Gurugram February 2015 | Preface
Om Namah Sivaya, Blessed Selves,
The New Year started in a very positive way in the entire Organization.
Most notable was the EBM visit to Madurai Ashram for Indian Directors and Trustee meeting, it was a joyous and inspiring occasion with EBM’s first time visiting the Ashram, appreciating the calm and serenity of the facilities and location. Sivananda Organization India’s Directors and Trustees were very inspired with EBM presence and hearing their new direction for India, wanting to help more poor people in India, in addition, to continue propagating Swamiji’s teachings. The new Satsang Hall and Temple at Madurai Ashram were inaugurated with many dignitaries taking part in the program. A grand Puja was organized on 17th of January in the New Satsang Hall which from then onwards was appropriately renamed as “Swami Vishnudevananda Satsang Hall”. May Master and Swamiji’s blessings be with us always.
Pranams to all.
Know, and then live the divine life, the Upanishadic life of Brahmic consciousness. – Sri Swami Sivananda
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Desireless-nes, born of the love for the Eternal is called Vairagya. There can be no religion without Vairagya. – Sri Swami Sivananda
From CHAPTER I: “Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations”
I.27. TASYA VAACHAKAH PRANAVAH
‘He manifests in the word OM’
OM (AUM), the sacred word of the Hindus, is one of the oldest known words. Over 5000 years ago, and probably much earlier in ancient Sumeria, OM was known and used as a secret word by Sumerian mystics and priests. When the Indo-Aryan tribes wandered east from Sumeria to Northern India, they carried the precious and scared word OM with them. In the oldest known Indian scriptures, OM has always had a place of prominence. Nearly all Mantras and hymns begin and end with OM. Om is also used alone as a Mantra and is considered to be the most powerful one. There are countless stories still circulating in India telling that if a person can pronounced the word OM with the right vibration and proper concentration, he can attain all ‘siddhis’, that is power to perform all kinds of miracles, such as healing people, producing rain, or walking over water.
Do not tell anybody except your Guru, the realizations and the visions and other experiences that you get during your Sadhana. – Sri Swami Sivananda
Bhagavad Gita Quote
Chapter IV: The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom
IV.37. YATHAIDHAAMSI SAMIDDHO’GNIR BHASMASAAT KURUTE’RJUNA;
JNAANAAGNIH SARVAKARMAANI BHASMASAAT KURUTE TATHAA.
‘As the blazing fire reduces fuel to ashes, O Arjuna, so does the fire of knowledge reduce all actions to ashes!’
Seek the Bliss Eternal in your own Atman. – Sri Swami Sivananda
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SADHANA: a disciplined means of accomplishing spiritual goal; an ego-transcending spiritual practice; spiritual exertion towards an intended goal.
The goal of Sadhana is to attain some level of spiritual realization, which can be either enlightenment, pure love of God (Prema), liberation (Moksha) from the cycle of birth and death (Saṃsāra), or a particular goal such as the blessings of a deity, as in the Bhakti traditions.
Sadhana is a consciously systematized spiritual path. Sadhana is the purpose for which we have come to this place.
Abhyasa and Sadhana are synonymous terms. The object of Sadhana is to release life from the limitations with which it is bound.
Sadhana is a lifelong process. Every day, every hour, every minute, is an onward march. Obstacles are innumerable in this great voyage. But, so long as you hold God as thy guide, there is nothing to worry about. You are sure to reach the other shore.
Some people have curiosity for the spiritual line. They have no real thirsting for liberation. They think that they will get certain powers or Siddhis (psychic powers) if they do some Yogic practices. When they do not attain the powers, they lose patience and give up the practices, abandon the spiritual path, and pooh-pooh the Yogis and Yoga.
Mere curiosity will not help you to attain any spiritual progress. Curiosity-mongering is more abominable than mischief-mongering. Introspect. Analyze your thoughts and find out whether you have real spiritual hunger or mere curiosity-mongering. Transmute curiosity-mongering into real thirsting for salvation by constant Satsang (association with the wise), study of good religious books, prayer, Japa, and meditation.
You must have interest and liking in your Sadhana. You must understand well the technique and benefits of Sadhana. You must select a Sadhana that is suitable for you. You must have the ability and capacity to do Sadhana. Then alone you will have joy in doing the Sadhana and full success in it.
A person undertaking such a practice is known as a Sadhu or a Sadhaka.
There is no greater joy than that of a life of renunciation of egoism and desires. It is a grand life. Tyaga Renunciation alone can make you fearless and happy. – Sri Swami Sivananda