In this discourse, Gurudevi explains what you need to know to get Enlightened. She calls it your Enlightenment kit! She also gives you a warning of how the bindings, the kleshas, can get in your way. As well as how to go deeper so the bindings cannot hold you.
In this discourse, Gurudevi describes the inner knowing “I am” or “aham” in Sanskrit. “I am” is a complete sentence. It is the knowing of your own perfection. While you may try and become perfect on the outside, Gurudevi explains how perfection is found within. She gives you the explanation and the inner experience.
To give without strings. To serve without acknowledgement. This is called seva or selfless service. In her discourse, Gurudevi explores the yoga of seva and asks you to look at your own motivations. Why do you do what you do? When you give without looking for a reward, you are on the divine path of seva, a superhighway to enlightenment.
Uprightness, serenity, compassion, fearlessness — these are a few of the divine virtues that blossom forth when you practice yoga & meditation. In her discourse, Gurudevi Nirmalananda explains how this happens by pointing you towards the source within — your own Self. When you discover this inner source, life just keeps getting better.
Gurudevi describes how love gets mixed up with lust and need. She compares what we think love is to divine love, which is unconditional and unlimited. Where can you find this divine love? You must look inward to the source. Shaktipat, the cosmic inner awakening, opens the way inward so that you can access and live in your Self, the source of love-itself.
There is an underlying yearning in all of us to discover the primordial source of our own being. There is more to you than what you can conceive of with your mind. Gurudevi explains the importance of looking within to understand what your Self has known all along.
In this discourse Gurudevi describes how you can use yoga’s teachings to uncover the deeper dimension of your being. That same being is within us all. The separateness that you feel is caused by not knowing the full dimensionality of your self. She helps to give you the understanding that we are all one, and that it is only the mind that hinders our knowingness of our inherent greatness.
This discourse is about finding your way in your life, whether your life is challenging or peaceful. Gurudevi describes how major upheavals like the pandemic can be an opportunity to help you learn how to keep the world from pushing your buttons. She discusses how to find your way as a “new normal” emerges. And how to maintain behavior learned in a slower time while you return to a busier life.
Gurudevi says that without God life is empty. It’s about the God feeling on the inside. It’s the inner fullness, wholeness, depth, vastness, and ease of being that is unmistakably holy, sacred, and true. Without this feeling, you feel empty. Except you’re not empty. You are already full. The Guru is the conduit of Grace that reveals the reality within. Listen and discover how to find it.
Guudevi says that yoga gives you the ability to perceive your own inner vastness and bliss. God is in the bliss feeling. God is not found in a statue. Your experience of Self is a feeling. You feel yourself to be more you — more whole, more centered, more full, more expanded, more free, more God. It's the God feeling.
Gurudevi says that homecoming is an inner homecoming. You are sitting inside yourself in a whole new way. You have found what yoga calls your own Self. Self-knowing is the familiarity of everything being right in the world. Come home to a home you’ve always wanted to live in. Your spiritual home is within you, as you.
December 2020 Teachings Article
By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Aanandi
Gurudevi tells us, “As glorious as love can be, it’s never enough. It’s not a substitute for your own Self.” At its root, the feeling of emptiness comes from feeling separate from God. Yoga is a science of spiritual development that takes you inward, reconnecting you to your inherent Divinity. But how do you get there by yourself? You need help from an enlightened being. Only one who knows the One Reality can give you the inner experience of your own Self. That experience truly is an inner homecoming.
Gurudevi explains the difference between connection and Beingness. It is your own Self that you seek, the inner sense of wholeness and oneness that is the knowing of your own Self. But the root of the human dilemma is that this knowing is hidden from you. Instead of looking outward for connection, you must look inward to find your Self. You are the One Reality. You are Shiva. Through meditation and Shaktipat, the One Reality being you is now revealed to you as you.
Meditators access parts of their brains that other people are barely using. You can tap into your inner source of intelligence, creativity, joy, love, generosity, and bliss. You can have distinct physical changes to your body that arise from the inside out. Why settle for less? Listen to this discourse and find out how to operate from a more inspired level.
Do you want to break free from your limitations and fears? In this teachings article Gurudevi will help you find an easy path to getting past yourself and tapping into the power of the deeper dimensions within. Yoga gives you the ability to listen and learn from your own inner knowing.
A true guru can guide you beyond your mind to your most Divine Self. You can shine your light in everything you do, everywhere you go and with everyone you care about. Learn from Gurudevi how to pull yourself out of the dark and live in the light always.
There is an easier path to spiritual enlightenment. Gurudevi has dedicated her life to serving those who yearn to become Self-Realized. In this article she describes a way to awaken your inner power of upliftment. You can weave regular yogic practices into your daily routine. Learn the easy path from one who knows.
Yoga and meditation work on your ability to perceive, both the world around you and within yourself. By working on your inner power of perception you can have the ability to participate in the world while at the same time seeing the Divine in everyone, including yourself.
September 2020 Teachings Article
By Gurudevi Nirmalananda Read by Yogyananda Fountain
Yoga develops your power of perception so that you can see life as more than the day-to-day practicalities while truly being a part of all that exists. Gurudevi teaches a pathway beyond the familiar limited way of living to the mystical realms within yourself. She explains how through yoga you can find the deep interconnectedness between yourself, the world and more.
Gurudevi asks, “How can intellect (enlightenment) and heart (devotion) possibly go together?” This article explains why both are necessary for the full experience of the highest. In a Shaktipat tradition the first step is to have the experience you seek. Yet once you’ve been awakened, practice and study are not enough. Devotion is also an important part of the process. The tantric pathway to the goal involves both your head and heart. The highest level a human can attain is recognizing their own Divine Essence and expressing it in loving service to the world.
Gurudevi explains that the condition of your mind depends solely on what you are steering it towards. She states, “When I got Shaktipat and began studying with Baba, life became meaningful and blissful. I got happier and happier.” The guru awakens the dormant spiritual force that has been slumbering in you for ages and ages. Then the 2-dimemsional map of life that has shaped your body and mind begins to change. You discover the whole universe within your own being. Once you know your own Self, life makes sense in a whole new way.
Gurudevi speaks lovingly of her early experiences with her Guru, Swami Muktananda. She asks, “What kind of love is it that never needs to be spoken? It’s the kind of love I wanted and the only kind I was able to let in.” When you know your own Self, the whole world changes. In science this world process is described as the butterfly effect. It means that your own individual spiritual practices and your growing progress toward enlightenment uplifts you and the whole world. You care and your caring changes where the world is headed.