"Karmayoga does not mean ceaseless pursuit of karma. It truly consists in the Yoga orientation and discipline given to the buddhi and the mind. Constant preservation and application of Yogabuddhi while doing any work, alone makes one a Karmayogin."

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  • PR 15 Dec 2011 - Sadhana is Sharpening the Intelligence to Drill into the Mind

    Ultimately what is this sadhana? It is the twin process of eliminating the undesirable and incorporating the desirable. Whatever undesirable is there, the knowledge that it is undesirable itself is sufficient for you to get rid of it. I don’t think you should seek any other help. You don’t have to go to a temple, you don’t have to go to a mountain. Simply leave it. Why? It is undesirable. Otherwise say desirable, desirable, and have more of it. The moment the intelligence is told this is undesirable … undesirable … undesirable, reflect upon this word. Undesirable … undesirable. “If it is undesirable, what shall I do? Shall I host it? Shall I fondle it? Or shall I eschew it?” The question and the process are purely inner! It is a question of developing more and more intensity, intensity. In other words, the entire sadhana is sharpening your intelligence. It has to drill itself into the mind and the mind has to grow purity, sublimity, blissfulness, contentment.

  • PR 21 Dec 2014 - Make All Activities a Worship

    You are not asked to take flowers, keep an idol, chant mantras, no, no, no ! You are only to make the whole of your karma a worship. When I say this you know I am very reluctant, and I feel shy also, because this is such a common place statement that people speak.  “I worship God by my karma, I worship God by my karma”. Worshipping God by your karma, is it something easy? Common? Not at all! You have to be very reflective and understand that there is no necessity to do a special or additional pooja. Whatever you are acting, all that is itself a beautiful, surrenderful worship. Now this is the attitude with which you should work.

  • PR 14 Dec 2011 - Spirituality is Seeking a Form-free God

    There is a God. What do I have to do with Him? I must see Him or He must come to me. I must be able to interact with Him. When you start thinking in this manner – that I don’t want God to remain at a distance invisible to me, only to be sending His blessings. No. I would like to have a closeness and interaction with God. This means you must have an experiential touch with regard to God. Similarly in devotion, “I am devoted to God, but I want to know, who is this God to whom I am devoted and is He pleased with me? Will He like me to have some change or transformation in my system?” Once you start thinking in this manner, religion and devotion progress themselves into spirituality.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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...

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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...

  • Karmayoga too is a buddhi-based pursuit

    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:...

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  • Context and Relevance of Bhagavadgeeta

    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.

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  • Celibacy, A Sadly Misunderstood Virtue ... Part 1 of 5

    "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.

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  • Might and Magnificience of Mantra

    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.

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In this discourse Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha explores the limitless potential of the Human Mind, its majesty and magnificence.

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Vicharasethu 
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. 
 
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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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  • 16 - Sakala Bhuvana - Have One-Pointed Devotion to the Lord

    The best treasure or wealth that man should possess in this world is one-pointed devotion to God. What is one-pointed devotion? In such devotion, the object of devotion becomes supreme in one’s life. He thinks about the object constantly so that his mind becomes one with the object of devotion. When one has one-pointed devotion to God, God becomes supreme in his life. He sees God in everybody and everything. His mind then naturally transcends likes and dislikes. As a result his mind becomes rid of all agitating traits born of likes and dislikes.

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  • 17 - Niraashataa Nirbhayata - Qualities in a Knower of Truth

    In spiritual science, whatever are the qualities of the Knower, become the pursuits for the seekers. When a seeker yearns zealously, and strives sincerely to cultivate these qualities getting rid of worldly desires, he very naturally evolves to the state of Knowerhood. To cultivate the qualities of a Knower, a sādhaka will have to transcend likes and dislikes. He will have to pursue purity of mind and intelligence and develop dispassion. In the pure mind, the Self reveals itself, just as in a clear mirror one is able to see his face distinctly.

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  • 18 - Naayamaatma - Have Pure and Zealous Yearning for Self-Knowledge

    For every seeker, this shloka is a watchword. No amount of intelligence, learning, lecturing, hearing or scholarship can help in the knowledge of the Self. The seeker has to judge whether every moment the love for realizing the Self is becoming more and more wholesome. Only when this love for the Self becomes wholesome, when nothing else satisfies the seeker, when he wants to be always in the embrace of his own Self, then alone Self-knowledge is had.

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