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June 2012 Blog Posts (42)

Caring Mother...!

"Mother always is caring...No one can replace mother's divine role in a child's life...!"

~ J G M J V S…

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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 16, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

GAMBLING--THE WEAPON OF MAYA

Beware of gambling. Puskara challenged Nala in the dice game and lost everything. Yudhisthira also gambled and lost his wife. Gambling is a weapon of Maya. The gambler always thinks that he will win in the next attempt but goes on losing.

Gambling spoils the character of a rnan entirely, making him irreligious and unrighteous. It makes him get excited and lose his sound judgment and sense of decorum. It makes him an atheist. It brings him in contact with evil-minded persons and the dregs… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

DRINKING – THE BED OF VICES

Drinking ranks as the foremost of the soul-killing habits. It completely destroys the moral faculties of man, kills all lofty ambitions and aspirations and the higher, nobler instincts of man. It harms both the body and the soul.

Man's nature becomes coarse and he sinks to a low level of extreme degradation when he takes to liquor. So widespread has this practice become that it is regarded as a social accomplishment. The place where drinking is present, there vices are rampant. Drinking is… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 14, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE RESTLESS HUMAN MIND – HOW TO CALM IT?



The Question:

How to overcome Sankalpas-Vekalpas?…

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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 14, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

THIS IS IGNORANCE

.Attachment, hatred, loss of judgment, fear, vanity, lust, sorrow, anger, pride, procrastination, idleness, desire, aversion, jealousy, envy and all other sinful habits constitute ignorance. Identification with the body is also ignorance.

Ignorance and covetousness are the same. Both produce the same results. Ignorance originates from covetousness. It manifests itself when the objects or covetousness are not attained. It leads to one's down¬fall and misery.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

COVETOUSNESS-THE GATE TO HELL

Covetousness causes anxiety, desire to speak ill of others, strong lustful desire, gluttony, liability to premature death, strong desire towards falsehood, irrepressible indulgence in passion, insatiable desire for listening to evil, arrogance, neglect of duties, rash behavior and perpetration of every kind of evil action.

Satsang, Japa, meditation, Kirtan, discrimination, dispassion, honesty, integrity, nobility, charity, and Sell-enquiry will eradicate covetousness and all other negative… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Tuning The Mind, Intellect And Personality (‘Sanskars’)

The soul, is made up of three faculties - the mind, intellect and personality (‘sanskars’). In order to tune these to the highest degree of subtlety, precision and efficiency; we need to connect with the Supreme Soul, who is also a soul, just like us, but has a perfect mind and intellect along with perfect…

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Added by VISHNU ER on June 11, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments

CONTROL ANGER

Control of anger is indispensable for the practice of ethics. Anger is your dire enemy; it is the enemy of peace, wisdom and devotion. It is born of Rajas. All actions proceed from this evil quality. It is one of the three gates to hell. It is the slayer of austerities. Therefore, control anger through forgiveness and patience. Indulge not thyself in the passion of' anger.

Bear slight provocation with patience; forgive the faults of others. Forget not your own defects and weaknesses.… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 10, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

KRISHNA/KRSHHNNA CONSCIOUSNESS..........!





KRISHNA CONSCIOUNESS – EXPLAINED FULLY




What do we mean by the Krshhnna or Krishna…

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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 10, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

THE KNOWER OF THE SELF

That man who neither rejoices in times of good fortune nor sorrows when overtaken by misfortune, is said to be endowed with wisdom and contentment.

Overcoming lust and anger, observing the vow of Brahmacharya, and becoming a complete master of his senses, the Brahmana, practicing patiently the austere penances and observing the most rigid res¬traint, should live in the world, calmly waiting for his time, like one scenting to possess a body though knowing fully that he is not subject to… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

THE BASIS OF DIVINE LIFE

Self-control is indispensable for living a truly ethical life. Without self-restraint, the practice of ethics is impossible. You may have noble intentions and sublime sentiments, but when you have no self-control you become a slave of the baser passions.

Self-control leads to the highest merit. It is the eternal duty of man to practice this virtue in his daily life. It surpasses in merit charity, sacrifice and study of the Vedas. A man of self-control enjoys esteem in this world and reward… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 8, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

THE INVULNERABLE FORTRESS

The birth of a man is due to his mixed Karmas--a mixture of good and evil. Every man will have to meet dangers and calamities at some period in his life. He who is endowed with fortitude will bear them until a calm mind and a smiling countenance.

Fortitude is a sweet, mysterious spiritual mixture of courage, calmness, patience, presence of mind arid endurance. It is a virtue born of Sattwa. It gives great strength of mind to aspirants who tread the path of action.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 7, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A MARVELOUS LUBRICATOR

Tolerance is needed in all spheres of life-social, economic, political and religious. Fights, quarrels, ruptures, friction in society and domestic circles, and war are all due to lack of tolerance. All religious, social, and political institutions are held together by the cohesive force of tolerance.

Tolerance is a marvelous lubricating oil which helps the smooth revolution of the wheels of life.



From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 6, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BE MODERATE IN EVERYTHING

You should be moderate in sleeping, drinking, eating, reading, laughing, copulation, exercise, etc. Lord Krishna says in the Gita: "Verily, Yoga is not for him who eats too much nor for him who abstains to excess, nor who is too much addicted to sleep nor even to wakefulness. Yoga kills all pains in him who is regulated in eating and amusement, in performing actions, and in sleeping and waking." He who is moderate in everything is a perfect Yogi.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 5, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Refreshing Life...!

"I always am happy, fresh and tension-free like a happy refreshing flower...!"

~ J G M J V S A…

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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 5, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

HONESTY – A UNIVERSAL VIRTUE

Honesty is not a virtue meant only for a particular section of mankind, as loyalty for a subordinate, chastity for a married woman, and filial piety and obedience for children and students.

Honesty is a sacred duty mid moral obligation in the interests of social solidarity. An honest man is dear to the Lord. The Lord showers His Grace upon such a one. Honesty never goes unrewarded in the long run. All honest man comes to be honored by all.



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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 4, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Visakha Budda Day!

Visakha Bucha Day in Thailand

Visakha Bucha Day

Visakha Bucha or simply "Vesak" is a holiday celebrating the birth, life, enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is celebrated in many Asian countries including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, etc.

Visakha Bucha Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism because of three important incidents in the life of The Buddha, i.e. the birth, the…

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Added by Dr.Raj Kumar Rai on June 4, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

The drop of ocean has become the ocean...!



"On reaching the level of Supreme Consciousness, the Individual Consciousness loses its dualistic identity and sees itself as 'I AM' or 'I AM EVERY THING AND EVERY THING IS ME...I AM INSIDE EVERY THING...EVERY THING IS INSIDE ME...I AM FLOWING THROUGH THE…

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Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on June 4, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

WIN EVERYONE'S HEART

ile one quality which will bring one respect, fame and the confidence of worthy men is sweetness of speech. This is one quality by practicing which a person is esteemed by all and becomes famous. It is the one quality which yields joy to all. One may always secure the love of all beings and creatures by practicing sweetness of speech.

Sweetness of speech secures one's object, while at the same time it never pains any heart. Sweet speech pleases more than does the gift of an… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 3, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BE SWEET

A really sweet man is divine. He does not expect anything from others. His very nature is sweet. He brings joy to others by his innate sweetness.

Sweetness is born of Sattwa. It is the aroma of a perfected soul or an adept. It. is acquired through long and intense austerity, discipline, Yoga practice and communion with God in silence.

Sweetness should be the most essential attribute of a spiritual propagandist and public worker. The Rajasic ego should melt in the crucible of the Yogic… Continue

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 2, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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