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Self-Realization in the Tradition of the Himalayan masters as on www.SwamiJ.com. The goal of sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, w



Published: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:00:00 CST

Copyright: 2006 Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
 



Developing Determination for Enlightenment

Sun, 1 Feb 2009 11:00:00 CST

From a presentation by Swami Jnaneshvara at the Center for Nondualism on February 1, 2009.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/determination-090201.mp3




The Million Dollar Question in Nondual Yoga Meditation, and Contemplation

Sun, 25 May 2008 11:00:00 CST

Just like the game show, this million dollar question is the last of all the questions of nondual Yoga meditation and contemplation. It is also the hardest question, and the most important question. It is the question that supersedes all other questions. It is the question that is neither in the past, nor in the future. It is the question by which all other questions pale by comparison.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/080525-swami-j-million.mp3




Sermon on the Mount, Nondualism, and Yoga Vedanta

Sun, 11 May 2008 11:00:00 CST

This presentation is on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7 of the Christian bible), Nondualism, and Yoga Vedanta Meditation and Contemplation. It is from a presentation at the Center for Nondualism on May 11, 2008.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/080511-swami-j-sermount.mp3




Theism, Atheism, Nondualism, Contemplation, and Shaktipat

Wed, 27 Feb 2008 20:00:00 CST

Presentation by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati at the annual conference of the Center for Non-Dualism in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on February 23, 2008. The talk blends three topics: 1) Theism, Atheism, and Non-Dualism; 2) How do I contemplate? What are “great” contemplations? 3) What is shaktipat? How does it work?


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/080223-swami-j-cnd-conf.mp3




First Cause No Harm (Ahimsa of Yoga Vedanta Meditation)

Mon, 31 Dec 2007 11:00:00 CST

This recording is from a talk entitled First Cause No Harm at the Center for Non-Dualism at the time of the transition to a new year. It goes into the subtler meanings of the process and practice of Ahimsa or Non-Harming. Please see the website at CenterForNonDualism.org as well as the site SwamiJ.com.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/071230-first-no-harm-swami-j.mp3




Shakti, Kundalini, and the River of Tantra Yoga Meditation

Tue, 15 May 2007 09:00:00 CST

From www.SwamiJ.com: There is one energy flowing in a river, a hydroelectric power plant, electricity, and the many forms of energy such as recorded music, television, and microwaves. Similarly, there is one energy in the universe, Shakti, that manifests as many forms, which have many names, such as kundalini, prana, chakras, and the physical body.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/070514-shakti-river-swami-j.mp3




Two Kinds of Prayer

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:00:00 CST

There are two kinds of prayer: ego-centered prayer and God-centered prayer. These comments by Swami Rama are excerpted with permission from Volume 1 of the 5 CD audio series Conscious Living: An Audiobook for Spiritual Transformation, ISBN 818815718x by Swami Rama. See also SwamiRamaFoundation.us and HIHTIndia.com.


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http://www.swamij.com/Sounds/conscious-living-1-of-5-two-types-prayer.mp3




How to Use the SwamiJ.com Website

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 13:00:00 CST

This podcast is from the article at: www.SwamiJ.com/how-to-use-swamij-com.htm. It may seem odd to have instructions on how to use a website, but the need comes from the common statement of people that while they love the articles on the SwamiJ.com website, they don't know where to get started. By understanding the way the site is intentionally designed, it might be easier to use. The SwamiJ.com website is on Self-Realization through traditional Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, Yoga Vedanta, Sri Vidya Tantra Yoga meditation, Jnana Yoga meditation, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga. Emphasizes Yoga as meditation, since Yoga truly is meditation.


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http://www.swamij.com/Sounds/how-to-use-swami-j-com.mp3




Yoga and Institutional Religion

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 22:00:00 CST

Yoga is in religion, but religion is not in Yoga. The principles of Yoga are (in alphabetical order) in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, and most of the other religions. However, unlike religions, Yoga itself has no deity, worship services, rituals, sacred icons, creed, confession, clergy, institutions, congregation, membership procedure, or system of temples or churches. The word “Yoga” means “union” referring to the direct experience of the wholeness of ourselves at all levels.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/070104-yoga-institutional-religion.mp3




Transitions: New Years and New Moments in Life and Meditation

Sat, 30 Dec 2006 21:00:00 CST

The transition from one year to the next year happens in an infinitely short moment that is actually non-existent in time. So too, there are transitions in the moments of life and the moments of meditation. Mindfulness of transitions in daily life and during meditation time is extremely useful on the spiritual journey to enlightenment. I hope that you enjoy the discussion. The recording ends with a 15-minute guided contemplative meditation on Transitions, which begins at 54:42.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/061230-transitions.mp3




Meditation on Form and Formless, Knowledge and Devotion

Sun, 24 Dec 2006 22:00:00 CST

This conversation is about Saguna and Nirguna, and the paths of meditation and contemplation with form or without form, which is related to the paths of Knowing (Jnana Yoga) and Devotion (Bhakti Yoga). The discussion involves the approaches individually, and how the work together. The recording ends with a 17-minute guided contemplative meditation on either Form or the Formless, which begins at 55:47.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/061223-saguna-nirguna.mp3




Stages of Meditation, Subtle Experiences, Obstacles to Meditation

Sun, 17 Dec 2006 17:00:00 CST

This is a conversation on the stages of meditation dealing with senses and actions, body, breath, the various levels of mind, and that which is beyond the mind. It centers around a graphic on the home page of SwamiJ.com that shows these stages, along with a question mark representing that which is beyond. We also talk about subtle experiences of meditation, obstacles to enlightenment, yoga sutras, and balancing living in the world and the highest goal of life.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/061215-meditation-stages-graphic.mp3




Wisdom to Live By and Share with Others

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 09:00:00 CST

Wisdom to live by and share with others: There is only one highest reality and many teachers. All humans and life arise from the same one source. All countries, religions and institutions arise from that. There are many books of wisdom from many ages. Thinking there is only one way comes from ignorance. Coercive conversion is violence against other peoples. The goal of life is found within, not in institutions. Wisdom, joy and freedom come from inner stillness. Love all, as we are all waves of the one ocean. Love all and exclude none.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/Wisdom-SwamiJcom.mp3




Conversation on Religion, Mysticism and Yoga

Sun, 8 Oct 2006 15:00:00 CST

Religion, mysticism and yoga conversation with Swami Jnaneshvara being interviewed by Ron Frazer. This recording is a podcast by Ron Frazer (ecbp.blogspot.com) who I have come to know quite well through an interfaith group in Florida, as well as private conversations. Ron is of the Bahai faith and asked me if he could have some of my comments on religion, mysticism and yoga. He also has kindly allowed me to copy his podcast here for you. I hope you find the conversation enjoyable and insightful.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/061007-religion-mysticism-yoga.mp3




Who's Driving Your Chariot?

Fri, 25 Aug 2006 15:00:00 CST

The chariot is used by the ancient sages as a symbol for how to train your mind and senses. Though most of us do not use horse drawn chariots, the lesson is as practical today as it was thousands of years ago. Allow your mind to visualize this image, and it will become a wonderful tool in your daily spiritual life; from www.SwamiJ.com


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/060825-chariot-swami-j.mp3




Money, Sex, Fame, Health, Self and Yoga

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:00:00 CST

There seems to be two polarities of having or not having enough money, sex, fame, or health. However, there is a third choice coming from the choice of Self-Realization, which brings all of the fruits of life, as well as the highest joy. From www.SwamiJ.com


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/money-sex-fame-health-swami-j.mp3




The Secret of Shiva and Shakti

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 20:00:00 CST

The secret of Shiva and Shakti, the masculine and feminine of tantra, is explained in fifteen verses; from www.SwamiJ.com


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/shiva-shakti-one-swami-j.mp3




Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Meditation

Wed, 5 Jul 2006 20:00:00 CST

Succinct description of the entire process of meditation, from beginning to enlightenment, in six easy to understand stages; from www.SwamiJ.com


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/060705-bia-swami-j.mp3




Truth in Daily Life and Work

Tue, 4 Jul 2006 19:00:00 CST

Mindy Broadstone, an occupational therapist, lymphedema therapist, and massage therapist discusses Truth in daily life and work.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/060704-truth-mindy-b.mp3




11-Minute Meditation by Swami J

Sat, 1 Jul 2006 15:00:00 CST

A guided 11-Minute meditation by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati (Swami J), systematically moving through body, breath, and mind, leading to silence. See the other practices and articles at www.SwamiJ.com


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http://www.swamij.com/Sounds/11MinuteMeditation24.mp3




The student rejoices from Self-Realization

Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:00:00 CST

One of the most inspiring writings I know is a section entitled The Disciple Rejoices. It's near the end of The Crest Jewel of Discrimination, called Vivekachudamani. It was written by Shankara some 1200 years ago. After Self-Realization, the student cries out in joy about his experience of the union of his individual soul, Atman, with the Absolute, Brahman.


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http://www.swamij.com/podcast/060602-studentrejoices-swami-j.mp3