Sharing has double Effect – decreases Sadness and increases Happiness! – 8 Aug 11


Yesterday I wrote down the story of how my parents got married and I said that this was how the base for my existence was laid. Of course not only I but also my sister and my younger brother only could come to this world because our grandfathers decided to marry our parents. And on this day, exactly 31 years ago, also my youngest brother Yashendu saw the light of the day for the first time.

I was already nine years old when my parents told me and my siblings that we would have another younger brother or sister soon. I remember the 7th August 1980 clearly. We all had dinner together which my mother had cooked. When everybody was done eating she got up and said that we would now go to hospital. We got excited, ordered a Rickshaw and went to hospital. I remember waiting there until I got to know that I had another brother.

We all were very happy and are still to have him. I am very proud of my family and happy that we have such a close relation to each other. People here sometimes wonder about the big love and relation in between us brothers, maybe because our relation is much closer than it is normal here. Sometimes I have the feeling that they are not able to understand this love and closeness because they don’t have it in their lives. I feel just very lucky to have Purnendu and Yashendu as well as my wife Ramona. Sharing has a big part in this closeness and people here sometimes seem to think that when they share, it gets less, so they don’t. They hesitate to share whatever they have with others. But sharing brings you so much! Sadness decreases when you share it with your friends and happiness, on the contrary, increases and grows when you share it with those who love you. So don’t be shy to show a little gesture if you think it will make someone happy.

We are very happy these days and not shy to share our happiness with our friends. When we share happiness with them, it makes them happy and seeing them happy makes our happiness even bigger. I get up in the morning with the thought how beautiful the world is. I want to share my happiness, our happiness, with you so that you can take part, too! I never miss a chance to celebrate, have fun, enjoy and be happy. There are so many reasons to be happy!

Now we are enjoying our time with friends here in Germany in a very happy time. Yesterday, on the international friendship day, we already had a birthday dinner in Hamburg to start the celebration. We really feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends, not only here but all over the world. Yashendu already received so many birthday wishes and is happy about each of them. If you want, you can join and add your wishes in a comment on this page.


  1. Vidura Barrios

    Happy Birthday dear Yashendu, thank you for your constant sharing and love.

  2. Brent Richardson

    Happy Birthday Continue to spread LOVE & LIGHT with your presence oh this earth!

  3. Maria Mesa

    :)Kick off your shoes, take a break,
    :)Crank the tunes, dance & shake,
    :)Light the candles, cut the cake,
    :)Make it a day that’s simply great!

  4. Bobbi Priest

    Happy Birthday Yeshendu! Hope this is your BEST YEAR EVER!!! You are in your #2 personal year (numerology). #2 = The Joy of Sharing

  5. Lori Ruso

    Joy & Blessings to you, dear Yashendu, on your birthday! 🙂

  6. Fabienne Meuleman

    Enjoy this special celebration day @ the beach! Best wishes from NY for your birthday!!! Many Blessings.

  7. Andrea Kosak

    My best wishes, love and again nice food 🙂 and happy hours for today for your birthday!!!!! Alot of kisses and i hope you feel yourself very good today…..See you soon at the beach?! :-*

  8. Asheem Agrasen

    Yashendu – king of 8’s! happy birthday oh, brother of souls. ♥

  9. Mangal Yoga

    Dear Goswami ji Friend , happy birthday to U ! Hope you have a wonderful day and that life will be good in all Happiness & Prosperity !
    with Love, peace and bliss

  10. Voula Aikaterini

    Happy Birthday Yashendu… I wish your path is full of love, light and many happy children’s smiling faces !

  11. Swami Ashok Chaitanya

    ‎”Fly in the plane of ambition,and land on the airport of success,
    Luck is yours,
    wish is mine
    may ur future
    always shine. . .
    With LOTZ LOVE
    “Happy BIRTHDAY 2 YOU”.

  12. Monica Castellanos

    Happy Birthday Yashendu! May all ur days of this new year be filled with love and light.. Om Shanti♥!!

  13. Garrett Mc Crea

    Happy Birthday yashendu, another year younger at heart !

  14. Christina Fleur de Lys

    Dear Yashendu, may be you enjoy your day in the sea, in the waves of love from mother earth!!!! have a lot of fun, joy and light! Big hug from Rolando and myself!!

  15. Tanya Bradbury

    Goswamiji “Happy Birthday!” Wishing you Joy, Happiness and lots of Bliss today and always.

  16. Raj Kumar Sharma

    Dear Yashendu ji,Wishing u a very Happy Birthday.
    May Shri Bihariji bless u wid lots of Happiness

  17. Azeem Ahmad

    May Allah shower his blessings on you….eNJOy YOUr dAY!! hAVE blAst!

  18. Jony Bhatia

    hi yashendu ji happy birthday ji thakur sri bankey behari ji ki kripa aap par bani rahe ji god bless u ji where is the party we all r coming for treat

  19. Lexi Yoga

    Happy Birthday:) I wish you all the best:)

  20. Share Care

    Breathe Into Abundance On Your Very Special Day! May this year bring true goodness, peace and joy to you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to an amazing compassionate soul. May your day shine around you as you always bring light to the world. Blessings.

  21. Share Care

    May every pathway you choose lead to that which is pure and good and lovely. May you always be aware you are loved beyond measure and you be willing to love unconditionally in return. God”s Blessing be with you.

  22. Meena Vaidya

    Yash…Happiest birthday…love and hugs.Enjoy the beach…nothing like a day out with your family and friends celebrating.

  23. Hans-Christian Vom Kolke

    Happy Birthday and lots of fun with wind, sun, sand and water!From the middle of the night

    Annick and HC

  24. Arisa Brenninger

    Happy Birthday, dear Yashendu Рand love, joy and blessings for you! Namast̩!

  25. Michele Caldwell Phimphachanh

    Happy Birthday Yashendu, have a Wonderful day and year filled with endless blessings

  26. Ingrid van Amsterdam

    Happy Birthday Yashendu! Wishing your day (and all that will follow!) to be filled with Love, Light, and Laughter!

  27. Gail Shanley

    Happy Solar return Yeshendu, and enjoy a beautiful day by the sea x

  28. Christina Van den Bossche

    A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. Yashendu

  29. Sabine M. Schmid

    I wish you a very happy birthday Yashendu by the sea shore … and beware of sea gulls, they’re almost as keen on stealing things you just were about to bite into as the monkeys in Vrindavan … 😉

  30. Sanjay Bali

    May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
    May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.
    And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

  31. Patient Circle

    Happy Birthday, dear FaceBook friend, enjoy your day, you are bliss, we all cherish your posts, thank you.

  32. Annette Müller-Löbnitz

    Happy B-Day Yashendu … wish you a wonderful great new Year of your life

  33. Radha Isabelle

    Happy birthday Yashendu! Enjoy the sea, the beach, and the beautiful light of nature. Thank you really for the lessonof life and yoga you taught me when I came to the ashram. Om namah sivaya.

  34. Meghananda Ji

    Happy Birthday Yashendu and keep the spiritual tradition alive ! Blessings

  35. Diana Perez Gubicz

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday to U Yashendu. Great big hug from Argentina

  36. Brigitte Roosen

    Happy birthday yashendu! to many many many more years! say hi to your bro from me 🙂

  37. Gerda Reuter ૐ

    Happy Birthday Yashendu! God bless this day and all the others that follow!

  38. Dashama Konah

    Happy Birthday my dear friend Yashendu ! Namaste xoxo

  39. Jessica Baer

    Enjoy another journey around the Sun, Yashendu!

  40. Himanshu Goswami

    Hello Yashendu ji .. Janam Din ki bahut bahut shubh kamanaye..

  41. Paul, Rebekka and Clara

    Dearest Yashendu. Rebekka, Clara and Paul wish you a very happy day. I hope you had fun at the sea. We are thinking of you and sending all our best love, Paul, Rebekka and Clara.

  42. Karina

    Dear Yashendu Goswami:I send to you a very special message in this day, I wish you all the best, all the love, joyness and happiness in your birthday.
    And wish you could feel the love all around the world send to you.
    Have the best day!!!
    Very happy Birthday!!!
    And thank you very much to can be in this important day with you!!!
    from Argentine

  43. Madira

    Dear Yashendu,
    my best wishes to your birthday from Germany.
    I have had the pleasure to join you and your brother
    at Alois Center in Wuppertal in May and I love to
    practice your slow sun salutions.

    I wish you all the best and will sing Om Trayambakam
    for you today.

    Greetings from Bonn

  44. Muktaali Ananda

    Namaste Yashendu,
    Life is lived not in years but in moments.

    Wishing you a year of singular moments to soothe, delight and inspire.

    Celebrate “YOU” today, the unique being that you are.

    Have fun at the beach….

    Happy Birthday.


  45. Ann Doran

    Dear Yashendu,

    Wishing you a Wonderful Special Day today ,

    as you are a Wonderful Special Person.

    Enjoy the seaside today , play and have fun.




  46. Helena

    Namaste Dear Yashendu,
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I send you all my best wishes and have a fantastic day at the beach. Also I want to tell you that your Yoga Asanas absolutely amazing. You are really one of the best Yoga teachers even I never met you before.

    Happy Birthday!


  47. Kate

    Dearest Yashendu wish you a very happy Birthday. I would love to be with you on this day but however sending you all my love and best wishes. You are one of the best Yoga Teacher in the world I know. Love your teachings…..

  48. Stefan

    Dear Yashendu,
    I am sending you all of my best wishes and love for your birthday today.
    Hope you are spending a very happy day today at the beach. With sun or with clouds and rain – it is always so beautiful at the sea side!
    And I am looking forward to meet you some day – either in Germany or in your ashram in India!
    Chanting om trymbakam for you.

    Yours, Stefan – om shanti

  49. Jansett Belovodia

    Here’s wishing you a wonderful, beautiful, refreshing and perfect HAPPY BIRTHDAY from San Francisco, California, USA. May great joy and happiness surround you, with peace and many, many blessings. I hope you will have a powerful and awe-inspiring experience at the seaside. Divine Mother is surely blessing you with many boons at the beach this day!
    Jansett Belovodia

  50. Clara

    Many many happy returns of the day, I still remember and will always do the Prem Meditation evening with you Yashendu, you opened my heart and I am so thankful for your love in my life. God bless you

  51. Rose

    Wish you a very very happy birthday, I love you so much Yashendu, I love your Yoga photos you are so perfect I have never seen anyone like you. I really wish to learn Yoga from you. One day I will get to you……
    Love Love Love

  52. Tanya Bradbury

    Swami Ji your and your brother are very lovely and loving people,

  53. Emily

    I think that, when people are afraid to share, they have an underlying fear that they don’t have enough in life. They feel unfulfilled and lacking. Even if it’s completely unrelated! Like they don’t want to share their cookies, but they have plenty of food in their life. Maybe they feel empty in another way and are scared to give what they have because they think they won’t have enough. I believe this can be healed by looking at the deeper issues with fulfillment and peace.

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