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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-5. Part -11.

Swami Sivananda Asramam-

Chapter 5: Sivananda – The Fire of Sannyasa


1st of June,  being Sri Gurudev’s Sannyasa anniversary, we should contemplate on the spiritual spark that blazed itself forth as the great Swami Sivananda Saraswati whose presence and tapas, whose spirituality, goodness and large-heartedness became the nucleus and the seed for this large institution which vibrates today in the hearts of many people in the world—not as buildings or constitutions, not as visible bodies or institutions, but as spiritual aspirations, noble longings for God-realisation, charitableness in nature and a conviction that the realisation of God is the only goal of life.

“God-realisation first, everything else afterwards.”

This was, is and will forever be the teaching of this saint.

Everything else follows automatically from this great surging longing of the heart.

There are very few who could so forcibly proclaim this most unpalatable of truths that God-realisation is the primary aim of life.

Many like to dilute this concept with ‘plus world’, ‘plus humanity’ and so on.

They say, “God plus world”, “God plus humanity”; but here was one who would not add anything to God or God’s Perfection to make it complete.

As a matter of fact, to add something to God would be to diminish the Perfection itself.

God’s presence and the recognition of Him is the primary objective of all human activity, human longing and desire of every kind.

There is no such thing as adding something to God’s perfection, because God is another name for Perfection itself.

Can you add something to Perfection?

No, for then it would cease to be Perfection.

That is Perfection, to which no addition is necessary, and also Perfection is of such a nature that one cannot subtract anything from It.

That Perfection is God.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ....

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