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Great souls and devotion - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

One achieves devotion through Satsang. Satsang builds a devotion habit. Make the worship of god a habit. Verse 38: However, the primary method by which one d...
May 24
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Vedanta, Ishvara and the importance of devotional practices - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Vedanta

Vedanta: means of knowledge based on the upanisads or knowledge that ends the quest for knowledge. Modern advaita teachers and qualifications. Arguments from...
May 18
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The role of Ishvara - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Verse 25: Advaita devotion is superior to karma yoga and jnana yoga. Verse 26: Vedanta is a means of knwoledge, non-dual love is the end. Verse 27: If you ta...
May 10
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Are the self and the world jiva connected? - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti

The supreme person. Experiencing or being the self? Two orders of reality. You are never not experiencing yourself. Duality and Non-duality are not opposites...
May 4
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Devotion and dharma - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Verse 10: Elimination of nonessential desires: worldly or emotional security, wanting to be recognized. Single goal is freedom. Active sense of renunciation ...
Apr 27
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Conciousness and matter - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Swami Chinmayananda. Consciousness and matter. Four types of devotees: Devoted to god because of suffering. Spiritual materialism principle and Vedanta. Seek...
Apr 20
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Action, renunciation and indifference to objects - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta

Actions won’t remove ignorance. Actions and ignorance are not in conflict. Knowledge will remove ignorance. By sadhana you don’t remove the basic ignorance: ...
Apr 11
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Nature of non dual love - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

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Mar 23
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Karma Yoga and Dharma - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Recap of the last session. Freedom as the number one priority in life. Nondual bhakti is exclusive love of the self. To progress spiritually you have to comm...
Mar 16
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Karma Yoga, Teachers and Scriptures - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Karma yoga is bhakti yoga. Swami Vivekananda, Freud, consequences of technology. Psychological designation in Vedanta appeared. Multipath confusion. Better t...
Mar 9
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Karma and Karma Yoga - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

3. Formal devotion. What is karma? Prarabdha, sanchita and agami karma. Karma is similar to a bank account. 3 possibilities: add karma, exhaust karma or stay...
Mar 2
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Love, Ishvara and Informal Devotion to God - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra

By reading Vedanta texts it is easy to misinterpret them. Ignorance and knowledge are mixed up. Teaching makes difference between ignorance and knowledge cle...
Feb 24
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Vedanta, Love and God - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Existence is my nature. Love is my nature. Everything you do is motivated by love. Stages of love (see chart in the video): 1. Love of objects. What do you l...
Feb 17
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Love, Existence and Scripture - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

Meditation on the silence. It is impossible not to love. You are Love: Sat Chid Ananda. Every action is motivated by love of the self. What is existence? Scr...
Feb 10
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Big Picture of Vedanta - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada

To direct love to the Self you have to practice. Love in relations is dualistic love. Personal gods are symbols to worship you own self. Symbols invoke the l...
Feb 3
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Inspiring Vedanta Story: Yajñavalkhya - Chandra Cohen | King Janaka Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Veda

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4 Weeks International Yoga Teacher Training at Europe’s biggest ashram

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Learn how to teach yoga classes – in an intensive 4 Weeks International Yoga Teachers Training at Yoga…

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Opening Yoga Vidya Center Berlin-Wilmersdorf

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

There will be an opening event at Yoga Vidya Berlin-Wilmersdorf, which we are proudly and very happily opening on April the 29th. We will have a wonderful program for you with mantra and kirtan yoga class from Janin Devi. Sukadev, the founder of Yoga Vidya, will be there giving blessings and we hope, that you will join us too and support us with the puja which will be there at the evening. All yoga classes in the week after opening (from may 2nd to may 7th) will be free…
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Meaning of Karma - by Swami Sivananda

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 4:51pm 3 Comments

Karma is a s a n s k r i t term that s i g n i f i e s action or deed. Any physical or m e n t a l action is k a r ma .

Thinking is m e n t a l k a r m a . Karma is the sum total of our acts, both in the present life and in the preceding births.

Karma means not only action, but also the result of an action. The consequence of an action is really not a separate thing. It is a part of the action and cannot be divided from it. The law of karma means the law of causation. Wherever… Continue

Today is Guru Purnima, the Full Moon Day of the Guru

Posted on July 25, 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Today is Guru Purnima, the Full Moon Day of the Guru. In the Yoga Vidya Ashrams Bad Meinberg ,…

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