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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 01, 2016, 06:07:50 PM »
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Just venting out my anger! Lets pray and hope some sanity come and relieves our country!

Nagaraj

I understand your sentiments but Most of Media's focus is only on the negative ( as that is what brings in more TRPs ) and less on the constructive that is happening in the Country ( unless the Constructive thing is seem to be done by a VIP ) . Thousands of selfless workers , volunteers from all walks of life are working silently without seeking name , fame , reward in order to improve the quality of life of the people of this Country and they are not reported much and fortunately through social media we are aware of that and kindly go through this site to get a feel of the type of the silent positive work being done by many selfless individuals in this Country .They report only the Positive news and that is mentioned in their Heading itself . While I do understand lot of negativity is there and that too is a reality , let us focus on the positive aspects and do our best to spread the positive energy through our own thoughts , words and deeds  in whatever way we can .
http://www.thebetterindia.com/

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 01, 2016, 02:33:10 PM »
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When time calls, it is quite fine to side nicely towards the right side! Its time we stood erect and with our chin held high! Never trust the Left and never ever the center  :D

Nagaraj

It does not matter whether you are Right , Left , Centre as long as you understand the essential spirit of this nation and interpret things keepthing this spirit instead of devising our own modren ways of intrepreting them and abusing the religion   . What is the spirit of this nation ?
Sri Aurobindo has given the same in his Uttarpara speech in 1919 ( nrealy 100 years back )

I spoke once before with this force in me and I said then that this movement is not a political movement and that nationalism is not politics but a religion, a creed, a faith. I say it again today, but I put it in another way. I say no longer that nationalism is a creed, a religion, a faith; I say that it is the Sanatan Dharma which for us is nationalism. This Hindu nation was born with the Sanatan Dharma, with it it moves and with it it grows. When the Sanatan Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if the Sanatan Dharma were capable of perishing, with the Sanatan Dharma it would perish. The Sanatan Dharma, that is nationalism. This is the message that I have to speak to you.

(The Uttarpara Speech by Shri Aurobindo Ghosh (Chandernagore, 1919) p. 1 f.)

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 01, 2016, 12:59:52 PM »
Yes Sri Ravi . Thanks for posting the same in the Other thread and I have also written there . Though I do not belong to the Right Wing Section to which Sri Gurumoorthy belongs to but there is lot of merit in what Sri Gurumorrthy has conveyed and in the name of Secularism many things are being distorted and abused just because it is said by a Saffron Robed Monk and just  because it accepts the reality of the caste system ( for eg Bhagavad Gita, Purusha Sooktam  is abused because of just one sholka it has on the 4 fold divisions of society ) and now Swami Vievkananda is being opposed just because he is a saffron robed monk . But I have seen these Athesits who are opposing this Rath Yatra now selectively using many quotes of Swami Vivekananda where he has hit out at the Hindus and the Caste System in their own literature .

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General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: August 01, 2016, 12:36:25 PM »
Thanks Ravi for posting the Auditor Gurumurthy's interview on Thanthi TV here .If any links , articles to that event is available we can share it for the benefit of others .
One thing powerful that came out of the interview was Gurumorrthy's statement "No one has the Guts to stop this Vivekananda Rath Yatra either legally or Politically as the man in question is Swami Vivekananda who belongs to the entire world and not just to the Hindus "

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 31, 2016, 05:13:00 PM »


Auditor Guurmoorthy has given an excellent interview to Thanthi TV on what Hinduism is and the reason behind the Swami Vivekananda's Rath Yathra and the Hinduism Fair that is being Organized now in Chennai .Plus also discussed other things​.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy-zPqUDNm8

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 31, 2016, 09:55:11 AM »
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A Devotee: "It also might have fallen into the hands of the sweeper of the car."
M.: "Yes, it could have been, or someone could have taken it and thrown it away on the street. But as soon as I got the diary back, I forgot all those possibilities. What irony! And we live with this mind, which plays tricks on us all the time. So we should always pray: May we not deviate from our goal. May we not forget God when something has been accomplished."

The Mind will always play its monkey tricks and there is a Joke I read in a story book about the same .
Once a person had a severe stomach ache and he prayed to Mother Kali "Relive me of this stromach pain and I will give you 5 Buffaloes for sacifice " , then when the stomach ache was slowly getting relived he felt he was too quick in promising the 5 Buffaloes and revised his offer to Mother Kali saying " Mother Kali I will give you 5 goats for sacrifice " and after few hours when the stomach upset completely got over , he felt that it got over naturally and that Mother Kali did not have a role in his pain getting relived and sarcastically told " Mother Kali I feel you need some exercise why dont you yourself catch hold of 5 sparrows and eat it " and the moment he finished saying that , the stomach pain again got very intesive and he realised his mistake and pleaded forgivenss to mother Kali and told he will keep up the Original Promise itself .

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General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: July 29, 2016, 10:26:46 AM »
EARNESTNESS AND TRUST

Q: There are many who strive for self-knowledge earnestly, but with scant results. What may be the cause of it?

M: They have not investigated the sources of knowledge sufficiently, their sensations, feelings and thoughts they do not know well enough. This may be one cause of delay. The other: some desires may still be alive.

Q: But can a Guru give realization without words, without trust, just like this, without any preparation?

M: Yes, one can, but where is the taker? You see, I was so attuned to my Guru, so completely trusting him. There was so little of resistance in me, that it all happened easily and quickly.

But not everybody is so fortunate. Laziness and restlessness often stand in the way and until they are seen and removed, the progress is slow. All those who have realized on the spot, by mere touch, look or thought, have been ripe for it. But such are very few. The majority needs some time for ripening. Sadhana is accelerated ripening.

Q: What makes one ripe? What is the ripening factor?

M: Earnestness of course, one must be really anxious. After all, the realised man is the most earnest man. Whatever he does, he does it completely, without limitations and reservations. Integrity will take you to reality.

- I AM THAT ch 43

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 28, 2016, 10:10:13 PM »
There is no process to become silent.
To disturb your mind you need process,
but to stay silent there is no process.

Stay in satsang, stay quiet,
always have love with your own Self.

You are not to win it by any attempt or effort.
Simply stay quiet.

If any thought rises, simply find out where it came from.

~ Papaji

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: July 27, 2016, 05:48:28 PM »
Today ( 27 July 2016 ) if the first death anniversary of Dr.Abdul Kalam ( former India President ) and I am sharing this piece ( meeting of Dr.Abdul Kalam with Swami Sivananda in 1958 at Rishikesh ) as a reminder to one of India's best and most Popular People's President and most improtant is the message of Swami Sivananda which is not just meant for Dr.Abdul Kalam but also to all of us which is "defeat the defeatist tendency " . I have shared this before but felt worth sharing again .

Here is the incident in Dr.Kalam's Words :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY_oMRu-tIE

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