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Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus
Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus
Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji, a renunciate disciple of Poojya Swamiji, is known for his scientific expositions which are a source of inspiration to seekers. Read More...
Actions are basically of three levels: physical actions, vocal actions and mental actions. In every level, there will be countless actions. Each of them is associated with its specific object result. So far as karma results are concerned, thus, there is no limit. But all these karmas and their respective results will together bring about in man’s mind only three mental responses or outcomes: ishta, favourable, anishta, unfavourable and misra, a combination of the two.
This title may perhaps surprise you. It may cause you to think variously. Conflicts are there, no doubt, in the mind within the world and without. We need not create them deliberately. They are already there of their own accord, compelling us to look to them and try for removal. Normally their elimination is our concern, the set purpose of our life. All our efforts are generally directed to this end....
To re-institute the science of inner fortification with a current perspective and without any religious connotation, Swamiji conceived of the Centre for Inner Resources Development (CIRD) or Ātmīya Vaibhav Vikās Kendra. CIRD was conceptualized as a unique Knowledge Institution to help man discover and harness the hidden powers of mind through wisdom-orientation. The mind has immense potential to grow to any dimension. It can assimilate and harmonise any input to remain victorious in any external situation. Only it has to know its power, and actualise it through dedicated application.
It is not an uncommon fear that spiritual enlightenment dampens the enthusiasm and commitment for worldly pursuits. How can, it is argued, internal enlightenment and external involvement, which are opposed to each other, go together at all ? The mental and moral excellence which spirituality is deemed to bestow is, at any rate, characterized by a note of still ness and inaction, called naishkarmya by spiritual exponents. Should not then the urge to remain engrossed in action and achieve its benefits and joy necessarily come from an altogether different sense of value and usefulness about the world of matter ? Votaries of active worldly life have thus generally stood by a strong aversion to spiritual pursuit.
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 ....
When devotion for the Lord in the devotee’s mind becomes intense and deep, when his yearning for the Lord’s association ripens and maturates, he no more waits for specific moments of worship. He is not satisfied by such occasional time-bound worship. Naturally and spontaneously his whole life then turns into a worship. He sees divinity in everything around. He worships the Lord not through particular devotional actions, but through all actions that he performs. He associates God in every thought, speech and activity.
While moving, while keeping still, while awake and also while lying down or sleeping, if one’s mind is not given to vichāra, he is a dead body indeed. What is meant by vicāra is truthful introspection – enquiry about what is true and what is false, enquiry about oneself as well as the true nature of the world is to think always where lies the long lasting auspicious development – within and without.
The river called desire, with imaginations as water, agitated by waves of greed, frequented by the crocodile of attachment, and with doubts and uncertainties hovering around like birds, destroys the tree of poise and fortitude. Such a river with deep and unconquerable whirlpool of delusion, flanked by tall and insurmountable banks of anxiety, the pure-minded great yogis cross over, and revel in beatitude.