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SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0145 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| HATHA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

1 . Hatha Yoga concerns with the body and the breath

2 . Purify the Nadis [ subtle conduits interconnecting the Chakras ] through Pranayama [ breath control ]

3 . Purify the body through ShatKarmas [ 6 activities : Dhauti , Basti , Neti , Nauli , Tratak , Kapalabhati ]

4 . Practice Tratak [ singlepoint focus & concentration ] and steady the gaze

5  Practice Asanas [ postures ] , Pranayama [ breathing ] , Bandhas [ bodypart locking ] and Mudras [ hand gestures ]


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0146 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| HATHA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

6 . Unite Prana [ energy force ] with Apana [ breath removing deep impurities ]

7 . Awaken the Kundalini [ primordial divine energy ] by such practices

8 . Then take it to Sahasrara [ GOD-Consciousness Chakra ] through the Chakras [ main energy centers : Sahasrara , Ajna , Vishuddha , Anahata , Manipura , Swadhisthana , Muladhara , etc ]

9 . Concentrate on the Chakras

10 . Unite Kundalini with SadaSiva in Sahasrara


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0147 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| HATHA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

11 . Drink the nectar , attain Immortality

12 . Attain Kaya Siddhi [ transforming body into Divinity ]

13 . Raja Yoga [ Eightfold Sadhana : Yama , Niyama , Asana , Pranayama , Pratyahara , Dharana , Dhyana , Samadhi ] begins where Hatha Yoga ends


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0148 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| KARMA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

1 . Karma Yoga Sadhana purifies the heart

2 . It is an auxiliary to knowledge

3 . No knowledge is possible without Chitta-Suddhi [ mental purification ]

4 . Karma Yoga Sadhana develops love and mercy

5 . Karma Yoga expands the heart


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0149 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| KARMA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

6 . Give up " I "-ness and " Mine "-ness

7 . Develop adaptability , tolerance and courage

8 . Have command over temper

9 . Kill selfishness and idea of superiority

10 . Be humble and gentle and sweet


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0150 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| KARMA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

11 . Speak measured words

12 . Be truthful and sincere

13 . Do not expect fruits [ of action and work ]

14 . Surrender the fruits to GOD

15 . Be an instrument in the hands of GOD


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0151 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| KARMA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

16 . Surrender body , mind and wealth to GOD

17 . Have equal vision and balanced mind

18 . Feel all forms are the forms of GOD

19 . Feel you are serving GOD alone

20 . Serve the sick , the poor , the parents , the country


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0152 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| BHAKTI YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

1 . Bhakti Sadhana is that process by which GOD is attained .

2 . Develop The 9 Modes of Bhakti :

• Sravana ( Hearing the Lilas of GOD )
• Kirtan ( Singing GOD's Name )
• Smarana ( GOD's Remembrance )
• Padasevana ( Service of GOD's Feet )
• Archana ( Offering Flowers )
• Vandana ( Prostrations )
• Dasyam ( Servant-Bhava )
• Sakhya ( GOD's Friendship )
• Atmanivedana ( Self-Surrender )


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0153 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| BHAKTI YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

3 . Cultivate The 5 Bhavanas

• Santa Bhava ( peaceful, serene relation )
• Dasya Bhava ( master-servant relation )
• Vatsalya Bhava ( parent-child relation )
• Sakhya Bhava ( friendship )
• Madhurya Bhava ( the relationship of Lover & Beloved )

4 . Serve the Saints

5 . Be devoted to your Guru


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0154 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| BHAKTI YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

6 . Have intense unswerving faith

7 . Study the Bhagavata and the Ramayana

8 . Hear GOD's Lilas and Glory

9 . Feel the Divine Presence everywhere

10 . Do total , ungrudging self-surrender


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0155 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| BHAKTI YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

11 . Recite GOD's Names always

12 . Sing GOD's praises and do Kirtan

13 . The fruit of Bhakti Sadhana is Jnana

14 . ParaBhakti and Jnana are one


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0156 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

1 . Yoga Sadhana results into union with GOD

2 . Learn Yoga under a Guru

3 . Practice Ahimsa [ NonViolence ] , Satya [ Truth ] , Brahmacharya [ Continence ]

4 . Cultivate mercy , humility , patience

5 . Have an easy , comfortable steady pose


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0157 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

6 . Regulate the breath , control the Prana

7 . Control the modifications of the mind

8 . Surrender the fruits of your actions to GOD

9 . Take light diet , milk and fruits

10 . Practice Dharana [ concentration ] , Dhyana [ meditation ] , Samadhi [ union ]


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0158 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

11 . Siddhis [ psychic powers ] are obstacles in Yoga . Shun them .

12 . Practice first the lower Samadhi

13 . Enter the Asamprajnata [ Noncognitive ] Samadhi


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0159 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| VEDANTA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

1 . BRAHMAN is the material and efficient cause of this world

2 . BRAHMAN is Infinite , Eternal , Unchanging

3 . That which hides the real is Maya

4 . That which veils the Jiva is Avidya [ " Ignorance " ]


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0160 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| VEDANTA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

5 . Attainment of eternal Bliss and removal of all pain is Moksha [ " Liberation " ]

6 . Knowledge alone can give liberation

7 . The 4 means are auxiliaries to knowledge [ Sadhana Chatushtaya : http://bit.ly/13ohrz0 ]

8 . Knowledge comes through Sravana [ hearing ] , Manana [ reflection ] , Niddhyasana [ profound meditation ]


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0161 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| VEDANTA YOGA SADHANA SUTRAS ||

9 . Brahmakara Vritti [ GOD Thought ] annihilates Avidya [ " Ignorance " ]

10 . Meditate " I AM BRAHMAN " — this is Ahamgraha Upasana

11 . Be ever Blissful and have equal vision

12 . Pranas are absorbed in BRAHMAN ; there is no movement

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