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Sivananda Day-to-day (480)

August 13th 2017

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Divine Advent by Sri Swami Chidananda As we move towards the auspicious and blessed day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami, we are moving towards a divine advent that was extraordinary in its nature—extraordinary in the sense that there could not have been a more unimaginable set of negative factors all combining together than when the Supreme Being, Adi Narayana, was born as Bhagavan S ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (479)

August 11th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Guiding Lights For Self-Conquest by Sri Swami Sivananda Mind cannot by itself illumine the objects. Without the Atman, which is of the nature of intelligence, no cognition is possible. The function of the mind is to go out to the object through the senses and manifest it. Just as the water flowing from the tank to the fields through channels assumes the forms of the respective fields, so ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (478)

August 1st 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! An Analytical Study of Cosmic Consciousness by Sri Swami Sivananda The state of Cosmic Consciousness is beyond description. It induces awe, supreme joy and unalloyed felicity. This state of cosmic consciousness is below the absolute consciousness (Nirguna-Brahmic consciousness) wherein the seer, sight, the things seen, or the knower, knowable and knowledge, or the subject and object, beco ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (477)

July 23rd 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Sense of Urgency in Sadhana by Sri N. Ananthanarayanan An aspirant put this question once to the Holy Mother of the Aurobindo Ashram: "I have been practising Sadhana for so many years, but there has been no significant progress. Why?". Said the Holy Mother: "Because you have not taken the spiritual plunge!". To the same question put by different aspirants at different ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (476)

July 17th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj – A Rare Genius of Spirit by Sri Swami Krishnananda All our loves are really dispersed forms of divine love. You have all come here, rushing to this spot, on account of that tremendous magnetic spiritual influence of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. The individuals, the personalities that he has prepared, are only vessels which he has charged wi ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (475)

July 13th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Difficulty of Progress in Sadhana by Sri Swami Sivananda The workings of Maya are very extremely subtle, so very difficult to overcome and human nature is fundamentally so Asuric and unregenerate that real spiritual development and progress in Sadhana are indeed very hard to obtain. To achieve success in any measure in the spiritual life is the most difficult and an up-hill task that ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (474)

July 8th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Guru Sishya Yoga by Sri Swami Chidananda Radiant Atman! Beloved and blessed children of the Divine! It is through developing proximity to Reality and then contact with Reality that one ultimately becomes Reality. It is only through Sparsa (touch), it is only through contact, that a philosopher’s stone is able to turn iron into gold. If you keep it a hair’s-breadth away, the iron will fore ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (473)

June 30th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Practice of Meditation by Sri Swami Sivananda Meditation is doubtless difficult. It will be very difficult, nay indeed impossible for a beginner to take to subtle meditation all at once. There must be graduated practices and the mind must be rendered very subtle for higher practices of concentration and meditation. Just as the archer first aims at gross things, target, etc., and then take ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (472)

June 22nd 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! The Heart of the Spiritual Problem by Sri Swami Chidananda It is not at all flattering, but unless there is honesty about oneself we cannot step into spiritual life even if we know all about Vedanta. For the spiritual life has two dimensions. One is the Vedanta /siddhanta/ (doctrine) of the ultimate experience, but the other is /vyavahara/ (worldly activity). Unless Vedanta is brought ove ...Continue Reading

Sivananda Day-to-day (471)

June 16th 2017

Om Sri Ganeshaya Namah! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Bases of Spiritual Sadhana by Sri Swami Sivananda A man abandoning society and activity as evil and shutting himself up in seclusion, isolated from mankind so that he might grow in virtue and into sainthood through meditation, will in all probability be found to be less ready to overlook the transgressions of an erring brother than a practical humanitarian earnestly exerting himself in th ...Continue Reading
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