Swami Sivananda’s teaching crystallized the basic tenets of all religions, combining all yoga paths into one—the Yoga of Synthesis. He made the teaching accessible to all, encapsulating it in the simple motto: “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize”
An Exemplary Life
Swami Sivananda’s life was a shining example of the ideal of selfless service, of karma yoga
. To Swami Sivananda, all work was sacred; no task was too menial. He searched tirelessly for opportunities to serve and to help others, never postponing what needed to be done. Swami Sivananda was the author of three hundred books. He had disciples around the world, belonging to all nationalities, religions, and creeds. Swami Sivananda entered mahasamadhi (left his physical body) on July 14, 1963.