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To Know Yourself

Rated 5.00 out of 5

By Swami Satchidananda

When you know yourself—your true Self—then you know everything, and you understand everyone. It’s not easy. It takes work and perseverance. But even that effort can be joyous, and when that realization dawns, you will enjoy your own true nature, which is always peaceful and happy. May the teachings in this book show you the way to know your true Self and help you on your path. Peace of mind and happiness is our birthright. Why don’t we all rise up and enjoy that? Yoga shows everyone how to stand on his or her own two feet. It is for everyone. It’s not another religion, but it may help people find the key to their own religions. It’s my humble prayer that you use these simple keys to free yourself from all unhappiness. The East and the West are coming together. I truly believe a new age is dawning. We can make a heaven right here on earth. But we can save the world only if we first save ourselves, remake and refine ourselves. Let us begin now. The teachings in this book are intended to help each reader refine him or herself. We are all happiness personified, noble and beautiful souls, each with a unique service. Let us discover who we are essentially and live that in all joy.

—from the Forword

Sri Swami Satchidananda is one of the world's best known and respected Yoga masters. In this inspiring compilations of teachings and stories, he offer guidance for everyday problems in family life and business and shows and shows to to realize Universal Consciousness. To Know Yourself outlines the path to peace and happiness and a new, more spiritual life.


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Why Do Good People Suffer?

Rated 4.75 out of 5

By Dada J.P. Vaswani

Why me?

This universal question haunts most of us when faced with a seemingly unanswered problem or situation, or when we are stuck with a long-suffering, incurable disease.

Just then, this beautifully illustrated book will help. It contains articles by Dada J. P. Vaswani which will provide answers to questions you always longed to know.

His challenging words will open to you new insights on the laws of karma and reincarnation. They explain these most profound philosophies in a language all can understand. In this book are given practical guidelines for a radiant, joyful, God-filled life.

A Thought for Each Day – The Golden Present

Rated 5.00 out of 5

By Swami Satchidananda

These daily inspirational readings contain Swami Satchidananda’s teachings on the spiritual life—how to serve others and realize peace, truth, and union with the divine. Culled from twenty-five years of lectures to spiritual seekers in the West and the East, these readings are expressed with the simplicity and authority of one who speaks from his own experience. What is purity of heart? It’s a heart full of tranquility and peace. Having a steady mind, a balanced mind, is what you call purity of heart. You must be well balanced between the dualities: the ups and downs, the pleasure and pain, the profit and loss. If the mind is free from turbulence, then the seer can see its own nature. If your heart is pure and steady, you can see God reflected in that steady heart.

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There is also 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

You are invited to enjoy Tranquil Tuesdays

at the

Smiles Fashion Corp
533  7th Ave
Suite 1622, Corner of W. 39th St
New York, NY 10018


  • 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.
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Daily Inspiration

Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, April 26, 2018:

    Nice, Soothing Stories by Swami Sivananda

    The parents should make the children forget their worries by telling them some nice, soothing stories—something with which they can go to sleep, something that will help them have peaceful dreams. That’s what bedtime stories are for, so that the children won’t have anything disturbing in their minds. The stories should be something like this: “Slowly the child gave herself into the hands of God and in God’s lap. God gently rocked the child and sang a beautiful song: ‘Sleep, baby. Sleep, sleep, sleep.’ The baby was soon sleeping, and . . .” It should be a soft, sweet story. The child will imagine that there is a… Read more

Choose Divine Love

We have experienced mother’s love, that gave birth to us. Some have experienced Guru’s love, that holds us by our hand to put us on the right track. But imagine what it is to experience Divine love. The one that really created us and we are a part of him, what it is cannot be described. Our love for him is nothing in comparison to his love for us. So Divine love is always there, we have to melt into it. Peace is always there, we have to experience it. Wisdom is always there, we have to tap into it. Truth is always there, we have to realize it. That the world is a dream within a dream is always there, we have to witness it. Grace is always there, we have to prepare ourselves to receive it. The light within us can be seen. It comes from the reflection of the deep inner peace and the inner sound that come from the universal Om should be enjoyed by us. Once we have gone through this spectrum of our lives, we have truly lived. There is no bucket list after that. Then our human birth is complete. May all of us get this in our lifetimes.

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Talk of the Day

A new talk every day:

  • 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.

collage of rare images of Swami Satchidananda

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Thoughts of a Seeker

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The Bhagavad Gita

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