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If one is a realized Jnani, then he has no ego and body and hence the effect of prarabdha
is not felt by him, since he is drowned in the greater experience of bliss of the Self.
Bhagavan Ramana mentioned in Sad Darsanam, the story of three wives becoming widows
simultaneously when the husband dies.  e.g. King Dasaratha.  So all the three karma effects
are burnt lock, stock and barrel for a Brahma Jnani.  As Bhagavan
Ramana said during his cancer years, "only the body is having
pain..."


Arunachala Siva.

10052


By a steady and continuous investigation? into the nature of the mind, the mind is transformed
into That to which the 'I' refers; and that is in fact the Self.

Arunachala Siva.

10053
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: February 09, 2016, 05:44:59 PM »
Maharshi's sympathy gained the confidence of even crows and squirrels. These would come
with their young ones and take eatables from His palm and thrust bits of them into the young
one's mouths. Even a snake once exhibited similar confidence. Snakes were His fellow-lodgers
in several of these caves.

Arunachala Siva.

10054



Ye who wish to celebrate the birthday, seek ye first whence was your birth. That indeed is
one?s birthday, on which one is born as the birth-less and deathless Eternal Being.

Aruachala Siva.

10055



Unless and until a man embarks upon this quest of the true self doubt and uncertainty will follow
his footsteps throughout life. The greatest kings and statesmen try to rule others, when in their
heart of hearts they know that they cannot rule themselves. Yet the greatest power is at the
command of the man who has penetrated to his inmost depth

Arunachala Siva.

10056

The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their past deeds, their prarabdha karma.
Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try how hard you may. Whatever is destined
to happen will happen, do what you may to stop it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is for
one to be resigned.

Arunachala Siva.

10057
General topics / Lessons from the Brahma-Vishnu Tussle: S. Raman.
« on: February 09, 2016, 03:15:04 PM »
(The article appeared in Jan.-Mar. 2008 issue of Mountain Path)

The Sri Arunachala Puranam mentions, as he mythological origin of Arunachala, the Tiruvannamalai Hill,
the tussle that took place between Brahma and Vishnu on 'who was the greatest?'  This argument lased
from Ardra Darsanam to Maha Sivaratri.  It has always fascinated me, not the least for the numerous
lessons that it contains.  In this article, I venture to suggest that there is more to it than meets the eye,
especially when it is looked who do not know the story, let us retell it.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

10058
General topics / Veda Parayanam - Eduardo Linder -
« on: February 09, 2016, 03:03:31 PM »

(The above article appeared in Aradhana 2005 issue of Mountain Path.)

The Vedas are considered the highest revelation and authority in Hinduism. Orthodox philosophical
systems and religious authorities in India acknowledge their absolute truth and validity for all time,
and revere them as ultimate authority in any controversy.  No human source can be attributed to them
and they are considered to be of divine origin, revealed to the Rishis of ancient times.  The Vedas
were a strictly oral tradition and among pundits today it is Brahma Rishi Vyasa who is considered to be
the 'compiler' of the four extant texts, Rk, Yajus, Sama and Atharvana.  For thousands of years the
four were chanted solely without being written down. The term Sruti (meaning what is heard) is used to
refer to these holy texts which ultimately communicate the nature of Absolute Truth in the metaphysical
sphere.  Sound emanates as 'the Word' (nama) and can be said to precede Rupa (form). The beginning
of the Gospel of St.John states this truth in a similar manner.   
       

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

10059
General Discussion / Re: The Heart of Vedanta - John Grimes:
« on: February 09, 2016, 11:11:00 AM »
While individuals mistakenly superimpose various qualities (e.g. mortal, imperfect, male/female, intelligent/
stupid, and so on) upon themselves and the opposite qualities (e.g immortal, perfect, omniscience, far away)
upon the Absolute, the Advaita teaching resorts to a series of negations (neti-neti) to correct this misunderstanding. Sankara commenting on this says, 'The Absolute can never be properly denoted by any
words, including the word 'Absolute' (Atman / Brahman).  (Br. Up. 2.3.6.)

Thus, in the Advaita tradition, though there are passages like 'Everything is Brahman', 'Brahman  is Existence
Knowledge Infinitude-Absolute', (Taitt.Up. 2.1.). 'The Self is all this', (Ch.Up. 7.25.2), 'The world is an
unbroken series of perceptions of Brahmamn and hence nothing else but Brahman' until one's ignorance
is destroyed, such statements will not be correctly understood.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
 

10060
The inert 'spiritual' world is the glue which when shared holds groups of men and women together and so
when it is dissolved people become isolated and unhappy.  This is when they let addictions move in..
rent free.

Carl Jung was the first modern doctor to realize that the medicine, psychology, and psycho therapy do
not work for people addicted to drugs or alcohol. Recently we have seen that this insight applies to
many addictions.

On their last meeting in 1931. after many therapy sessions, Carl Jung informed his patient Rowland
Hazzard of his 'hopelessness' as far as medical or psychiatric treatment was concerned in treating his
addiction.  Bluntly Jung wrote him off, making him conscious of his powerlessness over his addiction.
However Jung advised him that there might be hope for him if he became the subject of religious or
spiritual experience an d if he placed himself in a religious atmosphere. Jung thus made Hazzard
conscious of his powerlessness and of the option to surrender to a Higher Power.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

10061
The harsh ascetic who scorns it or the dreamy mystic who ignores it is always puzzled at the end
of his own path how to relate his spiritual triumph with the universal life which surrounds him.
He does not know how to do so and consequently disposes of the problem by pretending it does not exist.
All this arises because his method of approach does not attempt to deal with the problem of the world
but ignores it. He banishes reason and shuts his eyes to the supposedly material outside world. Hence he
has no means of relating it to the undoubtedly immaterial inside world which he so blissfully experiences.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

10062
Verse  215:


You become the witness of that which you see.  When there is nothing to be seen, the concept
of a witness becomes irrelevant.

Verse  216:

But of one who can never be comprehended -- who can be the witness of that?  Therefore,
the Atman is the witness of Himself, because He knows Himself.

Verse 217:

Therefore, this Atman which you have understood is that void -- not separate from it.  In the jagart,
in svapna, in sushupti, He manifests in these three states in the form of consciousness and never
forgets that He is uniform.  And He remains the witness of all transformations, ever blissful, ever intelligent.
Know Him in your own heart.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

10063
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:44:31 AM »
Verse 12:


மங்கல விழவு கொண்டு
   வருநதித் துறைநீ ராடிப்
பொங்கிய களிப்பி னோடும்
   பொழிமதஞ் சொரிய நின்றார்
எங்கணு மிரியல் போக
   எதிர்பரிக் காரர் ஓடத்
துங்கமால் வரைபோல் தோன்றித்
    துண்ணென அணைந்த தன்றே.

Decorated for the festival, after its bath
In the river, the tusker moved fast in delight great.
Ichor streamed from its body; at the sight of the tusker
People scattered away in fright; its controllers
Ran racing with it; thus came the tusker
Dreadful like a mountain huge.   

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:42:05 AM »
Verse  11:


மற்றவ ரணைய இப்பால்
   வளநக ரதனில் மன்னும்
கொற்றவர் வளவர் தங்கள்
   குலப்புகழ்ச் சோழ னார்தம்
பற்றலர் முனைகள் சாய்க்கும்
   பட்டவர்த் தனமாம் பண்பு
பெற்றவெங் களிறு கோலம்
   பெருகுமா நவமி முன்னாள்.

As he was thus proceeding on that great Navami -Day
The royal elephant -- the puissant smasher of hostile hordes --,
Of Pukazh-ch-Chozha who ruled
From the fecund city and who was
The illustrious ancestor of King Anapayan
(Was getting prepared for the festival)   

Arunachala Siva.

10065
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:40:20 AM »
Verse 10:


கோலப்பூங் கூடை தன்னை
   நிறைத்தனர் கொண்டு நெஞ்சில்
வாலிய நேசங் கொண்டு
   மலர்க்கையில் தண்டுங் கொண்டங்
காலய மதனை நோக்கி
   அங்கணர்க் கமைத்துச் சாத்தும்
காலைவந் துதவ வேண்டிக்
   கடிதினில் வாரா நின்றார்.



With these he filled his flower-basket
And with love his mind; he held a staff;
Thus he hastened to the temple   
To weave garlands for the Lord and be of help
During the morning service.   

Arunachala Siva.

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