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 and Ma will reach Delhi on November 06. They will reside in the Centre for Inner Resources Development (CIRD) Vasundhara. Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha will reach CIRD on November 21, after conducting the programmes in CIRD, Jamshedpur. On November 26, Poojya Swamiji and Ma will return to the Ashram. Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha will be in CIRD, Vasundhara, till the first week of December.
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...
The following article is reproduced from the English Monthly from the Ashram Vicharasetu – August 1997 Essential Concepts in Bhagavadgeeta - 11 The way Krishna concludes his instructions on Sankhya Yoga, is greatly significant in that he emphasizes how the ‘Soul concept’ has to be applied in actual life, while coursing through the daily interactions. The message makes the Sankhya pursuit universal:...
The discussions of Geeta, when properly viewed cannot be any sudden emergence. Their genesis lies far deeper, taking us back to the post-Vedic thoughts of the land. Vedic thinkers were no doubt religious, but only for a short time in the beginning. Very soon their temperament grew sharply analytical and philosophical to enter irresistibly into the deep spiritual realms, which engulfed their life and pursuit. The course and finale of Vedic thinking are clear to the discerning mind even today, when it glances through the great sublime literarture, which is climaxed and crowned by the great Upanishads. Bhagavadgeeta in fact reflects the extensive Vedic voyage, although it emphasizes more significantly the Upanishadic pursuit and findings. While it has a brief religious background, the foreground it builds up and presents is fully of the great Upanishads.
"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.
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 ....
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.
Man remains oblivious of the fact that, with the rising and setting of the sun, life is becoming shorter everyday. He is so much engrossed in the heavy burden of worldly activities that he never is aware that the time which is very precious, which could have been used for the pursuit of liberation, is simply passing by and is getting wasted. He does not introspect on the fact that results of all his activities are short-lived and cannot give him permanent happiness.
For a saadhaka both viveka and vairagya together are most important. They are like the two wings of a bird. As for a bird it is impossible to fly if it has only one wing, so is the case for the saadhaka. The saadhaka will not be able to progress in the path of liberation and will not be able to climb to the peak called moksha, if he has only viveka or only vairagya. He must have both of these in ample measure.