Stories and anecdotes always have great impact in delivering a message. Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha narrates an incident which took place in India more than 1000 years ago, but is as pertinent – perhaps even more so – to the human personality today.
A 12-year old boy takes on a proud palace pundit to defend and clear his Guru’s name. Young Yamunacarya’s immense clarity and confidence is ample proof of what can be achieved with right Knowledge, and unshakable devotion to the Spiritual Teacher. As we hold on to the words of our own Spiritual Masters, we see that we too can do whatever comes to be done with excellence, poise and resounding success.
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.