Newsletter January 2021

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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
  January 2021
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!    
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
Key to Bliss - "Meditation on OM" from Mandukya Upnishad by Swami Sivananda
"That which has no parts is the Fourth, transcendental, destitute of phenomenal existence, all bliss and non-dual. This verily is Omkara. He who knows this merges his self in the Self."
 That which has no parts is called Amatra, without measure. Amatra Omkara is the fourth quarter, i.e., pure Atman. The benefit derived from the realization of the Atman, the fourth is that the knower himself enters into the Self by means of the Self. He attains immortality. He is not born again. As the Atman is beyond the reach of mind and senses, It is transcendental. Visva merges in Taijasa, Taijasa in Prajna and Prajna dissolve itself in Turiya Atman-Brahman.
 Meditation on Om helps the aspirant in the attainment of Self-realization or the final realization of Brahman. Just as the rope is realized when the illusion of snake vanishes, so also Brahman who is Om is realized when the illusion of duality or Avidya disappears, through the attainment of knowledge of the Self. << Read More>>
"New Year Message" by Swami Sivananda

On this glorious New Year’s day make a strong resolve to wipe away all the old worldly Vasanas or tendencies and bad impressions and to control the senses and the mind.
Know the value of time. Time is most precious. Utilise every second profitably. Live every moment of your life for the realisation of your ideal and goal. Do not procrastinate. That "tomorrow" will never come. Now or never. Abandon idle gossiping. Kill egoism, laziness and inertia. Forget the past. A glorious and brilliant future is awaiting you.
Equal vision is the touchstone of knowledge. Unselfishness is the touchstone of virtue. Brahmacharya is the touchstone of ethics. Oneness is the touchstone of Self-realisation. Humility is the touchstone of devotion. Therefore, be unselfish, humble and pure. Develop equal vision. Be in tune with the Infinite. -Swami Sivananda << Read More>>
Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths" by Swami Chidananda

"This Moment" 
This moment is God. God comes to you as this moment. He does not descend in some sort of supra mundane shape and size with lights flashing and sound emanating. He comes silently as this moment. Now is God. He constantly keeps coming to you as now, as this moment. We have to help God to help us when He comes as kaloham—I am time, I am life.
And what is life and what is time if it is not now, if it is not this moment? Without any distinction of age or sex or caste or creed or race it is given to everyone, saint or sinner. That is the equal vision of the Divine. It is not withheld from anyone. It is given to everyone. God comes to everyone as this moment. This is life. This is the I AM God—here, now. That is the greatest thing. This moment is the most tremendous thing that can happen to you. It is the greatest thing that can be given to you. Be wise. Make use of this moment and bless yourself eternally. - Swami Chidananda <<  Read More>>
Learning of  "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Sri 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>>
Highlighting the News & Upcoming Events

Activities at the Ashram is slowly getting normalized with the release of Covid restrictions. Temples of the ashram are open now for devotees darshan with the strict rules abidance of COVID -19. Regular Yoga classes & Reiki sessions will be staring from January 2021onwards.

 Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj's daily satsang discourses are organized by Sivananda Ashram Parivar through Sivananda Ashram Face Book page. It has been going on for the last five months. At present Swamiji is taking "Patanjali Yoga Darshan" text of Maharshi Sri Patanjali.

 "Project Manav Seva" - Narayan Seva to poor & needy families through Ashram in the form of Grocery distribution on the outskirts of the city at a distance of 40 km. Packages containing 5 kgs rice, 3 kgs lentils, 2 kgs Potatoes and edible oil, spices, to expenses of about Rs.80,000 to 85,000 were distributed as humble seva in the name of Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Thanks to the ashram’s Yoga teachers team lead by Miss Sangeeta Thawani for their selfless services.

The continuation of such a comprehensive programs have been possible only because of the unstinting devotion and generous financial assistance provided by selfless devotees of the Lord.  Refer to the page for the details...........also please feel free to contact us through email or contact directly  # +91 93761 05554.
News in Slide Show
Quotes of Swami Vivekananda
  • Thank God for giving you this world as a moral gymnasium to help your development, but never imagine you can help the world.
  • When there is a conflict between the heart and the brain, let the heart be followed .... the intellect has only one state, i.e. reason .... it works within that and cannot go beyond. It is the heart which can take you to the highest plane. It goes beyond the limits of the intellect and attains to what is called inspiration.
  • Never mind the struggle, the mistakes -- I never heard a cow tell a lie, but it is only a cow ... never a man. So never mind these failures, these little drawbacks; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.
  •  In real meditation you forget the body. You may be cut to pieces and not feel it at all. You feel such pleasure in it. You become so light. This perfect rest we will get in meditation.
  •  Learn to feel yourself in other bodies, to know that we are all one. Throw all other nonsense to the winds. Spit out your actions, good or bad, and never think of them again. What is done is done. Throw off superstition. Have no weakness even in the face of death. Do not repent, do not brood over past deeds. Be âzâd ("free").


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