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  1. Dear sir,

    I wholeheartedly thankl you for elaborately clarifying all my doubts in mind! I want to talk to you for undertsanding the adhvaitha subject better. Sending you mail requesting for appointment.

    Humble regards,

    Lone seeker


  2. Hello SK.

    It is good to know that you find my posts informative and useful. Thank you for your suggestion about a course on the Sanatana Dharma. However, we already have an entire section that serves the purpose of explaining at least basic facts about the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy. https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/the-sanatana-dharma/
    I hope you have been through the section. Have you been through the post titled ‘Why should I study the Advaita Vedanta?’ ? – Have you read it?

    I have written quite often on this site about the corruption of the ‘God concept’ even among Dharmic people thanks influences from Abrahamic religions in which God is a separate entity. Here is another post – ‘The Divinity in you’, which briefly explains certain important aspects of nondualism or the fact that every being is divine and that God is not separate.

    It is saddening and upsetting when people raised in Sannatana Dharmic families ask stupid questions such as ‘Do you believe in God?’ We also have ‘atheists’ among Sanatana Dharmic people! The ‘Do you believe in God?’ question would make sense to people who go by the concept that God created the earth and all beings and that ‘He’ (yes, God in major religions of the world has a gender which is always masculine) lives up above in the skies, because they have something, whose existence they either believe in or don’t believe in. When someone asks me the question, I first ask them to tell me what or who they mean by God because it is only after that I would be able to tell them whether I believe in such a God or not.

    Divinity exists equally everywhere. No one and no being is superior or inferior to the others.
    SBG 13:27 “The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul or the Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings, the unperishing within the perishing.”

    Continue being a seeker because that is exactly what wise and learned people of our Dharma strongly recommend and encourage. It is also one of Krishna’s prime teachings to Arjuna – SBG 4:34

    Stay blessed.

    jai Shri Krishna


  3. Sir I think you should conduct a full fledged regular course on Hinduism. I have learnt a lot in the last few days which has flabbergasted me thinking my knowledge was so poor before studying all the topics on this blog. We have been fed with so much of wrong information about our own culture which is really a shame.I once again thank you wholeheartedly.

    A lone seeker seeks


  4. I am glad my search finished by hitting bullseye and found this super site! It is practical and very easy to relate to. Very grateful for the timely help. Meditation is helping me very much but having steady concentration is a big challenge. How to get fully calm mind? Please advice.


  5. Dear Sir,

    Jai Shri Krishna! Thank you for your excellent post!

    Essentially our past karma is already gone and cannot be rewritten. What we have in our control is our thoughts, words and deeds so that we don’t accumulate negative karmas. This is something all of us can imbibe and make a conscious decision on every action that we do.

    Basically keep your thoughts on check. Keep your mind positive. Keep away from any source of negativity so that your mind does not get distorted.
    Before carrying out any action, please give it some time, think judiciously and then act. There is an old proverb „Act in haste, repent at leisure“.
    Please do not take any important decisions when you are in low mood.
    Trigunas – Tavamithram Sir has already mentioned about Trigunas and how it affects our actions. To control rajasic and tamasic tendencies, have a balanced diet and take sattvic food as much as possible. What we eat is what we are!
    Humility – being humbler has its own advantages. It can avoid many conflicts in life.
    Loving and acceptance – Loving and acceptance starts with self first. Self-acceptance is the first step before extending it to others.

    Just some practical steps that helps our karmic journey better.

    May Lord Krishna bless you all!


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  6. New Post

    Beware of God Vendors and Traders

    Complaining about difficulties in life is something that is quite common among people. I can understand when ‘spiritually poor’ people who are mental slaves of some organised religion, or those who have been brainwashed by God vendors or soul traders do it, but it is painful to see Sanatana Dharmic people upset, complaining, fretting, fuming and cursing god or their fate, due to challenges that they face in life. This only indicates that they haven’t the faintest idea about the natural Cause and Effect principle and about the Advaita Vedanta Philosophy….


    Jai Shri Krishna

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  7. Namasthe to all,

    Many thanks to Guruji. I have written a detailed mail to him but I cannot share it here because of some of my personal matters in it. I am trying to imbibe all the lessons to accept all types of good and bad experiences.

    Thanks a lot to Guruji for guiding and blessing us.

    Sincere regards,



  8. 🙏🙏🙏 A great leader is a wonderful teacher who sets a good example for the people of his land. Modiji has set the right example and has turned all responsible Indians into ‘Chowkidars’ in their own respective areas of work.

    Srimad Bhagavad Gita 3:21 “Whatever or whichever action an important person does, others follow him and emulate him. What he does becomes a standard for the others.” https://tvmgita.wordpress.com/gita/chapter-3/

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  9. Dear Sir,

    Again another hard hitting post from you. After cultivating the habit of not getting affected by lot of things happening with me I can feel light.

    Thanks and pranam,
    Jai shri Krishna



  10. Namaste.

    @Pavani, please treat this as my response to your mail dated 4th April 2019 to me. I am posting it here so that it could also be of use to others who are in situations similar to yours.

    What I give below also contains a part of a reply that I gave one of our friends yesterday for some other question that he asked.

    Life is the time between the first and the last breaths. Everyone is born with a death sentence which happens to be the only thing that one can be sure of in life. However, we don’t live our lives thinking everyday of this inevitable truth, but we simply live our lives as if our end was either very far away or by not thinking about it at all. The work we do and all the experiences we have every day, keep our minds occupied and they prevent us from giving too much importance to the fact that our time on the planet is running out at a steady and fast pace.

    An interesting life is one in which many things have happened. The more varied the experiences, the more eventful and colourful one’s life can be. I am thankful that it is exactly how mine has been so far! Ups and downs come and go. Every experience only makes a person richer in knowledge. Of course, it also depends on how one stores the knowledge gained, processes it in the mind, and applies it when necessary. A life in which one has all material comforts can be a nice one but it can also be monotonous and boring apart from not being enriching. Necessity is the mother of invention and when there is no necessity, there is no invention and therefore no new knowledge or intellectual growth.

    Take the example of a film producer who wants to make a blockbuster movie. He has a choice between two plots for the film:

    1. There was a rich king who lived a comfortable with wife and kids. When he grew old, he died.
    2. The entire life story of Chatrapati Shivaji.

    Now, ask yourself which one of the two choices would make a great blockbuster film. You did not say it would be the first one, did you?!

    A life with multifarious experiences is in fact a great boon. Learning; as well as intellectually, spiritually and Karmically evolving; form the very purpose of life.
    Did you get cheated by someone? Great! Be careful next time!
    Did someone attack you? How thrilling!
    Someone broke your heart? Well, be strong the next time and ask yourself a hundred times if you should be opening your heart before another person and give it to them!

    Make sure to record all that you do in life, particularly, how you handle different kinds of crises during challenging times in your life. All your experiences add to the number of pages of your book! What you write down can be a great piece of work for the benefit of your children and others in the future.

    Let us be sensible and practical – When you face troubles in life, be it during Sadé Sati, Shani Dasha or whatever period, you would be foolish if you tried to find ways to escape from it because it is a situation that was caused by the past Karma of none other than yourself, and balancing it, would be the only way out. Secondly, by trying to escape from a challenging situation by consulting astrologers, babas, swamies, necromancers, etc. for ‘remedies’, you would only be letting a great learning opportunity for self improvement slip through your hands by not intending or attempting to learn anything from the situation you are in. I would like to make the following statement which I like very much: “Nothing is permanent, not even troubles, pains and sorrows.” Yes, everything changes. All situations change. Whatever happens, whether it is good or bad, the one thing that you can be sure of is, that it will enrich you with knowledge thereby making you wiser.

    Having conditions in life cause pain because you don’t always get what you want. Whereas treating every moment of life as a Divine gift and all that comes with every moment of life as Divine Blessings, makes life beautiful, worthwhile, rewarding, satisfying, peaceful, joyous and Karmically beneficial.

    When you feel that the going is tough, remember to stay calm, have a balanced mind, take all the necessary steps that you should be taking, and not being attached to the result. The tough situation you so dread will soon pass and you will be fine again. That’s nature.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  11. Indian Elections – Making the Right Choice


    History has it that entire civilisations were wiped out through mass slaughter; millions of people were killed in the name of religion, god or some book that was said to contain the word of god; barbaric dictators ruled over vast lands that were…


    Jai Shri Krishna


  12. Namaste,

    How would it be to say ‘ADHM’ three times instead of chanting the entire Aditya Hridayam Mantra three times? That is what I think of when people greet each other on an email or on IM saying ‘JSK’ in place of ‘Jai Shri Krishna’. How lazy can one get! They are only four syllables packed in three words which is one of the simplest and most powerful Mantras!

    Here is an old post of mine

    The power of Mantras

    which you might want to read again.

    Jai Shri Krishna (not JSK!)

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  13. Hi Manju,

    I thank you for mentioning me. Since yesterday I am feeling as though I am looking at my life from outside. It is difficult to explain but I think you will understand what I mean. Moreover the best part is that respected Tavamithram sir was kind to give me time early morning today so that I could talk to him personally and clear many clouds of dust from my mind. I am experiencing everything in differently and all of sudden my major tensions are seeming to be pushed behind. I am learning but I need help to go on this new path which I have been shown. My major problems are some of my habits and my short temper which is very difficult to control. When I told this to Guruji he opened my eyes by telling me to read the 62nd and 63rd shlock from the chapter II. It is so true! Exactly the same things happened to me and how I destroyed a good life which I used to have only I know.Ego has played havoc in my life. Now I have no more ego but only sharanagathi for Bhagwan Krishna. I creied like a child when I saw the Sharanagathi video. I am reduced to dust but I am no more frustrated or sad.It’s a good thing for my own good.

    I wish you also all the very best.



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  14. Hello Raj,

    These were exact thoughts in my mind after I read the Gita for the first time upon Sir’s directions, 2 years back in 2017.
    We all have been through this pleasant but eye opening jolt. You do not have to worry anymore. You will find your answers. Do follow Tavamithram Sir’s advice to the word.
    And keep your faith in Bhagavan Krishna no matter what.
    Wish you the best in your spiritual quest,


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  15. Sadar Pranam & Charan Sparsh to Respected Teacher.

    After trying for so many years only today I had the privilege to read the whole Bhagwat Gita. It pains me to realize that when I could have done this long time back but due to some lame reasons I kept on postponing such a simple thing a regular Hindu should do. Today morning at 5 AM I opened https://tvmgita.wordpress.com/ and followed the valuable guidance given there. By 10.30 AM I finished watching the videos and reading the full Bhagwat gita and went alone to the Krishna temple. Then I came home and now as a new person I decided to pen my words of gratitude to the great soul who has taken this worthless man to the water of knowledge and made me drink it. I am gonna take a few days to digest all the knowledge which I have imbibed n request you for a personal counsulation. My current feeling is like I have taken rebirth so I have to rework everything and do many changes to myself.

    With folded hands I offer my pranam to the teacher.

    Jai shree Krishna


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  16. Jai shri Krishna !

    Sharing a good article .
    A Crow and Garuda- “Just Drop”..*

    Once a Crow, holding on to a piece of meat was flying to a place to sit & eat.

    However, a flock of Eagles were chasing it. The crow was anxious and was flying higher and higher, yet eagles were after the poor crow.

    Just then “Garuda” saw the plight and pain in the eyes of the crow. Coming closer to the crow, he asked:

    “What’s wrong? You seem to be very “disturbed” and in “stress”?”..

    The crow cried “Look at these eagles!! They are after me to kill me”.

    Garuda being the bird of wisdom spoke “Oh my friend!! They are not after you to kill you!! They are after that piece of meat that you are holding in your beak”. Just drop it and see what will happen.

    The crow followed the instructions of Garuda and dropped the piece of meat, and there you go, all the eagles flew towards the falling meat.

    Garuda smiled and said “The Pain is only till you hold on to it” Just Drop” it.

    The crow just bowed and said “I dropped this piece of meat, now, I can fly even higher..”

    There is a message for us from this story too:

    People carry the huge burden called “Ego,” which creates a false identity about us, that we create for ourselves saying “I need love, I need to be invited, I am so and so.. “etc…” Just Drop ….
    People get irritated fast by “others actions” it can be my friend, My parent, My children, My colleague, My life partner… and I get the fumes of “anger “…”Just Drop….
    People compare themselves with others.. in beauty, wealth, life style, marks, talent and appraisals and feel disturbed… We must be grateful with what we have … comparisons, negative emotions ..” Just Drop…

    Just drop the burden

    It is this logic
    From dust to dust

    That is why in Hindu temples ash vibuthi is given to constantly remind we are nothing but dust.

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  17. Dear Jana,

    That’s very sweet of you. I’m thrilled to know what you feel about Ram and me!
    We pray for you that you build a happy family for yourself soon.

    Affectionately from us,

    Jai Shree Krishna


  18. Namaste.

    Remember this post?

    Thank yourself if you are a Sanatana Dharmi (Hindu)

    I came across an interview of Ms. Vindhya Vasini Persaud, Member of Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, conducted by Shri Rajiv Malhotra, and I would like to share it on this page.

    At a time when pseudo-westernisation and other senseless foreign cults are playing havoc on the minds of Dharmic youth in India, it is certainly a wonderful feeling for Dharmic people like us to hear from this remarkably fine Dharmic lady about the way the Guyanese of Indian origin have preserved the Sanatana Dharma in their society for over 175 years.

    May Adharma be vanquished and Dharma prevail.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  19. Dear Vedhika,

    I don’t care how you were before but after I met you I can vouch for the fact that you and Ram are an ideal couple. I think you should write more so that others can also benefit from you guys.


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  20. Namaste.

    The most senior person among our friends Mr. Arunachalam called me yesterday and spoke with me in detail about the different challenges that he has been bravely facing. He first contacted me about two years ago after he heard about this site and about me from a nephew of his who had consulted me for help in treating a problem that he faced.

    Mr. Arunachalam, who is a highly knowledgeable and kind person, has been caring for his wife who suffers from multiple ailments but due to certain age related health issues, he too is now feeling weak and is not as active as he used to be earlier. He said that he does not visit this site regularly but makes it a point to take a look at it least once a month. He requested me to convey his best wishes and blessings to all of you and said that he has been sincerely praying for the well-being and prosperity of all of us.

    I request all of you too to include Mr. Arunachalam and his wife in your prayers and wish the couple good health.

    Jai Shri Krishna.

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  21. Namaste sir and all,

    I read the comments from others. How very true that enthusiasm plays such an important role in our daily activities! My marriage which was ruined was saved and now we are very happy. We had lots of ego issues which was spoiling our life. Then we understood about the ill effects of ego so we both decided to be extra cautious to prevent it from cropping up between us. I have always been fun loving and full of life but my husband used to get easily carried away by his work pressure and problems with people in his office. Thankfully after the counselling from our dear Sir, my husband also got inspired by his energetic way of talking and doing things and so has started to do things with more interest and enthusiasm. Just as Anupamji said his mind has changed our life also has changed 180 deg! Yes we will follow this hereafter and be enthusiastic in what we do.

    Thanks to sir for the golden advice.

    Affectionate regards to all from Delhi,

    Jai Shree Krishna



  22. Hello Sir -Thanks for sharing this article about ENTHUSIASM.
    Anupam / Prerna-How are you.Yes its a long time that we all get connected,I am back to my home town and things are getting settled with new projects and location.

    The article about enthusiasm is really a motivating one.I am also facing lots of fears that I am taking a new role and technology that I never have experience.After reading this ,I am getting energy from Bhagavan through our dearest sir and that is motivating me like anything.
    After reading this ,I am starting every day of my life with -ENTHUSIASM.Really powerful!!
    Also every day I included one more sentence in my prayers like “Bhagavan this is a new day for me and new things are coming to me,I don’t know what to do ,Please help me”,.This is giving amazing motivation to my day to day life.

    Dear Sir,Thanks a lot!!
    Krsihnam Vande JAgad Gurum.


  23. Jai Shri Krishna everyone

    Hope all of you have been doing well ! It’s been quite some time since I posted here. One post which recently made headlines and caught everyone’s attention was the post on ‘ENTHUSIASM ‘. For me it was a life changing moment, it made my day.
    I was quite overwhelmed the day before as I started a new job and as always I was quite apprehensive. My mind was cluttered with negative thoughts of whether I would be able to perform well on the job , and to make matters worse, my confidence was rock bottom.

    My new boss asked me to work on something which I had never worked on and that made me super nervous. I couldn’t think rationally and I was sure I was trying to flee the situation rather than face it, think rationally and solve the problem.

    It seemed to me that there was no solution and it was evident on my face and my body language showed it.

    I couldn’t sleep whole night and I woke up tired the next morning . The thought of not knowing what to do in office was driving me crazy , since it was a deadline driven assignment.

    I reached the train station, and since the train ride was close to 45 mins, I tried to take a quick nap as I had had a disastrous night . But as usual, the thought of the assignment and it knowing what to do didn’t make things any better. As the train reached the destination, I got up from my seat and as a customary habit did refresh my gmail to check my personal emails for the last time in the morning .

    BTW, not to forget, I was begging Bhagwan Krishna to help me come out of this quagmire just the way he helped Arjuna, I was despondent.

    As if that very moment Bhagavan Krishna had sent Sir to my rescue . That article had such a tremendous impact on me, that within 30 secs, my palpitations subsided, I started analysisng the situation and by the time I reached office , I had chalked out a plan of action for my problem due to which I couldn’t sleep the night before.

    Such was the impact.

    I am not sure what caused this sudden change of events, my mindset changed 180 deg.

    It was nothing short of a ‘ MIRACLE’.

    I am trying to keep this miracle alive , and giving my best to whatever I do. Yes, there is fear, but it’s far far less.

    I just wanted to share my experience with all of you and as Prerna rightly said , it was a wave of fresh enthusiasm for me,couldn’t agree more.


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  24. Hi!

    How’s everyone and where is everyone?? Today’s new post lifted me like a wave of fresh enthusiasm when I woke up this morning and opened it on my phone. I straightaway sent Tavamithram sir a thank you mail!

    I am sure that after some bumpy rides in the last few years many of you must be experiencing some positive changes this year. Since January I have a new job which is quite well paying but I was not feeling very good because the people who work with me are kinda uninteresting and hard to make friends with. This morning has been rather pleasant because when I came to work a little while ago, I greeted everyone more enthusiastically than usual and to my amazement found people also responding in the same way! I am surely going to keep the new enthusiasm. The advice came to me at the right time because a few days ago my mind was filled with thoughts of quitting this job! How silly!!

    I wish you all good luck and loads of happiness 🙂

    With devotion to Lord Krishna



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    I would like to share with you all an important secret to being a true and happy Karmayogi, whose state of mind is not weak or flimsy enough to be vulnerable to the manipulation through insults or mind games by others –

    “Whatever you do, do it with ENTHUSIASM”

    Whether at work, in a relationship, in raising a child, in helping others, or in something as simple and normal as preparing a snack in your own kitchen or even watering a plant in your garden – do it with ENTHUSIASM.

    Doing things with ENTHUSIASM HAS THE POWER to make even the most challenging of times appear as AWESOME OPPORTUNITIES for self-improvement instead of seeming as ‘periods of punishment or torture by planets or Gods’!

    I repeat..


    in whatever you do.

    When there is ENTHUSIASM in what you do, other important factors such as sincerity and dedication, come automatically and contribute generously towards your achieving excellence in your deed.

    Stay blessed.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  26. People who feel they have been ‘hit’ by Sadé Sati or any such challenging period in life might want to take a look at what Steve Jobs once said just after he got better following his treatment of cancer.


  27. Namaste.

    One of our friends wrote a post on this forum in which they said I was ‘insensitive’ towards Vrischikans in one of my comments. That person found it hurtful when I said in a post that pessimistic people could take some tissue along with them, join other wailers in astrology blogs which act as crying corners, and start sobbing aloud. Since this is my blog and I have the right to not approve posts that go against the guiding principles of my life which include honesty, self respect, selflessness, fearlessness, courage, grit, dedication, respect for nature and ‘incorrigible’ optimism, I chose not to approve it. Sorry about it my friend.

    As I consider it to be my duty to respond to people who visit my sites and communicate with me, I would like to do the same to that person too and I also hope that it would be useful to others, particularly Vrischikans, Dhanu Rashians and Makar Rashians who are running Sadé Sati.

    At the outset, I would like to repeat what I have said many times on this site, that I too am a Vrischikan. I was born under the Vishakha 4th pada and yes, I you could say that I been ‘hit’ very hard during the current SS which happens to be the second one in my current Janma. Therefore even thinking that I could say something insensitive to other Vrischikans is absurd. However, I am not going to tell you about everything and everyone I lost during my current SS because I am convinced about the fact that nothing or no one ever belonged to me and therefore I lost nothing or no one. Has anyone of you ever noticed me fretting, fuming, complaining or entertaining sobbing and crying on this site? I never do such stupid things because they waste my time and are of no intellectual or Karmic value to me and to those who visit this site.

    The teachings, the high values and morals taught to me by my wonderful and lovely parents who gave me the best upbringing possible, apart from the undaunting courage that my wonderful father taught me since the time I was a toddler, are some of the things that I share on this platform of mine.

    Anyone who feels that I was insensitive when I asked pessimists and weak minded people to go back to astrology blogs and join other wailers out there, is certainly someone whose ego has been hurt. In fact that was my very objective! Sometimes even strong people need a gentle tap on their shoulder or to be shocked so that they can be woken up from their ‘intellectual slumber’ caused by ego, narcissism, self-pity, fear, selfishness, laziness and of course, astrology sites, and realise that there is nothing wrong with them.

    Let me end this post by giving the examples of two famous Vrischikans that are our co-inhabitants on the planet:
    Shri Narendra Damodardas Modi
    Vrischik Rashi – Vrischik Lagna – Anuradha/ Anusham Star
    The most popular and beloved leader of the largest democracy in the world. He was elected to power when he was right in the middle of his Sadé Sati period.

    Mr. Donald Trump
    Vrischik Rashi – Simha Lagna – Jyeshta/ Kettai Star
    President of the most powerful nation in the world.
    He too was elected to power when he was right in the middle of his Sadé Sati period.

    The mind is such that whatever it is fed with, it multiplies. If you feed it with positivity that stem from the positive thoughts you get by being with happy and successful people or by reading about them, your mind becomes even more positive and powerful. But if you insist on believing that you are doomed, by talking about or reading stories of people who are failures and losers, your mind will make sure that you are really doomed. The choice is yours.

    I know that even after reading all what I said above, there will still be some people who who would open a new tab and search for astrological predictions. My prayers are with such people so that they are soon free from the clutches of that disease.

    I wish you all great success and Divine Blessings of abundance.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  28. Dear Sir .,
    Thank you for refreshing and tips for bringing in fresh channels of positivity . During the period of Sade Sati so much of learning has been noted especially on finance side . In retrospection when analysed , there were so many instances in the past which if we had experience we could have been able to save so much of money . But we did not bothered and kept either splurging or were just not careful for saving . During Sade sati period I have curtailed so many expenditure that if the same would have been saved it would have been quite a good corpus of money .
    But yes. Lets promise ourselves to use this learning for further life and not only for ourselves but also guide our near and dears about the same .
    Jai shree krishna !


  29. A true Karmayogi is neither greedy of success nor afraid of failure. It is because of the mental equilibrium he maintains at all times.

    The leader of the world’s largest democracy strictly follows the teachings of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita which gives him wisdom, courage, confidence, strength, truthfulness and the sheer mental power he has with which he sways the masses.

    Modiji: “I am fighting this battle for you people. Brothers and sisters, what can they (the enemies of Dharma and country) do to me? (He means to ask what the worst case scenario could be) What is the worst that they can do to me? I am just a nobody. I can simply throw a bag on my shoulder and move out.”
    Modiji means he has nothing to lose and that he is not attached to anything.

    The question is not whether Modiji ‘deserves’ one more opportunity to serve the country but whether Indians deserve him as a leader for one more term. Winning or losing makes no difference to Modiji, but for India, his losing or winning the forthcoming election, certainly will.

    सुखदुःखे समे कृत्वा लाभालाभौ जयाजयौ |
    ततो युद्धाय युज्यस्व नैवं पापमवाप्स्यसि || २ ३८ ||
    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.

    कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
    मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ ||
    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.

    सक्ताः कर्मण्यविद्वांसो यथा कुर्वन्ति भारत |कुर्याद्विद्वांस्तथाऽसक्तश्चिकीर्षुर्लोकसंग्रहम् || ३ २५ ||
    SBG 3:25
    Just as ignorant people perform actions with attachment to the results, learned people perform work, but without being attached to the world. Their desire, if at all, is only the welfare of the world.

    ज्ञेयः स नित्यसंन्यासी यो न द्वेष्टि न काङ्क्षति |
    निर्द्वन्द्वो हि महाबाहो सुखं बन्धात्प्रमुच्यते || ५ ३ ||
    SBG 5:03
    A person who neither hates nor desires the results of his actions is known to be a Sanyasi or one who has renounced everything.  Such a person is free from dualities and is therefore liberated from material bondage.


    Jai Shri Krishna

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  30. Sorry there was an error in the hyperlink given in my previous post. It has been corrected now and I am posting it again in order to enable you to open the post from your mailbox.

    Jai Shri Krishna

    Warren Buffett’s 10 Rules for Success


    Imagine that it is peak summer and due to scarcity of water, the soil in the small and beautiful flower garden that you have, is drying up. It then rains one day and you notice that there are some puddles forming around your garden. It would quite naturally occur to you that you could use a spade and dig canals to guide the water into your garden. By doing so, you would be ‘channelising life and energy’ in the form of water into your garden.

    The above situation could be compared to that of a person who was left high and dry by destiny but whose good time is about to restart. If you are one such person, you could consider starting to work on ‘digging canals of positive energy’ into your life by allowing yourself to be influenced by powerful thoughts and the positive mental attitude of real winners. The disease of pessimism which becomes a habit of a person unlike in the case of someone who is an incorrigible optimistic as I have always been, is certainly not very easy to expunge. But with some amount of grit and determination, it should be quite easy to kick the ugly factor out of your life.

    Here is a post on Warren Buffett’s 10 Rules for Success which you might want to read carefully and use to guide wealth and happiness into your life.

    “But, but, but….that astrology site said that my Rahu and Ketu have entered the 8th and the 2nd houses from my natal moon respectively which would mean that I am going to face a lot of stress in life for the next 18 months!” Wait, did such a thought by any chance, cross your mind just now? Yes? Did it? Well, if your answer is affirmative, you can be sure that your time will not come in the near future and that you can go back to your astrology blogs in order to join other wailers out there. Don’t forget to carry some tissue to blow your nose and wipe your tears. You may come back here when you start comprehending that brooding, wailing and crying are imbecile and futile acts that are cruel killers of the priceless and ever fleeting time that you are left with on the planet.

    May you all stay blessed.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  31. Good morning sir,

    Yes I will follow the action plan made by me today.Thank you very much for guiding me. I am very grateful to you n would like to meet you in person.

    Have a good day.



  32. Very well Ramesh. Keep your head up and work on tying all loose ends in your personal life and also at work.

    Never mind about message nesting. I have disabled it. It had a limit of five replies under one message or rather in one thread. Now I have made it simpler so that people can post their comments separately as stand alone posts.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  33. Sorry sir I think you have misunderstood me.Definitely I am feeling satisfied after reading your valuable articles and I am much more relaxed now but it is the oldsadesathi fear in the mind and so we scorpios are waiting for the it to finish.Thank you for explaining.

    Sorry again as I did not understand about nnesting the messages.


  34. Posting as separate message.

    Ramesh, your comments under my post “Mainly for Vrischikans – Nope, this is not a Rahu Ketu Transit report”, give the impression that you have understood it well. But I am surprised to see that you have gone back to where you were before you came here, and say that you are waiting for the end of Sadé Sati so that all your problems would come to an end.

    I have written quite often about ‘benefiting from Sadé Sati’ and altering life post SS, which means, using the SS period well in order to put in efforts to introspect thoroughly and to make necessary changes in one’s attitude, habits and philosophy of life. If you wish to win the lottery, you would need to get up, go to the retailer, choose a number and pay for it, wouldn’t you? Just sitting at home and waiting for SS to end so that you would win the lottery would be foolish.

    No sweat, no glory. No pressure, no diamonds. My site is not a place where I sell stupid ideas such as feeding crows on a Tuesday or going to rare temples in order to find remedies for tough situations indicated on natal charts of people. There are NO REMEDIES for PAST Karma. The only way out is to balance it.

    Had I wanted, I could have exploited the stupidity of people and sold nonsense to them. But I know that such things would only add negative Karma to the second ’20’ of my 60 20 20 Karmic equation, in which 60% is past Karma carried forward, the first 20% is my past Karma of the current Janma of mine, and the second 20% is the Karma that I collect everyday and will collect in the future; and force me to pay all what I earned back to them along with interest either in my present Janma or in a future one of mine. Remember that understanding the cause and Effect principle can almost instantaneously calm down a mind, which is highly perturbed due to difficulties in life.

    Therefore, don’t worry about the start and end of Sadé Sati, but make sure that whenever it happens, you take-away from it as much knowledge and wisdom as possible so that you can rise higher in the process of your Karmic evolution.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  35. Ramesh, if you wish to reply to posts, I would suggest that you copy and paste the link of the post in a new comment and refer to it. Nesting too many messages under one comment is not something that is very user friendly. I had to add my reply within your comment.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  36. Thank you for quick reply sir! I think everybody like me is waiting for january 2020 because there might be less hassles after sadesathi.

    Please advice
    Thank you ji


  37. Dear Sir,

    Jai Shri Krishna!

    There are some good qualities that we can imbibe from great people like Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Some of them that I have observed are:

    Humility – Being humble and kind to others are so good a quality that it certainly accumulates good karma when you practice them.
    Strong conviction – Believing in what you are about to do and unshakeable personal values even in times of difficulties.
    Honesty – Dharmo rakshati rakshitah i.e., dharma protects those who protect or uphold dharma
    Being simple – Just leading a simple life without any pomp and show, being approachable
    Helping others as much as possible from within the means.

    May lord Krishna bless you all,



  38. How I love this awesome lady! What an inspiring person with an extremely infectious attitude!
    She ended her last Janma on February 3, 2019.
    Om Shanti.

    I hope all those pessimistic cry babies who cry buckets of tears on astrology blogs and waste time trying to figure out what the latest Rahu/Ketu transit is going to do to them, spend 15 minutes and 42 seconds of their life which they live so thanklessly, in order to watch this video of the phenomenal Emily Levine.

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  39. Thanks for the valuable information. I don’t know why I didnt find this before! Today I found it when I was searching for rahu kethu for scorpios. Super information.

    Thanks and regards

    Ramesh Kumar


  40. Namaste.

    Many of you must have watched this video that was published on our site three years ago. I made the film and got my son to do the voiceover and it was he who also played Chopin on his piano for the background score.

    The story is a simple one but carries a great message for anyone struggling with challenges, insults and even troubling or bullying by others. I have always believed that people who insult you or belittle you are actually those you should be thankful to because it is they who give you that ‘much needed kick up your backside’ that acts as the thrust component in the flight of your life, thereby propelling you forward and to a higher altitude.

    Experiences of different kinds make you richer in knowledge and wisdom. They are priceless because they cannot be bought even for all the wealth one could possess in the world. Experiences make your life more eventful and they are all pages in your book of life. They put you in a higher level in the process of your Karmic evolution. However, it would be necessary to note that this process is highly susceptible to being stalled by disturbances caused by your cribbing, whining, complaining and cursing, which, as a matter fact, amount to thanklessness for all the good things you have and for the bad things you don’t have.

    The donkey in the story, had the ‘What next’ attitude that I talk about so often was instilled in me by my wonderful father while I was very young. My ‘What next’ attitude saved my life many times and in this story of the donkey, it was the attitude that not only saved his life, but also set him free from slavery.

    Every experience whether good or bad, is a source of knowledge. But it is up to the individual that goes through it, to either benefit from it and rise, or enter into a self-pity trip, slide down the Karmic ladder and realise this vital truth a couple of hundreds of Janmas later.

    Stay blessed.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  41. Dear Sir,

    Jai Shri Krishna!

    The first and best teacher is always the father! Father is the one who instills confidence in us when we grow up and continues to provide guidance to us at every stage of our life. It doesn’t matter how old we are, when our parents are around, it always gives us a great comfort feeling.

    Adi Shankaracharya wrote „Matru Panchakam“ as a tribute and a great salutation to His mother. He wrote this set of 5 slokas when He was in His mother’s deathbed. When you go through them, I am sure it will bring tears in your eyes.


    Today is Maha Shivaratri day! I take this opportunity to wish all our friends the very best in their life. May lord Shiva bless us all with abundance of health and happiness.


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  42. Jai Shri Krishna to Sir and all !

    passing through the trial and turbulance of Sade sati period … I have talked with Sir in the past with anguish and fear of future .. I am not fortunate to get this wisdom through my parents but Sir as a Father has always stood by me and instilled sense of Fearlessness. I remember about 2 + years back when I first contacted Sir I was absolutely shattered . Since 2014 every March I had feared this would be last March end for my Business and I will have to wind up… Again approaching this March end .. the business situation is deteriorated further by many times now , even my house is on block and financial institutes ready to take possession any time now … Yet I derive a sense of fearless now . I also wonder if I would have not feared in the past possibly the situation could have been better as instead of not doing anything under state of bewilderment and remaining frozen state of mind with factor of fear in head I would have done many things more positive .
    Now with no fear and full of positivity, though I am not able to change my past Karmas immediately , I am definitely able to create something positive at work ..

    I always remember one Song which Sir quoted for me … ” Barbadiyon Ka Jashna Manata chala gaya .. Har fikr to Dhuve me udata chala gaya !

    Krishnam Vande Jagadguru

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  43. Namaste.

    I am extremely grateful to my beloved father who moved on from his last Janma in Jan 2008. It was he who taught me to live like a courageous and principled man. He introduced me to the SBG and other Dharmic scriptures when I was a little boy. Ever since the beginning, whenever he taught me anything about spirituality, he made sure to cut any mumbo jumbo out and explain things to me in a rational and logical manner. He used to tell me a lot about great men and women of the past. One important attitude that saved my life in my worst accidents was that of fearlessness that he instilled in me since my age of two or three. I call it the ‘What next’ attitude. Whatever happens in life, just ask yourself ‘What next?’ or ‘Now that this happened, what do I do next?’ The most common causes of death of people who die in serious accidents, are shock and fear and the one who maintains a level head even the worst if situations, becomes a true survivor.

    A person who has read and understood even a bit of the SBG, which is the greatest mind management manual, has a stable mind, is always calm, balanced and composed. Such a person is called a ‘Sthithapragnya’. SBG 2:54-57.

    Jai Shri Krishna.

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  44. Dear Tavamithram Sir,

    Let me begin by thanking the divine for making sure that our Pilot has been able to return to our motherland safe and sound without any incidents during his short time under the enemy’s control.

    That image of that brave warrior being captured, blindfolded, hands tied behind as he was interrogated by the enemy is enough to make us feel the mediocrity of our problems.
    His composure, strength and confidence in his answers during such a stressful situation are inspiring to say the least.

    Dharmo rakshathi rakshitaha.

    Your article on the Rahu Ketu transition is one of the best pieces on the site.

    Vrischikans were beginning to heave a sigh of relief with just one year of Sade Sathi left to go and now this happens. I am sure many people would have been shaken up after going through all the astrological sites with their fear mongering.

    In my experience, if one has paid enough attention to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, one would eventually cease to waste time surfing online looking at astrological predictions.
    Psychologically, the one and the most important element that helps an individual to continue to wade through tough situations is “Hope”. Hope that there are good things to look forward to in life, hope that things will get better for them eventually.

    And it is one of the very things that drives people towards Astrology. When things don’t go as planned in life, when things don’t seem to make sense, when the understanding of Karma is insufficient as you have put it, people tend to look for something that can at least help them try to explain all that has been happening to them. Most people find astrology due to the ease of its reach and its abundance online.

    Some others who are not satisfied, search beyond and if they are fortunate, they discover the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

    Reading the Gita doesn’t magically solve the problems. It helps us understand the situation better, open our eyes to the deeper strengths we have and leads us to a refreshing perspective of life. It empowers us, makes us see our responsibility while at the same time reminds us to stay humble.

    Bhagavan Krishna has elaborated on the 3 paths of a spiritual journey. Jnana marga – the path of knowledge, Karma marga – the path of selfless action and Bhakthi marga – the path of devotion.

    Many aspects of the three might seem overlapping to each other, but they are aimed for different psychological scenarios, drives and situations that a person is in.

    A bad situation or a problem is so, as per definition, if and only if the mind looks at it that way. Control the mind and the definition of the situation changes from a problem to something else.
    The knowledge, that situations arise either due to the past Karma or due to our own present actions, is a calming element to the restless mind. The ability in the Hindus, Buddhists to tolerate and accept a lot of slack, seems to be primarily because of our belief in the Law of Karma.

    The 60-20-20 rule is a brilliant yet simple way to make someone understand how it functions.

    With regards to the paths, it is important to understand the situation of the mind and apply the correct method to bring it under control.

    In scenarios which seem random and unexpected, “the knowledge” needs to be the reminder and it should be sufficient for the moment to bring the mind to rest. Intellect find “the knowledge” to be quite logical. We are all divine and we are all bound by karma.

    In cases of situations that arise out of our own making and folly, it is important to pay attention to the path of selfless action. Offer every action as a sacrifice to the Bhagavan and accept the results humbly. Breeze through all the pride and shame that one would experience through their actions. Practice this all the time and the choices of the actions will greatly improve in quality, as well as the commitment and dedication to them.

    At last when nothing seems to bring peace to the mind, the most powerful and effective of the three paths for our lifestyle, i.e Bhakthi is the best medicine. Devotion is a very powerful psychological tool to harness one’s mind and focus it away from the troubles we face.

    Bhagavan Krishna took avatar on our planet and performed countless leelas. And our Rishis have documented them all in great detail. Spend some time on reading them or watching them through the visual media, and let those stories of our dear Bhagavan Krishna bring some happiness and give strength to us.

    Surrender to him in devotion and you will forget all your troubles. This will help you find creative ways to solve them.

    Always memorize and remember those verses that can help you calm your mind and remove restlessness.

    I am not saying that I have figured it all out. On the contrary, I make plenty of mistakes. Both consciously and otherwise. The art of reigning in the mind is a difficult one to master but nevertheless, we must keep trying and with practice we might get there someday.

    The following verse helps me remember my goal and my purpose whenever all other means I employ fail to console my mind. It is important that each one finds their own that works for them.

    यं हि न व्यथयन्त्येते पुरुषं पुरुषर्षभ |
    समदुःखसुखं धीरं सोऽमृतत्वाय कल्पते || २ १५ ||
    yam hi na vyathayant yete
    purusham purusharshabha
    sama duhkha sukham dhiiram
    so ‘mrtatvaaya kalpate (SBG 2:15)
    O best of men, he who is not affected by happiness and sadness, is steady and is suitable for immortality.

    I sincerely thank our dear Tavamithram Sir for his invaluable guidance and for sharing his wisdom and experience.

    Om Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaaya

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  45. NEW POST
    Mainly for Vrischikans – Nope, this is not a Rahu Ketu Transit report


    This post is in response to the mails that I have been receiving from many visitors of this site, particularly Vrischikans, who are currently the ‘senior most’ among the three signs under Sadé Sati. People born under the two other signs Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Makar (Capricorn), and all others may also read and absorb the main message in this post…. READ ON

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  46. NEW Post

    The Divinity in you

    “It is evident from the above Shlokas that it is the presence of the Self or the Superconsciousness in a physical body that differentiates between one that is alive and another that has died. When the physical body of a person dies, it is the Self or the Superconsciousness that leaves it….” READ ON

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  47. Dear Sir,

    I first found this while watching the Sri Krishna serial by Ramanand Sagar and then in the Srimad Bhagavata Purana discourses that i attended as a kid.

    People who watched the movie Interstellar were surprised to find that this concept of time dilation is intertwined with a heart wrenching story in our Puranas, when i told them about this.

    Here is the story or Muchukunda.

    The further story of Muchukunda is in another episode where Bhagavan Krishna and Kalayavan engage in a battle for the city of Dwarka.


    Om Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaaya


  48. Very good Vedhika. I am happy for you and Ram. Continue your quest for knowledge in all humility in order to experience Divinity and bliss in your every breath, every heartbeat and every moment of life.

    Jai Shri Krishna


    11-27 September 1893


    In an era of fake godmen and other charlatans, who interpret ancient scriptures in their own ways in order to amass wealth and gather huge masses of sycophants around them, listening to the following speeches of Swami Vivekananda and trying to comprehend them can remove a lot of misconceptions about the Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) and give clarity to the mind. It can also help people learn the essence of spirituality, gratitude, the belief in oneness, universal brotherhood and selfless love for the Supreme Being.

    Click below for the historical speeches of Swami Vivekananda read out by someone else and also to read the text of those memorable speeches. The absolutely brilliant Swami Vivekananda simplified Advaita Vedanta and taught it in a way much better than those of happy and ‘sad gurus’ who claim to be great masters and come out with their own versions of the Sanatana Dharma with ridiculous theories such as that of some Adiyogi and so on.

    Click here https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/swami-vivekananda/
    (I have added relevant Shlokas from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita to support certain statements of Swami Vivekananda)

    Jai Shri Krishna


  50. ‘Time Dilation’ mentioned in Dharmic Scriptures

    According to the theory of relativity, time dilation is a difference in the elapsed time measured by two observers, either due to a velocity difference relative to each other, or by being differently situated relative to a gravitational field…..

    The delusion of the mind caused by ignorance, leads the mind of a person to inflate their ego and makes them feel separate from Divinity as well as from the rest of nature. READ FURTHER

    Jai Shri Krishna


  51. Namaste dear sir,

    I followed what you said and read the Gita again. It took me exactly 2hours 43 minutes to complete all chapters. 🙂 When I was reading I marked some chapters which I am now reading again slowly and carefully.

    Thank you very much sir.

    Affectionate regards,

    Jai Shree Krishna



  52. Totally agree.If not for you I wouldn’t have read it. Thank you infinitely my friend for being my guide in life and in my spiritual pursuit.


  53. Namaste.

    The Divine Scripture The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is one that you can refer to any time and draw inspiration or ideas from, no matter what situation you might be in. However, it is primarily due to lengthy and detailed interpretations of each Shloka by great learned people, that make copies of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita so fat, big, uninteresting, unattractive and uninviting to newbies. The sheer size of the copies, gives the impression to people that it would take them a long time to read it and that they would do it when they are much older or even after they have retired!  Not reading the Bhagavad Gita despite being blessed with the possibility of reading it, is something that most people regret once they do take the time to complete reading it. 

    In order to motivate first timers to complete reading the Divine Scripture at least once, I have given below a table showing how much time one approximately needs to quickly read merely the translations of each chapter.

    A quick read of the 700 Shlokas takes about 146 minutes in all which will be one of the greatest investments of time in your life.

    First timers could read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita with the sole objective of simply acquiring the feeling of having completed it once. It will not matter if one does not understand many Shlokas. The goal needs to be to complete reading it. People who have read it once, are drawn to it again and again after which, they start relating different Shlokas to situations in their life and to apply what they have learned. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a scripture which can inspire people with tremendous amounts of energy, mental power, confidence and different ideas every time they read it.

    Every great journey begins with the first step. One of the prime aims of TVM Gita Samiti is to encourage and prompt people to get to read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. The difference that it will make in their life and in their attitude towards life, cannot be described in words – one needs to experience it.

    Take a firm decision and go to our Bhagavad Gita Site to receive Divine Knowledge.

    I pray for the well-being of everyone and may all receive abundant Divine Blessings.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  54. https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/02/15/guarding-your-happiness-key/

    This is a good read and certainly a rational logical approach to a real life situation.

    I for one have benefitted immensely from regular work outs and vouch for the feel good effects which I have been enjoying for over two years now. To me any challenge, with positive mindset, systematic approach and hard work can be addressed be it personal or professional issue. I have faced both and managed so far by having a come what optimistic/positive mindset and largely working out and releasing of the “dopamine’ for sustenance. Now imagine if I was radiating full positivity how quick the result would have been!!! That’s my KPI for the year radiate positivity and joy:)

    Hope all the folks who are struggling, embrace systematic approach to any problems they facing and have patience and persistence to work on finding solution. I am certain one will emerge victorious in time.

    Let us all resolve to be happy and cheerful and spread the joy around



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