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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 17:29:28 -0600 (CST) From: KANAGARATNAM To: The Divine Life Family Subject:
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 19, 1999
      Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 17:29:28 -0600 (CST)
      From: KANAGARATNAM <pannir@...>
      To: The Divine Life Family <pkanagar@...>
      Subject: Sivananda Day-to-Day (51)

      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      We have uploaded Sri N. Ananthanarayanan's "What Does Swami Sivananda
      Teach?" at our free books page at

      This book is a very good introduction to the teachings of the Master. It
      covers among others, the Master's teachings on Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and
      Meditation. The first chapter, titled "The Human Quest", serves as a
      motivation to take up the life spiritual.

      May the Holy Master's grace be upon all the readers of this book.

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      DETACH-ATTACH: From amongst a group of aristocratic visitors who had come
      to the Ashram for the Master's Darshan, a middle-aged lady approached him
      reverentially and asked to be blessed with spiritual instructions.

      "Detach, attach," was the Master's reply. Neither the lady nor other
      visitors could make out the meaning of the Master's commandment. While
      they could understand the significance of the word "detach", the word
      "attach" was puzzling to them, and they even went to the extent of
      objecting to it.

      Noticing this, the Master clarified, "Detach the mind from the objects and
      attach it to the Lord."

      Now the visitors appreciated the great wisdom the two words conveyed and
      they smiled in admiration.

      Continuing, the Master exhorted, "Be good, do good. Serve, love, give,
      purify, meditate, realize. Enquire 'Who am I?' and know the Self. Do

      "Study philosophical books as much as you like, deliver lectures
      throughout your global-tour, remain in Himalayan caves for thousands of
      years, practice Pranayama for years, do Sirshasana (headstand) for the
      whole life, you cannot attain emancipation without the grace of Guru." -
      Swami Sivananda

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