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Believing Someone

Once you establish yourself and start doing what you say, people will slowly start believing in you. They start trusting you and your words carry a lot of weight. This can  help you financially, in building friendships and help you in spreading the teachings. People gather around saints because they believe in the words spoken by them. Imagine winning the faith of God in what you say and promise to Him. That is why the term is used, “promissory note.” It means you intend to honor all the words written on the note.Be strong and have faith that if you truly want to honor every word you speak, the forces of nature will help you fulfill all your promises. Satish Daryanani

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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, September 25, 2021:

    It’s Never Too Late by Swami Satchidananda

    Question: During my life I have spent most of my time in ignorance and selfishness. Only now do I realize that the most important thing is to seek God only. Could I hope that one day the inner joy will also happen inside me, or is it too late in this life? Answer: It sounds as if you are 99 years old! It’s never too late to realize the Truth. Our age is not limited to the age of the body. Remember that. You will never be spared until you realize. It’s a sort of compulsory education. You cannot quit school and get out of it. Wherever you… Read more

    Sit in Silence by Swami Sivananda

    I am neither male nor female; I am neither dvaita (dualism) nor advaita (non-dualism); I am neither sagu a (with qualities) nor nirgu a (without qualities); I am neither seer nor hearer; I am neither body nor mind; I am neither far nor near; I am neither black nor red; I am neither thin nor stout; I live neither by food nor by air; I neither move nor stop; I shall neither go to hell nor to heaven; I neither laugh nor weep; I work and yet I do not work; I hear without ears and see without eyes; I smell without nose and taste without tongue; Few… Read more

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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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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.

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