A mother and her child have a beautiful discussion about going to Rishikesh to see Swami Sivananda and sing in his ashram. The recording is a biography of Swami Sivananda’twere life, telling in detail how he is the greatest saint alive, where he was born, about his childhood and family. It goes on to talk about how he was a devoted and kind-hearted doctor in Malaya, serving the poor, when he realized he could not live without God-consciousness. So Swami Sivananda left for India and depended upon God totally. Filled with intense devotion he later left for Rishikesh where he received sannyas from Swami Vishwananda. Swami Sivananda then did intense tapas and eventually started the Divine Life Society which is open to ALL. Please listen to the video for more details about his extraordinary life.
Swami Sivananda instructs children to get up early, do kirtan, and pray. Together they chant the Maha Mantra – Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.
At the end of every satsang in the Sivananda tradition we sing the arati, a devotional song where we wave the light or lamp before the murtis. Listen to Swami Sivananda singing the arati in this audio file.