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Glorious Fifty Years of Wisdom and Service
A Souvenir released on Swami Krishnananda's 50th Birthday

The Temple Worship

by Smt. Vimala Sankar, Gandhidham

Much is said about the concept of Guru and God. Both are one in Reality. An abstract form of Reality comes in the form of a Guru and stands face to face with a mortal man.

It is really difficult in the beginning to recognise this reality and the role of a Guru it plays in devotee's life. It is more unhappy when in utter ignorance you lose him without knowing its after effects. You become fully helpless without him.

When you crave more and more for his physical form he does come to you, out of His compassion in flesh and bone to comfort your suffering soul. After regaining the lost treasure one is simply drowned in the ocean of Bliss and Joy forgetting his own being. Such is the glory of a Divine Personality.

Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj was one of such Divine personality. He is still there in forms for the sake of His Children

The limited capacity of His children cannot see and feel Him in any other forms except in such Divine Beings, and He is projecting Himself through the most adorable and worshipful forms of Swami Chidanandaji and Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj. They are the true personification of Gurudev Sivananda. The only Reality projecting in various forms.

This experience was given to me by Gurudev only. He clearly showed His Being in the Personality of Rev. Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj. I was entirely dependent on Him and when I was completely helpless without my Guru like a child in its mother's embrace, I found Him in the personality of Rev. Swami Krishnanandaji with all His Divine attributes. The joy was inexhaustible. I found my Guru and God in one. I can feel his presence and can converse with him now.

I am really blessed. Our human limitations are well paid sometimes. On our forward journey towards That Unseen Eternal we need someone to hold us by hand.

Adorable Sri Swami Krishnanandaji is a Divine Being. He does help earnest devotees. He is deep like an ocean embracing the water of all the rivers, broad like the space holding everyone to his bosom, lofty like Himalayas vibrating joy to young and old alike. The mysterious nectar always flows from his lips. One forgets his worries when one drinks the nectar of his words.

The abode of Bliss where Gurudev Stands with His luminous personality for, those who cling to his physical being. The whole personality is changed by a mere contact of His Being. He is always conscious of his task ahead of sincere devotees who long for guidance to him. He does not forsake till the goal is reached. He discloses the unfathomable mystery of life to his devotees and He brings you to the point where you can experience the Divine Hand in your life. Spiritual experiences are sure and one does not believe easily. He makes you to understand the secret of such experiences.

I pray, I may live every minute of my life in true dedication at His Feet.

On this holy occasion of the Golden Jubilee Year of his 50th Birthday Anniversary, I offer a garland of my sincere prayers and a few flowers of true devotion at His Holy Feet. May he live long to comfort the suffering souls and show the path of Eternity and Peace. He is the Temple of my worship.

Hari Om Tat Sat.