Today I received a request from the Satyananda organization to remove all quotes of Swami Satyananda from my blog. They said it is a copyright violation and I may not use them. I have removed them.
Sorry fellow yogis for having to take away these inspiring quotes from an enlightened soul.
Meanwhile, I can only guess that the Satyananda organization does not understand the teachings themselves. Our lineage, from Swami Sivananda who was Swami Satyananda’s guru, exists in part because of Swami Sivananda’s firm belief that the teachings should be spread to the world. For everyone. And in spite of his poverty he gave the teachings away for free.
Apparently the Satyananda organization would like to keep Swami Satyananda’s inspiring words to themselves. I am certain Swami Satyananda would have felt the teachings should be shared. Much as the Satyananda organization tries they cannot keep silent the Truth. What will they do? Sue everyone who tries to spread the teachings if they don’t comply with their maya? Good luck to them.