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    • Dear sir,

      I thank you for helping me make the change to veganism by explaining to me the benefits. Here in my workplace also we have three white American people who are pure vegans. They take part in animal rights activism also. It would be great if they can to talk to you whenever you have time.

      If you start any veganism campaign or something than I will be the first person to join you.

      Thanks and sincere regards to you sir,

      Jai Shri Krishna




    In the year 2005, Indian billionaire, steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal was ranked the third richest person in the world after Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

    Rendezvous with Simi Garewal – Lakshmi Mittal

    Simi Garewal: Why do you still hold an Indian passport?

    Lakshmi Mittal: I love my country…and I am Indian.

    Simi Garewal: Would your business have been easier if you had a European passport?

    Lakshmi Mittal: I don’t think so. Now the world is global and it does not make any difference whether you have an Indian passport, British passport or an American passport.

    Simi Garewal: Is it some kind of umbilical cord you have with India…this passport?

    Lakshmi Mittal: I feel very happy and proud to have this passport. My allegiance is to India.


    • Krishna, thank you for this video. It gives a good insight into Mr Mittal’s life. His calm attitude is very impressive. My father moved to the US more than four decades ago so all of have US passports.


      • Dear Dr. SS,

        My naturalization is expected to happen in 2021. For small people like me having a US passport is very advantageous because of the freedom to travel. Tavamithram sir has told me his reasons for not changing his nationality but I think I will go for it and take the OCI card.

        Best regards



  2. A weak or confused god concept and a lack of understanding of the SELF are two of the important causes of mental turmoil, fear, anger, jealousy, hatred, etc.

    Even ordinary efforts that a person takes in order to understand the basics of Advaita Vedanta can greatly help them in clearing their mind that is befuddled with unwanted thoughts and ideas, and also in their process of mental, spiritual and Karmic evolution.


    Despite being the ONLY LOGICAL, SENSIBLE AND RATIONAL PHILOSOPHY in the world, the Sanatana Dharma and its followers have earned the reputation of being regressive! Whereas, cults that teach that some being called god created the earth and all its flora and fauna in six days and took rest on the seventh day, are considered to be progressive and cool!

    The main blame for such a situation may be hurled against religious babas and gurus as well as followers of the Sanatana Dharma who have been either illiterate or plain lazy to read ancient Dharmic scriptures. Take the story of creation – Abrahamic religions say that god created it but the way Rig Veda talks about it strongly resembles the Big Bang Theory and they call the Sanatana Dharma old fashioned and uncool!

    As per Advaita Vedanta, there is nothing like creation, the first man and woman, satan, hell, heaven etc. You may want to take a look at the Nasadiya Sukta https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/nasadiya-sukta-the-hymn-of-creation/

    Wake up Dharmic people and please educate yourselves about the Advaita Vedanta and our great Sanatana Dharma. Be proud of the fact that our ancestors did not convert to bizarre foreign cults either due to greed or because of fear.

    Being a true and modest seeker is the prime quality to be possessed in order to be a Sanatana Dharmi (Hindu) and be called one.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  3. Dear friend Krishna,

    Finally, Savithri managed to get all of us together at home on Sunday and we listened to your Gita audio book on Audible. My first reaction is that through you I see Lord Krishna entering our home and helping us resolve matters that earlier seemed impossible to solve. On Savithri’s insistence, I have been through the Gita on your site but listening to it read by you in your enrapturing voice made us get a totally different and deep insight into the Gita. I am going to hear it many more times when I drive to work. Keep up the brilliant work my friend. The wonderful help that you have been offering to strangers like us from around the world must be getting you a lot of good karma.

    I have recommended your audio book to almost everyone in my social groups.

    We will never cease to be thankful for all your help and to admire you for your infectious positive attitude towards everything in life.

    May God Bless you and your family.

    Best regards,


  4. A short wonderful video containing some golden words of Warren Buffet.

    It is so important to hang around with positive-minded people. When you watch this video, you will see why I don’t allow on this site messages in which people sob, wail and complain about life.

    Learn to live in the NOW, be thankful for all the people and whatever you have in life, and remember to share with others what you think you have been blessed with.

    I suggest that you watch this video at least twice in order to clearly receive the message from Warren Buffet.


  5. Respected dear Sir and all,

    Happy DIWALI! I pray to lord Krishna for everyone.

    We are going to be cleared from sadesathi within just 3 months!!! Thanks a lot for guidng us and supporting us through the difficult period in our life.

    Humble pranam to you,

    जय श्री कृष्ण

    *Amal bhaiya how are you? Hope you are fine! How is Aummukutty???


  6. Namaste.

    The Dhanteras day, also known as Dhana Trayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi, is observed to be the day when Shri Vishnu incarnated as Shri Dhanvantari who is considered to be the Father of Ayurveda. The day is the thirteenth (Trayodashi) day of the Krishna Paksha or dark fortnight of the month of Karthika. The Dhanteras day is revered as the day of the Samudra Manthan or the churning of the ocean, when Shri Dhanvantari incarnated and Sri Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, appeared out of the ocean that was being churned by the Devas and the Asuras.

    Shri Dhanvantari is invoked as the greatest protector and healer. The Dhanvantari Mantra is in praise of Shri Dhanvantari whom devotees humbly pray to for good health.

    Since health is the greatest wealth, I wish you all excellent health followed by an abundance of material wealth.

    ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे
    विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि
    तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ॥
    Om Shri Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe
    Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi
    Tanno Lakshmi Prachodaya’at Om॥

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Namaste dear sir,

      We thank you for your blessings. Very true, we all pray for getting lot of wealth but we don’t think very much about the importance of having good health until we fall sick. We wish a happy Dhantheras to you and all others too.

      Sincere thanks and affectionate regards,

      Vedhika, Ram


      • Happy Diwali dear Sir for enlightening our Live with knowledge of Bhagwad Geeta .
        Happy Diwali to all in this forum . Happy Diwali & prosperous New Year to you and your family.
        May this New Year Light up new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues, different perspectives and fill your days with pleasant surprises.
        May Krishna bless you all for good health, peace of mind, allround success and satisfied life.


  7. Dear Doctorji,

    This is nothing. Having known Krishna sir (Tavamithram Sir) for two years and being associated with him closely I am aware that sometimes his words can be very sharp with no mincing but the fact of the matter is that in the end we will realize whatever he says is good for us. I had the honor of personally meeting him and having lunch with him in Germany exactly two years ago. My parents and friends told me immediately when I returned to the US after meeting with sir the major changes they observed in me were my increased patience and confidence.

    Coming from a traditional south Indian family, my parents are pretty orthodox Hindus. Prior to my meeting sir I used to follow our traditions at home just to keep my parents happy. Then after I started to read regularly on this website, I started to gain better understanding of spiritual matters. At least once in a week I talk to sir at least for 5-10 minutes. It did not take me much time to remove lethargy and negativity from my life.


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  8. Reposting…


    Ishavasya Upanishad


    Every living being has a Jivatma which is known as the Atman or the Self. The Jivatma which is the Self in all beings is a part of Paramatma or the one Supreme Brahman. However, there is no difference between Jivatma and Paramatma except for the fact that…READ ON

    The Chariot Analogy


    Understanding the ‘Who am I?’ question through the Chariot Analogy explained to Nachiketa in the Kat-hopanishad by Yama, the lord of death.

    Ego plays a major part in the lives of people. It is one of the major causes for discords among people including closely related people, married couples, close friends and colleagues at work. The lack of understanding about who one is and how actions are performed by people is the prime reason behind this mental disease called ego which invariably leads people to major downfalls. READ ON

    Jai Shri Krishna


    • I laughed when I saw your special instruction Krishna! You are very direct!! I wish you and all others a great rest of the day and evening.



    Unsolicited Advice or Free Information


    During the time I lived in India, there have been many instances when people showed me things like a furniture product, artwork, website or a presentation that they had created and asked for my opinion. Since I felt that it was my responsibility to give them feedback that could help them improve their creation, I would give them my honest opinion mentioning errors or flaws that I had observed in their work. I found to my utter dismay that…



  10. It is a great honour to be a contemporary of such am amazing Karmayogi leader. A true leader is one who sets an example for others by practising what he preaches.

    I ask myself – What great thing have I done in my past that my destiny permits me to exist on the planet when the unbelievably wonderful person and leader Shri Narendra Modiji also exists?

    Thank you, dear Shri Modiji.


    यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जनः |
    स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते || ३ २१ ||
    yadhyadaa charathi sreshtas
    thattha devetaro janaha
    sa yat pramaanam kurute
    lokastha dhanu varthathe
    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.”

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  11. NEW POST

    Shastra Puja – Dassault Rafale


    India is blessed with the most wonderful leader Shri Narendra Modiji. Despite the efforts of anti-Dharma and anti-India forces, he continues to rise and take along with him in his rise, his entire family of over 1.3 billion Indians.

    Shri Modiji’s knowledge of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and the fact that he is guided by his intellect to apply the Divine Knowledge in his life, have already shown tremendous results.
    Bhagavan Krishna said:
    SBG Shloka 4:07 “Whenever righteousness comes down and irreligion predominates, O descendant of Bhaaratha (Arjuna), I manifest Myself.”

    We are now witnessing events which were unthinkable a few years ago. They include…

    READ ON…

    Jai Shri Krishna



    [TV news anchor Lee Thomas thought his career was over after he was diagnosed with vitiligo, an autoimmune disorder that left large patches of his skin without pigment and led to derision and stares. In a captivating talk, he shares how he discovered a way to counter misunderstanding and fear around his appearance with engagement, dialogue — and a smile. “Positivity is something worth fighting for, and the fight is not with others — it’s internal,” Thomas says. “If you want to make positive changes in your life, you have to consistently be positive.”]


    • Accepting an incurable disease like vitiligo and making a career as a TV news anchor is very impressive. There is a lot to learn from this man. Thank you Krishna,

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    • Jai shri Krihna to all !!
      Superbly Motivating Video .
      If we cut Vitilargo and replace with X… Each one of us including me have some or the other bug in life X .. We constantly remain bugged with this through out life . Missing Life outside of X .. which can bring lot of positivity..
      problem with us is also we get intantly topped up with good dose of motivitation .. But it doesnt last long and we fall back to our own world of depressing X .. So we need to practice
      श्रीभगवानुवाच |
      असंशयं महाबाहो मनो दुर्निग्रहं चलम् |
      अभ्यासेन तु कौन्तेय वैराग्येण च गृह्यते || ६ ३५ ||
      still is is difficult ..
      Jai shri krishna !

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    Below are a few simple steps on how to get your copy of the audiobook from Audible

    1. Click on this link https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita-in-English-Retold-and-Read-for-You-by-Tavamithram-Sarvada-Audiobook/B07XYDCJ7V
    2. If you already have a membership, it should be easy for you to get the book. If not, please Go to the next step
    3. Register for a membership and start your free trial. (Remember that even in case you decide to close your memberships before the trial period ends, you can still keep the audiobook that you get during the free trial period. )
    4. In the event, you don’t find the audiobook in your library even after getting the audiobook, remain logged in and open another tab.
    5. Open https://www.audible.in/ and go to the bottom right of the page to change India (English) to United States (English)
    6. Open your library and you will find your audiobook there.
    7. Press play and start receiving the nectar of all the four Vedas in the form of the Divine Teachings of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita which is the perfect guide to righteous living.

    Please write to me should you have any problems downloading the audiobook.

    Jai Shri Krishna


  14. NEW POST

    The Union of Knowledge with Modesty


    The monthly programme called “Mann ki Baat” or the “Words from the heart” by Shri Narendra Modiji is a programme that I never miss. The honourable Indian Prime Minister’s monthly talk to Indians is broadcast through this wonderful programme in which he informs Indians of the work he did during that period and also fills it with great pearls of wisdom that he has amassed during his lifetime.

    Among the different topics, he spoke about in “Mann ki Baat” dated 29.09.2019…


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  15. Dear all,

    Hope you are all fine.

    (I put this comment already in the audiobook section)
    As we had an emergency in Patna we had to go there for a few days. We returned yesterday morning and then in the night we heard the full Gita. It went upto 2AM! My mother in law, husband and me heard it together on our new Philips sound system. We had a short break of 10 minutes after chapter 12.

    I really don’t know how to describe the superb experience we all had! Sir’s voice and superb pronunciation are simply great! After completing all the chapters we had the feeling as though we came out from a great movie! The way sir has spoken is like as though we are seeing a film!

    When we started I told my husband and mil about the main point which sir said. He said to have the main aim of completing all the 18 chapters even if we do not follow in some places because sir said in the end when we will have the feeling of having completed the Gita that itself will be a superb feeling and make us go deeper into it. My mil who is a regular pilgrim to Vaishno devi temple since many years was speechless after listening to the whole Gita. At her age even she heard the full Gita for the first time in her life.

    I was very emotional in some places like in chapters 9,10 and 11 and also in 18. In the 11th when Arjun asks Lord Krishna to forgive him like a father, friend or lover my tears came like waterfalls! The ending of the whole Gita is just too too good!

    Definitely we will follow another thing sir said which is to hear it minimum five times.

    Simmilar to what sanjay said in the end of the Gita, I too would like to say that I am experiencing the pleasure of the listening to our beloved Tavamithram sir’s fantastic creation again and again!

    With deepest gratitude to sir and warm affection to all,

    Ma, Ram and Vedhika

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  16. Listening to the singing of this highly blessed child so exceptionally talented in music is nothing short of sheer Divine Bliss and ecstasy.


  17. Namaste.

    Goodreads is a site that I find very good for booklovers. I have not used it very often but I do it intend to use it regularly hereafter.

    You may register on Goodreads by clicking on this link https://www.goodreads.com/user/sign_in

    Once you have registered yourself, you may visit my page at https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomtavamithram add me as a friend and for the benefit of others, also write your reviews there on the Audiobook – The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English . We can also, later on, create a group of likeminded people on Goodreads.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Jai ho Sir G,🙏🙏🙏

      Dear all,

      I had the great experience of listening to the SBG audio book last night.

      Believe me, I am finding myself with very limited baggage, very positively motivated, very energetic and absolutely calm.

      I don’t know what exactly worked, the story or the telling.

      But it worked wonders.

      This is like a quick fix to all that worries you. This is something that everyone should listen to. It simply, conveys the Supreme knowledge, support and guidance to take hold of one’s life.

      Your entire Perception of LIFE will change to make it better in all aspects of your being.

      God blesses 😊🙏


  18. Hi Sir…
    I have completed listening all the 18 th chapters yesterday..It was an awesome experience and I felt I was somewhere else .. No idea how to explain it sir and don’t know how to thank your efforts and hard work to make it happen without any expectations…
    I really have a wish to do the same in Malayalam language also..
    य इदं परमं गुह्यं मद्भक्तेष्वभिधास्यति |
    भक्तिं मयि परां कृत्वा मामेवैष्यत्यसंशयः || १८ ६८ ||
    ya idam paramam guhyam
    bhaktim mayi paraam krutvaa
    (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.
    Krishnam Vande Jagad Gurum


  19. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English – Retold and read for you by Tavamithram Sarvada


    Your personal Audiobook that you can hear anytime – while you are at home, while driving, while travelling, when you are taking a walk or simply when you feel like taking off from your routine and calming your mind and empowering yourself with Divine Knowledge, Blessings and Energy.



    • Dear Sir,

      For those who are trying to purchase the audiobook from Amazon Audible, I would suggest the following steps:

      Login into amazon.com (and not amazon.in)
      Purchase the book
      Install Amazon audible app from App Store
      When you login into audible from India, by default it goes to audible.in market place and if you click on My Library in audible app, you will not find the book although you have successfully purchased the same.
      Instead, choose audible.com US market place. Now when you go to My Library, you will find the audiobook that you have purchased recently.

      These are broadly the steps that I followed as initially I too faced the same problem that I cited above. In fact, I had to uninstall the app and reinstall the same and then log back in to audible.com US market place.

      Hope you find them useful.

      Jai Shri Krishna!


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      • Hi Sundarji
        Lucky that you could download the audio book.
        I was trying from amazon.com for the purchase and it’s not allowing me to do so.
        I was getting error message like country mismatch.
        I will follow your steps mentioned and update here
        Jai Shri Krishna

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  20. Happy Birthday to our beloved Karmayogi Prime Minister Shri Narendra Damodardas Modiji.


    One of the names that Shri Bhagavan Krishna used to address Arjuna was Parantapa which means the destroyer of enemies. Shri Modiji, the modern Parantapa, is truly a destroyer of the enemies of Bharat and the honour of our motherland.

    Jai Bharat
    Jai Shri Krishna

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  21. Pranam dearest Sirji!

    6.22 AM in Sydney I am starting my new week after hearing your audio of Gita yesterday evening.

    काय सांगू? Sirji when I see vrischik people suffering I know I am very lucky otherwise I would not have met you at the right time in the vrischik rashi blog. I feel very much sad for poeople who dont know you yet.What to do

    Hope all the people get the chance to read understand Bhagvat Gita. The easiest method is your super audio sirji. It’s the best 🙂

    खाली वाकून नमस्कार

    जय श्री कृष्ण

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  22. NEW POST

    The Chequered Flag for Vrischikans


    It is almost time for Vrischikans (people with the lunar sign of Scorpio) to say ‘PHEW! What a ride!’ That is because the life-changing period of Sadé Sati, which began on the 14th of November 2011, is due to end a couple of hours after the 24th sunrise of January 2020. Although the period is known as Sadé Sati or ‘seven and a half’, it has already been, as of today, seven years and ten months since that ‘fateful’ day that ushered in a tumultuous, challenging and metamorphic stint in the lives of Vrischikans. READ ON

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Dear Sir,

      Excellent article from you Sir. It is worth taking a printout and reading them again and again in order to stay away from doing mistakes again and again.

      May lord Krishna protect all with abundance of health, kind heartedness and happiness!

      Jai Shri Krishna!



  23. Hi all,

    I have completed listening to all the chapters! It has been a marvelous, magnificent and phenomenal experience! The master’s captivating narration in his enchanting voice took me into a deep meditative trance. When I heard the foreword and introduction itself I knew I was in for something major in my life. Then it was like understanding everything step by step. Wow! After completing I needed 15 minutes to come back to my normal state. I am feeling like I had another birth…it is not easy to describe. My mind is clearer so I have no more worries about makar rashi sadesathi and all that. I wish I had got this chance much before in my life…..things would have been much different.

    One thing is definite that I will hear it minimum 10 times in one month. I never expected my life will undergo such a tremendous change in the last one year and now after today.

    Sincere thanks and regards to the master and to all,

    Chandrika Mano

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    • Hello Chandrika.

      Thank you for buying the audiobook and for the appreciation.

      It is a great idea to listen to it multiple times.

      May destroy all your negative past Karma with the sword of knowledge and may you stay eternally blessed.

      Jai Shri Krishna


    • Modiji is the only leader who never stops Inspiring, Enlightening and Mesmerizing with Raw राष्ट्राभिमान. He is a deadly combination of Practicality, Spirituality and Maturity.

      God bless us all with the ability to take pride in our being contemporary with Modiji.

      NaMo NamaMi 🙏

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  24. 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, impermanent things like happiness and sadness, heat and cold in summer and winter, come and go. They are temporary so learn to endure them.

    The Prime minister, the leader, the nation’s father, the friend, the guide and the lamp of that leads my countrymen (including the brainwashed ones) Thank you Modiji 🙏

    Some people have been trained and brainwashed to hate our great leader. That’s alright because they too will learn some day. What else can people with flimsy philosophies and principles do? If the aim of Modiji to unite all Indians as one family were to succeed, how would they, the soul traders, be able to run their thriving multi-billion dollar businesses??

    A true Karmayogi is one who does his job relentlessly without any attachments to the results of his work.

    Never mind my Indian brothers and sisters. Our time will come. Getting 2.1 km close to the surface of the moon, at one-tenth, the amount of money spent by the USA, was certainly no child’s play!

    Thank you, Indian scientists.

    Jai Bharat
    Jai Shri Krishna

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  25. Dear Sir,

    I searched for your audio book and I found it on Amazon but it says currently unavailable!

    Waiting anxiously 🙂

    Thanks and pranam,
    Jai Shri Krishna



    • Yes, Jana.

      I too took a look at the Amazon website. It looks like the process of placing the product for sale is still not complete. Let us wait for a day or two. The publishing company informed me that they have done their job and that now it is up to the retail stores to decide when they will put it up for sale.

      Jai Shri Krishna

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      • Wow I am excited sir! I have been waiting for so long to hear the full Sbg from you…

        Thanks a lot and pranam sir,

        Jai Shri Krishna


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