Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati takes Mahasamadi

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Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati takes Mahasamadhi: The passing of a great soul

Swami took mahasamadhi on 5th December 2009, in Rikhia, India. According to reports , he was found in padmasana and his last words to Swami Shivpur Saraswati were: “I see flowers from the cottage where I lie”.He was a great disciple of Swami Sivanananda of Rishikesh and the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga. His many practical yet profound books touched the spirit of students from all lineages. He dedicated himself to Bhakti yoga and undertook the economic and social upliftment of 50,000 villagers in and around Rikhia. Once he’d fulfilled his gurudakshina, he retired from public life to focus on his practice in private, for the benefit of all beings. Paramahamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati, his successor, continues his work. Many of us benefited from his humour and wisdom at last years congress.

We remain open in gratitude for his grace and blessings.

“Let the inner lamp grow brighter and brighter. Let the old leaves wither away. Lets the clouds subside. Let the great light prevail. Let the divine force rejoice in thee.”  Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati (Book of Rikhiapeeth 2009)

Read: History of  Bihar submitted by Swami Kamalavidya, Satyananda School of Yoga S.A. (Complete Yoga 2008)

Swami Yogasagar7 December, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I have been away in a remote part of South Africa for a few days of solitude. You awoke me at 5:30 am Sunday with a vision and the mantra Satyam Shivam Sundar Ram. I sat for sadhana with my 9 month daughter Anjani and her mother at 6:15 and later at around 8 am we spontaneously began to chant Maha Mrityum Jaya. In an instant you were with me again in vision with the Mantra Satyam Shivam Sundar Ram. Today I have returned to find that you have taken Maha Samadhi. My life has been blessed only because of your prescience in my life. By your grace alone I have survived cancer and so many other challenges that have forged the man I am today. Recently you have bestowed the most precious gift of all the prasad of unconditional love with my daughter and in your last moments you have again blessed me with your inner vision. I have loved only because of you. Thank you my divine guru thank you for always accepting me and showering me with your love and blessings regardless of my weakness or strength.

Om Namo Narayan Om Tat Sat


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