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General topics / Re: Unanswered Questions
« on: March 03, 2012, 10:58:09 AM »

  • I don't know what my question is, that is my question! There is some gap, it could be just notional, but something that surely is missing, yes, even this missing 'feel' also is notional, but something that does not make it complete, even then!


Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Dear Nagraj ji,

Is it not the question faced by almost all upasakas at one time or another? Or is it different?

After studying all the relevant scripts, Kavyakanta Ganapathy surrendered to Sri Bhagavan and sought an answer and got it. Instead of the word gap, he used the word Tapas.


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Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

Dear ramana1359,

Sanatana Dharma  is the contribution of Bharatha desam  to the mankind. It is considered as the  perennial  dharma  and as stated by Sri. Srkudai, seems ever-fresh.  Systems  and procedures , rules and regulations may change with the age but the essence is valid through all the ages. But please don’t  identify it with the word Hinduism since Sanatana Dharma includes all, Christians, Muslims etc.. , all type of believers  and non-believers. 

Dvaita is there for the people in worldly affairs and even in worship which is applicable to Adviatins too.

The answers for you are in your questions itself. Ask Bhagavan these questions  and be ready to face HIS  Brahmastram – Who are you?

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Arunachala / Re: Arunachala from the path opposite Ramanashramam GAte.
« on: February 13, 2012, 03:11:44 PM »
om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

Dear Subramnianji,

And shall we add?

yellam onru thane- akam.

" And all are one and same, the Self"

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Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!


Further, Siva includes Sakthi and vice versa. HE is in SHE and SHE includes HE. There is no male-female differentiation for the supreme truth, it is one and only one.

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General topics / Re: Sati & Pativrata
« on: February 10, 2012, 02:53:44 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

Yes. HE walked alone through the whole of South India and visited and stayed in a large number of temples including Palani, maintaining the body with whatever Bhiksha received irrespective of caste/creed/religion. During this period he wrote the majority of poems in praise of Lord Subramania. Atmopadesa sathakam (like Ullathu Narpathu) and Darsana mala are his important works.

Unfortunately a number of other Jnanis /Avadhoothas are not familiar now a day. Once, while staying at Kottar, Narayana Guru visited Kompa swamy at Vadassery and had a lengthy personal talk with him. Naturally his followers enquired about it and Guru replied that Kompa was a Brahma Jnani and that HE had cleared some doubts from him. Now how many seekers are aware of Kompa swamy? Of course, it is told that there is a temple on his Samadhi at Eathamozhi near Nagercoil.

Narayana Guru himself was a disciple of Sri Ayya Swami ( Mr.Subbarayan from Chennai later known as Thycauttu Ayyaswamigal in Travancore) who had initiated him with Balasubramania mantra and advices. His words are also not wide-spread  and readily available for seekers.

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General topics / Re: Sati & Pativrata
« on: February 08, 2012, 09:10:01 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!


Dear Subramanian ji,

Yes. It is agreed that the priests of the temple should be paid decent salary. For example the previous government in Kerala

has sanctioned a salary of Rs. 10 lakhs for one year for the main priest of Sabarimala restricting dakshina from the devotees.

(Interestingly, the concerned minister was a communist and non-believer). As per the Varna system, the purohits are expected

 to live by the dakshina from devotees and students and not by salary. Mixing two systems create confusion.

The taking over of temple administration by the govts and administration  (misadministration?) by the nominees selected in

accordance with the greed / appeasement to various political forces or communities is the present day reality in India, swearing

 by secularism, which has not been objected by the constitutional forces so far. But  one has to take it or fight it out among the

voters. That is a social cause.


Earlier the right to rule had been assigned by birth. Now it is not said so. The right to Vaidic rituals by qualified Brahmins shall

not be challenged but the selection needs to be proper.


As you are aware of, since Temple entry had been banned for a section of society till the last century, Sri Narayana Guru, a

Brahma Jnani, had established temples for them. Though some politicians and social reformers had been fighting for the entry

to all, it was HIS actions and messages which brought about much change in the society. HE had been challenged by the

conservative Brahmins (Sri Sankara also faced such challenges) at that time but HE had never fighted with them. Just like

Bhagavan Sri Ramana, the simple and casual answer had been that HE had installed an “Ezhava Siva” ( Ezhava means a caste-

HE was born in that family).


To be short, one may come to the conclusion that it is better and wise to leave the systems and procedures of a temple in

accordance with the concept of its installation.



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om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

When the wave subdues and merge with the sea, "I"- ness of the wave is gone.

There is no communion with the God, since one is the God itself, which has not been realised due to Avaranas and Vikshepas.

One consciousness cannot have different entities - it only appears so.

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General topics / Re: Sati & Pativrata
« on: February 07, 2012, 08:52:50 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya!

Dear Subramanian ji,

Let me put a different view on the second part for your opinion. Your words are treated with respect and regard by many including myself. Hence rising these points.

1.   Is the world deteriorating? The world, as Bhagavan always taught, is a projection of one’s mind, right? The truth is one and only one whereas  right – wrong or good-bad concepts are the works of mind. Of course it is accepted that these twins are necessary for social stability. Hence how can one come to the perception that the world is deteriorating based on the concept of an earlier world?

2.   A large number of temple priests are doing it just as another job in a factory/office/field. Then what is there to prevent him from drinking, smoking, eating non-veg etc. unless otherwise it is restricted by the service rules governing him? If it is restricted then doing it  is an offence and to be dealt with accordingly.

3.   One has the right to abstain from non-veg, liquor and sex and definitely it is good for him. But one should not abhore  the use of above too. It depends on one’s   prarabda or karma. May be because of that Sri Sankara has to have lessons from the Chandala and the old woman (Sakthi).

4.   In Sakthi  upasana also it is permitted subject to the lineage and gunas of the sadhakas.

5.   ABOVE ALL , as you are well aware of, Bhagavan never encouraged such criticism. Even if it is EVIL in our view HE never advised to criticize/resist it. Am I correct?

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General topics / Re: Caste rules
« on: February 07, 2012, 02:01:30 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

Further birth alone doesnot determine Varnam. For example: It is told that Sage Viswamithra was a Kshatriya who turned as Brahmin. 81 out of 100 sons of Rishabha Deva turned as Brahmins; so also Durithakshayan and Thrayyaruni. Kshatriya Vrishaghnan turned as Soodra.

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General topics / Re: Caste rules
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:51:47 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

That is it. What Nagaraj ji and Subramanianji say is right (with an addendum).  As I posted earlier the confusion prevails among the sadhakas only because they wrongly identify the Varnam system with the present caste system. Varnam still exists.

1. Those who are engaged in higher education , research , development of applied sciences, medicine, engineering and technology (professors and  professionals) include in Brahmins;

2. Political leaders, administrators, police, military etc include in Kshatriyas;

3. Vysyas include those engaged in Aricultural and allied activities, corporates, business communities etc..

4. Sudras, generally less educated and more strong (physically),  help all the above in their work ("Paricharyatmakam karma soodrasyapi swabhavajam")

 

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General topics / Re: Caste rules
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:19:02 AM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!


Dear Jyoti,

According to Sanathana Dharma (the words Hinduism & caste are intentionally avoided here) there are four VARNAS.  The meaning of Varnam  includes  = specific description OR  Designation, post, profession, work etc   OR self assigned career OR  a layer, viz, colour.  One’s Varnam  mainly depends on his GUNAM and WORK.

In todays world one’s GUNAM and WORK is not determined by birth. As such one’s Varnam is not determined by birth; instead by his Gunam and Work.  It is confirmed in Bhagavat Geeta. (" I have created four Varnas with Gunas and Karmas.") Hence  Varnam is optional and selected by the individual and not imposed  by birth.

The caste system evolved in the society was unfortunately identified with the Varnam; it has nothing to do with Sanathana Dharma.  If you respect the present caste system in the society that is only your social attitude. It is upto you to accept it or not. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SPIRITUALITY.

Bhagavan used to accept and abide by authority in social matters always retaining his supremacy and will to ignore it spiritually. Let us follow him.

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General topics / Re: Sati & Pativrata
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:23:10 AM »
Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya!

Dear Jyoti,

Why had Christian fathers been burnt for their faith in the west? Is it being done nowadays too?

To my knowledge, Bhagavan does not answer such questions.

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Arunachala / Re: Maiden visit to Tiruvannamalai Ashram and temple
« on: January 22, 2012, 03:09:54 PM »


Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!
Dear swayam,

May Bhagavan’s Blessings be realized by you at Arunachalam!

Further to the guidance of Subramnian ji let me add:

1.   The timings of Ashram and other information is available in the official website www.sriramanamaharshi.org

2.   On reaching Ashram in the evening please visit the bookstall and purchase  the book – Guide for Girivalam. You will get all the necessary information for the fresher from it . As advised, please try to walk slowly  on the left side of the path, avoid talking irrelevant  and always focusing attention on the hill of Arunachala.

3.   It is advised to walk in meditation which is not feasible for the fresher. Hence always walk with chanting or doing japa.

4.   You will be able to do it empty stomach, no doubt. But  as advised by Subramanianji, have your breakfast beforehand if you feel  so and start at about 6.00 am or later. So that you will get the view of the holy hill. You have to observe the hill from different points  while doing Girivalam. From different points it gives us different forms of darshan.

5.   You may comfortably forget about bathing in the thirthas for the first time. 

6.   If you have not made arrangements for your accommodation, please contact Ashram immediately (through  Email – details available in the web site).

7.   You will get all the other information during the first visit.

May Bhagavan bless you!



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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Just Be
« on: January 21, 2012, 09:56:19 AM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya!

Dear ramanaduli,

Right. But please make it otherwise, ie, 1% effort and 99% Grace or atleast 49:51.
Grace is more important.



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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Bhagavad gita 14:27
« on: January 18, 2012, 01:45:05 PM »

Om Namo Bhagavatae Sri Ramanaya

Dear  ramana1359,


1. Bhagawan says: This is, in a way, like the working of a cinema. (Pls read Spiritual instruction - Chapter II :13 )

2. From the spiritual point of view, there is no world and no creation. Atma alone exists.

3. O Shambhu, I am always the cause and never the effect. I am Saguna on account of being the cause and I am Nirguna
   
when  1 am merged in Purusha." (Devi Bhagavata)


4. "It is the opinion of all Upanishads that only one principle exists and nothing else. This principle is Brahma which is

 consciousness. In creation this consciousness appears in even- body both in perfection and in imperfection. In perfection it is

Kutastha and in imperfection it is Jiva and body. How does perfect consciousness become imperfect ? Because of its

unbeginning Creative Shakti (Srishtishakti), possessed as it is of inscrutable Shaktis. (shAkta commentary of AchArya shrI

satyAnananda sarasvatI)


Nirguna Brahman seems to be Saguna due to the inherent potential for creation which is always and by all SEERS told as ANIRVACHANIYA. Can we describe it? It is the Maya.

May Bhagavan's Grace make you understand it! That is the way.
Otherwise one will be going on seeking more and more words reaching nowhere.


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