Swami Sivananda was a Hindu Spiritual teacher and scholar of Yoga and Vedanta. He was one of the foremost and most loved spiritual masters of India. He studied medicine and practice as Physicians for several years before taking sannyasa.

“Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.”

Swami Sivananda

Swami Sivananda’s view on the purpose of life is to realize the oneness of all creation and one’s identity with the Divinity. True life is life in God. The purpose of human birth is to achieve Divine Consciousness. You have come here to attain supreme and unalloyed Bliss.

“Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving,
the object will follow you by itself.”

Swami Sivananda

The purpose of your existence is to serve with divine bhava (attitude), to purify and steady the mind, to attain freedom and perfection, which is Self-realization.

“The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.”

Swami Sivananda

In one sentence I can tell you what I wish to convey to you. It is: “Know thy Self and be free.” This is the very essence of spiritual discourses.

He proposes to practice self-control, have a fully mature and pure mind. Meditate ceaselessly on your inner self which is the only Reality, which is pure Consciousness, have perfect faith in guru and God.

“It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends but also your acts, your words, and thoughts.”

Swami Sivananda

He inspires you to experience the Silence within you and identify yourself with the pure, immortal Atma, the non-dual Brahman. He further believes that you can only awaken your consciousness by doing Yoga. The goal of life is God-realisation. It is your birthright.

He further believes that you can only awaken your consciousness by doing Yoga. The goal of life is God-realisation. It is your birthright.

To become divine is the ultimate aim of life.

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“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”

Sivananda Saraswati

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