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July 2011 Blog Posts (42)

HRIDAYA MUDRA

Bring the tip of your index finger to the root of the thumb. Join the tips of your middle and ring fingers with the tip of the thumb. The little finger remains straight. Place your hands on your knees with the palms upward. Close your eyes and relax your body, keeping it motionless for 25-30 minutes.



The middle and ring fingers relate directly to the meridians connected with the heart. The thumb closes the circuit.

Hridaya mudra may prove very helpful to release pent-up emotion… Continue

Added by Swami Saradananda on July 31, 2011 at 11:52pm — 3 Comments

Develop good Quality

Cultivate the divine qualities: humility, harmlessness, purity, steadfastness, self-control, dispassion, unostentatiousness, non-attachment, balance of mind, fearlessness, angerlessness, self-restraint, renunciation, straightforwardness, truthfulness, compassion, non-covetousness, steadiness. You will attain Wisdom of the Self or Brahma-Jnana.…

Swami Sivananda

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Offer everything to the Lord

Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer, whatever you give, whatever austerity you do, do it as an offering unto the Lord. Your heart will be purified. You will not be bound by actions. You will soon attain the Lord.

Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book…

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

Devotion to God and Service to Humanity

Give the mind to the Lord and the hands for the service of humanity. Always think of Lord only. You will soon attain God -realisation easily.

Swami Sivananda

From the book:…

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

On Individualistic Spirituality

In my opinion, on some social networks there appears to be a tendency to avoid challenges altogether in order to protect beliefs.



The rationale seems to be that the intent of the challengers is merely to « make wrong, » and that those who challenge are just not « confident in their own beliefs. »



But what then if the intent is not to « make wrong » ? What if the intent is to shed a different light ? What if the prompting comes from the heart and not the ego ? What if the… Continue

Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 7:01pm — No Comments

The Same Self in All Beings

Behold only the One Atman or the Self in all beings—in the ants, dogs, cows, horses, elephants and outcastes. This is equal vision or Sama Drishti.

Sivananda

 

Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in accordance to his inspiration can lead you to joy,…

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

mandalas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





Thangka painting of Vajradhatu Mandala





Maṇḍala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". In the Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions their sacred art often takes a mandala form. The basic form of most Hindu and Buddhist mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the shape of a T.[1][2]

These mandalas, concentric diagrams, have spiritual and ritual significance… Continue

Added by maria angelica sassone on July 28, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

Sakshi Bhava – Attitude of a Withness

Seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving, speaking, grasping, etc., are actions of the senses. Atman is the silent witness. Thou art really the Atman or the Witness, Sakshi. Never forget this

Sivananda

From Amrita Gita by…

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

Jnana and Bhakti – Wisdom and Love

All actions culminate in Jnana or wisdom. Bhakti also terminates in wisdom. Without Bhakti, Jnana is impossible.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami…

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

Guru helps to attain Self Realisation

Serve your Guru . Be devoted to your Guru . Obey him. Have implicit faith in his teachings. You will grow in spirituality. The veil will be torn down. You will attain Self-realisation.

Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived…

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

Go beyond likes and dislikes – experience Pease

Conquer likes and dislikes which abide in the senses. You can conquer mind and attain the Peace of the Eternal.

Swami Sivananda

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

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

THE YOGA - A SCIENCE, AN ART, A PHILOSOPHY, A RELIGION, A NON-RELIGION...?

What is the YOGA? Is it a science? Is it an art? Is it a philosophy? Is it a religion? What is it after all...?

Well, the YOGA is a true science, art, philosophy, secular-religion and non-religion in itself…!

The yoga is a secular religion. The yoga can’t and must not be bound with any specific traditional religion or the spiritual-path. Yes, it is true that the practitioners of any particular tradition, traditional religion or path might have made more…
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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on July 24, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Surrender to the Lord

Surrender all actions unto the Lord. Fix your mind on Him. Free yourself from egoism, attachment, desire. No action will bind you. Actions are burnt by the fire of Wisdom. Such actions are no longer actions at all. You will attain the Supreme Abode of everlasting bliss and peace.

Swami Sivananda

From the book:…

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

The power to concenterate[Pranayama]

By practicing Pranayama,one can achieve concentration which is very essential in our daily life. For this sit in padmasan i.e cross legged and take your right thumb to close your right nostril. Then slowly draw in air through your left nostril. Now close your left nostril too with the ring finger of your right hand.try to hold on the air as far as you are comfortable.Then slowly you release or exhale this air out from the right nostril by remaving your thumb.Now, you repeat the same way with… Continue

Added by Rekha Chatterjee on July 23, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments

Integration (The Chrome Lake part 7 - revisited)



(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)





« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »



This instrumental section starts…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2011 at 12:14am — No Comments

Become a Silent Witness

Think and feel that Prakriti or Svabhava or Guna does everything. Identify yourself with the Actionless Atman, the Silent Witness and thus free yourself from the bondage of action

Sivananda

From Amrita Gita by…

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

APANA MUDRA

Join the tips of your middle and ring fingers to the tip of your thumb. This mudra may help you to eliminate impurities from your body: excreta, urine, sweat. It particularly works with your kidneys, problems with gas in the digestive system, constipation and piles, and diseases related to your mouth, nose, ears and eyes. There are indications that can enhance the health of your teeth, and perhaps help you to control diabetes.



Practice Apana Mudra… Continue

Added by Swami Saradananda on July 22, 2011 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Do your Duty

Constantly do your duty without attachment. Your heart will be purified. You will attain immortal bliss.

Sivananda

 

Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in accordance to his inspiration can lead you to joy, love and highest realisation. Quotes from…

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

PRANA MUDRA



Bring the tip of your little and ring fingers to tip of thumb; relax the other two fingers. Bringing these three fingers together creates a special flow of prana that rejuvenates your body and mind.



Prana is basic vital energy within the body. This mudra can increase… Continue

Added by Swami Saradananda on July 20, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Selfless Service

Selfless actions will purify your heart and lead to the attainment of wisdom of the Self.

Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great Yoga Masters of the 20th Century who made Yoga available to a great public. Copyright of the texts of…

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

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