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A DEVOTEE: "What is that story about 'the will of Rama'?"

In a certain village there lived a weaver. He was a very pious soul. Everyone trusted him and loved him. He used to sell his goods in the market-place. When a customer asked him the price of a piece of cloth, the weaver would say: 'By the will of Rama the price of the yarn is one rupee and the labour four annas; by the will of Rama the profit is two annas. The price of the cloth, by the will of Rama, is one rupee and six annas.' Such was the people's faith in the weaver that the customer would at once pay the price and take the cloth. The weaver was a real devotee of God. After finishing his supper in the evening, he would spend long hours in the worship hall meditating on God and chanting His name and glories. Now, late one night the weaver couldn't get to sleep. He was sitting in the worship hall, smoking now and then, when a band of robbers happened to pass that way. They wanted a man to carry their goods and said to the weaver, 'Come with us.' So saying, they led him off by the hand. After committing a robbery in a house, they put a load of things on the weaver's head, commanding him to carry them. Suddenly the police arrived and the robbers ran away. But the weaver, with his load, was arrested. He was kept in the lock-up for the night. Next day he was brought before the magistrate for trial. The villagers learnt what had happened and came to court. They said to the magistrate, 'Your Honour, this man could never commit a robbery.' Thereupon the magistrate asked the weaver to make his statement.

"The weaver said: 'Your Honour, by the will of Rama I finished my meal at night. Then by the will of Rama I was sitting in the worship hall. It was quite late at night by the will of Rama. By the will of Rama I had been thinking of God and chanting His name and glories, when by the will of Rama a band of robbers passed that way. By the will of Rama they dragged me with them; by the will of Rama they committed a robbery in a house; and by the will of Rama they put a load on my head. Just then, by the will of Rama the police arrived, and by the will of Rama I was arrested. Then by the will of Rama the police kept me in the lock-up for the night, and this morning by the will of Rama I have been brought before Your Honour.' The magistrate realized that the weaver was a pious man and ordered his release. On his way home the weaver said to his friends, 'By the will of Rama I have been released.'

Dear Anil

Happy to note that you were able to visit Sri RamanaAshram this time and had a spiritually refreshing time there for few hours and was also was blessed to have Lunch Prasad there being personally served by Dr.Srinivasa Murthy . Many people get upset when they are refused accommdation at Sri RamaAshram and do not visit there . While stay at the Ashram is no doubt a blissful experince , the next best is to stay outside and spend maximun time at the Ashram  in the Old Hall , Samadhi Hall , Mother's shrine etc and absorb the divine presence of Bhagavan .Glad that you took the initiative to travel from Bangalore and spend few valuable hours there and the lunch Prasad was in fact a blessing from Bhagavn itself .
All the best in your sadhana .

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya .

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 29, 2016, 11:46:01 AM »
The concentration on ?I am? is a form of attention. Give your undivided attention to the most important thing in your life ? yourself. Of your personal universe you are the center ? without knowing the center what else can you know?

My advice to you is very simple ? just remember yourself, ?I am?, it is enough to heal your mind and take you beyond, just have some trust. I don?t mislead you. Why should I? Do I want anything from you? I wish you well ? such is my nature. Why should I mislead you?

Commonsense too will tell you that to fulfill a desire you must keep your mind on it. If you want to know your true nature, you must have yourself in mind all the time, until the secret of your being stands revealed.


General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:38:43 PM »

Thanks Ravi for the link to Rajiv Malhotra talk . It is creating a big impact .
Here is a link to an article on the same
Why the battle for Sanskrit needs to be joined

Health issues / Re: Health issues
« on: January 26, 2016, 01:20:29 PM »
Dear Sri Graham

I only hope you recover from this ailment  as soon as possible . Bhagavan Ramana's Grace is always there for sincere devotees like you and that Grace will itself guide u accordingly .

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya .

General Discussion / Re: The Significance of Ekadasi
« on: January 20, 2016, 11:43:02 AM »
Today i.e Wed 20 Jan 2016 is Bhishma Ekadashi - today was the day Vishnu Sahasranama was revealed to the world by Bhishma ( Son of Mother Ganga ) at his death bed in the presence of Pandavas as well as Lord Krishna . When the Mahabharata War was started it started with Lord Krishna's sermon to Arjuna ( Bhagavad Gita ) and the Conclusion of the war was with Bhishma's sermon to Yudishtra ( Vishnu Sahasranama ) . Every Hindu treats both these texts i.e Bhagavad Gita and Vishnu Sahasrnama as Sacred and that is what Adi Shankara has stated in Bhaja Govindam to read daily few verses of Gita , and Chant daily Vishnu Sahsranama and take holy bath in Ganga . While every Ekadashi is auspicious today's Bhishma Ekadashi is very auspicious as today was the day Vishnu Sahasrnama was revealed to the world .

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ருக்ஷேத்ரத்தில் தான் கண்ணன் சொன்ன பகவத் கீதையும் தோன்றியது, கண்ணன் கேட்ட ?விஷ்ணு சஹஸ்ர நாமமும் ? தோன்றியது. எனவேதான் குருக்ஷேத்ரம், தர்மக்ஷேத்ரம் என்று போற்றப்படுகிறது. இரண்டும் தோன்றியது ஒரு ஏகாதசியில் தான் !

பீஷ்ம பிதாமகர் அம்பு படுக்கையில் இருக்கும் சமயம், பாண்டவர்கள் ஸ்ரீ கிருஷ்ணனுடன் சென்று அவரை வணங்குகிறார்கள். அப்போது ஸ்ரீ கிருஷ்ணன் பீஷ்மரை, பாண்டவர்களுக்கு தர்மத்தை உபதேசிக்கும்படி கோருகிறார். பீஷ்மரும் அவ்வாறே அவர்களுக்கு பல தர்மோபதேசங்களை செய்து விட்டு, ஸ்ரீமன் நாராயணனின் பெருமைகளை போற்றும் ? ஸ்ரீ விஷ்ணு சஹஸ்ரநாமம் ? என்ற திவ்ய ஸ்தோத்ரத்தையும் உபதேசிக்கிறார். இப்படிப்பட்ட ஆயிரம் நாமங்களால் போடப்படும் ஸ்ரீ மஹா விஷ்ணு வேறு யாரும் அல்லர். அவரேதான் இந்த ஸ்ரீ கிருஷ்ணர் ! என்ற உண்மையையும் கூறி ஸ்ரீ பரந்தாமனை வணங்குகிறார்.

இந்த புண்ணிய நாள்,   பீஷ்ம பிதாமகரின் பெயரால் ?பீஷ்ம ஏகாதசி ? என்றே வழங்கபடுகிறது. இந்த வருடம் ?பீஷ்ம ஏகாதசி ?, வரும் புதன் கிழமை ( 20-ஜனவரி-2016 ) அன்று வருகிறது ( தகவல் : ஸ்ரீரங்கம் வாக்கிய பஞ்சாங்கம் ).

ஸ்ரீ விஷ்ணு சஹஸ்ரநாமம் அவதரித்த இந்த நன்னாளில் நாம் அனைவரும் தவறாமல் ? ஸ்ரீ விஷ்ணு சஹஸ்ரநாமத்தை? பாராயணம் செய்து, சகல க்ஷேமத்தையும் பெற எல்லாம் வல்ல அந்த ஸ்ரீமன் நாராயணன் அருள் புரிய வேண்டுகிறேன். ( தினமுமே ?ஸ்ரீ விஷ்ணு சஹஸ்ரநாம பாராயணம் ? செய்வது நற்பலன்கள் தரும். )

General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: January 19, 2016, 11:34:01 AM »
தெய்வத்தின் குரல் 7 பாகமும் வெளியிட்ட வானதி திருநாவுக்கரசு இன்று காலை  இறைவனடி சேர்ந்தார். The Complete Teachings of Kanchi Mahaswamigal was released in Tamil in 7 Volumes Titled "Deivathin Kural " ( Voice of God ) and this was published by Vanathi Thirunavakarasu ( complied by Ra Ganapathy ) and today morning at 3 am Sri Vanathi Thiruvanavakarasu attained the lotus feet of the Lord . Hindus world over will every be grateful to Sri Vanathi Thirunavakarasu for publishing this divine work at an affordable price that has a very comprehensive coverage of the entire Sanathana Dharma ( Jnana , Karma , Bhakti , Yoga , Temple worship , Vedic rituals etc ) .
For the Original news link click here .

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:30:20 AM »
As prompted by Sri Ravi, I am attaching the following Divine picture of Bhagavan blessed by Bhagavan himself to Sri Annamalai Swami. Shared by Sri Sundaram Swamy. Please read the wonderful genesis below as shared by Sri Ravi:

Dear Ravi , Nagaraj

Thanks for sharing this pic of Bhagavan that was blessed by Bhagavan Himself and given to Sri Annamalai Swami . I consider this post as a divine coincidence as only yesterday morning I was talking about this to my friend and shared how this pic came to me through Sri Ravi and today I am seeing this pic here posted by Nagaraj ( as promted by Sri Ravi ) .

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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