"Your mind has enormous hidden dimensions. Open yourselves completely to whatever reactions and emotions the world evokes from time to time. Accept them all without any reservation or resentment. By assimilating everything and all, your mind grows deeper, stabler and more enriched."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


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sanskrit : वृत्ति ; Turning, turning round, revolving ; being, existence, abiding; working of the mind.


Sanskrit : व्यवहार ; doing, performing, action.


Sanskrit : यज्ञ; an act, ritual, ceremony carried out with a benevolent objective by the performer setting aside narrow, personal goals and motivations.


Sanskrit : यात्रा  ; going , setting off , journey , march , expedition.


Sanskrit : क्रिया योग;The Kriya yoga system consists of a number of levels of pranayama, mantra, and mudra based on techniques intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a profound state of tranquility and God-communion.


Sanskrit : युगं ; Period, Revolution of time.


Water is one of the five elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Space) which constitute the world for a human. Representing fluidity or sapidity, it is capable of inter-penetrating the more solid element viz. Earth. It is permeable to the other three rarer elements namely Air, Fire and Space.



sanskrit :  आर्य  ; an ideal human being


Sanskrit : सत्-सङ्ग  ; Association with the good.

An auspicious monosyllable which is said to activate the pitutary gland and ward off many a health issue. It represents the Brahman.

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