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
How can you make decisions, from a spiritual point of view? Leela Mata, Yoga Master from Pennsylvania of Indian Origins, speaks about: What is a spiritual decision? How do you decide? What does God have to do with it?
You can create your destiny – this is what Swami Sivananda states in many of his books. Leela Mata is teaching in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. In this Yoga Podcast she shows you how you can create your Karma: From Thought comes Action, from Action comes Habit, from Habit comes Character, From Character comes Destiny. Learn to overcome thought habits and unconscious impulses. Use your discrimination and thus create your destiny by thinking and acting accordingly. Leela Mata is director of Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania . This Yoga Podcast is part of an interview series of Sukadev and Leela Mata. This recording was done in Yoga Vidya Meinberg, where Leela Mata is giving seminars on the theme “How to Create your Destiny”.
Short Podcast on Narada’s Bhakti Sutra. This classiscal text is of of the important texts on devotion, Bhakti . The essence is: All Lasting Joy comes from God. Awaken the inner love by devotion and knowledge by experiencing God. The study of the Bhakti Sutra helps to reach it. This Yoga Podcast is part of an interview of Sukadev with Leela Mata. Leela Mata gives Seminars on the Yoga Sutra at Yoga Vidya Germany.
Swami Vishnu-devananda lived 1927-1993. In this podcast Nalini and Narayani tell a few anecdotes about Swami Vishnu-devananda and Swami Satyananda. Narayani lived in the Ashrams and Centers of Swami Vishnu-devananda for nearly 20 years. Nalini is a disciple of Swami Satyananda, but has seen Swami Vishnu-devananda several times. Nalini and Narayani are Yoga Masters teaching in different countries and continents. They speak during a Satsang after Meditation in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany
Paramahamsa Satyananda (1923-2009) was one of the foremost disciples of Swami Sivananda. He was the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga. Nalini Sahay, one of his senior disciples, talks in this Yoga Podcast about this great Master, and how his guidance helped her in her spiritual awakening and inner development. Nalini is living in Delhi, she has a PHD and is using Yoga for helping people in need. She is teaching Yoga Nidra, Tantra Meditations, Pavana Muktasana, Prana Vidya and other techniques that she learnt from her Guru, Swami Satyananda. Thi Podcast is recorded in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany where Nalini gives professional training courses regularly.
How can you develop devotion? How you experience the Presence of God? Bhakti Yoga gives answers to these and other questions. In this short talk of a few minutes, Leela Mata gives the essence of Bhakti Yoga in a nutshell. Leela Mata gives seminars on Bhakti Yoga in Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania and in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany.