This is a two-day online discourse delivered by Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha from Narayanashrama Tapovanam. It is a very powerful and comprehensive presentation on the eternal relevance of Bhagavad Gita in human life.
Narrating the background story of the Kurukshetra war and Arjuna’s refusal to fight the heinous war, Swamiji says that life is a battlefield where every moment we are fighting for our survival. Bhagavad Gita says that there is a dignified way of living, where likes and dislikes can be moderated, sublimated and assimilated.
Swamiji urges us to understand the fundamental message of Bhagavad Gita. He asks us neither to lament upon challenges of life nor show any inability to deal with them effectively. Every problem is created by the mind and the solution is generated by the intelligence. Being gifted with the mind and intelligence, Bhagavad Gita asks us to be stable, composed and self-seated.
Handling the discomfiture of Arjuna’s mind, Krishna exposed him to the inner soul dimension and elevated his mind. The Self is the changeless and eternal existence. Swamiji emphasizes that this understanding is the solution to all problems, challenges and persecutions of life. For everything, the strength, inspiration and enlightenment should come from within. Swamiji urges the listeners to deeply introspect on the message of Bhagavad Gita and discover the Truth themselves.
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Narayanashrama Tapovanam, an Ashram located in Thrissur, Kerala, embodies the unique tradition of Guru-shishya Parampara, disseminating Brahmavidya (Science of Self-knowledge) through regular classes, satsangs, and above all, through learning in the association of a realized spiritual master.
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Those days, there were many rats staying in various pockets of the tiled roof. My room had a very low ceiling and I could even touch the roof tiles. At night, I would see big, big rats running around just near me.
I got back to my daily chores, but the scene remained in my mind – the old man’s wrinkled face, his gleaming eyes, the contentment he enjoyed, his refusal to accept more than ‘his minimum needs’! How many of us can take such a stand?
Bhakti is not so much in the worship with flowers, garlands, lamps or incense sticks. Neither it is in chanting His names and praises. It is verily in living and acting according to the wish of the Lord, pleasing Him, imbibing qualities and attitudes that He wants us to imbibe.