Divya Jivan NewsletterMarch 2006
"Gauranga was an embodiment of love. He lived, moved and had his being in love. His speech was full of love. He radiated love to all. His touch was a magnetism of love. He sang in love. He breathed in love. He walked in love. He showed by practice how God should be loved. He taught little by precept, but more by example. If he simply uttered one word, "You will be blessed with Bhakti", it was quite sufficient to throw a man into Samadhi and fill his heart with Prem (love). Such was Gauranga's power.
When Gauranga passed along the streets and roads, his powerful Prem current influenced and overpowered thousands. They uttered irresistibly "Hari Bol! Hari Bol!" and danced in ecstasy"
His Last Words
Lord Gauranga said, "Listen Swaroopa and Ramananda Raj! The chanting of
Krishna's Name is the chief means of attaining Krishna's feet in the Kali
Yuga. Sankirtan of the Name is the supreme healer in the Iron Age.
Sankirtan tantamounts to Vedic sacrifice. Sankirtan destroys sins and
purifies the heart and creates Bhakti. Chant the name while sitting,
standing, walking, eating, in bed and everywhere. The Name is omnipotent.
You can repeat the Name at any place, at any time.<<
"It begins about ten days before the full moon of the month Phalgun (February-March), but is usually only observed for the last three or four days, terminating with the full moon. This is the spring festival of the Hindus. In the spring season all the trees are filled with sweet-smelling flowers. They all proclaim the glory and everlasting beauty of God. They inspire you with hope, joy and a new life, and stir you on to find out the creator and the Indweller, who is hiding Himself in these forms".
"Holi also means “sacrifice”. Burn all the impurities of the mind, such as egoism, vanity and lust, through the fire of devotion and knowledge. Ignite cosmic love, mercy, generosity, selflessness, truthfulness and purity through the fire of Yogic practice. This is the real spirit of Holi. Rise from the mire of stupidity and absurdity and dive deep into the ocean of divinity.
The call of Holi is to always keep ablaze the light of God-love shining
in your heart. Inner illumination is the real Holi. The spring season is
the manifestation of the Lord, according to the Bhagavad Gita. Holi
is said there to be His heart."
"Never Forget Your Divinity"
Yoga Teachers Training Course 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 650 Yoga Camps. He has been a monk for over thirty years and sharing the teaching of Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. The 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 serene atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of Science of Yoga. <<More>>
Divine Grace - Divya Krupa - A booklet with teachings of Sri Sadgurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaja’s in HIS own handwritings.( Dec 27, 2005). pdf file of about 4 Mgb, it will take long time to download.
Q & A on Spiritual Life and Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.
Why should I—the Brahman, I—the Cosmic Consciousness, the Existence without another, the Infinite, the All-pervading and the Omniscient, at all project Prakriti? Why must I be bound by the laws of Prakriti and be limited by the phenomena of time, space, causation and substance, and above all, why must I get involved in this process of evolution and involution?
The eye cannot perceive itself. A man cannot stand on his own shoulders. Even so, all enquiry into the Ultimate Cause, the causeless Cause of all creation, is first confronted with a formidable wall of primordial ignorance. He who annihilates his ego to nothing at this point, and who thus obtains the grace of Isvara, gets through this wall and enters the Kingdom of the Infinite. Then he knows. But this knowledge cannot be communicated to others, as this great wall is obstructing others from perceiving the Truth. Therefore the ancient sage termed it an Ati-prasna or transcendental question.
Suffice it to know that God has created this world in order to enable
you to evolve and realize the Self, in order to serve all and love all as
His manifestations. The dacoit of ignorance has kidnapped man from his
Swami Chidanandaji does identify all well meaning devotees. But his vision and perception could be different and deeper than ours. One fine evening Swamiji was descending the stairs of Vishvanath temple at Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. One aged and senior devotee offered loving Pranams to Swamiji and anxiously looked at the Swamiji in anticipation of a few words from His Holiness. Swamiji greeted the devotee with a pleasant smile and gently folded hands. The devotee could not contain himself and broke his silence by saying that Swamiji, did you not recognise me? True to his genuine divine being, Swamiji replied at once "I definitely know you as an immortal atman, but if you want identification of this body, you would have to tell me." The atmosphere all around was rent with divine vibrations and joy.
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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