Bhagavad Gita

5th Nov, 2018

FREE Bhagavad Gita Talk By Guruji @Nirguna Mandir on Weekend 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

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Bhagavad Gita

One of the most ancient texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita provides invaluable insights into the human conditioning. The Gita is, in essence, a conversation between the guru (Krishna) and his pupil (Arjuna). In his talks, Swamiji delves into the deeper meaning of this timeless conversation. Although based on Hindu belief systems, these lessons are relevant to people of all faiths and cultures.

 

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"Spiritual truths have an educational value that go beyond the religions with which they are identified. If I talk of the Bhagavad Gita during my workshops, it is not because I am propagating a particular religion, but because I use that as a vehicle of certain eternal truths relevant to the topics we deal with in these workshops," says Swamiji.

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Poojya Sukhabodhananda's next Gita Talk on 24th Nov. 2018 Saturday 10:30 AM

Our  guruji ’s Gita talk Schedule below:
10:30 am to 1.00 PM - Poojya guruji’s Chapter #11 Gita Talk
1.00 PM to 1:45 PM Satsang
1:45 PM Arati & lunch
Please remember to stay back after Gita talk to participate in Garba practice.
Thank you so much 

 

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Navaratri-Celebrations-2018

15th Oct, 2018

 Navaratri

 

The festival of navaratri is a celebration of nine days. Nava means nine. Ratri means night. This means we have a night or darkness or ignorance within us. Lord Krishna in the Gita says ajnane tu jnanam aavrtam tena muhyanti jantavahaIt is mainly because of this ignorance humanity is suffering. It is not because of the situations in life but because of Ignorance that we are suffering. There is a lack of knowledge and understanding. Traditionally during this period Devi the feminine aspect of nature is worshipped. First, three days Goddess Durga to destroy the tamasic( inertia),  aspect, next three days Goddess Lakshmi to win over the rajasic (activity/passion) aspect and last three days Goddess saraswati to win over even the satvik( purity) aspect of nature.The last day is the victory over all these three which is celebrated as Vijaya Dashami

The Veda says you have to listen again and again. In fact you have to do shravanam. Listening is one but shravanam is different. Not only you have to listen, but listen in totality. The great Veda Vyasa says asakrit upadeshaGo on listening till you understand.

We have a gross body, but we are just not the gross body but deep within there is the subtle body and our soul which is consciousness the awareness. Similarly the Rakshasa in the gross form has a gross body. If you look at the demon from the spiritual paradigm the demon represents our disorganized energy. When Anger, hatred and jealousy exist it is disorganized energy. Primarily they make you miserable. Whereas if you have compassion, love, caring and  silence within then it is an “organized energy”. This organized energy symbolically represents the Godly energy. Disorganized energy is a demon. Each demon in the story represents a unique disorderliness. From this disorderliness an action is emerging.

In each of the thirteen chapters of Devi Mahatmyam there are  demons namely Madhu and Kaitabh who are  killed and then followed by Mahishasura, Dhoomralochana, Raktabeeja, Chanda, Munda and Shumbha – Nishumbha etc. When all these demons are killed then the destruction of the ignorance happens. The tenth day is celebrated as Vijayadashami.  Each day a demon was killed in the story.It is a victory which is the victory in our own life. Traditionally the pooja is done and the story is read ritualistically but people don’t understand the hidden meaning. 

Devi has destroyed the demons means clarity has destroyed the disorganized energy. If you are reading with devotion and shraddha, your ignorance will be destroyed, which in fact is the destruction of your disorganized energy.

 The word nava also means new. When the disorganized energy is destroyed a new night which is a night filled with understanding is born and you then celebrate the victory which is Vijayadashami.

Navratri Garba - Please Register for Practice 
Navratri Garba Oct 16th, 2018, from 4.30 PM to 6.00 PM
Nirguna Mandir, Koramangala, Bangalore, in presence of Poojya Sukhabodhananda Ji
Practice session starts tomorrow 10th October at Koramangala

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Principles-of-Healing-and-Growth-management

30th Sep, 2018

Principles-of-Healing-and-Growth-management

When we are physically sick we immediately take the help of a doctor. fair enough. When we are mentally sick it is taboo to express why? World health Organization says the second greatest killer by 2020 will be depression. Stress, tension, mood swings, insecurity, hurts, irrational fears, inferiority complex or superiority complex, disproportionate anger, one upmanship are a part of mental sickness. All of humanity deep within wants to cure itself of this disease. It is in search of this elusive eternal happiness and peace that every one of us craves for.

Principles of Healing and Growth management - a four day residential workshop is specifically designed to fulfil this fundamental human need. Through this carefully designed program, participants look at multiple layers of their personality in order to overcome various challenges of life. Healing on the psychological and emotional domains is the prime focus.

There is a Conscious mind which forms only ten per cent of the whole while the unconscious mind forms the balance 90 per cent. Most of our complicated personal reactions are hidden layers of personality, a result of  complex memory layers of our past filled with hurts upsets, disappointments etc., which form” Enneagrams”  constitute the unmanifest unconscious self.

Process

  1. Studying Mind structures and conscious recreation of painful incidents to dim the power of such incidents and heal one self.
  2. Conscious Duplication of an experience under the vedic model
  3. Mind traps and their life programming stories with their unconscious content will be opened up in a space of healing
  4. Reframing the Traumatic experiences in a space of love and sacredness thus enhancing one’s quality of life.

Methodology

  1. Enhancing the clarity of one’s understating thru Vitarka Yoga an ancient vedic practice
  2. Yoga Nidra and hypnosis processes to address and heal the habitual patterns, hurts and insecurities.
  3. Dynamic processes of catharsis to unburden oneself of the loads of obstacles hindering the process of being peaceful and blissful in life.
  4. Introducing the occult practices of drawing the divine energies from trhe vedic symbols of OM, Swastika and Srichakra
  5. Ancient practices of pranayama coupled with vikalpa to energise oneself and connect to higher centres of ones being.

RESULTS

  1. Internal ailing structures, patterns and problems continue to reoccur but instead of acting them out or by dramatizing them, one begins to experience them healingly and eventually to “experience them out” is an inner healing art, which is being taught.
  2. It is one thing to be the prisoner or captive of an ordinary automatic fear reaction pattern. It is quite another thing to watch fear arise from a context in which fear pattern transcends into a space of joy.
  3. The anatomy of an experience is explored in this workshop. The theory of chaos is transcended into an experience of cosmos

 

The principles of inner growth, drawing models from Indian heritage especially Vedas, and allowing one have a “peak experience” in and through the ups and downs of life is a unique driving skill. This creative living and enhancing growth is the “context of all contexts” in which enlightenment is achieved in the already enlightened space. The teachings would be both structured and flexible.

 

Dates: 22th - 25th Dec - 2018

Venue: Nirguna Mandir, Koramangala, Bangalore

Contact: 080-25526100/01/02, 99017 77003

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celebrate-ecstasy-of-life

15th Sep, 2018

Life is a flow of multiple dimensions. There is a visible world which we all are able to see while there is also an invisible world which we are unable to see but cannot discount its existence. When we look at ourselves there are three dimensions of our selves.


1. What we think of ourselves
2. What others think of ourselves
3. What we actually are which we have not been able to comprehend.


What we think we are is an image we have drawn of ourselves based on our own likes, dislikes, conclusions, beliefs, dogmas and so on. More often than not this remains with us and grows with the passage of time uninspected. There is a tendency to crave for validation of our image. Children want to be praised for even the smallest of deeds that they do. When someone praises us we feel good about ourselves. On the other hand when someone criticises we get hurt. Life has become a pendulum oscillating between these two.


Look at the other side. What do people think of me? More often than not the image that I carry of myself seems to be almost opposite of what people think of me. Hearing his wife as she sings, the husband says, "You know dear, when you sing like that I just wish you were on the radio."


The wife smiles and replies, "Wow honey, you think I am that good?"


"No, but at least that way I can change the station or turn it off." This may sound a little exaggerated but more or less it is true.
It is therefore important for us to edit and audit ourselves and appropriately position our own understanding of our selves.
This leads us to explore and question ourselves who we really are? What is the quintessence of our existence? The great master Sri Ramana Maharishi always used to say ask this question Who Am I? The veda says “Atmavit shokam tarati” One who knows oneself gains the power to overcome all difficulties in life.


Why do we get angry? How does jealousy arise in us and what is wrong with it? Why do we want to act holier than thou more often? Why are we uncomfortable with disagreements? Why are we mostly tensed and stressed out? Why do we react to situations rather than respond? Great questions are not about whether God exists or not? Who created this Universe? How did this universe come into existence? Why this life? And so on. Bur real questions to be asked are about life. How to make life more meaningful stress-free, enjoyable celebrative and live an ecstatic life which all of us consciously or unconsciously are craving for.


A Two day unique workshop which has transformed the lives of millions across the globe since the last three decades called “LIFE +” conducted by Poojya Sukhabodhanandaji an Internationally acclaimed spiritual master and corporate guru whose books in 113 titles which dwells on this aspect of what constitutes the dynamics of a fulfilling life in and through the hustle and bustle of life.
This Program covers all zones of life namely the Family, Work, Social, Spiritual and Intimate zones of our lives.
Methodology Interactive dialogue to stimulate creative thinking. Processes and group dynamics to understand and transform our negative patterns to positive patterns. Meditations both dynamic and passive to enhance our peaceful and blissful centers.
It is open to all those people who want to squeeze the joy and ecstasy present in every moment of life, and live a fulfilling, peaceful and celebrative life. Call us for more details

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Dates: 6th & 7 th Oct - 2018
Venue: Nirguna Mandir, Koramangala, Bangalore
Contact: 080-25526100/01/02, 99017 77003
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Ganesh-Chaturthi-2018

11th Sep, 2018

GANESHA THE EVER EMPOWERING FORM

There are certain aspects of religion which many of us tend to overlook when we talk of God, faith, religion and so on.
First is the peripheral aspect which restricts itself to rituals. Each region in this world has its own discrete structure of rituals specific to its culture. The difference sometimes appears to be poles apart even though it refers to the same deity or faith. These differences have to be perceived in the right perspective failing which they lead to conflicts between the different groups representing them. We see this happening day in and day out in this world. People fighting for trivial things like name, dress, attire, colours, and presentations and so on.

There is the medieval aspect which refers to the spirit behind the formation of these rituals that is more often forgotten. The colour, dress, name, presentation etc., are based on a certain principle which is the foundation. This aspect on which all the rituals are formulated is most often overlooked leading to conflicts.
These conflicts can be avoided and sanity restored only when we understand the core reality behind the soul of all religions which is one and the same irrespective of space, time, name, culture etc, These three aspects can be summarised as

1.Body of religion
2.Mind of religion
3.Soul of religion.

The first two aspects can differ to any extent but the 3rd aspect is the fundamental common factor which governs all the others.
Ganesha Chaturthi celebrated in the name of the Elephant God is also one such. There are many legends and stories connected to this elephant God which we all enjoy listening, narrating, analysing and going deeper into their relevance and so on.

The enigma and the depth of Indian culture is intriguing yet very profound. Let’s take up Lord Ganesha. The form, the legend, the stories etc., are intriguing but when looked a little deeply , it symbolises a certain understanding which goes beyond the mundane perceptions that many possess.

The form-having Head of an elephant and body of a human being appears very strange. Can a person or god exist in this form?

We need to understand that the form is a symbolic representation of a certain energy field. Internalise them, apply them in our daily life and reap the benefits that accrue towards a healthy, happy and fulfilling life. Let us look at what they represent

•Big Head of elephant— Think big, have a clear vision of life.
•Human body and animals head--- Maintain harmony and balance between humans and animals

•Big Ears—develop the ability to listen deeply. “Atmavaare Shrotavyam” says the veda. The most important aspect of communication is listening. We tend to make people listen to us rather than we listening to them. This mainly is the cause of misunderstandings in relationships among people and also among organizations and nations too.

•Crystal clear Eyes—Learn the art of seeing What Is as it is. Generally the Seer pollutes the seeing and has the illusion that he is seeing the seen which is other than what he is seeing and perceiving. A poor man looks at money very differently than a rich man. Money is the same but each one sees it according to his/her own state of mind and being.

•Trunk – stands for effectiveness. It can pick up a needle as well as uproot the trunk of a tree. A multi-millionaire was travelling in his car. On the way, He was listening to a lecture by a scholar. He was saying, everyone in the world is after money. But they are ignorant that they cannot take their money with them after their death. But still they are after money alone and resort to all possible ways to get it.

The millionaire got annoyed of his statement. He said to himself, he is speaking like this since he has no money. The next day, the millionaire called all his employees and advised them to tell him an idea so that he can take all his wealth along with him after his death. Everyone thought that their boss was mad and tried to avoid him.

Days passed. Suddenly one stranger approached the millionaire and informed him that he has one idea. He could not believe his eyes as everyone had declared him as "Mad". The millionaire was eager to get his idea.

The Stranger first asked him whether he had gone to any foreign countries. He said he had visited almost all countries.
Then the stranger asked him what he had done when he went to USA? He said that he had converted the Indian rupees into American dollar and went to USA.
The Stranger again asked him, what he had done when he went to England ? He replied that he had converted Indian rupees into Pound sterling and went to England.

Why did you do that asked the stranger? He laughed and told the Stranger that our Indian rupee has no value in USA and in England.

The Stranger said 'you are very correct' and continued; 'millionaire sir, now you want to go to the heaven after your death. In heaven the name of the currency is *punya. So you convert your entire Indian rupees into the currency of Punya so that you can spend very happily there after your death.

The rich man was convinced and very happy to hear his idea and started doing Dharma.

This is real effectiveness.

•Big Stomach – represents the ability to face and digest all the difficulties that life offers

•Four hands – One hand has Trishula which stands for detachment. Be like a lotus flower which even though grows in water but doesn’t get wet by it. Padma patra mimaambasa says the Gita. The other hand has a rope which symbolises attracting people towards you with love and not through domination. The third hand represents fearlessness and when these three are in unison the fourth hand carries the sweet which is the happiness and joy that you experience.

•The Rat --represents the restless desires which are always wanting more

•The plate with varieties of sweets kept in front of Lord Ganesha stands for the world of objects. The rat- our desires want to indulge in the world of objects possess them hoping that they will make us happy. But here the rat is waiting for the master Ganesha’s permission to indulge in the world of objects.

As you can see that every part of Lord Ganesha symbolically represents a certain trait which is teaching us How to live life by adopting which, life becomes fulfilling. Each time we worship Lord Ganesha let us connect ourselves to these qualities that he represents, practice them in our lives so that the ultimate reality of life that is Moksha is realised by each one of us. Let the Lord Ganesha bless us all.
Hari Om Tat Sat

 Ganesh chaturthi 13 September 2018

 

 



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