Chinmaya Archana, the new ashram of CM Columbus, was officially inaugurated by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda on August 5, 2008 with Lord Narayana & Goddess Lakshmi as the presiding deities. Later in the evening, Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandji conducted a lecture on "We Can We Must" to a full house audience. Resident Acharya Brni. Aparna Chaitanya, Br. Uddhav Chaitanya from Texas and Swami Sharananandaji from Chicago were also present to grace the occasion.
Guruji expounded on things we know we can do but do not actually take the time and effort to do so. He talked about the barriers in taking right action such as our deeply ingrained habits of laziness and procrastination. An interesting quote he mentioned was "If you always DO what you always DID, You will always GET what you always GOT!" He drove the point home that if we only take the first step in the right direction, all help will come to us in unexpected ways. This is the implicit faith we must have in God or even if we do not believe in God, have implicit faith in our own inner potential and keep thinking positively. Even though the talk lasted for an hour, the practical nature of the subject and its application in our daily life was very well received by the audience and they were left wanting more!