Divya Jivan NewsletterMarch - 2007
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".- His last words..........<<More>>
Sankirtan -audio clips
"Man Ek Bar Hari Bol"
Maha Mantra- continuous chanting
"Ram-Nam burns ignorance, passion and sin. With or without knowledge, correctly or incorrectly, when the word "Rama" is pronounced it showers a rain of good upon the devotee. Sri Rama is Brahman who takes one across the ocean of worldly existence. Rama is one in across whom the Yogis sport, that is, the Self within"................<<More>>.
Ramanavami- Swami Sivananda
Philosophy of Ramayana -Swami Vivekananda
Rama, The Apotheosis of Human Perfection -Swami Krishnananda
"Sri Ramachandra Kripalu Bhajaman...."
Sri Vishnu Sahshranama
Companions Until Illumination Radiant Divinities! The way spiritual, which leads to true peace, everlasting joy, divine perfection, illumination and liberation, commences with sad-vichara—right enquiry into why we are here, what we are here for, what is this thing called life? Our presence, our being and doing upon this planet earth is characterised as life—what is this life?......There is something within you which is timeless, beginningless and endless, immortal and imperishable, deathless and indestructible, na hanyate hanyamane sarire (is not killed when the body is killed). “There must be some meaning, it is not meaningless, it does not end in death, there is a hereafter.”......All sincere sadhaks must, therefore, be vicharsila, vivekvan, samyami, sadachari (engaged in enquiry, discrimination, be self-controlled, with right conduct). These are to be constant companions. ....
Therefore think deeply, be wise, and attain perfection and liberation. Then rejoice!.........<<More>>
Upcoming Holy Festivals at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
Srimad Bhagvata Katha (in Hindi ) March 13, 2007 to
March 20, 2007 – Honoring devotees request, Srimad Bhagvata Katha in
Hindi has been organized at Sivananda Ashram (A’bad). Pujya Sri
Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj will be on Vyasasana. Come,
listen to the Glories of Lord Sri Krishna and attain a Blissful
Rama Janmotsava: (Tuesday, March 27, 2007) During the holy
Vasant Navratri - March 19, 2007- March 27, 2007) Sri Rama Charit
Manas Parayana(recitation)daily from 9.00am to 12.00pm and on
Ramnavami day, a special satsang , Japa, Aarati & Mahaprasad from
9.00am to 12.00pm has been organized.
residential camp (
Parable Of The Millionaire And Three Beggars
God is like this good millionaire. Three classes of people approach Him, with three different desires and prayers.
There is the greedy man full of vanity, full of arrogance, full of desires. He demands the objects of worldly enjoyment from God. Since this man, whatever be his vile desires, has had the good sense to approach God, He grants him some part of the desired objects (even these very soon pass away, just as the two rupees the first beggar got are spent before nightfall).
The other type of devotee prays to the Lord for relief from the sufferings of the world, but is better than the first one, inasmuch as he is ready to abide by His Will. To him the Lord grants full relief from suffering, and bestows on him much wealth and property.
The third type is the Jnani; he knows the nature of God. He merely prays to the Lord: "O Lord, Thou art Satchidananda; Thou art Existence-Absolute, Knowledge-Absolute, Bliss-Absolute, etc., etc." What does he want? Nothing. But the Lord is highly pleased with his spirit of renunciation, of desirelessness and of self-surrender. Therefore, He makes him eat His own food, i.e., He grants this man Supreme Devotion to Himself. Over and above this, He makes the Bhakta to live in His own House- Vaikuntha. For ever afterwards this Jnani-Bhakta dwells in the Lord's Abode as a Liberated Sage.
"The very essence of meditation is a state of
"What is Gangagi meditating upon?
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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