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When we need help with our taxes, we go to accountants. We go to doctors for our medical issues. We use lawyers to help us with our legal issues and use financial advisers to plan for our retirement. We don’t read books to do all this on our own. We, instead, go to actual professionals and pay for their services. When it comes to our souls, peace, God, karma and other issues that can help solve all our inner queries, we try to understand by reading books on religion or spirituality. We don’t go to professionals. I went to my spiritual Masters for everything. They never charge and I am cheap, so I don’t like going to professionals. I asked my spiritual Masters about everything, not just on spirituality. Slowly, the real professional within will rise and every query within will be answered by you. Satish Daryanani

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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, January 27, 2022:

    Remember God’s Unseen Hand Always by Swami Satchidananda

    An individual’s act is nothing but a part of a cosmic act. It’s not that you are acting. You are made to act. Somebody made you with a purpose. Know that somebody has made you, somebody is making you work and somebody is going to make you stop. You are free to remember that or not. That’s all. If there is a request in our prayers it should be, “God, You are doing everything. Occasionally I think of that, I know it, but very often I forget it. I know that You are the one who makes me forget also; but please don’t play that trick on me,… Read more

    The Golden Medium by Swami Sivananda

    Some people are over-credulous. This is bad, as they are easily cheated by others. You must fully understand man. You must know his nature, his qualities and his antecedents. You must know his behaviour. Test him on several occasions and only place your confidence in him when you are fully satisfied. He may be a deep man who puts on a false appearance and who turns out to be quite the reverse. Watch him closely, move with him closely and hear about him from several other people. Man cannot hide his nature for long. You will see that his face registers all his inner feelings and thoughts. Too… 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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