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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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’.READ MORE
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.
Be associated with the satsang. There are good people here. You can interact with them, listen to good things, understand good things and no body will put you into trouble. Let your mind delight in the present memory, in the present scope, in the present interaction. This is the way of setting right your aggrieved mind.READ MORE
The mind has got great power. Mind is the instrument by which you access the invisible Supreme Reality. You cannot access it with your eyes or your body. With the mind alone you can commune with the invisible, because the mind itself is resting on the invisible Self.READ MORE
The Varna system has been widely misinterpreted and misunderstood, taking the form of the caste system.
As per the original and correct interpretation, mankind is divided into four Varnas – Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Sudras.
We often say we are able to understand this teaching, but not able to retain it. The ability to retain and hold on to it is known as dhrti, as Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha beautifully explains in this practical and pertinent segment.READ MORE