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Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
June 2016
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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
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June 1, 2016 Marks Sannyasa Diksha day of Holy Master Swami Sivananadaji Maharaj

"The power that sprang out of his renunciation has outspread into the world of today, reached, into all points of the compass and, penetrating all lands and homes, has brought new life, hope, solace, light, strength, joy and inspiration to literally countless millions of souls throughout the modern world."

"Rare it is to find a parallel to the type of life—of lofty, sublime selflessness and total, wonderful, dedicated selfless service of all God’s creatures—that Gurudev was and placed before us as an ideal. It is to this embodiment of selflessness and selfless service, this great expounder of nishkama-karma-yoga, who boldly declared, "Service of humanity is worship of God," that we pay our homage. May his blessings be upon us all!"

"All Gurudev’s life after Self-realisation, after becoming an enlightened sage and shining as a great light of the Himalayas, was a saga of selfless service—service of the poor, service of the suffering, service of the sick, service of the distressed, service of spiritual aspirants and seekers, service of all humanity, service of the whole world. In diverse, numerous ways, his entire life was one great, continuous stream of selfless service. He had even forgotten how to think of himself; he could only think of others. He lived thinking of others: "In what way can I be of benefit, in what way can I serve?" That was Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj till the very last days."  - Swami  Chidananda
 
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"Guru Darshan" - through Life incidence of Guru Maharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj
Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj (Sept 24, 2015 -Sept 24, 2016)

Why Birthday(Centenary) Celebration of GuruMajaraj ?

In the words of Holy Master....... "Celebration of Swami Chidanandaji's Birthday is really worship of God."......

"During the celebrations of the Birthdays of great men you hear of their actions, their thoughts and their instructions, and the way in which they led their life. You imbibe several good qualities from their glorious example. You try to emulate them. You put those qualities into practice in your daily life. Frequent Birthday celebrations are necessary.".....

"Practise compassion, service, humility and other virtues. Then shine like our Chidanandaji. This is my fervent prayer ! Chidananda is a Jeevanmukta, a great saint, an ideal Yogi, a Para Bhakta and a great sage. Swami Chidananda is all this and much more " .... - Swami Sivananda
 
"Harih Karta"- Thy will be done :  A souvenir depicting eighty episodes of life incidence of Guru Maharaj's holy sojourn on this planet was brought out by Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad on the occasion of eightieth birthday of His Holiness.

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Learning of "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Guru Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
through "Jeevan Yog Series" by Doordarshan Girnar

Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation ("salute to the sun"), is a common sequence of Hatha Yoga asanas. Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu Solar deity. This sequence of movements and poses can be practised on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in various styles, to a complete sadhana, which incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation.

The physical base of the practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into with alternate inhalation and exhalation (except for the fifth asana where the breath is held in internal retention). A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposite leg first through the series,


Doordarshan TV Girnar has done wonderful Seva to Mankind by telecasting of " Jeevan Yoga Series" (containing 65 episodes) by Sri Swamiji Maharaj. It is a complete guide to Yogic living filled with systemic, scientific and yet simple & useful yoga teachings for the beginners as well as for the advanced Yoga students. Swamiji has talked about holistic approach to deal with most common medical problems, useful Yoga postures pertaining to individual diseases, benefits of various kinds of Pranayam, Yoga Nidra, Meditation and more....the presentation is in Gujarati but, all will gather the essence.  << More >> 

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Highlighting News & Upcoming Events
Sri Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebration continues........

Devotees & organizers group in the West (USA, Canada & UK) have joined to the Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebrations, indeed, a rare and blessed opportunity. They have coordinated together and brought Centenary Celebrations Tour 2016 itinerary (June 22, 2016 - July 23, 2016) to Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. How the tour unfolded, is all the grace & blessings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.

Construction of Chidananda Yoga Bhawan at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is in full gear. Working committee at the ashram thanks to all for the generous donation and seeking continued support for this Divine project

News & Activity Report for the Month of May 2016
Divya Jivan / May 20016

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Gitamrutam


The sages understand Sannyas to be the renunciation of action with desire; the wise declare the abandonment of the fruits of all actions as Tyaga. ( 18:2)


Acts of sacrifice, gift and austerity should not be abandoned, but should be performed; sacrifice, gift and also austerity are the purifiers of the wise. (18:5)


The man of renunciation, pervaded by purity, intelligent and with his doubts cut asunder, does not hate a disagreeable work nor is he attached to an agreeable one. (18:10)


Verily, it is not possible for an embodied being to abandon actions entirely; but he who relinquishes the rewards of actions is verily called a man of renunciation.  (18:11)

Gurudevarpanmastu!
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