NEWSLETTER - May 2013
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

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Divya Jivan Newsletter -  May 2013
 
Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad
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OM Namo Bhagawate  Sivanandaya !
OM Namo Bhagawate  Chidanandaya !
OM Namo Narayanaya!

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Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti ( May 15, 2013 )

"Sankara is the foremost among the master-minds and the giant souls which Mother India has produced. He was the expounder of the Advaita philosophy. Sankara was a giant metaphysician, a practical philosopher, an infallible logician, a dynamic personality and a stupendous moral and spiritual force. His grasping and elucidating powers knew no bounds. He was a fully developed Yogi, Jnani and Bhakta. He was a Karma Yogin of no mean order. He was a powerful magnet."

"There is not one branch of knowledge which Sankara has left unexplored and which has not received the touch, polish and finish of his superhuman intellect. The loftiness, calmness and firmness of his mind, the impartiality with which he deals with various questions, his clearness of expression-all these make us revere the philosopher more and more. His teachings will continue to live as long as the sun shines."

" Sankara's scholarly erudition and his masterly way of exposition of intricate philosophical problems have won the admiration of all the philosophical schools of the world at the present moment. Sankara was an intellectual genius, a profound philosopher, an able propagandist, a matchless preacher, a gifted poet and a great religious reformer. "

- Swami Sivananda << More>>

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

The Immanence of GOD

"Eko devah sarvabhuteshu gudhah sarvavyapi sarvabhutantaratma, karmadhyakshah sarvabhutadhivasah (God, Who is one only, is hidden in all beings. He pervades all and He is the inner soul of all beings. He presides over all actions and He dwells in all beings). Three times the indwelling presence of God has been brought out in this single verse—sarvabhuteshu gudhah (hidden in all beings), sarvabhutantaratma (inner self of all beings), sarvabhutadhivasah (immanent in all beings). Sarvavyapi (all-pervading) only once, but the indwelling presence thrice within a single verse. Here also: saman sarveshu bhuteshu tishthantam paramesvaram (the Supreme Lord is equally present in all beings). Again, twice that I am within all creatures: ahamatma gudakesa sarvabhutasayasthitah, aham adischa madhyam cha bhutanam anta eva cha (I am the Self, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all beings; I am the beginning, the middle and also the end of all beings)."

"Thus it is that immanence is key to divinity. Awareness of God’s presence within and without, in all beings, in all creatures, in all nature becomes the key, the secret of living in the awareness of the Yoga of the eleventh chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga of the first verse of the Isopanishad. What more can I say? Be aware, be aware of God, aware of your relationship to Him, and make your life sublime and divine and attain the supreme, grand goal of all spiritual aspiration, of all spiritual life, of all spiritual sadhana, of all spiritual living, the grand goal of God-consciousness and divine perfection and liberation.all beings; I am the beginning, the middle and also the end of all beings)."   -Swami Chidananda  << More>>

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Yoga Learning from a book "Yoga, A way of life" by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda

 Prana - "The true meaning of Prana is not only breath. The Prana is energy. It is universal power, brightness, light andintelligence. 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>>


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A Birthday Greetings to H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ( May 3, 2013)

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad invites you to join with us in  "Aayush Homam" & satsanga with Mahatmas organized on happy occasion of  69th Birthday Celebration of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on May 3, 2013. We pray to the Almighty Lord, Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj for Pujya Swamiji’s good health and long life so that He could be a guiding light to spiritual aspirants all over. Pujya Swamiji is the embodiment of the teachings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He is a tireless karma yogi who utilizes every second of His day in rendering the highest service to Mankind.

" Satsanga is the greatest of all purifiers and illuminators of man. It is extremely difficult to come in contact with saint and to be benefited by his company. It is through divine grace only one will get his darshan and satsanga. A realized sage or saint is a fountain of delight, joy and illumination.  Seek his company and evolve. Serve him with faith and devotion. Follow the teachings of saints and sages, the perfected Beings, the seers of truth." - Swami Sivananda   

Sant  Darshan

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Highlighting the events

29th  YTTC ( Dec  11, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 )  at "SIVA" (Sivananda International Vedanta & Yoga Academy) You can still enroll.
Transform your life to Yoga way of Living. Enhance your skill in Yoga, be a teacher and spread the knowledge to others. On completion of three weeks residential YTTC and successfully passing the test including theory and practical, the graduate will receive a diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University. Our comprehensive Yoga Teachers Training Course provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development.  contact  Sivananda_ashram@yahoo.com / # 079- 26861234


Maa Sri Ashtlaksmi - Adipeeth Chandi Yajana / Utsav Ganga (April 28, 2013 - May 3, 2013 ) Follow up
News & Activity Report for the month of April 2013
Divya Jivan / April 2013
 

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Gitamrutam


 I am the sapidity in water, O Arjuna! I am the light in the moon and the sun; I am the syllable Om in all the Vedas, sound in ether, and virility in men.(7:8)


I am the sweet fragrance in earth and the brilliance in fire, the life in all beings; and I am austerity in ascetics.(7:9)


Know Me, O Arjuna, as the eternal seed of all beings; I am the intelligence of the intelligent; the splendour of the splendid objects am I!(7:10)


Of the strong, I am the strength devoid of desire and attachment, and in (all) beings, I am the desire unopposed to Dharma, O Arjuna!(7:11)


Whatever being (and objects) that are pure, active and inert, know that they proceed from Me. They are in Me, yet I am not in them.(7:12)

Gurudevarpanmastu

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