Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
Adoration & Prostrations Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on HIS Birth Anniversary (Sept 8, 2014)
"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."
"Gurudev declared in one of his eighteen handwritten autobiographical epistles: "I live to serve, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to raise the fallen, to console the distressed. This is my mission in life." And anyone who has known him, anyone who has lived with him, anyone who has seen him instantly recognised: "Here is a totally selfless, dedicated human being." He fulfilled to the very letter the scriptural description of this type of realised soul, who having attained illumination, having done everything that has to be done, having no desires because all their desires have been fulfilled through God-realisation, are seen to be, in the words of the Gita, "intent on the welfare of all creatures." << More>>
What Pleases the Lord?
Upcoming 33rd YTTC (
Dec 11, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014) through
of Vendanta -Yoga Academy. (SIVA)
Adhyatma Tour 2014 of H.H. Swamiji Adhyatmanandaji to USA, Canada & UK is concluded on Sept 2, 2014 and Swamiji has arrived back to the Ashram safely.
Pujya Swamiji's satsang & yoga teachings were appreciated by one and all. And Devotees have expressed their core sentiments of love, deep gratitude & reverence to Pujya Swamiji Maharaj and humbly expressed their desire for Him to come again soon. Here, we bring you "Adhyatma Tour 2014 Reflection & Devotees's Experiences"......... in their own words, a few more added since the last sharing.
Pujya Swamiji expresses His sincere thanks to the organizers & devotees who have worked together and organized Adhyatma Tour 2014. Also, Swamiji conveys His thanks to devotees, who all invited HIM to their homes for satsang and Bhiksha. Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh, is grateful to all for the kind and generous support for the seva activities carried out through Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.
It is all the grace & blessings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Mahahraj and Gurumaharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.
News & Activity Report for the Month of August 2014
Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in Yoga and knowledge, alms-giving, control of the senses, sacrifice, study of scriptures, austerity and straightforwardness (16:1),
Harmlessness, truth, absence of anger, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion towards beings, uncovetousness, gentleness, modesty, absence of fickleness (16:2)
Vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, absence of hatred,
absence of pride—these belong to one born in a divine state, O
The divine nature is deemed for liberation and the demoniacal for bondage. Grieve not, O Arjuna, for thou art born with divine properties!(16:5)
Maa Durga Stuti - video clips
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
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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