“You Are Still Here?” A 9/11 True Story

The tender care and concern Sri Swami Satchidananda showed his devotees was never more evident than in this sharing from Michelle Ambika Berthias of France, which was related to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. What is also very evident is that the protection...

The Spiritual Alchemy of the Guru

Those who have been blessed to call themselves disciples and devotees of His Holiness Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidanandaji know the special grace of having a Satguru. Not only a Satguru, Sri Gurudev is a Tamil Siddhar (Siddha in other regions; realized saint) and what is...

Guidance from a Higher Level

Mahasamadhi (a realized saint’s conscious final exit from the physical body) and thus prepared his disciples brilliantly well in advance. He left the physical body in August 2002 in South India. Here are some of his words in relation to Mahasamadhi—his own and other...

Attuning to the Guru Within

Recently, someone was asking me about the connection to the Guru. Words are limited. Whatever “under-standing” I have on this matter comes from the experience of “standing-under” God’s Presence through Sri Gurudev Satchidananda’s loving guidance. Today I am far from...

Mahasamadhi: Faith and Transition

Swami Karunananda (senior Integral Yoga monk and master teacher) writes about the Guru-disciple relationship and shares some of the inspiring experiences she had with her Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda. This talk was recently given on the 18th anniversary of the...