(By Surya, India) I grew up in the Ashram and was looking after an elderly bedridden devotee in the Ashram when I got married and moved to a house in the nearby village. My husband was then working in the …

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Q: Swamiji, what is the connection between our personality and our soul before we reach enlightenment? A: What do you mean by personality? The body and mind. Ah, so you want to know the link between the atma, the soul, …

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“We are all entangled in worldly illusions; our minds are involved in this maya. To get rid of this illusion, people celebrate the festival called Navaratri.”  – Swami Premananda Every year in Sri Premananda Ashram we celebrate a festival in …

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(by an Ashram resident) During the first year that I lived in the Ashram I was in charge of a larger department that also included the library (then located in the present-day Om Namah Shivaya or meditation room). As was …

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The Absolute Reality, which is called by many names, is truth and knowledge. The understanding gained by achieving the ultimate state of knowledge is called jnanam, which means wisdom. The spiritual path that searches for jnanam is another route to …

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(Extract from a Guru Poornima satsang from the 1980s) Let us make the best of this opportunity to realize God. Repeating the names of God with the tongue while having other thoughts in the mind will not help you in …

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This month we celebrate Krishna Jayanti, Lord Krishna’s birthday. Here is a short story told by Swamiji about the relationship between Lord Krishna as the guru and his disciple, Arjuna… “Lord Krishna taught Sanatana Dharma to Arjuna in a beautiful …

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(Interview de Chitrangani:) Q : Pouvez-vous nous dire quelque chose sur la construction de la première étable à l’Ashram et pourquoi ? R : Lorsque le premier foyer pour enfants indiens s’établit à l’Ashram, je pense que c’était vers 1986, …

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Guru Pournima est une journée pour se souvenir des saints, des sages, des avatars et des maîtres spirituels qui nous guident sur le chemin spirituel. C’est un jour pour réfléchir profondément à notre Guru et à ses enseignements et décider …

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Vous posez tellement de questions ! Une question en appelle toujours une autre. Ça n’en finit jamais. Je n’aime pas trop parler. Je n’aime pas donner trop de travail à votre mental car je veux qu’il soit libre. Le mental …

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