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.

July 30, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 10: 39-40

Beyond this ‘seed’ is the un-manifest, transcendental godhead. That godhead is clothed, as it were, with this manifestation-potential; even as each isolated, invisible electron coursing through a copper-wire contains the potentiality of the manifestation of its light and power. This manifestation-potential and the consciousness ‘within’ it are ...

July 30, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - When Goodness Becomes Natural

Deep within each one of us there is a natural quality, a natural goodness. It shows up in the lives of even the most vicious amongst us at odd moments. It is God, love, divinity. This has to be discovered, seen for what it is, otherwise we live in a world created by our own thoughts, by our calculating mentality, being good to those that favor us, and not so good to those who do not favor us. The discovery of this inner, innate and essential nature cannot be made by ...

July 31, 2016
The Kingly Secret Chapter 3 Part 4 (from the Chapter entitled The Kingly Secret)

Yet for most of us, hearing a talk (lecture) even physiologically it is rare. We only think we are listening. The mind is not cultivated enough to receive what is given and examine it. If we observe the way the mind functions, we will realize that the mind is ...