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 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.
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
„Vedanta“ comes from the sanskrit word „vid“ which means to know, and „anta“ which means the end. Vedanta means the end of wisdom. Vedanta comes from the Upanishads. It is the essence of the teachings of the smrtis. Listen to how you can become a vedantin in this lecture by Swami Sivananda.
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.
Immortal Self! God is the creator and indweller of your heart. He is the dispenser of karma and of the results of your actions. Behold God in all objects. God is everything – learn how you can live in God, realize this, and be free – lecture by Swami Sivananda.
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.