Date : 2017-04-12
  A series of lectures by Swami Bodhananda on the Seven Hindu Spiritual Laws for Success will be held at the Bhavan for three days from April 7. The lectures are a joint programme of Bhavan Bengaluru Kendra, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and the Sambodh Centre for Human Values, Bengaluru . An author and teacher of meditation, yogasutra, and Vedanta, Swami Bodhananda is the Chairman of Sambodh Foundation in India, the Sambodh Society Inc. USA, and the Bodhananda Research Foundation for Management and Leadership Studies in Thiruvananthapuram. The lecture series is based on the book of Swami Bodhananda by the same title, where he has identified seven fundamental spiritual laws which, when engaged with, “can lead to worldly success and in gaining spiritual knowledge”. Swami Bodhananda says: “By following the seven spiritual laws, one can remain happy and peaceful amidst strenuous and tiring activities in life. The seven laws are: • The Law of Brahman - Every individual is a field of infinite potentiality seeking self-expression, which is possible only through altruistic activities. The Law of Maya - Change is a tool of Brahman’s expression. Accept this fact and face change by designing innovative responses. The Law of Dharma - Every individual is unique, having different talents and needs. Talents are to be expressed and needs are to be fulfilled within the limits of universal dharma. The Law of Karma - Everything in the phenomenal world has a cause and a consequence. Individuals create their destiny by their moment-to moment choices and actions. The Law of Yajna - The existence of the world is based upon the principle of sacrifice - mutual nourishing and cherishing or give and take. Through sacrifice we receive; in possessing we perish. The Law of Yoga - The key to happiness is detachment, the ability to impartially witness our thoughts and actions amidst interaction. Cherishing diverse perspectives and solutions to issues of life is yoga. The Law of Leela - Effective individuals expend the least energy facing life’s challenges. The relaxed and playful mind gives maximum productivity and enjoys the experience of self-exploration and self-expression. These laws are distilled from Hindu traditions dating to over 7,000 years. By organising one’s life according to these laws, one can experience ultimate freedom and lasting happiness”.
Profile of Sri. H.N. Suresh, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore