In Loving Memory of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyamanandai Maharaj
On Second Punya Tithi ( HIS Mahasamadhi Day May 8, 2023) & remembering HIS Birth Anniversary (May 3, 2023)
Let us cherish Legacy & Life -work of H.H. Swami Adhyamanandai Maharaj====================================
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagawate Adhyatmanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
"Light Of Yoga "by Sri Swami Sivananda
YOGA is a perfect, practical system of self-culture. You can attain harmonious development of your mind, body and soul by the practice of Yoga. Yoga is an exact science. You can acquire absolute control over the whole nature by its practice. It helps the student to attain ethical perfection, perfect concentration of the mind and to unfold various psychic powers. It teaches applied psychology. It helps the practitioner to enter into conscious communion with the Lord through Samadhi, to separate himself from the three Gunas and to attain Kaivalya or independence eventually.
Yoga is the method by which the finite self or the individual soul is united with the Infinite Self or the Supreme Soul. Yajnavalkya defines Yoga, "Samyoga yoga iti ukto jivatma-paramatmano iti—the conjunction of the individual soul and the supreme soul is called Yoga."
An aspirant in the path of Yoga should be humble, simple, gentle, refined, tolerant, merciful and kind. He should seek Truth everywhere. He should show reverence to Sadhus, Sannyasins, Bhaktas, Mahatmas, and Sages and to the Srutis and the Scriptures.
A right understanding of the nature of the Self, through enquiry of "Who am I?" and study of Upanishads, a strong conviction that this world is illusory and unreal—arrived at through discrimination and consequent birth of dispassion—a strong yearning for liberation or attainment of the goal and regular practice of meditation will undoubtedly produce an attitude of detachment to the world and sublimate not only the desire for augmenting mental and physical powers but also all sorts of mundane desires.
Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga—all these Yogas—prepare the aspirant for the attainment of knowledge of the Self and culminate in Jnana Yoga. Therefore he should have a comprehensive understanding of all the Yogas. He should march on to the goal steadily, practising one particular Yoga which suits his taste and temperament. He can take such points from the other Yogas which will help him to attain progress and reach the goal quickly. In other words, every aspirant can make a happy combination of the above Yogas taking care not to confuse one with the other at any stage of his practices. He should use his common-sense at every stage. He must be able to find out for himself whether he is progressing or not by careful introspection and self-analysis. - Sri Swami Sivananda << Read More>>
Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths" by Sri Swami Chidananda
“Wake up at dawn each day to salute the Universal Being. Bow down in adoration unto Him before you start the day. Go through the day serenely, full of happiness and contentment. There is nothing to condemn in this world. Change your angle of vision. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Stop anxiety and smile gently unto yourself. Feel that the whole world is the manifestation of the Lord and you are serving the Lord in all these names and forms. Convert life into Yoga. Strive to be a Sadachari and paropakari. God walks with the simple, reveals Himself through the sufferer, gives understanding to the noble and keeps His Grace from the haughty. So renounce ego, cultivate virtues and be free. Keep the mind always calm and peaceful. Be the conqueror of your mind, the subduer of your desires and a master of your destiny, for you are the master.”
"When you wake up in the morning, you wake up into something very special. This emergence should constitute for you a rebirth into sadhana. In this new birth there should be no more slackness, no more pretence, and no more half-heartedness. Therefore, may we be reborn not once, not twice, but again and again until there is no longer any necessity or need for any such rebirth or re-emergence.”- Swami Chidananda ” << Read More>>
Let us all Cherish the Legacy & Life -Work of H.H. Swami Adhyamanandai Maharaj on HIS Birthday (May 3, 2023) & His MahaSamadhi day( Punya Tithi) on May 8, 2023
"A great son (sun) of India Adhyatma-Jyoti Sri Swami Adhyatmananda Saraswati an "adarsh" yati & Saint of holy matrubhoomi Bharatvarsha." these are the words of HIS Master H. H. Sri Swami ChidanandaJi Maharaj.
Revered Swamiji was a living example of the teachings of holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He was a Yogi, Vedantin, and Devotee all in one. Devotees welcomed Him in the East & the West and all over the Globe for his simplicity, sincerity, and love for teaching Yoga way of life. Swamiji carried a spark of love, light & joy. He kindled and inspired people, whoever came in contact with Him. His Life and each breath were dedicated to spreading the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Vedanta through simple and practical teachings of Gurudev Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri. Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Wherever he went, he talked about the simple message of Sri. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate & Realize” and guidelines of daily Sadhana through Gurudev’s "Twenty Spiritual Instructions". Jai Sivananda! Jai Chidananda! Jai Adhyatmananda!
It was always a joy for the devotees here in the West to receive Pujya Swamiji Maharaj's Satsang and blessing and in fact, their love brought Sri Swamiji amongst their midst Year after Year for 25 + years in the past. We cherish the lovely time we all devotees had in HIS presence . The Adhyatma Tours got organized each year as per SIVA's WILL.The Organizers Team of Adhyatma Tour worked together in the spirit of Karma Yoga and coordinated Sri Swamiji Satsang programs at various centers for the benefit of many and the Adhyatma Tour unfolded beautifully each year that was the charm of Adhyatma Tours.I feel blessed to get the opportunity to coordinate Swamiji's Adhyatma Tours to the West all these years and be a tiny part (not even) of the whole in Swamiji’s Mission of service to Humanity........Being with Him in close proximity during coordinating the Adhyatma Tours all these years, you observe how immeasurable devotion Pujya Swamiji has for His Gurudev! At every moment, whether He is thinking, talking or delivering discourses... you observe that Guru Smarana is unbroken. HE is breathing and living for Gurudev......Bharat & I feel honored and privileged to create Website for Pujya Swamiji and that is a treasure of his work for the last twenty-five years and that has been a source for global reach. It is all Guru's Grace - sevak
Governor of Gujarat, Om Prakash Kohli has presented HIM the title of "Glory of Gujarat" in the month of January 2017 on behalf of the Indian Council of Social welfare (ICSW) Gujarat state branch. This award is given to HIM for HIS dedication and distinguishes contribution in the field of Yoga, Meditation as well as for spreading the Religious, Cultural and Spiritual Awareness. Swamiji received the “Gujarat Ratna Gaurav Award” in 2019. Swamiji was a great missionary on the blood donation front and affirms his faith in “Donate blood and save a life”. Swamiji was instrumental in organizing about 300 blood donation camps and he himself donated blood 117 times and was honored by the Governor of Gujarat as a centurion blood donor. His love for Tree & Ecology was great. Swamiji has planted more than 10 million saplings and plants on this planet and has rendered great service to Mother Earth for ecological balance. << read complete>>
Learning of "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar
Doordarshan TV Girnar has done wonderful Seva to Mankind by telecasting of " Jeevan Yoga Series" containing 104 episodes by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. It is a boon to all more so now, when HE is not in the physical Presence. Pujya Swamiji has step by step covered a new dimension of Yoga learning, not just the Yoga postures but a key to integrate all aspects of life physical, intellectual and spiritual through Yogic living to maintain sound body and peaceful mind that enables sincere students to go deeper and subtler aspect of their being there by live and lead harmonious, purposeful and Divine Life. It is a complete guide to Yogic living filled with systemic, scientific and yet simple & useful yoga teachings for the beginners as well as for the advanced Yoga students. Swamiji has talked about holistic approach to deal with most common medical problems, useful Yoga postures pertaining to individual diseases, benefits of various kinds of Pranayam, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and more....the presentation is in Gujarati but, all will gather the essence of the teaching.
Highlighting the News
Countless devotees in the West & theEast cherish the sweet memories of Satsang & blessings of Beloved Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj & some shade tears in HIS remembrance on the sacred days of HIS Birth Anniversary (May 3, 2023) & His Punya Tithi ( May 8, 2023) ......... They all cherish their sweet memories with Revered Sri Swamiji Maharaj expressing their sentiments of love & gratitude........
In HIS Loving Memory on these two sacred occasions of Pujya Sri Swami Maharaj, sacred Yajana ceremonies, Paduka Pujan, Satsangs with Mahatmas', Sadhu Bhandara (feeding Saints) & giving Danam (gifts, cloths & essentials etc), distributing food packages to under privileged and more... have been organized by Ashram's devotees, Spiritual organizations at various places & by Devotees' group of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj expressing sentiments of their love, devotion & gratitude from the core of their hearts in so many different ways..... It started the last month and still continuing till HIS Mahasamadhi day, May, 8 2023.......It is all heart-touching.
A big devotees' group of Revered Swamiji Maharaj went to Haridwar- Rishikesh and performed sacred Homatmak Laghu Rudra at the Bank of river Ganges on April 17, 2023 on His Punya Tithi,( as per Hindu calendar) on Parmarth Niketan, where Pujya Swamiji conducted HIS last Bhagawat Katha Saptah in Oct 2019. Simultaneously Poojan & Abhishek were offered at Samadhi Shrine of Most Worshipful & Revered Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh by Revered Sri Swami Narayanananda, a disciple of Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj with devotees. Sacred Paduka Poojan was performed of their Most Beloved and Worshipful Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj by devotees on this occasion. Then followed a big Bhandara to about 100 + Saints including Mahamandleswar Swamijis' were served lunch feast at Sri Parmarth Niketan & Danam (gifts, clothes & essentials etc) were offered to them. In the evening, from 4 pm - 7.30 pm Sundarkand Parayan (recitation) by Sri Ajaybhi Yagnik Ji brought special memories of having many such Parayans in the Presence of Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj by Sri Yagnik Ji. In the evening, again Sant Bhojan (Bhandara) was arranged for about 150 + Saints at Gita Bhavan. At night 7 pm - 9 pm Sant Bhojan was organized for Saints & Rishikumaras at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh.
Subtle PRESENCE of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj pervaded the entire atmosphere and was felt by one & all.Blood Donation Drive, Medical camp, Yoga Shibir (camp), sacred Paduka Poojan & Satsang with Saints, and Mahatma have been organized at Sivananda Ashram on May 3, 2023, in Praise of HIS Life-work & Selfless service to humanity. Also, distributing food packages to under privileged has been planned which was regularly happening at the ashram during Pujya Swamiji's time.
Also, Three-day Spiritual Retreat (May 6, 2023 -May 8, 2023 ) is planned at Shanti Mandir, Tithal, Valsad, which will conclude with Rudrai Yajna on May 8, 2023.
Sentiments of Love & Gratitude
People from all Walks of Life, Saints & Mahatmas, Spiritual Organization heads, Dignitaries, Devotees of Swamiji all over the Globe have praised Him & HIS Work. Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad was HIS karmabhumi They have expressed their core feelings soaked in deep love & gratitude for their Mentor, dear Friend, Philosopher, Guide, Guru and whatever relationship they were in with Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. It is heart-melting. << Read More>>
"I had my first Darshan of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj in my youth at the age of 12-14 at the Divya Jivan function at Rishikesh. I was touched by his radiating divinity and aura and I had surrendered myself to Swamiji Maharaj at that very moment.......Finally, I was drawn to him in 2017 and came to him to pursue a higher goal. And with Gurudev’s krupa- prasad, I was Blessed to get Sannyas Diksha in 2019 from Swamiji Maharaj.............. Swamiji Maharaj was Divine light, he was Divine Swarup oozing divine love for all. He was Sakshat Brahmswarup. My prayer to Gurudev Pujya Swamiji Maharaj is to continue showering His blessings on me & guide me in my spiritual journey and May I keep experiencing THY Divine PRESENCE ! OM Shanti! - Revered Swami Narayananda, Direct disciple of H.H. Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
" Pujya Swamiji was a divine light walking through the world. He served so many and with such grace, always selfless and caring. He would help anyone who asked. My heart is filled with love & Gratitude for Swamiji Maharaj. While Swamiji may no longer be here with us in the physical form, he is certainly with us forever in our hearts and minds, our memories, and through His teachings. " Peacefully, - Swamini Shraddhananda Saraswati, Directed Disciple of His Holiness Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj (Founder & Director of Kula Kamal Yoga Asharam, PA, USA )
" Swamiji was my dear friend, my Gurubhai, my support. He was a favorite sishya (disciple) of Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidananda JI Maharaj..... He was a master organizer, a karmayogi & so much more, all in one. Whatever you say, how much you say about him is less, speech stops,....Jai Ho Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj! Jai ho Swami Chidananda JI Maharaj! Jai ho Swami Adhyatmanandji Maharaj!" - H. H. Sri Swami Premanandaji Maharaj (Uttarkashi, Divine Life Society)"The state of Gujarat honored him with the "Glory of Gujarat" but I would say he is the glory of Bharat-Vrash, glory of mother India, glory of Sanatan Dharma and glory of the whole world. When you glorify Swami Adhyamanandaji you glorify Swami Krishnanandji, you glorify Swami Chidanandji and you glorify Gurudev Swami Sivanandji Maharaj. As a student, I have interacted with Swamji since my student career and then after also becoming a monk Swamiji has been always a support to me." - Revered Sri Swami Brahmnisthananda (Jagganath Puri)
"Swami Adhyatmanandaji was favorite sishya (Disciple) of Gurumaharaj Swami ChidanandaJI Maharaj.....He was like Hanuman to Lord Rama." - Revered Sri Swami Ramswarupananda (Divine Life Society, Odissa)
"Ever joyful, loving, Yogi, supreme-Bhakta, Jnani, Samanvay-yogi all in one. He was giving joy to one and all, who came in contact with him......Swamiji Maharaj, where are you going to go? you were here before. You were in the Body, the body came and left, You are here and now,...... Pranams to you Swamiji Maharaj, Jai ho! Swamiji Maharaj." - Revered Sri Swami Shivchidanandaji Maharaj (Divine Life Society, Bhuvneshwar)
"It is always a joy to receive Sri Swami Adhyatmananda ji Maharaj at Anoopam Mission. To see Him and Revered Sahebdada is to see conflations of holy rivers Ganga and Yamuna. We have never felt that he comes from a different organization. He is very much " Anoopam". We wish for his visits to AMUK, again and again, to inspire us Sadhus' and devotees to live and lead the pious life to the very core." - Himmat Swami (UK)
"Detroit, Michigan Community Benefited from Swami Ji’s Guidance on Yoga, Scriptures, and “Art of Saatvik Living”. We all feel very blessed with Swami Ji’s presences & guidance, and look forward to many more such opportunities." -Anil Lal, (President of DJSS, USA)
"We are fortunate and grateful to have Swamiji in our midst to "recharge" our mind/body/spirit and look forward to his next visit." - Sri Rajesh Laugani, Toledo (OH)
"Sri Swamiji's ecstatic kirtan at the Bhajan satsang was indeed a blessed experience for all. It was the best time for devotees of Indian Hindu Welfare organization (IHWO) of Northampton (UK ). Everyone is very happy and keen to invite him to his earliest with much longer stay" - Sri Guarang Patel (UK)
"To a question on spiritualization of professional life, Swamiji said anything you do, think of God. Anything you do eating, drinking or walking, you do whatever you are doing. at the same time keep your mind in Him only, 100% awareness of His existence. Your profession turns into spiritual."- Ravi Ponanagi (PR, India Tribune, Atlanta)
"Swamiji has truly attuned Happiness at our newly started Happiness yoga Centre. Moments spent with H. H. Swamiji are most precious and invaluable to us." - Shaishav & Sunita (Founder of Happiness Yoga Center)
“Swamiji, as he is respectfully known, is an ordinary man who has mastered extraordinary skills and discipline. He moves around the world with the greatest of ease, more like a young butterfly than a 65-year-old man. He is kind, generous and extremely articulate and has a good sense of humor. I spent an hour talking with him and his special graces made my day much more worth living. It’s true when they say words cannot describe him.” – Celeste Regal, reporter of <<<<Observer (New Jersey)
"There's so much wisdom behind what he says, and yet it is so simple", Smith said. "His teaching applies to all, regardless of religion or walk of life. He's very humble. He speaks to the person." "Swami shares peaceful philosophy with Utahn ", interview by Jason Bergreen of "Salt Lake Tribune", a leading newspaper of Salt Lake City.
"Swami Adhyatmanandaji is known for making Hinduism practical and relevant to modern life. A holy man credited with bringing about a spiritual awakening through his teachings, he has helped young people caught up in drug addiction as well as business leaders seeking greater meaning in their work." - Toledo Blade (Newspaper)
"With the Grace of Divine, we got the opportunity to host Pujya Swamiji on His first visit to the USA and thereafter for the past twenty-five years we are fortunate to receive HIS Satsang and Blessings in abundance. The mere presence of His lifts us to a different plane of spirituality and enlightenment that lingers on. We feel being bathed in love and purity.......We carry sweet memories of countless moments, special events, inspiring messages, blessings, and daily communication, until he breathed the last, even from the hospital bed HE sent a video clip on May 3, 2021, expressing HIS love and blessings for us...We share with all our two precious memories with Swamiji.....the Blessed opportunity that came to us to host HIS 75 th Birthday celebrations on May 3, 2020, on zoom, as the Covid situation prevented it! Devotees from all over the USA, India, Canada, UK, and all over joined the Zoom Meet and we had wonderful and memorable celebrations. The Impossible became possible. It was all prompted by SIVA & arranged by Guru Maharaj for HIS Adhyatm. It was HIS last Birthday celebration and will be remembered forever. The second, about the souvenir "Adhyatma Amrutam', the page that is dedicated to cur love & sentiments, Swamiji changed the title caption "At home (In Chicago)" How blessed we feel! - Minal & Bharat Naik << Read Complete>>
Quotes & Essence of Teachings of Teachings of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj
"We are born, death is inevitable. Journey between birth and death is not Life, it is a slow journey towards death. Life we have to find. Life lived in the pursuit of SELF realization is the Goal of Life and can be achieved by "Jeevan Yoga" or Yoga, a way of LIFE. It brings peace and happiness of sound mind in sound body. Yogic living implies discriminative living. Yoga is equanimity, equipoise or equilibrium. It is skill in the performance of actions. Yoga is disconnection from union with pain and freedom from attachment and desires it is turning away of the senses from the objective universe and concentrating the mind on the SELF". - Swami Adhyatmananda
Power Wins ALL Powers". Be cheerful. Be
peaceful. Be Blissful. Enjoy your present
moments and be with your family, eat
together, pray together. Pray fervently,
sincerely, and wholeheartedly. Prayer
elevates the mind. It fills the mind with
purity. Have perfect faith in the Lord's
name. His name is your sole support and
refuge. Call HIM by any name Ishwar, Allah,
Jehovah, Ahura Mazda, Zande vats, Waheguru,
Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Rama, Krishna, Durga,
Kali, Ganesh, or Shirdi Saibaba or any
other. In case you are initiated into Guru
Mantra, do Japa of Guru Mantra with faith
"My Life is My Message."........."Don't be afraid of adversities, they make you strong"
Just as the deep-rooted tree stands tall in spite of the calamities in the form of severe storms, tornadoes, hail storms, or torrential rain, I have faced many adversities, ups & downs, impediments, agony, along the journey of 50 years of my monastic life and came out strong. Life has given me exuberance, joy, bubbling energy. Awakening of inner SELF lead me to spread the Glories of the DIVINE. Look at Nature, there is Fall & Spring, there is Sunrise & Sunset, there is Ebb & Flow. It is the Law of Nature. Ups & down is a part of Life. Don't be afraid of adversities, they make you strong. In all situations, be rooted in the Absolute Truth, Abide in the SELF, sing HIS Glories, Surrender at the holy feet of your Guru. Stick to the path guided by your Guru. Chant the Guru Mantra with unwavering faith. Hold on to Hari-Nama, the Lord's name is the solution for all the trials and tribulations of Life. Intensify your faith only on one thought " I am Thine, Thou art Mine, Thy will be done". “O God, I am Thine, Thy wish is mine as I have none”. Guru's Grace is unfailing; it is ever ready to help you. I have experienced in my life, you can too.
Divine Name is a safe boat that can take you to the other shore of fearlessness, freedom and bliss Immortal", “In all conditions, I am Bliss, Bliss, and Bliss Absolute," says Swami Sivananda. Have Yearning for God-Realization.
What more can I say? The secret of my joy in life (of 75 years) is unbroken Guru Smarana, faith in my GURU, abiding at the Holy feet of my GURU. Ever flowing Grace & Blessings of my Guru is the supreme joy of my Life.- (This is from message delivered by Brahmleen H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmananda Maharaj on the occasion of His 75 Birthday Celebrations on May 3, 2020) << More>>
simple, How sublime, How Divine are these
Messages! How precious are these messages
now when Pujya Swamiji is no longer with us
in the Physical form! He is free from the
bondage of the body and liberated now and
has merged in the Infinite.
Unveiling of Brahmleen Pujya Swamiji Maharaj's Nameplate at His Samadhi Shrine & Paduka Pujan , Sivananda Ashram Ahmedabad
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Vishnusahsranama - with meaning
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)
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