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Humour / Re: Puzzle 3: How Many Faces Can you see in this pic ?
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:44:17 PM »
10 is a common answer but give one more try .

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: New web site
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:12:08 PM »

Subramaniam Sir had posted about this last week itself .Anyway thanks for the reminder .The new site looks nice and I feel still some audio updates needs to be done .

Humour / Re: Puzzle No: 2 Solve this Simple Equation
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:03:06 PM »

Humour / Re: Puzzle 3: How Many Faces Can you see in this pic ?
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:01:32 PM »
I see 9.
Look more deeply ,some more faces are there  :)

Subramaniam Sir

Many thanks for your prompt replies .
Om Peace

Subramaniam Sir

Thanks for your detailed updates . Glad that you had a good refreshing time at the Ashram barring the injury to your finger . Sometimes these sort of things happen on a pilgrimage and we really cant know the real reasons for the same . Anyway I am sure by Bhagwan's grace the finger will heal quickly and be back to normal .
I just have few queries :
1) Is the evening Tamil Parayana at 6.45 p.m or 6.20 p.m .I thought it was daily at 6.45 p.m? Due to winter have they changed time ?
2) Is the Ribhu Gita Chanting being done in Tamil / Sanskrit ?
3) You hand mentioned that you had bought the books of DV Gundappa at the Ashram .Can you throw more light on it i.e its publisher , price etc
4) Details of the book on Pattinathar that you got at Seshadri Sawmigal's book shop .

So happy that you met Sri Khanna ( whose father Merged with Arunachala ) and had a good visit .
Take Care of your finger .
Om Peace

Humour / Puzzle 3: How Many Faces Can you see in this pic ?
« on: January 09, 2013, 10:36:13 PM »
This is a test of your Visual skills :

Humour / Puzzle No: 2 Solve this Simple Equation
« on: January 09, 2013, 07:59:03 PM »
What is the answer to the equation in this attached image ?

Note : 1) No Calculators to be used 2) Max Time is 1 minute  :)
Will post the answer tomorrow

. While getting out of
the car on 8th night, (after Tamizh Parayana and night food), I had a moderate accident. (more about it later.)

Subramaniam Sir

I am happy that you visited Ramana Ashram . I hope the accident was not a major one and you are fine ? Kindly update later when you have time .
Om Peace

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 .

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