grows gradually just as you grow a flower or a tree in a garden. Cultivate Bhakti
in the garden of your heart gradually
From Amrita Gita by Swami Sivananda, copyright The… Continue
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and Jnana are one. Bhakti
melts into wisdom in the end. Two have become one now.
From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj,… Continue
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is of two kinds, viz., Apara Bhakti
(lower type of devotion) and Para Bhakti
or Supreme Love). Ringing bells and waving lights is Apara… Continue
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THE WORRIED CONVICT DIES MANY TIMES BEFORE HE REACHES THE GALLOWS.
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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
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is the greatest power on this earth. It gushes from one’s pure heart. It redeems and saves. It purifies the heart.
From the book: Amrita Gita, by Shri Swami Sivananda Maharaj, 1887-1963.Copyright… Continue
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is supreme love towards God
. It is love for love’s sake. The devotee wants God
alone. There is no selfish expectation here.
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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
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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
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is love. Love is God
is nectar. God
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NO MATTER HOW GREAT YOUR WORDS MAY BE ,YOU WILL BE JUDGED BY YOUR ACTIONS.
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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.
Swami Sivananda lived 1887-1963. His teachings are as much inspiring today as they were half a century… Continue
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IF GOD IS MY FATHER ,TEACHER ,GUIDE,ETC .HOW CAN I HAVE FEAR OF ANYTHING IN THIS PHYSICAL WORLD????
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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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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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CALMNESSS AND TOLERANCE ACT LIKE AIR--CONDITIONING IN A ROOM;THEY INCREASE MAN'S EFFICIENCY
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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
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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 —
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
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