Swami Premananda is 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.
What is an Ashram
“The Ashram is a place where people receive spiritual education. Spiritual education means to create bliss within you and to be happy always, to find out the purpose of your soul in this birth and to learn how to unite yourself with the higher Self. For this you have to learn certain habits, culture and a way of living, as well as service and to learn to be humble. You need a lot of patience to learn this and to receive Guru’s grace. For this it is good to follow some simple rules. An aspirant cannot go forward successfully on the spiritual path if he does not know the most basic duties of daily life. Let this spiritual education become a light within you and let it shine.” Swami Premananda
Shivaratri is observed on the fourteenth night of the dark half of every month. It is a well established fact of Yogic discipline that it is easier to control the mind during the dark half of the month, when the moon is on the wane. The fourteenth night is particularly suitable for a little more intensive sadhana to completely sublimate the last and the remaining fifteenth fraction of the mind, corresponding to the last fraction of the moon. It is possible to achieve complete victory over the mind during this night.
Swamiji’s divinity touched and transformed the lives of many different people from all over the world, and from different backgrounds, religions and cultures. His loving presence continues to guide and help all.