FOCUS, DETERMINATION, & SELFLESS WORK. SBG 2:41 and 2:47 #shorts 08

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Shlokas SBG 2:41 and 2:47

SBG 2:41
व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धिरेकेह कुरुनन्दन |
बहुशाखा ह्यनन्ताश्च बुद्धयोऽव्यवसायिनाम् || २ ४१ ||
vyavasaa-yaatmikaa buddhir-
ekeha kuru-nandana
bahu-shaakhaa hya-nantaas-cha
buddhayo ‘vyavasaa-yinaam (SBG 2:41)
In this path, O descendant of the Kurus (Arjuna) there is a single point of focus and determination. The thoughts of the undecided are branched and are infinite.

SBG 2:47
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ ||
karmaNye vaadhikaras te
maa phaleshu kadaachana
maa-karma-phala-hetur-bhuur-
maa te sango ‘stva karmaNi (SBG 2:47)
You only have the right to work but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.

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Give it your best! Gain or loss – either way, you will win! SBG 2:37 and 2:38 #shorts 07

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Shlokas SBG 2:37 and 2:38

SBG 2:37
हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् |
तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चयः || २ ३७ ||
hatho va praapsyasi svargam
jitvaa vaa bhokshyase mahim
tasmaa-duttist-ha kaunteya
yuddhaaya krta nischayaha (SBG 2:37)
Either you will be killed in the battle, and you will attain the celestial abodes or, you will win this battle and enjoy the kingdom on earth. Therefore, arise and fight with resolution.
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SBG 2:38
सुखदुःखे समे कृत्वा लाभालाभौ जयाजयौ |
ततो युद्धाय युज्यस्व नैवं पापमवाप्स्यसि || २ ३८ ||
sukhaduh-khe same krtvaa
laabhaa-laabhau jayaa-jayau
thatho yuddhaaya yujyasva
naivam paapam-avaapsyasi (SBG 2:38)
Fight the battle treating alike pleasure and pain, gain and loss as well as victory and defeat. By doing so, you will not sin.

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Do not be a Quitter! SBG 2:31 and 2:33 #shorts 06

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Shlokas SBG 2:31 and 2:33

SBG 2:31

स्वधर्ममपि चावेक्ष्य न विकम्पितुमर्हसि |

धर्म्याद्धि युद्धाच्छ्रेयोऽन्यत्क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यते || २ ३१ ||

svadharma-mapi chaavekshya

na vikampitu-marhasi

dharmyaaddhi yuddhaach reyo ‘nyat-

kshatriyasya na vidhyate (SBG 2:31)

Considering your duty as a Kshatriya, you should not falter, as there is no greater work for you than a battle which protects Dharma (righteousness).

SBG 2:33

अथ चेत्त्वमिमं धर्म्यं संग्रामं न करिष्यसि |

ततः स्वधर्मं कीर्तिं च हित्वा पापमवाप्स्यसि || २ ३३ ||

atha chettva-mimam dharmyam

sangraamam na karishyasi

tatah svadharmam kiirtim cha

hitvaa paapam-avaapsyasi (SBG 2:33)

If you don’t fight this battle of Dharma (righteousness), you will be a sinner by failing in your duty, and it will cause the loss of your standing as a warrior.

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The Atman cannot be destroyed. Of what are you afraid? SBG 2:23 and 2:24 #shorts 05

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Shlokas SBG 2:23 and 2:24

SBG 2:23
नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः |
न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः || २ २३ ||
nainam chindanti shastraaNi
nainam dahati paavakaha
na chainam kledayanty-aapo
na shoshayati maarutaha (SBG 2:23)
The soul cannot be cut by weapons, it can’t be burned by fire, water cannot wet it nor can wind dry it.
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SBG 2:24
अच्छेद्योऽयमदाह्योऽयमक्लेद्योऽशोष्य एव च |
नित्यः सर्वगतः स्थाणुरचलोऽयं सनातनः || २ २४ ||
acchedyo ‘yama daahyo ‘yam
akledyo ‘shoshya eva cha
nityaha sarva gatah sthaaNur-
achalo ‘yam sanaatanaha (SBG 2:24)
The soul or the Self is indeed incombustible, it cannot be cut, nor moistened nor dried. It is eternal and it has been there forever.

The Atman NEVER DIES – is All-pervading and Indestructible. SBG 2:17. 2:20 #shorts 04

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Shlokas SBG 2:17 and 2:20

SBG 2:17
अविनाशि तु तद्विद्धि येन सर्वमिदं ततम् |
विनाशमव्ययस्यास्य न कश्चित्कर्तुमर्हति || २ १७ ||
avinaashi tu tadviddhi
yena sarva midam tatam
vinaasham-avyayas-yaasya
na kash-chit kartu marhati (SBG 2:17)

You must know that, that which pervades the body can never be destroyed. The soul is indestructible and imperishable.

SBG 2:20
न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचिन्
नायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूयः |
अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो
न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे || २ २० ||
na jaayate mriyate vaa kadaachin
naayam bhutva bhavitaa vaa na bhuuyaha
ajo nityaha shaashvato ‘yam puraaNo
na hanyate hanyamaane shariire (SBG 2:20)


The Self is never born, nor does it die at any time. It does not come into existence by being born. The Self is constant. It is not killed when the body dies.

Nothing is permanent. Not even troubles and challenges. SBG 2:12. 2:14 #shorts 03

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Shlokas SBG 2:12 and 2:14

1. THE ATMAN HAS ALWAYS EXISTED.

2. LEARN TO ENDURE. EVERYTHING CHANGES.

2:12
नत्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः |
न चैव न भविष्यामः सर्वे वयमतः परम् || २ १२ ||
na tvevaaham jaatu naasam
na tvam neme janaadhi-paaha
na chaiva na bhavishyaa-maha
sarve vayam-ataha param (SBG 2:12)
There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings. We will also never cease to exist.
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2:14
मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः |
आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत || २ १४ ||
maatra-sparshaas-tu kaunteya
sheetoshNa-sukhad-duhkhadaaha
aagamaa-paayino -‘nityaas-
taam-sthithikshasva-bhaarata (SBG 2:14)
O son of Kunti, transitory perceptions such as happiness and sadness arise from the contact of the senses with sense objects. Like the heat and cold in summer and winter, they too come and go. They are temporary, so learn to endure them.

Tavamithram – A humble ‘Nimitta Maatram’ of KRISHNA – 189 countries

In Shloka 11:33 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Krishna calls Arjuna a निमित्तमात्रं ‘Nimitta Maatram’, meaning Arjuna was merely an instrument in the ‘hands’ of Krishna.

तस्मात्त्वमुत्तिष्ठ यशो लभस्व
जित्वा शत्रून् भुङ्क्ष्व राज्यं समृद्धम् |
मयैवैते निहताः पूर्वमेव
निमित्तमात्रं भव सव्यसाचिन् || ११ ३३ ||
tasmaat-tvam-uttisht-ha yasho labhasva
jitvaa shatroon bhungkshva raajyam samriddham
mayaivaite nihataaha poorvameva
nimitta-maatram bhava savya-saachin (SBG 11:33)
Therefore, get up and attain glory. Conquer your enemies and enjoy a prosperous kingdom. All these warriors have already been destroyed by Me. You are merely an instrument, O Arjuna the ambidextrous one.

I just now took a look at the stats of this website and I must say that I am humbled to know that this site has had visitors from 189 countries of the world! Of course, most of them must be people of Indian origin. This is a website that I started in the year 2014 as my personal loud-thinking platform, which I thought would be also useful to others who were facing challenges in life and were becoming victims of fraudulent astrologers and fake spiritual teachers. I feel blessed to be a simple ‘Nimitta Maatram’ in the ‘hands’ of Krishna.

Click on the images below to see the list of countries, the order of which is based on the volume of traffic from those respective countries. The top six are India, the USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, and the UAE.

As per Wikipedia there are 206 listed states in the world out of which this site has had visitors from 189! This is a moment of joy for me, although I am not sure how successful I have been in carrying out my mission of leading people towards the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, so far.

18:68
य इदं परमं गुह्यं मद्भक्तेष्वभिधास्यति |
भक्तिं मयि परां कृत्वा मामेवैष्यत्यसंशयः || १८ ६८ ||
ya idam paramam guhyam
madbhaktesh-vabhidhaa-syati
bhaktim mayi paraam krutvaa
maame-vaishya-tyasam-shayaha
(SBG 18: 68)
The one who teaches this Supreme Philosophy to My devotees has the greatest form of love for Me and offers to Me the highest form of service. Such a person shall undoubtedly come to Me.
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18:69
न च तस्मान्मनुष्येषु कश्चिन्मे प्रियकृत्तमः |
भविता न च मे तस्मादन्यः प्रियतरो भुवि || १८ ६९ ||
na cha tasmaan-manu-shyeshu
kash-chinme priya-krutta-maha
bhavitaa na cha me tasmaad-
anyah priyataro bhuvi
(SBG 18:69)
There is no one who does dearer service to Me than such a person, nor will there be another who is dearer to Me than them.

Never look down upon yourself or belittle yourself, because your SELF is the same Supreme Brahman personified as KRISHNA. Take inspiration from the following quote by Swami Vivekananda.

All challenges, however serious they may be, are nothing but great learning experiences. Moreover, whatever happens in your life is, somehow or the other, a direct result of the choices you made. So, never get into the habit of blaming others, deities,’god’, planets or black magic. This is because by doing so, you are bound to develop a victim attitude which will only lead you to become an even more hapless victim of fraudsters masquerading as religious people, astrolgers, and other charlatans. You will soon find yourself falling into an endless pit of misery, pain and sufferings. Accept responsibility and think calmly. Krishna will guide you through your intellect.

Please click on the thumbnail below to watch a one-minute video to know which crucial step Arjuna, who represents the whole of humankind, took to handle his dilemma, face the massive challenge that stood before him, and emerge victorious.

Remember that no one, no deity, no ‘god’, or no planet is doing anything unto you. In case you have been harbouring fears of ‘god punishing you’ for your ‘past sins’ simply get such thoughts out of your mind right now. Doing so will make you feel so powerful that you would not even believe it. Try it.

Do you remember the important Bhagavad Gita analogies that I speak about often?

Going through the following description will help you better understand and internalise the essence of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

The Chariot:Shareeram – The body
Arjuna:Jiva – The master of the chariot
Krishna: Sarathy – the Charioteer – Buddhi – The intellect
The Reins:The mind that controls the senses, represented by the horses
The Horses:The Indriyas – The senses that tend to pull in different directions unless controlled by the charioteer using the reins
The Path or the field in which the chariot travels:The physical and material world in which the body lives.

The moment you convince yourself that there is no one out there who is controlling or affecting your life, your intellect will be free to function to its fullest, and you will begin to manage your life in a highly intelligent manner.

Vedanta is the greatest science of all sciences. There is nothing religious in Vedanta. It is science based on pure reason and logic. Understanding even the basics of Vedanta will make you tremendously powerful.

Here is a short course introducing Vedanta. Watching the videos of this course as well as the Srimad Bhagavad Run-through video given below, will surely have a major impact on your way of thinking and perception of life in general. Tell me – Who wouldn’t want to be healthy, happy, cool, fearless, and successful?

Introduction to Vedanta – A Crash Course

The SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA – MADE EASY – A RUN-THROUGH in English. IDEAL FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN.

I wish you a healthy, great, prosperous, enriching, peaceful, and fulfilling life ahead.

With much love and affection.

Tavamithram

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. ARISE! AWAKE!

The day was the 12th of February 1963. Vishwanath Dutta and Bhubaneswari Devi welcomed into the world their son Narendranath Dutta, who would grow up to become Swami Vivekananda, one of the finest modern teachers of the Vedanta philosophy.

Vedanta literally means the end of or the highest stage of the Vedas. Swami Vivekananda was aware of the degradation of the Vedantic philosophy which had led to differences among people, causing countless sects among those who did not convert to foreign predatory religions but remained in the Dharmic fold. The contribution of Swami Vivekananda to enlighten people about the philosophy of Vedanta in his rather short span of life is simply incomparable.

How many of the so-called ‘pious ‘hindus” of today have even read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, at least some of the prime Upanishads, or the Brahma Sutras? Social media is full of strangely dressed people with painted faces, those who are only further strengthening the feeling of duality in the minds of the masses. Each one starts his or her own ashram, cult, or whatever and breaks society into fragments with followers who haven’t the slightest clue of the essence of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, known as the nectar of all the Upanishads. There are also those who have read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita but have somehow conveniently either overlooked or misinterpreted certain parts of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which explicitly and directly destroy all kinds of rites and rituals done with the aim of receiving something in return.

Below are some such Shlokas, which, if you happen to be a person with an open mind, can at least set you thinking.

ARISE! AWAKE!

SBG 2:46-42 Unintelligent people, who have minds full of desires, are attracted by the flowery statements in the Vedas, and they consider heaven as their highest goal. For them, there is nothing else higher than it. They speak about the rites as prescribed in the Vedas which get them good birth, power and enjoyment. They think that there is nothing beyond pleasure and wealthy life. People who are attached to such gratifications and power are carried away by these words, and they are not able to attain total determination to concentrate on the Supreme Bhagavan or Divinity.

SBG 7:19 Therefore, after innumerable births, the one who has perfected his or her wisdom, understanding fully My universal reality, surrenders to Me and such a soul is very rare.

SBG 7:24 Foolish people who do not know My formless, exalted, imperishable, and supreme nature think I assume a manifest human form.

SBG 9:23 Those who worship other deities with faith are also worshiping Me, but they are doing it without true understanding.

SBG 9:25 Those who worship Deities, go to them; those who worship ancestors, go to their ancestors; people who worship ghosts and spirits, go to them; and those who worship Me, will surely come unto Me.

SBG 10:20 I am the Self, O Gudakesha (Arjuna), situated within all living entities. I am the origin, the middle and also the end of all beings.

SBG 13:02 (13:05 in some editions)You should know that the Kshetrajna or the embodied Self in all bodies or Kshetras is Me, O Arjuna. Knowing about the Kshetra and the Kshetrajnas is called knowledge.

SBG 18:66 Giving up all your ideas of righteousness or religion, take complete refuge in Me. I will liberate you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.
 

Some famous quotes by Swami Vivekananda

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care of what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, and none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”

“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.”

“The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.”

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

“Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.”

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”

“The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.”

“The Vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta, is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power, and you cannot do this and that.”

“If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.”

Speech by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago – September 1893

The curse of duality

Think about it, what is that causes ‘religious wars’? They usually stem from beliefs such as, ‘my god is better than your god’, or ‘my religion is the true religion.’

इन्द्रं॑ मि॒त्रं वरु॑णम॒ग्निमा॑हु॒रथो॑ दि॒व्यः स सु॑प॒र्णो ग॒रुत्मा॑न् ।

एकं॒ सद्विप्रा॑ बहु॒धा व॑दन्त्य॒ग्निं य॒मं मा॑त॒रिश्वा॑नमाहुः ॥

indram mitram varuNam agnim aahur atho divyah sa suparNo garutmaan |

ekam sad vipraa bahudhaa vadanti-agnim yamam maatarishvaanam aahuh ||

‘Ekam sadvipra bahudha vadanti’ is a line extracted from the above Shloka 1.164.46 of the Rig Veda.

In Shloka SBG 9:23, Krishna says: Those who worship other deities with faith are also worshiping Me, but they are doing it without true understanding.

It means that Krishna, the personification of the WHOLE, and not some personal ‘god’ called Krishna, is the ultimate All-pervading Truth, but different religions and sects objectify the All-pervading Divine principle and end up breaking society into fragments that are at constant battle with each other.

It is nothing but ignorance of the highest science of Vedanta that makes people so highly vulnerable to ‘religious predators’ with vested interests.

The ‘Introduction to Vedanta’ course should help clear major fundamental misunderstandings about the Vedas, Upanishads, ‘gods’, ‘deities’, and other such factors.

The eve of a new Gregorian year

2022 > 2023

Would it be possible to put your finger in the air and ‘mark’ a spot in the empty, never-ending space? Similarly, would it be really possible to ‘mark a point in time’?

Duration can be specified as the perceived time span between two successive events, and time, as we know, is the common system for measuring the time interval between events. Since every moment follows its preceding moment and precedes the moment that follows it, it would help in reflecting on the moments that have passed. This is in order to have better and more useful as well as pleasurable moments in the future, considering the fact that the present is the result of the past. Learning from the past can greatly help in learning to be wiser and succeed in making the best of the moments that are yet to come. Reflecting on the past truly makes people wise and responsible, in that they understand that just as their present moment is a product of their past thoughts, words, and deeds, their future will be a product of their present thoughts, words, and deeds.

Taking responsibility for everything that happens in your life and not blaming others or other factors for them needs to be your fundamental attitude towards life. As opposed to most religious beliefs, I would say organised religion is one of the main causes of major conflict and hatred among people because religious people always have a ‘god’ whose ‘mysterious ways’ could be blamed for all undesirable things that happen in one’s life.

One of the main qualities in me that helps keep my life exciting and enriching all the time is my inherent nature to stay open and free all the time. No dogma, no religions, no cults, no babas, no swamies, no ‘ammas’, no deities, no ‘gods’, or nothing of that sort bothers me, influences me or enslaves me. My main driving force is to be able to experience every moment of my life to the fullest and acquire KNOWLEDGE.

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते |
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ४ ३८ ||
na hi gnyaanena sadrisham
pavitra-miha vidhyathe
tath-svayam yoga-samsiddhah
kaalenaath-mani vindati (SBG 4:38)

There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time.

As against people who wish others a prosperous new year, lots of happiness and other such things, what I sincerely wish everyone is MORE KNOWLEDGE. One of the most dangerous factors that can hinder the acquiring of knowledge is organised religion, being a part of a cult, or blindly following or glorifying any individual, which in fact, is the first step towards building a cult. The moment you believe in some ‘god’, deity, baba, or religion, you will see all others to be in conflict with you. This is the typical ‘I am holier than thou’ mindset.

Below is a video that can serve as a quick checklist and help you ensure that you are free from any kind of dogma, cult or cultist attitude or inclination.

I wish you a wonderful, peaceful and enriching final day of the Gregorian year 2022. Reflect well, and chart your course for the new Gregorian year 2023.

Do you remember one of Krishna’s final pieces of advice to Arjuna, which is Shloka SBG 18:63?

इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया |
विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु || १८ ६३ ||
iti te jnaana-maakhyaatam
guhyaad-guhyataram mayaa
vim-rushyaita-dashesheNa
yathe-cchasi tathaa kuru
(SBG 18:63)

I have taught you the secret wisdom which is deeper than all that is confidential and profound. REFLECT FULLY on what I have declared to you, and do what you wish to do.

Don’t just blindly obey someone or believe something! Ask questions! Use common sense, reason and logic. REFLECT.

Post: Are you in a cult?

What is Atma?

Watch the video and find out for yourself what Atma truly is and understand the way in which most people are fooled and menaced using the threat of a horrible ‘afterlife’, of being troubled by ‘spirits and ghosts’, of ‘unsatisfied ancestors’ causing challenges in the lives of living people, and the thoroughly abused idea of ‘Janma and Punarjanma’ or birth and rebirth.

Before you watch the video, just ask yourself: How would it be possible to tell one ‘soul’ from another when both of them have neither their respective bodies, faces, nor DNA?

Understand what is meant by Atma and free yourselves from all unwanted webs of irrational beliefs and fears that will mercilessly destroy your life by ruining your peace of mind. All that has been said in this presentation has been substantiated by relevant Shlokas from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures.

A Run-Through of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a small, although crucial, part of the Mahabharata. It is a conversation between the warrior prince Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna. In the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Krishna advises Arjuna on the proper way to live and act, particularly in times of crisis and moral dilemmas. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is known as the nectar of all the Upanishads

The key theme of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the concept of Dharma, which refers to the moral and ethical principles that guide human behaviour. Dharma is the foundation of a virtuous and fulfilling life, and it is only through the practice of dharma that one can achieve success and happiness.

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is about the two opposing forces in your mind that are constantly at war with each other that render you indecisive most of the time. It is only through INTELLECT and disciplined use of the SENSES by the mind that the positive forces in an individual can attain sustainable success. Krishna teaches that doing so helps a person overcome the duality of the mind and align himself or herself with the ‘Higher Self’ which is the All-pervading Divine Principle, Brahman, Paramartha Tattvam, or Krishna, and attain Self-Realisation which is the highest goal in the path of spiritual evolution.

In the second Shloka of the Gita Dyanam by Madhusudana Sarasvati, Sage Veda Vyasa is revered as one with immensely great intellect.

नमोऽस्तु ते व्यास विशालबुद्धे
फुल्लारविन्दायातपत्रनेत्रे
येन त्वया भारततैलपूर्णः
प्रज्वलितो ज्ञानमयः प्रदीपः
namo’stu te vyaasa vishaala-buddhe
phullaaravindaa-yaatapatranetre
yena tvayaa bhaaratatailapuurṇaḥ
prajvalito jnaanamayaḥ pradiipaḥ
My salutations to Vyasa, the one with immensely great intellect, and whose eyes are like lotus petals.
It was by you that the lamp of knowledge of the Mahabharata was lit.

Sage Veda Vyasa was a genius, who, in a period as early as thousands of years ago, was, in fact, more rational, logical, intellectual, and scientific as compared to most fake religious teachers in the modern period of the 21st century, who peddle dualistic ideas, superstition, rites and rituals, and build religions and cults.

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is no religion with a belief system, with commandments, rites and rituals, or things such as heaven and hell. The scripture is 100% allegorical and approaching the chapters in such a manner would be the best thing to do in order to study it and gain knowledge that can be truly useful in turning one’s life into a healthy, peaceful, prosperous, enriching, and fulfilling one.

Every moment of life can be considered a new life or Janma simply because anything could happen to anyone at any time. Your present is a result of your thoughts, words, and deeds in the past and your future will depend on your current thoughts, words, and deeds. Therefore, be RESPONSIBLE at all times.

The Chariot: Shareeram – The body
Arjuna:Jiva – The master of the chariot
Krishna:Sarathy – the Charioteer – Buddhi – The intellect
The Reins:The mind that controls the senses, represented by the horses
The Horses:The Indriyas – The senses that tend to pull in different directions unless controlled by the charioteer using the reins
The Path:The path or the field n which the chariot travels – the physical and material world in which the body lives.

The FIRE of KNOWLEDGE

 न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते |
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ४ ३८ ||
na hi gnyaanena sadrisham
pavitra-miha vidhyathe
tath-svayam yoga-samsiddhah
kaalenaath-mani vindati (SBG 4:38)
 There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time.

Ignorance, ‘maya’ or illusion, and delusion, are some of the main factors behind most of the sufferings that people undergo. These factors prevent people from perceiving reality in a rational manner. That is how and why people fall victim to bizarre religions and cults, godmen and god women, take strange and painful wows, and do almost everything possible that in no way agrees with common sense.

At the core of such ignorance lies ‘Duality’. In simple words, it is the belief ingrained in people since their childhood that there is a separate entity called ‘god’ and that pleasing such an entity would change their lives for the better by showering upon them, wealth, property, worldly goodies, progeny, or even a life partner.

Such a belief leaves a gaping hole in the psyche of an ignorant person, through which, ‘soul-traders’ enter and take over their souls forever.

Our ancestors have left behind tremendous treasures in the form of Vedic scriptures of which, the highest stage is the Upanishads; and the supreme gift of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. However, people somehow neither find the inclination nor the time to read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which could, in fact, turn their whole life around. Their innate nature to find ‘quick solutions’ leads them to charlatans, frauds, and other fake religious people, and people end up being dejected, frustrated, angry, or chronically depressed.

Knowing this problem of people, in the year 2014, I created a website to help people read the complete Srimad Bhagavad Gita with ease. I use large fonts on my site that makes reading easier, and less strenuous or boring to read. I then came out with a Run-Through of the SBG, Audiobooks, E-books, paperbacks, and Udemy courses. My latest publication is called, ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita,’ which is available on Amazon for a price that is next to nothing.

But even after all my endeavours to explain to people that Vedic astrology is only a tool used to acquire a general idea about the patterns in a person’s life and that Mantras are amazing tools in one’s efforts to master their own mind, I see that even now, a lot of visitors who come to this site, read the same astrology related pages, again and again, every day, expecting ‘planets to shower them with blessings of special favours!’

This page is another attempt of mine to gently lead people towards Vedanta away from all irrational beliefs and practices.

This page would be useful to anyone, even to those who are in a mental state of dejection, paranoia, fear, pain, and all other debilitating emotions.

When you face serious issues, don’t you go to speak to some elderly person or with someone who cares for you? Why do you do that? It is because speaking with them makes you FEEL BETTER, and not that they could solve your problems straight away. What does it mean? It means that talking to someone, helps you look at your challenge pragmatically, rather than emotionally, and this helps you think more intelligently, which can cause new ideas in your mind to help you get out of your predicament.

Even after one read of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, your ‘default state of mind’ turns absolutely pragmatical and rational, and the knowledge you acquire, guides you, protects you and, shows you the way to a healthy, wonderful, peaceful, prosperous, content, enriching, fulfilling, and blessed life ahead. If reading the SBG merely once could do this, just think what studying the Srimad Bhagavad Gita well could do.

This page is my gift to you. Taking it or leaving it is a choice you will need to make.

Just watch the videos below. There is no more reading to be done on this page.

Stay Blessed.

Please bookmark this page, visit it every day, and watch the videos in the order given one by one.

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Jai Shri Krishna

Why Study VEDANTA?

The question is, in fact, a straight and fair one. Why should anyone study Vedanta at all?

Vedanta is the ultimate goal, peak, or ‘end’ of the Vedas. The Vedas are a steady process of attaining Supreme Knowledge. The Upanishads, the highest and final sections of the Vedas, deal in pure knowledge of the All-pervading and eternal ‘THAT’, which you and all beings are.

Once you complete the above video, please take this free crash course: ‘Introduction to Vedanta – A Crash Course’

The MOST THANKLESS PEOPLE

Yep. If you are one of them, you would obviously know it, wouldn’t you?

I call GRATITUDE the noblest of all virtues because it encompasses all other virtues. Carrying this highest virtue all the time can act as a ring of protection around you. People might have helped you, monetarily, in finding a job, a life partner, or something else you wished for, but the one who has given you their time, has given you what is most precious to them – a part, however small or big, of their own life. Remember this always.

What is Moksha or Salvation?

Click here for the audio version of this post:

Life after death is one of the most excellent tools used in the ‘business’ of organised religion. Almost all organised religions have, as a core factor, death and what happens after death. Gullible poorly informed ‘sheeple’, which means ‘sheep people,’ willingly allow themselves to be ‘herded’ by some individual or organisation, and in fact, feel proud of being led by a ‘shepherd’.

It is quite understandable that Indians, whose forefathers converted to other religions, believe in those concepts and dogma, but what about the people of the Vedic Sanatana Dharma? The ignorance of the masses has been made good use of by certain individuals and organisations, and they have been doing exceedingly well in firmly establishing dualism and leading people deeper and deeper into superstition in the name of religion, faith, culture, tradition, ‘aasthaa’, ‘bhakti’ and so on.

The truth is that all one needs to do is to pick up a copy of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, ignore all the lengthy interpretations, and read merely the translation of each of the 700 Shlokas.

Massive money-spinning enterprises have sprung up all over in which, poorly informed common people are sold advice by self-proclaimed ‘all-knowing’ charlatans posing as ‘gurus. Osho once said that fear and greed are the most important mass manipulation tools used in organised religion. He meant the fear of hell and the greed for heaven. The scriptures of one such organised religion says, ‘Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.’ The same scripture also says that the place for idolators, liars and all sinners after their deaths, would be a lake of fire and sulphur!

There are expensive courses on ‘how to deal with family troubles’, ‘how to deal with a dictatorial boss’, ‘how to protect oneself from gossiping colleagues,’ and so on! Sheeple, being sheeple, gladly pay for those courses and sincerely undergo them, only to find out some months or years later that they had been duped.

Ever since I started my main website, followed by the other sites I own, I have been talking people into reading the SBG. In order to make it even easier, I came out with a Run-through video on the SBG, paperbacks, audiobooks, e-books., and lately, my new book ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita.’

Many times I have even compelled people, who wanted to speak with me, to first read the SBG and only after that, seek an appointment with me.

This video, which follows the The TWO TRUTHS of LIFE video, is simple and easy to understand. My prime intention behind making this video has been explained by me in the video. A person who has attained this knowledge will automatically be good at everything and therefore, I have no need to make separate videos on  ‘how to deal with family troubles’, ‘how to deal with a dictatorial boss’, ‘how to protect oneself from gossiping colleagues,’ and so on! 

Please watch the entire video. It will be worth the time because it will certainly have an impact on the way you think about life, and help you fearlessly and confidently take control of it.

Stay blessed.

Jai Shri Krishna

The TWO TRUTHS of LIFE

TVM Vegan

This is the ‘About’ page on the TVM Vegan Site.

Krishna, who goes by the name Tavamithram, is an entrepreneur, polyglot, adventurer, actor, language teacher, counsellor, committed parent, animal lover, hobby musician, vegan culinarian, Vedantist, Vedic astrologer, incorrigible optimist and an ardent devotee of the Divine, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Primordial, Eternal and Supreme Bhagavan Shri Krishna.

What you eat has a direct impact on your mind.  When you eat food that is made from the flesh of animals, you subconsciously and even consciously know that the meat has been obtained by killing an animal. Everyone knows very well that no animal would jump with joy and offer its head under the butcher’s machete. Such food which is a result of gore, pain and death, is not considered to be Sattvic and hence the effect it has on the mind of the person eating it, for obvious reasons cannot be Sattvic.

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Tavamithram, after a workout at the gym

Humans are not carnivorous. We do not have the kind of teeth or jaws that carnivorous animals possess. You cannot spring on a cow, bite it, kill it and eat its raw meat. Vegetarianism and Veganism are stages of human evolution. There comes a time when humans realise that they not only do not need meat, but that meat is also detrimental to their own bodies and soul.

It is heartening to see that Veganism is spreading in the West and that is where fashion begins. They have no religious, but only moral and health reasons to take to Veganism. One of the renowned champions of Veganism, Dr. Michael Klaper uses the term ‘Calf growth fluid’ to describe cow’s milk. He’s right! Has anyone heard of a tiger drinking cow’s milk or, for that matter, any adult animal drinking mammary milk?

The first step in preparing a meat dish is the MURDER of an innocent animal which loves life and is certainly unwilling to die.

About a hundred years ago, Europeans used to celebrate family get-togethers, marriages and festivals withwhat-if-cows-became-man-eaters sumptuous lunches.  They used to serve on the table stuffed pigs, lambs, goats, a stuffed head of a cow and so on. As time went by, things changed and people ceased stuffing large animals and roasting them as a whole. Instead, they chopped the meat into smaller pieces and served them as fried, baked or boiled dishes. Actually, this is also a kind of evolution in the human diet.  As time went by, young children began to express their disagreement with the slaughtering of animals. This process has taken a while in Western countries, but all this will certainly lead to a completely meat-free diet for humans in the future. Continue reading “TVM Vegan”

The TWO TRUTHS of LIFE

*In order for the video to make more sense to you, please go through the following post before watching the video.

*You could choose to listen to this audio, or if you wish, you could also play the audio and simultaneously read the introduction to the video given below:

Around thirty trillion cells that are stuck together form the human body in which you reside. In fact, YOU, or rather your SELF, exist in each of these trillions of cells.

Now, how is your SELF different from the SELF that exists in others and in all other living beings? Is each SELF known by some people as ‘Jivatma’ separate from one another? After a person is dead and gone, and when neither face, body, nor DNA exist, how can you tell one ‘Jivatma’ from another?`Do they have ‘Jivatma fingerprints?’ And if ‘Jivatmas’ were truly separate from one another, then they should be made of matter in one of the three states of solid, liquid or gas. What are they made of? Are they some kind of gas? If that were to be the case, they should be made of molecules. So what kind of molecules are they made of?

The lack of general knowledge, common sense, and an overall foundation of rationality are the ones that cause people to believe without questioning whatever ‘yarns’ are spun for them by ‘religious’ people.

Have you read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita? Did Arjuna ever ‘pray to Krishna’ to help him win the war? NO! Arjuna only requested Krishna to accept him as His pupil and impart knowledge to him.

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a perfect allegory for your life. The Mahabharata war is not something that takes place between you and others, but it is a perpetual battle between the ‘Pandavas’ and ‘Kauravas’ that represent the positive and negative thoughts in your mind. Remember that both are equally powerful, and therefore, the only way for the good guys or the Pandavas to win over the badies of the Kauravas would be THROUGH KNOWLEDGE. Every sane person has their own intellect or KRISHNA in them, but how many actually choose to be like Arjuna who questions, discusses, contemplates, reflects, and is always eager to learn, is an important question.

The last Shloka SBG 18:78 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita sums it all up:

SBG 18:78 (Sanjaya says) Wherever there is Krishna, the Master of Yoga; and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer; you will find there, prosperity, happiness, victory and righteousness. Of this fact, I am certain.

What is the moral of Shloka 18:78? A true seeker is one who is eager to learn, is socially responsible, is fearless, and is aware that he is the same All-pervading Supreme Paramatma, temporarily limited by his false belief that he is restricted to the boundaries of his skin on his body. Such a person consults his intellect before performing action, which he does as a sacrifice unto Krishna or his own Higher Self, and by doing so, he can be free from Karmic reactions and comfortably evolve towards the final goal of Ultimate Self-Realisation.

Please read the following translated SBG Shlokas and then watch the video:

SBG 2:18 The material body is perishable but not the eternal, indestructible and immeasurable Self, which has no end.

SBG 2:20 The Self is never born, nor does it die at any time. It does not come into existence by being born. The Self is constant. It is not killed when the body dies.

SBG 2:25 The Self is said to be formless, inconceivable, immutable and unchangeable. Hence, knowing this, you should not grieve.

SBG 6:29 A yogi, whose Self is united with Divine Consciousness, sees the Self abiding in all beings and all beings in the Self. Such a person sees the same everywhere.

SBG 13:02 (13.3 in some editions) You should know that the Kshetrajna or the embodied Self in all bodies or Kshetras is Me, O Arjuna. Knowing about the Kshetra and the Kshetrajnas is called knowledge.

SBG 13:22 (13.23 in some editions) Yet, within the body resides The Supreme Bhagavan who is also called the Spectator, the One who permits, the Supporter and the Transcendental Enjoyer. He is the Paramatma, the Supreme Self.

SBG 13:31 (13:32 in some editions) The imperishable Supreme Self is without any beginning and is devoid of the Gunas or material qualities, O Arjuna. Although it dwells in the body, it neither acts nor is tainted.

SBG 13:32 (13:33 in some editions) Just as the all-pervading ether is not tainted because of its subtlety, the Self that is seated everywhere in the body, does not mix with it nor is affected by it.

SBG 13:33 (13:34 in some editions) Like the sun that illuminates the whole world, the Self or the Soul, which is the Bhagavan of the Kshetram or body, illuminates the whole field, O Arjuna.

SBG 14:19 The one who recognises the Gunas alone as the agent in all actions and treats the Self to be above the Gunas, achieves My (Krishna’s) Divine Nature.

SBG 18:63 I have taught you the secret wisdom, which is deeper than all that is confidential and profound. Reflect fully on what I have declared to you, and do what you wish to do.

You may now watch the video.

Beware of fake relationships

How often have you come across a man or a woman breaking up with their parents? Or siblings breaking up with each other? The relationship between parents and their young ones, or that between siblings, are forever because they are real. There might be misunderstandings or any other situation that could cause separation between such blood relatives, but breakups are extremely rare, and they happen only in rare cases.

Why is that? It is simply because such relationships occur naturally and are not based on any particular man-made conditions. On the other hand, romantic relationships usually happen when those involved find each other attractive, particularly if they saw in the other person something that they have been looking for, if their general philosophies about life agreed with each other, or if they had similar hobbies. Such cases can be compared to a trade agreement – something like: ‘You give me what I want, and I will give you what you want.’ It should not be overlooked that this sets the foundation for a dualistic possibility of either one of the two or both not providing the other with what they want.

How can people in such a relationship be called people in ‘love’? Where is the love? When a person says that he or she loves someone, it is actually supposed to mean that the other person’s happiness is very important to the person in love, and so he or she interacts with the person they love in a kind and caring manner.

But when one of the two simply walks away, it could only mean that the transactional business between the two dwindled and hence the relationship could not stand. And some call that ‘failed love’! Really? No! There was no love at all, in the first place!

When one of the two decides to leave and start a relationship with someone else or get married to that person, it could prove one of two things:

a. that the person never had any love for the other person he or she dumped, but only had a give-and-take relationship. And when the balance in the ‘give-and-take’ between the two was affected, the person decided to leave.

b. that the person is selfish and is concerned only about his or her own wants.

In both cases, there was no true love.

Osho said:

So, what a gentleman or a cultured woman does when someone they were in a relationship with leaves is that they wish them well and continue to relish the greatest gift of their life – THEIR OWN LIFE!

I have come across young people wasting their lives thinking of someone who left them, and waiting for them to come back. The question is that why would you want to take someone back after they walked over you? How could you ever trust such a person again?

Just imagine you cooked some great food and when you were just about to eat it,

your cat jumps on your table and pushes the plate down. You are forced to clean the ground and throw into the kitchen waste bin all the food which you were so eager to eat.

Now, tell me something. Would you go back to the kitchen waste bin and look for the food you threw away and try to put it back on your plate?

You wouldn’t, would you?

Sorry for using such a crude example, but I am afraid, some people do need this kind of a shocking treatment or else they would never come out of the brainless mental trip of longing for someone who deserted them, and wanting them to come back. Those who have been in contact with me to seek help to handle ‘the pain they face’ due to their breakup, would easily know that this post is aimed directly towards them.

Don’t forget that someone dumped you just like garbage!

Now this is for young jilted lovers: Is a person from the opposite gender, with slightly different anatomical features, so important to you that you are willing to ignore your parents who brought you into this world, love you incessantly, and have been caring for you so well all along as they raised you? Ask yourself honestly, what you find in the person who you feel has dumped you. Whatever may be the reason, can that person’s ‘love’ ever supercede the love your parents have for you?

Stop being moronic. You are with me. Your destiny has given you the chance to learn the ultimate science of nature, life and of all existence in the easiest, quickest, and most scientific way possible.

I am always ready to help you learn Vedanta, but no mambo jumbo stuff, ‘astrological remedies’, ‘special pujas’, and so on! I will share with you the most Supreme KNOWLWEDGE that is powerful enough to magically turn your life into a blissful voyage through life.

Take it or leave it.

The choice is yours.

Have you seen how people try to wake people up when they fall unconscious? Gentle slapping on the face is one of the techniques used by a lot of people. Whether it is medically advisable or not is another factor, but we see that many people do come around after a couple of slaps. This post is such a slap to people who have no respect for their own near and dear ones, for Krishna, for Vedanta, and above all, for themselves.

Remember that it is not just you who could get kicked. If you ever felt that there is no intellectual growth or benefit in a relationship with someone, you could confidently start reconsidering the importance of the presence of that person in your life. By doing so, you will learn to value your time-on-the-planet, and stop wasting it on someone that you erroneously believed to be your lover.

Truth is bitter and therefore, do not try to artificially sweeten it using flowery words to describe your stupidity and wrong judgement.

Unpredictability, thy name is LIFE

Those who complain about people, things, or situations in their life conveniently overlook the greatest miracle happening to them every moment of their life. The miracle that I am talking about is LIFE. Most people seem to take their life for granted as if they were entitled to it and that life was some kind of ‘constitutional right’ of theirs.

Think about it. Countless natural operations take place within your mind and body without your direct participation or intervention, and they ensure that all your vital systems work in synchronisation thus enabling you to exist as the individual that you are. Any of those operations could stop anytime and instantaneously turn you into a corpse.

With such a dangerous ‘sword of Damocles’ hanging over the heads of people all the time, people complain about losing their job, losses in business, being jilted by someone they loved, because they are not happy with their looks, about someone who is more successful than them, or not being able to get a visa to go to the USA!

In an old post of mine,The Three Vital Truths in one’s Karmic Journey, I said that if you have three priceless gifts, you are richer than most billionaires. I also explained why I felt so.

Here is an excerpt from that post:

I have three questions for people who complain about life not being as per their expectations:

Q 1. Are you alive?

Q2. Are you healthy?

Q3. Do you consider yourself to be of sound mental health?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to the above questions, you should be considering yourself to be phenomenally rich. It might sound strange, but it is the truth. Has it ever occurred to you that the three gifts you have are priceless, and that even the richest person with all the wealth in the world cannot buy them?

Early this morning, I heard about the tragic crash in Costa Rica, of a private plane in which the founder and owner of a massive chain of fitness centres in Europe, and his family, including two minors, were travelling. It is in one of his gyms, at which I work out.

The man appeared recently in a television documentary film on billionaires of Europe. He was an enterprising and flamboyant man who possessed almost everything he could dream of in the material world.

With all due respect to the deceased persons, and extending my deep condolences to those they have left behind, I would like to urge you all to take a moment and do the following:

Put aside all your problems, worries, fears, dreams, ambitions, passions, fantasies, and all unfulfilled desires and ask yourself:

1. Am I alive?

2. Am I healthy?

3. Am I of sound mental health?

Now, carry on with what you were doing, knowing that you possess three things that even the richest person cannot buy with all his or her wealth. 

Go through the following Shloka, and internalise it if you are currently facing challenges in your life.

मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः |
आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत || २ १४ ||
maatra-sparshaas-tu kaunteya
sheetoshNa-sukhad-duhkhadaaha
aagamaa-paayino -‘nityaas-
taam-sthithikshasva-bhaarata (SBG 2:14)
(Krishna says) O son of Kunti, transitory perceptions such as happiness and sadness arise from the contact of the senses with sense objects. Like the heat and cold in summer and winter, they too come and go. They are temporary, so learn to endure them.

LIFE IS THE GREATEST GIFT – EXPERIENCE IT – RELISH IT – CELEBRATE IT – BE THANKFUL FOR IT, and NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.

Veganism and Vedanta

युक्ताहारविहारस्य युक्तचेष्टस्य कर्मसु |
युक्तस्वप्नावबोधस्य योगो भवति दुःखहा || ६ १७ ||
yuktaa-haara-vihaarasya
yukta-cheshtasya karmasu
yukta-svapnaa-va-bodhasya
yogo bhavati duhkhahaa (SBG 6:17)
A person who is moderate in eating, in recreation, in sleeping, in working, in sleep as well as in wakefulness destroys all misery through Yoga.

आयुःसत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धनाः |
रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः || १७ ८ ||
aayuhu-sattvabalaarogya-
sukha-preetivi-vardhanaaha
rasyaaha snigdhaaha sthiraa hridyaa
aahaaraaha saattvika-priyaaha (SBG 17:08)
Foods which augment life, purity, strength, health, happiness and contentment, which are delicious, succulent, substantial and agreeable, are dear to people with the Sattva Guna.

The Greek platonist philosopher Plutarch, who lived between 46 and 119 CE said in his essay on flesh-eating:

The human body has no need for foods that come from animals. As Plutarch says in his essay, humans cannot kill an animal with their teeth or nails and eat it raw without altering its original state.

He also said in his essay, “But more than this – not even, after your victims have been killed, will you eat them just as they are from the slaughterhouse. You boil, roast, and altogether metamorphose them by fire and condiments. You entirely alter and disguise the murdered animal by use of ten thousand sweet herbs and spices, that your natural taste may be deceived and be prepared to take the unnatural food.”

That was about meat and you definitely need to think about the fodder that animals are fed, and the steroid hormone drugs that are used on animals to enhance meat and dairy production.

When did you last think of all the production enhancing substances that are used in the dairy and poultry industries?

Have you ever seen animals queing up before abattoirs or bovine animals lining up before dairy farms to offer their meat and milk respectively? What else but absolute cruelty it is to kill an animal that wants to live its full life, or steal the milk that a bovine animal produces for its own babies? Sorry for this cheeky question, and with all respect to women, would you be willing to consume human milk? No? Then why the milk of female animal? And then you call the cow your mother? Really? Show me where in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita ask people to drink milk or offer Him milk. The fact is that humans are the only species that drink mammary milk even in their adulthood. No animal does that. Have you seen bulls or cows drinking milk even if it was their own mother’s?

Patrik Baboumian a famous Iranian-born German-Armenian VEGAN bodybuilder was once asked, “How can you get as strong as an ox without eating any meat?” Patrik’s answer was, “Have you ever seen an ox eating meat?”

Adult humans around the world are typically lactose intolerant, which means they can no longer consume animal milk and certain dairy products without having digestive problems once weaned from breast milk.

My golden advice to you: RESEARCH WELL.

I am no qualified food or health expert and therefore, I shall not be advising anyone anything on this matter, but all I would say is that you research well and be absolutely sure about what you and your family members consume. ‘We follow what the older generations in our family have been doing’ is not sensible excuse or argument.

Vedanta, which is the ultimate stage of Vedic studies is when a seeker realises the All-pervading Nature of the nondual Divine principle, Brahman, Paramartha Tattvam or Krishna, which is the SELF in all living beings. All living beings, no matter how small or big, are equally Divine, and humans surely have no right over other species.

Here is the sixth of the Ishavasya Upanishad, which is a highly essential Upanishad of the Vedanta philosophy:

यस् तु सर्वाणि भूतान्य्
आत्मन्य् एवानुपश्यति ।
सर्वभूतेषु चात्मानं
ततो न विजुगुप्सते ॥ ६ ॥
yastu sarvaani bhuutaan-yaatman-yevaanu pashyati
sarva bhuuteshu chaathmaanan
tato na viju gupsate (IU 06)
He who sees all beings in the Self and the Self in all beings, and by virtue of that wisdom feels no hatred.

There are some films I suggest that everyone watches because they can be real eye-openers. Please find below links to some films that I would strongly recommend.

After having been a pure vegan for ten years, I can say with certitude that my diet and my physical activities have helped me to such an extent that I am simply amazed. I am certainly fitter, stronger, and healthier than I was a decade ago.

By the way, although I teach the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, I do not see any need for me to sport a long beard, wear strange clothes, or speak in a slow and effeminate manner.

समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् |
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ ||
samam sarveshu bhooteshu
tisht-hantam parameshvaram
vinashyatsva-vinashyantam
yah pashyati sa pashyati
(SBG 13:27)
The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.

योगयुक्तो विशुद्धात्मा विजितात्मा जितेन्द्रियः |
सर्वभूतात्मभूतात्मा कुर्वन्नपि न लिप्यते || ५ ७ ||
yogayukto vishuddhaatmaa
vijitaatmaa jitendriyaha
sarva bhootaatma bhootaatmaa
kurvannapi na lipyate (5:07)
A person, who is devoted to the path of selfless action, has a pure mind or a purified soul, has his body and senses under control, is compassionate to all living beings and sees his Self in them, although engaged in work, is never in bondage.

I am proud to be a Vegan Vedantist, which gives me a wonderful feeling that is simply indescribable. I am extremely careful about what I consume and where I consume. Eating out is something I stopped a long time ago. Never take anything or anyone for granted. Do not forget that the only goal of the health and food industries is to make money. They just do not care about your health. Therefore, study, research, learn and go for plant-based whole foods. Avoid packaged foods as far as possible.

Some useful videos which you may watch for the good of yourself and your loved ones.

Yep. I completed 10 years of being PURE VEGAN.

Go VEGAN, exercise regularly and stay calm.

I wish you great, physical, mental, emotional and Karmic health.

Jai Shri Krishna.

Such a soul is very rare…

Shri Bhagavad Krishna says:

बहूनां जन्मनामन्ते ज्ञानवान्मां प्रपद्यते |
वासुदेवः सर्वमिति स महात्मा सुदुर्लभः || ७ १९ ||
bahoonaam janma naamante
jnaana-vaan-maam prapadyate
vaasudevah sarvamiti
sa mahaatmaa sudur-labhaha (SBG 7:19)

Therefore, after innumerable births, the one who has perfected his or her wisdom, understanding fully My universal reality, surrenders to Me and such a soul is very rare.

It is true. Ask yourself if you have ever sincerely tried to study, investigate, research, and experience the Supreme Truth? I’m pretty sure you haven’t. It is simply due to the faulty and childish dualistic ‘god’ concept with which most of you have been raised. I, too, was raised that way, but then I was fortunate to have the opportunity to read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita all by myself and was not forced to listen to some ‘baba’ or ‘guru’ who would take one Shloka and go on and on explaining it until my ears fell off.

As a child, I would ask a lot of questions, and would not settle until the person who gave me answers to my questions could completely satisfy me using REASON AND LOGIC.

In July 2014, I created a post specifically for the 7th Chapter – the Gnyaana Vignyana Yoga of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

Krishna says in Shloka SBG 7:19 I quoted at the beginning of this post that a person who truly understands Krishna’s All-pervading Universal nature is very rare. I have been noticing this ever since I started this site in February 2014. Thousands and thousands of people have visited this site and have also contacted me, or communicated with me, but to be honest, I must say that there has been merely a handful of people whom I consider to be true seekers and not mere blind believers.

Take the melting points of different metals. The denser a metal, the higher its melting point. Similarly, people who have underdeveloped knowledge based on duality deeply embedded in their genes through multiple generations, find it easier to believe symbolic stories to be true rather than ‘tax’ their brains to undertake ‘Sadhana’, which is to thoroughly research and study.

Remember these three steps followed by a TRUE SEEKER:

  1. VichaaraNa: Questioning (and not blindly believing and obeying!)
  2. Shodhana: Searching and Researching
  3. Anubhava: Experiencing the knowledge gained

I do not pander to people who are looking for their ego to be pampered simply because by doing so, I would only be wasting their time and my time, and in the end, there will surely be no positive result.

Instead, I give them the hard truth, which might be bitter in the beginning but later on, it will turn their life into a much better experience.

Below are the three kinds of pleasures explained by Krishna in the 18th Chapter:

SBG 18:37 That, which first seems like poison but in the end is like nectar, is said to be Sattvic. It is born of one’s pure intellect, which is situated in Self-realisation.

SBG 18:38 The happiness or pleasure which is first like nectar due to the contact of sense organs and sense objects, but in the end is like poison, is said to be Rajasic.

SBG 18:39 The pleasure which shrouds Self-realisation right from the beginning until the end and is derived from sleep, indolence and delusion, is declared to be Tamasic.

I always go for Sattvic pleasure, and I hope that is what you too would go for.

How many of you have bought my latest book ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ and taken the courses I offer at Tavamithram’s Udemy Learning Centre?

A particular comment with feedback from someone who completed my ‘An Intro to the Vedas and 10 Upanishads by Tavamithram‘ course truly impressed me. It is a short message, but it showed me the seeker in the person.

Below is the comment and my response to the seeker.

Anyone who wishes to change his or her life would need to etch this statement in their mind: “If I continue to do what I have always done, I will continue to get what I have always got.” There will be no change if you do not change.

At least now, consider making use of the study materials I offer that are so simple to use and learn from, and those that teach you how to apply them in your life.

Evolve and improve your life.

Stay blessed.

Jai Shri Krishna.

Nataraja described by Aldous Huxley

This is not for ritualists or religious people, but for those who can think intellectually and comprehend the deep symbolism and allegory used in ancient Indian philosophy.

Aldous Huxley, who authored books such as Brave New World, The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell, Island, The Perennial Philosophy, The Devils of Loudon, Point Counter Point and Eyes on Gaza, describes the significance and comprehensiveness of the symbol of Nataraja or Dancing Shiva. 

Whichever ‘religious’ ‘guru’, ‘baba’ or ‘amma’ spins stories out of the symbolism and metaphor used in Vedic literature and convinces people, especially children, to take them literally, is a social criminal because the acts of such a person actually paralyse the natural intelligence of humans.

‘Devotional films’ add to the misery and plant allegories in the form of reality in the minds of the ignorant and unsuspecting masses.

USE YOUR INTELLIGENCE! There are no such things as blind belief, obedience, confession, and so on in the Vedic Sanatana Dharma as they are in many organised religions!

Be a seeker. Ask questions. Research. Analyse, Study. And EXPERIENCE!

How many times have you heard an Indian ‘guru’ or ‘baba’ explaining the Nataraja statues in a manner as lucid as Aldous Huxley’s? Listen to Aldous Huxley, whom I deeply admire, describe the NATARAJA SYMBOL.

Shame on all the babas, gurus, ammas, akkas, ritualists, and psedo-religious people who contribute towards disfiguring the timeless, rational and scientific Vedic Sanatana Dharma to appear like some kind of cheap dogmatic religion, with macabre ideas such as ‘fear of ‘god”, ‘the punishment of ‘god”, and so on!!

For Indians not even to spend three to four hours reading even a translation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita – the nectar of all Upanishads, is nothing but laziness or stupidity! How a lot of Indians just love to sit for hours listening to some bearded charlatan talking sheer nonsense just amazes me! Do they not have any intentions of growing up and evolving spiritually?

(Credit) Image of Aldous Huxley:

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Trust, Disappointment, and Pain

Definitions of the terms Trust, Pain and Disappointment:

Trust (n): a feeling of confidence in someone that shows you believe they are honest, fair, and reliable

Disappointment (n): the feeling of being unhappy because something that you hoped for or expected did not happen, or because someone or something was not as good as you expected.

Pain (n): – the feeling of great discomfort you have, for example when you have been hurt or when you are ill.

– is the feeling of unhappiness that you have when something unpleasant or upsetting happens.

From the dictionary definitions of the three terms, one can conclude that all three are directly related to the manner one perceives and judges a situation or a person.

When you trust someone, it means that he or she behaves in a way that agrees with your idea or standard of being honest or doing things right.

You are disappointed when someone or something is not as you expect or does not behave in a manner you want them to do, but the intensity of your emotion is not high enough to actually cause you pain.

You suffer mental pain and unhappiness when someone or something does something that is not at all as you expect, and the person suddenly changes how they behave or interact with you.

When you carefully analyse the above definitions and explanations of the three terms, you will realise that all three emotions are directly proportionate to what you consider to be right.

Ramesh trusts his friend Ajay and confides in him about everything in his personal life. Sometime later, Ajay finds a new wealthy friend, and he turns his friendship and loyalty towards that new friend. This DISAPPOINTS Ramesh. But when Ramesh notices that Ajay has stopped talking to him, and comes to know that Ajay has revealed to his new friend some extremely confidential information about him, he experiences shock and mental PAIN because of being let down by someone he trusted so much.

We can conclude from the above example that the PAIN Ramesh suffers begins with the TRUST he placed in Ajay. Therefore, logically speaking, the prime cause of Ramesh’s PAIN is the TRUST he placed in Ajay.

When you suffer heartbreaks, instead of blaming the person who broke your heart, or let you down, try to understand that it was your poor judgement of someone’s trustworthiness that led you to disappointment and to mental pain.

The simplest relief from such PAIN, which, in truth, is SELF-INFLICTED, would be to own up to your mistake, learn from the experience, and be more careful next time.

You can avoid encountering such painful situations in the future by keeping the key to your happiness with you always and never giving it to anyone – ever.

Study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and strive to gain Atmajnana, or the Knowledge of the SELF. Once you’ve mastered your mind, the day when you laugh at situations you now call sad is just around the corner.

All the expectations that you have from others are nothing but the result of your desire to keep your pseudo-self or false ego puffed up, pampered, and fully satisfied. If you truly loved someone, you would not expect them to behave with you in a certain way that merely satisfies your pride or manages some kind of complex that you might have, but you would only wish them well and let them be happy just as you wish to be happy all the time.

The more you trust a person, which means the more you expect them to be in a certain manner that you deem right, and satisfy your pride, ego or whatever you might want to call the pseudo-self of yours, the heavier will your pain be when you find yourself in a situation in which, you think, the other person has let you down.

Remember: The first thing you should do, regardless of how unpleasant the situation might be, is to COME TO TERMS WITH IT, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY. If you do that, your intellect will be able to triumph over the emotions that have numbed your brain, and you will be able to find peace with yourself and focus on what matters to you now and in the future rather than wasting your time on someone or something that is nothing more than a learning experience for you.

Nothing or No one is worth wasting your NOW for.

Don’t worry, be happy.

Stay blessed.

Jai Shri Krishna

Suggested post: Guarding your Happiness Key and Preparing Yourself for the Future

When marrying…

This is an extremely important piece of advice for young people who are single and intend to get married.

People are mostly attracted by impermanent factors such as good looks, wealth, and status, and they completely overlook the fact that nothing stays the same forever.

It would be worth reflecting on the quote by Friedrich Nietzsche before taking any major decision in life.

Tavamithram’s VEGAN Decade

I am no expert on the subject, but I did a hell of a lot of research on the subject. I am not educating you on the subject, but I am only asking you to come out of your bubble of ignorance spread by gargantuan industries with vested interests, and to set your mind on researching the subject of plant-based nutrition.

Being healthy, strong, fit, and youthful certainly does not call for hurting animals, misusing them, abusing them, being cruel to them, drinking their liquids, or eating them.

Respect Mother Nature by being kind to all living beings, including yourselves. Your stomach is not a resting place for dead animals, nor do you, as an adult, need to drink mammary milk or consume anything made from it!

“Oh, but that is part of our culture and traditions, and that’s what our elders have always done,” is a typical argument of people who are closed to evolution, be it spiritual, cultural, or dietary. It would be worthwhile remembering that every ‘tradition’ or ‘custom’ has its source in some individual’s mind or rather, from one individual’s choice, which could have been simply to satisfy some need they had at some point in time. Another reason could be that old metaphors were taken too literally.

यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जनः |
स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते || ३ २१ ||
yadhyadaa-charathi shresht-has-
thattha-devetaro janaha
sa yat-pramaaNam kurute
lokastha-dhanu-varthathe (SBG 3:21)
Krishna says: Whatever or whichever action an important person does, others follow him and emulate him. What he does becomes a standard for the others.

A certain ‘custom’ started by an ‘important person’ is followed en masse by people who are around that person. A large number of people then blindly follow those traditions without challenging them or questioning them, only because an important individual practised them, and doing so quickly becomes a social custom.

Remember that arguments and excuses such as ‘My forefathers have been doing it, and so I too would continue doing it, are neither sensible nor intelligent. We should not be forgetting that our forefathers lived their lives with no cars, aircraft, computers, mobile phones and Social Media!

Throughout decades and centuries, the practices of a certain ‘important person’ change and are modified, resulting in bizarre practices that have little in common with the original idea that led the first man to practise them! The worst part is that people take metaphors literally and spin even more far-fetched stories about religion with the intent of justifying their meaningless religious practices. People who adhere to such practices are considered to be pious while those who do not follow meaningless traditions but ask questions are considered to be rebellious and are kept at a distance by their own folks!

When someone comes up with silly arguments in support of animal abuse, simply ask them to substantiate what they are saying using the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Just ask them to show you where in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Krishna asked His followers to steal milk from poor cows, drink it, or kill and eat animals. .

Vegetarianism and ‘non-vegetarianism’

Most vegetarians believe they have a clean conscience because they do not consume meat. However, they also never care to go to visit dairy farms to see for themselves the pathetic condition of the bovine animals whose mammary secretion they drink. But by relying on TV ads and movies funded by major dairy, food, and medical industries to brainwash the masses into believing dairy products are good for health, they even force their children to consume dairy products.

Think about it. Is there any mammal in the world that drinks mammary milk in its adulthood? Not even cows and bulls, whose mothers’ milk humans so rightfully take and consume do such a thing! Humans are the only species to do so and more so, they consume the baby growth fluid of another species! All female mammals produce mammary milk for THEIR OWN YOUNG ONES and NOT for the young ones of other animals. And definitely not for those of another species! 

Having completed 10 years of being pure vegan, after studying the subject in depth for an even longer amount of time, and after experiencing amazingly rejuvenating health benefits not only due to my vegan diet but also due to my regular workouts, I strongly advocate an animal-free diet for humans, which means no animal-derived foods whatsoever.

To go 100% VEGAN is a decision that each individual should be making for himself or herself. I am glad I made mine a decade ago.

आयुःसत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धनाः |
रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः || १७ ८ ||
aayuhu-sattvabalaarogya-
sukha-preetivi-vardhanaaha
rasyaaha snigdhaaha sthiraa hridyaa
aahaaraaha saattvika-priyaaha (SBG 17:08)
Foods which augment life, purity, strength, health, happiness and contentment, which are delicious, succulent, substantial and agreeable, are dear to people with the Sattva Guna.

A good starting point would be removing blinders that you might have in the form of blindly following traditions, and, refusing to be fooled by ‘Krishna organisations’ who scream at the top of their voices that Krishna loved to drink milk and eat butter.

Some organisations con the masses by saying they sell ‘ahimsa milk’!

Whatever that term means!

Take extreme care and make sure that whatever you send down your oesophagus is good for your body, mind and soul, and not that you are a dumb and brainwashed customer and guinea pig of the food, dairy, and medical industries.

Now, get this straight – The cow is its calf’s mother and no one else’s. No cow ever rang the bell of a milkman and offered her milk for human children, nor did any animal go to a slaughterhouse and commit suicide so that they could be eaten by humans who stupidly believe that animal meat is the only source of protein.

Ask any cancer patient, and they will tell you that one of the first changes they had to make in life in order to prolong their life was to GO VEGAN.

All beings are equal, and no creature is superior or inferior.

समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् |
विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ ||
samam sarveshu bhooteshu
tisht-hantam parameshvaram
vinashyatsva-vinashyantam
yah pashyati sa pashyati
(SBG 13:27 or 13:28 in some editions)
Krishna says: The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.

A couple of posts on the subject, including an old one of mine :

The Veggie-vegan twaddle

This is a post from PCRM the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: 7 Ways a Vegan Diet Fights Cancer

Please also watch ‘What the Health’ and other films to educate yourself on VEGANISM.

Stay safe, stay healthy, have a clear conscience, and live a fulfilling life.

Stay Blessed

Jai Shri Krishna

Forgive but never forget

It is quite natural to feel upset, angry or even hateful towards people who might have wronged you in the past. However, realistically speaking, if you carried such negative feelings, it will only be you whom those feelings will hurt. Whether you think, or not think, of the person who you believe wronged you, it will only be you who will undergo pain, and certainly not that person to whom your thinking will not make even the slightest difference.

Treat every experience as a great learning opportunity that makes you wiser.

For a true seeker, everyone and every situation is a source of knowledge and therefore, a teacher.

Have you read Sage Dattatreya’s Avadhuta Gita, or have you at least heard about it? It is one of the ultimate scriptures to comprehend Advaita vedanta.

Sage Dattatreya also known as Avadhuta, had 24 gurus.

  1. Earth
  2. Water
  3. Air
  4. Fire
  5. Sky
  6. Moon
  7. Sun
  8. Pigeon
  9. Python
  10. Ocean
  11. Moth
  12. Bee
  13. Honey-gatherer
  14. Elephant
  15. Deer
  16. Fish
  17. Pingala, the dancing girl
  18. Raven
  19. Child
  20. Maiden
  21. Serpent
  22. Arrow-maker
  23. Spider
  24. Beetle

Read Avadhuta Gita.

More posts on Avadhuta Gita to follow.

Stay blessed.

Jai shri Krishna

Pathetic people and their pathetic lives

I can understand the lives of people, whose forefathers had converted to foreign religions either due to fear, greed, or whatever reason. But what about those whose forefathers faced it all, stood tall, protected the Vedic Sanatana Dharma, and passed it on so that the present generation could benefit from the highest knowledge of Vedanta?

How pathetic can such a huge number of people be, to not put in at least minimal efforts to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which is called the nectar of all the Upanishads, instead of becoming mental slaves of non-existent imaginary deities and of beef-eating men and women claiming to be special divine people; join cults, sects, groups and subgroups; and actually choose to suffer all through their lives! How pathetic!

Now, get this straight: If you do something, no matter how ‘religious’ or ‘pious’ you might think it is, but expect something in return, including simply ‘wanting to please ‘god”; you would only be going against the main principle of KarmaYoga:

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ ||
karmaNye vaadhikaras te
maa phaleshu kadaachana
maa-karma-phala-hetur-bhuur-
maa te sango ‘stva karmaNi (SBG 2:47)
You only have the right to work, but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.

How miserable can people be, particularly those who consider themselves to be educated and knowledgeable, to ‘pray’ for special favours to something that does not even exist?

Please, remember that The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is an allegorical representation of one’s whole life. The Pandavas and the Kauravas are the positive and negative forces that continuously battle within one’s mind. Arjuna had Krishna as his own driver all through the war, but did he ever ask Krishna to ‘perform miracles’ and solve his problems? NO! Arjuna placed himself as a pupil of Krishna. See Shloka SBG 2:07. The moment any person, no matter m or f, positions himself or herself as an ‘Arjuna’, their ‘Krishna’ will appear and guide them through life. What I mean by ‘their ‘Krishna’ will appear’ is that their mind, which was until then shrouded in ignorance, ego, selfishness, and stupidity in the name of religion, ‘shraddha’, ‘aasthaa’ or whatever, will become open to true knowledge.

Krishna says in Shloka SBG 9:11

अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम् |
परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम् || ९ ११ ||
avajaananti maam mood-haa
maanu-sheem tanu-maashritam
param bhaava-majaananto
mama bhoota-maheshvaram (SBG 9:11)
Foolish people, due to their lack of understanding of My higher nature as the Supreme Bhagavan of everything that exists, disregard Me when I descend in the human form.

What does the above Shloka mean? It simply means that FOOLISH PEOPLE do not understand HIS Universal Nature because of silly beliefs that were injected into their heads through generations and generations of people who either had no idea of what they were saying or doing, or did such things deliberately in order to keep people in a state of intellectual and spiritual stupor.

Stop all the nonsensical rites and rituals you perform with your poor understanding of Vedanta believing they would ‘make ‘god’ happy’ and be helpful or useful to you; and study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. There cannot be anything more important for you in life than something that can set your whole life straight.

Click here to look for suitable Gita resources and swear never to be pathetic or lead a pathetic life filled with fear, greed, anger, hatred, laziness, and the lack of true Vedantic Knowledge, simply because you do not care to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and are willing to spread the disease of pseudo-spirituality to others and to future generations.

STOP ALL STUPIDITY AND TAKE TO KRISHNA’S TEACHINGS

The Bird and the Ant

The ‘I’ that most people think they are, is, in fact, their pseudo-self. The truth is that the Eternal SELF or the ALL-PERVADING CONSCIOUSNESS is indeed ALL-PERVADING. The lack of understanding of the TRUE ALL-PERVADING SELF, which is something that originates from one’s attachment and identification with their mortal body, is the one that causes the illusion of duality, leading to the mental delusion, which, in turn, causes pain and suffering. Attachment stems from FALSE EGO, the dualistic feeling of being separate, the lack of self-confidence, and from the fear of losing what one erroneously imagines possessing.

“Nothing unbearable shall ever happen,” is a quote from one of my revered teachers in life, Prof. B. Dashratharam. Reflect deeply over it, and you will see what great sense his timeless statement makes.

NEVER ALLOW MORTAL HUMANS AND PERISHABLE OBJECTS TO BRING YOU DOWN FROM YOUR HIGHEST STATE OF BEING THAT. 

You are far bigger than what you think you are. You are the ALL-PERVADING SELF, the LIMITLESS CONSCIOUSNESS, YOU ARE THAT – TAT TVAM ASI.

Watch Shri Adi Shankaracharya’s ‘Brahmajnanavalimala’

अन्तर्ज्योतिर्बहिर्ज्योतिः प्रत्यग्ज्योतिः परात्परः ।
ज्योतिर्ज्योतिः स्वयंज्योतिरात्मज्योतिः शिवोऽस्म्यहम्‌ ॥ २१ ॥
antarjyotirbahirjyotih pratyakjyotih paratparah
jyotirjyotih svayamjyotih Atmajyotih Sivo’smyaham…21
I am the auspicious one, the inner light and the outer light, the indwelling light, higher than the highest, the light of all lights, self-luminous, the light that is the Self. (21)

Mrs Sudha Murthy – WHAT IS GIVEN FOR FREE IS NEVER RESPECTED

I shall follow this hereafter, Madam. Thank you for your golden advice!

How true Mrs Sudha Murthy’s words are! She is someone I greatly admire.

One of my fervent desires is that I somehow get to meet her someday, and take her blessings and help in distributing my latest book ‘Capture the Essence – The Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ to our youth and school students at a price that is affordable to all. The book should clear most of the rubbish that occupies the heads of almost everyone due to generations and generations of faulty and nonsensical myths taught to them, and free them from all the meaningless rites and rituals they are forced to perform in the name of ‘bhakti’ and ‘religion’

In fact, I can think of so many people who were in absolutely miserable states of mind when they first came to this site and even got to speak with me personally. I gave them chunks of my most expensive and fast-depleting asset, called ‘time on the planet’- ALL FOR FREE. Some benefited, some didn’t because they were beyond all the’debrainwashing’ that I tried to do , and some even called me names for not being or talking like their ‘regular bearded babas and swamies’ not realising that I teach Vedanta through the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and not some bizarre trash in the name of religion or dogma.

Well, Mrs Sudha Murthy is right in saying that no one respects what comes for free, especially when it is from someone who wants nothing in return from you but merely wishes to see you lead a happy, enriching, and fulfilling life.

Tavamithram’s Mission –

SBG for all

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The vast treasures of Vedic literature can be overwhelming, unfathomable, and highly complex for many. However, the greatest gift that humankind has received is in the form of an amazing treatise, which forms the nectar of all the Vedic literature put together. It is the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, with 700 Shlokas in 18 chapters.

Although it usually takes about three to four hours to complete reading the 18 chapters, most people somehow tend to lack the enthusiasm to read the life-changing scripture thinking it is too deep and hard to understand, and they tend to push reading it for a later part of their life. This is exactly where the problem lies. Everyone has only one life as a particular individual, and time is rather running fast. Thanks to their ignorance as regards the Vedic nondualistic principle of the All-pervading Brahman personified as Krishna,  and due to faulty concepts of a separate being called ‘God’ residing in the skies, people let go of the chance to benefit from the highest level of all Vedic studies, namely Vedanta, which has been explained in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita in the most lucid manner.

This book, ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’, is short and precise but at the same time, defines and explains the most essential teachings of the Supreme Bhagavan Krishna. The time invested in it can easily be one that can alter the reader’s life perspective and their overall approach towards life, health, events in their life; their work, relationships, successes, failures, and goals in life.

Take action today. Get your copy of ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’  either the Paperback version or the e-book one, or both.

I can assure you that by reading my book ‘Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita’, you would be doing yourself a great favour.  

Take action today. – Get your copy Capture the Essence – Srimad Bhagavad Gita‘.

Stay blessed

Jai Shri Krishna

Master your mind and master your life. There is nothing outside your mind, anyway.

I? Ego? Love? Hate? Envy? ‘My god’ vs. ‘your god’? Religion?

I? Me? Mine? Ego? Love? Hate? Envy? ‘My god’ vs. ‘Your god’? Babas? Swamies? Ammas? Religion? Seriously?! How sickeningly moronic can humans be?!

When will people ever care to grow up?

Come out of all man-made religions and

STUDY VEDANTA.

The WHOLE is Indescribable, Indefinable, and Unimaginable. However, for the purpose of even attempting to understand it, Vedic scriptures use the term BRAHMAN also personified as KRISHNA.

ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते ।
पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः ॥

Om poorna-madah poornamidam poornaat poornamudachyate
poornasya poorna maadaaya poorna mevaa-vashishyate
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi.

The Invisible Absolute Brahman is complete, and this universe is complete. The visible complete whole comes from the Invisible, Perfect, and Complete Whole. Even when the complete visible whole is removed from the Invisible Complete Whole, the Absolute Brahman or the Complete Whole remains unchanged.
Aum, Peace, Peace, Peace.

इहैकस्थं जगत्कृत्स्नं पश्याद्य सचराचरम् |
मम देहे गुडाकेश यच्चान्यद् द्रष्टुमिच्छसि || ११ ७ ||
ihaikastham jagat-kritsnam
pashyaadya sacharaa-charam
mama dehe gudaakesha
yach-chaanyad drashtu-micchasi (SBG 11:07)
Now see before you the whole universe, including everything moving and non-moving in My Universal Form all at once. You can see whatever you wish to see and also what you may wish to see in the future, O Gudakesha (Arjuna).

NOW WATCH THIS!

Can you ever get more skeptical than the Nasadiya Sukta?

That was the Nasadiya Sukta from the Rig Veda.

Below is Shloka SBG 7:19

बहूनां जन्मनामन्ते ज्ञानवान्मां प्रपद्यते |
वासुदेवः सर्वमिति स महात्मा सुदुर्लभः || ७ १९ ||
bahoonaam janma naamante jnaana-vaan-maam prapadyate
vaasudevah sarvamiti sa mahaatmaa sudur-labhaha (SBG 7:19)
Therefore after innumerable births, the one who has perfected his or her wisdom, understanding fully My universal reality, surrenders to Me and such a soul is very rare.

Can anyone show me in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita if Krishna ever asked anyone to go to temples and pour stolen ‘baby calf growth fluid’ or bovine milk on His Vigrahas? NO! Krishna said in Shloka SBG 4:38 that there is nothing more purifying than KNOWLEDGE.

Remember that ‘god’ is not some person with a face, hands and legs, but is the personification of the infinite WHOLE.

STUDY – ASK QUESTIONS – DISCUSS – LEARN – EVOLVE