My Inheritance of Sannyasa


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The Yogadrishti (Yogavision) series of satsangs consists of discourses given by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in Munger as part of the new phase of sannyasa life that he has embarked upon since 2009.

The theme of the satsangs Swamiji gave in July 2012, during Guru Poornima celebrations at Paduka Darshan Sannyasa Peeth, was the tradition of sannyasa that he has inherited and is passing on. Swamiji spoke on the origins and development of the sannyasa parampara, describing the lives, inspirations and teachings of eminent sages and gurus from ancient times, including Dattatreya, Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda, who were major forces in preserving, continuing and developing the spiritual current of India. Through describing these great personalities, Swamiji elucidated on the essence of the guru tattwa.

“An institution is not an inheritance. Buildings and wealth are not the inheritance of a sadhu. A sadhu’s wealth and assets are the qualities he lives with lifelong. It is a disciple’s duty to strengthen the ideals that he upholds, lives and conducts himself with every day of his life. This is sannyasa. People think of sannyasa as renunciation, but sannyasa is connection; connection with oneself, one’s mind, spirit and creativity, with knowledge and dispassion, and with a philosophy which guides every step of life.”


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