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April 2011 Blog Posts (49)

Cultivate Bhakti, Devotion to the Lord

Bhakti grows gradually just as you grow a flower or a tree in a garden. Cultivate Bhakti in the garden of your heart gradually

Sivananda
From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Supreme Devotion

Para Bhakti and Jnana are one. Bhakti melts into wisdom in the end. Two have become one now.

Swami Sivananda

From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj,…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Two kinds of Bhakti

Bhakti is of two kinds, viz., Apara Bhakti (lower type of devotion) and Para Bhakti (highest Bhakti or Supreme Love). Ringing bells and waving lights is Apara… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

THE WORRIED CONVICT DIES MANY TIMES BEFORE HE REACHES THE GALLOWS.

THE WORRIED CONVICT DIES MANY TIMES BEFORE HE REACHES THE GALLOWS.

Added by VISHNU ER on April 16, 2011 at 4:21am — No Comments

Spring cleaning - Saucha

Many people misunderstand yoga to be a “cult of the body”. However, whilst yoga does not see the body as evil, neither does it intend to glorify your physical body. Even hatha yoga practices are designed to remind you that your body is the vehicle of your soul. It is an instrument that works best when you keep it clean and strong. If your body breaks down, you won’t reach your goal.

As the first of the niyamas, saucha represents purification on all levels. It includes the physical… Continue

Added by Swami Saradananda on April 15, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Effects of Bhakti, Devotion

Bhakti is the greatest power on this earth. It gushes from one’s pure heart. It redeems and saves. It purifies the heart.

Swami Sivananda

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

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is Bhakti

Bhakti is supreme love towards God . It is love for love’s sake. The devotee wants God and God alone. There is no selfish expectation here.

Sivananda

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

Obsolete Spiritual Legacies and Dogmas

Gurucharanam Saranam



If the present age is witnessing unprecedented clashes and turmoil arising out of socio-economic disparities, religious fundamentalism, plunders of nature and natural resources, it is because man has failed to comprehend the original spiritual script of the Creator. Unless humanity understands the correct spiritual perspective behind life and Creation, which has an un-patentable universality, the world will, as we see today, go on in opposite directions giving… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on April 13, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

The very secret of Guru–Disciple spirituality.

Gurucharanam Saranam



The Very Secret of Guru-Disciple Spirituality

Swami Navananma Jnana Tapaswi, Santhigiri Ashram



Guru-Disciple Spirituality is a discipline to be learned by individuals in their life. It is not a matter of rituals; it is a way of life through practice. Therefore, there should be an authority to learn from. Spirituality is not a philosophy to be learned from books. Instead of books, the spiritual philosophy is decoded through the way of action… Continue

Added by Mukundan P.R. on April 13, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

What is God ?

God is love. Love is God . God is nectar. God is Prema

Sivananda

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

NO MATTER HOW GREAT YOUR WORDS MAY BE ,YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY YOUR ACTIONS.

NO MATTER HOW GREAT YOUR WORDS MAY BE ,YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY YOUR ACTIONS.

Added by VISHNU ER on April 12, 2011 at 2:19am — No Comments

Effects of inner sound meditatin

The sound entraps the mind. The mind becomes one with the sound as milk with water. It becomes absorbed in Brahman or the Absolute. You will then attain the Seat of Eternal Bliss.

Sivananda

 

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

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 11, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

IF GOD IS MY FATHER ,TEACHER ,GUIDE,ETC .HOW CAN I HAVE FEAR OF ANYTHING IN THIS PHYSICAL WORLD????

IF GOD IS MY FATHER ,TEACHER ,GUIDE,ETC .HOW CAN I HAVE FEAR OF ANYTHING IN THIS PHYSICAL WORLD????

Added by VISHNU ER on April 11, 2011 at 4:50am — No Comments

How to hear the Anahata Sounds

Hear the sounds through the right ear. Change your concentration from the gross sound to the subtle. The mind will soon be absorbed in the sound. You will get knowledge of hidden things when you hear the seventh. You will hear Para-Vak when you hear the eighth sound. You will develop the divine eye when you hear the ninth. You will attain Para Brahman when you hear the tenth.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Different kind of Anahata Nada – inner sounds in Meditation

Different kind of Anahata Nada – inner sounds in Meditation

The first sound is chini, the second is chin-chini, the third is the sound of a bell, the fourth is like that of a conch. The fifth is like that of a lute. The sixth is like that of a cymbal. The seventh is like that of a flute. The eighth is like that of a drum. The ninth is like that of a Mridanga. The tenth is like that of thunder.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

CALMNESSS AND TOLERANCE ACT LIKE AIR--CONDITIONING IN A ROOM;THEY INCREASE MAN'S EFFICIENCY

CALMNESSS AND TOLERANCE ACT LIKE AIR--CONDITIONING IN A ROOM;THEY INCREASE MAN'S EFFICIENCY

Added by VISHNU ER on April 9, 2011 at 3:25am — No Comments

Practice of Anahata Nada Yoga – listening to the inner sounds

Sit on Padmasana or Siddhasana or Sukhasana. Close the ears with the thumb. This is Shanmukhi Mudra or Vaishnavi Mudra. Now hear the music of Anahata sounds. You will have wonderful concentration. Abandon all worldly thoughts. Subdue your passion. Become indifferent to all sensual objects. Practise Yama (self-restraint), or Sadachara (right conduct);… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to hear the inner Sounds Anahata Nada

Do Japa or Soham with breath (Ajapa Japa). Practise Pranayama for one or two months. You will hear the ten sounds (Anahata sounds) clearly and enjoy the music of the soul. The sound… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on April 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How you Surrender

The word devotion, surrender sounds very nice but did you ever think that the surrender or devotion shown to the almighty are completely pure and to whom you offer your worship, sing hymn or bhajan are coming from your within and it is not for show off.



The mantra you have been chanting for a long time but have you ever felt that mantra actually works and it is worthwhile. Did it make any difference in your life? If is not like that then you must think that there is some thing such… Continue

Added by Kriyananda Maharshi Dayananda on April 7, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

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