"Unflinching devotion to the Teacher is paramount in the life of a true seeker. To begin with, an external God can be the object of faith. But once the devotee grows to be a seeker, only a Wise Teacher can fulfil his quest.  It is then for the seeker to get purified and enlightened by the words of wisdom from his Guru.  Their bond and attunement put the Teacher on the pedestal of God.  Such an impeccable Guru-sishya bond alone bestows wisdom, strength and fulfillment to the seeker."

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

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Entry of women into Shabarimala 2016-04-27

    Under the guidance of Poojya Swamiji, Hind Navotthana Pratishtan and Narayanashrma Tapovanam have filed PIL in Supreme Court seeking directions allowing equality in the matter of worship in any public place of worship, especially Shabarimala in this case. Women should not be prohibited from entering temples as devotees, on the basis of their gender. Such prohibition is against the injunctions of our śāstras, right from Vedic times, as also against the Constitution of India.

  • Poojya Swamiji’s 83rd Jayanti 2016-03-27

    Poojya Swamiji’s 83rd Jayanti will be observed in the Ashram on May 13. Many devotees have expressed their eagerness to come and stay in the Ashram to attend the function. They are requested to send the ‘Ashram stay/visit Registration form’ (available on request by post or e-mail) to the Ashram by Apr 30, the last date for receiving the forms.

  • Sādhanā-śibiram - Washington DC Metro Area - May 2016 2016-03-14

    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha will conduct workshops and discourses in the Washington DC Metro Area between May 17th and June 3rd, 2016. More details ....

Practical Guidance

Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 04 Sep 2015 - The Philosophy of Experientialism

    So, both wakefulness and sleep have the same source within us. And it is the same source that produces the dream also because the dreamer, the waker and the sleeper are the same. Because they are the same, the experiences are equally relatable to oneself. Now the question arises. Because I sleep, I wake up and I also dream, again I wake up, I sleep, then again I dream, in this way if I go on exiting from one to the other, one to the other, who is that exiting entity, what is that exiting entity? A question is very natural. That entity can survive independent of the three states is proved by our alternating states.

  • PR 03 Sep 2015 - Seek Refuge In the Indwelling Lord

    You have to seek refuge under this indwelling Lord who holds all the power of creation, preservation and destruction. You seek refuge under him using all your attitudes, emotions and objectives. Exclude none. Let there be a total, wholesome attunement in your mind where the inner Lord, the dweller of your heart becomes the sole focus. Then what will happen? That supreme abode as well as peace and quietitude you will get. By what? By the blessing of the inner Lord whom you have to seek refuge under. Tell me now, what is this gospel? This gospel is a message for all times for all people to recognize the worth, the potential of the mind and the intelligence, make use of it to access the supreme power, Godly power which animates and activates your personality.

  • PR 10 Aug 2015 - The Delusion About Viśwarūpa Darsana

    In the viśwa, are not all these things taking place? Is there any moment when no destruction and no extinction is there? The entire world is completely changeful. Changefulness means extinction of what is now and the emergence of something new. So extinction gives rise to emergence, emergence gives rise to extinction and both are working complementarily. This is the world in which we are. To understand this in full is seeing the world in full. That is viśwarūpa darśana.



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...

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

Evenness of the Mind : Way to Self-Knowledge

Independence from Unhappiness and Happiness


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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    When all desires seated in the heart are eliminated, man becomes immortal; then here, in this world itself, he attains Brahman.


  • 049 - Samyagālokanāt - When Does Mind Attain Quietitude?

    By perceiving the Truth very well, desires get completely dissolved. On complete dissolution of desires, the mind attains quietitude, like the flame of a lamp when its oil gets over.


  • 050 - Yathā Yathā Pratyagavasthitam - The Importance of Desirelessness

    To the extent the mind gets established in the inmost Self, to that extent it gives up desires for external objects. With the complete extinction of desires, Self-realization becomes unobstructed.