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"As you think, so you become," says Swami Sivananda. This group is dedicated to spreading information about positive thinking through quotes, personal stories, news links, books, etc. to increase Your power of positive thinking.

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The last thought determines the next birth 2 Replies

"The last thought determines the next birth. The last prominent thought of one’s life occupies the mind at the time of death. The predominant idea at the time of death is what in normal life has…Continue

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Started by Sita Chaitanya. Last reply by anandi May 31, 2011.

Thought Power Leads to Will Power 8 Replies

Today the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in California provided this nicequote from Swami Vishnu-devananda explaining the relationship betweenthought power and will power:‎"Everything originates in…Continue

Tags: swami-vishnu-devananda, will-power, thought-power, quotes

Started by Sita Chaitanya. Last reply by Sita Chaitanya Dec 22, 2010.

Material Desires 1 Reply

Hari OmI was inspired to share something with you, which meant a great deal to me to understand our spiritual journey back to our original state and the nature of desires.It is said in Bhagavad Gita,…Continue

Started by Nemanja Djordjevic. Last reply by Sita Chaitanya Dec 8, 2010.

Anger 12 Replies

I found this really wonderful quote today from Swami Sivananda in his book "Conquest of Anger":"Find out the real cause of your anger and try to eradicate it. If a man abuses you and calls you names,…Continue

Tags: anger, swami-sivananda, atman, quotes

Started by Sita Chaitanya. Last reply by Sita Chaitanya Dec 6, 2010.

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Comment by Ramesh Kumar on June 17, 2010 at 8:13am
Can we control our thought and get away from negative thinking !
Comment by Sita Chaitanya on June 17, 2010 at 3:44pm
Yes we can! I know from personal experience that big change is possible if you keep trying.
Comment by anandi on July 11, 2010 at 5:20pm
Thougt Power - by Swami Sivananda is really nice to read but is it possible to put into practice ? I t really needs lot of practice.
Comment by Sita Chaitanya on July 11, 2010 at 6:04pm
Yes I think it is absolutely possible! It may take a long time :-). I see lots of positive improvement in myself over the last several years, and if I can do it, trust me, you can. (I still have a ways to go.)

It is a long process for everyone, but by meditating every day and staying regular in your yoga practice, it will happen.
Comment by anandi on July 12, 2010 at 8:54am
Thank you very much for sharing ur experience. I will follow on your comment . As i really want to improve myself . can u also share abt how to get rid of some kind of fear which is "unexplainable" to make it into positive thoughts? i will b gr8ful.
Comment by anandi on July 12, 2010 at 8:56am
sita chaitanyaji. once again thank u looking fwd for ur comment
Comment by Sita Chaitanya on July 12, 2010 at 3:26pm
Well Anandi, that is a good question about fears. Everybody has them. If you do regular meditation, pranayama and asanas with sincerity over a period of time I know that fears will reduce. For each person it is different depending on how deep and longlasting the fears are, and many other factors. Yoga takes time but it does work.

I think many of the fears are caused by blockages at the muladhara chakra. We do asanas to remove blockages, pranayama to purify and strengthen the nadis, and then meditation, which will help you deal with the issues as they begin to unblock. For me I also read a lot of scriptures and Swami Sivananda books so I would always be thinking positive things and learning the related practices.

Over time the fears lessen and you can deal with them a lot better. Hopefully, eventually they go away altogether.

Good luck with this. I wish you all the best. Please ask questions as much as you need to.
Comment by anandi on July 12, 2010 at 3:52pm
hariom sita chaitanyaii , i am so happy to c ur response. i dont know much abt Yoga but i do my meditation every day for abt 10to20 mnts . I do attend satsangs sometimes i am so moved by in these lectures tht i just cry and beg to lord to let my body mind and soul be with him. But i am sad to say tht these feeling of longing for God last for a short time. I want this feeling to be there for ever , May be is it cuz as i dont know any yoga or i not much into vedas which is making me go off track? Pleeez help me looking frwd for ur comments.
Comment by Sita Chaitanya on July 12, 2010 at 4:05pm
Om Anandi,
Just keep going. You are doing the right things already. Over time the feelings will last longer and longer.

You can start to think about God more in your daily life by dedicating all your actions as you go through the day to Him. You can also say mantras throughout the day. You can also sing the kirtans you hear in satsang throughout each day. You could also try handing over your fears to God and trusting that He will take care of you. All these things will help give you the feeling of being closer to God.

Don't worry if you don't know the vedas or scriptures. It doesn't matter - what matters most is what is in your heart.
Comment by anandi on July 13, 2010 at 2:58pm
Hariom sita chaitanyaii
This is gr8 ! so, i am on d right track. you jus dont know what a feeling i am going thro' after reading your comment it means lot to me. R u a Yogi? can u share ur experiece how u met ur Guru? Do u feel closer to God all d time? I feel Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Ramana Maharshi , and Gurnanak, Swami sivananda and Swami Chinmayananda are the true realized souls. Am i right?whenever i read their books and listen to their lectures i want to b like them. They r my driving force in my life.
Once again ur response has given me immense happiness in my heart. looking fwd 4 ur comments. hariom

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