Love, Serve, Remember

2010-2013 Practice

IN ADDITION TO THE REPEAT OF SOME OF THE SAME SUGGESTIONS THAT WERE GIVEN IN 2007 (Note: Please see questions for self examinationquestions for self examination), here are further steps for our spiritual progress:


  1. [A] Read Swami Rama’s ART OF JOYFUL LIVING. Keep track of what progress you are making in the paths shown there. [B] Go over the (a) papers on WEAK MIND/STRONG MIND and (b) recordings or transcripts of MARKS OF SPIRITUAL PROGRESS. (Note: Weak Mind/Strong Mind qualities can be found at Mind FieldMind Field and Marks of Spiritual Progress can be found at Marks of Spiritual ProgressMarks of Spiritual Progress)
  2. Form some new habits in life: [A] “He who eats alone, eats only sin.”---says Rg-veda. “Those who cook for themselves alone, eat only sin.” Do not eat alone. Share your food, and all other pleasures.
  3. Put aside some pots for this purpose. Every time you cook, or once every day, put aside handful of rice, or flour, daal, a spoonful of oil, or whatever. Save EVERY DAY, yes, EACH day. Gather them over a time. Then find someone hungry, an orphan, a homeless person. Give them personally. Do so PERSONALLY. Do the same with your clothes and other items of personal use. A bar of soap, even. When you buy a pair of socks, buy two, one to give away to the very needy.
  4. The secret of prosperity is in tithing. Every month take out 1% to 10% of your income. DO SO ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE FEELING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES (this is the antidote to those). Give this away to where it brings you no personal benefit or recognition. Having given forget about it. What you give will come back to you tenfold from unexpected sources -- especially if you have truly forgotten that you gave.
  5. [A] If you have been irregular with your meditations, become regular now. [B] Increase your sitting time even by five minutes.
  6. Ask guidance to undertake a purash-charana. (Please read svb’s booklet SPECIAL MANTRAS on this). (Note: “Special Mantras” can be found at Special MantraSpecial Mantra)
  7. How many trees can you plant this year and watch over them like your own children?
  8. Make plans for a period of silence [A] in AHYMSIN regional silence retreats and [B] then at SRSG.
  9. Prepare children and youths to participate in the YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S RETREAT Dec.22-31 2011. (Save for it starting from now). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  10. Prepare (save for it from now) to attend the tri-yearly fire offerings starting 25th February, ending on 11th March 2013. This will include
Three hundred people doing nine days of silence. Imagine what power and energy will be generated at SRSG. It will be memorable.

Mantra Practice

The mantra for the next three years is both of the sections [A] and [B] done together, one after the other. These two parts together count as "one" repetition. See the "Sankalpa" section below to decide how many repetitions to practice each day. Note the "pronunciation guide" is to be followed (3rd part) for the Gayatri section. The pronunciation spelling of "bhoor" (final "R") is correct, due to rules of Sanskrit grammar. (I.E. it's not a typo).


  अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम्।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः॥

akhaṇḍa-maṇḍalākāraṁ vyāptaṁ yena carācaram |
tat-padaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ ||

akhanda-mandalaakaaram vyaaptam yena charaacharam
tatpadam darshitam yena tasmaai shree gurave namaha

[B] ॐ भूः ॐ भुवः ॐ स्वः ॐ महः ॐ जन ॐ तपः ॐ सत्यं
ॐ तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
ॐ आपो ज्योतीरसो अमृतं ब्रह्म भूः भुवः स्वः ॐ

āūṁ bhūḥ āūṁ bhuvaḥ āūṁ svaḥ āūṁ mahaḥ āūṁ janaḥ āūṁ tapaḥ āūṁ satyaṁ
āūṁ tatsavitur vareṇyaṁ bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ pra-codayāt
āūṁ āpo jyotīraso amṛtaṁ brahma bhūḥ bhuvaḥ svaḥ āūṁ

Om Bhooh Om bhuvah Om Svah Om mahah Om janah Om tapah Om satyam.
Om tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi
dhiyo yo nah pra-chodayaat.
Om aapo jyotee raso amrtam brahma bhoor bhuvah svar Om.


Audio Files

You can order a CD of the above pronunciation. The CD has comments about the previous 3 years of practice as well as some additional instructions. You can also download the two tracks of the CD

Video Introduction

There is a video of Swami Veda Bharari's introduction to the Sangha for the new practice, available on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjcQaEuRpughttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjcQaEuRpug


Do a sankalpa (resolve) of how many repetitions you will do daily. Minimum 3 or 7 or better 11; middling 33; 51,71, 91 or maximum 108.


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Spiritual Guidance

Please see below the list of those who can give you spiritual guidance and answer questions. These are delegated and authorized by Swami Veda. Ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for their e-mail addresses.

Swami Ritavan Bharati (everywhere)

Swami Ma Radha Bharati (Lady Swami), SRSG

Dr. Swami Nityamuktananda (Lady Swami), SRSG

Swami Ma Sewa Bharati (Lady Swami), Sadhana Mandir, SRSG, USA

Swami Tat Sat Bharati, Berlin

Dr. Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral, Calgary, Canada

Dr. Stoma Parker, Minneapolis

Wolfgang Bischoff, Hamburg

Carolyn Hume, USA

Linda Billau. Rochester/Minneapolis

Helen Choe. Korea

Rajah Indran, SRSG

Savitri Jugdeo, Toronto

Alexander Benjamin, Trinidad

Michael Kissener, Austria

Wong Yoong Khiang, Singapore

Raghavendra Adiga, Tumkur, India

Idriss Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso (ambassador to India; too busy)

Shi Hong, Hong Kong

Many of these are authorized as mantra initiators.

There are others who can be added to this list. Your questions will be passed on to the appropriate spiritual advisor.

Many of these, and many others (not listed here), are available to travel and teach. Please benefit from them.

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