Divya Jivan NewsletterOctober 2012
"The central purpose of existence is to recognise your eternal
identity with the supreme Spirit. It is to grow into the image of
the Divine. The supreme One embodies the highest perfection. It is
spotless purity. To recognise your identity with That, to attain
union with That, is verily to grow into the very likeness of the
Divine. The aspirant, therefore, as his initial step, has to get rid
of all the countless impurities, and the demoniacal elements that
have come to cling to him in his embodied state. Then he has to
acquire lofty virtues and auspicious, divine qualities. Thus
purified, knowledge flashes upon him like the brilliant rays of the
sun upon the crystal waters of a perfectly calm lake."
God as Virtue
Read the sixteenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, you will understand. You may want, you may desire, peace, joy, light, but you cannot love them, you cannot worship them. But twenty-four hours of the day and night, with every breath, you can worship virtue, you can live to fulfil virtue. That you can do. That is sadhana; that is supreme Yoga. Thus worship. God will reveal Himself in His transcendental, concealed form.
Therefore, this great message, this great sadhana that
Gurudev left for us, this inner secret of the spiritual life that he
bestowed upon us as his special legacy, is that through virtue one
can attain the source of all virtue, which is God. God dwells within
your heart and is the source of all goodness. He is your indwelling
reality, the source of your conduct and character, the source of
your virtue and goodness, the source of your truth, purity and
compassion, the source of the divine living of your life.
"Backache" Principle causes of Backache, Treatment & Precautions ....... Bhujangasana, Baddha-Naukasana, Kati -Utthanasana, Ushtrasana, Bharmari Pranayama & Shavasana are very helpful. Practice of Shalabhasana at the end of Bhujangasana and practice of Dhanurasana on completion of Ushtrasana are found very beneficial for the backache. Therefore, without any type of hurry, with perfect quiet attitude & balance state of mind, practise Asanas, Bhramari as well as Omkar Pranayamas. <<More>>
Upcoming 28th Yoga
Teachers Training course ( Dec 11, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012) Yoga
Teachers Training Course (YTCC) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is
organized under the guidance and leadership of Yogacharya Pujya Sri
Swami Adhyatmanandaji has conducted over 680 Yogasana Camps over the
globe. Our comprehensive Yoga Teachers Training Course provide a
strong foundation for personal and spiritual development.
Concluding of Divya Tour 2012 ( June 21, 2012 – Sept 23,2012) - Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji’s Divya Tour 2012 to USA, Canada & UK has concluded.
"Satsang with Swamiji through Divya Tour" is an essence of Swamiji’s talk during the various places. You will find it inspiring, elevating and solacing.
Working team at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad thanks all the organizers at various centers for making Pujya Swamiji’s Divya Tour a success and joining them in Seva Projects carried out through Ashram that focuses on holistically helping the needy and indigent population. The continuation of such comprehensive programs has been possible only because of the unstinting devotion and generous donation provided by selfless devotees of the Lord.
( a monthly spiritual journal),
Sept 2012 issue is a special coverage in honor of 125th Birth
anniversary of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. It is full
of wisdom teachings of Gurudev. It contains in its pages, the
experiences of direct disciples who, have lived and moved in the
company of Gurudev. It is so inspiring.
Fearlessness, purity of heart, steadfastness in Yoga and knowledge, alms-giving, control of the senses, sacrifice, study of scriptures, austerity and straightforwardness, (16:1)
Harmlessness, truth, absence of anger, renunciation, peacefulness, absence of crookedness, compassion towards beings, uncovetousness, gentleness, modesty, absence of fickleness, (16:2)
Vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, absence of hatred, absence of pride—these belong to one born in a divine state, O Arjuna! (16:3)
Hypocrisy, arrogance, self-conceit, harshness and also anger and ignorance, belong to one who is born in a demoniacal state, O Arjuna! (16:4)
The divine nature is deemed for liberation and the demoniacal for bondage. Grieve not, O Arjuna, for thou art born with divine properties! (16:5)
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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