This lecture is given through kirtan, with Swami Sivananda describing many of the saintly qualities that all sadhakas should aspire to. Some parts of the audio are difficult to understand, but the prana and the inspiration shine through.
Full of Bhakti, Swami Sivananda chants first to Krishna. Then Chidananda Om, Hare Rama, Hare Krishna. His chanting reminds us that the Divine Name and remembrance of our True Self is the greatest wisdom.
Bhakti is devotion – Bhakti is the basis of all religious life. Bhakti destroys the vasanas (or subtle mental impressions) and egoism. Bhakti is a master key to open the chambers of wisdom. This is a very wonderful lecture on the nature of Bhakti. The lecture ends with devotional chanting.
Short talk on the Bhakti Sutra of Narada, one of the important texts on devotion. The essence is: All Joy comes from God. Awaken the inner love and knowledge by experiencing God. The Bhakti Sutra helps to reach it. Leela Mata gives Seminars on the Yoga Sutra at Yoga Vidya Germany.
Swami Atmaswaruparamananda explains the meaning of his long name. He talks about how he became a Swami, a Yoga monk. He speaks about his experiences as a monk. As he is a monk in the Sankaracharya order, he also talks about the Vedanta Philosophy. Swami Atma also talks about the challenges and joys of being a Swami living without the protection and restraints of an organisation.
In India, Ekadashi is celebrated, especially in the Vaishnava Tradition. What is the Meaning of Ekadashi? How to celebrate it? And especially: What is the meaning of Jaya Ekadasi? Live Recording of a Talk in the evening Satsang at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh .
This Yoga Podcast is the sound track of a Yoga Vidya