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SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0162 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The Lord declared in the Gita that there are two paths to GODhead , and of the two the Lord holds one as superior to the other .

This one is Karma Yoga . Karma Yoga is not entirely different from the Yoga of Wisdom , for wisdom is inherent in the former .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0163 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The choice then is between abandonment of actions , or their due performance in accordance with the principles enunciated by the Lord , ie without egoism , attachment and desire .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0164 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Activity is the very soul of creation . Manifestation of phenomena is the result of the Primordial Activity in the Unmanifest .

The inverse process of evolution into the Unmanifest GODhead has also , therefore , to be through activity ; for , activity can drop off of its own accord only when creation is transcended .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0165 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Forced restraint of the external organs of perception and action will only result in a hypocritical suppression of the natural tendencies in humans , and not in their sublimation into the Divine .

It is this wisdom that prompted Janaka and others to follow the path of action to reach the goal .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0166 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The essential prerequisite of Self-Realization being the infinite expansion of individual consciousness , the separatist ego which limits the Jiva to the five sheaths , has to be annihilated .

Whichever be the missile chosen , the target is the ego .

The utter destruction of the self-limiting ego is brought about only by the exercise of discrimination . This is therefore taken as the basis for Yoga .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0167 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

When this fast-binding shackle of ego is broken , the yogi perceives the Atman ever remaining unmoved and unaffected by the external activities — the Eternal Sakshi ( Witness ) who neither acts nor enjoys .

Actions belong to the realm of Prakriti or the ever-changing principle in nature , not to the Self , the Eternal Purusha .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0168 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The six states — separate existence , birth , growth , change , decay and death — appertain to the Gunas and their combination — not to the transcendental Atman , which remains tranquil and equanimous , because it is infinite and omnipresent .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0169 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Dynamic actions sprout forth from the yogi , but inwardly one remains quiescent . Herculean tasks that one might undertake for the commonweal move one not a hair's breadth from one's Abode of Peace !

Gigantic endeavours gather not their offsprings to cling to the desire-lapel of one's soul ; for , one has burnt the illusion-cloak itself .

The ego-causeway having been destroyed , the fruits of actions which constitute the noose of Samsara dare not approach one .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0170 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Into this karma jnana synthesis is thrown devotion , too .

Emotion forms quite a prominent part in the makeup of the human , and claims a place equal ( at least ) to that of one's head and hand .

Emotion , with its seat in the heart of the human , encloses within it the seed for rapid expansion of consciousness .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0171 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

According to the Gita , Para and Apara Bhakti both have their place in the unique process of evolution .

The inferior form leads to the superior devotion , which is identical with Jnana or the highest wisdom .

A true Bhakta sees the Lord seated in one's own heart , and in every particle of creation .

When the heart expands to limitless consciousness , the ego-covering slowly and gradually thins out , and ultimately vanishes . The goal is reached .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0172 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The human — one's entire being — is thus homogeneously developed into GOD . There is no stunted growth of any part to mar the beauty or the grandeur of one's GODly stature .

One is no more in danger of being preyed upon by the deadly ego ; for , no part of one's being is vulnerable .

One is no more danger of exposing an unregenerated corner of oneself to the hungry gaze of worldliness , for there is none such in the expanded consciousness .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0173 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Nor is the practice of the Yoga of Meditation ignored .

It is a fortress built , morning and evening , by the yogi around oneself , and equipped adequately to protect one from the external forces and the internal enemies .

It is the main switch which , when on , sets the dynamo in motion , to enable the latter to generate a high voltage of wisdom throughout the day , and electrocute the ego if it chances to come within the circuit .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0174 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The human thinks , feels and wills . One must develop one's heart , intellect and hand .

The three Doshas can be removed by the three Yogas , viz Karma Yoga , Bhakti Yoga and Jnana Yoga .

Have one as basic Yoga . Combine other Yogas also .

This is the Yoga of Synthesis .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0175 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Mokashapriya said :

O Gurudev ! You very often speak of the Yoga of Synthesis . You lay great stress on this Yoga . You seem to be a great votary of this Yoga .

Please enlighten me on this Yoga . I am very anxious to know all about this Yoga .

The Guru answered :

Yoga of Synthesis is suitable for the vast majority of persons . It is a unique Yoga .

The human thinks , feels and wills , and is a triune being , a tricycle or a three-wheeled chariot .

The human reasons and ratiocinates , and wills . One must develop one's heart , intellect and hand .

Then alone can one attain perfection .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0176 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Many aspirants have lopsided development . They do not possess integral development .

The three wheels must be in perfect order . Then alone will the chariot or tricycle move smoothly .

Even so this body-chariot will move in harmony if you develop the heart , intellect and hand .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0177 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Further , there are three Doshas or defects in the mind viz , Mala ( impurity ) , Vikshepa ( tossing of mind ) and Avarana ( veiling ) .

Mala should be removed by Nishkama Karma Yoga or selfless service .

Vikshepa should be removed by Upasana or worship ( Bhakti Yoga ) .

Avarana should be removed by study of Vedantic literature , Vichara or enquiry and Self-Realization .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0178 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

Hence every one should have one Yoga as a basic Yoga .

One must combine Nishkama Karma Yoga , Hatha Yoga , Raja Yoga , Bhakti Yoga , etc .

This is the Yoga of Synthesis .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0179 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

A little practice of Hatha Yoga ( Asanas and Pranayamas ) will give you good health .

Raja Yoga will will steady your mind .

Upasana and Karma Yoga will purify your heart , and prepare you for the practice of Vedanta .

Sankirtan will relax your mind and, inspire you .

Such a Yogi has all-round development .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0180 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| INTEGRAL YOGA SADHANA ||

The Yoga of Synthesis will help you to attain GOD-Realisation quickly .

Upanishads , Gita and all other scriptures speak of this Yoga .

Therefore , practice this unique Yoga of Synthesis , and attain Self-Realization quickly .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0181 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| TRIPLETS IN THE 4 MAIN PATHS OF SADHANA ||

KARMA YOGA

• Grow | Expand | Sacrifice
• Serve | Give | Purify

BHAKTI YOGA

• Love | Sing | Surrender
• Remember | Weep | Worship ( RAM RAM RAM )

RAJA YOGA

• Control | Subdue | Restrain

JNANA YOGA

• Hear | Reflect | Meditate
• Enquire | Investigate | Ratiocinate
• Assert | Know | Feel
• Search | Understand | Realize ( OM OM OM )

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