Category Archives: Divine Nectar

“DIVINE AMBROSIA” – A Monthly Spiritual E-Magazine

Dear All,

Hari Om !

We got out the first issue of the Spiritual Monthly E-Magazine “Divine Ambrosia”. We hope to keep it as a monthly issue.

You can read it online here on Issuu, which provides good reading and zooming layout of the PDFs:

Or you can view on Saranaagathi website:
DIVINE AMBROSIA E-Magazine – April 2008.

Happy Ugadi to All of you !

Yours, In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Hari & Aparna

The Three Things

Dear All,

Hari Om !

The Sivananda Daily Reading today is very inspiring and wonderful. Many times Gurudev have responded and answered our questions through the Daily Readings.

THE THREE THINGS by Swami Sivananda

Eat three things; wear three things; practise three things: Ahimsa, Satyam and Brahmacharya. Remember three things: death, afflictions of the world and God. Renounce three things: egoism, desire and attachment. Cultivate three things: humility, fearlessness and love. Eradicate three things: lust, anger and greed.

Friends! Here are some triads for your daily spiritual practices. Three things to love: desire for liberation, company of the wise and selfless service; three things to despise: miserliness, cruelty and petty-mindedness; three things to admire: generosity, courage and nobility; three things to respect: Guru, renunciation and discrimination. Three things to control: tongue, temper and tossing of mind.

Yours, In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Aparna Hari

Four Spiritual Gems by Gurudev Swami Sivananda

Dear All,

Hari Om !

Vairagya (dispassion) is very important in Spiritual path. Gurudev often said that sadhana without the element of vairagya is like a cracked pot which slowly leaks away the effects of sadhana. Personally, I encounter this difficulty, as it is not easy to get concrete Vairagya towards many things, many habits which formed grooves in our mind.

The Four Spiritual Gems, that are outlined by Swamiji will really motivate us in developing both vairagya and devotion to Lord.

Four Spiritual Gems:

1. Remember the pains of Samsara
2. Remember Death
3. Remember the Saints
4. Remember God

(1) and (2) will produce Vairagya.
(3) will bring inspiration.
(4) will cause attainment of God-Consciousness.

Let us all benefit by remembering these four points.

Yours, In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Aparna Hari

Wonderful Sayings of Papa Ramdas – UPLOADED !

Dear All,

Hari Om !

I have uploaded a wonderful E-book titled ” Sayings of Papa Ramdas” in the DOWNLOADS section. This book contains simple, profoud and inspiring sayings of Papa, categorized in sections of Ignorance, Ego-sense, Goal, Path , Divine Name, Renunciation, Bhakti, Jnana, Self-surrender, Universal Vision and Love, Karma Yoga, Purushottama, and General.

Kindly download it and be highly benefitted.

You can download here also !

Yours,
In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Aparna Hari

Song of Eighteen ‘Ities’ – by Gurudev Swami Sivananda

Dear All,

Hari Om !

I love Gurudev Swami Sivananda’s English songs very much, because they are so apt, very unique, natural and fit for our modern times. And when Swamiji himself sings, the effect is wonderful and thrilling. With his child-like voice and God-realized spiritual power, he “roars like a lion of vedanta”.

Here, I am posting the Song of Eighteen ‘Ities’ written by Swami Sivananda ji Maharaj. Also, at the end, there is an audio link in his voice.

Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram Om
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram

Serenity, regularity, absence of vanity,
Sincerity, simplicity, veracity,
Equanimity, fixity, non-irritability,
Adaptability, humility, tenacity,
Integrity, nobility, magnanimity,
Charity, generosity, purity.
Practice daily these eighteen ‘ities’,
You will soon attain immortality.
Brahman is the only real entity,
Mr. So and so is a false non-entity.
You will abide in eternity and infinity;
You will behold unity in diversity;
You cannot attain this in the university.
By the grace of Guru, you can attain immortality.

Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram Om
Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram.

Click here to download the Audio of the “Song of Eighteen ‘Ities'” It requires Real Audio Player.

Yours,
In Service of the Lord and Gurudev,
Aparna Hari

The Sole Refuge – By Beloved Papa Ramadas

Rama - The Charmer of the Charm

O Ram, I take refuge in Thee,
Thou art my love, my life, my lead,
I am in Thee, Thou art in me,
Thou art my father, mother, indeed.

Thou art the life that pervades all,
In Thee all things and lives reside,
Thou art the life in great and small,
In Thee my friend and brother abide.

Thy lotus feet my constant thought,
Thy light divine my only dream,
To serve Thee is my pleasing lot,
Thou art my wealth, name and fame.

O Ram, how charming is that sound,
O lips, utter Ram Ram,
O mind, meditate Ram Ram,
Forget thyself in Him – in Ram.

Mudworm, House-fly and Honey-bee

We have received the latest copy of “The Vision”, a wonderful spiritual booklet published by Anandashram in Kerala. I was reading through the “Papa Answers” section and found this insightful teaching of Papa. I quote here in Papa’s words:

“There are three kinds of minds. One is like a mudworm, the other like a house-fly and the third like a bee. The mudworm dwells always in mud and enjoys its life. Suppose you see a mudworm rolling in filth and out of compassion for it, you take it and place it on a clean spot. It won’t be happy there. It will die soon unless you put it back in filth. The house-fly sits on sweet and fragrant things, and also on filth. It enjoys both. It is with the sweet for sometime and then goes frorm there to remain in filth. The honey-bee sits only on flower and sucks honey. It will never sit on filth. So, the mind that we generally have (some times spiritual thoughts, sometime materialistic and bad thoughts) is like a house-fly. Our mind must be like a honey-bee, always finding delight only in the thought of God .”

Papa Ramadas

Let us try to divinise our minds as Papa says !
Yours,
In Service of the Lord,
Aparna Hari