Sivananda Yoga Quotes were written by Swami Sivananda Saraswati in the early part of the 20th century and are still relevant for every sphere of life.
Early Life – Swami Sivananda
Swami Sivananda Saraswati – was a well renowned spiritual teacher who propagated Yoga and Vedanta. Born in the district of Tamil Nadu in India, however, he spent most of his life in Rishikesh. It was Swami Sivananda who founded the Divine Life Society (DLS) in 1936, Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy (1948).
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Before, Swami Sivananda took up monasticism he studied medicine and served in British Malaya. No wonder, we wrote over 200 books. Some of the main subjects of his books are:
- Western philosophy
- Poems Autobiography
Through his books, he laid special emphasis on the practical application of Yogic philosophy over mere theoretical knowledge.
‘I live to serve. I live to make you all happy. I live to help you all in destroying the ignorance and in attaining the Goal of life – Kaivalya, the final Beatitude.’ – Swami Sivananda
Swami Sivananda was the founder of the Sivananda Ashram on the banks of river Ganga at Rishikesh. http://sivananda.org.in/
Vishnudevananda his disciple propagated the Sivananda Yoga spread all over the world by the name Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres run by the Divine Life Society.
Your inherent nature is joy, ‘Ananda’, which is eternal. That’s is the message of Yoga and Vedanta.
Empowering Sivananda Yoga Quotes
You will find the quotes to be extremely relevant to every culture and age group of people.
I. There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness.
II. Always do good to others. be selfless, mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is a direct way to Moksha.
III. Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
IV. Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.
V. Do not love leisure. Waste, not a minute. Be bold. Realize the truth, here and now.
VI. Thinking of “dis-ease” constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthy in body and mind.’
VII. The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands a very great struggle.
VIII. If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.
IX. Put your heart, mind and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
X. Your duty is to treat everybody with love as a manifestation of the Lord.