Song of Eighteen ‘Ities’ – by Gurudev Swami Sivananda

Dear All,

Hari Om !

I love Gurudev Swami Sivananda’s English songs very much, because they are so apt, very unique, natural and fit for our modern times. And when Swamiji himself sings, the effect is wonderful and thrilling. With his child-like voice and God-realized spiritual power, he “roars like a lion of vedanta”.

Here, I am posting the Song of Eighteen ‘Ities’ written by Swami Sivananda ji Maharaj. Also, at the end, there is an audio link in his voice.

Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram Om
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,
Sincerity, simplicity, veracity,
Equanimity, fixity, non-irritability,
Adaptability, humility, tenacity,
Integrity, nobility, magnanimity,
Charity, generosity, purity.
Practice daily these eighteen ‘ities’,
You will soon attain immortality.
Brahman is the only real entity,
Mr. So and so is a false non-entity.
You will abide in eternity and infinity;
You will behold unity in diversity;
You cannot attain this in the university.
By the grace of Guru, you can attain immortality.

Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram Om
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram.

Click here to download the Audio of the “Song of Eighteen ‘Ities'” It requires Real Audio Player.

In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Aparna Hari

5 thoughts on “Song of Eighteen ‘Ities’ – by Gurudev Swami Sivananda”

  1. Your post brings back fond memories of how, when I was attending one of the Yoga Vedanta courses, Sw. Chidanandaji addressed us and sang this song. Magical days! Thank you.

  2. Hari Om
    WIth greatest respects, I feel that you have forgotten on your list of modern Saints a very important disciple of Swami SIvananda who has ocntributed greatly to yoga and the upliftment of human kind. Swami Satyananda Saraswati really belongs oin your list.

    Thanks fo rhte lovely song of Swami Sivananda’s ities.. These are very important.
    Om Tat Sat,
    Swami Karma Karuna

  3. hari om
    my mom always used to sing this song for me……i am really grateful to her and try to follow most of thes ities…..thank you god

  4. thank you very much. i was looking for this song to include in our school magazine. i did not expect to find it in the very first attempt. thank you again.

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