Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity, sincerity, simplicity… are some of the eighteen-ities, or classic qualities that every aspirant should strive to possess. Listen to this recording in Swami Sivananda’s own voice, to hear the others.
In this recording Swami Sivananda talks briefly about several yoga topics, including music, mantras, meditation, japa, pranayama, immortal bliss and a pure heart, and purity of mind. He mentions other topics as well, in this letter to a devotee from 1956.
Meditation and an even state of mind are important. Duty first. You are ever free, ever perfect, immortal spiritual being, speak the truth, be pure, love all. This is some of the advice Swami Sivananda gives to a devotee by letter. Listen to the recording for more advice from Swami Sivananda.
Bhajo Radhe Krishna Bhajo Radhe Shyama. I am not this mind, this mind is not mine. I am not this buddhi, this buddhi is not mine. I am that I am, I am that I am. Listen to Swami Sivananda sing many verses of this classic vedantic chant. Very inspirational.
In this call and response excerpt from a satsang with Swami Sivananda, he sings the divine names of Govinda, Rama, Sita, and more. He gives spiritual advice through song for how to live a divine life. An inspiration for all devotees on the spiritual path.