Friday, September 19, 2008

BHAGAVAD-GITA to tame your Mind

BHAGAVAD-GITA to tame your Mind

When an individual becomes healthy, his family life becomes healthier. Then the priority comes to the society, the nation & the entire humanity in that order. Well meaning people, the world over, desire to live in a healthy global society. How it could be achieved? Bhagavad Gita shows the way. PARYAYA presents an introduction on the techniques of taming the mind by Dr. Ramachandra Bhat, Principal, Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Bangalore.

It will be a big event in Bangalore with more than 300 scientists, scholars, research students and other enthusiasts participating in the scholarly discussions on interpretation of Bhagavad-Gita in the traditional, scientific and modern prospective.

Two day seminar on 20 and 21st September 2008 will discuss on the relevance of Gita to the modern psychology, techniques found in Gita for mind analysis and for solving modern day psychological problems.

This national seminar is jointly organised by Sirsi's Sri Sonda Swarnavalli Samsthana and Sri Swarnavalli Seva Pratisthana in collaboration with Sri Swamy Vivekananda Yoga University and NIMHANS of Bangalore at Ashvini Hall, NIMHANS premises on Hosur Road.

Seminar tittled as 'Bhagavad-Gita and Mental Health' will focus on the techniques hidden in Bhagavad-Gita for achieving mental health. It is the part of ongoing 'Sri Srimad Bhagavad-Gita Abhiyan'.

Sonda Samsthana seer Sri Gangadhareshwara Saraswathi Swami, while giving details on the seminar said that 'It is nowhere mentioned in Gita that it is a book for Hindus. It has knowledge beneficial to all human beings for improving their life. It is time to apply this knowledge to society and find remedies to increasing criminalization and growing psychological problems in the modern world.

PARYAYA here presents an introduction to the seminar by Dr. Ramachandra Bhat, Principal, Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Bangalore

We live in an age of Science and Technology. Man has been advancing in leaps and bounds in the field of Technology. It seems, there is no end to this phenomenal progress. Sky appears to be the limit. In order to control this run away progress and to stream-line it, we need the foundation of moral and spiritual strength. When a banyan tree spreads its branches in the sky, it sends its root deep into the earth and these roots make the tree strong against the storms. They suck water and the ingredients of food from the soil and sustain the tree. In the same way, the inertia caused by the excessive advancement of technology on the human mind needs the cooling effects of Bharateeya Adhyatma-Yoga.

The present competitive technological growth poses a forth coming danger and there is very likelihood of derailment from the main stream life system. Our young men & women, in their haste to grow richer over night seem to pluck the roots and in the process snap the tree itself.

The apparent grandeur does not seem to satisfy their hunger for more. Their mind has become a sea in high tide as a result of tension, suspicion, defeatism, a sense non-fulfillment, resultant dejection, dependence and all these make them relive their adolescence. It has become a universal phenomenon that our present generation is in poor mental health.

Bhagavad-Gita is a great hand book of life. Our greatest concern of today is the mental health of men. He suffers from diseases of the body, mind & spirit. This has made him a weakling in every sense of the world. After listening to the sane and practical advice of Sri Krishna, Arjuna tells his mentor the benefits he derived from Sri Krishna’s teaching in the following words:   nòae maeh> SèutIlRBxa TvTàsadat! myaCyut . Sanjaya expresses his great happiness & satisfaction for having listened to the conversation between Nara (Arjuna) and Narayana (Sri Krishna) as a result of his being blessed with divine power: ÿ‚Zyaim  c mu÷muR÷>  .

When an individual becomes healthy, his family life becomes healthier. Then the priority comes to the society, the nation & the entire humanity in that order. Well meaning people, the world over, desire to live in a healthy global society. The 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th cantos of the Bhagavad-Gita tell us clearly the techniques of reading the mind. Life in this world is controlled by trigunas namely Satva, Rajas & Tamas. When these three appear in different proportions they cause ebb & tide in the human being’s behavior. Modern psychologists have been trying hard to find out mind mapping techniques. 

Lord Krishna shows us in clear terms what we need to lead a healthy life in the background of trigunas. 12 such mind mapping techniques have been used to find out the deep and dark depths of the human mind and teachers of many institutions even in abroad are being trained in this process by the Acharyas of Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Bangalore applying Mind Analyzing Technique(MAT) and Mind Transforming Technique(MTT).

     In reality, Bhagavad-Gita is an essential Yoga Shastra for humanity. It is the milk extracted from the Upanishads. Those who consume this milk should grow into healthy human beings. Lord Sri Krishna has gifted us with the butter in the form of Jnana, Karma & Bhakti Yoga. Practice of any one of these three would lift man to the status of divinity.

A number of experiments in this direction have been going on in a number of organizations dealing with Yoga & Spirituality. Foremost among them are SVYASA University (Prashanti Kutiram), Jigani where a number of scientific experiments have been conducted and the internationally well known NIMHANS in Bangalore where such experiments have been going on for decades. Sri Srimad Jagadguru Shankaracharya Gangadhareshwara Saraswati Swamiji of Sonda Swarnavalli Mutt has been following the vedic tradition and has been doing a lot of work in the field of mind reading and mind calming techniques. He has taken up a state wide campaign of acquainting Bhagavad-Gita to the common people. The Swamiji desires to discuss with scholars the ways and means of using the principles enunciated in the Bhagavad-Gita for the social spiritual upliftment of the general public. His Holiness desires that the society accepts Bhagavad-Gita as a hand book of a healthy society. For this purpose a conference is organized at the Conference -Hall of NIMHANS, Bangalore on 20th & 21st of September 2008.

Interested can contact: Dr. Ramachandra Bhat, e-mail:

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