February 2005

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Hari OM! Namaste!
OM Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!
 “The performance of all actions as an instrument in His hands,
and with the consciousness that this world is pervaded by Him, the
Supreme Spirit, is called Yoga.” - Swami Sivananda.
“Foundation of Yoga “- by Holy Master.

"Dev Dev Sivananda Din Bandhu Pahi Mam..." Lyrics by Swami
Hridayananda-from Audiocassesste "Ami-Dhara"( Audio Clip)

A Special News

The Vice Chancellor of Gujarat University,  Sri. A.U. Patel appreciated
Sivananda Ashram for its contribution in the field of Yoga teaching.  He
very gracefully announced at New Year Satsang on Jan1, 2005 that the Gujarat
University  has extended its recognition and requested the Sivananda Ashram,
Ahmedabad to commence regular Diploma and Certificate Yoga Teacher’s
Training Course on behalf of the Gujarat University.  “Sivananda
International Vedanta –Yoga Academy (SIVA)”, the name coined by the devotees
of the Ashram, will soon start offering diploma courses in the Science of

For News & Activity report for the month of January 2005.
Q & A on Spiritual Life & Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by
Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji  Maharaj.

What is God?
If I give you a good slap on your face, who knows that slap? That
knower (Vetta), that knowing subject, is God. When a strong desire
is satisfied or gratified, that blissful state wherein the mind
finds rest is God. That which sparkles or glitters in your eyes is
God. That which prompts you to think is God, the Lord of the mind.
The source (Yoni) or support (Adhishthan) for your mind, Prana,
senses and body is God.

The tree exists. It shines. It gives delight. These three aspects,
existence, shining, delight— Asti-Bhati-Priya or Sat-Chit-Ananda
is God. God is truth. God is love, God is beauty. God is Ananda.
God is Light of lights. God is Mind of minds, Prana of Pranas,
Soul of souls. That shines in your heart and that is inseparable
from you. Feel His presence always. Recognize His presence always,
everywhere. Carry His presence when you walk.
An Incidence From H. H. Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj's Life

Swamiji was to go to Calcutta. On the way to the station the party
had to cross an overbridge. It was already time and they moved
briskly when the other members of his party reached the platform,
the train had already arrived, but Swamiji was still on the other
side of the overbridge. When some devotees, anxiously ran to
locate him, they found him by the side of a blind person. It so
happened that the blind man had begged Swamiji to give him
something but Swamiji could not give him anything because his bag
had already been taken to the platform - nor could he go away
without giving him something. The moment the devotees saw him they
requested him to kindly make haste for the train might leave any
moment. Swamiji did not comment; he only spread his upper garment
and begged them all on behalf of the blindman. The devotees poured
into the apron, notes and coins. Swamiji collected everything and
gave the large amount to the blind man whispering confidentially
in his ears that he should be careful with the money. After that
he calmly crossed the overbridge, got into his compartment and did
a little Divya Nam Kirtan. Only then did the train start.
Swamiji's unruffled state of mind and his compassion which
overpower all considerations of personal difficulty are
beautifully illustrated by this incident.
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