Yam a (self-restraint) is the foundation of Yoga. Many aspirants get a downfall because they do not practise Yama to perfection. They jump at once to the piactice of meditation. Self-realization demands perfect renunciation. Light the fire of dispassion at the doors of all the senses. He who is endowed with true and lasting Vairagya (dispassion) is fit for attaining the knowledge of the Self. An aspirant with a wavering mind will not be able to attain success in Yoga. The aspirant must be bold, cheerful and self-reliant. Yoga should be practised with a firm conviction, iron determination, patience and dispassion. True Tapas is meditation on Atma. True Tapas is fixing the mind on Atma. True Tapas is to turn the mind towards God. Contd…
Caution: Fraudulent Website
This is to caution all the devotees of Gurudev that some fraudsters have launched a website impersonating the official website of The Divine Life Society, in order to mislead the public and collect money in the name of booking rooms, joining Yoga Courses, etc. Devotees are advised to beware of the fake website with the address https://sivanandaashram.co.in/, email Id email@example.com & phone number 9668461538 and take necessary precautions from falling prey to such scammers. It has never been a practice of the Ashram to let the devotees book rooms or register for Yoga Courses through phone or Whatsapp.
Those who are devoted to the Ashram and Gurudev know very well that the Ashram does not charge anything for any Seva at the Ashram. Please take note that the official websites of The Divine Life Society are https://www.sivanandaonline.org and https://www.dlshq.org, email Ids are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and the online donation portal is https://donations.sivanandaonline.org
A real devotee fears nothing. Maya cannot do anything to him as he has got the Name of the Lord ever upon his lips.