Right from the beginning, scientific quest and spiritual pursuit have been complementary in Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha’s search for the Ultimate Truth. Swamiji’s special focus has been to expose the subtle truths of Vedanta with clarity as well as experiential depth. His exposition has inspired seekers to apply spirituality in all life-situations.

Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha was deeply spiritual from a very young age. At 24, he was initiated into the pursuit of Brahmavidyā by Baba Gangadhara Paramahamsa of Dakshinkhanda, West Bengal. A Ph D in Physics, he renounced his professional life as a faculty/scientist in IIT-Kharagpur in 1987 and dedicated himself wholesomely to the service of Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirthaji in all aspects of his mission: knowledge dissemination, value-education and socio-religious reform.

Nutan Swamiji’s book on Poojya Swamiji “A Great Association” presents an in-depth understanding of the qualities that make a Saint saintly. Analyzing various events, statements and anecdotes from the life of a Self-realized Master, the book depicts a realistic understanding of the mystic path to ultimate freedom.

Essential Teachings

  • The goal of spirituality is to make us master of the world, by making us master of our own mind and intelligence.
  • Religion depends on the faith in some concept of God or the Creator of the Universe. Spirituality begins when we start questioning our faith, our concept of God, who we are, our real identity.
  • Spiritual knowledge being about our own identity, mere theoretical understanding is not enough. We have to discover it first-hand.
  • Spiritual Knowledge is experiential – it becomes ‘realized’ through a process of comprehensive transformation of our inner being. We must live the Knowledge and the Knowledge must transform us.
  • The transformation has to be at the causal level –
    • Shift the focus from external situations, to the mind’s response to them;
    • Shift the focus from actions to their cause – the thoughts;
      From the thoughts to their cause – the mind-set (bhāva) giving rise to them;
    • Transform the mind-set or “bhaava” by relentless contemplation on the infinitude and unaffectedness of the Soul.
    • Expand the mind from selfishness to SELF-ness; from the constricted ‘I’ to the universal ‘I’.”