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1846
Ashrams / Re: Impressions from travels to Tiruvannamalai
« on: December 30, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »
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By our Arunachala's grace I have completed my journey. This was the first time I travelled by bus from Hyd to Tvnmlai.
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The preparations were "full on" for the anniversary of our master and I was feeling very bad that I am going to miss the birthday bash but what to do thats how it goes. Thanked Arunachala & our master for giving me the oppurtunity to visit & left the home.
Vinod happy that you completed the journey . It would have been great had you stayed on for the Master's anniversary .Anyway the very fact you could visit Master Shrine and do Girivalam to Arunachala itself is a big blessing .

Om Peace

1847
General Discussion / Re: Amazing darshan of Hanumanji
« on: December 30, 2012, 10:15:42 AM »
Thanks Nagaraj for sharing the same .I have already seen this pic couple of years back but always refreshing to see it again .
There is a saying when you read "Ramayana" , you need to spread a blank mat in front of you and read with the attitude that Hanumanji will come and listen to the same  sitting on the mat .
The beauty of Sanathana Dharma is that it has associated divinity to various living creatures - Cow - Lakshmi , Crow- Pitrus , Monkey - Hanuman , Elephant - Ganesha , Peacock - Lord Subramanya ,Garuda - Lord Vishnu , Dog- Bhairavar and so we always feel we are surrounded by these divinities if we look with that bhavam .
Om Peace

1848
" all that is required is a willingness to let whatever is be "

Very true ... but that also is "Learnt", "Taught" :D

And then , what stops a person from "Let Whatever IS, BE" ?
even after reading this statement here ? ;)

 :)

1849
General Discussion / Re: Taoism - Inaction?
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:45:51 AM »
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Krishna says the same thing, but from the other end. He says, ”Do not run away from action. Do your duty but do not become the doer. Let go of the feeling that you are the doer. God is the doer.”

Sanjay

At the outset what Lao Tzu and Krishna says differ but if you look deeply , the essence of the message is the same "Let go of the feeling that you are the doer" .
Om Peace

1850
Dear Friends,

Thank you for the kind offer and consideration of my situation, but I must decline.

The cost of this is actually very little these days and my family and friends already take care of everything.

However should the need arise then I will openly ask for help.

My deepest thanks and best wishes to you all.

Graham
Dear Graham

Thanks for responding . I respect your feelings and would like to reiterate that please do make a request whenever you want regarding financial support for this site and we will do our best to support as much as possible .
Wishing you a Happy New Year 2013 and I take this opportunity to thank all of those who were ready to support my proposal without any hesitation and Wish everyone a Happy New Year 2013 .
Om Peace

1852
133rd Jayanthi Celebrations of Bhagwan Ramana  today i.e Sat 29 Dec 2012



http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/invitation/jayntiinv2012/index.html

1853
Nagaraj and Hillablaze

Thanks for your support .We will make a final call on this soon and hope Graham accepts the same .
Om Peace

1854
Why we should read the Bhagavat Geeta or other spiritual books even if we can't understand it -

http://jasrajsangani.blogspot.in/

An old farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Geeta.

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagawat Geeta just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand, I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagawat Geeta do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.

The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty.

Out of breath, he said, "SEE.... it is useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Bhagavat Geeta or any other other piritual books You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Lord Krishna or other saints and Gods in our lives."


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Chidambaram is called Koil (The Temple) by all Saivite saints. All the four major saints have sung about  this temple and Nataraja.
For Sri Vaishnavites, Srirangam is called Koil. All Azhwars have sung about Sri Rangam Ranganatha.
The only notable exception to this seems to be Bhagwan Ramana as he identified only with Arunachala .

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Operating System and Software Issues / Regarding Kindle Reader
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:10:16 AM »
Dear Friends

I love reading lot of books especially related to Yoga , Spirituality etc and since my book shelves are getting overloaded ,I have decided to shift to ebooks . Right now many of Bhagwan's books I read as PDF's on my computer and I am sure in future there will be Kindle versions of the same available .
Right now I have installed Kindle Reader software on my computer and have started to purchase many books from amazon.com in Kindle format and so reading those books via Kindle reader software on my PC . I am now interested in getting an amazon Kindle reader itself .
I am not interested in getting any new Tablets like IPAD /Samsung etc as my primary purpose is just reading books (available on amazon Kindle ) and not much interested in the various Apps for tablets etc . Having books on Kindle reader will save me carrying books when I travel and also when the power ( TN has notorious power cuts that will only escalate in Summer ) is off I can read it without bothering to log in on my computer . Kindle Reader has ability to have hundreds of books saved in it and has a very long battery life unlike Laptops and get charged easily and also light weight .

Among the various Kindle version available I prefer to get  "Kindle Papwerwhite " , that gives the ability to read also in dark without a night lamp .
Has anyone of you got the above Kindle or any versions of the Kindle .
Kindly share your views ?


Om Peace
Om Peace

1857
I am ready too.

Thanks Tushnim so that makes as now 4 people ready . Let us wait for 1 more day and then make a final call /request to Graham .

Om Peace

1858
Subramaniam Sir and Sanjay

Good that both of you are also willing for this proposal along with me .Let us wait for some more response and then take up this issue with Graham .

Om Peace .

1859
Dear Friends

I have opened a separate thread regarding making voluntary contributions to support this site :

Regarding making some token voluntary contributions to support this site

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=7481.msg39826#msg39826


Om Peace

1860
Dear Members
We have all been enjoying using this forum in one way or another and in this process we forget the main Man ,Graham who is working behind silently in hosting this site and also maintaining it to be free from Ads , Spammers and Trolls .
I feel we must also help contribute a bit to help Graham in maintaining this site . This is adfree site and setup purely on a Non Commerical Basis and I feel all of us must contribute at least a token amount annually to Graham to help him with the webhositing and maintenance charges .
I am open to this .Others can also share their views on the same . We need not consider this as paying to Graham but as a sort of simple Guru Dakshina to Bahgwan Ramana and Arunachala for connecting us .
I do not know how Graham is supporting this site but I do feel that we must make at least a token contribution voluntarily in supporting this site .Absolute no pressure on those who are not interested or who cant make it .So no guilt feelings here . .This is a proposal just to show our respect/ support  to Graham for helping us connect with Bhagwan Ramana and Arunachala .
I do not know whether Graham will be open to this but on my part I feel I must open this topic and I request other members to also share their views . How we can do this we can debate later but would like others views also on the same

Om Peace

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