O Children of Immortality! Vicharana, or right inquiry into the nature of Brahman, and contentment are two qualities necessary for vedantic inquiry. On the path, all doubts will vanish. The slayer of the Atman is the mind. Excellent lecture on the nature of the mind.
Chidananda Rupam Sivoham Sivoham, Ananda Rupam Soham Sivoham. Through song Swami Sivananda tells us our true nature, and that of Brahman, is eternal, free, pure, that all is the atman, all is Brahman, all is His own Self, Immortal Atman.
This lecture by Swami Sivananda begins by chanting some of the Shantih mantras, followed by a discussion of the nature of the Self. The Knowledge of the Atman, or supreme Self, is subtle and cannot be realized by our own doing. He discusses many topics such as: the individual soul is identical with Brahman, the importance of a guru, the sreya marga and preya marga, avidya, and more.
Swami Sivananda talks about the Kena Upanishad, also called the Kenopanishad, in which is revealed the Truth of Brahman and how it relates to man. Everything is possible by the power of Brahman. Brahman shines by his own light, and everything shines as a reflection of this. Therefore, we should meditate on Brahman until we Know Brahman as pure Self consciousness, not as an object.
Identification with the perishable body is the greatest obstacle to Self-Knowledge, says Swami Sivananda in this very detailed synopsis of some of the most important points of yoga and vedanta. He discusses the 3 bodies, the 5 sheaths, the 3 states of waking/dream/deep sleep, the 6 changes the body goes through, the tattvas, indriyas, 5 pranas, the antakharana, and much more. A lecture not to be missed.
Swami Sivananda begins by recommending we meditate on Soham, and Aham Brahmasmi. He explains that the Brahmakara vritti is the form taken by the mind when it is about to lose itself in Brahman, and that it is not like ordinary vrittis of the mind. Find out more in this amazing lecture.
Brahmavidya is the science of Brahman, the Knowledge of the Absolute, and here Swami Sivananda talks a great deal about what this means. He explains who a person with Brahmavidya is and their qualifications. He also covers many topics related to Knowledge of the Self and how to obtain it – some of the topics are Om, the Atman, the aspirant, self-control, discrimination, intellect, Purusha, and more. A wonderful lecture not to be missed.
Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati speaks about the meaning of his name in answer to a question by Sukadev. He talks about the Shankaracharya Swami tradition and Vedanta – as all this is contained in the meaning of Swami Bodhichitananda Saraswati. More on Swami Bodhichitananda on . Seminars with Swami Bodhichitananda on http://www.yoga-vidya.de/nc/seminar-uebersicht/nach-seminarleiter/seminar-nach-seminarleiter/Swami-Bodhichitananda.html
Dr. Nalini Sahay explains how Prana Self Healing Techniques work. She talks about how Prana Healing Techniques helped herself after severe injuries due to accidents. She developped a special way to teach Prana Vidya to others. Self Healing Techniques can help with many diseases, including cancer, MS, psychological problems etc. For minor diseases self help techniques can be sufficient in healing. For major diseases they support conventional treatment. Please note: For any medical problem a doctor or health practicioner should be consulted. Dr. Nalini is living in Delhi. She is teaching others how to teach Prana Healing in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. http://www.yoga-vidya.de/english.html
Dr. Nalini Sahay and Narayani speak about their experience about practicing and teaching Yoga while raising a child. They also speak about how you can educate your children in a spiritual way. Narayani and Nalini are two female Yoga Masters teaching in different countries and continents. They answer to a question by Sukadev in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Yoga Nidra helps to develop spiritual awareness. It helps to overcome psychological disorders, stress and inner crisis. Yoga Nidra gives energy, healing power, better sleep and much more. Dr. Nalini speaks about the different benefits of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is a set of Deep Relaxation techniques. Dr. Nalini answers to a question from Sukadev of Yoga Vidya. Dr. Nalini lives in Delhi, is teaching Yoga Nidra in the Yoga Vidya Ashrams and Centers in Germany. http://www.yoga-vidya.de/center.html