"It is not what you do that matters, but how you do it – with what attitude and aim. The spiritual effect that a seemingly spiritual activity brings, can also be had by the domestic pursuit, provided you preserve a spiritual attitude and dedication."

The Guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam & Center for Inner Resources Development

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Sādhanā śibiram - U. S. A. - April May 2015 2015-02-25

    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha Ji will be in the United States to conduct the annual Sādhanā śibiram between 8th April and 9th May 2015. during this period programmes will be conducted in the Washington Metro Area and Orange County and Bay Area, California. Click here to know more.

Morning Rays

Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 04 Jan 2012 - The Myth of Conflict between Advaita and Worship

    A real advaitin will be one, who will find an identity with any kind or form of worship. If Advaita makes him an exclusive man, and whereever he goes, he finds that, this is not advaita and it is disharmonious with me, what is the advaita that he has? Advaita means there is no dvaita. So you can be anywhere in the world, in any company of people, or in the company of any kinds of people. Everywhere you should find the same water flowing and making a way. So, even the advaita is not rightly understood. What can we do? Some people are worshipping Vishnu. They may think they are worshipping Vishnu. Others will worship Shiva. They may think they are worshipping Shiva. But in the view of the advaitin, whether it is a Vishnu worship or a Shiva worship, it is actually an effort for self-purification and enlightenment. So he will not resent any form of worship, but will find it very harmonious, not disturbing him.

  • PR 31 Dec 2011 - Avoiding Ego and Possessiveness is Very Easy

    Death is definite, so don’t crave for it. Life is indefinite, so don’t desire it. So, there is a level of the mind, which goes beyond love to live and love to die. Why don’t we hear all these concepts, understand them, and every moment try to live it through, live it through. You can possess the whole world, I don’t mind, but have no sense of possession. Let many people thrive and survive around you, but never have a feeling that, “I have to do, I have to do.” We are somehow doing, that’s all! As we have eyes, we see, ears, we hear, similarly we have a mind, so we think. We have an intelligence, so we understand. It is all because of these instruments and none of them is made by us. So to have no ego and non-possessiveness, according to me, it is not at all difficult. It is a very natural, a natural feeling, provided you understand matters, think about them properly.

  • PR 26 Jul 2013 - Become Wholesomely Spiritual

    So my dear souls, this sitting alone and doing meditational or meditative absorption is an important factor. You cannot say my mind is running, thoughts are running, therefore I will not sit. There is nothing wrong in the mind thinking. That is where you have to discuss the subject with your Guru and listen to him. In the interaction it is always an outgoing, outgoing, outgoing process. You are always spending the stock that you have in your mind. Except in the hours of sleep, there is no coiling back, everything is unfolding, expressing and tensing. How can you carry on with only interactions with the world? If the interactions have to be better and better, that betterment will have to come from within. That means you will have to imbue the mind with the qualities and excellences that you want. What are the qualities, what are the excellences, how will you imbue them into your mind? Now suppose meditative absorption and then this interactional sublimation, both are taking place, there will come a time when as the interactions go on, right, simultaneously and concurrently, you will also be alert, alert, and active, very sensitive to know whether the interactions are sublime, what are the impacts coming, is the mind really at home with the impacts, or is it stretched. If it is stretched, suddenly right then and there, there will be a sublimational process taking place and the interactions will themselves become your sadhana.



Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus

  • of devotional practices is not God, but the devotee's own mind and behaviour;
  • of karmayoga is not action but the attitude of the mind with which an action is performed;
  • of knowledge is not knowledge, but the purification and expansion of the seeker's mind.

Swamiji's Teachings


Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus

  • of devotional practices is not God, but the devotee's own mind and behaviour;
  • of karmayoga is not action but the attitude of the mind with which an action is performed;
  • of knowledge is not knowledge, but the purification and expansion of the seeker's mind.


NSJi-HmPgSwami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji, a renunciate disciple of Poojya Swamiji, is known for his scentific expositions which are a source of inspiration to seekers.  Read More...


Ma Gurupriya

A disciple of Poojya Swamiji, Ma is the loving mother of Poojya Swamiji's devotees around the world. Devotion and service remain the predominant forces shaping Ma's life.  Read More...

  • Strengthening & Stabilizing the Wavering Mind

    Mind alone is the agent that makes or mars life. Its wealth is the real wealth. Its poverty is the real poverty. Make it rich every day and every hour. Mind’s laws are even more powerful, unfailing, than those of physics and chemistry. You will always be led to what you rightly deserve or need. Also, what you are led to, is and will be, what you rightly deserve or need. Have this either as a faith or as an understanding.


  • Profundity of Samatva

    The fear and reluctance of the mind will prevail only as long as the truth about living is not understood properly. For any one, life proceeds from interactions between the senses and the external objects. And once such interactions take place, their resultants produced in the mind, namely sukha-dukhas, cannot be avoided. All that anyone can get from his life from the world, in which he lives,...


  • Yajna - Individual and Universal Perspectives

    Mankind will remain prosperous, useful to the earth and the world, and will also fulfil themselves and others, only as long as they reflect and pursue the Yajna spirit and purpose. By employing his immensely potent mind and buddhi, man can, says Krishna, draw to himself practically any favour or help to redress his grievance or fulfil his rightful wishes. He has to be non-possessive in doing so, and greed and domination should be scrupulously avoided.


  • A Great Association - 10

    The Vision behind CIRD After independence, our country rightly chose the motto “Satyam-eva jayate” (Truth alone triumphs) from Muṇḍakopanishad. But it ignored the very first statement of the same Upanishad: “Brahmavidyā sarva-vidyā-pratishṭhā” - The science of supreme Reality is the foundation of all other sciences. The supreme Reality being our own true Identity, the one Self of all, the...



In this discourse Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha explores the limitless potential of the Human Mind, its majesty and magnificence.


Recordings of Poojya Swamiji's Talks

Spirituality is facile and practical

Spiritual Qualities and Excellences - 2


Vicharasethu is a monthly journal in English and Hindi, edited and published by Poojya Swamiji. It is also published in Malayalam by the name Vicharasarani. With Articles, Correspondance, Guidance for Sādhana and News updates from the Ashram, these monthly publications are a great guide for the earnest sādhaka. 

Devotees hold periodic meetings at their own locations wherein the teachings and messages of Swamiji are heard, read and discussed with a view to comprehend and arrive at their essence and make it a functional note in their life. This section provides resources to facilitate the proceedings at such gatherings. Read More ....

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  • 19 - Naayam Jano Me - Mind - The Cause of Happiness and Misery

    The Wise and the Scriptures consider that the real cause of happiness and misery is our own mind, and no external situation or anything else. Because, whatever be the external situation, the joy and sorrow are creations of the mind itself, and our mind has enough potential to remain unaffected under any circumstance.


  • 20 - Lokesha Chaitanya - This Worldly Voyage For Your Pleasure Alone

    Right from the time when we wake up in the morning, our activities start. We brush our teeth, take bath, take some food, and get ready to go to the office, send children to school or simply get engaged in doing household duties. Throughout the day we face situations pleasant as well as unpleasant. We interact with many people. Some interactions we like, and some we dislike. Of the work that we do, some we do joyfully and some we do grumblingly. We never get any touch of divinity in these normal day-to-day happenings. We miss God.


  • 21 - Nityotsavo Bhavet - Continuous Festivity

    How to have continuous unbroken festivity so that the mind can be free of its misery forever? This śloka says, in order to have unbroken festivity in the mind, keep Lord Hari in your heart always, be in His constant remembrance. We do not have constant joy and festivity because we fill our mind with undesirable worldly matters which themselves are impermanent, changeful and unreal.