Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
"Foundation of Yoga" - By Sri Swami Sivananda
"Develop virtues like generosity, forgiveness and love. Mere Yogic Kriyas alone will not help you much. Do self-analysis daily and eradicate your faults and evil, slavish habits. Rectify your defects such as selfishness, pride, jealousy and hatred. You must cultivate a compassionate and loving heart first. At all times you must share what you have with others and practice selfless service. Then only will you get purity of heart.
Yoga is unity, identity, homogeneity, oneness and sameness with God.
Many aspirants neglect these preliminaries and jump, out of curiosity, to Yogic Kriyas for getting psychic powers. It is really a serious blunder. They will have a hopeless downfall. Therefore, be careful. Mere Yogic Kriyas cannot bring about the desired results. The purification of the heart is of paramount importance.
It is a blessing to be a Yogi. Practice Yoga and preach. Hatha Yoga ensures good physical and mental health. You must utilize this to the best advantage by deep meditation on the Atman or inner Self. Self-realization should be your goal. This should be achieved by the constant remembrance of God, by righteousness, by a life of virtue and by the practice of Yoga.
Every activity - from the rearing of children to the management of the home -
can be readily converted into Yoga. Kindly study the first six chapters of the
Gita again and again. Merely running away from crowds is not a sign of Yoga. The
performance of all actions as an instrument in His hands, and with the
consciousness that this world is pervaded by Him, the Supreme Spirit, is called
Yoga". - Swami Sivananda <<
16 th Brahmotsav of Sri Sri Ashtalaxmi Bahvan & Sri Chidananda Dhyana Mandir/Sri Ashtalaxmi Darshan (April 29, 2016)
A Birthday Greetings : Join with us in "Aayush Homam" & satsang with Mahatmas organized on happy occasion of 72 nd Birthday Celebration of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj on May 3, 2016.
"A great son (sun) of India Adhyatma-Jyoti Sri Swami
Adhyatmananda Saraswati an "adarsh" yati & Saint of holy
Matrubhoomi Bharatvarsha." - H. H. Sri Swami Chidanandaji
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.
YTTC (May 21, 2016 - Jun 9, 2016) : YTTC at
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is organized under the guidance &
leadership of Pujya Sri Swami Adhyartmanandaji Maharaj, who has
conducted over 770 Yoga camps in the East & the West. Ashram's
holy atmosphere is ideal for enhancing your spiritual growth as
well as the skill in the science of Yoga. You can still enroll.
Contact the ashram for the details -
firstname.lastname@example.org / Registration form ( Please note
the change in the dates from earlier post). On completion of
three weeks residential YTTC and successfully passing the test
including theory and practical, the graduate will receive a
diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University.
Perform action, O Arjuna, being steadfast in Yoga, abandoning attachment and balanced in success and failure! Evenness of mind is called Yoga ( 2:48)
Endowed with wisdom (evenness of mind), one casts off in this life both good and evil deeds; therefore, devote thyself to Yoga; Yoga is skill in action. (2:50)
Let that be known by the name of Yoga, the severance from union with pain. This Yoga should be practiced with determination and with an undesponding mind. (6:23)
A Birthday Blessings
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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