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It was 9 years ago since Pujya Swami Sahajananda, the apostle of self-surrender and the godlike disciple of our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, withdrew from his physical body to continue the divine work from the higher celestial regions. To mark this occasion, Divine Life Society of South Africa observed 10 December 2016 in his sacred memory. The day commenced at 6am with Ganga Arati, Invocation, visit to Sahaja Kutir, Pujya Swamiji's room and Sahajananda Diamond Jubilee Centre. Chanting of the Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram Mantra started at 7am and concluded at 3pm. This was followed by a Homa (Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra) from 3 – 3.30pm. After tea, Ganga Arati started at 4pm and Satsang thereafter.

In response to a request by Asoka Secondary School to assist educators meet the challenges in the classroom and on the playing field, the Sunlit Path Committee initiated a workshop to share ideas on possible ways of approaching the problem. This workshop took place on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 12.00 to 14.00. It was pleasing to see that apart from the 25 educators from the school, the workshop was attended by a few parents and officials of the department of education.

Deepavali Greetings

Deepavali Message: The Indestructible Divine Seed by Sri Swami Sivananda

Light, light, dazzling light everywhere! May our obeisance be to the Light of Lights, Brahman or God!

Deepavali is one of the numerous celebrations to which we are heir and which takes us at once back to the thought of our Godhead. This particular festival has a deep significance in several directions.

Navaratri 2016

Navaratri will be observed at ALL Sivanandashrams from 1 - 10 October 2016. Vijaya Dasami will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11th October 2016. Ganga Arati at Headquarters, Sivanandashram Reservoir Hills, commences at 5:30pm daily, followed by Satsang

Our Master's 129th Birth Anniversary Celebrations were held at the Sivananda International Cultural Centre on Sunday, 4 September 2016 and at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills on Thursday, 8 September 2016. This momentous event also commemorated 20 years of the consecration of Ganga Rani (the first pool that was built and consecrated with Ganges water at SICC), to South Africa. The occasion also coincided with the final chanting of the 41-day recitation of the Sri Hanuman Chalisa which commenced at 6am and culminated with Havan.

The final Sunlit Path Programme for schools for 2016 took place on Friday, 5 August at the Sunford Primary School hall in Phoenix. Two hundred and two learners from the following six secondary schools in Phoenix participated: Avonford, Brookdale, Crystal Point, Greenbury, Trenance Manor and Woodview. It is heartening to note that 168 out of the total of 202 learners signed the pledge form to try to keep away from drugs and its associated social ills. (83%).
Fifty three years ago, the Being that was Swami Sivananda laid aside its mortal vesture and merged with the Divine. The time the Master chose to merge with the Supreme proved to be a holy Muhurta of extreme auspiciousness. Today, hundreds of Divine Life Society branches throughout the world still flourish because Master’s Shakti permeates the entire world and they observe this sacred Samadhi Day on 14 July, commemorating the Master’s Mahasamadhi.

Report: Guru Purnima

“It is through the medium and Grace of the spiritual preceptor that the individual can raise himself to Cosmic Consciousness. The Guru is verily a link between the individual and the Immortal. He is a being who has raised himself from this to That, and thus has a free and unhampered access to both realms. He stands, as it were, upon the threshold of immortality and, bending down, raises the struggling aspirants with his one hand, and with the other, lifts them up into the kingdom of everlasting happiness and infinite Truth-Consciousness.
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Sri Swami Sivananda

(1887 - 1963)

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