Smitha Rani is the Samskrita Bharati Co-Ordinator of Southern California, Irvine Chapter. She has conducted many Spoken Sanskrit workshops for both adults and kids. She teaches, “Learn Sanskrit through Bhagavad Gita online classes”. She is an engineer and works in the IT industry in Southern California.
Ms Smitha Rani spoke at the Fifth Global Bhagavad Gita Convention-2022 held from 19th—21st February. The theme of this convention was Mental Harmony--The Universal Message. This convention was organized by the Center for Inner Resources Development--NA, under the guidance of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha of Narayanashrama Tapovanam.
In her session, Ms. Smitha Rani spoke about the mellifluous and beautiful language Sanskrit and recited many beautiful shlokas. She spoke about the classes conducted by Samskrita Bharati all over the world. She spoke about her own journey of learning and teaching Sanskrit.
She introduced the listeners to “Gita Sopanam” which is a step-by-step course to achieve two goals: “To learn Sanskrit through Gita and Gita through Sanskrit”.
“𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘬𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥, 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘺”, says Ms. Smitha Rani.
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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.