"Unflinching devotion to the Teacher is paramount in the life of a true seeker. To begin with, an external God can be the object of faith. But once the devotee grows to be a seeker, only a Wise Teacher can fulfil his quest.  It is then for the seeker to get purified and enlightened by the words of wisdom from his Guru.  Their bond and attunement put the Teacher on the pedestal of God.  Such an impeccable Guru-sishya bond alone bestows wisdom, strength and fulfillment to the seeker."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Jñāna Yajña - Chennai - July 2015 2015-05-24

    Poojya Swamiji accompanied by Ma Gurupriya Ji will be in Chennai between 2nd and 6th July  to conduct the annual Jñāna Yajña. A 3-day discourse will be held at Sri Dakshinamurthi Auditorium (inside PS Higher Secondary School), Mylapore on 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015.

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Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 08 01 2012 - The Inestimable Treasure That Are Our Scriptures

    All experience is internal. All knowledge is internal. We don’t see anything in the eyes, we don’t hear anything in the ear drum. Everything is inside the body in the sphere of consciousness, bodha. So when I see an elephant, where is that elephant? I say, there stands an elephant. I say, there stands an elephant, remaining where I am.
    Now you tell me, in the elephant perception or experience, in the squirrel perception or experience, is there anything like many, so far as your mind and experience are concerned? It is something like drawing with water a horse, an elephant, a squirrel, a mustard, and a mountain. Everything is of water. But when you are able to draw it with water on the floor, at least the floor is there, and water is a separate product. So far as your inner perceptions and experiences are concerned, there is only one factor there - consciousness. It does not swell to become the mountain. It does not shape itself to become the mustard or the squirrel. Everything is one consciousness. By virtue of its own inscrutable power, it gives you the notion of the things. Mark my expression, it gives you the notion. So, only notionally and ideationally, these are there. In reality, they are not there.

  • PR 07 Jan 2012 - Vairagya, a Source of Fearlessness

    Any enquirer of Vedantic truth, we call it brahmajijñāsā, it has to be done by a person who has the required four fold prerequisites. The first is viveka, the ability to distinguish between what is real and what is unreal, the second is vairāgya or virāgatā. You generally translate it as dispassion. So dispassion is a qualification. vairāgya is not something that you have in the way of a dejection or a disappointment. It is on the other hand, the outcome of a well developed understanding about the transitory nature of the whole world as well as the constituents of the world, including our own personality; which again consists of the body - biological aggregate; inside the body – the mind, intelligence, and ego. All these are transitory, transitory, transitory!

  • PR 06 Jan 2012 - The Universe is Constituted by the Three Gunas

    In all the activities big or small, in the individual, in the family, in the society, in the nation, in the globe, in the universe, whether it is microscopic or macroscopic, any form of an activity, it is propelled by sattva, rajas, and tamas. The knowledge part is sattva guna’s contribution. The activity, the movement, the vibration part results from rajo guna, and the tiredness, the cessation, the wear and tear, ignorance, lethargy, etc., that is an outcome of tamas. So in all the activities, whether it is of an individual or of a society or anything else - understand that activity is born of sattva, rajas, and tamas. There is no other cause than the sattva, rajas and tamas. Understand that the three gunas alone are not there. The question arises as to where from the gunas came. Because there are three, who employs them, who manages them, who avoids a conflict between the three, and who preserves the harmony between the three? So there is something that transcends the gunas.



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 scentific 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...

  • Strengthening & Stabilizing the Wavering Mind

    Mind alone is the agent that makes or mars life. Its wealth is the real wealth. Its poverty is the real poverty. Make it rich every day and every hour. Mind’s laws are even more powerful, unfailing, than those of physics and chemistry. You will always be led to what you rightly deserve or need. Also, what you are led to, is and will be, what you rightly deserve or need. Have this either as a faith or as an understanding.


  • Profundity of Samatva

    The fear and reluctance of the mind will prevail only as long as the truth about living is not understood properly. For any one, life proceeds from interactions between the senses and the external objects. And once such interactions take place, their resultants produced in the mind, namely sukha-dukhas, cannot be avoided. All that anyone can get from his life from the world, in which he lives,...


  • Yajna - Individual and Universal Perspectives

    Mankind will remain prosperous, useful to the earth and the world, and will also fulfil themselves and others, only as long as they reflect and pursue the Yajna spirit and purpose. By employing his immensely potent mind and buddhi, man can, says Krishna, draw to himself practically any favour or help to redress his grievance or fulfil his rightful wishes. He has to be non-possessive in doing so, and greed and domination should be scrupulously avoided.


  • 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.


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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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  • 022 - Bhagyodayena - Association With a Knower Alone Gives Rise to Discrimination

    By the fortune acquired over a number of lives in the past, when one gets the association of a Knower (Sat-sanga), then alone viveka (discrimination) rises to dispel the darkness of delusion caused by ignorance.


  • 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.


  • 024 - Dharmam Bhajasva - Live the Life of a True Devotee

    Always be dedicated to the dharma of devotion, disregarding all other common worldly codes of behaviour. Serve the Wise and Noble, eliminating worldly desires. Getting rid of the thoughts of others’ imperfections or virtues, drink to heart’s content the nectar of words of service to the Lord.