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Teachings of Swami Sivananda's Blog – August 2011 Archive (33)

Awakening of the Kundalini

The six centres are pierced (Chakra-Bheda) by the passing of Kundalini Sakti to the top of the head. Asanas, Bandhas, Mudras, Pranayama help in awakening… Continue

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Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga deals with the practical methods which will awaken this great pristine force in individuals. Kundalini Yoga is an exact science. It treats of Kundalini Sakti, the six centres of spiritual energy, Shat-Chakras, the arousing of the sleeping… Continue

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Kundalini

Kundalini is the coiled up, dormant, cosmic power that underlies all organic and inorganic matter within us. ‘Kundala’ means coiled. Her form is like a coiled serpent.

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Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in…

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Realize Brahman

Think of Brahman. Meditate on Brahman. Be devoted to Brahman. Get merged in Brahman. Get established in… Continue

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Control the Senses – attain Beatitude

Control the senses and the mind. Burn all desires. Aspire fervently and intensely. Kill fear and anger. You will attain Liberation or the Final Beatitude.

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Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright Divine…

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Brahman as the Supreme Light

Just as one sun illumines the whole world, the one Brahman illumines all intellects.

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From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright…

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What is Brahman

Brahman is without senses, mind, Prana, quality. He is within and without all beings. He is Immovable. He is extremely subtle. He is the Light of lights. He is beyond the three qualities. He is a mass of wisdom. He is attainable through wisdom

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What is Greates

Mind is greater than the senses. Pure Intellect is greater than the mind. Atman is greater than the intellect. There is nothing greater than the Atman.

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Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in…

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The Atman is Unvulnerable

No one can slay or destroy this Atman or soul because It is extremely subtle, formless. It is Spirit, not matter.

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By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great Yoga Masters of the 20th Century…

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How to recognize a Liberated Saint

A liberated Sage is free from passion, attachment, fear, anger, egoism. He has a balanced mind and equal vision.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More Infos…

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Keep an even mind

He who is alike to foe and friend, who is balanced in pleasure and pain, heat and cold, honour and dishonour, censure and praise, who is without attachment and egoism, who is ever content and harmonious, who is compassionate, who does not hate any creature, is a devotee of God -realisation. He has crossed the three qualities

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Middle Path

A glutton is unfit for Yoga. One who starves cannot practise Yoga. Similarly, one who is filled with inertia and so sleeps much, or one who sleeps very little and is ever engaged in Rajasic activity is also unfit for Yoga. Adopt the golden mean. This is the Path of the Wise.

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Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were…

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Austerity of Mind

Be equanimous. Be cheerful. Be self-controlled. Be pure in nature. Control the thoughts. This is austerity of mind.

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By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great Yoga Masters of the 20th Century who made Yoga available to a great public.…

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Speak the Truth

Speak the truth. Speak that which generates love. Speak that which is beneficent. This is austerity of speech.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh. More Infos…

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How to awaken the Kundalini

Kundalini can also be awakened by devotion, strong, pure, irresistible, dynamic will, the grace of the Guru and recitation of Mantra .

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By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Austerity of the Body

Worship the Gods, the preceptor, the wise, sages, Yogis, Munis, saints and Sannyasins, learned Brahmins. Be straightforward. Be pure. Practise Ahimsa. This is austerity of body.

Taken from Amrita Gita, by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, 1887-1963. Copyright…

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Avoid Tamasic Foods

That which is stale, putrid, corrupt, useless leavings of a meal, eggs, fish, etc., are Tamasic foodstuff. Give up these things also

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From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The Divine Life Society. Swami Sivananda was a self-realized Master and a very practical…

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Avoid Rajasic Foods

Give up chillies, sour, overhot, pungent, dry, burning, too much salted things. These are Rajasic substances, which produce pain and sickness. Abandon them.

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Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century ago. A life in accordance to his inspiration can lead you to joy, love and highest realisation. Quotes…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sattva

Sattvic food helps Yoga Sadhana. Take green gram, spinach, milk, fruits, barley, bread, Lauki, bitter-gourd, plantain stem and flower, and cow’s ghee. These augment vitality, energy, vigour, health, joy and cheerfulness. They are delicious, bland, substantial and agreeable.

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Tamas – the lower qualities

Hypocrisy, arrogance, conceit, anger, harshness, are demoniacal qualities. They are enemies of wisdom and devotion. They are obstacles in the path of Yoga. Slay them ruthlessly.

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By Swami Sivananda, from the Book Amrita Gita. Swami Sivananda lived from 1887-1963. He was one of the great Yoga Masters of…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on August 13, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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