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47476
General topics / Re: satsangh
« on: August 17, 2008, 11:02:15 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  You are correct.  The satsangh of Guru
makes it easier for the seeker to tread the path of self realikzation.
Bhagavan has said:  "If jnanis satsangh is available, there is no
need of 'niyama', observances of many religious practices.  He
has also said: "If jnanis satsangh is available, it is like a southern
breeze, and there is no need for a hand-fan to get the flow of air.
While Ganges will remove your sins, only when you bathe, the
Karpaga tree will confer you wealth, only when you get it from
Indraloka, coolness will be assuured only when there is cloudless
full moon, the janani's mere look, will give all these benefits
at a stroke.

Arunachala Siva.   

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General Discussion / Re: GURU POORNIMA
« on: August 17, 2008, 10:53:35 AM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Thank you.  The descendents of Sri
Abhirami Bhattar are still living in Tiruchirappalli, a bigger
town about 150 kms from Tirukkadaiyur.  The Brahman is
always praised as One brighter than 1000 Suns.  And the
Bliss is praised as One with brighter than 1000 Moons.  This
is seen in Tamil poetry of various saint-poets.  Bhagavad Gita
also says the same thing about Krishna, in Viswaroopa Darsana
Yogam.  When the first atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki
in Japan, Einstein said that light and heat was brighter than
thousand suns.  Incidentally, Einstein had a writing behind his
table which said,  " (After discovering the theory of relatiivity),
I now know that God is there, but He is very subtle."  He is
also reported to have said once:  " I only want to know God's
thoughts, the rest in this universe are all mere details!"

Arunachala Siva.   

47478
General Discussion / Re: You are consciousness / Awareness
« on: August 16, 2008, 12:33:20 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  I agree that theoretical understanding
and imagining of the Self, will not help.  But when I mentioned
Pure Mind or Suddha Manas, which Jnanis have, is a different
thing.  It does not adulternate the consciousness of the Self. 
Brahma Jnanis, who are in Sahaja Nishta, like Bhagavan Sri
Ramana Maharshi, used this for all their 'activity' when they
were in the body.

Arunachala Siva.

47479
General Discussion / Re: WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY ?
« on: August 15, 2008, 06:34:43 PM »
Dear DRPSSVN Raju,  You have clarified it further.  Spirituality
is the path through which one clears all that is hiding the Self.

Arunachala Siva.

47480
General Discussion / Re: KILL YOUR EGO OR EGO WILL KILL YOU
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:54:06 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  Bhagavan has even said:  "What is
Aham-kara-vritti?  In Aham, there is no 'karam' doing or
there is no 'vritti' or expansion or elaboration!

Arunachala Siva.

47481
General Discussion / Re: Truth-Nothingness
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:50:48 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  You are correct.  Hence, Being and Nonbeing
are the two sides of the same coin.  Perhaps this is why some
ancient Tamil scholar said:  "Kanndavar Vindilar,  Vinadavar
Kandilar", meaning, whose who have seen do not speak and
those who have been speaking do not see.

Arunachala Siva.

47482
Dear DRPSSVN Raju,  You are correct.

Arunachala Siva.

47483
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Dive deeply...
« on: August 15, 2008, 02:36:17 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  You have yourself said:  Diving in, is going
in, or in other words, preventing going out.  Bhagavan used specifically
the word 'diving in' in Who am I? and He even quoted the metaphor
of the pearl divers "diving in" to fetch pearls.  Hence the usage
'diving in' is not mine but Bhagavan's.

Arunachala Siva.

47484
General topics / Re: SEEK THE TRUTH IN REALITY TO KNOW THE SELF
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:53:28 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju,  You are correct.  The Truth is within but
would be revealed only when un-truths are washed out.

Arunachala Siva.

47485
General Discussion / Re: SELF REALISATION
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:45:57 PM »
Dear Sankar,  as Bhagavan has said:  "Grace is always flowing."
Grace only requires unflinching devotion to him, without let up.
Devotion is the mother of jnana.  But one caveat:  To get Grace,
in abundance, one should carry to Him a big vessel, like Ramanatha
Brahmachari, Mastan, Echammal, Palaniswamy, Keerai Patti,
Mudaliar Patti and Kunju Swami.

Arunachala Siva.

   

47486
General Discussion / Re: STAY AT ASHRAM
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:40:28 PM »
Dear Sankar, Once you confirm your trip, please tell me two days
before the travel and I can give you certain finer tips to observe
in Tiruvannamalai.

Arunachala Siva.

47487
General Discussion / Re: WHAT IS TRUTH?
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:38:03 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN RAJU,  Your post on sankalpa and vikalpa are
quite useful for all the member of the Forum.  Again I am going
back to Who am I?  Bhagavan said:  "After preventing all thoughts
(which are volition and doubt), keep one thought:  Who amI?".
It is like the stick that is used to stir the funeral pyre.  After the
corpse is fully burnt, that stick is also thrown to the fire and gets
burnt finally.

Arunachala Siva.

47488
General Discussion / Re: Anyone have info about Michael Langford?
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:22:48 PM »
Dear srkudai,  Regonition of Awareness in other great
scholars is itself a step towards recognition of the Awareness,
the Self within. The only caution is " Beware of dupes".

Arunachala Siva. 

47489
General Discussion / Re: SECRET OFLIFE !
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:02:31 PM »
Dear DRPVSSN Raju, You are correct.  The Self awareness and
thoughts do not co exist.  Because they are like the rope and the
serpent.  When one sees the serpent, the rope is not seen and
vice versa.

Arunachala Siva.

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General Discussion / Re: Sri Ramana Maharshi's Disciples
« on: August 15, 2008, 12:00:26 PM »
Dear non duel,  Thanks for your information on V. Ganesan's
book BE THE SELF.  I did not remember to mention it.  It is
a small but excellent book on Bhagavan.  There is one more
book called THE MOMENTS REMEMBERED, about the nicest
moments of some devotees with Bhagavan.

Arunachala Siva.