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July 2013 Blog Posts (56)

Why do Sadhaks fail to realize God quickly nowadays?

After attaining a certain stage of development, they begin to dissipate their energies in

preaching, in making disciples, in publishing books. They become the slaves of name and fame.

That is the reason why they fail to reach the highest goal of life, viz., Brahma Sakshatkar.

From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 31, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

If God is beyond the reach of the senses, He should be a non-entity. How could this be?

You want laboratory proofs? Very fine indeed! You wish to limit the illimitable allpervading

God in your test-tube, blowpipe and chemicals. God is the source for your chemicals.

He is the substratum for your atoms, electrons and molecules. Without Him no atom or electron

will move. He is the Inner Ruler, Antaryamin. He is the Niyanta. Without Him the fire cannot

burn, the sun cannot shine, the air cannot move. Without Him you cannot see, cannot talk,

cannot hear,…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Give me a very simple, but very impressive proof for the existence of the soul.

You say in daily life, “My body”, “My Prana”, “My mind”, “My Indriya”. This clearly

denotes that the Self or Atman is entirely different from the body, the mind, the Prana and the

Indriyas. The mind and the body are your servants or instruments. They are as much outside of

you as these towels, chairs, cups are. You are holding the body just as you are holding a long

walking stick in your hand. You are the possessor or proprietor of this body. The body is…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Lord’s grace will do everything for me. Why should I do any Sadhana?

This is wrong philosophy. God helps those who help themselves. God’s grace will

descend only on those persons who exert. The Lord’s grace will descend in proportion to the

degree of surrender. The more the surrender, the more the grace. You cannot expect the Lord to

do self-surrender for you. Be up and doing. Strive. Plod. Persevere. The Lord will shower His

grace upon you.

Mira abandoned everything. She renounced kingdom, husband, relatives, friends…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

What is the difference between Japa and meditation?

Japa is silent repetition of the Name of the Lord. Meditation is the constant flow of one

idea of God. When you repeat Om Namo Narayanaya, it is Japa of the Vishnu Mantra. When

you think of the conch, disc, mace and lotus flower in the hands of Vishnu, His ear-rings, the

crown on His head, His yellow silken Pitambar, etc., it is meditation. When you think of the

attributes of God such as omniscience, omnipotence, etc., it is also meditation.

From "…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 27, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

What is your opinion of the Masters of the Himalayas?

There is a great Master of Masters, the Indweller of your heart. Turn the gaze inwards,

withdraw the Indriyas and seek His help. Rest in Him. Identify yourself with Him. Search Him

in your heart. Don’t talk to me of these Himalayan Masters in future. You will be deluded.

From "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Yoga per l' Anima. Vacanza ritiro in Liguria 16-20 agosto.

Vacanza Yoga 16-20 agosto 2013

YOGA PER L' ANIMA

Venerdì 16 : Seminario “Cibo per la mente”.

Sabato 17 : Escursione e Seminario “Asana e Chakra”.

Domenica 18 : Seminario “Emozioni e Respiro” e Seminario “La Meditazione in 10 passi”.

Lunedì 19 : Escursione e Seminario (seconda parte) “La Meditazione in 10 passi”.

Martedì 20 : Seminario “Yama, riconoscere le qualità dell'energia divina”.

Seminario “Cibo per la mente”

Secondo la scienza dello yoga…

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Added by Fabio Valis on July 25, 2013 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Be Non-Judgemental...!







Don't judge me by my Past;

I don't live there anymore.…




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Added by SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on July 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What is Brahmamuhurta? Why is it eulogized by the Rishis?

4 a.m. in the morning is termed as Brahmamuhurta. Because it is favourable for

meditation on God or Brahman, it is called Brahmamuhurta. At this particular hour, the mind is

very calm and serene. It is free from worldly thoughts, worries and anxieties. The mind is like a

blank sheet of paper and comparatively free from worldly Samskaras. It can be very easily

moulded at this time before worldly distractions enter the mind. Further, the atmosphere also is

charged with…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 25, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

What is the harm in not believing in God’s existence ?

If we have no faith in God, we will be born again in this world and will undergo

considerable miseries. The ignorant, faithless doubting self goes to destruction. He cannot enjoy

the least happiness. Neither this world nor that beyond is there for the doubting self. Those who

have no faith in God do not know what is right and what is wrong. They have lost the power of

discrimination. They are untruthful, proud and egoistic. They are given to excessive greed,…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Pacify



Family » by Jo Christian Oterhals)



At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Why should we believe in God ?

Belief in God is an indispensable requisite for every human being. It is a sine qua non.

Owing to the force of Avidya or ignorance, pain appears as pleasure. The world is full of

miseries, troubles, difficulties and tribulations. The world is a ball of fire. The Antahkarana

(mind, intellect, ego and the subconscious mind) charged with Raga (attachment), Dvesha

(hatred), anger and jealousy is a blazing furnace. We have to free ourselves from birth, death, old

age,…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Do Total Surrender

Surrender completely to the Almighty Lord. Fix your mind on Him. See Him in all faces.

Sing His name. Work for Him. Think of nothing else than Him.

He is your guide. He is your light. Remember Him at all times whether it is pleasure or pain.

He will cheer you up. He will come and save you from all your difficulties, as He protected

Prahlada. He will give you light, love and wisdom.

Become One With The Law-Giver

Man is dragged to places where he can get the…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 22, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Guru Purnima

स्दगुरुदेव निखिलं आधार सर्वस्व गुरुर्तत्वै पराबह्मात्मनरुपं

ज्ञानं विज्ञानंच महाब्रह्माण्डेस्वराय रुद्रवै ॐज्योतिस्वरुपं

सर्वत्रिमुरत श्रोतमुलः प्रकृतिपुरुषः प्रारम्भअन्तंच नित्यं लिला सुदर्शनाय

करोति नमन कोटिकोटि सद्गुरुदेव निखिलं नमस्तुभ्यं नमो नमः।

–क्रियानन्द महर्सि दयानन्द

On this Guru Purnima festival, I can only say about the Sadgurudev Parabrahmaatman who is the one where the whole Universe is situated within him. He is the beginning and the end as well, he…

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Added by Kriyananda Maharshi Dayananda on July 21, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

JALANDHARA BANDHA

JALANDHARA BANDHA

The word bandha, means ‘to hold, tighten’ or ‘lock’, and this exactly describes the physical action necessary to perform these practices. Specific parts of the body are gently yet powerfully contracted and tightened.

The physical contraction or lock in turn has an extensive influence on the psychic body (pranic body). The flow of prana that continuously streams through our subtle body is redirected and even stopped. This has direct influences on the mind. The…

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Added by Dr.Raj Kumar Rai on July 21, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

JALANDHARA BANDHA

JALANDHARA BANDHA

The word bandha, means ‘to hold, tighten’ or ‘lock’, and this exactly describes the physical action necessary to perform these practices. Specific parts of the body are gently yet powerfully contracted and tightened.

The physical contraction or lock in turn has an extensive influence on the psychic body (pranic body). The flow of prana that continuously streams through our subtle body is redirected and even stopped. This has direct influences on the mind. The…

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Added by Dr.Raj Kumar Rai on July 21, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Be In Tune With The Lord

Attune your heart to the Lord by doing fervent and sincere prayer daily. Lay bare your heart

to Him. Do not keep any secrets. Talk to Him like a child. Be humble and simple. Implore Him with

a contrite heart to forgive your sins. Beseech Him to bestow His Grace. Do not depend upon human

help. Rely on God and God alone. You will get everything. You will get His Darshan or vision.

Be regular in your Japa, Kirtan, meditation and study of Gita and Bhagavatam. Regularity…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Live In God

Speak kind and sweet words. Have Satsanga of Mahatmas. Eat moderately. Take care of

your health. Cultivate fellow-feeling and universal brotherhood.

Do not waste your precious hours. Find out your evil habits and remove them. Thou art the

best judge in this direction. Try to minimise the time spent in useless company. Be on the alert.

Speak little.

Feel that the whole world is your own Self. Feel that all beings are your own Self. Develop

universal love. Live in…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 20, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Realise The Infinite Bliss

You are born for higher things. A glorious brilliant future is awaiting you. Do not think of

the past. Purify. Concentrate. Reflect. Meditate. March forward. Find thy rest in the Supreme Soul.

Do not be troubled by difficulties, adversities and sorrows. They instil mercy in thy heart.

They will help you in developing your will and power of endurance. They will make you wise and

help you in your evolution.

Be courageous. Never despair. Draw strength from within. Move…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Taste The Eternal Bliss

Allow the waves of love to arise constantly in your heart. Feel the warmth of the Divine

Love. Bask in the sunshine of Divine Love. Taste the bliss of the eternal life.

Do not murmur when you encounter difficulties, troubles, diseases and sorrows. Be

courageous. Endure them with patience. Turn your mind towards God. Cultivate serenity of mind.

Educate your will. You will possess tremendous inner spiritual strength. You will have rapid

spiritual progress.

Conquer…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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