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
Human beings have a threefold nature: human beings have an animal nature, human nature and divine nature. Swami Atmaswarupananda from Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh speaks about these three aspects of your nature – and how to become more aware of your divine nature. He mentions especially: Dedicate your life to the welfare of others. Inquire: who am I? Treat others the way you want to be treated. Practice the presence of God. Develop respect for everything in this universe. Dedicate all your actions to God. More talks of Swami Atmaswarupananda: http://www.radiantatman.org/
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.
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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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
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.