Nirvikalpa Samadhi

The state of samadhi is beyond the reach of mind and speech. Even in worldly experience, you cannot express taste. You cannot express the taste of an apple to one who has not tasted it, nor can you explain the nature of colour to a blind man. The state of samadhi is all joy bliss…

It’s Super Surrender

Question: Do we have to accept whatever karma comes, or can we try to change it a little bit? Answer: If we know that we are instruments, and nothing is in our hands, then accepting and changing are not in our hands either. It’s very simple. If you are prompted to accept, then accept it.…

Sivananda Gita – 4

I respect all saints and prophets of all religions. I respect all religions, all cults, all faiths and all creeds. I serve all, love all, mix with all and see the Lord in all. I stick to my promises. I serve the poor. This is my delight. I do mental prostrations to asses, dogs, trees,…

Sow the Right Seed Now

Question: Would you please speak about what you foresee in the future for the next ten or twenty years? Answer: I don’t worry about the future. If you take care of the present, the future will be taken care of. What you sow now, you will reap. Don’t just imagine, “After ten years I’ll be…

Don’t Worry About the Future

What you sow you reap. Don’t worry about the future and don’t worry about the past. A great thinker said the past and the future are not even visible. But what is visible? The golden present. Think of the golden present, sow what is necessary, what is right. Sow good thoughts, sow good deeds, and…

But If You Can Do Something

Question: I hate fighting and find it very upsetting. Even fighting among dogs. Is there any way I can overcome being disturbed by it? Answser: You might not like fighting, but don’t hate it. Hating is worse than fighting. Dogs fight, and the next minute they’re together hugging each other. But when you hate, you…

Benefits of Yoga Asana

The practice of asanas develops the body and the practitioner himself is kept agile and nimble. He has an elastic spine and a supple body. He has a keen and vigorous appetite. Any trouble is removed at its starting point by the practice of asanas. The three important organs, that is the heart, the lungs,…

Every Action Has a Reaction

Question: Do we incur bad karma each time we kill a bug or insect or frog while driving down the road? Answser: Yes. Whatever we do, knowingly or unknowingly, brings karma. There’s no doubt about it. Even when you walk you might step on many insects. What should we do about that? The scriptures have…

Accept It and Seek Help

Illness can be karmic; the reaction to your past actions. The best way to deal with that is to know that it is your past karma that has brought this. Pray sincerely, “God, let me accept this and do whatever I can to clean it up.” It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t seek help from…