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be happy

सर्व भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्व सन्तु निरामयाः।
Let Every Body Be Happy And Free From Diseases .

सर्व भदाणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद् दुःखभाग्भवेत्॥
Let Every Body Enjoy Welfare and Let None be Distressed .

Added by ॐ sanjuguru on March 10, 2009 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Holi, a brief explanation

This taken from Sivananda excerp on Holi





All great Hindu festivals have religious, social and hygienic elements in them. Holi is no exception. Every season has a festival of its own. Holi is the great spring festival of India. Being an agricultural country, India's two big festivals come during the harvest time when the barns and granaries of our farmers are full and they have reason to enjoy the fruits of their hard labour. The harvest season is a festive season all over the… Continue

Added by maryse on March 10, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

Yoga In Daily Life Live Webcast

My guru, Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Sri Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, is currently in New York on his 2009 World Peace Tour. There will be live webcasting starting today. Go to www.swamiji.tv for more information.

During times that there is no live webcasting there are recorded webcasts of previous satsangs playing.

Added by Rebecca Matchett on March 6, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why?

Question not the 'why' of life, experience the act of living it.


© T.S. (Tim) White, 2008
All rights reserved
www.TheSereneWay.com

Added by T.S. (Tim) White on March 5, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Petition for signatures to save a Spiritual Ashram

Hi Sukadev.

This is Eduardo.

It came to me a petition for signatures to save a spiritual ashram. I have already given my signature and now put it into your consideration as the head of this forum-home the decision to run the petition.



I am not related anyway to this. I repeat, it came to me via e-mail. A link to the page is given below.



Hari… Continue

Added by Eduardo Mendoza on March 3, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

The Abandoned Dog -Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

Viareggio, Italy: April 13, 1999

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja



[This is the first publication of the transcription below. Although it is five years old, it is timely. As Srila Narayana Maharaja told the story herein, he was unsuccessfully trying to hold back his tears. In order to wipe his eyes as he was reaching the story’s end, he opened his arms to take hold of his upper sannyasa cloth and slip it under his eyeglasses. He was wearing a very thin… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on March 3, 2009 at 7:43am — No Comments

Prayer For March 1

Show me the way, Lord.

I am always your student.

I am always in love with you.

I am always willing to change myself

to follow the deepest promptings

that you have planted in my heart.

Show me not the answer,

show me the right questions

to ask. Show me what is right

and I will try as best I can

to do it. I will fail, often.

If I ask for something that does not help me,

show me the error, and lead me to that

which helps… Continue

Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 5:23am — No Comments

Prologue to the sci fi novel "The Gods Of The Gift"

When he was nine years old, Garuvel Nep Zing discovered

that he could disappear. He was sitting in a white gazebo on the family estate.

It was hidden by tall thin evergreens to the rear of the Great House, at the end of a long sloping lawn. Garuvel treasured this spot for its remoteness from the prying eyes of his family and the family’s servants. Little finches nested in the stately spires, and Garuvel watched them land and disappear twittering inside the moist

aromatic…
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Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 4:21am — No Comments

A Poem entitled "Crazy"

If you have asked yourself the question

“why am I so crazy”?

the answer is simple.

You are crazy with grief.

Deep down inside,

you are like one attending a funeral,

tearing your clothes,

bewailing your loss.

“But what have I lost, to be so crazy?”

you ask.

Something infinitely precious,

something you love so ferociously

that even to remember it consciously

would set you to rending your hair,

again and again.

There is a… Continue

Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 2:10am — No Comments

Remembering The Ashram

Truly its been a revival for me to come to this community and this site and to be in the company of fellow yogis like you. There I have to correct myself because when I compare myself with you all I see the difference. All of you are adepts and teachers of yoga running your own ashrams and studios while the last class of yoga I might have taught at the Sivananda Yoga center in Trivandrum Kerala may have been fifteen years back. Nevertheless in Yoga there is no comparison and the first breath of… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 27, 2009 at 5:41pm — No Comments

WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT?

First of all let me say that I am enlightened hehehe. When I say that I mean that all of us are enlightened. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to communicate would we? There is a light within us that makes it possible for us to be aware, to know, to think, to remember and be active through the body mind and senses. That light or awareness makes it possible for us to sleep, dream, and to wake up from sleep, to a new day with all the memory of the previous days of our life in continuity. That light… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 26, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Catching the Jivas' -Artilce by Prem Prayojana Prabhu

MAHAPRABHU CATCHING ALL JIVAS



21 July 2002, 8 p.m.

Tel Aviv, Israel



Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, Brajendra-nandana Syamasundara, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who plays upon a flute, wears a peacock feather and performs sweet pastimes in Vrndavana. That same person, coming with a very important purpose, has appeared in Navadvipa Dhama as the son of Saci Mata. This same Krsna, who is the Supreme Lord, the ause of all causes and the Absolute Truth, explains in… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:32pm — No Comments

mantra diet



THE Mantra Diet:


True Wealth and Health

Loose Karmic weight

Feasting on Enlightened

SOUND!



AS THE FIRE OF DIGESTION

BURNS UP FOOD

INTO ENERGY,

THE MIND DIGESTS

The etherial Sounds

FROM THE WORDS

THAT WE cast & SPELL.



Mantras are sacred SOUND VIBRATIONS

and yes all Words are also INFUSED

With INTENSIONS....

to CONDENSE into our Thoughts and

MANIFEST OUR perception of

all Planes of… Continue

Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

God Is All

God is all that we can imagine him to be,

And he can be just beyond that imagination.

He can be gentler than the gentlest breeze,

And more fierce than the hurricane.

He is the Lord of creation,

But is also a lady.

He is simpler than the simplest,

But more complex than complicated.

Smaller than the smallest,

Yet larger than the largest.

Closer than the closest,

But further than the farthest.

Friend to a friend,

Father to a… Continue

Added by Jacob on February 25, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Vedantic View on the Law of Attraction by Chitra Sukhu

You are what your deep driving desire is.

As your desire is, so your will. As your will is,

So your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.

(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.5)




Most of us are familiar with the law of attraction. It has been debated around the world and put into practice by many. There have even been whole workshops devoted to just this law and we’ve found that it works for some, but not others. Why is this so?



A law is absolute. If it… Continue

Added by Chitra Sukhu on February 25, 2009 at 12:05am — 5 Comments

Gopal writes about Swami Vishnu & Swami Sahajananda

Swamiji told us if we could ever feel for even a "second" the peace He has felt in meditation His work or (His life) then it was worth it.

He said, the whole struggle was to be able to focus the mind.

He said, when He was in Rishikesh with Master Sivananda he never missed Satsang. Dr. Sivananda Advaryhoo, the greatest Karma Yogi master has produced also always went to Satsang. When Swamiji was alive in his Ashram all the staff and Swamis' went if not He would ask were you were.…
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Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 20, 2009 at 10:13am — No Comments

Costa Rica: Zen Yoga Studio

http://sites.google.com/site/yogazenstudio



Zen Yoga Studio combina de manera congruente la ideología Zen y la disciplina del Yoga.



Zen Yoga Studio respeta las creencias, credo e intenciones de cada persona en su práctica y así crea un ambiente de libertad, tranquilidad, armonía y aceptación.



El studio está abierto a todas aquellas personas que deseen establecer una conexión con su verdadera esencia, así como para los que solo desean experimentar algo nuevo,…

Added by Zen Yoga Studio on February 16, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments

The Bali Buzzzzzzzz

We’ve just returned from Bali, having done some research for our upcoming

Yoga and Meditation Retreat on June 3rd to the 13th. (www.back2bali.com)

The Island of the Gods was wonderful and welcoming, clothed in a warm mist, occasionally interrupted by torrential monsoon showers and rays of sunshine. This is the way of the rainy season which lasts from Oct through March.

Each visit, we explore and discover curiosities which I’m sure will both interest and delight you. Here are some… Continue

Added by Deanna Evans on February 16, 2009 at 9:59pm — No Comments

*Love Now

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground. An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light. It is a silent revolution. From the inside out. From the ground up.



You won't see us on the T.V. You won't read about us in the newspaper..You won't hear about us on the radio



We don't seek any glory. We…
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Added by Gokul Chandra Dasa on February 16, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Swami Vishnu's Teacher Training Program !!!

Swamiji said Master Sivananda gave the knowledge to Him and He gave it to us." Swamiji wanted us to practice as there were enough Preachers in the world. Swamiji would always do Asana & Pranayama whenever he got mad at the Ashram, so you can imagine He was pretty good !!! His own practice in the cave was to do Pranayame 0600, 1200,1800, & 2400 for 2 hours at a time. They called Him Swami "Monkeyman" as He always had pets/monkeys in the Ashram. Swami Chidananda once pretended to lift up… Continue

Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 15, 2009 at 10:57pm — 2 Comments

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