Vivekachoodamani (The crest jewel of Discrimination) is the last creation of Adi Shankaracharya. It is presented in the form of a conversation between the teacher and the student.
This series of talks is based on the morning classes conducted by Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha. In these talks, Swamiji deeply analyses each verse of the text and makes us understand how our inner resources are to be employed and harnessed in conducting our life gloriously and successfully.
In this video, Swamiji discusses the paramount importance of Viveka or Discrimination in the journey of a spiritual aspirant. Swamiji highlights the Supreme role of the Guru in the growth and transformation of a seeker.
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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.