Giving Back to Those Who Illumine Our Path
Swami Satyananda and Swami Adaityananda have been performing strenuous Tapasya in the Himalayas for over five weeks now, and have made amazing progress.
Each morning they rise at about 3:30 am, they shower, they get assembled in their asana, and they chant various scriptures, including the Bhagavad Gita, the Chandi Path, and the Devi Gita.
Just five weeks ago, their asana was only three hours long. Under the guidance of Swami Satyananda, they systematically increased their asana to over ten hours in one sitting. This is an amazing feat in such a short period of time!
Swamiji says that if a sadhu sits for five hours in one asana, they will attain Asana Siddhi. Asana Siddhi means perfection in asana, and indicates that the sadhu has risen above body consciousness and can be in perfect relaxation during the time of asana.
Asana Siddhi is an important attainment toward the ultimate goal of union with Divine Consciousness, and here is the exciting news, Swami Adaityananda has attained asana siddhi during this yatra. ~ Swami Satyananda
Specifically, Swami Adaityananda has attained asana siddhi in the sacred city of Gangotri, located over 10,000 feet in altitude deep in the Himalayan Mountains. Wow!
To commemorate this accomplishment, Swami Satyananda would like the Devi Mandir family to join forces and contribute $3,000 to the sadhus of Gangotri who have supported Swami Adaityananda on his path.
“The entire temple community, sadhus, sannyasis, and priests have provided us an incomparable opportunity in supporting our sadhana, in providing a protected place for worship, and insuring that we have been undisturbed so we can pursue the discipline we have chosen.
We would like to show our appreciation and respect by making a gift of empowerment from our family to theirs.” ~Swami Satyananda
It is Swamiji’s hope that our families will unite, and in the future more of us can come from the west to experience the purity and clarity of sadhana as it is supported by the Himalayan sadhus in an environment like this.