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Psychic Power

Through total self-surrender to the Lord and by becoming completely desireless, you can gain psychic powers. Actually, psychic powers are hinderances and obstacles on the spiritual path. We should not run after them. We, unconsciously, could misuse the powers that come from spirituality. But, by serving humanity or having tremendous devotion, these powers can be acquired and be used for the good of humanity without getting tainted by them. Do not seek them. As you now are receiving God’s Grace, what is it that you cannot achieve? As these powers grow from within, you can develop the most valuable power—the power to put all powers under your thumb.— Satish Daryanani

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

    It Is the Teachings by Swami Satchidananda

    Question: When the master is not physically present, how can the disciple be sure that he or she is following the master’s guidance? Answer: If you just look within, “What would my master tell me if he or she were right here sitting in front of me?”, you will get the answer. “Yes, he has spoken about that many times. I know what he would say to me.” Then follow it; you have the master, or the spiritual guide, or the Guru there. The Guru is not just the physical body; it is the teachings. Even if you don’t have a Guru, even if you have no one… Read more

    Am I the I? by Swami Sivananda

    You say, “This is my body” – this indicates that you are different from the body and the body is your instrument. You are holding it just as you hold a walking stick in your hand. In sleep you exist independent of the walking stick in your hand (body). In dreams you operate through the astral body without having any concern for the fleshy body. Through ignorance you have identified yourself with the physical body and mistaken it for the real ‘I’ which is ever-pure, all-pervading, self-existent, self-luminous and self- contained, which has neither beginning nor end, which is changeless, beyond time, space and causation, and which exists… 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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