00:01 - Invocation
01:45 - How to discipline the mind and how to overcome hankering of desires?
23:43 - Is it alright to have higher desires like desire for scriptures, knowledge, God and Self-Realization, even if they are many?
28:56 - Who makes the decision as to what is shreyas and preyas?
32:29 - Does viveka buddhi come automatically or does one need to put effort for it?
37:06 - How would you compare between giving up something voluntarily and having it taken away?
39:20 - Could swamiji please explain the proper ways to do atma vichara?
49:06 - Is yearning for Self, a desire? If yes, how can we move from desire to a more sustainable state?
51:45 - Is non dual knowledge same as equanimity or is it a state of ishwara arpanam and ishvara prasadam?
54:26 - How to achieve the most happy state?
57:56 - How to incorporate the sadhana for self- realization in my day to day life, amidst my career, family and commitments?
59:43 - How do I fix myself with the Ultimate power?
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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.