Newsletter -  September 2016

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Divya Jivan Newsletter  ( September 2016)
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebration ( Sept 24, 2015 - Sept 24, 2016)
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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
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Adoration & Prostrations Holy Master Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj on HIS Birth Anniversary (Sept 8, 2016)

"Gurudev’s life after Self-realisation, after becoming an enlightened sage and shining as a great light of the Himalayas, was a saga of selfless service—service of the poor, service of the suffering, service of the sick, service of the distressed, service of spiritual aspirants and seekers, service of all humanity, service of the whole world. In diverse, numerous ways, his entire life was one great, continuous stream of selfless service. He had even forgotten how to think of himself; he could only think of others. He lived thinking of others: "In what way can I be of benefit, in what way can I serve?" That was Gurudev Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj till the very last days."

"Gurudev declared in one of his eighteen handwritten autobiographical epistles: "I live to serve, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to raise the fallen, to console the distressed. This is my mission in life." And anyone who has known him, anyone who has lived with him, anyone who has seen him instantly recognised: "Here is a totally selfless, dedicated human being." He fulfilled to the very letter the scriptural description of this type of realised soul, who having attained illumination, having done everything that has to be done, having no desires because all their desires have been fulfilled through God-realisation, are seen to be, in the words of the Gita, "intent on the welfare of all creatures." << More>>.

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" Chidananda Darshan"
Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj (Sept 24, 2015 - Sept 24, 2016)

“Wake up at dawn each day to salute the Universal Being. Bow down in adoration unto Him before you start the day. Go through the day serenely, full of happiness and contentment. There is nothing to condemn in this world. Change your angle of vision. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Stop anxiety and smile gently unto yourself. Feel that the whole world is the manifestation of the Lord and you are serving the Lord in all these names and forms. Convert life into Yoga. Strive to be a Sadachari and paropakari. God walks with the simple, reveals Himself through the sufferer, gives understanding to the noble and keeps His Grace from the haughty. So renounce ego, cultivate virtues and be free. Keep the mind always calm and peaceful. Be the conqueror of your mind, the subduer of your desires and a master of your destiny, for you are the master.” - Swami Chidananda << More>>

Chidananda Darshan -  by Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj

 A special Birth centenary coverage by Television Coverage through Doordarshan Govt of Gujarat (Ahmedabad)

 
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Highlighting News & Upcoming Events
Birth Centenary Celebration of Guru Bhagawan Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj...... Grand culmination (Sept 24, 2016)

In the words of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj ..............

"Celebration of Swami Chidanandaji's Birthday is really worship of God."

"During the celebrations of the Birthdays of great men you hear of their actions, their thoughts and their instructions, and the way in which they led their life. You imbibe several good qualities from their glorious example. You try to emulate them. You put those qualities into practice in your daily life. Frequent Birthday celebrations are necessary.".....

"Practise compassion, service, humility and other virtues. Then shine like our Chidanandaji. This is my fervent prayer ! Chidananda is a Jeevanmukta, a great saint, an ideal Yogi, a Para Bhakta and a great sage. Swami Chidananda is all this and much more".

 Sri Swami Adhyatmananda on His Master  " How fortunate we are! How blessed are we to be born in the same era! Glories to Gurumaharaj! In Bhagawad Gita Lord Sri Krishna has described the characteristics of "Sthitha Prajna", but it is rare to see & meet the one! but we have lived with the ONE.  Hail Hail Chidananda!

Let us imbibe virtues and teachings from the Life Divine of GuruMaharaj and that is the Celebration of Chidananda Birth Centenary, in a True Sense".

And, listen to GuruMaharaj for HIS Adhyatm ...............(Video Clip). How Wonderful! What could be better time than now to cherish those blessed moments that got caught in the recording tool! 

We are delighted to bring you the glimpses of Sri Chidananda Birth Centenary Celebrations (through video presentation)  Satabdi Celebration commenced from Sept 24, 2015 with three days satsang and a ground breaking ceremony to commence construction of Swami Chidananda Centenary Memorial Yoga Bhawan by Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji in holy company of Mahatmas at Sivananda Ashram Ahmedabad.

Since then, under the the guidance of H. H. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandajij one after the other the planned programs, Satsangs, Jnan Yajana, distribution of Sivananda & Chidananda literature - new book release "Prakash Punj", Yoga & Meditation camps,  "Chidananda Smruti Pravachan" series in India and abroad by Pujya Swamiji Maharaj, Chidananda Yoga DVD release, Youth programs, Seva projects, Construction of Chidananda Yoga Bhawan, Medical camp, food & grain distribution, feeding to under privileged, Srimad Bhagawat Katha, Shiva-Puran Katha by Pujya Swamiji Maharaj on Vyasa Asan and more...... went on in great enthusiasm through out the year here at the Ashram.  

 Organizers and Devotees in the West joined in the celebrations and organized Centenary Celebrations Tour 2016 (to USA, Cananda & UK from June 22, 2016 - July 31, 2016) of  Pujya Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj and expressed the sentiments of love, devotion and gratitude in their own ways. 

And, now the grand culmination of celebration a week long festivity starting from Sept 17, 2016 to Sept 25, 2016 in the holy satsang of Sant - Mahatma & honorable Governor of Gujarat, Sri Om Prakash Kohili ...... Satsang programs, inauguration of "Chidananda Yoga Bhawan" with release of "Chidanandam", a souvenir on this occasion and more have been planned.......all are humbly invited, be a part of this historic & memorable celebration and feel blessed !
 

News & Activity Report for the Month of August 2016

Divya Jivan / "Chidanandam"................ a souvenir to be released  

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Gitamrutam

The Blessed Lord said: When a man completely casts off, O Arjuna, all the desires of the mind and is satisfied in the Self by the Self, then is he said to be one of steady wisdom!

The man attains peace, who, abandoning all desires, moves about without longing, without the sense of mine and without egoism.(2:71)

This is the Brahmic seat (eternal state), O son of Pritha! Attaining to this, none is deluded. Being established therein, even at the end of life one attains to oneness with Brahman. (2:72)

At the end of many births the wise man comes to Me, realising that all this is Vasudeva (the innermost Self); such a great soul (Mahatma) is very hard to find. (7:19)

Lord Sri Ganesha - "  Embodiment of Wisdom"
Ganesh Chaturthi (Sept 5, 2016)
 

 
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