Activities in Bengaluru during July 2018

Gita Jnana Yajna by Pujya Swami Gahanananda

Pujya Swami Gahanananda of Tiptur center conducted a Jnana Yajna in Kannada taking Sadhana Panchakam at Sri Kabirnath Ashram, Kengeri from 30th June to 7th July, 2018. The Yajna was inaugurated by Sri Vasudev Chauhan, secretary of the Ashram.

Pujya Swamiji stressed the importance of following the injunction of scriptures by daily practice through Shravana, manana and Nidhidhyasana to transcend the body, mind and intellect for attaining the ultimate Truth. It is necessary to understand the fact that outer world can never give eternal happiness which is our true nature. This knowledge can only come through sincere study of the scriptures under the guidance of a Guru and inculcating the values therein in our daily life.

The Yajna was well attended.

Jnana Yajna by Pujya Swami Brahmananda

Pujya Swami Brahmananda conducted a Jnana Yajna in Kannada at Bunts Sangha, Vijayanagar from 16/07/2018 to 22/07/2018 speaking on Message of Bhagavad Gita in Daily life. The Yajna was inaugurated by Sri Pathi Sridhara, well known industrialist and trustee of the Mission.

Pujya Swamiji explained that only Self knowledge can give clarity to the concept of Jiva, Jagat, Ishwara and the connection between them removing all ignorance throwing light on the fact that ‘I’ am the all pervading universal Jyoti enlivening the entire universe. Forgetting this supreme Truth we are creating a world of disturbance around us and getting bound by our self created egocentric actions. The only method is to lead a purposeful life serving society with a calm mind and accepting life as it unfolds.

The Yajna was very well attended.

Guru Poornima Celebration

Guru Poornima was celebrated in Sripaadakshetra, J P Nagar on 29th July, 2018 in the holy presence of Pujya Swami Brahmananda with Bhajans, Paduka Puja with chanting of Vyasa & Chinmaya Ashtottara and Satsang by Pujya Swamiji.

Paying tributes to Bhagawan Veda Vyasa, Acharya Shankara and the entire Guru Parampara, Pujya Swamiji reminded that our scriptures have stressed the impermanence of body and preached the necessity to transcend the body, mind and intellect to get rooted in our real nature that is Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahma. Our weakness has been the tendency to come out of our real nature that is Sat Chit Ananda and seek peace in the impermanent outer world. It is a pity that we who experience the bliss in our deep sleep when our mind is calm fail to realise that waking itself is an indication of turbulent mind which starts running behind the world of names and forms. We have to calm this turbulent mind through various sadhanas like puja, Japa, tapa, dhyana, etc., to experience the eternal peace and joy even in the waking state.

The function was well attended by hundreds of devotees from all over the city.

Guru Poornima in Tyagarajanagar

Pujya Swamini Samatananda conducted a Satsang in Shirdi Sai Mandir, Tyagaraja Nagar on 31/07/2018 in connection with the Guru Poornima celebrations. Pujya Amma explained the significance of Guru Poornima and how it came to be observed as our reverence and gratitude to the Guru Parampara who selflessly took upon themselves to remove the darkness of ignorance from the minds of devotes through the light of knowledge. Guru’s grace is essential to lift us from bondage and once the devotee tastes the benefit of Satsang he will crave to have more of it.

Several devotees participated in the Satsang.

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