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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Bhagavan & women
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:40:14 AM »
Reading the writings of Suri Nagamma, I seems to me that for Bhagavan men and women were equal.
It seems he never said something like "Women need to be protected" or something like that.
Many Hindu teachers are much more conservative with regard to women.

General topics / Ram Ram Shiva Ram
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:19:25 PM »
I know that Bhagavan gave the Mantra "Arunachala Shiva", but I find

Ram Ram
Shiva Ram
Ram Ram
Shiva Ram

to have a better, easier rhythm.

Ram = Ramana
Shiva = The Supreme Lord

What to do?

General topics / Re: Pancha Bhoota Stalams & their saints
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:46:22 PM »
I have read that once a woman-saint walked around Arunachala on her hands in order not to touch the sacred earth with her feet.
Does someone know her name?

General topics / Pancha Bhoota Stalams & their saints
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:37:38 PM »
I would like to know about saints who lived at the places of the 5 lingams.
Ramana Maharshi lived at Thiruvannamalai, at Chidambaram lived Ramalinga Swamigal.
Does some one know of saints from the sites of the other lingams?


In the Bible also, ‘I AM’ is given as the name of God.”

But ' I am' is "Aham asmi' in Sanskrit, not just 'Aham'.

Should one repeat 'Aham' only, or 'Aham asmi'?

Should one repeat 'Aham'/'Aham asmi' because Sanskrit is a divine language?
Or should one repeat 'I'/'I am' in one's native language?

Arunachala / Re: Arunachala & Mahisa-asura-mardini
« on: April 18, 2013, 12:05:00 AM »
Thank you.  :)

Arunachala / Arunachala & Mahisa-asura-mardini
« on: April 17, 2013, 03:58:00 AM »
What is the connection between Arunachala and Durga in her form as slayer of the buffalo daemon?
I read somewhere that there was a connection, but I don't remember...

Arunachala / Re: Arunachala photos
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:18:20 AM »
Regrettably, I cannot travel to India at the moment.  :(

Arunachala / Arunachala photos
« on: January 24, 2013, 08:00:34 AM »
Does someone know where can I buy some good pictures of Arunachala, for meditation?

General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:17:53 AM »
What method did Nisargadatta Maharaj teach?
Did he instruct to ask Who am I? as Bhagavan did?

Cautionary advice / Re: Rape and Robbery at Arunachala
« on: November 25, 2012, 05:54:57 PM »
As per sthala puranam as per assurance of Lord Shiva anyone who resides within 30 nautical miles of Arunachala is assured of liberation .This means that by his prior prarabdha he is destined to live within 30 miles of Arunachala and is thus assured of liberation howsover he dies.
Now question arises what happens if a non resident dies on the pradhakshina route.
Now Lord Shiva's assurance does not apply to him since he is not a resident - possibly meaning he has  acquired sufficient merit to visit Arunachala but not enough to be resident there .
Chadwick had asked this question :- What happens if someone were to think of Arunachala and stand before a lorry and then happen to die?Would he achieve mukti by thinking of Arunachala at his last momemt?
Bhagavan said that no,that is not the case.His mind will become very active at that moment and his last thoughts would be what was predominant in his thinking during his lifetime and could lead to rebirth.
Then the words of Bhagavan are in contradiction to the words of Shiva:
Lord Siva said: “What cannot be acquired without great pains – the true import of Vedanta (Self-Realization) – can be attained by anyone who looks at (this hill). from where it is visible or even mentally thinks of it from afar.”                    - Arunachala Mahatmyam (Skanda Purana)
from here, bold by me.

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / God, gods & goddesses
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:26:54 PM »
What ist the place of God in the philosophy of Bhagavan?
What is the place of gods & goddesses in the philosophy of Bhagavan?

General topics / Re: Lalita Tripura Sundari
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:23:11 PM »
Dear Jyoti,

Tripura can mean here the three impurities, ego, karma and maya; or waking, dream and dreamless states.

Arunachala Siva.
So Lalita Devi is the divinity who creates ego, karma and maya/the waking, dreaming and dreamless states and joyfully plays with them while She Herself is beyond them?

Cautionary advice / Re: Rape and Robbery at Arunachala
« on: November 24, 2012, 07:16:19 PM »
Can I get an answer upon my question please?

General topics / Lalita Tripura Sundari
« on: November 23, 2012, 04:10:36 AM »
Why is Devi called by this name?
I think Lalita means She who plays, Tripura means three cities and Sundari means beauty.
So the meaning should be something like the beautiful lady who plays in the three cities.
But what are those three cities?

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