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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Be Endowed with Gurutva – Exalted Dimension

    The word ‘Gurutva’ means profundity, solemnity, dignity and loftiness. In spiritual life, it implies the ability to receive, retain, and give. As one progresses, he must ultimately resemble the sky and God!

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Divinity in Everything

    If the earth is divine, then whatever has grown on the earth is also divine, including our own body. Instead of realizing this divinity which is already there in us and around us, we construct temples to install God there.

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    Ma Gurupriya

    The Parting Instructions

    Expectations must become extinct. Liberation is vāsanā-tānavam—extinction of desires. Desires will not fall the way you want, but will fall. Recognize the place for extinction of desires, and allow them to settle.

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    Science and Brahma Vidya

    Swami Nirviseshananda said: “I don’t know of a time when my mind was not given to seeking the Truth. In that quest I have found scientific pursuit and spiritual sadhana always in complementary role – each strengthening and refining the other. Both physics and spiritual seeking used to give me the sublimity of unification and expansion, the joy of arriving at greater and greater harmony underlying the world variety.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Understanding Ephemerality of Relationships

    Dear son, understand that embodiment itself is transitory. And all the relationships are also transitory. Everyone and everything is to be left – even the body in which you live, and for the sake of which you have courted all the relationships! So, do not worry any more about family, people and the like. You have done whatever they needed and was possible for you.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Coping with Rejection

    Give everyone the freedom to like or to dislike you. But inwardly, in your heart, like one and all. Let there be no dislike-feeling within you towards others. Mind should make a provision for all kinds of people, including those who dislike you.

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    What gives courage and confidence

    For gaining courage in increasing and resourceful measures, you have to look, however, to your own within. Break through the mortal sheaths of your body. Rise above the mind-sheath. Penetrate the intellectual one also.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    True Purpose of Religion and Spirituality

    Let your focus be on these: Expansion of the mind; elevation of your attitude; and excellence in action. When all these three are blended together, it becomes a truly transformed personality – a new personality. This is the true purpose of religion and spirituality.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Sanskrit–Our Vibrant Glorious heritage

    The real monuments of India’s ancient cultural heritage are the Vedas, Epics and other texts constituting the vast Sanskrit literature bequeathed to us through generations. It is because of the fact that these numerous scriptural compositions were composed in Sanskrit, the most scientific and refined language in the world, that we are still able to understand them with the same clarity and emphasis, as it was thousands of years ago.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    The Power Within

    You carry an infinitely potent mind. Never fail to recognize this great potency of the mind. We call it mind, but actually it is a projection or expression of the Self, the Supreme Reality, which has created and which is preserving this great endless Universe

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    Our Land and Our Literature

    The word ‘Hindu’ is formed by the first letter of Himalayas (Hi) and the second letter of Indu (ndu) sarovara (lake). On the north we are sheltered by the Himalayas. On the other three sides we are encircled by the sea. This wonderful place called Hindusthana, we hold, is built by God (deva-nirmitam desham).

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Old Age and Mental Health

    You should develop an austere temper as a result of which, even under physical sickness – of course, you should give proper medical attention to it – your mind is not subdued by it. Let not any physical sickness paralyse or weaken your spiritual mind. If the body suffers from ill-health attend to the physical condition medically, but for most part rely on the virtue of your mind – its strength and inspiration.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Obstinacy

    Any obstinate note is a killing factor! It takes away peace; it takes away the blessedness; it takes away health; it destroys inner wealth; it destroys the person.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Gratefulness

    When we look at the human civilization in this comprehensive way, we understand how gratefulness as a quality will enrich human life in ample measure.

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    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

    Sādhana in Gurusannidhi

    Through the Teacher’s responses to various situations, we get a touch of his vision – his love and his dispassion. In receiving his comments and accepting the corrections, our ego gets sublimated. In working with the co-disciples and accommodating others lovingly as the Guru does, our minds expand.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    The Real Meaning of Moksha

    Moksha is a clarity, a freedom that you need from whatever troubles you have now. If there is no trouble, you don’t need moksha.

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    The truth about Samādhi

    To think that the practice of samādhi is the finale in spiritual life is wrong. The man of perfection is not one who is permanently immersed in samādhi. Even Samādhi is a state or avastha.

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    Introspection and emotional refinement

    Whatever you do, wherever you are, you can pursue constant introspectional sadhana of refinement and purification. In fact it should be so.

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    Fulfillment

    Fulfillment will be had when the mind is properly treated to become pure and the hindrances to fulfillment are removed. And, when the mind is properly developed to have fulfillment, will it need any of these external objects, situations or possessions?

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    Ma Gurupriya

    Moderation-A Great Lesson

    Suppose you have a little depression or disinterestedness today – what of that? Let it remain. Be at home even with that. Know that as it has come in so also will it pass off. If you keep this elevated attitude, soon you will find that the depressive moods will become less frequent.

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    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

    Importance of Knowing our Real Identity

    The spiritual thinkers of India realized that the only way to sustain a civilization on the auspicious path, was to keep people anchored to their own inmost Self.

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    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

    Vairāgya

    Vairāgya makes our mind free of possessiveness and selfishness. It liberates us from the fear of losing what we like and facing what we dislike, from preferential clinging and prejudicial intolerance.

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    Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

    Desirelessness

    We are born with an insufficiency or lack that makes us look for happiness. We are born with the delusion that something from the world will fulfil that lack, will make us happy.

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    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

    Death and Deathlessness

    All sorrow, confusion and difficulties about death will vanish when the mind and intelligence reflect upon the supreme Truth of immortality of the Soul

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    Bondage and Liberation

    Many of you get confused about what in us gets liberated. My reply is, whichever part in you now feels bound, will start feeling the absence of bondage.

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