God's Cosmic Love brings about the Incarnation of His light in our midst. Such Incarnations are our Gurus, Prophets, and Saviours. They don a human garb, so that they can be approached by human beings. If they had unearthly personalities, then man would be scared away from them, and this would defeat their very purpose in descending on this earth.

Let us not forget that, when we refer to Swami Venkatesananda, it is not to His body that we refer, but to the Divinity within Him.

We live in body-consciousness, but He lived in the Body, conscious of God.

It is to that God, in that Body, that we pay our homage. That Body was His temple. Swami Venkatesananda was not a 'human being'.

He was an ideal. He was - is - the Cosmic Being. He is Love Infinite.

He is Absolute Selflessness. He is God-Consciousness. He is the Light of Self-knowledge.

The Light of Self-knowledge shone in every thought, word, and deed that proceeded from Him during His Divine Life on earth.

His thoughts, words, and deeds were in perfect accord. They are preserved in His recorded words. Through them, God's own Light and Love shine, illumining the path of our life. In His words, Truth stands revealed.

Open the eyes of your heart. Let Swami Venkatesananda, enshrined in your heart, communicate His Love and His Light direct to your very soul.

Read a page a day, with faith, love and devotion. Your daily life will soon be transformed into a Divine Life of Peace, Bliss and the Highest Wisdom.


Om Namah Shivaya - Om Namah Venkatesaya

May God bless you all with health, long life, prosperity, and spiritual enlightenment.

May you all walk in the Light of God, with God with your hand in His, with the whole of you in His Palm.

Live in God. Love in God. Serve God in all beings.

May that Supreme Being dwell in your eyes, in your heart, seeing His Own Self in all; seeing God Himself in all.

May we thus swim in the Ocean of Bliss.

May that Peace that passeth all understanding dwell in your heart, radiate from every pore of your skin,

bathing everyone who comes within the circle of your aura with that inexpressible peace.

May harmony radiate from you, dispelling the darkness of disharmony wherever it is found.

May bliss radiate from you, dispelling the gloom of suffering, misery, pain - physical, mental, moral and spiritual.

May God lead us from the Unreal to the Real, from darkness to light, from mortality to immortality.

Assert every moment of your life - I am not the body, I am not this finite, limited mind, I am the Immortal Self.

May you be established in that Self-Realisation right now.

May God bless you all with health, long life, prosperity, and spiritual inlightenment.


Swami Venkatesananda