Swami Nishchalananada made this movie down on the seashore. Please enjoy, and hopefully allow it to inspire you wherever you are, in nature, or in the middle of a busy town or city. It’s the same joy because it comes from within.Continue reading “Joy”
Swami Nishchalananda gives a short, emphatic, discourse on Time and the Timeless, Thought and Meditation.
Where do we find the Timeless?
Our mind is in Time.
The whole Universe in in Time.
Time is a projection out of the Timeless.Continue reading “Time and the Timeless”
Swami Nishchalananda gave this meditation as part of the Advaita online course given in October 2020, hosted by Mandala Yoga Ashram. If one could truly connect with the simple truth within the meditation, it would have the potential to transform one’s life.Continue reading “I am Conscious”
Another extract from a longer satsang, Questions and Answers from India, 2004
Part of the Dynamic of modern life is that we have to set priorities.
Machines should be doing all the work for us…. that was how it looked 50 years ago, but actually the machine age, the computer age, has made life faster and faster, and therefore overloaded us.Continue reading “Concentration and Focus”
If I identify one hundred percent with this body and mind, then I’m a puppet in the storm.Swami Nishchalananda
From the point of view of Individuality, we feel that we have free will. We feel this because we have Ego, an ’embodied sense of self’. Our feeling that we can choose our direction is part of that. But it becomes less strong if we start to get in osmosis with a greater Will.Continue reading “Will and Free Will”
An informal gathering at a friend’s flat in early 2004 leads to some great questions. This is the full session, from which shorter extracts (‘Will and Free Will’, ‘Concentration and Focus’) have been taken – you’ll find them here on this blog under the category ‘Inspirations’.Continue reading “A question and answer session from 2004 in India”
Another from the series recorded at this Ashram near Bangalore. A series of topics are discussed between Swamiji and the people who were there with him, and again, the recording is as good as we can get it given the ambient noises of nature all around… which leads on to…
…the first topic which someone raised – our connection with Nature. Some interesting stories here including:
The Blue Cow (!!)
Ronnie’s Leopard … real or a fiction?
Swami Nishchalananda gave this discourse, via the web, to a Europe -wide audience on Friday 14th August 2020. It also serves as a preliminary introduction to the text; he is running a 4 day seminar on the Bhagavad Gita, spread over 4 stand-alone sessions, starting on 29th August, in collaboration with Swami Krishnapremananda of Mandala Yoga Ashram.Continue reading “Bhagavad Gita: a commentary on chapter 2.”