Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda

Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — In The Face of a Yogi

July 12, 2019

In The Face of a Yogi

       This physical energy, mental energy, stamina, enabled Swami Sivananda, at 67, to go round the whole of India, to undertake an intensive two-month tour. This was a superhuman achievement. All this was due to the regular practice of pranayama, the regular practice of asanas, and a well-regulated life.

      This still may not solve some problems. We maybe practicing all the yoga asanas, we may be eating excellent food, but look at our faces - something that was seen in Swamiji’s face is missing.

      The Master would gather a crowd around him wherever He went. We went to Dehra Dun, a town not far from the ashram. As it was winter, Swamiji had a huge overcoat on, and all His other clothes were covered - you could not see that he was a Swami. Yet, as He walked around the shopping center, quite a crowd gathered around him, for no reason. They just wanted to talk to Him, to walk with Him. That was all.


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