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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:27:33 PM »
Experiences with Maha Periyava: Complete the rituals and then come for darshan

Karvar Ramamurthi served at Sri Matha. He wanted leave. ?My mother?s obsequies? he said.

Sri Maha Periyava only said, ?You may go out of town and return.?

As was the tradition in the SriMatham, he received a month?s salary in addition to the usual pay and left. The next day his mother came for Sri Maha Periyava?s darshan. Everyone realised then that Ramamurthi had lied about his mother?s death ceremonies even when she was alive, and had left with the money.

When Ramamurthi returned two days later he learnt of what had happened. He realised that he could not face Periyava. He left for a distant place and worked in different towns. Thirty years later he came for Periyava?s darshan.

?Is your mother well??

?She passed away??

?Did you perform the last rites??

?No. I was in a very distant place in the North. I learnt of it only much later. My younger brother did everything.?

Periyava ordered that five thousand rupees be given to Ramamurthi. He was advised to perform all the rites in Kanchipuram itself.

?Complete the rituals and then come for darshan,? said Periyava.

The gentleman did so. He served SriMathaM for long and in his eightieth year attained the abode of Siva.

Narrated by SriMatham Balu Mama
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal

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Find devotees in your area / Re: Does anyone about Mr. Subramanian sir?
« on: January 18, 2020, 09:13:03 AM »
Thanks Hari for the update . Glad to note that your father Sri Subramaniam is fine and taking rest being away from the Computer .  This was a big relief for us as we were all worried that suddenly why he stopped posting . Convey our Pranams to him . Hope to see him back  soon .Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanayana

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Find devotees in your area / Re: Does anyone about Mr. Subramanian sir?
« on: January 16, 2020, 08:26:45 PM »
i will go over to the address max before this month ends and let you all know
 but any clue of door number of the garadi apartments in K R Road 
any way i will check out
Namo Arunachala Ramana

Sir Balajis post mentions it is  F 322 Garadi Apts. K.R. Road
                                         Basavangudi
                                         Bangalore 560 004.

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Find devotees in your area / Re: Does anyone about Mr. Subramanian sir?
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:02:40 PM »
I personally met Sri Subramaniam Sir when I visited Bangalore for a family wedding in Feb 2014 and established contact with him ( it was from my old normal cell phone ) .Initially I was to meet him at his residence but later he told he will himself meet me and he came to the Hotel where I was staying and we had a good discussion and then he took us ( me and my mother ) to the nearby A2B and treated us with some sweets and snacks and helped us get a Cab Driver to visit Other places in Bangalore and we had a good 1-2 hoursof good interaction . After that I lost contact with him personally and it was only through this forum . At that time itself he had lot of sugar problem and had difficulty in walking but he talked very lively on various topics of spiritual interest .  He told he has a son who is working in Hongkong and his son has bought a house on the outskirts of Bangalore but he prefers to stay in this rented apartment as it is situated in the heart of the city . I also tried calling his number ( as given by Balaji above ) and it says INVALID NUMBER . So someone in Bangalore can verify personally about him at the address given above .Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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Find devotees in your area / Re: Does anyone about Mr. Subramanian sir?
« on: January 15, 2020, 10:37:05 PM »
as i have stated i just want some contact details of him
Namo Ramana

Sundaram Sir

Balaji has given the full contact address above

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Find devotees in your area / Re: Does anyone about Mr. Subramanian sir?
« on: January 12, 2020, 01:08:36 PM »
Any updates on Sri Subramaniam ?

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:29:55 PM »
If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not ?washing the dishes to wash the dishes.? What's more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink. If we can't wash the dishes, the chances are we won't be able to drink our tea either. While drinking the cup of tea, we will only be thinking of other things, barely aware of the cup in our hands. Thus we are sucked away into the future -and we are incapable of actually living one minute of life.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 10, 2020, 07:58:22 AM »
Very important message to detach the I am the Doer attitude and to reduce misery and fear but this must not be used as an excuse to do Adharmic activities or become lazy and Tamasic


Q : 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 such an hour, I should move the fan like this and put it down here ?

BHAGAVAN : Certainly.
Whatever this body is to do and whatever experiences it is to pass through was already decided when it came into existence.




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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 09, 2020, 03:29:08 PM »
D.: Why does not Sri Bhagavan go about and preach the Truth to the people at large?

M.: How do you know that I am not doing it? Does preaching consist in mounting a platform and haranguing to the people around? Preaching is simple communication of knowledge. It may be done in Silence too.

What do you think of a man listening to a harangue for an hour and going away without being impressed by it so as to change his life? Compare him with another who sits in a holy presence and leaves after some time with his outlook on life totally changed. Which is better: To preach loudly without effect or to sit silently sending forth intuitive forces to play on others?
(Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, talk no 285)

Siva appeared before them sitting under the sacred banyan tree. Being yogiraja should He practise yoga? He went into samadhi as He sat; He was in Perfect Repose. Silence prevailed. They saw Him. The effect was immediate. They fell into samadhi and their doubts were at an end.
Silence is the true upadesa. It is the perfect upadesa. It is suited only for the most advanced seeker. The others are unable to draw full inspiration from it. Therefore they require words to explain the Truth. But Truth is beyond words. It does not admit of explanation.
(Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, talk no. 569)

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: January 07, 2020, 02:26:08 PM »

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:27:24 PM »
In our society, we are inclined to see you doing nothing as something negative, even evil. But when we lose ourselves in activities, we diminish our quality of being. We do ourselves a disservice . It?s important to preserve ourselves, to maintain our freshness and good humor, our joy and compassion. In Buddhism we cultivate aimlessness, and in fact in Buddhist tradition the ideal person, an arhat or a Bodhisattva, is a business-less person?someone with nowhere to go and nothing to do. People should learn how to just be there, doing nothing.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:11:29 PM »
It is impossible for the jiva who has become a victim of ego delusion to overcome even slightly the force of prarabdha. Therefore, unless he subsides in the Heart by relying primarily on God's grace, he can never, by mere effort, which is the activity of the rising ego, overcome the buffeting momentum of that prarabdha, subside by himself [in the Heart], attain Self-realization and be freed from fear-causing delusion.

Guru vachaka kovai.

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: January 05, 2020, 10:29:15 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 05, 2020, 10:23:11 PM »

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General topics / Re: Buddhist Teachings and Practices
« on: January 05, 2020, 06:10:20 PM »

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