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[Chidananda] Divya Jivan Newsletter, September 2015

Divya Jivan Newsletter

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

September 2015

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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!

OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!

OM Namo Narayanaya!…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 28, 2015 at 8:05pm — No Comments

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PATH OF RENUNCIATION

That which follows you to the end is your actions and sadhana only.

Even the silken thread that is tied around your waist will be removed for the use of your grandson.

You will be gauged not by what you have spoken, but by how religiously you have earned name and fame and the purity of your thoughts and motive.

Take refuge in renunciation.

Work for the good of humanity. Meditate vigorously.

This is the secret way to attain the state…

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GOD IS TRUTH

Satyena labhyah tapasA hi esah AtmA Samyak jnAnena brahmacaryena nityam (Mudaka III,1-5).
The Rishis have prescribed this method to attain God, the abode of Eternal Peace and Bliss.
God is Truth.
Brahman is Truth.
He is stained by speaking truth.
There is no harmony between your thought, word and speech.
You think one thing, you talk another thing; and you act in a third way.
Man has become corrupted.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 19, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

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DESERT EVERYTHING FOR GOD-REALISATION

Mira Bai deserted her husband;

King Bhartrihari his wife;

Vibhishana his brother, Ravana;

Bali, his Guru Shukracharya;

Prahlada, his father Hiranyakashipu.

You can desert anyone who stands in the way of your God-realisation.

If you have intense spiritual thirst after God, and if you have a passionate wife, wealth, power, position to pull you down, what is the earthly use of having such disastrous…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 17, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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MAYAIC CREATION

The illusory sensual objects invade the mind and cloud the understanding.

But a man of dispassion and discrimination is always vigilant.

Maya is afraid to approach him.

Abandon these selfish struggles for amassing wealth.

March direct to that wire-puller who is moving these toys flesh -human bodies-who is keeping up this big show, who is behind this show.

In Him only will you find lasting happiness and perennial joy.

Merge in Him by…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 16, 2015 at 9:15am — No Comments

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MAYAIC CREATION

Tell me now friend: what do you really want in this illusory world?

Happiness, or pain?
Joy, or sorrow?
Have you understood the illusory nature of the Mayaic creation?
This world is a mere appearance.
The mind and the senses are deceiving you at every moment.
You have mistaken pain for pleasure on account of clouded understanding.
There is not an iota of happiness in this sense universe.
Maya is very powerful.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 15, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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SUPREME GOODNESS

God works through your hands and eats through your mouth.

On account of ignorance and Abhiman(Egoism) you have forgotten Him.

This mortal Physical Sheath is an illusory Mayaic Production, smile, whistle, laugh jump, dance, in joy and ecstasy.

Sing Om, Om, Om! Rama, Rama, Rama, Shyama, Shyama, Shyama! Sivohm, Sivohm, Sivohm!

Come out of this cage of flesh.

Thou art not this perishable body.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 13, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

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SEEK GOD

The unseen power.
Know that God is unseen power that dwells within us.
He is the living Truth.
With no shore, no limit, like an ocean with all beings as its bubbles, God is neither in heaven above, nor down below, but in everyone, everywhere.
Beyond all and yet embracing all with infinite power, unfathomable knowledge, inexpressible bliss and ineffable splendor, God alone exist.

Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 10, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

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SWAMIJI WRITES

Life is very precious.

Time is very precious.

This world is your body.

This world is a great school.

This world is your silent teacher.

Live in the present; forget the past.

Give up mundane hopes of the future.

Think rightly.

Act rightly.

Learn to discriminate.

Acquire spiritual wealth.

It is most precious and inexhaustible.

You create your own world of worries and troubles.

No one forces it…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 9, 2015 at 9:06am — No Comments

Tight IT band

I am 62 and have had a long success streak with yoga helping me feel great. I am very disciplined and do yoga everyday for decades, but I believe that must be my current problem as my routine was pretty much the same everyday and very centered on hip openers. Though I have had a double herniated disc for decades and yoga has made it a non-problem. Now I have sciatica for 3 weeks with no improvement- the doctor who had been a major…
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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 8, 2015 at 7:05pm — No Comments

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MY PRAYER

May I be of some use to the suffering humanity,
a refuge of the helpless,
a guide to the seekers,
a doctor to the sick,
a solace to the distressed,
a friend to the afflicted,
a lamp to those who need light,
a prop to those who walk with faltering steps
and boat to those who wish to cross this ocean of Samsara.

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BHAKTI YOGA

Without renunciation, Bhakti or devotion can never be cultivated in the heart.

God demands complete self-surrender from His devotees.

Love is a tremendous force in the world.

It draws men together.

It is quite as real as electricity or magnetism or gravity.

All life is divine.

All love is basically divine love.

A devotee who has made total self-surrender to God feels that he has no independent existence of his own.

He lives in…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 7, 2015 at 8:53am — No Comments

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BHAKTI YOGA

Loving remembrance is the method of reaching Him.

I have drunk the elixir of God by which all other elixirs have become bitter and worthless.

Many saints came from the so-called lower classes. They were illiterate.

They did manual labour to make both ends meet.

They were persecuted by persons in power.

Sadhana was a dealer in meat.

Dharma was a poor jat cultivator.

Sena was a court barber at Rewa.

Kabir was a weaver.…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 6, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments

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BHAKTI YOGA

Love unites the individual soul with God.

It is only love that finds out God.

God is the primal essence.

The vision of God is a gift of God.

It is not an achievement attained by human effort independent of God.

God is revealed to those who love Him and whose minds have been purified by devotion to Holy Scriptures and holy preceptors, practice of Karma Yoga and more than all, Prapatthi or self-surrender.

God is a lover who resides in…

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Chidananda] Divya Jivan Newsletter, September 2015

Divya Jivan Newsletter

Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad

September 2015

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OM Namo Bhagawate Sivanandaya!

OM Namo Bhagawate Chidanandaya!

OM Namo Narayanaya!…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on September 4, 2015 at 8:10am — No Comments

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