Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad
OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!
OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!
OM Namo Narayanaya!
Key to Bliss - "Meditation on OM" from Mandukya Upnishad by Swami Sivananda
"Prajna, whose sphere is deep sleep, is 'M, the third part (letter) of Om because it is both the measure and that wherein all become one. He who knows this is able to measure all and to comprehend all within himself."
Just as a heap of rice is measured by a prastha, a kind of measure, so also Visva and Taijasa are, as it were, measured by Prajna in Pralaya (involution) and Utpatti (evolution). Visva and Taijasa sink in Prajna during sleep and emerge out of him afterward. This is compared to measuring by Prajna.
When the syllable Om is chanted or repeated again and again "A" and "U" appear to merge themselves in "M" and come out of it again. Similarly, the waking and dream states appear to merge in deep sleep (Prajna) and come out of it. Visva and Taijasa also merge in Prajna during sleep. Therefore, "M," and Prajna is likened to a measure that is used in measuring rice or barley. Prajna is like a big vessel that contains two other vessels, viz., Visva and Taijasa. ln Prajna all things lose their identity, all become one. Therefore Prajna is identical with the letter "M."
He who knows this is able to measure all. He is able
to know the real nature of the world. He is able to
penetrate into the real nature of the universe. He
is also able to comprehend all within himself, i.e.,
to be the cause of all. He realizes himself as the
cause of the universe, Isvara.
<< Read More>>.
"Christ Divine Life " By Swami Chidananda
"Lord Jesus the Christ IS; here and now! Christ is
Eternal. He has proclaimed this truth to the world not
so much by words but by His glorious Resurrection. Where
then is He to be sought and found? He abides where
Virtue is and goodness. He is enshrined in the Divine
Life of Love, Purity, Truth, Holiness, Prayer, Ceaseless
Service and utter selflessness. In the heart where shine
the light of Faith, Devotion, Humility, calm resignation
to the Divine Will, Compassion and a genuine thirst for
Righteousness, therein is Christ present, vibrant,
vitally alive and radiantly manifest. O beloved
Brethren! be ye also like Jesus and you shall find
Christ within yourself now."
==================================================================Learning of "Jeevan Yog" from a Yoga Acharya Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
Through TV episodes of "Jeevan Yoga" Series by Doordarshan Girnar
In the beginning the primary prerequisite to peace of mind is posture. Yogasana practiced to gain steady posture, health and lightness in the body. All Yoga postures are intended to directly or indirectly quiet the mind. The majority of Asana have been devised to build up different parts of the body and to develop the strength required by the more advanced Physical disciplines. The purpose of the yogasana is to recondition the system, both mind and body, and to develop the nervous and glandular systems. The different Yoga postures have been devised to bring a rich supply of blood to the brain and to the various parts of the spinal column. The yogasana work by stretching, bending and twisting the spinal column in different directions to promote the health of the nerves. When the body is purified, Prana (vital energy) can be conserved and the individual becomes healthy and Conscious
Highlighting the News & Upcoming Events
Deepavali Celebrations at the Ashram : As always, it was a ""Bhavya Annakut of Maa Ashtalaxmi special Shakeshwari – Shakambhari bhog this year which included offering of all kind of vegetables and fruits. You name it any and we had it from vegetable and fruit Kingdom, the normal, exotic and, rare ones too. Because of Covid restrictions, we didn't have a regular flow of devotees at the Ashram, but countless devotees offered their share and felt fortunate to get an opportunity to be a part of this Grand Annakut offering to Maa Asthalaxmi. And the joy was to distribute the Prasad of Annakut offering to the needy families the next day on the New Year day., A Deepavali celebrations in a true sense.
Pujya Sri Swamiji Maharaj's daily satsang discourses on the text "Patanjali Yoga Darshan" through Sivananda Ashram Face Book page are going on. Temples of the ashram are open now for devotees darshan with the strict rules abidance of COVID -19. Visit Sivananda Ashram Face Book page for the details.
Glories of Bhagawad Gita on the Occasion of Gita Jayanti (December 25, 2020)
In all the spiritual literature of the world there is no book so elevating and inspiring as the Gita. It expounds very lucidly the cardinal principles or the fundamentals of the Hindu religion and Hindu Dharma. It is the source of all wisdom. It is your great guide. It is your supreme teacher. It is an inexhaustible spiritual treasure. It is a fountain of bliss. It is an ocean of knowledge. It is full of divine splendour and grandeur.
The Gita is the cream of the Vedas. It is the essence of the soul-elevating Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments and for all times. It is a wonderful book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, devotion, Vedanta and action. It is a marvelous book, profound in thought and sublime in heights of vision. It brings peace and solace to souls that are afflicted by the three fires of mortal existence, namely, afflictions caused by one’s own body, those caused by beings around one, and those caused by the gods.
The Gita contains the divine nectar. It is the wish-fulfilling gem, tree and cow. You can milk anything from it. It is a book for eternity. It is not a catch-penny book, with life like that of a mushroom. It can be one’s constant companion of life. It is a vade-mecum for all. Peace, bliss, wisdom, Brahman, Nirvana, Param Padam and Gita are all synonymous terms.
The Gita is a boundless ocean of nectar. It is the immortal celestial fruit of the Upanishadic tree. In this unique book you will find an unbiased exposition of the philosophy of action, devotion and knowledge, together with a wonderfully woven synthesis of these three. The Gita is a rare and splendid flower that wafts its sweet aroma throughout the world.
If all the Upanishads should represent cows, Sri Krishna is their milker. Arjuna is the calf who first tasted that milk of wisdom of the Self, milked by the divine Cowherd for the benefit of all humanity. This milk is the Bhagavad Gita. - Swami Sivananda << Read More>>
Christmas & Its Spiritual Meaning - Swami Sivananda
Sivananda Yoga (Yoga DVD)
Diwali Prasad booklet - "Kanakdhara Stotram" ( Sanskrit/ Gujarati/ English)
Vishnusahsranama - with meaning
Yoga, A Way of Life - Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Yoga and Health" - a complete book with Question & Answer section by Sri Swami Adhyatmananda
"Amrut Putra" (Gujarati)
Please subscribe to Divyajivan Mailing List. We will update you with new uploads of spiritual literature on the web of Holy Master Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, saints of his lineage and other saints. We will also update you about the Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad website and facilitate communication with Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj.
To manage your subscription, please visit Subscription Page. You can also subscribe and unsubscribe from this page. You may unsubscribe by yourself anytime you wish. You will be required to send confirmation link that you will get in your e-mail to complete this subscription.