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Jai Shri Krishna
What with wrong in consuming meat and other animal products?
Don’t people ‘kill’ plants, vegetables, and fruits in order to eat them?
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Will soon be available on Amazon. Storytel and on other platforms.
NEW VIDEO IN TAMIL
This video is about the missionary menace that has been plaguing India and many other countries. It is most unfortunate that a lot of people who do not possess any knowledge of even the fundamentals of the Sanatana Dharma and of other organised religions that entered India from other countries, make bold but clichéd statements such as ‘all religions are the same,’ or ‘whichever your religion, follow it thoroughly,’ and so on.
I made my first video on this topic in the Tamil language because I am well aware of the fact that there are numerous powerful and wealthy missionary organisations thriving in the state of TN, especially deep down in the south.
May this video serve as an eye-opener to people who are at risk of being brainwashed by missionaries and other soul traders who live off destroying the lives of others.
This video also strongly urges people to read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita at least once in their lifetime.
May all live as one large Dharmic family – Vasudheiva Kutumbakam.
This new channel is dedicated to enabling as many people as possible as well as simplifying the understanding of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and reaching it to all.
In a world in which, almost every organised religion aims at controlling societal as well as demographic changes by claiming to be holier and better than other religions, and punishing those of other faiths and beliefs, there is a growing need of zealously spreading the knowledge of the principle of Universal Oneness and of the natural law of Cause and Effect known as Karma that form the principal foundations of the timeless Sanatana Dharma.
The name ‘Gitangelist’ stems from my missionary zeal, that drives me to make people aware of the fundamentals of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Advaita Vedanta of the Sanatana Dharma.
Comprehending the Omnipresence of Divinity and of Karma can almost instantaneously give a seeker mental peace and a sense of spiritual bliss.
May peace reign in your heart, mind, and soul.
A Run-through of the Srimad
Bhagavad Gita by Tavamithram
Most issues in life can be easily handled, and even the greatest of challenges can be comfortably overcome simply by altering one’s way of perceiving them. This calls for mastery over one’s own mind.
I call the Srimad Bhagavad Gita the timeless, universal and best mind management manual ever.
This Run-through of the SBG is aimed at quickening and simplifying going through all the 18 chapters of the scripture and comprehending the basic philosophy that it teaches encompassing universal oneness, Karma, Dharma, the nondualistic philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, Fearlessness, Social Responsibility, Respect for Nature, and above all, the highly misunderstood ‘God Concept’ of the Sanatana Dharma.
The Supreme Truth exists equally in all beings thus making all beings equally Divine. There is no being that is inferior or superior to others. The Self in everyone is Krishna or the Supreme Brahman (Ref: Shloka 10:20)
Following the Divine Teachings of Krishna and learning to live the life of a true KarmaYogi are sure to guide a seeker on the path of righteousness through a rewarding and fulfilling life.
May you stay blessed with excellent health, freedom, peace, happiness and prosperity.
Coming to think of it, after centuries of slavery under brutal foreign rulers belonging to barbaric cults, after achieving independence in the year 1947; after Sardar Patel convinced the rulers of 562 princely states to join the Indian union; after being ruled by a plundering dynasty for almost seven decades and being divided in the name of religion, caste, etc.; it is only now that Bharat or India is beginning to get back her truly deserved status in the world. It is thanks to the sincere, arduous, relentless, courageous, visionary, altruistic, patriotic, and socially responsible efforts by the current Indian Prime Minister who is a living example of a true KarmaYogi. READ ON…
Those interested in a free EBook of the 10 Mantras may send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sincere thanks to our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji; to the CM of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogij; and to all the countless unsung heroes who have been striving to revive our timeless ‘Bharatiya Sanskruti’
Jai Shri Ram
Jai Shri Krishna
An Instagram user with the name Bookshome1 has heard and reviewed the Audiobook titled “The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English Retold and Read for You by Tavamithram Sarvada”
Instagram link of the user https://www.instagram.com/bookshome1/
Instagram link of the review: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBDlU78AxUH/
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by @tavamithram 🙏🏻 My second spiritual book 🙏🏻
This is a very short book with a heavenly narration, literally! It has a background music, which is soothing and adds to the whole vibe 🙏🏻
Chapters are succinct and explain this wonderful work in a simple way. A good read to revisit our principles and values.🙏🏻]
May you all receive the Divine Blessings of Shri Mahalakshmi and may you use your wealth wisely for the benefit of the world and its inhabitants. SBG 3:25, 5:25
PodTalk No. 14
In the year 1972, a woman called Linda Darby successfully pulled through an escape from the Indiana State women’s prison. Linda had been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing her second husband and setting their house on fire to cover up the crime. The escape was bloody in nature in which she got hurt. She was on the run for more than 35 years. READ ON
PodTalk No. 13
What a photographer who wishes to shoot a picture usually does include aiming the camera at the subject, turning the dial to adjust the focus, confirming if the light available is sufficient for the exposure, holding the camera steady, and finally shooting. A gunman or an archer also does something similar to what the photographer does except that when he shoots, a projectile is fired out of his weapon unlike what happens in a camera.
You can choose to be a seeker or a dead fish.
Whatever may be your troubles, just shake them off your back and keep moving!
PodTalk No. 12
Some people wonder why bad things keep happening to them again and again and why they always get cheated or let down by others. As a matter of fact, there are patterns which time and again, occur in everybody’s life….
यथैधांसि समिद्धोऽग्निर्भस्मसात्कुरुतेऽर्जुन |
ज्ञानाग्निः सर्वकर्माणि भस्मसात्कुरुते तथा || ४ ३७ ||
bhasmasaath kurute tathaa (SBG 4:37)
Just as a blazing fire burns wood used as fuel into ashes, O Arjuna, knowledge burns all actions and reactions due to material activities, into ashes.
#karma #burkmarma #bhagavadgita #krishna
Talk with KINGS and Walk with CROWDS
Maintaining a calm and composed mind is the first and foremost step towards facing and handling the toughest of challenges.
BE CONFIDENT, FEARLESS, STRONG and DISCIPLINED
#srimadbhagavadgita #bhagavadgita #bhagvatgita #stithapragnya #bhagwadgita #krishna #rudyardkipling #kipling #sanatanadharma #karma #dharma #hinduism #righteousness #bhakti #devotion #vishnu #mahabharata #bookshome1 #india #bharat #peaceofmind #courage #fearlessness #calmmind
PodTalk No 11
Q . Why don’t people remember all that they learned in the previous Janma and why do they have to go through the entire learning process all over again?
Q. What happens to a person who has fallen from righteousness in one Janma? Does the person have to undergo all the pains and sufferings again?
#karma #bhagavadgita #krishna #gita
This is my first video in Tamil. I plan to do videos in a few other languages that I know.
Two important reasons for the ‘sufferings’ due to challenges that people of the Sanatana Dharma face are due to the fact that a lot of people have a wrong ‘God concept’ and because they do not have a proper understanding of Karma.
This video is a modest attempt of mine to reach out to Tamil speaking people and help them comprehend the basics of the philosophy of the ancient, natural, rational, scientific and amazing Sanatana Dharma, doing which, can help people remove fear, sadness, anger, hatred, aggression and all other such factors that can have no positive effect on their life or in their Karmic journey.
PodTalk No. 10
In my PodTalk No. 06 ‘Thoughts, Desires, Passion and Lust’, I said that a thought has two parts, namely the subject and the object. The object is what or who one thinks of and the subject is invariably the false ‘I’ or the false ego which veils the real ‘I’, the ‘Self’ or the consciousness of a person. This false ego is based on the identification of the ‘Self’ with the body along with its attributes such as strength, beauty, general appearance and so on. The false ‘I’ which is seated in the mind, that I call the two-faced trickster, tricks the real ‘Self’ into believing that the false ‘I’ is the real ‘Self’.
Along with excellent health, may you all be blessed with abundant wealth too.
PodTalk No. 09
A man and his young daughter Anila were seated in their living room eagerly awaiting a call through which they would be given the results of an important examination Anila had taken a month earlier. A positive result in the exam could land Anila a job with an excellent pay packet and…. CLICK BELOW TO PLAY
PodTalk No. 08
Many people believe that troubles in life are a result of Karmic retribution. Well, it is quite understandable that past Karma could be a cause for not only the bad times that one experiences in life but also for the good ones, but calling it ‘retribution’, goes against the very principle of ‘Cause and Effect’.
READ post https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2019/05/14/is-karmic-retribution-true/
PodTalk No. 07
Temptations are Karmic ‘potholes’ which are detrimental to one’s Karmic evolution. They can influence the minds of even very highly intelligent and educated people. Such people when tempted, are led to do things that they would normally never do. It is usually because of a moment of weakness, either due to desire, or READ ON…https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/karmic_potholes/
हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् |
तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चयः || २ ३७ ||
How could a young man with such a clear understanding of life take such an extreme step? What was it that he did not know or had not learned?
Extreme ego, the feelings of entitlement, the ‘I deserve better’ attitude or simply one’s inability to come to terms with the reality are usually the common factors that drive one to go to the extent of ending their own life.
With all due respect to the unfortunate people who ended their lives, I would like to tell people who are currently battling challenges that it depends on an individual to view life either as a battle that causes ‘pains’ and ‘sufferings’ or as a ride on a giant rollercoaster that adds experience to life. A truly fulfilling life is one which is filled with different kinds of experience. Should you feel that your life is full of challenges, you need to be only thankful for being blessed with such a life because it offers you great learning opportunities.
All situations change. Be patient and learn from the challenges you face while you work for your future and wait for your time.
We all are aware that the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a dialogue between Arjuna and Bhagavan Krishna. Arjuna was not only in a dilemma, but he was also under severe stress because he was unsure of what he was supposed to do. He found it difficult to decide what was righteous and what was not. This uncertainty led his mind to his being deluded which in turn made him consider giving up and walking away. He was also ready to stand unarmed and get killed by the Kauravas – SBG 1:46 “It would be better for me if the sons of Drtaraashtra killed me with weapons while I stood unarmed and not resisting.”
Towards the end of his conversation with Bhagavan Krishna, it becomes clear to Arjuna that all the problems he faced, existed only in his mind and that the ways to be victorious in the battle between the negative forces and positive virtues within him, were to have absolute faith, to master his own mind and to change his way of thinking.
Dogs – the epitome of loyalty, trust and unconditional love
Vicki was merely a couple of days old when my sister found him lying next to two dead puppies. His condition was pretty bad and she knew that if he did not receive any help, he would not survive even a day more. She took him to a vet and then took him home. The little chap has since then remained at my sister’s home and has grown up to become a strong and fearless dog that considers guarding my family to be his very purpose in life.
Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Translated & Annotated: Master the Art of Mastering your Mind
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita in English – Translated and Annotated: A Timeless Treasure Trove of Wisdom
PodTalk No. 05
PodTalk No. 04
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 ego, attachment and the will to possess the loved person. Play the video below to listen to the talk.
Reposting a two-year-old video on the Power of Apology
It’s been a year since you left us and our material world, my dearest friend. You were more of an older brother to me who showed me the way from my teens into the open wide world.
I am sure that you have reached the ultimate abode of the Supreme Bhagavan Krishna.
अन्तकाले च मामेव स्मरन्मुक्त्वा कलेवरम् |
यः प्रयाति स मद्भावं याति नास्त्यत्र संशयः || ८ ५ ||
SBG 8:05 And whosoever, leaving the body, goes forth thinking of Me alone at the time of death, he attains My Being. There is no doubt about this.
My dearest friend K, little did we know that either one of us would leave so soon and that destiny would make the one remaining offer the same favourite song of ours, which we have sung together on stage, as a tribute for the other one’s demise.
I thank you for the greatest gift of your friendship that you gave me during your last stay on our planet.
The song “Tere jaisa yaar kahan” used by me in this video of mine has been sung by Rahul Jain. (Courtesy Pehchan Music)
PodTalk No. 02
THE CUP OF LIFE
Is your CUP HALF-FULL or is it HALF-EMPTY? Are people in general continuously LIVING or are they steadily DYING?
All living beings are constantly on a crescendo towards that climax moment of the physical death of their perishable bodies. However, since the Atman or the Self is imperishable, physical death signifies merely the end of one brief leg of the grand Karmic voyage of their True Self within them.
Bhagavan Krishna handles this most important fact of life in the second chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita right at the beginning of His Discourse. The sky is the limit for the one who has overcome the fear of death.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO READ THE TEXT OF MY PODTALK NO. 02
There are FIVE magical words that can work wonders in one’s life and cause instantaneous peace:
COME TO TERMS WITH REALITY
Of course, this does not apply to all situations. Sometimes, it’s a ‘yes or no’ decision that needs to be taken.
Have a peaceful and fulfilling life.
Jai Shri Krishna
It is an irrefutable fact that everybody possesses some degree of a personality trait called narcissism. Of course, the degree of narcissism in a person is what that separates a normal person from someone who needs professional help. However negligible one’s degree of narcissism might be, it certainly is capable of pushing a person towards the feeling of entitlement, selfishness and also the typical ‘Why me’ Question. READ MORE
A presentation of a set of 23 questions asked by some of the visitors to this site and their respective answers from me. They are primarily the most common questions people have regarding the Sanatana Dharma, which in no way is any organised religion.
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…
New Post: https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2018/05/19/karmayoga-and-doership/
The new page with FAQs posted by some of our members, has been published. There are still many questions that need to be answered. I have posted 21 questions and their answers for now and will update the page once I have written my responses to the remaining questions.
May Dharma prevail.
The latest version (1.6a) of the Tavamithram App is ready. It contains the entire Bhagavad Gita too. Suggestions that will help improving the App are most welcome.
Click here for download instructions.
New Post : https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/the-power-of-apology/
Quite a few visitors and members of our site have faced relationship problems. They came to our site looking for ways to clear misunderstandings they have had with their loved ones or to bring back someone who left them.
Compatibility problems and disagreements happen to people from all walks of life. Trouble in a relationship usually starts when there are misplaced expectations. It is a natural quality of humans to expect others to be like them and want them to agree with them in everything.
PS: Special thanks to my beloved son for being the narrator.
The ‘Veggie vegan’ twaddle
Many of you must have watched a video of a European man talking about him being a ‘veggie vegan’ (sic) on Facebook or through WhatsApp. This new post in the Reading Corner is about the myth of meat and dairy being good for health, and about the non sequitur rants and arguments that supporters of animal exploitation are known for. You can also watch an excellent short video by ‘Mercy for Animals’ featuring Dr. Milton Mills.
Read here: https://tavamithramsarvada.wordpress.com/the-veggie-vegan-twaddle/
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.
Young Nachiketa receives the divine knowledge directly from Yama, the lord of death. Standing face to face before death blessed him with Atmajnyanam or the knowledge of the Self.
Understanding the brevity of life and the impermanence of all material possessions removes ego and all other negative qualities associated with it.
Namaste dear ones.
One of our friends is designing a Bhagavad Gita mobile phone App for us and we would greatly appreciate ideas and suggestions to build a useful, user friendly and an easily affordable App. The prime objectives are to make reading the SBG and referring its Divine verses as easy, enjoyable and comfortable as possible. The Divine Knowledge gained by people by reading the SBG will straightaway clear their minds of false notions, improve their lives and fill every moment of their sojourn on the planet with love, gratitude, appreciation, kindness and Divine Grace that collectively aid in the process of a person’s Karmic evolution.
Please mail your suggestions to email@example.com
श्रद्धावाननसूयश्च शृणुयादपि यो नरः |
सोऽपि मुक्तः शुभाँल्लोकान्प्राप्नुयात्पुण्यकर्मणाम् || १८ ७१ ||
shraddhaavaan anasooyash cha
shrunu yaadapi yo naraha
so’pi muktaha shubhaam-llokaan
praapnuyaat punya karmanaam (SBG 18:71)
Even a person who hears this divine conversation with deep faith being free from malice, will attain liberation and the auspicious worlds of righteous people.
Gita Dhyaanam – Meditation on the SBG
This post is in response to some mails I have received from people who are nursing a broken heart or are undergoing stressful situations due to separation from someone they loved and shared their life with. This is not a response to any particular mail from anyone but a few thoughts on ways to handle a breakup.
Separation can be something gloomy, melancholic, stressful or traumatic but at the same time it can also a great relief for those who suffered due to bad relationships or marriages.
We come across thousands of people in our life but how many do we get to know, make friends with, build deep and sincere relationships with, get married to and live together until the end. Therefore, there must be some Karmic reasons for people to come together in a life time, especially when they are from different corners of the world and met despite the odds of their meeting being were very low.
Two things about a breakup are that either you wanted to happen or you didn’t want it to happen.
Scenario 1 – READ MORE
May everyone stay blessed.
Jai Shree Krishna
How does one become dear to Bhagavan Krishna?
New on the Gita-Quick Reference page:
Krishna – The Divine Father and Mother
Namaste dear family,
A lot of people, particularly Vrischikans and others undergoing periods of Saturn have written to me expressing the difficulties they face due to financial problems. I performed a special Mahalakshmi Puja this morning and prayed for Divine Grace to help people financial troubles overcome their challenges and be blessed with Lakshmi Kataksham.
I have added the Sri Mahalakshmi Suprabhatam on our TVM Mantras site. It would be advisable for people to listen to the Suprabhatam every morning before commencing their work.
May all be blessed with health, wealth and peace.
Please click here to visit the Isha Upanishad (Ishavasyopanishad) page.
The Ishavasya Upanishad presentation is ready but I would like to publish it along with an audio recording for which I will require one more day.
It will be a presentation along with an audio recording of the 18 verses of the Upanishad which describe the greatest and the most logical, real, rational, scientific and sensible way of life – The Sanatana Dharma.
Shreyo bhooyaath sakala janaanamam.
Jai Shri Krishna.
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A presentation on the Ishavasya Upanishad will posted on 12.01.2018.
Gita – Quick Reference
Kill Fear and Anger
Strengthening and calming down a weak and restless mind
Demise of a Loved One
Why should one study Advaita Vedanta
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