Sri Swami Sivananda is a cosmic Being. The love of his heart embraces the entire creation. His hands of help and protection reach out to the whole world. His blessings and grace are showered on all alike, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, nationality and sex. His Ashram on the bank of the Ganga reflects this catholicity of his outlook. In the Ashram are celebrated the festivals of all religions, the Birthdays of all the Prophets of the world, and the holy days of all creeds.
The Holy Christmas is a very important celebration in the Ashram, observed with as much solemnity and rejoicing as is the Krishna Janmashtami, Ramanavami or the Birthday of Guru Nanakdev. Christ, the Son of Man, is the Son of God, the Light that is born to save the world of darkness. As the darkness of the world is not an outward phenomenon, so is the remover of darkness not a mere physical personality.
Great men are not seen from their bodies. The great man is the behavior, the conduct, the character, the speech, the thought and conscious expression of any kind. From these special characteristics the presence of the great man is inferred and directly perceived. He is great who has comprehended that stupendous ocean of Spirit, the Great God that twinkles in all eyes, that resides in the hearts of all beings. The reverence and esteem in which Lord Jesus is held by Sri Swami Sivananda is well portrayed in this valuable publication from his prolific pen.
Table of Contents:
- Publisher’s Note
- What Christmas means to me
- Christian service songs
- Life of Lord Jesus
- The Beatitudes
- The Sermon on the Mount
- Christmas Messages of Sri Swami Sivananda
- Parables of Lord Jesus
- A Symposium
- Christmas-Its Spiritual Meaning.
About the Author:
Sri Swami Sivananda , born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage Appayya Dikshita and several other renowned saints and savants, Sri swami Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta.
He was an inborn eagerness to serve all and an innate feeling of unity with all mankind. He is the author of over 300 volumes and has disciples all over the world, belonging to all nationalities, religions and creeds. To read his works is to drink at the Fountain of Wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 163 he entered Mahasamadhi.