Swami Sivananda

Sivananda Saraswati (or Swami Sivanada) (8 September 1887 – 14 July 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a proponent of Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He studied medicine and served in British Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism. He lived most of his life near Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh. He was the founder of the Divine Life Society (DLS) in 1936, Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy (1948) and author of over 200 books on yoga, Vedanta and a variety of subjects. He established Sivananda Ashram, the headquarters of the DLS, on the bank of the Ganges at Sivanandanagar, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Rishikesh. Sivananda Yoga, the yoga form propagated by his disciple Vishnudevananda, is now spread in many parts of the world through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. These centres are not affiliate... More

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Swami Sivananda Quotes

Swami Sivananda #Good

Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation.
Swami Sivananda #Great

The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
Swami Sivananda #Inspirational #Success

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivananda #Peace

Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
Swami Sivananda #Religion

Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.
Swami Sivananda #Truth

Do not love leisure. Waste not a minute. Be bold. Realize the Truth, here and now!
Swami Sivananda #Motivational

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda #Religion #Science

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.