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

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Daily Readings

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

May 11, 2021
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter VI: 15

The yogi seated in meditation learns ‘to balance his mind’. Krishna, by quietly and unpretentiously slipping this verse in here, points out at this stage that the yogi’s balanced mind is not ...

May 11, 2021
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Spirit Is Free

Only the physical, grosser side of us seems to be predetermined; the spirit seems to be free. Where there is a broader line between the spiritual and the psychophysical, the psychophysical ...

May 11, 2021
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — To Become One

It is indeed a wonder that mental japa (repetition of a rnantra) is inwardly audible. You have been told by yogis of the anahata sounds and many other