Newsletter -  October 2012
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Navaratri - a festival of  " Devi Worship " ( Oct 16, 2012 - Oct 29, 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."
 
 "This process demands a resolute will, determined effort and arduous struggle. In other words, strength and infinite power are the prime necessity. Thus it is the Divine Mother who has to operate through the aspirant. Let us now consider how?" ........Swami Sivananda << More >>
 

Early Morning Meditation Talks from " Ponder These Truths " by  Sri  Swami Chidananda
 

Worship God as Virtue
"Have no other God. You can contemplate God, you can contemplate eternity, infinity, ocean of bliss, Light of lights beyond all darkness—all these things you can contemplate, think about, reflect over, but you cannot love and worship peace, or ananda, or jnana. Because they are abstruse, abstract concepts, and you want something more, something for which you can live and something for which you can be prepared to die also. That is 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.
Worship God as Virtue. Worship virtue by practising virtue. This is a way to spiritual transformation and realisation." - Swami Chidananda << More>>

   On Health Topics  from " Yoga & Health " By Swami Adhyatmananda

 "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.
 
YTTC offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga practices, including Hatha Yoga, yogic breathing, deep relaxation, meditation, yogic diet, all these in a beautiful and holy ashram environment. It is design to further develop yoga student's skill in the science of Yoga and prepare them to teach yoga to others. During your stay, you will absorb yourself in the Yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind and spirit.You will receive diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University For details, contact  Sivananda_ashram@yahoo.com / # 079- 26861234 Registration form 
 

Highlighting Ashram's News & Upcoming Events
 

 

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.

Divya Jivan ( 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.

News & Activity Report for the Month of Sept 2012
Divya Tour 2012 in Slide show 

   "Geetamrutam "
 

 
 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)

 
Gurudevarpanmastu
 
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Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)

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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