Invoking the blessings of Bhagavan and Shri Guru, let us begin our 40-week program. Best wishes for your sadhana!
Please click on the links below, to download your ‘journal pages’ to help you with your reflection. Please note that these are formatted to be opened in Microsoft Word; they can be filled in within the document itself.
Sadhana 1 – Read, read, read!
Every day for 20 minutes, read about the lives of saints.
The Vedas are the source of our knowledge about dharma and Brahma: this world, and the Infinite Reality that lies beyond.
When we study the Vedas, we learn not only how to live in this world but also how to attain liberation from all limitations, thereby bringing an end to all sorrows.
The lives of great saints, sages, and devotees teach us how to live in the world and yet remain untouched by suffering. They are a source of great inspiration and guidance for our daily life when our knowledge gained from scriptural study sometimes remains abstract.
Read for only 20 minutes at a time. This is an ideal amount of time to ensure you retain what you have read.
Choose a quiet time, ideally when you will not be disturbed or distracted (screens off or kept away!).
If you choose:
Dwell further on whatever you have read each day; ask yourself how they were able to live in the same world as us and yet remain undisturbed. What did they do that makes them special?
Choose one quality that you find inspiring and try to emulate it yourself for that day.
Ageless Guru – Radhika Krishnakumar (available here and online)
My Trek Through Uttarakhand – Swami Chinmayananda (available here and online)
Īśvara Darśana – Swami Tapovanam (available here and online)
Wanderings in the Himalayas – Swami Tapovanam (available here and online)
Countless saints, sages and devotees have shown us the path. It may be Andal from Tamil Nadu, Narsimh Mehta from Gujarat, or Janabai from Maharashtra; whomever it is, read and be inspired!