Date(s) - Aug 9 (Sunday)
Mahasamadhi of Swami Satyanandaji
The meaning of ‘Manmohan’ means ‘the one who charms the mind’. Manmohan was indeed a boy everyone loved. His parents’ name were Mohini Mohan Mazumdar and Taravasini Devi. In 1906, when he was around 10 years old, Manmohan met a little older boy Mukunda, who later became his friend, philosopher, and guide. Mukunda inspired him, taught him the art of meditation, and planted the seed of spirituality in the tender heart of Manmohan. Manmohan meets his Guru preceptor at the age of 15 and later accepted monastic vows from his Guru and went on to become a great master of Kriya Yoga, known as Swami Satyanandaji. While his friend Mukunda (Paramahamsa Yogananda) spreaded the message of Kriya Yoga in the west, Swami Satyananda dedicated his life spreading Kriya Yoga in India.
Swami Satyanandaji became the head of Karar ashram, which was founded by his Guru Swami Shriyukteswarji. In 1940, he started travelling all over India to spread the practical science of Kriya Yoga, inspiring thousands of seekers. In 1944, a great famine fell on Bengal affecting millions of people. Answering the call of people who were crying for help, Swami Satyanandaji started the foundation of ‘Sevayatan Satsang Mission’ with the motto of “Service with love and meditation for all.”
A writer, composer, singer, poet, servant of downtrodden people, educator, and a spiritual master – he was an exceptional divine being who walked on the soil of India to shower the knowledge of truth on everyone who came in contact with him. He led a full life of dedication, service, love, simplicity, activity, devotion, and spiritual realization. He loved truth, realized truth, and lived in truth.
A few teachings of Swami Satyanandaji
“Do not consider the fault of others”
“First practice and then preach”
“The practice of Kriya is the practice of self-analysis”
“Every work is an opportunity to worship the divine”
09:00 am :: Second Kriya
10:45 am :: Lighting Candles, discuss Shri Satyanandaji’s teachings
11:15 am :: Meditation
12:30 pm :: Lunch