Inspiring Messages


by Swami Sivananda unless noted otherwise.

“Eating, drinking, sleeping!
A little laughter! Much weeping!
Is that all ? Do not die here like a worm.
Wake up! Attain Immortal Bliss.”
– Swami Sivananda


  1. Early Morning Meditation Talks
  2. Inspiring Lectures, Chants and Songs in Real Audio
  3. Essays on Religion, Science & Faith
  4. Essays on Concentration & Meditation
  5. Advice To Brahmacharis (Celibates)
  6. Advice to Businessmen
  7. Advice to Children
  8. Advice To Householders
  9. Advice to Sannyasins
  10. Approaching the Guru By Swami Paramananda.
  11. Ayurveda–Although Ancient It Can Be Ever New
  12. Ayurveda–Theory and Practice
  13. The Call of the Absolute Teachings from Swami Krishnananda.
  14. The Call of the Real
  15. Caste Problem in India by Swami Vivekananda.
  16. Creation
  17. Dare to give up the Illusion of Time A dialogue with Swami Krishnananda.
  18. Death
  19. The Destiny of Man by Swami Chidananda.
  20. The Divine Life An interview with Swami Chidananda on chastity.
  21. Do you aspire for God Realization? A talk by Swami Krishnananda.
  22. Dream
  23. Duty and Cosmic Will By Swami Sadananda.
  24. Encountering the Powers of Nature By Swami Krishnananda.
  25. Fate, Free Will and God’s Will By Sri N. Ananthanarayanan.
  26. The Four Sources of Knowledge
  27. Guru-Disciple By Swami Venkatesananda.
  28. Happiness
  29. The Individual Nature By Swami Krishnananda.
  30. Knowledge as Means to Freedom By Swami Krishnananda.
  31. May the Bell Ring Swami Krishnananda recounts a classic Indian tale.
  32. Memory-Culture
  33. New Year Message (1999) By Swami Chidananda.
  34. New Year Message (2003) By Swami Chidananda.
  35. The Ontological Arguments in Philosophy and Meditational Techniques By Swami Krishnananda.
  36. Peace
  37. Positive Aids to Peace of Mind By Sri N. Ananthanarayanan.
  38. Practical Way to Self-Realisation
  39. Pratyahara (Abstraction of the Senses)
  40. A Project of Education By Swami Krishnananda.
  41. Purity By Swami Krishnananda.
  42. The Qualifications for a Student of Yoga
  43. Rays from the Light Fountain By Swami Chidananda.
  44. The Role of Spiritual Institutions and the Functions of the Divine Life Society
  45. Sandilya-Vidya (meditation on the immanence of God) By Swami Krishnananda.
  46. Science of Relaxation
  47. The Search For Happiness By Swami Krishnananda.
  48. Self-realisation an interview with Swami Chidananda.
  49. A Simple But Powerful Spiritual Practice By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  50. Sin
  51. Some Valuable Clues to Prosperity in the House By Swami Chidananda.
  52. Tantra Sadhana By Swami Krishnananda.
  53. Vegetarianism
  54. Why Do Sadhana? By Sri N.Ananthanarayanan.
  55. Yoga–What It Is and What It Is Not By Swami Chidananda.
  56. Yoga for Health, Happiness and World Peace By Swami Chidananda.

Religion, Science & Faith

  1. God
  2. Is Modern Science a Challenge to Religion? By Swami Krishnananda.
  3. Alice in Wonderland By Swami Krishnananda.
  4. God Exists
  5. Quotes of Albert Einstein on Spirituality
  6. Religion and Science
  7. Seven Reasons Why a Scientist Believes in God by A. Cressy Morrison, former President of the New York Academy of Sciences.
  8. The Royal Science of Brahma-Vidya
  9. The Search For Truth By Swami Krishnananda.

Concentration & Meditation

  1. Concentration
  2. How to Meditate By Swami Venkatesananda.
  3. The Meaning of Meditation By Swami Krishnananda.
  4. Meditation–Your Only Duty
  5. Meditation and its Utility in Daily LifeWith Practical Hints By Swami Premananda.
  6. Mind Conquest by a Simple Sadhana
  7. Mind Control By Swami Krishnananda.
  8. The Mysterious Mind and Its Control By Swami Chidananda.
  9. Practice of Meditation
  10. Preliminaries to Concentration
  11. Raja Yoga (The Path of Meditation)
  12. Signs of Progress in the Path of Meditation
  13. What Is Meditation? By Swami Shivapremananda.
  14. Why Meditate? By Swami Venkatesananda.
  15. Yoga and Meditation By Swami Krishnananda.

Early Morning Meditation Talks at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh

  1. Everything Is Yoga By Swami Chidananda.
  2. The Razor-Edge By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  3. The Importance of Understanding By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  4. Be a Conscious Expression of God’s Will By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  5. From the Universal to the Universal By Swami Chidananda.
  6. The Subtle Awareness By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  7. You Are Unique but Not Special By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  8. See Yourself Impartially By Swami Chidananda.
  9. See God in All By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  10. Gurudev’s Way By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  11. Tap the Infinite Source of Energy By Swami Chidananda.
  12. The Real Cause of Suffering By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  13. A Barometer of Our Spiritual Life By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  14. Be Master of the Mind and Intellect! By Swami Chidananda.
  15. Back Your Will with Effort By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  16. The Key to Effort By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  17. The Necessity of Joy By Swami Chidananda.
  18. Ram Navami By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  19. Freedom from Experiences By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  20. Abide in the Light By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  21. You Are That! By Swami Chidananda.
  22. The Essence of the Spiritual Life By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  23. Being Real By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  24. Persistence and Surrender By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  25. We Are the Ultimate Knower By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  26. Always Be Positive! By Swami Chidananda.
  27. Why Do We Not Surrender? By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  28. The Wonderful News of Non-duality By Swami Chidananda.
  29. Be Like Babes By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  30. The Best New Year Resolution By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  31. Perseverance and Aspiration Leads to Success By Swami Chidananda.
  32. True Success By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  33. Spirituality Means Being Willing to Change Moment by Moment By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  34. The Good News By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  35. It Is Possible To Be in the World Yet Dwell in God! By Swami Chidananda.
  36. Spirituality Means Willingness to Change By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  37. The Right Bhav By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  38. The Rationale Behind Prayer By Swami Chidananda.
  39. Change Now! By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  40. Practise Your Conviction By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  41. Looking at Problems from a Different Angle of Vision By Swami Chidananda.
  42. The Path and the Goal Are the Same By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  43. The Practice of Truth By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  44. God Is Present in the Midst of the Human Condition By Swami Chidananda.
  45. Testing Our Spiritual Life By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  46. A New Angle of Vision By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  47. Purposefully Direct the Power Potential Within By Swami Chidananda.
  48. Affirm the Reality Wherever We Are At! By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  49. The Need for Both Dispassion and Practice By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  50. Take Refuge NOW! By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  51. The World Is Not Our Enemy! By Swami Chidananda.
  52. Our World Viewpoint By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  53. We Want Two Identities By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  54. What is Knowledge Doing for Us? By Swami Chidananda.
  55. “That’s Enough” By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  56. Living With Spiritual Paradoxes By Swami Atmaswarupanan.
  57. The Best Part of Knowledge By Swami Chidananda. 
  58. The Guru is Spirit By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  59. Understanding and Controlling the Mind By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  60. Recognising the Manifestations of Ego By Swami Atmaswarupananda.
  61. The Thing To Be Known By Swami Chidananda.
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