Newsletter - December 2015

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad 

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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
December 2015
 

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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
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Glories og Srimad Bhagawad Gita on auspicious Gita Jayanti (Dec 21, 2015) -  Sri Swami Sivananda

 "The Gita is the cream of the Vedas. It is the essence of the soul-elevating Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments and for all times. It is a wonderful book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, devotion, Vedanta and action. It is a marvelous book, profound in thought and sublime in heights of vision. It brings peace and solace to souls that are afflicted by the three fires of mortal existence, namely, afflictions caused by one’s own body, those caused by beings around one, and those caused by the gods."
 
 "The Gita is not merely a book or just a scripture. It is a living voice carrying an eternally indispensable and vital message to mankind. Its verses embody words of wisdom coming from the infinite ocean of knowledge, the Absolute Itself."
 
 "The Gita is a source of power and wisdom. It strengthens you when you are weak, and inspires you when you feel dejected and feeble. It teaches you to embrace righteousness and to resist unrighteousness." - 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

Vande Guru Paramparam
Swami Chidanandji was addressing a public meeting at Town Hall, Ahmedabad in 1986 in regard to the Centenary Celebrations of Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He explored the real significance behind the centenary celebration in subtler terms. Swamiji emphasized that centenary celebration of Revered Gurudev is not simply meant to be an occasion for paying tributes to Gurudev Sivananda, a doctor of body, mind & soul but in a broader and philosophical terms, it is tantamount to paying our gratitude and respects to the entire Guru Parampara, our spiritual heritage and lineage of which he was a shining representative.

Sadasiva Samarambham Sankaracharya Madhyaman,
Asmad Acharya Paryantam Vande Guru-Paramparam.


I bow and pay homage to this long line of succession of Gurus that originated from Sankar Bhagvan Himself and that had in its middle Sankara Acharya, and to this day I pay homage to my own Guru, who is to me the present representative of this spiritual lineage.

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Yoga Learning from Swami Adhyatmananda

 OMKAR - "Omkar Sadhana is the Prana of Spiritual Sadhana. Omkar is the best Pranayam."

"The practice of Omkar destroys Tamasik thoughts and converts the Rajasik thoughts into Sattvik thoughts. In long term if the people living in all four directions on the earth start practising Omkar regularly, the mental conflicts can be eliminated. Selfishness will retire. Benevo­lence will be originated. The whole world can become a family. The contradiction will decrease and smooth conversation will be possible. The wind of pure selfless life will flow. Omkar is the highway of world peace and welfare. Let us practice Omkar and make our life successful"- Swami Adhyatmananda  << More>>.

Sivananda Yoga DVD  : Sri Chidananda Birth Centenary Yoga DVD is a creation of Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh to commemorate Birth Centenary celebration of Guru Maharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. It is a complete guide for  the beginners as well as experts. It contains 84 Yoga postures. It is like Yoga Teachers comes to your home.

 Yoga, A way of Life ( DVD's, set of two ) A complete guide to Flexibilities exercises, Yoga Postures, Pranayam & Meditation compiled & directed by renowned teacher H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji. Swamiji leads Flexibility exercises and gives an in-depth study of Primary Series of postures for students of all ages and fitness level. Demonstration of Yoga Postures are accompanied by clear explanations of alignment and form which is a helpful tool for Yoga learning. You will find simple and systemic teaching of breathing exercises (Pranayamas), Yoganidra (Savasana) & Meditation technique.

 For purchase of Yoga DVD-contact Ashram  # 079-2686234 or sivanandaashram@gmail.com

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Highlighting the News & Upcoming events

Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebrations continues........

Jnana Yajan ( November 25, 2015 to December 6, 2015): Saints from all over India graced the ashram for the " Bhasya Parayan - Prasthan Trayee Parayan" and so did the devotees in mammoth crowd joined in this sacred events. Ashram has become a pilgrimage place.

About forty five learned Saints, Sages, Scholars and Mandleshwars from all over India have commenced Jnan Yajna encompassing Prasthan Trayaee Parayan ( Brahma Sutra, Ten Principal Upanishads and Srimad Bhagavad Gita discourses) nine hours every day for Twelve days (108 hours).  Inaugural function on eve of Nov 24, 2015 was graced by Maha Mandaleshwar Sri Swami Kalyanandaji Maharaj of Bharati Ashram, Sri Swami Ram Swaroopanandaji Maharaj of Koteshwar Mahadev, Niranjani Akhada, Gandhinagar and H. H. Sri Swami Medhanandaji Maharaj from Kailash Ashram, Rishikesh.  Also saints, scholars & Mahatmas Uttarkashi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram have joined this sacred event. Concluding will be on December 6, 2015.

Upcoming 35 th Yoga Teachers Training course ( Dec 11, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015): . Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTCC) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is organized under the guidance and leadership of Yogacharya Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji has conducted over 680 Yogasana Camps over the globe. Our comprehensive Yoga Teachers Training Course provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development.
for further details, contact  Sivananda_ashram@yahoo.com / # 079- 26861234 / Registration form

News & Activity Report for the month of October 2015
Divya Jivan / November 2015
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Gitamrutam

To them who are ever steadfast, worshipping Me with love, I give the Yoga of discrimination by which they come to Me. (10:10)

To those men who worship Me alone, thinking of no other, of those ever united, I secure what is not already possessed and preserve what they already possess. ( 9:22)

Abandoning all duties, take refuge in Me alone; I will liberate thee from all sins; grieve not." (18:66)

Christmas, Its Spiritual Meaning


 

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