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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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