Shantananda Saraswathi, fully Swami Shantananda Saraswathi, born Chandrashekar

Shantananda
Saraswathi, fully Swami Shantananda Saraswathi, born Chandrashekar
1934
1997

Indian Hindu Author, Spiritual Teacher, Yogan, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts, Disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswathi

Author Quotes

Freedom is spiritual. Divinity is the expression of integrity... Mind cannot find fun anywhere but God.

Our philosophy determines the quality of our life.... how many times you go through those ups and downs you maintain your Divine changelessness.

Self-pity deprives us of the beauty of the past; fear deprives us of the beauty of the future; and jealousy deprives us of the beauty of the moment.

Serenity is a reality of every moment.

The core of attunement is to do what you want to do and like to do; to do your best; and at the same time to celebrate yourself for doing your best. Your best could be doing the dishes.

You sow the seeds of your destiny through the way you think, the way you plan, the way you fantasize, the way you deal with fellow beings.

All weaknesses are just fabrications of mind. If I am not happy with myself, how can you make me happy? It takes time to see that my unhappiness stems from myself and not from you. We love to blame others as the source of our unhappiness because that is how we feel good about ourselves. But when we go deeper, we realize that no one in the whole world can make us happy or unhappy. It depends on our own integrity.

Any simple act is very, very great if you do it with love and oneness... The greatest art of life is to feel happy by making someone else happy and thereby realize the mystical thread of life. Be fearless, be disciplined, be meditative, and be self-less. That will make you happy and playful.

Appreciate yourself for what you are, because whatever you have is not yours.

Fear arises in two forms. Either you fear losing what you have, or you fear not getting what you want.

Author Picture
First Name
Shantananda
Last Name
Saraswathi, fully Swami Shantananda Saraswathi, born Chandrashekar
Birth Date
1934
Death Date
1997
Bio

Indian Hindu Author, Spiritual Teacher, Yogan, Founder of Temple of Fine Arts, Disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswathi