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Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha is a sannyasin disciple of Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha – the guiding force of Narayanashrama Tapovanam, Kerala and the Centres for Inner Resources Development, in India and abroad.

Born in a spiritual family of Bengal, Swamiji evinced a strong inclination for the spiritual path from a very young age. At the age of 24, he got initiated into the practical pursuit of Brahma-vidya from Baba Gangadhara Paramahamsa (Swami Bhoomananda ji’s Gurudev) of Dakshinkhanda, West Bengal.

In 1987, Swami Nirviseshananda renounced his professional life as a scientist and assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kharagpur, to dedicate himself wholesomely to the service of Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha in all aspects of his mission: Knowledge dissemination, socio-religious reformation movements, and environmental protection.

In his educational and academic career, Swamiji has provided fundamental contribution in the field of Electromagnetics and holds a PhD in Electromagnetics (Inverse Scattering).

  • "As soon as I started studying Physics, I fell in love with it. O’ what a joy it was! Physics used to give me the joy of expansion, the joy of vairaagya (dispassion or impersonality). If we are able to integrate the fundamental philosophical concepts of Physics into our vision of life and the world, then it will certainly generate impersonality, impartiality and humility in our mind."
  • "As the knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, etc. does not depend on whether you are an American or an Indian, whether you are a Christian or an Atheist, this knowledge of the ‘Subject’ – the discovery of one’s own true identity – too is true of any human being on earth. Even if you follow the so-called Hindu rituals or Hindu ways of worship, you have to transcend all that to realize this Truth."
  • "Vedanta is the record of the results of enquiry into the ‘Subject’. It is a statement of a great discovery. It is an exhortation, a call, to all human beings to do the experiment himself by refining and sublimating his inner faculties, and discover the Truth for himself, in his own being."
  • "Ignorance about one’s real identity is the root cause of all human confusion and misery. This fundamental ignorance gives rise to the constricted mindset trapped in possessiveness, greed, competition and selfishness. Way out of this endless quagmire is to realize that we are not the small individual ‘I’ limited by our body-mind personality, but the one universal ‘I’ which is the substratum of the entire Universe."
  • "Religion depends on the faith in some kind of a God or the Creator of the Universe. Spirituality begins when we start questioning our faith, our concept of God."
  • "There are lots of misconceptions associated with the term Hinduism. ‘Hinduism’ is neither a ‘religion’ nor any ‘ism’. It represents a ‘civilization’. More appropriately, it represents the thoughts and experiences, discoveries and conclusions, of a civilization on the path of its quest for the ultimate goal of human life as well as the human society."
  • "Vedanta, the science of Reality, is not confined to any religion, race, community or caste, but is universally applicable to all. This knowledge, dealing with the Subject perceiver that finally turns out to be the Reality behind the objective world, has been sought after and perfected in India over thousands of years."

Swamiji provides a brilliant exposition of Upanishads and Bhagavadgeeta that helps spiritual seekers develop a greater understanding of the eternal spiritual concepts and successfully treat various mental excuses and obstacles that obscure our knowledge and practice of the spiritual truths. Whether in his scientific exposition of Vedanta or striving for perfection in every field, the deep insight, gentle humour, and universal love evinced by Swamiji are a source of transformative inspiration and guidance for seekers.

Key Messages

The purpose of spiritual pursuit is to gain the right knowledge about the world as well as our own personality. Spirituality takes us from “selfishness to Selfness” – from the constricted individual identity to the comprehensive universal identity. So, the journey is from the constricted body-mind identity to the unlimited universal identity.

Realization of our true identity brings about a revolutionary transformation in our personality, giving rise to:

Quotes From Writings and Discourses

“As soon as I started studying Physics, I fell in love with it. O’ what a joy it was! …. Physics used to give me the joy of expansion, the joy of vairaagya (dispassion or impersonality). …. If we are able to integrate the fundamental philosophical concepts of Physics into our vision of life and the world, then it will certainly generate impersonality, impartiality and humility in our mind.”

“As the knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, etc. does not depend on whether you are an American or an Indian, whether you are a Christian or an Atheist, this knowledge of the ‘Subject’ – the discovery of one’s own true identity – too is true of any human being on earth. Even if you follow the so-called Hindu rituals or Hindu ways of worship, you have to transcend all that to realize this Truth.”

“Vedanta is the record of the results of enquiry into the ‘Subject’. It is a statement of a great discovery. It is an exhortation, a call, to all human beings to do the experiment himself by refining and sublimating his inner faculties, and discover the Truth for himself, in his own being.”