Satyananda Saraswati

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Satyananda Saraswati (25 December 19235 December 2009), was a sanyasi, yoga teacher and guru in both his native India and the West. He was a student of Sivananda Saraswati, the founder of the Divine Life Society, and founded the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964.


  • Once we gain a glimpse of higher spheres of consciousness, then our unhapiness and discontent automatically fade away.
    • Yoga and Kriya (1981), Ch. I : Kriya Yoga: An Introduction
  • One should have living faith in higher things. One should have an aim. This is very important. The moment one loses faith and forgets the aim, one succumbs to anger, jealousy, greed, passion or delusion
    • As quoted in Swami Sivananda's 18 ITIES & the Practice of Pratyahara (2013), p. 87
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