The Gurupoornima function and the Retreat (1st to 7th August) will be webcast live over the internet. Click here for the program details.
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.
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.
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 scientific expositions which are a source of inspiration to seekers. Read More...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 ....
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.
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.
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.