Swamiji goes deep into the term tattva-darshibhih – those who are given to constant introspection on the subtle Truths of life. These Truths cannot be submitted to any objective analysis, and can only be penetrated by our intelligence, says Swamiji.
Right from ancient times Rishis have been given to this introspection. As a result, Upanishadic thought revolved around the impersonal, imperishable Self, which is everyone’s unchanging identity, “I”. People were able to evolve to that level only because they were given to tattva-darshana.KEEP READING
In this clip, Swami Nirvisheshananda ji induces one to introspect on where the real focus of Bhagavad Gita is! “Bhagavad Gita does not speak about anything objective or external. Whether it is the concept of Samatva (even-mindedness), Phala-tyaaga (relinquishing results) or Sannyasa(renunciation), Bhagavad Gita speaks only about the internal results (responses produced in the mind)”.KEEP READING
Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji begins this segment by declaring unequivocally, that “Activity is the rule of life and living”, thereby shattering the misconception that spirituality is meant to be pursued after retirement.
How can one achieve fruition of sānkhya yoga (yoga of Self-Knowledge) while remaining intensively active? Sri Krishna’s answer comes in one of the defining shlokas of the Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita explains that Nature divides the activities of people according to their inherent qualities shaped by the three Gunas – sattva, rajas and tamas. A human being can attain perfection by pursuing work suitable to his potentials (Svabhaava karma) sincerely and devoutly.KEEP READING
Surrender is alone the abode of fearlessness; it is Mukti. In the bright sky outside, dawns the darkness of night. Both are his eternal forms. In the sky within, goes on the eternal play of light and darkness. Both are he Himself. In this world there is no other existence than the Lord Himself. He is there in Sukha; He is there in Duhkha also.KEEP READING
In this thought-provoking segment, Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji discusses Bhagavad Gita’s enlightened views on death, and life.
The “I” in every one of us is always present. The existent can never become non-existent or different, and will continue to exist. That means, I can never cease to exist. In reality, we are “existence”.
Change only occurs in the body level. Our personality is not the object body, but the Subject “I” which is nothing other than the unchanging substratum of all that exists as the changeful world.KEEP READING
It has been a strange, strange year, 2020. And it isn’t likely to end anytime soon, never mind that 31st December will be upon us before we know it. Still, now that most of us, no matter where in the world we live, have experienced at least six months of a life very, very different to the one we knew and took for granted, it seems like a good time to look back and take stock of what has popularly come to be known as annus horribilis – Latin for ‘horrible year’.KEEP READING
Whenever a physical action is undertaken, it is very clear and implied that there is an objective before it. In fact what is an action? An action is a process during which, you begin from a point and reach the end point called the outcome or objective. It is like a line which necessarily connects two given points. So an action is itself designed with a view to produce an outcome. If the action is pursued to completion, the outcome will necessarily follow.KEEP READING
I spent the 23rd of February 2013 in Jamshedpur – India’s first planned city, which is named after the visionary founder of the House of Tata, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.
Two significant things about being in Jamshedpur made our stay there especially memorable and contributed to our growth and spiritual transformation. The first was the realization that the vibrant, bustling city – which had originally been built by Tata Steel in the early part of the twentieth century – was a thriving tribute to the vision of Jamsetji Tata. The second, was getting to know Poojya Swamiji, Mā, and Nutan Swamiji.
“Take to Buddhi Yoga. Anchor your buddhi in the awareness of the inmost Soul and cultivate the Soul dimensions in your mind and emotion.”
Our senses are always attracted or repelled by objects of the world. Generally, the senses are slaves to the desires. Following the senses, the mind also becomes a slave to the objects of desire. And, following the mind, the intelligence too becomes a slave to the world. This slavery continues unabated.
Swamiji says, “To reverse this sequence, you have to anchor the Buddhi in the awareness of the Soul.