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Swami Rama:
On Guidance & Practice

Swami Rama of the Himalayas

2-minute recording of Swami Rama speaking on Guidance and Practice of yoga meditation: 
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Following is a transcript:  

“Sometimes, guidance helps. That’s for sure.

“When you are not successful, in completing, accomplishing what you want, after making efforts, then somebody whom you trust, who really is selfless, who doesn’t charge fee all these, for these things, should sit and say, ‘This is my problem--can you help me?’

“If he is a good teacher, he’ll say well, if it’s within my field, I will. If it is not within my field, I am sorry, you should find out somewhere, or you go to such and such person. It becomes easy.

“I give you practices--you never come and see me, never tell me, what the problem is. I ask you ‘How are you doing?’ ‘Fine.’ Even you are sick, you call ‘Fine,’ you see.

“Now, perhaps I can help you, serve you. ‘I help you’ means serve you.  It benefits me instead of benefiting you, you see.

“My master always used to say, ‘Highest of culture, peak of the culture of human civilization is that, when every human being likes to work for others, then the whole world will have a society of joyous people.’

“Unfortunate thing is everyone, all of us, are selfish. A teacher is selfish. He wants something from the students. He looks at the pockets of the students.

“And the students look at the teacher to know, but never practice. Sheer curiosity, ‘I want to know more.’

“‘You want to know more, but how about practicing?’

“That guarantee I cannot give, sir.”

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This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our 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, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.










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