Divya Jivan NewsletterGujarat Flood Relief - August 16, 2006
Sivannada Ashram, Ahmedabad
immediately initiated to undertake relief efforts, under the
guidance of Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj, to alleviate
the sufferings of the distraught. About 10,000
packages of food and snack were
made by the people at the ashram and dispatched to
affected areas to start with.
Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh, through its branches namely
Valsad, Surendranagar, etc. have also sent food
packages and doing their best. Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh,
All these have been possible
only because of the generous donations to Sivananda Ashram,
Ahmedabad made by selfless devotees of the Lord like
yourself and we humbly request for your continued support
towards these efforts of the Gurudev's
We realize that the magnitude of the problem is so great that all efforts will amount to just a drop in the bucket. However, every little effort has its own value. The ultimate goal is to further spiritual growth for both those served and those providing service while simultaneously making a difference in people’s lives.
"God's plan for man's evolution is work.
Love of God and service of man is the secret of true life. The meaning of true life is service and sacrifice.Life is meant for service, and not for self-seeking Sacrifice! Do your duties well, sincerely. Your privileges will follow unasked.
Hold your life for the service of others. The more the energy you spend in elevating and serving others, the more the divine energy which will flow to you. Serve. You will rule. Serve humanity with divine Bhava. The cancer of individuality will be dissolved.
Selfless Service Purifies
What is the object in Seva or service? Why do you serve poor people and the suffering humanity at large? Why do you serve the society and the country? By doing service, you purify your heart. Egoism, hatred, jealousy, idea of superiority vanish. Humility, pure love, sympathy, tolerance, and mercy are developed. Sense of separateness is annihilated. Selfishness is eradicated. You get a broad outlook of life. You begin to feel oneness or unity of life. You develop a broad heart with broad, generous views. Eventually, you get Knowledge of the Self. You realise the 'One-in-all' and 'all-in-One'. You feel unbounded joy. " << More>>
We have uploaded various articles of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, stressing importance of service to the humanity for the spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Selfless Service - By Sri Swami Sivananda
Serve Humanity and Seek Divinity - By Sri Swami Sivananda
Serve to Purify - By Sri Swami Chidananda
Service - By Sri Swami Sivananda
"All Gurudev's life after Self-realisation, after becoming an
enlightened sage and shining as a great light of the Himalayas, was
a saga of selfless service-service of the poor, service of the
suffering, service of the sick, service of the distressed, service
of spiritual aspirants and seekers, service of all humanity, service
of the whole world. In diverse, numerous ways, his entire life was
one great, continuous stream of selfless service. He had even
forgotten how to think of himself; he could only think of others. He
lived thinking of others: "In what way can I be of benefit, in what
way can I serve?" That was Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj till
the very last days.
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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