Divya Jivan NewsletterJuly 2006
Sivananda Ashtostra Shata Namavali.
"In the life of a sincere seeking soul, in the life of jijnasu, a mumukshu, a sadhaka, a spiritual aspirant, the Guru is as it were, the sun. It is the Guru that awakens us from our slumber of ignorance. It is the Guru who, by his light, banishes the darkness of ignorance and wrong notions that the jivatma has about life, and brings in the light of right reasoning, right perception and right thought. It is the Guru that also makes us see the way, through his own lofty, sublime personal example, through his own dynamic philosophy, through his own teachings personal instructions."
THE 108 NAMES OF GURUDEV SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA
"Dev Dev Sivananda Din Bandhu Pahi Mam......", lyrics by
Swami Hridayananda - Audio Clip
Early Morning Meditation talks from" Ponder These Truths" By
"Pratah smarami, pratar-bhajami, pratar-namami
(I remember Thee early morning, I worship Thee early morning, I
bow down to Thee early morning). With these words several of the
hymns of salutations and adorations, several of the well known
slokas of Adi Sankaracharya begin. So much so, that this triplet
of verses has come to be known as the pratah smarami stotra.
What is the speciality about praying early in the morning, worshipping God early in the morning?
A mystical poet has beautifully given to us, in brief, this little secret of the right way of starting one’s day, so that one reaps a golden harvest of fullest benefit from this charming, this wonderful, this magic period of the early dawn.I met God in the morning
Thus it is that there is this special quality, a special state of consciousness prevailing in this interim period between the disadvantages of both the sleep state and the fully awakened, preoccupied state."<<More>>.
|News & Activity Report for the Month of May 2006|
Ratha Yatra ( Chariot Festival ) of the Lord Jagannatha at the Ashram (June 27, 2006 )
With great enthusiasm and
festive mood devotees in large numbers gathered at the ashram to
celebrate a special occasion of Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath
on June 27, 2006, The Idols of Lord Sri Jagannath, brother Balaramji
& sister Subhadraji were adorned splendidly after ceremoniously
worshipped by temple priest. Then the idols were placed in decorated
chariot and brought out for the procession. It was a joyous occasion
for all. Devotees were singing and dancing in the praise of the
Lord. It was a thrilling sight to be seen. The ashram was charged
with divine vibrations.
The Vedic scriptures state
that anyone who sees Lord Jagannatha or pulls His chariots achieves
immense spiritual benefit. By His supreme potency, the Supreme Lord
agrees to personally enter the form of Deity, just to accept the
loving service of His devotees. In this sense the Deity is
non-different from the Lord Himself. And once a year Lord Jagannatha
comes forth in all His magnificent splendor to enjoy the Ratha-yatra
parade and show Himself to all.<< More>>
Pujya Swamiji’s Divya Tour 2006 has commenced on
The Tour continues further across the USA, Canada and UK. For program information, please refer to Progam Schedule - Divya Tour 2006
Divine Grace"- "Divya krupa"
|May I Answer That? - Swami Sivananda|
|Incidence from H. H. Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj's Life|
In his searching message to the Sadhaks, Swamiji said, "Yes, my beloved friends! The divine scales weigh human actions not only by the measures of the prayer recited and Mantras chanted, not only by the measures of candles lit, lights waved, bells rung and books read, but let me tell you clearly that the divine scales measure man by the quality of the feelings harboured in the heart, by the very words with which you speak and address your neighbours and by each and every simple action of yours in your dealings with all those amongst whom Providence has decreed that you live your life." The compassionate messenger of God in these words revealed the purpose for which God has sent us to this earth plane.
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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