Bala Shreyo Marga has changed many aspects of my life. The way Srinivasan ji and Sunitha madam explain the concepts makes it easier to comprehend and implement the learning in our life. I initially thought of the class to be more of a one-sided communication but I was surprised at how interactive the classes were. All the concepts are explained in a way all of us kids can easily imbibe the learning.
As a result of the classes, I have started scrutinizing all my actions and thinking about their aftermath. I realise with each passing class that there are many aspects to our personality and mind beyond what is visible on the outside. The knowledge Srinivasan ji shares is truly valuable and priceless. I think that I would have missed out on the opportunity to understand such important concepts had I not decided to attend the class.
I will always remain indebted to Srinivasanji and Sunitha madam for their guidance and helpful nature. Bala Shreyo Marga has truly enabled me to appreciate the finer things in life which I wouldn’t have introspected on had I not been able to gain and imbibe this knowledge.
The Bala Shreya Marga Classes have given me a new perspective of life and I am very thankful to Srinivasan Ji and Sunitha madam for providing me and my friends an opportunity of learning about how to lead life in a dharmic way. Due to these classes I am able to dissect every single thought and action I perform along with its repercussions. These classes have taught me to be so grateful and considerate to every living creature on this planet. I will be ever grateful about the indispensable knowledge that is shared with us every week, which no Textbook or school teaches us.
– HARE KRISHNA
The Arsha Gokulam classes taught me a lot of things which I had less knowledge about or was not much interested in knowing about before.
For example, knowing about Hindu Vedas and Shastras , about the interesting facts and religious stories about Gods and Goddesses and how they and every decision they took in a particular situation and faced it are all connected to a human life . Jayakumar Uncle’s classes were my favourite because he is so approachable and open to just any questions based on the topic he talks about. Even if the question really doesn’t make much of a sense he just breaks it down so well and tells it again with a really common example which every human being would have faced in real life, be it a kid, a teenager or an adult. Whereas Srinivasanji’s classes are really deep and of course gives us a lot of knowledge and details about the topic . I personally haven’t attended much of his classes but from the 2 or 3 classes I have attended it really cleared a lot of doubts about my daily life and people around me. I would really recommend these classes to any of you because it actually helps you to lead a better and a peaceful lifestyle which anyone of us would obviously wish for.
The Arsha Gokulam classes conducted by Jayakumar Uncle and Srinivasan ji have changed my perspective on life . They have helped me focus on looking inwards and dealing with day to day problems whether it be college, family , or moral issues. Another significant change for me was learning that we cannot control the actions of those around us nor expect them to act the way we want them to act. Also the realisation that ‘our natural state is happiness’ lifted an invisible burden off my shoulders. These classes also aided me in learning how to control my emotions. A big thank you to Jayakumar Uncle and Srinivasanji for guiding me.
Some of the most fundamental questions I had about human nature were answered during the classes of Yuva Shreyo Marga.
Srinivasanji has a unique approach to his classes where he focuses on driving home a point, making sure everyone has understood the nuances, before moving on.
He has never failed to answer even the smallest of doubts, even when I pestered him with question after question.
I thoroughly enjoy his classes, and would heartily recommend them to anyone interested in learning about our Shastras, no matter which level they are at.
Yuva shreyo marga was a real eye opener for me . I really thought I knew how to lead my life but I realized I didn’t . I realized I was leading a very unreal life ,a very artificial life .Then I was introduced to a very simple and peaceful lifestyle. I was introduced to the simplest things which made a huge impact in my lifestyle. How to treat my family, friends and even the people who hate me. They helped me to control my ego,anger, jealousy which I considered was part of being human. I never knew it was poisoning me spiritually. Srinivasanji really helped me lead a better life and huge thanks to Sunita aunty for changing my life for the better.
My wife has been Sreenivasanji’s student, studying Vedanta for over 2 years now. Many times she asked me to join/ attend the classes, but me being a happy go lucky person, I avoided it.
In the lockdown, due to ample time available, I started to listen to his recordings of the classes held. I was very impressed with the kind of explanation that was given to every aspect he taught. His reasoning and justification was very convincing. My interest grew in knowing more and so a lot of doubts too started to arise. Initially, I started speaking to Sreenivasanji over the phone to clear doubts. The explanation given was so informative, convincing and satisfactory, that it changed my thinking completely. My actions and approach towards life started changing.
The concepts of japas, sankalpa, panch mahayajna, nitya-naimittika karmas, etc.was so inspiring that made me start to believe in it and also follow the same. These activities brought a lot of consciousness in my everyday life. Subconsciously, it altered my making me look at things from a better perspective. Gradually I started giving up all the wrong doings, in personal life and business, which we generally accept saying ‘it is done in today’s time’. In the process a great deal of money was left away, as it was now unacceptable to me, due to understanding the unethical values. This did not bring sorrow to me but got a sense of humble pride. For a long time we struggled, but very soon, due to believing in Sreenivasanji’s teachings, I started to see positive changes. Good work inquiries from good ethical people started to flow. Not that the inquiries turned to business, but somewhere deep within I’m confident for the first time in my life that now all good will only happen. I just have to give my best and leave it to God. What will come from the result is the worthwhile Prasad of my hard work. I strongly believe that my life 2.0 will definitely be different for the better.
Today, I’m much content with what I have and what I’m receiving , and even if what I’m receiving is not good enough, I know it’s because God wants it that way. I do not know how successful I shall be in life or business, but I know that following Sreenivasanji’s teaching will only give me inner happiness and surely now or later in next life things will be much more fruitful in all respects.
My sincere gratitude to Sreenivasanji.
ಓಂ ದಕ್ಷಿಣಾಮೂರ್ತಯೇ ನಮಃ
ಆಧ್ಯಾತ್ಮದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಹಜ ಕುತುಹಲವಿದ್ದ ನನಗೆ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸನ್ ಜೀರವರ ತರಗತಿಗಳು ದೊರಕಿದ್ದು ನನ್ನ ಪಾಲಿಗೆ ಅದೃಷ್ಠವೆ ಸರಿ. ವೇದಾಂತ ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತಾ ಹೋದಂತೆಲ್ಲಾ ನನ್ನ ಜೀವನದ ಗತಿಯೇ ಬದಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನನಿತ್ಯ ನಡೆಯುವ ಘಟನೆಗಳನ್ನು, ವಿಚಾರಗಳನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸುವ ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ಆಲೋಚಿಸುವ ಶೈಲಿಯೇ ಬದಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಘಟನೆಗಳಿಗೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಪೂರ್ವ ಜನ್ಮದ ಕರ್ಮಗಳು ಕಾರಣ ಎಂಬ ಅರಿವಿನ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಆತ್ಮಜ್ಞಾನದ ಅರಿವುಕೂಡ ಬರಲಾರಂಭಿಸಿದೆ. ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ವಿವರಣೆ ನೀಡುವ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸನ್ಜೀ ರವರ ತರಗತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸುನಿತಾ ಜೀ ರವರು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಥಾವತ್ತಾಗಿ ವಿವರಣೆ ನೀಡುವುದರಿಂದ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದರಿಂದ ಕಲಿಕೆ ಕೂಡ ಸುಲಭವಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದರೊಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಭುವನೇಶ್ ಜೀ ಮತ್ತು ಸುನಿತಾ ಜೀರಿಂದ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಸಹಸ್ರ ನಾಮ ಪಾರಾಯಣ ಕೂಡ ಕಲಿತು ಅದನ್ನು ದಿನವೂ ಪಠಿಸಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಇದರಿಂದ ನನ್ನ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಉತ್ತಮವಾಗುತ್ತಾ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಈಗ ಲಲಿತ ಸಹಸ್ರನಾಮ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತಿತರ ಮಂತ್ರಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯುತ್ತಿರುವೆ.
ಎಲ್ಲದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಹಕಾರಿಯಾಗಿರುವುದು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸನ್ಜೀರವರ ಕೌನ್ಸಿಲಿಂಗ್ ಕ್ಲಾಸ್ಗಳು ಸುನಿತಾ ಜೀ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದಂತೆ ನನ್ನ ವೈಯುಕ್ತಿಕ ಜೀವನದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಚರ್ಚೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಅನೇಕ ಸಲಹೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿರುವೆ. ಸ್ವಧರ್ಮ ಪಾಲನೆ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ, ಪರೋಪಕಾರದ ಚಿಂತನೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಅರಿತೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ದಿನನಿತ್ಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದ ಪಂಚಮಹಾಯಜ್ಞ , ಯಾರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಹೇಗೆ ವರ್ತಿಸಬೇಕು ಅವುಗಳ ಮಹತ್ವ ಮುಂತಾದವುಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿತು ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
ಒಟ್ಟಾರೆ ವೇದಾಂತ ಅಧ್ಯಯನದಿಂದ ಸಮಾಜದ ದಿನನಿತ್ಯದ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳು, ವೈಯುಕ್ತಿಕ ವಿಚಾರಗಳು, ಮನಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡುವ ಅನೇಕ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತರ ಕಂಡುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಇದರಿಂದ ಮಾನಸಿಕ ಪ್ರಭುದ್ಧತೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚುವುದರೆ ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಶಾಂತಿಯುತ ಮನಸ್ಸು ದೊರಕುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂಬುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಶಯವಿಲ್ಲ.
ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸನ್ ಜಿಯವರ ಸಿದ್ದಾಂತ ತರಗತಿಗಳು ನನಗೆ ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕವಾಗಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ಉಪಯೋಗವಾಗಿವೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ನಿಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರೊಡನೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಅವಕಾಶ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.
ಮೊದಲನೆಯದಾಗಿ ನಾನು ದಿನನಿತ್ಯದ ಬದುಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅನೇಕ ಜಂಜಡ , ನೋವು, ಅಸಹಾಯಕತೆ ಇವೆಲ್ಲದರಿಂದ 80% ಹೊರಬಂದಿದ್ದೇನೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಈ ತರಗತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಿತ “ಕಾರಣಂ ವಿನ ಕಾರ್ಯಂ ನಾಸ್ತಿ” ಎಂಬ ಬದುಕಿನ ಸತ್ಯ.
ಎರಡನೆಯದಾಗಿ ಆತ್ಮಜ್ಞಾನದತ್ತ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕುವಂತೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಈ ವೇದಾಂತ ತರಗತಿಗಳು.
ಮೂರನೆಯದಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಮಾ ನವನನ್ನು ಆತ ಇರುವಂತೆಯೇ ಅಂದರೆ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಜೀವಿಯ ಅವನದೇ ಆದ ಬದುಕಿನ ರೀತಿಗೆ ನಾವು ಗೌರವಿಸಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವುದು,
ನಾಲ್ಕನೆಯದಾಗಿ ಕರ್ಮಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತವನ್ನು ಬದುಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವತ್ತ ನಾನು ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕುತ್ತಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ ಈ ವೇದಾಂತ ತರಗತಿಗಳು.
ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಅಳವಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಆಗದಿದ್ದರೂ, ಈ ತರಗತಿಗಳಿಂದ ಆಗಿ ನಾನು ಪುಟ್ಟ ದುಃಖ , ನೋವು , ಹತಾಶೆ ಇವುಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊರಬಂದಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸನ್ ಜಿ.
First of all I must congratulate and thank Srinivasanji and Sunitha for introducing me to vedanta at the very time I needed it most in my life.
This is our sacred ancient knowledge passed on from time immemorial which the present generations unfortunately have ignored or been unaware of.
Srinivasanji is an extremely humble and patient person who is very open minded and communicates his knowledge of vedanta in a very simple way. He is very open to any kind of questions which I find is a rare quality. Sunitha makes the discussions a lot more fun and lively with her translations and input. Together they make the class a beautiful experience I feel very privileged to be a part of.
After attending these classes I learnt to introspect a lot and be my own moral police in every action, thought and deed. I feel extremely fortunate to have learnt that hardships in life are a path towards growth both spiritually and emotionally, I learnt to embrace them as gifts by changing my perspective. I now appreciate everything in life at a micro level which is a source of great joy and fulfillment. This change has led me to be more understanding of the suffering of others around me, be more empathetic and do the best I can to alleviate someone’s hardships which in the process made me a much happier person
I am immensely grateful and ever indebted to Srinivasanji and Sunitha for their love and support.
Initially I thought I would just ask some questions and would not attend the regular vedanta classes. For a few weeks we had general question and answer sessions, I too had so many questions and to certain extent got answers. I expected the answer to be favorable to me but I was disappointed by hearing those answers. I felt answers were a little harsh but it’s the truth one should have the guts to accept it. I had some overwhelming situations in my life. I was not able to think properly, so to make my mind calm and peaceful I used to watch a lot of speeches on YouTube, and at that particular moment I used to feel relaxed. Then again the same problem used to repeat. One question always bothered me: “why me ?”. After attending regular classes, I started analyzing myself. These classes have given me clarity and confidence to face the situations of life. I have applied Vedaanta knowledge to my life which has made life meaningful.
I was introduced to Srinivasanji in August 2018, by Sunitha who knew I was desperately looking for a Guru, who could guide me, who could solve the unending doubts that kept troubling me all the time. And I will be grateful to Sunitha throughout my life for that.
Srinivasanji is slowly creating stepping stones for us taking us forward on the path of knowledge. He started with teaching us Geeta Bhashyam. But also he constantly reminded us that we have entered the spiritual journey from the backdoor, that is without the necessary preparedness and hence he started adding more and more classes to help get that gyaan yogyata, get adhikaratvam to gain knowledge. In some of our classes he directly teaches us complete or part of texts from the shastras and in some he consciously addresses important issues and topics, based on what the shastras say.
Like a mother who assures her child’s holistic growth using various different means, he too, compassionately spoon feeds us with multiple repetitions of the teaching so that it is strongly impressed in our minds when it is needed and at other times he slaps us with texts that shake us and wake us up to harsh realities. He makes sure that we move ahead in a holistic and structured manner along with ways in which to practically implement our studies. Hence he gives immense stress on Pancha Maha Yagnas as a part of our Nitya karmas helping us to get in the habit of doing karmayoga, the unfailing benefits of Japa, Parayanam and Viraat Upasana. He also reinforces the important teachings and values through the intense nididhyasana sessions helping us to implement our studies in our lives even more. Over and above the whole week of intense classes he also sends us subhashitams on Sundays with a brief explanation recorded in his voice to add more scope of vichara and mananam.
Apart from his immense dedication towards teaching us and patiently resolving our unending doubts, Srinivasanji also regularly plays the role of our counsellor, making sure to remove all the emotional disturbances that are a hindrance to our growth.
I am truly blessed to have him as my Guru.
I have been studying Vedanta over the last several years, with a few teachers, all from Pujya Swami Dayanand Saraswati lineage .
It is now that I can say with confidence that my search has stopped, after I started learning from Srinivasanji.
He is teaching very sincerely and may I say holistically!
Currently the classes that are going on are : The Bhagavad Gita with Shankar Bhasya, Katho upanishad with Shankar Bhasya, Niddidhyasanam and vedanta vaakya samikaranam, Bhaja Govindam , Naishkarmya siddhi(covers only ‘introduction of sureshvaracharya’) , Paaraynam sessions and a frequent subhashitam. His classes are not something one can listen to on the go ! They are very academic in nature. During the class he explains each word of the bhashyam in detail after doing the anvaya and ensures that each student understands it. If we forget concepts learnt previously he explains again very patiently. He has made us understand that apart from regular mananam, we need to continuously work towards chitta- shuddhi. I am now in the habit of doing Paarayanam and Japa regularly and also do the panch maha yagya daily. This became possible only due to Srinivasanji’s effort, not only in explaining the necessity of it all but also getting me to take small steps and encouraging till I was able to do it. And this is true for all his students. I am in immense gratitude to bhagwaan to shower this grace upon me🙏
ARSHA SEVA KENDRAM is doing a great service to society in so many ways – helping people economically, supporting students financially, coaching etc.
Reaching out to the poor priests during this lockdown, helping the flame of our spiritual pursuits lights so many lives in different spheres.
Many students of all ages are benefited by the Sanskrit Classes Mr. Jayakumar conducts..Various texts, Stotrams, Slokhas, Bhagavad Gita scriptures are taught for students across the globe via online free of cost.
Arsha Seva Kendram’s work is commendable, people from all walks of life and all age groups are blessed to have teachers like Jayakumarji and Srinivasanji and some dedicated volunteers.
My humble Pranams to this Guru Shishya Parampara and my prayers for its success in imparting this divine culture of our Samskara.
When I was told I would be ‘technically’ learning Bhagavad Gita through Shankara Bhashyam from KS, I was wondering what it would mean by technical? With more than 100 classes, spanned over the period of 2 years KS revealed the whole gamut of Vedanta through 2nd chapter.. Each shloka was explained as enthusiastically as written by Guru Shankara. Never left any stone unturned in extracting the nectar of Gnana from Shlokas and Bhasyam. I would not be exaggerating if I say each class we used to witness Shankaracharya and KS literally did justice to him by answering all our poorvapakshi questions no matter how immature they were. Eventhough the approach was technical (like commenting word by word and giving a different dimension of understanding) the result was pure bliss. Thanks to him for familiarising few words in our lifestyle like nitya naimittika karma, raaga-dwesha, shravana-manana-nidhidhyasana, paapa-punya, Karmaphaladaata-Eshwara and finally the mahavaakya Tatvamasi. Moksha is definitely not very far through him. Gurubhyo namaha…