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TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR YOGA-STUDENTS
1. Practise Asans and Pranayama in the early morning or three hours after food.
2. Offer prayers to Guru and God before commencing the practice.
3. Take Satvic food; avoid hot, pungent, sour articles of food and stimulants like tea, coffee, etc.
4. Keep a clean room under lock and key; let it be well-ventilated, cool free from insects and from other sources of disturbance.…Continue
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THE PRACTICE OF YOGA ASANAS
This system costs nothing.
It is inexpensive.
It is simple.
It is specially suited for the people of the whole world at large.
The benefit of Yoga Asans should be made available to every family in the whole world.
Ethical culture, practice of divine virtues, a rigorous discipline of the mind, spiritual culture and meditation are also very necessary for attaining integral perfection.
Asans and Pranayama are only a part of…
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THE PRACTICE OF YOGA ASANAS
The practice of Asans is always accompanied by Pranayam and Japa of Mantra.
Moderation in diet and observance of Brahmacharya are necessary for realising the maximum benefits of the practice of Asanas.
A Yogi should always avoid fear, anger, laziness, too much sleep or waking, and too much food or fasting.
Regularity in the practice of Asans is of paramount importance.
Lakhs of peoples have derived real benefit from the practice…Continue
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THE NEED FOR A GURU
Only the man who has already been to Badrinath will be able to tell you the road leading to it.
In the case of the spiritual path, it is still more difficult to find your way.
The mind will mislead you very often.
The Guru will be able to remove pitfalls and obstacles, and lead you along the right path.
He will tell you: “This road leads you to Moksha; this one leads to bondage.”
Without this guidance, you might want to go to Badrinath,…
Man can learn only from a man, and hence God teaches through a human body.
In your Guru, you have your human ideal of perfection.
He is the pattern from which you wish to mould yourself.
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He gives you the rope of knowledge and saves you when you are drowning in this ocean of Samsara.
Do not consider him to be only a man.
If you take him as a man, you are a beast.
Worship your Guru and bow to him with reverence.
Guru is God.
A word from him is a word from God.
He need not teach anything.
Even his presence or company is elevating, inspiring and stirring.
The very company itself is self-illumination.
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On the subject of "Sadhana" - Swami Sivananda
"Act now. Live now. Know now. Realize now. Be happy now.
Every death is a reminder. Every bell that rings says, "The end is near". Every day robs off from you one part of your precious life. Therefore, you should be very earnest in plunging yourself in constant Sadhana.…
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