Sreemad Bhagawad Geeta
As understood by Seekers

Being with myself

YUVASATYA DUBAI

VISIT TO DUBAI

RETREAT NOV 2019
SREE DAKSHINAMURTY STOTRAM

VISIT TO UK

VISIT TO SOUTH INDIA

RETREAT JULY 2019
SREE GURU PURNIMA

SUMMER RETREAT MAY 2019
SREE GEETA MAHAYANTRA

SAADHNA DAY

VISIT TO MUMBAI JAN'19

SREEMAD BHAGAWAD GEETA
& SREE TAPOVAN JAYANTI HOMAM - DECEMBER'18

ACT, ACTION AND AWARD

THE ENIGMATIC AUM

KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE

VISIT TO AURANGABAD

SREE ISHWARA MAHA ABHISHEKAM

TULA BHAAR

SREE GANAPATI ATHARVASHEERSH UPANISHAD

PYRAMID OF LIFE

PRASHNOTTARA SOPAN

SHIVAAPARAADH
KSHAMAAPAN STOTRAM

FEAR

OTHERS

Purification of BMI

Mythili Murali
Bangalore
(November 2018)

Pranams to Maaji
Hari Aum to everyone ‼️

I always look forward to the Shree Ishwara Maha Abishekam at SISS in November, as the nature is at its best during that time. Apart from the occasion, I am sure, whoever comes to SISS can find a place to explore, those who practice meditation, Dyana mandapam is always open, for book readers, wonderful book shop is abundant with spiritual guide books, (CD, DVD, pen drives were also available), the pond in front of Shree Sadguru Sharanam is never ending curiosity for me and the children. The flowers were exquisite, I don’t know how many times I went around the ashram just to see the flowers.

This year Maha Abishekam on Karthik Purnima day coincided with south Thiru Karthigai also. The day before Maha Abishekam after arathi at Shree Ishwara temple, we assembled for the question / answer session, which turned out to be a wonderful experience as we listened to the significance of Kartik Purnima as well as Mahalya Amavasya.

On 23rd Nov, Karthik Purnima- The Deva Deepavali day, started very early, and everyone was present at the temple for Sri Ganapathi puja, Navagraha puja and Homam. The Puja and Homam went off very well. After breakfast we all gathered at Sri Satgurusharanam for the book release. The Enigmatic Aum, compilation and commentary by Maa Purnananda ji was released by Smt Diptivilas ji, Sri Diptivilas ji, Smt Jayanthi Dalmiya ji, Sri Manish ji, Smt Sumathi ji, Sri Ramnath ji and Smt Meenu Todi ji. Maaji cutely called them Saptharishis.

After purifying ourselves at the feet of Guru Parampara, we all went to the temple for Maha abishekam. We had the Divya Darshan of Maaji doing different diravya abishekam for the Deity. We also purified ourselves by doing abishekam to the Lord. After Maha Prasad, we all gathered again at Shree Ishwara temple for Mahaarathi. The decorations for the Deity was done beautifully by the priests, we all felt like we were standing in front of Thirupathi Shree Balaji. We concluded the day by offering Padhapuja to Maaji.

“Udhikkinrasengadhir, uchchiththilagam, unarvudaiyor madhikkinramaanikkam, maadhulambodhu, malarkkamalai thudhikkinra min kodi, men kadikungumathoyam-enna vidhikkinrameniabiraami, endhanvizhuththunaiye.”

In the above Abirami Andadhi verse 1, the famous Tamil padikam (100 verses ) by Sri Abirami Bhattar in praise of Goddess Abirami Devi, Sri Bhattar describes Goddess as “Unarvudaiyor Madhikindra Manikkam, Malar Kamalai” That means, poet describes Devi as Goddess Saraswathy, whose Divine swaroopa glows like precious gem stone Manikkam (ruby).

This sloka only came into my mind when we listened to Maaji’s thought provoking retreat on “Act, Action, Award” based on Bhagavad Gita chapter 18. Any act - the award is totally dependent on the attitude with which the action is performed, what are the qualities that we have to inculcate to perform an action according to Shastras, how Japa, Stotram keep our mind from dissolution, how to weaken the strength of ego, who is responsible for the action, self-awareness leads closer to God, why, while in action we have to acknowledge the presence of Daivam are few highlights of the retreat.

The Maha Abhishekam and the Retreat as combined gave everyone the wholesome Purification of BMI which in turn gave Dehabalam, Manobalam, Bhuddhir Balam, Dhairyam, Atma Balam and Daiva Balam. In the same verse Sri Abirami Bhattar calls Devi as “Vizhutthunai’, means Goddess Abhirami is the only, unfailing and ever-sustaining support for Sri Bhattar and all devotees.

For us, Maa Purnananda ji is Shree Abirami Devi. I am waiting for more such wonderful opportunities to be with Maa.

Danyavad!