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
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.
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
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.
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.
The Atman is not born, nor does it ever die – it is unborn, eternal and changeless. With inspiring words of wisdom, listen to Swami Sivananda go on to describe the qualities of a Jivanmukta, and much more.
Behind this world show of physical phenomenon and names and forms, behind feelings, thoughts and emotions, there is the immortal unchanging Self. Swami Sivananda goes on to explain how to understand the Self and the goal of human life. Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .
Self-examination is indispensable for removing your defects. We should do daily introspection and self-analysis and eradicate our defects through suitable methods. Swami Sivananda explains various methods we can use to eradicate our defects.
A Sadhaka is a spiritual aspirant. In this lecture, Swami Sivananda instructs sadhakas to reduce their wants to the barest minimum, to share what they have, to have sakshi bhav (the witness attitude), and more. The spiritual path is difficult, like the edge of a razor. Patience and perseverance is needed. This lecture is a great motivator for all sadhakas. Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .
I am the All, the light of lights, the origin, middle, and end. Swami Sivananda instructs us through the vedantic kirtan Bhajo Radhe Krishna Bhajo Radhe Shyama Soham Sivoham Om, that He is the cosmic consciousness.
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.
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 Sivananda tells us about the things that are Real, unchanging and absolute, as opposed to the things that are Unreal, changing and relative. He tells us our ultimate destiny and what the purpose of life is. You are the architect of your own fate. Everything is within.