Radhanath Swami on Yoga System

“To unite the body with nature, that is hatha-yoga.  To create unity within the mind and the body, that is pranayama.  To create unity with the mind and the soul, that is jnana.  To create unity between the soul and God, that is bhakti.  That is the complete yoga system—unity” – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami On Unity

Radhanath Swami On Unity

“If our mind is in conflict, not balanced with our body and with the needs of the soul, then there is a fundamental disunity in our life. Only if we have unity within ourselves, we can create unity in the world around us. You can’t give something you don’t have, …

Radhanath Swami on Love

Things can give pleasure to the mind and senses, but only love can give pleasure to the heart. And ultimately, that is what we are looking for. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Character

A person’s accomplishments induce respect and adoration from another person’s mind, but it doesn’t go beyond that. But a person’s character induces respect and love from other people’s hearts. – Radhanath Swami

Radhanath Swami on Perceiving Through Mind

When the mind is turbulent, uncontrolled and restless, it is like a pond of water that is filled with mud. Therefore when we look within ourselves, all we perceive is the mud of our material conceptions of life. But when the mind is still through discipline, and through yoga, it …

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