The Charm of Mayavati Ashrama

The Charm of Mayavati Ashrama

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Author: Swami Satyapriyananda
Director/Composer/Narrator: Swami Satyapriyananda
Publisher: Advaita Ashram
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 332
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175053232



As peak after peak of this Father of Mountains began to appear before my sight…the mind reverted to the one eternal theme which the Himalayas always teach us…which is reverberating in the very atmosphere of the place – renunciation!
-Swami Vivekananda

This place is very, very beautiful, and they have made it simply exquisite. It is a huge place several acres in area, and is very well kept.
- Swami Vivekananda

…on the heights of the Himalayas I have a place where I am determined nothing shall enter except pure truth. There I want to work to work out this idea….The purpose is to train seekers of truth and to bring up children without fear and without superstition. They shall not hear about Christs and Buddhas and Shivas and Vishnus – none of these. They shall learn, from the start, to stand upon their own feet. They shall learn from their childhood that God is the spirit and should be worshipped in spirit and in truth. Everyone must be looked upon as spirit. That is the ideal.
-Swami Vivekananda

I was never a missionary, nor ever would be one – my place is in the Himalayas. I am longing for a flight to the Himalayas. And then I will buy a little place in the Himalayas – a whole hill – about say, six thousand feet high with a grand view of the eternal snows. There must be springs and a tiny lake. Cedars – the Himalayan cedar forests – and flowers, flowers everywhere. I will have a little cottage; in the middle, my vegetable gardens, which I will work myself-and-and-my books-and see the face of man only once in a great while. And the world may go to ruin round about my ears, I would not care.
- Swami Vivekananda

Today I walked over the snow uphill about a mile, seeing Mrs. Sevier’s lands; she has made beautiful roads all over. Plenty of gardens, fields, orchards, and large forests, all in her land. The living houses are so simple. So clean, and so pretty, and above all so suited for the purpose….The snow is lying all round six inches deep, the sun is bright and glorious, and now in the middle of the day we are sitting outside, reading. And winter here is very mild in spite of the snow. The air is dry and balmy, and the water beyond all praise.
- Swami Vivekananda


Publisher’s Note
Advaita Ashrama: The prospectus

1. Advaita and the Advaita Ashrama
2. The Message of Mayavati
3. Swamiji’s Vision of the Ashrama at Mayavati and the Ashrama’s Scenic Beauty
4. The Pioneers: Swami Swarupananda
5. The Pioneers: The Seviers
6. Swami Virajananda at Mayavati
7. A Brief Life-sketch of Some of the Presidents of Advaita Ashrama
8. The Advaita Ashrama, Mayavati – The Period from 1899 to 1998: A Survey
9. Overheard in a Garden : An Allegory
10. A Sapphire
11. Mayavati, the Home of Prabuddha Bharata
12. Reminiscences of Mayavati Ashrama
13. The Mayavati Experience
14. Unforgettable Days
15. Advaita Ashrama, My Memoirs
16. Descent of the Divine at Lohaghat
17. Advaita Ashrama – Its Publication Department at Kolkata
18. The Charm of Advaita brotherhood