Activities in Bengaluru during Dec 2018
Geeta Jnana Yajna in R T Nagar
Pujya Swami Aparajitananda of Mangalore center conducted a Geeta Jnana Yajna in English on Bhagavad Geeta Chapter – 2 in English at Vinayaka Temple, R T Nagar from 07/12/2018 to 13/12 2018.
Pujya Swamiji laid foundation to the subject stressing that Chapter 2 explains the nature of the Self which is nothing other than Brahma Vidya. Man has control only over action but not on the result. Expecting karmaphala will lead to bondage and birth death cycle to exhaust the vasanas. The only solution is to perform action righteously for the welfare of totality with a sense of gratitude to the Lord who has given us all the instruments and surroundings. The ladder of downfall actually starts with a single desire which builds up into intense craving for possessing which when not fulfilled turns to anger and delusion leading to loss of memory & discrimination culminating in total destruction of personality. The difference between a common man and a man of realisation is that the common man accepts the world as real being source of happiness whereas the Mahatma knows the world is unreal and happiness is his very nature. A man of wisdom is able to give up all desires of the mind as he is contended with himself for he knows that he is in reality immortal, ocean of peace & happiness – Sat Chit Ananda.
The Yajna was well attended on all the days.
Geeta Jnana Yajna in Tyagarajanagar
Pujya Swami Gahanananda of Tumkur Center conducted a Geeta Jnana Yajna on Message of Bhagavd Geeta for Daily Living in Kannada from 11/12/2018 to 17/12/2018 at Shirdi Sai Mandir, Tyagarajanagar.
Pujya Swamiji took several shlokas during his discourse to drive home the fact that Geeta is the Reference Manual that can be applied for peaceful and meaningful living facing the ups and downs in life without getting agitated. The best way is to perform all activities selflessly with dedication without expecting any result but accepting what come as His prasada. This is possible only through complete surrender when the Lord Himself will help in removing our delusion and bless us with Self knowledge.
The Yajna was well attended.
Geeta Jnana Yajna in Rajajinagar
Pujya Swami Brahmananda conducted a Geeta Jnana Yajna in Kannada on Bhagavad Geeta Chapter – 6 at Sri Sai College for Women, Rajajinagar from 16/12/2018 to 22/12/2018. The Yajna was inaugurated by Sri R Anand, chairman of Sri Sai Mandira Trust.
Pujya Swamiji emphasised that sanyasa is not the external appearance and renouncing society but performing all actions within the framework of society amidst all situations in life maintaining a calm and peaceful mind. We are responsible for our own lives and it is futile to blame the outer world of objects, persons and situations. He is a true karma yogi who can control his senses and remove all the negativities in the mind through daily puja, bhajan, dhyana and tapas. This attempt to purify the mind must be a regular practice and the only way to prevent the mind from getting disturbed by the petty daily situations. By living a perfect life in the present we prepare a blue print for our future.
The Yana was very well attended.
Geeta Jnana Yajna in Sahakaranagar
Pujya Swami Adityananda of Mandya centre conducted a Jnana Yajna in Kannada at SNEHA Bhavan, Sahakaranagar on Adi Shankara’s Bhaja Govindam from 23/12/2018 to 30/12/2018. The Yajna was inaugurated by Sri B M Gopalakrishna senior member of the Mission.
Pujya Swamiji explained that Bhaja Govindam tries to remove the wrong impressions and worldly attachments imbedded in our mind through ignorance. Acharya Shankara advocates worshipping Govinda stressing the fact that Govinda is the inner Self who is the Chaitanya enlivening the inert body, mind and intellect. We with ignorance serve the body which in reality is not the real “Me”. There is also a subtle warning here that we need to do what is necessary, apt and moral instead of performing acts that are useless & foolish having no meaning or relevance. Shankar justifies his stand through several day to day examples that magnify the futility of most of our regular activities inspiring us to understand the Reality. Once we start looking at life with the inner eye a totally new outlook blossoms in front of us with the understanding that only Chaitanya – Govinda exists.
The Yajna was well attended.
Gita and Pujya Swami Tapovan Jayanti was observed in all the centres on 18/12/1019 through chanting of all the chapters of Bhagavad Gita along with Tapovan Shatkam and performing Paduka Puja. Satsangs were also conducted by Swamijis on the eternal message of Bhagavad Gita to humanity and Pujya Swami Tapovan Maharaj’s contribution in making the subtle message of our scriptures available to common man.