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The Process of Yoga : 2. Swami Krishnananda

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 10:27. AM. Chapter 1: The Spirit of Life -2.
1. Therefore, to live life would be our greatest effort. Every effort in any direction is only a form of the supreme effort to live properly and in the proper direction. Our profession or work we do in life matters little. 
All this variegated effort of ours in various fields of activity boils down to the effort of living the fundamental life: a successful, profitable, useful, meaningful and significant life. We do not want to vegetate, but we wish to live. What a human being aspires for is to live life in its highest quality, in its greatest intensity, and in its widest extent. Our aspiration is not merely to get on or pull through life. That is what we mean by vegetating – somehow getting on. But we are not satisfied with merely somehow getting on in life till we breathe our last. We have an inner longing to live life at its best, in the highest quantity and quality possible.
2. Now, this is a question that arises simult…

The Process of Yoga : 1. Swami Krishnananda

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Saturday, June 20, 2020. 07:15 AM. Chapter 1: The Spirit of Life-1.
1. Spirituality is the condition of the spirit. This definition would be indication enough as to whether we have to live a life spiritual or not. The nature of the spirit is, therefore, what we mean by ‘the spiritual’. And if we are to have a knowledge of the spirit, we shall also know whether it is necessary to be spiritual or whether it is possible for us to conduct ourselves in any manner other than the spiritual.
2. The spirit is what we generally call the essence or the substance of anything. We generally put a question: “What is the spirit of the whole situation?” “What is the spirit of what that person spoke?” and so on, by which we mean that the spirit of anything is the quintessential substance of that particular thing. The spirit, therefore, differs from the form, from the letter, and from the appearance.

3. While we try to investigate into the nature of the spirit in order to know what ‘the spiritual’ is, we simul…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 20-3. Swami Krishnananda.

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We have an erroneous notion of the very meaning of life, the concept of life, as something different from the divine element hidden in man. It is very essential, as His Excellency beautifully put it, that we have a total vision which is requisite if it is essential that we have to work on the command of God, as God would expect us to work. How does God work? He works with infinite hands, with total impartiality, and without any consciousness of the difference between Himself and His creation. We are likely, wrongly perhaps, to make a distinction between God and the world. We say the world is of matter and God is Spirit.
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Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 20-2. Swami Krishnananda.

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29/04/2020.
Chapter-20."Philosopher and Administrator " : 2.
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#"An address given on the 22nd of October, 1975 in reply to the message of H.E. Dr. Channa Reddy, the then Governor of U.P., when he visited the Ashram." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


As I mentioned, it is almost impossible for the human mind to conceive what God is and, therefore, equally impossible to conceive what human duty can be in this world which is God's creation. 
The message of Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavadgita purports to be this integral message of God to mankind. It was not Bhagavan Sri Krishna that spoke to Arjuna; it was the Absolute th…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 20-1. SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

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05/04/2020.
Chapter-20."Philosopher and Administrator " : 1.

An address given on the 22nd of October, 1975 in reply to the message of H.E. Dr. Channa Reddy, the then Governor of U.P., when he visited the Ashram.
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1. The message which has been so eloquently and powerfully expressed by our honoured guest His Excellency may be regarded as perhaps the spirit behind the voice of India. It has been an awakening message not only for the reorientation that is necessary in the envisagement of spiritual values, but also in the effort to rectify any erroneous approach in the public life of man in the outer world. The message, in its quintessence, conveyed the great truth that is …

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 19-6. SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

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22/02/2020.
19. To Thine Own Self Be True-6. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. #Very unfortunately, I have been placing only problems before the minds of people here. But unless we know what the diseases are, we cannot find a remedy. 
##To diagnose deeply the depths of the illness of man, is not an unnecessary adventure. It is the purpose of a medical man. And we should not give a pill of religion and think that the malady is over. The pill-religion will not work and it has not worked. We cannot swallow one tablet and think that God has come. It is a serious question before mankind as a whole. 
###And we are happy at this hour that serious thinkers in this direction are gathered here to muster in forces…

Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals : 19-5. SWAMI KRISHNANANDA

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25/01/2020.
Chapter-19. To Thine Own Self Be True-5.
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*Very unfortunately, I have been placing only problems before the minds of people here.

*But unless we know what the diseases are, we cannot find a remedy.

*To diagnose deeply the depths of the illness of man, is not an unnecessary adventure.

*It is the purpose of a medical man.

*And we should not give a pill of religion and think that the malady is over.

*The pill-religion will not work and it has not worked.

*We cannot swallow one tablet and think that God has come.

#It is a serious question before mankind as a whole.
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