Sivananda Ashram,  Ahmedabad  - September  2010

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September 2010

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September  2010  





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Remembering 123 rd  Birthday Anniversary of  Holy Master Sri  Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj  (Sept 8,  2010 )

What Gurudev is for US?
HTML clipboard HTML clipboard Gurudev -  He gave us the adesa and sandesa: “Live your life divinely, for that is what you are. If you manifest your upadhis, you are not manifesting yourself.” He gave us a new consciousness, a new awareness of ourselves, a new identity purely in relation to God, connected with God directly, connected with Brahman directly. But above all he gave us the identity: “Live as a Yogi. Live as a sadhaka.” This is what you have inherited. This is what he left behind, a priceless treasure, a priceless heritage, which cannot be evaluated or estimated in terms of gold and silver and precious gems, which is atulya (incomparable), amulya (invaluable).

With this sharing, let us offer our worshipful adorations at the feet of Guru Bhagavan and offer our loving homage to that Being Whom he represented, Whose ancient call, which was sounded in the Gita jnana upadesa, he once again revived and gave voice to in this twentieth century: “Come, come, become a Yogi, attain Self-realisation, God-realisation, in this very life.”

That is Gurudev for us. That is what he shall ever be for those who have sincerely tried to ponder and tried to find out what we are to him, in what way we are related to him and what he has been to us." ... -  Swami Chidananda  << More>>

HTML clipboard HTML clipboard Auspicious Ganesh Chaturthi ( Sept 11, 2010 )  
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HTML clipboard "Remover of all obstacles,
 Pranava Swaroopi,
 Embodiment of wisdom,
 Devata of Muladhara Chakra!
 O Lord Vinayaka,
 The bestower of happiness
 Who has Modaka in hand!
 O Elephant-headed Lord!
 Salutations unto Thee.
 Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha."

 Lord Ganesha is an embodiment of wisdom and bliss. He is the Lord of Brahmacharins. He is the foremost among Brahmacharins or celibates. He is the Lord who removes all obstacles on the path of the spiritual aspirant, and bestows upon him worldly as well as spiritual success. Hence He is called Vigna Vinayaka. His Bija Akshara (root syllable) is Gung, pronounced to rhyme with the English word "sung". He is the Lord of harmony and peace.
- Swami Sivananda..... <<More>>


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Early Meditation Talks from Ponder These Truths by Sri Swami Chidananda

The  Conscious and Inert
HTML clipboard "The inert continues to exist as it is; the conscious ever advances, ever evolves, ever improves and masters everything. Thus man as the conscious being is the powerful one. He exerts his influence, and the inert yields to the power and the force that consciousness brings to bear on it. "
HTML clipboard "Therefore, from a pragmatic and rational point of view, it is meaningless to say that the universe is bondage, that we are caught in samsara (the process of worldly life) and helplessly suffer. It is a wrong notion, a misstatement, a contradiction of the true, inner, essential fact. The universe cannot bind anyone. Samsara has no power because it is jada, or inert. It has no power to bind; it cannot hold anyone in thraldom, in bondage. It has no power of its own; it cannot cling to you, bind you, hold you down from becoming whatever you wish to become. It is you who cling to it. It is you who are aware of its existence, who act and set up relationships. Bondage arises from you, not from samsara, not from this world, not from this creation of God. It does nothing. You are the one who has become bound by your own way of relating yourself to samsara, by your own way of failing to understand samsara and by wrongly understanding things around you."
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Yoga Learning through  a book , " Yoga,  A  way of  Life " by  Swami Adhyatmananda
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Sheetali and Shidhkari Pranayam
The word "sheetali" means cooling in Sanskrit, it is taken from the original word "Sheetal" which is soothing or cold. The practice of sheetali breathing calms the mind, reduces the stress. It cools the body and mind, The blood pressure is also lowered. This pranayama is very effective in hyper acidity or even ulcers.

Sit in Padmasana or Cross legged position in which the body can be relaxed and spine is erect. Then start inhaling through mouth by rolling the tongue, make sure that the air passing in is cooled via tongue. Initially 4 seconds inhale through mouth while rolling the tongue and exhale for 6 seconds through both nostrils, this can be practiced for about 5 minutes. With practice one can increase the counts to 4:8, or 5:10 or 6:12 seconds. << More>>

Updating Upcoming Program  

For Worship services at Lord Vishvanath Temple during Shravan Month  - Please contact Ashram

Join us in abspecial satsang on Sept 8, 2010, Holy Master  Sri Swami Sivannadaji Maharaj's Birthday Annivearsary and concluding of Shiv Puran Katha ( during Shravan Month) by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Mahahraj.

Upcoming YTTC  ( Dec 11, 2010 - Dec  30, 2010 )

Enhance your skill in Yoga, be a teacher and spread the knowledge to others. You can accomplish all that by joining YTTC at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It is organized under the guidance & leadership of  Pujya Sri Swami Adhyartmanandaji, who has conducted over 650 Yoga camps in the East & the West. Ashram's holy atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of science of Yoga.
On completion of three weeks residential YTTC and successfully passing the test including theory and practical, the graduate will receive a diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University and will be able to teach Yogasana and pranayama to others. During your stay at the Ashram, you will be provided a comfortable room and yogic diet ( three meals / day).

 For more details, contact / # 079- 26861234

News and Activity Report for the Month of August  2010

Divya Jivan Gujarati / September 2010

Remembering  Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandji's Birthday Anniversary ( Sept 24, 2010 )

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 "Divya Darshan" of Most Worshipful and Revered Sri Swami Chidanandji Maharaj at "Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir" is our unrelenting source of inspiration at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Ever since Sri Gurumaharaj inaugurated "Sri Ashtalaxmi Bhavan" and "Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir" in 2001, His Spiritual Presence is guiding, protecting and enlightening countless devotees here at the Ashram.
"   Use the sacred power of speech or Vani to use noble words, words giving respect to other, words pleasing to others. You must make use of your Vani so that out of it comes happiness to others, a sense of dignity, not a sense of being degraded or made to feel uncomfortable."

"   You should not misuse your speech to harm anyone, to insult anyone, to speak with disrespect, for then you are making perverted wrong use of God, power that is God. Have purity of sight. Do not use your sight to express ill-will, hatred, anger, for then you are misusing this faculty of God. Hear what will be beneficial to you, that which is pure. As Gandhiji said, "  Close your ears";  otherwise you are putting a divine faculty to an undivine, unspiritual use. Let your hands and feet move only in a divine and spiritual way; otherwise you are misusing God's presence and power in the form of this faculty."   -  Swami Chidananda      




Latest Additions.........

Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)

Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/ "Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)

Atam Mahek (Gujarati) / Fragrance ( English) - Swami Adhyatmananda

Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda


"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda  


 Books on Yoga by  Swami Adhyatmananda

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