Welcome to the revised Swami Venkatesananda Website.

Both a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, Swami Venkatesananda - like his master, Swami Sivananda - can be regarded as a sage of practical wisdom.

Focusing on issues that concern and unite all branches of yoga, it is our intention to provide materials that will enrich and enliven your understanding and practice of yoga.

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

August 27, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 The Fragment and the Totality

Wisdom and intellect are completely interrelated. If your intellect is dull, the wisdom that is derived through that intellect is also dull. The dull intellect thinks that one point of view is ...

August 27, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 11: 47

Dr. Zimmer, in his monumental work on “Philosophies of India”, expresses the view that before the vedā were introduced into India by the invading Aryans (there are others who question this!) there flourished there a religion whose ...

August 28, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 Only God Knows How

My Guru often pointed out, "Serve someone self-forgetfully." If you are able to reach that point of self-forgetfulness in the service of even one person, then it is possible for you to acquire a taste for it, and this period of self-forgetfulness might become more and more permanent, more and more expanded. In the course of time you may not only forget the self, but find out that the self ...