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April 2011 Blog Posts (49)

SUCCESS SPRINGS FROM CALMNESS OF THE MIND .IT IS A COLD IRON WHICH CUTS AND BENDS HOT IRON.

SUCCESS SPRINGS FROM CALMNESS OF THE MIND .IT IS A COLD IRON WHICH CUTS AND BENDS HOT IRON.



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To be in touch with inner divinity means to experience true happiness. @ When we are connected to our inner divinity, our actions are pure and selfless. There is then no trace of negativity. Where there is no negativity, the mind becomes free from feelings of guilt, fear etc. This automatically ensures constant happiness. @ If there is no happiness, there is definitely no connection… Continue

Added by VISHNU ER on April 30, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

The Winged Life (revisited)



The Winged Man » by Odilon Redon)







« The Winged Life » takes its name from William Blake's poem « Eternity » :



He who binds himself to a joy

Does the winged life…
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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 30, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Do intense Mantra repetition for a week from time to time

Do intense Mantra repetition for a week from time to time

Do Anushtan frequently. Live on milk and fruits for a week. Observe Mouna or silence and do Japa and meditate in an intense manner.

Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VANDE MATRAM - A TOTALLLY SECULAR YOGIC CONCEPT?



The 'MAARKNDAEYA PURAANNA' has a chapter where in the 'VARSHHA' [country] called 'BHAARATA' is stated to be located on one of the four petals and indeed itself being one of the four petals in the 'FOUR-PETAL LOTUS' [Page 137, Sankshepta Maarkndaeyapuraanna, Gita Press, Gorakhpur, Book Code Number 539, ISBN -81-293-0153-9,…

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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on April 30, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Surrender to the Lord

Say unto the Lord: ‘I am Thine, all is Thine, Thy Will be done’. Feel you are an instrument in the hands of the Lord, that the Lord works through your mind, body and senses. Offer all your actions and the fruits of the actions unto the… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TO HAVE BALANCE IN ALL SITUATIONS IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS

TO HAVE BALANCE IN ALL SITUATIONS IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS

Added by VISHNU ER on April 29, 2011 at 11:06am — No Comments

Nine kinds of devotional practices.

Practise the nine modes of devotion or Nava-vidha Bhakti, viz., Sravana (hearing the Lilas of the Lord), Kirtan (singing His Name), Smarana (His remembrance), Padasevana (service of His Feet), Archana (offering flowers), Vandana (prostrations), Dasyam (servant-Bhava), Sakhya (His friendship), and… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Five kinds of Bhavas (devotional feelings)

The five kinds of Bhavas are: Santa Bhava, Dasya Bhava (master-servant relation), Vatsalya Bhava (father-son relation), Sakhya Bhava (friendship), Madhurya Bhava (the relationship of lover and beloved). Bhishma had Santa… Continue

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

IF TRUTH AND HONESTY COME EASY TO ME THEN LOVE FROM GOD ALSO COMES EASILY

IF TRUTH AND HONESTY COME EASY TO ME THEN LOVE FROM GOD ALSO COMES EASILY

Added by VISHNU ER on April 27, 2011 at 3:46am — No Comments

Repetition of a Mantra

Repeat your Ishta MantraOm Namah Sivaya , Om Namo Narayanaya, Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya—mentally, sometimes verbally when the mind wanders.…

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

DO NOT JUST BE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS' BUT CONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE RIGHT

DO NOT JUST BE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS' BUT CONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE RIGHT



@To experience peace is to be in one powerful stage. @: The more the thoughts we have, the lesser the peace that is experienced in the mind. When we are able to maintain a powerful thought throughout the day whatever the situations come our way we can experience constant peace. @: Right in the morning let me take a thought that is positive and powerful. For example, 'victory is my birthright' or 'I… Continue

Added by VISHNU ER on April 26, 2011 at 5:10am — No Comments

Visualisation as an Aid to Devotion

Keep a picture of the Lord and concentrate on it—the face or feet or the whole picture. Then visualise the picture in your heart or the space between the two eyebrows.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami…

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

PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD INCREASE THEREFORE ,I SHOULD INCREASE MY CAPACITY FOR DEALING WITH PROBLEMS Happiness has the power to change even hopeless situations into hopeful ones

PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD INCREASE THEREFORE ,I SHOULD INCREASE MY CAPACITY FOR DEALING WITH PROBLEMS

Happiness has the power to change even hopeless situations into hopeful ones. @ There is so much power in being happy that even in the most hopeless situations we can keep ourselves peaceful and happy. When we are able to maintain this stage we will find that things change for the better too. Our hope will work to change the situation. @ Let me think of one situation that I am not happy with.… Continue

Added by VISHNU ER on April 25, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

The Name of the Lord

The Name of the Lord is your sole refuge. It is your prop, shelter and abode. Name is divine nectar. Nama and Nami are inseparable

Sivananda

From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Prayer



Pray to the Lord thus; “O Adorable Lord of Compassion and Love! Give me faith and devotion. Let my mind be ever fixed On Thy Lotus Feet. Let me have constant remembrance of Thee. Let me sing Thy glory always.”
Sivananda

 

Taken from Amrita Gita,…

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

Aids for developing Bhakti

Sattvic food is a help to devotion. Take milk, fruits, etc. Evil company is an enemy of devotion. Give up evil company. Take recourse to Satsanga or company of the saints.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri…

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

WHEN YOU SMILE ,NOT ONLY DO YOU FEEL HAPPY BUT YOU BRING A RAY OF LIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS

WHEN YOU SMILE ,NOT ONLY DO YOU FEEL HAPPY BUT YOU BRING A RAY OF LIGHT INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS

Added by VISHNU ER on April 21, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

How to develop Bhakti

Japa, Kirtan, prayer, service of saints, study of books on Bhakti are all aids to devotion.

Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was…

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

Faith

Faith is necessary for attaining God -realisation. Faith can work wonders. Faith can move mountains. Faith can take you to the inner chambers of the Lord, where reason dares not enter.

Sivananda

 

Swami Sivananda lived…

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

TO EXPERIENCE ALL RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD MEANS THAT I HAVE GONE BEYOND ALL DESIRES @ Awareness of inner power brings the capacity to use the inner treasures.

TO EXPERIENCE ALL RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD MEANS THAT I HAVE GONE BEYOND ALL DESIRES

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Awareness of inner power brings the capacity to use the inner treasures. : @We have within us a lot of treasures - the treasures of thoughts, time and virtues that we have not been using fully. The power within us enables us to recognise and use these treasures in a worth while way. The more we are able to work with them we find them increasing. Solution: I need to remind myself of the treasures… Continue

Added by VISHNU ER on April 20, 2011 at 12:51am — No Comments

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