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Ice Cube

Master: In spirituality, to grow more and more, you need to be ordinary—like water. You need not become extraordinary like an ice cube. As grace pours upon you infinite experiences, you spend time digesting them and not expelling them. You keep silent and do not advertise all that you have learned. The more you evolve the more people will think you are gaining nothing. This brings humility, as you are crushed by grace. Satish Daryanani

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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, May 18, 2022:

    God Is Honoring You by Swami Satchidananda

    Question: How can a devotee honor God? Answer: God doesn’t look for your honor. If you want to honor God, express God’s image, that part of God that is functioning in you. Put yourself into God’s hands. As the Bhagavad Gita proclaims, “Whatever you do,whatever you enjoy,whatever penance you perform,in essence everything that you think, speak or do, do it as an offering to God.” Sri Krishna tells Arjuna,“Do it as an offering to me.”God isn’t asking for something of yours to be offered. If it’s yours, why should God ask for it? Th  truth is, nothing belongs to us. Even our thoughts and ideas. Everything happens due… Read more

    God Is Love by Swami Sivananda

    God is love. Love is God. God is nectar. God is prem. Bhakti is supreme love towards God. Bhakti is the greatest power on earth. It gushes from one’s pure heart. It redeems and saves. It purifies the heart. Devotion is the seed. Faith is the root. Service of the saints is the shower. Communion with the Lord is the fruit. Bhakti is of two kinds – apara bhakti (a lower type of devotion) and para bhakti (supreme love). Ringing bells and waving lights is apara bhakti. A devotee who practises this has no expanded heart, is a sectarian and dislikes other kinds of bhaktas who worship other… 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…

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.

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