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Daily Readings Swami Sivananda (Calender)

Daily Readings Swami Sivananda (Calender)

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Swami Sivananda's Daily readings. Daily readings from Rishikesh. (1 page)
Swami Sivananda's Daily readings. Daily readings from Rishikesh. (1 page)

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Prayer elevates, inspires, redeems. Through prayer divine grace and divine light
descend. Prayer is spiritual food for the soul. Prayer is a spiritual tonic. Prayer is a
master-key to open the realms of elysian bliss. Prayer helps the devotee to be in tune
with the infinite. Prayer should come from the inner recesses of the heart - then it will be
heard at once.

Prayer works wonders. Its power is ineffable. Through prayer the devotee sits by
the side of the Lord. Prayer expands and purifies the heart. Prayer is a strong spiritual
injection. It fills the heart with immense power and strength.

Every religion has its own prayer. Pray in the early morning - it is more effective.
Let prayer become habitual pray at all times. Pray not for wealth, position, wife and
children, success in lotteries or horse racing - ask for darsan (vision) of the Lord. Pray
for devotion and communion.

Recite the beautiful Upanishadic prayer morning and night: "Asatoma sat
gamaya, tamasoma jyotir gamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya" - "lead me on from the
unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from mortality to immortality."

During mass prayer a huge spiritual current is generated.

Gayatri japa is a prayer - the devotee asks for illumination of the intellect, so that
he can know his real, essential, divine nature. This is an unselfish prayer Mrityunjaya
mantra also is a prayer. It is a prayer to the Lord Siva. The devotee asks: "Free me from
bondage and death make me immortal".

Om bhur bhuvah svah tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah pracodayat (Gayatri Mantra)
"Let us meditate on the glory of Isvara, who has created this universe, who is fit
to be worshipped, who is the remover of all sins and ignorance. May He enlighten our

Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pustivardhanam
urvarukamiva bandhanan mrtyor muksiya mamrtat (Mrityunjaya Mantra)
"We worship the three-eyed one (Lord Siva), who is fragrant and who nourishes
well all beings. May He liberate us from death for the sake of immortality, even as the
cucumber is severed from its bondage (to the creeper)."

Sivananda Daily Readings


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