The Unreal has no existence, the Real will always be.

A commentary on Verse 16 of Chapter 2 from the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Nishchalananda, extracted from a longer online transmission given to a group of people from Europe and the UK.

Swami Nishchalananda studied with his teacher, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, in India for 14 years and during that time explored the rich history of Yoga and Tantra in the land of their origin. The Bhagavad Gita is an astonishing text. It doesn’t matter whether it narrates a historical event or whether it is allegorical myth; the Wisdom expressed is profound. The translation Swamiji is using is that of Swami Sivananda Saraswati, the Teacher and Guru of Swami Satyananda.

This is an extract from the hour-long transmission covering the background to the story and the first part of Chapter 2. Swamiji’s commentary on this Classic text is based on his profound experience as one of the foremost Yogis in Europe at this time. You have a unique opportunity to join Swami Nishchalananda live as he explores the subject in greater detail, along with Swami Krishnapremananda, in a Course hosted by Mandala starting on Saturday 29th August, details here >>> Mandala Yoga Bhagavad Gita Day 1

THE FULL HOUR LONG TRANSMISSION FROM WHICH THE EXTRACT WAS TAKEN WILL BE ON SWAMIJI’S WEBSITE *** coming soon*** (Link above on the main menu). PLEASE ENJOY THE EXTRACT BELOW.

The quality of the Audio is the best we could manage from what was a poor internet connection on a night of storms over Europe! Having said that, we think you’ll find it’s pretty good apart from the occasional obvious distortion (which fortunately doesn’t obscure any significant part of the talk).

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