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See Life from Another’s Perspective

We see life from our own perspective because we are selfish. To be successful, we should see the point of view of our customers, financiers, and suppliers. Bosses must see from their employees’ points of view and vice versa. Since I have had so much free time lately, I wanted to see the world from God’s perspective. He created us out of love but the world is filled with so much hatred. He wanted us to have faith but we live in fear. He created us all equal, in His image, but we discriminate. He wants nothing and we only want from Him. He gave us peace and yet, we don’t enjoy it. He forgives us but we cannot forgive anyone. He wants what is best for us but we do what our egos dictate. If you see what poor God has to go through, you will shed tears for Him. I give credit to God for not giving up on us. Start tomorrow and see everything from God’s perspective. Enjoy the perfection of this world, as it is planned by Him. — Satish Daryanani

Perspective

Today's Thought

See Life from Another’s Perspective

We see life from our own perspective because we are selfish. To be successful, we should see the point of view of our customers, financiers, and suppliers. Bosses must see from their employees’ points of view and vice versa. Since I have had so much free time lately, I wanted to see the world from God’s perspective. He created us out of love but the world is filled with so much hatred. He wanted us to have faith but we live in fear. He created us all equal, in His image, but we discriminate. He wants nothing and we only want from Him. He gave us peace and yet, we don’t enjoy it. He forgives us but we cannot forgive anyone. He wants what is best for us but we do what our egos dictate. If you see what poor God has to go through, you will shed tears for Him. I give credit to God for not giving up on us. Start tomorrow and see everything from God’s perspective. Enjoy the perfection of this world, as it is planned by Him. — Satish Daryanani

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To Know Yourself

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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.

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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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Alphabets of a Good Life

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By Dada J. P. Vaswani

This is a comprehensive collection of innate wisdom and practical guidance from a living sage and saint, Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani. It represents one hundred years of Rev. Dada’s unparalled insight and foresight on the gift of life and the art of worthwhile living, in a selection of one hundred timeless topics that are relevant to us all.

Every word, every action, every gesture of a great soul is a teaching in itself. Every moment spent with a Master is a lesson for life. The one hundred aspects from Dada’s teachings offer us the prophetic views of a great visionary showing us a golden age of a world free from anger, anxiety, hatred, war, and violence.

You can choose any letter of the Alphabets or go directly to the topic that inspires you the most! Alphabets for Good Life is sure to enrich your everyday life!

A Thought for Each Day – The Golden Present

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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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Let every day be filled with uplifting thoughts. Here is inspiration for today, March 28, 2020:

    Tune to God’s Frequency by Swami Satchidananda

    The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it. Let your body vibrate with that frequency. In the beginning you have to concentrate on that vibration within you. But as you continue, every cell in your body will begin to repeat your mantra or your prayer; then the whole system, the whole personality, body, mind, everything will vibrate on that wavelength. The holy word is like a radio wave. When a mantra is given to you, you tune your personality to a particular frequency. It’s just like tuning a radio. The cosmic music that comes… Read more

    The Ladder of Yoga by Swami Sivananda

    There are people who have not been able to serve their preceptors, who have not done any selfless service, or any devotional practices, who have not had the heart to treat other children with the affection they show to their own, who may not have had the heart to help others who were in severe distress – and yet, they sit and speak high philosophy. They sit and speak of cosmic love, of cosmic vision and of their own spiritual experiences and realisation (brahma j ana). They repeat the mantra Sivoham Sivoham (“I am Siva”) – or the mantra Aham Brahma Asmi (“I am the infinite”) – every… 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.

collage of rare images of Swami Satchidananda

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