By Sri Swami Sivananda

Inspiring Svadhyaya For Aspirants

PHYSICAL BODY AND LIFE DIVINE

This body is a bubble.  It is like lightning.  This world is a play for two days.  It lasts today.  It continues tomorrow.  No more.  No more.  Awake. Awake. Seek the Eternal.  Rest in thy Satchidananda Atman.
Divine life is perfect life led according to the laws of truth.  Divine life is life immortal in which ideal state of perfection and expansion of self in infinity and eternity is attained.  It is a means to attai

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Waste Not This Rare Human Birth

By Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

Salutations again and again at the Holy Feet of the Sage, Sri Vyasa Bhagavan or Sri Krishna Dwaipayana, who edited the Vedas, composed the Brahmasutras, and wrote the Mahabharata and the eighteen Puranas including Srimad Bhagavata; salutations to the Brahmavidya Gurus, all Saints and Sages of yore to the present day.

Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya, who was an Avatara of Lord Siva, delved into the precious wisdom of the Upanishads and brought out the most rar

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Prerequisites Of Spiritual Sadhana

by Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

PART I

I will dwell here upon the main qualifications necessary for launching upon the actual Sadhana. All the ancient saints, seers, men of God that have had intuitive experience of the Truth have been declaring to all mankind the great bliss, the vast power and knowledge that can be experienced if only man would turn from sensual sinful life and strive for the higher divine life. Yet we see today that man is as much immersed—if not more—in w

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Prerequisites Of Spiritual Sadhana

PART II

When we consider any question, a number of different aspects of the same question will have to be thought over if we are dealing with the matter so as to be complete. Usually it is some one of the aspects that gets the emphasis and others are missed because, according to the particular disposition of those who take up the subject, they lay stress upon certain aspects. It is natural when so many different Rishis have dealt in general about life—human life—what it constitutes, how it

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Sadhana For Mastering The Mind

By Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj

You take great care of the body. You desire that it should be clean, healthy, beautiful and strong. You take bath with sweet soaps and hot water. You regularly feed it with nourishing food. If there is the least pain or disease medicine is given. Doctor is consulted. But you never give a thought to the much more important thing—MIND. Body is only the outward appearance, a projection of the mind. Mind operates through the senses and the sense-organs. If the mind is well th

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