In Loving Memory of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyamanandai Maharaj
On the Occasion of First Punya Tithi of H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
Om Namo Bhagawate Adhyatmanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
" Start Sadhana Now" - Sri Swami Sivananda
"Act now. Live now. Know now. Realize now. Be happy now.
Every death is a reminder. Every bell that rings says, "The end is near". Every day robs off from you one part of your precious life. Therefore, you should be very earnest in plunging yourself in constant Sadhana.
Never fall a victim to fruitless regret. Today is the best day. Today is the day of your new birth. Start Sadhana now. With folded palms, bid good-bye to past mistakes and faults. You have learnt your lessons. March forward now with new hope, determination, and vigilance".........
"Waver not. Fear not. Doubt not. Do something substantial in the path of Sadhana instead of wasting your time in idle pursuits and lethargy. You have infinite strength within you. There is a vast reservoir of power within you. Therefore, do not lose heart. Obstacles are stepping stones to success. They will develop your will. Do not allow yourself to be crushed by them. Defects remind you of perfection. Sin reminds you of virtue. Chose the positive path"............
Sadhana is spiritual movement consciously systematized. Sadhana is the purpose for which we have come to this place. Abhyasa and Sadhana are synonymous terms. The object of Sadhana is to release life from the limitations with which it is bound.
Sadhana is a lifelong process. Every day, every hour, every minute, is an onward march. Obstacles are innumerable in this great voyage. But, so long as you hold God as thy guide, there is nothing to worry about. You are sure to reach the other shore." ........- 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 Cherish HIS Legacy & Life-work of H. H Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on HIS first Punya Tithi
"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.
H.H. Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's first Punya Tithi April 27, 2022 as per Hindu calendar - Mahasamadhi May 8, 2022 was observed solemnly by Ashram's devotees, Spiritual organizations at various places & by Devotees' group of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj expressing their love, devotion & gratitude from the core of their hearts in so many different ways, some organized Homatmak Laghu Rudra Yajana & satsang at Haridwar in holy presence of Mahatma, some joined in serving Sadhu Bhandara to Mahamandleswars, Sains & Mahatmas, some contributed for Danam (gifts to Sadhus), Some performed sacred Paduka Pujan of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj on His Panya Tithi on April 27, 2022, Some arranged Satsang with Saints, Mahatma, & Dignitaries at the Ashram and Praise HIS Life-work & Selfless service to humanity, Some organized distributing food packages to Daridra-Narayan on HIS Mahasamadhi day (May 8, 2022), Pratham Jyotirling, Shree Somnath temple had Dhaja Poojan & Aarohan in HIS honor on HIS Punya Tithi day, Sacred Ganga Aarti, which was very dear to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj, was performed by devotees in the Holy Presence of Saints & Mahatama, Countless devotees in the West & East silently remember satsang & blessings of Sri Swamiji Maharaj & Some shade tears in HIS sweet memories ......... It is all heart-touching. And it is needless to say all feel their beloved Pujya Swamiji Maharaj's Subtle PRESENCE HERE & NOW and receive HIS Guidance, Protection & Blessings
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 the past 25 + years. 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>>
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.
Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation ("salute to the
sun"), is a common sequence of Hatha Yoga asanas.
Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu
Solar deity. This sequence of movements and poses
can be practised on varying levels of awareness,
ranging from that of physical exercise in various
styles, to a complete sadhana, which incorporates
asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation.
The physical base of the practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into with alternate inhalation and exhalation (except for the sixth asana where the breath is held in external suspension). A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposite leg first through the series. << Read More>> / Jeevan Yoga Episode 14 ( video clips )==================================================================
Sentiments of Love & Gratitude
People from all walks of Life, Saints & Mahatmas, Spiritual seekers, Dignitaries, Devotees of Swamiji all over the Globe have honored Him & praised HIS Work. Sivananda Ashram 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."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 )
Worshipful Homage to the Eternal Reality Brahmaleen Pujya Swami Sri Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj’s 1st Punya Titthi on 27. 2022, as per Indian calender April.2022. Pujya Swamiji Maharaj though departed from the physical form, yet His Cosmic Spirit Divine is always there and experienced by all His Sadhaks and followers all the time. He is a Supreme Universal Soul showering His Grace on all of us. Sri Swamiji Maharaj is very very much here and now. His inestimable contribution for good of the Society is a Greatest Blessing to a large number of people across the Globe. Countless sincere seekers are spiritually benefited from Sri Swamiji’s Teachings. Pujya Swamiji Maharaj is a Personification of Noble and Pious Selfless Service to the Mankind in general and Spiritual aspirants in particular. From the core of our hearts, we offer our reverential Prostrations at Pujya Swamiji’s Holy Feet and Seek His Krupa on All of Us - Poonam Thawani
" 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)
"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)
"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)
"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 & Essenceof 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 AdhyatmanandaWe all miss Pujya Swamiji's physical presence, but HE is free from the bondage of the body & liberated now. He has merged in the Infinite. Pujya Swamiji is with us in the Spirit and HIS subtle Presence will continue to guide us. << Read Complete>>
"WILL 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>>
How 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.
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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