"We teach out of compassion. We teach because the world suffers and our teaching will reduce that suffering. We teach because we have received that compassion and want to share it with others who suffer. The cause of suffering, in the Yoga-sutras, is ignorance. Our teaching reduces the level of that ignorance. The student arrives because s/he is seeking help - our desire to teach arises directly out of our compassion for the student.”
- Swami Veda Bharati
Swami Ritavan Bharati is Ashram Pramukh and successor of Swami Veda Bharati as per Swami Veda’s will.
Questions for this interview came from Carolyn Hodges. Answers are from Swami Ritavan Bharati.
Questions in Part 1 were published in the September 2015 AHYMSIN Newsletter.
Question: Would you talk a little bit about your special relationship with Swami Veda?
Dr. Mohan Swami, a disciple of Swami Rama, is the President of both the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (AHYMSIN) and Dhyana Mandiram Trust (DMT). He was appointed to these positions by Swami Veda Bharati.
Questions for this interview came from Carolyn Hodges. Answers are from Dr. Mohan Swami. Note: When Dr. Mohan Swami uses the term “Gurudeva” or “Gurudev” he is referring to Swami Rama. This interview appeared in the September 2015 edition of the AHYMSIN Newsletter.
Dr. Mohan Swami: Thank you for the opportunity to answer the questions for the newsletter. I shall endeavour to do my best.
We are writing to invite you and your family to the International Yoga Youth and Children's Retreat that will take place in Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (SRSG), Rishikesh, India, December 22-31, 2015.
Swami Ritavan Bharati offered appreciation for the guidance and support he has received from his kalyana-mitra, Dr. Mohan Swami, President of AHYMSIN and DMT.
Please, do not miss, in the September 2015 newsletter, the interview with Dr. Mohan Swami. Everyone is encouraged to closely read, contemplate, and subscribe to this vision expressed by our President, Dr. Mohan Swami.
Swami Ritavan Bharati mentioned that it is teamwork that is needed now - more collaboration, coordination and communication. Key