Atmajnana Yajnas (Spiritual Retreats)
Benefits Accruing to the Participants during the Yajna
Depending on the intensity of yearning, sincerity & openness to learning; participants, will straightaway receive the following benefits.
Relying on the Bhagavad Gita as the guiding light, how, one may actually enquire into, understand & practice observation of oneself & the world; practice withdrawal of the senses from their pursuit of sense objects; and in this way, through the appeasement of extroversion, come upon the meditative-introspective discovery of the Atma, with the concomitant priceless blessings of Atmaprasannata & Atmajnana.
Learning, understanding & applying selected sutras from the Bhagavad Gita, to our day to day problems, thereby securing the keys for eliminating conflict in life, & thereby awakening intelligence, which is sourced in the Atma, the ultimate Divinity.
Enquiring into pleasure & pain, understanding, bondage & freedom, nature of Reality, and in this way, allow feeling, sensitivity & intelligence to awaken.
Devotional feeling for & ‘Understanding’ of Isvara through the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita – as the Supreme ‘External’ Deity, the ‘objectified form’ of the Atma, the ultimate Divinity. Learning and cultivating devotion to this ultimate Divinity. Learning the way of renouncing the ahamkara [sense of individual body-centered self], and cultivating the spiritual life in the spheres of Dharma & Moksha.
Benefits Accruing to the Participants, after the Yajna:
The benefits already received during the Yajna, through intense learning & understanding of the inner life & the Atma, may be further consolidated in our day to day life, by applying the sutras of the Bhagavad Gita [these are immensely potent ‘precision tools’, which were already received and even applied on the spot, during the Yajna] in our day to day life situations. In this way, the Atmajnana, imbibed during the Yajna will through the application to the baffling situations in our daily life, be transformed into fruitful Atmavijnana. Thus, we start sure-footedly walking on the path of self-knowing [Atmavichara], and work our way, through right understanding & insight, to Atmaprasannata and Atmavijnana [Self-Realization, applied fruitfully in daily living].
This leap from Atmajnana to Atmavijnana, is much like the conversion of the ‘raw’ discoveries of Science, into the fruits of Technology, which alone are of unquestionable utility value in life. Such a transformation will naturally be self-paced, progress and results, depending crucially upon the individual’s devotion, faith, sincerity, and eagerness to continue learning. The Yajna is intended to be a ‘flying start’, for such a pilgrimage into the spiritual life. If one is sensitive at all, a new life would bloom into existence in due course, bringing forth sensitivity, deep feeling & awakened intelligence, all of which are the varied fruits of Atmavijnana, arising from that well-spring of Atmaprasannata, Isvarabhakti, & Atmajnana.