Wednesday 28 July 2021


Swami Sivananda

If you are elevated by the company of a person, if you find him simple, unassuming, humble, tolerant, merciful, desirsless, selfless, dispassionate, loving and wise, take him as your Guru. It is very difficult to know the glory of a Sad-Guru, even if you remain with him for several years. He is as deep as the ocean. His glory is ineffable. His knowledge is indescribable. His state is incomprehensible. It is your duty to serve your Guru. Take care of his body. He will take care of your soul. Possession of Siddhis is not the test to declare the greatness of a sage or to prove he has attained selfrealisation. Sad-Gurus do not exhibit any miracle or Siddhis. Sometimes they may exhibit in order to convince the aspirants of the existence of superphysical things, give them encouragement and instil faith in their hearts. Contd…

Real Guru Seva is to live your life and conduct yourself in such a manner that your life and personal conduct bring good name to your Guru and make him enshrined forever in the memory of all men.

- Swami Chidananda

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