Revolutionary Approach to Wise Living Managing Life Creatively September 2017

9th Sep, 2017

Swamiji  has always been an enigma to all of us. Each time we attend his program, even though the title of the Program remains the same as MANAGING LIFE CREATIVELY, there is the innovative self of Swamiji which emerges and zaps us all.

The contents of this program were a complete overhaul from what we have experienced earlier. Starting from the introduction, to the interactions and meditations that Swamiji included in the program, were directed to deepen our understanding and experience them in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual zones of our lives.

The whole emphasis and invitation to all of us was to bring about a paradigm shift from the success oriented approach to life towards a fulfilment oriented approach.

Every one of us in life is fighting a hard battle. Bhagavad Gita also is a teaching that happened in the midst of a battle field. The approach to life should be one of facing life courageously and not to run away from the realities of life.

Swamiji stressed the need to see deeply, listen deeply, think deeply, feel deeply, and create a being which is centred deeply and firmly within oneself.

We are a product of our environment in which we grow, the experiences we encounter in our life. These experiences shape our life. Each one approaches life based on these two impacts and more often we are righteous about our conclusions. Swamiji very dexterously came down to where we are and hand held us and slowly carried us to where he wanted us to reach. Let us all become a product of wise education and transform ourselves.

The workshop was interspersed with his characteristic humour, shayari (couplets) so aptly included at the right time, brought about a change in the mindsets, converting limiting beliefs and the rigid nay saying patterns to flexible free flowing and open approach to life.

The highlight of the program was the SUKHOHAM meditation, a technique which connected us to the five elements based on the martial art and tai chi movements to invoke the ‘CHI’ Energy or the ‘Pranic’ energy from within ourselves, connecting us to our prana the very basic life force through deep breathing,gradually leading us into alpha state of consciousness, a deep state of silence which ultimately made all of us experience the fundamental state of joy within us  SUKHOHAM . I AM JOY , I AM HAPPINESS.

Overall Swamiji led us by bringing about clarity in our thinking, helped us to deepen our feeling domain and created a being full of joy. The final celebration was the sufi dance which was the peak of celebration, which made us not only creative and effective but also celebrative in life.

These two days were a spiritual holiday to cleanse the inner self, bathing us in delight. Wow what an experience! Would love to be in this space more often if possible always.






USA Program Visit 2017

27th Aug, 2017

People in the United States of America have been showered with spiritual blessings by Swami Sukhabodhananda during the last one month, which included his programs starting from the workshop on Oh' Mind Relax please and Emotional Detox at Milpitas California, workshop on living with confidence and Oh'Life Relax please at Dallas Texas, followed by talks on Shiva Sutras at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Oh' Mind Relax please at Riverside California.

‘Some of us think many of us think we think most of us never think of thinking itself’ says Swamiji. Managing life is managing the self, managing the self is managing one’s mind. The art of mind management is the process of detoxing the toxic centers in oneself that hinder the progress of a fulfilling life.  Thinking to feeling to being was the journey which people were treated to during these programs which cleansed the people’s minds, percolated into their hearts and the experience of ecstasy which was showered upon them. The experience goes beyond words as the saying goes there are some things that can be explained but some that cannot be put into words but can only be experienced.

   Riverside Program Photo

Texas Event   Milpitas Program


Relationship Matrix

27th Jul, 2017

Poojya Swami Sukhabodhananda addressed a group of 80 participants on Relationship Matrix at the Good Karma Retreat on the 27th of July, 2017 held at Bekal, Kerala. The participants were overwhelmed and the program was a great success.

Life is full of relationships. Relationships are crucial. But we have to observe deeply how we relate to oneself; to one’s spouse; to children; to boss; to subordinate; to expectations; to failures and to success. Relationship must become a mirror for reflecting who we are and to transform them into moments of celebration and dance is a creative stance.

Most of the times we are not relating to the other but are drowned in what we want or what we don’t want. Every moment is dancing when I give space to the other and when I am not addicted to my individuality. When one sees the beauty of what is, a positive attitude is scaled.

When the other person is speaking feel his words, feel the vibrations of his words, and feel the space between words. Finally feel the context of what is said. Slowly some other quality in your relatedness will emerge.

The greatest poison is our addiction to what we want or don’t want in other words addiction to our individuality. If snake poison can be transformed into medicine so too one’s worry can become wisdom and ones frustration can become fascination. Ego is the greatest poison and love is the greatest nectar. Love is one thing that cannot be purchased in a market place it is like clean air. Life cannot exist without air and without love true life cannot exist.

The greatest pollution is when love is made to look as “like”. When someone says “I like this” he/she means I love this. Like is not loving. Hence, by comparing like to love, one pollutes and has poisoned the possibility of the nectar of love arising.

Learn not to fall in love but learn to rise in love. To fall in love is to be caught in your dogma of what you want out of love. If you can learn to give out of love, rather than wanting something out of love, then you will rise in love.

Relationships have become difficult for many reasons. People have a poor attitude. For any given situation in life, one can give an uplifting meaning or whipping meaning. It is more than the situation, what meaning one gives to the incident or situation that matters. More often, the meaning one gives depends on one’s attitude. If one is alert one will see one has become more sentimental rather than sensitive. Sentimental is reacting to “what is” based on one’s like and dislikes and being sensitive is to be available to “what is”.

Generally in relationship people look in terms of comfort, security or gratification. If you are using your wife or husband for gratification or security then you are using them and not contributing to them when you use them. If you look deeply within you experience a sense of isolation.

Let relationships be mirrors in which you see yourself, understand yourself and thereby discovering right action. In that right action, you realise the joy of contributing to others, the joy of giving to others, the joy of making a difference to others. Then your action is out of joy and not for joy. There must be a fundamental revolution with relationships with people, with ideas. Therefore it is essential to understand oneself through relationship. For without self knowledge one’s efforts only create further confusion and further misery.

Be aware of your total process of yourself.

Lastly so long there are people there will be differences. Take these differences lightly, but with love and then one’s joy will not get affected by the other.





Ontological Leadership Talk At Hotel Grand Hyatt Dubai For Aditya Birla Group

14th Jul, 2017

Swami Sukhabodhananda addressed a group of CEO’s of Aditya Birla group on 14th July 2017 on Ontological Leadership at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Dubai on 14th of July 2017.

Swamiji started the session by saying all the CEO’s are very knowledgeable and who have been performing well in their respective areas of responsibility.  It’s the paradigm shift in their approach towards the dynamic quality of their businesses not only from the economic and growth point of view but from a spiritual paradigm which encompasses not just growth but profitable growth. This will lead to handling stress, conflict resolution and enhancing the quality of relationships.

It’s found that roughly 1% of the people in the US hold 90% of the wealth. The cutting edge therefore is one of being alert and sensitive to one’s pattern of thinking, Perceptive intelligence and understanding the context of an event.Therefore be alert to the cutting edge which empowers growth

People may know, but is that knowledge blessing them? We have our own likes dislikes conclusions and so on which creates a positionality. This creates rigidity and stagnates one’s fluidity and flexibility to align to the changing scenario which life offers time and again.

Every word that we utter has a meaning. Look deeper the meaning has a feeling. Feeling has a context and a context results in an experience. How do we relate to an experience? generally, the experience with his background of his past memory and conclusions pollutes the experience. Can one experience the experience without the interference of the experiencer? then it becomes a direct cognition which gives rise to an intelligence carrying the purity of perception and completeness. Such a cognition helps in resolving conflicts, and relieves Stress.

The resistance to change in this scenario demolishes the approximation of truth that happens, eliminates the toxicity of the perceiverand creates a state of position less position, openness and fluidity allowing one to take not just the right but appropriate decision in line with the demands of the situation.

Ontological leadership is being in tune with the essence of the five elements namely,space – which is openness and inclusiveness,air which teaches one to touch every experience and allow it to go, fire – which teaches detachment and adds light to one’s perception, water – helps one to be flexible, and  earth – keeping one grounded and tolerant.

Don’t restrict yourself to the roles that you play but look deeper and add a human touch and win hearts of people which is the most important asset that we have. This makes a CEO not just a Chief Executive Officer but a Chief Empowering Officer.

In Conclusion Swamiji emphasised that a creator should never be consumer, because the joy of creation is lost when the creator becomes the consumer. The joy of creation is the reward.



10th Jul, 2017


People from all parts of Bangalore congregated at Nirguna Mandir on Guru Purnima Day to listen to Poojya Swami Sukhabodhananda.

The houseful audience was a witness to a soul-searching unfoldment of the significance of Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima is also called as Vyasa Jayanthi since great Vyasa Maharishi’s contribution is unique in the sense that he single handedly systemized the whole Vedic literature into Shruti, Smriti and Puranas, to help all the three levels of human minds namely Uttamadhikari (the evolved student), Madhyamadhikari ( the average student), and also the Adhamadhikari ( the lowest minds in society). Thus, Vyasa is given the exalted position of one of the great gurus.

The word Guru means in Sanskrit, Gukaro Andhakaraha, Rukaro Tu Tat Nivartakaha gu-meaning ignorance, and ru- destroys ignorance. Thus the real guru is one who is committed to destroy the ignorance of the student.

Swamiji as usual in his elements, with his unique humor empowered the audience to consider the core ignorance that is dogging humanity.

People feel words are equal to knowledge. In fact words only give knowledge but not clarity. One becomes verbose when knowledge is understood superficially.

The journey of real understanding Swamiji said happens as follows

Start from the word, from the word to the meaning, from the meaning to the feeling and from the feeling to the context from which the words have emerged, and finally the context must get converted into an experience.

Secondly, one should understand, any experience is dominated by the idiosyncrasies of the experiencer. The experiencer is the conglomeration of his past, upbringing, environmental and experiential impacts of his life. In fact it is his autobiography(his/her past).

Can one experience an experience without the interference of the experiencer is the sadhana that one has to practice. When Arjuna asks Krishna that it is very difficult to manage one’s Mind which is so restless, Lord Krishna endorses Arjuna’s statement but then he says it can be achieved only by constant practice. He says Abhyasanetukaunteya Vairagyena Cha Grihyate.

How does our core ignorance develop?

Peoples approach to knowledge is in the domain of words. People feel verbal knowing is knowledge. This is one ignorance.

People desire for Enlightenment. The Veda says we are already enlightened. Therefore, enlightenment is not to be desired, but it is to be discovered

Both these add to one’s core ignorance. To understand this phenomenon and transform oneself is the real sadhana. On this Guru Purnima day it’s just not praising the guru or prostrating to him that is important but to get the clarity of understanding and work on removing this ignorance should be our whole effort.

Swamiji narrated one of the Upakathas from Ramayana—

Rama asks Laxmana to check who is the person who has come to seek justice from him? There was a dog asking for justice. The dog says – I was lying on the road silently. This man kicked me asked me to move. Is this Rama Rajya? an innocent harmless dog is kicked around? The man was called who said that it was a narrow street and I had to go forward. Since the dog was blocking my way I had to ask him to move. Rama was confused. He asked the dog itself to frame the punishment. Everyone was surprised to see the dog asking the man to be made the head of a mutt. It appeared more an honor rather than a punishment. When asked the reason the dog said—in my previous life I was a religious head. I was not enlightened but people showered praises on me, respected me. My ego grew and I instead of doing well became selfish and used my position for my own benefit. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. As a result of this sin I am now born as dog in this life.  This man now will do the same once he is in power and in his next life will be born as a dog and I will kick him.

Moral – never misuse the position that you are in. Do justice to the post that you are given be it as a CEO, or Head of an Organization, or as a rich person. Understand the law of Karma. What goes around comes around.

What’s the difference between a teacher and the Guru? A teacher is one who carries the light and guides, while a Guru is one who himself is the light. Let your being, be a light. The last sermon of Buddha before his death to Ananda, his nephew who asks him what will happen to him in His absence. Buddha said appo deepobhava—Be a light unto yourself

Let us all become a light unto ourselves. Hari om tat sat.