Advice to a Pure Soul

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Swami Sivananda reads a letter to a student where he tells him he is a pure soul and that he has done good works in previous births. Work is worship – do all your duties as worship. Listen to more of his advice to this student.

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 .

Inspiring Song on Real Sadhana

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Very musically, Swami Sivananda encourages us to do real sadhana in this song. Listen to hear how he describes what real sadhana is.

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 .

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 .

Hatha Yoga

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Swami Sivananda relates hatha yoga to the four paths of yoga in this excellent lecture. He explains what hatha yoga is in relation to raja yoga. He describes how a hatha yogi, raja yogi, jnana yogi and a bhakta approach sadhana and how they achieve self-realization. If you have any confusion about the four paths and how they relate to hatha yoga, this lecture will answer many of your questions.

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 .

Essence of Sadhana

M-draw2.tifSwami Sivananda explains the essence of sadhana in this short lecture. Some of the things we can do are to eliminate egoism, become humble, behold the Self everywhere, and much, much more. An indispensable guide for successful sadhana.

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 .