Sivananda Yoga Farm BlogJnana Yoga
Jnana Yoga is the yoga of wisdom or knowledge is most suitable for intellectual people. The philosophy of Vedanta teaches analytical self-inquiry into one’s own true nature, with the goal of recognizing the Supreme Self in oneself and in all beings. Read more in Our Teachings section on Jnana Yoga.
Vairagya – Detachment or Dispassion
The topic of today is an important topic, a philosophical topic. It is the topic of detachment. Those who study Vedanta in the TTC, you know that it is part of the practice of Vedanta to learn to detach so that your mind and heart are not so involved in everything that is temporary. You remain yourself.
Four Qualifications of an Aspirant
We are used to seeking outside for pleasures and happiness that are in the sensual world and that are temporary. If something does not happen the way we want, we are disappointed; we blame something or somebody. The reason for our disappointment is always external to us, in the external world.
STAGES OF LIFE & INNER MOTIVATIONS
The ancient teaching of the Vedas have given you some guidance. And of course, you need to have a teacher who knows you very well, who can tell you (more or less) where you are at, and what are the different steps that you need to take. Today I’m going to present to you a little bit of these different ideas to guide you.
Six Virtues of a Spiritual Seeker
Number one, you have to discriminate. This is my mind and this is the Self. It is extremely difficult to do this, because for years and years, lifetimes and lifetimes, you have thought that you are the mind. You need to accumulate a lot of sattva, purity, for this realization to dawn in you, “Oh, it’s my mind”. Consequently, you have been observing the patterns of your mind for a long time. You have to disassociate from the mind. That is part of the meditation practice when you detach from the mind.
Stay Detached, Philosophy of the Self
To understand what detachment means, you need to know about the nature of the Self first, your true nature. Your true nature is sat chit ananda.
Yoga guidelines for thinking and feeling
I wish things can be as simple as “you are what you think” which refers to the thought power idea, you can manifest what you want by the power of your thought, therefore think profitably, think like a winner, think like a master of the universe and the universe will come to you.
We Are Moving From Darkness to Light
Yoga offers us valuable guidance on our journey towards peace of mind. The formula is simple and can be described as a way of working with the three gunas or qualities of nature: 1) break through the tamas; 2) calm down the rajas; and 3) nourish the sattva.
Crest Jewel of Discrimination
In this podcast, Swami Sita teaches from the book Crest Jewel of Discrimination written by Adi Sankaracharya.
Yoga and the Koshas for Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health
What are the Koshas and how does Yoga heal the Spiritual, Mental and Physical levels? For the healing aspect of yoga, we have to go into the deep root cause…
Gaining Self Awareness
Learn practical skills and tools for gaining self awareness which helps you become more peaceful and connect with the Divine.
Guru is the Mirror: the Truth is Within
The Guru is the mirror shows that in order to find the Truth we need outside guidance. But after practice and learning we realize the Truth is within.
How to Practice Silence and Introspection
Many of us are in the throes of surviving and somehow getting through our day… we have bosses, baby-sitters, traffic, bills, spouses, in-laws to manage. Our day starts with a to-do list of mundane items like “Buy Milk”, “Fill gas”, “Pay rent”. The more ticks we have...
The Dynamic of Concentration and Self-Surrender
Swami Sivananda’s last instruction, summarizing Yoga, is, “Remember, Forget.” Remember the Divine and forget or let go, of everything else.
Learn from the Spiritual Masters and Become Wise
In honor of Guru Purnima - celebrations in honor of the guru First you need to know that you do not know and someone knows. This attitude will help you to be receptive to meeting with those who have the ultimate knowledge of reality, and it will help you to be humble...
Self Awareness and Intuition
Most people only talk about their body and mind because that's all that they can handle. They forget about the spirit. However, it's actually the spirit that is the most important thing because it comes before everything else. The mind comes from the spirit and the...
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