0000003590 00000 n The Ashram started off in such a small way, with only a few buildings or departments. Later on, the Maharaja of Tehri would become aware of the struggling group of swamis, and he generously gave a parcel of land on which the Ashram would came to be located. The Hospital has grown to have a 30-bed ward, operation theatre, pharmacy, X-ray unit, laboratory, gynaecological services, and outpatient and in-patient care by three senior doctors, along with other attending physicians. Les livres ci-dessous, parmi beaucoup d’autres, peuvent être consultés gratuitement ici. 0000006719 00000 n There would be the scholarships for needy students given each year to worthy recipients; the disaster relief funds which are sent out to persons in dire need; the free distribution of food at each meal for anyone who asks; free tuition, room, board and instruction for two month academy courses offered at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy at the DLS headquarters; for visitors who come from all over India and the world, and who can stay in the Ashram and be fed in the Ashram without charge; the literature—books, pamphlets, magazines, etc.—that are distributed to thousands at no cost, the outreach and service of all the branches throughout India and the world….All of these form only a bare outline of what actually takes place. Thus proclaimed Worshipful Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, the illustrious founder of The Divine Life Society. In order to better support the dissemination of knowledge, the decision was made in 1939 that a Sivananda Publication League be formed, which would facilitate the publication of Gurudev's many book. Un petit traité de philosophie indienne écrit dans un style clair et limpide. Il rend éternelle la joie, la paix et la béatitude. H��W�n7}��S!���1�e#���ֶ@[�A�7����i�}gHj��"W)X���s934'~��7�[N>>/�0b� �rh���ŷ د$ �KX� ��+�$��/��4��f�e�1�5�� ͗�b���{�ȶ������;� �h� Charitable ServicesSwami Sivananda's heart was so large, and no human problem or requirement was neglected.

Swami Venkatesananda's books are simply a delight to read, filled as they are with wit, wisdom and exceptional insight. 0000006441 00000 n 0000007290 00000 n It is the motive that counts in the performance of an action. 0000006865 00000 n

0000011599 00000 n The SPL, as it came to be known, continued to expand over the years, and the titles being published came to also include books by Swami Chidananda, Swami Krishnananda, Swami Brahmananda, and other noted senior swamis of the Divine Life Society. La doctrine du karma et de la réincarnation y est également expliquée. 0000007710 00000 n While returning from one of those conferences with some devotees, Gurudev received the advice that he should register his newly developing ashram in some official capacity. Once again, we should not just limit such a person to an administrative position. Life was obviously very hard and conditions challenging, but surely the joy of being in the presence of a great master was reason enough for the disciples to stay on. In 1940, six rooms were thus constructed and given the name Yoga Sadhana Kutir. Ce livre enseigne à spiritualiser toutes nos activités. Word of his spiritual attainments spread, and devotees started coming to him, seeking his teachings and blessings.

The Ashram headquarters in Rishikesh has 37 departments rendering service in various ways. 0000005259 00000 n Les livres ci-dessous, parmi beaucoup d’autres, peuvent être consultés gratuitement ici. It would however not be fitting to mention him only in his capacity as administrative head. Later on in 1976 a Library was constructed which currently contains 19,000 donated volumes. Un texte de référence pour tous. In the early days, he had no money to buy a lantern.

(A large number of books are available in e-format on this web site, in the "Reading Room"link. 0000007983 00000 n The temple was greatly expanded in a building project undertaken to coincide with Gurudev's Centennial Celebration in 1987.Many more devotees started coming to the Ashram along with a big boost to the activities, and additional funds started flowing in. Extensive expansion was undertaken to accommodate the growing number of visitors. A rudimentary kitchen and some living quarters were constructed to begin with, and later as funds were donated by devotees, more buildings were constructed in a piecemeal fashion. 0000007854 00000 n 0000007570 00000 n Swamiji has worked tirelessly both in India and in many trips abroad to continue to propagate Gurudev's message.Another of the brightest lights of the Divine Life Society has been Sri Swami Krishnanandaji who was General Secretary of the DLS from 1961 up until his mahasamadhi (passing away) in 2001.

God looks to the motive of the doer.

It includes a large assembly hall as well as the Samadhi Shrine which contains the memorial to Swami Sivananda, which had been constructed shortly after his mahasamadhi (death of the body) in 1963.

In 1958, directly beside the Bhajan Hall, the Sivananda Pillar was constructed, on which the ‘Twenty Spiritual Instructions' as well as sayings from all the world religions are inscribed.The area which is now Sivananda Ashram was originally all jungle which had many bael trees. 0000008444 00000 n 0000005594 00000 n 0000003956 00000 n 0000002550 00000 n universe, the immortality of the soul of man, the unity of creation with the Absolute, that I feel as the only doctrine worth considering. 0000007136 00000 n Once one can clearly see the nature of his divinely inspired personality-the generosity, service, and loving-kindness - one can more easily understand the heart and soul of the organisation that would grow up around him - the Divine Life Society.

)Given the fact that it was often difficult to get the books printed as quickly and cheaply as possible, the Society took steps to acquire a printing press of its own and organise the work of bringing out the books. 0000008252 00000 n They stayed together only a short while, but this swami could recognise the potential in the young doctor.

It is interesting to note that Sri Sridhar Rao (Swami Chidanandaji, later President of the Divine Life Society) was appointed as the first pujari of the temple. 0000002483 00000 n

He was a saint and philosopher whose books indicate the depth of his intellectual knowledge and spiritual attainment. Early on Gurudev had been interested in medical outreach and as the Divine Life Society and the Sivananda Ashram expanded, so did the service to those in need of health care. Swamiji performed this service two hours each morning and afternoon, and would continue that work for some years. 0000004080 00000 n 0000010309 00000 n 181 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 183 /H [ 1591 734 ] /L 218685 /E 53143 /N 53 /T 214946 >> endobj xref 181 57 0000000016 00000 n After he attained the Supreme, his zeal to share this experience had no bounds; he was committed to the spiritual awakening of all of mankind. In 2001 an Audio-Visual Library was opened, which has videos, VCD's, CD's, audio cassettes and archived films on video for use by visitors. As a result, the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy Press was established in 1951 and an old Chandler and Price printing press was installed. Les vacances de yoga sont un moyen idéal pour développer une attitude positive envers la vie. 0000008378 00000 n

At present, over 500 patients are treated on average each day. The work of the DLS is then continued through the effort of numerous branches located throughout India and the world. He would eventually find his way to Rishikesh, India in 1924, and there he encountered a wondering monk by the name of Swami Viswananda. Here you will find ebooks and articles as well as audios and videos on yoga, meditation, philosophy, scriptural texts and related subjects. 0000004232 00000 n He wrote more than 300 books in a very simple and easy-to-understand style, addressing the reader directly as if he were giving personal guidance. 0000003458 00000 n Swami Sivananda; Various; Media. The Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh became the headquarters of the Divine Life Society.Spiritual Outreach through BooksThe very first point in the Aims and Objects of the Divine Life Society is: "To Disseminate Spiritual Knowledge," and it indeed was the top priority of Gurudev, as he always wanted to share all that he had.