Demand for free printed books from our site has been overwhelming. So many books were requested during the holidays that, we are sorry to say, we must make the distribution service for books unavailable until February 14th. The return of the service will be our Valentine to the public. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Any books that have been previously ordered will be delivered. Thank you for your patience for any delay.
Meanwhile, there is plenty here to read online. Enjoy the daily inspiration, free ebooks, questions answered, and daily talks on many spiritual topics. There are also uplifting audio recordings and video recordings on the bottom of many of the teachers‘ pages.
To find material on almost any subject, use the search box in the header to find articles on topics like “fear” or “gratitude.”
We wish you a blessed holiday in celebration of Christmas, Hanukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanza, Id-al Fitr, Saturnalia, and Yule, and a prosperous and happy New Year. Enjoy the magic of the season, and may that enjoyment fill your life throughout the coming year.
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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, January 19, 2018:
Question: When we feel an extra surge of love from within, what can we do to keep that love flowing instead of being blocked up inside or focused all on one person? Sri Gurudev: When you feel that extra surge of love, you have hundreds of opportunities to share it. If you see a withering plant, immediately go and tend to it, take the weeds out, give it some nourishment and water. If you notice a pebble or a piece of glass on the road, love the person who would get cut by stepping on it and pick it up before anyone is hurt. You can show love…… Read more
Fear is a great human curse. It is your worst enemy. Fear assumes many forms and blights many lives. But a calm mind brings courage. Then you will face the trials and difficulties of the spiritual path without fear. Fearlessness is a divine quality. What is fear? It is an imaginary zero; it is maya’s deception. It is a mental delusion. It is a negative modification that arises in the mind-lake when one forgets his real, divine nature. It is a whirl pool that emanates from the citta (mind) when one has lost his power of vicara (enquiry) and discrimination. It is the dark wave that proceeds from…… Read more
Rare Photo Gallery
In honor of the anniversary of the August 19, 2002 mahasamadhi: a gallery of rare, historic photos of Sri Swami Satchidananda. A collection of 108+ rare and historic photos of Swami Satchidananda may now be viewed on this site.
These are scans of old photos, some of which have been damaged or darkened over time. In time, this collection will grow and the photos will be restored.
Questions are answered at the highest level:
- What is a failure? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- Is it possible to change our karma in this life or are we destined to suffer? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
- Can guru can temporarily raise the kundalini of someone else? Read the answer from Swami Satchidananda
A new talk every day:
by Swami Satchidananda
There is an eternal silent entity within us all. And that is what you call the “silent witness” or the “Knower.” The scriptures talk about that as the eternal witness. That is the light in you, or the Self in you, or the Atman. It doesn’t talk or do anything—it just is. And that is what you call “God.” It is due to our own limitations that we say, “God did this, God did that, blessed me, or punished me.” God never blesses or punishes. God just is. Still, we tend to say, “God created the world, God sustains the…… Read more
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Enjoy listening to this audio recording of “Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell,” read by Prema Pandurang. Click on the playlist icon on the right end of the controller below. You may also easily download the audio file in order to listen off-line.