Swami Sivananda

Photo courtesy of the Divine Life Society of India ""Build a shrine of devotion in your heart.Enter the silence.Live the life transcendent." — Swami Sivananda Swami Sivananda “Born on the 8th September 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage Appayya Dikshitar and several other renowned saints

Prerequisites of Spiritual Sadhana Part 1

Photo courtesy of the Divine Life Society of India Prerequisites of Spiritual Sadhana Part 1 By Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj Extract from Sadhana: A Textbook of the Psychology and Practice of the Techniques to Spiritual Perfection I will dwell here upon the main qualifications necessary for launching upon the actual Sadhana. All

Sadhana for Mastering the Mind

Sadhana for Mastering the Mind by Swami Sivananda Courtesy of www.SivanandaOnline.org You take great care of the body. You desire that it should be clean, healthy, beautiful and strong. You take bath with sweet soaps and hot water. You regularly feed it with nourishing food. If there is the least pain or

Inspiring Svadhyaya for Aspirants

Photo courtesy of www.SivanandaOnline.org Inspiring Svadhyaya for Aspirants By Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj Courtesy of the Divine Life Society of India Physical Body And Life Divine This body is a bubble. It is like lightning. This world is a play for two days. It lasts today. It continues tomorrow. No more. No more.

Prerequisites of Spiritual Sadhana Part 2

Prerequisites Of Spiritual Sadhana Part 2 By Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj When we consider any question, a number of different aspects of the same question will have to be thought over if we are dealing with the matter so as to be complete. Usually it is some one of the aspects that gets the