This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Share what you have with others. 5. Be ever ready to serve. Lose no opportunity. Serve with Atma Bhava. 6. Entertain Akarta and Sakshi Bhava. 7. Speak measured and sweet words. 8. Have a burning thirst for God-realisation. 9. Renounce all your belongings and surrender yourself unto God. 10. Spiritual path is a sharp-edged razor path. A Guru is absolutely necessary. 11. Have great patience and perseverance. 12. Never leave the Abhyasa even for a day. 13. The Guru will only guide you. You should yourself tread the path. 14. Life is short. Time of death is uncertain. Apply yourself seriously to Yogic Sadhana. 15. Maintain daily spiritual diary and record correctly your progress and failures. Stick to resolves. 16. Do not complain that there is no time for Sadhana. Reduce sleep and tall talks. Stick to Brahmamuhurta. 17. Let the thought of God (Reality) keep away the thought of the world. 18. Forget the feeling that you are so and so²a male or a female²by vigorous Brahma Chintana. 19. Never postpone a thing for tomorrow if it is possible for you to do it today. 20. Do not boast or make a show of your abilities. Be simple and humble. 21. Be cheerful always. Give up worries. 22. Be indifferent to things that do not concern you.
23. Fly away from company and discussion. 24. Be alone for a few hours daily. 25. Give up greediness, jealousy and hoarding. 26. Control your emotions by discrimination and Vairagya. 27. Maintain equilibrium of mind always. 28. Think twice before you speak and thrice before you act. 29. Give up back-biting, criticising and fault-finding. Beware of reaction. 30. Find out your own faults and weaknesses. See only good in others. Praise the virtues of others. 31. Forgive and forget the harm done by others. Do good to those who hate you. 32. Shun lust, anger, egoism, Moha and Lobha like a venomous cobra. 33. Be prepared to suffer any amount of pain. 34. Have a set of maxims always with you to induce Vairagya. 35. Treat sensual enjoyment as poison, vomited food, Vishta or urine. They cannot give you satisfaction. 36. Preserve your Virya carefully. Sleep always separately. 37. Revere ladies as Mother Divine. Root out the sex idea. Prostrate before all. 38. See God in every face, in everything. 39. Take to Sankirtan, Satsanga, prayer, when the mind is overpowered by lower instincts. 40. Face obstacles coolly and boldly. 41. Care not for criticism when you are in the right path. Yield not to flattery. 42. Respect rogues and scoundrels. Serve them. 43. Admit your faults plainly. 44. Take care of your health. Do not neglect daily Asanas and exercises.
45. Be active and nimble always. 46. Develop your heart by giving. Be extraordinarily charitable. Give more than one¶s expectations. 47. Desires multiply misery. Develop contentment. 48. Control the senses one by one. 49. Develop Brahmakara Vritti by repeated thinking. 50. Have a check over all your thoughts. Keep them pure and sublime. 51. Do not lose temper when anybody insults, taunts or rebukes you. It is a mere play of words and a variety of sounds. 52. Rest your mind in God and live in Truth. 53. Be up and doing in the path of perfection. 54. Have a definite aim in your life and proceed cautiously. 55. Benefits of Mouna are incalculable. Never give up this practice. 56. Four important means for passion to enter the mind are sound, touch, sight and thoughts. Be vigilant! 57. Have intimate connection with none but God. Mix little with others. 58. Be moderate in everything. Extremes are always dangerous. 59. Every day have self-analysis and introspection. Know the amount of your growth. 60. Give up curiosities in spiritual path. Conserve your energy and concentrate. Think little of food, body and relatives. Think more of Atman. You must realise in this very birth itself!
you will have a magnanimous character. it is this moment and this moment only. There is no absolute rogue on the surface of this earth. 2010 SEE GOOD IN ALL We generally speak ill of others but fail to see the good in others. You will have a magnetic personality.not of dead yesterdays nor of unborn tomorrows. Swami Chidananda. Kind words affectionately uttered bring heaven down to man on earth. sublime ideals and holy pictures. Swami Chidananda. Life is made up of today . Monday. One lives in vain if his reputation is lost. November 15. But your life to each one of you is not even today. If your thoughts are of a base nature. It is specially proffered to you. Swami Chidananda. Existence of each is necessary for the recognition of the other. Tuesday. He is a dead man though he is alive. Apply every bit of yours energy in making it a perfect day. 2010 TAINT NOT THY NAME Maintain your good name.Today is a gift of God. Hatred and lies exist to glorify love and truth. Like light and darkness they are corelatives. . you will have a bad character. Your character depends upon the quality of thought held in your mind and the mental pictures and ideals entertained by you. Take it with both hands with a devout bhav. Evil and good are obverse and reverse sides of the same coin. Every man has some virtue or other. November 16. They are relative terms. A good name is really the source of one¶s strength. Develop the faculty of seeing good only in others. If you entertain noble thoughts. A man does not die as long as his fame lasts.
2010 BE BOLD AS A LION Never think. Thursday. Yama¶s teach ing to Nachiketas: Manchooses be tween the good and the pleasent and Choosing the good leads to his highest welfare. you must not have the least attachment to your body. The humble man is really blessed. as though He is not present. you must be very courageous when you tread on the spiritual path. You must be absolutely fearless. Then only you will have Selfrealisation quickly. This body is only a sheath or slough that is to be thrown away. He who is endowed with humility can conquer the three worlds. When we saw we believe in God and yet live in a way as though He does not exist. Swami Chidananda. µI am a wretched man.Wednesday. Egoism is harder than granite or steel. choosing the pleasant leads to his destruction. 2010 HUMILITY IS POWER Humility is a bomb of infinite potency which alone can destroy the invincible citadel of egoism. When your house is on fire.¶ Drive off wrong ideas. Nobody can hurt Atman. . then this is the worst type of non theism. It is invulnerable. Be brave like a lion. November 17. how daringly you enter the house to take your child who is sleeping in the room. November 18. Even so. Be cheerful always. . In reality you are Atman (soul).
. Allow scandals to enter through one ear and pass immediately through the other ear. We must be involved. You are the immortal Atman where there is no sound. These are nothing. 2010 CARE NOT FOR SCANDALS Do not be afraid of insult. Wear them as ornaments on your body. These are vibrations in the air. dishonour. Therefore abandon conceit and become humble. necessary. You are invulnerable. Swami Chidananda. Don¶t be afraid as these are vain sounds. Nothing can affect you.He will soon enter the realms of eternal peace. disrespect. The spirit of the Srutis or Upanishads cannot be understood even in a hundred years by persons who are conceited and who think themselves very learned. abuse or harsh words. To be involved is good. To be entangled is not good. Wednesday. it is not desirable. November 24. Many worry themselves a lot if they hear a little scandal about themselves.
It is not the number of Pradakshinas round the temple that you do.Your life is nothing but the time you got. Swami Chidananda. Otherwise you will just be a religious person. Your will should be rendered strong. performing ceremonies and going pilgrimage or even Japa and sadhana only. Religious life is more than math and Puja Parayana. . light diet or diet of milk and fruits. solitude with charming scenery. awareness of his Presence as an indwelling reality in all forms of life around you. Build through regular meditation a strong spiritual fortress and a magnetic aura around you which cannot be penetrated even by the mighty messengers of Maya or Satan. with no religious in you. more than visiting temples. Time well and wisely spent is life grandly lived. A waste of time is destruction of life. sublime sentiments and noble good deeds that bring you closer to Him. or the count that you break that are ultimately pleasing the Lord: it is your pure thought. Religious means nearness to God. Life is time! Swami Chidananda. eradication of Vasanas. 2010 THE FIVE REQUISITES Five things are indispensable if you want to practise vigorous meditation and attain Self-realisation quickly. They are Mauna. the number of Malas that you turn. Monday. control of the senses and more inner life. personal contact with a teacher and a cool place. November 29. Swami Chidananda. pure and irresistible by more Atma Chintan.
2010 IDLENESS IS NOT REST Real rest can be had during meditation when the mind rests in Atman. How can there be happiness for the unpeaceful? Silence is always the most real part of your being. and I am finished. When you are alone. even if the whole world is against me. "My" give place to "Your" Swami Chidananda. December 11. Swami Chidananda. Swami Chidananda . man is no more man but becomes the Light itself. everything gets under control. you are in God. Surrender is yourself stepping aside and asking God to take over. and you are aware of God in you. Remaining idle without work and allowing the mind to wander about wildly like a rutting furious elephant and building castles in the air cannot bring rest. but have not God. I have nothing. in the heart of a devotee: "when I have God. Change of work can give rest. When you are alone. He cannot have intense devotion to knowledge of the Self or any burning longing for liberation or Moksha. The man who cannot fix his mind in meditation cannot have knowledge of the Self.Saturday. i am lost. If God take over. God fills his entire being. you are silent." this is an eternal truth: one who depends upon God lacks nothing. When God enters man and fills man's entire being. When man empties himself.-Swami Chidananda This should be the firm conviction in the heart of a believer. what do I lack? Even if I have everything in this world. The unsteady man cannot practise meditation. everything works perfectly. I have everything. He who does not practise any meditation cannot possess peace of mind. But if I have God.
This body is not your real self. Without Brahmacharya no iota of spiritual progress is possible. If you are a diamond.We come here to learn. Then try to root them out through regular silent meditation. is a university. December 22. shine like the best emerald. shine like the best diamond. He who practises meditation by fits and starts for a few minutes daily will not be able to achieve any tangible results in Yoga. Pitiable indeed is their lot! They cannot make any substantial progress in Yoga. Become the best of what you are capable of becoming. This whole world you see. December 21. do not suppress them by force. 2010 BRAHMACHARYA IS INDISPENSABLE Semen or Virya tones the nerves and brain and gives energy to the system. Swami Chidananda Aim for the stars. Swami Chidananda. Many people waste this vital energy²a great spiritual loss indeed²and they become blind and lose their power of reason under excitement. 2010 TRANSFORM THE SUBCONSCIOUS Meditation on the immortal Self will act like a dynamite and blow up all thoughts and memories in the subconscious mind. Wednesday. The practice must be constant. An emerald is not expected to shine like a diamond. Brahmacharya is the very foundation on which the superstructure of meditation and Samadhi can be built up. If you are an emerald. all life. If the thoughts trouble you much. can practise steady meditation for a long period. Be a silent witness as in a cinema. He only can ascend the ladder of Yoga. . Tuesday. He who has preserved this vital force by the vow of celibacy and sublimated it into Ojas Sakti. Life teaches us through various things if we are able to see. Then only one can attain Selfrealisation surely and quickly. It is an instrument that you have had to take in order to undergo this process of learning. They will subside gradually.
³Threefold is by nature the inborn faith of the embodied²pure. Meditate and open yourself to the Divine Light. If he intelligently regulates and applies them. . Thursday. shine like the best diamond. unswerving faith in God. Rajasic and Tamasic). December 23. Aim for the stars. quick and concrete results will accrue. If you are an emerald. The faith of each is shaped according to his own nature. in the power of His Name. man is no more man but becomes the Light itself. The man consists of his faith. Faith can move mountains and can give you peace. immortality and bliss. joy. Swami Chidananda.´ Faith indicates what man¶s character is. he fails to achieve anything great despite his inherent potentialities. God fills his entire being. O Bharata. there is in reality no necessity at all for him to go in quest of external forces to aid him. freedom. living. An emerald is not expected to shine like a diamond. Swami Chidananda. passionate and dark (Sattvic. It is because he has allowed his faculties to get scattered on a hundred different things. If you are a diamond. Man contains within himself vast resources and inherent powers lying untapped or else only partially made use of. December 30. Have true perfect. When God enters man and fills man's entire being. Become the best of what you are capable of becoming. 2010 FAITH²THE INDEX OF CHARACTER Lord Krishna says in the Gita. inner spiritual strength. in His grace. that which his faith is. Thursday. shine like the best emerald.When man empties himself. You will be transmuted into Divinity. 2010 ALL POTENTIALITIES ARE WITHIN In all man¶s struggles and attempts at achieving any desired object. he is even that.
But that does not mean that one stays there forever. What God is. And You. Rules nd regulations are necessary. December 31. Thou art Eternal Bliss. 2010 HAIL! O LORD OF LORDS! O hidden Love that pervades all objects! O power that sustains this vast universe! O Self-luminous Light that gives light to the sun. Your reality is Satchidananda Swarup Atman. and a time comes when the rules and regulations fall off by themselves. Youth fades away. othewise you will be lost.is God. Discipline is necessary. Thou art the Pranava of the Vedas.. the Ear of my ears. Thou art the Peace that dwells in the heart.. Thou art the charm in the face and skin. more. the moon. never passes and is the same throughout eternities . because your reality is part of God. Thou art the womb of the Vedas! Thou art the Director or Governor of this universe. Adopting certain principles for living is necessary. One gradually evolves. Thou art the life of my life. There is a time you must bind yourself to discipline. You are a child of God. Thou art the beauty in flowers and landscapes. Thou art .Friday. Prana of Pranas. A ripe mango becomes a rotten mango after some days. . that you are. goes beyond. the Mind of my mind.. Thou art the sweet silence. the Eye of my eyes. the stars and the intellect! O adorable Lord of this universe! O Deva of the Devas! O Lord of the Lords. Swami Chidananda. the Soul of my soul. The only thing that never changes. Thou art the destroyer of Avidya or ignorance.
Even after years and decades of sadhana. chanting of Surya Mantra for regaining energy. Fasting is nature¶s greatest curative agent. They taught Asana and Pranayama for the removal of various diseases. Go back to nature. Wednesday. together with our outer sadhana.inner transformation has never been attempted.inner transformation has never been seriously pursued and effected. They prescribed sunbath. herbal-cure. because. bodiless and sexless Atman. Sunbath increases the haemoglobin (iron) of the blood and replenishes Vitamin D. 2011 BACK TO THE NATURE Most diseases are due to the so-called modern civilisation and artificial way of living. identify yourself with the diseasaless. you need not pay any fee to the doctors. aircure. January 5. gazing at the sun. It is the oldest of all systems of health and healing. They suggested drinking cold water in the morning. Ushapan treatment.NATURE CURE Nature Cure is as old as the Vedas and this world. Attain Knowledge of the Self and enjoy eternal bliss. Swami Chidananda. Diseases are due to violation of the laws of health and hygiene²due to ignorance. Swami Chidananda. Do not identify with the body. They used water-cure. we still continueto remain what we were. The ancient Rishis of India took recourse to this system. Tejas and Ojas. That which stands between the individual soul and the universal soul is the ego. fast-cure. Suryanamaskars. for the removal of constipation and other diseases. It is the one sure method of bringing health back to you and renovating and overhauling your whole system. . the sun-cure and the diet-cure.
We¶ve only heard about Him. you get lesser things. . exert. you do not have to make effort. otherwise.manifestations of holiness. you do not have to exert.God reveals Himself through the Guru.We have not seen God. You have only to stop disturbing it. Each sentiment that you allow to arise in your heart is another seed that can bring about a fragrant flower.Swami Chidanandasmake this earth a beautiful garden of God. you have to make effort.Swami Chidananda . He is a wishyielding tree May good thoughts come to us from all directions! Each thought that you allow to emanate from your mind is a seed that flowers. of sanctity. because.God is an unseen entity.Swami Chidananda Everyone wants things created by God. something extraordinary.we begin to realise: "Yes.something out of the ordinary. Him and Him alone. God I have not seen. we would all go to hell."Such a being becomes for us visible God. Why? Because it is always there. Each sentiment that you allow to arise in your heart is another seed that can bring about a fragrant flower. it is a mark in your favour.if we are able to see in a human individual. but for silence you do not have to try. Ask for that being Who is beyond all things . Sow the seeds of innumerable blossoms that will make this earth a beautiful garden of God. but very few want the Creator and the Creator alone.We can only imagine Him. any evil thought or wicked intention is not taken as a minus. stop bringing in something else. that even if you think of doing good to someone. Be careful of what we ask of God. .God is an unknown entity. .Swami Chidananda If you want to talk. or exert to bring it about. .But. -Swami Chidananda Thank God that in Kali Yuga mental sin is not taken as a karma.but godliness I have seen.the Thing-in-itself. something special. Because of God's great compassion. Sow the seeds of innumerable blossoms that will May good thoughts come to us from all directions! Each thought that you allow to emanate from your mind is a seed that flowers. but such is His grace. If you ask for lesser things.
It is not an object. Be truthful. then the filling of your life with things will be regarded as a great delusion. embrace all. Happiness does not have to be created. The Great Guru . be virtuous. Be serene. It is self-created. be self-delighted.KNOW THYSELF Be simple. Discriminate and be dispassionate. Be straightforward. .Swami Chidana . be sincere. but the loss of your awareness of its presence within. be cheerful. It has only to be grasped and this is in your own hands.Swami chiadananda Unhappiness is your own creation. It is an awareness of an internal state that is already part of your very being. Love all. you have it within your own power to cast aside. be kind to all. Know Thy Self and be free. The absence of happiness is not so much the loss of the thing as such. This is Vedanta in daily life. Once it is clearly understood that it is not a thing. KNOW THYSELF Happiness is an experience. be generous. because it is there already. Therefore. Be tolerant. Reflect and meditate. be honest. be humble. be gentle. be bold. what you have yourself caused. It is not an acquisition. be self-controlled.
. Therefore your life should never be complicated with tSimplicity of life is the true secret of happiness.Swami Chidananda Simplicity of life is the true secret of happiness. then the soul would no longer be attracted towards it.Swami Chidananda . enmeshed in it and forever entangled by it.If phenomenal life were to be bitter. This body is the least part of man as defined by the philosophic mind of the East. Therefore your life should never be complicated with too many things. we fall into the trap again and again and yet again. . But because bitterness is soon forgotten and sweetness always keeps nagging our memory.Swami Chidananda oo many things. Sex is therefore just but one aspect³though a dominant one perhaps³of the individual soul that goes about as Man upon this earthly stage. . Swami Chidananda TTTTTtot trtyranny of a gender. . Therefore your life should never be complicated with too many things.Swami Chidananda Kind words affectionately uttered bring heaven down to man earth. the true secret of happiness. This is called maya.
Take it with both hands with a devout bhav. the practice of concentration. All these are of immense help in the practice of will culture.Today is a gift of God. You most know easy and effective methods to control the wandering of the mind. or a Napoleon. are all allied subjects. To day is a gift of god. the practice of memory culture. the practice of memory culture. February 5. are all allied subjects. The practice of thought culture. They could get up in the morning at any time they wanted²to the very minute. Saturday.Take the both the hand with adevout bhavAppaly every bit of your energy to make perfect day. Everyone of you should develop this habit through will and become a Gandhi. They had so trained their subconscious mind.It is special proffied to you. Mahatma Gandhi had this practice. . They could get up in the morning at any time they wanted²to the very minute. Gladstone and Napoleon could go to deep sleep the moment they went to bed through mere willing. a Gladstone. Swamy Chidananda. It is specially proffered to you. 2011 Sivananda Daily Readings HAVE MASTERY OVER THE MIND You must have an intelligent understanding of the habits of the mind²how it wanders and how it operates. Apply every bit oo ytouf your energy in making it a perfect day. They had so trained their subconscious mind. You most know easy and effective methods to control the wandering of the mind. a Gladstone. or a Napoleon. 2011 Sivananda Daily Readings HAVE MASTERY OVER THE MIND You must have an intelligent understanding of the habits of the mind²how it wanders and how it operates. February 5. The practice of thought culture. All these are of immense help in the practice of will culture. the practice of concentration. Gladstone and Napoleon could go to deep sleep the moment they went to bed through mere willing. Mahatma Gandhi had this practice. Everyone of you should develop this habit through will and become a Gandhi. Saturday.
lot of suffering. 2011 Sivananda Daily Readings BALANCE OF MIND He who is attempting to develop his will should always try to keep a cool head.Saturday. It is worth practising. That is a law. You most know easy and effective methods to control the wandering of the mind. If debts are accumulated. He failed seven times but succeeded in the war in his eighth attempt We see people who engage in doing good things having a lot of misfortune. Everyone of you should develop this habit through will and become a Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi had this practice. the practice of concentration. They could get up in the morning at any time they wanted²to the very minute. Remember the story of ³Bruce and the Spider´. it means that he is getting rid of old debts. You may fail to maintain the balance in fifty attempts. Tuesday. He should keep a balanced mind under all conditions. you have to repay them. You should not be discouraged in the beginning. . He will get sanguine success in all his undertakings. February 5. Balance of mind is one of the vital characteristics of a developed Jnani or Yogi. or a Napoleon. They had so trained their subconscious mind. Swami Chidananda. A little negative past is being cleared and finished. Gladstone and Napoleon could go to deep sleep the moment they went to bed through mere willing. 2011 Sivananda Daily Readings HAVE MASTERY OVER THE MIND You must have an intelligent understanding of the habits of the mind²how it wanders and how it operates. are all allied subjects. All these are of immense help in the practice of will culture. a Gladstone. February 8. the practice of memory culture. If someone is suffering even while doing good to others. He will have to train or discipline the mind. you will get strength of will. Bruce learnt from the spider. but from the fifty-first endeavour. lot of troubles. You will slowly manifest balance of mind. The practice of thought culture. That Yogi who can keep a balanced mind at all times is really a strong and happy man.
fire burns. all occult phenomena. due to the Will of the Lord. Saturday. you have everything. February 12.-Swami Chidananda. beauty. you have everything.we begin to realise: "Yes. manifestations of holiness. > Feel that the sun. God of gods. Understand the magnanimity and immortal nature of that hidden interpenetrating. thought. will and memory. You are where you are.-Swami Chidananda. Thou art Truth. bliss. peace and joy. do not want anything else but God.We can only imagine Him. Emperor of emperors. God I have not seen. something extraordinary. stars glitter. Agni and Yama do their respective functions at your bidding. Thou art Brahman. Sun of suns. If you want God.Swami Chidananda . shun ruthlessly all powers. rain showers. 2011 Sivananda Daily Readings THAT THOU ART Understand the glory.but godliness I have seen. Know that this Self is the storehouse for all knowledge. the moon and stars do their respective functions at your command.But. power. indwelling Essence. sun shines. as poison. of sanctity. rivers flow.We have not seen God. if we are able to see in a human individual. The teaching of the Masters is: "If you want God. splendour and power of the Self which is at the back of your mind. Holy of holies.something out of the ordinary. and what you are.God is an unknown entity. Light of lights.God is an unseen entity." Take it from me: If you have God. and Indra.God reveals Himself through the Guru."Such a being becomes for us visible God. Divinity of divinities.We've only heard about Him. . Thou art the Glory of glories. something special. For if you have God. Feel that the air moves. You should act your part in the scheme of things as dictated by the situations in which the Lord places you.
strength and vitality. Strike a balance .This is the art and science of life.Swami s Inner calm in the midst of the storm is balance. . and the burden will be lifted from your shoulders. the art and science of Yoga. Have faith ± HE is the real Solver of all problems. Know Him to be thus.Swami Chidananda . the Invisible Inner Controller of all things. . To do all your duties and obligations in the world and to neglect your duty to God is not wisdom: it is not proper.Various kind of nervous diseases are attributable to excessive loss of seminal energy and frequent fits of explosive anger or warth or undesirable emotions.The cells and tissues are filled with morbid poisionous materials when one loses one's temper and entertains deep hatred.Firm trust in God will bail you through all crises. He repairs even the wing of a little fly. restlessness or excitement is serenity.If the mind is kept cool and calm at all times. . it is not right. God is the Supreme Director of this Universe.Many kinds of physical ailments spring up.Swami Chidananda Swami Sivananda Most of the diseases take thier origin in overeatiing. He listens to the footfall of an ant.Energy is depleted by fits of anger. . you cannot have happiness unless you are at peace. No inner agitation.Swami Chidananda Chidananda Happiness and peace are inseparable. you will have wonderfull health.sexual excess and outbursts of anger and hatred. He Himself is the real solution to all your troubles.
worrying. Family means worry! Even if fortune smiles on him. . He is already there. Learn to live in the NOW. a ferocious tigress! Lust eats away his intelligence. Swami Chidananda We Should not waste our nervous energy constantly by worrying .Swami Chidananda Reflecting too much about the past. but that God is absent in life of man in an absolute impossibility. what shall I do? Worry is a great Drain of our physics energy. . wealth brings with it restlessness. . haunt him now.Swami Chidananda One does not have to invite Him: you may call out to Him.Swami Chidananda Swami Sivananda Man is plagued on by the sense pleasure he creates.that is the time when it is most extended to you. the inevitable Old Age creeps in. Every type of sense enjoyment has hidden beneath its velvety cover.worrying indicisiveness.Many a time we think God's love is not available to us. Lord Swami Chidananda. NOW is what you have. when you think that God's love has been withdrawn . but you don¶t have to invite Him. speculating too much about the future are deceptive processes that deprive you of the present. The pleasure centres which sustained him during his youth and manhood. We rrrrrrrr . All other things may be possible. However.
You are a child of God. Life teaches us through various things if we are able to see. is a university. The universe cannot bind anyone. It is an instrument that you have had to take in order to undergo this process of learning. Others are not our problem. .Swami Chidananda Youth fades away. -----------------------------------. not from this world. Bondage arises not from samsara. No one can replace you in the role that you fulfill in God¶s creation. that we are caught in samsara and helplessly suffer. Our bondage lies within us. If you are a diamond.Swami Chidananda Within each one of you there is the potential of a godly nature.Swami Chidananda-------------------------------------------Aim for the stars. Your reality is Satchidananda Swarup Atman.Swami Chidananda Our main problem is ourselves. shine like the best diamond. . . that you are. This whole world you see. Become the best of what you are capable of becoming. . It is you who act and set up relationships. shine like the best emerald. all life. there is God within you. rejoice. because your reality is a part of God. . This body is not your real self. It is you who cling to it. and be grateful to the Lord that He has given you a role to perform. A ripe mango becomes a rotten mango after some days. An emerald is not expected to shine like a diamond.Swami Chidananda it is meaningless to say that the universe is bondage. Therefore. We are more our problem than all others put together. The only one thing that never changes. not from this creation. never passes and is the same throughout eternities is God. .Swami Chidananda . There is a hidden potential waiting to be awakened and unfolded. not outside. but from you. What God is.You areYou are unique in the eyes of God. Like a towering tree within a tiny seed. And You.Swami Chidananda We come here to learn. If you are an emerald.
All the while our minds pull us outward so that we are only thinking of things. or to keep changing you and agitating you. to see. therefore. Your senses cannot overcome you if you know that you are strong. do not make it your end-all and beall. If you are wise. . Still the thoughts. then the outer environment becomes powerless to affect you. we are always preoccupied. Remain inside. to smell and to hear. If He wanted to do something else. .Swami Chidananda Turn your gaze within. Quiet the outgoing clamour of the senses. He has the power in Him to do it. Hold them on a leash.Swami Chidananda Be absolutely fearless knowing that you have infinite strength within. to touch.Swami Chidananda . While this situation may not be avoidable. Compose yourself. . ensnare and enslave you. Fearlessness is the key to blessedness.The ultimate freedom is freedom from oneself. We need not be anxious that God may forget or that He may make a mistake. if you are fearless in the knowledge of your own divine strength. Turn your gaze within. Pause for a while. Hold them in check. our lives are hectic with so many things to do. He has given you what is your necessity. The world cannot overcome you if you have courage. .Swami Chidananda The conditions that God has given you are the very best for you. Nothing in this universe outside has the power to attract.Swami Chidananda How much your environment will influence you is a thing that is not decided by the environment . This little human personality is the one great bondage that denies you the freedom that is your birthright. .it is decided by you. to influence you. He knows best. and.
whom you have loved with all your heart.What do you care for: the opinion of God and the opinion of your own conscience or the opinion of others? Have a backbone. Are you in the solar universe? You are ever rooted in God.Swami Chidananda Bhav. Finally. . Therefore. As you are. feeling of the heart . Are you in India? No. where you are. The important thing is to start doing the thing that is before you to do. That's all. It is not in bhav only. because other than God nothing exists. you are in God. which cannot be reached by processes. Only bhav penetrates and goes into the heart of the matter. Your senses will perceive only the outer name and form. do what you can here. You are where you should be.Swami Chidananda Intense bhav alone has the power to ultimately take you beyond the mind. Your own children. But there is one relationship that never ends.that is the one way of drawing down His grace. . Do not wait for imaginary opportunities to present themselves. there do what you are called upon to do. mortal world and go beyond.Swami Chidananda . It is only when bhav comes into your life that something happens: for then this bhav will take you from processes to the Reality. or how you can commence a task and do it in the best manner.Swami Chidananda Where are you? Are you in the Samadhi Hall? No. All other relationships will terminate one day. . all relationships terminate when you take your leave of this physical. relationships terminate. That is your relationship with your Cosmic Parent. you are in God. as things are now. . sometimes have no more use for you. Are you in Rishikesh? No. Even while living on earth.Swami Chidananda . . you are in God.Swami Chidananda There is no need to keep on thinking and speculating what your true work or life¶s mission is. you are in God. Are you on the planet Earth? No. physically you are in God.
I am forever here. . cultivate Santi and meditate regularly. God is always here. ´Beyond space and time. practise celibacy. he does not produce God. See all as divine. Ever repeat His Name. boundless love. Depend upon Him alone.µ Swami Chidananda ´All is divine.Swami Chidananda Always remember that the worship of the God within you does not require any time or space or preconditions. make your life divine. he does not make God. Speak to Him like a child. Meditation is the shower. All other help will fail. Even before you express. the Lord understands your difficulties. Because wherever you are. immeasurable love. that does not know barriers of time and space. but this divine company will never fail. God is always everywhere. Brahmacharya or celibacy is the root. Swami Chidananda Be frank and confess all your troubles before Him. Moksha or emancipation is the fruit. Knowing that all is divine. You will surely attain the final emancipation or freedom from birth and death. He is the life of your life. Soul of your soul. . SWAMI SIVANANDAS Satyam or truth is the seed. God is always there. Swami Chidananda . He will take care of you. God is always within you. He is there. Decide how will you work? In what way will you labour? What will you bring forth from this field that God has given you? This the field cannot decide. It is the one who labours there that has to decide. Lead the Divine Life and be free!µ Swami Chidananda Think deeply.This is the one truth about God: He is infinite love. To live in that awareness is to be always in a temple. Therefore speak the truth. Santi or Peace is the flower. Live divinely.Swami Chidananda When a devotee realises God.
You will have to know that you are Atma. and if you allow it. You are al ready free. they become firmly estab lished within you. . *** You are ever free. The Karmic pattern Experiences go only as far as the mind. nor can you suppress it. But beyond that they cannot go. This is the wor ship of the Lord. Faith and belief are like the two eyes that enable a person to see correctly. that you are free. And you cannot keep it concealed. un shaken. This knowledge is your greatest wealth. Faith and belief are the left and right hands that can enable you to achieve anything. ev ery ac tion as ser vice of the Lord. All is there inside. ev ery word you speak as the Lord¶s Name.Faith and belief are the two legs that have to take you to your destination. your daily walk as per am bu la tion of the Lord. the light that you burn as wav ing lights to the Lord. You must real ise your free dom. for You are eternal and absolute.Swami Chidananda This This karma is not imposed upon us or forced upon us. You should keep the company of those in whose company your faith in creases. Maybe a chimpanzee. a multicoloured parakeet or a talking mynah bird. incorruptible and changeless. as far as the intellect.Swami Chidananda This inner being is a zoo inside. a little ape. ²Swami Sivananda Let your eyes look with kind ness. your tongue speak with sweet ness and your hand serve with soft ness. . and you become firmly established in what you belive. Karmic pattern works itself. . ²Swami Chidananda Con sider your house as a tem ple of the Lord. an orangutan. A beautiful peacock and a not-so-beautiful something else. your be liefs become confirmed. They cannot touch You.
Find your solutions there.Swami Chidananda Look for your solutions within yourself where all the problems abide.²Swami Sivananda Nothing can bring you peace. but yourself. for it does not lie outside of you. ²Swami Sivananda When man finds the way in which to act so that he does not create fresh causes. . he would find himself without any Karma at all. Do not search for solutions where they do not exist. but the victory over your lower self. Happiness is your essential nature. If you have no peace within yourself. peace. desires and cravings. This does not usually happen. When the mind is tranquil and serene. Nothing can bring you peace. . because man never allows the pile to be reduced . then perhaps after a series of lives.Swami Chidananda Real happiness comes out of peace. You do not have to manufacture happiness. . bliss wells up from within you. it is vain to seek it in external objects and outward sources. You are yourself happiness.and that is the great folly of man. True happiness is right here where you are sitting. triumph over your senses and mind.Swami Chidananda .
Yet it dominates. A deep fundamental unwillingness to let go of the "I" is the essence of the jivatma. that is samsara.Swami Chidananda The first and foremost reason for your sorrow. you can come out of darkness. Yet it dominates. That is the problem.is you. that is samsara. you cannot see your own jivatma. It is very difficult to open your eyes and know that there is a greater wisdom. It is very difficult to open your eyes and know that there is a greater wisdom. Just as you cannot see your own eyes.in following which alone.you can liberate yourself from yourself. you are completely under its subjugation. that is samsara.is you. I am responsible. . That is the problem. a greater intelligence. you are completely under its subjugation. you can come out of darkness. That is the problem.in following which alone. troubles and sufferings .you can liberate yourself from yourself. You have to learn to take responsibility. to squarely look at yourself. It is very difficult to open your eyes and know that there is a greater wisdom. a greater intelligence. you are completely under its subjugation.Swami Chidananda A deep fundamental unwillingness to let go of the "I" is the essence of the jivatma. you cannot see your own jivatma. and in surrendering to which alone . Do not remain a baby always trying to find some other reason for what .in following which alone. your problems. and in surrendering to which alone . you cannot see your own jivatma. You have to learn to take responsibility.A deep fundamental unwillingness to let go of the "I" is the essence of the jivatma.Swami Chidananda The first and foremost reason for your sorrow. you are completely under its subjugation. always attributing it to someone or something else. a greater intelligence. a greater understanding .Swami Chidananda A deep fundamental unwillingness to let go of the "I" is the essence of the jivatma. Just as you cannot see your own eyes.and the troubles and sufferings you cause for others . It comes from me. Say: "No it is not something or someone or some other circumstance that is responsible. you cannot see your own jivatma. you can come out of darkness. to squarely look at yourself.you can liberate yourself from yourself. Just as you cannot see your own eyes. and in surrendering to which alone . That is the problem. . Do not remain a baby always trying to find some other reason for what is wrong with you. a greater understanding . that is samsara. you can come out of darkness." . your problems. It is very difficult to open your eyes and know that there is a greater wisdom.in following which alone. . Yet it dominates. a greater understanding .and the troubles and sufferings you cause for others . troubles and sufferings . Just as you cannot see your own eyes. a greater understanding . and in surrendering to which alone you can liberate yourself from yourself. Yet it dominates. a greater intelligence.
. Serve and love all. Remove selfishness. Purify your heart.Swami Chidananda Wednesday 01 June 2011 SADHANA FOR SELF-REALISATION Swami Sivananda Analyse your thoughts.SWAMI CHIDANANDA it is not the number of Pradakshinas round the temple that you do. Attain Selfrealisation. you will never find Me. more near to you than Me". Say: "No it is not something or someone or some other circumstance that is responsible. while the fact is that there is nothing more close. God speaks.Swami Chidananda When man listens. MORE THAN VISITING TEMPLES. Hear and reflect. Destroy egoism. or the number of Malas that you turn. O man. WITH NO RELIGION IN YOU. befriend Him. Concentrate and meditate. . "Listen. As long as you keep searching for Me elsewhere. Scrutinise your motives. AWARENESS OF HIS PRESENCE AS AN INDWELLING REALITY IN ALL FORMS OF LIFE AROUND YOU. PERFORMING CEREMONIES AND GOING ON PILGRIMAGE OR EVEN JAPA AND SADHANA ONLY. I am responsible. sublime sentiments and noble good deeds that bring you closer to Him . It comes from me.. RELIGION MEANS NEARNESS TO GOD. RELIGIOUS LIFE IS MORE THAN BATH AND PUJA AND PARAYANA. Calm the passions. OTHERWISE YOU WILL JUST BE A RELIGIOUS PERSON. You put me far away. I am by your side. or the coconuts that you break that are ultimately pleasing the Lord: it is your pure thoughts.Swami Chidananda Prakriti (Nature) immediately becomes a friend of those who are befriended by Bhagavan (God). Control the Indriyas. and think of Him. Bhagavan befriends those who give themselves to Him. Cleanse the dross of mind. want Him." .is wrong with you. always attributing it to someone or something else.
power and wisdom. people and events outwardly. it is the inner atmosphere that you yourself create. unaffected by the outer atmosphere.Swami Chidananda. is directed inwardly. a rare flower of fresh fragrance. stability. Your life is in your hands. emaciated and decrepit old body is not fit for Yoga Sadhana. or withdrawal of the mind. you create your atmosphere. Why? Because your attention. . Swami sivananda If you are practising pratyahara. which once had a very powerful effect on you.serene. you will find that things. where there is peace. instead of being directed towards things. strength. A weak. light. It is a vital.Swami Chidananda . are no longer affecting you.it is what you think. urgent need to be attended to immediately. You create your world. It is not what people think that affects you .God-realisation is not a matter to be postponed till retirement. It is not the outer atmosphere that is the important factor.. It is not a matter to be discussed in Lalbagh and Dalhousie Parks. Live in that inner atmosphere . Offer the prime of your youth to God.
Why? Because your attention. It is not what people think that affects you .If you are practising pratyahara. power and wisdom. you will find that things. which once had a very powerful effect on you. people and events outwardly. is directed inwardly. are no longer affecting you. instead of being directed towards things. .it is what you think. or withdrawal of the mind. light.Swami Chidananda . strength. stability. where there is peace.