"In acquiring material wealth all are not equally blessed. But in gaining mental and spiritual wealth, every one has an equal chance. Beginning from character and disciplines and ending with supreme kindness and goodness, the wealth of the mind is displayed in abundance before all. The question is only who wants, and, to which measure !"

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    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.

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Prabhaata Rashmih talks by Poojya Swamiji
  • PR 06 Aug 2015 - Serenity of the Mind

    So the mind should not have undue constrictions. Any kind of a constriction is bad. And what causes constriction? Whenever your mind is constricted, you will not be peaceful. There will be a heaviness, tension, stress and strain. This is what we will always feel. So it is so simple. Look into your mind and see whether you are happy with anything or unhappy with something. It is almost like beautiful and radiant, cool moonlight on the full moon day. Our mind will become like that. Kṣīṇa-kalmaṣāḥ.

  • PR 05 Aug 2015 - Sublimate Desire and Passion

    He has to forebear, dissolve kāma-krodhodbhavaṁ vegaṁ, the urge caused by kāma and krodha. Kāma means desire and passion, krodha means intolerance and hatred. These are the two elements which are produced by the mind and perpetuated by the mind. You have to understand that you are under a trap and the trap is in the nature of kāma and krodha. The genesis of these is your own mind. Mind is within the body, closer to you than the body and the mind is guilty of creating kāma and krodha. They are two emotional urges which try to dominate and override you. Understand discreetly that this is the situation and always have your focus and effort in sublimating kāma and krodha.

  • PR 04 Aug 2015 - Adopt an Even Attitude towards Happiness and Misery

    These sukha-duḥkhas are the mind resultants, mental resultants of all the interactions and interactional impacts that you have. Now develop an even attitude towards sukha and duḥkha. Without duḥkha there is no sukha and without sukha there is no duḥkha. Each is a complement to the other. One is mutual with the other. Either they both will be or they both cannot be. So you cannot choose between the two. If you choose, you are a fool. That’s all. So develop an even attitude towards sukha-duḥkhas. In the same manner, lābhā-alābhau, jayā-ajayaou. Lābhā and alābhā , gain and loss, profit and loss, that is referring to an external activity or an interaction. Similarly, jayājayau, victory and defeat. When we say victory and defeat, they are references to external outcomes. Lābhā-alābhā, external outcome. Lābhā-alābhau, jayājayau, though they are external outcomes, in the mind level they produce uniformly only sukha and duḥkha. So how many things you have to evenize? Only sukha-duḥkhas. 

 

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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.

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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.

 

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    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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    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...

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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.

Antaraatmaa

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

 

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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. 
 
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