by Brad Gooch: Arriving in Konya, a medium-sized city in Turkey’s Central Anatolian heartland, about an hour’s flight southeast of Istanbul, my brief mumble to the cab driver—“Hotel Rumi”—was direction enough.
by Rachel Aviv: Several years ago Kabir Helminski, a sheikh of the Mevlevi Order of Sufism, received a call from Madonna’s producer, who wanted to hire his troupe of whirling dervishes for a music video inspired by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi.
by Swami Sivananda: This is the blessed occasion of the coming of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
by Swami Krishnananda: Auṁ sa ha nᾱv avatu, saha nau bhunaktu, saha vīryam karavᾱvahai, tejasvi nav adhītam astu: mᾱ vidviṣᾱvahai; auṁ śāntih, śāntih, śāntih.
by Swami Sivananda: The Sanskrit equivalent for fear is “Bhaya”. Fear is an emotion or Vritti in the mind that is produced when one’s life is in danger on account of external forces or things. Man reacts to the situation with a fear-emotion.
WHAT IS KARMA ? by Swami Sivananda: Karma is a Sanskrit term. It means action or deed.
Sri Gurudev began his public service in 1951 when H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj sent him on an All-India Tour.
Sri Swami Satchidananda opened the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York on August 15, addressing a crowd of approximately 500,000.
Originally Published in: The Golden Present – Daily Inspirational Readings
by Sri Swami Satchidananda, from the book Adversity and Awakening: