Chidananda Rupam Sivoham Sivoham, Ananda Rupam Soham Sivoham. Through song Swami Sivananda tells us our true nature, and that of Brahman, is eternal, free, pure, that all is the atman, all is Brahman, all is His own Self, Immortal Atman.
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.
Narayani and Nalini answer the question: How did you continue with your Yoga Practice for so many years? Narayani lives in London, Nalini in Delhi. These two female Yoga Masters are teaching regularly in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany http://my.yoga-vidya.org
What are YogaAshrams good for? What can you expect to experience in a Yoga Ashram? Why can you make so good progress when living in an Ashram? Leela Mata, Yoga Master in Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania speaks about the spiritual Meaning of Ashram Practice. Leela Mata gives Seminars in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany regularly http://y-v.de/leela-mata
Narayani and Nalini are two Yoga Masters who teach in different countries and continents. During a Satsang at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany Sukadev asked them: What made you start wih Yoga? The answers of the two wise women reveal much about the effects of Yoga. http://my.yoga-vidya.org
A true Yoga Master teaches in many unexpected ways. Swami Vishnu-devananda, 1927-1993, was one such Master: Swami Vishnu was very unconventional, supremely understandy, demanding and loving. Shanmuga, one of his closest disciples tells a few stories about Swami Vishnu-devananda. You can find this and many other talks from Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany on http://my.yoga-vidya.org/video