Rikhia: The Vision of a Sage, is compiled from the stasangs and enlightening informal talks by Sri Swami Satyananda Sarswati in Rikhia from the time of his arrival there in 1989 until he attained maha Samadhi on 5th December 2009. It presents Sri Swamiji’s vision to fulfill the ultimate mandate God had given him, ‘Take care of your neighbours as I have taken care of you. It was this mandate that led to a metamporphosis in Sri Swamiji’s personality, way of life and destiny. It was a mandate that also began to transform the lives of thousands of Sri Swamiji’s poverty-stricken neighbours living in the villages of Rikhia panchayat. This small book illustrates how this great soul gave everything he had to fully realize his divine mission.
We dedicate this book to the upliftment of Sri Swamiji’s neighbours in Rikhia and to the fulfillment of his pledge to them to make rikhia green and prosperous.