September 29, 2014
It is imagination alone that assumes the forms of time, space and motion. Space and time have no independent status apart from Brahman or the self, which is pure awareness. There is no space without time, and there is no time without space. Space and time go together. Space and time are interdependent. They are both unreal. Time and space are mental projections, as unreal as dreams. However real they may seem to be, they are not ultimately real. Timeless, spaceless Brahman is the only reality.
September 23, 2014
All stages of yoga are stages of self-control. In one term, one phrase, one word we can say yoga is self-control. Self-control is the way to Self-realisation. The lower self is to be controlled for the sake of the realisation of the higher Self. The lower self is what we identify ourselves with in relation to the physical body and the localised personality. When we control it by the control of our passions and the perceptive apparatus, we gradually get into an insight of the realities that are in the world also.
September 17, 2014
Management is about handling complexity. Leadership is about creating simplicity.
September 6, 2014
The mind is a creation of avidya (ignorance), and it is the effect of avidya. The mind is filled with delusion – this is why it tempts you and makes you go astray. If you can destroy the cause of the mind by getting knowledge of the supreme self, the mind is nowhere – it dwindles into an airy nothing.
Swami Sivananda Saraswati
September 3, 2014
The word ‘Radhakrishna’ is a reputed compound name, and devotees generally run into mystical contemplation and even fly into ecstasies in their moods in an attempt to understand the relationship between Sri Krishna and Radha. But, as is the case with almost everything in the world, this relationship which is deeply spiritual and mystical, is hard for the human mind to understand, because God, and everything that is connected with God, cannot become an object of human understanding.
The human mind is not expected to understand God, and to ‘understand’ Him would be a blasphemy on the part of the human reason. As a straw would try to carry fire on its body, the intellect of man tries to apprehend the divine mysteries in creation. Devotees of Sri Krishna relate a lot about Radha, the Divine Mystery. I can call her only a Divine Mystery and there is no other designation suitable.
Even today, it is a mystery, and it has remained ever a mystery, because God’s relation to the world, His relation to devotees, His relation to human beings, His relation to anything, is a Divine Mystery in itself.
Swami Krishnananda Saraswati