Future of Gurukula System

Sukadev is talking about the Future of  the Gurukula System and that it has several meanings. One meaning is that the teachers live together with their students. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the Future of  the Gurukula System.

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The meaning of Sannyas

Sukadev is talking about Sannyas and its importance to life, to society and yourself. Sannyas means renunciation. There are two aspects of Sannyas, on one handside it is a monestic life which means to dedicate completly to the spiritual part of life. Listen to this podcast to learn more about Sannyas.

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Importance of Rituals

Sukadev is talking in this podcast about the importance of rituals. In our tradition rituals are important but they are not the most important part. With rituals you can create a spiritual atmosphere in an ashram.

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Is Vedanta a Philosophical System?

In this Podcast Sukadev is talking about the question: “Is Vedanta a Philosophical System?”

Advaita Vedanta is a school in Hinduism. People who believe in Advaita believe that their soul is not different from Brahman. The most famous Hindu philosopher who taught about Advaita Vedanta was Shankaracharya who lived in India more than a thousand years ago.

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Essence of Bhagavata

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

blessingMostly in chant form, Swami Sivananda distills the essence of the Bhagavatam.

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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Ramayana Introduction

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Here Swami Sivananda sings to us in verse, and gives an introduction to the Ramayana. 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 .black and white on hill

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Immortal Self

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Sivatige.tif0_Swami Sivananda explains about our real Self while chanting to the Maha Mantra – Nothing is real, nothing belongs to me, Immortal Self I Am.

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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Shantih Mantras and Kathopanishad

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

SwamiS_1This 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.

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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Kenopanishad

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Sivatige.tif0_Swami Sivananda talks about the Kena Upanishad, also called the Kenopanishad, in which is revealed the Truth of Brahman and how it relates to man. Everything is possible by the power of Brahman. Brahman shines by his own light, and everything shines as a reflection of this. Therefore, we should meditate on Brahman until we Know Brahman as pure Self consciousness, not as an object.

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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To Get Self-Knowledge

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

SwamiS_1Identification with the perishable body is the greatest obstacle to Self-Knowledge, says Swami Sivananda in this very detailed synopsis of some of the most important points of yoga and vedanta. He discusses the 3 bodies, the 5 sheaths, the 3 states of waking/dream/deep sleep, the 6 changes the body goes through, the tattvas, indriyas, 5 pranas, the antakharana, and much more. A lecture not to be missed.

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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All About Meditation

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

Sivatige.tif0_Swami Sivananda begins by recommending we meditate on Soham, and Aham Brahmasmi. He explains that the Brahmakara vritti is the form taken by the mind when it is about to lose itself in Brahman, and that it is not like ordinary vrittis of the mind. Find out more in this amazing lecture.

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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Brahmavidya

This article is a reissue from the year 2013.

SwamiS_1Brahmavidya 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.

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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Lecture: Importance of human birth – Journey of selfdiscovery by Swami Tattvarupananda

Swami Tattvarupananda is giving a lecture during a satsang in the Yoga Vidya ashram Bad Meinberg. He begins with a story which makes you think about what belongs to you. To tell you beforehand it’s neither your thoughts nor your soul.

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Swami Tattwarupananda got his deep knowledge about Vedanta and spiritual truth as a long time student of Swami Dayanandas in the tradition of Swami Sivananda. He teaches yoga, Vedanta and Bhagavad Gita in several ashrams and schools and he is also leading a Gurukulam for underprivileged children in Trivandrum, Kerala.

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The Lion and the Sheep + Shankara and his Disciples – Lecture by Shekar Pandey

Prof. Dr. Chandrashekar („Shekhar“) Pandey – teaches at the Institut of Social Studies, Den Haag, Netherlands. He is a “seeker” and a teacher at the same time. In this video he talks among another story about Shankara.

Shankara is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism.

His works in Sanskrit discuss the unity of the ātman and Nirguna Brahman “brahman without attributes”.

Shekar Pandey is also giving seminars in the Yoga Vidya ashrams. You can find them here.

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19th Yoga Congress – “The role of a guru from a modern perspective” with Shanmug

Shanmug is giving a lecture to the topic “The role of a guru from a modern perspective”. This speech happened during the 19th Yoga Congress in November 2016 in the Yoga Vidya Ashram in Bad Meinberg. If you want to know more about yoga and meditation visit our website by clicking here.

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