37 Inspirational Quotes By Swami Sahajanand Saraswati That Will Completely Change Your Thought Process

Swami SahajanandSaraswati was one of the best known peasant leaders of India he was the one who founded the All India Kisan Sabha. He was named Naurang Rai but later when he took up a journey to find answer to his insatiable quest for spirituality, he adopted the name SahajanandSaraswati.

He was active socially as well as politically, and during the Indian freedom movement Gandhi was his mentor. Swami firmly believed in Gandhian principles and worked closely with him. But he was disenchanted by these once he saw how the Gandhians asked for privileges when in jail. He finally parted ways with Gandhi after the disastrous earthquake which hit Bihar in 1934.

WhenSwami saw how the Zamindars tortured peasants, he approached Gandhi to seek help, but the answer which he got from the freedom fighter filled him with disgust and he at once broke all ties with Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi was at Patna during those days and when Sahanand Swami asked him to help the peasants in distress, the former said that the Zaminders are mostly Gandhians and they will take care of the situation. This came as a shock to Swami and he did not think twice before breaking the age old terms with Gandhi.He then left politics and concentrated on improving the lives of the farmers, becoming a great peasant leader of the times.

This person definitely stood by what he thought was right and his words too reflect the same. Flipping through his quotes will indeed fill us with determination.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

A yajna is not merely a form of worship, ritual or sacrifice – it is a combination of esoteric and exoteric elements to propitiate the divine energies.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

As a yoga practitioner, both dynamism – your work, accomplishments and ambitions – and yogic life must be practised side by side.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Once the link with guru is established, time cannot change it, nor death eradicate it. It is a permanent union. Guru stays with you life after life.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Awake, arise and go forward to your goal.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

By following the path of yoga, one day you will become a true soldier. You will defeat your inner enemies and achieve real freedom.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

All the aspects of the mind must be harmonized in order to achieve true inner peace.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Your soul is taking flight. Let nothing interfere with its speed.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Yoga is the heritage of the past and the culture of tomorrow

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Instead of guiding yourself according to the opinion of everyone, listen only to the voice of your soul and follow its dictates.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Feed man and God will be fed.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Firm faith in God is the reward of all spiritual efforts.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Once the doors of the heart and mind are open, everything happens naturally and spontaneously.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Change your thoughts. Lift yourself above the self-created concepts of happiness and misery.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Ashram life is an aid to illumination every moment that you live there.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

You have to remember your purpose in life – it is not for the fulfilment of sensual life, but the fulfilment of your spiritual vision.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

All your questions can be answered by you yourself. The master is within you.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

By attaining Bhakti man becomes perfect, complete, content and immortal.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Bhakti yoga brings about a transformation in awareness, like a chemical change.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Music does the important ground work by taking your self away from you.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Becoming aware of the connection between the external and the internal you is the purpose of yoga, as well as the whole life.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Shiva represents the spiritual evolution in man. The Shivalingam, therefore relates to the highest consciousness within you, which is trying to manifest.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Anything you set your heart on to achieve cannot be attained without struggle or effort from your side.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

I see the spiritual consciousness arising and a silver lining on the horizon.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The Shivalingam is an ancient symbol of an event that triggered man’s consciousness and brought him from the instinctive level to the state of human being.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The cosmic or total consciousness cannot be comprehended – it is abstract, invisible and infinite, but it can be experienced.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The true meaning, value and spirit of yajna is the unity of God and humanity. This is what our life is all about – unity with the Divine.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The spirit of yajna is love, sacrifice and service.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The Goddess Chandi is present in each one of us as the dormant potential, the source of all knowledge, wisdom and power.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Let everyone be happy, let everyone be healthy, let everyone look upon everyone else with equanimity and may no one ever feel pain or sorrow.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The worship of Devi in the Sat Chandi Mahayajna is done with one purpose only: to bring prosperity, peace and happiness into people’s lives.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

The entire panchayat is my ashram. Every house here is my house. Their pains and pleasures are my own. Their poverty is my poverty.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

I teach yoga because people need it, if at any time in the future they no longer need yoga I will stop teaching it.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

If you give up selfish attachments, you will get everything.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Yoga can lead to a certain point but beyond that you will need bhakti.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Without faith there is no bhakti, there is no devotion.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

Learn to give, give in plenty, give with love, give without any expectation, one does not lose anything by giving, on the other hand you get back a thousand fold.

- Sahajanand Saraswati

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