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Teachings of Swami Sivananda's Blog – July 2015 Archive (13)

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LIFE : A PHENOMENON OF EDUCATION

Life is education and education is life.

Life on earth is a school for wisdom.

Life is a ceaseless striving for perfection, freedom and independence.

Life is an aspiration.

Life means adaptability.

Adapt, adjust, and accommodate.

Life is a great sacrifice.

Pain enriches life.

Life is but an endless series of experiments and awakenings.

Life is based essentially on experience.

Life is a worship…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 28, 2015 at 8:57am — No Comments

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LIFE : A MYSTERY AND AN ADVENTURE

Life is a great mystery.
Life is a voyage in the infinite ocean of Time where every object is perpetually changing.
Life is a blend of contradictions.
Life is a terrible warfare with the mind and the senses.
Life and society cannot exist without struggling or fighting.
Life is a tremendous battle with Ignorance.
Life is an upward struggle, a medium through which we evolve.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 26, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

Planets and the Chakras

Before I go into my system I want to look at some other peoples formations to see what they think. Here are four different alignments I've come across:





1: Mars

2: Mercury

3: Jupiter

4: Venus 

5: Saturn

6: Sun

7: Moon



1: Saturn/Moon

2: Pluto

3: Sun/Mars

4: Venus

5:…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 25, 2015 at 7:21pm — No Comments

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MANTRAS FOR SURRENDER

“Sri Krishna Saranam Mama, Sri Krishna Saranam Mama,”

“Hari Saranam,”

“I am Thine, All is Thine, Thy will be done. My Lord”

, are the formulas for effecting self-surrender.

Surrender comes out of intense love and unshakable faith in God.

Intense Bhakti can only be attained by the Grace of God.

This is Prapatti Yoga or the Yoga of Self-surrender.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 25, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

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YOGA OF SELF-SURRENDER

If the mind says :

“I am Thine, My Lord”,

if the ego says “I must become the High Court Judge”;

if the intellect says : “I am a great devotee”;

and if the Chitta says :

“I must attain Siddhis,” this will not constitute perfect, unreserved surrender.

This is only cheating the Lord, the inner Ruler and witness.

After surrendering to the Lord, you should not grumble, when any trouble comes.

You should not complain to…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 23, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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YOGA OF SELF-SURRENDER

Surrender must be complete.
You cannot any part of yours.
Give the power of attorney to God.
Let Him do whatever He wants.
You will have no worry or anxiety.
You will be peaceful.
Surrender contains intense love and faith.
The entire being, mind, intellect, Chitta and egoism, must be surrender to the Lord.
Desire and egoism are two great obstacles to self-surrender.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 22, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

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YOGA OF SELF-SURRENDER

Self-surrender is a direct, a valid mode of God-realisation.

Self-surrender is a safe and sure means of God-realisation.

Self-surrender is a easier and surer means of Self-realisation.

Nothing can be achieved without surrender to the Lord.

Surrender yourself and all your belongings at the feet of the Supreme.

Live a dedicated life of godliness.

Think that nothing is yours and everything belongs to God.

This is surrender…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 21, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

SOME VALUABLE CLUES TO PROSPERITY IN THE HOUSE by Sri Swami Chidananda

I have four or five things which, as a Hindu, I wish to tell you.

Where elders are respectfully honoured, there prosperity prevails; and where elders - father and mother, grandfather and grandmother, uncles and aunts - are treated with contempt, with harshness, with scant respect, there is no prosperity.

These things are not known.

So when people are miserable, when people are unhappy, when people lack prosperity, it is not known why it comes about that way.

It is…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 21, 2015 at 8:24am — No Comments

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KINDS OF BHAV IN BHAKTI

Sri Hanuman was a Dasya Bhakta.
He had Dasya-Bhav.
He served Lord Rama whole heartedly.
He pleased his master in all possible ways.
He found joy and bliss in service of his master.
In Sakhya-Bhav God is a friend of the devotee.
Arjuna had this Bhav towards Lord Krishna.
The devotee moves with Lord on equal terms.
They used to sit, eat, talk and walk together as intimate friend.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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CHARACTERISTICS OF A JIVANMUKTA

He who is free from anger, lust, greed, egoism and jealousy is indeed a Sage.

He who calls nothing in this world as his own, he who speaks wisely, he who is not elated by success or gain, and he who is not depressed by failure or loss is a sage.

He who is free from covetousness, who does not grieve over what is no more, who has overcome desire is a Sage or Brahma Jnani(Knower of Brahman).

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 13, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments

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WISE GUIDANCE FOR SURE SUCCESS

A man who digs a well should not dig a foot here, a foot there, a few feet in another place and then a fourth.

If he does this, he will not find water even after digging in fifty places.

Once a spot is chosen, he must dig on and on in the same place and so he will reach the water.

Even so in Yoga, one teacher, one path, one method, one master, one idea and one-pointed faith and devotion – all the above make up the secret of success in…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 11, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

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PRACTICE YOGA TO PROLONG LIFE

Through the practice of Yoga, the evolution of man is quickened.
What he can gain in hundreds of births, he can gain in one birth through the practice of Yoga, and attain final emancipation.
He can attain longevity and attain perfect health.
He can compress in one life the experiences of several hundreds of births.
Practice of Yoga bestows a rich and full life.
It is, in fact, the science of living a pure and healthy life.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 5, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

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PRACTICE YOGA TO PROLONG LIFE

There are methods in Yoga(Tratak) for strengthening the eye-sight and cleansing the nose.

There are detailed practices in Yoga for cleansing of the food-tube (Dhauti) and the stomach as simple and effective as cleansing of the teeth.

He who practises Basti or Yoga-enema never suffers from constipation and other abdominal disorders.

People who suffer from overweight, constipation or dyspepsia will specially find this Yoga-practice very…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on July 4, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

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