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February 2011 Blog Posts (45)

SHAMBHAVI MUDRA:

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Sit in any comfortable meditation pose keep the head, shoulder and spine upright and straight. And place the hands on the knees in (Gyana Mudra). Close the eyes and relax the whole body. Now look up word and in ward, focusing the eyes at the eyebrow centre. Hold the gaze as long as you are comfortable.… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on February 28, 2011 at 5:23am — No Comments

IS THE SOUL DESTRUCTIBLE?

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[1] THE INTRODUCTION:

The soul is fully and 100% destructible in the sense that its separate identity/consciousness is destroyed. But, the basic element of which the soul is made up of…

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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on February 28, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Share what you have with others

If you are a doctor, treat the poor free of charge. If you are an advocate, plead for the poor. If you are a teacher or a professor, give free tuition to poor boys. Give them books free.

Swami Sivananda

 

From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

PADAMASANA (The Lotus Posture) .



Method: Sit down on the floor with your legs resting in front of you. Bend the right leg at the knee and place the sole of the right foot on the left thigh. Now bend the left leg at the knee and place the sole of the left foot on the right thing, thus interlocking your legs. Adjust in such a way that both… Continue

Added by yoga guru suneel singh on February 27, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Equanimity

Bear insult, injury, harsh words, criticism, heat and cold.

Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More Infos from and about Swami Sivananda…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Reflecting your life

1. Sit quietly, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths, relaxing a little with each exhalation

2. Imagine that you're at the end of your life and death is quickly approaching.

3. Reflect on your life as you watch it replay before your eyes like a video.

4. As you reflect, choose two things you've done that you feel good about now.

5. Look deeply at what makes these moments memorable-at the qualities of mind and heart you brought to them.

6. Notice how these… Continue

Added by ૐ Lakshmi Devi on February 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Develop Cosmic Love

Cultivate amiable, loving, social nature, generosity, an open heart. Kill selfishness. Control the senses, practise self-restraint, tolerance, sympathy and mercy. These are the qualifications of a Karma Yogi.

Swami Sivananda

 

From the book:…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

WORLD RELIGIONS







SHIT HAPPENS



* TAOISM: Shit happens, go with the flow.

* HINDUISM: This shit has happened before.

* HARE KRISHNA: Shit happens Rama Rama Ding Dong.

* ISLAM: Shit happening is the will of Allah.

* ZEN: What is the sound of shit happening?

* EXISTENTALISM: Shit… Continue

Added by Bhajan Noam on February 24, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments

Be humble and grateful

Never say: “I have helped that man.” Feel and think: “That man gave me an opportunity to serve.”

Swami Sivananda

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Karma Yoga and Duty

Do actions as your duty, duty for duty’s sake.

Swami Sivananda

From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was a self-realized Master and a very practical Guru. Following…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Work without expectation

Do not expect even thanks or appreciation for your work.

Swami Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright Divine Life Society, Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh. More Informations:…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Overcome Abhimana, egoism



Give up Abhimana of all sorts. Kill the Vairagya-abhimana, Seva-abhimana, Tyagi-abhimana, Kartritva-abhimana, male-female-abhimana, and doctor-judge-abhimana.
Swami Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Concept of the CLONING in Shreemada Daevee Bhaagawata...?

There is the description of a MAHAAVESHHNNU and VESHHNNU in the ancient spiritual text titled "Shreemada Daevee Bhaagawata".

It is mentioned therein that there are INFINITE numbers of TRELOKEEs each in each "ROMA KOOPA" of the Lord MAHAAVESHHNNU. Each TRELOKEE is said to have its own holy trinity of BRAHAMAA, VESHHNNU and MAHAESHA/SHANKARA.

Now,let us go beyond the literal…
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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on February 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

GO BEYOND EVEN THE SHEVA-CONSCIOUSNESS...!

The holy book "Durgaa-Saptashatee" carries the DHYAANAMA in the chapter number 10 wherein the worship is offered to "SHEVA-SHAKTEruupaama KAAMAESHAWAREE"[one of numerous forms of the DIVINE MOTHER].

SHEVA is the higher [LIGHT]entity than the holy trinity of BRHAMAA, VESHHNNU and MAHAESHA/SHANKARA.

The DIVINE MOTHER KAAMAESHAWAREE clearly is higher than SHEVA, since she [the…
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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on February 19, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Chanting and Work

Sing Sitaram, Radheshyam or Hare Rama while you work. Remember the Lord always.

 

From the book: Amrita…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Adapt adjust acommodate

Develop nicely adaptability. Serve always with Atma-Bhava and Narayana-Bhava.

Swami Sivananda

 

Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Equal mind

Have equal vision and balanced mind in pleasure and pain, gain and loss, success and failure.

 

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Arati at sunset at Ganga

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Loving greetings from Rishikesh. The "Ayurveda & Yoga" conference started here this evening with beautiful chanting and arati (waving of lights). We were sitting just next to Ganga as the sunset turned the clouds a very special pink.



Soon after finishing, the rains began. Even thought it is not the rainy season here in North India, we have been having heavy rains for the past few weeks - and cold (for India) weather. But itmis peaceful in the Parmath Niketan ashram,… Continue

Added by Swami Saradananda on February 16, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Surrender

Surrender always your actions and their fruits to the Lord.

Swami Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Motives and Karma Yoga

Scrutinise always your inner motives. Destroy selfish motives.

 

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on February 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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