Life of Swami Venkatesananda

5. The Beloved Brother

The Divine Life Trust Society

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Venkatesaya

Ramakrishna and Sri Rajagopal

We send our humble Pranams to our beloved brother Swami Venkatesananda, on the happy occasion of his birthday. He is our Light and guide. He is like the Mariner's Compass and Light-House to us. We cannot express how grateful we are to our brother, for his teachings to us, in the form of Lord Krishna, in his most inspiring 'Bhagavad Gita for Students'. These rare teachings of his would greatly benefit the younger generation of this holy land. More than this, we had the good fortune of getting the blessings of Gurudev Swami Sivananda. Our Gurudev, with his supreme kindness, has given us his Upadesh and conferred on us titles and presented us with medals for the humble services which we rendered while we were in the Ashram. We anxiously look forward to the Summer Vacation, to run up to the Ashram and spend the leave with our dear brother and Gurudev.

Blessed are we to have such an illustrious brother. We pray to the Almighty God that He may bless Swami Venkatesananda with sound health and long life.