We have come from Greece to participate in the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Bihar School of Yoga, and to express our solidarity with the mission of Sri Swami Sivananda, Sri Swami Satyananda and Sri Swami Niranjanananda, and the yogic vision that they have propagated through the Bihar School of Yoga.
I am not Greek, I am Australian. Swami Satyananda has made me into a Greek citizen since 1977. He told me to take his message to a country I knew very little about. His force was with me, and today we have ashrams and centres all over the mainland and islands. As I stand here today, a feeling of overwhelming praise and thanks fills my soul and heart. What words can one find to adequately express appropriate gratitude, not only for that which Swami Satyananda and Swami Niranjan have given to me personally, but also for what they have so freely and selflessly given to an entire nation and its people? It is impossible for me to find the words to express the intensity of my feelings of gratitude to our gurus, either on behalf of myself, or on behalf of the many Greek people who have been blessed to experience the presence and grace of both spiritual masters. I pray that the brevity of my words may allow the silence in my heart to reach the silence in the heart of my guru, whose law is always and only: Love.