Divya Jivan NewsletterNovember 2009
The Gita is the cream of the Vedas. It is the
essence of the soul-elevating Upanishads. It is a universal
scripture applicable to people of all temperaments and for all
times. It is a wonderful book with sublime thoughts and practical
instructions on Yoga, devotion, Vedanta and action.
Amaanitwam adambhitwam ahimsaa kshaantiraarjavam;
Aachaaryopaasanam shaucham sthairyamaatmavinigrahah. ( 13 : 7 )
Humility, unpretentiousness, non-injury, forgiveness, uprightness, service of the teacher, purity, steadfastness, self-control,Indriyaartheshu vairaagyamanahankaara eva cha;
Janmamrityujaraavyaadhi duhkhadoshaanu darshanam.( 13: 8)
Indifference to the objects of the senses, also absence of egoism, perception of (or reflection on) the evil in birth, death, old age, sickness and pain,Asaktiranabhishwangah putradaaragrihaadishu;
Nityam cha samachittatwam ishtaanishtopapattishu. (13: 9)
Non-attachment, non-identification of the Self with son, wife, home and the rest, and constant even-mindedness on the attainment of the desirable and the undesirable,Mayi chaananyayogena bhaktiravyabhichaarinee;
Viviktadesha sevitwam aratir janasamsadi. ( 13 : 10)
Unswerving devotion unto Me by the Yoga of non-separation, resort to solitary places, distaste for the society of men,Adhyaatma jnaana nityatwam tattwa jnaanaartha darshanam;
Etajjnaanamiti proktam ajnaanam yadato’nyathaa. ( 13 :11)
We have to know ourselves. And to that end,
Gurudev said to make resolutions, draw up a daily routine, maintain
a spiritual diary and do self-analysis. See what it reveals. It will
tell you many things about yourself which you did not know at all. A
spiritual diary not only keeps careful note of your morning to
evening spiritual routine, it also keeps careful note of how you
were, how you reacted, what you did: how many times you lost your
temper, told lies, failed in controlling your senses, what virtues
you are trying to develop, what self-punishment you did, etc. So, it
tells you a great deal about this inner being which is the true
source of all problems, all troubles, all vexations, all bondage,
all your sorrows.
Kapal in Sanskrit means forehead, and Bhati in
Sanskrit means Shining. Practicing Kapalbhati on regular basis leads
to shining face with inner radiance. Kapalbhati is highly energizing
abdominal breathing exercise.
Upcoming YTTC ( Dec 11, 2009 - Dec 30, 2009) - Yoga Teacher Training Course at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabada is designed to offer you the experience of living Yoga way of Life and to present the necessary techniques that will enable you to pass these great teachings on to others.The program syllabus includes detailed instructions for each posture with their benefits. Also, in depth practice of different pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, relaxation (Yoga Nidra) techniques are taught based on Patanjali Yoga philosophy. At the concluding of the program and passing the test graduate receives certificate recognized by Gujarat University.
For more details, Contact Sivananda_ashram@yahoo.com / # 079- 26861234
News & Activity Report for the Month of October 2009
Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/ November 2009
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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