分类汇整:瑜伽哲学,Pholosophy

疗愈瑜伽与叶克膜医师

疗愈瑜伽,老师你会教和上回一样的东西吗?

听到同学这样的回答,令人啼笑皆非.同学是以动作来确认这堂课值不值得上,瑜伽=体位法,这种观念深植人心,难改.于是乎,很多人练习多年,手脚仍然冰冷,气血仍然不足,可是体位法讲的头头是道,动作也很到位.

同学们,可能不明白,身体是全世界最精密的艺术品[......]

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瑜伽老师业务伤害案例检讨~完结篇(2012/8)


很多人会走上瑜伽教学的路,是因为她在瑜伽的练习中,得到快乐,得到一股宁静,于是,她想要分享给更多的人认识瑜伽的美好.

分享,就是生命的意义,由分享而来的喜乐,能带给自己更多的感动.古人修行,不是为了独善其行,而是成就菩萨道,帮助更多的人了悟真理.但,在一切善念的背后,必须要有一颗细致的心,[......]

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瑜伽哲学–什么是瑜伽八支?

每天早上,都会去山上走走.有一天遇到一个山友,他和我打了个招呼之后,开始闲聊,当他知道我在从事瑜伽教学时,他对瑜伽有了很大的兴趣,因为瑜伽看起来很难,能看到一个人能将这么难的动作做到可以出师也真是奇人奇事.对他而言,我是很有趣的主题.

对我而言,他只是一个普通的山友,哈!我爬山不太喜欢说话,像老子一样,我喜欢一个人静静地爬山,听鸟叫,看山景,就这么静静地让自己溶入山景里面,好似一幅明清山水画一样.

直到前几天,他开始和我讨论他对瑜伽的认识,真的是令我汗颜不已.他借了一本好大的原文书,书名是Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques(瑜伽教学:基础与教学技巧).他很认真的从chapter one第一章开始读起,从瑜伽的起源是西元多少年,当时的历史背景,以及瑜伽蕴育自哪些经典,每一部经典的主旨为何,以及当时的人们对瑜伽的认识.他看得很仔细,我听得很认真.最令我感到神奇的是,他在解释瑜伽为何时,他用了帕坦伽利的八支理论.这让我又重新温习了瑜伽的基本价值及核心.

温故,知新.从他的口中,我开始再反省自己的教学有没有偏离瑜伽真正的精神,有没有符合帕坦伽俐口中的八支的理论.

Patanjali提出八支理论,英文是ashtanga yoga或是the eight-limbed path yoga请不要和ashtanga vinyasa yoga阿斯坦加瑜伽弄混,以前我以为我学的阿斯坦加瑜伽才是Patanjali口中正统的瑜伽,后来才知道是个天大的错误,老师可能太自豪自己的派别,所以无形中给了我这种错误的印象.那么,这位瑜伽之神口中的八支是哪八支呢?

1yama-持戒

ahimsa

satya

asteya

brahmacharya

aparigraha

2niyama-精进

saucha

santosa

tapas

svadhyaya

ishvarapranidhana

3asana

4pranayama

5pratyahara

6dharana

7dhyana

8samadhi

但现代瑜伽之父B.K.S. Iyengar在Light on the yoga sutras of patanjali这本书用了一个非常有名的譬喻,他说:瑜伽,就像是一颗果树一样,我们一般人能看到什么呢,我不知道,但这位大师观察到人的生命就像一颗树一样,他看到了树根,树干,树技,树叶,以及树皮,树液和花朵,最后结成果实.

树根,就是yama持戒

树干,就是niyama精进

树枝,就是asana体位

树叶,就是pranayam调息

树皮,就是pratyahara摄心

树汁,就是dharana专注

开花,就是Dhyana入定

结果,就是smadhi三摩地

看了原文书,才发现是Iyengar做了这么的解释,他在瑜伽之树这本书有提到,可以看图会比较明白

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一代宗师Sri K. Pattabhi Jois殒落1915-2009


5/21
dear:
在space练习ashtanga的同学,可以在柜台入口处看见一个小小的地方,那里有鲜花及烛火和大师最后的身影.若想要表达对大师的追思,别忘了,双手合十.斯人已远,但风范永存.
大师的离去,令人思考人要选择何种方式,让人记得,是怀念或是怀恨,端在当下一念之间.
祝平安
judy

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dear:

刚刚才将一些连结更新,就发现白鹭鸶上有着大大消息Sri K. Pattabhi Jois殒落,他是ashtanga的创立者,也是精神指标人物,更是这一个世代的传奇人物,但在昨天以93高寿辞世,令人缅怀不已,斯人已远但精神永存.相信,他的精神会在每一个晨起的mysore中显露,人生在世,最重要的,不在生命的长短,而在生命的宽度及为世人留下了什么奉献.
很感谢,大师一生的奉献.

judy

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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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公告:印度智慧书~认识薄伽梵歌的第一本书

dear all:

今天收到同学的来信,让我有幸得知另一本好书正悄悄上市,那是一本印度最富哲理的书–薄伽梵歌,不!是认识薄伽梵歌的第一本书--印度智慧书.

薄伽梵歌这本古老的书,让我十分着迷,不断收集,手边有三本中文本,两本英文版.中文版恰好前些日子有人提问,资料如下,可参阅.不论哪一本书,都不错,观点不同,有时会有不同的体会.但,这本书,不好读,必须用功到将人物用分支图去厘清彼此间的关系,为了更明白,甚至也买了早期林怀民所写的书,是用剧本形态所写的,看起来果然好看极了,但剧情当然和史籍会有出入.想想,当时,为何会疯狂读这本书,是因为当时,商业周刊有一期报导,整个华尔街都在应用本书所教导的智慧,将此智慧应用在商场上,因此,让我十分好奇,这本书的精神价值是永恒不杦,甚至历久弥新,现在探索瑜伽的两位作者又合力推出号称认识薄伽梵歌的第一书~印度智慧书.相信,透过两位洗炼的文字,同学会更容易了解瑜伽经典的的精神,加油了,也感谢瑜伽前辈的付出,另外,要感谢晓萍的分享+_+.

judy

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补充资料:
dear:
薄伽梵歌有三本如下,正好手边都齐全,如下:
生命的真谛-薄伽梵歌
出版社:阿南达玛迦
出版日期:2008年03月31日
语言:繁体中文 ISBN:9789579295475
装订:平装
定价:250元 优惠价:9折225元
http://www.books.com.tw/exep/prod/booksfile.php?
item=0010398754

薄伽梵歌-印度修行圣典
作者:Veda Vyasa
出版社:中国瑜珈
语言:繁体中文 ISBN:9579382174
定价:250元 优惠价:9折225元
本商品单次购买10本200元(8折)

薄伽梵歌-斐华出版
书名/作者 薄伽梵歌/印度圣典/杨斐华译
其他书名 印度圣典 民74

第三本最难买到,呵,最好三本一起看,再外加原文版,这样就会很清楚了,其实这是一本史诗中的一个重要章节,但里面就像是红楼梦一样,外人以为是儿女私情其实里头蕴藏着人生的哲理,同样的,薄伽梵歌内容是提及两方人马作战的历史记载,其实它诉说著是人的内在灵性与外在感官的冲突,是一场史诗就正在每一个人的内心战场上上演.
如同,现代版的魔戒,魔多就存在心里,魔戒就是你内心的反射,这也是魔戒作者在参与过一次世界大战时,面对生离死别时的顿悟.
希望以上资讯对你有助益

judy

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新书介绍:

印度智慧书
内容简介top

带给爱因斯坦、林语堂等世界名人无限启发的《薄伽梵歌》,
爱默生更直接称它为“天下第一书”,
与《道德经》、《圣经》并列为全世界被翻译最多语言的三大经典。

如何无惧面对生死?如何提升心灵意识?如何实践真正的瑜伽之道?什么才是人生的长久之计?本书阐述印度最精要经典《薄伽梵歌》的核心要义,帮助你了解古印度的智慧,并运用在现代生活中,从中找到心灵的出路。

  在这众声喧哗的时代,社会纷乱、人心不定;游离在各种宗教哲学边缘,以探索心灵问题的人,你找到提升自己的精神力量了吗?本书以有根据、有实证的古印度经典《薄伽梵歌》为本,让你了解,从物质世界到精神层面、从个人自己到周遭环境的所有世间真相,进而提供“什么该做、什么不该做”的依循准则,对于期望达到“身心灵净化”的人,能提供实质的帮助。

  本书详介《薄伽梵歌》的基本内容与哲理,对于其中的五项真理“神、时间、物质能量、你自己、行动”都有详尽的说明,是认识印度智慧的最佳入门;同时,深入了解之后,我们也明白前四项是既定存在的;最后一项“行动”,则是唯一一个你能加以选择、改变的部分!人生的向下沉沦或向上提升,就取决于“当下的行动”。懂得如何去抉择你的行动,才能进而提升你的意识,最后真正改变自己的命运!

关于《薄伽梵歌》

  印度两大史诗之一《摩诃婆罗多》是全世界最长的史诗,约有九万句。《薄伽梵歌》虽然只占了其中七百句,却是古印度部族及现代印度民族的最高精神象征,如果不知《薄伽梵歌》,就难以理解印度民族。表面上,其内容是古印度文明的历史和教化;但实际上,它是以故事的形式,来阐述深奥的生死哲理和人生目标。

  《薄伽梵歌》影响印度、东南亚各国及佛教之文化生活、哲学思想甚钜。而且早在两百年前,就盛传欧美,已成为欧美现代瑜伽修持的基础。

作者简介

杨逢财   
毕业于台湾大学哲学系,印度玛雅埔高等教育中心瑜伽经典学士(Bhakti- Shastri)。

江信慧  
政治大学英语系学士、美国密西根州州立大学广告管理学系公共关系硕士。两人皆进入印度“勾迪亚.外士纳瓦”瑜伽传承,旅居印度前后约一年半,学习体位法及《薄伽梵歌》,获国际奎师那意识协会“庙宇崇拜祭司”授证。现任奎师那瑜伽教室负责人,教授《薄伽梵歌》;并于高雄市第一社区大学任瑜伽教师。著有:《瑜伽饮食养生全书》、《最后一堂瑜伽课:薄伽梵歌第15章的故事》、《Discover Yoga:探索瑜伽》、《薄伽梵歌——瑜伽奥义书》。

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英国作家赫胥黎  美国作家爱默生  美国作家梭罗  
法国哲学家、历史学家维克托.库辛  
印度圣雄甘地  印度首位英国总督沃伦.哈斯丁  
德国哲学家、语言学家、教育家威廉.冯.洪堡
德籍梵文学者雅各.万格勒.哈尔
物理学家爱因斯坦
物理学家菲杰弗.卡帕
华人巨擘林语堂

《薄伽梵歌》是永恒哲学(Perennial Philosohy)迄今最为说理明晰而又包罗甚广的摘要书之一。因此它那不朽的价值,不仅对印度人如此,对全人类皆然……。《薄伽梵歌》或许是永恒哲学最具系统的精神性阐述。
——英国作家,赫胥黎(Aldous Huxley)

它是天下第一书,……只有广博、宁静、一致,以及回荡在另一个年代、另一片苍穹下的古老智慧之声。
——美国作家,爱默生(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

我要对阅读经典的人说,如果他们期望读一本好书,那就读《薄伽梵歌》。
——美国作家,梭罗(Henry David Thoreau)

《薄伽梵歌》是古印度神祕主义中最趣味无穷的不朽之作。
——法国哲学家、历史学家,维克托?库辛(Victor Cousin)

把《薄伽梵歌》铭记于心的人,每天都能从中找到新的喜悦与意义。
——印度圣雄,甘地(Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)

我毫不犹豫的断言:《薄伽梵歌》是非凡的旷世之作,其概念、推理和语言均臻于极致,无与伦比。
——印度首位英国总督,沃伦?哈斯丁(Warren Hastings)

读者它,我内心时刻涌流着对生命的感激之情,感谢它让我继续活着,以研读这部著作。
——德国哲学家、语言学家、教育家,威廉?冯?洪堡(Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Carl Ferdnant von Humboldt)

“《薄伽梵歌》是一本具不朽意义的著作……提供对一切时代、一切宗教生活都适用的深邃洞见……”
——德籍梵文学者,雅各?万格勒?哈尔(Jakob Wilhelm Hauer)

我在阅读《薄伽梵歌》时,所想到的只有一个问题:神是如何创造宇宙的?
——物理学家,爱因斯坦(Albert Einstein)

这真是一本绝美的东方哲学思想概述。
——物理学家,菲杰弗?卡帕(Fritjof Capra)

《薄伽梵歌》的伟大力量在于这样的事实:他教导了一个“爱的信仰”。
——华人巨擘,林语堂

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5/23,24,26,27Swami Veda Bharati来台暨心灵瑜伽新书发表


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同学,因班机时间有变,故大师来台至救国团讲课时间略有变动,请特别注意,时间都改到28日在台北剑潭,30日高雄救国团.别忘了更改你的行事历.再次感谢Jenny辛苦的联络.来函照登如下:

judy您好
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原24日的活动改成30日下午2点在高雄市救国团演讲 报名方式可上救国团网页www.cyc.org.tw/c26/点选剑潭书院线上报名 或来电02-25025858转357 再一次谢谢妳的热忱与敬佩妳的专业
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网络的世界无远弗届,能透过文字的力量,将心念以能量波动的方式传达到有心人的心灵深处,就是这股力量让我和从未谋面的石宏开始有了联系,一切都很自然,因为他的来信令我有股熟悉感,一直以为是老朋友,呵,只是名字有点不太熟悉罢了,后来,才发现这位石宏真是厉害,因为他将一本很棒的书翻成中文以飨大众,作者是大师在喜马拉雅山的作者Swami Rama的嫡传弟子Swami Veda Bharati,他的知识都是靠直觉获得,精通十七种语言,让他可以在世界各地教授人们冥想的方法,重回心灵的源头.

他遵循师命成立了国际喜马拉雅瑜伽科学哲学学院,研习时数达六百小时,可以获得有系统及全面观的瑜伽知识,相信,台湾的瑜伽研习者们在此刻正临着灵性的成长及渴求,若你无暇前往圣山,那么,透过大师在台的新书发表会,你依然可以领略大师的耒采.还有,救国团也陆续举行了几场的读书会,可以让大家更明白静心及冥想的奥妙之处.
记得有空要去参加呵^^

感谢救国团的忆苗及香港的石宏在此的付出,也十分感恩大师亲自来台指导,因缘殊胜,记得要空下时间.灵性,是瑜伽人最常挂在嘴边却又最感心虚的字眼.加油了,至少现在是一个机会,真正认识瑜伽后三支的机会-专注,冥想及三摩地.

三摩地咖啡廰见的Judy – -!!

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Dear Judy, 

Swami Veda 中文新书将以繁简体版在海峡两岸同时发售(这是本人试译,请不吝指正)。我附上出版商向经销商推荐文宣,抱歉是简体版,因为是在大陆用的。Swami Veda 著作等身,他着墨最深的是“The Commentary of Yoga Sutras by Patanjali",已出版两巨册,只是瑜伽经的第一和第二章而已。他对中国的老子特别推崇,常要他的外国弟子去读老子。他的心愿是把”老子道德经“翻译成梵文,梵文书名是”中华大奥义书“。这次出书的是20篇他授课的结集,并非他已出版书的中文翻译。

因为世人常把瑜伽当成是种健身运动,他在十多年前写了一本小书”The Philosophy of Hatha Yoga"哈达瑜伽的哲理,或者说是哈达瑜伽之道,讲述在作Hatha 时,如何处理心念,还有身与心的关系。例如,他提到hatha的体位姿势会让人不适,心态上要把它当成是tapas,如果能甘之如饴,无怨无愤,那么你在燃烧的就不只是卡洛里,而是你的业karma。如果能将这本书和“The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga” 一起研究,那就是内外兼修了。可惜因为版权和其他因缘问题,这本书还没有中文翻译…

拉杂写了一堆,希望你和你的同好们能抽时间参加Swami Veda在台的活动,有时他的支言词组就可以解答缠绕已久的问题,要不然,不妨直接问他。孔子的门人说,听孔子讲课如沐春风,听Swami Veda 讲课时,身心的感觉就是如此。

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

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新书发表会 
 
5/26 (二)  诚品信义旗舰店
时间/  5月26日 晚上PM19:30~PM21:00  
地点/ 诚品信义店3F广场Forum     
诚品信义店活动内容安排:
(一)韦达大师与读者分享瑜珈冥想的技巧
(二)韦达大师畅谈如何借由瑜珈提升生命能量的方法
(三)和与会读者面对面Q&A交流,现场解答瑜珈修炼问题
(四)现场签售,随书获得韦达大师珍贵印章签印书
 

5/27 (三)  金石堂信义店座谈会
时间/  5月27日 下午PM15:00~PM16:30
地点/ 金石堂信义店5F
金石堂信义店活动内容安排:
(一)韦达大师亲身带领与会读者体验冥想
(二)大师畅谈如何借由瑜珈提升生命能量的方法
(三)和与会读者面对面的问答交流,现场解答瑜珈修习存疑
(四)韦达大师用梵文唱颂心经为与会读者加持
(五)现场签售,随书获得韦达大师珍贵印章签印书
 

印度swami veda大师来台讲座

当人们深入探求冥想时,内在的冲突将会消失,对立会转而一致。

─ Swami Veda Bharati

题  目:喜马拉雅瑜伽静心与冥想(现场中文翻译)

第一场:5月30日 (星期六)14:00-16:30
高雄市救国团(高雄市中正四路189号)
洽询电话:07-2013141    费用:300元

第二场:5月28日 (星期四):14:00-16:30
剑潭青年活动中心志清大楼(台北市中山北路四段16号)
洽询电话:02-28855643    费用:500元 (可现场报名缴费)  
第二场可线上报名:http:/www.cyc.org.tw/c26, 点选剑潭书院线上报名 即可

 
讲师简介:

Swami Veda Bharati,一位来自喜马拉雅山的哲学大师,同时也是联合国教科文组织的精神顾问。在过去的52年间,他在全球各地传授并提供灵性的指导。Swami Veda在印度5000年梵语哲学家的传统思想中被教养长大,他在九岁时被传授Patanjali的瑜伽经,十一岁时被传授吠陀经(印度最古的宗教文献和文学作品的总称)。身为一个对于Patanjali 瑜伽经的许多著作具有最全面评论的作者,Swami Veda斯瓦密韦达是一位卓越的诗人、学者、研究指导以及国际讲师。

Swami Veda所有的知识都是由直觉而获得,他荣获最高学术学位,伦敦荣誉文学学士、伦敦文学硕士、荷兰文学博士,都是在1965年六月到1967年六月间取得的学位。并应邀前往许多国家巡回演讲,包括北印度各地、肯尼亚、乌干达、坦桑尼亚等国的印度团体、英国各地、斐济、莫里提斯、东非及整个南印度。1969年,Swami Veda遇见他的精神导师Swami Rama拉玛大师,并被引导至最高禅修的瑜伽境界。他的导师喇嘛尊者曾著有一本很有名的著作《大师在喜马拉雅山》。

Swami Veda研读并通晓所有宗教的经典,熟悉17种流利程度不同的语言,让他能传授冥想给不同信仰的人们。1970年,Swami Veda蒙上师在Swami Rama指示下,拟定国际喜马拉雅瑜伽科学哲学学院初建章程,并在其指导下,从事教学工作。Swami Veda延续其导师在所有领域的工作。1983年,Swami Veda创立了KHEL组织──Kindness,Health and Education for Lepers:提供痲疯病患慈善、健康、教育上的照顾;Kid’s Health Education and Laughter:提供孩童健康、教育及欢乐上的照顾。

现今已有四百名孩童在那儿受到教育、营养及其它方面的照料。作为联合国教科文组织的精神顾问,对于世界可持续发展的议题,Swami Veda 亦投注许多关心。2005年,纽约联合国世界宗教领袖大会,Swami Veda亦曾就世界和平提案进行演讲。    与Swami Veda会面,人们马上会被吸引,他是一个将灵性融入日常生活中的实践者与精神导师。

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王者之王瑜伽经讲座-6月北中南讲座

dear 同学:

日前听闻邱老师又有新书问市,而且还是一本很殊胜的书名为-王者之王瑜伽经,很酷吧,以为唸完胜王瑜伽经Raja yoga sutra就差不多了,原来还有这么一本特别的书可以值得一听,相信大家一定很有兴趣.托救国团的福气,现在全省的救国团都有机会可以举行这样的讲座,瞧,台中及高雄都有举行,而且就在假日,记得有空一定要来听听内在灵性的声音.

人的肉体是最粗钝的,依赖原始的感官而活,但透过瑜伽的修炼却可逹到净化人心与肉身,让身心内外都晶莹剔透,这可是用sk ll也很难办到的.
希望大家有空一定要听一听,有时,在当下无法理解,那是因为尚未开窍,但这颗智慧的种籽却已经深植在脑海里,有一天它会开花,开出般若的智慧.等待,是值得,但必须先播下这颗智慧的种籽,而现在就是最好的时机.

有机会一定要把以下四本书仔细拜读,若你真想了解何谓瑜伽,而非体位法瑜伽,那么这些本书,你是必读的.加油了,统统都有中文版.

胜王瑜伽经,哈达瑜伽经及薄伽梵歌,以及最后这本王者之王瑜伽经.

最后感谢邱老师及在背后工作的团队们,感谢你们在瑜伽灵性园地的付出

judy
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王者之王瑜伽经讲座

邱显峯老师
喜悦之路静坐协会前理事长

第一场:6月7日 (星期日)15:00-17:30
台中市救国团(台中市力行路261之1号)洽询电话:04-22348291
费用:300元

第二场:6月13日 (星期六)09:30-12:00
高雄市救国团(高雄市中正四路189号)
洽询电话:07-2013141
费用:300元

第三场:6月13日 (星期六)15:00-17:30
剑潭青年活动中心(台北市中山北路四段16号)
洽询电话:02-28855643
费用:300元
第三场可线上报名:http:/www.cyc.org.tw/c26,点选剑潭书院线上报名

讲者教授瑜伽整体锻练课程近30余年,研读各式经典,精通梵文,多年来潜心研习自发功、气功、太极拳、太极导引、瑜伽自然疗法等,具瑜伽哲学及实际锻炼等功法极深厚且广博之内涵与经验。译注‘哈达瑜伽经’、‘胜王瑜伽经’、“王者之王瑜伽经”。经典总让人觉得深奥难懂,但透过讲者深入浅出的讲述功力,短短时间中便能明了瑜伽上乘之意涵与心法。 

讲 座 内 容

瑜伽最重要的四大部(类)经中,其一是西元十五世纪左右的《哈达瑜伽经》(hatha yoga),提供了相当完备的修炼法;第二本是西元前二百至六百年间的《胜王瑜伽经》(rāja yoga),阐述欲达天人合一的完整次第法─瑜伽八部功法。虽然这两本都是瑜伽界最宝贵的圣经,但仍觉得好似缺少些什么,现在,这个缺憾正好由瑜伽界最灵性的经典─西元前六百至一千年间的《王者之王瑜伽经》给完美地填补上。若再加上瑜伽界最高的指导经─一千五百年前的《薄伽梵歌》(bhagvad gītā),整个瑜伽身心灵锻炼的指导蓝图至此方告完成。透过这整套瑜伽锻炼的修持方法、心法和理论,帮助我们一窥宇宙最深层的奥秘,并朝向生命解脱之道前进。

本经的核心思想,本经原名是Aṣṭāvakra Saṃhitā或Aṣṭāvakra Gītā,中文的直译为“阿士塔伐克拉集”或“歌集”,作者即是阿士塔伐克拉上师。本经的缘起是佳那卡向其上师阿士塔伐克拉请益,要如何获得“知识、解脱和不执著”等三个问题,而开启此师徒神圣的对话。但上师回答的总体精神,却不是在告诉你要如何修炼、要如何获得知识、解脱和不执著;相反地,他说:“解脱不是获得来的,而是应了悟到你是本自解脱的,解脱是不假修炼的。为了获得解脱而从事冥想修炼,这其实就是你最大的束缚。”……….
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伟大的薄伽梵(bhagavan,又译为上主或世尊)─克里师那(Krishna)所给予的大明咒。

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20个重要的心灵教导 -施化难陀(Swami Sivananda)圣者(下)

片言

1.想些好的,说些好的,做些好的。你很快就可进入永恒极乐的国度。
2.不要浪费这个人生,不要呆站在岸边,看那世俗的浪最终还是平伏到灵性极乐之中。
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)。
4.一位没有贞节的妇女就像无轮之车、无弦之琴。
5.只有人类变得道德与灵性,世界将会存在。
6.没有情欲、自我、贪婪、奋怒与傲慢的生命,本身就是圣洁生命。
7.要悟证神,唱颂就是最容易、最便宜、最快捷、最安全的道路。
8.不要埋怨没有时间修行。减少睡眠与长篇大论的说话,早上4时便起床。
9.没有上师的恩典,便没有可能在灵性道路上进步。
10.上师就是圣地。创造主(Brahma)、维持主(Vishnu)、毁灭主(Siva)、大地女神(Parvathi)、释帝天(Indra)、所有的神明、所有的圣河,都在他之内。
11.一切你的财富都属于神所有。除了你需要以外,没有必要保存更多。
12.在你之内是隐藏着的神。在你之内是喜悦的泉源。在你之内是极乐的大洋。

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.

灵性的经验

1.进入深度的冥想生命全赖神的恩典。
2.深度的冥想须有很大的谦卑、平静与勇气。
3.在深度的冥想生命中,感官与内心都已经加以降伏。内心、情绪与想像都不再有用。
4.在深度的冥想中,瑜伽士完全把自己收摄,进入一个超越内心与理智的意识状态。他只知觉到纯粹的存在。
5.在三摩地或超意识的状态中,瑜伽士放弃了自我的感觉,进入了神的本性之中。
6.灵性经验只会在你预备好之后才出现,不会过早。
7.在灵性经验中,一层又一层的经验不断显现。你必须有耐性地等候。以纯洁与勇气在修行中努力耕耘。
8.灵性旅途也会物以类聚,你永远不会孤单。你会在内在得到世上的瑜伽士们与圣人门祝福。他们的灵性波流将会使你得到提升与鼓励。
9.冥想并且进入那光明的领域。那里再没有局限,这里没有忧虑,没有障碍。
10.那里没有时空。在那圣洁的领域没有恐惧,没有疑惑,没有踌躇。那只有永恒的喜乐、极乐、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
道德是宗教的门槛。
德是极乐的入门。
道德的目的是藉改变自己的气质,以提升圣洁的素质。
向善,为善。这就是道德的要义。

不道德喝酒就是不道德。
伤害他人就是不道德。
纵容愤怒就是不道德。
撒谎骗人就是不道德。
沉醉于情欲的思想就是不道德。
憎恨与针对别人就是不道德。
大发雷霆就是不道德。
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,你要充满美德。
美德为你打开永恒的大门,并且迎接你进内。
美德的背后就是圣洁,凡有圣洁,必有美德。
美德不是从金钱而来,人的善行都从美德而来。

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)的呼唤

真诚地思想,真诚地说话,真诚地生活,真诚地做事。
活出纯洁,活出灵性,就是活出真诚。
真诚是建立神殿的第一根支柱。践真诚会续渐改变你的生命。
真诚是永恒与神性福乐的赐予者。
真诚是指按事实来开始,按事实来表达。
真诚是修习一切美德的指标。
如果你希望达到快速的灵性进步,如果你希望成就神的悟证,那就请无私心地紧守真诚。
真诚是神的律则的核心,也是一切灵修与圣洁生命的基础。
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
我组织医药的服务,是为了宏扬四海一家与和平的精神。
我组织道德的教化,是为了直接宏扬万民平等与人类团结的福音,并以此缔造世界和平。
通过正法或正义,使真理在一切文化中彰显。
我不相信通过强暴与武力的军事活动能够征服他人。
我只相信道德、心灵、爱心能征服一切,从而建立起正义的灵性国度,这将是超地域与超国界的。
圣洁生命会的所有分支、会员、会议都为建立这四海一家的精神、世界和平与普遍神性而作出贡献。
我的工作是要提升人类的宗教意识,以及人类对内在神性的知觉。
在我所有的著作中,我不断大力强调驾驭外驰的感官,征服内心,净化心灵,达至内在平安与力量。
我在这个世代出现,是为人类指清道路。
那条道路就是:简化你的生活,洁净你的心灵,去除我执与骄傲,培育博爱,修习自律。
侍奉一切众生,爱一切众生。
聆听、反省、冥想。
分析思辨,认识真我。活在永恒之中。

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.

二十点灵性的闪光

1.跟随爱的宗教。
2.我是一名真正的基督徒、真正的回教徒、真正的印度教徒、真正的锡克教徒与真正的波斯教徒。
3.我可以走近你,但你一定先要有纯洁的内心与强而纯净的意志,才可把我拉近。
4.没有任何宗教可以垄断真理或神。每种宗教都有他独特的宝贵一面,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语言来表达永善永真的原理。
6.爱神的人已经没有宗教了,心里只有神而已。
7.宗教的本质是把人改造的原理与技巧。人并不是完工了的被造物。
8.人在灵性上尚须打磨,他需要宗教。不同宗教之间需要合作。
9.人从万殊而迈进齐一是最神圣的朝圣之旅。他在旅途上会经历忧患与痛苦,而终点目标却是神的极乐。
10.金钱可以买到药物,而不是健康。金钱可以买到轻软的枕头,而不是熟睡。金钱可以买到物质的享受,而不是永恒的福乐。金钱可以买到饰物,而不是美丽。金钱可以买到音响耳筒,而不是自
的听觉。达成那至高的富裕智慧,你将会拥有一切。
11.痛苦与死亡存在,他们最终的成因是愚昧。根治的方法就是大梵的知识与至高自性的经验。
12.人不一定需要等待下一生才尝回现今的业报。视乎有些恶业,人可以在几年、几月、几周、几天内受到业报。
13.道德与灵修打开了真理或灵性的大门。
14.让你的服务不要受到求取认同、权力与地位等动机的污染。你服务的动机应该是全无私心的。
15.奉献的真义就是只求众生的福祉,不求任何的回报,包括短暂的或是灵性上的回报。
16.培育博爱,培育神圣的爱。最终人会融入于至美、至真、至乐的大洋。
17.精进增强忍耐,忍耐又提升了精进的程度。
18.灵性道路上的五个阶段是净化、启明、统合、圆满与解脱。
19.三摩地就是视万有为一。
20.在灵性知觉中畅泳。安住于如如不动的神圣知觉之中,跃进永生的河流,目睹神圣美丽的光辉。

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.

自性培育的优点
1.自性培育是灵性意识的绽放。
2.自性培育就是与美善连系,从美善而来,同时把美善对外宏扬。
3.人的本性与行为中的美善,构成了这个人生命的基石。
4.生命的福音就是无所执著、灵魂不灭、以及灵魂的最终解脱。
5.真诚是生命的基本律则。真诚是途径也是最终的目标。
6.真诚就是公正、公平与严守道德伦理的基本律则。
7.真诚是生的律则,虚假是死的律则。
8.实践真诚是最大的苦行。
9.真诚是无私地爱个人与世界的律则。10.真诚与爱可以并行不悖。
11.爱是世上最大的治疗力量。
12.爱是生命的律则。
13.爱带来希望,把理性放开。
14.爱让人不想坏的事物,施恩不望报,不计较他人的动机,只看事情的光明一面。
15.爱是无私的服务、仁爱、慈悲、亲情与互助、谅解、忍耐与善意。
16.自我牺牲、布施济众、克己自律是健康快乐的基础。
17.瑜伽的基础是自我驾驭。
18.热切慕道、独自静坐、冥想、保持警觉。
19.惰性是最顽强的敌人。
20.欠缺容忍就是宗教的灭亡。
21.没有私心、内心平安就是自性培育的优点。

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.大梵是永恒的智慧、永恒的美丽、无限的意识与永恒的平安。
2.那纯净的自性是超越了三身(肉身、灵身、种子身)、五层(食物层、生命能层、内心层、理智层、喜乐层)与三种意识状态(睡觉、梦觉、醒觉)的。
3.大梵的语言是静默,祂的律则是和谐,祂的本性是不增不减的平安。
4.爱带来知识,知识带出爱的道路。
5.在万殊的对象背后,有那无所不包的齐一。
6.人是主体而非客体,他是知觉者。
7.真诚、仁爱与纯洁构成了圣洁生命。
8.神+欲望=人。人-欲望=神。
9.辨别是非之心与纯洁,两者就是固定真诚之斧的轴心。
10.真诚与爱心就是让我们飞往神那里的一双翅膀。
11.没有美德较真诚更高尚。
12.贪婪、情欲与愤怒是智慧的三大敌人。甘于淡薄,严守贞洁与谦恭自处便能远离他们。
13.一位解脱者是大君王,一位解脱者是大富翁。
14.再生的原因是欲望与愚昧。
15.解脱者在一切活动中都处于三摩地之中。
16.以节制自律来捕捉情欲之鱼,以知识之光驱除愚昧之黑暗。
17.三摩地是最高的极乐。那是绝对者之光的经验,也是一切相对存在的终结。
18.OM 是自性知识的引导,也是打开解脱大门的钥匙。
19.解脱不是单纯离苦的状态,那是极乐的状态。
20.解脱是悟证那一元的纯净意识,这是无欲的状态。

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.

直觉的闪光

1.神是俗世沙漠的绿洲。
2.生命的甜蜜在侍奉人群,生命的轴心在冥想于神。
3.信是智慧的眼睛
4.爱开启了智慧的眼睛。
5.无私的服务是大喜乐。
6.播了慷慨的种子,收获是神的爱。
7.完全的爱就是完全不伤害。
8.终点要正确,手段也要正确。
9.自律是与自性幸福的连系。
10.没有泯灭自我,便无望得到解脱。
11.失去自我,认回真我。
12.内心宁静才是真正的禁语。
13.学习忘掉世界,学习经常惦记着神。

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.
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1.载自http://www.blancoage.com/boardtest/afall_nofso003/showtopic.asp?page=3&amp;Topic_ID=34794&forum_id=59&reply_order=asc

奋进吧!我的朋友

1.朋友,你为什么哭泣呢?你从来没有死亡,你为什么哭泣呢?你本来就没有身体,没有内心。你远离忧愁、痛苦与虚幻,你是纯净的意识。
2.朋友,你本来就没有老也没有死。你哭什么呢?努力确认真的我就是智慧、永恒不朽、齐一的要义、如天空之无所不包。
.你既非生,也非死。你就是无性无相的大梵,我的孩子,对你而言,又何来綑绑与解脱呢?
4.朋友,你为何哭泣?喝那永恒的甘露,成为一切小我的大我。
5.明白这唯一的纯净意识时无思想无内心的。明白这唯一的意识是没有感官、没有生命能、没有理智的。
6.因(这个纯净意识)遍存在于果之中。果不遍存于因之中。果是虚幻的,因此,紧扼著那因、那真实者。
7.通过冥想与真切的祷告与那内在者(神)沟通。把你心中的困难坦然暴露在祂面前,祂会赐给你灵性的力量与智慧。
8.冥想带来舒畅、力量、平安、安静、成功与人格的建立,因此,恒常冥想吧。
9.忧虑耗尽你所有的能量,而且于事无补,因此,放下忧虑,向神祷告,一切困难都会终结。
10.他是无求、自律、无欲、平静与恒定的,将可达到开悟。我的朋友,你是纯净而无躯体的,你也没有内心。你是永恒不朽、无处不在的自性、至高的真实。确认这点,感觉这点,悟证这点而得
解脱。

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
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20个重要的心灵教导 -施化难陀(Swami Sivananda)圣者(上)

二十个重要的心灵教导 -施化难陀(Swami Sivananda)圣者

这二十个教导包含了所有瑜伽修行的精髓 。一个人如果全心全意地照此修行,将可以把行动瑜伽、虔信瑜伽、智慧瑜伽和胜王瑜伽合而为一。这些是迅速和有效发展培养人们自我身体、心理、道德和心灵各个层面不变的关键。

1 梵时 (BRAHMAMUHURTA)
每天凌晨4点起床。梵时(Brahmamuhurta)对修行是极为有利的 。从早晨的4点到6点30分或7点,这段时间内完成所有灵修。将使灵修获得迅速和最大的成就。

2 体位法(ASANA)
面对东部或北部,以莲花坐(Padmasana)、 单盘坐(Siddhasana) 或任何坐姿(Sukhasana)进行咒诵(Japa)和冥想半小时。之后逐渐增加至三个小时。练习倒立式(Sirshasana)和肩立式 (Sarvangasana)可以保持健康和性能量 。定期做些简单的身体运动,如散步等等。做第二十轮轻松、舒适的呼吸(Pranayama) 。 做呼吸时不要紧张。

3 咒诵(JAPA)
您可以唸任何咒语(神圣音节) ,如唵(Om)或唵喃无那拉雅那雅(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)、唵那玛哈希哇雅(Om Namah Sivaya),唵喃无薄加伐达伐苏得伐雅(Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya) ,唵萨拉伐那薄伐雅那玛哈(Om Saravanabhavaya Namah),哈哩唵(Hari Om),或嘎雅特哩(Gayatri) (一种神圣的吠陀咒语) 。根据您的喜好或习惯,每天重复唸一百零八次到2两万一千六百次。 基督信徒可以唸主耶稣或圣母玛丽亚的名。 帕西、锡克教徒和穆斯林可以分别从波斯古经、格兰斯希卜或古兰经选择一个圣名或咒语。

4 饮食纪律
只吃纯净的食物。 不可吃辣椒,罗望子,大蒜,洋葱,酸性食物,油,芥末,阿魏胶。注意饮食应有所节制( Mitahara) 。不要超过胃的负担。 一年应该有一两次,维持两个星期不吃那些头脑喜欢的饮食。吃简单的食物。 牛奶和水果可以提高专注力。 正确的饮食就是保持生活健康的良药。 享受美食是一种罪过。 维持一个星期或两个星期不吃盐和糖。 您必须能够仅仅靠大米、dhal(一种带辣味的印度菜。用蚕豆、豌豆或小扁豆制成)和不含咸菜的面包而生活。
不要在dhal中加入过多的盐,也不要在茶、咖啡和牛奶中加入糖。 非素食的人应尽可能地逐步改变饮食习惯直到完全不食肉为止。如此他们将获得极大的益处。

5 静坐冥想
准备一间有锁和钥匙的单间房来静坐。 如果做不到这一点,那就找一个房间的角落,用块小布幔或帷幕隔开。保持房间一尘不染。

6 自修
每天花半小时到一小时,一方面得到纯粹的思想(Suddha Vichara ) ,一方面系统地研究薄伽梵歌(Gita),罗摩衍那(Ramayana),往世书(Bhagavatam),毗湿奴千名(Vishnu-Sahasranama),拉利塔千名(Lalita-Sahasranama), 阿迪蒂亚利达雅(Adityahridaya), 奥义书(Upanishads) ,毗湿沙达 (Yoga Vasishta),圣经(Bible),效法基督(Imitation of Christ), 桑德可兰经(Zend Quran),全藏经(Tripitakas),格兰斯希卜(Granth Sahib)和其他宗教书籍。

7 心智的提升
用心记诵一些祈祷文,如祈祷经文(Slokas) , 赞美诗(Stotras)等等 ,在开始咒诵或静坐之前,一旦就坐下后即不断地祈祷。这将快速提升心智能力。

8 清静梵行
非常、非常小心地保持根本力量( 开创性的能量 Veerya )。 Veerya是上帝的活动或表现( Vibhuti ) 。Veerya是一切的权力。 Veerya是所有的财富。Veerya是生命、思想和智慧的本质。 本教导不只是针对单身的人而言。 有家室的人也要尽可能遵守。他们必须尽量稳定和配偶间的婚姻关系。 这是非常重要的。

9 慈善
依据个人经济条件,每个月、甚至每天来定期做慈善。千万不要忘了做慈善。即使要放弃一些个人的欲望,还是要定期做慈善。

10 亲近善知识
完全远离损友、吸烟、肉类和酒类。 不断地亲近善知识(Satsang)。不要养成任何坏习惯。努力积极发展良好的品德。

11 禁食
Ekadasi日 (印度太阴历中,每两周的第11天)实施禁食 ,或只以牛奶和水果为食。基督徒必须在每两周的星期日实施禁食。穆斯林则在每两周的星期五实施禁食。帕西可以每两周选一个合适的日子实施禁食。

12 念珠
把念珠围绕在脖子,或是放在口袋里或晚上放在枕头底下。这将随时提醒你上帝的存在。 空闲时就转珠。不管你正从事什么活动,应该随时不断地称唸圣名。

13 专注禁语
每天花几个小时来专注禁语(Mouna)。 保持沉默期间不要作出任何手势或发出噪音。

14 讲话的规范
无论如何也要讲真话。少说话。 说好话。总是说出鼓励的话。从不谴责,批评或劝阻。对小孩子或下属不要提高音量及咆哮。

15 知足
降低个人欲望。如果你有四件衣服,就减少两三件。过著幸福、知足的生活。 不要自寻烦恼。精神上脱离物欲束缚。过著朴素但内心丰富的生活。 想想那些拥有不及你十分之一的人。与他人共享。

16 爱心的实践
绝不伤害任何人。非暴力是最高的美德。用爱、宽恕(Kshama)和同情(Daya)来控制愤怒。投入爱心和感情来服务病人和穷人。这是对上帝的服务。

17 依靠自己
不要依靠别人的服侍。 依靠自己是最高的美德。

18 自我检讨
每天就寝前想想当天所犯的错误(自我检讨) 。学习班杰明富兰克林的做法,每天记下心灵日记和自我改正记录。 如此每天持之以恒并找出解决方法。 不要念念不忘过去的错误。

19 做好份内的职责
请记住,死亡时时刻刻都在等待着你。 不要逃避你的职责。维持单纯的行为( Sadachara ) 。

20 记得上帝
从醒来到睡前都要一直把上帝放在心中,其他时间无论是否从事工作,也不能分心。
不停重复祂的名字。把自己完全交给上帝( Saranagati ) 。

这是一切灵修的根本 。 可以助你得到解脱。所有这些灵性准则必须严格遵守。你绝能有任何松懈的想法。

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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《施化难陀大师醒世之言》(Thus awaken Swami Sivananda)
唯一的真理
这里只有一个种族,那就是人类。
这里只有一个宗教,那就是爱的宗教。
这里只有一条诫命,那就是诚信的诫命。
这里只有一条律则,那就是因果的律则。
这里只有一位神明,那就是无处不在、无所不能、无所不知的主。
这里只有一种语言,那就是心灵的语言或默然的语言。
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.

施化难陀箴言
1.生命是为了得到神。
2.侍奉人群就是崇敬神。
3.神是平安,神是至乐,神是光明。
4.工作就是崇敬。把你的工作奉献给神。
5.驾驭感官,驾驭内心。活出真诚,活出纯洁。
6.侍奉病人,侍奉穷苦,侍奉一切众生。
7.永远不要伤害他人的感受。忍受侮辱与伤害。宽恕,仁慈。
8.你本来就是不朽自由的灵魂、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.载自http://www.blancoage.com/boardtest/afall_nofso003/showtopic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34794&Forum_ID=59
2.在Yoga Journal专业瑜珈杂志所编写的书-Yoga (Paperback) by Linda Sparrowe, Yoga Journal,谈及瑜珈的历史将Swami Sivananda施化难陀大师当第一人介绍,由此可见其在瑜珈的地位
3.Swami Sivananda施化难陀大师的简史:

出生于1887 年南印度,1963年示寂
医学博士,行医于马来西亚
1924年决心修练瑜珈于喜马拉雅山脚的Rishikesh 修行
1936年创立于印度、如今分部遍置全球的神圣人生会社(The Divine Life Society)宏扬瑜伽,把健康与和平带给世人
1959 年建立了第一Sivananda 瑜伽Vedanta 中心在蒙特利尔, 加拿大
现在全世界有近 80 个Sivananda 地点 (聚会所、瑜伽中心, 和附属的中心) 。详http://www.sivananda.org/
倡导的服务、爱心、奉献、净化、冥想、 实现(Serve、Love,Purify.Meditate,Realize)的六字箴言
永恒的气息

1. 奥义书就是永恒的气息。
2. 永恒的呼声是发自你的内心。醒过来吧!你其实是永恒不朽,完全极乐的灵魂。Tat Twam Asi,你本来就是这个真理。
3. 醒吧!起来吧!人啊!你是真理路上的朝圣者。你是神圣的,寻找那返回永恒极乐家乡的路吧。
4. 牢牢地握著那历久不衰的道理。
5. 不要从外间寻找光明、平安、喜悦与极乐,往内在寻找吧。
6. 真理必须在你的灵魂深处发现。
7. 没有灵性意识,你的生命还不算完美。
8. 没有正义、舍弃、冥想与自性开悟,你的生命还是枯竭的。
9. 无欲的人才会达到永恒不朽的境界。
10. 拥有神就拥有全世界。
11. 没有神我(Atman)或自性,那就没有生命。
12. 来吧,不要再担搁,不要再迟疑。开步、进步、迈向神那里。你的目标就是悟证早已忘掉了的、“与神为一”的实相。
13. 灵性生活的基础是驾驭自我,永远过一个正义的、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. 真正的宗教是活出来的,不是说出来或是造作出来的。
2. 真正的宗教是对人那分内在神性的知觉。
3. 真正的宗教是内心的宗教,所以内心先要洁净。
4. 真诚、仁爱与纯洁是宗教的基础。
5. 内心的纯洁让自性得以悟证。
6. 正义是人最佳的得着,这也就是他的幸福。
7. 只有爱才会胜利,仇恨只会毁灭。
8. 布施。学习布施,丰厚地布施,怀着爱去布施。施恩莫望报。
9. 生命就是创造,创造就是生命。
10. 自私与灵性永远不可并存。
11.改革不是外在的改变,人们只是通过外在灵性的改变而带来内在的改变。
12.没有灵性上外在的改革,社会与政治上的改革也只是一种嘲讽。
13.解脱是永恒的生命,原全从私心、执著、恐惧、情欲、生与死中摆脱出来。
14.不要疑虑,不要延误。OM 在我内,那是心灵的喜乐与欢愉。
15. 循序渐进地冥想,能为你代来永恒光明与直觉。
16. 人的内心得到冥想的光照,认证了大梵,那永恒者。达到这境界,我的朋友,你也达到了生命唯一的目标。

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.

融入于永恒不灭者
1.那永恒不灭者就是实相或大梵。
2.与永恒不灭者合而为一就是智慧。
3.大梵能见一切,能知一切。祂就是智慧本身。
4.明了心中莲花隐藏着的大梵就是解开了愚昧的死结。
5.神或大梵就是你的最亲最近者。
生命的意义

6.生命是神所赐予的最大礼物。
7.生命就是侍奉,生命就是尽责。8.时间就是生命。
9.生命在希望的翅膀上翱翔。
10.恶行就像癌肿般侵蚀生命活力。

智慧的翅膀
11.正义是生命的规尺。
12.正义本身就是回报。
13.正义是最大的财富。
14.谦虚让人的伟大散发光茫。
15.忠诚的道路坦平正直。
16.真诚是众德之首。
17.满足于你的所有,但不满足于你的为人。
18.祷告是拍动着信与爱的翅膀,让灵魂往上超升。
19.信心不问因由,凭著信无畏地踏进神圣的领域。
20.把人与神分隔的,就是内心。
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.

启示出极乐的光明
1.在任何时间都永远不变的是内在的知觉意识。
2.意识是无限的,而且超越时间永远不朽。这才可称为真理。
3.认识这个本我就是自由。
4.通过大梵的知识,得到力量、战胜死亡、永恒不朽与永远的极乐。
5.真实地说,世上根本没有无神论者。每个人都寻找幸福,每个人都渴望找到幸福。幸福就是神。
6.这个世界不是混乱的,而是有组织、神圣的组织。
7.真正生命的知识就是哲学。
8.战胜自己的内心或低下的习气就是最大的培育与文明。
9.物质不应管辖生命,反应受到生命的管辖。
10.你用自己的思想塑造了自己的生命与世界。
11.这个身体是客观化的思想,客观化的意志。
12.世上没有一件事是不可以正确努力而达成的。
13.和平先从家庭开始,让人的心中都充满和平,才进而谈论世界和平。
14.统一先从家庭开始,才进而谈论世界统一。
15.行为是人们意识的推衍。
16.上师通过教导、以身作则、思想、接触与慈爱的目光去影响学生。
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.

爱的瑜伽
1.仁爱与真诚是所有圣人与宗教的基石。
2.爱是灵魂的生命。
3.能够与人同乐,与人同悲的,才是真正的瑜伽士。
4.真理的追寻者必须拥有信心、盼望、勇气、离欲、自制、热切渴求等素质。
5.不要做一些令自己心灵感到羞愧的事情。
6.那些问心无愧的、能合乎良知的行为,就是正义的。
7.舍弃的意思是舍弃你的自我、自私与欲望,而不是舍弃生活而不顾。
8.永恒不朽是与神或大梵合而为一。
9.智慧的终结就是悟证了自我与至高者或大梵的本性齐一。
10.大梵或永恒者就是这段旅程的终站。祂就是最高的目标。

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.

智慧的闪光
1.以神的名号来清洗内心,把仇恨、愤怒与嫉妒等污染洁净。
2.神是灵、是爱,祂是一切万有的根源。
3.神是一切不幸与苦恼的清除者。
4.你所见的都是神、所听到的都是神。
5.神住于一叶、一草与一滴露水之中。
6.神见到每一颗心内的经历。
7.神只会向谦虚、简朴与纯洁的人显示。
8.在心中培植和平的花园,清除情欲、仇恨、贪婪与自私的杂草。
9.认真跟随上师与经书的每一点教导。
10.不要为权益而斗争,多点考虑你的义务。
11.忧虑为身心带来极大的伤害。
12.完全放开自我,接受神的意旨。
13.放开所有的恐惧、担心、忧仇与焦虑。
14.祈求神的帮助与带引,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施化难陀瑜伽进修心得

连续两周赴基隆参由台湾省体育会瑜伽运动协会邹宝香理事长所举办的瑜伽Sivananda Yoga施化难陀瑜伽的研习,虽然因为感冒身体略有不适,但两周活动下来,收获不少。这是第一次有机会在台湾亲炙Sivananda大师-阿帝亚难陀Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj的风采,不用远渡重洋,就可以学习到古老的瑜伽流派,光这一点就很值得了。再加上地点选在基隆的长荣桂冠酒店,包餐点又可看海景,哇~真是茂死哇。(上图左至右分别是施化难陀大师,阿帝亚难陀大师及华淑君大师)

三天的研习,仿佛重新回到当年学习传统瑜伽的过程,在国内早期的瑜伽师资皆传承于华淑君大师,而华大师在当年则是远赴印度学习Sivananda Yoga施化难陀瑜伽,因此华大师一脉以下的弟子皆是研习Sivananda Yoga施化难陀瑜伽,但可惜的是,后期的老师在研习此一流派时太着重在体位法的柔软度,而忽略了Sivananda Yoga施化难陀瑜伽最重要的精神,那就是爱和分享。无形的精神价值远比有形的形体会得重要。

在研习的过程中,大师带领两位弟子洁西Jessy与安库Anku,指导上师施化难陀所传授的体位法、生命能量呼吸法、冥想以及梵唱。施化难陀是一位不平凡的人,早年是一位医师,同华淑君大师一样,二者皆有医疗的背景,医者父母心,对于瑜伽体位法的要求不会陷入缁珠必较的地步,通常做完一个体位法后,放松,调息,再进行下一个体位法,慢慢做,是其最大的特色。

以Iyengar Yoga的角度来看,这些体位法都可能不太精准,对身体的alignment校正线要求得并不严谨,停留的时间也不够长到可以训练出肌耐力;以Ashtanga Yoga的角度来看,少了串连动作所带动的深沈呼吸,心肺功能的强化就少了许多。许多相同的体位法,资深研习者会发现,各家大师的坚持都略有不同,呵~大师的回答很妙,他说,这就像一条鱼,有不同的吃法,因此,技巧虽不同,但只要好吃就好了.见解很妙,四千拨千斤地回答我提问的问题,因为我发现~哇塞,做传统体位法的瑜伽,真的很难耶,和现代的教法略有出入.老实说,瑜伽界的各个流派鼎立,此一现象如古代文人相轻一样,各个流派就像武侠小说中的情节一样,武当、少林、峨嵋各有其千秋之处,就看每个人的选择了。以Sivananda Yoga的体位法,尤其是拜日式,即使好几年不做,但现在闭着眼睛都会做,呵,做了好几年,已深入到骨子里了,它最大的特色是做一个体位法后,要调息一下,放松身心,再进行下一个体位法,再调息一下,但可不要以为慢慢做的体位法很简单,其实,很难,很多动作都很难达成,不信,各位可以去买Sivananda Yoga的体位法书籍,上面的动作有些实在是很难完成,以半月式为例,手要放在下面那只脚的外侧,天啊,这很难做耶,反半月式,也是放在脚的外侧。另外,反棒式,则是手指朝向头的方向,也是难做,蝗虫式则是拳心朝地板,不是朝向自己的鼠蹊部,天啊,这简直是人体大考验!这真的是人类可以做的吗?即便是示范者安库Anku老师,有时也不禁失常一下。

但,先不要下评断,因为这些可都是最传统及最经典的瑜伽动作,在各种瑜伽古老书籍上可以看到的动作,在Sivananda Yoga里都可以找到传承的体位,呵~想要原汁原味,这味就对了。施化难陀瑜伽,是一门古老的瑜伽流派,因其古老,恪守传统,故现代人可以在其身上找到瑜伽最重要的真谛~爱,这包括了六字箴言:服务、爱心、奉献、净化、冥想、 实现(Serve、Love,Purify.Meditate,Realize)。

但,一直到研习营的尾声,我仍感受不到这股精神,于是用科学的头脑,问了大师:Sivananda Yoga与其他瑜伽流派的差异,如阿斯坦加或爱因卡? Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj阿帝亚难陀大师明白了问题,他开始一连串的说明,首先,他开宗明义地提醒我们:瑜伽是全面的,在八支的要素中,体位法仅只是其中一个小小的部分,八分之一。在印度,研习Sivananda Yoga的费用仅只要数美元,参加师资研习的费用也很便宜,我们传达的是上师Swami Sivananda的教诲,帮助弱小的人们,视他们为神的化身,为受苦难的人们祈祷,希望他们在悲伤中感到温暖,我们教导人们不执著,若你深爱着你的子女,那么应将这份爱扩散到每一个小孩的身上,那才是真正的爱,因为在爱的光芒里,它普照着每一个人的心灵。

最令人动容的是,当大师忆及当年他的上师如何指导他时,他的眼眶泛著微微的珠光,他喃喃说著:喔,我不能再说了,我没法克制我的情绪,我的上师是如此的慈爱与无私……,在台下的我看了,心里也感受到大师对其上师的怀念,在那当下,我突然明白了,瑜伽的真义,就是爱,不是小我的爱,而是一份大爱,爱己更必须推己及人,这是早已被现代过度商业化操作下的瑜伽人所遗忘的精神,在那瞬间,又重新在心里活了过来。
瑜伽经如诗篇的句子像音符一样敲进在心坎里,在当下这个研习会场里,感受到一股巨大的能量从Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj阿帝亚难陀大师流出,他真诚坦率的个性,让人没有压力,他准时守纪律的要求令人见识到一个真正瑜伽行者的修为,他不是只专注在体位法的指导,他希望我们学会观照自己,照顾别人,在研习营里,不断透过唱颂来专注心灵,在详和的心灵里以巨大的能量祝福远在印度受恐怖分子攻击而死伤的人们祈祷,同时,也祝福远在印度另一位生病的弟子早日康复。

因此在轻松没有压力的情况下,学习体位法,聆听上师对弟子的教诲。其中,在这次研习里,最重要的教诲是Satsanga,亲近善知识,可以是古老的经典也可以是伟大的圣人,近朱则赤,近墨则黑,能够亲近善知识,心灵及举止就能得到提升,若是远离它,心灵就会如同窗边的窗台,每天都会被灰尘给沾染,日复一日,灵性就会蒙尘,最后会忘了自己是谁,任由七情六欲宰制心灵。
上完这次的研习营后,对各种流派的瑜伽都有了认识,弥补了当年去国外受训时老师要求:希望能在当地找到Sivanada Yoga的老师,实际上课,体会其精神。当年,老师如此的要求,用意在打破我执,打破对流派的坚持,唯有不执著,才能真正在各个流派中吸取养分,体会瑜伽的每一个面向,就好比是钻石,每一面都很美,但少了其他面向,就无法立体呈现出钻石应有的风采。
开心能参加这次的研习活动,它打开一面认识施化难陀瑜伽的机会,殊胜机缘,感谢邹理事长及罗明璋老师和静娴老师的付出,最重要的还有远从新竹抱病前来义务翻译的Melody,以及后续接棒的翻译畹玉,和幕后许多无名的英雄,各位辛苦了。呵~差点忘了让我搭便车的Amy及阿伯,真素很肛温啦~~

 

补充资料:

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

这个派别是一位印度圣者Swami(出家人之意) Sivanada所创,但由第二代传人Swami Vishnud-evananda开始宣扬。目前传到第三代。现今全球有约1万位的合格师资,约80个Sivanada的中心或是Ashram。这个派别在印度这个古老的瑜伽国度中,算是少数但又维持其独特性的派别。Swami Sivanada出生于19世纪末,从小学医,从医数年,对待病患视如亲人。而后,接触到一本由Swami Satchidananda所写的一本书Jiva Brahma Aikyam,点亮了他心中对灵性追寻的热情,他开始研读各个经典,直到他决定潜心学瑜伽后,他到北印度寻找他心中的大师,也在喜马拉雅山上修行一阵子。1924年,选择落脚在圣城瑞希凯(Rishikesh)后,他不仅开始传授他自印度古老瑜伽中学到的精义,更开始写书。Sivanada最被人认知的,对后代影响最大的就是他共出版了超过200本瑜伽及哲学的书。很多人因为看了他的著作,被他精辟分析事理的态度吸引,从印度各地或远从国外,到Rishikesh拜他为师。但直到1957年,大师才派他的传人Swami Vishnu-devananda到国外去传授瑜伽。他因此成立了国际Sivanada吠陀(Vedanta)中心。Sivanada这个派别才开始在主流瑜伽世界(西方)渐受到重视。more information….www.sivanada.org  

施化难陀大师生平介绍英文版
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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Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers 简介
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


阿迪雅特马难陀大师(Swami Adhyatmanandaji)简介
位于艾哈迈达巴德(Ahmedabad)的施化难陀道场掌门人阿迪雅特马难陀大师(Swami Adhyatmanandaji)是齐达难陀大师(Swami Chidanandaji)敬爱的弟子。光用一篇文章来介绍大师是极其困难的,因为文字没有办法形容大师的一切。你怎么能在有限的话里去描绘一个无限的人格?他是一个充满活力的瑜珈修行者,有着多方面的、具吸引力的、和多才多艺的人格。他是一个心灵的巨人,每个与他接触的人内心深处都会被他感动。大师总是自然地闪耀着和平、爱和神圣的光芒。各界人士可以在他圣洁的存在中找到生活的安慰。无论对于高官权贵、网球运动明星、或是一般人,大师仍是一贯的平易近人。他无与伦比的奉献、忠诚和对上师服从的精神,在任何情况下都是相当显著的。

大师是一个无论在印度还是国外都极受欢迎的演讲者。讲课内容流露出大师内心的神圣智慧。完美地融合了幽默感,悠扬的歌声并提供实际可行的方法,大师总是能在课程中简化种种深奥的心灵问题。大师还有一项众所周知的能力,就是通过他悠扬的声音和至上的奉献精神,带领着kirtans唱诵进入最高境界。大师本身不仅象征著圣洁的爱,也象征著真理。
身为一个瑜伽宗师,他在印度和国外的军队、大学和私人公司主持了超过560个瑜伽课程。 他精通于组织管理,能够好几天不睡觉一直工作。 与一般人不同,大师可以在同一时间内一心多用地到处用功。他总是严守纪律、迅速、准确并且守时。

在超过四分之一世纪的时间里,他一直不停地向世人传播本师施化难陀圣者(Sri Swami Sivanandaji)的教导。施化难陀圣者曾经这么说:“承受侮辱和承受伤害,是最高级的灵修”。我们敬爱的圣者也以此为自己的指导原则。
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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