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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  .

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: August 30, 2016, 08:31:58 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 29, 2016, 01:33:02 PM »
In the meantime one Varman, who was ruling in Kanchipuram, which is
near Tiru Nindravoor, had really constructed a big temple for Siva in Kanchipuram. 

Subramaniam Sir

Thanks for the nice write up of Poosala Nayanar and it is a very inspiring account that talks about the greatness of sincere Manasa Puja .
BTW is the temple built by the King Varman still in Kanchipuram and if so what is the name of that temple ?

General Discussion / Re: Vishnu Sahasranama
« on: August 29, 2016, 10:08:19 AM »
Even in this sinful Kaliyuga , a wordly man , though guilty of all sins , becomes pure by meditating upon Govinda - Vishnu Purana

General Discussion / Re: Yoga Guru TKV Desikachar passed away
« on: August 26, 2016, 10:10:55 PM »

Also reminded me of the repeated statement of Krishnamurti.  "The mind must be empty, and the heart full. Now we have our minds full and our hearts empty."

Right from childhoos there is tremendrous pressure from family , School , Collage ,Society to "be somebody"  and even if someone goes to the spiritual line , he/she is considered successful only when he/she becomes somebody great that others recognize while the true masters say "be nobody" .

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