Newsletter  May 2021

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Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
  May 2021
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!    
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
"Light Of Yoga "by  Sri Swami Sivananda

 YOGA is a perfect, practical system of self-culture. You can attain harmonious development of your mind, body and soul by the practice of Yoga. Yoga is an exact science. You can acquire absolute control over the whole nature by its practice. It helps the student to attain ethical perfection, perfect concentration of the mind and to unfold various psychic powers. It teaches applied psychology. It helps the practitioner to enter into conscious communion with the Lord through Samadhi, to separate himself from the three Gunas and to attain Kaivalya or independence eventually.

Yoga is the method by which the finite self or the individual soul is united with the Infinite Self or the Supreme Soul. Yajnavalkya defines Yoga, "Samyoga yoga iti ukto jivatma-paramatmano iti—the conjunction of the individual soul and the supreme soul is called Yoga."

An aspirant in the path of Yoga should be humble, simple, gentle, refined, tolerant, merciful and kind. He should seek Truth everywhere. He should show reverence to Sadhus, Sannyasins, Bhaktas, Mahatmas, and Sages and to the Srutis and the Scriptures.

A right understanding of the nature of the Self, through enquiry of "Who am I?" and study of Upanishads, a strong conviction that this world is illusory and unreal—arrived at through discrimination and consequent birth of dispassion—a strong yearning for liberation or attainment of the goal and regular practice of meditation will undoubtedly produce an attitude of detachment to the world and sublimate not only the desire for augmenting mental and physical powers but also all sorts of mundane desires.

Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga—all these Yogas—prepare the aspirant for the attainment of knowledge of the Self and culminate in Jnana Yoga. Therefore he should have a comprehensive understanding of all the Yogas. He should march on to the goal steadily, practising one particular Yoga which suits his taste and temperament. He can take such points from the other Yogas which will help him to attain progress and reach the goal quickly. In other words, every aspirant can make a happy combination of the above Yogas taking care not to confuse one with the other at any stage of his practices. He should use his common-sense at every stage. He must be able to find out for himself whether he is progressing or not by careful introspection and self-analysis. - Sri Swami Sivananda << Read More>>

Early Morning Meditation talks from "Ponder These Truths" by Sri Swami Chidananda
"When You Wake up In The Morning":
Waking up in the morning should not merely mean waking up into this maya-bazaar, waking up into this temporary world of pain and death. It should not only mean waking up into this little, confined, outer earth awareness. It should also simultaneously mean waking up into the awareness of your divinity which has been temporarily suspended in sleep. And keep up that inner wakefulness along with your outer physical wakefulness of the senses and the mind. Keep up the inner wakefulness of your svarupa. That is the great thing needful. That is what will make your life divine. That is what will take you, day by day, higher and higher towards the Goal Supreme. And this you have to do for yourself, with wisdom." - Swami Chidananda. <<  Read More>>
 A Birthday Greetings to H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ( May 3, 2021)
A Birthday Greetings to H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ( May 3, 2021)
"My Life is My Message."........."Don't be afraid of adversities, they make you strong"- Says H. H. Sri  Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj .......In all situations, be rooted in the Absolute Truth, Abide in the SELF, sing HIS Glories, hold on to Hari-Nama, the Lord's name is the solution for all the trials and tribulations of Life. Intensify your faith only on one thought " I am Thine, Thou art Mine, Thy will be done".  Divine Name is a safe boat that can take you to the other shore of fearlessness, freedom and bliss Immortal",  Have Yearning for God-Realization. Surrender at the holy feet of your Guru. Stick to the path guided by your Guru. Chant the Guru Mantra with unwavering faith. Guru's Grace is unfailing; it is ever ready to help you. I have experienced in my life, you can too. Everflowing Grace & Blessings of my Guru is the supreme joy of my Life."- Swami Adhyatmananda
It was always a joy for the devotees here in the West (USA, Canada & UK) to receive Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj's Satsang and blessings all these years. In fact, their love brought Sri Swamiji amongst their midst Year after Year for the past 25 + years. The Organizers Team of Adhyatma Tour worked together in the spirit of Karma Yoga and coordinated Sri Swamiji's Satsang programs at various centers for the benefit of many and Adhyatma Tour unfolded beautifully each year, that was the charm of Adhyatma Tours. They felt blessed to get the opportunity to be a tiny part (not even) of the whole in Revered Swamiji's Mission of service to Mankind, service to known & unknown. It is only the Grace Blessings of God Gurudev.......People asked Pujya Swamiji the secret of His ever Vibrant, Radiant & Joyful nature, "Abide In the SELF", He says, “In all conditions, I am Bliss, Bliss, Bliss Absolute.“Adopt, Adjust & Accommodate", "Inquire Who Am I? Know Thyself and Be Free".  And each breath of His is in the remembrance of GOD and in the service of His Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj; Guru Bhagavan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj. Guru Smarna is unbroken in Swamiji's being. Yes, that is what we observed being with HIM in proximity during HIS Adhyatma Tours.
  "Long Live Swamiji ", May 3, 2021, is Pujya Swamiji's Birth Anniversary. Countless devotees' hearts are full of love & gratitude for Pujya Swamiji Maharaj in the East & the West on this special day. They are silently offering prayers for Swamiji's good health & long life. We pray to the Almighty Lord, Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj for Pujya Swamiji’s good health and long life so that He could be a guiding light to spiritual aspirants all over.
Learning of  "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar
OMKAR - "Omkar Sadhana is the Prana of Spiritual Sadhana. Omkar is the best Pranayam."

"The practice of Omkar destroys Tamasik thoughts and converts the Rajasik thoughts into Sattvik thoughts. In long term if the people living in all four directions on the earth start practising Omkar regularly, the mental conflicts can be eliminated. Selfishness will retire. Benevo­lence will be originated. The whole world can become a family. The contradiction will decrease and smooth conversation will be possible. The wind of pure selfless life will flow. Omkar is the highway of world peace and welfare. Let us practice Omkar and make our life successful" << Read More>>.


Highlighting the News & Upcoming Events
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad announces.....Once  again all the regular Yoga classes and Reiki Seminar have been canceled at the Ashram until further notice as second wave of Covid-19 is spreading like a wild fire. Also, the planned upcoming Satsang programs, YTTC, Yoga camp and scheduled Mangal Utsav celebrations from April 13, 2021, to May 31, 2021, all are canceled. Ashram's Priest performs daily worship at all the shrines but all the temples are closed for casual visitors.

Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji's Virtual Stasang programs are going on daily through Sivananda Ashram Facebook page.....Satsang Discourse Series on "Patanjal Yog Darshan" text of Maharshi Sri Patanjali -  Live telecast on Facebook Page of the Ashram and YouTube at 6.00 pm daily & Satsang Discourse Series on "Gitamrutam" on each Sunday at 8.00 am. Discourse series on Kathopanishad on Google Meet - Live Telecast 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm on each Thursday & 10.30 am to 11.30 am on each Sunday.  Visit Sivananda Ashram Face Book page for more details.
Covid Seva Yajana through Ashram : The relief efforts has been continued in the distribution of food packages of groceries, spices , oil etc to the needy in the underprivileged area of the town. regularly. Thanks to Ashram's Yoga Teachers Team for their Selfless Spirit. You can join too.
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. 
 Once again, Please note,
  • All regular yoga classes & Reiki Seminar have been canceled.
  • upcoming YTTC ( Yoga Teacher's Training Course) May 11, 2021 to May 30, 2021 has been canceled
Be safe,  stay healthy and play your part in the whole to prevent the spread of Corona Virus!
What could be a better time than now to share glimpses of the core sentiments of love & gratitude expressed by devotees, organizers, hosts, yoga attendees, the press reporters, sick and ailing and more... in so many different words ! It is overwhelming.

 જીત જીત દેખું છબી તુમ્હારી a treasure volume, compiled by a devoted couple Smt. Rupa & Sri Manish Majmundar, an ardent devotees of Pujya Swamiji on the occasion of Amrut Mahotsav Celebrations year of  H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj. The book was released on September 8, 2020 on Holy Master's Birth Anniversary. It contains the core sentiments of love & gratitude by devotees of Pujya Swamiji Maharaj from the East & the West. Simply Heart touching.....will be remembered for ever. There is a second souvenir on the way soon.............with COVID Lock down it has gotten delayed   

Thanks to all the Devotees from all over India, Taiwan, USA, Canada & UK for their contribution.

Being with Him in close proximity during coordinating the Adhyatma Tours all these years, you observe how immeasurable devotion Pujya Swamiji has for His Gurudev! At every moment, whether He is thinking, talking, delivering discourses, eating, you observe that Guru Smarana is unbroken. HE is breathing and living for Gurudev........... Then, you start seeing GURU's presence in your life at each step of the way and HE assumes different forms for you then little i melts away and sevak Bhav emerges out from within. It is such a wonderful experience! It is all Guru's Grace. Jai Sivananda! Jai Chidananda! Jai ! Adhyatmananda! - sevak

We have been and continued to be blessed by His presence in our life and His teachings. Wherever Swami-Ji goes, Love is there. Peace is there. Joy is there. God is there. We are better people as a result of His sharing of the Light.&quot;- Sharon (Sudha) Alitt (Swamini Shrddhananda), Founder & Director of Kula Kamal Yoga Asharam, (PA)

Detroit, Michigan Community Benefited from Swami Ji’s Guidance on Yoga, Scriptures, and “Art of Saatvik Living”. We all feel very blessed with Swami Ji’s presence &amp; guidance, and look forward to many more such opportunities.- Sri Anil Lal, (President of DJSS, USA)
We are fortunate and grateful to have Swamiji in our midst & to recharge our mind/body/spirit and look forward to his next visit.&quot; - Sri Rajesh Laugani, Toledo (OH)
Pujya Swamiji is the embodiment of the teachings of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. He is a tireless karma yogi who utilizes every second of his day in rendering the highest service to Mankind.; - Hari Ragwacharlu (Milwaukee, WI)

 Shri Swamiji Maharaj shared his thoughts on the subject of Guru Mahima. He poured his heart content praising Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj and Guru MaharajSwami Chidanandaji Maharaj. He added, to receive Guru's grace is to live by the ideals taught by GURU and not to worship the form of GURU.- Sri Kamalesh Dave (Toronto )

Sri Swamiji's ecstatic kirtan at the Bhajan Satsang was indeed a blessed experience for all. It was the best time for devotees of the Indian Hindu Welfare organization (IHWO) of Northampton (UK ). - Sri Guarang Patel (UK)

To a question on spiritualization of professional life, Swamiji said anything you do, think of God. Anything you do eating, drinking, or walking, you do whatever you are doing. at the same time keep your mind in Him only, 100% awareness of His existence. Your profession turns spiritual. - Ravi Ponanagi (PR, India Tribune, Atlanta)
Swamiji has truly attuned Happiness at our newly started Happiness yoga Centre. Moments spent with H. H. Swamiji are most precious and invaluable to us - Shaishav &amp; Sunita (Founder of Happiness Yoga Center)

Swamiji had made sure that his visits include my dad in a nursing home, who has been in recovery from his cancer treatment. My Dad was bedridden for quite some time but Pujya Swamiji's prayers and HIS healing blessings brought him to come to Mandir for Satsang with us, Amazing! heart touching for our family! We were blessed to have him. –Nartan Shah ( San Jose)
It was indeed a joy to be a part of the most memorable event of Jalaram Mandir Pranpratishta Mahotsav. That day, Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj ignited a special spark and created a big momentum with HIS holy presence Kirtan. It reminded us of the ecstatic site (that is read in the book) of Kirtan by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ! - sevak  << Read More>>
"Long Live Swamiji, We Love YOU "
Sending you Love & Big HUG Swamiji

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