OM Namo Narayanaya!
New Year Message by Sri Swami Sivananda
By the command of the Indestructible Being, minutes, hours, days and nights, stand apart. By the command of the Immortal Brahman, months, years, seasons and solstices stand apart. He who knows this Indestructible Being is a liberated sage or Jivanmukta.
Time rolls on. New becomes old and old becomes new again. Today is the most auspicious New Year’s day. God has given you another chance this year to enable you to strive for your salvation. Today man is. Tomorrow he is not. Therefore avail yourself of this golden opportunity, struggle hard and reach the goal of life. Make the best use of every moment of this New Year. Unfold all latent faculties. Here is a chance to begin life anew, to grow and evolve and become a superhuman or a great dynamic Yogi.- Swami Sivananda << More> >
Early Morning Meditation talk from "Ponder These Truths " by Swami Chidananda
Glorious Immortal Atman! Beloved and blessed children of the Divine! You are upon the path to divine perfection, a divine perfection that is your birthright, a divine perfection which is your birthright because it is inherent in you, a divine perfection which is inherent in you because you are an amsa (part) of the supreme, all-perfect, paripurna (all-full) parabrahman.
" Jivatva (individuality) is a superimposition due to upadhis (limiting adjuncts or additions). Brahmatva is your sahaja avastha (natural state). It is not that jiva is identical with Brahman. It is Brahman alone that appears as jiva. Jivatva is only an appearance. Brahmatva alone abides: ekameva’dvitiyam brahma (Brahman is one alone without a second). It is the Reality: brahma satyam (Brahman is the truth)."
It is to try to explain this central truth, to explain this mysterious, incomprehensible situation, that Vedanta devotes its entire exposition. Vedanta siddhanta (doctrine) makes use of many analogies and comparisons, brings in many logical arguments and proofs to establish this one truth: jivo-brahmaiva naparah (the individual is not other than Brahman), sarvam khalvidam brahma (all this is verily Brahman), ekameva’dvitiyam brahma (Brahman is one alone without a second). - Swami Chidananda <<More>>
Yoga Learning from a Book "Yoga, A way of Life" from Swami Adhyatmananda
OMKAR - "Omkar Sadhana is the Prana of Spiritual Sadhana.Omkar is the best Pranayam."
"The practice of
Omkar destroys Tamasik thoughts and converts the Rajasik
thoughts into Sattvik thoughts. In long term if the people
living in all four directions on the earth start practising
Omkar regularly, the mental conflicts can be eliminated.
Selfishness will retire. Benevolence will be originated. The
whole world can become a family. The contradiction will decrease
and smooth conversation will be possible. The wind of pure
selfless life will flow. Omkar is the highway of world peace and
welfare. Let us practice Omkar and make our life
successful".......- Swami Adhyatmananda
Highlighting Ashram's News & Upcoming events
News & Activity Report for the Month of December 2012
For questions, comments and suggestions:
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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