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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 30, 2015, 05:29:06 PM »
Sringeri Jagadguru on What to do if no time for Puja or Nitya Karma

Excerpt from the book: Sanatana Dharma Vol. 1
Chapter 11 Dharma is eternal and unchanging
Page 75-77

Today many people lament: ?Swamiji, we are not in a position to put into practice the principles ordained by the sastras. Times have changed. In the past people led a leisurely life. They used to indulge in religious pursuits from morning till evening. We have to rush to our offices at 8 AM in the morning. How can we take up religious practices, like in the past?? They request me to frame a new set of principles to suit the present day situation. In their opinion, rules framed by the Jagadguru would be accepted by all and would be valued.

I told them that Sri Adi Sankaracharya did not establish the Peethas to stipulate new sets of rules and procedures. He established these Peethas to guide the people, to encourage them and ensure that they abided by the Sastras. It is thus impossible, to change the sastras.

They persist, saying it is not possible to follow the guidelines laid down in the sastras. This is only due to the poor understanding of what is prescribed in the sastras. What do the sastras prescribe?

It is prescribed that we offer worship both in the morning and in the evening. If an elaborate worship is not possible owing to some constraints the sastras prescribe a shorter method of worship as a solution. Why is this not being adopted?

It is prescribed that you should chant the Gayatree mantra 1008 times during the sandhyavandana. If this is not possible it suggests that the mantra be chanted at least 108 times. If, even this is not possible it suggests that you chant the mantra at least 32 times.

The sastras suggest both, mukhyakalpa and anukalpa. lf you follow mukhyakalpa you have to chant the mantra 1008 times. If it is not possible to follow mukhyakalpa you may follow anukalpa and chant the Gayatree mantra only 108 times. What you are asking is - If there is a means by which sandhyavandana can be totally avoided. I am emphatically saying that it is not possible. It is my firm opinion; if it is not possible to chant the Gayatree mantra 1008 times, chant it 108 times; even if that is not possible chant it atleast 32 times, but do not give up sandhyavandana.

If you cannot perform worship in an elaborate manner, chanting Rudra and chamaka, perform it at least in a brief manner, chanting only the purushasookta.

lt would be sheer escapism if you say that even this is not possible.You have time for reading the news papers, for watching the television serials and all other activities. If you say you do not have time only for chanting the Gayatree mantra 108 times it would only amount to escapism. It is a lame excuse given to cover, your lack of interest and faith.

General topics / Re: Quotes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
« on: October 30, 2015, 09:28:54 AM »
The witness attitude is also faith; it is faith in oneself.
You believe that you are not what you experience, and you look at everything as from a distance.

There is no effort in witnessing. You understand that you are the witness only, and the understanding acts. You need nothing more, just remember that you are the witness only.

If in the state of witnessing you ask yourself 'Who am I?', the answer comes at once, though it is wordless and silent. Cease to be the object and become the subject of all that happens; once having turned within, you will find yourself beyond the subject.

When you have found yourself, you will find that you are also beyond the object, that both the subject and the object exist in you, but you are neither.

Nisargadatta, I AM THAT ch. 64

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 15, 2015, 10:39:32 AM »

SRI LALITHA STOTRA NAMAVALI ( Slected 108 names from Sri Lalitha Sahasrnamam by His Holiness  Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswami

The Divine Mother is the Creatrix. The Worlds come out of her, have their sustenance for a while, and then subside into her. She is the backdrop on which the evanascent world or play of the world goes on. She is Wisdom, Bliss and consciousness Incarnate. The Brahman, the Eternal Witness, is neither male nor female nor neutral.

He is the ear of the ear, mind of the mind, the speech of the speech, the eye of the eye, and life of life. The executory power of the Brahman is the Divine Mother, known as Tripurasundari, Bhuvaneswari, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati, Durga, Gauri and so on, not to speak of the masculine forms, such as Siva, Vishnu, Ganesha etc.

The various powers, functions, forms, qualities and manifestations are described in these 108 names (Ashtothara Namavali) selected by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswami. Longevity, health, progency, education, enchantment, fame, prosperity - all accrue to one who recites the Sri Lalita Stotra Namavali.

Start with the Aachamaniyam :

Achytaya namaha ??????????. Damodara

Ganapati Dhyanam :

Om Shuklam Bharadharam Vishnum ?????????. Upashanth aye.

Pranayam :

Om boohu, om bhuvaha ??????.. Bhur Bhuvasuvarom.

Sankalpam :

Mamopaatha Samastha ????????Prithyartham Shri Lalita Maha Tripurasundari prasada Sidhyarthey, Shri Lalita Stotra Namavali Paarayanam ( or archanam ) karishyey.

Namavali :

Om Sri Maatrey Namaha
Om Deva karya Samudyathaayey Namaha
Om Devarshi gana samghaatha Sthuyamaana atma vaibhavayey Namaha
Om Bhaktha Sowbhagya daayinyey Namaha
Om Bhakthi Priyayey Namaha
Om Bhaya pahaayey Namaha
Om Raaga mathanyey Namaha
Om Mada naashinyey Namaha
Om Moha naashinyey Namaha
Om Mamatahantrayey Namaha

( 10 )

Om Paapa nashinyey Namaha
Om Krodha shamanyey Namaha
Om Lobha naashinyey Namaha
Om Shamsayaghnayey Namaha
Om Bhava naashinyey Namaha
Om Mruthyu Mathanyey Namaha
Om Durgaayey Namaha
Om Dukkha hantrayey Namaha
Om Sukha pradhaayey Namaha
Om Dushta Dooraayey Namaha

( 20 )

Om Duraachaara Samanyey Namaha
Om Dosha Varjithaayey Namaha
Om Sarvagnyayey Namaha
Om Samaanaadhika Varjithaayey Namaha
Om Sarva mantra swarupiney Namaha
Om Sarva yantra Atmikaayey Namaha
Om Sarva tantra rupayey Namaha
Om Maha Lakshmayey Namaha
Om Maha paathaka Naashinyey Namaha
Om Maha thripura sundaryey Namaha

( 30 )

Om Charaachara Jagannaathaayey Namaha
Om Parvathyey Namaha
Om Shrusti kartriyey Namaha
Om Gopatriyey Namaha
Om Samhaarinyey Namaha
Om Thiro dhaana Karyey Namaha
Om Anugraha daayey Namaha
Om Aaabrahma kita jananyey Namaha
Om Varna ashrama vidhyaayinyey Namaha
Om Nijaagna rupa nigamaayey Namaha

( 40 )

Om Punyaapunya phala pradaayey Namaha
Om Raakshasaghnayey Namaha
Om karunaarasa sagaraayey Namaha
Om veda vedhyaayey Namaha
Om Sadaachara pravarthikayey Namaha
Om Sadyaha Prasaadinyey Namaha
Om Shivankaryey Namaha
Om Shishte Shtaayey Namaha
Om Shiste pujithayey Namaha
Om Gayatryey Namaha

( 50 )

Om Nihi seema mahimney Namaha
Om Samastha Bhakta Sukhadaayey Namaha
Om Punya Labhyayayey Namaha
Om Bandha mochanyey Namaha
Om Sarva vyaadhi prashamanyey Namaha
Om Sarva mruthyu nivaarinyey Namaha
Om Kali kalmasha naashiney Namaha
Om Nitya truptaayey Namaha
Om Maithryaadi Vaasanaa labhyaayey Namaha
Om Hrudayasthaayey Namaha

( 60 )

Om Daitya Hantrayey Namaha
Om Guru Murthyayey Namaha
Om Gomaatrey Namaha
Om Kaivalyapada Daayinyey Namaha
Om Trijagad Vandhyaayey Namaha
Om Vaagadheeswaryey Namaha
Om Jnana Daayey Namaha
Om Sarva Vedanta Samvedyaayey Namaha
Om Yogadaayey Namaha
Om Nirdvaitaayey Namaha

( 70 )

Om Dvaita Varjitaayey Namaha
Om Annadaayey Namaha
Om Vasudaayey Namaha
Om Bhashaa rupaayey Namaha
Om Sukha aradhyaayey Namaha
Om Raja Rajeswaryey Namaha
Om Saamrajya Daayinyey Namaha
Om Sarvaartha Daatriyey Namaha
Om Satchitananda Rupinyey Namaha
Om Saraswathyey Namaha

( 80 )

Om Dakshinaa murthi Rupinyey Namaha
Om Sanakaadhi Samaaraadhyaayey Namaha
Om Nama Paraayana preethaayey Namaha
Om Mithya jagat Adhisthaanaayey Namaha
Om Swarga apavarga daayey Namaha
Om Paramantra vibhedinyey Namaha
Om Sarvaanthar yaminyey Namaha
Om Janma Mrutyu Jara Tapta Jana Vishraanthi Daayinyey Namaha
Om Sarvopanishad Udghushtaayey Namaha
Om Leelaa Vigraha Dharinyey Namaha

( 90 )

Om Ajaayey Namaha
Om Kshaya Vinir muktaayey Namaha
Om Kshipra Prasaadinyey Namaha
Om Samsaara panka Nirmagna Samuddhaarana Panditaayey Namaha
Om Dhana Dhaanya Vivardhinyey Namaha
Om Tattvamartha Swarupinyey Namaha
Om Sarvaapat Vinivaarinyey Namaha
Om Swabhaava Madhuraayey Namaha
Om Sadaa tushtaayey Namaha Om Dharma Vardhinyey Namaha

( 100 )

Om Suvasinyey Namaha
Om Suvasinyarchana preetaayey Namaha
Om Vanchitaartha Pradhayinyey Namaha
Om Avyaja Karunaamurthaye Namaha
Om Ajnaana Dhwanta Dipikaayey Namaha
Om Aabala Gopa Vidhithaayey Namaha
Om Sarva Anullanghya Shasaanaayey Namaha
Om Lalithaambikaayey Namaha

( 108 )

*** OM ***

Naivedyam : (fruits, coconut, paayasam)

Offer prasadam to the Goddess.
Om praanaya swaha, Om apaanaya swaha ???
????..Om Brahmaney swaha

Mangala Neerajanam :

Light up the camphor, show it to the Goddess.

Om Shri Lalita maha tripura Sundariyey namaha.
Karpoora neeraajanam samarpayaami
Mangala neeraajanam samarpayaami



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