Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda

Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Call It What You Like!

July 11, 2019

Call It What You Like!

       In 1953 the Parliament of Religions was convened in the ashram. For three days the whole ashram was humming with activity. hundreds of visitors had come.

       The last day's program was lengthened by Swami Sivananda so that everyone who wanted to speak could be accommodated. The program concluded just past midnight and then Swami Sivananda retired.

       One of the visitors, the speaker of the parliament wanted to leave very early the next morning and asked to have Swami Sivananda's darshan just before he left at 5 AM. We could hardly keep our eyes open when he called on the Master. I was watching — there was no trace of fatigue on Swami Sivananda's face. It was though he had missed an hour sleep in all his life — yet he had only gone to bed two or three hours earlier.

      That was an extraordinary feature; however hard he worked — and please remember he was in his 60s and we were only in our 20s – hevhad more bubbling energy than we had.  Energy filled him and overflowed filling us with enthusias.  You may call this awakened kundalini, self-realization or anything you like.


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