Date Posted:11:51 Author: Almir - 21 Mar 2001 Subject: Tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda from Swami Sivananda, a great Saint and Yogi
Here is the tribute to Yoganandaji given by the great and revered Swami Sivananda after Paramahansaji's mahasamadhi. (See "Paramahansa Yogananda - In Memorium," page 51.) It takes a true Yogi and Sage to recognize the greatness and divinity of other true Yogi and Sage. For anyone without realization and merely intoxicated by his own opinions to try to belittle Yogananda and his teachings is like the spark of a match trying to belittle the brilliance of the sun.
The Divine Life Society
Rishikesh, Himalayas, India
25th March, 1952
"He is eternal, all-pervading, stable, immovable and ancient.
"A rare gem of inestimable value, the like of whom the world is yet to witness, H. H. Sri Paramahansa Yogananda has been an ideal representative of the ancient sages and seers, the glory of India.
"He has rendered yeoman service in the field of spirituality. He has greatly contributed towards the spiritual progress of all by setting in action the spiritual dynamo that is latent in men. Sri Yogananda has made it possible for all God's children to taste the nectar that flows in abundance from the eternal source, the Vedas and the Upanishads.
"Today the world centers of Self-Realization Fellowship represent Paramahansa Yogananda in action. They will multiply themselves, making a closely woven magnetic net of spirituality that will shower peace and bliss on the world.
"Bhajan, sankirtan, and special prayers were conducted here for the peace and bliss of the departed soul.
"May Self-Realization Fellowship prosper well, shedding divine light all over the world!"