Divya Jivan NewsletterBirthday Special (September 24, 2007)
"SALUTATIONS to Lord Ganesha who is Brahman Himself, who is the Supreme Lord, who is the energy of Lord Shiva, who is the source of all bliss, and who is the bestower of all virtuous qualities and success in all undertakings.".....
"Lord Ganesha represents Om or the Pranava, which is the chief Mantra among the Hindus. Nothing can be done without uttering it. This explains the practice of invoking Ganesha before beginning any rite or undertaking any project. His two feet represent the power of knowledge and the power of action. The elephant head is significant in that it is the only figure in nature that has the form of the symbol for Om."........
"Lord Ganesha is an embodiment of wisdom and
bliss. He is the Lord of Brahmacharins. He is foremost amongst the
celibates.He has as his vehicle a small mouse. He is the presiding
Deity of the Muladhara Chakra, the psychic centre in the body in
which the Kundalini Shakti resides.".......Swami Sivananda
"Chidananda is a Jeevanmukta, a great saint, an ideal Yogi, a Para Bhakta and a great sage. Swami Chidananda is all this and much more .... He was born to fulfil a great mission. He is the torch-bearer of my mission."- Swami Sivananda
"A Living Legacy Of Gurudev - The legacy which you have imbibed from Gurudev Sivanand is one hundred percent. We see in you all the miraculous and wondrous character of the Gurudev"- Swami Krishnananda
"Whose Smile Radiates Peace And Bliss - His face beams with the beauty of his heart and his heart shines with the love and light of his soul. His smile goes for miles and miles radiating peace and bliss."- Karm-Yogi Shuddhananda, Bhartiar
"A Modern St. Francis Assisi -The secret of his personal
magnetism lies in the utter simplicity of his nature, in his firm
faith in God and man and in his own Guru and in his deep sense of
service and sacrifice." -Swami Satchidananda, U.S.A
108 Names Of Gurumaharaj Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj
"Divya Darshan" of Most Worshipful and Revered Sri Swami Chidanandji Maharaj at "Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir" is our constant source of inspiration at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad. Ever since Sri Gurumaharaj inaugurated "Sri Ashtalaxmi Bhavan" and "Sri Chidananda Dhyan Mandir" in 2001, His Spiritual Presence is guiding, protecting and enlightening countless devotees here at the Ashram.
We pray for long and healthy life of Beloved Sri Gurumaharaj Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, so that we can trudge along the path to God-Realisation. Join us for a satsang and Paduka Pujan on Birthday Celebration of His Holiness Sri Gurumahahraj on Sept 24, 2007.
The Necessity of Introspection
"Radiant Immortal Atman! Beloved and blessed children of the Divine! Scriptures and saints and those who have had their fingers burnt by running after objects of the world continuously warn us to be cautious in our dealings with the sense-objects of this world. For these sense-objects are deceptive, they are endowed with a false glitter and an indescribable power of deluding the mind, attracting it, enmeshing it and then enslaving it"..........
So we try to be careful, and if sense-objects
attract us we say “no.” We will use our will power, we will use our
discrimination. We will try to look into the defects of these
sense-objects and tell our mind, “O mind, do not be deluded, do not
be foolish; you will regret afterwards.” So we want to resist
temptations, we want strength. We pray: “Lead us not into
temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Pluck With Devotion
Tender Love For Tiny Creatures
"This human birth is a rare chance, a splendid opportunity of transcending all limitations, bondage, sorrow, suffering and pain and attaining to a state of illimitable glory, of absolute freedom from sorrow, pain, suffering, grief and weaknesses of all sorts, going beyond even death and attaining that Supreme experience of illimitable joy, immeasurable peace, Divine splendour and Wisdom Consciousness in union with the Divine. This is the aim of our life. This life can be had only by right living—a life of contemplation and meditation. Live this life and attain God-realisation in this very life."
"Goodness is love in action. It is noble to be good. Goodness is
the greatest virtue. Every good deed is a grain of seed for
immortality or eternal life. Goodness makes life a blessing.
Goodness will bring sure success and prosperity. To be good is
human. To be good is divine."
"Kindly try and spend some time daily, even for a few minutes in silent communion with the Lord. Think of His Divine attributes such as boundless compassion, mercy and love. Pray to Him with deep devotion. Seek His guidance and protection in all your daily affairs. He will soon become your loving companion."-Swami Chidananda
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
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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