Newsletter  June 2018

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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
June  2018


OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!      
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!

June 1, 2018 Marks Sannyasa Diksha day of Holy Master Swami Sivananadaji Maharaj.                         

"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 << Read More>>

Early Morning Meditation Talk from " Ponder These truths" by Swami Chidananda

"Serve 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

Primary 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 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, 2018.

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 all.

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

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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 God.

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.

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