Devotee: “Bhagavan’s Grace is needed in order that meditation should become effortless.”
Bhagavan replied: “Practice is necessary, there is Grace.”
Guru Ramana p. 76
The core teachings of "Who am I?' and "Self-Enquiry" explained.
A clear commentary on the translation and meaning of Adi Shankaracharya's Nirvana Stakham (Verses on Nirvana), given at Ananda Ashram in Kerala.
This satsang is part 2 of 4 in a series of beautiful and most valuable discourses on Spiritual Life, which were given at Ananda Ashram in Kerala, South India.Continuing with the translation and meaning of Adi Shankaracharya’s Stanzas on Nirvana.
In the continuation of this discussion,Swami Muktananda discusses Papa Ramdas's meaning of "Parabhakti."
Concluding this series of talks, Swamiji tells us that we, "Should resign ourselves to the Power of the Love of God. For it is only the Power of God that is moving throughout all of nature."
Reading from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Swami Sadasivananda relates that Bhagavan declares: "During the sadhana for higher life, the yogi should always have a carefree and smiling countenance".
Swami Sadasivananda is asked, 'Why are we encouraged to seek a solitary place for meditation, instead of just only practicing within society?"
A long time lady devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi tells of how she first came to Bhagavan, and how he caught her like a tiger catches it's prey.
An in-depth discussion of all aspects and obstacles of meditation.
This satsang, held at Sri Ramana Ashram with Swami Shantananda Puri, could very well be the most valuable talk for aspirants whose spiritual practice involves any form of remembrance of God, or His Holy Name.
In this public satsang, Swami Sadasivananda discusses what the Saints and scriptures call "The Essence of Life"'.
A devotee of Bhagavan Ramana discusses her method of "vichara, or Self-enquiry", relating that she does not exactly say'Who am I," but rather in her blossoming love for Bhagavan she enquires "Bhagavan, tell me Who am I!"
These words of Bhagavan Ramana are discussed, "The Guru is the Spirit of guidance, either in a human form or without, according to the need of the devotee."
Swami Sadasivananda speaks on how to "open the floodgates" of the spiritual presence of the Divine, found in holy lands like India, and instill It anywhere one lives.
Sri Ramana Maharshi defined 'Moksha' (Liberation or Self-Realization) by quoting from the Holy Bible as "Being still, and know that I am God". This talk approaches the art of "Being still."
Here Swami Sadasivananda tries to explain the hidden meaning behind what the great Swami Sivananda said, "There is one God, only one God, nameless is He - formless is He. He is in all names and in all forms."
Swami Sadasivananda answers the question: "How can one keep the mind tranquil and at peace when the multifarious trials of life confront us?"
This talk, given on Easter morning, began with questions regarding the various methods of meditation, and the similarities of these methods within all of the world religions.
This rare and miraculous life story of Swami Shantananda Puri, narrated by Swamiji himself, beginning from his childhood until his Saintly advanced age as a Swami in the lineage of Paramhansa Ramakrishna.
Part 2 of the rare and miraculous life story of Swami Shantananda Puri, narrated by Swamiji himself, beginning from his childhood until his Saintly advanced age as a Swami in the lineage of Paramhansa Ramakrishna.
Conclusion of the rare and miraculous life story of Swami Shantananda Puri, narrated by Swamiji himself, beginning from his childhood until his Saintly advanced age as a Swami in the lineage of Paramhansa Ramakrishna.
Here a direct disciple of Swami Shantananda tells of her experience when the Lord Krishna appeared to her and directed her to her Guru. She was so overcome in the telling, that her daughter had to finish the details.
In this most rare original recording of Papa Ramdas, he talks about the essential need for prayer and japa of the Lord's Name.
The Master Yogananda leads his devotees in group prayer to God. This short prayer is wonderful and powerful.
In this satsang many stories that have not been published before are revealed. These incidents are of extreme value to all followers of all diverse spiritual practices. The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi are here seen as universal, and leaving no stone unturned in the life that leads to love and joy in God.
Swami Shantananda's approach and methods of sadhana are as universal as Bhagavan's, as you will discover within his satsangs.
Swami Shantananda continues to discuss the important aspects of the life of a yogi.
Swami Muktananda, of Ananda Ashram in Kerala, reads and comments on Talks from the Gita, by Vinobaji.
The conclusion by Swami Muktananda, of Ananda Ashram in Kerala, reads and comments on Talks from the Gita, by Vinobaji.
In this talk, given by Swami Sadasivananda, an explanation of the scriptural verse which was translated by Sri Ramana Maharshi into English as "Faith is the cause of Self-realization" is revealed as having the most profound spiritual guidance for people of all religious paths.
During a group satsang, a lady asks Swami Sadasivananda to speak on the events and trials of his earlier life.
A lady asks Swami Shantananda about how to control the moods of the mind. She says: "One day you are happy and the next you are sad."
Here a Lady asks this important question: "Jesus said, I am the Way and the Truth." What is that Truth, and how do we abide in it?
Here Swami Shantananda, during a talk given at Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram, tells us: "God the Mother is our protector, and ever ready to protect us. Of all Her children who call for Her, to the one who calls Her by Name and the loudest is first to be taken up in Her arms.
Here Swami Sadasivananda talks with a direct disciple of Bhagavan Ramana on topics never before published.
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