Namah Te from Chicago!
i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!
yajna, tapa, dana. Yajna, Tapa, Dana. YAJNA, TAPA, DANA. Throughout Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavan Krshna shares the need to engage in these sadhanas (disciplines) for a pure mind, for a Peaceful ego.
Yajna is the cause, tapa the effect. Tapa is the cause, dana the effect. The least known and least practiced is dana. To make the unknown known, to make the unpracticed practiced is the make of our E-Vichara...
E-Vichara (March 19, 2018) --- Producing More Than What We Consume
-Yajna is most often translated as sacrifice yet a more accurate interpretation would be dedicating - as such yajna is not an action rather dedication is a vision
-Tapa is most often translated as austerity yet a more accurate interpretation would be investing - if one is dedicated to virtues, service, God then one invests in developing their body-mind-intellect to transcend their body-mind-intellect
-Dana is most often translated as charity yet a more accurate interpretation would be supporting - if one has invested in their self they begin to see the Self in all nearby, in all faraway
-Our entire lives we have been taking from our family, society, Divinity, knowing which supporting the same is our -responsibility - to have the presence of mind to give without being reminded, without being asked, without being forced is a catalyst to living without conditions
-Our efforts to earn resources creates harm (i.e. to our environment, to our competitors, to our family, etc.) and by supporting the needy with the same resources we create harmony - being supportive encourages the virtues aparigraha (non-materialistic), araga (non-attachment) and anahankara (non-doership) within and without
-Our resources have come from God, actually are God's, knowing which one should never give typically (tamasik dana), one should never give calculatingly (rajasik dana) - according to Vedik Culture 1/3 of our earnings should be utilized today for maintenance, 1/3 of our earnings should be utilized tomorrow for growth and 1/3 of our earnings should be utilized for supporting noble causes
Reflection Adventure of the Week (RAW): Calculate how much of your earnings you are utilizing for maintenance, utilizing for growth, utilizing for support.
Laughing Adventure of the Week (LAW): What is the biggest lie in the universe? "I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions."
Satsanga Adventure of the Week (SAW): Did you know that July is also Joyous! Why? Join us and spread the word about...
Discourse Series Jul 6-7 in Niagara --- Join us as we learn from and laugh with the head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Pujya Swami Swaroopananda through Lakshmana Gita (http://chinmayaniagara.org/specialevents.htm)
Young Family Retreat Jul 13-15 in Washington DC --- Join us as we study how to be more cheerful in the most comprehensive sadhana of parenting through The Vision of Balance (http://cmwrc.chinmayadc.org/event-registrations/spiritualparentingretreat2018/)
Youth Camp Jul 16-20 in Washington DC --- Join 100 Highschoolers as we explore how to grow out of being disinterested to being focussed through The Life of Purpose (http://jchykdc.wixsite.com/youthcamp2018)
Kids Camp Jul 23-27 in London --- Join us as explore and engage in the glory of Bharatiya Culture through Camp Dronacharya (http://www.chinmayalondon.org/programs/summer-camp-2018/)
"Even while playing in the world for the benefit of mankind, the wise one who has realized his true identity remains steadfast, with no agitations in the mind." ~ Swami Chinmayananda