• Inner Voice and Mind - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 3 days ago
    Listen to this insightful discourse on Inner Voice and Mind by Om Swami
  • Path of Devotion - [Hindi] - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    Listen to this insightful discourse on Path of Devotion by Om swami.
  • Compassion is Doing Your Best - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    To have equanimity, you have to have a degree of faith, a sense of surrender that okay things will happen. I can only control so much. But other than that, there are some core virtues. The virtue ...
  • Philosophy of Life - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 3 weeks ago
    I would like to talk about the philosophy of life. Not everybody can have a purpose in life. Some just don’t find it. Not everybody finds his or her passion. Some don’t have it because of the way t...
  • Maya - What is Real? - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    The Mind is a projector. There is no harm in thinking that you are great. If you are doing great work, you cannot deny it. You know deep inside when you have invented something. You know that I hav...
  • Facing Yourself - Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    The question is when you face yourself it is not always a pretty scene and how to avoid getting in the muck again? Why not be a pigeon and close your eyes and think that the cat is not going to get...
  • [3/3] Path of Divinity - Devotion and Self-Purification - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    If I seek you outside then who is in me? Am I saying that the God inside me is less than the god outside? So, if I start my search outside then who in me is actually talking right now? If I say you...
  • [2/3] Path of Divinity - Divine Love - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    It does not matter who you are, people have gone from young to very old by doing all those rituals and by praying but they have not found even the beginning of where god is, who god is, how god is ...
  • [1/3] Path of Divinity - Meditation - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    Why do we meditate? We meditate so we may be at peace, so we may be in bliss but after that mediation, what do we do? We meditate so that when we go out in the world, we can be better people at tha...
  • Lalita Sahasranama + Devi Abhishekam - Duration: 46 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    Hear the glorious chants of Lalita Sahasranama in the melodious voice of Swami Vidyananda Om. You can see devi abhishekam performed with Lalita Sahasranamam.
  • Parenting Questions - Duration: 6 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Om Swami addressing audience questions at a discourse held in Singapore recently.

    The question is, “what is the best way to raise small children?” They will raise you. They will repeatedly, routi...
  • Life after Death - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    The question is what happens after death? First of all there’s most definitely rebirth. There is a thing called rebirth. That is there because I have seen my past life. Rebirth is there, that’s for...
  • Ancient Science, Superstitions and Faith - Duration: 9 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    It happens in almost all the religions that people follow the religion without truly examining the underlying scriptures. Even if your religion has one book, three books, thirty books, three hundre...
  • Sri Hari Aarti - Duration: 9 minutes, 1 second.

    • 3 months ago
    You can download the audio on Soundcloud. goo.gl/Qcitik
    This Aarti of Sri Hari was sung by Om Swami in Sydney.
    Music score: Ramona Borthwick
    Piano: Om Swami
    Chorus: Various devotees

    1. Jaya jaya ā...
  • Pranayama and Food -[Hindi] - Duration: 8 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    The process to do vase breathing is to do pranayama first and then kapalabhati and then vase breathing. There are no short cuts to vase breathing. Even if you feel tired or feel it is difficult, it...
  • Pranayama - Types of Breathing - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    It is one of the yogic secrets and it is extremely effective in calming you down instantly. Before we do vase breathing, we have to prepare our stomach and our body. We first begin with Om chanting...
  • Spiritual Path - Vegetarianism and Alcohol - [Hindi] - Duration: 6 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    The question is that is it necessary/mandatory to be vegetarian and non-alcoholic to succeed in meditation and the spiritual path? It is not true that saints in Bengal, Kashmir or Kerala did not s...
  • Daan - Be Kind - Duration: 4 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    The question is when you give dana to a beggar and you don’t know its application, then is it a dana of tamasi in nature? When you give without knowing where your money is going, Sri Krishna has ca...
  • Faith - [Hindi] - Duration: 9 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    The fourth secondary virtue is faith. We should live with faith. There is a whole universe; the creation and you are a part of this creation. Everybody is being taken care of in this creation so li...
  • Here is the most beautiful Vishnu Sahsranamam sung in the voice of Swami Vidyananda Om. Watch the beautiful abhishekam of Sri Hari.

    Vishnu Sahasranamam Full + Divine Abhishekam - Duration: 27 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    Here is the most beautiful Vishnu Sahsranama sung in the voice of Swami Vidyananda Om on the eve of live abhishekam done on Krishna Janmashtami.

    Rejoice in seeing the abhishekam of Sri Hari done ...
  • Forgiveness - [Hindi] - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    The first two secondary virtues are empathy and humility. The third is forgiveness. Forgiveness is probably the most difficult to inculcate. When it comes to forgiveness, nobody thinks that whom sh...
  • Humility - [Hindi] - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 4 months ago
    The first secondary virtue is empathy and the second spiritual virtue is humility. No matter how many virtues you have, if you are not humble you cannot touch anyone’s heart. You will never be at p...
  • Empathy - A Spiritual Virtue - [Hindi] - Duration: 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    There are four pillars of meditation namely, asana, lucidity, mindfulness and vigilance. There are four primary virtues namely, compassion, self-discipline, gratitude and detachment. There are also...
  • Being Detached - [Hindi] - Duration: 7 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    The fourth virtue is detachment. To let go of something is giving up. Detachment is when you are neither happy nor sad if you have something or don’t. It is the emotion that we will be persistent...
  • Be Grateful - [Hindi] - Duration: 8 minutes, 3 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    The third virtue is being grateful. You should be grateful to God for what you have. If you live with gratitude then life seems contented and complete. Till the time you don’t feel that completenes...
  • Self-Discipline - [Hindi] - Duration: 5 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    In Patanjali yoga sutras, the first sutra is “atha yoga anusasanam.” Man does not want to live in the present. He either lives in the past or in the future. Most of the time he will be dreaming ab...
  • Karuna - Being Divine - [Hindi] - Duration: 8 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    Divinity does not only come by meditation. Divinity comes when you inculcate certain virtues in your life. In the absence of those qualities, it is impossible to gain divinity. The more power you g...
  • Virtues and Meditation - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    The four aspects of good meditation are posture, lucidity, mindfulness and vigilance. Meditation in its own right even though it will help you tame your mind, it won’t necessarily lead to a state o...
  • Mantra Chanting - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    The question is to explain the use of different types of malas for mantra japa. There are many types of chanting beads. The most common ones are tulsi, chandan and rudraksha. If you are chanting ou...
  • Detachment - The Foundation of Letting Go - Duration: 5 minutes, 37 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    There is one thing called renunciation or to let go-tyagya. Detachment is dispassion or vairagya. Detachment is to be at ease with the presence or absence of something in your life. There was a Ze...
  • The Esoteric Meaning of Gayatri Mantra - [Hindi] - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    There are twenty-eight types of Gayatri Mantra. The most eminent is Savitur Gayatri. Savitur gayatri is also known as surya gayatri. Both surya gayatri and ved mata gayatri are the same. Sun is als...
  • Devotion and Grace - Duration: 9 minutes, 9 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    In kali santarana upnishad, there is a mantra called Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare.

    Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was so devoted to Krishna ...
  • Self-realization and Samadhi - Duration: 9 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    The question is, “What is the difference between self-realization and samadhi?” Not everybody who can attain samadhi is self-realized and not everybody who is self-realized can claim to be in a sta...
  • Eight Aspects of Posture in Meditation - [Hindi] - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    The foremost pillar of dhyana is asana. There is no meditation without proper asana. There are eight aspects of a correct posture. The first aspect is to sit cross-legged. It is possible that you ...
  • The Discipline of Mantra - Duration: 8 minutes, 46 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    The question is, “Is it better to chant mantras loudly or internally?” It is always better to chant mantra internally. If you are eulogizing bhagwan out of your devotional sentiments then you can ...
  • Do Opinions Matter? - [Hindi] - Duration: 6 minutes.

    • 8 months ago
    The questions is how to get out of the need to keep pleasing others to feel good about yourself? There is a couplet from Kabir that it is not that difficult to let go of the wealth but it is very h...
  • How to Surrender - [Hindi] - Duration: 4 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    The question is how to prepare oneself to surrender. There is no one on this earth who is not afraid of something. Sometimes the fear is valid. If for example, you have an exam and you have not stu...
  • Four Pillars of Dhyana - Vigilance - [Hindi] - Duration: 6 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    The fourth pillar of dhyana is vigilance. Mindfulness will only work if you are vigilant while you are meditating. If you are vigilant you will not forget. If you don’t forget you will keep the cla...
  • Four Pillars of Dhyana - Mindfulness - [Hindi] - Duration: 5 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    The third pillar of dhyana is mindfulness. While you are meditating with a healthy body and also maintaining the lucidity but somehow are not able to keep that lucidity for long. Your mind starts r...
  • Four Pillars of Dhyana - Lucidity - [Hindi] - Duration: 8 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    The second pillar of dhyana is lucidity. You can meditate on breath, a mantra, an image or on formless. When you meditate on an image for example, it does not mean that when you keep looking at tha...
  • [1/4] Four Pillars of Dhyana - Aasana [Hindi] - Duration: 9 minutes, 1 second.

    • 9 months ago
    There are four pillars and two hurdles of Dhyana (meditation). If you can understand these, you can master the art of meditation. The first pillar of meditation is posture. You cannot meditate prop...
  • Compassion and Meditation - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    At any time you want to do something in your life that is going to hurt the other person, simply ask yourself that can I be more compassionate at this point of time?
    There is enough room for compas...
  • Essence of Dhyana - [Hindi] - Duration: 8 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    The true meaning of Dhyana is to get familiarize with yourself. As soon as we are born, we are told that this is your mother, your father, your brother or sister, this is your house, this is a temp...
  • Good Karma - [Hindi] - Duration: 8 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    The question asked here is what is the evidence of God’s existence and if at the time of death one feels that they did not do certain karmas only because of the fear of God then is it right or wron...
  • Detachment - Duration: 8 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Do not take anything for granted in life. If you take anything for granted in your life, it will one day be taken away from you because Nature will give it to somebody who values it. It does not gi...
  • Compassion is Being Selfless - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    There are lots of people in our history who have sacrificed their lives for the better cause of humanity. It does not matter whether you call them saints, enlightened beings or soldiers of a countr...
  • Losing a Loved One - [Hindi] - Duration: 7 minutes, 12 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Listen to this discourse by Om Swami in a better audio quality on how to deal with the loss of a loved one.

    The question is how to deal with the loss of a loved one? Even though we have read abou...
  • Gratitude - A Divine Virtue - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 10 months ago
    The day you can cry at the pain of somebody you don’t even know and you don’t intentionally cry but it just comes out from somewhere it will heal you of your own pain inside you. That’s the way nat...
  • Discipline in Meditation - Duration: 7 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    You cannot meditate without discipline. Meditation is discipline in the beginning. And when it improves, it becomes the state of mind. Discipline is not bothering with interruptions and stay focus...
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