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REALIZE INFINITE BLISS

You are born for the attainment of higher things. A glorious, brilliant future is awaiting you. Do not think of the past. Purify. Pray. Concentrate. Reflect. Meditate. March forward. Find thy perfect rest in the Supreme Soul.

Do not be troubled by difficulties, adversities and sorrows. They instill mercy in your heart. They help you to develop your will and power of endurance. They make you wise and help you in your evolution.

Be courageous. Never despair. Get strength from within.… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 31, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE VEIL OF AVIDYA

Just as a mirror is rendered dim by a layer of dirt, so also knowledge is veiled by Avidya (ignorance). Therefore, everyone is deluded. They cling to things unreal and mistake the body for the pure Atman. They think that this illusory world of names and forms is quite real.

Mula Prakriti is the slumbering state of tile uni¬verse. When the qualities of Rajas, Tamas and Sattwa are disturbed, Mula Prakriti is called by different names – Maya, Avidya, etc. Maya vanishes as soon as one gets… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 30, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

HOW TO ERADICATE EVIL THOUGHTS

Develop pure, divine thoughts. Develop virtuous qualities. Build up good habits. Practice Japa and meditation regularly. Try to live in God at all times. All defects, all evil thoughts, all weaknesses will vanish in toto.



From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BE ALWAYS KIND

The Immortal can be attained only by performing acts of kindness continuously. Hatred, anger and jealousy can be removed by continuous service with a loving heart.

Buddha still lives in our hearts. Why? Because he was extremely kind, did immense service and was an embodiment of compassion.

You will get more strength, more joy, more satisfaction by doing kind acts. Your heart will be at rest when you are about to face death.



From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DISEASE?

What are the causes of disease?

There is only one real cause which combines every cause, and that is imbalance. Whether it is ecological or pertaining to our lifestyle, diet, mind, thinking pattern; the main thing is imbalance.

Physical imbalance is the cause of postural defects, stooping shoulders and other kinds of physiological ailments or diseases. Stomach problems come from dietary imbalance. Mental imbalance arises from conflict and emotional tension. For example, in a family…

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Added by Dr.Raj Kumar Rai on July 28, 2012 at 1:58pm — No Comments

STEPPING-STONES TO MOKSHA

Apart from a knowledge of the sacred scriptures and erudition, one should develop a tender heart. Austerity devoid of compassion, charity devoid of faith, spiritual Sadhana devoid of purity, a heart devoid of fellow-feeling, a life without prayer – all these are as fruitless as thc waters of a sandy desert.

Love, compassion, purity, truth and non-injury are the stepping-stones to success on the path to God. Satsang, contentment, dispassion and patience are the different steps that lead to… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE GROWTH OF LOVE

Develop universal love. If you cultivate love for all those close to you, you can have unselfish love for humanity. Love for humanity begins at home.

First you love your parents, your brothers, sisters and relatives. Then you love your neighbors, your community and your country. Finally, you love the whole world. Thus, the small seed of love sown in the young mind of the child gradually develops and grows into pure universal love. Love is harmony. It prolongs life.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE FOUNTAIN-SOURCE OF HAPPINESS

Be always hopeful. Hope is the source of highest happiness, impelling you always in all your quests. Therefore, be hopeful and make strenuous attempts. You will attain success. You will eventually realize God and enjoy eternal bliss.

Hope is indeed mighty. To one who has it, there is nothing unattainable. Relying on hope alone, you will attain success in all undertakings, and in your meditation and God-realization. Nil desperandum! Never despair.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 25, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Spiritual Vibrations...!







Anything that annoys you is "for" teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you... is "for" teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet. Anything that…
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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on July 25, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Confrontation (Polygraph part 2 - revisited)



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« Polygraph » is intended as a portrait of human relationships turning to the sour, hinting at the necessity of constant kindness and genuineness. The suite lasts about ten minutes and is composed of the following four sections : « Exposition, » «…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 24, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments

ENJOY PEACE OF MIND

Cultivate peace of mind in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of hatred, jealousy, greed and selfishness. Then only can you manifest peace externally.

Inhibit all surging emotions and impulses. Direct your energies into the appropriate channel towards your chosen ideal. Develop self-control. Keep the instruments in harmony with one another. Master all your thoughts and cultivate serenity. Preserve your energy.



From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE VOICE OF THE SOUL

Do not mistake the promptings of the lower mind for the voice of the Soul. The higher mind, which tends towards virtue, is the Sattwic mind. The higher mind elevates man and guides him. It acts as a tree preceptor.

You should try to listen to the voice of the Sattwic mind. If a wrong action is done, the Sattwic mind will prick you. This is tile sign of knowing that the action is bad. If there is joy and elevation of mind, the action is a righteous one. That mind which tends towards luxury… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 21, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE KEY TO INTUITION

A pure heart is the beginning of divine life. It is the gateway to God, t he ante-chamber to the Presence of the Lord. It is the key by which the doors of intuition, that lead to the abode of supreme peace, are opened. Therefore, attain purity at all cost.

Learn to cleanse your mind with the waters of purity and tile soap of divine love. How can you expect to become pure internally by merely washing the body externally with soap and water? internal purity (purity of the heart), is more… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 20, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Who Is Your Best Doctor?



Who is your best doctor?…

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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on July 20, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

HOW TO ACQUIRE SPIRITUAL WEALTH

Learn the science of self-control and cultivate a steady mind through constant meditation. Fix your mind upon God. Then you will live the divine life. There will be an inflow of all divine qualities. All negative qualities will then be drowned forever.

Do your duty to your father, mother, wife, son, relatives, friends, religious teachers, and to society and the country. Do not be troubled by worldly cares and anxieties, by sorrow or misfortune.



From "Daily Sayings" by Swami… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE POWER OF HUMILITY

Humility is the path of immortality; vanity, is the way to repeated births and deaths. Simple living is the high road to the kingdom of eternal bliss; luxury is the high road to the rounds of births and deaths.

Humility is a bomb of infinite potency which alone can destroy the invincible citadel of egoism. Egoism is harder than granite or steel. A thousand bombs can destroy a big city or a country, but the bomb of humility, which is more powerful than the sum total of all bombs, can… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 18, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

DISCIPLINE OF SPEECH

Be clean-hearted, sweet-tongued, courteous and truthful. Do not destroy your soul through anger and revenge. Live in harmony with others.

Observe the vow of silence for some hours daily, at/east once a month. Discipline the tongue. Think twice before you speak, before you let fail a word. Know the power of each word that you utter and the effect it will produce on the minds of those who hear it.

Do not allow the tongue to run riot. Speak a few words which are sweet and loving. A word… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 17, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

WHAT IS THE REALITY?

That which does not exist in the beginning and in the end, does not really exist in the middle also; it is therefore unreal.

The snake that is seen in the rope at night does not exist when a lamp is brought. It appears in the middle only. Such is the case with silver in the mother-of-pearl, water in the mirage, and city in the clouds. Therefore, they are unreal even though they appear. The dream objects also do not exist in the daytime. Similarly, the objects of this world appear only in… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

ADAPT AND ADJUST

Man finds it difficult to adjust himself to the ways and habits of others. His mind is filled with the prejudice of caste, creed and color. He is quite intolerant. He thinks that his views and opinions alone are right and that those of others are incorrect.

The fault-finding nature is ingrained in him. He jumps at once to find the faults of others. He has morbid eyes and cannot see the good in others. He is proud of his own abilities and actions.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BE NOT PETTY-MINDED

A white man dislikes a black man, and vice versa. There is an inherent tendency in man to praise his own native place, his own country, his own family, his own clan or sect. This is petty-mindedness born of ignorance.

When the heart of man expands through spiritual culture, when he gets knowledge of the Self, then these petty thoughts perish. Mark how man is in a degraded and deplorable state on account of the influence of desires! He clings to them like a leech and thinks that he is… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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