My periyappa Swami Gangandapuri from Uttarkasi – Himalayas given very old book to my mom , i taken from madurai “வாழ்விலும் ஆத்மானுபூதியிலும் வெற்றிக்கு நிச்சயமான வழிகள்” [ Translation – Sure Ways for Success in Life and God-realisation ] . This Book change my life.. like wise for you too…
Swami Sivananda Saraswati (September 8, 1887—July 14, 1963) was a Hindu spiritual teacher and a well known proponent of Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta. Sivananda was born Kuppuswami in Pattamadai, in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. He studied medicine and served in Malaya as a physician for several years before taking up monasticism. He lived most of the later part of his life near Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh.
He is the founder of The Divine Life Society (1936), Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy (1948) and author of over 200 books on yoga, vedanta and a variety of other subjects. He established Sivananda Ashram, the location of the headquarters of The Divine Life Society (DLS), on the bank of the Ganges at Shivanandanagar, at a distance of 3 kilometres from Rishikesh.
Sivananda Yoga, the yoga form propagated by him, are now spread in many parts of the world through Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, but these centres are not affiliated with Swami Sivananda’s original ashrams which are run by the Divine Life Society.(less)
Swami Sivananda wrote over 300 books. That number alone would leave even the most avid reader gasping for breath! We have therefore looked through the books of his that are now in print and available from the Sivananda Publication League, and chosen six books that would serve as an inspiring introduction to his teachings.
“Sure Ways for Success in Life and God-realisation” A practical and very helpful first book that gives an overview of Swami Sivananda’s teachings. It includes sections on cultivation of the will and memory, eradication of negative qualities, character building, Raja Yoga, cultivation of virtues, and other very practical advice.
I happened to look up and there I saw ‘Sure Ways for Success in Life and God-realisation’. Almost mechanically I pulled out that book, opened a page and there was ‘Never Despair’. I saw this and suddenly I remembered that I had received this book two years ago from you and had callously thrown it into the waste paper basket. But my servant who cleaned my room had emptied the basket and thought I might have accidentally dropped that book into the basket, so he took it out, dusted it and put it on the shelf without my knowledge. So I am thankful to him and I am thankful to you. That book saved my life. Then he pinked up the threads of what was left and made a success of his life. – Sri Swami Venkatesananda ..