Sivananda Ashram, April 2007

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April  2007

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 Sri Hanuman Jayanti (April 2, 2007 )

"Hanuman ranks first amongst the heroes of the world. His heroic deeds, wonderful exploits and marvelous feats of strength and bravery cannot be adequately described.
No one reached the peak in Dasya Bhava like Sri Hanuman. He was a rare jewel among devotees, the supreme head among Pundits, the king among celibates and the commander among heroes and warriors"- Swami Sivananda.<<More>>

Strength and Humility -Swami Chidananda
Sri Hanuman - An Apostle of Service -Swami Adhyatmananda

Hanuman Chalisa
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 Bhagwan Sankaracharya - Who is regarded as Avatara of  Lord Shiva
 Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti  (April 21, 2007)


"Shankara, India’s greatest philosopher-saint, the incarnation of Lord Shiva, reverently known as Srimath Adi Shankaracharya."

"What can we take him for except the Lord Himself, who proclaims authoritatively and undauntedly: “I am the Self of all; I am the all; I am transcendent; I am one without a second; I am the Absolute; I am the infinite Consciousness; I am homogeneous bliss" - Swami Sivananda << More>>

Biography of Sankara.- Swami Sivananda
Sankara-The Genius Swami Krishnananda  Nirvana Shatakam- audio clip

Early Morning Meditation talks from" Ponder These Truths" by Swami Chidananda

Subhechha- Good Desire
Radiant Divinities! Desire is the enemy of peace. Desire is the greatest problem of the human psyche. Desire is the most vexing of problems. Desire is indeed a great satru (enemy). Therefore give up all desire. Vihaya kaman sarvan (abandoning all desires), jahi satrum mahabaho kamarupam durasadam (slay thou, O Arjuna, the enemy in the form of desire, which is hard to conquer), kamat krodhobhijayate, krodhat... smritivibhramah (from desire arises anger, from anger loss of memory). So repeatedly it is said, become nishkama (without desire), become nishkama. That is the admonition........

, satsankalpa, jijnasa, mumukshutva, good intention, desire for knowledge, longing for liberation—all these imply a certain inner mental condition. They all point in the same direction. They are a certain positive and creative mode of the mind which is the secret of successful spiritual life. It is the inner power that impels the soul higher and higher, day by day, towards the Goal Supreme. Therefore, to create within oneself this great longing, this great auspicious desire is very vital, very necessary in order to make our good samskaras and spiritual vasanas yield fruit.... Swami Chidananda.<<More>>

News & Activity Report for the Month of February  2007
Upcoming "Mangal Utsav" at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

6th Anniversary of Sri Ashtalaxmi Bhavan & Sri Chidananda Dhyana Mandir( April 29, 2007 -May 3, 2007)

Holy Sri Ashtalaxmi Bhavan and Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir were consecrated by the most worshipful and revered Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj on April 29, 2001. Ever since then, revered Gurumaharaj's spiritual presence is a source of strength and inspiration to all of us here at the ashram. His Divine Darshan is inspiring hundreds of lovers of the Lord and seekers of the truth in their quest for achieving the higher spiritual goal in life.
On the occasion of  its 6th anniversary (April 27, 2007), group "Sri Yantra pujan" and "Sri Navachandi yajana" have been organized. All are invited to join this holy event.  
63 rd Birthday of  H. H. Sri Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj (May 3, 2007)

Upcoming Yoga Teachers Training Course (May 12, 2007 - May 31, 2007)
Do you  wish to be a certified Yoga Teacher?,  Enhances your Yoga Skill?, Learn from a Yoga Master? 
Come, join Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad . It is organized under the guidance and leadership of Yogacharya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji, a disciple of  H.H. Sri  Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, coming from a great lineage of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandji Maharaj, a doctor Yogi and a realized Saint. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji has conducted 686 yoga camps around the globe. He is author of number of books on yoga and philosophy and is always in high demand.He is a born   teacher.
YTTC will provide you a wonderful opportunity to further develop your skill in the science of Yoga and expand your abilities to teach yoga to others.You will be learning from a Master and other members of  Yoga Team of  the ashram. Ashram’s serene atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of science of Yoga.
Please down load  the registration form.
Children’s residential camp (May 6, 2007- May 10, 2007)
News & Activity Report for the Month of March 2007

Parables of Sri  Swami Sivananda ay I Answer That
Parable Of The Ghee-Dyspeptic
A man took too much of ghee during a feast. He became ill. His digestive functions had become paralysed. He went to a doctor. The doctor said to him: "Please bring me one tola of ghee; I will prepare the medicine and give you."
The sick man was wonder-struck; "O doctor, I am suffering only from the effects of too much of ghee-drinking. Why do you wish to add to the trouble?"
"My dear man, please bring the ghee. I will show you what to do with it. The same ghee is your medicine now."
The sick man brought the ghee. The doctor added a few other ingredients to it and administered it in the proper dose. The man was cured. His appetite returned to him.
Similarly, by Karma is man bound to this wheel of birth and death. Egoistic action done with desire for fruits brings about rebirth with all its attendant miseries. The man approaches a saint for a cure. The saint prescribes service, work or Karma again! Can work itself snap the bonds of work? Yes. If the ingredients of selflessness and egolessness are added to it; and if it is done, not for the purpose of securing rewards here or hereafter, but for the purpose of curing one of the dire disease of birth and death. Then it becomes Nishkama Seva that will release man from this cage of Samsara.


 "Look upon every man, woman, and everyone as God. You cannot help anyone, you can only serve: serve the children of the Lord, serve the Lord Himself, if you have the privilege."

"Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don't realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being"

Eckhart Tolle


Latest Additions.........

Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)

Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/ "Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)

Atam Mahek (Gujarati) / Fragrance ( English) - Swami Adhyatmananda

Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda


"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda  


 Books on Yoga by  Swami Adhyatmananda

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