Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
Remembering " Sannyasa Diksha" day of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivananda (June 1, 2017)
"Rare it is to find a parallel to the type of life—of lofty, sublime selflessness and total, wonderful, dedicated selfless service of all God’s creatures—that Gurudev was and placed before us as an ideal. It is to this embodiment of selflessness and selfless service, this great expounder of nishkama-karma-yoga, who boldly declared, "Service of humanity is worship of God," that we pay our homage. May his blessings be upon us all!"
"All 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." - Swami
Chidananda << Read More>>
"Surrender" - " It is our ego-sense that we surrender, the idea “I am doing.” We surrender our self-will and put ourselves into His hands, so that we act as He dictates, we act as He teaches. So action is there, but no more self-will, no more action prompted by the mind, but action according to the will of God, according to the wisdom teachings of God and His saints."
Surrender and activity do not conflict with each other,
but are part and parcel of a total act of spiritualising
yourself completely, stepping aside and asking God to take
over. If God takes over, everything is under control,
everything is working perfectly. If we are there, nothing is
under control—mind is not under control, senses are not
under control, everything is upside down. When you put
yourself under the will of God and His wisdom teachings,
then you are a self-controlled person. You will not allow
the senses to do whatever they wish or the mind to do
whatever it wishes. You will only do that which is in
accordance with the will of God, the teachings of God and
the saints. If it is not in consonance with the will of God
and the teachings of the saints, you will not do it." -
<< Read More>>
But even these actions should be
performed leaving aside attachment and the desire for
rewards, O Arjuna! This is My certain and best
Regular Activities and Services at the Holy Sivananda Ashram
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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