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When the “Logical” Decision Is Not So Logical
July 3, 2013
Question: What if we think we have made a mistaken life decision? Is it actually a mistake?
Answer: Sometimes at an early stage in life we make a mistake. We make what at the time seems to be a logical decision. Sometimes society is pushing us, sometimes the parents, sometimes our considerations are mistaken. For example, we take money into consideration: I want to have a career; I want to have money. How am I going to have money if I become an artist? Artists never have money; musicians never have money. Yogis, they never have money. Yogis are professional beggars!
We are making this so-called logical choice, but it’s not truly logical. What’s logical about being miserable?
If, however, at a certain stage of life you find yourself feeling sorry about your decisions, don’t be sorry. Everything has its own value, and we are going to get another chance anyway, but that’s not the point. As yogis we can make it in this very life without regard to external circumstances. They are not the most important consideration when it comes to being a yogi. The inner life is the most important consideration.
Swami Swaroopananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. A practicing yogi from a very young age, Swami Swaroopananda has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga. He taught in Yoga Teacher Training Courses around the world and is currently teaching advanced yoga philosophy courses and lectures internationally. He is Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and acharya (spiritual director) for the Sivananda centers and ashrams in the Bahamas and the Middle East. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
June 2 — 8, 2015
Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Atmananda, Swami Medhananda Puri, Master Ou Wen Wei, Krishna Das, G.S. Sachdev, Swapan Chaudhuri, Atmarama Dasa, and Krishnan Namboodiri
Join a gathering of the Sivananda community and special guests to celebrate Swami Swaroopananda’s Birthday with concerts, teachings, pujas, stories, and more.
Yoga Vacation Program
June 3, 2015
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December 21, 2015 — January 2, 2016
Swami Swaroopananda, Lama Surya Das, Brant Secunda, Shayk Abdul Haqq Sazonoff, Lama Migmar Tseten, Reverend Jane Vennard, Daniel Matt, Jan Booman Saeed, Snatam Kaur, Gaura Vani, and Krishnan Namboodiri
Experience the underlying unity in diversity at this gathering of spiritual leaders, mystics and musicians from the world’s major spiritual traditions.
Yoga Vacation Program
December 29, 2015
Ask anything you ever wanted to know about yoga practice and philosophy and the spiritual path.