Influential Past Teachers

Remembering Swami Sivananda

by Swami Sivananda: This is the blessed occasion of the coming of Sri Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. In one’s usual occupations of life, engrossed as one usually is in several things from morning till evening, one is not likely to find time to keep in mind the memory of a presence of this kind, a […]

How To Overcome Fear

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.

Karma Yoga

WHAT IS KARMA ? by Swami Sivananda: Karma is a Sanskrit term. It means action or deed. Any physical or mental action is Karma. Thinking is mental Karma. Karma is the sum total of our acts, both in the present life and in the preceding births.

Global Service

Beginning in India, 1951 Sri Gurudev began his public service in 1951 when H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj sent him on an All-India Tour. Then, in 1953, he was sent to Sri Lanka where he spent 13 years serving there. In 1959, Sri Gurudev was invited to lecture in Hong Kong, and then in April […]


Sri Swami Satchidananda opened the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival  in Bethel, New York  on August 15, addressing a crowd of approximately 500,000. by Swami Satchidananda: My Beloved Brothers and Sisters:

How to Get Love

Originally Published in:The Golden Present – Daily Inspirational Readings By Sri Swami Satchidananda: If you really want to attract somebody, if you want to get somebody’s love, you must serve that person.  You must do all that you can to attract that person so he or she will love you.  You give everything even you life, […]