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Your Sadhana Questions Answered

As seekers, we all have questions about the nature of sadhana (spiritual practice) and the best way to make progress on the path. In this never-before-released digitally remastered archival video from 1991, Swami Rama delves into the heart of spirituality to address students’ most pressing questions, including:

What qualities can I cultivate that will transform my whole being? Does samadhi wipe out all other thoughts? What is the relationship between truth and love? What is the shortest path to enlightenment? How do we know which desires are healthy and helpful for us to pursue and which are not? If God is everywhere, then how can there be evil in the world?

With his characteristic blend of no-nonsense wisdom, love, and humor, Swamiji invites us to reflect on what is important in life and what it means to transcend our subhuman tendencies and walk on the path of our true, divine self. As he makes clear again and again, this is a path that is available to us all—it is our birthright.

Listen until the end for a special takeaway message from Swamiji: practical, straightforward advice about the best kind of daily sadhana, and tips on how to transform our life!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 58 mins

Source: Q&A (Honesdale, 1991)

About the Teacher

Swami Rama

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925–1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. Under the guidance of his master, he traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who was living in a remote region of Tibet. In addition to this intense spiritual training, Swami Rama received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya of Karvirpitham in South India. Thereafter, he returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery, and finally, in 1969, came to the United States, where he founded the Himalayan Institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.

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