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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 30, 2016, 11:04:29 AM »

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Q: I don't understand what work I should do and what not.
Bhagavan: Don't bother. What is destined as work to be done by you in this life will be done by you, whether you like it or not.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 29, 2016, 05:46:58 PM »

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From: ~~~ Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talk 161.- Mind your business

An elderly man from Ananthapur,
after hearing the Vedas recited in the hall,
stood up and asked:

?It is said that the non-Brahmins
should not hear the recital of the Vedas.?

Sri Ramana Maharshi:

"Mind your business.
Take care of what you came here for.
Why do you waste your time in these matters?

?I heard the recital,? you say.
?Who is that ?I??
Without knowing the ?I? you are using the word.
If its significance be known there will be no doubt.
Find the ?I? first and you may afterwards speak of other matters.?


Continuing, Sri Bhagavan said:

?The smritis say something.
They are not appropriate now.
I will reform the world, rewrite the smritis.?

Saying so,
people are cutting capers in the world from time immemorial.
Such reformers have come and gone;
but the ancient smritis still stand.
Why waste time over such matters?

Let each one mind his business.
All will be well.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 27, 2016, 11:00:59 PM »
Gita Verses-Nimirndhu Nil ( Tamil Movie )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne9a997_lUw


The song starts with a mediocre intro and turns into a rhythmic and strong one once the versere are up.  So.. Here goes the lyrics and meaning of the verses of this song from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.

The song was composed with verses 16, 18, 27, 28 and 37 of Chapter 2 "Sankhya yoga" (a) "The eternal reality of the Soul's immortality".  These verses, that convey very deep meaning, are some of the words of advice from Shri Krishna to convince Arjuna into the inevitable war (which Arjuna laments as his unfortunate situation) to fight against Arjuna's (evil) relatives and teachers.

 
BHAGAVATH GITA  -  CHAPTER 2  - Sankhya yoga

 VERSE : 16 
Meaning: The unreal (the non-existent/the material body) has no duration (endurance/ everlastingness);   And the real (eternal soul) has no cessation ( end / changing quality ).  These conclusions (of both of the two) have indeed been observed by seers of Truth.

VERSE : 18 
Meaning:
All these material bodies (of kurukshetra warriors) are sure to come to an end; the embodied soul is eternal in existence, immeasurable and indestructible.  Therefore, fight, (Arjuna / O descendant of) Bharata.

VERSE : 27 

Meaning:
For one who has taken birth, death is certain; and for one who is dead, birth is certain.  Therefore you should not lament for your inevitable duty.

VERSE : 28 
Meaning:
All that are created are non-manifest in the beginning; (they become) manifest in middle; (and they become) non-manifest again when vanquished. So, what is the need for lamentation?

 
VERSE : 37 
Meaning:
Slain, you will win a place in heaven; Victorious, you will enjoy the earth.  Therefore, O son of Kunthi, get up and fight, for victory is certain.

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:12:44 AM »
Benefits of Kirtan

When you chant 'Hare Rama' or 'Gopala Gopala,' don't just join in with the crowd. These words can slowly, slowly transfer emotion into devotion. It is not just in a day or two, but gradually it will wean your mind away from these external objects... It is a slow process and the best method is kirtan. Other disciplines are there -- Jnana Yoga discipline, Raja Yoga discipline... But even if you are a Raja Yogi or a Jnana Yogi, kirtan is the most important thing to conquer your mind. Do not sing with your mouth; sing from your heart. Dissociate from everything and associate with the Supreme Being."
-Swami Vishnudevananda
Note : Swami Vishnu devananda is one of the senior most disciples of Swami Sivananda who found the SIVANANDA YOGA VEDATNTA CENTRES WORLD WIDE and author of the best sellers "A Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga " , "Meditation & MAntras " . I received all my practical training in Yoga through this Organization and so consider him as my Yoga Guru .

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:06:26 AM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj

Thanks for sharing the note of Sri Annamalai Swami regarding likita Japa of "I AM NOT THE BODY , I AM NOT THE MIND/THOUGHTS" .  In Sri Nisargadatta tradition also a similar mantra is given as initiation for those who need and the devotees are asked to do japa of the same for many years so that subtle teachings of ATMA JNANA slowly sinks in . Also in Sandhyavandanam we repeat the mantra "ASAVADITYO BRAHMAN , BRAHMAIVAHAM ASMI "  which also reflects the same only that in our hurry to complete the sandhya vandanam it becomes a mechanical act and we loose the significance of the same .
BTW Sri Annamalais Swami before coming to Bhagavan met Kanchi Mhaswamigal who asked him to chant /write the Mantra SIVAYA NAMAH and Annamalai Swami wrote it a lakh  times and that sadhana helped him to come to Bhagavan and he ended up staying in Thiruvanamalai . Mental Japa ,Likita Japa has  its own power only that we need to do it sincerely with feeling and bhava and not rush in to complete a quota .

In this regard I wish to share an interesting incident with regarding to writing Sri Rama Nama by my mother and that incident happened during our recent visit to Rishikesh . Since you talked about Ramayana in your earlier post I was reminded of that incident and will share here later .

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 25, 2016, 02:27:14 PM »

Here is a link to some of the Spiritual Journals/Magazines that are available for free download and reading online . Members who have links to other spiritual magazines kindly share the same .




Shri Ravi had given a linked to the Vision magazine published by Ananada Ashram ( Papa Ramdas ) and I am reproducing the same here :


http://www.anandashram.org/html/vision.html


The following is a link to the online magazine published by Divine Life Society ( Swami Sivananda Ashram , Rishikesh )


http://www.sivanandaonline.org/public_html/?cmd=displayrightsection&section_id=1742&parent=1709&format=html



The following is a link to the online magazine  KALYAN-KALPATARU published by Gita Pres Gorakhpur


http://kalyana-kalpataru.org/new_issues.html

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