Arsha Vidya Gurukulam celebrated its 31st Anniversary on 13-AUG-2017. Swami Viditatmananda talked about the significance of Saranagati. Swami Pratyagbodhananda and Swami Tadatmananda also talked during the occasion.
by Swami Dayananda Saraswati
[ Published in the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam 15th Anniversary Souvenir, 2001 ]
As we have Father’s Day and Mothers Day, Gurus also have their own day. This day is Gurupūrṇimā and it marks the anniversary of Veda Vyāsa, who occupies an exalted place in the hierarchy of teachers. Although there were also gurus for Veda Vyāsa, we look upon Vyāsa as the one who forms a link between the teachers that we know and the teachers that we don’t know.
Satsang with Swami Viditatmananda
…continued from previous issue
The first verse describes the Self as sat cit ānanda, while the second verse describes It as self-effulgent. In the third verse, the Self is described as the Self of all.
Early in the morning, I bow to the limitless, that which is beyond darkness, which has the luster of the sun, which is the changeless support known as the supreme being,
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
If we take the word “meaning” to be “goal”, the meaning of life certainly cannot be death. If death is the goal of life, then I need not be born at all, the goal being my absence. If I was absent before I was born, I do not need to be born in order not to be. So, I cannot say that death is the goal of life.
Nor can I say that anything other than life itself is the goal of life.