Jai Gurudev! An appeal to the devotees and seekers who pose question for Poojya Swamiji to answer on...
The 13th Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram will be held from Sunday, 21st December to Tuesday, 30 December 2014 in Naimishaaranyam, Paralikkad, in the sacred precincts of Tacchantthukavu Devi Temple. On the concluding day will be the 2nd Vishnu-sahasranaama Vishwa Yajna Mahotsava.
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 scentific expositions which are a source of inspiration to seekers. More...
"Dharmo rakshathi, rakshitah" translated "Dharma protects, protected" What does this mean? Dharma is a force which greatly protects us, but if it has to act as a protecting force, we have to first protect it ourselves. We must recognize the importance of the role which Dharma plays in our life, and then install it at all levels, in thinking, in talking, in doing every thing that we do, we must see that Dharma reigns supreme. If this is ensured, then Dharma will in turn sustain us like the loving Mother. redeeming us from the dangers and ills which would otherwise harass our lives frequently.
The devotees who have taken mantra-deeksha should reflect how Ratnakara and Dhruva got transformed. Each of you has what Dhruva and Ratnakara had- a body and senses, a mind, intelligence and heart. Can you not then achieve what Dhruva and Ratnakara could? The laws of the mind have not changed. The will and wish are equally effective even today. Where lies the difference then? In your perception, interest, assessment and resolve.
Neither matter nor energy has the power to think, reason or formulate ideas. Ideation can come only from an intelligent source. This source is the true spiritual content in us, whether you recognize it so or not. Mind, will and the other factors belong to this spiritual realm. In fact, they are the only experiential factors of the spirit. Naturally, the attainment, which we seek in the spiritual life, which is truly of a spiritual nature, must be one that bears upon the mind and intellect. It should be based upon, should be proceeding from, things like the mind and buddhi.
Jaati and varna are two altogether different propositions. An individual may derive his birth from a certain parentage. But his guna-karma will not necessarily be the same as that of the mother or the father. Each has his own guna-constitution distinctly different from that of the others. This individual distinction is what is to be gone into. Sastras, with their enlightening statements, enable us to go into this abstruse complexity, thereby facilitating our pursuit and evolution.
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. More ....
Our constant effort in life should be to divinise every moment; to feel and see God everywhere and in everything. Then alone the life will be fulfilled and we will experience Supreme bliss. This shloka tells us how to go beyond the petty worldly thought which make us narrow and bound. Every sense organ should be united with God alone while doing their respective activities.
This shloka instils in us the great virtue of gratitude – that one should fondly remember any noble service done unto him by anybody anytime, feel grateful, and also do some noble service in return. Even the thought of such a virtue makes the mind soft and expanded.
To the one who has realized Brahman in all aspects, the whole world becomes the heavenly garden; all the objects the kalpavṛkṣās (the wishyielding trees); every water-flow the holy Ganges; all his actions, virtue and auspiciousness; the elevated as well as the foolish talks (words) the vedāntavākyās; the entire earth, Vārānasī. Every thought or awareness of his reveals to Him only Brahman.