Daily Inspirations


You Can Influence Your Surroundings

You can build up your strength to the point where you are not influenced by your surroundings; in fact, you can influence  the surroundings instead. You can change the environment if you have the strength of mind; but even if your mind isn’t that stron…


Avoid Extremes

The mind always want to be doing something. When it attaches itself to the objects it cherishes, the mind feels amused and happy. There can be attraction without attachment. You can be attracted to a beautiful rose, but you are not attached to it. Atta…


It Is Something Super

You should have a close personal relationship with God. That’s why sometimes it’s easier to have a personal representation of God than an abstract one. You can communicate better, you can look at the face, you can garland the image, you can feed the im…

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Try This Yourself

The aim behind all the Hatha Yoga postures is to be able to sit in one steady, comfortable position for meditation. It is only in a steady posture that you can have a good meditation. A body filled with toxins, weak muscles and jumpy nerves will not be…


Analects of Sivananda

Solitude is the soul’s best friend. Silence is better than argument. He is really blessed who can suit his temper to any circumstances. Grief destroys strength, health, intellect and wisdom. Conquer grief through discrimination, enquiry, and the medita…


Health Is Your Birthtright

Don’t think that Hatha Yoga is just for athletes or for young people. It is written in the ancient Yoga scriptures: “Anyone who practices Yoga properly and  sincerely  becomes  a  siddha—an  accomplished  one— young or old, weak or strong, or even very…


The Foundation of Ethics

Put yourself in the place of others. Learn this great secret. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. The doctrine of unity of the atman (the self), is the foundation of morality. No one tries to harm himself. How can one, who knows…


When You Think of God

Saint Ramalingam once said, “When I repeat God’s name, it is not only my tongue that repeats it; my whole body, my bones, my flesh repeat it. I feel that everything is melting.” Imagine that your beloved friend or partner went away somewhere and after…


The Peak of Perfection

You can climb the peak of perfection through resolute will, intense dispassion, renunciation and rigorous meditation. Sublime divine thought is very powerful, it is a dynamic transmuting force. Diligently seek the path of truth; tread it carefully and…


God Is Not a Fool

Question: How can we develop service as an instinctive, natural habit in our lives? Sri Gurudev: By knowing that you are always serving. You don’t need to develop anything. Simply know that you are not doing anything other than serving. God sent you, a…


Sinner Today Saint Tomorrow

Critical times test the faith of the devotee. He who has faith in the lord must pass through the fire of suffering. Suffering is not misfortune; it helps one to grow. Suffering and pain open the door to wisdom.” Not to be hurt by others” is more diff…


Silence

The person who really experiences the Truth will be more silent than others. Silence is the edge of the experience. To be humble, to be as quiet and silent as possible, is a sign of great wisdom. Wise people don’t speak much. Just a few words here and…