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Swami Saradananda's Blog – June 2010 Archive (4)

Tools for Meditation: mudras

Your body is a subtle and powerful antenna that is continually receiving energy and also transmitting it. Mantra, mudra and mandala are three types of powerful spiritual tools that assist you in purifying your physical, mental and psychic bodies.



With regular practice, these methods sharpen and expand your spiritual wisdom. They help you to…

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Added by Swami Saradananda on June 29, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

What is an Ashram: the purpose of an ashram

OM - I've just found some notes that I made seveal years ago, listening to a talk by Swami Chidanandaji - which made me think of the benefits of ashram life:



The purpose of an Ashram is not to stimulate you or to provide…

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Added by Swami Saradananda on June 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Midsummer Weekend

OM



Loving greetings on this auspicious Midsummer weekend



I’ve just returned from a few days in Dorset at the Midsummer Festival that was organised by the Independent Network.



I’d like to say a special “thanks” to Bhavani, who drove me down and back. I always enjoy the drive to Dorset. Soon after leaving London, you come to the awe-inspiring Salisbury Plains. One can imagine why it was a holy place in ancient times. The view and…
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Added by Swami Saradananda on June 20, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Thinking about Ishwara-pranidhana

OM



Recently, I've been working with the principle of "ishwara-pranidhana". The last of Patanjali's niyamas is usually translated as "self-surrender" or "surrender to the Lord". This is a hard one for many modern yogis, many of whom don't seem to be inclined to surrender to anyone or any…
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Added by Swami Saradananda on June 8, 2010 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

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