Swami Sivananda complements an aspirant on dietary matters, his spiritual diary and his sadhana. He then gives the aspirant advice on asanas and pranayamas he can do for his sadhana. Live the divine life. Be vigilant.
Swami Sivananda reads a letter and explains a little bit about vedanta to an aspirant. He talks about Brahman, Atman, the best wealth is the Knowledge of Truth, get established in this Truth, thy own Self.
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.
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.
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 aloud his advice to an aspirant about daily events, letter writing, and establishing yourself in the Divine Goodness. Forget and forgive harms done to you. A kind word said to a suffering man is charity.
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.
Swami Sivananda reads a letter to an aspirant about divine dreams. He says that God is leading you to the realm of Bliss eternal. Divine dreams are prophets. Know your real nature. Do Japa, prayer, and meditation.
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.
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.
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.