Gita Chapter 9 (2005 Retreat)
Raja Vidya Raja Guhya Yogah—The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret
There is a royal secret by which one may attain Liberation even in this very life. The secret lies in relinquishing everything to God. A devotee should surrender not only all his actions, but also his innermost thoughts at the Feet of the Lord—this includes not only the positive thoughts, but also the impurities of his heart. This is the secret of spiritual transformation.
Dhyana Yogah—The Yoga of Meditation
Meditation is the most profound and effective technique in the pratice of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga. This chapter, therefore, elaborates upon the art of practicing meditation, which is the basis of all the mystic movements of the world.
This Upanishad belongs to Atharva Veda. It presents profound insight into the nature of Brahman or the Absolute Self with the help of the mystic symbol of Om or Pranava. Om is composed of four principles : A, U, M and a mystic Point. An aspirant discovers his essential identity with Brahman in successive stages — Physical, Astral, Causal, and Transcendental —Turiya. The Great utterance, “Ayamatma Brahman —This very Self is Brahman,” occurs in this Upanishad. This scripture leads you to Enlightenment! (approximately 5 hours)
The epic story of the Ramayana has captivated countless aspirants since ancient times. Through this series of engaging lectures, Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda provides rare insight into the philosophical implications of the colorful narrative.
Only an Enlightened Master is able to “read-between-the-lines” and offer us through his intuition the opportunity to understand in crystal-clear language, the mystical meaning of the Ramayana in the context of the spiritual evolution of the individual, hence the invaluable nature of this collection of DVDs (3 Ramayana Retreats)