Newsletter February 2019 

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Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
February 2019
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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!    
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
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"Start Sadhana Now "-  Swami Sivananda

"Act now. Live now. Know now. Realize now. Be happy now.
Every death is a reminder. Every bell that rings says, "The end is near". Every day robs off from you one part of your precious life. Therefore, you should be very earnest in plunging yourself in constant Sadhana. Never fall a victim to fruitless regret. Today is the best day. Today is the day of your new birth. Start Sadhana now. With folded palms, bid good-bye to past mistakes and faults. You have learnt your lessons. March forward now with new hope, determination, and vigilance"

 
"Waver not. Fear not. Doubt not. Do something substantial in the path of Sadhana instead of wasting your time in idle pursuits and lethargy. You have infinite strength within you. There is a vast reservoir of power within you. Therefore, do not lose heart. Obstacles are stepping stones to success. They will develop your will. Do not allow yourself to be crushed by them. Defects remind you of perfection. Sin reminds you of virtue. Chose the positive path"

"Sadhana is spiritual movement consciously systematized. Sadhana is the purpose for which we have come to this place. Abhyasa and Sadhana are synonymous terms. The object of Sadhana is to release life from the limitations with which it is bound. Sadhana is a lifelong process. Every day, every hour, every minute, is an onward march. Obstacles are innumerable in this great voyage. But, so long as you hold God as thy guide, there is nothing to worry about. You are sure to reach the other shore." - Swami Sivananda << More>>

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Early Morning Meditation Talks from " Ponder These Truths " by  Sri  Swami Chidananda
 
What Pleases the Lord?
 
"It is feeling that converts an ordinary action into a spiritual process, spiritualises your action. And that is the way of the devotee. It is specially the way of disciples and followers of Gurudev Swami Sivananda Maharaj; for he has given this secret, that the most important thing in spiritual life is the feeling, bhav, with which you engage in doing all things in the spiritual field. He revealed to us, he taught us the importance, the greatness, the indispensable necessity of bhav for successful spiritual life and successful spiritual sadhana."
 
"Let us purify our heart, and that purified heart will know the sublime bhav of devotion and love. And it is through such bhav that whatever we do, no matter how imperfect it may be, will become acceptable to the Lord as though it were perfect. Bhav, feeling of the heart, that is the one way of drawing down His grace. Think about it and cultivate it with diligence. Pray for it. Devotion, compassion, meditation, combined with bhav—everything in conjunction with bhav—becomes the highest qualification, pleases the Lord, draws His grace and makes your sadhana successful. God bless you!"  - Swami Chidananda <<More>>
 
 
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Learning of  "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar

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. << Read More>>  
 
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Highlighting the News and upcoming events

Amrut Mahotsav Year of Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj : This year Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj has entered into his 75 th year. During HIS Amrut Mahotsav year Satsang programs, Spiritual Retreat, Pilgrimage to holy places, Srimad Bhagawat Saptah,  Anand Utsav at the Ashram, Yoga Retreat and more.... are getting organized by the Ashram as well as devotee groups in India and abroad.  Pease contact the Ashram if you wish to invite Pujya Swamiji and arrange satsang programs at your center, temple, yoga group, Yoga studio etc.  Be a part of Pujya Swamiji 's Amrut Mahotsv and be benefitted!
 
Pilgrimage to Vaishanvo Devi (March 23, 2019 to March 28, 2019), Srimad Bhagawat Katha (Oct 31, 2019 to Nov 6, 2019) by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on Vyasapeeth in Rishikesh on the Bank of holy Ganges at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram.  If, you wish to join with Ashram's devotees group for these events, please contact the Ashram office by e mail sivananda_ashram@yahoo.com or by Telephone  # 079-26861234  Fax #  079-26862345 
 
News & Activity report for the Month of January
 
Divya Jivan / January 2019 /February 2019

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Q & A on Spiritual Life and Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

Why should we believe in God ?

Belief in God is an indispensable requisite for every human being.It is a sine qua non. Owing to the force of Avidya or ignorance,pain appears as pleasure. The world is full of miseries, troubles, difficulties and tribulations. The world is a ball of fire. The Antahkarana (mind, intellect, ego and the subconscious mind) charged with Raga (attachment), Dvesha (hatred), anger and jealousy is a blazing furnace. We have to free ourselves from birth, death, old age, disease and grief. This can be done only by faith in God. There is no other way. Money and power cannot give us real happiness. Even if we exercise suzerainty over the whole world, we cannot be free from care, worry, anxiety, fear, disappointment, etc. It is only faith in God and the consequent God-realization through meditation that can give us real, eternal happiness and free us from all kinds of fear and worries which torment us at every moment. Faith in God will force us to think of Him constantly and to meditate on Him and will eventually lead us on to God-realization.
 
 
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