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September 2013 Blog Posts (50)

When Kundalini is awakened, how to take it to Sahasrara through the various Chakras and how to keep it at a particular Chakra where the Yogi wants it?...

And how to

bring the Kundalini back to Muladhara through the various Chakras? Kindly let me know

the movements of the Kundalini.

You will have to take the Kundalini to the Sahasrara Chakra through the practice of Yoni

Mudra. If you become absolutely desireless, if the Vasanas are destroyed in toto, Kundalini will

ascend by itself without any effort, through the force of purity.

Kundalini will drop down by itself through the force of Prarabdha. It will stop at…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 30, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Equal vision is outlined for Moksha. In this connection, I shall be obliged if you could let me know whether “Don’t touchism” has got any significance.....

I have got too rigid

orthodox principles. If I see an untouchable or a sweeper, even from a yard or so, I take a

bath and wash my clothes. I shall be glad to know whether these Niyamas should be


Pray to God to give you that day on which you will embrace a scavenger with joy, feeling

oneness. That day will be a blessed day. You have a very small, narrow, constricted heart. Try

to expand. Slowly give up the “Don’t touchism”. It will greatly bar your…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 29, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

If God is just and merciful, why should there be so much misery in this world? Sometimes we see virtuous men suffer and hypocrites enjoy. What is the logic in this?

Misery is the eye-opener in this world. Had it not been for the presence of pain and

misery, no one would attempt for salvation. Misery is a blessing in disguise.

Virtuous men treat suffering as a blessing as it develops the power of endurance and

mercy, and makes them remember God always. They welcome suffering. They do not want

worldly pleasure and prosperity. They have a changed vision. They always keep a balanced

mind in pleasure and pain. You cannot understand…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 28, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

If God is almighty and all-powerful, why can’t He see that everybody does his actions properly?

Everybody does his actions properly. A thief must pilfer things. A scoundrel must do

wrong actions. These are Kartavya. Remember this world is Trigunatmic and relative. Every

movement of the foot, every step, is an attempt towards Sat-chit-ananda. The world is a relative

plane. Prostitutes, saints, rogues, beggars, kings are all doing their respective duties. Good and

evil are relative terms. Evil exists to glorify good. Hatred exists to glorify love. A rogue is…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 27, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

I desire to reduce my sleeping hours and have control over sleep. Can I take recourse to any medicine?

You should not reduce your sleep by the use of medicine. That will affect your system.

Sufficient rest must be given to the body through sleep. When you regularly enter into deep

meditation, the system derives considerable rest and automatically sleep can then be reduced.

That will not affect your health.

Sleep should be reduced gradually and cautiously. Now, for a month go to bed at 9-30

p.m. and get up at 4 a.m. After a month, go to bed at 10 p.m. and get up at…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

We all are one...!

Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on September 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I have read that a person, after receiving initiation from one Guru, can, if he finds a better person, become the latter’s disciple;...

and that though he has ceased to be the

former’s disciple, he should have respect for him also. What is your view?

The vast majority of people do not enjoy the good fortune of coming into contact with a

God-realized saint. What happens in their case is this. Traditionally, each family has a Guru-

Parampara. Each sect has its own sectional Guru. The aspirant born in a particular sect has, by

that mere fact, to accept the Guru of the sect as his own Guru. This Guru is…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 25, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

You state that aspirants in the Nivritti Marga should have a little money in the bank or must depend on alms.....

Now I have no money and I do not like to beg from door to

door, but I am very anxious to take Sannyasa. Will you kindly suggest a method to quench

my thirst?

There are beautiful Ashrams throughout India where Nishkamya Seva is carried out.

They are always in need of sincere and energetic workers. You can remain in any one of the

Ashrams and help in the Ashram’s activities. They will take care of your material wants. Do not

be changing from one Ashram to another.…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 24, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

One lemon a day keeps doctor away.

Lemon water is very beneficial for our body in various ways. It is considered as rich source of vitamins and minerals. Experts suggest that lemon water is surprisingly healthy internal body cleanser to start your day with. Daily consumption of lemon water helps stomach to remove waste from the body.

Lemon water contains balancing quantity of water, protein,…


Added by yoga guru suneel singh on September 23, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Can prayers cure diseases when doctors fail? Is it true that more things are wrought by prayers than the world could dream of?

Doctors and medicines are only instruments in the hands of God. Unless God wills, none

can cure, or get cured. Man should do his best, with initiative, enterprise and perseverance, but

depend on God’s grace for everything. To bear with suffering and accept it as a blessing of God

in disguise is great wisdom. Prayer invokes the inner potentialities of the individual, which flow

only from God, and they can certainly work miracles.

From "…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

1 minute Go Yogic way for stress free life.

Method : Sit down in padmasana or sukhasana. Close your eyes and keep your hands on your thighs in Gyan mudra .Now Place the tip of your tongue up against the roof of your mouth. Keep it there through the entire breathing process.Breathe in silently through your nose to the slow count of 4.Hold your breath to the count of 8.Exhale through your mouth to the count of 12,…


Added by yoga guru suneel singh on September 22, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

In my work of spreading the knowledge of Yoga, do you have any special advice to give me?

Side by side with instructions on practical Yogic processes, place always stress upon the

great importance of Sadachara, Yama and Niyama. Inspire the students with noble idealism.

Spur them on to strive for a life of lofty virtue, active goodness and selflessness. You must stress

the need for self-purification and self-mastery. The true inner Yoga is the transformation of the

essential nature of man. The lower human nature should gradually give place to an…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 22, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

I am under the impression that no advanced Yogi has ever achieved anything in the realm of matter or contributed to progress outside of writing about high,...

abstract and

introspectionist themes and inspiring a small handful to do likewise.

How then do you regard the production of a seemingly supremely great book like

Aurobindo’s “The Life Divine”, which almost nobody reads, almost nobody understands,

or books like “Treatise on Cosmic Fire”, or your books, all of which seem so totally

unrelated to helping anybody individually or collectively, in a material sense?

It is not correct to think that Yogins merely write,…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


"The roots of the tree of the world-peace lay primarily in peace at home...!"

~ J G M J V S A…


Added by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on September 21, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments



It is a very encouraging practice to celebrate peace day in different ways globally every year, but unfortunately its objective is somewhere lost and limited to some peace campaigns and conferences only caused peace is lacking everywhere despite several efforts have been done so far in this regard. Here one should have clear understanding that peace cannot be gained by power and wealth and it is very unfortunate that people neither try to understand nor attempt to have the…


Added by Kriyananda Maharshi Dayananda on September 20, 2013 at 11:20am — No Comments

How is Kevala Kumbhak done? The practice is not quite clear....

It is said to be a

Kumbhak without Purak and Rechak. This is not intelligible, for necessarily before the

Kumbhak there has to be either inhalation or exhalation.

Your query on the practice of Kevala Kumbhak is not surprising, for it seems to be

impossible to do Kumbhak without doing either Purak or Rechak. However, what is meant is

that for Kevala Kumbhak the retention is suddenly performed at any given moment when the

mind is just about to get…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 20, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Go yogic upchar for Asthama.

Asthma attack is caused by swelling in lungs, narrowing of the airways, restricting airflow and making breathing very difficult.Asthma is a difficult disease, for this you can take drugs or natural remedies and also combination of both.

some natural remedies for asthma:

• Drink plenty of water daily to help dilute and move mucus out of your body.

• Take a…


Added by yoga guru suneel singh on September 19, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments

Someone tries to tell me that Nirvikalpa Samadhi is, to quote, “only a strange nerve-condition accompanied by paralysis of the critical faculties”. What should I reply, if anything?

It is useless to convince a person about the validity of Nirvikalpa Samadhi when he

cannot understand it. Logical arguments may be advanced, but a rank skeptic has to evolve

further to be alive to this truth. The philosophical implications and mystic signification of

experience must be studied well before one can attempt to answer such skeptics.

From "May I answer that" by Swami…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Go yogic Tips to look beautiful.

Make paste of honey and ginger and apply this paste on face every morning before brushing teeth. This will prevent wrinkles to a greater extent.

Rich Olive

Massage is very useful as it increases blood circulation and result in tightening of skin. Use olive oil to massage your skin daily. Remember to massage in anticlockwise

Ample Apple

Cut apple’s…


Added by yoga guru suneel singh on September 18, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

When I sit for prayers, the lower mind wanders astray, but the other mind recites the Stotras without the slightest flaw, because of habit.....

But when I consciously try

to recite the prayers, I sometimes miss the link, and have at times to repeat a Stotra from

the beginning. Thus, are there two minds? How to overcome this difficulty?

No. There are no two minds. But the mind gets concentration little by little, and the

portion of the mind which is spiritually inclined - call it the higher mind - engages itself in

Sadhana, whereas that part of the mind which is more aware of its worldly Samskaras runs…


Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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