Newsletter August 2015

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Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
August 2015
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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
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On the subject of "Sadhana" - 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." - Swami Sivananda  << More>>

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Chidananda Darshan - through Life incidence of Guru Maharaj
Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.
"Be a part of celebrations and Be benefited "

"Sthita Prajna"
Swami Chinmayananda, the illustrious saint-scholar, was giving a series of discourses on Gita during his Gita Jnana Yajna at Lucknow in 1977. In course of his talk he dealt with the characteristics of a Sthita Prajna, the ideal Godman of the holy scripture. At the end of the talk Prof. Varma who was, indeed, very much impressed, sought an interview with Chinmayanandaji and put the straight question - Is the ideal Godman of Gita a mere scriptural representation or a living reality? Is there anybody in India today who may fittingly be called a Sthita Prajna?

The erudite monk who is not given to easy praise paused for a moment and then replied with all seriousness and solemnity - Yes. There are such great ones. One is Mother Anandamayi and the other is Swami Chidananda. One should behold them and get sanctified.

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Yoga Learning from a book "Yoga, A way of life" by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda

Yoganidra is a prolonged Shavasan that leads to relaxation and finally establishes in meditation. It is the art of conscious relaxation. It is a technique which will allow you to reach new sates of conscious awareness with acute perception of both your physical and subtle body. As you practice these techniques you will feel the flow of Prana move through physical, emotional and energetic blockages. The end result is the healing of the body and mind and the expansion of consciousness.

Yoganidra CD - By Swami Adhyatmanandaji 

Yoga, A way of Life (DVD's , set of two) For purchase of Yoga DVD-contact Ashram  # 079-2686234 orsivanandaashram@gmail.com 

Sivananda Yoga ( new DVD) It contains 84 yoga postures. It indeed is "Yoga teacher comes to your home " in a true sense. People will reap the benefits of it forever. People expressed thanks to Swamiji for making this treasure.

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Highlighting the News

Chidananda Birth Centenary Tour of  H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji to USA, Canada & UK (June 1, 2015 - Sept 1, 2015) continues......

At the Holy Feet of my Gurudev ; "Light of my life & Life of my life",  says Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Yes, this is a verbatim truth, Guru Smarana is unbroken in HIS heart. Narrating life incidences of Gurumaharaj are so spontaneous and heartfelt, that touches the heart of listeners and brings tears in their eyes sometimes. We know that the Guru never dies even though Guru might be not in the physical form, we observe that Pujya Swamiji incessantly feels the presence of Guru Maharaj. His devotion to Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj is unparallel. HE taught us to surrender to SIVA. Jai ho! Jai Gurudev!  

Chidananda Birth Centenary Tour 2015 of Pujya Swami Adhyatmananadji is a part of  Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebrations, organized by Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad planned during birth centenary year (Sept 24, 2015 - Sept 24, 2016 ) of Gurumaharaj . It is indeed a rare opportunity to be a part of this memorable occasion. The key organizers of HIS past tours joined together and coordinated Centenary Tour 2015 itinerary.

The tour commenced from Chicago on June 1, 2015 holy Sannyasa day of Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj with satsang organized by Gita study group members. Tour itinerary took Swamiji to Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte (NC), Bloomington (IN), Detroit, Windsor, Toronto, New Jersey, San Jose, Milwaukee, Madison, Toledo, back to Chicago and now continued to UK before going back to ashram on Sept 1, 2015.

Devotees at various centers gave warm welcome to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj. All have appreciated Swamiji's holy presence. HIS divine satsang and Yoga teachings have brought  joy, peace & bliss to countless spiritual aspirants,  yoga enthusiasts and people from all walks of life.

Some of the highlights of Chidananda Birth Centenary Tour 2015 :
Pujya Swamiji’s holy presence at Maharudram & Navchandi Yagya at Hindu Mandir of greater Chicago,  Yoga work out on International Yoga day, June 21st (at Detroit in the morning & at Windsor, Canada in the afternoon), Satsang at Chinmaya Mission (Atlanta),  Yagya ceremony at Kula Kamala ashram (new) of Sharon (Sudha) Alitt, Satsang & blessings to devote couple, Smt. Rakshaben & Sri Prafulbhai Patel on their  happy 75th birthday and more……..

Here, we bring sentiments of deepest gratitude, wonderful experiences of peace and joy of devotees and organizers to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj in their own words...........All are unique in their own ways, expressing their core feelings touching to the hearts of others...... the Divine Bhav that is expressed  through the words brings Pujya Swamiji amongst their midst, again and again. << More>>

"Swamiji  radiates peace, he radiates love, he radiates the inner beauty that comes from someone who is happy inside and what he shows to you is what he feels. So it’s one of those rare individuals that you come across that immediately attracts you, not because of showmanship, not because of all honors that he have, deservingly  received. None of that. Simply you sitting before Swamiji, normal conversation, nothing serious, but very profound at the same time, that’s what strikes me to think about Swamiji" – Dr. Ravi Sharma

"Swamiji's inspiration for healthy and positive thinking will leave long lasting effects in people's mind,  In His words," Think positive, Be Bold, Fear Not, Abide in Truth, Stand by Truth and rest will follow naturally. Pray fervently and ceaselessly. Remember God and Gurudev. Do your daily Spiritual Sadhana. Abide in the Supreme" – Ravi Ponanagi , PR India Tribune

News and Activity Report for the Month of  July

Divya Jivan / July 2015

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Gitamrutam


He who is ever happy within, who rejoices within, who is illumined within, such a Yogi attains absolute freedom or Moksha, himself becoming Brahman.(5:24)

The sages obtain absolute freedom or Moksha—they whose sins have been destroyed, whose dualities (perception of dualities or experience of the pairs of opposites) are torn asunder, who are self-controlled, and intent on the welfare of all beings. (5:25)

Those who strive for liberation from old age and death, taking refuge in Me, realise in full that Brahman, the whole knowledge of the Self and all action.(7:29)


 

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