Divya Jivan NewsletterJuly 2010
"The Sadguru is Brahman Himself. He is an ocean of bliss,
knowledge, and mercy. He is the captain of your soul. He is the
fountain of joy. He removes all your troubles, sorrows, and
obstacles. He shows you the right divine path.
Radiant Immortal Souls! For the being who receives the ahetuki kripaóthe motiveless compassionate grace of God and God-men like Gurudev, and taking it seriously puts it into earnest, diligent, daily practice in his own life, more and more is given. He who proves worthy, not by feeling or thought but by being and doing, by living and action, to that being, more and more grace is extended, more and more blessings are given. The law is such, that to those who due to their good fortune are thus recipient and responsive, grace flows perennially.
But those who receive and pay only lip-service, or even go contrary-wise in thought and action to the elevating, inspiring and liberating divine teachings of God, sent to us through His saints, prophets and spiritual mastersóthose individuals cut themselves off from the inflow of Godís grace.Godís grace is not withheld, Godís grace is not withdrawn. We cut ourselves off from Godís grace, and no lamentation will be of any avail except remorse, repentance, a transformation and a renewal of our life in the Spirit.
It is, therefore, entirely up to the seeker, the individual soul, whether he will work for a restoration of Godís grace or whether he will continue to be deprived of grace. More than anything else, deception, cunningness, concealed crookedness, double standards, which are all children of falsehood, asatya, completely cut off the individual soul from the influx of Godís grace. We set up a rock barrier between Godís grace and ourselves through all manners and shades of cunningness, crookedness, deception and duplicity. These are great enemies of a bhakta and sadhak. They put a great distance between oneself and the all-compassionate, all-loving, all-merciful, all-gracious Supreme Being. - Swami Chidananda << More>>
Prana - "The true meaning of Prana is not only breath. The Prana is energy. It is universal power, brightness, light and intelligence. All these cosmic energies are named as Prana."Yatkinchit Jagat Sarvam Drishyate Shruyatepiva..This Prana is filled in all that we see and hear, the inside and outside of all things, all movement etc. in this world.
The Prana is the source of all capabilities and the power in the universe. Prana is the only power behind the normal functioning of the system of respiration (inhalation and exhalation), blood circulation, digestion, excretion of urine and stool, system producing semen, structure of our bones and also the nervous system.The working abilities of sensory organs and motor organs improve as each cell gets extra nutrition. The secret of beauty of skin, shining of the face, brightness of the eyes, intelligence power and development of mental power is the result of the practice of Pranayama. The practice of Pranayama means oneness with cosmic energy. Pranayama Sadhana opens the doors of subtle life from the gross life "- Swami Adhyatmananda. <<More>>
Divya Jivan Sangh
and Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad has been very active in
publishing spiritual literature. In order to serve the local
community, bulk of the publications are in Gujarati language. It has
also published several well known multimedia publications like audio
tapes and video tapes which are in great demand.
for the purchase of the book, Please contact Sivananda Ashram,
Sivananda Ashtotra Shata Namavali / Dev Dev Sivananda- ( audio Clip ) Lyrics by Swamini Hridayananda
"Just as the Guru is channel for the
individual soul to re-link itself with the universal Soul, even
so, a channel between our Guru and ourselves is called Guru-
bhakti. True Guru-bhakti is divine power, it is divine force."
"The more adverse the circumstances, the greater the manifestation of grace; the greater the manifestation of Guru kripa. God's grace and Guru Kripa are the obverse and reverse of the same coin.
Guru Kripa is God's grace manifesting in and through the Guru."-
"It is the Guru that points out
the path and makes us see the path clearly. He points out the
pitfalls and dangers upon the path, makes us alert, vigilant jagrit.
And, even as the sun initiates activity,
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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