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.
Be not in fear of anybody. You are talented. You are satchidananda devotion. There is nothing in the world that can’t be achieved. Listen as Swami Sivananda gives advice about self-confidence to an aspirant.
You are satchidananda, prem and bhava. You have reached a divine state. Keep practicing sadhana. Do meditation, practice shantih, attain moksha. You are purity and love. Swami Sivananda gives this advice to an aspirant in this letter from 1956.
When you live in the world you have to adjust to circumstances. It cannot affect the purity of the mind. True renunciation is only a mental state. Train the mind to do japa constantly. Swami Sivananda continues with more advice for this aspirant in this brief but very informative recording.
Swami Sivananda encourages an aspirant about his family member and about growing in spirituality. This letter clearly shows how much Swami Sivananda cared for each of his devotees. May you all grow in spirituality.
You need not control the higher divine emotions. When you enter into deep meditation, you need not repeat the mantra. Allow the meditation to merge in samadhi. Swami Sivananda speaks a little more about meditation, and then other general topics, in this letter with advice to an aspirant.
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.