Advice to an Aspirant About Living in the World

When you live in the world you have to adjust to circumstances. It cannot affect the purity of the mind. True renunciation is only a mental state. Train the mind to do japa constantly. Swami Sivananda continues with more advice for this aspirant in this brief but very informative recording.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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Advice to an Aspirant About Coming to the Ashram

Here Swami Sivananda reads a letter to an aspirant and gives him advice about coming to the ashram and some health treatments.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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Advice to an Aspirant about Awakening Divinity

Swami Sivananda gives much advice to this aspirant about how to become divine: silence, devotion, faith, purity, selflessness, generosity, and much more. Good advice for all aspirants. Some parts of the recording may be a little hard to understand.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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Advice to Aspirant about God

Swami Sivananda talks about God in this letter to an aspirant in 1955. Some parts of the recording are difficult to understand, but you can feel the love that Swami Sivananda had for each of his devotees.

with veena or instrumentFor more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de .

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 .

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Why We Search For God

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 by ganga with hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Story of the Three Skulls – Short lecture with Swami Vimalananda

SwamiS_1Swami Vimalananda, direct disciple of Swami Sivananda and Swami Chidananda, reads from a book of Swami Sivananda and tells the Story of the Three Skulls, which is an analogy for an important truth: Practice makes perfect. One ounce of practice is better than tons of theories. Learn the Yoga techniques. Listen to the teachings of great Masters. Then practice – and realize the Highest Truth. Recording from a live Satsang in Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh http://www.sivanandaonline.org

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Inner Transformation to See God Everywhere

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.

Recording of a live talk with Swami Atmaswarupananda in morning Satsang at Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. http://www.sivanandaonline.org  http://my.yoga-vidya.org

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Highest Wisdom and the Wise

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.org  http://my.yoga-vidya.org

 

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God Alone Is

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.

More talks from Swami Atma at http://www.radiantatman.org/ .

For lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.swami-sivananda.de . To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .

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Goal of Life is God Realization

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.

More talks oby Swami Atmaswarupananda http://www.radiantatman.org. Video talks on http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video

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Obedience is Better than Reverence


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

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Brahman Alone Is

463The 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

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Self-Realization

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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 .

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Philosophy and Meditation of Om

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Swami Sivananda gives a short lecture on the philosophy and meditation of Om. Om is everything – the symbol of Brahman, the sacred mono-syllable to take you to immortality. All mantras begin with om. 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 .

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