Pin-drop silence was in the hall where Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha conducted this powerful satsang. The heart-wrenching incident of a little girl was the canvas upon which Swamiji displayed exactly what Bhagavad Gita describes as a sthitadhi.
How does one absorbed in meditative stillness behave in the interactive world? Freely allowing his emotions to flow, Swamiji clearly shows how the Knower of Truth naturally floats through pain and pleasure without ever getting dislodged from his anchor. This world hosts immense beauty and unspeakable cruelty. Living this Knowledge we remain stable-minded through both, just like our magnanimous Spiritual Masters.
Bhagavad Gita 2.56
Srimad Bhagavatam 7.6.3, 11.8.1, 11.19.30, 11.19.41
Atmanandalahari composed by Poojya Swamiji
Yogavasishta Ramayanam Mumukshu-vyavahara-prakaranam 13.61
Poojya Swamiji will be taking Bhagavad Gita Verse by Verse in this Satsang (Saturdays). Swamiji is now discussing the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.
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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.
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.