Overview for Bliss Divine
Life is Divine in its origin, content and meaning. There is a Divine spark in everyone. Bliss is indeed, thy essential nature. The obstacles to bliss and Divine nature are in the mind. To be a slave of mind is ignorance. Nothing, therefore, can bring you bliss but the conquest of mind. Lead the Life Divine, track back your innate Divinity. Bliss, then, is yours. This book shows to the seekers, a clear-cut, well-defined open path free from all mystifications and ambiguities. The essays are Powerfully charged with the dominant Spiritual knowledge. For, Sri Swami Sivanandaji says, every activity in life can be transformed into a Yoga of Divine, by acquiring the requisite knowledge through study and contemplation. An understanding of these essays, will inspire and uplift the readers heart, sanctify the Spirit, and a deep reflection will reveal the secret of Bliss and Divine nature of the Soul. We hope this presentation proves as an invaluable guide to all seekers, sadhaks and aspirants. May Lord bless all with eternal Bliss, everlasting Peace and Spiritual illumination. The Glory and the divine nature of His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, one who was universally acknowledged as a Saint, Sage and God-Man, worshipfully epitomized as a Light Fountain, are beyond description. He was a seer of great repute, a teacher, a reformer and founder of a great organization. His spirit of Universal Love attracted aspirants and devotees from all walks of life, from all parts of the world. The foundation of Swamijiâ€™s teachings is that all beings may be liberated and forever experience God-realisation. The writings of Swami Sivananda covered a vast range of subjects, approaching man from everyside and every aspect. His appeal is more to the heart and feelings and is most practical in nature. Let his spiritual light and guidance bring solace, comfort and peace into the hearts of innumerable people.
Swami Sivananda (Author)
Born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage Appayya Dikshitr an several other renowned saints and savants, Sri Swami Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta. Added to this was an inborn eagerness to serve all and an innate feeling of unity with all mankind. His passion for service drew him to the medical career; and soon he gravitated to where he thought that his service was most needed. Malaya claimed him. He had earlier been editing a health journal and wrote extensively on health problems. He discovered that people needed right knowledge most of all; dissemination of that knowledge he espoused as his own mission. It was Divine dispensation and the blessing of God upon mankind that the doctor of body and mind renounced his career and took to a life of renunciation to qualify for ministering to the soul of man. He settled down at Rishikesh in 1924, practised intense austerities and shone as a great Yogi, saint, sage and Jivanmukta. In 1932 Swami Sivananda started the Sivanandashram. In 1936 was born The Divine Life society. In 948 the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy was organized. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge and training of people in Yoga and Vedanta were their aim and object. In 950 Swamiji undertook a lightning tour of India and Ceylon. In 953 Swamiji convened a 'World Parliament of Religions'. Swamiji is the author of over 300 volumes and has disciples and creeds. To read Swamiji's works is to drink at the fountain of Wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 1963 Swamiji entered Mahasamadhi.