Real Fetters

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Chidsiva.tifIn this lecture via chant to the melody of Jaya Ganesha, Swami Sivananda lists fetters, or things that bind or chain you to this life. He makes the point over and over again that it is not the things, but the desires, that are the real fetters. Know this point well, he says.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .

Hare Rama Mantra

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Mast-sit.tif1Listen as Swami Sivananda sings the Maha Mantra – Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. A very powerful Bhakti mantra.

Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .

The Bhagavad Gita

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sivanandasitzSwami Sivananda gives a brief synopsis of the Bhagavad Gita, the 18 chapter discourse between Arjuna and Lord Krishna. He describes the mental anguish of Arjuna and Lord Krishna’s reply. Swami Sivananda also mentions the importance of training the mind and that everything is a manifestion of God.

Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .

Swami Sivananda Chants

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M-draw2.tifSwami Sivananda sings a bhajan full of Bhakti (devotion) and Prem (Divine love).

Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . Copyright the Divine Life Society .

Anandoham – Song of Bliss – Audio Recording and Explanation

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M-tigers.tif0Listen to the highly inspiring Chanting of Anandoham Mantra In this exceptional recording, Swami Sivananda sings Anandoham, the song of Bliss. The recording of this Anandoham Mantra is full of prana (energy) and Bhakti (devotion) which you can feel.

Text of Anandoham Mantra Kirtan

Anandoham Anandoham
Anandam Brahmandam.

Translation of Anandoham Mantra

The translation of Anandoham Mantra is as follows:
I am Bliss
I am Bliss
Bliss Absolute
Bliss I am

Meaning of Anandoham Mantra

Anandoham means “I am Bliss”. Ananda means bliss, true happiness, joy. Aham means I am. Anandoham is the expression of the joy of the soul. The Mantra Anandoham affirms the identitiy of the individual soul (Jiva) and the Cosmic Soul (Brahman). There is one universal Consciousness. The individual is identifying with body an mind. Therefore it is unhappy. The individual soul knows deeply within that there is a higher reality with which it is one. The soul is yearning to experience this oneness. Because the Soul, Atman, is Sat Chid Ananda it will not be satisfied until it realises its own true nature.

By chanting Anandoham you reaffirm your identity with the highest soul. Thereby you can feel Ananda, the Joy within.

The above Anandoham Kirtan is a Historical recording of Swami Sivananda, 1887-1963, one of the greatest yoga masters of modern India. To find out more about Swami Sivananda: http://www.sivanandaonline.org, http://my.yoga-vidya.org . The Copyright of this Anandoham Mantra Recording of Swami Sivananda ist with the Divine Life Society .

Video with Anandoham Mantra

Listen to Darshini Devi chanting the Jaya Ganesha Kirtan at Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany. Anandoham is part of the Jaya Ganesha Kirtan. You can hear the Anandoham Chanting at the end of the Kirtan