A talk by Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati
(Presented as Brahmacārī Daksha Chaitanya prior to his Saṃnyāsa-Dīkṣā)
Marundeeshvara Temple, Chennai, India
November 19, 2014
Swami Advayatmananda Saraswati, while still a brahmacārī (Daksha Chaitanya), was invited to speak at the beautiful and sacred Marundeeshvara Temple in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, India, on November 19, 2014. In this talk he explores the resolution to equation “I” + x = Happiness, questioning the very premise of our ceaseless search for wholeness. Along the way he touches on topics ranging from crossword puzzles, musical improvisation, and workplace challenges, to recognition of the fundamental universal human problem, impermanent means and ends, radical transformation of self identity, and the joy of living, all as informed by the vision of the sages of ancient India.