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Have full faith in Apta Vakyas – the words of seers and Yogis who have realised and have given their emphatic declaration in the Upanishads – Yo Vai Bhuma Tat Sukham; Na Alpe Sukham Asti- Chandogya Upanishad 7.23.1 (The Infinite is the satisfying happiness. In the finite no happiness). You can get that Supreme Bliss only in that transcendental Bhuma which is not conditioned by time, space and causation. But man is deluded into thinking that he can obtain bliss from the…Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on October 22, 2015 at 4:44pm — No Comments
You will never find these instructions in the books that you study in the University.
Let us all adopt the Bhava mentioned in the Upanishads.
Let us all follow the instructions contained in the Upanishads.
Then your hearts will be purified; all the evil Vritis(a wave in the mind lake) of the mind will be eradicated and the knowledge of the Self will descend in to that purified heart.
We shall realise the Atma or Brahman.
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Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in Yoga and knowledge, alms-giving, control of the senses, sacrifice, study of scriptures, austerity and straightforwardness, (16:1)
Harmlessness, truth, absence of anger, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion towards beings, uncovetousness, gentleness, modesty, absence of fickleness, (16:2)
Vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity,…
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on October 6, 2015 at 11:42am — No Comments
Sivananda’s address to Students at the Calcutta Univercity. Om.
In the beginning there was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God.
That Word is OM.
It is the word of power.
It is your real name.
Your real name is not Chatterjee, Banerjee, or Roy.
It is OM.
Let us, therefore, chant OM with feeling, with Bhava(feeling).
Om is infinity, eternity, Satchidananda, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute.
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Maya works her havoc through the imagination.
Woman is not beautiful, but the imagination is beautiful.
Sugar is not sweet, but the imagination is sweet.
Food is not palatable, but the imagination is palatable.
Man is not weak, but the imagination is weak.
Understand the nature of Maya and the mind and become wise.
Curb this imagination of the mind by Vichar or right thinking and rest in Brahman, wherein there is neither imagination nor…
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Pray to Him daily with system and regularity.
Take His sweet DIVINE NAME without fail.
Worship His picture with a few flowers or an agarbatti.
Then you will see that He gives you the strength necessary for quick progress.
He will teach you intelligent methods of improving yourselves and getting success all your works.
He will give you courage and cheerfulness too.
This is a secret which all great men and saints knew and thus they become good,…
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on October 1, 2015 at 8:39pm — No Comments