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Sakti Yoga Philosophy ~by Sivananda

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By Swami Sivananda Saraswati


The power or active aspect of the immanent God is Sakti. Sakti is the embodiment of power. She is the supporter of the vast universe. She is the supreme p

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Who is this ''I''?

I had a funny experience yesterday.

For a while now I have been asking God to direct me to ''work'', some service i can do in His honour, a job in the world. I used to teach a lot of yoga and then became very ill, and it has taken a long time for me

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Nirvana Shatakam


mano buddhi ahankara chittani naaham
na cha shrotravjihve na cha ghraana netre
na cha vyoma bhumir na tejo na vaayuhu
chidananda rupah shivo’ham shivo’ham

I am not the mind, the intellect, the ego or the memory,
I am not the ears, the skin, the no

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..''hot and cold yoga''.....

Extracts from Concluding Address of Conference by Swami Niranjanananda  Saraswati  in November 2013.....

''Purity of the tradition and teachings

We belong to a tradition whose luminaries sit under the umbrella of spirituality as tapasvis, as yogis a

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The Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha,

Tat Savitur Varenyam,

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi

Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat.

Shakti can be called Savitri or Gayatri (Savitur in the mantra above).

She is seen as the Mother of the Vedas, bestower of all knowledge, and is viewed as

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Kabir ~ Sufi Yogi

''Kabir is not easily categorized as a Sufi or a Yogi -- he is all of these. He is revered by Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. He stands as a unique, saintly, yet very human, bridge between the great traditions that live in India. Kabir says of himself th

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Sivananda Satsang (1)

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati

''Have a simple and unassuming way of life. Live not to eat, but eat to live.
Bear no envy. Commit no slander. Speak no falsehood. Practise no deceit. Harbour no malice. You will be ever joyful, happy and peacefu

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1 Reply · Reply by Moon Dec 11, 2013

What is Yoga?

‘Is there anything higher than thought?
Yes; meditation is, in truth, higher than thought.’

Ch.7 V.6 Chandogya Upanishad.

Yoga is an extraordinarily vast subject - modern, ancient, practical and esoteric, mystical, contradictory and pragmatic. Just

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