H.T. Question 10:

If Swamiji is in Europe, you may be able to ask him questions by fax. You can ask about his overall vision for the organisation, and what the plans are for the future. What is his central teaching, what does he think is the most pending problem for Hindus today? What can we do about it?




a) The Vision of Swamiji in relation to his organisation

Swamiji is an utterly other-worldly Mystic rooted in the Truth-experience. He never considers that he has any devotees, disciples, followers, and an organisation. If you see there is an organisation around him, then it is purely a manifestation of the divine Will and divine Grace. The vision of It and the future of It belong entirely to that divine Will, and is known only to It. He adores and serves all, disciples or no-disciples, as direct manifestations of the Divine.


b) Swamiji's plans for the future

Swami Omkarananda is essentially a flame of the spirit of renunciation, with no personal wishes, no desires, no plans, no programs, no aims totally self-surrendered to the Truth and literally breathing and moving in It. Therefore, the whole of his life is nothing but the Self-expression of the luminous Nature of the transcendent Divinity. In his case, the future unfolds itself in accordance with the rhythms of the divine Will.


c) Central Teachings of Swami Omkarananda

Swamiji's Central Teaching is: Practise Yoga of Synthesis. Be in yourself a Karma Yogi, Bhakti Yogi, Raja Yogi, Mantra Yogi, Jnana Yogi. Love the all-pervading, all-knowing, all-mighty God with all your Heart and Soul. Experience Him here and now, and distribute the fruits of that Experience to all mankind.

Everywhere there is nothing other than God. He is within us, around us, above us, below us, everywhere. Everything is God. Know and experience this! Look upon every-one and everything with an overwhelming conviction: this is God in Manifestation!

Look upon the whole world with eyes full of Love, a mind full of Peace, a heart full of Blessings, with hands full of Strength and ready for Service, with a life that is full of God-consciousness. Bless as you walk, bless as you think, bless as you feel, bless as you work, bless in all ways, each minute of the day. If you do this, the whole nature, the whole of creation will reveal to you the boundless Beauty, Harmony, Love, Happiness, Peace, which really is your own innermost nature, your true divine Self. You will be divine in every cell of your being. You will be a supra-cosmic individual of transcendental Experience.


d) Answer to the problems facing the Hindus today

The most pressing and pending problems of the Hindus today, are widely known. The first step in solving them is to publish and distribute all over the world newspapers like HINDUISM TODAY, and disseminate the works of God realised Men of India, and the Wisdom in all the Hindu scriptures. Nothing is more inspiring, more powerful, more light-giving, more joy-making, more paradise-building than the wisdom and immortal words of the eternal Hinduism, the Sanatana Dharma.

Every Hindu should try to live by the ideals of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, the Vedas and other such timeless Hindu scriptures; then, automatically all problems will solve themselves. The wisdom of these scriptures, and a life lived in the light of this Wisdom, afford every Hindu wonderful insights that enable him to face and overcome all the contemporary problems he is challenged with around the globe.

The greatest problem that dogs the footsteps of man, be he Hindu or non-Hindu, is the ignorance of the all-governing Reality of God in daily life, of the real Nature of oneself as Satchidananda, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss. The greatest service that those who are concerned with the welfare of the Hindus, can render to the Hindus is to spread the literature like that of Sivananda all over the world. Let the Light of wisdom reach Billions. Illuminate their minds and enlighten their hearts. Make them lights unto themselves and they shall solve not only their own problems, but other people's problems, not only be happy, but make others happy.






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