The Presence of God

Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

We are very grateful to Swami Satyananda for having introduced us to the system of yajna. At first, we only had the Sat Chandi Mahayajna and now we also have Yoga Poornima. They are compatible with each other. We worship the Divine Mother, and then the Divine Father, the mother and father of the universe. In that way, there is a complete way and a full circle as we worship the totality of the universe. This year the Sat Chandi Mahayajna was a wish-fulfilling yajna and Yoga Poornima was full of auspiciousness.

The beauty, auspiciousness, bliss, ananda, joy were truly overwhelming. These are the epithets of God - satyam, shivam, sundaram, truth, auspiciousness and beauty. Wherever they are present, God is present, and we have been basking in the presence of God during the yajnas. There has been divine beauty, the beauty that just touches the depths of your heart, and auspiciousness. To be in good company is auspicious, to have good thoughts is auspicious, to hear the name of God is auspicious. You have been basking in auspiciousness, in beauty, in truth, in joy and you have been very, very close and near to God.

—Rikhiapeeth, 21 December 2010