Eighteen-ities

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This classic Swami Sivananda kirtan of the eighteen-ities lists qualities that every aspirant should possess.

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,
Sincerity, simplicity, veracity,
Equanimity, fixity, non-irritability,
Adaptability, humility, tenacity,
Integrity, nobility, magnanimity,
Charity, generosity, purity.
Practice daily these eighteen ‘ities’,
You will soon attain immortality.
Brahman is the only real entity,
Mr. So and so is a false non-entity.
You will abide in eternity and infinity;
You will behold unity in diversity;
You cannot attain this in the university.
You can attain this in the Forest University.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.yoga-vedanta-tantra.org .

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 .

Pranayama

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Pranayama is an exact science. It is the 4th step of ashtanga yoga. It regulates the health, controls the prana, steadies the mind, augments the gastric fire, destroys rajas and disease, makes the body light and healthy, and awakens the kundalini. For more tips on how and when to do pranayama, listen to this very informative recording from Swami Sivananda.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.yoga-vedanta-tantra.org .

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 .

Yoga Asanas

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Health is wealth, a very valuable asset. Practice of asanas controls the emotions, gives mental peace, distributes prana evenly throughout the body, maintains the functions of the internal organs, etc. Swami Sivananda describes even more benefits that come from asanas with regular yoga practice, and also gives general advice for success in yoga.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.yoga-vedanta-tantra.org .

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 .

Song of Nandalal

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Swami Sivananda chants the names of divinity in this kirtan full of pure bhakti. He tells us to embrace all creatures and develop cosmic love.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.yoga-vedanta-tantra.org .

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 .

Song of Divine Life

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Gopala Gopala Murali Lola. Serve, love, give, purify, practice ahimsa, have self-control, meditate, know thyself… Learn the qualities of a divine nature in this inspiring kirtan from Swami Sivananda.

For more lectures and kirtans in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, please visit www.yoga-vedanta-tantra.org .

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 .