Mantra and meditation by Swami Vishnudevananda: a guide to tread the path of wisdom


Published on Apr 08, 2019


“A gram of practice is worth a ton of theory“: the phrase of the guru Swami Sivananda, one of the greatest yoga masters of the modern era, explains how humility is a fundamental requirement for embarking on the journey of knowledge. Among the most famous disciples of the indian master was Swami Vishnudevananda, one of the leading authorities on Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga to the world. His story is significant as a strong will, coupled with the ability to give up pride, can lead to wisdom and unity of the self.

Forced as a kid to ride long miles in the jungle to reach the nearest school, and lacking the means to attend university, he decided to enlist in the army to have access to an education. The encounter with the teachings of Swami Sivananda came about almost by chance, thanks to an article dedicated to “the 20 instructions of the spiritual found in a trash bin. The highest cited was a strong source of inspiration to Swami Vishnudevananda, leading to an encounter with the master, marked by two key moments. Refusing to bow before the guru, he saw the master prostrate himself at his feet, taking consciousness of their own arrogance.

Later, skeptical of the worship of the Ganges, he was enlightened by the master, coming to perceive the river as a stream of cosmic light: from here, the decision to remain in the Ashram and become a Yogi.

Mantra and meditation by Swami Vishnudevananda is a valuable tool to get closer to the teachings of this key figure in the global spread of yoga, thanks to the foundation of dozens of international centers and Ashrams.

Full cd, the text is an indispensable reference for knowing the thoughts of the author of the Great illustrated book of Yoga, among whose insight was to condense the ancient teachings into five principles, simple to understand and put into practice.

Mantra meditation offers a complete guide to reach, step by step, the gift of intuitive wisdom, and thereby to improve their daily existence. Thanks to the deep knowledge of the western mind is gained by the author, the work allows you to easily approach the most effective techniques to control the mind, such as meditation and mantras, and to improve their skills of self-analysis. The book offers a detailed description of the various paths of yoga – Raja, Hatha, Karma, Kundalini, Mantra and a full commentary of the Raja Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The way to counter the suffering and juggle in modern life, complex and imperfect, and consists in addressing to the inner world and explore the depths of the mind, improving concentration and strength. A weak mind is the biggest obstacle not only for the spiritual life, but also for the material and for the well-being of the body.

Deepening your knowledge of the sutras of Patanjali yoga, Mantra, and meditation provides an important key to understand the mantra and approach to meditation on the vedas, dealing in a simple way the aspects of the tradition to bring them closer to western sensibilities: a useful tool for those who want to study and put into practice the fundamental concepts and follow day after day the way of wisdom.

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