Care not for public opinion
or criticism." - Swami Sivananda