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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:04:08 PM »
HEALING BY PRAYER:
The best medicine for all diseases is Kirtan, Japa and regular Meditation. The Divine waves regenerate and energies the cells, tissues, nerves etc. Another very cheap but really potent medicine is cheerfulness, smile, laugh and be cheerful. All diseases will take to their heels. Even when the medical board pronounced a case to be absolutely hopeless, prayers comes to the rescue and the patient is surprisingly cured. Healing by prayer is miraculous and mysterious.
Lord Dhanwantari who expounded the Ayurvedic Medical Science has himself declared "By the medicine of the repetition of Achyuta, Govinda" all diseases are cured. This is my definite and honest declaration.
- Sri Swami Sivananda

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 31, 2017, 03:17:37 PM »

WORKING FOR IMMORTALITY

A Discussion with Ma ( Anand Mayi Ma )
An American woman, Markell Brooks had been only for twelve says in India when she asked Anandamayi Ma:
Question: Since the will of the individual is illusory and one
does not know God's will, how can one lead a purposeful life in this world.
Ma: By contemplating the Self, one will find out. It is man's principal duty to aspire to Self-realization.
Question: What about self-expression in art?
Ma: This also belongs to that which is fleeting. You paint a picture, but it can't last. The most beautiful song fades away in a moment.
Question: Presuming that the striving goes on no matter what, how can one know how to live ?in relation both to human beings and one's own creative energies?
Ma: A man who is after worldly things and is occupied with the business of this world gets satisfaction out of what he does, for otherwise why should he do it? He feels he is doing well, he gets praise and fame, money and position and his mind is always occupied with his affairs. If someone is opposed to him and puts obstacles in his way he gets angry and hostile.
A person who strives after Self-realization will turn to Mahatmas [great souls] for advice, guidance, and company. He will start reading books written by such men. He will admire them and wish to become like them and so, since he is searching for Truth, he will come to be truthful in behavior and speech. The Self is one, so remember the Oneness of all.
Although a dog may bite you, you will not bite back. The man who strives after worldly goods and satisfaction is working for death because everything in the world is constantly dying and something else is born. The child dies to the young girl and the girl to the woman etc. But the man who is after Self-realization is working for immortality. When living and working in the world one's creative power is exhausted in the pursuit of sense objects so one may come to feel weak, tired or ill.
But by striving after Self-realization one's creative power is preserved and strengthened.
While the person who lives in the world takes pleasure in parties, meeting people etc, the one who is out for Self-realization will take pleasure in meditation, singing the praises of God, reading books of wisdom, listening to discourses by great souls and mixing with those who are pilgrims on the path.
- Death Must Die, p. 529

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:28:36 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: October 28, 2017, 06:57:51 PM »
The service of the Guru is not an old-fashioned system, and it is indeed the system that will prevail and work even today, and it has to work for all time; because the Guru is not to be regarded as a person, though for all outward vision the Guru may look like any person.- Swami Krishnananda

Today ( Sat 28 Oct 2017 ) is Sri Swami Krishnanandaji Maharaj's 16th Punyatithi Aradhana.
Here is what Swami Sivananda said about him
He is a master of practically every system of Indian thought and Western philosophy. ?Many Sankaras are rolled into one Krishnananda,? ? ?I Marvel at Krishnanandaji?.

- Swami Sivananda
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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 28, 2017, 12:25:49 PM »

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Here is a link to Eka Shloki of Sri Adi Shankara .I am not aware of the Bhagavan Ramana's Eka Shloki and it is possible he would have given a Tamil Version of the same like the way he translated many works of Adi Shankra from Sanskrit To Tamil

https://vinodvarmah.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/sankaracharyas-eka-sloki/

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 27, 2017, 08:24:56 AM »
Keeping the mind focused while doing worship

Guru ? Jagadguru Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji was deeply engrossed in the performance of Maanasa Puja to Sri Tarakeshwar. While Sri Sannidhanam and the Tarakeshwar Mathadhipati used the materials to offer worship, the Mahaswamiji had remained motionless and after an hour exclaimed with great satisfaction that He had worshipped the Lord by keeping Him in Ratna Simhasanam and offering various stotras and puja materials. The Jagadguru described that He had seen His Guru as an example given in the name of the Goddess ? Antarmukha Samaradhyaa. Hence it is essential to engage in worship of God without allowing the mind to wander.
Copyright: Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OlZOALqcWk&feature=youtu.be

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:49:38 AM »
Thanks Sri Ravi for the links and will go through the same .

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General topics / Re: What is Self Inquiry ?
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:59:02 PM »
Dear udai

Thanks for your reply . My question on the origin of thoughts has a different reason might be can be taken up in a different thread and I do not want to the spoil this thread on "self enquiry " .I will articulate better my doubts in a separate thread either today or tomorrow .

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General topics / Re: What is Self Inquiry ?
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:19:33 PM »
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thoughts by nature are instantaneous. they come and vanish by themselves. we need not do anything about that.

How does though originate ? What determines the difference in thoughts that emerge in various people's minds ? Is it past karma , present karma or is the whole thing just random ?

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 20, 2017, 06:59:31 PM »
Humphreys: Master! Can I help the world? Maharshi: Help yourself and you will help the world.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:56:06 PM »
CONVERSATIONS WITH ANNAMALAI SWAMI
After a few months in Palakottu I noticed that my mind was beginning to get quieter and quieter. During my working days my mind had been constantly occupied with thoughts about building matters. The mind would continue its incessant activities even after the end of each day's work. Plans, problems, and theoretical solutions to problems, would continue to fill my mind long after
the actual work was over. I found it very hard to meditate under such circumstances.
Bhagavan had told me, 'You are not the body, you are not the mind. You are the pure consciousness, the Self. You are all-pervasive. Be aware of this at all times, even while you are working.'
I tried very hard to put this upadesa into practice while I was working, but I cannot say that I had much success.
When I moved to Palakottu I found it far easier to practice
Bhagavan's teachings. My mind became much quieter and even my body began to change. While I had been working in Ramanasramam there had always been a lot of heat in my body. Working with lime made the body feel very hot and I compounded the problem by spending a large part of each day out in the sun.
After a few months of meditation in Palakottu my mind became relatively quiet and still and a wonderful coolness pervaded my body. In the course of time, after many years of practice, both of these conditions became permanent.
Living by the Words, p 201

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Hence, will you kindly point out a site from where I can download and save it easily in my computer?  Pranam, Anil

I had downloaded the "Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna" as an APP in Google Playstore 2 years back and it is a free one and is similar to reading a PDF File and I find it convenient enough to read in my small TAB and also in my smart Phone . You can try that . It is for free and does not occupy much space .

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: October 08, 2017, 06:21:26 PM »
Sadhana is not any kind of bodily action that is outwardly directed, but is rather a state of mind, a condition of thinking, a consciousness in which one lives.- Swami Krishnananada

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:41:02 PM »

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