Hélène at Swami Sivananda's Samadhi

The spiritual giant, Swami Sivananda's samadhi (tomb) at the Divine Life Society's ashram in Rishikesh.
While meditating and relaxing in the holy atmosphere of his God-realized consciousness, we contemplated the tremendous and lasting influence such saints, endowed with a planetary mission, have on the world, and upon the importance of each individual's personal commitment to God-realization.
After Paramahansa Yogananda's passing, Swami Sivananda wrote an eloquent tribute in which he states: "A rare gem of inestimable value, the like of whom the world is yet to witness, H.H. Paramahansa Yogananda has been an ideal representative of the ancient sages and seers, the glory of India. He has rendered yeoman service in the field of spirituality. He has greatly contributed towards the spiritual progress of all by setting in action the spiritual dynamo that is latent in men. Sri Yogananda has made it possible for all God's children to taste the nectar that flows in abundance from the eternal source, the Vedas and the Upanishads."

The spiritual giant, Swami Sivananda's samadhi (tomb) at the Divine Life Society's ashram in Rishikesh.