Newsletter  August 2018

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad 

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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
August 2018
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!     
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
"Serve Humanity and Seek Divinity" - by Swami Sivananda

"Come, come, wake up now. Claim your birthright. Recognize your identity. Enter into experience of the Divine Joy, Peace and Wisdom which is your Eternal Svarupa (essential nature). O beloved friend! O Radiant Atman! Do it now. You are indeed Divine. You are unchangeable, infinite, immortal Atman."

"Compassion to all is the key to blessedness. Humility is the highest virtue. Truthfulness is the greatest treasure. Self-control is the supreme wealth to possess. Egoism is the worst blemish and hence to be eradicated in toto."

"Be an ideal individual. Become a spiritually-illumined soul. Thus crown your life with Wisdom, Peace and Blessedness. You will then become a blessing to all mankind. I wish you joy and peace".

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

"Based Your Life Upon Wisdom"

"Beloved Immortal Atman! Blessed children of the Divine! Blessed are all of you who have entered into a life that leads to the realisation of the divinity inherent in you as your own essential nature. In all that you do in this life, day by day, morning till night, in all that you say and do, make sure that it springs from wisdom and not from wrong understanding or ignorance. Where there is wisdom as the basis of your life, as the basis of your action, there is no sorrow, there will be no sorrow for you. Where you allow wisdom to be thwarted by thoughtlessness, forgetfulness, heedlessness, the letting go of awareness, wisdom becomes clouded. Letting go of awareness makes for your sleep. Falling asleep means ceasing to know anything, being in the dark, and such darkness the great sages term as avidya, ignorance. Such a state of ignorance is due to letting go of the awareness, “I am divine, I am divine.”- Swami Chidananda << More >>.

Learning of  "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar

Prana - "The true meaning of Prana is not only breath. The Prana is energy. It is universal power, brightness, light and intelligence. All these cosmic energies are named as Prana."Yatkinchit Jagat Sarvam Drishyate Shruyatepiva..This Prana is filled in all that we see and hear, the inside and outside of all things, all movement etc. in this world.

The Prana is the source of all capabilities and the power in the universe. Prana is the only power behind the normal functioning of the system of respiration (inhalation and exhalation), blood circulation, digestion, excretion of urine and stool, system producing semen, structure of our bones and also the nervous system.The working abilities of sensory organs and motor organs improve as each cell  gets extra nutrition. The secret of beauty of skin, shining of the face, brightness of the eyes, intelligence power and development of mental power is the result of the practice of Pranayama. The practice of Pranayama means oneness with cosmic energy. Pranayama Sadhana opens the doors of subtle life from the gross life "-  Swami Adhyatmananda <<More>>  / Jeevan Yog series (Video)

Highlighting the news and upcoming events

Gurupurnima Retreat ( July 22, 2018 - July 27, 2018)

News & Activity Report for the Month of July 2018

Divya Jivan /Aug-Sept 2018

Q & A on Spiritual Life and Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

Who is God? What is God? Is there a God? Where is God? How to realise God?

Man wants an answer to these eternal questions. Certainly there is God. God exists. He is the only reality. God is your creator, saviour and redeemer. He is all-pervading. He dwells in your heart. He is always near you. He is nearer to you than your jugular vein or nose. He loves you. He can talk to you. You cannot find God by the intellect. But, you can find Him by feeling, meditation, experience and realisation."......

"Reduce yourself into zero before God. Only then will God completely take care of and guide you. Only then surrender becomes complete. Forget your own interests, your own longings, your own desires. You will attain the bliss of the Supreme Self. Crucify, sacrifice the lower self, if you wish to have union with God. Empty your egoism. You will be filled with God. Lose your personality. You will find the Divine Life. You will realise God." 


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