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General topics / Nisargadatta Gurumantra
« on: October 06, 2013, 12:38:03 PM »
Does anyone know what the Gurumantra was?


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General topics / Re: Sri Vasant Kothari - merged with Sri Bhagavan
« on: September 08, 2013, 03:15:55 PM »
Wonderful news :)

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General Discussion / Re: Who sings this song?
« on: March 07, 2011, 05:26:41 AM »
After searching for 1 and a half days i found it. Thank you anyways brother you are always a big help on this forum.   :)

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General Discussion / Re: Who sings this song?
« on: March 06, 2011, 11:47:53 AM »
Thank you sir. Many of her albums are on itunes however, for some reason the Arunachala Ramana album is not.

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General Discussion / Re: Who sings this song?
« on: March 06, 2011, 06:43:49 AM »
Sudha Raghunathan sings this song. The title is ''Arunachalathil Ulla''. Itunes does not have this song so if anyone knows where i can download it i would be very grateful.

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General Discussion / Who sings this song?
« on: March 05, 2011, 04:30:57 PM »
Can someone please tell me what the name of this song is and who is singing it in the following video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNM7aAJGLK8&feature=related

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Cautionary advice / Re: The corruption of Satsanga
« on: March 05, 2011, 06:41:41 AM »
Initially when i came across advaita vedanta, my search continued even after reading Ramana's works. In time, and also in comparing other teachers to Bhagavan, i was drawn back into his teaching. Most others simply do not compare. "Measure anyone who promotes themselves as a guru by the conduct of Bhagavan and you will not go wrong." This is the best advice i have heard in regards to finding a realized teacher.

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Cautionary advice / Re: Rape and Robbery at Arunachala
« on: March 05, 2011, 06:34:56 AM »
Explained more thoroughly here by Bhagavan himself...



Is Everything Predetermined?
By A. Devaraja Mudaliar

ONE summer afternoon I was sitting opposite
Bhagavan with a fan in my hand in the Old Hall,
and said to him: “I can understand that the outstanding
events in a man’s life, such as his country, nationality, family,
career or profession, marriage, death, etc. are all predestined
by his karma, but can it be that all the details of his
life, down to the minutest, have already been determined?
Now, for instance, I put this fan that is in my hand down
on the floor here. Can it be that it was already decided
that on such and such a day, at such and a such an hour, I
shall move the fan like this and put it down here?”
Bhagavan replied, “Certainly.” He continued:
“Whatever this body is to do and whatever experiences it
is to pass through was already decided when it came into
existence.”
     Thereupon I naturally exclaimed: “What becomes then
of man’s freedom and responsibility for his actions?”
Bhagavan explained: “The only freedom man has is to
strive for and acquire the jnana which will enable him not
to identify himself with the body. The body will go through
the actions rendered inevitable by prarabdha (destiny
based on the balance sheet of past lives) and a man is free
either to identify himself with the body and be attached to
the fruits of its actions, or to be detached from it and be a
mere witness of its activities.”

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Cautionary advice / Re: Rape and Robbery at Arunachala
« on: March 02, 2011, 06:38:08 AM »
You are right brother, turning within is the only thing which can overcome destiny. However, so long as one believes he is the body, karma must bear its fruit. In reality, the self alone exists but the appearance of all things including karma will continue so long as one believes in the ''I am the body'' idea. Until one realizes no-thing exists, karma, destiny, and rebirth will appear to be real and suffering will continue. The question is, ''who suffers?''.

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Cautionary advice / Re: Rape and Robbery at Arunachala
« on: February 18, 2011, 08:07:10 AM »
Ramana has clearly stated:

The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their
prarabdhakarma (destiny to be worked out in this life, resulting
from the balance sheet of actions in past lives). Whatever is
destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever
is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it.
This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.


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Wonderful thread. Thank you.

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Ah yes i see now. Thank you Submramanian.R.

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Sri Bhagavan said:

"Why do you think you are a grihasta? If you go out as a sanyasi,
a similar thought (that you are a sanyasi) will haunt you. Whether
you continue in the household, or renounce it and go to the forest,
your mind haunts you. The ego is the source of thoughts. It creates
the body and the world and makes you think you are a grihasta. If
you renounce the world, it will only substitute the thought sanyasi
for grihasta and the environments of the forest for those of the
household. But the mental obstacles are always there. They even
increase in new surroundings. There is no help in the change of
environment. The obstacle is the mind. It must be got over whether
at home or in the forest. If you can do it in the forest, why not in
the home?
Therefore why change the environment? Your efforts
can be made even now, in whatever environment you may be.
The environment never abandons you, according to your desire.
Look at me. I left home. Look at yourselves. You have come
here leaving the home environment. What do you find here?
Is this different from what you left? Even if one is immersed
in nirvikalpa samadhi for years together, when he emerges from
it he will find himself in the environment which he is bound to
have. That is the reason for the Acharya emphasising sahaja
samadhi in preference to nirvikalpa samadhi in his excellent
work Viveka Chudamani.
One should be in spontaneous samadhi - that is, in one’s pristine
state - in the midst of every environment."

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Talk 50.
Sri Bhagavan read out, from the Prabuddha Bharata, Kabir’s saying
that all know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that
the ocean merges into the drop. This is para bhakti, said he.


Could someone kindly elaborate?

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