Divya Jivan NewsletterAugust 2009
"Sri Krishna is not merely a historical man who came and went, like others, but the Eternal Purusha who dwells even now and shall live in the everlasting future, in the core of all manifestation. It is the Symbol of the Absolute descended into relativity that we call Krishna, the ever-beloved protector of all that breathe and air."
"So Sri Krishna is called an Avatara, a descent of God in the world, of the Whole in the parts, of the Absolute in the relative. An Avatara is different from a Rishi or a Jivanmukta who represents an ascent of man to God, whereas the Avatara is a descent of God to man, consciously and deliberately. Sri Krishna lived the universal life, laughed a universal laughter, and walked on earth as the moving Spirit of the universe. To worship Him is to be in the Presence of God; to know Him is to realise the Self."
"What a grand life! The householder and the Sannyasin, the great enjoyer and the great renouncer, the child and the sagacious, the sportive and the contemplative, the human and the Divine, melt together in the menstruum of Sri Krishna and exist as One! Truly, God is All, and to God all are one. "He is woman and He is man; He is boy and He is girl; He is the old one tottering with a stick; He exists pervading all things" (Svetasvatara Upanishad, IV-3).
Sri Krishna’s life is a standing example of the omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence of God, of the fact of Divine Grace and of individual instrumentality in the evolution and involution of the universe. His life is a pattern of life perfect, of the attainment of the ideal of the Superman, of the philosopher-statesman, the sage-administrator, the human realisation in life of the divine Transcendental Reality. Sri Krishna, as the ideal Superman, shows in His life the way and the goal of life of all, explains how to live and why to live. Life should aim at the direct knowledge and experience of the Absolute, and it should be lived in a way which does not, at any stage, violate the principle of this eternal Law, but affirms it in every walk of life." - Swami Sivananda <<More>>
Ideals of Superhuman- Swami Sivananda
A special page with enlightening articles
Sri. Krishna stuti- audio clip
"Salutation to Lord Ganesha who is Brahman Himself, who is the Supreme Lord, who is the energy of Lord Shiva, who is the source of all bliss, and who is the bestower of all virtuous qualities and success in all undertakings." - Swami Sivananda
A special page with enlightening articles
Lord Ganesh - Removal of Obstacle -Swami Krishnananda
We Live in a Friendly World - "We live in a friendly world in which everything that exists is eager to assist us. Everything seen, heard, touched, tasted, smelled, thought about, imagined are all eager to help in our evolution. As a matter of fact, they are not only there to help evolution, but you have been put here amidst them in order to assist and achieve your own evolution unto perfection. Everything wishes to help us; all things are part of our evolution.This is the Truth ".........
" Fire is indispensable in the kitchen;
otherwise, we cannot cook food. A sharp knife is also indispensable
for cutting the vegetables. And if we use the indispensable factors
of fire and steel with caution, they will help us, and we will
benefit from them day in, day out, year after year.".......
Kapal Bhati Pranayam : Kapal in Sanskrit means Forehead and Bhati in Sanskrit means Shining. Practicing Kapalbhati on regular basis leads to shining face with inner radiance. Kapalbhati is highly energizing abdominal breathing exercise. What we do in Kapalbhati Pranayama ?
In Kapalabhati we do quick exhalation and natural inhalation. Normally exhalation takes one fourth of the time of inhalation.Quick exhalation and natural inhalation follow each other....................
: The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘Bhastrika’ is ‘Bellows’, thus
the Bhastrika Pranayama is called the ‘bellows breath’. This form of
breathing increases the flow of air into the body to produce inner
heat at the physical and subtle level.
Adjust & Accommodate”, make “Yoga, A way of Life”, not only Pujya
Swami Adhyatmanandaji talks about it on the podium but it reflects
in each action of His. It is inspiring to observe Him in action and
to learn from the Life Divine (of HIS). What a blessings! to serve,
to live and to be in Holy company of a GODMAN, only the fortunate
are the ones, who get such opportunity. Everybody essentially is
Divine but the Divinity expresses through a few and rare ones.
“Swamiji, as he is respectfully known, is an ordinary man who has mastered extraordinary skills and discipline. He moves around the world with the greatest of ease, more like a young butterfly than a 65-year-old man. He is kind, generous and extremely articulate and has a good sense of humor. I spent an hour talking with him and his special graces made my day much more worth living. It’s true when they say words cannot describe him.” – Celeste Regal, reporter of Observer (New Jersey).
coming to Utah - "Many Americans think yoga is about stretching
and exercise. This month a world-renowned instructor from India will
lead four workshops in the Salt Lake Valley, explaining how it can
be much more than that.
Divya Tour 2009 - News in Slide Show
Yoga expert coming to Utah
Details regarding the tour is available on "Divya Tour 2009". Communicate through firstname.lastname@example.org,
“Serve all. Love all. Service of humanity is worship of God. There is no greater yoga than service of Mankind." These are the sterling utterances of Gurudev. He was an embodiment of karma yoga."- Swami Chidananda
"Guru's Grace alone is sufficient for getting knowledge of Brahman" - Swami Sivananda
"If ever there is a desire to remember GOD or longing for godly act or yearning for Japa, Meditation and Satsang; know that it is due to GURUKRUPA ONLY" - Swami SivanandaGurupurnima Celebration at the Ashram
News & Activity Report for the Month of July 2009
Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/July -August 2009
News in Slide Show
Perform action, O Arjuna, being steadfast in Yoga, abandoning attachment and balanced in success and failure! Evenness of mind is called Yoga. (2:48)
Endowed with wisdom (evenness of mind), one casts off in this life both good and evil deeds; therefore, devote thyself to Yoga; Yoga is skill in action. (2:50)
The world is bound by actions other than those performed for the sake of sacrifice; do thou, therefore, O son of Kunti, perform action for that sake (for sacrifice) alone, free from attachment! (3:9)
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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