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Sivananda's Personality-82

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11/04/2017.

Nothing that was to be done should be left undone. That was the Master’s principle. Once, the Ashramites were about to perform the last rites of an inmate, Ramananda by name, whom they declared dead.

The Master came upon the scene, and observing the calmness on the face advised them, "Don’t be hasty. First give some artificial respiration, administer a couple of injections. Make sure that he is not merely in a swoon."

Aspirants rushed here and there. Two persons rubbed Ramananda’s feet with liniment turpentine; two others administered artificial respiration. One Swami gave injections. The Master himself sat beside the body and rubbed the chest with Hare Rama Kirtan.

When one of the persons giving artificial respiration let go Ramananda’s hand, it fell limp on the ground.

"All right, now say ‘Krishna Bhagavan Ki Jai!’" said the Master, satisfied that everything possible had been done. He then permitted the Ashramites to go ahead with the last rites. He …

Sivananda's Personality-81

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03/04/2017.

One night, in the winter of 1949, the Master came out of the Bhajan Hall after the night Satsang.

"Did you take the temperature of Balammal in the evening?" he questioned an Ashram worker. The latter replied in the negative.

The Master at once went to the patient’s room, and would not leave the place until every minute detail in connection with the patient’s requirements had been attended to.

He then said, "Put yourself in the patient’s place. That is the best way to ensure attention to the minutest detail. If you consider that you are the doctor, you might neglect some things. What are all the items you would require? See that all those are available to the patient. You must enter into the patient’s spirit. That is the meaning of real service."

The Master then went on to instruct, "There must be a bed-pan. This is most important, especially in the case of aged patients like this lady. There should be light, matches, water in a bucket and a glass.…