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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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A jivanmukta is a liberated sage. He is released even while living, He lives in the
world, but he is not of the world. He always revels in the eternal bliss of the supreme
self. He is the Lord himself, a God on earth.

The jivanmukta or full-blown sage is full of pure love, compassion, mercy,
exquisite gentleness and hidden power and strength. Love and lustre shine through his
brilliant eyes.

The jivanmukta has not a bit of selfish interest in him and is absolutely free from
worries, difficulties, troubles, tribulations and sorrows under all circumstances. Even
when pains and afflictions attach themselves to his body, exhibit themselves on his
face, his mind never writhes under them or their antithesis. He is not a slave of his
moods; he is ever cheerful and peaceful. His higher excellences have been perfectly
unfolded; all divine attributes are fully awakened in him. Every one of his weaknesses
and limitations is burnt in toto. He shines in his own pristine glory, in his own essential
nature of divine consciousness. He radiates peace and joy everywhere. The true
greatness of a realised yogi is indescribable. His eyes are inspiring and impressive. His
nature. is magnanimous, his touch purifying; his looks are merciful, gestures
illuminating. He is omniscient; he has intuitive transcendental knowledge and clear
insight into the very heart of all things and beings. You will experience a deep sense of
peace and harmony, great elevation and inspiration, in his presence.

The jivanmukta or liberated sage is absolutely free from egoism, fear, doubt and
grief. These are the four important signs that indicate that one has attained perfection.
The liberated sage is perfectly content, has unruffled peace of mind, experiences deep
abiding joy and bliss, possesses super-sensual spiritual knowledge and has the ability
to clear any kind of doubt an aspirant may have. Doubts vanish when one remains in his
company.

The jivanmukta does not even care for the wants of the body. He is not afraid of
death and has no longing to live. Mother nature is his obedient and sweet nurse,
attending upon him carefully. Bodily wants come by themselves. Nature arranges
everything for him beforehand, this being her responsibility. Balanced mind, equal
vision, indifference to the pairs of opposites like pleasure and pain, censure and praise,
heat and cold, success and failure - these are the marks of a jivanmukta.

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