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Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi Quotes and Teachings

Quotes and Teachings of Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi from various sources.
  • We find that followers of all religions are after happiness. The natural religion of man is but the one Religion of Bliss.
  • It is due to rank ignorance that we break our heads on the score of the existence of unreal castes and creeds which are misunderstood to be real owing to our long standing and deep rooted belief in them, accustomed as we are to them from our very cradle? Is it right to attribute name and form or caste and creed, or community and race to that indescribable Supreme Power of Bliss, which is radiant always in all beings.
  • It is only when the evils of religion are removed, one gets a chance to enjoy the happiness of freedom, released from the bondage of misery. If not, there is no chance at all at any time be relieved of the misery born of mutual dissension and quarrels on the score of diverse castes and creeds.

Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi Quotes on Mind 

  • The mind is in itself the cause for one’s happiness and misery. That mind which is possessed of wisdom, manliness and cheer is a friend, while that which is otherwise is a foe.
  • The mind that is sullied by the passions of attachment and hatred gives rise to misery and several other painful experiences. Hence one should wash off these impurities of the mind with one’s own wisdom and manliness and make it crystal pure.
  • To get rid of human misery, it is the mind and not God that is to be pleased. Without purity of mind no salvation is possible.
  • Motionlessness of the mind is itself salvation, while its motion is worldly bondage. Get the mind absorbed in itself and it will then merge in ecstatic Bliss. That is indeed the cessation of all misery and the attainment of final beatitude.
Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi (1852 – 1929)

Source – Brahmananda Swami Sivayogi and His selected workds by P. V. Gopalakrishnan.