[Chidananda] Divya Jivan Newsletter, October 2018

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Divya Jivan Newsletter
Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
    October 2018

OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
  Spiritual Significance of Navaratri ( October 9, 2018 to October 18, 2018)

"The central purpose of existence is to recognise 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>>. 

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>> <http://divyajivan.org/ponder_these_truths/index.htm>

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>> <http://divyajivan.org/yoga&health/index.htm>

Jeevan Yog <http://divyajivan.org/Jeevan%20Yoga/Index.htm> /episode 4 
(Video clip)

Highlighting the news and upcoming events

42^nd YTTC  Yoga Teachers Training Course  (Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018) 
<http://divyajivan.org/misc/index.htm> : 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 Navaratri Retreat at the Ashram 

News & Activity Report  for the Month of September 2018
News Through Event photos 

October Issue 
<http://divyajivan.org/divya_jivan/DJ_Oct2018/DJ_Oct%202018.pdf> / Divya 
Jivan <http://divyajivan.org/divya_jivan/index.htm>  is a monthly 
magazine in Gujarati language from the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad, that 
has been published regularly over the past fifty years and running.

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.

Durga Puja - a festival of Devi Worship during sacred Navaratri

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