Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya !
OM Namo Narayanaya!
On the subject of
"Guru Mahima" on auspicious Gurupaurnima ( July 22, 2013)
Sadguru is Brahman Himself. He is an ocean of bliss,
knowledge, and mercy. He is the captain of your soul. He is
the fountain of joy. He removes all your troubles, sorrows,
and obstacles. He shows you the right divine path."
"Guru is God. A word from him is a word from God. He need
not-teach anything. Even his presence or company is
elevating, inspiring, and stirring, His very company is
self-illumination. Living in his company is spiritual
"Guru is the Moksha-dvara (door to liberation). He is the
gateway to the transcendental Truth-Consciousness. But, it
is the aspirant who has to enter through it. The, Guru is a
help, but the actual task of practical Sadhana (spiritual
practice) falls on the aspirant himself."
" Worship the Guru with the flowers of faith and devotion.
Satsanga with the Guru is the first pillar in the temple of
Self-realisation.Grace of God takes the form of Guru. To see
the Guru is to see God. Blind is the man who has not seen
the divine Master. There is but one religion, the religion
of devotion and love to Guru." - Swami Sivananda
Guru is His Teaching by Swami Chidananda
the light of the sun, the whole world awakens.
By the light of the sun, darkness is banished,
slumber gives place to wakefulness and sloth gives place to
activity. By the light of the sun,
all beings in this world see things, perceive things
Thus the sun is the awakener;
the sun is the enlightener; the sun is the marga
darsaka (one who shows the path).
It is the sun that guarantees smooth, unhampered progress
towards each one’s
When the sun is not there, one is, as it were, blind,
even though having eyes.
In the life of a sincere seeking soul, in the life of
jijnasu, a mumukshu, a sadhaka, a spiritual
aspirant, the Guru is as it were, the Sun" - Swami
"Glory to Guru" by Swami
"Gurupurnima is the day for worshipping the GURU.
The Guru is a Master, but He never makes His disciple a slave. Entire mission of Guru
is to turn His disciple into none else but great Guru only. The Guru says
“AHAM BRAHMASMI”, I’m Brahman. But never the less “TAT TWAM ASI” you are that
only. This purnima is a full moon day. When there is no hindrance between sun
and moon, this moon shines in its full bloom likewise when disciple totally
surrenders to His Guru, he too shines with Brahma Vidya. Brahma Vidya
knowledge of Absolute. Brahma Vidya is the highest knowledge after knowing that
nothing remains to be known. It is the grace of Guru upon his beloved disciple
that after having received Brahma Vidya, disciple has not to strive for any more
gain. He becomes full; he becomes contented, he rejoices supreme BLISS. He dives
deep in the eternity and divinity."
A Guru is necessary.
Never finds fault in Guru, any action by Guru will have a purpose in that; there
is a meaning in that. Accept His command, follow His instruction, just be
humble, feel his hardship and serve Him whole heartedly."- Swami Adhyatmananda
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Learning from a book, " Yoga, a way of Life " by Swami
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.
that by long prostration, by question and by service, the
wise who have realised the Truth will instruct thee in
that, thou shalt not, O Arjuna, again become deluded like
this; and by that thou shalt see all beings in thy Self and
also in Me!(4:35)
unpretentiousness, non-injury, forgiveness, uprightness,
service of the teacher, purity, steadfastness,
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