Music is a system of harmonious, melodious and rhythmic sounds capable of producing
inner peace and an inexpressible thrill of joy. Music is one of the sciences which deal with Nada
(Sabda) which is the first vibration of Brahman represented by the Pranava - Om. All the Sapta
Svaras - Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni - which evolved themselves later into the various vocal
sounds first originated out of this fundamental Om, symbolic of Brahman. Music is one of the
fine arts… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 31, 2009 at 6:00pm —
There is no definite period of time in this matter. In main, two factors decide this issue,
viz., the nature of the individual Karma and the last impression before death. It may vary from
hundreds of years to a few months even. Those that work out some of their Karmas in other
planes in subtler regions take a considerable time before entering a fresh body. The interval is
very long, for a year of the earth period passes off as a single day on the celestial plane. There… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 30, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Added by VIJITATMA DASA on December 30, 2009 at 12:33am —
It is wrong to regard that politics has got some of those very people had fashioned those
precedence over religion. In personal life, the majority of mankind does believe in God; and in
India, there is undercurrent of religion throughout the land. Politics is only a surface activity
thrust upon most people due to socio-economic forces.
When one gets knocks and blows, when he gets disgusted with the sensual objects on
account of their impermanency, when he gets… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 29, 2009 at 6:00pm —
” How can we condemn and deprecate womankind? I think that there is nothing unholy in this universe.
Too much study and a little practice bring bewilderment. To induce Vairagya in the
passionate people, I place such a negative mental picture of women. Really, women are
manifestations of Sakti. Yes, all is holy. All is sacred. All is beautiful. This can be realized and
felt only by people advanced in the spiritual line. Beginners can merely repeat these… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 28, 2009 at 6:00pm —
When there is a true spirit of Tyaga in any, there can never be any idea of the old
impressions of the world or of past relations with mundane existence. Even if the person
embraces Sannyas without the indispensable Vairagya, he need not necessarily feel for the loss
that he sustains, though the latent Vasanas, Vrittis and Samskaras still lie embedded in his mental
consciousness. A true Sannyasi enjoys the utmost bliss when he cuts asunder all connections
with the… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 27, 2009 at 6:00pm —
On one Sabbath Day at Nazareth, Lord Jesus claimed for Himself the fulfilment of the prophecy of Isaiah: “The spirit of the Lord is upon Me because he has anointed Me to preach, to heal and to set at liberty.” This greatly enraged the congregation at the synagogue. Though the Lord had been recognised as the Son of God, as a Prophet, and as the Light of the World, by others, to the people of Nazareth, Jesus was but the son of a carpenter! These unfortunate people drove Jesus out of Nazareth.… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Added by Kati Kalipriya Cato on December 27, 2009 at 11:03am —
A full-fledged Yogi can never have the idea either to test himself or his powers. If such
be the case, he should in no way be considered full-fledged or well-baked. It is only the raw, the
ill-expanded and half-baked Sadhaks or Yogins that will have the inclination to test their own
selves, i.e., their progress, by virtue of the powers they might have acquired.
Yogic powers cannot but manifest in proportion to the amount of progress one makes in
Yoga as per the… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 26, 2009 at 6:00pm —
By now the first disciples had gathered around Lord Jesus. The Pharisees on one occasion found Jesus’s disciples plucking corn on Sabbath Day and eating it. When this was brought to the notice of the Lord, He said: “The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath; so that the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” This greatly displeased the Pharisees who waited for another opportunity.
While Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on a Sabbath Day the Pharisees brought to him a… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 26, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Isvara is not ordaining things all the time; else He would
be too busy. This means determinism which leaves very little scope for individual effort.
The notion that Isvara ordains things only sometimes and not always and that He would
be too busy if He ordains things all the time is a puerile one. Isvara can look to everything at one
stroke of His Being. There is no such thing as His ‘being too busy’, for He is not like man, using
his senses for the purpose of… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 25, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Jesus, after the period of His seclusion and austerities, came back to his native village, eager to impart His wisdom to his fellow-men. John the Baptist had already declared to the people that the Kingdom of God was at hand and called upon people to repent with a contrite heart and effect a change of heart in themselves in order to be able to enter the Kingdom of God. Jesus, too, began with a repetition of this Message. But, whereas John had painted God as a stern Judge, Lord Jesus spoke of… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 25, 2009 at 12:30pm —
A esta gran Comunidad de Yoghis, en estas festividades navideñas -festividad de recogimiento, unión, reflexión y renovación de voluntades para el peregrinaje en pos del Sagrado Silencio y las Sagradas Palabras-, venga un fortísimo abrazo y los mejores deseos para que juntos sigamos creciendo en el Servicio.
¡Que Cristo renazca en nuestros corazones!
Hare Krishna, Hare Shiva, Hare Cristo.
Eduardo Mendoza, desde Lima, Perú.
Added by Eduardo Mendoza on December 24, 2009 at 8:31pm —
Pleasure and pain in life are respectively the rewards of the good and the bad actions of
an individual. If a man suffers, it is a reminder to him to ennoble his life and make his future
happy through the performance of good deeds, self-discipline and right effort.
When a person, convicted to a term of imprisonment by the court of law for having
committed an offence, escapes from the prison, the law demands that he should be rearrested
and given added punishment,… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 24, 2009 at 6:00pm —
After the baptism, Lord Jesus resorted to seclusion in the wilderness and practised extreme austerities and fasted. At the end of 40 days of such fasting He was hungry. Austerities and meditation had, no doubt, earned for Him divine powers to work miracles. And, the Lord did perform miracles to save people and to heal them. “Why not use those powers now, convert stones into bread, and appease your hunger,” tempted Satan, the Evil One. But, Lord Jesus resolutely refused to yield to this… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 24, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
May we all experience the birth of Christ Consciousness again and again.
May Love and Peace Prevail on Earth.
If you can, please join in Holy Midnight Meditation today.
Added by Sukadev Bretz on December 24, 2009 at 10:40am —
Christmas is named after Christ. This is the birthday of Lord Jesus, the Saviour Christ, the Yogi of the East. He was born in a stable at Bethlehem, of Mary and Joseph, the obscure village carpenter. Mary and Joseph made the stable a home for Christ, the King, the Prince of Peace. The birth of Jesus is celebrated all over the world as the sacred Christmas.
Lord Jesus was an embodiment of mercy, love and humility. He was an apostle of… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 24, 2009 at 10:26am —
By Satsang, by repeating the Lord’s Name, doing Kirtan, hearing Kathas, reading the
Ramayana, Bhagavata and the lives of Bhaktas - Bhakta Vijayam and Bhakta Lilamrita - Vishnu
Sahasranama, Narada Bhakti Sutras and Sandilya Sutras. You must develop Vairagya. This is
important. Live amidst Bhaktas. Live in Ayodhya. Respect Rama Nama. You will develop
Rama Bhakti. Live in Brindavan. Study Bhagavata. Do Japa of the Dvadasakshara Mantra,
“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”. You… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 23, 2009 at 6:00pm —
John the Baptist, son of the priest Zacharias and his wife Elizabeth, had, in accordance with angel Gabriel’s prophecy begun to baptize people and to prepare them to receive the Light of the Lord Jesus. Lord Jesus was now about thirty years of age, and sought John to be baptized by him on the banks of the river Jordan. John recognised Jesus’s Divinity and asked: “Dost Thou come to me, when I have need to be baptized by Thee?” But the Lord had determined to set an example to mankind: spiritual… Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on December 23, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Blessings to you all, my wonderful souls, wherever you are at this very moment reading this, I urge you to look around you. Find something that pleases the eye and flood what ever or whomever it is, with love and appreciation. We never know where we will be tomorrow. Life has many surprises, appreciate when you can, wherever you can. Love, is the word, Love is what this time on this earth requires and hungers for more than anything else. Compassion, understanding... Use your gifts, your talents… Continue
Added by Solvei Kristin McKenna on December 23, 2009 at 5:13am —