Swami Nishchalananda Online Satsang 10/12/22
This session begins with a guided meditation on sacrifice (or surrender) to the greater Reality underlying everyone and everything, emphasising Advaita (non-duality). Swamiji talks about the symbolic meaning of Christmas and the importance of trying to tune into the essential meaning of Christmas, inviting us to reflect on the biblical statement ‘I and my Father are One’. He stresses the importance of reaching out to others, especially those who are suffering, and sending out peace and goodwill into the world.
Following the meditation, Swamiji continues to explore the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 8), explaining and revising the yogic definitions of Brahman, adhyatma, karma, adhibhuta, adhidaiva and adhiyagya; discussing preparing for death through meditation and dying before one dies, rebirth, the psychic realms and the importance of bhakti yoga (devotion).
In the question and answer session, Swamiji answers questions on death, the scientific acceptance of the unreality of time, bringing yoga into daily affairs, the importance of simplifying our lives, inspiring others through our yogic practice without preaching, and being committed to one’s practice.
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