Jaya Jaya Anaade Shakte Anaade Kumaaree Maa Jagadambaayaee Mahaadurgae...!
Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on March 23, 2012 at 11:19am —
"Do try to go inward spiritually to merge your soul [jeeva] into the PUURNNA BRAHMA TATTVA of the divine mother Jagadambaa after having received the blessings of the divine mother residing at BHAVANA...!"
~ J V S A J
Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on March 23, 2012 at 1:00am —
“Let me remain as a Grihastha and
practice Yoga like Janaka”. How can I know, Swamiji, whether this particular Vritti
comes from the Atma or the mind or the Buddhi? I am perplexed.
An ordinary worldly-minded man can hardly hear the inner voice of Atma. He cannot get
pure thoughts of Vichara also. Any Sattvic thought emanates from the Sattvic Buddhi. In the
case of worldlings, all thoughts emanate from the mind only. He who does Nishkama Karma
Yoga and has… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 22, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Puurnna Brahma is
not at some distance
at some far away
located Alakha Agama Anaamee Dhaama,
It is everywhere -
Raama Buddha Shyaama,
you have to
the spiritual journey
from toe to head,
have seen n…
Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on March 22, 2012 at 8:17am —
If you want to become a Master of Arts, it takes a large number of years. You will have
to pass through the Matriculation, Intermediate and B.A. courses and then take up the M.A.
course. Even so, you will have to plod on and persevere for many years to remove the Mala and
the Vikshepa. How patiently does the fisherman wait with concentrated gaze to catch a single
fish! When such is the case for a trifling thing, what to speak of attaining Brahma-Jnana? It is
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 21, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Hari Singh was a Hatha Yogi. He was buried underneath the ground in a box for three
months in Ranjit Singh’s court. He came back with life when the box was opened. Hatha Yogis
block the Talu Chakra, the posterior nasal openings, with their elongated tongue that is obtained
through Bahir Kechari Mudra Kriya of Chalan (moving the tongue frequently), Doshan (dragging
the tongue with butter) and Chedan (cutting the frenulum lingua that is underneath the tongue).
They drink… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 20, 2012 at 6:00pm —
This is indescribable. This is one’s feeling. Sometimes when you sleep, you scratch the
body and drive off flies. If anybody asks you, “Do you remember the scratching, the driving off
of flies, when you were asleep?”, you will say, “No”. Similarly, even though a Jnani sees, he
does not see. He is always conscious of his Svarupa. If he likes, he can have a double
consciousness and turn his vision that side and this side also. His activities are like those of
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 20, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Your spiritual Samskaras are not yet strong. You are not yet moulded properly. You
need Satsang for one year more. You should repeat 200 Malas of any Mantra daily (200 x 108 =
21,600 times). You should take Sattvic food only, such as rice, Dhal, bread, fruits and milk.
Give up meat at once. Observe Mouna for two hours daily. Live alone for two hours in a room.
Introspect. Meditate. Watch your thoughts carefully.
From "… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 19, 2012 at 6:00pm —
They say that
one should fast at least three or four times in a month. Moreover, they point out that
fasting helps self-control. How is it that you do not allow frequent fasting?
Fasting does help in self-control. But, too much fasting weakens the body and the mind
and retards spiritual Sadhana. I am also a strong votary of fasting. Fasting is a great
Prayaschitta. It expiates any kind of sin quickly. It has got a tremendous purifying influence on
the heart.… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 18, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Some Jivanmuktas whose hearts are filled with mercy and Vyavahar Apeksha for
Lokasangraha like the Buddhistic Arhats may, out of their own free will, take a birth¾like Sri
Sankara, Sri Dattatreya or Jnana Dev. They need not do any Sadhana as they are born Siddhas.
At once they appear as spiritual luminaries, do some spiritual preaching, write out some precious
philosophical books, set aright some catastrophe, pass off quickly and merge in Brahman
(Videha Kaivalvam).… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 17, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Sit at home and breed children, I
presume! But, is it a fact that only men need the Yoga practice? Can women not become
great Yoginis in the same way as men become great Yogis? Or, does it depend on the sex
also? Why has sex stood between women and spiritual greatness?
Queen Chudalai was a great Yogini. She had many higher Siddhis. She even converted
her husband Sikhidhvaja and helped him in his salvation. Read the story of Chudalai in Yoga
Vasishtha. Ladies… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 15, 2012 at 6:00pm —
"May I always remain at the Divine feet of my compassionate Divine Mother...May Her Divine feet always shower grace on my humble palms...!"
Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on March 15, 2012 at 1:30am —
But our Shastras teach us that we should not accept eatable things from a great sinner.
Mohammedans eat beef. Why should we accept any eatable thing from their hands?
If you think that a man is full of vicious deeds, do not take food from his hands.
If you think that Lord Siva or Hari dwells even in an evil-minded man, if you entertain this strong idea,
you can eat from anybody’s hands. Your Drishti or angle of vision is very limited now. You are
a beginner in the… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 14, 2012 at 6:00pm —
The deer falls a prey to the sense of sound, the elephant to that of touch, the moth to that of sight, the fish to that of taste, and the bee to that of smell. But man falls a prey to all these live senses. How difficult it is for man to free himself from the clutches of these five senses and obtain liberation!
When wells and ponds are full during the rainy season, the water is muddy and not fit for drinking. But when the water gets decreased it is clean and sweet. So also, when the mind… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 13, 2012 at 7:00pm —
As this is a relative world, there must be rogues and honest men. A rogue is not an
eternal rogue. A rogue is the saint of the future. Roguery is a negative virtue. It is not a separate
entity. Honesty will have no existence in the absence of roguery. The raison d’etre of roguery is
to glorify honesty. Roguery and honesty are the obverse and the reverse of the same coin. They
are mental creations only. Even a rogue has some virtues. There is neither absolute roguery… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 13, 2012 at 6:00pm —
If I give you a good slap on your face, who knows that slap? That knower (Vetta), that
knowing subject, is God. When a strong desire is satisfied or gratified, that blissful state wherein
the mind finds rest is God. That which sparkles or glitters in your eyes is God. That which
prompts you to think is God, the Lord of the mind. The source (Yoni) or support (Adhishthan)
for your mind, Prana, senses and body is God.
The tree exists. It shines. It gives delight. These… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 12, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Contact with worldly-minded people at once affects the mind. Vikshepa comes in. The
mind imitates. Bad, luxurious habits are developed. Bad environments and bad associations
play a tremendous part and produce a bad influence on the mind of Sadhaks. Old Samskaras are
revived. I will ask you to run at once to Uttarkashi, back again. Don’t delay even a single
minute. As the mind is formed out of the subtlest part of the food, i.e., gets attached to that man
from whom it… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 11, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Divide your property between your three sons. Keep something for yourself to keep the
life going. Distribute a portion in charity. Build a Kutir in Rishikesh and live there. Don’t write
letters to your sons. Don’t enter into the plains. Then start meditation. Your mind will rest in
peace now. Do this at once. You must hurry up.
From "May I answer that
" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963).… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 10, 2012 at 6:00pm —
Added by Shailendra Tiwari on March 10, 2012 at 4:31pm —
Man becomes free only when his individual will becomes merged in the Divine Will.
Licentiousness and autocracy must not be mistaken for spiritual freedom. By becoming a tool
(Nimitta) in the hands of God, the Bhakta destroys the egoism or the little false ‘I’, but gains all
the Divine Aisvarya or the Siddhis of the Lord. He becomes perfectly free. He has become one
with God now.
From "… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on March 9, 2012 at 6:00pm —