Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram , Ahmedabad
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."
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
Early Meditation Talk from "Ponder These Truths by Sri Swami Chidananda
"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>>
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 )
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.
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
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
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)
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
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