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Hanuman Chalisa Satsang: June 2017

On 25th June 2017 was the last Sunday of the month, it was the day of the monthly Hanuman Chalisa Satsang at Vedanta Ashram, Indore. As usual the program began at 6.30 PM with lovely Bhajans by the Bajrangbali Bhaktas. Later after the arrival of Poojya Guruji on the Vyasa Peetha and his swagat, there was a lovely Bhajan by GC Vyasa (given below) – He Mere Gurudev Pranam.

Then there was the congregational chanting of Hanuman Chalisa. Finally Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji continued his yet another enlightening pravachan on the 20th chaupayi – दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते, सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हारे तेते।

Continuing his pravachan on the 20th chaupayi of Hanuman Chalisa, Poojya Guruji said that this chaupayi is right in the center of the chaupayi and is thus having a special place. Its message is also special. Everyone in the world is pursuing some goal or the other, and it should be rightfully be there for all. It is the existence of a goal that life gets to have some meaning & challenge. Whatever we cherish alone becomes the source of our joys & sorrows. So everyone’s life can be summarized in this sentence that first we have a great & durgam goal, and then with hard & intelligent work we make it sugam or attainable. In fact we all should necessarily have some durgam goal and then go about attaining it. That’s the challenge and also the joy of life. Now the question is that how is durgam made into sugam. Here Goswamiji says that belief in God plays an important part in this endeavor. ‘O Hanumanji devotion unto you makes all my durgam challenges so sugam.’ But the question is how?

Do we have to just go & pray to Hanumanji and then he gets the work done. Well, that sounds too childish and is even wrong, obviously there is something more to it. Our devotion & worship etc have no doubt an important but also just a small part to play. That is why we have all the scriptures like Gita etc. Prayers should always be complemented with Self-effort. An intelligent mix of both Prarthana & Purushartha is required. The blessings of faith & devotion is more to be reflected in purushartha. Bhagwad Gita reveals to us that Art of Karma, which has an intelligent mix of both. The point which Poojya Guruji highlighted was firstly the very choice of our goals. Discernment of our goal of life is very critical. It should reflect our deep-rooted inclination. We need to have love to for goal. This has been termed as our ‘swadharma or sahaj karma’, and is as per our varna or prakruti. This is basically that for which the benevolent creator has created us for and sent to this world. We need to look upon us as messengers of God, who has come here for a special mission. If this is how we see ourselves and our goal – then this very perception brings about a paradigm shift in our state of mind & values – all for the better. Whenever love is the foundation of life, then alone man attain the unimaginable, and there are so many examples in the world validating this basic principle. Once a person is a Messenger of God then they shall definitely cherish all that which God teaches us. Our very identity is always associated with God – this is what we see in Hanumanji when he was standing in front of Ravana, and answering his questions about who he really is. Ram-Doota. Ego-centric life alone brings all anxieties & problems in life, and not an inspired loving life in a way by which even the creator is happy. It is this attitude which makes the almost impossible also possible.

After the pravachan there was Aarti and finally prasad was given to all devotees.

 

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Pravachan

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Gita Gyana Yagna, Vadodara

A week-long ‘Gita Gyana Yagna’ by Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji was organized at Atma Jyoti Ashram, Vadodara from 18th to 24th July 2017. The subject-matter of the twin discourse series were: Gita Chapter 7 and Kathopanishad Chapter 1st, Valli 3rd.

The senior most main trustee of Atma Jyoti Ashram, Vadodara, Miss Indiraben Shah, Sh. Chhatrsing Chauhan and Sh. Mahendrabhai Kaka lighted the lamp in the beginning of the Yagna, Miss Indiraben Shah did the Vyasa Peeth Puja, and Main Trustee of Atma Jyoti Ashram Sh. Narayanbhai Savasani welcomed everyone. The 7 th chapter of Bhagwad Gita is about the Gyan Vigyan Yoga, in which God revels the secret of Creation by introducing two kind of Prakriti called as Para and Apara Prakriti, which Poojya Swaminiji explained very nicely. The morning text was Kathopanishad Chapter 1, Valli 3. Kathopanishad is a great conversation between Yamaraj – the Lord of Death and Nachiketa. In this chapter Yamaraj compared life as a journey towards our own self and for this purpose God has given this body as a Chariot. All pravachans were in Gujrati language.

During the Gyana Yagna, Poojya Swaminiji addressed to Yoga sadhakas on International Yoga Day. P. Swaminiji also visited to Goshala in Atma Jyoti Ashram. There are more than 15 kathi (Deshi) cows in Goshala, and all are equally healthy.

Links: 

Pravachans: Gita Chapter 7

Pravachans: Kathopanishad 1 / 3

This entry was posted on June 28, 2017, in GGY, Mission.

Gita Gyana Yagna, Mumbai:

A week-long ‘Gita Gyana Yagna’ by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji was organized at Vivekananda Auditorium, RK Mission, Mumbai from 5th to 11th June 2017. The subject-matter of the twin discourse series were: Gita Chapter 16 and Laghu Vakya Vritti.

President of VM Mumbai, SH Mohan Lalaji lighted the lamp in the beginning of the Yagna, Sh & Smt Vijay Bhaktiani did the Vyasa Peeth Puja, and Anand Chandok welcomed everyone. The 16th chapter of Bhagwad Gita is about the Daivi & Aasuri Sampatti, which Poojya Guruji elaborated very nicely. The morning text was Laghu Vakya Vritti, which is a great text explaining the Mahavakya – Aham Brahmasmi.

 

After the Gyana Yagna, Poojya Guruji visited the Mumbai Mandirs – esp Siddhivinayak Mandir, Mahalakshmi Mandir and Babulnath Mandir. One of the days P. Guruji also went to have a first hand feel of the Monorail and Mumbai Metro.

Links: 

Album: GGY Mumbai Starts

Album: GGY Mumbai Concludes

Pravachans: Gita Chapter 16

Pravachans: Laghu Vakya Vritti

Album: Mumbai Mandir Darshan

This entry was posted on June 18, 2017, in GGY, Mission.

Vedanta Sandesh – June 2017

The June 2017 edition of Vedanta Sandesh is the English monthly eMagazine of International Vedanta Mission, containing inspiring and enlightening articles of Vedanta & Hinduism, and news of the activities of Vedanta Mission & Ashram – has been published. You can check it out from the links below:

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This entry was posted on June 1, 2017, in Magazines.