The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important Hindu scriptures. In Swami Sivananda's words; "Gita embodies in itself a solution to the immediately pressing problems of man and carries a wonderful message of encouragement, hope, cheer and consolation. It is a direct appeal to divinize the entire nature of man... It gives man a positive promise of salvation and makes him fearless."
In verse 26 of Chapter 8, Krishna says, "The bright and the dark paths of the world are verily thought to be eternal; by the one (the bright path) a man goes not to return, and by the other (the dark path) he returns."
After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She took sannyas in 2017.