There have been many chroniclers who faithfully recorded whatever Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj had said or spoken either in Satsangas, or while holding audiences, or while attending to the official work, or while even walking with devotees or disciples-irrespective of what the venue was. Any situation was perfect for the flow of wisdom from his holy lips.
Usually, the devotees who came for his Darshan asked questions about their mundane as well as spiritual life and got satisfactory answers replete with words of wisdom. But, at times, Gurudev himself would pose a question when no questions were forthcoming and there followed an enlightening and soul-stirring talk elevating the hearts of the listeners.
Volumes have been filled with such conversations and they all go by the title "Sivananda: Day-to-Day." Subsequently, some of them have appeared under the title "The Gospel of Swami Sivananda." This book is one such attempt by the late Swami Santanandaji Maharaj who happened to be in the Ashram's administration for some time besides being in personal service of Gurudev.
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.