In this satsang, Poojya Swamiji guides us further along the path of introspection by reminding us that all our thoughts, feelings, perceptions and ideas are taking place in the sphere of the mind within; they are imprints of the mind alone. Being imprints of the mind, it is meaningless for us to court desire, possessiveness or ego over anything at any point of time.
In deep sleep, when the mind itself dissolves completely, we remain absorbed in ourself and experience absolute contentment and delight. The fountain of joy is actually our own within - not any external object.
Swamiji tells us that the one who arrives at this truth through tattva vichara, remains true to it, being led and governed by it every moment - attains liberation!
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.