Wed March 4th, 2015 8:30pm Manhattan, NYC
The Benefits of PRANAVADIPA in My Daily Practice
Three Months have passed since the online magazine PRANAVADIPA began to be published by the Mahayogi Yoga Mission. PRANAVADIPA has shown what a powerful tool it can be in the lives of fellow disciples and devotees of Sri Mahayogi. Every thirty days our Guru’s teachings are equally available to us all, no matter where in the world we are.
Having the opportunity to sit in satsangha with Sri Mahayogi is always wonderful to strengthen our spiritual growth and deepen our faith. Sadly, these opportunities are limited to the few months he is able to visit us in New York. With PRANAVADIPA, it is like we are able to have a satsangha every month, and although these are articles from past satsangha we have the chance to reflect and contemplate on his teachings of wisdom.
What I have enjoyed and benefited from greatly so far is hearing the inquiry from some of the more developed disciples of Sri Mahayogi. What we must remember is that Sri Mahayogi will answer us according to the depth of our inquiry and our ability to understand. Reading these satsangha and observing the depth of the questions and Sri Mahayogi’s answers to them helps deepen my understanding of the practice, such as the correct or incorrect way to discriminate against the tendencies of the mind. PRANAVADIPA also has examples of actual practice from practitioners. In the series “What is Yoga?” by Mr. Shimada, he writes of his introduction into the practice of Yoga, which most of us, whether long time practitioners or relatively new, can relate very well to. He goes further in great detail into the different aspects of the practice such as asana, understanding karma, and later, into meditation.
Since PRANAVADIPA’s publication, the benefits to myself and many others have been many, from having the continuous availability of the satsangha for us to ponder and meditate on, to seeing how others apply the teachings of Yoga in their everyday lives. One of the greatest benefits to me has been the sense of community I feel towards the brothers and sisters around the rest of the world. Reading their words through the pages of PRANAVADIPA let me see that we are all on this journey to conquer life, and by applying the teachings of our loving Guru, Paramahansa Sri Mahayogi, victory can be ours.
* * *
PRANAVADIPA Vol.4 will be available on this Sunday, March 8th!!!
and, most importantly…
This Sunday, March 8th, will be the first class with our revered Master,
Satguru Shri Mahayogi Paramahamsa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!