Divine Life Society of S.A., in conjunction with sister organisations in Reservoir Hills and surrounding areas, organised a successful Hindu Dharma Campaign on Sunday, 14 May at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. Despite the inclement weather and Mothers' Day commitments, there was a large turnout, represented by the following organisations: Sri Sathya Sai Organisation of S.A., Reservoir Hills Ramayan Mandalee, Dravida Society of S.A., Sri Sarada Devi Ashram, Shri Sidhdata Ashram and Divine Life Society of S.A. We were pleased that devotees from sister organisations came in support of the event and also held stalls with books and other items produced by their organisations.
“A real Sannyasin is the only mighty potentate on this earth. He never takes anything, always giving. It was Sannyasins only who did glorious, sublime work in the past. It is Sannyasins only who can work wonders in the present and in the future also. One real Sannyasin can change the destiny of the whole world!” These are the profound words of our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, extracted from an article in the book, Bliss Divine on the auspicious occasion of Pujya Swami Sahajananda’s 61st Sannyas Anniversary. The event was celebrated on Monday, 10 April 2017 at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills.
Sri Hanuman by Sri Swami Sivananda
Sri Hanuman Jayanti will be observed at all branches of Divine Life Society of SA on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Ganga Arati at Headquarters, Sivanandashram Reservoir Hills, commences at 5:30pm, followed by Satsang and supper Prasad
Sri Hanuman was born of Anjani from Pavana, the wind god. Hanuman's body was hard as a stone. So Anjani named him Vajranga. He is also known by the names "Mahabir" or mightiest hero, and Maruti.
Sri Rama Navami Message by Sri Swami Sivananda
Blessed Immortal Self,
It gives me great pleasure to send you this short message on the celebration of the Ramanavami day.
Deep and unfathomable like the ocean, firm and steadfast like the Himalayas, valiant like Vishnu, he was the joy of Kaushalya. Though fierce like fire on the battle-field, he was calm like the cool breeze of the Mandara Hills, patient- like Mother Earth, bounteous like Kubera the God of Wealth, and righteous like Dharma, the Lord of Justice himself. In pain or grief of his people, his heart swiftly sympathised with the sufferer. In the festive scenes which held them in joy, he, like a father shared their joy. By his honour and heroism, as well as by his gentleness and love for his subjects, he endeared himself to the heart of his people.
“There are two important themes I would like to highlight:
These are the words of Dr M. Chatrooghoon, Acting Director: Assessment, of the KZN Education Department when he addressed the learners of Greytown at the Sunlit Path follow-up workshop on Friday, 10 March at the Greytown Community Centre. Fifty-two learners from the following three schools attended: Cool Air Secondary, Greytown Secondary and Greytown High.
Seventy four (74) learners from the following three secondary schools attended the follow-up workshop at the Sivananda Sunlit Path Centre on Friday, 17 February 2017: Crossmoor, Newhaven and Risecliff. It was indeed pleasing to see that learners listened attentively and asked searching questions. An educator from one of the schools was pleasantly surprised to listen to the lively and intelligent responses of the learners from his school. He said that this must surely be due to the non-threatening environment of the Centre, which was conducive to learning.
Mahasivaratri was observed at all Ashrams and branches of Divine Life Society of S.A on Friday, 24 February 2017. It was pleasing to see that devotees gathered in large numbers to fervently worship Lord Siva, absorbed in the programme of messages from our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda, an audio message from Pujya Swami Sahajananda, an audio recording of inspiring Bhajans & Kirtans by our Divine Master, Bhajans & Kirtans by devotees, chanting and offering of bael leaves to the sacred Siva Linga, video presentations, an audio recording of a play, “Old Drum New Palace” written by Sri Swami Sivananda, readings, classical dances and recitation of sacred verses on Lord Siva.
Through the Grace and blessings of our Divine Master, Sri Swami Sivananda and Pujya Swami Sahajananda, the Estcourt Branch of Divine Life Society of SA held a successful and well attended Hindu Dharma Campaign on Sunday 12 February 2017, at the Swami Sahajananda Community Centre in Forderville.