Wednesday 20 August 2014


Swami Sivananda

The essential qualification for a sadhu (man of renunciation) is that he should adapt himself to all conditions and circumstances, causing no inconvenience to others. His is the duty to serve - not to worry others. Very few sadhus know what they are, and what they should be. This morning an old sadhu from Swargashram came here. He was there when I was there, too. He is aged 80 now. Today they did not prepare roti here. There was only rice and curry. But, the sadhu would not take. He wanted only roti (bread). It seems rice will produce wind. If you allow him, he will lecture to you for half an hour on the evil effects of rice eating. But he will refuse to be reminded that a very large population in India and the world lives on rice alone. Contd…

Within you is hidden God Within you is Immortal Soul Kill the little ‘I’, die to live, Lead the divine life.

- Swami Sivananda

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