The Ashram online book Shop

The Sri Nityananda Ashram Bookshop is located in Mount Eliza, Australia, and sells texts and products that support spiritual seekers in their practice. Our online store makes these products available all over the world!

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The Book Shop Products

The Sri Nityananda Ashram Book Shop is home to many valuable items. A wide variety of spiritual texts are available by Gurdjieff, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and others. The highlight of our catalogue are the books by Swami Shankarananda on meditation, self-inquiry and the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism.

In addition to books, the Bookshop sells a number of other products for the spiritual seeker. A selection of Hindu Deities are available, alongside malas, meditation asanas and shawls, hina perfume, jewellery, and much more.

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“The whole universe is the same material, Chiti or Consciousness, vibrating at different frequencies.”

Swami Shankarananda –
Consciousness Is Everything

Ganeshpuri Photos

$25.00$30.00 inc GST

Download hundreds of high quality photos lovingly compiled by the ashram I.T. and A.V. department from the most recent trip to Ganeshpuri, India with Swami Shankarananda and Devi Ma. This product is available via Online Download or on a USB drive which is $5 extra plus postage.

Please note, we have done our best to photograph everybody who was on retreat. We hope you enjoy these memories from your 2019 Ganeshpuri trip with Guruji and Devi Ma. Om Namah Shivaya.

We’re currently experimenting with the digital downloads system. Please be patient as we perfect this technology. 

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Sri Nityananda Ashram

The Mount Eliza Ashram is a spiritual community and the home of the meditation master, Swami Shankarananda. Based on the teachings of the ancient Hindu philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, the Ashram offers regular weekly programs, as well as retreats and intensives. Everybody is welcome! 

To learn more about the Ashram, please visit the website. 

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Questioner: Baba repeatedly said the Guru is the means, surrender to the Guru, but he also said, meditate on your own Self. We cannot meditate on two at the same time, so these two teachings seem hard to integrate in practice. Could you please clarify this?
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Guruji: The problem here is that you make the Guru and the Self two. He also said that God, Guru and Self are one. They are actually one – one entity, one spirit. The Guru is one who knows that he is the Self and he knows that you are the Self. We go to him because he radiates that truth. We recognize the Self within him and we want him to show us the way. After a while, he shows us that we are just like him.
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There is an old Vedantic story about a lion cub that wandered off and was adopted by donkeys. He didn’t know any better, so he started braying like a donkey. You have to understand that in the context of the story, the lion is the most noble of beasts and a donkey is less so. But, you see, a lion makes a bad donkey. However noble a lion is in his own domain, when he grows up around donkeys, he doesn’t do well. He doesn’t make the right sounds and has a lot of problems. So he felt he was an inferior donkey. Eventually, the great king of the jungle, another lion, came along and saw him carrying washing and trying to bray like a donkey. 
He said, ‘Hey, what are you doing kid?’ The lion cub cringed, ‘Don’t eat me. Don’t eat me’. The lion said ‘Why would I eat you? You’re like me’. ‘What are you talking about?’ They went to the river and examined their reflections. The lion said, ‘See you are just like me’, and then taught him how to roar!
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The Guru knows we are all lion cubs though we think we are donkeys. Eventually, he shows us that Guru and Self are one. So understand that this is the way it really is, don’t make them two.
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Excerpt from Guruji’s book of questions and answers ‘I Can’t Hear You, I Have a Carrot in My Ear’ available in our online book store or in person at The Ashram.
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🦁✨🙏🏼✨🦁 . . Questioner: Baba repeatedly said the Guru is the means, surrender to the Guru, but he also said, meditate on your own Self. We cannot meditate on two at the same time, so these two teachings seem hard to integrate in practice. Could you please clarify this? . . Guruji: The problem here is that you make the Guru and the Self two. He also said that God, Guru and Self are one. They are actually one – one entity, one spirit. The Guru is one who knows that he is the Self and he knows that you are the Self. We go to him because he radiates that truth. We recognize the Self within him and we want him to show us the way. After a while, he shows us that we are just like him. . There is an old Vedantic story about a lion cub that wandered off and was adopted by donkeys. He didn’t know any better, so he started braying like a donkey. You have to understand that in the context of the story, the lion is the most noble of beasts and a donkey is less so. But, you see, a lion makes a bad donkey. However noble a lion is in his own domain, when he grows up around donkeys, he doesn’t do well. He doesn’t make the right sounds and has a lot of problems. So he felt he was an inferior donkey. Eventually, the great king of the jungle, another lion, came along and saw him carrying washing and trying to bray like a donkey. He said, ‘Hey, what are you doing kid?’ The lion cub cringed, ‘Don’t eat me. Don’t eat me’. The lion said ‘Why would I eat you? You’re like me’. ‘What are you talking about?’ They went to the river and examined their reflections. The lion said, ‘See you are just like me’, and then taught him how to roar! . The Guru knows we are all lion cubs though we think we are donkeys. Eventually, he shows us that Guru and Self are one. So understand that this is the way it really is, don’t make them two. . . Excerpt from Guruji’s book of questions and answers ‘I Can’t Hear You, I Have a Carrot in My Ear’ available in our online book store or in person at The Ashram. . . 🦁✨🙏🏼✨🦁