“The paths leading man to god or Truth are said to be many. I will speak only of the shortest. It is to recognize God as the Self in you and then to find Him out. What is the distance then between you and God, between you and yourself? Ah, there is no distance at all, a full Zero! Yet, how dare you say to find God and Truth is hard?’’ 

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


Morning Rays

Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 29 Jun 2013 - Right Perspective of Devotion

    Don't think that devotion means no difficulty at all. Devotion means the ability, the readiness, the skill, the tenacity, the wonderful dimensions of the mind by which all difficulties will be turned into favorable factors. When you have riches, your mind doesn't grow. When you have comforts, your mind does not grow. The growth of the mind is its strength, in lying strength to bear life situations, to go forward and forward. Hariśchandra's truthfulness tried him. I call truthfulness to be a peak. The Himalayan peaks will not rise as you go up to reach its top. But the peak of truthfulness will go on rising further and further depending upon your own tenacity, your own hidden potential, the devoutness that you have, as much as you can climb, so much it will go up further and further. Was he not tried in his life? What about Nala and Damayanti? What about Yudhishthira? Every one of them was tried. Devotion is to make you try, make you succeed, make you find life easy, easy, light!

  • PR 28 Jun 2013 - Appreciate and Preserve Our Cultural Literature

    Nothing will remain an eternal memorial, except the thoughts, aspirations, ideals and objectives which a society has fostered, and to know what they are, there should be a written presentation. It is such a literature that we have in the Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, and allied texts. They have to be identified, evaluated, appreciated and preserved, with as much fervor and knowledge as possible. The earlier we are able to do it, the better.

  • PR 25 Dec 2011 - Progressing the Devotion from Form to the Formless

    The pratyaksha Krishna that we have is Srimad Bhagavatam itself. So every word of Srimad Bhagavatam, every verse of Srimad Bhagavatam, every chapter, all of this we will submit to a proper analysis and enlightenment. So the sole focus should be to get such speakers who will be able to throw light on the content of devotion, practice of devotion, perfection of devotion, and fulfillment of it. For devotion to become fulfilled there must be enough of knowledge and experience, jnana, and vijnana, and also dispassion towards the perishable things of the world. So Srimad Bhagavatam is actually presenting a combination of bhakti, jnana, and virakti, or bhakti, virakti, and jnana. When you have an ample measure of devotion, which is an affair of your heart, it is coupled with an adequate measure of dispassion to the world. Automatically the knowledge and realization of God will dawn. This is the message of Srimad Bhagavatam.



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

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Ma Gurupriya

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  • Kathopanishad - A Book of Saadhana

    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.


  • Enquiry and Self-Discovery – Essence of Hinduism

    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.


  • Context and Relevance of Bhagavadgeeta - 2

    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.


  • Bhaagavatam In Daily Life - 1

    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.



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. 

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  • 19 - Naayam Jano Me - Mind - The Cause of Happiness and Misery

    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.


  • 20 - Lokesha Chaitanya - This Worldly Voyage For Your Pleasure Alone

    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.


  • 21 - Nityotsavo Bhavet - Continuous Festivity

    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.