Sivananda Ashram, December 2006

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December  2006

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December , 2006





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 Gita Jayanti  (Dec 1, 2006)
" The Gita is the cream of the Vedas . It is a fountain of Bliss" -  Sri  Swami Sivananda. 

"The Gita contains the divine nectar. It is the wish-fulfilling gem, tree and cow. You can milk anything from it. It is a book for eternity. It is not a catch-penny book, with life like that of a mushroom. It can be one’s constant companion of life. It is a vade-mecum for all. Peace, bliss, wisdom, Brahman, Nirvana, Param Padam and Gita are all synonymous terms."

" In all the spiritual literature of the world there is no book so elevating and inspiring as the Gita. It expounds very lucidly the cardinal principles or the fundamentals of the Hindu religion and Hindu Dharma. It is the source of all wisdom. It is your great guide. It is your supreme teacher. It is an inexhaustible spiritual treasure. It is a fountain of bliss. It is an ocean of knowledge. It is full of divine splendour and grandeur."

"If all the Upanishads should represent cows, Sri Krishna is their milker. Arjuna is the calf who first tasted that milk of wisdom of the Self, milked by the divine Cowherd for the benefit of all humanity. This milk is the Bhagavad Gita. It solves not only Arjuna’s problems and doubts, but also the world’s problems and those of every individual. Glory to Krishna, the friend of the cowherds of Gokula, the joy of Devaki! He who drinks the nectar of the Gita through purification of the heart and regular meditation, attains immortality, eternal bliss, everlasting peace and perennial joy. There is nothing more to be attained beyond this."-  Sri Swami Sivananda << More>>
Bhagavad Gita - Swami Chidananda
Gospel Of Bhagwad Gita -Swami Krishnanda
   "The Teachings of Lord Sri Dattatreya on the occasion of  Sri Dattatreya Jayanti- (Dec 4, 2006)

 "Lord Dattatreya -  He was a supreme yogi. Like Dakshinamurti, He was the adi guru, the primal world teacher. Contemplate His life. Meditate upon Him. Feel His divine presence. Evoke in your mind the sacred memory of Sati Anasuya and Atri Maharshi, the power of chastity, and divine grace in the form of Divinity taking birth at the earnest supplication and prayer of a heart filled with devotion. The earnest prayer of a heart filled with devotion never goes unanswered or unfulfilled. This is what the advent, the avatara of Dattatreya represents or proves."- Sri Swami Chidananda<< More>>

Dattatreya Jayanti -Sri Swami Sivananda
 Lord Dattatreya - Master Par Excellence -  Swami Krishnananda

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

Serve Love Meditate Realize
Serve, Love, Meditate, Realise! These four significant words have a relevance to each one of us in our attempt to seek and find happiness while we live upon this earth, which is anityam, asukham, duhkhalayam, asasvatam (evanescent, without happiness, an abode of sorrow, impermanent), while we are seeking happiness upon this earth which is janma, mrityu, jara, vyadhi, duhkha (birth, death, old age, disease, sorrow). Yet you can fully succeed in attaining the highest happiness, highest bliss, highest peace and satisfaction, if you hold on to these four words, ponder their meaning, and manifest them in your life. They will lead you to peace and joy. <<More>>
News & Activity report for the month of November 2006

Srimad Bhagvata Saptah, Yoga & Medical Camp (Nov 12, 2006- Nov 19, 2006)

To listen to Srimad Bhagvata Katha itself is a great fortune and that too, from the lips of  H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. It is indeed spiritual feast for a blessed soul. It was a divine thought of members of late Sri Shivprasad Baxi family of Jamnagar to have Srimad Bhagvata katha in the loving memory of their ancestors. Dr. Arun Baxi, a Retired Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Ayurvedic University was instrumental in organizing this holy event at the Ashram.<<More>>

Gujarat Divya Jivan Sangh celebrates Swami Yagnyavalkyanandaji Maharaj’s Centenary Year……

“I do not visit any institution the second time but with all reverence and due honor for Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji; I am here at Holy Sivananda Ashram for the fifth time. Sri Swamiji’s humanitarian services, his divine touch in all his actions and this divine institute of a Great Master Sri Swami Sivananda have impressed me immensely.”  These warm feelings were expressed by H. E Pundit Naval Kishor Sharmaji, Governor of Gujarat at a function organized in the honor of “Revered Bapuji”,  H. H. Sri Swami Yagnyavalkyanandaji Maharaj on the occasion of his Centenary Year celebration on November 18, 2006  at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad.
As a part of Centenary Celebration free eye check up with essential eye care to underprivileged, tribal and school children on mega-scale has been planned, as the selfless services were very dear to "Pujya  Bapuji" which was the Mission of His Life. From December 2006 to February 2007, a team of ophthalmologists with paramedical staff  will be going to Municipal schools of the city and provide eye checkup which include a eye related tests and surgical  treatment as necessary.  The project has already been started and about 15000 children are estimated to get benefited. Also many other activities including distribution of spiritual literatures  have been planned.    <<More>>

Yoga Teacher Training  Course (Dec 21, 2006- Jan 10, 2007)
Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is organized under the guidance and leadership of Yogacharya H. H .Swami Adhyatmanandaji, who has been teaching Yoga over thirty years and has conducted over 680 Yogasana Camps over the globe. Swamiji is beloved disciple of H. H. Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, Present President of a great institute, Divine Life Society founded by a Holy Master H. H. Sri Swami Sivanandji Maharaj. Swamiji was initiated in the Holy order of Sanyasa in the year 1974. Ever since then, as per His worshipful Gurudev's instructions he is continuously spreading the message of sages of the yore and sharing the knowledge of ancient cultural and scientific heritage of ancient India through Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation. 
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. Ashram’s holy atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of science of Yoga.
International students  - please communicate with the Ashram for any assistence, if needed.
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For registration details:  Yoga Teacher Training Course (Dec 21, 2006- Jan 10, 2007)

Parables of Sri  Swami Sivananda ay I Answer That

Parable of The Boy Who Watered The Root

A father wanted to test the intelligence of his two sons. He allotted to each of them the task of looking after a mango tree, promising to reward the boy whose tree yielded the best fruit in abundance. The foolish boy discovered that the leaves were withering off and that flowers were coming up at the end of the branches. Promptly he went up the tree and carefully watered every leaf. The leaves withered still more and the tree eventually died. The wise boy, on the other hand, went on watering the root; the tree was green and healthy and yielded delicious fruits in abundance.

Similarly, God gives human birth to man in order to test the evolution of his intelligence. The foolish man, eager to get the reward of Eternal Peace and Immortality, seeks to pay attention to the satisfaction of his sense-cravings, and to the acquisition of worldly knowledge, for he thinks that it is the right way. He dies the miserable death of an ignorant man. The wise man, on the contrary, devotes himself to the contemplation of God, the Root of all Creation, and thus obtains all the wealth and knowledge of the universe. God is well pleased with him and bestows upon him the reward of Immortality and Eternal Bliss.
Pearls of Wisdom

"Respond to The Eternal Call"
Even so, the one great Reality, the Cosmic Being, the source and origin of countless millions of universes, ever remains the one, non-dual existence, the great silence, the great peace, the transcendental Reality, present and hidden as the subtlest of the subtle, beyond the senses and which the mind and intellect cannot comprehend. That Reality is the centre of your being. That Reality is your essential, eternal indentity, your nija svarupa.

May that. Reality shine forth in your consciousness as the true "I AM" beyond the little "I" that dominates our lives, that pushes us, pulls us, that twists and turns us and shoves us up and down. This little "I", you are not. - Swami Chidananda



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