A 28-year-old software engineer working for Deloitte, Hyderabad recently got married to girl, also a software engineer working for OpenText. As part of wedding events, they celebrated ‘Sri Sitha Rama Kalyanam’ in their apartment lead by priests from Divya Saketham. The grand finale and also the mark of a beautiful beginning of their wedding is Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji’s blessings. He humbly asked Swamiji, “Swamiji, what is it that you feel me, and my wife should know at this time? Please bless us with that wisdom.”

Swamiji smiled and addressed the new couple and the gathered audience.

All of us inherit a set of practises from our parents, grand-parents, great grand-parents etc. This set of practises put together is termed ‘sampradaya’. 

Daaya means ‘right share’.

Pradaaya means ‘the share inherited without any distortion’.

Sampradaya means ‘the share inherited without any distortion or dilution’.

These days, most young adults focus on inheriting properties of monetary value from the parents. What is of greater importance is our sampradaya. Unfortunately, last few generations have missed out on passing sampradaya to younger generations. Reasons vary. But, time has now come again when the entire world is seeing a shift towards the same practises that were given to us by rushis

Take any practice from ancient days, it carries a holistic significance. It’s healthy for the body, mind and soul. Outbreak of coronavirus is bringing changes in the way hygiene is maintained. But the routines being suggested now were identified as healthy practices many yugas ago by rushis. The practises related to hygiene and food habits are very primary and are concerned to the body alone. But, several other practises given by ancient generations involve benefits to the mind and soul as well. There are guidelines to early morning routines, the way you cook, how you eat, what you think, how you work, how you conduct in relations, how you speak, what you learn about self, and Supreme etc.

When a man and a woman are married to each other, they must continue to lead a lifestyle as passed on by their parents. They must be able to raise their children also in the same way. Such inheritance is the right inheritance, the sampradaya. As a newly wedded couple, pave way for a next generation that will carry the sampradaya proudly and live happily.

– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji
– 26 th Feb 2020, VSR Nilayam, Madhapur

After Swamiji has left, one young aspirant asked another: “Since many of the parents, and their parents have not inherited the practises themselves, its not easier for my generation to pick up the right practises that our ancient sages have passed on. What do we do?”

A relatively elder devotee answered, “I am just one generation above you and I also had the same issue. But, we are lucky to have a guru who can explain anything and everything about all such right practises. Don’t hesitate to learn and begin practising from such guru who breathes and lives by Vedic wisdom. You can bring back the forgotten sampradaya back into practise and tie the broken bond. Don’t miss that valuable opportunity.”