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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: January 09, 2013, 06:51:18 PM »
Thanks Nagaraj for sharing the same .
Om Peace

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: January 09, 2013, 06:31:43 PM »
Dear atmavichar100,

Please read the wonderful Matruka Panchakam of Sri Saankara in this context.

Arunachala Siva.

Sure Subramaniam Sir

Will add the same here after I find it .
Om Peace

General topics / Re: Patanjali Samadhi Pada- Supreme Surrender
« on: January 09, 2013, 10:49:52 AM »
Annamalai Swamiji is crystal clear in his thoughts. I have not seen writings of other disciples of Bhagawan being so crystal clear. Just my musings...


Dear Sanjay ji,
      :) Thats what I believe too. Annamalai Swami was perhaps the least educated of the others too -- Still his teachings are absolutely spot on.

 I have come to believe that Annamalai Swami is the Vivekananda of Ramana :) ... He expresses his teachings perfectly.

Due Credit must also go to David Godman for clearly capturing what  Annamalai Swami  said and bringing it out in print .Equal Credit must also go to Annamalai Swami's Caretaker Sundaram for acting as Annamalai Swami's Translator .

Om Peace

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: January 09, 2013, 06:44:01 AM »
Everyone in times of danger thinks of his mother. The Supreme Goddess is the Mother of all the worlds. She is variously called as Lakshmi, Sarasvati, and Tripurasundari. If we remember Her even once a day, we will get over our difficulties with amazing ease.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

Suppose at the moment when "Hurt Takes Place"
you make no attempt to change the state.
The mind is allowed to remain as it is.
Just Recognize ... Exactly at that moment ... that there is a Still Presence, the "I AM"...
Mind goes on ... on and on ... and tup! Drops!

You do not try to make any attempt. Just make sure you do not say "I am troubled"... The "Feelings" remain. The Thoughts remain... just dont drag them onto yourself by saying "i am uncomfortable now"... and remaining as "I AM"... allow all that ...

have you ever tried this ?

I appreciate what you are trying to convey .
What I was trying to convey was that when you are agitated / disturbed , do not allow the mind to become overtly "reactive" and start blaming others for the problem ( even if others are the cause for your problem directly / indirectly ) and I choose the route of doing some chanting to cool myself and get back to the business of searching my misplaced document and got it .
Some people can do what you suggest and get back .
Om Peace .

Nochur Acharya describes some situations as best opportunities to do self enquiry. These are occassions when "I" thought is most pronoounced. The most suitable time is when extreme anger (rage) or extreme hurt takes place inside you.

Also when u misplace some important document /object and really frustrated/agitated  where you kept it is a good time to test our self awareness :)
Today I had a test of the same .I had kept an important Govt. Document in a folder  and thought I had kept it in a safe place .Tomorrow I had to take it the Govt.Office and casually went to the the place where I had kept it but was shocked to see it not there . I check the other alternative places and it was not there and I got very frustrated going through many of my files and folders and it was not there .I really got agitated as I remember keeping it quite safely . Then I remembered this thread and considered it as test for myself :) So I dropped my search , went to my Prayer Altar , completed my daily short Shiva Puja and then Chanted Siva Sahasranama Stotram ( I do it daily but when I cant do it in morning ,I do it in evening ) and had a good prayer session and after that went straight to my desk and opened a folder that I had never seen earlier and Lo that Document was there in that folder  :)
I had checked all the folders except that  particular folder but I got the idea of the same only after cooling myself with the prayer  :)

Om Peace .

General topics / Re: Patanjali Samadhi Pada- Supreme Surrender
« on: January 08, 2013, 03:29:38 PM »
Some people pray to God in arati: Main murakha khala kami – I am stupid, wicked and lustful. They do not really believe what they are saying. It is a hypocritical prayer, because nobody believes that he is a fool. Before God he utters the prayer, but before the world he says, "I am not like that."


Thoppukkaranam and Super-brain Yoga

Super-brain yoga is an old news but just trying to connect the link between this and deivathin kural…..
Today i.e Tue 8 Jan 2012 is the Aradhana Day of Kanchi Mahaswmaigal and I found it useful to share this info about how our own Traditional Practices as explained by Kanchi Mahaswamigal is now finding Scientific Validation

From Deivathin Kural::


பிள்ளையார் சந்நிதியில், இரண்டு கைகளையும் மறித்து நெற்றிப் பொட்டில் குட்டிக் கொள்ள வேண்டும். இப்படியே இரண்டு கைகளையும் மறித்துக் காதுகளைப் பிடித்துக் கொண்டு, முட்டிக்கால் தரையில் படுகிற மாதிரி தோப்புக் கரணம் போடா வேண்டும். இவை எதற்கு என்றால்:

யோக சாஸ்திரம் என்று ஒன்று இருக்கிறது. அதிலே நம் நாடிகளில் ஏற்படுகிற சலனங்களால் எப்படி மனசைஸயும் நல்லதாக மாற்றிக்கொள்ளலாம் என்று வழி சொல்லியிருக்கிறது. நம் உடம்பை பல தினுசாக வளைத்துச் செய்கிற அப்பியஸங்களால், சுவாசத்தின் கதியில் உண்டாகிக் கொள்கிற மாறுதல்களால் நம் உள்ளம் உயர்வதற்கான வழி அந்த சாஸ்திரத்தில் சொல்லப்பட்டிருக்கிறது. நெற்றிப் பொட்டில் குட்டிகொள்வது, தோப்புக்கரணம் போடுவது இவற்றால் நம் நாடிகளின் சலனம் மாறும்; மனஸில் தெய்வீகமான மாறுதல்கள் உண்டாகும். நம்பிக்கையோடு செய்தால் பலன் தெரியும்.

This is what Scientists have found and proved :

Humour / Re: Solve this Puzzle : Where is the Missing $1?
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:49:09 PM »
Each person paid $9. So three people paid $27. $25 is with Manager. $2 is with bell boy.

This is how Maya works I guess :)

Congrats . Yes That is the way Maya works  :)

Humour / Solve this Puzzle : Where is the Missing $1?
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:36:27 PM »
 Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager suddenly remembers that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return to the people. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to share among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the missing $1?

Try your hand with this, and post your answers if you can solve it.

Will announce the solution later

General Discussion / Re: Happy Christmas Eve!
« on: January 07, 2013, 05:57:40 AM »
Dear Friends, Today is Christmas Eve in Serbia. I wish You All Love,Peace and Well Being. May Jesus Bless You with Realisation of Your True Nature. Happy Christmas Eve!!! With love and prayers,

Only from you I came to know  that today is the Christmas Eve in Serbia .Have a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family .
Om Peace

General Discussion / Re: framed picture?
« on: January 06, 2013, 10:36:51 AM »
Dear atmavichar

Amazing are the ways in which bhagavan draws you. Today I have also had a nice story - I went back to collect the framed picture. The storekeeper was not there and his grand mother was guarding the shop. She asked me which picture - since I did not know how to tell her, I looked around and saw the framed picture and showed her the picture. She suddenly called her son and over phone told him : "One person has come to collect the photo of his grand father" :) - I was so thrilled - obviously Bhawan is father of universe, so why contest her? She later asked me - "is it your father?".  I said YES and came home :).


Yes Sanjay . Bhagwan is the loving father / loving  Grandfather to all .
Om Peace .

General Discussion / Re: framed picture?
« on: January 05, 2013, 01:08:30 PM »
Thanks, Subramanian sir.

I got my real HUGE Ramana Bhagavn picture today and gave it for framing. I bought it via courier from Ashram.


It is a huge blessing to have Bhagwan's farmed picture in your house .
I have one personal incident to narrate in this . An aunt of mine from Malaysia visited my house many years back i.e more than 10years back and before leaving from Chennai she visited our house and had to leave some excess luggage and left one bag of books and told that we can keep it to ourselves as she is too old to travel again and take it back . After a week I opened the bag and found one small laminated pic of Bhagwan plus Bhagwan's Upadesa Saram and other books like Lalitha Sahasrnamam etc .I kept the laminated pic of Bhagwan on my table ( it was a small laminated one with a stand and suited for table ) and that day was the first day surprisingly during browsing of the net I came across and old interview of David Godman  from the site ( it is defunct now ) and that was my first encounter to anything by David Godman , from there I came to know of Papaji . Annamalai Swami , Lakshmana Swami ,Sarada Amma etc and then the rest is history .
So whether it is a coincidence or not I do not know but  after I kept that pic on my table it had a great impact on me in being connected with Bhagwan , his close disciples , Arunachala , Ramana Ashram etc etc .

Om Peace .

Ashrams / Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« on: January 05, 2013, 12:53:14 PM »
Dear All,

Last year when I have done pradakshina I met a guy of my age, who is a local guy. I always follow the dress code when ever I am in this sacred land. So as per the book "guide to girivalam" I always wear white clothes & wear rudraksha mala & do girivalam. When I met this guy during girivalam, he told me to be careful with such dress code because it may attract some siddhas which may be in any form and if it is in some strange form then it may be a shocking/scary experience for me.
Usually I do pradakshina in the late nights and mostly alone, so his words pinches me some times when ever I am alone. Is there any truth in this, since he is a local guy?



Arunachala is a place for Siddhas and nothing surprising in siddhas moving around in various forms . But if you have the mind focused on the Maha Mantra "Arunachala Siva Arunachala Siva .." while doing pradakshina then you need not fear anything . Usually during darkness when we are traveling alone there is a natural fear in any place but that fear need not be there when you travel around Arunachala as you do not consider Arunachala to just another hill of mud and rocks but a very living form of Lord Shiva .

Om Peace .

Ramana Maharshi - Vaidyanata Ashtakam

This is the famous Vaidyanatha Ashtakam with the teachings of Ramana Maharshi that are inspiring.

Bhagwan Ramana considered that the biggest disease is identification with the body but till we reach such a stage we  will be very much concerned about our body when it is affected by any disease /illness and hence this video combined both the teachings of Bhagwan Ramana to root out the main disease as well as Adi Shankara's Hymn to Lord Vaithyanatha to cure of this bodily disease .

This is rendered by a different artiste which is equally inspiring and soothing with the teachings of Bhagwan Ramana being displayed as the song is being played in the background .Only thing is the last 2 lines i.e the PhalaShruti is not in this version .

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