In this satsang Swamiji introduces and highly recommends the Yoga Vasistha as an advaitic text full of startling wisdom. From this text he reads and illuminates two verses which, if pondered deeply upon, can revolutionise our understanding of the nature of cause and effect. There follows a meditation on the meaning of the Shanti Path – chanted at the end of each satsang and on many other occasions here at the Ashram and Q&A.
Guest post by Narada
A story of Yoga, love, laughter and determination
Surprisingly, I managed to squeeze through a window of opportunity to get to my charitable project in Africa, Ulingana.com, raising funds for my young deaf friend, Ketty, to get a schooling. And now also building a Yoga Hall on a friend’s bit of the Compound. That’s tribal land forming a maze of tracks and dwellings around the local town, Katete, here in Eastern Province, Zambia.Continue reading “Letter from Africa”
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”
A post by guest author, Narada.
I’ve been invited to put this post on here by Swami Nishchalananda. It’s an honour to me, as I mostly consider he is the one who has something to say! I’m the student, he’s the teacher.Continue reading “Firefly”
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”