Swami Satchidananda: (Satchidananda Saraswati, born C. K. Ramaswamy Gounder. December 22,1914 August 19, 2002), was one of the most well-known Indian religious teachers in the West, a spiritual master and yoga adept who gained fame and following most notably leading half a million American youth in chanting "OM" when he delivered the official opening remarks at the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, becoming known as "the Woodstock Guru." His motto was, "Easeful, peaceful and useful.” He wrote numerous books and gave hundreds of lectures. He also ordained a number of western disciples into the order of Sannyasa. He was the founder of the Integral Yoga Institute and Yogaville in the U.S., and spiritual guru of major Hollywood actors and western musicians. A major promoter of vegetarianism, he opened health food stores and authored The Healthy Vegetarian. He opened yoga ashrams and created yoga programs for prisons and drug rehab centers and continued his work until his death immediately after speaking at peace conference.


"This is what we call the beginning of the Aquarian age."

"God can never been seen. But can be felt, can be experienced"

"If you want to know how far away you are from your Peace within you."

"Make a list of your possessions. Everything that you call “mine, “write a big list. If your list is this long, you are that far from your peace. If you have a small list you are closer to peace. If you have nothing to write you are in peace all the time, nobody on earth can steal your peace."


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