A Message

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Blessed Self, Om Namah Shivaya!

On the eve of my entering into the holy order of Paramhamsa on the auspicious day of Basant Panchami, 19 January 1964, I thank all my disciples, devotees and admirers for the kind help and cooperation accorded to me during my parivrajaka life, enabling me in the propagation of spiritual and yogic knowledge from door to door and place to place all over India. Henceforth I shall not be able to move about, but will be ever prepared to help all those who seek my advice and guidance through correspondence or personal instructions at the Bihar School of Yoga, which is going to be started in Munger through the kind patronage of Sri Kedarnath Goenka.

This school will impart fifteen-day training on all branches of yoga under my personal guidance as its chief acharya. All of you are requested to join this school, which is the only school of its kind in the country and abroad, imparting practical yogic knowledge.

On this date, in memory of my paramguru – His Holiness Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati who attained mahasamadhi on 14 July 1963, an akhanda deepak will be kept burning for all times to come, as a token of my deep regards and gratitude from whom I could learn all the practical sides of yoga.

I am sure you will all continue your kind help and support for the spread of the ancient yoga all over the world in a modern and scientific way.

Lastly, I pray to Almighty God to shower on you His blessings, for peace, prosperity and kaivalya. May you all lead a yogic life and attain God-realization.

In prayers,

Swami Satyananda

printed in YOGA, Vol. 1 No. 4, (1963)