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.
Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji will be in Malaysia from March 4 to 18, 2015 to conduct the Annual Sādhanā Śibiram. For more details, click here.
Poojya Swamiji accompanied by Mā will be in CIRD-Delhi from Mar 21 to Mar 30. Click here to know more details.
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. Read More...
The real Knowledge of Truth remains ablaze in the Knower who lives it, who has identified himself with it. The book is only like a picture of the real fire. Can we use the fire from the picture to cook our food, to burn dead bodies or to get warmth? The Knowers are the embodiment of the Upanishadic knowledge. Like a lamp lit by the flame of a burning lamp, the knowledge gets kindled in the śiṣya from the Guru. The śiṣya becomes a Guru and passes on the fire to the next generation. That is how the flame of Brahmavidyā lives through eternity. Without the Guru-śiṣya paramparā, this knowledge would not have been available today. So, truly it is a prayer for the perpetuation of Brahmavidyā for the highest benefit of the world; and not a constricted prayer for ourselves. There lies the greatness of the prayer.
Hinduism is so vast, complex and multifarious in its structure and expressions that the normal man and woman find it extremely hard to gain a precise knowledge of what it is exactly. At the same time, vast, complex and multifaceted character is what has made the Hindus and their thoughts an immortal religion and philosophy of his entire mankind. If one tries to assail Hinduism in one aspect of its expression and pursuit, it will reassert itself in another form and expression with redoubled force and enthusiasm. The practices of the Hindus are as various as human beings and their individual natures. Again, they are as complex as Nature Herself, manifest in the endless universe before us. In spite of their variety, multiplicity of expression, they no doubt carry their own unique and intrinsic oneness, as for instance, do the humans and Nature when closely studied.
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.
The saadhana consists of developing viveka and vairaagya, regulating the senses, having strong mumukṣā, striving to understand the message of the scriptures, trying to see the Lord in the heart and then in all creatures, having complete reliance on the Lord, leaving the I-ness and mine-ness, and above everything, having the association of the holy people – the sajjanas (holy persons) generally, and then the association of a Guru particularly.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.