Printed Free Books - Available Again as of March 1, 2018

Demand for free printed books from our site has been overwhelming. So many books were requested during the recent holidays that, we are sorry to say, we must make the distribution service for books unavailable until March 1.  Apologies for any inconvenience — and for the changing date.

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 inspirationfree 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 such as “fear” or “gratitude.”

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Tranquil Tuesdays in NYC

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  • Every Tuesday evening (except holidays), 6:00 pm-6:45 pm
  • Free admission
  • All are invited to join in soulful chanting
  • Followed by guided meditation in the voice of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani
  • Light refreshments served after each session
  • Free books on self-help and motivation.

Daily Inspiration

Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, February 25, 2018:

    The Physical Help Is Limited by Swami Satchidananda

    What you call the spiritual master or teacher or Guru is not the person. The Guru is eternal.T he Guru’s inspiration, the Guru’s force, the Guru’s divine energy, the Guru’s vibration will always be there guiding you, directing you. The help that can be given through the physical body is limited; on the spiritual level, the Guru can help you much more. Always try to communicate at that higher level. In your practices, in your meditation, you should learn to communicate with the spiritual part of the Guru. The Guru need not consciously give you blessings and teaching. If you are ready to receive it, even the Guru…

    Control the Senses by Swami Sivananda

    Vairagya is dispassion, desirelessness or non-attachment. Vairagya liberates man from bondage. Vairagya is the foremost virtue. Look into the defects of sensual life. Live in the company of saints. You will develop vairagya. Vairagya is born of discrimination. It will help you and will be permanent. Without vairagya, not even an iota of spiritual progress is possible. *    *    *    *    * Mind is the atma-sakti (power of self). It is the dividing wall between the individual soul and the supreme soul. Mind creates this universe. It is the principle of thinking and sensation. It is a bundle of vasanas (habit patterns), thoughts, likes and dislikes. Slay the…

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collage of rare images of Swami SatchidanandaIn 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.

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Talk of the Day

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  • The Knower 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…

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