Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya !
Om Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya !
Om Namo Narayanaya!
Shiva Worship on auspicious Shivaratri Utsav ( March 10, 2013 )
"Lord Shiva is considered to be the Form of Light (which the Shiva Lingam represents). He is burning with the fire of austerity. He is therefore best propitiated with cool bathing. While bathing the Lingam the devotee prays: “O Lord! I will bathe Thee with water, milk, etc. Do Thou kindly bathe me with the milk of wisdom. Do Thou kindly wash me of all my sins, so that the fire of worldliness which is scorching me may be put out once for all, so that I may be one with Thee—the One alone without a second.”
"Offer this inner worship to Lord Shiva daily: “I worship the jewel of my Self, the Shiva residing in the Lotus of my heart. I bathe Him with the water of my pure mind brought from the river of faith and devotion. I worship Him with the fragrant flowers of Samadhi—all this so that I may not be born again in this world.” - Swami Sivananda << More>>
Sri Rudram -(sanskrit text in full with Gujarati translation)
Sri Rudram chant is an ancient Vedic hymn in praise of Lord Shiva, and is the oldest prayer with a listing of various names of Lord Shiva. Through the chanting of Sri Rudram, Lord Shiva’s various attributes and aspects are invoked and worshipped. Chanting the Rudram is considered to be of great benefit. Sri Rudram comprising of Namakam and Chamakam. It is also known as Rudraprasna. It is part of the Yajur Veda and one of the greatest of the Vedic hymns for all round benefits of mankind and is known to remove all difficulties.
Shivdarshan ( video Clips)
Join us in Shivaratri festival at the ashram
Early Meditation Talk from "Ponder These Truths by Sri Swami Chidananda
"Steadfastness In Spiritual Practice"
"Whether you are a Vedantin, whether you are a bhakta, whether you are a raja yogin, whether you are a karma yogin, whatever path you are following, whatever sadhana you are doing, whatever abhyasa you are engaged in, you must be firmly centred in it, and you must refuse to be drawn out of it by any temptation, attraction, any outer force or factor."
"The pilgrims who are passing by on the way to Nilakanth are not concerned with Haridwar or Rishikesh or Sivananda Ashram. They have come from villages hundreds of miles around in order to reach Nilakanth. They are only intent upon Nilakanth, reaching Nilakanth, carrying water for Lord Mahadev."
"Even so, be rooted in the Self. Be firmly established in your ideal. Be firmly established in your quest. Be firmly established in your abhyasa. Be firmly established in your resolve. Do not budge from it. Do not allow anything to draw you away from the central quest." - Swami Chidananda << More>>
Yoga Learning from a book "Yoga, A way of life" by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
Primary & Main Yogasana (Yoga Postures)
The Physical techniques of Yoga are the stepping stones to meditation. According to Patanjali, Yoga is the cessation of the modifications of the mind.
In the beginning the primary prerequisite to peace of mind is posture. Yogasana practiced to gain steady posture, health and lightness in the body. All Yoga postures are intended to directly or indirectly quiet the mind. The majority of Asana have been devised to build up different parts of the body and to develop the strength required by the more advanced Physical disciplines. The purpose of the yogasana is to recondition the system, both mind and body, and to develop the nervous and glandular systems. The different Yoga postures have been devised to bring a rich supply of blood to the brain and to the various parts of the spinal column. The yogasana work by stretching, bending and twisting the spinal column in different directions to promote the health of the nerves. When the body is purified, Prana (vital energy) can be conserved and the individual becomes healthy and conscious. << More>>
Highlighting the events
YTTC ( Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 ) at "SIVA" (Sivananda
International Vedanta & Yoga Academy) 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.
News & Activity Report for the month of February 2013
For questions, comments and suggestions:
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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