Newsletter - February 2013

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Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad
February 2013

OM Namo Narayanaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate  Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagavate  Chidanandaya!

"Serve Humanity  And Seek Divinity "
"Life is Sadhana. Living is spiritual process. All actions—mental, verbal and physical—constitute Yajna. Yajna or self-giving is the fundamental principle and PAROPAKARA (doing good to others) is the Mulamantra (the basic sacred formula) of this life."

"Live with understanding and wisdom. Understand the meaning and purpose of life. Understand your real nature and why you are here. Here on earth you are but a passing traveller. Here all things are temporary. All things pass. Therefore seek the eternal. Your real nature is not earthly. It is spiritual and deathless. To realise your Reality, your eternal identity is the purpose of your life. While you strive diligently for this inner experience cultivate Ideal Relationship with the world around you. To all beings relate yourself with nobility, sympathy, kindness, love, selflessness and the desire to serve all. - Swami Sivananda <<More>>


Early Meditation Talk from "Ponder These Truths by Sri Swami Chidananda

"Spiritual Life"
"Spiritual life means growing in godliness. Sadhana in its various forms such as japa, kirtan, puja, svadhyaya, asana, pranayama and meditation is a process of purifying and transforming your normal human nature into godly divine nature. And to ensure that your outer life of day-to-day living—speaking, acting, interacting with others and all life around you—to ensure that it supports your inner sadhana, you are admonished by Gurudev to transform your present outer life into a divine process, a divine life, not the life that you have been leading in the past, but a divine life. You have to make your life a divine life by bringing into it ingredients and qualities that belong to God, incorporating into it divinity, godliness, qualities that we do not normally associate with man, that we do not normally associate with this world, this earth plane." - Swami Chidananda << More>>



Yoga Learning from a book "Yoga, A way of life" by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda

Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation ("salute to the sun"), is a common sequence of Hatha Yoga asanas. Its origins lie in a worship of Surya, the Hindu Solar deity. This sequence of movements and poses can be practised on varying levels of awareness, ranging from that of physical exercise in various styles, to a complete sadhana, which incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra and chakra meditation.

The physical base of the practice links together twelve asanas in a dynamically performed series. These asanas are ordered so that they alternately stretch the spine backwards and forwards. When performed in the usual way, each asana is moved into with alternate inhalation and exhalation (except for the sixth asana where the breath is held in external suspension). A full round of Surya namaskara is considered to be two sets of the twelve poses with a change in the second set to moving the opposite leg first through the series.<< More>> /  Yogasana Postures ( video Clip )


Highlighting Publications

Divya Jivan Sanskrutik Sangh has established a special publishing division call "Sivananda Jnana Yajna Nidhi" to facilitate spiritual publications. Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj has written a wealth of literature for the upliftment of mankind, and additionally, there is so much knowledge to be gained from his disciples and organizations the world over. The Sivananda Jnana Yajna Nidhi has been doing absolutely wonderful job to bring bulk of the literature in local Gujarati language. It has received grace & blessings of Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj.

"Divya Jivan" is a monthly magazine in Gujarati language from the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, that has been published regularly for the past forty five years and running. Apart from bringing out various articles of great spiritual imports from various saints of the present and past regardless of their affiliations to organizations, it has also served well to communicate with spiritual aspirants all over. Subscribe to this magazine and be benefited.
Divya Jivan / January 2013
Publication List /Please contact ashram for the purchase of  books, CD's, video. # 079-26861234 

News & Activity Report for the Month of January 2013
Divya Darshan of the Lord (video clip)


Free from pride and delusion, victorious over the evil of attachment, dwelling constantly in the Self, their desires having completely turned away, freed from the pairs of opposites known as pleasure and pain, the undeluded reach the eternal goal. (15 : 5)

The sages obtain absolute freedom or Moksha—they whose sins have been destroyed, whose dualities (perception of dualities or experience of the pairs of opposites) are torn asunder, who are self-controlled, and intent on the welfare of all beings.(5:25)

He who is ever happy within, who rejoices within, who is illumined within, such a Yogi attains absolute freedom or Moksha, himself becoming Brahman. (5:24)

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)

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