Gurugram April 2019 | Preface

Blessed Self,
Om Namah Sivaya

Greetings from the Yoga Camp Sivananda Headquarters in Val Morin, Canada.

We had a very successful season in India, Bahamas and Vietnam for the winter months, while other Centres and Ashrams continued to thrive with new students and new programs.  The Sivananda Organization gives back and flourishes with well-received community programs in India.

We thank you all for your continued support and encouragement with these endeavours.

May Master and Swamiji’s grace guide us in all ways.

Pranams to all.

Life is but a play. Play well thy part in this drama. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Upcoming Courses

Apr 05 – May 04/19
TTC – Français
Orleans, France
www.sivananda.org/orleans

Apr 04 – May 03/19
TTC – English, עברית
Nassau, Bahamas
www.sivananda.org/nassau

Apr 07 – May 05/19
TTC – English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India
www.sivananda.org/uttarkashi

May 04 – Jun 01/19
TTC – English
Woodbourne, NY, USA
www.sivananda.org/ranch

May 04 – Jun 02/19
TTC – English, עברית
Nassau, Bahamas
www.sivananda.org/nassau

May 04 – Jun 01/19
TTC – English
Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA, USA
www.sivananda.org/yogafarm

May 12 – Jun 08/19
TTC – English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India
www.sivananda.org/uttarkashi

May 06 – Jun 04/19
TTC – Français
Orleans, France
www.sivananda.org/orleans

May 25 – Jun 23/19
TTC – Deutsch
Reith, Tyrol, Austria
www.sivananda.org/tyrol/en

May 26 – Jun 22/19
TTC – English
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, South India
www.sivananda.org/madurai

Jun 02 – Jun 30/19
TTC – English
Woodbourne, NY, USA
www.sivananda.org/ranch

Jun 03 – Jul 02/19
TTC – English, עברית
Nassau, Bahamas
www.sivananda.org/nassau

Jun 16 – Jul 13/19
TTC – English
Netala, Uttar Kashi, Himalayas, North India
www.sivananda.org/uttarkashi

Jun 28 – Jul 26/19
TTC – Deutsch, English
Reith, Tyrol, Austria
www.sivananda.org/tyrol/en

Jun 28 – Jul 26/19
TTC – English, Français
Orleans, France
www.sivananda.org/orleans

Jun 28 – Jul 26/19
ATTC – Français, English
Orleans, France
www.sivananda.org/orleans

Jun 30 – Jul 28/19
TTC – English, Français
Val Morin, QC, Canada
www.sivananda.org/camp

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

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

Raja Yoga

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

III.56. SATTVA-PURUSAYOH SUDDHI-SAMYE KAIVALYAM

‘Kaivalya (liberation) is attained when there is equality between “sattwa” (purity) and “Purusha” (the Soul)’.

Commentary:

Liberation takes place when the mind has the same purity as “Purusha” itself. The purified mind recognizes its nature as “Purusha”. The essence of this nature is, and always has been, bliss, freedom, peace, Self- sufficiency and perfection.

Character depends upon the quality of thought held in the mind, plus, the mental pictures and ideals entertained. – Sri Swami Sivananda

Bhagavad Gita Quote

Chapter VII: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom

 VII.26. VEDAAHAM SAMATEETAANI VARTAMAANAANI CHAARJUNA;

BHAVISHYAANI CHA BHOOTANI MAAM TU VEDA NA KASHCHANA.

 (Krishna speaking to Arjuna)

I know, O Arjuna, the beings of the past, the present and the future, but no one knows Me.

VII.27. ICCHAADWESHASAMUTTHENA DWANDWAMOHENA BHAARATA;

SARVABHOOTAANI SAMMOHAM SARGE YAANTI PARANTAPA.

By the delusion of the pairs of opposites arising from desire and aversion, O Bharata, all beings are subject to delusion at birth, O Parantapa!

When anyone injures you, train yourself to cease to resent it. Try. Try. Try – Swami Sivananda

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Spiritual Calendar

APRIL 2019

05  New Moon
14   Ramanavami
15   Vishu (Malayalam New Year)
15   Ekadasi
19   Full Moon (Hanuman Jayanti)
30  Ekadasi

MAY 2019

04  New Moon
15   Ekadasi
18   Full Moon
30  Ekadasi

Glossary

BUDDHI -An aspect of the intellectual faculty: to understand: to know; to reason.

Buddhi is one of the four aspects of consciousness mind. Buddha is one part of the intellectual faculty, assisting the observer with the ability to “form and retain concepts, reason, discern, judge, comprehend, understand. The other three aspects of mind are manas (the perceiving mind), ahamkara (the ego) and chitta (feeling). The analytical process of the intellectual facility goes about its process of enquiry and investigation by categorizing the experiences of the World into these different.

Remember and practice the six S’s—Shanti (Peace), Santosha (Contentment), Satsanga (Association with Sages), Satya (Truthfullness), Serenity and Seclusion.

– Sri Swami Sivananda

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