Gurugram October 2018 | Preface

Blessed Self,
Om Namah Sivaya

Greetings from the Yoga Camp Sivananda Headquarters in Val Morin, Canada. Yoga shows the way. We are happy to announce the auspicious Janma Samadhi Yatra pilgrimage began on the 24th September 2018, starting with Segment 1 in the village of Nemmara, South India, the birth place of Swami Vishnudevananda ji. This significant 3 segment Yatra will honour the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Swami Vishnudevanandaji’s Mahasamadhi and the life and teachings of an illustrious yoga pioneer and international peace activist. Segment 1 will travel through South India; Segment 2 from Gudur to Delhi from 12th October to 23rd October 2018 and Segment 3 from Delhi to Netala, Himalayas from 23rd October to 11th November 2018. A LIVE update and schedule can be followed on http://sivananda.org.in/jsy/schedule You can be part of this powerful spiritual journey by joining any segment of this auspicious Yatra. For more information contact: [email protected] www.sivananda.org.in/janmasamadhiYatra

We wish you all a deep Sadhana practice.

We thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. May Master and Swamiji’s blessings be with us always.

Asato Ma Sat Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya

We wish you all a deep Sadhana practice. We thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. May Master and Swamiji’s blessings be with us always.

Asato Ma Sat Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya

Pranams to all.

Nirguna is not nothingness. It is the fullness of everything that is good. From a distance this fullness becomes inconceivable and so the sages called it Nirguna. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Upcoming Courses

Oct 13 – Nov 10/18
TTC – English
Grass Valley, CA, USA www.sivananda.org/yogafarm

Oct 14 – Nov 10/18
TTC – English
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India www.sivananda.org/madurai

Oct 24 – Nov 22/18
TTC – English, Français, Deutsch, Espaňol, Italiano
Rudraprayag Himalaya Mountains, India www.sivananda.eu/en/yoga-teacher-training-in-india.html

Oct 27 – Nov 24/18
TTC – English 中文 Tiếng Việt
Da Lat, Vietnam www.sivanandayogavietnam.org

Nov 11 – Dec 08/18
TTC – English
Neyyar Dam, Kerala, South India www.sivananda.org/neyyardam

Nov 18 – Dec 15/18
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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India www.sivananda.org/madurai

Nov 18 – Dec 16/18
TTC – English, Français
Val Morin, QC, Canada www.sivananda.org/camp

Nov 20 – Dec 18/18
TTC – Français
Orleans, France www.sivananda.org/orleans

Dec 15/15 – Jan 13/19
TTC – English, Deutsch
Tyrol, Austria www.sivananda.org/tyrol/en

2019 TTC courses can be viewed here on the NEW Sivananda website.

See the full list of other international courses and events: https://www.sivananda.org/

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Raja Yoga

From Chapter III: “Vibhuti Pada – On Divine Powers”

III.22. ETENA SABDADY ANTARDHANAM UKTAM
‘From this can also be explained the disappearance of sound and other physical phenomena’.

III.23. SOPAKRAMAM NIRUPAKRAMAM CA KARMA TAT-SAMYMA APARANTA-JNANAM ARISTEBHYO VA
‘Karma may be either dormant or active; by performing samyama on both, and through omens, the yogi may know the time of death’.

III.24. MAITRY-ADISU BALANI
‘(By performing samyama) on friendliness (mercy, love etc. ), their strengths are gained’.

In Nirguna Brahman, there are no Gunas of Maya. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter V: The Yoga of Renunciation of Action

V.16. JNAANENA TU TAD AJNAANAM YESHAAM NAASHITAM AATMANAH; TESHAAM AADITYAVAJ JNAANAM PRAKAASHAYATI TATPARAM.
(Krishna speaking to Arjuna) But, to those whose ignorance is destroyed by knowledge of the Self, like the sun, knowledge reveals the Supreme (Brahman).

V.17. TADBUDDHAYAS TADAATMAANAS TANNISHTHAAS TATPARAAYANAAH; GACCHANTYAPUNARAAVRITTIM JNAANA NIRDHOOTA KALMASHAAH.
Their intellect absorbed in That, their self being That; established in That, with That as their supreme goal, they go whence there is no return, their sins dispelled by knowledge.

If anyone injures you, forgive him and forget the injury done by him. You will gain immense spiritual strength. – Sri Swami Sivananda

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Spiritual Calendar

OCTOBER 2018

05 Ekadasi
09 New Moon
10 Navarathri Starts
19 Vijaya Dasami
20 Ekadasi
24 Full Moon

NOVEMBER 2018

03 Ekadasi
06 Deepavali (Diwali)
07 New Moon
09 Swamijis Mahasamadhi
11 Swamijis Jalasamadhi
19 Ekadasi
23 Full Moon

Glossary

SAKSHI – Witness

NIMITTA – Cause; Instrument

BHAV – Feeling; perception; direct experience; mental attitude; subjective state of being; attitude of mind; state of realization in the heart or mind; a right feeling and frame of mind; right intention; right imagination; right mental disposition; purity of thought. Bhava is a Sanskrit term; there is no proper equivalent in English. It means mental attitude or mental disposition. Bhava is internal feeling. There are three kinds of Bhavas, viz., Sattvic Bhava, Rajasic Bhava and Tamasic Bhava according to the nature of the quality that predominates in man. Sattvic Bhava is divine Bhava. It is Suddha Bhava. Just as thought or memory or will can be cultivated or developed by practice, so also, Bhava can be developed.

Sakshi Bhav – The attitude of remaining as a witness. Nimitta Bhav – The attitude of performing as an instrument of God. A devotee that always thinks that God does everything and they are only an instrument (Nimitta), directed by the hands of God, then this is Nimitta Bhava. The Bhavas of a Bhakta and a Vedantin differ. The Vedantin entertains Sakshi and Akarta Bhavas. The Bhakta entertains Nimitta Bhava. The Vedantin develops Brahma Bhava. The Bhakta develops Dasya Bhava, and so on. http://sivanandaonline.org/public_html/?cmd=displaysection&section_id=1526

Prayer invokes the inner potential of the individual which flow only from God. Prayer can certainly work miracles. – Sri Swami Sivananda

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