Devotees’ experiences

by an Ashram resident Spirituality is like an ocean in subtle form and swimming in it may lead us to experience pure divine love. If we truly open our hearts with a sincere intention to feel this love within – …

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by Shiva Sundari (Premananda Youth, The Netherlands) Shiva Sundari, together with Aniruddhan, coordinated the Mahashivaratri livestreamed programme that broadcast for almost 12 hours and interconnected devotees from around the world with an international programme. In the article below she shares …

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(By Sivakumaran and Lakshmi, Sri Lanka) Sivakumaran: It was during my college days that I first came to know about certain spiritual leaders, such as Sai Baba, Swami Sivananda, etc. I then read a book that gave me a very …

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(By Rosa) This past November 17, 2019, we had the great pleasure of receiving the delegates from the Sri Premananda Ashram during the world tour, which gives everyone the opportunity to receive the blessing of the powerful Pink Lingam, given …

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Extract of a speech by an Ashram resident at the Bhumi Shakti Conference

Speaking about environmental issues, Swami pointed out that “human beings’ wrong policies, especially when it comes to pollution and environmental degradation, not only affect humanity badly, but also the animals and plants of this planet,” even though they carry no own responsibility for this. He said that, “human beings have to understand that it’s time to take action and to come to a common understanding to save the world and make way for better world policies.” 

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Speech by an Ashram resident at the Bhumi Shakti Conference

Namaskaram to everyone… and this means, “I worship the higher Self within each of you.” 
This is a conference about Mother Earth and that means it’s also about us. If we could just understand ourselves better we would be more connected to this planet Earth and to all the other natural kingdoms that live on it. 
People have given our planet names such as Earth, Gaia, Gea, Demeter, Cibels, Panchamama, Terra, Bhumi Devi, to name just a few. These names – which since the beginning of time different civilizations have given this planet – show that they recognized her as a mother goddess, an intelligent organism of giving, of nurturing, of fertility and compassion, an intelligent organism that is also connected with other planets and stars…

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By Rosa & Sergio, Centre of Unity Premananda, Italy

This is about our celebration of Swami Premananda’s birthday in the Centre of Unity Premananda, in Amelia, Italy.

We wanted to be able to find at least a couple of roses in the garden to put on Swamij’s padukas but we had little hope of doing so because lately the weather had been very bad, the temperature had fallen near zero and on the night before the celebration a heavy rain began to fall that continued well into the next morning. When it finally stopped I went out to try to retrieve some plants that would now be completely soaked, in order to decorate the altar and Swamiji’s chair. However, I was absolutely astounded to discover a garden full of roses! …

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Metta meditation in the Sri Premananda Centre of Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina: “In 2014 we started group metta meditation as part of the monthly programmes in our Sri Premananda Centre. On the last Sunday of every month after the evening abhishekam we hold a group metta meditation. We invite people through Facebook to come and join us for this. We feel that it’s really good for people, especially new people who are just getting interested in spirituality. They don’t need to know how to meditate because it is a guided meditation and we also have the opportunity to tell new people a little about Swamiji, the Centre and the Ashram if we feel it’s appropriate. We normally ask people to bring a little food to share with everyone at the end of the meditation.”…

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Since a very young age I knew that the primary purpose of life is to be happy. So I went out and tried to find that happiness in friends and family, in material things, by going places and taking part in activities. That search lead me to live in many different places with my family and after several years away from home we came back to live in our hometown of Cordoba, Argentina…

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The Shree Poobala Krishna Ashram in Sri Lanka is one of several branch Ashrams that Swamiji ran in Sri Lanka before he settled in India in 1984. For years during the Sri Lankan civil war the Ashram was not functioning, but after the war ended, spiritual activities there resumed on a small scale. Thinking of this as a sacred place in Swamiji’s birth country where Swamiji lived, gave sacred service to humanity, had lingodbhava and performed many miracles and leelas, Swamiji’s devotees in Sri Lanka often go to this branch Ashram and their support makes it possible to maintain the spiritual services provided there for Swamiji’s devotees and children from the neighbourhood. Foreign devotees, too, visit the Ashram. After a stay there, Hamsaa writes about her experience observing the very simple devotional life of its residents…

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