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Free Books To Light Your Inner Light

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the basis of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. It is a complete manual for the study and practice of Yoga. With this interpretation by Sri Swami Satchidananda, you will read and refer to constantly as you tread the spiritual path. Used extensively in classes and study groups because of its clear translation, insightful commentaries and applications to daily life.

Features

  • Paperback
  • 263 pages
  • 5.5″ x 8.5″

 

Please note: A pocket-sized, abridged version of this book is also available.

 

 

 

Jewels of Wisdom from the Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

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4.00 out of 5
We often want someone or something to bring us happiness, but happiness that comes from the outside is mixed with unhappiness. If something makes you happy, it is a borrowed happiness, and when it is no longer the way you want it to be, you are no longer happy. One of the main teachings of Yoga is to free yourself from depending on people, possessions, and events for your happiness, and to realize and experience the true happiness that comes from within.
~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Pearls of Wisdom

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When anything comes to you, first ask yourself, “Will I be maintaining my peace by getting this, or will my peace be disturbed?” Ask that for everything. It doesn’t matter what you want to do; strike that against the touchstone of peace. “Will this rob me of my peace?” If the answer is “ Yes, you must choose peace or the other thing,” you should always choose peace. That should be our aim.

~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Swami Satchidananda: A Yoga Master’s Early Days in India and Sri Lanka

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The life and service of Sri Swami Satchidananda up to 1962. It carries valuable insights into the spiritual growth and transformation of a young man from a farming family in a remote part of India into a world-renowned spiritual agent. Includes: biography, discourses, Q&As, news reports, tributes, and correspondence from his guru H. H. Sri Swami Sivananda. English translation by D.R. Kaarthikeyan.

Bound to be Free: The Liberating Power of Prison Yoga

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Based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

 

Bound to be Free: The Liberating Power of Prison Yoga, illustrates how yoga can be and is being used in prisons as a powerful method of prisoner reform and rehabilitation. The book is grounded in the Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, who was a renowned yoga master, a spiritual guide to thousands of people worldwide and one of the first Yoga teachers to bring the timeless teachings of Yoga into U.S. prisons.

 

Through talks that Swami Satchidananda gave in prisons across the country, from interviews with other Yoga teachers who have taught and are teaching in prisons, with a look at some highly successful prison Yoga programs that are being carried out in the us and abroad and with personal stories of prisoners whose study and practice of Yoga has brought peace and self-transformation.  Bound to be Free: The Liberating Power of Prison Yoga not only offers a wide-ranging view of the benefits of Yoga to the incarcerated populations, but also demonstrates how those benefits impact society in general.

 

“Only the people who have attained salvation or liberation are the really free people. Others are in prison. When you are not free, you are imprisoned; What is the prison then? Is it within the walls, behind electronic doors? No. It is within you. Your ignorance of your true nature is, itself, a prison; it’s bondage. Yoga goes to the very root of your true self.” ~ Sri Swami Satchidananda

 

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  • 232 Pages

Pathways to Peace

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The ultimate quest of the entire world is peace. Only in peace do we have joy. Not by acquiring things, not by doing things, not by earning or learning, but by renouncing your attachment to the results of your actions. When you renounce your attachment, nothing can shake you. It is the feeling of possession, of clinging, that disturbs the mind. Test all your desires and actions; ask yourself, “Is this going to disturb my peace?”

~Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga
Hatha,To Know Your SelfThe Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita, and The Golden Present. He is
also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org

How to Find Happiness

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You were born with happiness. You were born with ease. But because you have done something to disturb that
ease, you feel dis-eased.

Then you become afraid of losing things because your happiness seems to depend on them.

In Yoga, you don’t need to get something to make yourself happy. You are only to realize that you already are happiness personified.

~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Overcoming Obstacles

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One’s whole life is an obstacle course. The more obstacles that you overcome, the bigger the prize. If you avoid the obstacles, then there is no prize. Without those obstacles, you would never discover your capabilities. So, instead of cursing the obstacles on your path, or the people who placed them there, try to find ways that will help you face them and overcome them. And when you do, a great joy will arise within you and you will bless the obstacles instead of cursing them.
~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Gems of Wisdom

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Keep your mind clear, your body clean, your life disciplined, and your heart dedicated. This is Yoga. A yogi is like a surfer who knows how to balance on the surfboard. You will enjoy the world when you know how to handle it well, when you become a master of it. Exercise your mastery. Above all, there should be peace, tranquility, and acceptance in everything you do. Then you will see that your whole life is transformed.”

~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Good Parenting

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“The home is the door to the kingdom of God, the kingdom of true happiness,” says Dada J.P. Vaswani. If you would make your home a heaven on earth, a haven of joy and peace for you and your children, let Dada show you the way! So go ahead-close the so-called generation gap and cultivate friendship with your children.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Adversity and Awakening

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How can we find peace and joy in the middle of a chaotic world? First, find your peace within. If you have peace, you have everything; if you lose your peace, you lose everything. So whatever happens, don’t lose your peace. Treasure your peace of mind so much that you allow nothing to disturb it. And when something does come along to disturb your peace, that is the most important time to practice being peaceful.”

~Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.
Integral Yoga Publications

Women: Where Would the World be Without You?

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Woman is a symbol of shakti. Shakti is not force: shakti is the energy which integrates peoples, communities, nations. It is woman’s integrating shakti that will build a new civilization for the new age! Through the pages of this book, Rev. Dada traces the changing attitudes towards women in society and history, and explores the status of women within marriage, in the family, as single individuals and as participants in the workforce. While issues like violence against women are dealt with squarely, Rev. Dada’s message is one of hope and promise: for he is certain that in the future women will have an important role to play. The woman soul shall lead us upward, on!

Little Book for Freedom from Stress

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1.00 out of 5

In his inimitable style, Dada J. P. Vaswani tells us in this book that we do not have to be distressed by stress. He tells us how we can learn to beat stress effectively; the choice is ours – we can master stress or we can let stress master us!

ISBN 8120725808

Published 2003

Rev. Dada J P Vaswani has always been a raconteur par excellence. His informal discourses as well as his books have always been liberally interspersed with thought-provoking stories, interesting anecdotes and tales from our myths and scriptures, chosen judiciously to bring home the point that he wishes us to absorb. These stories are so memorable, that they linger long in our hearts, allowing us to internalize the message or the value that he has so creatively put across to us! In this book, we bring together 100 stories chosen from his recent talks and books, neatly packaged with Rev. Dadas thoughts offered for your reflection, and his trademark practical exercises in the form of tips for you to follow! Happy reading and happy reflections! J P Vaswani needs no introduction to readers of inspirational literature. He is regarded as one of the leading spiritual luminaries of India, a practical philosopher and a man of God whose grace has influenced thousands all over the world. A gifted writer and brilliant orator, Dada, as he is lovingly called, has addressed distinguished audiences worldwide, communicating only as he can, the positive messages of love, faith, joy and peace. J P Vaswani is the recipient of several honors, including the prestigious U Thant Peace Award. He has written over 80 books, many of which have been translated into various foreign languages
ISBN 9789380743547

Swallow Irritation Before Irritation Swallows You

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4.40 out of 5

Are you annoyed, worried, stressed, frustrated, unhappy? You can come out of it! In this sparkling book Dada J.P. Vaswani becomes for you a patient teacher, an understanding counselor, a loving mentor and a wise spiritual preceptor who takes you by the hand and shows you that all problems are soluble.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Gateways To Heaven

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4.67 out of 5

Heaven need not be remote from us in time or distance: there are right royal routes, wide open gateways to this kingdom all along the journey of life. Indeed, Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani shows that heaven is within reaching distance for all of us – if only we choose the right route and the right gateway. Rev. Dada’s latest book reveals that heaven need not necessarily be a distant destination: following Rev. Dada’s guiding wisdom, you will realize that you can actually create your own heaven here on this earth.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

A Simple and Easy Way to God

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A Simple and Easy Way to God: And Other Heart-to-Heart Talks by Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani asserts: thoughts are the building blocks of our life, our character, and our destiny. If this is true, then good thoughts are the foundation of a happy life, an exemplary character, and a fulfilling, rewarding future. All we need to do is think good, beautiful, positive thoughts and the rest will follow. But the trouble with most of us is, such thoughts are not easy to come by in the stressful, negative environment in which we are forced to live. Yet we deserve to be exposed to such thoughts, we need to fill our minds and hearts with these thoughts so that we can make our lives beautiful and rewarding. The Satsang is a treasury of the best thoughts, the highest thoughts that the great saints and sages have left for us, as our spiritual inheritance. The readings from the scriptures, the references to the great ones and above all, the direct, heart-to-heart discourses of the guru, make the daily Satsang a veritable storehouse of all the positive energy and inspiration that we need to make life what it ought to be. In this volume, we bring together a few more of Rev. DadaJ. P. Vaswani’s discourses in the Sadhu Vaswani Satsang. Read them one after another or read them as you open the pages at random. We assure you that you will find the inspiration and thought power you require to transform your thinking and your life.

153 pages

English

Paperback

New Education can Make the World New

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What ails human civilization in the twenty-first century? What has become of our values and morals? Why is our world beset with violence and strife and disharmony? Why are young people restless and discontented with their lives? Why are women not given their due? Why are family values deteriorating? Why do we lack a dynamic leadership which is infused with ethics? What has gone wrong with politics today? How can we stem the tide of corruption and apathy and social insensitivity and civic irresponsibility? How can we usher in a new era, a new world order that can bring out the best that our society is capable of? This book offers a simple and straight answer to all these pressing questions that men and women are raising everywhere: New Education Can Make the World New! In this, his latest book, Dada J. P. Vaswani outlines his views on new education and shows us what value-based education can truly do for our future citizens and for humanity as a whole. A renowned spiritual leader, a visionary thinker, a practical philosopher and himself a distinguished educationist and spiritual mentor of the well known Sadhu Vaswani Mission’s educational institutions, Dada offers us his idealistic and yet practical views on the subject, in this well-thought-out and well brought-out book.

 

Paperback

112 Pages

English

 

2011

It’s All a Matter of Attitude

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4.67 out of 5

Do you find that you cannot cope with your life? Do you find things are getting out of control? Are you beginning to fear it’s too much for you to handle? It’s all a matter of attitude! Fear, worry, anxiety,  depression and all those negative emotions can be swept away when you approach life with the right attitude.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

The Miracle of Forgiving

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Forgive – and be free! This is the message that comes to us clearly and loudly from the latest collection of stories by Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani. This collection is special, for all the stories in this book revolve around the theme of Forgiveness, that has always been very
close to Rev. Dada’s heart. This little volume is a special collection that is being brought out to celebrate the Moment of Calm
August 2, 2012, Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswanis 94th Birthday. We feel sure you will enjoy these stories that have been specially chosen
for you.

Say No to Negatives

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4.00 out of 5

This is the clear and loud message of this book. It is a fascinating self-help manual that helps us look within ourselves to find our weaknesses and flaws, understand their root cause and eliminate them with simple exercises in self analysis and practical suggestions that are easy to follow. Defy the negatives within you to become a better human being.

The Goal of Life and How to Attain It

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5.00 out of 5

Ask anyone you know the following questions: Have you secured your investments for the future? Have you taken medical insurance ? Have you applied for your housing loan? Strange, but true, we plan for every eventuality of life, but we hardly stop to think about the ultimate purpose, the goal of human life.

Why Do Good People Suffer?

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4.75 out of 5

By Dada J.P. Vaswani

Why me?

This universal question haunts most of us when faced with a seemingly unanswered problem or situation, or when we are stuck with a long-suffering, incurable disease.

Just then, this beautifully illustrated book will help. It contains articles by Dada J. P. Vaswani which will provide answers to questions you always longed to know.

His challenging words will open to you new insights on the laws of karma and reincarnation. They explain these most profound philosophies in a language all can understand. In this book are given practical guidelines for a radiant, joyful, God-filled life.

How to Overcome Depression – and other heart-to-heart talks

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4.67 out of 5

All of us have felt sad or depressed at one time or another in our lives.  People often go into depression after bereavement, an injury, a failure or a loss.  Some people can suffer from severe depression when their vanity has been hurt.

 

Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani’s is the voice of wisdom and compassion that whispers its message of healing and comfort to us: “One there is, who cares!” he assures us.  “Trust Him, rely on Him, look to him at all times, and you will find that He never lets you down!” is Rev. Dada’s reassuring message to us.

 

If you are looking for guidance, moral support and reassurance to feel that you are not alone in the quest of your life, look no further than the pages of this small volume.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

10 Commandments of a Successful Marriage

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This delightful book will make you sit up and realize that there is more to marriage than meets the eye.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Formula for Prosperity

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What is prosperity? How best can we attain to it? Of what is it constituted? What are the laws which govern this highly desired state? Prosperity, Revered Dada tells us, is not just having lots of money. It is about an attitude, a mindset, that thinks in terms of abundance, instead of lack and want. As he tells us forcefully, “Change your attitude, and you can change your life!”

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Kill Fear Before Fear Kills You

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4.75 out of 5

Don’t let fear corrode your life! This is Dada J.P. Vaswani’s forceful message in yet another of his inspiring life guides: Conquer fear! Face life with confidence, courage and strength of character and come out on the top.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Many Paths One Goal

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5.00 out of 5

All paths lead us to God. Therefore, fights, feuds,  arguments, discussions, debates and differences in the name of the religion are futile. You can follow the path that draws you; let another follow the path that draws him; yet another can take the path that he chooses-ultimately, all of you will arrive at the same destination.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Stop Complaining – Start Thanking!

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5.00 out of 5

Gratitude, according to Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani, is “the foundation of a peaceful life, a secure and stable mind; it is also the essence of spirituality.” And Rev. Dada’s logic is, as always , simple and unbeatable : “If you feel grateful for what you have, you will attract many more things to be grateful for. Gratitude is the very basis of the abundant law of attraction.” Stop complaining and start living. Cultivate the fine art of gratitude and fill your life with joy, abundance, peace and prosperity.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and on stress management.

Management Moment by Moment

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4.00 out of 5

There is a premium placed on ‘managing’ one’s business, finances, relationships and personal issues today. Life has become such a complicated business, that people look for guidance to manage every aspect of daily living! Time and again, businessmen, corporate executives, leaders of industry who have interacted with Rev. Dada J.P.Vaswani, have requested him to write a book specially on this topic – with Dada’s own, unique touch! Maximise the essence of your life with Rev. Dada’s practical guidelines on Life Management. Discover the realms of beauty, harmony, joy and peace that your life holds within!

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and on stress management.

Does God Have Favourites? (And Other Heart-to-Heart Talks)

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4.00 out of 5

About this Book

India’s saints and sages, from Maharishi Narad to Swami Sivananda, from Sage Vasishta to Sadhu Vaswani, have all emphasized the value of daily satsang as an indispensable aid to spiritual growth. Unfortunately, many of us in the modern age have one common excuse to cite as our inability to attend satsang: lack of time!

If this is your excuse too, we offer you a remedy through this book which is now in your hands; it is the closest you can get to a satsang in print, for it is a compilation of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani’s upadeshes, originally delivered in Sindhi or Hindi. These have now been translated into English for your benefit, retaining the spirit of the original discourses and keeping intact, Rev. Dada’s inimitable personal touches and nuances of thought.

God’s presence is felt in the satsang, where disciples come to sit at the feet of their Guru, to imbibe his wisdom and grace. Indeed, God speaks to us through the Guru, piercing the veil of maya which hides Him from our earthly vision. The Guru’s discourse in the satsang are seldom pre-planned or prepared in advance; they are inspired by the sanctity and the pure vibrations emanating from the satsang and the pure vibrations of Divine Power. Each discourse is thus a rare and unique pearl of piety and wisdom, imbued with Divine grace. The theme, the scriptural references the values they depict –all flows spontaneously from the Guru’s lips; as listeners, we are only aware, that this is a river of nectar flowing before us and nothing can prevent us from drinking deeply from this immortal fountain of wisdom.

Come, the amrit dhara is captured in print for you; partake of the divine feast to your heart’s content. In Sadhu Vaswani’s immortal words, “Sukh sagar mein aaye ke math jao re pyasa pyare!” Do not go away thirsty and parched from the ocean of bliss!

Preface

This book brings together, a few of Revered Dada J.P. Vaswani’s inspiring discourses, originally delivered in Sindhi or Hindi. Some of them were delivered at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, a few of them were ruh-rihans (heart-to-heart talks) given to smaller audiences, while others are public talks in Hindi. These beautiful talks are now published in English for the benefit of many. We wish to share the grace and blessings enjoyed from listening to these beautiful and soul-stirring discourses with one and all.

Contents

The Guru Can Do No Wrong 7
Within You Is The Power 14
Bullocks With Blinkers On Their Eyes 24
Does God Have Favorites? 33
God Within 42
Now Is The Time: Here Is The Place 52
Map of Life 66
What Is True Wisdom? 84
The Way of The Sufis 93
U Can Make The Impossible, Possible 102
The Art Of Living 114
The Story of The Rabbi and His Wife 123
The Gateway To The Native Land 133
The Miracle Of Love 144
The Man Who Made Friends With God 155

 

Paperback, 168 pages

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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5.00 out of 5

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the basis of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. It is a complete manual for the study and practice of Yoga. With this interpretation by Sri Swami Satchidananda, you will read and refer to constantly as you tread the spiritual path. Used extensively in classes and study groups because of its clear translation, insightful commentaries and applications to daily life.

Features

  • Paperback
  • 263 pages
  • 5.5″ x 8.5″

 

Please note: A pocket-sized, abridged version of this book is also available.

 

 

 

Jewels of Wisdom from the Teachings of Swami Satchidananda

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4.00 out of 5
We often want someone or something to bring us happiness, but happiness that comes from the outside is mixed with unhappiness. If something makes you happy, it is a borrowed happiness, and when it is no longer the way you want it to be, you are no longer happy. One of the main teachings of Yoga is to free yourself from depending on people, possessions, and events for your happiness, and to realize and experience the true happiness that comes from within.
~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Pearls of Wisdom

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When anything comes to you, first ask yourself, “Will I be maintaining my peace by getting this, or will my peace be disturbed?” Ask that for everything. It doesn’t matter what you want to do; strike that against the touchstone of peace. “Will this rob me of my peace?” If the answer is “ Yes, you must choose peace or the other thing,” you should always choose peace. That should be our aim.

~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

Integral Yoga Publications

Swami Satchidananda: A Yoga Master’s Early Days in India and Sri Lanka

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The life and service of Sri Swami Satchidananda up to 1962. It carries valuable insights into the spiritual growth and transformation of a young man from a farming family in a remote part of India into a world-renowned spiritual agent. Includes: biography, discourses, Q&As, news reports, tributes, and correspondence from his guru H. H. Sri Swami Sivananda. English translation by D.R. Kaarthikeyan.

Bound to be Free: The Liberating Power of Prison Yoga

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4.50 out of 5

Based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda.

 

Bound to be Free: The Liberating Power of Prison Yoga, illustrates how yoga can be and is being used in prisons as a powerful method of prisoner reform and rehabilitation. The book is grounded in the Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, who was a renowned yoga master, a spiritual guide to thousands of people worldwide and one of the first Yoga teachers to bring the timeless teachings of Yoga into U.S. prisons.

 

Through talks that Swami Satchidananda gave in prisons across the country, from interviews with other Yoga teachers who have taught and are teaching in prisons, with a look at some highly successful prison Yoga programs that are being carried out in the us and abroad and with personal stories of prisoners whose study and practice of Yoga has brought peace and self-transformation.  Bound to be Free: The Liberating Power of Prison Yoga not only offers a wide-ranging view of the benefits of Yoga to the incarcerated populations, but also demonstrates how those benefits impact society in general.

 

“Only the people who have attained salvation or liberation are the really free people. Others are in prison. When you are not free, you are imprisoned; What is the prison then? Is it within the walls, behind electronic doors? No. It is within you. Your ignorance of your true nature is, itself, a prison; it’s bondage. Yoga goes to the very root of your true self.” ~ Sri Swami Satchidananda

 

  • Paperback
  • 232 Pages

Pathways to Peace

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The ultimate quest of the entire world is peace. Only in peace do we have joy. Not by acquiring things, not by doing things, not by earning or learning, but by renouncing your attachment to the results of your actions. When you renounce your attachment, nothing can shake you. It is the feeling of possession, of clinging, that disturbs the mind. Test all your desires and actions; ask yourself, “Is this going to disturb my peace?”

~Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga
Hatha,To Know Your SelfThe Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita, and The Golden Present. He is
also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org

How to Find Happiness

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You were born with happiness. You were born with ease. But because you have done something to disturb that
ease, you feel dis-eased.

Then you become afraid of losing things because your happiness seems to depend on them.

In Yoga, you don’t need to get something to make yourself happy. You are only to realize that you already are happiness personified.

~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

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Overcoming Obstacles

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One’s whole life is an obstacle course. The more obstacles that you overcome, the bigger the prize. If you avoid the obstacles, then there is no prize. Without those obstacles, you would never discover your capabilities. So, instead of cursing the obstacles on your path, or the people who placed them there, try to find ways that will help you face them and overcome them. And when you do, a great joy will arise within you and you will bless the obstacles instead of cursing them.
~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

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Gems of Wisdom

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Keep your mind clear, your body clean, your life disciplined, and your heart dedicated. This is Yoga. A yogi is like a surfer who knows how to balance on the surfboard. You will enjoy the world when you know how to handle it well, when you become a master of it. Exercise your mastery. Above all, there should be peace, tranquility, and acceptance in everything you do. Then you will see that your whole life is transformed.”

~Swami Satchidananda

Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.

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Good Parenting

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5.00 out of 5

“The home is the door to the kingdom of God, the kingdom of true happiness,” says Dada J.P. Vaswani. If you would make your home a heaven on earth, a haven of joy and peace for you and your children, let Dada show you the way! So go ahead-close the so-called generation gap and cultivate friendship with your children.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Adversity and Awakening

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How can we find peace and joy in the middle of a chaotic world? First, find your peace within. If you have peace, you have everything; if you lose your peace, you lose everything. So whatever happens, don’t lose your peace. Treasure your peace of mind so much that you allow nothing to disturb it. And when something does come along to disturb your peace, that is the most important time to practice being peaceful.”

~Swami Satchidananda
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He founded the global Integral Yoga® organization, Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine. He is the author of Integral Yoga Hatha, To Know Your Self, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Beyond Words, The Living Gita and One Thought for Each Day: The Golden Present. He is also the subject of the documentary, Living Yoga. For more information, visit: swamisatchidananda.org.
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Women: Where Would the World be Without You?

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4.00 out of 5

Woman is a symbol of shakti. Shakti is not force: shakti is the energy which integrates peoples, communities, nations. It is woman’s integrating shakti that will build a new civilization for the new age! Through the pages of this book, Rev. Dada traces the changing attitudes towards women in society and history, and explores the status of women within marriage, in the family, as single individuals and as participants in the workforce. While issues like violence against women are dealt with squarely, Rev. Dada’s message is one of hope and promise: for he is certain that in the future women will have an important role to play. The woman soul shall lead us upward, on!

Little Book for Freedom from Stress

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1.00 out of 5

In his inimitable style, Dada J. P. Vaswani tells us in this book that we do not have to be distressed by stress. He tells us how we can learn to beat stress effectively; the choice is ours – we can master stress or we can let stress master us!

ISBN 8120725808

Published 2003

Rev. Dada J P Vaswani has always been a raconteur par excellence. His informal discourses as well as his books have always been liberally interspersed with thought-provoking stories, interesting anecdotes and tales from our myths and scriptures, chosen judiciously to bring home the point that he wishes us to absorb. These stories are so memorable, that they linger long in our hearts, allowing us to internalize the message or the value that he has so creatively put across to us! In this book, we bring together 100 stories chosen from his recent talks and books, neatly packaged with Rev. Dadas thoughts offered for your reflection, and his trademark practical exercises in the form of tips for you to follow! Happy reading and happy reflections! J P Vaswani needs no introduction to readers of inspirational literature. He is regarded as one of the leading spiritual luminaries of India, a practical philosopher and a man of God whose grace has influenced thousands all over the world. A gifted writer and brilliant orator, Dada, as he is lovingly called, has addressed distinguished audiences worldwide, communicating only as he can, the positive messages of love, faith, joy and peace. J P Vaswani is the recipient of several honors, including the prestigious U Thant Peace Award. He has written over 80 books, many of which have been translated into various foreign languages
ISBN 9789380743547

Swallow Irritation Before Irritation Swallows You

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4.40 out of 5

Are you annoyed, worried, stressed, frustrated, unhappy? You can come out of it! In this sparkling book Dada J.P. Vaswani becomes for you a patient teacher, an understanding counselor, a loving mentor and a wise spiritual preceptor who takes you by the hand and shows you that all problems are soluble.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

Gateways To Heaven

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4.67 out of 5

Heaven need not be remote from us in time or distance: there are right royal routes, wide open gateways to this kingdom all along the journey of life. Indeed, Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani shows that heaven is within reaching distance for all of us – if only we choose the right route and the right gateway. Rev. Dada’s latest book reveals that heaven need not necessarily be a distant destination: following Rev. Dada’s guiding wisdom, you will realize that you can actually create your own heaven here on this earth.

 

Dada J.P. Vaswani is the spiritual head of The Sadhu Vaswani Mission and the author hundreds of self-help books on meditation, positive thinking, Hinduism, and stress management.

A Simple and Easy Way to God

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A Simple and Easy Way to God: And Other Heart-to-Heart Talks by Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani asserts: thoughts are the building blocks of our life, our character, and our destiny. If this is true, then good thoughts are the foundation of a happy life, an exemplary character, and a fulfilling, rewarding future. All we need to do is think good, beautiful, positive thoughts and the rest will follow. But the trouble with most of us is, such thoughts are not easy to come by in the stressful, negative environment in which we are forced to live. Yet we deserve to be exposed to such thoughts, we need to fill our minds and hearts with these thoughts so that we can make our lives beautiful and rewarding. The Satsang is a treasury of the best thoughts, the highest thoughts that the great saints and sages have left for us, as our spiritual inheritance. The readings from the scriptures, the references to the great ones and above all, the direct, heart-to-heart discourses of the guru, make the daily Satsang a veritable storehouse of all the positive energy and inspiration that we need to make life what it ought to be. In this volume, we bring together a few more of Rev. DadaJ. P. Vaswani’s discourses in the Sadhu Vaswani Satsang. Read them one after another or read them as you open the pages at random. We assure you that you will find the inspiration and thought power you require to transform your thinking and your life.

153 pages

English

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