Sivananda World News: The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

Om Namah Sivaya. The Berlin Centre was well visited in September. Ganesha Chaturthi and Swami Sivananda’s birthday were celebrated with beautiful morning Pujas. We read from Masters Books and about Master. Everyone felt uplifted and recharged. A Y1 Beginners’ Yoga course started with a nice group of inspired students as well as a Yoga 2 course. Also the trial class went well with interested participants. Due to the beautiful and warm weather, many classes were taught on the garden platform and the students were very happy. We had nice support from dedicated Karma Yogis. A new student who did TTC in Reith recently visited the Centre for the first time and was warmly welcomed.

As September rolled on we had some well visited Satsangs and classes, especially during the weekends. New students found their way to the Centre and were warmly welcomed. Also the outcome of the trial class was positive. Close students came with beautiful flowers for the Temple and fruits and vegetables from their garden, bringing autumn to the Centre. As temperatures dropped mid month all activities were moved inside. Two courses ended and students were inspired to continue their practise. The Satsangs were well attended Satsang speaking about the Mind and offering energetic chanting. We had good support from Karma yogis for cleaning, polishing altar brass and reception. Staff are all well. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/berlin

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America

Om Namah Sivaya. We are grateful to be able to offer daily yoga classes through Zoom. Please join us! We will wait for you! Any sum you can contribute will be grateful from the heart. You can contact us for any questions about practicing yoga at home through e-mail: [email protected]
or by calling 11 4804 7813.

Continue your practice from your home. For any queries do not hesitate to contact us. If changes or news arise, we will inform you. We salute you with a fervent desire for peace and health for all. We hope you are all well. Pranams. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/baires

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Om Namah Sivaya to all Blessed Selves from the Chennai Centre. In September we began morning Beginners’ Yoga course at the Centre with 6 students. We celebrated Swami Sivananda’s birth Anniversary. We had a special Pooja, reading the Ashtothram of Swamiji, followed by celebration, a special feast Sadhya with around 40 people participating. The student numbers considerably increased. We planned to start a Yoga for Weight loss program. We celebrated Vinayaga Chathurthi, by chanting special bajans and Ganesha Ashtotharam. We offered an online weekend workshop on the topic Science of Yoga, conducted by Mahalakshmi. The workshop went well. It was quite an interactive session with 10 participants. The student numbers were increasing at the Centre. A Satsang led by Gopan followed by the celebration birthday of Nirmala Chaitanya with the yummy white forest cake.

Our India Centres and Ashrams are following MHA guidelines closely to ensure the safety and comfort of all. The continued practice of social distancing and limited class sizes are to meet these requirements. These guidelines will be posted in all our Centres and Ashrams. Please familiarize yourself with these safety precautions: MOH Guidelines for Yoga Institutions. We look forward to having you at the Centre and practicing together. We are also continuing online classes. Please visit www.sivananda.org.in/online-yoga for online classes. All staffs did their Sadhana and enjoyed the Sunday evening Satsangs. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/madras

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Chicago, USA

Om Namah Sivaya from the Chicago Centre. We are grateful to the Gurus for continuing to protect and inspire our Sadhana. Join us online for courses, studies, Satsangs and yoga classes. Take good care! We wish you awareness of Guru’s Grace. Om and Prem.

http://www.sivananda.org/chicago

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta DÀ LAT Centre, Dà Lat, Vietnam

Om Namah Sivaya from the beautiful DaLat Centre. Thanks to Guru’s blessing, our Centre can keep the strong energy to serve the community. Dalat Centre was allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. We have received a small number of students back to offline asana classes. We continue to run online classes at the same time. All classes went well. We had an online Satsang with Swami Sita. We did Puja celebrating Swami Sivananda’s Birthday and Ganesha Chaturthi which brought plenty more of divine and positive energy to the Centre. Nirmala completed her 3-day practicum course on Stress Management. Staff members participated in various online courses including Swami Sita’s Bhagavad Gita course, Proper Diet course and Anatomy course. We did free workshop on  breathing to recruit people for proper breathing course. We also started the Basic Meditation course with 11 students. We started the Positive Thinking and Proper Breathing Course. Staff members participated in various online courses including Swami Sita’s Bhagavad Gita course, Proper Diet course and Anatomy course. We did our best to keep our Sadhana strong and maintain energy. We pray for Guru’s grace and blessings. Om.

https://sivanandayogavietnam.org

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta DWARKA Centre, Delhi, India

Om Namah Sivaya to all. Namaste to one and all. The Dwarka Centre’s activities went well in September. By god’s grace and guru’s blessing Centre’s activities went well. We started a 16 day Beginners’ Yoga course at 6 am & 10 am with good numbers of participants. We also started a 4 day meditation course. On 8th September, we celebrated Swami Sivananda Ji’s 134th birth anniversary with a Pada Puja and Bhajans. We continued with our online classes, courses & programs. For details, please visit www.sivananda.org.in/online-yoga The staff are well at the Centre. May Master and Swamiji bless all in continuing on the yogic path. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/dwarka

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta NATARAJA Centre, Delhi, India

Greetings and Namaste from Sivananda Nataraja Centre. With the Grace of Gurus everything was fine at the Centre in September. We started two Beginners’ Yoga courses onsite and one online with a good number of students. We also started a meditation course on Mondays. We conducted a headstand workshop, attended by two students. We also celebrated the Gurudev Swami Sivananda birthday by doing Abhishekam and chanting 108 names of Master. With the Grace of Gurus the number of students is increasing both at onsite as well online.

Mid month we started an onsite Beginners’ Yoga courses at 6.30am and at 4pm and online with good number of students. A workshop on low back pain was conducted with four students. We finished the foundation to a meditation course. All the staff at the Centre are doing well, by the Grace of Gurus. May Master and Swamiji bless and protect all while continuing on their yogic path. Please stay connected – https://sivananda.org.in/delhi/ Pranams to all. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/delhi

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Om Namah Sivaya. The Centre restarted with the usual schedule form the 1st of September. Girija came back from the Ashram in Orleans. The monthly trial class went very well. Regular students slowly come back to the Centre after the September bank holiday. We had an inspiring Satsang for the celebration of Swami Sivananda birthday with mainly close students attending. We continued offering online activities. The staff also participated in the European online workshops, classes and Satsangs. We had 4 online classes per week. We were grateful for the teachers looking after the Centre during the summer. With best wishes for health and peace. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/geneva

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Om Namah Sivaya. The Hochiminh Centre remained closed in September and continued teaching online classes. Hochiminh Centre successfully started 2 online courses with a very good number of attendees. One was the online Anatomy and Physiology course for Yoga teachers taught by Ganga Chaitanya with 20 students. The other was the Bhagavad Gita online course taught by Swami Sitaramananda with more than 90 students from all different countries. Besides other regular online classes still running well, the Centre also got very high energy after 2 Pujas which were for Swami Sivananda’s birthday and Ganesha Chaturthi. Last but not least we had a very nice staff online party attended by our staff from 3 Centres of Vietnam. Thanks to Gurus Grace we are able to continue serve and practice Sadhana in the lockdown time.

Mid month the Hochiminh Centre continued all courses online as previous weeks. We started new Ayurveda online course for beginners, taught by Ganga Chaitanya, with 19 students attending. Staff worked hard while continuing their daily Sadhana. Besides teaching online class, we also started the project of making video asana online on youtube channel with a good support from karma yogis as well. We pray for everyone’s health and inspiration to keep practicing and teaching! May the Sivananda family worldwide be safe and continue the wonderful teachings, in all ways possible. Om.

https://sivanandayogavietnam.org/ho-chi-minh-center/

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, London, England

Om Namah Sivaya. In September the London Centre was getting a bit busier with the addition of yoga retreats. In additional to our usual online and onsite classes, we had 2 personalized yoga retreats at the Centre and a weekend retreat in Avebury. You can reserve your online yoga class or course via MindBody. For more information, please call us on +44 (0) 208 780 0160 or if would like to receive our daily newsletter. May the Masters’ blessings and protection be with all of you, always. With best wishes for health and inner peace. Om Tat Sat. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/london

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Om Namo Narayanaya. Blessed Sivananda Yoga Community, the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Los Angeles has reopened. All continued forward, with Gurus’ Grace.

In early September the LA staff stayed at the Yoga Farm to join the Puja for Swami Sivananda’s birthday. We were happy to be with Swami Vasishtananda once more before his return to Canada. We drove back to LA the next day and began to prepare for Swami Sita’s arrival. Swami Sitaramananda, plus Swami Dharmananda and Swami Adiparashaktiananda and Mahalakshmi and Satyadev remained on retreat at the LA Centre for two weeks. Our Ganesha Chaturthi celebration included stories and chanting and making a clay Ganesha. A joyful Puja followed, with lots of rose petals and Prasad. Our Positive Thinking and Raja Yoga Sutra courses ended. A Pranayama 1 course started. Another student signed up for private classes. We are grateful to serve.

Mid September – Having three extra swamis at the Centre amplified the energy considerably! We enjoyed daily walks and meals in the garden, especially when cooked by Savitri, a visiting Karma Yogi who has cooked at the Orleans Ashram. Satsangs are vibrant. Swami Sitaramananda clarified the Niyamas at Satsang on the deck to a nice crowd in the warm light of our new solar lanterns. All were grateful for the positive energy of the gathering. We offered a Yantra Painting workshop and started a Yoga 7 course. We had an avid student wanting private lessons daily. The Gurus provide abundantly. We are very blessed and in awe of Gurus’ Grace. May the Gurus guide us as our reach grows wider and wider. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/la

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Madrid, Spain

Om Namah Sivaya, Blessed Selves! Welcome to the oasis of peace amid the pressures of everyday life in the city. The Sivananda Yoga Centre in Madrid is the place where you can recharge and reconnect with yourself. https://www.sivananda.es/protocolo-sanitario/

In September the Madrid students returned in abundance. The Fall amplified schedule started and a Yoga 1 course begun successfully. Most onsite activities took place in the outdoor patio. The highlight was the celebration of Swami Sivananda´s birthday, with Gopala and Swami Santoshananda, singing some of Masters favourite kirtans, recitation of 108 names and reading the inspiring text “How God came into my life”. It was uplifting for all and enhanced the spiritual energy in the Centre. We had our first teachers meeting of the season with 25 teachers joining online. We are looking forward to the next months.

By mid September we were happy to see many long time students returning, with many calls and visitors and a full trial class. A new hybrid meditation course started with 14 onsite and 6 online students simultaneously. A highlight was a weekend retreat in the Basque region North of Spain, with Gopala and Swami Santoshananda. Several teachers from the area joined with their respective students. We managed to practice outdoor most of the activities. It was an uplifting experience for all. We are grateful to Master and Swamiji. Staff are well and sending our best wishes for health and peace. Pranams to all. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/madrid

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Madurai, India

Om Namah Sivaya to all. Due to the unpredictability of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic situation we recommend you contact your local Centres and Ashrams directly for their latest update. Free online Yoga classes, courses and programs are always available during the Covid-19 pandemic. We look forward to having you at the Centre and practicing together. Please familiarize yourself with these safety precautions at https://www.mohfw.gov.in We thank our Masters for all blessings and support bestowed. May all be blessed with equanimity and steadiness in practice. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/madurai

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Montevideo, Uruguay

Om Namah Sivaya from the Montevideo Centre. During the month of September the Montevideo Centre’s activities continued to be very positive, both in person and online. We started September with cold, humid and rainy weather. Student attendance continued to improve. Dr. Padma continued with the Face-to-Face Adapted Gentle Yoga workshop and online Ayurveda Counselling. Chandrashekar finished a new Beginners’ Yoga course with great success. Lalita began teaching classes on Saturday mornings and gave a trial class every 15 days. We carried out a very nice Online program for the month of September together with Swami Dayananda and teachers from Buenos Aires. Satsangs were held online with Brazil, Argentina. Durga conducted the Satsang and Prajna performed the translation into Spanish. Swami Dayananda conducted in Spanish and Domingo Kanti Devi conducted the Spanish translation with Portuguese. We have many people interested in our next TTC online in Spanish.

As September continued with cold, rainy and windy weather outside, the online and face-to-face activities continued successfully inside. The Centre was more active with students in all the classes and special programs. Dr. Padma continued with a special workshop with adapted Yoga and advice on Ayurveda for free. Chandrashekar taught various classes, the Beginners’ Yoga course plus a meditation course. Narayani continued with the Tuesday morning classes and in turn covered any class in the afternoon. Professor Enrique and Vishwanatha taught in the afternoon on Mondays and Tuesdays, Shankara on Friday nights, while Lalita on Saturday mornings. Twice a month we held a free class for new students. On weekends we continued with our Satsang online for South America. Vani Devi conducted the Satsangs on Fridays while Janaki translated into Spanish. Swami Dayanandaji conducted the Satsangs on Saturdays and Kanti Devi on Sundays. Prajna translated into Portuguese. Kanti Devi spend a week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We have many people interested in our next online TTC in Spanish. We are happy to serve, love to all. We pray intensely for peace and harmony in this world. May the Grace of Gurudev and Swamiji be upon us all. Om Shanti. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/montevideo

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Om Namah Sivaya and Greetings from the Montreal Centre! We have an extensive lineup of online classes. May God’s grace and the teachers’ blessings always remain with us and guide us into being of impeccable service to the people around the world. Pranams to all. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/montreal

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Munich, Germany

Om Namah Sivaya. In September the spiritual highlights were the celebrations of Ganesha Chaturthi and of Swami Sivananda’s birthday. On both days we joined the Pujas which priest Yagneswara Dixit performed online from India. On Swami Sivananda´s birthday we also had an inspiring evening Satsang in which we read about Master’s life and his spirit of service. Students brought many beautiful flowers. We started another Beginners’ Yoga 1 course with a group of very motivated participants. We welcomed Swami Sivadasananda and Swami Narayanananda for a short visit to the Centre coming from the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Reith/Tyrol/Austria for a meeting with our landlord concerning the prolongation of our lease.

Mid month a Yoga 4 course started. It was inspiring to see how much progress the participants had made since they started with Yoga 1 a few weeks ago. We shifted our free trial class from Thursday 8 pm (which proved to be too late for many people) to Saturday 2 pm (which was a good time last year). We had a beautiful Sunday Satsang for a number of long time students and devoted souls. Some of the Centre’s teachers came back from their yoga vacation at the Retreat house in Reith / Tyrol / Austria. They returned to their teaching in good spirits and recharged. We wish everyone health and inner strength. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/munich

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, New York, USA

Om Namah Sivaya from Manhattan. On the last day of August we saw another big storm, bigger than before. The basement was flooded again – about one foot! It took about three days for the water to dry out. On the bright side the in-person classes saw increased attendance. We also celebrated Krishna Jayanti. A few other devotees also joined. We collected all the Krishna Murtis in the house for the Puja. The murtis looked fancy and resplendent. We anticipated the upcoming season of festivals – with Ganesh Chaturthi round the corner and Navaratri following. We send our blessings for all to stay healthy, positive and strong in Sadhana! Join us online for courses, studies, Satsangs and yoga classes. May Gurudev’s blessings continue to light our path. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/ny

Centre de Yoga Sivananda Vedanta, Paris, France

Om Namah Sivaya. In September, Life gave us an uplifting week with the Celebration of Masters’ birthday and Ganesha Chaturti. Kamala Devi from Germany and Parvati from Paris assisted the staff with the preparations of the evening Puja. There was a peaceful atmosphere. We all appreciated the occasion to tune with Swami Sivananda’s energy and teachings. It was an auspicious day starting with the Ganesha Puja, led by the priest from Bangalore. We did a second Puja again on Saturday evening during Satsang. Everyone expressed their gratitude to Lord Ganesha with flowers, mantras, kirtans and delicious Ladus. A yoga 1 and yoga 2 started, as well as, a meditation course. There was a headstand workshop with a group of students who were happy to be upside down. The workers were repairing the roof. We had to cancel a couple of classes because of the noise. Cheerful days with many students calling, passing by and coming for the open classes and courses. The Masters sent precious and unexpected help. Orleans conducted four of the online classes. Some new graduated TTC’s arrived to do karma yoga and will continue to come regularly. The staff and the senior karma yogis trained the new karma yogis in the different departments: kitchen, reception, boutique, plants and maintenance. There was a festive atmosphere with the karma yogis putting a dose of sattva here and there. The evenings were crowded with some more Beginners’ Yoga courses parallel to the open classes. The meditation course continued. There was a workshop on how to control anger with a couple of students. The staff appreciated Swami Kailasananda’s inspiring online course on the topic  “Living without Fear”. We made plans to record the Hatha Yoga inspirations. Both courses are precious for everyone. We celebrated Gangas’ birthday with all the inspiring letters from the chapter nil desperandum and with many kirtans. Ananda, Vyasa and Daya came to support the Centre for a couple of days. We were happy to see Saraswati who came to Paris in order to see her parents and to go to the dentist. Swami Nityananda went to Orleans for the inauguration of the Academy. Vasishta took care of the Centre with the support of Gopala, Daya, Vyasa, Omkari, Ganga and the karma yogis. Kaivalya led a public Satsang on the topic of unity from many writings of Swami Sivananda. The inside plants were eaten by green caterpillars. We treated them with black soap. Swami Jyotirmayananda and Swami Nityananda arrived from Orleans just before a special Sarasvati Puja with Bangalore for the students of the academy. That day, Swami Jyotirmayananda gave an inspiring Satsang on the topic of generosity with a Lakshmi Ashtakam and a little story appreciated by all. The workers continued with the reparation of the roof. It was less noisy than last week. We continued to chant daily for peace, to do an online Satsang once a week with Reith, to do the weekly Puja on Fridays’ with the priest from Bangalore and to do the fire of yoga with some teachers. May Swami Sivananda and Swami Vishnudevananda continue to guide and to inspire all of us. With all our wishes for health and peace. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/paris

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel

Om Namah Sivaya. In September we put a lot of energy into the beautiful celebrations of Rosh hashana together with Bhargavi Chaitanya’s birthday. Many students, teachers and friends came to a free yoga class and a delicious feast. The next day we celebrated Swami Sivananda’s birthday with a beautiful Puja and a kirtan night with Narayan Jyoti. Our hearts were filled with devotion to the Master.

Mid September we celebrated Yom Kippur. The fast, the beautiful prayers, many people singing and praying together for forgiveness and peace, it was very holy and uplifting. Swami Shambhu gave a beautiful lecture on prana and pranayama subject. Some came to the Centre and some joined on Zoom. Bhargavi Chaitanya had an introductory class for the meditation course. One weekend the staff stayed in the Mata Ashram. One Saturday night we joined an online session of questions and answers with Swami Swaroopananda from the Bahamas Ashram. May the Master’s grace be with all. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/telaviv

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Tokyo, Japan

Om Namah Sivaya. In September the Bhagavad Gita course, guided by Swami Sitaramananda, at the Yoga Farm, in which we joined live, providing the Japanese translation. The students have been learning more depth of the teachings. We offered a 2-day Yoga 1 course for which students came and stayed at the Shojiko Retreat. This course was given in-person only, which happened for the first time in long time. The online Yoga 1 was also prgressing well. A Kirtan workshop was held online for the first time in 6 months in which good number of students joined and enjoyed reunion and interaction.

Mid month, for the morning Satsang on Saturdays, we delivered the recordings of Satsangs held at the Yoga Farm, providing Japanese translation. The Shojiko Lake saw the arrival of autumn with leaves turning red, having already caused us to feel chilly these days. Online asana classes went well in September with good number of students attending. May Master and Swamiji’s grace be with all. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi. Om.

http://www.sivananda.jp

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Om Namah Sivaya. In September students attended a few onsite, in person classes and were very happy to be at the Centre again. It was very nice having an opportunity to see students at the Centre once again. We regularly offered an in-person class every day plus several courses. Ontario will require all to be vaccinated on order to attend in-person classes and vaccination passports will be required. We had nice Puja for Swami Sivananda’s birthday with a lot of inspiring chanting. We also continued to teach online, hoping the Covid situation will continue to improve so more in-person classes can be scheduled. May Master and Swamiji’s blessings bring all good health and peace. May we continue to be useful for many. We send Om Namo Narayanaya to everyone. Pranams. Love to all. Om.

http://www.sivananda.org/toronto

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Om Namah Sivaya. In September all went well at the Trivandrum Centre, by grace of God and our Gurus. As the number of cases of Corona is high in Kerala, the student number is reducing. Not many students attended the online classes. The staff remained, taking care of activities of the Centre. Our thoughts are with you all and we pray that you keep well and positive during these challenging times. Keep up your Sadhana and prayer for one and around in the planet. Praying for world health and peace – OM NAMO NARAYANAYA. Please stay connected.

http://www.sivananda.org/trivandrum

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Vienna, Austria

Om Namah Sivaya. Participation in our on-site yoga classes and evening meditations is possible if you have been tested, vaccinated or recovered, please bring proof with you. We continue to offer an extensive online and live schedule. https://wien.sivananda.yoga/kalender-yoga-online/
The Vienna Centre in-person student numbers went up in September. Summer holidays concluded and students enjoyed returning to the Centre. An inspired group of students came for a weekend meditation course. Highlights were the Poojas for Swami Sivananda’s Birthday and Ganesha Chathurti. The staff celebrated both Poojas online with the South Indian priest Yagneshwara Dixit, together with the online community. The major renovation works in the Centre were finished so the staff started putting everything back into place. Many Karma Yogis supported the Centre.

By mid September many courses started. Among them three Beginners’ Yoga courses: two 4 week courses and one weekend course. All students were inspired to start their practice of Yoga. Also a Yoga 123 course continued for the first time after the summer break, attended by its long time practitioners. A Meditation course 2 started with a group of students eager to deepen their meditation experience. The redesign of the reception area is still in progress with students following the changes, full of interest. Staff are well. We wish everyone health and inner strength. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/vienna

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Vilnuis, Lithuania

Om Namah Sivaya. During September our Centre continued classes and courses Beginners’ Yoga 1 and Yoga 2 successfully. The classes and Beginners’ Yoga courses continued successfully. Mother Parvati managed the Centre and took care of the students and teachers, opening and closing of the Centre, cleaning and decorating the altars with the fresh flowers. There was a nice celebration of the Birthday of the Master – nice atmosphere was created by the teachers. Vani Devi made a beautiful garland of rose petals and led the Satsang with Puja elements, 108 names of the Master and Archanam. The special nice Prasad made by Mother Parvati was enjoyed very much as well. We are very grateful to the teachers, who support the Centre so well. OM.

http://www.sivananda.org/vilnius

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OCTOBER 2021

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06 Navarathri Starts (6-14)
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16 Ekadasi
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30 Ekadasi

Adapt yourself to your surroundings and environments. You will enjoy peace and strength. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Glossary

TYAGA – renunciation; giving up with generosity what one could probably have kept

There are three kinds of Tyāga – Sattvika, Rajasika and Tamasika. Whereas acts of sacrifice, charity and penance, the purifiers of wise men, must be performed without attachment and hope of award.

Renunciation of physical objects is no renunciation at all. The real Tyaga (renunciation) consists in the renunciation of egoism (Ahankara). If you can renounce this Ahankara, you have renounced everything else in the world. If the subtle Ahankara is given up, Dehadhyasa (identification with the body) automatically goes away.

Hope and anticipation are the opposite of Vairagya and Tyaga. They fatten the mind. To be perfectly hopeless is a very high state for a philosopher. It is a very bad state for worldlings. They always say with contempt: “He is a hopeless man.” Worldlings and philosophers move towards diametrically opposite poles.

The mind is the all-in-all and its mastery leads to the renunciation of all. Chitta-Tyaga alone constitutes the renunciation of all. True renunciation lies in the abnegation of the mind. It consists in renouncing all desires and egoism and not world-existence. Through such a mental abnegation, you will be able to free yourself from all pain. Then will come immortality in life or enjoyment of the infinite delight of existence free from ego, founded on oneness of all in Brahman.

You must renounce the Tyagabhimana also. The Tyagabhimana is very deep-rooted. You must renounce the idea, “I have renounced everything.”

Everything happens for a reason. Develop faith that you will understand everything and see the bigger picture in due time. – Sri Swami Sivananda

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