Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
June 1, 2018 Marks Sannyasa Diksha day of Holy Master Swami Sivananadaji
"Renunciation of Holy Master"
"Our holy Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s act of tyaga and sannyasa carries
the message: "O man! Give up thy little ‘I’ and thy petty selfish life;
and let thy selfless life flower into cosmic love, world brotherhood and
service unto all. Give up thy little self, and give yourself in body,
mind and spirit to the whole world. To renounce is verily to offer
yourself as a gift unto the noble cause of human welfare." Such was the
exemplary life of our holy Gurudev! His renunciation represents, as it
were, a fertile seed out of which has sprung forth a great tree. The
giving up of his secular life has come to mean the bestowal of a lofty
new Divine Life to countless thousands. The power that sprang out of his
renunciation has outspread into the world, and has brought new life,
hope, solace, light, strength, joy and inspiration to literally
countless millions of souls. His renunciation can rightly be said to be
an offering to God, to appease the spiritual hunger of His soul-famished
children. It has indeed become transformed into the spirit of Divine
Life to pervade the modern world in the form of a divine urge, a divine
impulse towards virtue, goodness and godliness". - Swami Chidananda <<
Early Morning Meditation Talk from " Ponder These truths" by Swami
Love Meditate Realize"
Serve, Love, Meditate, Realise! These four
significant words have a relevance to each one of us in our attempt to
seek and find happiness while we live upon this earth, which is anityam,
asukham, duhkhalayam, asasvatam (evanescent, without happiness, an abode
of sorrow, impermanent), while we are seeking happiness upon this earth
which is janma, mrityu, jara, vyadhi, duhkha (birth, death, old age,
disease, sorrow). Yet you can fully succeed in attaining the highest
happiness, highest bliss, highest peace and satisfaction, if you hold on
to these four words, ponder their meaning, and manifest them in your
life. They will lead you to peace and joy. - Swami Chidananda
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Learning of "Jeevan
Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar
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.
Highlighting the news and upcoming events
In the Month of May 2018, one after another religious festivals,
Spiritual Retreat, Srimad Bhagawat Katha, Satsang with Mahatmas, Yoga &
Meditation camp continued here at Sivananda Ashram, as if Utsav Ganga
flowed in a true sense.
It commenced with Navachandi Yajana and worship of Maa Sri
Ashtalaxmi on April 29, 2018 and concluded with Pujya Swami
Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's 74 st Birthday celebration on May
3, 2018. The day began with early Morning Prayer, meditation and
felicitation program was organized from 5.30 am to 7.30 am, followed by
Rev. Sri Swamiji’s visit to all the temples and grand Paduka Poojan of
most worshipful Guru Bhagwan Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and
Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Also, a special worship by
devotees offered to their beloved Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji
Maharaj which was followed by Ayushya Homam and Narayan Seva,feeding to
underprivileged. Evening satsang commenced by Sri Dhaivat Shukla and Ms.
Dhairya Mankad’s divine singing. Saints and sages from far and near
greeted and felicitated Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji on his 74th
Birth day. After grand dinner, Surmani Dr. Monicaben Shah presented
devotional classical vocal music. T to all he day concluded with mid
night meditation, felicitation and prasad to all on early dawn of May 4,
794 th Yoga , Meditation and Pranayam camp from May
14, 2018 to May 21, 2018 ( 5.30 am to 7 am ) were attended by hundred
plus Yoga enthusiastic.
41st Yoga Teachers training course through ( SIVA)
Sivananda Institutes of Vedanta & Yoga academy (May 5, 2018 – May 30,
2018): Yoga Teacher Training Course program commenced with grace of
Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Twenty four students attended
three weeks of residential Yoga Teachers Training Course, this time.
Entire course received a remarkable appreciation by students. They
expressed their genuine feelings of learning of yoga in these twenty
days here at Sivananda Ashram that, so far we knew just yoga as
stretching exercise and mastering them, but the teaching here has opened
a new avenue of Yoga Science. This course has given us inner light to
live and lead a real Yoga way of life. Function was concluded with great
feelings of satisfaction to all. Mr. Roopa Majmudar, Joint Secretary of
the Ashram conducted the program.
Sri Vishwanath Mahadev Temple's patotsav was celebrated on May 20,
2018. Early morning traditional Shodashopachar was offered to Lord
Vishvanath by priest & Revered Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Large
numbers of devotees joined in sacred Homatak Laghurudra Havan with Vedic
hymns chanting in the forenoon. It concluded with offering final
oblation to Yagna Narayan & Maha-Arti by Sri Swamiji and Mahaprasad to
And finally, the praise of the Lord through Srimad Bhagawat Katha
narrated by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji on Vyasaasan from May 21,
2018 to May 27, 2018 brought Divine ecstasy to the listeners.
Jai Sri Krishna ! Jai ho Lallaji! Jai Jai Vyasa!
News & Activity Report for the month of May 2018
News through Event photos
May 2018 / June 2018
Q & A on Spiritual Life and Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by Holy
Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
What is God?
If I give you a good slap on your face, who knows that slap?
That knower (Vetta), that knowing subject, is God. When a strong desire
is satisfied or gratified, that blissful state wherein the mind finds
rest is God. That which sparkles or glitters in your eyes is God. That
which prompts you to think is God, the Lord of the mind. The source
(Yoni) or support (Adhishthan) for your mind, Prana, senses and body is
The tree exists. It shines. It gives delight. These three aspects,
existence, shining, delight— Asti-Bhati-Priya or Sat-Chit-Ananda is God.
God is truth. God is love, God is beauty. God is Ananda. God is Light of
lights. God is Mind of minds, Prana of Pranas, Soul of souls. That
shines in your heart and that is inseparable from you. Feel His presence
always. Recognize His presence always, everywhere. Carry His presence
when you walk.