Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati  

The ancient teachings must be put in as 
simple a manner as possible, so as to be 
understandable and beneficial to all.

One may wonder, “If it is as simple as to ‘Know thyself’ or to ‘Be still and know,’ then why is it so difficult? What’s wrong with me?”

Therein is our challenge, reconciling simplicity and not understanding. Students should not be blamed for feeling they cannot retreat to a forest for 12 years of study and practice. 

Swami Rama has suggested that the teachings must be put “in as simple a manner as possible,” and that “the presentation should be understandable and beneficial to all.” He suggests that, “balance can be found by bringing together the two great forces of spirituality and science,” and that “problems can be solved by creating harmony between realism and idealism.” 

With our modern marketing strategies, we have subdivided and given trademarked brand names to aspects and stages of the ancient practices taught by the masters, terribly confusing ourselves, and losing awareness of the underlying universal simplicity.

The ancient way of teaching by discourses can be greatly enhanced by integrating all the resources of modern educational systems design and technology. By integrating ancient and modern training methods, we can better see how the simple practices of Yoga meditation truly lead to the center of consciousness from where All flows. 

The goal of this website, classes and other training is that the ancient teachings of self-awareness through Yoga meditation be presented in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth, that systematically lead one to the highest Realization of the center of consciousness as guided by the sages of the Himalayas. 

In loving service, 

Swami Jnaneshvara 

NOTE: The comments above were first written around 1997. Except for a couple words in the last paragraph, it remains as written then. These truly have been a guiding force for me, and that continues today, in 2009. They have been posted here on the website since 2002, both for others and as a reminder to me.



This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.









Yoga Nidra Meditation CD by Swami Jnaneshvara
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