"Our body and this complex world around us is meant to reveal and display the Self variously. Spiritual seeking lies in looking for That which animates the body. Turn the mind and intelligence inward to their very Source. Let the thoughts make you search for the thinking substance, the thinker.  Only then the mystery of the Self will be unveiled."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Live WebCast - Gurupoornima & Retreat 2015 2015-07-29

    The Gurupoornima function and the Retreat (1st to 7th August) will be webcast live over the internet. Click here for the program details.

  • Annual Jñāna Yajña Malaysia 2015 2015-07-08

    Poojya Swamiji along with Ma Gurupriya Ji will leave for Malaysia on Aug 15. They will stay at the Society for Inner Resources Development (SIRD), Petaling Jaya and will return to the Ashram on 02 Sep 2015.

  • Annual Anna-Vastra Daana Satram 2015 2015-06-20

    Anna-Vastra Daana Satram is held Annually during the austere month of Āṣādha. The rainy season in Kerala, which renders many poor people jobless, was selected as the time for the yearly distribution for this event, jointly organized by Narayanashrama Tapovanam, and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan. During this annual event, Rice, Clothing and Sweets are distributed to needy families.

Morning Rays

Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 19 Jan 2012 - Dissolve the Difference between World and God

    One simple exercise that I can suggest is - find God in everything. Just like water condensed becomes ice, white snow or ice; in the same manner, God has become this pāñcabhautika world and you are a product of it. While the pañcabhutas are matter and energy, you have something more in the form of mind, intelligence, and ego which are not matter. So the entire world is God condensed and you are also God personified. Can you start thinking in this manner? Can you imagine the effect? You will be moving about being active everywhere but all these will be besmeared and engulfed by Godliness. Within Godliness everything else will go on. So the difference between world and God has to be dissolved in your mind and the separation between God and you also has to be done away with. This is the beautiful jñāna path. It’s very, very easy.

  • PR 29 Apr 2014 - Devotional Practice should be complemented by Infusional Introspection

    So intelligence is the only tool which can act upon the mind, and bring about the transformations you want. This transformation will come not by an expression, but by an infusion, by an absorption. Even when you chant the name of God, the thought of God, the name of God, first of all, perhaps arises in the mind, and it is passed on to the vocal system, then finally the sound comes. Oṃ namaḥ sadāśivāya oṃ namo nārāyāṇāya. I am only expressing, but where is the absorption or infusion? If the nāma japa has to result in infusion, then you will have to listen to the chanting. The mouth produces the sounds, and the ears will have to hear whatever is produced, and then the effect will have to be absorbed. This absorption is different from expression. So maybe expression takes place but not absorption. So you should chant to your own hearing and to your own absorption. How many people do this? I think nobody does it.

  • PR 18 Jan 2012 - He is a Good Devotee whom God Likes and is Pleased with

    That devotee is a good devotee whom the world does not feel unhappy with, perplexed with, or disturbed by. In other words, the devotee’s behavior should be such that at no point of time it has any trait which is disturbing or uncomfortable to the world. What will be his behavior, the manner in which lives, he dresses, he talks, he interacts with the people, moves about, and the type of undertaking that he does. In all these things there should not be anything repulsive to the society. This can have a larger circle relevance and also a closer circle relevance.



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...

  • 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.


  • From Knowledge to Knower, God to Devotee

    So, Jnaana is not something like knowing two plus three equals five. It is a kind of an integrated development of the human personality through purification, sublimation and refinement. We must undergo sensory refinement and restraint, mental moderation and sublimation, intelligential enlightenment and stabilization. Our heart must revel in emanating a number of interactional and behavioural virtues. Only when all these adorn the personality of the seeker, he becomes a Knower, says Krishna. And everything else is ignorance, he concludes emphatically.


  • 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

Spirituality is facile and practical

Spirituality - a Corollary to Worldly Life


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 ....

How to chant Bhagavad Gita

How to chant Viṣṇusahasranāma

  • 023 - Dehesti Maamsarudhire - Discard Mine-ness and Grow Fondness for Dispassion

    Leave the constant indulgence in this body, which is nothing other than bones, flesh and blood. Get rid of the constant fostering of ‘mine-ness’ towards your wife, son and other relations. Always seeing this world to be given to transitoriness alone, revel in the love for dispassion, and be focused on devotion.


  • 025 - Baddhenanjalina - Ceaseless Remembrance of The Lord

    O lotus-eyed Lord, may our lives be led always with folded hands and a bowed head (in gratitude towards you), with horripilation all over the body, voice choked in devotion and the eyes shedding devotional tears, enjoying the nectar of ceaseless meditation on Your lotus feet.


  • 026 - Kim Vaanena - Meditate For Attaining Your Own Self

    What is the use of this wealth, the horses and elephants, the acquired kingdom? What is the use of son, wife, friend, animals, the house and even the body? O mind, knowing all this to be instantly perishable, and therefore to be kept far away, meditate upon Lord Shiva for attaining your own Self, following the teachings of the Guru.