• Yoga in daily life
  • Thus speaks Sivananda: thoughts and maxims.
  • The power of thought
  • Concentration and meditation.
  • Kundalini yoga.
  • Cosmic immortality
  • The practice of Karma Yoga: law of Karma and reincarnation.
  • Brahmacharya: theory and practice of chastity.
  • Health and happiness,
  • The Bhagavad Gita, full translation from Sanskrit and commentary

He did not exhort young people to all give up, but to do their duty and dedicate the body to the service of God. He preached the truth, put it into practice and passed it on to the world. Today's young people have become slaves to the senses and behave like beasts. Shankara highlighted the fact that life in the world is like a comedy on the screen, made up of many scenes. The scenes come and go, but the screen is permanent. He said: "God is real / e, the world is illusion". And again: "The whole universe is full of God." When they underlined the contradiction between the two statements, Shankara replied: "The life of the world is illusory because it is Impermanent. At the same time, earthly life is lived as if it were a film of moving scenes on a fixed screen. In this process, the world and the Divine become one, as in the case of the screen and the images that pass on it. On this concept is based the upanishadic sentence: God dwells in all cosmos! The influence of Adi Shakaracharia was not only felt in Advaita meditation, but also in Hindu practice and knowledge. His main works are the Brahma Bhashyas, which represent commentaries on the Vedanta Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita made in continuous effort. research of the non-dual state, and finally the treatise on Advaita, the Vivekacacudamani. Furthermore, this master is better known as the initiator of Bhakti or altruistic devotion, which The Advaita philosophical system can be realized above all through the bhajans, or devotional songs, the most famous of which are the Bhaja Govindam, the Soundaryalahari and Sivanandalhari

 

"I AM NOT THE MIND, OR THE INTELLECT, OR THE THOUGHT,

NEITHER THE MEANING OF THE I IS NOT HEARING, OR TASTE,

Neither the sense of smell, nor the view. I AM NOT THE ETHER, OR THE EARTH,

Neither fire nor air. I AM ABSOLUTE CONSCIOUSNESS AND BEATITUDE

I AM SHIVA, I AM SHIVA

 

IT IS NOT PRANA, OR THE FIVE VITAL BLOWS

THESE ARE NOT THE SEVEN BODIES

NOR THE FIVE SHEATHS,

I am not the word, nor the hands, nor the feet,

Nor are the organs of perception and excretion.

I AM INTELLIGENCE AND ABSOLUTE BEATITUDE.

I AM SHIVA, I AM SHIVA

 

I DON'T HAVE AN AVERSION, NOR ATTRACTION, OR DISORDER

Neither greed, I feel no pride, nor envy,

I HAVE NO DESIRES, PURPOSES, DUTIES, OR LIBERATION TO WISH YOU,

I AM INTELLIGENCE AND ABSOLUTE BEATITUDE.

I AM SHIVA, I AM SHIVA.

 

FOR ME THERE ARE NO GOODS, OR BAD ACTIONS,

Neither pleasure, nor suffering,

THERE ARE NO RITUAL CEREMONIES, HOLY PLACES,

I SEE OR THE SACRIFICAL ACT.

I AM NOT THE FRUIT, OR THE OBJECT OF FRUITION AND EVEN THE OBJECT THAT ENJOYS

I AM INTELLIGENCE AND ABSOLUTE BEATITUDE.

I AM SHIVA, I AM SHIVA.

 

I DON'T KNOW DEATH, OR DOUBT,

NOR DISTINCTIONS FROM SOCIAL ORDERS.

I HAVE NO FATHER, NO MOTHER, I HAVE NEVER BEEN BORN.

I DON'T HAVE ANY FRIEND, OR A RELATIVE, OR A MASTER, OR A DISCIPLE

I AM INTELLIGENCE AND ABSOLUTE BEATITUDE.

I AM SHIVA, I AM SHIVA.

 

I am undetermined, without form,

FOR MY OMNIPRESENCE,

I HAVE NO RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ORGANS OF THE SENSES.

I DO NOT HAVE ANY LIBERATION TO BE ACHIEVED.

I AM NOT THE KNOWLEDGE,

NOT EVEN THE KNOWN OBJECT

BECAUSE I AM INTELLIGENCE AND ABSOLUTE BEATITUDE.

I AM SHIVA, I AM SHIVA. "

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