A new sannyasin, Siddhanathaswami, joined our order before dawn today after being initiated by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
We welcome this new swami who, after letting go of everything, let go of himself. “You must die before you die,” Paramguru Yogaswami declared, and burning his desires, his possessions and his old self in a funeral fire, this shining soul decided to dedicate his life to knowing the Divine, honoring all creation and seeing God everywhere, in everyone.
Swami Vivekananda eloquently said: There is but One – The Free, The Knower – Self!
Without a name, without a form or stain.
In him is Maya, dreaming all this dream.
The Witness, He appears as nature, soul.
Know thou art That, Sannyasin bold! Say –
“Om tat sat, Om!”
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Prostrations To Lord Ganesa.Prostrations to Satguru Bodhinatha. What a great day it is.Such wonderful news. A mother and father is experiencing true joy in two worlds.Dear Sannyasin you are a hope for others.Congratulations on your advancement and thank you for the work that you and your entire family of monks do for us all. We are truly blessed .Aum Shanti.
Vanakkam Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami,
I heard that every time a soul becomes a Sannyasin, he frees many souls from the animal kingdom and advances them into human birth. What a selfless act. Realizing the Self is a selfless act indeed. I am really happy; thank You.
Aum Namah Sivaya
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.