Alle als Yoga of Love (mein.yoga-vidya.de - Yoga Forum und Community) markierten Videos - mein.yoga-vidya.de - Yoga Forum und Community 2020-10-31T19:27:53Z https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/video/listTagged?tag=Yoga+of+Love&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Value management and attaining unconditional love - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Bhakti Sutra tag:mein.yoga-vidya.de,2020-08-31:2029221:Video:709122 2020-08-31T10:46:12.491Z Yoga Vidya https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/profile/YogaVidya <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/value-management-and-attaining-unconditional-love-james-swartz"><br /> <img alt="Miniaturansicht" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7745268884?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In the satsang we create a sattvic atmosphere that makes it easier to focus on the knowledge. It is important to keep the knowledge active when the mind is rajasic or tamasic. When the values are assimilated the mind stays sattvic and the knowledge stays active.<br></br> A change in your lifestyle may be necessary to make the mind sattvic enough.… <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/value-management-and-attaining-unconditional-love-james-swartz"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7745268884?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Miniaturansicht" /><br /> </a><br />In the satsang we create a sattvic atmosphere that makes it easier to focus on the knowledge. It is important to keep the knowledge active when the mind is rajasic or tamasic. When the values are assimilated the mind stays sattvic and the knowledge stays active.<br /> A change in your lifestyle may be necessary to make the mind sattvic enough. Deliberate thinking is observing the mind, step back and think about it before you act. If necessary pause, collect your thoughts, you can edit your thoughts as they come up. Pay attention that the information is appropriate, kind, timely and<br /> credible. Impulsive thinking has the need to react immediately.<br /> 11. Dispassion towards sense objects, for example music, food, sex. No obsession, except obsession for Vedanta. Assimilating these values, starting with an intellectual understanding brings you a lot of experiential and emotional satisfaction.<br /> 12. Renunciation and usterity. Eagerness to get rid of things and to live simply. Do not accumulate stuff.<br /> 13. Absence of egoism. It's about a simple recognition about the difference between my (real) Self and the ego (reflected self). Sadhana: Whenever you say the ‘I’ in the day-to-day activities ask yourself which ‘I’ is meant. This helps to discriminate. Keep track of your speech. Keep a short leash on your ego and let it walk in front of you.<br /> 14. Appreciation of time. Don’t waste time and go on with self-inquiry.<br /> 15. Absence of ownership. Is it your body or your children? Everything comes from isvara. Sadhana: Pay attention to the word ‘mine’.<br /> 16. Absence of excessive attachment to loved ones. Serve the people in your field with love but don’t get excessively attached.<br /> 17. Sameness of mind under all circumstances. Cultivate the value of a quiet mind and for sattva. Read the book Yoga of the three energies. Importance of the management of the gunas. You can remove most of the physical pain with guna management. Most of the daily pains are caused by blocked prana or tamasic energy.<br /> 18. Non-dual devotion to God.<br /> 19. Love of solitude. You can hear the silence speaking. Gradually work to it if you have a busy life.<br /> 20. Absence of craving for company. People can be in your life but you should have no need for it.<br /> 21. Constant practice of self-knowledge.<br /> 22. Value for completing or resolving things. Too much agitation prevents you from finishing projects and brings to starting new ones. Karma yoga<br /> reduces your karmic load. The degree to what you reduce your karmic load is the degree to what your mind is peaceful. Tamasic people don’t want to complete things. Rajasic people want to complete things but they are too busy to do the completion. Consequence is that they are always agitated.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> Donate to appreciate our work <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Jealousy, consistent effort and mastery of the mind - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Bhakti Sutra tag:mein.yoga-vidya.de,2020-08-17:2029221:Video:707031 2020-08-17T09:41:06.394Z Yoga Vidya https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/profile/YogaVidya <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/jealousy-consistent-effort-and-mastery-of-the-mind-james-swartz"><br /> <img alt="Miniaturansicht" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7497825279?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>These values are qualifications for moksha. When you are spiritually stuck it's probably because one or more spiritual values are only partially assimilated. When you are not up to the mark, pick a value and work on it for 1-2 months. It's a constant practice.<br></br> When you find a consistent pattern of frustration, anger or depression there is… <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/jealousy-consistent-effort-and-mastery-of-the-mind-james-swartz"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7497825279?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Miniaturansicht" /><br /> </a><br />These values are qualifications for moksha. When you are spiritually stuck it's probably because one or more spiritual values are only partially assimilated. When you are not up to the mark, pick a value and work on it for 1-2 months. It's a constant practice.<br /> When you find a consistent pattern of frustration, anger or depression there is some value that needs work. Apply the opposite value. If you are a selfish person then learn how to be generous. Value management is extremely important.<br /> 8. Jealousy and Envy: Rajas is the problem. Don’t compare yourself to others. If you don’t know who you are the bad values are obstacles and the good values are helpful. Pay attention with comparisons that make you feel inferior. Nobody is trying to make you feel inferior. You have to make yourself feel inferior or superior. Comparison leads to competition and competition leads to violence, anger and sometimes destruction. Jealousy and Envy are transformed anger<br /> and they usually lead to depression. You are never jealous of a whole person only of an aspect. In other words, jealousy is a projection that masks an insufficient appreciation of my own nature and the abundance of good qualities that spring from it. A self-realized person is never jealous, because she is mindful of her fullness. The Bible’s statement that God is “a jealous God” means that when you know God you cannot love anything else. Shiva means what is always good at any place and time, that's me the self. Ask yourself: 'Why do I feel guilty?'. Without following dharma you won’t get enlightened. When I feel jealousy I should apply the opposite thought. If you realise that you are greedy try to be generous. Give 5 or 10 Euros to a beggar. When you break one of isvaras rules you should feel guilty.<br /> 9. A consistent effort to achieve a stated goal is required for self-knowledge because self-knowledge is not partial knowledge like worldly disciplines. Tapas with steadiness and devotion over a long period of time is necessary for self-realization. As the gunas are constantly changing the tapas should take guna management into account.<br /> 10. Mastery of mind: 4 types of thinking. Impulsive, mechanical, deliberate thinking and spontaneous thinking. Idea of instant gratification is a problem. Fast food: I want my food immediately. The mantra of impulsive people is: If it feels good do it. Better mantra: if it feels good think about it before you do it. You are bored to death doing and thinking the same things. Then you need entertainment, for example different food every day: You live to eat. If your mind is mechanical or impulsive it is not under your control. Convert these types of thinking to deliberate thinking with the help of Vedanta. Applying the opposite thought or always thinking from a non-dual perspective. Intuition is normally impulsive thinking. Learn to think like god from a perspective of love. Learn to think useful thoughts and avoid useless thoughts. Channeling. Value of visions. Meaning of angels and demons. Being separated from god is painful.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> Donate to appreciate our work <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Gunas and value of values - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Bhakti Yoga, Bhakti Sutra, Narada tag:mein.yoga-vidya.de,2020-08-03:2029221:Video:706434 2020-08-03T07:17:24.368Z Yoga Vidya https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/profile/YogaVidya <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/gunas-and-value-of-values-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-bhakti-yoga"><br /> <img alt="Miniaturansicht" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7195844667?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>1. Pride, Vanity, Conceit, Self-Glorification: Any form of hurt is due to pride, an inflated ego, one that is excessively attached to what it thinks it knows, believes, possesses or how it looks. When you expect other people to make you feel good you are going to be hurt because they do those things that make them feel good.<br></br> Often they waste… <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/gunas-and-value-of-values-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-bhakti-yoga"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7195844667?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Miniaturansicht" /><br /> </a><br />1. Pride, Vanity, Conceit, Self-Glorification: Any form of hurt is due to pride, an inflated ego, one that is excessively attached to what it thinks it knows, believes, possesses or how it looks. When you expect other people to make you feel good you are going to be hurt because they do those things that make them feel good.<br /> Often they waste time and energy trying to save face or plotting revenge. Solution to these problems is inquiry into isvara. Where did your special qualities come from.<br /> 2. Pretension, Affectation: Claiming something that has no basis in fact. Creating fake identies brings a lot of stress. Problem of judging your value in comparison to other people.<br /> 3. Non-Injury: Mutual expectation of non injury. It may be injury if vegetarians hurt the feelings of non vegetarians. A bad thought doesn’t go to the other person. It stays in your mind and hurts yourself. You should think the opposite thought. Think before you speak or act. Only help people when they ask you for help.<br /> 4. Accommodation, Commodiousness: Making room for people in your life, being not too busy to pay attention to other people. People want to be heard. At least you<br /> can spend enough time to find out what others want from you. Accomodation to the needs of others is a sign for a sense of nonduality. If you are aiming for sainthood, non-injury and accommodation are the minimum requirements. Wisdom and scriptural knowledge are not necessary, only these values.<br /> 5. Straightforwardness, Truthfulness. Your actions should be in line with your thoughts. Diplomacy and manners are helpful to communicate unpleasant information successfully.<br /> 6. Service to the Teacher. By keeping your mind on the Self, doing your karma yoga. The teacher has nothing to gain. Teacher wants to share the<br /> love of god with you. 7. Cleanliness: Outer cleanliness. A mind with no secrets. Transparency. Being natural. The bad stuff was given to you by isvara too. It is not your fault. When you acknowledge your vulnerability and your selfishness you are over it.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> Donate to appreciate our work <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Gunas, devotion and values - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Bhakti Yoga, Bhakti Sutra, Narada tag:mein.yoga-vidya.de,2020-07-20:2029221:Video:705076 2020-07-20T09:20:04.758Z Yoga Vidya https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/profile/YogaVidya <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/gunas-devotion-and-values-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-bhakti-yoga"><br /> <img alt="Miniaturansicht" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7038565275?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>How to overcome tamas? When you are rajasic and succesful you have no time to pay attention to yourself. Stuck in sattva. Danger of vanity and stop of growth.<br></br> Verse 58: “Success is easier to attain by informal devotion than by any other means.” If you bring discipline into your life you do things that are good for you and your self esteem… <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/gunas-devotion-and-values-james-swartz-yoga-of-love-bhakti-yoga"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/7038565275?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Miniaturansicht" /><br /> </a><br />How to overcome tamas? When you are rajasic and succesful you have no time to pay attention to yourself. Stuck in sattva. Danger of vanity and stop of growth.<br /> Verse 58: “Success is easier to attain by informal devotion than by any other means.” If you bring discipline into your life you do things that are good for you and your self esteem grows.<br /> Verse 59: “Devotion is easiest because it does not depend on any other authority; it is self-validating.” In Vedanta you have to live according to the scripture. Verse 60: “Furthermore, devotion is the embodiment of peace and supreme joy.” Verse 61: “Once all worldly and spiritual duties are consigned to God, the devotee need not worry about gain and loss.” Ishvara takes care of your worldly affairs. Do the best every day and then see what happens. Manusha the one who thinks and worry.<br /> Verse 62: “To attain non-dual devotion, do not abandon responsibilities in this world, but surrender the results of all actions to the Lord.”Expression of Karma Yoga. When you give the actions to the Lord then your worry stops. Karma Yoga and gratitude. Gratitude as a sadhana. Honesty and purity.<br /> Verses 63, 64: “Don’t chase money or entertain yourself with sex. Don’t compromise your values and don’t quarrel with others. Relinquish false pride, hypocrisy and other vices.” Fearless moral inventory is necessary.<br /> 12 step program. Sorting out spiritual and material values. Fully assimilate the good values, renounce the bad values. In the Bhagavad Gita the values are called knowledge.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> Donate to appreciate our work <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.yoga-vidya.org/english/donation/</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>. Reincarnation, non-dual love and gunas - James Swartz - Yoga of Love, Vedanta, Bhakti Sutra Narada tag:mein.yoga-vidya.de,2020-06-22:2029221:Video:703400 2020-06-22T10:42:58.690Z Yoga Vidya https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/profile/YogaVidya <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/reincarnation-non-dual-love-and-gunas-james-swartz-yoga-of-love"><br /> <img alt="Miniaturansicht" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/6200766295?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Free will. Making no choice and turning it over to ishvara. Issue of free will: what values are determining your use of free will? Those values are chosen by the gunas. If tamas predominates fear will inform your choices. If rajas predominates desire will inform your choices. The self has no values. It is value-neutral. Reincarnation view: this… <a href="https://mein.yoga-vidya.de/video/reincarnation-non-dual-love-and-gunas-james-swartz-yoga-of-love"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/6200766295?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Miniaturansicht" /><br /> </a><br />Free will. Making no choice and turning it over to ishvara. Issue of free will: what values are determining your use of free will? Those values are chosen by the gunas. If tamas predominates fear will inform your choices. If rajas predominates desire will inform your choices. The self has no values. It is value-neutral. Reincarnation view: this person will transmigrate and will be the same person in the next incarnation. The person‘s karma is coming along with them. But: when the body goes this person is never coming back. The only thing that transcends time are the subtle and the causal body. The circumstances of the next birth will be<br /> different. You will have a new identity. The person that you think you are is a conceptual person, no actual person. You claim that subjective and objective events equal ‚I‘.<br /> Transmigration: What reincarnates is the subtle body powered by the vasanas. Your parents will be selected by ishvara according to your vasanas. Non-eternal jiva. Eternal jiva is consciousness. It is the same ‚I‘ for everyone and it is eternal. Irrelevance of the personal story and the experiences of the person when you know your nature. I. Sense is an image or a reflection of the I. The reflection is not the Self. Vedanta is a complete teaching. Since we are multi faceted people we need to understand the self from different angles. 360 ° knowledge of the self and the world.<br /> Verse 51: „The essential nature of pure love of God is beyond description.“ But you can know it.<br /> Verse 52: “Trying to describe the experience of pure love of God is like a<br /> mute trying to describe a particular taste.”<br /> Verse 53: „Occasionally, pure love of God is revealed in a qualified person.” In great souls you find this kind of love that is totally different from worldly love.<br /> Verse 54: “Pure love of God is devoid of material qualities and desires, manifests more and more every moment, is uninterrupted and is always experienced as one’s innermost consciousness.”<br /> Verse 55 “Having discovered non-dual love, you see only the self everywhere, hear the self in every word, speak only of the self and think only of the self.” You can discover love but you can‘t make it happen. You get rid of your concepts and discover that you are love. The gunas influence the way you experience love. Then it is love conditioned by the gunas. Verse 56 “Secondary devotional service is of three kinds, according to which of the gunas predominates at any<br /> time or according to the motivation – distress, desire or knowledge – that brings one to devotion.”<br /> Verse 57: “Each succeeding type of devotee is superior to the preceding type.” Rajasic devotees are superior to tamasic devotees, sattvic devotees are superior to rajasic devotees and nondual devotees are superior to sattvic devotees. You need rajas to get out of tamas. Tamas means you live in a fantasy world. In rajas you are driven by ambition. You need sattva and knowledge to get out of rajas. Self inquiry renders the gunas non binding, so you can overcome attachment to sattva.<br /> <br /> More <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.de/seminare/interessengebiet/vedanta/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Vedanta seminars</a>.<br /> <br /> More english yoga seminars: <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/</a><br /> <br /> Please visit Yoga Vidya for more inspiring talks and spiritual community:<br /> <a href="https://www.yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">yoga-vidya.org/english/seminars/</a>.