A devotee asked Swamiji, “What is the essence of your spiritual teaching?” He smiled and replied, "Stilling the mind, liberating it from unnecessary thoughts and depression and being permanently happy.”

Swami Premananda was a spiritual master who dedicated his life to serving others. He was a living example of how to overcome obstacles with a positive mind and his primary concern was always for others. Swamiji’s patience and pure love were infinite. He spent many hours listening to devotees’ problems, helping them to solve them and guiding them towards a life of inner peace and happiness. His life was an inspiration to all who met him.

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“Celebrate Swami Premananda!”
31 August – 2 September 2018 in Brussels
You are invited to meet this summer to practise together and share Swamiji’s teachings!
Highlights: Lingam blessings with an Ashram lingam, Satsang and sharing, Meditation and yoga, Bhajans, kirtans and chanting, Premananda Youth activities, Spiritual practice in relaxed and beautiful surroundings…


If you have a husband and you are on good terms with him and you don’t have suspicions about him then you will help your husband. You wash his clothes and do everything for him – and he does everything for you too. This is only possible when you have understanding between you. In a spiritual relationship it is the same.  In order to surrender you must have understanding. Understanding is necessary for surrender…


Early morning bhajans in the month of Margali –  by an Ashram resident

In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna tells us that, of all the months, he is Margali. Margali is a Tamil month that begins in mid-December and ends in mid-January. It is also said that to the Devas – divine beings – one of our years is for them one day, and our month of Margali is the brahma muhurtamof their day.

In 1992 I had the opportunity of being in the Ashram during that auspicious time. Back then the daily Ganesha abhishekam began at 5:30 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. as it does now.  Swamiji asked us all to come together at 4:45 a.m. every day during this special month and go around the Ashram singing bhajans. Swamiji, of course, went along with us and sang too! It was so much fun. Every day he would ask a different Ashram resident to prepare a warm drink for everyone and we would end our nagarasankeertanamat their place. After having the tea, coffee, chocolate milk or other drink, we would then all go to the Ganesha abhishekam together…


Swamiji, if I were to follow the spiritual path would there be a change in me? What are the benefits of following the spiritual path?

By following the spiritual path, our thoughts and aims in life would be diverted in a more beneficial direction.  We would get an insight into the wrong deeds that we have committed in our lives.  We would also be able to realize what is true and what is false in this world.  We would have a very clear perception of life.  Therefore, by following the spiritual path, the right way of living would be clearly shown to you. The spiritual path identifies the purpose of human life.  Many human beings are born and go through the worldly life without realizing its purpose…


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