DISCUSSION – Forum

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  1. 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
    Rohit

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  2. NEW POST

    The Chequered Flag for Vrischikans

    https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/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!

      Sundar

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  3. 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

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    • 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Jana

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    • 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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  6. Dear Sir .,
    Jai shri Krishna .

    I was searching Vyankatesh strotram . There are lot of versions of the same on net . Request can you include original Vyankatesh strotram on this site …lyrics and audio

    Thank you

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  7. Namaste.

    Someone wrote to me a long mail in which they spoke about having wronged someone but at the same time, also justified their own action saying that the other person too had erred.

    As a response to that mail, I am posting below a video I made last year. It contains some important benefits of apologising and also of forgiving.

    May that person and all of you be blessed with peace of mind.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Dear Sir.
      Thanks for sharing this video.. It’s nicely explained the importance of saying sorry and forgiveness..As you told and wrote several times EGO is the dangerous word and if anyone have it , definitely it will work against him itself..
      Also nice articulation from Vishal side.. God bless..
      Jai Shri Krishna
      Thanks
      Amal

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    • Hi all,

      This video has explained the importance of apologizing and forgiving in a very beautiful way. I think even highly egoistical people will accept it after watching this video. Junior’s voice and style are superb. He is lucky to have a father like the master. He must be having very good karma for getting a chance in such a young age to learn such important facts of life from his great father.

      As a young Makar Rashi person who is experiencing the increasing heat of sadesathi I have been a regularly reading the beautiful and thought provoking articles from the master and all the comments from you all. It is helping me a lot. Before I used to be worried about things like my higher studies and getting married, etc etc. Now I can feel that I am lucky to experience difficulties in a young age as it will prepare me for my good future. I am following all the advice and I am making good use of this time.

      Sincere thanks and regards to all,

      C

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    • Krishna, I appreciate you and your boy for this brilliant video teaching the virtues of apology and forgiveness. Thank you.
      Have a great day.

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    • Jai shri Krishna .
      I could listen to video only today as was travelling .. This gives us courage to come up .. I have tried this today only with one of my relative , expressed my sorry and it really gives great relief .
      I have come to derivation that we need to keep refreshing all the content on this site regularly .. as time passes we tend to forget the learning ..sharpening the ace…

      Sir : when is the Audio book getting released … waiting as I am travelling this week and look forward to hearing during travel..

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      • Hello Kishor,

        Apologising and forgiving are indeed two great qualities that a human being can possess.

        I have submitted the audio files to the publishing company and have been informed by them that it could take anywhere between a week to a fortnight before the audiobook ‘The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English retold and read for you by Tavamithram Sarvada’ appears for sale, depending on the platform such as Amazon. They have promised to let me know as soon as the book is published and have also asked me to keep an eye out by visiting the distributor sites and searching for the title.

        Jai Shri Krishna

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  8. Om Shri Ganeshaya Namaha.

    The significance of meditating upon Shri Ganesha before beginning any Pooja or commencing anything new is the belief that doing so clears one’s path of possible blocks and impediments. Shri Ganesha is also known as Vigna Vinayak. The name means ‘the remover of obstacles’.

    Prior to doing anything, a clear mind is necessary in order to be able to focus upon the work which could be a Pooja, a meditation session, a school project or a business venture.
    When you pray to Shri Ganesha, you request for a clear path before you so that you may arrive at your target. Shri Ganesha Mantras greatly aid in bringing the mind from a state of being flooded with thoughts of different kinds to one in which there are peace and a single point of focus.

    May Shri Ganesha help you achieve a crystal clear mind, clear all the obstacles that lay between you and your grand success, and lead you to your dream life.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Dear Sir and my dear family

      May Lord Ganesha bless you all with all the health, happiness and success. Happy Ganesh Chathurthi..

      Dear sir ,

      Wishes for Bhagavad Gita Audio Book..
      Jai Shri Krishna
      Thanks
      Amal

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  9. Our SoundCloud and the Release of the Audiobook – The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English presented by Tavamithram

    https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/tavamithrams-soundcloud/

    Namaste.

    As part of my preparation for publishing the Audiobook – ‘The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English presented by Tavamithram’, I have taken the advice of some well-wishers and have made a SoundCloud account with audio tracks of the videos on our YouTube Channel, that can be used for promoting the product.

    I am currently in contact with two companies regarding publishing the Audiobook hoping to decide on either of them and succeed in publishing the audiobook on the 2nd of September 2019, which happens to be Ganesh Chaturthi day this year.

    Since the Sanatana Dharma is not an organised religion with commandments, rules and other conditions, I am of the humble opinion that for anyone to call themselves a Sanatana Dharmi (a Hindu), they should have read or heard the entire Srimad Bhagavad Gita in a language of their choice at least once in their lifetime. The audiobook that I have created is designed to help English speaking people achieve this modest goal and minimum requirement within a period of two hours and fifty minutes, which is the time one would need to watch a typical Bollywood film, thereby giving them the consciousness and strong sense of being Sanatana Dharmic, and changing their life for the better forever.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • All the best dear sir..
      Installed sound cloud App and eagerly waiting for our Audio book. Hope this will help to teach the importance of Sanatana dharma all over the world especially English speaking groups.
      Once again thanks and best wishes sir
      Jai Shri Krishna
      Thanks
      Amal

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      • Dear Amal Bhaiya,

        How are u? LOng time…. I am also eagerly waiting for the audio book.

        Take care and plz keep writing regularly.

        Jai shree Krishna
        जय श्री कृष्ण
        Regards,

        Reva

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        • Hello Reva
          I am super good, back to India and settling here..
          Because of logistics issues was not able to connect..
          But I am reading all messages from you and our family and feeling very happy..
          Hope you and family doing great ..
          My prayers
          Jai Shri Krishna
          Thanks
          Amal

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          • Good morning Amal Bhaiya,

            So nice to see you always so happy. I am also like that. Its the best we can do. I also read all the articles and comments regularly and get more and more knowledge and calmness.

            Take care and plz write more when you get some time.

            Thanks and regards,

            Reva

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  10. TAKING THE HELP AND ADVICE OF KRISHNA

    Namaste.

    Unlike in organised religions in which the god(s) of those religions give(s) people commandments and tell(s) them what to do and what not to, the Teachings of Bhagavan Krishna help a devotee in achieving the following objectives, which are merely a few of the countless ones that a sincere devotee gains by reading and understanding the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

    • Clear their minds of nonsensical ideas that have been infecting their lives all the while
    • Be healthy and strong
    • Be fearless
    • Think clearly, intelligently and responsibly
    • Always work with the welfare of the world in mind
    • Be a perfectionist
    • Be a useful citizen of the world

    The Srimad Bhagavad Gita can certainly be called a panacea for all problems but that is only by correcting the root cause for all woes in life, namely, an unclear mind due to confused ideas about God, about oneSELF and also about one’s own ego.

    Towards the end of His grand discourse, Bhagavan Shri Krishna tells Arjuna that now that he has all the required knowledge, Arjuna could do what he wished to do.

    Therefore when seeking guidance from others, it would always be better for people to take as many inputs as possible, to process all the information in their mind and take decisions based on righteousness.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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      • When I was reading the other comments by mistake I pposted under someother comment! So I am posting again under the right one!

        This advice you have given is super and really practical! I was also having a problem today morning in my office because I did not know how to handle one major problem with my employer!
        Thanks a lot dear Sir and pranam!

        hare Krishna!

        Lakshman

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  11. NEW POST

    Mental Freedom and Happiness versus Mental Dependence and Heartaches

    https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/mental-freedom-and-happiness-versus-mental-dependence-and-heartaches/

    Almost everyone has undergone heartaches caused by someone who hurt them or left them for someone else. It could have been among school friends, colleagues, relatives or romantic couples who had sworn earlier they would never leave. From a psychological point of view, such a heartache can be said to be a result of…READ ON

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  12. Web stats as of today 24.08.2019

    It is truly fascinating to learn that this humble website of mine has had visitors from people from 138 out of the 195 countries in the world.

    On today’s auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all our visitors from all over the world.

    May you and your loved ones stay greatly blessed.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  13. https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/08/24/audiobook-the-srimad-bhagavad-gita-narrated-by-tavamithram/

    Namaste.

    An important objective of mine is to encourage every Dharmic person (I don’t use the term Hindu because it is a derogatory term given to us by invading foreigners – Mlecchas) to read or at least just listen to a simple translation of the entire Srimad Bhagavad Gita at least once in life without wasting their brains on confusing, lengthy, boring, somniferous or sleep-inducing interpretations.

    The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in the form of an audiobook which I have created, is one in which simple translations of all the 700 shlokas have been narrated by me in a way which I believe, should be able to hold the listener’s interest and give them a feeling of going on a mental journey of two hours and fifty minutes towards understanding and realising the teachings of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.

    Why am I doing this?

    Bhagavan Krishna said:
    य इदं परमं गुह्यं मद्भक्तेष्वभिधास्यति |
    भक्तिं मयि परां कृत्वा मामेवैष्यत्यसंशयः || १८ ६८ ||
    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 service. Such a person shall undoubtedly come to Me.

    My humble knowledge of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita has saved my life many times and has helped me face extremely challenging and perilous situations in the calmest and most composed manner possible.

    From my own experience, I can confirm some of the immediate results of studying the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. They include achieving a state of mental peace and equanimity; fearlessness; self-confidence; a clearer and sharper mind; a buoyant feeling in the heart; an iron will; a strong drive to care for your physical health; kindness; and above all, the ecstatic feeling of being on the right path.

    The date of the release of the audiobook and details regarding marketing channels through which it will be sold will be announced very soon.

    Jai Shri Krishna.

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    • Namaste Sir,

      The Srimad Bhagavad Gita Audiobook in your inimitable, deep voice will benefit not only our Tavamithram family, but also the entire world, irrespective of religion.

      You have shown a guiding light to all of us with the Bhagavad Gita and with the audio book, this light will shine on further for generations to come.

      We thank you for all the selfless service to our community. Once the audio book is released, I will be amongst the first to buy. And I am certain our Tavamithram family members will do the same.

      May the Srimad Bhagavad Gita audiobook be the first resort for anyone who is going through challenges in life. Tavamithram family members will be the frontline ambassadors of this audiobook.

      Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Dear Sir,

      I was given an opportunity to listen to Srimad Bhagavad Gita Audiobook. It is a must have for those who would like to have deeper knowledge on Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

      The voice delivered by you is excellent. It gives a concise, simple and lucid explanations on Gita. For anyone who doesn’t have time to go through all the 18 chapters of SBG in the book form, this audiobook would certainly help! Ideal for those who go on a long drive to work, they can start their morning with verses from Srimad Bhagavad Gita which will give them a great way to start their day!

      In these days of busy schedules, audiobooks are a boon and this audiobook can serve to be a good companion when life offers you challenges.

      I eagerly look forward to its release soon so that I can have a personal copy that I can listen to it on and on!

      Thank you Sir,

      Jai Shri Krishna!

      Sundar

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  14. May this Krishna Janmashtami fill your life with an abundance of all righteous things that you wish for.

    त्वमक्षरं परमं वेदितव्यं त्वमस्य विश्वस्य परं निधानम् |
    त्वमव्ययः शाश्वतधर्मगोप्ता सनातनस्त्वं पुरुषो मतो मे || ११ १८ ||
    SBG 11:18 You are inexhaustible and the Supreme Being to be known. You are the Imperishable Protector of the Sanaatana Dharma (eternal way of righteous living). This my belief.

    यत्र योगेश्वरः कृष्णो यत्र पार्थो धनुर्धरः |
    तत्र श्रीर्विजयो भूतिर्ध्रुवा नीतिर्मतिर्मम || १८ ७८ ||
    SBG 18:78 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.

    Jai Shri Krishna

    READ THE SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA

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  15. NEW POST:

    Positive Karma Through CSR in the Bhagavad Gita

    https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/positive-karma-through-csr-bhagavad-gita/

    Namaste.

    Whether one is running a period of Saturn or not, it would always be a great idea to do good and collect some good Karma. People who have studied how Karma works know that their present life is a result of their actions in the past and their past will be a result of their actions in the present. Now that Vischikans are on the last few months of their Sadé Sati, it would be sensible to seriously consider what I have been saying ever since I started this site and to hurry up in taking steps as per The Fifth Pearl.

    ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ or CSR, is the modern term for a company’s responsibility to people, society and the environment. Large conglomerates learned that in order to achieve sustainability in their businesses…..READ ON
    Jai Shri Krishna

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  16. Jai Shri Krishna to all :

    Being bought up in pure vegetarian family and fed by Milk and related product since early childhood it was very difficult to digest concept of Vegan which many are practicing . Growing further and knowing and getting into bhakti of Lord Krishna there was a doubt in mind that since Krishna is portrayed especially during his childhood being amongst Cows , Milk, Butter …. this gave sort of endorsement that drinking Milk and its related products is sanctified . However recently I came across a very good lecture by Ojas life style presenter who are endorsing Vegan lifestyle. What they said in support of not linking Krishna past time with milk:
    1 Krishna is shown taking Milk during his childhood only . Never it has mentioned or he linked to milk products during his growing up stages. So we too should give up taking milk beyond childhood.
    2. Krishna was allowed to take cow milk only as he was away from his mother since his birth .. so it is sanctified in Vedas that if some one looses his mother then he can for some time consume milk from Cow which is considered as mother .

    I am now cutting down on Milk and their derivatives ..

    Jai shri Krisna .

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    • Hello Kishor.

      Please find my reply to your question in this post:
      https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/8327/

      By the way, what you said, “I am now cutting down on Milk and their derivatives ..” is something similar to a terrorist saying “I do not kill hundreds of people anymore but stop with a few beheadings every day.”

      I hope the new post “Vegan devotees of Krishna”, gives you a clear answer.

      Jai Shri Krishna

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  17. Dear Sir,

    I would like to write few things that one need to adopt during the period of Sade Sati and Shani Dasa.

    As you have stressed upon this in the past, I would like to reiterate that it is not a period of retribution but a period for course corrections. The following practical inputs would help:

    Take utmost precaution in everything that you do. Please do not be in a hurry to take decisions. Sudden impulsive decision should be avoided. In case you are in a low mood, it is not a good time to take decisions.
    Facing problems in life is a way of balancing out our karma. Please take it as an opportunity to make corrections within ourselves as opposed to finding faults with others.
    Insults, disappointments and humiliations are to be taken with a balanced mindset. Instead of reacting to the situation, it would work better if we take the key message that it conveys. However, if there is an unfair treatment meted out, it is better to deal with them firmly without any negative mindset.
    If the situation becomes insurmountable, it is better to raise our hands and offer total Sharanagati to Lord Krishna! It can be a sincere prayer, silent meditation or chanting of mantras. Any of them would certainly help. The key here is to keep cool and a positive mindset.
    Being humbler and showing humility towards everyone has its own advantages. It can certainly avoid conflicts in life.

    अमानित्वमदम्भित्वमहिंसा क्षान्तिरार्जवम् |
    आचार्योपासनं शौचं स्थैर्यमात्मविनिग्रहः

    Humility; being free from pretentiousness; non-violence; the virtue of forgiving; modesty, service of the teacher, purity, steadfastness, self-control;

    Lastly, please keep in mind Tavamithram Sir’s article on Cup of Life. You will have an entirely different perspective to your problems and the way you approach them!

    https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/the-cup-of-life/

    May Lord Krishna protect you all and shower His gift of love, happiness and health!

    Jai Shri Krishna!

    Sundar

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  18. Namaste.

    Mr Kuldeep M Pai is a phenomenal person. The fabulous musician is an amazing teacher who has been training Sooryagayathri, Rahul Vellala and many other such young talented musical prodigies.

    This song called ‘Namo Namo Bharatambe’ rendered by Kuldeep M Pai and Sooryagayathri is sure to cause goosebumps for patriotic Indians.

    Jai Bharatambe.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  19. This rendition of ‘Krishna nee begane baro’ by the young boy Rahul Vellal is one of the best.

    Why wouldn’t Krishna appear before a devotee who sings with such deep devotion?!

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  20. Namaste Tavamithramji Sir,

    Wishing you wonderful birthday from the bottom of my heart. May Lord Krishna and Durgama bless you.

    Have a great year ahead!

    With gratitude and warm and sincere regards,

    Prerna

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  21. Namaste.

    I thank you all once again for the warm birthday wishes that you have sent me.

    The most amazing miracle we experience every moment of our life is, being alive. It is the most precious and supreme gift that we receive with every heartbeat of ours. The very reason that one is alive is good enough to celebrate by simply soaking into each and every moment that will never repeat.

    Nature, colours and lights certainly contribute to making people feel happy and so does good music. The beautiful musical composition called the Second Waltz of the Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich, is one that no matter what stress levels a person might be in, listening to it actually gives wings to one’s heart and makes it fly.

    This video is of a harmonica rendition of mine of this magical composition. I hope the film that I have made with clips showing some wonders of nature, helps people feel good, light, happy and thankful for the greatest gift called life.

    May you all be healthy, happy and prosperous.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  22. Namaste,

    I would like to share a few thoughts on Tavamithram Sir’s birthday.

    The most important thing we need in life, to be happy and free of worries, is courage.
    Courage shows when we have a total conviction that our moral compass is right.

    Our moral compass is mostly right when we repeatedly make good decisions and take actions that are just, planned and with good intentions for our benefit as well as the benefit of the others on earth.

    Confidence is like a reflection of courage.

    It shows in the voice, the manner of speaking, the way we carry ourselves. We cannot expect an uncourageous person to show confidence. Because that person is highly unsure about a lot of things.

    It is possible to be confident when we are more or less certain about the outcome of the actions.
    But one cannot be confident when there are unseen forces at work and our actions are not the only players.

    In these situations, we need to dive deep and find courage.

    How do we find courage and confidence?

    Trust and faith, and Surrender to the higher power – Sharanaagathi.

    We gain confidence by performing our duties and actions with intentions of self-betterment and for the benefit of others. These are predictable aspects with some certainty in the outcome.
    We gain courage by surrendering to the higher power when there is no certainty in the outcome, and by accepting wholeheartedly that everything that happens without our control has a purpose in this lifetime of ours.

    When we have the trust that everything is going to be okay, even when we do not know the outcome, and even in spite of the outcome that we dread, we gain courage.

    It was this couple of Videos that I found on the Tavamithram page that first got me thinking.

    Trust and faith in Bhagavan krishna

    Sharanaagathi

    I heard a calm and reassuring voice behind this. The voice told me a lot of things that made sense right away.

    I lost a lot of fear I had carried with me, and with each time I heard this, I gained courage.
    This person really knew what they were talking about. There was a lot of personal conviction behind the voice and this was not a copy paste job from somewhere.

    When I finally spoke to our Tavamithram Sir a few months later, what struck me was the clarity in his thoughts, and the confidence in his voice. I read the Gita as I was instructed.

    Every time I spoke to him, his guidance made me more practical, realistic and a little more courageous. He shared his wisdom, born out of his personal experiences and challenges that he has taken on courageously.

    There is a saying that we give a lot of what we have the most.

    From him, I gained Courage for the uncertain, Confidence backed by good actions, and Clarity of thought with the wisdom he shared and by reading the Gita.

    On a lighter note, I am certain that he has rid this world of a lot of “Darpoks” like me and helped us on our feet that we didn’t know we had.

    Dear Sir, thank you for your guidance. Please accept my wishes on your birthday.

    I pray to Bhagavan Krishna for a long and healthy life for you!

    Namaste,

    Om Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaaya

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  23. Respected Sirji,

    I wish you many more happy returns of the day.

    As one of your sincere followers since 2014 I thank you wholeheartedly for the valuable teachinggs which you are giving to everyone.
    My whole family ofers respect to you.

    Pranam,

    Pankaj

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  24. Dear respected Tavamithramji,

    My family and my team join me in wishing you a fantastic birthday!

    I owe you a great debt of gratitude for being my guide and mentor. If I am known for consistency today it is because I followed all you said.

    Thanking you and wishing you again a great birthday!

    Shree

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  25. Dear sir,

    You have your birthday on this extra important day which is our independence day which all Indians are celebrating thorughout the world so please don’t miss celebrating your birthday!

    Wishing you a very happy birthday!

    Thank you for your blessings and care.
    Deepest regards,

    Jai Shree Krishna

    Jana

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  26. Namasthe dear sir,

    You are someone who simply deserves the best and obviously nothing less than that. Wish your birthday celebration will be as wonderful as you are Sir!. All of us in my family and definitely your little Minu wish you a Happy Birthday!

    We humbly pray to Lord Krishna to fulfil all your wishes and plans so that you can help more and more people like me when I had nobody to turn to.

    Always grateful to you Sir….

    With love, admiration and respect,

    Shreya

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  27. Namaste dear Sir,

    We wish you many many happy returns of the day!

    Having you in our lives has opened our eyes to love, forgiveness and most importantly to Bhagvad Gita.

    Please enjoy this great day with your family and friends!
    Warm and affectionate greetings from Ram, me and all our family members.

    Jai Shree Krishna

    Vedhika

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  28. Hi Sir,

    I pray to lord Krishna for your special day to bring you lots of happiness, love and fun. You deserve them a lot sir!

    Best regards
    Jai shri Krishna

    Arun

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  29. Dearest Sir!

    My dad and mum and I would like to be among the first people to wish you the best birthday you have had so far!

    Other than the reason of helping thousands of people, the greatest reason you have to celebrate your life is your incredible Vishal 🙂

    We are going to the Krishna temple today to pray for you to continue to be the strong and dynamic person you are for many many more decades!

    Sincere regards and thanks,

    Savithri, dad, mum and sisters 🙂

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  30. Jai Shri Krishna my dear friends who have been sending me such lovely WhatsApp messages!
    How am I ever going to pay you back, you sweet people?!

    Stay blessed 🙂 I love you all.

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    • Awwwww please don’t say that sir!!! How are we going to pay you back for all you have done for us is the question!

      Lots of love and regards!

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  31. Hi Dear Sir,
    Many many happy returns of the day.
    May Our supreme Bhagavan continue to bless you with lots of peace, love joy and happiness in your life and thanks a lot for helping us all…
    Krishnam Vande Jagad Gurum
    Jai Shree Krishna
    Thanks
    Amal

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    • Happy birthday Dear Sir
      Today is Balarama birthday too. You are like elder brother guiding us through intricate journey of karmic life.
      Wishing you and praying to Krishna to give you good health and long life so you can guide many more souls
      Jai shri krishna

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  32. Thank you all wonderful people for all your overwhelming messages by phone and email from different timezones of our world! You sweet and lovely people are simply awesome!

    I wish you and all your loved ones all the very best in life and in your Karmic Voyage.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  33. Hapiiiiieeeeeeee Birthday to you dear Tavamithramji!!! 🙂

    Hope I am the first one or at least one of the first people to greet you on your birthday!
    I am feeling so very happy for you and for all the people who know you!
    Waiting to talk to you tomorrow!

    How is everyone??

    Love you all

    Shalini

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  34. Vanakkam Sir,

    Wishing you many more happy returns of the day I fall at your feet in gratitude for making me get a new lease of life which I am living today.

    Sir I did not check the exact time in Europe now so I might be a bit earlier or later than midnight as per your time.

    Namaskarams and sincere thanks to you Sir!

    MSK

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  35. Happy independence day to all 🙂

    Namaskar dearest Sirji,

    In Sydney it is 7 AM on 15 August now so I am wishing you a very very happy birthday! I am your student no. 1 so I want to be no.1 in wishing you for your birthday also!

    Your youthful energy and enthusiasm don’t have any age restrictions or boundaries! 😎 Wishing you a more and more beautiful and exciting life in the future Sirji!

    तुमचा मनमोकळा स्वभाव
    आणि सगळ्यांशी अगदी
    नितांत प्रेमाने वागण्याची पद्धत..
    या दोन्ही गोष्टींमुळे,
    तुमचा सहवास नेहमीच
    हवाहवासा वाटतो!
    कुणाशीही, अगदी विचारांचे
    तुमची अगदी जिवलग मैत्री असते..
    म्हणून तर, लहानांपासून मोठयांपर्यंत तुम्ही
    सगळ्यांचेच लाडके असता..
    परमेश्वराने तुम्हाला दीर्घायुष्य द्यावं…
    हेच त्याच्याकडे मागणं!

    Sirji tumhala vakun namaskar
    Pranam and greetings ffrom down under (Australia)!

    जय श्री कृष्ण

    तुमचा पोरगा 🙂
    Rohit

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    • Hello Rohit,

      मला तुला मराठ्यात उत्तर द्यायचे आहे पण आप्ल्या फोरमवर आपले मित्र जे मराठी बोलत नाहीत ते नाही समजणार, right?

      I am proud of all your achievements and more so during peak Sadé Sati. You need to be extremely grateful to your parents who have brought you up so well. I am sure you remember the day over five years ago when you were feeling hopeless and I cited to you the example of our honourable PM Modiji. My sincere suggestion to all who wish to be a Karmayogi is to simply follow our most amazing leader Modiji.

      Stay blessed and do continue to spread the teachings of Bhagavan Krishna wherever you go. Remember Shloka 18:68 of the SBG Sharing with others the supreme knowledge of the Gita is a great service you can do for mankind and the best way to show your love for Krishna.

      Jai Shri Krishna

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      • Pranam sirji!

        सकाळी उठल्यावर मराठीत तुमचे उत्तर पाहून मला खूप आनंद झाला! Wow how do you remember all the languages so well??! I hope you had a wonderful day. Now please take rest. I am getting ready for work!

        Adaraniya pranam and thanks Sirji 🙂

        जय श्री कृष्ण

        Rohit

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  36. The Cup of Life

    https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/the-cup-of-life/

    Namaste everyone.

    Some of our friends have been writing to me about their mounting pressure due to financial problems or due to relationship issues. Many Vrischikans who are eagerly awaiting the month of January (2020) for the Sadé Sati period to end, have informed me that they have not seen any noticeable improvements in their lives. However, most of them seem to overlook the fact that they have already sailed through more than seven years of the period that they had dreaded the most.

    I wrote a new post today in which I have shared a simple philosophy of life that I have been following even in the most perilous of situations that I have been in and I hope that it helps people view life in a more positive manner.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  37. Have a blessed Sunday everyone.

    Just as the grand Supreme Surya Bhagavan fills the earth with life, light, heat and energy, may you all be blessed with great health and may your lives be filled with love, happiness, peace, freedom and prosperity.

    SBG 7:08
    रसोऽहमप्सु कौन्तेय प्रभास्मि शशिसूर्ययोः |
    प्रणवः सर्ववेदेषु शब्दः खे पौरुषं नृषु || ७ ८ ||
    raso’hamapsu kaunteya
    prabhaasmi shashi sooryayoho
    pranavah sarva vedeshu
    shabdaha khe paurusham nrushu (SBG 7:08)
    I am the sweet flavour in water, the radiant light of the moon and the sun, the primordial root syllable AUM in the Vedas, the subsonic element of the sound of the ether and the valour in humans.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  38. Namaste.

    What a wonderful situation it is to be in when the leader of the nation is also a friend, philosopher and guide who teaches people good values?

    Modiji briefly talks about the great debate that Shri Adi Sankara had with Mandana Mishra at a time when most people had strayed extremely far away from the path of Dharma and had taken to heavily ritualistic practices.

    Please watch the video in which our honourable and beloved PM Modiji narrates the story and ends it with an important message.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  39. What a great blessing it is to have a selfless leader who is a true ‘Sthithapragnya’!

    SBG 2:54 Arjuna said:
    O Keshava! What is the description of a man who has attained unwavering, firm and steady intellect in Self-realisation? How does such a man talk? How does he sit and how does he walk?

    SBG 2:55 Shree Bhagavan Krishna said:
    One who has given up all desires of the heart has a purified mind which finds joy in itself and not in external factors is called a ‘Stithapragnya’ who is a person of steady consciousness.

    SBG 2:56 He who is not agitated or disturbed despite the threefold miseries, or is also not euphoric when he has comforts, and he is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage with a steady mind.

    SBG 6:07 The one who has conquered the mind has already reached Superconsciousness. Such a person has crossed all dualities such as cold and heat; pleasure and pain; honour and dishonour; and is always balanced, peaceful and steadfast in devotion.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  40. Varalakshmi Vratam 2019

    Namaste everyone.

    May Shri Mahalakshmi’s Grace be upon you, and apart from excellent health and happiness, may you all be blessed with abundant wealth and prosperity. Please don’t forget the 5th Pearl of helping others when you can.

    https://tvmmantras.wordpress.com/mahalakshmi-ashtakam/

    ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॥
    Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidhmahe Vishnupatnyai cha dheemahi
    Tanno Lakshmi prachodayaat

    May you be blessed with Lakshmi Kataaksham.

    Jai Mahalakshmi
    Jai Shri Krishna

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  41. Namaste.

    I express my humble gratitude and immense happiness for being born in the great land of Bharat Varsh – India.

    Ours is the land which gave the world great knowledge and wisdom. Our ancestors were people who have been known for their advanced thinking and philosophy. Bharat Varsh has been the target of invaders and colonisers who have incessantly worked on destroying the Sanatana Dharma and the very fabric of Universal Oneness, Love and Peace, that forms the basis of this great part of the world.

    Today, thanks to the phenomenal leadership that Bharat Varsh has been blessed with, the day is not far when India will be crowned VishvaGuru or the Teacher of the World again.

    I salute our National Flag.
    I bow down before my Mother India who is my Pride, my Honour and the one who gives me my Identity.

    Jai Akhand Bharat Varsh

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Namaste dearest Sir,

      Thank you very much for this beautiful video with you and your superbly talented son! We felt very emotional while watching the video!

      Jai Hind

      Warm regards from us in Delhi to all Indians living all over the world!

      Ram and Vedhika

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    • Dear Krishna, my wife and I were deeply moved by your remarkable rendition of the Indian anthem. My admiration for you has increased manifold my dear brilliant friend. I pray for your good health and peace. Please give my best wishes to your precious boy Vishal.

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  42. Namaste.

    Each day when I meditate, I humbly express my sincere gratitude for being born to incredibly wonderful parents, for my life, for my family, for all the wonderful people in my life, for the amazing experiences I have had so far and above all, for the terrific son that I am blessed with.

    However, I must admit that this extraordinarily talented young girl, Sooryagathri, does make me wish I had a daughter like her. The parents and teachers of this wonder child must be highly blessed people to have her in their lives.

    May you all be blessed with an abundance of all the good things in life.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Namaste Sir,

      This is so true. Even I can’t stop listening to this sweet girl.

      She will be a great person in the field of spiritual music.

      Affectionate regards from Delhi to you and all

      Jai Shree Krishna

      Vedhika

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    • Hi sir,
      What you told is exactly true.
      Remember you shared Ganesha Pancharathnam sung by this talented sweet girl with her guru Kuldeep M Pai.
      I used to hear this song every day morning .
      This also really beautiful..
      Here’ is the link for the same.
      https://youtu.be/L9FekdPOs1M
      Krishnam Vande Jagad gurum
      Thanks
      Amal

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  43. Namaste,

    It has been roughly 2 years since I first read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita in 2017 after I was guided by Tavamithram Sir. I have learnt a lot and I have changed so much for the better since then.
    Over this time, I have slowly begun to understand and appreciate the power of Karma- Actions over which we do have control.
    Karma seems to have taken a backseat in the Hindu way of life.
    For generations, we have been using the word Karma in a wrong light, i.e. to emphasize on a negative incident over which we have no control.
    Something bad happened to you because you did something bad and now you are doomed. Blame Karma.
    Or in the case of internet, Karma has been presented as an instant payback/revenge mechanism.
    Over all this noise, the real meaning and relevance of Karma has been lost somewhere in the background.
    If I have not understood it wrongly, Karma simply translates to “Action/duty”.
    The importance of Karma has been elaborated in detail by Bhagavan Krishna in the Gita.
    Bhagavan Krishna goes so far as to say, “Performing ones action/duty truly and faithfully is preferable to giving up performing actions and to separate from the society”.
    With that, Bhagavan Krishna puts the power and responsibility in our hands. Karma, or performing actions is the only thing that is truly under our control.
    If a person is in a bad place A, and they feel much better in a better place B, they have to make that journey. And that will require their efforts, some sacrifice and a lot of commitment and dedication.
    Having said this, whether that person reaches the better place B, or not, is not for them to decide. The world is a gigantic place and there are too many factors involved around this outcome which are not under this person’s control.
    But if they do not even begin this journey and just spend all the time praying that they reach place B, they will not have covered even a meter of distance.
    Do prayers help? Of course prayers help. They calm us down, make our minds clear, give us strength and courage to carry out the journey and they give hope that the unknown factors will be kind to us and we will be protected.
    But Prayers do not equal Action.
    There was a proverb in our school diary that went something like “God helps those who help themselves”. I never really understood the deeper meaning and the sheer practicality of it all these years.
    Bhagavan Krishna – the entire universe, past present and future personified, was right in front of Arjuna as his charioteer. But Arjuna did not get to just pray his enemies away. Arjuna had to battle it out, perform his actions and win the war under the protection and guidance of Bhagavan Krishna.
    It is important to note that Bhagavan Krishna does not mince his words, but actually tells Arjuna to perform his duty and worry about the outcome. He tells him to fight bravely and faithfully.
    If he wins, he would enjoy his kingdom, and if he dies, he would go the abode of the bravest of the brave for doing his duty and fighting the righteous war. Either ways, he had to perform his action.
    Dear Sir, I remember you telling me that it is very important to invest our time and energy in improving our skills every day. If we want a better future or if we want to be removed from a tough situation, we have to perform our actions to the best of our abilities. We may or may not get what we want. But we will have the satisfaction of having done our best, and not having any regrets for leaving room for more to be desired in our actions.
    So it is important to choose our actions wisely. Our actions should not cause any harm, pain or suffering to others and our actions should be as righteous as we can judge. And they must be performed in the best possible way.
    The focus should be on performing those actions that can improve our skillset, or that can give us a better situation or that can get people out of a bad situation.
    A simple way to approach this is to think that you are performing this action for someone whom you hold very dear to you. Be it your companion or your parents or your friends or Bhagavan Krishna himself.
    If you feel lazy or disinterested to do your duty, then imagine that you are doing it for Bhagavan Krishna. Would you still continue to do it in a pathetic way if the ruler of the universe Himself asked you?
    Karma is cause and effect. It is not purely “Do good and get good. Do bad and get bad”.
    Every action that we perform is a cause for an effect that may or may not be immediate. But rest assured, that action is recorded in the universe and the effect will be felt someday in some lifetime.
    And this is precisely why it is bad to condemn someone to their fate saying that it is their bad Karma that put them in that place. If they are deserving of any help, it is important to give them that relief. We are part of the universe too and I believe that helping someone deserving will rid them of their past karma. The universe speaks through us.
    In conclusion, we should perform our actions to the best of our abilities and then let our prayers do their thing. If we are deserving, then help will be on its way. But either ways, the situation will pass and life will go on.
    This is what I have learnt over the last 2 years after having read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
    Reading the Bhagavad Gita was one of the best decisions that I have made in my life and I thank dear Tavamithram Sir for his invaluable guidance that I have received.

    Namaste.

    Om Namo Bhagavathe Vaasudevaaya

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    • Hi @DhruvaAndLordVishnu,

      This post of yours is probably one of the best among the thousands that we have seen on this forum. It is heartening to see the clarity and profoundness of the understanding that you have gained on the teachings of Krishna through the SBG.

      As I have mentioned oftentimes on this site, a few major problems of many people from the Sanatana Dharmic community, are the distorted ‘God concept’ they have in their heads and their ignorance of the basic principles of the Self, Advaita, Karma, Attachments and Death, taught by our wise and great ancestors. Due to their confused and sometimes warped thinking, a lot of people waste precious time on the planet by unnecessarily complicating their lives, which could actually be much simpler and more enjoyable if only they read the SBG at least a few times regularly and tried to apply the knowledge in their own lives.

      I greatly appreciate your participation in this forum and look forward to more inspiring posts as well as spiritually and morally uplifting discussions from you and from our other old and new friends.

      Stay blessed.

      Jai Shri Krishna

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  44. Namaste everyone.

    I thank all who have sent me messages expressing concern about my brief indisposition. It is a relapse of an old problem of mine caused by an injury during one of my major motorcycle accidents many years ago. A few more days of traction and physiotherapy should see me through this temporary phase of physical trouble and pain.

    May you all stay blessed.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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  45. The TVM Gita Samiti Audiobook of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English.

    Namaste everyone.

    The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English as an audiobook is undergoing a final revision. As I am temporarily indisposed due to a back injury, the completion of the work is taking longer than planned. It could take another week from today. I shall announce the date of release, two days in advance.

    I am of the firm opinion that the Audiobook will make it easier for a lot of people to complete going through all the 18 Chapters of the SBG, particularly for those who are lazy to read the great scripture or find it boring to read it,

    There are some other ideas and suggestions that I shall offer when the Audiobook is released.

    Jai Shri Krishna

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    • Namaste and good evening Guruji!

      To begin with, I would like to wish you a speedy recovery and I hope the injury is not too bad.

      Thanks for the video of the beautiful ex-Christian Indian woman. Her words touched my soul. Tears of joy ran down my cheeks as I listened to her describing Hinduism and read the verses from the Gita you have quoted. I realize that I am also a blessed person like her who received the opportunity to discover the beauty of Hinduism and return to the religion of forefathers.

      I have traveled a long way since the time I contacted you at the beginning of 2017. Thanks for being there for a lost soul like me and for leading me to the path of my true destiny.

      The way I usually end anything I write is with this old Americal Cherokee prayer and blessing that I was taught when I was a young girl –

      May the Warm Winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house.
      May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there.
      May your Mocassins make happy tracks in many snows,
      and May the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.

      Sending prayers, love and warm wishes to all

      Ruth

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  46. Hi all,

    I have been regularly reading all the invaluable articles and discussions from people on this wonderful site. As a makar rashi person – capricorn I am still quite ‘young’ in sadesathi as compared to scorpios and sagis but I have already been through a lot of hardships in the past three years. One thing is for sure that had it not been for the problems I am facing in life I would have neither discovered this site nor have learnt all that I have learnt in the last ten months or so.

    Reading the Gita fully at least once a month and watching some videos on this channel are helping me tremendously. I can well imagine how the new Gita audiobook will be with the Master’s fatherly and reassuring voice. I eagerly look forward towards its release and to be one of its first receivers or buyers.

    Sincere thanks to the master and all others,

    C

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