PRESENT VIOLENT CAMPUS POLITICS IN BHARATHAM : - STUDENTS, SPIRITUAL LITERATURE AND SWAMI SIVANANDA-5.
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Sri Swami Sivananda
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Respected family members of this great holy Nation.
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**IT IS URGENT IMPORTANCE IN THE PRESENT SITUATION OF THE NATION
5. Real Wealth Of Mankind :
Ques: Is it true that Swami Sivananda’s works have enriched the world’s spiritual literature?
Ans: Absolutely. Gurudev’s works are so many gems added to the spiritual literature of the
world. Swami Sivananda, being a God-realised Soul, whatever flows out of his pen turns out to be
spiritual literature of the highest order. Sivananda Literature has come as a God-sent gift at a time
when the world is passing through a severe crisis in values. You will appreciate that Gurudev’s
message of “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise,” beautifully amplified in his numerous
works, is a valuable addition to the spiritual values of the world’s religions.
The especial way in which Swami Sivananda has enriched the world’s spiritual literature is
through his simple and lucid presentation of even abstruse and subtle philosophical truths, by his
interpretation of the true spiritual import of religious teachings in a manner suitable to and
acceptable to the modern man and by his bringing out the fundamental essentials of spirituality
from amidst a vast mass of non-essentials. He has given the gospel of practical religion, active
Dharma and the universality of the Divine Life underlying all religions and scriptures.
Some may say, “There are already many religious and spiritual books. Where comes the
question of additional enrichment of existing literature?” But, the fact is that Swamiji’s excellent
spiritual literature has come as a direct God-sent gift to meet one of the greatest needs of our modern
times. Perhaps at no time in the past has mankind stood in greater and pressing need of literature
like Gurudev’s writings. Almost all religious literature in their original are archaic in style;
moreover, they are written many a time in obscure and allegorical language whose meaning is not
Thus, they are not of much effective use to the vast mass of mankind.
Moreover, the traditional method of presentation of ethical and spiritual truths was such that the
essential teachings were surrounded and almost buried under a whole mass of non-essential, and
sometimes irrelevant detail, that to the normal reader they were inaccessible. These non-essential
details swelled the size of the scripture to such an extent that the very size frightened the ordinary
man away from their perusal. Modern man had hardly time even for his routine personal hygiene,
food and rest etc.
Such being the situation, Swami Sivananda has enriched the spiritual literature of
the world by culling out the most precious essence from the ocean of scriptural writings and
presenting them to modern mankind in a modern language, in simple style and in a direct and
forceful manner, peculiarly all his own. Also, his writings spotlight the practical aspects of religion
and spiritual science.
Thus, his books tell you not so much what you should believe in or what you
should merely know, but they tell you in an emphatic and a powerful manner what you should be,
what you should do and how you should live your life. His writings expound practical spirituality
and living religion. This is one of the special reasons why Swamiji’s books constitute a distinct
enrichment of the world’s spiritual literature.
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