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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 02, 2013, 10:17:14 AM »
Sage of Kanchi
In the old days there were many people who refused to take the path of knowledge and wished to remain wedded to the path of karma. Nowadays people who want to take the path of jnana, without being prepared for it through karma predominate. During the time of Sri Krsna also the majority clung to rituals. His criticism is directed against them, against those who perform Vedic sacraments without understanding their purpose and who fail to go beyond them. Unfortunately, this is mistaken for criticism of the Vedas themselves. The Lord could never have attacked the Vedas per se. After all, it was to save them that he descended to earth again and again.

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PROFESSOR KRISHNAMURTI ABOUT BHAGAVAN

Prof Krishnamurti Aiyer, an enlightened professor of physics said about Bhagavan:

" I observed the personal habits of Bhagavan and tried to follow his example. One noticed in Bhagavan's daily life, personal cleanliness, tidiness of dress, habitual wearing of vibhuti and kumkum on the forehead; equal sharing of all enjoyments with those around one; strict adherence to a time schedule; doing useful work however 'low' it be; never leaving a work unfinished; the pursuit of perfection in every action; ... never considering oneself superior to others; speaking the truth always, or strict silence if the expression of a truth would hurt or lower the reputation of others; perfect self-help, never asking another to do a piece of work which can be done by oneself; taking full responsibility for failure, if any, without shifting the blame on others; accepting success and failure with equanimity; never disturbing the peace of another; leaving the leaf-plate or plate clean after eating; complete non-interference in the affairs of others..."

In Bhagavad Gita , Lord Krishna talks about various qualities an Enlightened person will have and Bhagavan Ramana has all those qualities mentioned as the above list given by Prof Krishmanurti proves it .

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PROFESSOR KRISHNAMURTI ABOUT BHAGAVAN

Prof Krishnamurti Aiyer, an enlightened professor of physics said about Bhagavan:


" I observed the personal habits of Bhagavan and tried to follow his example. One noticed in Bhagavan's daily life, personal cleanliness, tidiness of dress, habitual wearing of vibhuti and kumkum on the forehead; equal sharing of all enjoyments with those around one; strict adherence to a time schedule; doing useful work however 'low' it be; never leaving a work unfinished; the pursuit of perfection in every action; ... never considering oneself superior to others; speaking the truth always, or strict silence if the expression of a truth would hurt or lower the reputation of others; perfect self-help, never asking another to do a piece of work which can be done by oneself; taking full responsibility for failure, if any, without shifting the blame on others; accepting success and failure with equanimity; never disturbing the peace of another; leaving the leaf-plate or plate clean after eating; complete non-interference in the affairs of others..."


Here is the thread where you can discuss about what you read here :
It is called Pointers from Bhagwan - For Discussion

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=7565.0

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:30:23 AM »
Everyone knows Kanchi Mahaswamigal but very few know about his brother popularly called as "Sivan Sir " . He kept a very low profile but was a very big Jnani himself . According to Kanchi Paramacharya he called his brother a born Jnani . Today i.e Sept 30th is Sivan Sir's Jayanthi
The book that popularized the teachings of Sivan Sir is the book Yenippadigalil Maanthargal - YPM
Most of that books contents are translated in English in the site below . Just click the link below that has the contents of the book + also details about him .
http://srisivansir.com/ypm


HH Sivan Sir’s Jayanthi for this year falls on Sep 30th. An event is planned out in Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation School, T.Nagar, Chennai. As usual, this event is organized by Shri Shivaraman. Pl mark your calendar and attend this event.

Sri Sivan Sir Padham Saranam


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Humour / Re: Funny pictures,quotes,videos...
« on: September 28, 2013, 01:17:40 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 28, 2013, 07:53:59 AM »
Subrahmanya Karavalambashtakam
Subrahmanya Karavalambam
(Support of the hands of Subrahmanya)
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
http://stotrarathna.blogspot.in/2009/07/subrahmanya-karavalambashtakam.html

(This prayer is also called “Swaminatha Karavalambam”. It sings the glory of Lord Subrahmanya, who is the consort of Valle to give a helping hand to the devotees.)


Here is the youtube audio/video link to this beautiful composition :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk5h2WOv0DQ


Hey Swaminatha karunakara deena bandho,
Sree Paravatheesa mukha pankaja padma bandho,
Sreesadhi deva gana poojitha pada padma,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 1


Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the chief of gods, who is merciful,
Who is friend of the oppressed,
Who is the son of the lotus faced lord of goddess Parvathi,
And whose lotus feet is worshipped
By all gods and also by Lord of Goddess Lakshmi.

Devadhi deva sutha , deva ganadhi nadha,
Devendra vandhya mrudu pankaja manju pada,
Devarshi narada muneendra sugeetha keerthe,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 2

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the son of God of gods, who is the chief of all gods,
Whose soft lotus like feet is worshipped by Devendra,
And whose fame is sung by deva sage Narada and others.

Nithyanna dana nirathakhila roga harin,
Bhagya pradhana paripooritha bhaktha kama,
Sruthyagama pranava vachya nija swaroopa,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 3

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who gives food daily in charity, who cures all prevalent diseases,
Who bestows luck , who fulfills all wishes of devotees,
And whose real form is the pranava given in Vedas.

Krouncha surendra parigandana sakthi soola,
Chapa thi sasthra parimanditha divya panai,
Sree kundaleesa drutha thunda sikheendra vaha,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 4

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the Lord of mountains, who holds,
Shakthi, Soola, bow and arrows in his holy hands,
Who wears ear rings and who rides the fast moving peacock.

Devadhi deva radha mandala Madhya methya,
Devendra peeda nagaram druda chapa hastha,
Sooram nihathya sura kotibhiradyamana,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 5


Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is the god o gods,
Who rides the central Chariot among a group of chariots,
Who prevents problems for Devendra,
Who can send arrows very fast,
And who by killing Sura became,
The object of adulation of billions of devas.

Heeradhi rathna vara yuktha kireeda hara,
Keyura kundala lasath kavachabhirama,
Hey Veera tharaka jayaa amara brunda vandhya,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 6


Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who wears crowns and chains with diamonds and gems,
Who wears armlet, ear rings and strong armour,
And who is the valorous one who killed Tharaka,
And was saluted by the groups of devas.

Panchaksharadhi manu manthritha ganga thoyai,
Panchamruthai praudhithendra mukhair muneendryai,
Pattabhishiktha maghavatha nayasa nadha,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 7

Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who was crowned as their leader by Indra,
With the chanting of the holy five letters,
With the bathing of the holy water of Ganga,
After strengthening it further by holy chants,
And who was anointed with the five holy nectars,
By very learned and holy sages.

Sree karthikeya karunamrutha poorna drushtya,
Kamadhi roga kalushi krutha drushta chitham,
Sikthwa thu mamava kala nidhi koti kantha,
Valleesa nadha mama dehi karavalambham. 8


Extend a hand of support, Oh Lord of Valli,
Who is known as Karthikeya , who with his ,
Fully nectar like looks of mercy cures,
Passion, diseases and mind which has made been dirty
Who is the treasure house of arts and
Who shines like billions of suns.


Subrahmanyashtakam punyam yeh padanthi dwijothama,
They sarve mukthimayanthi subrahmanya prasadatha,
Subrahmanyashtakamidham prathar uthaya ya padeth,
Kodi janma krutham papam thath kshanad thasya nasyathi.


The twice born who reads this octet on Subrahmanya,
Would attain salvation by the grace of Lord Subrahmanya,
And for him who reads this octet on Subrahmanya , as soon as,
He gets up in the morning , the sins committed in billons,
Of previous births will vanish in a second.

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Dear Kskat

Saint Ramalinga Swamigal was not a  pure advaitin and he is basically a combination of many things advaita , saiva siddhantha , bhakti , yoga etc . He did not confine himself to one specific line of thought and was an amalgamation of many things .
But basically he kept this teachings simple i.e Universal Compassion is the key to God and best way to show is feeding the hungry and has written an excellent work in Prose called "Jeeva Karunya Ozhukkam " i.e Path of Compassion that is also available in English Translation on the net freely .
I was attracted to Saint Ramalingam only after reading that work .

I could see lot of similarities between Him and Bhagavan Ramana and have already shared those similarities here in this forum .

I found Ramalinga Swamigal's Tamil to be more simple and easily readable than Bhagavan's Tamil and since my knowledge of classical Tamil is not good I am taking the route of first understanding Ramalinga Swamigal /Subramanya Bharatiar poems etc as a base to build up my tamil before I approach Bhagavan Ramana's Tamil works .


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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 26, 2013, 10:45:11 AM »
Sage of Kanchi
The importance of the Yajurveda is that it systematises the karmayoga, the path of works. The Tattitiriya Samhita of the Krsna-Yajurveda deals with sacrifices like darsapurnamasa, somayaga, vajapeya, rajasuya, asvamedha. Besides it has a number of hymnic mantras of a high order not found in the Rgveda. For example, the popular Sri Rudra mantras are from the Yajurveda. The Rgveda does contain five suktas known as "Pancarudra", but when we mention Sri Rudra we at once think of the mantras to this deity in the Yajurveda. That is why a supreme Saiva like Appayya Diksita laments that he was not born a Yajurvedin - he was a Samavedin.

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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:12:57 AM »
A very moving Bhajan Song

Nimmadhi Adaindhen - Udaiyalur Shri. Kalyanaraman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jws3XLbeZV4

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:28:36 PM »
Sage of Kanchi
"Anantah vai Vedah", the Vedas are unending. The seers have, however, revealed to us only a small part of them but it is sufficient for our welfare in this world and next. We are not going to create many universes like Brahma that we should know all the Vedas. We need to know only as many as are necessary to ensure our good in this world.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:26:22 PM »
WHAT DO WE SEEK?

When I first came to Bhagavan and heard him repeating constantly that everyone must eventually come to the path of self-enquiry, I wondered whether he was being partial to his own teaching, but I soon understood why he insisted that this is so. The final goal is only oneness, and to experience oneness our mind must subside, which will happen entirely only when we attend to nothing other than ourself.
So long as we attend to anything other than ourself, our mind cannot subside, because attention to other things sustains it, since that which experiences otherness is only this mind. When the mind subsides completely, only self-attention remains, and self-attention alone is the state of absolute oneness. Bhagavan used to repeat this teaching every day, maybe ten or twenty times, but still we didn’t change. He didn’t change his teaching either, because to him this truth was so clear.

Sadhu Om in 'Mountain Path'

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:22:39 PM »
The effects brought about by fate, a product of your own past actions, can always be countered by your efforts now. Never lose heart if you do not succeed initially. Keep on trying and you are bound to succeed. – Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:59:19 PM »
Everyone cries “Sanatana Dharma is on the decline”, and repeats it endlessly, but does not stop, to have an introspection into his own conduct. He, who does not set an example himself, but goes on blaming others for the decline of dharma, is the greatest enemy of Dharma.-  Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:58:09 PM »
Practice "Who am I?" constantly, continuously. "Who is this I that has this problem, this fear, this frustration? Where did the I come from?" As you keep separating yourself from the I daily, continuously soon you will not have to voice these things. It will be automatic. Whatever situation unveils itself, you will not say anything you will just look at it and smile and not be involved in it whatsoever. You will have risen to a higher consciousness, just by smiling at the condition, the situation. But if you are not practicing, then when a situation confronts you'll get angry, mad, upset, depressed and the rest.

~ Robert Adams

...from "Whatever You See Is The Self" - February 25, 1993

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General topics / Re: Discussion on the Quotes of Shankaracharya's
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:56:11 PM »
Everyone cries “Sanatana Dharma is on the decline”, and repeats it endlessly, but does not stop, to have an introspection into his own conduct. He, who does not set an example himself, but goes on blaming others for the decline of dharma, is the greatest enemy of Dharma.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

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