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After 30 years I went to Rishikesh, India. I wish sooner but just to sit there on the banks of the Ganges, it all made sense. A place to visit for sure.
Swami Vishnu said Master celebrated the various Religion’s Feast days, spoke English, and gave…Continue
Just a few hours a night. Master would come out of his Kutir promptly at 0400. Swami Vishnu had to be there to walk with Him. After an Assassination attempt, ( a man with an axe) Swamiji and another slept down by His door to ensure nothing happened. Swami Sahajananda said, “ I think Gurudev would snore”, He said,” A lot of saints did.”…Continue
He left the Ashram 2 X. Once for a weekend and He came back or they talked Him into coming back then another time He left for a year on His terms. He thought the Ashram was full of losers etc. He was Master’s personal assistant. When He did come back He wanted His personal assistant job back and Master pointed over to the new man currently in that position and said He was…Continue
Sunday night completed 9 days of The Divine Mother’s worship. We had the perfect Swami Vishnudevananda style celebration. Gajananum from the Devananda Yoga Center in Berkeley, CA did an outstanding job. The food was perfect. Narayan and Hari Das took care of the details.…Continue
I think He had a very hard life. Quite a task to bring Yoga to the West. Look at ALL the Yoga there is today. It’s everywhere. In the 1980’s the only place you could openly teach was in a Unitarian church. In public institutions they had to give you space. Swamiji wanted practitioners not preachers. Everything He said has come true except Nuclear war. I was quite fortunate to…Continue