Divine Grace by Swami Rama

Western culture, which has increasingly welcomed and embraced traditions from the East in the last thirty years, has too often understood guru to mean simply a teacher. In the West guru is frequently considered to be merely someone who is trained in philosophy,...

Lectures on Yoga Sutras: Mind

Recorded live from lectures Swami Rama gave to the graduate students at the Himalayan Institute in Glenview, Illinois, in the late 1970s. In this lecture Swami Rama explains that by having control over the modifications of mind we can attain a state that is free from...

The Pull of the Strings of Attachment by Swami Rama

You create stress for yourself because you do not know how to perform your duties, though you have imposed them on yourself. The only way is to learn to love your duties. If you only love the objects of joy, and you think that your partner is an object like your home,...

Exercise and Good Health by Swami Rama

The two different kinds of physical exercise essential to good health are stretching exercises such as the yoga postures and aerobic exercises such as jogging. Both are very beneficial for cleansing, relaxing, and revitalizing the body and for helping it function...

Mastery Over Death by Swami Rama

I have personally witnessed yogis casting off the body consciously on many occasions. In the year 1938 when I was sent to Benares to stay with a Bengali couple, I was informed that the couple would drop their bodies at the same time. The couple had been meditating...

20th Annual Mahasamadhi Function of Swami Rama

The Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) celebrated the 20th Mahasamadhi Anniversary of its Founder, HH Dr. Swami Rama on 13th November. Yog Guru Baba Ramdevji (Founder, Patanjali Yogpeeth) was the Honorable Chief Guest. Dr. Dhasmana delivered the welcome address...