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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 .

Source :

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

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:21:36 AM »
Dear atmavichar,

Excellent photo.  Can you please send me a copy, if possible?

Arunachala Siva.

Subramaniam Sir

It is very easy and you can do it yourself . Just right click the mouse and it will give u some options and choose "save image as " option and you can store it in your computer . This applies even to the Pic shared by Nagaraj .

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 18, 2016, 05:17:17 PM »
Excellent pic of Bhagavan , Arunachala Hill and Aruncahala Temple - all in one


Q: What is the path?

M: The method can be anything.
From whatever directions the pilgrims gather,
they must enter the kaaba by only one passage.

Q: People speak of different methods. Which method is the easiest?

M: The methods appear easy according to the nature of the individual.
It depends upon what one has practiced before.

Q: What is the jnana path?

M: Yoga is similar because both help to concentrate the mind.
Yoga aims at union of the individual with the Universal Reality.
Yoga is itself an aid to Self-realization, the goal of all.
This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now.
Therefore jnana tries to find out how separation came about.

p. 59

Q: What is the difference between meditation and Self-enquiry?

M: Meditation is possible only if the ego is retained: there is the ego and the object meditated upon. This method is indirect.
However, if we seek the ego-source, the ego disappears and what remains is the Self. This method is the direct one.
- Conscious Immortality p.59

Q: What is the correct waQ: What is the correct way to pursue self-enquiry?

AS: Bhagavan has said: 'When thoughts arise stop them from
developing by enquiring: "To whom is this thought coming?" as soon as soon as the thought appears. What does it matter if many thoughts keep coming up? Enquire into their origin or find out who has the thoughts and sooner or later the flow of thoughts will stop.'
This is how self-enquiry should be practiced.
When Bhagavan spoke like this he sometimes used the analogy of a besieged fort. If one systematically closes off all the entrances to such a fort and then picks off the occupants one by one as they try to come out, sooner or later the fort will be empty. Bhagavan said that we should apply these same tactics to the mind.
How to go about doing this? Seal off the entrances and exits to the mind by not reacting to rising thoughts or sense impressions. Don't let new ideas, judgments, likes, dislikes, etc. enter the mind, and don't let rising thoughts flourish and escape your attention.
When you have sealed off the mind in this way, challenge each emerging thought as it appears by asking, 'Where have you come from?' or 'Who is the person who is having this thought? If you can do this continuously, with full attention, new thoughts will appear momentarily and then disappear. If you can maintain the siege for long enough, a time will come when no more thoughts arise; or if they do, they will only be fleeting, undistracting images on the periphery of consciousness. In that thought-free state you will begin to experience yourself as consciousness, not as mind or body.
However, if you relax your vigilance even for a few seconds and allow new thoughts to escape and develop unchallenged, the siege will be lifted and the mind will regain some or all of it former strength.
Living by the Words of Bhagavan.

General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: January 16, 2016, 09:10:05 PM »
Today i.e 16 Jan 2016 is Thiruvvaluvar's Day - the birthday of Saint Thiruvalluvar who composed the greatest Book called "Thirukural" 2000 years back and that book is still relevant even now . Thirukural is also called as Tami? Ma?ai (Tamil Veda); Poyyamozhii (words that never fail); and Daiva nool (divine text).Bhagavad Gita is the divine book given by God to Man , Thevaram , Thiruvachagam , Divya Prabandam ( Tamil Divine Texts ) are the books given by Man to God while Thirukural is the Divine Text given by Man to Man .Thiruvalluvar showed people that a person could lead the life of a Grihastha or householder, and at the same time, lead a divine life or a life of purity and sanctity.
For more about Saint Thiruvalluvar kindly go through this article by Swami Sivananda :

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