Always bear in mind that the primary condition of success on the spiritual path is an earnest longing for purity. Therefore, be sincere and very earnest in your spiritual practices and strive for purification and sound ethical culture.
Sing the glories and most powerful Names of the Lord. You will be filled with supreme peace, and devotion will dwell in your purified heart. Evil thoughts are as sinful as evil deeds. The path of virtue lies straight before you. Be sufficiently watchful and… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 30, 2012 at 7:00pm —
The householder should speak truth that is sweet and pleasant; he should not utter an unpleasant truth nor a pleasant lie. This is the eternal virtue.
Even in cases of ungentle dealings, he should always say, "That is good; that is good, good to all.” He should not engage in futile quarrels, nor create enmity with any person. Persons possessing limbs in excess or less, old men, illiterate persons, those devoid of personal beauty and worldly possessions, men of low birth-all these he must… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 29, 2012 at 7:00pm —
We should understand that there is no such technic to learn about love, peace, meditation/yoga but one can receive them by totally surrendering with full of devotion and love. It is very unfortunate that most of the people talk only about exterior part of the body, mind as yoga and keep focusing on learning its asana, pranayama and a little about sitting for meditation but on the other hand they forget and miss the very significant part of the life which is LOVE TRULY, it is the only technic… Continue
Added by Kriyananda Maharshi Dayananda on June 29, 2012 at 10:58am —
Early in the morning a good householder should get up with holy thoughts, chanting the Name of Lord Hari and singing His glories through various hymns and prayers.
He should then evacuate his bowels and wash his legs, hands and face. He should look at the sun and read the daily almanac. He should then take bath in a river or a tank and perform his morning worship and prayers. He should repeat thc Gayatri 1,008 times.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 28, 2012 at 7:00pm —
Do you really not perspire at all when you do the Aaasanas and Praannaayaama, the two essential parts of the yoga?… Continue
Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 28, 2012 at 1:00am —
A householder shall give food to Brahmacharins who do not cook their meals and, after keeping enough for his relatives and dependents, he shall distribute the residue to birds and beasts.
He should shave his hair properly, wear clean clothes and keep himself neat and tidy. Even if extremely tempted, he should not visit his wife during the three forbidden days of her periods, nor share the same bed with her. Intellect, strength, vigor, eyesight and vitality are impaired if a man goes to a… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 27, 2012 at 7:00pm —
A householder should not earn money by acts which enthrall the senses, nor by means forbidden by the Vedas. It: the event of his not possessing money, he should not try to earn it from any source without due discrimination.
Let him not willfully addict himself to any object of self-gratification. In case of extreme attachment, he should counteract it by means of his patience and will-force.
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 26, 2012 at 7:00pm —
Do you really think that you can calm your mind simply by de-concentration? Do you really think that you can just sit and make your mind absolutely silent by wanting nothing, hoping nothing, expecting nothing and doing nothing?… Continue
Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 26, 2012 at 1:30am —
It is difficult to live the life of a householder. The householder's life is prescribed for one who cannot control his passion. One without passion should take to the path of renunciation.
A householder should not be exclusively engaged in family affairs, tie must perform the sacred duties and have self-control. He should not become a slave of sense enjoyments. He must perform sacrifices to the Rishis, gods, manes and the lower creation.
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 25, 2012 at 7:00pm —
~ Sambodhi Meera
Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 25, 2012 at 8:00am —
Right from the very beginning of your spiritual life, understand very clearly that in true humility, sincere desire to earnest and unceasing intro¬spection, to improve yourself, lie your hope of progress.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 23, 2012 at 7:00pm —
ARE YOU BEING JEALOUS?
”When you say or write something without an…
Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 23, 2012 at 1:30am —
The workings of Maya are so extremely subtle, so very difficult to overcome, and human nature is so demoniacal and degenerate, that real spiritual pro¬gress and development in Sadhana are indeed very hard to attain.
To achieve success in any measure in spiritual life is the most difficult and uphill task. It is truly Divine Grace alone that can raise the aspirant from darkness to light. The rooting out of egoism in its numerous forms comprises the very core of spirituality.
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 22, 2012 at 7:00pm —
“The three holy PENDEYAANs/TRINIY of Mahaakaalee, Mahalakchhmee and Mahaasaraswatee inside the Holy cave shrine of Maa Vaeeshhnno Daevee in the Trekuta mountains represent the ideal INTEGRATED WOMANHOOD and… Continue
Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 21, 2012 at 1:00am —
Vices are the destroyers of ethical life. They are the poisonous weeds that rapidly grow and choke up the fragrant flowers of virtue blossoming in the fair garden of ethical life. Unless vices are eradicated through resolute effort and self-purification, your moral well-being is not safe.
Anger, lust, sorrow, loss of judgment, jealousy, malice, pride, envy, slander and fear are powerful enemies of man. They approach him and tempt him from all sides.
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 20, 2012 at 7:00pm —
O college boys, do not waste your lather's money in seeking pleasures in cinemas, restaurants and hotels. Beware! Do not become victims of syphilis and gonorrhea. Your whole life will be spoiled.
Learn the way of self-control from Sadhus and Sannyasins. Be regular in your Japa and Kitran, in meditation and study of the scriptures. You are the future citizens of the world. Learn to soothe the itching of the nerves through sublime thinking and divine contemplation.
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 19, 2012 at 7:00pm —
Even men who have their wives lead a life of dissi¬pation. What a great shame! They have taken a pledge before the sacred God of Fire that they would be true to their wives, and yet they lead a life of immorality.
These ignorant, deluded souls of little under¬standing deserve capital punishment. The divine law of cause and effect is inexorable and unrelenting. It will not spare them at all. O ignorant man, have you realized your folly now? Will you promise me that you will lead a holy and… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 18, 2012 at 7:00pm —
Be balanced in pleasure and pain, in life and death, in praise and censure, in gain and loss, in honor and dishonor. Thus will you be able to enter into the Infinite or the supreme Silence.
Renounce all desires by means of detachment and discrimination. Renounce the sense-objects. Then renunciation of desires will follow. Thereafter, live happily wherever thou pleasest.
A distaste for the objects of the senses is true freedom, and attachment to the objects is bondage. This is… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 17, 2012 at 7:00pm —
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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 16, 2012 at 11:05pm —
Do not waste your precious time in playing cards, in working out crossword puzzles, in gambling and races. Money earned in solving crossword puzzles will not stick to you even for a day. Life is meant for higher spiritual purposes.
Wake up quickly, O ignorant man! Struggle hard and attain the imperishable spiritual wealth and be happy forever, live in the company of the wise and lead the divine life. Satsang is an impregnable fort¬ress where there is no scope for the entry of Maya and her… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 16, 2012 at 7:00pm —