A young cow-herd was moving through the forest when he spied an old yogi doing a ritual to summon Shiva. The cow-herd hid himself behind a nearby tree.
The yogi's ritual was successful, and Lord Shiva appeared before him. He asked the yogi what he w
Edited Extracts from
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
(Kundalini Bonfire by Dennis Calvert)
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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
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 Read more…
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
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
''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
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
‘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