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Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2017, 02:35:23 PM »
SIVANANDA DAILY READING FOR 31 MAY
THE SUPREME REMEDY

 
 
When allopathy, homeopathy, chromopathy, naturopathy, ayurvedapathy
and all other 'pathies' fail to cure a disease, the divine namapathy
alone can save you. The name of the Lord is a sovereign specific, a
sheet-anchor, an infallible panacea and a cure-all for all diseases.
It is an ideal or supreme 'pick-me-up' in gloom and despair, in
depression and sorrow, in the daily battle of life or the struggle
for existence, There is a mysterious power in the name. There is an
inscrutable sakti (power) in God's name! All the divine potencies are
hidden in the Lord's name. It is the cream or the quintessence of
Chyavana-Prasha, Makaradhwaji almonds, Vasanta-Kusumakara or Svarna-
Bhasma or gold oxide. It is a mysterious, ineffable divine injection.
 
 
 
You can take this medicine or nama-japa (repetition of God's name)
yourself, for curing any disease. You can administer this marvellous
medicine to other patients also in your house or elsewhere. Sit by
the side of the patient and repeat, with sincere devotion and faith,
the name of the Lord, like Hari Om, Sri Ram, Om Namahsivaya, and sing
his names also: "Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare; Hare
Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare." Pray for his mercy
and grace. All maladies and agonies will come to an end. Do the
treatment of nama-japa for at least two hours in the morning and
evening. You will find the miraculous effect within a short time.
Both the doctor and the patient should have perfect faith in the
Lord's name, his mercy and grace. The real doctor is only Lord
Narayana.
 
 
Lord Dhanvantari, the physician of the three worlds (who expounded
the ayurvedic medical science), has himself declared: "By the
medicine of the repetition of the names, Achyuta, Ananta, Govinda,
all diseases are cured - this is my definite and honest declaration."
 
 
In all treatments Lord Narayana is the real doctor. You find that
even the world's best doctors fail to cure a dying king. You might
have also heard of many instances where patients ailing from the
worst type of diseases are cured miraculously, where even the ablest
doctors have declared the case hopeless. This itself is clear proof
that there is the divine hand behind all cures.
 
 
The divine name will eradicate the disease of birth and death and
bestow on you moksa, liberation or immortality.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2018, 08:07:13 AM »
GRACE AND SELF-EFFORT:


"When the Grace of the Guru and God is there, why is the mind still not perfectly controlled?" came a question from Swami Shyamananda.

"There must be self-effort also. Only when there is this self-effort will Grace come. A professor cannot answer the questions for you and make you pass. The Gita says: 'One should raise oneself'. Divine Grace alone helps one to raise oneself. Everybody should work out his own salvation. You may now ask, 'What then is Grace?'

"If an aspirant gets letters from his Guru clearing his doubts, that is Grace. If an aspirant comes here, takes Ganges bath and listens to lectures, that is Grace. Many people, even millionaires, are thirsting
to come and bathe in the Ganges, but all do not get an opportunity of coming and having their wishes fulfilled. If good spiritual books are available for study, it is Grace. If one enjoys good health for practising Sadhana, that is Grace. If God so wishes, He can give liberation to the whole world in an instant, but He does not do so. Grace descends only when there is self-effort."

~ Swami Sivananda
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2018, 09:53:17 AM »
"You have to do whatever you can for your growth. Don't worry about your neighbors, your friends, other swamis, even your teacher. It doesn't matter what the teacher does. It is immaterial to you. You practise and you eat. If you eat, you can satisfy your hunger. No one else can eat for you, or enjoy for you. If you want to be healthy, you have to eat healthily and live a proper life. To think, 'If everyone is healthy, then I will be healthy automatically' is not possible. To be healthy you have to do it yourself. Always remember this. Just mind your business and carry on. Only then will your mind be peaceful when you meditate."
-Swami Vishnu-devananda
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha