"The aim of sadhna is perfection. When you acheive perfection in your actions then you achieve perfection in your sadhna and not before. Sadhana is necessary to perfect the imperfect karmas. To ripen and perfect the unripe senses and to focus the scattered and dissipated energies of the mind. Sadhana becomes the medium through which you can awaken the higher qualities. If you do not do sadhana, you cannot awaken the spiritual qualities."
The Yogadrishti (Yogavisison) series of satsangs consists of discourses given by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in Munger as part of the new phase of sannyasa life that he has embarked upon since 2009.
The theme of the satsangs Swamiji gave in April 2011 at Ganga Darshan Vishwa Yoga Peeth was Sadhana. Swamiji explained sadhana as the attainment of perfection ia all one does, to fulfill the aim of life which is to move from tams. Inertia, to sattwa, luminosity. Swamiji elucidated the process of sadhana and the different sadhanas for householders and for sannyasins, to attain one's highest potential.
Swami Niranjanannda was born in Rajnandagaon (Chhatisgarh) in 1960. Guided from the birth by his guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, he came at the age of four to live with him at the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger where he received training in yogic and spiritiual sciences through yoga nidra. In 1971 he was initiated into Dashnami Sannyasa, and thereafter for eleven years he lived overseas, mastering skills in varied areas, acquiring an understanding of different cultures and helping establish Satyananda Yoga ashrams and centers in Europe, Australia, North and South America.
At the behest of his guru, he returned to India in 1983 to guide the activities of Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda Math and the Yoga Reasearch Foundation at Ganga Darshan. In 1990 he was initiated as a paramahasmsa sannyasin and in 1995 anointed spiritual precepter preceptor in succession to Swami Satyananda Saraswati. He established Bihar Yoga Bharti, the first university of yoga, in 1994 and the Yoga Publications Trust in 2000 in Munger. He also initiated a children's Yoga movement Bal Yoga Mitra Mandal, in 1995. In addition to steering the activities at Munger, he travelled extensively to guide seekeres around the world till 2009, when he received the command to embark on a new phase of sannyasa life.
Author of many classic books on yoga, tantra and the Upanishads, Swami Niranjan is magnetic source of wicsdom on all aspects of yogic philosophy, practice and lifestyle. He ably combines tradition with modernity as he contunues to nurture and spread his guru's mission from his base at Munger.
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