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Nutan Swamiji

 

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Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha is a sannyaasin (renunciate) disciple of Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha - the guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam, Kerala and the Centres for Inner Resources Development, in India and abroad.

Born in a spiritual family of Bengal, he evinced a strong inclination for the spiritual path from a very young age. At the age of 24 while pursuing post-graduate studies in Physics in Kolkata University, he was initiated into the pursuit of Brahma-vidya by Baba Gangadhara Paramahamsa (Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji’s Gurudev) of Dakshinkhanda, West Bengal.

In 1987, Nutan Swamiji (as he is affectionately called) renounced his professional life as a scientist and assistant professor in the Radar & Communication Centre of Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur, and dedicated himself wholesomely to the service of Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji in all aspects of his mission: dissemination of Spiritual Knowledge, Value education, socio-cultural movements against religious superstitions and environmental degradation.

Swamiji’s brilliant exposition of the Upanishads and Bhagavadgeeta inspires the seekers to apply the universal values to their daily life and expand their mind with the spiritual magnificence of the eternal concepts.

Nutan Swamiji emphasizes that the real purpose of spiritual pursuit is to gain the right knowledge about the world as well as ourselves, so that our mind can be freed of its conflicts and constrictions. So, the earlier in life we start the pursuit the better.

Whether in his experiential rational approach to Vedanta or his unceasing striving for excellence in any endeavour, Nutan Swamiji’s keen insight, rare clarity, gentle humour and love are a source of inspiration and guidance for all seekers.

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha plays a crucial role in the growth and development of both Narayanashrama Tapovanam and the different centres for Inner Resources Development in Vasundhara, Malaysia, Jamshedpur and USA.  Nutan Swamiji plays an active role in the following areas:

·      Dissemination of Spiritual Knowledge & Value education – conducting lectures and classes in Narayanashrama Tapovanam and the Centres for Inner Resources Development.

·      Spiritual guidance to devotees and seekers

·      Design, editing and publication of all Ashram publications including “Vicharasetu – the Path of Introspection” (the monthly Ashram journal).

·      Administration of Narayanashram Tapovanam and Centres for Inner Resources Development. 

 

QUOTES FROM SWAMI NIRVISESHANANDA TIRTHA

“The goal of spirituality is to make us master of the world, by making us master of our own mind and intelligence.”

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“Religion depends on the faith in some concept of God or the Creator of the Universe. Spirituality begins when we start questioning our faith, our concept of God.”

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“Shift the focus from external situations, to the mind's response to them. Do whatever leads to mind's expansion, strength and transparence.”

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“For self-improvement, always try to bring in the transformation at the causal level. Shift the focus from actions to their cause – the thoughts; from the thoughts to their cause – the mind-set (bhaava) giving rise to them. Transform the mind-set or “bhaava” by relentless contemplation on the infinitude and unaffectedness of the Soul.”

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“Progress in spiritual pursuit is measured by the growth of our unaffectedness in any world situation.”

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“We are suffering from the fear of losing what we like and facing what we dislike. Not clinging to what we like, and not hating what we dislike, make us free of fear.”

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“By clinging to external objects we become slave to the objects and objective situations. By discovering the power of our own mind, we become master of the world.”

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“True spiritual pursuit must generate Vairaagya, which is the feeling of sky-like impersonality and impartiality within. Vairaagya is the abode of fearlessness, abode of strength.”

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“We call God Supreme, but don't give Him the supreme position. Give Supreme the supreme position in life.”

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“The main aim of spiritual pursuit is to gain the right knowledge of ourselves as well as of the world so that we can live a life of joy, freedom and fulfillment. Evidently, the earlier in life we start the pursuit the better.”

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“One must live the Knowledge. Scriptural knowledge without the living experience is like the picture of fire, which can neither illumine nor burn.”

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“Vedanta is the record of the results of enquiry into our own real ‘identity’. It is a statement of a great discovery. It is an exhortation, a call – to do the experiment oneself by refining and sublimating the inner faculties, and discover the Truth for himself, in his own being.”

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"Spirituality is a delightful journey from selfishness to SELF-ness from the constricted ‘I’ to the universal ‘I’.”

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“As soon as I started studying Physics, I fell in love with it. O' what a joy it was! …. Physics used to give me the joy of expansion, the joy of vairaagya (dispassion or impersonality).…. If we are able to integrate the fundamental philosophical concepts of Physics into our vision of life and the world, then it will certainly generate impersonality, impartiality and humility in our mind.”

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“As the knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, etc. do not depend on the racial or religious identity of the student, so too the knowledge of the 'Self’ – one's own real identity – is true of any human being on earth.”

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“The degeneration of India began when we started distancing ourselves from the true purport of the scriptures: The knowledge that is based on uncompromising enquiry and subtlest reasoning, was belittled as mystic; the scriptures that emphasize relentlessly our self-effort, were ignorantly considered as fatalistic; and the universal ‘Dharma’ based on a comprehensive understanding of human personality, was ignored as idolatry.”

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“Most people think of spirituality as rejection of the world. In truth, spirituality means accepting the world wholesomely without getting subdued or weakened by any situation.”

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ARTICLES

For Articles by Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha, please click here.

A short pictorial presentation on Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

To pose questions to Swami Nirviseshananda Tirthaji click here

 

 

 
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