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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 02, 2016, 03:08:18 PM »


Annamalai Swami: Self-enquiry must be done continuously. It doesn't work if you regard it as a part-time activity. You may be doing something that doesn't hold your interest or attention, so you think, ?I will do some self-enquiry instead'. This is never going to work. You may go two steps forward when you practice, but you go five steps backward when you stop your practice and go back to your worldly affairs. You must have a lifelong commitment to establish yourself in the Self. Your determination to succeed must be strong and firm, and it should manifest as continuous, not part-time, effort.

For many lifetimes you have been immersed in ignorance. You are habituated to it. All your deeply rooted beliefs, all your patterns of behavior reinforce ignorance and strengthen the hold it has over you.
This ignorance is so strong, so deeply enmeshed in all your psychological structures, it takes a massive effort over a long period of time to break free from it. The habits and beliefs that sustain it have to be challenged again and again.

Ignorance is ignorance of the Self, and to remove it Self-awareness is required. When you come to an awareness of the Self, ignorance vanishes. If you don't lose contact with the Self, ignorance can never arise.

If there is darkness, you remove it by bringing light. Darkness is not something real and substantial that you have to dig out and throw away. It is just an absence of light, nothing more. When light is let into a dark room, the darkness is suddenly no longer there. It did not vanish gradually or go away piece by piece; it simply ceased to exist when the room became filled with light.

This is just an analogy because the Self is not like other lights. It
is not an object that you either see or don't see. It is there all the time shining as your own reality. If you refuse to acknowledge its existence, if you refuse to believe that it is there, you put yourself in imaginary darkness. It is not a real darkness. It is just your own willful refusal to acknowledge that you are light itself. This self-inflicted ignorance is the darkness that has to be banished by the light of the Self within until we become one with it.

p. 18

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 02, 2016, 12:22:34 PM »

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 02, 2016, 08:39:02 AM »
"பிராமணன் தன் கடமையை ஒழுங்காகச் செய்தால்
நானே நேரில் சென்று அனுக்ரஹம் செய்கிறேன்".

(தர்மத்தை ஒழுங்காக செய்யாதவன்தான் என்னைத்
தேடிவர வேண்டும்)

சொன்னவர்;எஸ்.பஞ்சாபகேசசாஸ்திரிகள்.கும்பகோணம். தொகுப்பாளர்;டி.எஸ்.கோதண்டராம சர்மா
தட்டச்சு;வரகூரான் நாராயணன்.

1963-ம் வருஷம். ஸ்ரீ பெரியவர்கள் மருதாநல்லூரில் Camp
செய்திருந்தார்கள். கும்பகோணம் ஸ்ரீ கும்பேச்வர ஆலயத்தில்திருப்பாவை-திருவெம்பாவை மகாநாடு வெகுவிமரிசையாக நடைபெற்றது. அப்போது பக்தவத்சலம் தமிழ்நாட்டுமுதல்வராக இருந்தார்..மதுரை மீனாக்ஷிகோயிலைதிருப்பணிசெய்தபி.டி.ராஜன்,
தமிழ்நாட்டு முதல்வர்முதலிய பெரிய பிரமுகர்கள் விஜயம் செய்திருந்தனர்.

ஸந்த்யாகாலம். ஸ்ரீ பெரியவர்கள் அனுக்ரஹபாஷணம்
கேட்க வேண்டும் என்ற ஆசையில் ஸ்ரீ பெரியவர்கள்
அருகில் அமர்ந்து இருந்தேன்.

ஸ்ரீ பெரியவா உபன்யாஸம் செய்யத் தொடங்கும் நேரம்.
என்னைப் பார்த்து, ஆசமனம் செய்வது போல் தன் கையை வைத்துக் கொண்டு என்னை வெளியே செல்லுமாறு சைகைகாட்டினார்கள்.

'இது ஸந்த்யாகாலம். உன் கடமை இப்போது
ஸந்த்யாவந்தனம் செய்வதுதான். என் உபன்யாசத்தை
கேட்பதற்காக, உரிய காலத்தில் ஸந்த்யாவந்தனம்
செய்யாமல் இருக்காதே' என்று சைகை மூலம் எனக்கு
உணர்த்தினார்கள். நானும் திருக்குளத்தில் ஸந்த்யை
செய்யச் சென்று விட்டேன்.

அன்று இரவு பத்து மணிக்கு நாங்கள் அழைக்காமலேயே,
மேலக்காவிரியிலுள்ள எங்கள் க்ருஹத்துக்குத்
தானாகவே வந்து ஒரு மணி நேரம் பரமானுக்ரஹம்

பிராம்மணனுக்கு ஸந்த்யாவந்தனம் முதலிய கர்மாக்கள்தான்முக்யமானது; வேறு எதுவும் உயர்ந்தது இல்லை.

'பிராமணன் தன் கடமையை ஒழுங்காகச் செய்தால்
நானே நேரில் சென்று அனுக்ரஹம் செய்கிறேன்.
தர்மத்தை ஒழுங்காக செய்யாதவன்தான் என்னைத்
தேடிவர வேண்டும்' என்ற உண்மையை உலகிற்கு
இதன் வாயிலாக வெளிப்படுத்தினார்கள்

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 01, 2016, 09:02:50 AM »
"It is very important to have a clear mind.  Only a clear mind can understand what is right or wrong and preform right action.  Even God or Guru's words are completely misunderstood if the mind is not clear.  Hence a clear mind is very important for Sadhana" (Mathru Sri Sarada, 2012 New Year Greeting)

That is the key .

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: August 30, 2016, 02:42:21 PM »
Do Sahasra Gayathri every Sunday!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Hara Sankara ? Sri Periyava re-iterating what was told in Deivathin Kural through a simple incident. Thanks to Sri Siva for the share. Ram Ram

Experiences of Maha Periyava: Perform Sahasra Gayathri Japam every Sunday

I took my daughter to have darshan of Kanchi Maha Periyava. Though He was laid up with high temperature He gave me darshan, and inquired about the health of my daughter. I burst into a tempest of tears for His mercy, compassion, kindness, and divine blessings.

He then instructed me to perform Sahasra Aavrti (1000) Gayatri Japa, every Sunday and avoid discussing politics which would invariably involve turning the mind away from things spiritual. He said that my performance of Gayatri Japa alone would repay my indebtedness.
For some months afterwards I obeyed His command with implicit faith and earnestness and switched over doing Gayatri Japa every day instead of only on Sundays!

In another incident I went to Satara in Maharashtra, where Maha Periyava was camping. Around 3.00 AM in the wee hours of the morning Maha Periyava sent for me and asked me to recite Dhayana Sloka of the sacred Gayatri, which I did it trembling within myself!

For nearly 30 minutes, the great Sage gave a rich annotation, and instructed me to etch it in my mind while performing the Japa! I however confessed that being too small, mired in profound ignorance it would be difficult for me to capture the picture of sacred Gayatri, as it was expounded, but I enthroned the lotus feet of Maha Periaval in the inner recesses of my heart while doing the Japa.

He displayed His benign and divine smile. It was an epochal event in my life. He aroused and awakened my sensibility and sensitivity to the glory and greatness of sacred Gayatri!

Source: Maha Periyava Darisana Anubhavangal

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: August 30, 2016, 02:13:46 PM »
Maya is not real, since it disappears on the dawn of knowledge. It is not unreal either since such a thing would never appear at any time. It is indeed a mysterious phenomenon that is the cause of all confusion. It can disappear only with the Lord?s Blessings.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 30, 2016, 09:59:32 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Vishnu Sahasranama
« on: August 30, 2016, 08:34:13 AM »
Sins accrue when actions, prescribed by the Shastras are not performed and when forbidden acts are resorted to. A potent antidote for both kinds of sins is the recitation of Lord's Name.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Maqhaswamigal

Note : Here God's name refers to any God's name but in the context of this thread we can take recitation of God's name as chanting of Vishnu Sahasranama which comes as an excellent package of 1000 names of the Lord  .

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