Swami Satchidananda is a spiritual teacher and yoga master who influenced the lives of millions of people around the world. He first came to the United States in 1966 and quickly became known for his combination of practical wisdom and deep spiritual insight. He gained wide public recognition for opening the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969, and spent the rest of his life dedicated to sharing the teachings of yoga and working to promote peace and interfaith understanding. He founded the Satchidananda Ashram – Yogaville in Virginia and established Integral Yoga Institutes around the world. He wrote several important books on yoga, chief among them his highly praised commentary on the Yoga Sutras.
The following was recorded during a satsang with Swami Satchidananda on Septemer 8, 1990. iHanuman offers these in appreciation for his 40 years of service in the West. Special thanks to Shakticom and the Satchidananda Ashram.
What was Master Sivanandaji’s method of correcting weaknesses in his disciples?
What is your perception of the devil versus good or evil?
How has the Woodstock generation grown and changed? What has that generation shown to the world?
In our spiritual search for the Truth, is Jesus Christ the final Truth?
How does a person know they have become enlightened, especially when they do not have a guru to ask? After one becomes enlightened, can they go into a samadhi trance or thoughtless state at will, at any time?
I used to be regular in my meditation, but for the past several months, each morning when I sit I become overcome by drowsiness. I have tried several techniques, but nothing seems to affect it. Please help.