"Self-realization is meant to ensure fulfilment for one’s own self. It is not reaching somewhere or getting at something external, like going to the peak of a mountain. The attainment is in dissolving the mind and intelligence, and getting into the very core of oneself. In other words, it is like multiplying everything with zero."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha


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An Abode of Learning and Experiential Wisdom

Poojya Swamiji explains it thus :

“This Ashram is actually a Brahmavidya abode. Right from the beginning I did not have any idea of establishing an institution. If I were having an idea, I would have proceeded in a different manner. To establish an institution means to think constantly about the institution and to recruit or allow people to come and join us with a view to do institutional work. That would have been a little different. It is based primarily on man power, not seeking.

Whoever has got the aptitude to work in an institution and take the institution’s ideals to the people by way of a suitable propaganda, I think it will be different. Whereas I only had one thought in my mind. In the same manner I happened to see my Gurudev and I liked him, I sought deeksha from him. After getting the deeksha for me deeksha and my Guru were everything. I did not think of anything else. It is that deeksha and the sādhana I did very fervently that you can say made me the way I was and I am.

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Shlokas by Ma Gurupriya

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Listen to the Shloka here : {mp3}Shloka-84-baahye-niruddhe-manasah{/mp3}  
Text : Vivekachudamani Download MP3

Key Concepts : Restraint over senses, Inner Affluence

Meaning : When the worldliness is kept away, the mind becomes placid; and placidity of the mind leads to the vision of the Supreme Self. When ‘That‘ is well realized, all worldly bondages fall off. Hence the withdrawal from worldliness is the footstep for liberation.

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Listen to the Shloka Audio here : {mp3}Shloka-83-bahyaanusandhi{/mp3}
Text : Vivekachudamani Download MP3

Key Concepts : Discrimination, Inward Vision

Meaning : Contemplation upon the external worldly objects and situations only intensifies clinging to our desires which finally lead to more and more misery. Knowing this, through discrimination, one should leave the thoughts of external objects and ceaselessly apply oneself to the contemplation upon the real Self.

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 Listen to the Shloka here : {mp3}Shloka-81-na-mokshasyaakaankshaa{/mp3}
Text : Devi aparaadhakshamaapanastotram Download MP3

Key Concepts : Desirelessness, Wholesome Devotion

Meaning : I do not entertain any desire for liberation. Nor do I have any desire for worldly prosperity. O Goddess with moonlike countenance! Neither do I crave for attaining spiritual wisdom, nor happiness. Hence, O Mother, I beseech you in full humility, grant that my lifetime here be spent uttering solely your names like "Mṛḍānī (Parvati), Rudrāṇī (Durga), Śiva Śiva, Bhavānī, and those alone.

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 Listen to the Shloka here : {mp3}Shloka-79-shrotriyo-avrajino-akaamahato{/mp3}
  Text : Vivekachudamani Download MP3

Key Concepts : Qualities of a Knower, How to approach a Knower

Meaning : He who is well-verserd in scriptures, who is taintless and pure, who is free from desires, who is a Knower of Brahman of the highest order, who has withdrawn into the Supreme, who is peaceful like fire that is devoid of fuel, who is an ocean of mercy that needs no cause for its expression, and he who is a friend to those good people who surrender to him.

Worshipping such a Guru with devotion, and when that Guru is pleased with one’s surrender, humility and service, approaching him, one should ask about all that is to be known.

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