Yoga Vidya's Videos (Yoga Vidya International) - Yoga Vidya International 2020-03-31T02:47:23Z https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=ft9nfwuxlm2c&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Nature of non dual love - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada tag:my.yoga-vidya.org,2020-03-23:2740171:Video:426282 2020-03-23T09:38:42.531Z Yoga Vidya https://my.yoga-vidya.org/profile/YogaVidya10 <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/nature-of-non-dual-love-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-advaita-vedanta"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4199596033?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Beginning of the verses of Narada’s Bhakti Sutras. Traditional versus modern style of teaching. Vers 1: Using intellect for justification is not useful. Devotion is directed to God. Treat the people around you as if they are God. Devotion is rational.<br></br> Vers 2: Focus all of your attention on one topic: who am I? Samadhana. Love is willing… <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/nature-of-non-dual-love-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-advaita-vedanta"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4199596033?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Beginning of the verses of Narada’s Bhakti Sutras. Traditional versus modern style of teaching. Vers 1: Using intellect for justification is not useful. Devotion is directed to God. Treat the people around you as if they are God. Devotion is rational.<br /> Vers 2: Focus all of your attention on one topic: who am I? Samadhana. Love is willing attention. Love of what is right here and now. You are always present. You love your self. Selflessness. You are the goodness that makes goodness good. Hate is a perverted form of bhakti. Duality: Men are defined by women. You don’t love objects, you love love.<br /> Chasing love in objects is useless. Vers 3+4: You know you don’t die and get a security benefit. The worry goes away.<br /> Immortal love. Perfection benefit. Gain of knowledge, loss of ignorance. Enlightenment sickness. Love is your nature. You are not the body. You were here before your body was born.<br /> Solution is to accept the words of the scripture. Vers 5: Life is not jiva centered anymore. Free of passion for objects. No need to feel special. Vers 6: Feel wonderstruck because you understand and fulfilled the purpose in your life. You know you are love.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Karma Yoga and Dharma - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada tag:my.yoga-vidya.org,2020-03-16:2740171:Video:426248 2020-03-16T09:25:16.501Z Yoga Vidya https://my.yoga-vidya.org/profile/YogaVidya10 <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/karma-yoga-and-dharma-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-advaita-vedanta"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4121894392?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Recap of the last session. Freedom as the number one priority in life. Nondual bhakti is exclusive love of the self. To progress spiritually you have to commit yourself to the vedic tradition: work through all stages. Skipping of the purification by karma yoga is not useful. Understand the progression. Take care of<br></br> all instruments. Dual love… <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/karma-yoga-and-dharma-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-advaita-vedanta"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4121894392?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Recap of the last session. Freedom as the number one priority in life. Nondual bhakti is exclusive love of the self. To progress spiritually you have to commit yourself to the vedic tradition: work through all stages. Skipping of the purification by karma yoga is not useful. Understand the progression. Take care of<br /> all instruments. Dual love is there to qualify for nondual love.<br /> Nondual relationship. Samsara is a zero-sum-reality. You can’t win and you can’t loose. Karma yoga is suitable to get out of samsara: prepares you for jnana yoga, jnana yoga gives you knowledge and knowledge sets you free. You need a noble idea for your life. All beings are a set of rules by Isvara that<br /> form their nature. Svabhava and svadharma of a human being. Nature of animals. Karma yoga dharma. Example of Arjuna. Karma yogis honor samanya dharma or universal<br /> values. Vishesha dharma or situational ethics have no simple formula. Dharma yoga. React appropriately in relation to dharma in every situation to avoid bad karma. Krishna: I am the desire that is not opposed to dharma. Adharma: Going against your nature or to go against universal values.<br /> Adharmic action creates mental and emotional agitation. Pollute the environment and living in it is adharmic. Svadharma of someone commited to Vedanta: be a karma<br /> yogi, develop discipline. Karma yoga is build into the indian society, that is a dharmic society. Svadharma and profession.<br /> Karma yoga makes less stressful. You start thinking: who is this Isvara? 4. Upasana. Listening, reasoning (reflecting and getting rid of opinions that are not in harmony with the teaching), actualize the knowledge “I am the self”. Getting rid of obstacles to perfect satisfaction: by continuing the sadhana. Total sense of confidence.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Karma Yoga, Teachers and Scriptures - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada tag:my.yoga-vidya.org,2020-03-09:2740171:Video:425900 2020-03-09T10:11:53.751Z Yoga Vidya https://my.yoga-vidya.org/profile/YogaVidya10 <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/karma-yoga-teachers-and-scriptures-james-swartz-yoga-of-love"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4052728572?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Karma yoga is bhakti yoga. Swami Vivekananda, Freud, consequences of technology. Psychological designation in Vedanta appeared. Multipath confusion. Better to integrate all parts of the psyche. All stages of devotion are necessary, must be practised. For karma yoga you need a guru and the scripture. Only a mature person can surrender to Isvara.… <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/karma-yoga-teachers-and-scriptures-james-swartz-yoga-of-love"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/4052728572?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Karma yoga is bhakti yoga. Swami Vivekananda, Freud, consequences of technology. Psychological designation in Vedanta appeared. Multipath confusion. Better to integrate all parts of the psyche. All stages of devotion are necessary, must be practised. For karma yoga you need a guru and the scripture. Only a mature person can surrender to Isvara.<br /> Mantra “sadāśiva samārambhāṁ śaṅkarācāryamadhyamām...” The self is the guru. Self is beyond perception and inference. You need a guru because the tendency for self-deception is immense. Dead gurus don’t reveal your self-deceptions. You should manage your own life based on the knowledge. Desire produces anger, depression<br /> and delusion. Karma yoga as right action: dharmic lifestyle is necessary. 5 daily practices: worship teacher, worship of ancestors (tvam eva mātā...), worship deity, service to humanity, protect environment. Desire hides your self from you. Karma yoga turns an extroverted and subjective mind into an introverted and objective mind. Inner child becomes an inner adult. Relationship of guru and disciple: Krsna and Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. Sakhya bhava. Karma yoga is an<br /> appropriate use of your free will. Described in chapters 1-6 of the Bhagavad Gita.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Karma and Karma Yoga - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Advaita Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada tag:my.yoga-vidya.org,2020-03-02:2740171:Video:425777 2020-03-02T09:17:56.303Z Yoga Vidya https://my.yoga-vidya.org/profile/YogaVidya10 <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/karma-and-karma-yoga-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-advaita-vedanta-bh"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3983096030?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>3. Formal devotion. What is karma? Prarabdha, sanchita and agami karma. Karma is similar to a bank account. 3 possibilities: add karma, exhaust karma or stay the same.<br></br> People with little karma become sannyasi. Karma Yoga means how to relate to your karma. Neutralise your karma to have a steady mind. Gunas, mind and karma. Deities are Vedas… <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/karma-and-karma-yoga-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-advaita-vedanta-bh"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3983096030?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />3. Formal devotion. What is karma? Prarabdha, sanchita and agami karma. Karma is similar to a bank account. 3 possibilities: add karma, exhaust karma or stay the same.<br /> People with little karma become sannyasi. Karma Yoga means how to relate to your karma. Neutralise your karma to have a steady mind. Gunas, mind and karma. Deities are Vedas in code. Rishis show you who Isvara is. The love for myself depends on whether I am handling the karma properly. You are the witness of karma. The I has no karma. All karmas are created by Isvara. Isvara or God: creator, upholder or dharma, giver of results. Isvara is in charge of the results. The principle to hand out results to jivas are the needs of the total. Isvaras versus jivas mind. Karma is hard to understand: I want results and I am not sure if I get it. Karma Yoga is acting like an enlightened person: offering the actions as a worship to Isvara as the giver of results. Isvara gave you your life as a gift.<br /> Karma Yoga is love of God. This attitude during action reduces karma. Giving instead of grabbing. Your whole life is an altar.<br /> It is normal to do good things with love. Accept the good and bad results with an attitude of gratitude.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Love, Ishvara and Informal Devotion to God - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra tag:my.yoga-vidya.org,2020-02-24:2740171:Video:425362 2020-02-24T09:05:47.021Z Yoga Vidya https://my.yoga-vidya.org/profile/YogaVidya10 <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/love-ishvara-and-informal-devotion-to-god-james-swartz-yoga-of-lo"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3912901745?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>By reading Vedanta texts it is easy to misinterpret them.<br></br> Ignorance and knowledge are mixed up. Teaching makes<br></br> difference between ignorance and knowledge clear. Live your<br></br> life based on knowledge not on emotions. Isvara and action.<br></br> What is real? You see reality on the basis of your experiences.<br></br> Reflecting media. Three… <a href="https://my.yoga-vidya.org/video/love-ishvara-and-informal-devotion-to-god-james-swartz-yoga-of-lo"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3912901745?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />By reading Vedanta texts it is easy to misinterpret them.<br /> Ignorance and knowledge are mixed up. Teaching makes<br /> difference between ignorance and knowledge clear. Live your<br /> life based on knowledge not on emotions. Isvara and action.<br /> What is real? You see reality on the basis of your experiences.<br /> Reflecting media. Three gunas and the mind. 2. Informal<br /> devotion. Personal deity, ishta devata. Religion. Influence and<br /> judgements of the family. God is a helpful concept in the mind.<br /> God doesn’t judge. Dead gurus don’t judge. Living gurus make<br /> you grow. In informal devotion you bring God down to your<br /> level. Vedanta lifts you up to Gods level. Karma Yoga as the<br /> beginning stage.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>.<br /> <br /> One gramm of praxis is more than tons of theory. Practice Yoga:<br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/YogaVidyaEnglish" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">youtube.com/user/YogaVidyaEnglish</a>.