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'Man has a brutal instinct, human element and divine ray'
The practice of Yoga is a means to transform oneself from the lower, brutal nature to the higher divine consciousness.
'Follow me not out of Reverance, but out of Reason. Practise and Realise'
Sri Swami Sivananda
Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963) of Rishikesh, India, was a great spiritual being, a self realized Yogi, someone who was able to translate spirituality into practicality. Swami Tyagananda was first introduced to the teachings of this great saint through Swami Vishnudevananda, who paved the way for Swamiji to study nada yoga under Sri Swami Nada Brahmananda.
“Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise”
The long hair and beard does not make one a holy person, and neither the red spot on the forehead. Many people in the West, and India also, are fooled by mere appearances and lofty speeches. As Swami Sivananda wrote, 'Gurudom has become a thriving business'. The so-called guru, may really be a charlatan, a con-man, whose main motivation is self aggrandisement ... more