There is no one better qualified today than Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda to guide us towards a qualitative and well-lived life with the goal of finding our True Reality and Purpose. Through on-going lectures, Swamiji takes us on a spiritual journey, explaining with amazing clarity how to reclaim our Divine Identity—in other words, Self-Realization!
Drawing from the ancient truths of the Vedantic Scriptures, and expressed with rare intuition, Swamiji helps the individual to gain an insight into the mystery of life, means to unlock one’s infinite potential, and work on the time-tested techniques of Integral Yoga towards one’s spiritual evolution.
Through a carefully laid-out plan of personality integration, one is guided through a step-by-step process to cultivate the four aspects of one’s personality—Action, Emotion, Will and Reason, through the four major Yogas—Karma, Bhakti, Raja and Jnana. With careful study and persistent effort, one learns to convert one’s daily actions into a most powerful spiritual practice culminating in Self-Realization.
Yoga Vasistha was written by Sage Valmiki in the form of a dialogue between Sage Vasistha and his pupil, the young Prince Rama. It constitutes the basis of Advaita—or non-dualistic Vedanta.
Yoga Vasistha encompasses topics such as—Mysteries of the Soul, Death and Reincarnation, the Subtle Operations of the Unconscious Mind, Psychic Powers, the Mystic Energy known as Kundalini, and the techniques of spiritual enquiry and meditation. It is said that reading this Scripture alone, under the guidance of an Illumined Master can lead one to Spiritual Enlightenment.
*Raja Yoga Sutras
Raja Yoga literally means “the Royal Yoga.” The ancient Yogis of India discovered the mystic secrets of the mind through the intense practice of Concentration, Meditation and Samadhi (superconsciousness). Sage Patanjali, who lived centuries before Christ, compiled their revelations in the form of aphorisms or Sutras.
The Raja Yoga Sutras present practical and step-by-step guidelines and disciplines for attaining success in possessing a mind that is controlled, senses that are mastered, and a soul that communes with God. It is an unparalleled work of ancient psychology, parapsychology and spirituality that is as relevant today as it was when it was conceived.
Viveka-Chudamani is an inspiring Scripture written by Sri Shankaracharya (about 12 centuries ago) that expounds Advaita Vedanta—the philosophy of Non-duality. Viveka means ‘discrimination’ between the ‘Real’—that which is Eternal, and the ‘unreal’—all that is transient; Chudamani means ‘Crest-Jewel.’ Hence the title literally means, “Crest-Jewel of Discrimination.”
Among Spiritual treatises dealing with Self-Realization, this work shines like a Crest-Jewel. It is a literary masterpiece imbued with the sweetness of Sanskrit poetry at its best and is presented in the form of a dialogue between an Enlightened Master and his disciple.