‘Essence of Ramayana’ was the theme of the two day Jnana Yagna conducted by Acharya Bodhatmananda-ji on May 6th and 7th. The session began with chanting of Bhagawad Geeta Chapter 17, followed by mesmerizing Lord Rama and Krishna bhajans sung by the Swaranjali group. On the auspicious day of Mohini Ekadashi, May 6th, Swami Bodhahtmananda-ji inaugurated and unveiled Chinmaya Mission Balvihar Program in San Mateo, the fourth Chinmaya Mission Balvihar center in the Bay Area serving the expanding Mission community.
A captivating 2 day discourse with our beloved Swamiji before he left for India was another blessed opportunity and a delight for the Bay Area community.
The discourse on Rama Geeta took place in an equally enchanting setting of Panchvati forest between a perfect guru, Sri Rama and an ideal qualified disciple, Laxmana. The two have a dialog where Laxman-ji asks about knowledge, dispassion, maya, bhakti, creation and Jeeva-Iswara Bheda. Sri Rama responds briefly on each topic starting from the disease called maya and then answering the remaining questions one by one, briefly yet with immense clarity, providing the cure in the form of jnana.
All the photos from the Jnana Yagna can be seen here:
Day 1 photos
Day 2 photos