May 2005

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Hari OM! Namaste!
OM Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!
“Sankara is the foremost among the master-minds and the giant
souls which Mother India has produced. He was the expounder of the
Advaita philosophy. Sankara was a giant metaphysician, a practical
philosopher, an infallible logician, a dynamic personality and a
stupendous moral and spiritual force. His grasping and elucidating
powers knew no bounds. He was a fully developed Yogi, Jnani and
Bhakta. He was a Karma Yogin of no mean order. He was a powerful
magnet.”- Swami Sivananda
BHAGAVAN SHANKARACHARYA is regarded as the Avatara of Lord Shiva.
A biography of Sri. Sankara by Swami Sivananda is uploaded on the
occasion of upcoming Shankara jayanti (May 13, 2005).

Urgent need for Asian Indian bone marrow donors

For the report of Divine Festivity & Culmination of Diamond
Jubilee celebration of H.H.Swami Adhyatmanandaji

 For the News & Activity report for the month of April 2005

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Q & A on Spiritual Life & Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by
Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji  Maharaj.

Q. I am doing vigorous Tapas and meditation for the last five
years. With all that, my troubles and difficulties are
multiplying. I have lost my job. I am starving now. What shall I
do? Is this the Grace of the Lord? How can I continue my Sadhana
when I have nothing to eat?

A. It is said that the Lord gives food even to the frog that lives
between the strata of rocks. Why has He failed in your case alone?
This is a great wonder! Has He failed in His duty? This cannot be.
He is all-merciful, all benevolent! Is it because He wants to
develop in you the constructive qualities— courage, presence of
mind, endurance, strong will, fortitude, more mercy and love— and
make His instrument more fit for His Divine Lila? Yes, this must
be the case.

The struggling and sincere aspirant also gets more troubles and
difficulties, because he has to march quickly on the path to reach
the portals of the Kingdom of Supreme Peace and Unalloyed Bliss.

Princess Mira renounced the pomp and glory of the Palace and
walked in the burning sands of Rajputana. She starved on her way
to Brindavan. She slept on the ground. She lived on alms. The
Pandavas underwent countless sufferings even when Lord Krishna was
at their back. Draupadi was placed in a very bad plight even
though she had Bhima, Arjuna and Dharmaputra to fight for her. Our
sufferings are nothing, when compared to the persecutions
underwent by the five Pandavas, Sri Rama and Mira. Look at the
sufferings of Raja Harischandra and his wife! He had to serve in
the cremation ground and do the work of a Chandala to keep up
truthfulness. It is suffering that develops the will. It is
suffering alone that moulds a man on the spiritual path. Be not
troubled. Feel Lord Siva’s grace and mercy at every step. All
difficulties will melt away like mist before the sun. Have perfect
unswerving faith in His grace.


An Incidence From H. H. Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj's Life

Sometimes Dr. Raoji's healing touch worked miracles. Once on a
dark summer night an old lady appeared before him with her little
girl who had been stung by a poisonous scorpion. The compassionate
one immediately called her to his Kutir and led her by the flash
of his torch. He did not have to apply any medicine. He only
rubbed his little towel on the affected part chanting all the
while the Lord's Names on his lips. The girl was instantaneously
cured. Such was the power of love generated by the compassionate
doctor that even poison lost its virulence.

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