Category: Daily Meditation

Teachings of Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Teachings of Swami Sivananda Sadhana (Spiritual Practices) It is recommend that everyone read the above message on Sadhana in order to set the mind on the right frame while treading the spiritual path. 20 Important Spiritual Instructions Sadhana Tattva or The Science of Seven Cultures The Eighteen “Ities” Universal Prayer The Role of the Guru […]

Daily Readings

Aids to Success Develop equal-vision. Live in the true spirit of the Bhagavad Gita: “Sages look equally on a brahmana (holy one) adorned with learning and humility, a cow, an elephant, a dog and even an outcast.” Where is superiority and inferiority when you behold the Self everywhere? Change your angle of vision and rest […]

Daily Readings

Don’t Be Weak Shyness is a great hindrance in life. It is a form of timidity or low fear. Almost all boys have got this weakness – and yet this is a feminine quality. Shyness manifests when one is in the wrong path. Every woman knows that the goal of life is God-realisation, and yet […]

Daily Readings

Be Courageous Man creates trouble and misery for himself. Give up all sorts of fears. Stand up like a lion. Draw courage from within. There are many people who are so timid that they will not move around at night. Even when they see a cat at night, they tremble. What a shame. They are […]

Daily readings

Fear Fear is a great human curse. It is your worst enemy. Fear assumes many forms and blights many lives. But a calm mind brings courage. Then you will face the trials and difficulties of the spiritual path without fear. Fearlessness is a divine quality. What is fear? It is an imaginary zero; it is […]

Observe Silence Use measured words in talking. Do not talk much. Try to finish a conversation within a few minutes. Understand the nature of the man rightly. When he enters your office or house for an interview, speak politely and with great respect for the man. Then send him away immediately and conserve your energy. […]

Daily Readings

Discipline of Speech Tame your tongue - it is an unruly devil. Sacrifice, gift, austerity, the study of the sacred scriptures, truthfulness - all these will help you to develop virtuous conduct. Practise austerity of speech. Whatever you speak must be truthful and beneficent. Do not utter anything that will give annoyance to anybody. A [...]

Daily readings

Man of Self-Control Men of self-control become sinless and fearless. They acquire great results. Every sort of excitement is effortlessly controlled by self-control. The enemies of the self-controlled man are seen by him – they are lust, anger, desire – as if they dwell in a separate body. The self-controlled man becomes desirous of liberation. […]

Daily readings

Self-Reliance Pure reason urges a man to do what is the best. The asuric (lower) nature of man fights and struggles against the higher nature of the man. The impulses of a man who has not undergone the ethical disciplines run counter to his reason. All advice, all rebuke and exhortation, all admonition found in […]

Daily readings

Avoid Extremes The mind always wants to be doing something. When it attaches itself to the objects it cherishes, the mind feels amused and happy. There can be attraction without attachment. You can be attracted to a beautiful rose, but you are not attached to it. Attachment comes after possession and enjoyment. Attachment, love, ananda […]