"Thought is the most potent and creative power in the world. It initially takes shape in an individual mind. When shared with others, any benevolent thought starts growing as a vibrant process encompassing more and more people. It is such collective benevolent thoughts that build up great cultural values and treasure in the society."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


Ashram News Archives


Narayanashrama Tapovanam

11th April 2020

Dear and blessed Soul :

Spiritual Defence Against Global Covid-19 Infection - 4

Harih Om Tat Sat. Alarming, bewildering and enlightening information is pouring in from various parts of the world regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Situation in United States of America is quite disheartening. Our devotees in India and elsewhere, especially in the US, have reported that they are deriving remarkable inner strength by chanting Mrityunjaya mantra in online groups. Yes, the mantra has such effect.

Do not however relax the physical safety measures.

Kerala is a small State in India. With enchanting greenery, backwaters and mountains, It is described as God's Own Country. Over time, people of the State have evolved unique inner methods to deal with physical problems, even calamities.

I find it timely to narrate a relevant episode here:

A very rich man fell ill. His symptoms grew worse and looked fatal. His family got unnerved and decided, as tradition prescribed, to hold an astrological session. Learned astrologers, experts in dealing with planetary effects on human life, were called. The role of the astrologers, in such circumstances, is to identify and alleviate the suffering to the best. So they probed into celestial configurations and examined their respective aspects and impacts.

They came, spread their cowrie shells after drawing the astrological chart. Uttering the invocatory hymns, they heaped the shells on the floor and under the right palm began to roll them piously for a while. Taking then a handful from the heap and dividing it in groups to arrive at the lagna, the astrological locus for the intended predictions, they started their rational deliberations.They confirmed that the illness of the family head was life threatening.

Turning to the family, they said, "You are resourceful. Will you do what we ask you to? Dig a big public tank for humans to bathe in, and for animals and birds to quench their thirst from. Do the task on a war footing." With this prescription, they closed the session and departed.

The family, sensing the imminence of danger, also the emergent nature of the relief needed, acted instantly. They started the work the very next day, and in seven days the tank was ready for birds and animals. And in 12 days, for humans. Countless animals and birds began to drink from the tank every day. Men and women started bathing in the tank. Through this, the ailing man and his family accrued punya, holiness, abundantly.

The astrologers were called in again. They cast their shells. Heaving a sigh of relief, they said, "The victim is now safe. As each day passes the punya to bless him will grow in leaps and bounds. He will be fully cured of his illness soon."

Selfless work is the greatest selfish gain. Sometimes severe drought sets in. And people and animals are threatened to die en masse. But rains shed torrentially. In one go, the area has abundant water for a year! Well, this is the result of unexpected meteorological phenomena!

The invisible spirituo-holy outcome is even sharper and more effective.

The instance of "drought and rain", is visible, while the instance of "gaining punya and its reward", invisible! The subtle presence and power behind both are the same. Do not fail to discern it! Harness your inner potential benevolently!

Punya, holiness, is like the mind,invisible. But its effects are more tangible than even the mind. Discern this and be guided by it. Let the spell of COVID-19 be a life lesson for you.

Dear souls, this is how the mind works. Making of the tank was a physical task accomplished by others. Chanting a mantra is an inner austerity each has to do. The more inner the resources you employ, the greater the effect that follows. Generate more and more of inner defence against the pandemic.

In the service of all Beings

With Fond Benedictions

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

Mrityunjaya Mahaamantra chanting by Poojya Swamiji

8 Times Chanting of Mrityunjaya Mahaamantra by Nutan Swamiji and group


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