Saturday, April 15, 2017

Geeta Chanting - Chapter 17

Hariom All,
 Here is the link to the Geeta Chanting - Chapter 17 - Shradatrya vibhaga Yoga for your practice.

Hope to see each of you in the Geeta Chanting competition planned for  Apr 29th.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Reins of the Chariot
 - Forgiveness (Ksama)
 - Compassion (Krpa)
 - Equanimity (Samata)

Forgiveness - Ekanatha Maharaj - Love to Forgive
Equanimity - Ride the Storm - Eagles

Key Takeaways:

  • The highest level of forgiveness is what a person doesn't even feel that he has been offended at all.
  • Where there is love, Forgiving becomes very easy.
  • True Kripa is not a mere passive or sentimental pity for others but is that quality which causes us to actually do whatever is in our capacity to relieve other people's sorrows.
  • To have Samata means that in spite of all the changes and vicissitudes of life, our cheerfulness and evenness of mind is never lost.
The Charioteer:
  • Devotion to the God (Isa Bhajanu)
  • Odyssey of the Mind.

Devotion to the God - Arjun Krishna
Omnipotent Shelters: - Ant Story

Key Takeaway:
  • If we surrender ourselves completely into the hands of the lord and seek refuge in him alone, He takes chaege of our life. When you want him to do as you want it is not surrender but command

Saturday, March 4, 2017

keys To Success

The following topics have been covered related to key to Success this far

Check this out on the continued progress.

We appreciate comments on progress or any topic that we have discussed this far.

Gr7  Sevaks.

P.O. Box Mr God summary

The Link below provides summary of all the chapters and topics covered  during our discussion on P.O Box Mr God. We completed this topic on Jan 15th and started the following topic of "Keys to Success"

P.O.Box Mr God Summary


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week 10

Todo: Please learn the poornakumba Mantra in preparation for Get to know your Guru ( G2KG) on Dec 10th 11:00am to 1:30 pm

om na karmana na prajaya dhanena tyagenaike amrtatvam anasuh parena nakam nihitam guhayam vibhrajate yad yatayo visanti

vedanta-vijnana suniscatartha sannyasa yogad-yataya-suddha-sattvah te brahma-loke tu paranta-kale paramrtat-parimucyanti sarve

dahram vipapam parame’ sma bhutam yat-pundarikam pura-madhya sagmstham tatrapi dahram gaganam visokas tasmin yad antas tad upasitavyam

yo vedadau svarah prokto vedante ca pratistatah tasya prakrti-linasya yah para-sa mahesvarah

na tatra suryo bhaati na chandra taara kam nemaa vidhyuto bhaanti kuto yamagnh tameva bhaantam anubhaati sarvam tasya bhaasa sarwamidham vibhaati


Topic Covered: Devotion

What is Devotion?

Love for God

Upasana means sit near god

Perform Puja, Chant Stotrras, Sing Bhajans and  studying scriptures.

Rama’s explanation to Sabari:

1.Being in the company of good people- satsanga in all aspects

2.Love for Ramakatha

3. Service to Guru – who is Guru?

4. Sing the glories of the Lord

5.With faith, do Japa of Rama nama

6.Have self-control, good character, dispassion and adopt the ways of a Saint

7.See Me everywhere in the world and see a saint as more than Me

8.Be content and do not look at someone’s faults, even unknowingly

9.Be straightforward, not deceitful, have faith in Me, and stay calm in all circumstances.




Week 9

Topic Covered: Japa

True meaning of Pilgrimage (tIrtha yAtrA)

Saint Tukaram Story.

Benefits of Japa.

Provide fine tuning and relaxation of the mind

Focused mind means sharper intellect

Singing lords name creates an atmosphere of peace, Serenity and tranquility.

Pray together, Be together

Perform Japa

Person breathes 900 time an Hr, 21,600 times a day

Half the times goes in sleeping so one breathes 10,800 times  during one’s waking hr

Single round of mala (108 beads) is thus equivalent to remembering  1/100th of ones Waking hrs
Topic Covered: Charity


To help the needy.

An act or feeling of goodwill or affection.

Love for humanity

Homa – Our gratiturde to all devatas, the natural forces.

Charity means

giving unconditionally with the purpose of betterment of individual., community, society, nation or the world.

It comes in many forms – Physical, intellectual, emotional or material,

Lasting fulfillment

Examples of Charity

True Charity

The golden Mongoose story.

The Smoky Buddha.


Guru – He who has through knowledge of Scriptures and experience of the supreme. Free from all bias and mental obsession.

Preceptor – in whose presence you feel elevated and inspired to live a nobler life.
Week 6

Guru Paduka Puja performed in the ashram

Check  out the pictures.