Viareggio, Italy: April 13, 1999
Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
[This is the first publication of the transcription below. Although it is five years old, it is timely. As Srila Narayana Maharaja told the story herein, he was unsuccessfully trying to hold back his tears. In order to wipe his eyes as he was reaching the story’s end, he opened his arms to take hold of his upper sannyasa cloth and slip it under his eyeglasses. He was wearing a very thin… Continue
Added by Madhavananda Das on March 3, 2009 at 7:43am —
Show me the way, Lord.
I am always your student.
I am always in love with you.
I am always willing to change myself
to follow the deepest promptings
that you have planted in my heart.
Show me not the answer,
show me the right questions
to ask. Show me what is right
and I will try as best I can
to do it. I will fail, often.
If I ask for something that does not help me,
show me the error, and lead me to that
which helps… Continue
Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 5:23am —
When he was nine years old, Garuvel Nep Zing discovered
that he could disappear. He was sitting in a white gazebo on the family estate.
It was hidden by tall thin evergreens to the rear of the Great House, at the end of a long sloping lawn. Garuvel treasured this spot for its remoteness from the prying eyes of his family and the family’s servants. Little finches nested in the stately spires, and Garuvel watched them land and disappear twittering inside the moist
Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 4:21am —
If you have asked yourself the question
“why am I so crazy”?
the answer is simple.
You are crazy with grief.
Deep down inside,
you are like one attending a funeral,
tearing your clothes,
bewailing your loss.
“But what have I lost, to be so crazy?”
Something infinitely precious,
something you love so ferociously
that even to remember it consciously
would set you to rending your hair,
again and again.
There is a… Continue
Added by Art Rosch on March 3, 2009 at 2:10am —
Truly its been a revival for me to come to this community and this site and to be in the company of fellow yogis like you. There I have to correct myself because when I compare myself with you all I see the difference. All of you are adepts and teachers of yoga running your own ashrams and studios while the last class of yoga I might have taught at the Sivananda Yoga center in Trivandrum Kerala may have been fifteen years back. Nevertheless in Yoga there is no comparison and the first breath of… Continue
Added by Jacob on February 27, 2009 at 5:41pm —
First of all let me say that I am enlightened hehehe. When I say that I mean that all of us are enlightened. Otherwise we wouldn’t be able to communicate would we? There is a light within us that makes it possible for us to be aware, to know, to think, to remember and be active through the body mind and senses. That light or awareness makes it possible for us to sleep, dream, and to wake up from sleep, to a new day with all the memory of the previous days of our life in continuity. That light… Continue
Added by Jacob on February 26, 2009 at 4:08pm —
MAHAPRABHU CATCHING ALL JIVAS
21 July 2002, 8 p.m.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, Brajendra-nandana Syamasundara, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who plays upon a flute, wears a peacock feather and performs sweet pastimes in Vrndavana. That same person, coming with a very important purpose, has appeared in Navadvipa Dhama as the son of Saci Mata. This same Krsna, who is the Supreme Lord, the ause of all causes and the Absolute Truth, explains in… Continue
Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:32pm —
THE Mantra Diet:
True Wealth and Health
Loose Karmic weight
Feasting on Enlightened
AS THE FIRE OF DIGESTION
BURNS UP FOOD
THE MIND DIGESTS
The etherial Sounds
FROM THE WORDS
THAT WE cast & SPELL.
Mantras are sacred SOUND VIBRATIONS
and yes all Words are also INFUSED
to CONDENSE into our Thoughts and
MANIFEST OUR perception of
all Planes of… Continue
Added by Madhavananda Das on February 25, 2009 at 8:28pm —
God is all that we can imagine him to be,
And he can be just beyond that imagination.
He can be gentler than the gentlest breeze,
And more fierce than the hurricane.
He is the Lord of creation,
But is also a lady.
He is simpler than the simplest,
But more complex than complicated.
Smaller than the smallest,
Yet larger than the largest.
Closer than the closest,
But further than the farthest.
Friend to a friend,
Father to a… Continue
Added by Jacob on February 25, 2009 at 6:41pm —
You are what your deep driving desire is.
As your desire is, so your will. As your will is,
So your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.
(Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.5)
Most of us are familiar with the law of attraction. It has been debated around the world and put into practice by many. There have even been whole workshops devoted to just this law and we’ve found that it works for some, but not others. Why is this so?
A law is absolute. If it… Continue
Added by Chitra Sukhu on February 25, 2009 at 12:05am —
Swamiji told us if we could ever feel for even a "second" the peace He has felt in meditation His work or (His life) then it was worth it.
He said, the whole struggle was to be able to focus the mind.
He said, when He was in Rishikesh with Master Sivananda he never missed Satsang. Dr. Sivananda Advaryhoo, the greatest Karma Yogi master has produced also always went to Satsang. When Swamiji was alive in his Ashram all the staff and Swamis' went if not He would ask were you were.… Continue
Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 20, 2009 at 10:13am —
Zen Yoga Studio combina de manera congruente la ideología Zen y la disciplina del Yoga.
Zen Yoga Studio respeta las creencias, credo e intenciones de cada persona en su práctica y así crea un ambiente de libertad, tranquilidad, armonía y aceptación.
El studio está abierto a todas aquellas personas que deseen establecer una conexión con su verdadera esencia, así como para los que solo desean experimentar algo nuevo,…
Added by Zen Yoga Studio on February 16, 2009 at 11:21pm —
We’ve just returned from Bali, having done some research for our upcoming
Yoga and Meditation Retreat on June 3rd to the 13th. (www.back2bali.com)
The Island of the Gods was wonderful and welcoming, clothed in a warm mist, occasionally interrupted by torrential monsoon showers and rays of sunshine. This is the way of the rainy season which lasts from Oct through March.
Each visit, we explore and discover curiosities which I’m sure will both interest and delight you. Here are some… Continue
Added by Deanna Evans on February 16, 2009 at 9:59pm —
On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark. But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something else is happening underground. An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals are being called to a higher light. It is a silent revolution. From the inside out. From the ground up.
You won't see us on the T.V. You won't read about us in the newspaper..You won't hear about us on the radio
We don't seek any glory. We… Continue
Added by Gokul Chandra Dasa on February 16, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Swamiji said Master Sivananda gave the knowledge to Him and He gave it to us." Swamiji wanted us to practice as there were enough Preachers in the world. Swamiji would always do Asana & Pranayama whenever he got mad at the Ashram, so you can imagine He was pretty good !!! His own practice in the cave was to do Pranayame 0600, 1200,1800, & 2400 for 2 hours at a time. They called Him Swami "Monkeyman" as He always had pets/monkeys in the Ashram. Swami Chidananda once pretended to lift up… Continue
Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 15, 2009 at 10:57pm —
978 Tracks of and about everything Swami Vishnu said He could talk about Yoga for 6000 years ! Master Sivananda started out under a tree doing Hari nam, after a few years there were problems and he stated He wanted everyone to learn all the Yoga's. He usually would do the Maha mantra when invited out into the public as there are no rules. Swami Vishnu didn't have a "singing voice " but Master Sivananda would have Swamiji chanting at the railway station at 0530 in the morning, Swamiji never… Continue
Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on February 15, 2009 at 10:00pm —
gives you something that nothing else can:
It introduces you to yourself on all levels.
Meditation will bring you: Peace of mind, calmness, and a sense of well being
Better relationships, better health, and a better life
Personal, philosophical, and spiritual insights
The direct experience of your eternal center of being
The benefits of meditation are your birthright, whether you are Buddhist, Christian, Confucian,… Continue
Added by ॐ sanjuguru on February 15, 2009 at 7:59am —
New Energy and Relaxation with this 10 minutes Beginner’s Yoga Class
. Sun salutation, shoulderstand, fish, forward bend, cobra, relaxation
. Suited for daily practice for anybody who is either in good physical shape or has some… Continue
Added by Sukadev Bretz on February 14, 2009 at 2:06pm —
Added by Paula on February 13, 2009 at 12:02am —
Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Swami Dayananda Saraswati (born in 1930), disciple of Swami Chinmayananda, was born in Tamil Nadu, South India and is a distinguished, traditional teacher of Vedanta. His depth of understanding and nuanced appreciation of Western culture makes him that rare teacher who can communicate the vision of non-duality to modern listeners. He is able to make one see, with immediacy, the truth of oneself as the whole.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati has been teaching… Continue
Added by maryse on February 12, 2009 at 12:36pm —