Newsletter -  October 2018
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Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
   October 2018
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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!     
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
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 Spiritual Significance of Navaratri ( October 9, 2018 to October 18, 2018)

"The central purpose of existence is to recognize your eternal identity with the supreme Spirit. It is to grow into the image of the Divine. The supreme One embodies the highest perfection. It is spotless purity. To recognise your identity with That, to attain union with That, is verily to grow into the very likeness of the Divine. The aspirant, therefore, as his initial step, has to get rid of all the countless impurities, and the demoniacal elements that have come to cling to him in his embodied state. Then he has to acquire lofty virtues and auspicious, divine qualities. Thus purified, knowledge flashes upon him like the brilliant rays of the sun upon the crystal waters of a perfectly calm lake."

 "This process demands a resolute will, determined effort and arduous struggle. In other words, strength and infinite power are the prime necessity. Thus it is the Divine Mother who has to operate through the aspirant. Let us now consider how?" << Read More>>.


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Early Morning Meditation Talks from " Ponder These Truths " by  Sri  Swami Chidananda


The Divine Name
"God is intangible: avyakta, adrishta, agochara (unmanifest, unseen, imperceptible). All this is made very clear in the Vishnu-sahasranama. He is gudhah (hidden): eko devah sarvabhuteshu gudhah (The one Lord is hidden in all beings). He is sukshmati sukshma (subtler than the subtlest), avangmano-gochara (not known by the senses or the mind), yato vacho nivartante aprapya manasa saha (whence all speech, along with the mind, turn back not reaching It). He is beyond thought, beyond speech.  What then is the way to approach God?

The Divine Name is like a boatman who touches both banks. He comes to this bank and he can take us across, because he goes to the other bank as well. The Name has this great advantage. Jagat Guru Lord Krishna says: “He who repeats My Name at the time of leaving the body attains Me. He does not return once again into this mortal world.” Abheda, abhedata of nama and nami (The non-difference, identity of the Lord and His Name) has been established by the direct experience of those who have practised this path and attained perfection.  -Swami Chidananda  << Read More>>

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Learning of  "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar

"Backache" Principle causes of Backache, Treatment & Precautions .......   Bhujangasana, Baddha-Naukasana, Kati -Utthanasana, Ushtrasana, Bharmari Pranayama & Shavasana are very helpful. Practice of Shalabhasana at the end of Bhujang­asana and practice of Dhanurasana on completion of Ushtrasana are found very beneficial for the backache. Therefore, without any type of hurry, with perfect quiet attitude & balance state of mind, practise Asanas, Bhramari as well as Omkar Pranayamas << Read More>>

  Jeevan Yog (episode 4) /video clip

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Highlighting the news and upcoming events

42nd YTTC  Yoga Teachers Training Course  (Dec 11, 2018 -  Dec 30, 2018) : Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTCC) at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad is organized under the guidance and leadership of Yogacharya Pujya Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji has conducted over 680 Yogasana Camps over the globe. Our comprehensive Yoga Teachers Training Course provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development.
 
YTTC offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the benefits of Yoga practices, including Hatha Yoga, yogic breathing, deep relaxation, meditation, yogic diet, all these in a beautiful and holy ashram environment. It is design to further develop yoga student's skill in the science of Yoga and prepare them to teach yoga to others. During your stay, you will absorb yourself in the Yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind and spirit.You will receive diploma certificate recognized by Gujarat University For details. ( Reg. Form) 

Upcoming Navratri Retreat at the Ashram

News & Activity Report  for the Month of September 2018

News Through the Event photos

Divya Jivan
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Q & A on Spiritual Life and Sadhana from “May I Answer That?”- by Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

Give me a very simple, but very impressive proof for the existence of the soul.

You say in daily life, "My body", "My Prana", "My mind", "My Indriya". This clearly denotes that the Self or Atman is entirely different from the body, the mind, the Prana and the Indriyas. The mind and the body are your servants or instruments. They are as much outside of you as these towels, chairs, cups are. You are holding the body just as you are holding a long walking stick in your hand. You are the possessor or proprietor of this body. The body is your property or possession. The body, the senses, the mind, etc., are not the soul, but belong to it.
 

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