Wisdom includes knowledge and practical experience and goes beyond both. What is the highest wisdom? How can you reach the highest wisdom? How to become a wise person? What are the characteristics of a wise person? These are some of the themes that Swami Atmaswarupananda covers in this early morning talk at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. http://www.sivanandaonline.orghttp://my.yoga-vidya.org
In this very clear recording about Karma Yoga, the yoga of action or selfless service, Swami Sivananda tells us that Karma Yoga is selfless service to humanity. Your duty is to work but not to expect the fruits thereof. This is the central teaching of the Bhagavad Gita. God is the Inner Ruler. Learn more about Karma Yoga by listening to this recording about one of the classical yoga paths to moksha.
Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh talks about the foundation of Swami Sivananda’s teachings: God alone is. Swami Sivananda taught differently to different disciples. Swami Sivananda’s disciples have different characters and follow different Sadhanas. But there is something in common: The deep conviction that God alone is. The heart of Gurudev’s teaching is the same everywhere: God alone is without a second.
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.
Yoga Master Swami Sivananda reminded us again and again: the Goal of Life is God Realization. What does this mean? What does God realization mean for you? Is it a faith, a conviction, a point of view? Ideally, God realization is something which transforms your thinking and action. God realization means: God becomes real for you. Self realization means: Your true Self becomes real for you. God is your true Self.
Recording of a live morning talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh, February, 2014. This recording will help you get interesting insights in how to make God real in your life. You don’t need to wait until you get full God Realization. Make God a reality in your life – now.
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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.
Reverence to God, to the Scriptures, to the the tradition, and to God is good. It also helps for experiencing pleasure, to have a good feeling, a feeling of protection and of being blessed. But the main purpose of a Guru is to help to overcome the ego of the disciple. The disciple must understand this – and agree to it. Only then a Guru-disciple-relationship is possible. Devotion to Guru and God is important – but to put the spiritual teachings into practice is most important. Allow God and Guru to work through your body and mind – allow God and Guru to mould you.
This is the essence of this talk by Swami Atmaswarupananda at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh February 2014. http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://www.yoga-vidya.org
Knowledge from the Upanishads destroys ignorance and ends the wheel of samsara (cycle of births and deaths). Behind the names and forms is the eternal Satchidananda Brahman. Learn more deep vedantic truths by listening to this lecture from Swami Sivananda.
The highest truth says: Brahman alone is – without a second. There is nothing but Brahman. Swami Atmaswarupananda talks about this Eternal and simple Truth. You might look for bliss, for peace, for knowledge. You are this bliss, this peace, this knowledge. You are this One without a second. Understand this philosophy. Practice Sadhana. Experience bliss and happiness. Then experience one-ness in meditation. But go beyond experience. Realize: You are this happiness, this bliss. Reduce your ego a little bit everyday. Slowly you will realize the Highest.
Live recording of an early morning talk at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. http://www.sivanandaonline.org http://my.yoga-vidya.org
Purity in thought, word and deed, control of not only the reproductive indriyas, but also all the other indriyas – that is the definition of brahmacharya in a broad sense. There are two parts, the physical and the mental. Control of the body and control of the thoughts. Find out more about this often misunderstood concept in this lecture from Swami Sivananda.
Swami Sivananda recommends we live wisely: Physical beauty is nothing – it is superficial, illusory and fleeting. External appearance is maya. Brahman is beyond speech, time and causation. It is limitless, it shines with equal effulgence in all bodies. It is pure consciousness, satchidananda. Identify yourself with supreme peace, eternal bliss. Live the divine life, share with others, and melt the mind in the supreme Self. More wise advice can be heard in this inspiring lecture.
Mind is Atma Shakti. Mind is how Brahman manifests in the world. It is nothing but a collection of samskaras and impressions – nothing but a bundle of habits. It consists of vasanas, or subtle desires. Egosim is a seed of the tree of mind. Learn more about the mind in this very informative lecture from Swami Sivananda.
Om. Brahman, or God, exists. Parabrahman cannot be demonstrated, but it is possible to infer the existence of it. Brahman is the Self of everyone; Ahamasmi. Even after apparent death, life exists. Listen to more from Swami Sivananda on how to understand the existence of Brahman.
Swami Sivananda gives us advice in this lecture: do not spoil your health in the name of austerities, do constant repetition of mantras, have vairagya, spiritual growth is gradual so you need not be in a feverish hurry, ascend the ladder of yoga step by step, the world is the best teacher… He continues with more practical advice.
You are divine. Realize your divine nature. Every difficulty is an opportunity for you to develop your will and power of endurance. Grow strong, conquer difficulties one by one. Swami Sivananda gives us these important instructions and many more in this inspirational lecture.