分類彙整:瑜伽哲學,Pholosophy

療癒瑜伽與葉克膜醫師

療癒瑜伽,老師你會教和上回一樣的東西嗎?

聽到同學這樣的回答,令人啼笑皆非.同學是以動作來確認這堂課值不值得上,瑜伽=體位法,這種觀念深植人心,難改.於是乎,很多人練習多年,手腳仍然冰冷,氣血仍然不足,可是體位法講的頭頭是道,動作也很到位.

同學們,可能不明白,身體是全世界最精密的藝術品[......]

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瑜伽老師業務傷害案例檢討~完結篇(2012/8)


很多人會走上瑜伽教學的路,是因為她在瑜伽的練習中,得到快樂,得到一股寧靜,於是,她想要分享給更多的人認識瑜伽的美好.

分享,就是生命的意義,由分享而來的喜樂,能帶給自己更多的感動.古人修行,不是為了獨善其行,而是成就菩薩道,幫助更多的人了悟真理.但,在一切善念的背後,必須要有一顆細緻的心,[......]

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瑜伽哲學–什麼是瑜伽八支?

每天早上,都會去山上走走.有一天遇到一個山友,他和我打了個招呼之後,開始閒聊,當他知道我在從事瑜伽教學時,他對瑜伽有了很大的興趣,因為瑜伽看起來很難,能看到一個人能將這麼難的動作做到可以出師也真是奇人奇事.對他而言,我是很有趣的主題.

對我而言,他只是一個普通的山友,哈!我爬山不太喜歡說話,像老子一樣,我喜歡一個人靜靜地爬山,聽鳥叫,看山景,就這麼靜靜地讓自己溶入山景裡面,好似一幅明清山水畫一樣.

直到前幾天,他開始和我討論他對瑜伽的認識,真的是令我汗顏不已.他借了一本好大的原文書,書名是Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques(瑜伽教學:基礎與教學技巧).他很認真的從chapter one第一章開始讀起,從瑜伽的起源是西元多少年,當時的歷史背景,以及瑜伽蘊育自哪些經典,每一部經典的主旨為何,以及當時的人們對瑜伽的認識.他看得很仔細,我聽得很認真.最令我感到神奇的是,他在解釋瑜伽為何時,他用了帕坦伽利的八支理論.這讓我又重新温習了瑜伽的基本價值及核心.

温故,知新.從他的口中,我開始再反省自己的教學有沒有偏離瑜伽真正的精神,有沒有符合帕坦伽俐口中的八支的理論.

Patanjali提出八支理論,英文是ashtanga yoga或是the eight-limbed path yoga請不要和ashtanga vinyasa yoga阿斯坦加瑜伽弄混,以前我以為我學的阿斯坦加瑜伽才是Patanjali口中正統的瑜伽,後來才知道是個天大的錯誤,老師可能太自豪自己的派別,所以無形中給了我這種錯誤的印象.那麼,這位瑜伽之神口中的八支是哪八支呢?

1yama-持戒

ahimsa

satya

asteya

brahmacharya

aparigraha

2niyama-精進

saucha

santosa

tapas

svadhyaya

ishvarapranidhana

3asana

4pranayama

5pratyahara

6dharana

7dhyana

8samadhi

但現代瑜伽之父B.K.S. Iyengar在Light on the yoga sutras of patanjali這本書用了一個非常有名的譬喻,他說:瑜伽,就像是一顆果樹一樣,我們一般人能看到什麼呢,我不知道,但這位大師觀察到人的生命就像一顆樹一樣,他看到了樹根,樹幹,樹技,樹葉,以及樹皮,樹液和花朵,最後結成果實.

樹根,就是yama持戒

樹幹,就是niyama精進

樹枝,就是asana體位

樹葉,就是pranayam調息

樹皮,就是pratyahara攝心

樹汁,就是dharana專注

開花,就是Dhyana入定

結果,就是smadhi三摩地

看了原文書,才發現是Iyengar做了這麼的解釋,他在瑜伽之樹這本書有提到,可以看圖會比較明白

BKS Iyengar’s yoga tree

What is Yoga ?

Yoga is one of the six systems of classical Hindu philosophy (Darshanas). It was systematized by Patanjali in his classical work the Yoga Sutras. The word “Yoga” comes from the Sanskrit word “yug" meaning to yoke, join or unite. It refers to the united nature of body, mind and spirit or soul. This means connecting all aspects of the individual – body with mind and mind with soul – to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life. On the spiritual plane, the goal of practicing yoga is to achieve yoga, union of the self with the divine (supreme consciousness), otherwise known as enlightenment.

yoga is a method to achieve the state of Yoga.

There are many ways to approach “practicing yoga.” Bhakti yoga includes devotional practices like singing and dancing, Karma yoga is the yoga of action and service, Jnana yoga is the yoga of knowledge, Nada yoga involves absorption into a sound, yoga Nidra, or the sophrology of Alfonso Caycedo practices deep relaxation, stillness and insight.

Our approach is based on the classical Yoga, or Hatha yoga, and Raja yoga, or Royal yoga, which is also called Ashtanga yoga. It includes Asanas (physical postures), Pranayama (control of breathing) and Dhyana (meditation).

Ashtanga yoga means “eight-limbed yoga," as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. According to Patanjali, the path of yoga consists of eight spiritual practices: yama, nyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. B.K.S Iynegar, one of the foremost yoga teacher in the world uses the metaphor of yoga as a tree.

1. Yama : Morality

The tree of Yoga : the Roots

Ahimsa (non-violence)

Satya (truthfulness)

Asteya (freedom from avarice, non-stealing)

Bramhacharaya (control of vital energy, involving self restraint and moderation)

Aparigraha (freedom from possession beyond one’s needs)

2. Nyama : Discipline

The tree of Yoga : the Trunk

Saucha (purity of body and mind, cleanliness)

Santosa (contentment)

Tapas (austerity, self discipline, conscious effort to achieve one’s aim)

Svadhyaya (self- study)

Isvarapranidhana (surrender to the Divine)

3. Asana : Postures

The tree of Yoga : the Branches

Asana is the practice of physical postures which brings strength, balance and flexibility. On a deeper level the practice of asanas is used as a tool to calm the mind and move into the inner essence of being.

4. Pranayama : Control of Breath

The tree of Yoga : the Leaves

Pranayama is the control of prana, the vital forces of the body, by measuring, control, and directing of the breath. Through Pranayama the respiratory and the circulatory systems are brought into a harmonious state. In the Yoga Sutra, the practices of pranayama and asana are considered to be high forms of purification and self discipline for the mind and the body.

5. Pratyahara : Control of the Senses

The tree of Yoga : the Bark

Pratyahara, or the control of the senses, is a conscious effort to draw awareness away from the external world and outside stimuli and redirect it inward, toward the self. Pratyaharara corresponds to the inner journey of the senses from the outside to the core of one’s being

6. Dharana : Concentration

The tree of Yoga : the Sap

Each stage prepares for the next. In pratyahara we become self-observant; in dharana, we focus our attention on a single point. In dharana we learn how to steady the mind from wandering – through memories, dreams or reflective thought – by concentrating on a single mental object.

7. Dhyana : Meditation

The tree of Yoga : the Flowers

“When the flow of concentration is uninterrupted, the state that arises is dhyana,” writes B.K.S. Iyengar. Where dharana practices one-pointed attention, dhyana is a state of being keenly aware without focus. At this stage, the mind has been quieted, and in the stillness it produces a state of “One beeing” of the subject and the object of meditation.

8. Samadhi : Enlightenment

The tree of Yoga : the Fruits

State of peace and bliss. At this stage, the practioneer merges with his or her point of focus and transcends the Self altogether. He or she comes to realize a profound connection with all living things and being at one with the Universe.

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ashtanga一代宗師Sri K. Pattabhi Jois殞落1915-2009


5/21
dear:
在space練習ashtanga的同學,可以在櫃台入口處看見一個小小的地方,那裡有鮮花及燭火和大師最後的身影.若想要表達對大師的追思,別忘了,雙手合十.斯人已遠,但風範永存.
大師的離去,令人思考人要選擇何種方式,讓人記得,是懷念或是懷恨,端在當下一念之間.
祝平安
judy

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dear:

剛剛才將一些連結更新,就發現白鷺鷥上有著大大消息Sri K. Pattabhi Jois殞落,他是ashtanga的創立者,也是精神指標人物,更是這一個世代的傳奇人物,但在昨天以93高壽辭世,令人緬懷不已,斯人已遠但精神永存.相信,他的精神會在每一個晨起的mysore中顯露,人生在世,最重要的,不在生命的長短,而在生命的寬度及為世人留下了什麼奉獻.
很感謝,大師一生的奉獻.

judy

國外有最新的報導,如下:

This Too Shall Pass: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Dead at 93
by admin on May 18, 2009

in News

Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois (July 26, 1915 – May 18, 2009)

All good things must pass. Nothing lasts forever. Of course. But there are still some things we like to take for granted, that we hope will never leave us. Today we, and yoga dorks all over the world, mourn the passing of Ashtanga Yoga founder, luminary and guide, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. We’d heard he was sick and wished him peace and health. But as if we needed another reminder of our own vulnerability to the power of the universe, Guruji took the next step in life and passed on at approximately 2:30am local time, reportedly in his home, in Mysore, India.

Words can not express our profound gratitude and respect for the man responsible in forging the path for Ashtanga, as well as (and especially for) helping expand yoga in the West. We send condolences and virtual compassion to his loved ones, and to all who loved him and were moved by his mission.

As it so happens, it seems our internets have been moved to silence in a show of solidarity. And so we blog from our phones, because troopers we are, dammit, and we sure as hell won’t give in without first saying our peace, and bittersweet goodbyes.

Those of us still with our feet planted on the living Earth, let’s rejoice in all Guruji has shared and let us practice with sincerest intention and remembrance.
We know our next sun salutions will be a little brighter, in honor of the light Guruji has shone. Namaste. Rest in peace.

Please share your memories, condolences, stories in the comments.

Further reading and remembrance: elephant journal 


http://www.elephantjournal.com/2009/05/sri-k-pattabhi-jois-founder-of-ashtanga-yoga-passes-away-at-age-93/

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQGRq00xqbI

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公告:印度智慧書~認識薄伽梵歌的第一本書

dear all:

今天收到同學的來信,讓我有幸得知另一本好書正悄悄上市,那是一本印度最富哲理的書–薄伽梵歌,不!是認識薄伽梵歌的第一本書--印度智慧書.

薄伽梵歌這本古老的書,讓我十分著迷,不斷收集,手邊有三本中文本,兩本英文版.中文版恰好前些日子有人提問,資料如下,可參閱.不論哪一本書,都不錯,觀點不同,有時會有不同的體會.但,這本書,不好讀,必須用功到將人物用分支圖去釐清彼此間的關係,為了更明白,甚至也買了早期林懷民所寫的書,是用劇本形態所寫的,看起來果然好看極了,但劇情當然和史籍會有出入.想想,當時,為何會瘋狂讀這本書,是因為當時,商業周刊有一期報導,整個華爾街都在應用本書所教導的智慧,將此智慧應用在商場上,因此,讓我十分好奇,這本書的精神價值是永恒不杦,甚至歷久彌新,現在探索瑜伽的兩位作者又合力推出號稱認識薄伽梵歌的第一書~印度智慧書.相信,透過兩位洗煉的文字,同學會更容易了解瑜伽經典的的精神,加油了,也感謝瑜伽前輩的付出,另外,要感謝曉萍的分享+_+.

judy

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補充資料:
dear:
薄伽梵歌有三本如下,正好手邊都齊全,如下:
生命的真諦-薄伽梵歌
出版社:阿南達瑪迦
出版日期:2008年03月31日
語言:繁體中文 ISBN:9789579295475
裝訂:平裝
定價:250元 優惠價:9折225元
http://www.books.com.tw/exep/prod/booksfile.php?
item=0010398754

薄伽梵歌-印度修行聖典
作者:Veda Vyasa
出版社:中國瑜珈
語言:繁體中文 ISBN:9579382174
定價:250元 優惠價:9折225元
本商品單次購買10本200元(8折)

薄伽梵歌-斐華出版
書名/作者 薄伽梵歌/印度聖典/楊斐華譯
其他書名 印度聖典 民74

第三本最難買到,呵,最好三本一起看,再外加原文版,這樣就會很清楚了,其實這是一本史詩中的一個重要章節,但裡面就像是紅樓夢一樣,外人以為是兒女私情其實裡頭蘊藏著人生的哲理,同樣的,薄伽梵歌內容是提及兩方人馬作戰的歷史記載,其實它訴說著是人的內在靈性與外在感官的衝突,是一場史詩就正在每一個人的內心戰場上上演.
如同,現代版的魔戒,魔多就存在心裡,魔戒就是你內心的反射,這也是魔戒作者在參與過一次世界大戰時,面對生離死別時的頓悟.
希望以上資訊對你有助益

judy

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印度智慧書
內容簡介top

帶給愛因斯坦、林語堂等世界名人無限啟發的《薄伽梵歌》,
愛默生更直接稱它為「天下第一書」,
與《道德經》、《聖經》並列為全世界被翻譯最多語言的三大經典。

如何無懼面對生死?如何提升心靈意識?如何實踐真正的瑜伽之道?什麼才是人生的長久之計?本書闡述印度最精要經典《薄伽梵歌》的核心要義,幫助你瞭解古印度的智慧,並運用在現代生活中,從中找到心靈的出路。

  在這眾聲喧嘩的時代,社會紛亂、人心不定;游離在各種宗教哲學邊緣,以探索心靈問題的人,你找到提升自己的精神力量了嗎?本書以有根據、有實證的古印度經典《薄伽梵歌》為本,讓你瞭解,從物質世界到精神層面、從個人自己到周遭環境的所有世間真相,進而提供「什麼該做、什麼不該做」的依循準則,對於期望達到「身心靈淨化」的人,能提供實質的幫助。

  本書詳介《薄伽梵歌》的基本內容與哲理,對於其中的五項真理「神、時間、物質能量、你自己、行動」都有詳盡的說明,是認識印度智慧的最佳入門;同時,深入了解之後,我們也明白前四項是既定存在的;最後一項「行動」,則是唯一一個你能加以選擇、改變的部分!人生的向下沉淪或向上提升,就取決於「當下的行動」。懂得如何去抉擇你的行動,才能進而提升你的意識,最後真正改變自己的命運!

關於《薄伽梵歌》

  印度兩大史詩之一《摩訶婆羅多》是全世界最長的史詩,約有九萬句。《薄伽梵歌》雖然只占了其中七百句,卻是古印度部族及現代印度民族的最高精神象徵,如果不知《薄伽梵歌》,就難以理解印度民族。表面上,其內容是古印度文明的歷史和教化;但實際上,它是以故事的形式,來闡述深奧的生死哲理和人生目標。

  《薄伽梵歌》影響印度、東南亞各國及佛教之文化生活、哲學思想甚鉅。而且早在兩百年前,就盛傳歐美,已成為歐美現代瑜伽修持的基礎。

作者簡介

楊逢財   
畢業於台灣大學哲學系,印度瑪雅埔高等教育中心瑜伽經典學士(Bhakti- Shastri)。

江信慧  
政治大學英語系學士、美國密西根州州立大學廣告管理學系公共關係碩士。兩人皆進入印度「勾迪亞.外士納瓦」瑜伽傳承,旅居印度前後約一年半,學習體位法及《薄伽梵歌》,獲國際奎師那意識協會「廟宇崇拜祭司」授證。現任奎師那瑜伽教室負責人,教授《薄伽梵歌》;並於高雄市第一社區大學任瑜伽教師。著有:《瑜伽飲食養生全書》、《最後一堂瑜伽課:薄伽梵歌第15章的故事》、《Discover Yoga:探索瑜伽》、《薄伽梵歌——瑜伽奧義書》。

個人部落格:「身心靈的生活藝術」krsnayoga.blogspot.com  
「瑜伽知音」:tw.myblog.yahoo.com/hare-krsna  Email:kishoratkg@gmail.com
 

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名家推薦《薄伽梵歌》
英國作家赫胥黎  美國作家愛默生  美國作家梭羅  
法國哲學家、歷史學家維克托.庫辛  
印度聖雄甘地  印度首位英國總督沃倫.哈斯丁  
德國哲學家、語言學家、教育家威廉.馮.洪堡
德籍梵文學者雅各.萬格勒.哈爾
物理學家愛因斯坦
物理學家菲傑弗.卡帕
華人巨擘林語堂

《薄伽梵歌》是永恆哲學(Perennial Philosohy)迄今最為說理明晰而又包羅甚廣的摘要書之一。因此它那不朽的價值,不僅對印度人如此,對全人類皆然……。《薄伽梵歌》或許是永恆哲學最具系統的精神性闡述。
——英國作家,赫胥黎(Aldous Huxley)

它是天下第一書,……只有廣博、寧靜、一致,以及迴盪在另一個年代、另一片蒼穹下的古老智慧之聲。
——美國作家,愛默生(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

我要對閱讀經典的人說,如果他們期望讀一本好書,那就讀《薄伽梵歌》。
——美國作家,梭羅(Henry David Thoreau)

《薄伽梵歌》是古印度神祕主義中最趣味無窮的不朽之作。
——法國哲學家、歷史學家,維克托?庫辛(Victor Cousin)

把《薄伽梵歌》銘記於心的人,每天都能從中找到新的喜悅與意義。
——印度聖雄,甘地(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)

我毫不猶豫的斷言:《薄伽梵歌》是非凡的曠世之作,其概念、推理和語言均臻於極致,無與倫比。
——印度首位英國總督,沃倫?哈斯丁(Warren Hastings)

讀者它,我內心時刻湧流著對生命的感激之情,感謝它讓我繼續活著,以研讀這部著作。
——德國哲學家、語言學家、教育家,威廉?馮?洪堡(Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdnant von Humboldt)

「《薄伽梵歌》是一本具不朽意義的著作……提供對一切時代、一切宗教生活都適用的深邃洞見……」
——德籍梵文學者,雅各?萬格勒?哈爾(Jakob Wilhelm Hauer)

我在閱讀《薄伽梵歌》時,所想到的只有一個問題:神是如何創造宇宙的?
——物理學家,愛因斯坦(Albert Einstein)

這真是一本絕美的東方哲學思想概述。
——物理學家,菲傑弗?卡帕(Fritjof Capra)

《薄伽梵歌》的偉大力量在於這樣的事實:他教導了一個「愛的信仰」。
——華人巨擘,林語堂

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5/23,24,26,27Swami Veda Bharati來台暨心靈瑜伽新書發表


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同學,因班機時間有變,故大師來台至救國團講課時間略有變動,請特別注意,時間都改到28日在台北劍潭,30日高雄救國團.別忘了更改你的行事曆.再次感謝Jenny辛苦的聯絡.來函照登如下:

judy您好
 那天與您見面 印象深刻 希望有機會彼此再好好交流 大師來台時間因班機的時間調整後 有些變動 不好意思造成您不變 原23的活動改至28日下午2點在劍潭青年活動中心演講 
原24日的活動改成30日下午2點在高雄市救國團演講 報名方式可上救國團網頁www.cyc.org.tw/c26/點選劍潭書院線上報名 或來電02-25025858轉357 再一次謝謝妳的熱忱與敬佩妳的專業
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網路的世界無遠弗屆,能透過文字的力量,將心念以能量波動的方式傳達到有心人的心靈深處,就是這股力量讓我和從未謀面的石宏開始有了聯繫,一切都很自然,因為他的來信令我有股熟悉感,一直以為是老朋友,呵,只是名字有點不太熟悉罷了,後來,才發現這位石宏真是厲害,因為他將一本很棒的書翻成中文以饗大眾,作者是大師在喜馬拉雅山的作者Swami Rama的嫡傳弟子Swami Veda Bharati,他的知識都是靠直覺獲得,精通十七種語言,讓他可以在世界各地教授人們冥想的方法,重回心靈的源頭.

他遵循師命成立了國際喜馬拉雅瑜伽科學哲學學院,研習時數達六百小時,可以獲得有系統及全面觀的瑜伽知識,相信,台灣的瑜伽研習者們在此刻正臨著靈性的成長及渴求,若你無暇前往聖山,那麼,透過大師在台的新書發表會,你依然可以領略大師的耒采.還有,救國團也陸續舉行了幾場的讀書會,可以讓大家更明白靜心及冥想的奧妙之處.
記得有空要去參加呵^^

感謝救國團的憶苗及香港的石宏在此的付出,也十分感恩大師親自來台指導,因緣殊勝,記得要空下時間.靈性,是瑜伽人最常掛在嘴邊卻又最感心虛的字眼.加油了,至少現在是一個機會,真正認識瑜伽後三支的機會-專注,冥想及三摩地.

三摩地咖啡廰見的Judy – -!!

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Dear Judy, 

Swami Veda 中文新書將以繁簡體版在海峽兩岸同時發售(這是本人試譯,請不吝指正)。我附上出版商向經銷商推薦文宣,抱歉是簡體版,因為是在大陸用的。Swami Veda 著作等身,他著墨最深的是“The Commentary of Yoga Sutras by Patanjali",已出版兩巨冊,只是瑜伽經的第一和第二章而已。他對中國的老子特別推崇,常要他的外國弟子去讀老子。他的心願是把”老子道德經“翻譯成梵文,梵文書名是”中華大奧義書“。這次出書的是20篇他授課的結集,并非他已出版書的中文翻譯。

因為世人常把瑜伽當成是種健身運動,他在十多年前寫了一本小書”The Philosophy of Hatha Yoga"哈達瑜伽的哲理,或者說是哈達瑜伽之道,講述在作Hatha 時,如何處理心念,還有身與心的關係。例如,他提到hatha的體位姿勢會讓人不適,心態上要把它當成是tapas,如果能甘之如飴,無怨無憤,那麼你在燃燒的就不只是卡洛里,而是你的業karma。如果能將這本書和“The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga” 一起研究,那就是內外兼修了。可惜因為版權和其他因緣問題,這本書還沒有中文翻譯…

拉雜寫了一堆,希望你和你的同好們能抽時間參加Swami Veda在臺的活動,有時他的支言片語就可以解答纏繞已久的問題,要不然,不妨直接問他。孔子的門人說,聽孔子講課如沐春風,聽Swami Veda 講課時,身心的感覺就是如此。

2009/4/28 Shi Hong <namoarya@gmail.com>

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新書發表會 
 
5/26 (二)  誠品信義旗艦店
時間/  5月26日 晚上PM19:30~PM21:00  
地點/ 誠品信義店3F廣場Forum     
誠品信義店活動內容安排:
(一)韋達大師與讀者分享瑜珈冥想的技巧
(二)韋達大師暢談如何藉由瑜珈提升生命能量的方法
(三)和與會讀者面對面Q&A交流,現場解答瑜珈修煉問題
(四)現場簽售,隨書獲得韋達大師珍貴印章簽印書
 

5/27 (三)  金石堂信義店座談會
時間/  5月27日 下午PM15:00~PM16:30
地點/ 金石堂信義店5F
金石堂信義店活動內容安排:
(一)韋達大師親身帶領與會讀者體驗冥想
(二)大師暢談如何借由瑜珈提升生命能量的方法
(三)和與會讀者面對面的問答交流,現場解答瑜珈修習存疑
(四)韋達大師用梵文唱頌心經為與會讀者加持
(五)現場簽售,隨書獲得韋達大師珍貴印章簽印書
 

印度swami veda大師來台講座

當人們深入探求冥想時,內在的衝突將會消失,對立會轉而一致。

─ Swami Veda Bharati

題  目:喜馬拉雅瑜伽靜心與冥想(現場中文翻譯)

第一場:5月30日 (星期六)14:00-16:30
高雄市救國團(高雄市中正四路189號)
洽詢電話:07-2013141    費用:300元

第二場:5月28日 (星期四):14:00-16:30
劍潭青年活動中心志清大樓(台北市中山北路四段16號)
洽詢電話:02-28855643    費用:500元 (可現場報名繳費)  
第二場可線上報名:http:/www.cyc.org.tw/c26, 點選劍潭書院線上報名 即可

 
講師簡介:

Swami Veda Bharati,一位來自喜馬拉雅山的哲學大師,同時也是聯合國教科文組織的精神顧問。在過去的52年間,他在全球各地傳授並提供靈性的指導。Swami Veda在印度5000年梵語哲學家的傳統思想中被教養長大,他在九歲時被傳授Patanjali的瑜伽經,十一歲時被傳授吠陀經(印度最古的宗教文獻和文學作品的總稱)。身為一個對於Patanjali 瑜伽經的許多著作具有最全面評論的作者,Swami Veda斯瓦密韋達是一位卓越的詩人、學者、研究指導以及國際講師。

Swami Veda所有的知識都是由直覺而獲得,他榮獲最高學術學位,倫敦榮譽文學學士、倫敦文學碩士、荷蘭文學博士,都是在1965年六月到1967年六月間取得的學位。並應邀前往許多國家巡迴演講,包括北印度各地、肯亞、烏干達、坦尚尼亞等國的印度團體、英國各地、斐濟、莫里提斯、東非及整個南印度。1969年,Swami Veda遇見他的精神導師Swami Rama拉瑪大師,並被引導至最高禪修的瑜伽境界。他的導師喇嘛尊者曾著有一本很有名的著作《大師在喜馬拉雅山》。

Swami Veda研讀並通曉所有宗教的經典,熟悉17種流利程度不同的語言,讓他能傳授冥想給不同信仰的人們。1970年,Swami Veda蒙上師在Swami Rama指示下,擬定國際喜馬拉雅瑜伽科學哲學學院初建章程,並在其指導下,從事教學工作。Swami Veda延續其導師在所有領域的工作。1983年,Swami Veda創立了KHEL組織──Kindness,Health and Education for Lepers:提供痲瘋病患慈善、健康、教育上的照顧;Kid’s Health Education and Laughter:提供孩童健康、教育及歡樂上的照顧。

現今已有四百名孩童在那兒受到教育、營養及其它方面的照料。作為聯合國教科文組織的精神顧問,對於世界可持續發展的議題,Swami Veda 亦投注許多關心。2005年,紐約聯合國世界宗教領袖大會,Swami Veda亦曾就世界和平提案進行演講。    與Swami Veda會面,人們馬上會被吸引,他是一個將靈性融入日常生活中的實踐者與精神導師。

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王者之王瑜伽經講座-6月北中南講座

dear 同學:

日前聽聞邱老師又有新書問市,而且還是一本很殊勝的書名為-王者之王瑜伽經,很酷吧,以為唸完勝王瑜伽經Raja yoga sutra就差不多了,原來還有這麼一本特別的書可以值得一聽,相信大家一定很有興趣.託救國團的福氣,現在全省的救國團都有機會可以舉行這樣的講座,瞧,台中及高雄都有舉行,而且就在假日,記得有空一定要來聽聽內在靈性的聲音.

人的肉體是最粗鈍的,依賴原始的感官而活,但透過瑜伽的修鍊卻可逹到淨化人心與肉身,讓身心內外都晶瑩剔透,這可是用sk ll也很難辦到的.
希望大家有空一定要聽一聽,有時,在當下無法理解,那是因為尚未開竅,但這顆智慧的種籽卻已經深植在腦海裡,有一天它會開花,開出般若的智慧.等待,是值得,但必須先播下這顆智慧的種籽,而現在就是最好的時機.

有機會一定要把以下四本書仔細拜讀,若你真想了解何謂瑜伽,而非體位法瑜伽,那麼這些本書,你是必讀的.加油了,統統都有中文版.

勝王瑜伽經,哈達瑜伽經及薄伽梵歌,以及最後這本王者之王瑜伽經.

最後感謝邱老師及在背後工作的團隊們,感謝你們在瑜伽靈性園地的付出

judy
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王者之王瑜伽經講座

邱顯峯老師
喜悅之路靜坐協會前理事長

第一場:6月7日 (星期日)15:00-17:30
台中市救國團(台中市力行路261之1號)洽詢電話:04-22348291
費用:300元

第二場:6月13日 (星期六)09:30-12:00
高雄市救國團(高雄市中正四路189號)
洽詢電話:07-2013141
費用:300元

第三場:6月13日 (星期六)15:00-17:30
劍潭青年活動中心(台北市中山北路四段16號)
洽詢電話:02-28855643
費用:300元
第三場可線上報名:http:/www.cyc.org.tw/c26,點選劍潭書院線上報名

講者教授瑜伽整體鍛練課程近30餘年,研讀各式經典,精通梵文,多年來潛心研習自發功、氣功、太極拳、太極導引、瑜伽自然療法等,具瑜伽哲學及實際鍛鍊等功法極深厚且廣博之內涵與經驗。譯注『哈達瑜伽經』、『勝王瑜伽經』、「王者之王瑜伽經」。經典總讓人覺得深奧難懂,但透過講者深入淺出的講述功力,短短時間中便能明瞭瑜伽上乘之意涵與心法。 

講 座 內 容

瑜伽最重要的四大部(類)經中,其一是西元十五世紀左右的《哈達瑜伽經》(hatha yoga),提供了相當完備的修煉法;第二本是西元前二百至六百年間的《勝王瑜伽經》(rāja yoga),闡述欲達天人合一的完整次第法─瑜伽八部功法。雖然這兩本都是瑜伽界最寶貴的聖經,但仍覺得好似缺少些什麼,現在,這個缺憾正好由瑜伽界最靈性的經典─西元前六百至一千年間的《王者之王瑜伽經》給完美地填補上。若再加上瑜伽界最高的指導經─一千五百年前的《薄伽梵歌》(bhagvad gītā),整個瑜伽身心靈鍛鍊的指導藍圖至此方告完成。透過這整套瑜伽鍛鍊的修持方法、心法和理論,幫助我們一窺宇宙最深層的奧秘,並朝向生命解脫之道前進。

本經的核心思想,本經原名是Aṣṭāvakra Saṃhitā或Aṣṭāvakra Gītā,中文的直譯為「阿士塔伐克拉集」或「歌集」,作者即是阿士塔伐克拉上師。本經的緣起是佳那卡向其上師阿士塔伐克拉請益,要如何獲得「知識、解脫和不執著」等三個問題,而開啟此師徒神聖的對話。但上師回答的總體精神,卻不是在告訴你要如何修煉、要如何獲得知識、解脫和不執著;相反地,他說:「解脫不是獲得來的,而是應了悟到你是本自解脫的,解脫是不假修煉的。為了獲得解脫而從事冥想修煉,這其實就是你最大的束縛。」……….
Hari  Om  Tat  Sat   如是如是一切都是菩提本智─祂

此句梵咒是西元一千五百年前印度偉大的薄伽梵(bhagavan,又譯為上主或世尊)─克里師那(Krishna)所給予的大明咒。

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20個重要的心靈教導 -施化難陀(Swami Sivananda)聖者(下)

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1.想些好的,說些好的,做些好的。你很快就可進入永恆極樂的國度。
2.不要浪費這個人生,不要呆站在岸邊,看那世俗的浪最終還是平伏到靈性極樂之中。
3.成功的公式就是D + E + F。D是指分辨(Discrimation),E是指努力(Excertion),F是指信心(Faith)。
4.一位沒有貞節的婦女就像無輪之車、無弦之琴。
5.只有人類變得道德與靈性,世界將會存在。
6.沒有情欲、自我、貪婪、奮怒與傲慢的生命,本身就是聖潔生命。
7.要悟證神,唱頌就是最容易、最便宜、最快捷、最安全的道路。
8.不要埋怨沒有時間修行。減少睡眠與長篇大論的說話,早上4時便起床。
9.沒有上師的恩典,便沒有可能在靈性道路上進步。
10.上師就是聖地。創造主(Brahma)、維持主(Vishnu)、毀滅主(Siva)、大地女神(Parvathi)、釋帝天(Indra)、所有的神明、所有的聖河,都在他之內。
11.一切你的財富都屬於神所有。除了你需要以外,沒有必要保存更多。
12.在你之內是隱藏著的神。在你之內是喜悅的泉源。在你之內是極樂的大洋。

Sayings

Think what is good, speak what is good, do what is good.
You will soon enter the kingdom of Immortal Bliss.
not waste this Human life, stand not ashore watching the waves of worldliness to subside for a bath of spiritual bliss.
The formula for success is D plus E plus F. D is discrimination, E is exertion and F is faith.
A woman without chastity is like a chariot without wheels or a Veena without strings.
The world will exist only if people become moral and spiritual.
Life without lust, egoism, greed, anger and pride is itself divine life.
Kirtan is the easiest, cheapest, quickest, surest, safest way to attain God-realisation.
Do not complain that there is no time for Sadhana.
Reduce sleep and tall talk. Get up at 4 a.m.
No progress in the spiritual path is possible without the grace of the Guru.
Guru is the place of pilgrimage. Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, Parvathi, Indra, all Devas and sacred rivers are in Him.
Your money belongs to the Lord.
You have no business to keep more than what you need.
Within you is hidden God.
Within you is the fountain of joy.
Within you is the ocean of bliss.

靈性的經驗

1.進入深度的冥想生命全賴神的恩典。
2.深度的冥想須有很大的謙卑、平靜與勇氣。
3.在深度的冥想生命中,感官與內心都已經加以降伏。內心、情緒與想像都不再有用。
4.在深度的冥想中,瑜伽士完全把自己收攝,進入一個超越內心與理智的意識狀態。他只知覺到純粹的存在。
5.在三摩地或超意識的狀態中,瑜伽士放棄了自我的感覺,進入了神的本性之中。
6.靈性經驗只會在你預備好之後才出現,不會過早。
7.在靈性經驗中,一層又一層的經驗不斷顯現。你必須有耐性地等候。以純潔與勇氣在修行中努力耕耘。
8.靈性旅途也會物以類聚,你永遠不會孤單。你會在內在得到世上的瑜伽士們與聖人門祝福。他們的靈性波流將會使你得到提升與鼓勵。
9.冥想並且進入那光明的領域。那裏再沒有局限,這裏沒有憂慮,沒有障礙。
10.那裏沒有時空。在那聖潔的領域沒有恐懼,沒有疑惑,沒有躊躇。那只有永恆的喜樂、極樂、平安、幸福

Spiritual Experiences
The entrance into the higher meditative life depends upon the grace of God.
The higher meditative life demands tremendous humility, serenity and courage.
In higher meditative life the senses and the mind are completely subdued.
There is no more use of the mind, emotions and imaginations.
In higher meditation the Yogi withdraws himself completely and enters into the state of consciousness above the mind and intellect.
He is conscious only of Pure Being.
In Samadhi or the superconscious state the Yogi abandons the sense of his own being and enters into the Being of God.
Spiritual experience will come to you when you are ready, but not before.
There is inner unfolding from level to level in your spiritual experience.
Wait patiently. Plod on in your Sadhana with purity and courage.
Like draws like on your spiritual journey.
You are never really left alone.
You will get help from Yogis and Saints internally, from different parts of the world.
Their spiritual vibrations will elevate and inspire you.
Meditate and enter into the realm of radiant light. There are no limitations; here there is no worry, there are no obstacles.
There is no time or space.
In that holy realm there is no fear, no doubt, no indecision.
It is all eternal joy, bliss, peace and happiness.

道德
道德是宗教的門檻。
德是極樂的入門。
道德的目的是藉改變自己的氣質,以提升聖潔的素質。
向善,為善。這就是道德的要義。

不道德喝酒就是不道德。
傷害他人就是不道德。
縱容憤怒就是不道德。
撒謊騙人就是不道德。
沉醉於情欲的思想就是不道德。
憎恨與針對別人就是不道德。
大發雷霆就是不道德。
Morality
Morality is the gateway to religion.
Morality is the gateway to bliss immortal.
The aim of morality is to raise man to the level of divinity by transforming his own nature.
Be good; do good.
This is the essence of morality.
Immorality It is immoral to drink liquor.
It is immoral to hurt others.
It is immoral to give way to anger.
It is immoral to tell lies or deceive others.
It is immoral to entertain lustful thoughts.
It is immoral to hate or cavil others.
It is immoral to burst out in anger.

美德
美德是幸福的根源,因此,你要充滿美德。
美德為你打開永恆的大門,並且迎接你進內。
美德的背後就是聖潔,凡有聖潔,必有美德。
美德不是從金錢而來,人的善行都從美德而來。

Virtue
Virtue is the root of happiness; therefore be virtuous.
Virtue will open the gates of immortality to receive you.
Virtue has divinity behind it; wherever is divinity there is virtue.
Virtue does not come from money; but every good of man comes from virtue.

施化(Siva)的呼喚

真誠地思想,真誠地說話,真誠地生活,真誠地做事。
活出純潔,活出靈性,就是活出真誠。
真誠是建立神殿的第一根支柱。踐真誠會續漸改變你的生命。
真誠是永恆與神性福樂的賜予者。
真誠是指按事實來開始,按事實來表達。
真誠是修習一切美德的指標。
如果你希望達到快速的靈性進步,如果你希望成就神的悟證,那就請無私心地緊守真誠。
真誠是神的律則的核心,也是一切靈修與聖潔生命的基礎。
Voice Of Siva
Think truly. Speak truly. Live truly. Act truly.
To be pure, to be spiritual, is to be true.
Truthfulness is the first pillar in the temple of the Lord.
Practice of truth will gradually transform your life.
Truth is the bestower of immortality and bliss divine.
Being truthful means stating a thing as it is or expressing a thing as it is.
Truth denotes the practising of all the divine virtues.
If you want quick progress in the spiritual life, if you are to attain God realisation, then adhere to truth without any selfish consideration.
Truth is the very core and essence of the law of God, which is the foundation of all spiritual practices and divine life.

我的使命
我組織醫藥的服務,是為了宏揚四海一家與和平的精神。
我組織道德的教化,是為了直接宏揚萬民平等與人類團結的福音,並以此締造世界和平。
通過正法或正義,使真理在一切文化中彰顯。
我不相信通過強暴與武力的軍事活動能夠征服他人。
我只相信道德、心靈、愛心能征服一切,從而建立起正義的靈性國度,這將是超地域與超國界的。
聖潔生命會的所有分支、會員、會議都為建立這四海一家的精神、世界和平與普遍神性而作出貢獻。
我的工作是要提升人類的宗教意識,以及人類對內在神性的知覺。
在我所有的著作中,我不斷大力強調駕馭外馳的感官,征服內心,淨化心靈,達至內在平安與力量。
我在這個世代出現,是為人類指清道路。
那條道路就是:簡化你的生活,潔淨你的心靈,去除我執與驕傲,培育博愛,修習自律。
侍奉一切眾生,愛一切眾生。
聆聽、反省、冥想。
分析思辨,認識真我。活在永恆之中。

My Mission
I organise medical missions of relief as means of promoting the spirituality of Universal brotherhood and peace.
I organise moral missions to directly preach the gospel of Universal fellowship and the fundamental unity of mankind.
This also will promote world peace.
There will be cultural conquest or triumph of truth through Dharma or righteousness.
I do not believe in the military conquest, achieved by force and violence.
I believe in moral conquest, conquest of hearts, conquest by love and establishing the spiritual empire of righteousness, without any geographical and national frontiers.
The Divine Life Society branches, the Divine Life members and the Divine Life Conferences are doing wonderful work towards the establishment of Universal brotherhood, world peace and
Universal Atmanhood.
My work is to rouse the religious consciousness, the awareness of the essential divinity of man
I have laid great emphasis in all my writings upon the discipline of the outgoing senses, conquest of the mind, purification of the heart and attainment of inner peace and strength.
I have appeared in this age to indicate the way unto men.
The way is: simplify your life, purify your heart.
Slay egoism, and pride, cultivate cosmic love, practise self-discipline.
Serve all. Love all. Hear, reflect, meditate. Enquire and know Thyself.
Live in the Eternal.

二十點靈性的閃光

1.跟隨愛的宗教。
2.我是一名真正的基督徒、真正的回教徒、真正的印度教徒、真正的錫克教徒與真正的波斯教徒。
3.我可以走近你,但你一定先要有純潔的內心與強而純淨的意志,才可把我拉近。
4.沒有任何宗教可以壟斷真理或神。每種宗教都有他獨特的寶貴一面,而所有宗教都也有共通的地方。
5.所有宗教的先知都只是用不同的語言來表達永善永真的原理。
6.愛神的人已經沒有宗教了,心裏只有神而已。
7.宗教的本質是把人改造的原理與技巧。人並不是完工了的被造物。
8.人在靈性上尚須打磨,他需要宗教。不同宗教之間需要合作。
9.人從萬殊而邁進齊一是最神聖的朝聖之旅。他在旅途上會經歷憂患與痛苦,而終點目標卻是神的極樂。
10.金錢可以買到藥物,而不是健康。金錢可以買到輕軟的枕頭,而不是熟睡。金錢可以買到物質的享受,而不是永恆的福樂。金錢可以買到飾物,而不是美麗。金錢可以買到音響耳筒,而不是自
的聽覺。達成那至高的富裕智慧,你將會擁有一切。
11.痛苦與死亡存在,他們最終的成因是愚昧。根治的方法就是大梵的知識與至高自性的經驗。
12.人不一定需要等待下一生才嚐回現今的業報。視乎有些惡業,人可以在幾年、幾月、幾周、幾天內受到業報。
13.道德與靈修打開了真理或靈性的大門。
14.讓你的服務不要受到求取認同、權力與地位等動機的污染。你服務的動機應該是全無私心的。
15.奉獻的真義就是只求眾生的福祉,不求任何的回報,包括短暫的或是靈性上的回報。
16.培育博愛,培育神聖的愛。最終人會融入於至美、至真、至樂的大洋。
17.精進增強忍耐,忍耐又提升了精進的程度。
18.靈性道路上的五個階段是淨化、啟明、統合、圓滿與解脫。
19.三摩地就是視萬有為一。
20.在靈性知覺中暢泳。安住於如如不動的神聖知覺之中,躍進永生的河流,目睹神聖美麗的光輝。

Twenty Spiritual Sparks
. I follow the religion of love.
2. I am a true Christian, a true Musalman, a true Hindu, a true Buddhist, a true Sikh and a true Parsi.
3. I can come nearer to you, but you must draw me by a purified heart and a strong, pure will.
4. No religion has monopoly over Truth or God. Each has a particular feature which it specially treasures, but there are also essential aspects common to all.
5. All prophets have only delivered and proclaimed in different languages the same principles of Eternal Goodness and Eternal Truth.
6. The lovers of God have no religion, but God alone.

7. Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
8. Man is spiritually impoverished. He has the need for religion. And there is a need for co-operation among religions.
9. Man pilgrimage through the many to the one is the most sacred pilgrimage. His pilgrimage is his journey through sorrow and pain to the goal of bliss in God.
10. Money can help you to get medicines but not health. Money can help you to get soft pillows, but not sound sleep. Money can help you to get material comforts, but not eternal bliss. Money
can help you to get ornaments, but not beauty. Money will help you to get an electric earphone, but not natural hearing. Attain the supreme wealth wisdom, you will have everything.
11. Pain and death exist. Their ultimate cause is ignorance. Their cure is knowledge of Brahman or experience of the eternal bliss of the Supreme Self.
12. One need not necessarily or always have to wait for another birth to enjoy the fruits of present Karmas. According to the demerit of the Karmas one can experience their fruits within years,
months, weeks, or days.
13. Ethics and spiritual practices open the door to Truth or the spirit.
14. Let your service be free from the taint of seeking recognition, power or position. Let your motive be altruistic.
15. Sacrifice means an act directed to the welfare of all life without receiving or desiring a return for it, either of a temporal or spiritual nature.
16. Cultivate cosmic love. Cultivate divine love. It will finally merge in the ocean of beauty, Truth and Bliss.
17. Endeavour enables man to endure and endurance stimulates his endeavour.
18. Purification, illumination, unification, perfection and liberation are the stages in the spiritual path.
19. Samadhi is seeing things as a whole as one.
20. Swim in the ocean of spiritual awareness. Enjoy the stupendous stillness of God-consciousness. Plunge in the river of eternal life. Behold the eternal light of Divine Beauty.

自性培育的優點
1.自性培育是靈性意識的綻放。
2.自性培育就是與美善連繫,從美善而來,同時把美善對外宏揚。
3.人的本性與行為中的美善,構成了這個人生命的基石。
4.生命的福音就是無所執著、靈魂不滅、以及靈魂的最終解脫。
5.真誠是生命的基本律則。真誠是途徑也是最終的目標。
6.真誠就是公正、公平與嚴守道德倫理的基本律則。
7.真誠是生的律則,虛假是死的律則。
8.實踐真誠是最大的苦行。
9.真誠是無私地愛個人與世界的律則。10.真誠與愛可以並行不悖。
11.愛是世上最大的治療力量。
12.愛是生命的律則。
13.愛帶來希望,把理性放開。
14.愛讓人不想壞的事物,施恩不望報,不計較他人的動機,只看事情的光明一面。
15.愛是無私的服務、仁愛、慈悲、親情與互助、諒解、忍耐與善意。
16.自我犧牲、布施濟眾、克己自律是健康快樂的基礎。
17.瑜伽的基礎是自我駕馭。
18.熱切慕道、獨自靜坐、冥想、保持警覺。
19.惰性是最頑強的敵人。
20.欠缺容忍就是宗教的滅亡。
21.沒有私心、內心平安就是自性培育的優點。

Distinct Features Of Self-Culture
1. Culture is the blossoming of the spiritual Consciousness.
2. Culture is that which is related to the Good, which springs from the good and also promotes the good.
3. Goodness of being and doing constitutes the rock bottom of one life.
4. The gospel of life is a gospel of non-attachment, of the immortality of the soul, of the ultimate liberation of the soul.
5. Truth is the basic law of life. Truth is a means and the goal ultimate.
6. Truth is justice, fairplay and adherence to the fundamental laws of ethics of right conduct.
7. Truth is the law of life; falsehood is the law of death.
8. Practice of truth is the greatest penance.
9. Truth is the law of unselfish love for the individual and the world alike.
10. Truth and love do not clash with each other. 11. Love is the greatest healing power in the world.
12. Love is the law of life.

13. Love can hope where reason would despair.
14. Love thinks of no evil, asks nothing for itself in return, imputes no motive and sees only the bright side.
15. Love is selfless service, mercy, compassion, fellowship, helpfulness, understanding, tolerance and good-will.
16. Self-sacrifice, charity, and asceticism are the very bases of well-being.
17. The foundation of Yoga is self-control.
18. Aspire. Sit alone. Meditate. Be vigilant.
19. Inertia is your worst enemy.
20. Intolerance is the bane of religion.
21.Unselfishness and inward peace are the distinct features of self-culture.
二十滴最甜蜜的甘露

1.大梵是永恆的智慧、永恆的美麗、無限的意識與永恆的平安。
2.那純淨的自性是超越了三身(肉身、靈身、種子身)、五層(食物層、生命能層、內心層、理智層、喜樂層)與三種意識狀態(睡覺、夢覺、醒覺)的。
3.大梵的語言是靜默,祂的律則是和諧,祂的本性是不增不減的平安。
4.愛帶來知識,知識帶出愛的道路。
5.在萬殊的對象背後,有那無所不包的齊一。
6.人是主體而非客體,他是知覺者。
7.真誠、仁愛與純潔構成了聖潔生命。
8.神+欲望=人。人-欲望=神。
9.辨別是非之心與純潔,兩者就是固定真誠之斧的軸心。
10.真誠與愛心就是讓我們飛往神那裏的一雙翅膀。
11.沒有美德較真誠更高尚。
12.貪婪、情欲與憤怒是智慧的三大敵人。甘於淡薄,嚴守貞潔與謙恭自處便能遠離他們。
13.一位解脫者是大君王,一位解脫者是大富翁。
14.再生的原因是欲望與愚昧。
15.解脫者在一切活動中都處於三摩地之中。
16.以節制自律來捕捉情欲之魚,以知識之光驅除愚昧之黑暗。
17.三摩地是最高的極樂。那是絕對者之光的經驗,也是一切相對存在的終結。
18.OM 是自性知識的引導,也是打開解脫大門的鑰匙。
19.解脫不是單純離苦的狀態,那是極樂的狀態。
20.解脫是悟證那一元的純淨意識,這是無欲的狀態。

Twenty Sweetest Drops From Ambrosia
1. Brahman is Immortal Wisdom, Eternal Beauty, Infinite Consciousness and Everlasting Peace.
2. The Pure Eternal Atman is Sareera Traya Vilakshana, Panchakosha Vyatirikta and Avastha Trayarahita.
3. The language of Brahman is silence. His law is harmony. His nature is abiding peace.
4. Love generates knowledge and knowledge leads one to love.
5. Behind the variety and plurality of objects there is an all-embracing unity.
6. Man is a subject and not an object. He is a seer.
7. Truth, Love, and Purity.These three constitute Divine Life.
8. God plus desire is man. Man minus desire is God.
9. Discrimination and purity are the hubs in which the axle of Truth is fixed.
10. Truthfulness and love are the wings which raise us to God.
11. There is no virtue higher than Truth.
12. Kanchana, Kamini and Kirthi. These three are the enemies of wisdom. Embrace poverty, observe chastity, and practise humility; and you can be free from them.
13. A Jivanmukta is a Mahakarta, a Jivanmukta is a Maha Bhokta.
14. The causes of rebirth are desire and ignorance.
15. A Jivanmukta is always in Samadhi even during all sorts of action.
16. Hook the fish of desire by abstinence. Remove the darkness of ignorance by the light of knowledge.
17. Samadhi is the highest bliss. It is the experience of the light of the Absolute and the end of all relative existence.
18. OM is a guide for the knowledge of the Self and a key to unlock the door of Moksha.
19. Liberation is not merely the absence of all misery. It is a state of Bliss.
20. Moksha is the realisation of the non-dualistic, pure consciousness. It is a state of desirelessness.

直覺的閃光

1.神是俗世沙漠的綠洲。
2.生命的甜蜜在侍奉人群,生命的軸心在冥想於神。
3.信是智慧的眼睛
4.愛開啟了智慧的眼睛。
5.無私的服務是大喜樂。
6.播了慷慨的種子,收穫是神的愛。
7.完全的愛就是完全不傷害。
8.終點要正確,手段也要正確。
9.自律是與自性幸福的連繫。
10.沒有泯滅自我,便無望得到解脫。
11.失去自我,認回真我。
12.內心寧靜才是真正的禁語。
13.學習忘掉世界,學習經常惦記著神。

Sparks Of Intuition
1. God is the Oasis in the desert of mundane Life.
2. Sweetness of life is service of humanity. The Pivot of Life is meditation on God.
3. Faith is the Eye of Wisdom.
4. Devotion opens that Eye of Wisdom.
5. The Joy of Selfless Service is the greatest Joy.
6. He who sows generosity reaps Love Divine.
7. Perfect Love is perfect Harmlessness.
8. The End should be right and means should also be right.
9. Self-control is the link with the happiness of Self.
10. There is no hope of salvation without annihilation of Egoism.
11. Lose thyself and know thy Self.
12. Silence of the mind is real Mouna or Silence.
13.Learn to forget the world. Learn to remember God always.
NOTE:
1.載自http://www.blancoage.com/boardtest/afall_nofso003/showtopic.asp?page=3&amp;Topic_ID=34794&forum_id=59&reply_order=asc

奮進吧!我的朋友

1.朋友,你為甚麼哭泣呢?你從來沒有死亡,你為甚麼哭泣呢?你本來就沒有身體,沒有內心。你遠離憂愁、痛苦與虛幻,你是純淨的意識。
2.朋友,你本來就沒有老也沒有死。你哭甚麼呢?努力確認真的我就是智慧、永恆不朽、齊一的要義、如天空之無所不包。
.你既非生,也非死。你就是無性無相的大梵,我的孩子,對你而言,又何來綑綁與解脫呢?
4.朋友,你為何哭泣?喝那永恆的甘露,成為一切小我的大我。
5.明白這唯一的純淨意識時無思想無內心的。明白這唯一的意識是沒有感官、沒有生命能、沒有理智的。
6.因(這個純淨意識)遍存在於果之中。果不遍存於因之中。果是虛幻的,因此,緊扼著那因、那真實者。
7.通過冥想與真切的禱告與那內在者(神)溝通。把你心中的困難坦然暴露在祂面前,祂會賜給你靈性的力量與智慧。
8.冥想帶來舒暢、力量、平安、安靜、成功與人格的建立,因此,恆常冥想吧。
9.憂慮耗盡你所有的能量,而且於事無補,因此,放下憂慮,向神禱告,一切困難都會終結。
10.他是無求、自律、無欲、平靜與恆定的,將可達到開悟。我的朋友,你是純淨而無軀體的,你也沒有內心。你是永恆不朽、無處不在的自性、至高的真實。確認這點,感覺這點,悟證這點而得
解脫。

Cheer Up, O Friend! 1. Why do you weep, O Friend! You have no death. Why do you weep? You are bodiless and mindless. You are free from sorrow, pain, and delusion. You are Pure Consciousness, O friend!
2. There is neither old age nor death for you; Friend! why do you weep? Assert,  am the Wisdom, Immortal, the Homogeneous Essence, all-pervading like the Sky?
3. You are neither born nor dead. You are the pure attributeless Brahman. How can there be bondage and liberation for you, O Child!
4. O Friend! why do you weep? Drink the nectar of Immortality. Become the Self of the self.
5. Know the One Pure Consciousness which is without thought and mind. Know the One Consciousness which is without senses, Prana and intellect.
6. The Cause (Pure Consciousness) pervades the effect. The effect does not pervade the Cause. The effect is unreal. Therefore take hold of the Cause, the Real.
7. Commune with the indweller (God) through meditation and heartfelt prayer. Lay bare the troubles of your heart to Him. He will instil in you spiritual strength and Wisdom.
8. Meditation gives comfort, strength, peace, poise, success and develops your personality. Therefore meditate regularly.
9. By worrying all your energies are wasted. No useful purpose is served thereby. So give up all worries. Pray to God. All worries will end.
10. He who is desireless, self-controlled, passionless, tranquil and steady attains Self-realisation.
11.You are Pure and Bodiless. You have no mind. You are the Immortal, all-pervading Atman, the Supreme Truth. Assert This. Feel This. Realise this and be free, O Friend!

NOTE:摘自
http://www.blancoage.com/boardtest/afall_nofso003/showtopic.asp?page=4&amp;Topic_ID=34794&forum_id=59&reply_order=asc

ps:很感謝網路上的前輩花了許多心思將原文翻釋出來,造福後進.感恩.

 

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20個重要的心靈教導 -施化難陀(Swami Sivananda)聖者(上)

二十個重要的心靈教導 -施化難陀(Swami Sivananda)聖者

這二十個教導包含了所有瑜伽修行的精髓 。一個人如果全心全意地照此修行,將可以把行動瑜伽、虔信瑜伽、智慧瑜伽和勝王瑜伽合而為一。這些是迅速和有效發展培養人們自我身體、心理、道德和心靈各個層面不變的關鍵。

1 梵時 (BRAHMAMUHURTA)
每天凌晨4點起床。梵時(Brahmamuhurta)對修行是極為有利的 。從早晨的4點到6點30分或7點,這段時間內完成所有靈修。將使靈修獲得迅速和最大的成就。

2 體位法(ASANA)
面對東部或北部,以蓮花坐(Padmasana)、 單盤坐(Siddhasana) 或任何坐姿(Sukhasana)進行咒誦(Japa)和冥想半小時。之後逐漸增加至三個小時。練習倒立式(Sirshasana)和肩立式 (Sarvangasana)可以保持健康和性能量 。定期做些簡單的身體運動,如散步等等。做第二十輪輕鬆、舒適的呼吸(Pranayama) 。 做呼吸時不要緊張。

3 咒誦(JAPA)
您可以唸任何咒語(神聖音節) ,如唵(Om)或唵喃無那拉雅那雅(Om Namo Narayanaya) 、斯里南(Sri Ram)、悉他南(Sita Ram)、斯里南加雅南加雅加雅南(Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram)、唵那瑪哈希哇雅(Om Namah Sivaya),唵喃無薄加伐達伐蘇得伐雅(Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya) ,唵薩拉伐那薄伐雅那瑪哈(Om Saravanabhavaya Namah),哈哩唵(Hari Om),或嘎雅特哩(Gayatri) (一種神聖的吠陀咒語) 。根據您的喜好或習慣,每天重複唸一百零八次到2兩萬一千六百次。 基督信徒可以唸主耶穌或聖母瑪麗亞的名。 帕西、錫克教徒和穆斯林可以分別從波斯古經、格蘭斯希卜或古蘭經選擇一個聖名或咒語。

4 飲食紀律
只吃純凈的食物。 不可吃辣椒,羅望子,大蒜,洋蔥,酸性食物,油,芥末,阿魏膠。注意飲食應有所節制( Mitahara) 。不要超過胃的負擔。 一年應該有一兩次,維持兩個星期不吃那些頭腦喜歡的飲食。吃簡單的食物。 牛奶和水果可以提高專注力。 正確的飲食就是保持生活健康的良藥。 享受美食是一種罪過。 維持一個星期或兩個星期不吃鹽和糖。 您必須能夠僅僅靠大米、dhal(一種帶辣味的印度菜。用蠶豆、豌豆或小扁豆製成)和不含鹹菜的麵包而生活。
不要在dhal中加入過多的鹽,也不要在茶、咖啡和牛奶中加入糖。 非素食的人應盡可能地逐步改變飲食習慣直到完全不食肉為止。如此他們將獲得極大的益處。

5 靜坐冥想
準備一間有鎖和鑰匙的單間房來靜坐。 如果做不到這一點,那就找一個房間的角落,用塊小布幔或帷幕隔開。保持房間一塵不染。

6 自修
每天花半小時到一小時,一方面得到純粹的思想(Suddha Vichara ) ,一方面系統地研究薄伽梵歌(Gita),羅摩衍那(Ramayana),往世書(Bhagavatam),毗濕奴千名(Vishnu-Sahasranama),拉利塔千名(Lalita-Sahasranama), 阿迪蒂亞利達雅(Adityahridaya), 奧義書(Upanishads) ,毗濕沙達 (Yoga Vasishta),聖經(Bible),效法基督(Imitation of Christ), 桑德可蘭經(Zend Quran),全藏經(Tripitakas),格蘭斯希卜(Granth Sahib)和其他宗教書籍。

7 心智的提升
用心記誦一些祈禱文,如祈禱經文(Slokas) , 讚美詩(Stotras)等等 ,在開始咒誦或靜坐之前,一旦就坐下後即不斷地祈禱。這將快速提升心智能力。

8 清靜梵行
非常、非常小心地保持根本力量( 開創性的能量 Veerya )。 Veerya是上帝的活動或表現( Vibhuti ) 。Veerya是一切的權力。 Veerya是所有的財富。Veerya是生命、思想和智慧的本質。 本教導不只是針對單身的人而言。 有家室的人也要盡可能遵守。他們必須盡量穩定和配偶間的婚姻關係。 這是非常重要的。

9 慈善
依據個人經濟條件,每個月、甚至每天來定期做慈善。千萬不要忘了做慈善。即使要放棄一些個人的欲望,還是要定期做慈善。

10 親近善知識
完全遠離損友、吸煙、肉類和酒類。 不斷地親近善知識(Satsang)。不要養成任何壞習慣。努力積極發展良好的品德。

11 禁食
Ekadasi日 (印度太陰曆中,每兩週的第11天)實施禁食 ,或只以牛奶和水果為食。基督徒必須在每兩週的星期日實施禁食。穆斯林則在每兩週的星期五實施禁食。帕西可以每兩週選一個合適的日子實施禁食。

12 念珠
把念珠圍繞在脖子,或是放在口袋裏或晚上放在枕頭底下。這將隨時提醒你上帝的存在。 空閑時就轉珠。不管你正從事什麼活動,應該隨時不斷地稱唸聖名。

13 專注禁語
每天花幾個小時來專注禁語(Mouna)。 保持沉默期間不要作出任何手勢或發出噪音。

14 講話的規範
無論如何也要講真話。少說話。 說好話。總是說出鼓勵的話。從不譴責,批評或勸阻。對小孩子或下屬不要提高音量及咆哮。

15 知足
降低個人欲望。如果你有四件衣服,就減少兩三件。過著幸福、知足的生活。 不要自尋煩惱。精神上脫離物欲束縛。過著樸素但內心豐富的生活。 想想那些擁有不及你十分之一的人。與他人共享。

16 愛心的實踐
絕不傷害任何人。非暴力是最高的美德。用愛、寬恕(Kshama)和同情(Daya)來控制憤怒。投入愛心和感情來服務病人和窮人。這是對上帝的服務。

17 依靠自己
不要依靠別人的服侍。 依靠自己是最高的美德。

18 自我檢討
每天就寢前想想當天所犯的錯誤(自我檢討) 。學習班傑明富蘭克林的做法,每天記下心靈日記和自我改正記錄。 如此每天持之以恒並找出解決方法。 不要念念不忘過去的錯誤。

19 做好份內的職責
請記住,死亡時時刻刻都在等待著你。 不要逃避你的職責。維持單純的行為( Sadachara ) 。

20 記得上帝
從醒來到睡前都要一直把上帝放在心中,其他時間無論是否從事工作,也不能分心。
不停重複祂的名字。把自己完全交給上帝( Saranagati ) 。

這是一切靈修的根本 。 可以助你得到解脫。所有這些靈性準則必須嚴格遵守。你絕能有任何鬆懈的想法。

原文
20 Important Spiritual Instructions
by Sri Swami Sivananda

These twenty instructions contain the very essence of all Yoga Sadhana. Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, and Raja Yoga will all come to one who follows them whole-heartedly. They are the unfailing keys to quick and effective development and culture of the physical, mental, moral and spiritual self of man.

1. BRAHMAMUHURTA
Get up at 4 a.m. daily. This is Brahmamuhurta which is extremely favourable for Sadhana. Do all your morning spiritual Sadhana during this period from 4 a.m. to 6:30 or 7 a.m. Such Sadhana gives quick and maximum progress.

2. ASANA
Sit on Padmasana (lotus pose), Siddhasana (adept's pose) or Sukhasana (any pose you like) for your Japa and meditation for half an hour, facing east or north. Increase the period gradually to three hours. Practice Sirshasana (headstand) and Sarvangasana (shoulderstand) for maintenance of health and Brahmacharya. Take light physical exercises as walking, etc., regularly. Do twenty rounds of easy, comfortable Pranayama (breathing exercises). Do not strain yourself while doing Pranayama.

3. JAPA
You can repeat any Mantra (sacred syllable), such as pure Om or Om Namo Narayanaya, Sri Ram, Sita Ram, Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram, Om Namah Sivaya, Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya, Om Saravanabhavaya Namah, Hari Om, or Gayatri (a sacred Vedic Mantra), according to your taste or inclination, from 108 times to 21,600 times daily. Devotees of Christ may repeat the name Jesus or Hail Mary, Mother of Jesus. Parsis, Sikhs and Muslims may select a name or Mantra from the Zend Avesta, Granth Sahib or Koran respectively.

4. DIETETIC DISCIPLINE
Take Sattvic food. Give up chillies, tamarind, garlic, onion, sour articles, oil, mustard, asafoetida. Observe moderation in diet (Mitahara). Do not overload the stomach. Give up those things which the mind likes best for a fortnight once or twice in a year. Eat simple food. Milk and fruits help concentration. Take food as medicine to keep the life going. Eating for enjoyment is a sin. Give up salt and sugar for a week or a fortnight. You must be able to live on rice, dhal and bread without any pickle. Do not ask for extra salt for dhal, and sugar for tea, coffee and milk. People taking a non-vegetaraian diet should try their best to gradually give up flesh-eating as completely as possible. They will be immensely benefited.

5. MEDITATION
Have a separate meditation room under lock and key. If this is not possible then a corner of the room should be set apart with a small cloth screen or curtain drawn across. Keep the room spotlessly clean.

6. SVADHYAYA
Study systematically the Gita, Ramayana, Bhagavatam, Vishnu-Sahasranama, Lalita-Sahasranama, Adityahridaya, Upanishads, Yoga Vasishta, Bible, Imitation of Christ, Zend Quran, the Tripitakas, the Granth Sahib and other religious books from half an hour to one hour daily, and have Suddha Vichara (pure thoughts).

7. ELEVATE THE MIND
Learn by heart some prayer – Slokas (prayer verses), Stotras (hymns) and repeat them as soon as you sit in the Asana before starting Japa or meditation. This will elevate the mind quickly.

8. BRAHMACHARYA
Preserve the vital force (Veerya (seminal energy)) very, very carefully. Veerya is God in motion or manifestation (Vibhuti). Veerya is all power. Veerya is all money. Veerya is the essence of life, thought and intelligence. This instruction is not for bachelors only. Householders also must follow it as far as possible. They must be extremely moderate in their marital connections with their spouse. This is very important.

9. CHARITY
Do charity regularly, every month, or even daily according to your means. Never fail in this item. If necessary forego some personal wants but keep up this charity regularly.

10. HAVE SATSANG
Give up bad company, smoking, meat and alcoholic liquors entirely. Have constant Satsang (association with holy people). Do not develop any evil habits. Deliberately exert to develop positive virtuous qualities.

11. FAST
Fast on Ekadasi (11th day of the Hindu lunar fortnight) or live on milk and fruits only. Christians must fast on alternate Sundays, Muslims on alternate Fridays, and Parsis on a suitable day every fortnight.

12. JAPA MALA
Have a Japa Mala (rosary) around your neck or in your pocket or underneath your pillow at night. This will remind you of God. Twirl the beads during your leisure. You should repeat the Name at all times, whatever task you may be engaged in.

13. OBSERVE MOUNA
Observe Mouna (vow of silence) for a couple of hours daily. Do not make gestures and inarticulate noises during the period of silence.

14. DISCIPLINE OF SPEECH
Speak the truth at all cost. Speak a little. Speak sweetly. Always utter encouraging words. Never condemn, criticize or discourage. Do not raise your voice and shout at little children or subordinates.

15. BE CONTENT
Reduce your wants. If you have four shirts, reduce the number to three or two. Lead a happy, contented life. Avoid unnecessary worry. Be mentally detached. Have plain living and high thinking. Think of those who do not possess even one-tenth of what you have. Share with others.

16. PRACTICE LOVE
Never hurt anybody. Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah (Non-injury is the highest virtue). Control anger by love, Kshama (forgiveness) and Daya (compassion). Serve the sick and the poor with love and affection. This is service of God.

17. BE SELF RELIANT
Do not depend upon servants. Self-reliance is the highest of all virtues.

18. HAVE SELF-ANALYSIS
Think of the mistakes you have committed during the course of the day, just before retiring to bed (self-analysis). Keep a daily spiritual diary and self-correction register as Benjamin Franklin did. Maintain a daily routine and resolve-form. Do not brood over past mistakes.

19. DO YOUR DUTY
Remember that death is awaiting you at every moment. Never fail to fulfil your duties. Have pure conduct (Sadachara).

20. REMEMBER GOD
Think of God as soon as you wake up and just before you go to sleep, and at all other times whether engaged in any work or not. Repeat His Name always. Surrender yourself completely to God (Saranagati).

This is the essence of all spiritual Sadhana. It will lead you to liberation. All these spiritual canons must be rigidly observed. You must not give any leniency to the mind. c MMVII    Privacy Policy
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《施化難陀大師醒世之言》(Thus awaken Swami Sivananda)
唯一的真理
這裏只有一個種族,那就是人類。
這裏只有一個宗教,那就是愛的宗教。
這裏只有一條誡命,那就是誠信的誡命。
這裏只有一條律則,那就是因果的律則。
這裏只有一位神明,那就是無處不在、無所不能、無所不知的主。
這裏只有一種語言,那就是心靈的語言或默然的語言。
One Truth
There is only one Caste, The Caste of HUMANITY.
There is only one Religion, The Religion of LOVE.
There is only one Commandment, The Commandment of TRUTHFULNESS.
There is only one Law, The Law of CAUSE and EFFECT.
There is only one God, The Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient Lord. There is only one Language, The Language of HEART or the Language of SILENCE.

施化難陀箴言
1.生命是為了得到神。
2.侍奉人群就是崇敬神。
3.神是平安,神是至樂,神是光明。
4.工作就是崇敬。把你的工作奉獻給神。
5.駕馭感官,駕馭內心。活出真誠,活出純潔。
6.侍奉病人,侍奉窮苦,侍奉一切眾生。
7.永遠不要傷害他人的感受。忍受侮辱與傷害。寬恕,仁慈。
8.你本來就是不朽自由的靈魂、自性。
Aphorisms Of Sivananda
1. Life is meant to attain God.
2. Service of man is worship of God.
3. God is peace. God is Bliss. God is Light.
4. Work is worship. Dedicate your actions to God.
5. Control senses. Control mind. Be truthful. Be pure.
6. Serve the sick. Serve the poor. Serve all Beings.
7. Never hurt other's feelings. Bear insult and injury. Forgive. Be kind.
8. Thou art Ever Free Immortal Soul or Atman.

NOTE:
1.載自http://www.blancoage.com/boardtest/afall_nofso003/showtopic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34794&Forum_ID=59
2.在Yoga Journal專業瑜珈雜誌所編寫的書-Yoga (Paperback) by Linda Sparrowe, Yoga Journal,談及瑜珈的歷史將Swami Sivananda施化難陀大師當第一人介紹,由此可見其在瑜珈的地位
3.Swami Sivananda施化難陀大師的簡史:

出生於1887 年南印度,1963年示寂
醫學博士,行醫於馬來西亞
1924年決心修練瑜珈於喜馬拉雅山腳的Rishikesh 修行
1936年創立於印度、如今分部遍置全球的神聖人生會社(The Divine Life Society)宏揚瑜伽,把健康與和平帶給世人
1959 年建立了第一Sivananda 瑜伽Vedanta 中心在蒙特利爾, 加拿大
現在全世界有近 80 個Sivananda 地點 (聚會所、瑜伽中心, 和附屬的中心) 。詳http://www.sivananda.org/
倡導的服務、愛心、奉獻、淨化、冥想、 實現(Serve、Love,Purify.Meditate,Realize)的六字箴言
永恆的氣息

1. 奧義書就是永恆的氣息。
2. 永恆的呼聲是發自你的內心。醒過來吧!你其實是永恆不朽,完全極樂的靈魂。Tat Twam Asi,你本來就是這個真理。
3. 醒吧!起來吧!人啊!你是真理路上的朝聖者。你是神聖的,尋找那返回永恆極樂家鄉的路吧。
4. 牢牢地握著那歷久不衰的道理。
5. 不要從外間尋找光明、平安、喜悅與極樂,往內在尋找吧。
6. 真理必須在你的靈魂深處發現。
7. 沒有靈性意識,你的生命還不算完美。
8. 沒有正義、捨棄、冥想與自性開悟,你的生命還是枯竭的。
9. 無欲的人才會達到永恆不朽的境界。
10. 擁有神就擁有全世界。
11. 沒有神我(Atman)或自性,那就沒有生命。
12. 來吧,不要再擔擱,不要再遲疑。開步、進步、邁向神那裏。你的目標就是悟證早已忘掉了的、「與神為一」的實相。
13. 靈性生活的基礎是駕馭自我,永遠過一個正義的、合乎正法(Dharma)的生命。

The Breath Of The Eternal

1. The Upanishads are the breath of the Eternal.
2. The Eternal Voice speaks within the core of your heart. Wake up! Thou art the Immortal, all-blissful Spirit. at Twam Asi?
3. Awake! Arise! O Man! You are a pilgrim on the path of Truth. You are Divine. Find the way back to your spiritual abode of eternal bliss.
4. Hold fast to that which ever endures.
5. Look not outside for light, peace, joy and bliss but look within.
6. Truth must be discovered in the depth of your own being.
7. Your life is incomplete without spiritual Consciousness.
8. Your life is barren without righteousness, renunciation, meditation and self-realisation.
9. A desireless man becomes immortal.
10. To have God is to have the entire world.
11. Without Atman or the Self there is no life.
12. Come then. Tarry not. Falter not. March onward, forward, and Godward. Your goal is to realise the forgotten oneness with God.
13. The foundation of spiritual life is self-control. Ever lead a life of righteousness or Dharma

真正的宗教

1. 真正的宗教是活出來的,不是說出來或是造作出來的。
2. 真正的宗教是對人那分內在神性的知覺。
3. 真正的宗教是內心的宗教,所以內心先要潔淨。
4. 真誠、仁愛與純潔是宗教的基礎。
5. 內心的純潔讓自性得以悟證。
6. 正義是人最佳的得著,這也就是他的幸福。
7. 只有愛才會勝利,仇恨只會毀滅。
8. 布施。學習布施,豐厚地布施,懷著愛去布施。施恩莫望報。
9. 生命就是創造,創造就是生命。
10. 自私與靈性永遠不可並存。
11.改革不是外在的改變,人們只是通過外在靈性的改變而帶來內在的改變。
12.沒有靈性上外在的改革,社會與政治上的改革也只是一種嘲諷。
13.解脫是永恆的生命,原全從私心、執著、恐懼、情欲、生與死中擺脫出來。
14.不要疑慮,不要延誤。OM 在我內,那是心靈的喜樂與歡愉。
15. 循序漸進地冥想,能為你代來永恆光明與直覺。
16. 人的內心得到冥想的光照,認證了大梵,那永恆者。達到這境界,我的朋友,你也達到了生命唯一的目標。

Real Religion

1. Real religion is living, not speaking or showing
2. Real religion is the awareness of the essential Divinity of Man.
3. Real religion is the religion of the heart. The heart must be purified first.
4. Truth, love and purity are the basis of real religion.
5. By the pure in heart is this Atman known.
6. Righteousness is man's best acquisition. It is his happiness.
7. Love alone will triumph, because hate destroys.
8. Give. Learn to give. Give in plenty. Give with love. Give without expectation of fruits.
9. To live is to create and to create is living.
10. Selfishness and spirituality can never live together.
11. Reform is not external change. It is the internal change in man which only comes through developing spiritual outlook.
12. If there is no spiritual outlook, social and political reforms are mere mockery.
13. Moksha is the life in the eternal. It is freedom from egoism, attachment, fear, lust, birth and death.
14. Doubt not. Doubts delay. Om is unto me, the joy and the rejoicing of my heart. 15. Meditation gradually offers you the eternal light and intuition.
16. With the mind illumined by the power of meditation know Brahman, the Immortal, attain HIM, O My Friend, the one Goal to be attained.

融入於永恆不滅者
1.那永恆不滅者就是實相或大梵。
2.與永恆不滅者合而為一就是智慧。
3.大梵能見一切,能知一切。祂就是智慧本身。
4.明瞭心中蓮花隱藏著的大梵就是解開了愚昧的死結。
5.神或大梵就是你的最親最近者。
生命的意義

6.生命是神所賜予的最大禮物。
7.生命就是侍奉,生命就是盡責。8.時間就是生命。
9.生命在希望的翅膀上翱翔。
10.惡行就像癌腫般侵蝕生命活力。

智慧的翅膀
11.正義是生命的規尺。
12.正義本身就是回報。
13.正義是最大的財富。
14.謙虛讓人的偉大散發光茫。
15.忠誠的道路坦平正直。
16.真誠是眾德之首。
17.滿足於你的所有,但不滿足於你的為人。
18.禱告是拍動著信與愛的翅膀,讓靈魂往上超升。
19.信心不問因由,憑著信無畏地踏進神聖的領域。
20.把人與神分隔的,就是內心。
Unto The Imperishable
1. The Imperishable is the Real or Brahman.
2. To become one with Brahman is Wisdom.
3. Brahman sees all, knows all. He is wisdom Itself.
4. To know Brahman hidden in the lotus of the heart is to untie the knot of ignorance.
5. God or Brahman is your dearest and nearest.

The Meaning of Life

6. Life is the greatest gift of God.
7. Life is service; Life is duty.
8. Time is life.
9. Life moves on the happy wings of hope.
10. Vice is a canker that eats into the vitals of life. The Wings of Wisdom
11. Righteousness is the rule of life.
12. Righteousness is its own reward.
13. Righteousness is the highest of riches.
14. Humility sheds effulgence on the greatness of man.
15. The path of honesty is straight and smooth.
16. Truth is the supermost virtue.
17. Be contented with what you have but be discontented with what you are.
18. Prayer is the heavenward soaring of the soul on the wings of faith and devotion.
19. Faith reasons not, but believes and enters the Divine realm fearlessly.
20. That which separates man from God is mind.

啟示出極樂的光明
1.在任何時間都永遠不變的是內在的知覺意識。
2.意識是無限的,而且超越時間永遠不朽。這才可稱為真理。
3.認識這個本我就是自由。
4.通過大梵的知識,得到力量、戰勝死亡、永恆不朽與永遠的極樂。
5.真實地說,世上根本沒有無神論者。每個人都尋找幸福,每個人都渴望找到幸福。幸福就是神。
6.這個世界不是混亂的,而是有組織、神聖的組織。
7.真正生命的知識就是哲學。
8.戰勝自己的內心或低下的習氣就是最大的培育與文明。
9.物質不應管轄生命,反應受到生命的管轄。
10.你用自己的思想塑造了自己的生命與世界。
11.這個身體是客觀化的思想,客觀化的意志。
12.世上沒有一件事是不可以正確努力而達成的。
13.和平先從家庭開始,讓人的心中都充滿和平,才進而談論世界和平。
14.統一先從家庭開始,才進而談論世界統一。
15.行為是人們意識的推衍。
16.上師通過教導、以身作則、思想、接觸與慈愛的目光去影響學生。
Light That Reveals Bliss
1. What never changes at any time is the Knowing-Consciousness within.
2. Consciousness is Infinite, and being above time is Immortal. This alone can be the truth.
3. To know the Self or Atman is to be free.
4. Through Knowledge of Brahman comes power, victory over death, immortality and everlasting bliss.
5. In truth, there is no atheist in this world. Everybody wants happiness. Everyone tries to get happiness. Happiness is God.
6. This world is not chaos. It is an organised, divine institution.
7. A knowledge of the true life is philosophy.
8. To have triumph over the mind and lower nature is the greatest culture or civilisation.
9. Matter should not rule life, but life should rule matter.
10. You make your life, your world, by your own thought.
11. The body is objectified thought. It is objectified Will.
12. There is nothing in this world which one may not attain by right exertion.
13. Peace should be found at home first, and in the heart of man, and then let him talk of world peace.
14. Unity should be found at home first and then let them talk of world unity.
15. Behaviour is a basis for inferring about the inner consciousness of man.
16. A Guru exerts his influence on his student by his teachings, example, thought, touch and graceful look.

愛的瑜伽
1.仁愛與真誠是所有聖人與宗教的基石。
2.愛是靈魂的生命。
3.能夠與人同樂,與人同悲的,才是真正的瑜伽士。
4.真理的追尋者必須擁有信心、盼望、勇氣、離欲、自制、熱切渴求等素質。
5.不要做一些令自己心靈感到羞愧的事情。
6.那些問心無愧的、能合乎良知的行為,就是正義的。
7.捨棄的意思是捨棄你的自我、自私與欲望,而不是捨棄生活而不顧。
8.永恆不朽是與神或大梵合而為一。
9.智慧的終結就是悟證了自我與至高者或大梵的本性齊一。
10.大梵或永恆者就是這段旅程的終站。祂就是最高的目標。

The Yoga Of Love 

1. Love and truth are the corner-stones of the teachings of saints and of every religion.
2. Love is indeed the life of the soul.
3. He who feels as his own, the joys and sorrows of others is a true Yogi.
4. A seeker of Truth must possess faith, hope, courage, dispassion and self-restraint and burning aspiration.
5. Do not perform any action which your own heart feels shame to do.
6. What your heart feels no shame to do, what satisfies your conscience, is indeed righteous action.
7. Renunciation is renunciation of the ego, of selfishness and desires; but not of life.
8. Immortality is union with God or Brahman.
9. The end of wisdom is to realise the identity of the individual soul and the Supreme Soul or Brahman.
10. Brahman or the Eternal is the end of the Journey. He is the Supreme Goal.

智慧的閃光
1.以神的名號來清洗內心,把仇恨、憤怒與嫉妒等污染潔淨。
2.神是靈、是愛,祂是一切萬有的根源。
3.神是一切不幸與苦惱的清除者。
4.你所見的都是神、所聽到的都是神。
5.神住於一葉、一草與一滴露水之中。
6.神見到每一顆心內的經歷。
7.神只會向謙虛、簡樸與純潔的人顯示。
8.在心中培植和平的花園,清除情欲、仇恨、貪婪與自私的雜草。
9.認真跟隨上師與經書的每一點教導。
10.不要為權益而鬥爭,多點考慮你的義務。
11.憂慮為身心帶來極大的傷害。
12.完全放開自我,接受神的意旨。
13.放開所有的恐懼、擔心、憂仇與焦慮。
14.祈求神的幫助與帶引,渴求祂的恩典。

Wisdom Sparks
1. Wash the mind with the water of Lord's Name and clean it of the dirt of hatred, anger and jealousy.
2. God is spirit. God is love. He is the very source of all.
3. God is the remover of all misery and sorrow.
4. Whatever you see is God. Whatever you hear is God.
5. The Lord dwells even in a single leaf, or in a blade of grass or in a drop of water.
6. God sees all that passes in every heart.
7. God reveals Himself to those who are humble, simple and pure.
8. Cultivate peace in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of lust, hatred, greed and selfishness.
9. Follow the instructions of your master and the teachings of the scriptures to the very letter.
10. Do not fight for rights. Think more of your duty and less about your rights.
. Worry does great harm to the body and the mind.
12. Resign yourself completely to the will of God.
13. Give up all sorts of fear, cares, worries and anxieties.
14. Pray to the Almighty for help and guidance. Thirst for His grace

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Sivananda Yoga施化難陀瑜伽進修心得

連續兩周赴基隆參由台灣省體育會瑜伽運動協會鄒寶香理事長所舉辦的瑜伽Sivananda Yoga施化難陀瑜伽的研習,雖然因為感冒身體略有不適,但兩周活動下來,收穫不少。這是第一次有機會在台灣親炙Sivananda大師-阿帝亞難陀Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj的風采,不用遠渡重洋,就可以學習到古老的瑜伽流派,光這一點就很值得了。再加上地點選在基隆的長榮桂冠酒店,包餐點又可看海景,哇~真是茂死哇。(上圖左至右分別是施化難陀大師,阿帝亞難陀大師及華淑君大師)

三天的研習,彷彿重新回到當年學習傳統瑜伽的過程,在國內早期的瑜伽師資皆傳承於華淑君大師,而華大師在當年則是遠赴印度學習Sivananda Yoga施化難陀瑜伽,因此華大師一脈以下的弟子皆是研習Sivananda Yoga施化難陀瑜伽,但可惜的是,後期的老師在研習此一流派時太著重在體位法的柔軟度,而忽略了Sivananda Yoga施化難陀瑜伽最重要的精神,那就是愛和分享。無形的精神價值遠比有形的形體會得重要。

在研習的過程中,大師帶領兩位弟子潔西Jessy與安庫Anku,指導上師施化難陀所傳授的體位法、生命能量呼吸法、冥想以及梵唱。施化難陀是一位不平凡的人,早年是一位醫師,同華淑君大師一樣,二者皆有醫療的背景,醫者父母心,對於瑜伽體位法的要求不會陷入緇珠必較的地步,通常做完一個體位法後,放鬆,調息,再進行下一個體位法,慢慢做,是其最大的特色。

以Iyengar Yoga的角度來看,這些體位法都可能不太精準,對身體的alignment校正線要求得並不嚴謹,停留的時間也不夠長到可以訓練出肌耐力;以Ashtanga Yoga的角度來看,少了串連動作所帶動的深沈呼吸,心肺功能的強化就少了許多。許多相同的體位法,資深研習者會發現,各家大師的堅持都略有不同,呵~大師的回答很妙,他說,這就像一條魚,有不同的吃法,因此,技巧雖不同,但只要好吃就好了.見解很妙,四千撥千斤地回答我提問的問題,因為我發現~哇塞,做傳統體位法的瑜伽,真的很難耶,和現代的教法略有出入.老實說,瑜伽界的各個流派鼎立,此一現象如古代文人相輕一樣,各個流派就像武俠小說中的情節一樣,武當、少林、峨嵋各有其千秋之處,就看每個人的選擇了。以Sivananda Yoga的體位法,尤其是拜日式,即使好幾年不做,但現在閉著眼睛都會做,呵,做了好幾年,已深入到骨子裡了,它最大的特色是做一個體位法後,要調息一下,放鬆身心,再進行下一個體位法,再調息一下,但可不要以為慢慢做的體位法很簡單,其實,很難,很多動作都很難達成,不信,各位可以去買Sivananda Yoga的體位法書籍,上面的動作有些實在是很難完成,以半月式為例,手要放在下面那隻腳的外側,天啊,這很難做耶,反半月式,也是放在腳的外側。另外,反棒式,則是手指朝向頭的方向,也是難做,蝗蟲式則是拳心朝地板,不是朝向自己的鼠蹊部,天啊,這簡直是人體大考驗!這真的是人類可以做的嗎?即便是示範者安庫Anku老師,有時也不禁失常一下。

但,先不要下評斷,因為這些可都是最傳統及最經典的瑜伽動作,在各種瑜伽古老書籍上可以看到的動作,在Sivananda Yoga裡都可以找到傳承的體位,呵~想要原汁原味,這味就對了。施化難陀瑜伽,是一門古老的瑜伽流派,因其古老,恪守傳統,故現代人可以在其身上找到瑜伽最重要的真諦~愛,這包括了六字箴言:服務、愛心、奉獻、淨化、冥想、 實現(Serve、Love,Purify.Meditate,Realize)。

但,一直到研習營的尾聲,我仍感受不到這股精神,於是用科學的頭腦,問了大師:Sivananda Yoga與其他瑜伽流派的差異,如阿斯坦加或愛因卡? Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj阿帝亞難陀大師明白了問題,他開始一連串的說明,首先,他開宗明義地提醒我們:瑜伽是全面的,在八支的要素中,體位法僅只是其中一個小小的部分,八分之一。在印度,研習Sivananda Yoga的費用僅只要數美元,參加師資研習的費用也很便宜,我們傳達的是上師Swami Sivananda的教誨,幫助弱小的人們,視他們為神的化身,為受苦難的人們祈禱,希望他們在悲傷中感到溫暖,我們教導人們不執著,若你深愛著你的子女,那麼應將這份愛擴散到每一個小孩的身上,那才是真正的愛,因為在愛的光芒裡,它普照著每一個人的心靈。

最令人動容的是,當大師憶及當年他的上師如何指導他時,他的眼眶泛著微微的珠光,他喃喃說著:喔,我不能再說了,我沒法克制我的情緒,我的上師是如此的慈愛與無私……,在台下的我看了,心裡也感受到大師對其上師的懷念,在那當下,我突然明白了,瑜伽的真義,就是愛,不是小我的愛,而是一份大愛,愛己更必須推己及人,這是早已被現代過度商業化操作下的瑜伽人所遺忘的精神,在那瞬間,又重新在心裡活了過來。
瑜伽經如詩篇的句子像音符一樣敲進在心坎裡,在當下這個研習會場裡,感受到一股巨大的能量從Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj阿帝亞難陀大師流出,他真誠坦率的個性,讓人沒有壓力,他準時守紀律的要求令人見識到一個真正瑜伽行者的修為,他不是只專注在體位法的指導,他希望我們學會觀照自己,照顧別人,在研習營裡,不斷透過唱頌來專注心靈,在詳和的心靈裡以巨大的能量祝福遠在印度受恐怖分子攻擊而死傷的人們祈禱,同時,也祝福遠在印度另一位生病的弟子早日康復。

因此在輕鬆沒有壓力的情況下,學習體位法,聆聽上師對弟子的教誨。其中,在這次研習裡,最重要的教誨是Satsanga,親近善知識,可以是古老的經典也可以是偉大的聖人,近朱則赤,近墨則黑,能夠親近善知識,心靈及舉止就能得到提昇,若是遠離它,心靈就會如同窗邊的窗台,每天都會被灰塵給沾染,日復一日,靈性就會蒙塵,最後會忘了自己是誰,任由七情六慾宰制心靈。
上完這次的研習營後,對各種流派的瑜伽都有了認識,彌補了當年去國外受訓時老師要求:希望能在當地找到Sivanada Yoga的老師,實際上課,體會其精神。當年,老師如此的要求,用意在打破我執,打破對流派的堅持,唯有不執著,才能真正在各個流派中吸取養分,體會瑜伽的每一個面向,就好比是鑽石,每一面都很美,但少了其他面向,就無法立體呈現出鑽石應有的風采。
開心能參加這次的研習活動,它打開一面認識施化難陀瑜伽的機會,殊勝機緣,感謝鄒理事長及羅明璋老師和靜嫻老師的付出,最重要的還有遠從新竹抱病前來義務翻譯的Melody,以及後續接棒的翻譯畹玉,和幕後許多無名的英雄,各位辛苦了。呵~差點忘了讓我搭便車的Amy及阿伯,真素很肛溫啦~~

 

補充資料:

The Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga

Compiled by the Sage Patanjali Maharishi in the Yoga Sutras, the Eight Limbs are a progressive series of steps or disciplines which purify the body and mind, ultimately leading the yogi to enlightenment. These 8 limbs are:

1 Yamas - The Yamas or restraints (Don'ts) are divided into five moral injuctions, aimed at destroying the lower nature. They should all be practiced and developped by the letter but also more importantly in the spirit. They should all be practiced in word, thought and deed.
 1.1Ahimsa or non-violence
 1.2Satyam or truthfulness
 1.3Brahmacharya or moderation in all things (control of all senses). Also refers to celibacy
 1.4Asteya or non-stealing
 1.5Aparigraha or non-covetousness
2Niyamas - The Niyamas or observances (Do's) are also divided into five and complete the ethical precepts started with the Yama.. These qualities are:
 2.1Saucha or purity – this internal and external cleanliness.
 2.2Santosha or contentment
 2.3Tapas or austerity
 2.4Swadhyaya or study of the sacred texts
 2.5Ishwara Pranidhana which is constantly living with an awareness of the divine Presence (surrender to God's Will)
3 Asanas - Postures
4 Pranayama - regulation or control of the breath. Asanas and Pranayama form the sub-division of Raja Yoga known as Hatha-Yoga
5 Pratyahara - withdrawal of the senses in order to still the mind.
6 Dharana – concentration. The last 3 steps constitute the internal practice of Raja Yoga. When Dharana is achieved, it leads to the next step:
7 Dhyana - meditation is that state of pure thought and absorption in the object of meditation. There is still duality in Dhyana. When mastered Dhyana leads to the last step:
8 Samadhi - the superconscious state. In Samadhi non-duality or oneness is experienced. This is the deepest and highest state of consciousness where body and mind have been transcended and the Yogi is one with the Self or God.
From:http://www.sivananda.org/teachings/philosophy/eightlimbs.html

這個派別是一位印度聖者Swami(出家人之意) Sivanada所創,但由第二代傳人Swami Vishnud-evananda開始宣揚。目前傳到第三代。現今全球有約1萬位的合格師資,約80個Sivanada的中心或是Ashram。這個派別在印度這個古老的瑜伽國度中,算是少數但又維持其獨特性的派別。Swami Sivanada出生於19世紀末,從小學醫,從醫數年,對待病患視如親人。而後,接觸到一本由Swami Satchidananda所寫的一本書Jiva Brahma Aikyam,點亮了他心中對靈性追尋的熱情,他開始研讀各個經典,直到他決定潛心學瑜伽後,他到北印度尋找他心中的大師,也在喜馬拉雅山上修行一陣子。1924年,選擇落腳在聖城瑞希凱(Rishikesh)後,他不僅開始傳授他自印度古老瑜伽中學到的精義,更開始寫書。Sivanada最被人認知的,對後代影響最大的就是他共出版了超過200本瑜伽及哲學的書。很多人因為看了他的著作,被他精闢分析事理的態度吸引,從印度各地或遠從國外,到Rishikesh拜他為師。但直到1957年,大師才派他的傳人Swami Vishnu-devananda到國外去傳授瑜伽。他因此成立了國際Sivanada吠陀(Vedanta)中心。Sivanada這個派別才開始在主流瑜伽世界(西方)漸受到重視。more information….www.sivanada.org  

施化難陀大師生平介紹英文版
Swami Sivananda, one of the greatest Yoga masters of the 20th century, is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

His Early Life
Born in 1887 in Pattamadai, Tamil Nadu, South India, Swami Sivananda whose name was then Kuppuswami, was a brilliant boy at studying as well as gymnastics and naturally inclined toward spiritual and religious practices.
His parents were very devoted to Lord Siva and Kuppuswami was eager to join them twice daily for worship (Puja) and Kirtan (Mantra chanting).
His natural selfless spirit lead him to a career in the medical field. His amazing eagerness and ability to learn and assimilate his studies earned him the respect of his professors who invited him to attend surgeries while still in his first year of medical school.

Dr. Kuppuswami
The young Dr. Kuppuswami felt a strong urge to go to Malaysia where he felt there was great need. In a short time he was given the responsibility of running a hospital. During these years Dr. Kuppuswami was renowned as being both an excellent doctor and a true humanitarian. Very often he waived consultation fees for patients too poor to afford his services and on many occasions provided medicine for free to his neediest patients.

One day Dr. Kuppuswami had the opportunity to cure a wandering Sannyasin (renunciate or Monk) who then gave the doctor instruction on Yoga and Vedanta. From that day on his life changed, and gradually Dr. Kuppuswami became more introspective and could not stop pondering the great questions of life. Now he felt the need to help people on a more profound level, not just healing their physical body, but helping them to find a cure for all suffering.

The Great Sannyasin Swami Sivananda
Filled with a tremendous desire for spiritual growth and enlightenment Kuppuswami went to North India in search of his Guru. After spending time in Varanasi (Banaras) he travelled north to the Himalayas. There in the holy town of Rishikesh (which means "the abode of the sages") Kuppuswami discovered his Guru who gave him Sannyas (a monk's vows of renunciation). After taking these vows, Swami Sivananda Saraswati, as he would be known henceforth, started an extremely intense daily Sadhana (spiritual practices) and Tapas (austerities) for the next 10 years or so. By the end of that period many co-Sadhus felt drawn to Swami Sivananda for his instruction and his spiritual inspiration.

Swami Sivananda, The World Teacher
From that time Swami Sivananda became one of the most prolific Yoga teachers who has ever existed. Although he rarely left the little town of Rishikesh (with only 2 India tours and no visits abroad) Swami Sivananda's teachings spread quickly throughout our entire planet. He personally wrote – by hand, no computers at the time :-) – more than 200 books on topics connected to Yoga and Philosophy. He wrote in a style that is very direct and bursting with dynamic, spiritual energy. As a result many who read his books felt their lives deeply touched and transformed and so came from all of India, all of the world, to learn from him directly, and to bask in his holy presence. The teachings of Master Sivananda are summarized in these 6 words:

"Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize".
In 1957, Swami sivananda sent his devoted and industrious disciple, Swami Vishnu-devananda to the West where he then established the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.
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有關大師的影片下載http://sivanandaonline.org/video/gurupurnima-2005/padapujaSivananda.wmv 

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers 簡介
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers is a nonprofit organization founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda to spread the teachings of Vedanta worldwide.
Upon the instruction of his guru, Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India, Swami Vishnu-devananda (in photo at right, demonstrating the scorpion pose for his guru on the banks of the Ganges
river in India) headed to the West and began travelling and teaching throughout the United States in 1957. He established the first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Montreal, Canada, in
1959.

There are now close to 80 Sivananda locations (ashrams, yoga centers, and affiliated centers) around the world. The organization has trained more than 10,000 yoga teachers. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers are recognized worldwide for teaching yoga authentically, preserving its purity and tradition, which dates back several thousand years.
A Wealth of Information
On this website, you can learn about the various techniques and teachings of yoga and Vedanta and the different activities of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, such as the Yoga Teachers Training Course, Yoga Vacations, and residential, temporary and full-time staff programs.

We also post news regarding the different Sivananda locations around the world. The Yoga Life magazine, which is published twice a year by our organization, is now available online as well. It contains a great deal of useful information and wonderful articles. And please don't forget to visit the "Spiritual Utilities" page.

 The 5 Points of Yoga
In an effort to simplify and clarify the complex philosophies and teachings of Yoga, Swami Vishnu-devananda summarized the wisdom of Yoga in five principles. These 5 points show the way to developing physical and mental health as well as spiritual growth: 
Proper Exercise (Asanas)
Proper Breathing (Pranayama)
Proper Relaxation (Savasana)
Proper Diet (vegetarian)
Positive Thinking (Vedanta)
and Meditation (Dhyana)

Swami Sivananda's contribution to the world is to have revived the tradition of the yoga of synthesis, integrating the four main paths of Yoga into a well-balanced Sadhana (spiritual discipline). The essence of his teachings can be summarized in the aphorism "Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize," seen in our banner image on each page of this site.Other topics covered in this site include: Karma & Reincarnation; the 8 limbs of Yoga; the 3 Gunas; a humor page; Spiritual links; excerpts from the best-seller "101 tips on Hatha Yoga", a collection of vegetarian yogic recipes, 20 spiritual instructions, Sadhana Tattwa (the science of seven cultures), and a page on our Prison Project. © MMVII    Privacy Policy
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God only is real. The world is unreal. The individual is none other than God.

Vedanta and Jnana Yoga
The beauty of Vedanta is that it transcends dry philosophy and mere intellectual concept. Vedanta is an actual life experience, a philosophy in practice. This practice includes the many techniques of Jnana Yoga (The Yoga of will and intellect).

Related Pages:
An excellent article on Vairagya by Swami Sivananda in the Spring/Summer '96 issue of Yoga Life magazine.  
Recommended Reading and available in our online YogaStore:The Principle Upanishad, Upanishad Drama by Swami Sivananda. Meditation and Mantras by Swami Vishnu-devananda http://www.sivananda.org/teachings/philosophy/vedanta.html


阿迪雅特馬難陀大師(Swami Adhyatmanandaji)簡介
位於艾哈邁達巴德(Ahmedabad)的施化難陀道場掌門人阿迪雅特馬難陀大師(Swami Adhyatmanandaji)是齊達難陀大師(Swami Chidanandaji)敬愛的弟子。光用一篇文章來介紹大師是極其困難的,因為文字沒有辦法形容大師的一切。你怎麼能在有限的話裏去描繪一個無限的人格?他是一個充滿活力的瑜珈修行者,有著多方面的、具吸引力的、和多才多藝的人格。他是一個心靈的巨人,每個與他接觸的人內心深處都會被他感動。大師總是自然地閃耀著和平、愛和神聖的光芒。各界人士可以在他聖潔的存在中找到生活的安慰。無論對於高官權貴、網球運動明星、或是一般人,大師仍是一貫的平易近人。他無與倫比的奉獻、忠誠和對上師服從的精神,在任何情況下都是相當顯著的。

大師是一個無論在印度還是國外都極受歡迎的演講者。講課內容流露出大師內心的神聖智慧。完美地融合了幽默感,悠揚的歌聲並提供實際可行的方法,大師總是能在課程中簡化種種深奧的心靈問題。大師還有一項眾所周知的能力,就是通過他悠揚的聲音和至上的奉獻精神,帶領著kirtans唱誦進入最高境界。大師本身不僅象徵著聖潔的愛,也象徵著真理。
身為一個瑜伽宗師,他在印度和國外的軍隊、大學和私人公司主持了超過560個瑜伽課程。 他精通於組織管理,能夠好幾天不睡覺一直工作。 與一般人不同,大師可以在同一時間內一心多用地到處用功。他總是嚴守紀律、迅速、準確並且守時。

在超過四分之一世紀的時間裏,他一直不停地向世人傳播本師施化難陀聖者(Sri Swami Sivanandaji)的教導。施化難陀聖者曾經這麼說:“承受侮辱和承受傷害,是最高級的靈修”。我們敬愛的聖者也以此為自己的指導原則。
Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj of the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, is a beloved disciple of H.H Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Writing an introduction about Swamiji is extremely difficult because words will always fall short of describing him. How can you capture an infinite personality with finite words? He is a dynamic yogi having a multifaceted, magnetic and versatile personality. He is a spiritual giant who touches the heart of everyone who comes in contact with him. Swamiji naturally radiates peace, love and divinity. People from all walks of life find solace in his holy presence. He is approachable to one and all, whether he is a chief minister or a celebrity tennis player or a common person. His unparalleled devotion, loyalty and obedience to the master in all circumstances is noteworthy.
He is one of the most sought after speakers in India and abroad. His lectures are a spontaneous outpouring of divine wisdom. His ability to make the esoteric subject of spirituality simple through a perfect blend of humor, melodious singing and down to earth practical approach put him in the class all by himself. Swamiji is well known for his ability to lead kirtans to the highest ecstasy through his melodious voice and supreme devotion. He is embodiment of love purity, and truth.
 He is a yogacharya, having conducted more than 560 yoga shibirs in India and abroad for armies, universities and private sector companies. He is a master organizer, able to work for several days without sleeping. Swamji can attend to several tasks at one time unlike other worldly people and was described as being astavadhani. He is a strict disciplinarian, prompt, precise and punctual.
For more than a quarter of a century, he has been incessantly spreading message of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj all over the world. “Bear insult and bear injury that is the greatest Sadhana,” so says Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. And that our beloved Swamiji Maharaj has made the guiding principle for himself.

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