Welcome to the revised Swami Venkatesananda Website.

Both a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, Swami Venkatesananda - like his master, Swami Sivananda - can be regarded as a sage of practical wisdom.

Focusing on issues that concern and unite all branches of yoga, it is our intention to provide materials that will enrich and enliven your understanding and practice of yoga.

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

October 24, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 15

Here is a clear-cut statement of the sublime truth that all is God. Memory is from God; knowledge is from God; their absence is also from God! Good is divine, and that which men call "evil"  is ...

October 24, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - The I-dea of Individuality

Whether individuality is fact or fiction, there is the idea of the individuality. Perhaps the first pronoun “I” is nothing but the abbreviation of the full word “Idea”. The first person pronoun “I” may itself be nothing more than ...

October 25, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - The Truth That Comes From Within

We try to rationalize this problem of what is called illusion and if we discover that it is impossible to rationalize it we try to reject it which is another form of rationalization. When you bring something which is beyond reason into one or other of these two categories, to be accepted or rejected, you ...