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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Where did Bhagavan say...
« on: November 13, 2016, 08:47:32 PM »
'I is the best mantra, even OM is secondary to that.'
I think it's in Talks, but I'm not sure where...

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General topics / Re: Pictures of Arunachala I cannot find anymore
« on: December 21, 2013, 09:58:56 PM »
Thank you very much.  :)

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General topics / Pictures of Arunachala I cannot find anymore
« on: December 17, 2013, 05:24:47 AM »
Hi Dear All,

Some time ago I found on web some pictures of Arunachala in the different Yugas.
Try as I might, I cannot find those pictures anymore.
Can someone help?

Love,
Jyoti

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General Discussion / Problem with International Store
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:13:27 AM »
I try to buy some books via http://bookstore.arunachala.org/, but I never manage to continue to step 2.
Do they not deliver to Austria (Europe)?

Jyoti

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General Discussion / Re: Siddhis
« on: November 22, 2013, 10:41:29 PM »
Is it true that Ganapati Muni once cursed city Nasik whereupon it was destroyed?
I read about this here:
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What he did have was extraordinary mental abilities that enabled him to manifest powers in the area of supernormal perceptual states known as Siddhis. So great was abilities it has been reported he could bring down or stop the rains. He could destroy a whole town. Once when he was harassed during his stay in the city of Nasik he cursed that the whole city should be destroyed. Soon the whole city was destroyed through the dreaded disease of plague.

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General Discussion / Siddhis
« on: November 21, 2013, 06:38:15 AM »
What exactly are Siddhis, how to People get them and is it true that having them is a hindrance to spiritual progress?
Is it true that Ganapati Muni had Siddhis and used them?

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General Discussion / Ardhanarinateshwara Stotra
« on: October 24, 2013, 09:57:18 PM »
Found it :

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Her body is fair like the campa flower;
His body is like camphor.
She has elaborately braided hair decked with pearls;
And he has matted hair.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


Her body is sprinkled with musk-vermillion powder;
His body is smeared with funeral pyre ash.
She has the power of sexual desire;
And He is adverse to it.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


From Her you hear the movement of tinkling anklets and bracelets,
His lotus feet have glistening anklets of snakes.
She is adorned with golden armlets,
And He has armlets of snakes.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


Her eyes are like large blue lotuses,
His eyes are like the red lotus.
Her eyes are even,
His eyes are uneven.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


She is wearing a garland of mandar flowers in Her hair,
He is wearing a garland of skulls around His neck.
She is wearing silks of divine quality;
And He is clad only by the sky.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


Her hair is dark like the monsoon clouds;
His matted locks flash with the luster of lightning.
She is Lord of All;
He is Lord of All.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


Hers is the dance that creates differentiation;
His is the dance that destroys everything.
I bow to the Mother of the Universe.
I bow to the Father of the Universe.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.


Her earrings sparkle with radiant, precious stones;
His earrings are hissing snakes.
He embraces Her;
And She embraces Him.

I bow to Shivah and I bow to Shiva.

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On Bagalamukhi:

Is it true that she is called Brahma-astra-rupini because she can put mind to silence?
Ganapati Muni sometimes asked Bhagavan questions but always first requested that He should not use His Brahma-astra.
Can someone shed some light on this?

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General topics / Re: Jnani is not omniscient?
« on: October 04, 2013, 12:44:22 AM »
Is it possible to become one with Saguna Brahma (Ishvara)?
How are such people called, are those Siddhas?

We are one with Saguna Brahman as the Self. But we can never become like Saguna Brahman in the relative sense. We can never fully know or control everything. We can do and know only that which Ishvara allows us. Siddhas are people with extraordinary powers and kowledge of the world but as much as the Ishvara has allowed them. This is the opinion of the great acharyas. Swami Vivekananda has talked particularly about that.
Do you perhaps know were I could read what the Swami said?

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General topics / Re: Jnani is not omniscient?
« on: October 03, 2013, 09:45:29 AM »
Is it possible to become one with Saguna Brahma (Ishvara)?
How are such people called, are those Siddhas?

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General topics / Re: Jnani is not omniscient?
« on: October 02, 2013, 09:54:22 PM »
I think because Jnani is not God in the relative sense of the world. Jnani and God are one only in Jnanam.
But God is the absolute, right?
And Jnani is one with the absolute i.e. one with God.
Therefore Jnani should be what ever God is.

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General topics / Jnani is not omniscient?
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:53:36 AM »
From here:

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Saradamma: Some people think that jnanis are omniscient, that they have access to all the information in the world. The jnani doesn’t have all this information, or need it. If someone came up to me and said that Hyderabad is the capital of India, I might believe him if I didn’t already know that it is Delhi.

God (Ishvara) is omniscient, right?
Than why is Jnani, not?
Should he/she who is one with God not be like God?

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Dear Jyoti,

What you have said is quite true.Wish to add that if we are in Right Earnest,we will automatically be away from so called Fake ones.Even if we encounter one,we will go our way untouched.The Onus is on us.

Only problem is when you don't realize that your "Guru" is a fake.
I often read about people following someone they believe to be genuine for years before they find out the truth.
Better follow a death Guru who is genuine than running after someone who is alive but a fake.
True Guru does not die.

Would it not be enough if you (the disciple is) are not fake? No fakes can over turn you then. Is it not so? :)

I share a story:

The duty of a farmer’s daughter was to carry fresh milk to customers in various villages, one of whom was a priest. To reach his house, the milkmaid had to cross a good-sized stream. People crossed it by a sort of ferry raft, for a small fee.

One day the priest scolded the poor woman as she arrived late with the milk which the priest used it daily as “Offering” to God. ”What can I do?” she said, “I start out early from my house, but I have to wait a long time for the boatman to come.”

Then the priest said (pretending to be serious), “You know! People have even walked across the ocean by repeating the names of God, and you can’t cross this little river?” This milkmaid took him very seriously. From then on she brought the priest’s milk punctually every morning. He became curious about it and asked how she was never late anymore.

“I cross the river repeating the name of the Lord,” she replied, “just as you told me to do, without waiting for the ferry.” The priest didn’t believe her, and asked, “Can you show me, how you cross the river on foot once ?” So they went together to the water and the milkmaid began to walk over it. Looking back, the woman saw that the priest had started to follow her and was drowning in the water.

“Sir!” she cried, “Though you are uttering the name of God, yet all the while you are holding up your clothes from getting wet. That is not trusting in God completely!”

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I would say that it needs much sadhana to become a devotee of this quality.
And who would guide you if not a true Guru?
So better to follow a true Guru who has left his body than following a false one who you can share a handshake with.

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What you have said is quite true.Wish to add that if we are in Right Earnest,we will automatically be away from so called Fake ones.Even if we encounter one,we will go our way untouched.The Onus is on us.

Namaskar.
Only problem is when you don't realize that your "Guru" is a fake.
I often read about people following someone they believe to be genuine for years before they find out the truth.
Better follow a death Guru who is genuine than running after someone who is alive but a fake.
True Guru does not die.

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Dear Sir,

When we are not focussed on one particular Guru and his teachings that means our mind under the disguise of variety,  just takes relaxation under different people. 

Suppose we go to a doctor,  we need to continue treatment, see his prescription and follow the course, in between if I go to another doctor,  then i will not be benefitted at both places.

This I am not only telling but Sadhu Om tells in Path of Sri Ramana second part book.

In that he explains that some people just go to different Gurus rather than staying at one place and follow the teachings. Such people seem to taste different food items at different hotels, but actually if their stomach filled in first hotel they will not visit other hotels.  This is the gist he explains.

It is not fanatism,  but there is a thin border line.

We can occasionally go to different saints and read different books, but that should not become a habit to keep on just wandering.   One has to focus on Bhagavan Ramana Maharishee alone for some time.  This is because,  the mind will definitely try to escape under different excuses. The underlying objective of ego is not the attraction to another saint but a simple tricky plan in the name of diversion. 

Take any Guru, not that only Bhagavan Ramana but stick to him atleast for an year and see the result, against just here and there going to every saint and knocking at every door.

Ranjit Maharaj told the same thing.  After he met his Guru Siddha Rameshwar Maharaj he heard about Sri Ramana but there was no need he saw in going to another Guru.

Saradamma calls this Guru Shopping.  (Amma is a bit extreme in using phrases like this to push our faith to our own Guru)

We cannot imitate these personalities I have quoted here, but atleast we can try to spend maximum time in the company of Bhagavan and his teachings.

All forms are external , but until we cross our own ego-mind forms matter a lot.

Too much diversion is not good and not required.
At the same time, one need not artificially sit under Bhagavan when his mind is wavering, he can take a break and come back.

This is not to form spirtiual groups but success rate of liberation and past history of saints always show this secret -- one God, one Guru and fast success!
I would also like to add that with the mass of fake Gurus nowadays it is very easy to met the wrong persons.
That is why it is such a great, great luck to have knowledge of Bhagavan and His teachings - He did not abuse anyone, He did not care for wealth, He did not preach worship of a particular deity and He gave a path that can be followed by anyone.

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