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May 2009  





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Biography of Lord Buddha by Sri Swami Sivananda
Buddha Jayanti ( May 9, 2009)
Lord Buddha preached: "We will have to find out the cause of sorrow and the way to escape from it. The desire for sensual enjoyment and clinging to earthly life is the cause of sorrow. If we can eradicate desire, all sorrows and pains will come to an end. We will enjoy Nirvana or eternal peace. Those who follow the Noble Eightfold Path strictly, viz., right opinion, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right employment, right exertion, right thought and right self-concentration will be free from sorrow. This indeed, O mendicants, is that middle course which the Tathagata has thoroughly comprehended, which produces insight, which produces knowledge, which leads to calmness or serenity, to supernatural knowledge, to perfect Buddhahood, to Nirvana.......Swami Sivananda <<More>> 
Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths"  by
Swami Chidananda

"God is Love"
Love is the central fact of this universe. Without it the universe will not stand; it will disintegrate and fall away, because it is love that upholds. It is present even in inert, gross matter as a power that scientists know as cohesion. Cohesion is the outermost manifestation of His love. It is that which holds everything together.

God’s love is boundless, motiveless, and it is available in abundance to each and every one of His creatures, man and animal, all forms of life. And more so to the human beings whom He made in His own image, who are a part of His own Being. They are all a manifestation of the supreme principle of love that is the innermost essence of God. Thus in this world of change, in this world of phenomena, if there is at all anything that is unchanging, ever-constant, ever-present, most dependable, it is that God is love and God’s love is available to you. This is the one great fact of your own life. “Anpe Sivam! God is love!”  -Swami Chidananda  << More>>
"Yoga , A way of Life" by Swami Adhyatmananda
(New Release book )

 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 Tour 2009" of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj

"Yoga way of Life brings happiness of sound mind in sound body. Yogic living implies discriminative living. Yoga is equanimity, equipoise or equilibrium. It is skill in the performance of actions.Yoga is disconnection from union with pain and freedom from attachment and desires. It is turning away of the senses from the objective universe and concentrating on the mind within."

“Yoga is eternal life in the soul or spirit. It transmutes a man into divinity. It brings a message of hope to the forlorn, joy to the depressed, strength to the weak and knowledge to the ignorant. It is the secret master-key to open the realms of eternal bliss and deep abiding peace" - Swami Adhyatmananda

Yes, countless devotees and yoga lovers here in the West are ready to receive and to learn Yoga from a Master. They wish to find a master- key to the realm of Eternal Bliss through Yogic Life.

"Divya Tour 2009" of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandji Maharaj has unfolded beautifully with the Grace and Blessings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj & Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Organizers at various centers, inspired by Pujya Swamiji have joined in Karma Yoga Loop of Swamiji Maharaj and coordinated to bring Final Program Schedule of Swamiji’s Divya Tour to the West. Swamiji's Itinerary takes Him from India( Ahmedabad) to UK, USA & Canada, UK,  Scotland and Germany before returning back to India from May 30, 2009 - Sept 18, 2009. 

“Serve all. Love all. Service of humanity is worship of God. There is no greater yoga than service of Mankind." These are the sterling utterances of Gurudev. He was an embodiment of karma yoga."- Swami Chidananda
For the details regarding the tour is available on   "Divya Tour 2009"

Highlighting the News

 follow up of .....Utsav Triveni at the Ashram -  Adi Sankaracharya Jayanti, Patotsav of Sri Ashtalaxmi Bhavan & Sri Chidananda Dhyan Yoga Mandir and 65th Birthday celebration of H.H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. Governor of Gujarat H.E Naval Kishor Sharmaji graced the occasion. In his valedictory speech , Mr. Governor expressed his overwhelming feelings for Sri Swamiji  Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and said that I always feel delighted with the name of Sivananda Ashram. Sivananda Ashram is a hub of Sanctity, Peace and Serenity and Swamiji is a source of inspiration..........   << More>>

Upcoming 18th YTTC ( May 11, 2009 to May 30, 2009) - You can still enroll
Enhance your skill in Yoga, be a teacher and spread the knowledge to others. You can accomplish all that by joining YTTC at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. It is organized under the guidance & leadership of  H. H. Sri Swami Adhyartmanandaji, who has conducted over 750 Yoga camps in the East & the West. Ashram's holy atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as well as the skill in the field of science of Yoga.
You can still enroll. Contact the ashram for the details -
Please download the registration form

News  & Activity Report for the Month of April 2009
Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/April 2009
News in Slide Show

“It is good to love God for hope of reward, but it is better to love God for love’s sake; and the prayer goes: O Lord, I do not want wealth nor children nor learning. If it be Thy will, I shall go from birth to birth. But grant me this, that I may love thee without the hope of reward - ’love’ unselfishly for love’s sake.”- Swami Vivekananda

 "Love expects no reward. Love knows no fear. Love Divine gives - does not demand. Love thinks no evil;  To Love is to share and serve." - Swami Sivananda

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." - J. Krishnamurti

"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving."- Mother Teresa

"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails."
Bible, Corinthians 13:4-8


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Latest Additions.........

Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)

Divya Jivan (Gujarati)/ "Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)

Atam Mahek (Gujarati) / Fragrance ( English) - Swami Adhyatmananda

Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda


"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda  


 Books on Yoga by  Swami Adhyatmananda

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