Attain God through Kirtan

Last night local bay area Kirtan group, Uma Reed & Friends, came to lead evening Satsang. They filled the meditation and yoga hall with the truth and wisdom of God through beautiful storytelling, chanting, and playing of instruments. Swami Sivananda always said that singing Kirtan was the fastest way to God realization. After chanting with the band for two hours the hall vibrated with a brilliant energy of love and light; we sang the names of God and then felt the affects of God’s love through the entire Center. Om Namah Sivaya.

Here is a letter Swami Sivananda wrote, that you can find in his book Sivananda Upanishad

8 August 1941

Beloved Govind,

Kirtan is singing Lord’s name. It is the easiest, surest and safest way for attaining God. Kirtan is nectar. Kirtan is divine food for the soul. Kirtan can make you immortal. Sing the Maha-Mantra, Hare Rame Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

May you attain God through Kirtan,

“The nearer one approaches the Truth, the happier one becomes. For the essential nature of Truth is positive, Absolute Bliss.”


About Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

FIRST CLASS FREE Teaching classical yoga in San Francisco since 1957. This nonprofit organization, founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda, teaches methods to attain physical, mental and spiritual health based on Vedanta philosophy. Our dedicated, volunteer staff are all internationally certified teachers. We offer daily drop-in hatha yoga classes for all levels, daily satsang/meditation/kirtan, vegetarian meals after class, special events/workshops, as well as courses in hatha yoga, in positive thinking & meditation, and in related spiritual topics. Our open classes accommodate beginning through advanced students and consist of savasana (relaxation), pranayama (breathing exercises), Sun Salutations (warm-up exercises) and 12 asanas (postures). Variations of these postures are usually included and others added according to the level of the students. Classes are 90 minutes, with the exception of our beginners' drop-in class, which is 1 hour. FREE OPEN HOUSE - 1st Sunday of every month.
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2 Responses to Attain God through Kirtan

  1. Shiva Paranandi says:

    Jai Sri Ram,
    I had one question. Will there be a satsang center in the south bay area? It feels like there is a genuine need for a center in the south bay area as the center in San Francisco is too far for some of us.

    Shiva prasad.

    • om namah sivaya

      Om Shiva Prasad, Blessed Self:

      Thank you for your email. It would be wonderful to have a satsang center in the south bay area, but we do not have any plans to do so. However … we can arrange to hold satsangs there on a regular basis such as once/month if you provide a venue. I will be leaving the SF Yoga Center at the end of March, and you can maintain contact with Narayan, who will be taking over the directorship.

      In Om and Pranams,
      Swami Padmapadananda

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