"Thought is the most potent and creative power in the world. It initially takes shape in an individual mind. When shared with others, any benevolent thought starts growing as a vibrant process encompassing more and more people. It is such collective benevolent thoughts that build up great cultural values and treasure in the society."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Entry of women into Shabarimala 2016-04-27

    Under the guidance of Poojya Swamiji, Hind Navotthana Pratishtan and Narayanashrma Tapovanam have filed PIL in Supreme Court seeking directions allowing equality in the matter of worship in any public place of worship, especially Shabarimala in this case. Women should not be prohibited from entering temples as devotees, on the basis of their gender. Such prohibition is against the injunctions of our śāstras, right from Vedic times, as also against the Constitution of India.

  • Poojya Swamiji’s 83rd Jayanti 2016-03-27

    Poojya Swamiji’s 83rd Jayanti will be observed in the Ashram on May 13. Many devotees have expressed their eagerness to come and stay in the Ashram to attend the function. They are requested to send the ‘Ashram stay/visit Registration form’ (available on request by post or e-mail) to the Ashram by Apr 30, the last date for receiving the forms.

  • Sādhanā-śibiram - Washington DC Metro Area - May 2016 2016-03-14

    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha will conduct workshops and discourses in the Washington DC Metro Area between May 17th and June 3rd, 2016. More details ....

Practical Guidance

Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 03 Aug 2015 - The Attitude of Holiness in Activities

    If anybody wants to worship God exclusively, unbrokenly and that worship has to give him, bestow upon him ceaseless delight, ceaseless ecstasy, then the secret lies in his mind.  By doing the puṇya-karmas when the pāpa gets exhausted, he says, te dvandva-moha-nirmuktāh, the delusion arising from dvandva, they get liberated from that. Bhajante māṁ dṛḍha-vratāḥ - And being so, they worship me without any break.

  • PR 02 Aug 2015 - God as the Inmost Undeniable Presence

    "As the atma I am present in the hearts of all." Tell me now, where your pooja should be directed? If you take the flowers and put them on your head, will they go into the self? Will they go into the self? Is there any material object which will penetrate inside the body and touch the inmost presence? So the pooja stops, the pooja stops, the worshipping hands become still, the uttering lips close themselves, the thinking mind also stops, the intelligence understands that God is the self, the presence inside oneself denoted by the term ‘I’.

  • PR 01 Aug 2015 - Think of God in General and Fullness

    Mattaḥ sarvaṁ pravartate– From me and by me, all forms of activity, vibration and interaction take place. If your eyes see it is because of God. If your mind thinks it is because of Him. If your intelligence functions it is because of Him. If the earth revolves it is because of Him. The sun shines only because of Him. Iti matvā – Thinking in this manner, mark the expression, thinking in this manner. This is a point to be thought about, not to be done, not to be pursued, it is not something to be spoken but you have to think in this manner, consider in this manner, evaluate in this manner, apprise and assess in this manner.



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 scientific 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...

  • Gurupoorṇimā – the Teachers’ Day

    Participants of the Gurupoornima Retreat 2015 Dear and blessed Brahmavidyā seekers and seekers of knowledge: Every year, I have been speaking to you on the occasion of Gurupoorṇimā. This time Gurupoorṇimā falls very late in July, on the last day. Generally it arrives in the month of Āṣāḍha, a month noted for austerity. All people in our country are supposed to spend this month in special...


  • Arya – The Man Striving for Evolution

    WEAKNESS is inborn in man. It is a sure symptom of growing life. It has to be recognized no doubt, but only to be overcome, gradually though not suddenly. Weakness is to give man its caution! It should sound the need, bestow inspiration to work for its redress, to gain ample strength and resolve.


  • Behaviour of the stable-minded

    W hen the yoga-sadhana takes one to spiritual introspection, which matures into Self-absorption and sthita-prajnata, that experience brings about a thorough revolution  in character, behaviour, perception and also interaction.  The bodily relationships appear to be too limited, even misplaced. Is not the body something to be cast aside?  Is one the body, or he merely has his body?  Why should whatever he has as different from whatever he is, blind him so much?   The material body is not what the spiritual Self is.  Man, the spiritual, has naturally now to imbibe spiritual feelings, views and standards.  So the  abhisneha , the small circle of fondness and identity,  melts off and a clear expansion takes its place.


  • 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

Evenness of the Mind : Way to Self-Knowledge

Independence from Unhappiness and Happiness


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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  • 045 - Vishvaprapancha - Universe - An Unreal phenomemon

    This creation called the universe is basically an unreal phenomenon. O Rama, will one who knows the Truth ever run after the untrue? You are one who knows the Truth; your mind is set at peace and freed from sickness (worldliness); and you are ever aware of the Self. Therefore, O beautiful Rama, live in this world transcending grief.


  • 046 - Bālasya Neha Sharanam - Complete Reliance on Lord

    O Nṛsiṁha! In this world, parents are not truly the refuge for a child; medicine is not the real protection for the sick; a boat cannot save a person drowning in the ocean. O Lord, for the distressed, any available redress in this world is verily not sufficient, if they are disowned by You.


  • 047 - Nityo Anityānām - Consciousness Seated Within OneSelf

    The One eternal among the ephemerals, the One consciousness among all the conscious beings – remaining One It fulfills various desires of many. The wise ones who perceive ‘That’ to be seated within their own Self, for them is the eternal peace and not for the others.