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Scholar by profession, Mason by Service

Sri Swamiji says, "There are many ways to show our concern for equality" We can do it mentally, verbally, financially and also by physically being part of it - in action. When we are present physically, without any feeling of dignity of labour, we learn to become humble and kind. We develop a better understanding [...]

2018-08-04T11:44:27+00:00March 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Scholar by profession, Mason by Service

Why is a Swan (Hamsa) used in temple architecture?

A hamsa can separate water from milk! It represents satvik quality of people who are able to differentiate between incorrect or unhealthy practices from right ones! Great seers take good attributes of everything around and ignore unnecessary aspects. An elephant is mighty and exhibits valour. It represents rajasik quality of people who are aggressive and [...]

2018-01-31T18:21:48+00:00January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Why is a Swan (Hamsa) used in temple architecture?

36 Elephants Getting Ready to Drizzle Water for a Pleasant Experience!

216 Feet Ramanujacharya seated in honour on Padma Peetam is being held by 36 Elephants! These 36 elephants which represent valour and majestic nature are a part of God’s creation. At the same time, the tender and beautiful lotus shaped base is also part of the same God’s creation! As Swamiji says, ‘Rough and hard [...]

2018-01-31T18:27:42+00:00January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on 36 Elephants Getting Ready to Drizzle Water for a Pleasant Experience!

Brain Power that ignores Kindness of your Heart is Dangerous

Bharath is a country that is based not only on what a brain is capable of but also on what a heart can give. It is built on the foundations of kind heart that elevates one to a peaceful state. The materialistic progression without spiritual base can be harmful to the society. It is [...]

2018-01-31T18:32:39+00:00January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Brain Power that ignores Kindness of your Heart is Dangerous

When can Knowledge become Power?

Punya:mbho:ja vika:sa:ya pa:padhva:ntha kshaya:yacha | sri:ma:n a:vira bhu:thbhu:mau ra:ma:nuja diva:kara || Do you agree that ‘Knowledge is Power’? Yes, But - Knowledge cannot become ‘right power’ until it is used in empowering others. It cannot become ‘right power’ unless it is utilised in transforming one to be 'giving'. It cannot become ‘right power’ until one [...]

2018-01-31T18:35:49+00:00January 10th, 2018|Comments Off on When can Knowledge become Power?

First Load of artisan stone for ‘Thiruth thaNkaa’ Divya Desam Arrives!

Great news! The dream of having a darsan of all 108 divya desa Perumals at one place is one more step closer to coming true! The Divya Desams will have an audio guide in multiple languages to explain the history of each temple. If this knowledge is available at one place, we will be [...]

2018-01-05T05:46:50+00:00January 1st, 2018|Comments Off on First Load of artisan stone for ‘Thiruth thaNkaa’ Divya Desam Arrives!

Come, Join Us in Safe-guarding our future in the lap of Divine Wisdom

Sri Krishna Desika Jeeyar Swami humbly reached JIVA asram to pay respects to Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami and have a darsan, a visit in honour, of the Sri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi site. Sri Krishna Desika Jeeyar Swami quite happily watched the great, Ramanuja statue and expressed his extreme reverence towards Swami for taking up such a [...]

2018-01-05T05:43:28+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Come, Join Us in Safe-guarding our future in the lap of Divine Wisdom

Gratitude and Sharing – A Dream Come True!

We say ‘Thanks’ to someone who has given a glass of water when thirsty. We say ‘May everything you wish come real, thank you’ to someone who has offered you delicious food when you are super hungry. We hug a friend and express gratitude for being with us in hard times. We say thanks to [...]

2017-12-30T21:43:39+00:00December 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Gratitude and Sharing – A Dream Come True!

News of Statue of Equality steps into Albany, NY, USA!

His Holiness graced the event organised by JET Albany Chapter in support of Statue of Equality . Dignitaries Kathy Sheehan Hon Mayor of Albany City, Jeff Quain, Capital Region Representative and Phil Barrett, Town Supervisor- Albany and other community leaders not only embraced Swamiji's message of equality, but also encouraged the society at large to [...]

2017-12-13T11:17:19+00:00December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on News of Statue of Equality steps into Albany, NY, USA!