"It is not what you do that matters, but how you do it – with what attitude and aim. The spiritual effect that a seemingly spiritual activity brings, can also be had by the domestic pursuit, provided you preserve a spiritual attitude and dedication."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Lucknow Program ... short report. 2015-11-27

    Poojya Swamiji was in Lucknow from 24th to 26th of November. At an invited talk on a spiritual topic, Swamiji, in the end, spoke about the "Parliament Raksha Divas" (संसद रक्षा दिवस) to be held on the 1st of December at Jantar Mantar, led by Poojya Swamiji. There were nearly 300 distinguished people in the hall, particularly IAS officers, government secretaries, and other senior bureaucrats as well as politicians, including the Speaker of the UP Assembly, and the UP Lokayukta. Swamiji's call for the "divas" was received with a rousing welcome. Everyone raised their hands as a show of commitment to this important and highly relevant cause.

  • 14th Annual Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram 2015-11-17

    The 14th Annual Sreemad Bhaagavata Tattva Sameeksha Satram will be held during the auspicious Margasheersha, from 18th December 2015 to 27th December 2015 in Paralikad Naimishaaranyamthe sacred precincts of Tacchanatthukavu Devi Temple  Narayanashrama Tapovanam and Hind Navotthana Pratishtan will be jointly conducting the event.

  • Enlightened Living 2015 2015-09-15

    2-week Residential retreat at CIRD, Jamshedpur: Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha will conduct the program on “Enlightened Living - Walking the Inner Path” from 15 to 30 Nov, for registered participants (age group 25-50).

  • 41st Annual Delhi Jñāna Yajña 2015-09-15

    Poojya Swamiji and Mā will reach Delhi on Nov 13. They will stay at Centre for Inner Resources Development (CIRD), Vasundhara, and return to the Ashram on Dec 02, 2015. Programme Details available here.

Practical Guidance

Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 08 Jun 2014 - Interactional Sadhana is an extension of Absorptional Sadhana - 6

    Many of you are guided by occasional benefits or indulgences. Meditation is a time bound, occasional, specific indulgence. But what we want to arrive at is a qualitative enrichment, a qualitative improvement, a qualitative reformation and refinement in our inner personality. In that process, one hour meditation and fourteen hours of adverse interactions will not be helpful. So, the success of the seeker, the staunch seeker, consists in understanding this anomaly or conflict and then instituting in himself one part of the mind constantly trying to get sublimated and enriched by interactions. This is what is called the sthitadhi state.

  • PR 07 Jun 2014 - Interactional Sadhana is an extension of Absorptional Sadhana - 5

    God is omnipresent. The omnipresent God, tell me, which is the best place to access Him and realize Him? Is it outside your body? He is distant. Is He in the body, He is still distant. Go closer. The only place where you can access Him is within the body where He is the closest initially as the mind and thought, thereafter the intelligence, thereafter the ego. No! Even the ego is a little distant and a subtle object to me. He is the closest in you yourself, you yourself.

  • PR 06 Jun 2014 - Interactional Sadhana is an extension of Absorptional Sadhana - 4

    Sri Rama was banished to the forest. Sita was abandoned by Rama. Pancha Pandavas with Draupadi lived thirteen years outside the palace. All these persecutions they underwent. Compared to them, what is your persecution? You are not able to make friends with two or three people. That is all your persecution. My dear souls, please be fond of others. Give a place for them. Do not try to complain and find faults with others. You must be able to live harmoniously with even the most faulty person. Suppose you have an invalid child, don’t you accept him? Suppose you have an insane brother, do you not accept him? So, you want blood relationship to be a precondition for your fondness. I am very sorry.



Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus

  • of devotional practices is not God, but the devotee's own mind and behaviour;
  • of karmayoga is not action but the attitude of the mind with which an action is performed;
  • of knowledge is not knowledge, but the purification and expansion of the seeker's mind.

Swamiji's Teachings


Poojya Swamiji says that the real focus

  • of devotional practices is not God, but the devotee's own mind and behaviour;
  • of karmayoga is not action but the attitude of the mind with which an action is performed;
  • of knowledge is not knowledge, but the purification and expansion of the seeker's mind.


NSJi-HmPgSwami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji, a renunciate disciple of Poojya Swamiji, is known for his scientific expositions which are a source of inspiration to seekers.  Read More...


Ma Gurupriya

A disciple of Poojya Swamiji, Ma is the loving mother of Poojya Swamiji's devotees around the world. Devotion and service remain the predominant forces shaping Ma's life.  Read More...

  • Gurupoorṇimā – the Teachers’ Day

    Participants of the Gurupoornima Retreat 2015 Dear and blessed Brahmavidyā seekers and seekers of knowledge: Every year, I have been speaking to you on the occasion of Gurupoorṇimā. This time Gurupoorṇimā falls very late in July, on the last day. Generally it arrives in the month of Āṣāḍha, a month noted for austerity. All people in our country are supposed to spend this month in special...


  • Arya – The Man Striving for Evolution

    WEAKNESS is inborn in man. It is a sure symptom of growing life. It has to be recognized no doubt, but only to be overcome, gradually though not suddenly. Weakness is to give man its caution! It should sound the need, bestow inspiration to work for its redress, to gain ample strength and resolve.


  • Behaviour of the stable-minded

    W hen the yoga-sadhana takes one to spiritual introspection, which matures into Self-absorption and sthita-prajnata, that experience brings about a thorough revolution  in character, behaviour, perception and also interaction.  The bodily relationships appear to be too limited, even misplaced. Is not the body something to be cast aside?  Is one the body, or he merely has his body?  Why should whatever he has as different from whatever he is, blind him so much?   The material body is not what the spiritual Self is.  Man, the spiritual, has naturally now to imbibe spiritual feelings, views and standards.  So the  abhisneha , the small circle of fondness and identity,  melts off and a clear expansion takes its place.


  • A Great Association - 10

    The Vision behind CIRD After independence, our country rightly chose the motto “Satyam-eva jayate” (Truth alone triumphs) from Muṇḍakopanishad. But it ignored the very first statement of the same Upanishad: “Brahmavidyā sarva-vidyā-pratishṭhā” - The science of supreme Reality is the foundation of all other sciences. The supreme Reality being our own true Identity, the one Self of all, the...


Question : Dear Swamiji koti Pranams. Some days back I heard in your Discourse on Disha channel about various yogasanas like shirsasana for the physical Body. Kindly let me know the significance of Surya Namaskara and its benefits. Is it sufficient if one just does this as it effects the entire body.

Answer :

Dear and blessed R:

Harih Om Tat Sat.  Your email of 17th Sep. is before me and I am reading it again.

Any kind of a process wherein the standing body is brought flat on the ground is very good for the body immediately, and the mind subsequently.  If you do so 12 times a day, your body will become more supple, flexible, and circulation of blood will be far better.

Head is normally up. When you prostrate, the flow of blood into the brain is more. This brings about a wash of your brain, not head.  Dip in water only bathes the scalp and hair.  But a pranam has the effect of bathing the brain.

I suggest this for all executives, with sedentary habits of office working.

Besides, any aasan, though physical in nature, tames and sublimates the mind.  In each aasan you have to be at least for 3 breaths-time.  This is the difference between muscular exercises and aasansAasans and mind are inter-allied, like breath and mind.

But the focus has to be more on the mind always. You are primarily the mind.

Are you happy?

Love and ashirvaad.


Swami Bhooomananda Tirtha.




In this discourse Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha explores the limitless potential of the Human Mind, its majesty and magnificence.


Recordings of Poojya Swamiji's Talks

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Spirituality - a Corollary to Worldly Life


Vicharasethu is a monthly journal in English and Hindi, edited and published by Poojya Swamiji. It is also published in Malayalam by the name Vicharasarani. With Articles, Correspondance, Guidance for Sādhana and News updates from the Ashram, these monthly publications are a great guide for the earnest sādhaka. 

Devotees hold periodic meetings at their own locations wherein the teachings and messages of Swamiji are heard, read and discussed with a view to comprehend and arrive at their essence and make it a functional note in their life. This section provides resources to facilitate the proceedings at such gatherings. Read More ....

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  • 033 - Ankolam Nijabeeja - Devotion is One-Pointed Yearning For The Lotus Feet

    As the ankola seed finds its way to the mother tree from which it has fallen, as the iron needle irresistibly moves to the magnet placed nearby, as the chaste woman looks solely to her husband for delight, as the growing creeper rests fully upon the tree for its support, as the flowing river rushes to the ocean to merge in it – in the same manner when the mind seeks out ardently the two lotus-feet of Pashupati (Śiva), and finding them at last, remains fixed to them always, then that indeed is called devotion.


  • 034 - Yo Antah Pravishya - The Indweller who Enlivens Our Body, Mind and Intelligence

    Prostration to You, O Bhagavān, the supreme Consciousness, possessor of all powers, who, having entered my being, has activated my dormant speech, and likewise has empowered the other organs such as the hands, feet, ears, skin and all the vital forces, by virtue of His mere Presence.


  • 035 - Satyena Labhyastapasa - Disciplines to Realize The Brilliance Within

    The Self, which the pure-minded ascetics realize as the taintless brilliance within, is to be attained through relentless pursuit of truth, austerity, integral knowledge, and continence.