Sivananda's Personality-78



11/03/2017.

The Master never forgot the lesson. He never postponed action. When the Siva Linga was to be installed in the Ashram Mandir, a discussion arose between two groups of Pundits about the auspicious hour for the performance of the Pratishtha ceremony. The Master came upon the scene.

"Devotees cannot wait for the conventional hour," he said. "Start the Akhanda Kirtan today. There shall be no obstacle in the way." Thus was born the non-stop Maha Mantra Kirtan in the Ashram Bhajan Hall, and the sacred installation in the Viswanath Mandir was gone through without further ado.

Whilst at Swarg Ashram, two of the Master’s disciples decided one day to request him to give them Sannyas. They wrote their wish on a piece of paper and stuck it on his Kutir. When the Master saw the message he said to himself: "There is not a moment to be lost. They might change their minds if I delay even a little."

He brought a barber immediately and, locking him in his Kutir, went in search of his disciples, his idea being that the barber should not go away while he himself went looking for the disciples! He found the two soon enough, brought them to his Kutir and gave them the desired initiation.

Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
 To be continued ...

Swami Sivananda's Disciples
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