Swami Sivananda tells the story of the conversation between the Sage Yajnavalkya and his consort Maitreyi from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Yajnavalkya says he is going to retire from the life of a householder and become a sannyasin and that he has to divide the property between Maitreyi and Katayani. Listen to the recording to hear more of this classical story.
Swami Sivananda reads aloud his advice to an aspirant about daily events, letter writing, and establishing yourself in the Divine Goodness. Forget and forgive harms done to you. A kind word said to a suffering man is charity.
Swami Sivananda reads a letter (1955) where he advises an aspirant about an article they wrote. Faith, devotion, purity, prayer, and meditation are the 5 practices to find God. Use sympathy, cooperation, and love. You will realize the Self.
Swami Sivananda reads a letter to an aspirant about divine dreams. He says that God is leading you to the realm of Bliss eternal. Divine dreams are prophets. Know your real nature. Do Japa, prayer, and meditation.
Raja Yoga is an exact science. It aims at controlling the thought waves or mental modifications of the mind. It is also called ashtanga yoga, or the yoga of 8 limbs. Hear more about this main path of yoga from Swami Sivananda.
Divine life is life in God or the immortal soul. He who lives the divine life is free from cares and worries. Hear much more about this in this excellent lecture, followed by chanting of Govinda Jaya Jaya.
There are many reasons why seekers search for the Divine. Yet, the most important is to recognize: God is not an object which can be found outside. God alone is. Brahman alone is. Affirm this, make this a reality. Live from the conviction: God alone is. Recording of a live talk of Swami Atmaswarupananda in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh February 2014. http://www.radiantatman.org
There are many reasons why we search for God. Find out some of the many reasons in this interesting lecture. Recording of a live talk of Swami Atmaswarupananda in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh February 2014. http://www.radiantatman.org
Human beings have a threefold nature: human beings have an animal nature, human nature and divine nature. Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh speaks about these three aspects of your nature – and how to become more aware of your divine nature. He mentions especially: Dedicate your life to the welfare of others. Inquire: who am I? Treat others the way you want to be treated. Practice the presence of God. Develop respect for everything in this universe. Dedicate all your actions to God. More talks of Swami Atmaswarupananda: http://www.radiantatman.org/
Yoga in its deepest sense means Union. Yoga is the inner transformation to see God everywhere. All yoga techniques, including meditation, Self inquiry, Self study, selfless service, help to bring about this inner transformation. These techniques bring about an evolution – and a purification. When your mind is purified, you see things as they are. Develop the longing for the truth. Renounce all illusions and all falsehood to realize the truth. Go beyond ego, beyond separation, beyond pain.