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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: June 29, 2015, 01:00:16 PM »
Sri Maha Periva Sri Pada Darsanam

A beautiful compilation of Guru Paduka Stotram, interwoven with Periva's rare photos - carefully chosen sets where you can get to have his Padam/Paduka darshan in almost every photo.


Bhagavan on Speech  v/s Silence

Talks with Sri Ramana Maharahi

D :
Why does not Sri Bhagavan go about preach the Truth to the people at large?

M :
How do you know that I am not doing it? Does preaching consist in mounting a platform and haranguing to the people around? Preaching is simple comunication of knowledge. It may be done in Silence too.

What do you think of a man listening to a harangue for an hour and going away without being impressed by it so as to change his life? Compare him with another who sits in a holy presence and leaves after some

time with his outlook on life totally changed. Which is better :
To preach loudly without effect or to sit silently sending forth intuitive forces to play on others?

Again how does speech arise? There is abstract knowledge (unmanifest). From it there rises the ego which gives rise to thoughts and words successively. So then :

Abstract Knowledge

Words are therefore the great grandson of the original source. If words can produce an effect, how much more powerful should be preaching through silence be? Judge for yourself.

Note :
Here is the thread where you can discuss about what you read here :
It is called Pointers from Bhagavan - For Discussion

General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: June 22, 2015, 01:54:10 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi

Thanks for  giving the links to Swami Shantananda Puri's Bhagavatam Lectures.

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:40:58 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:39:19 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:21:36 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:35:02 AM »
Thiruvachagam Mutrodal .

I got this email from SriRam ( also called as Mugavai Kannan MuruganAdimai ) , a great devotee of Bhagavan Ramana and has written many books in Tamil based on the teachings of Bhagavan Ramana and the works of Sri Muruganar . They have a Ramana Satsang that Organizes programs at times and now they are Organizing a Thiruvachakam Mutrodal in Chennai on Sun 21 June 2015 . Those interested in participating can send an email to SriRam at the email given below and confirm your participation as they also arrange for Lunch and dinner  .

Dear all,

Thiruvachagam Mutrodal is arranged on 21St Jun 2015.
The timings are as follows:
Morning Session :8am & 11.30am and  Evening Session : 3.30pm & 7.00pm.
Lunch & Dinner arranged.
Venue: BVSN Murthi School, Thambiah Rd, West Mambalam.

At Skandasramam, in the room in which Bhagavan's mother attained Nirvana, Bhagavan sat with her for many hours, her head on his lap, his hands on her head and heart preparing her for nirvana. Bhagavan ensured that the Mother attained Mukti.
It is observed every year according to the Hindu calendar corresponding to Vaishaka Bahula Navami. This year this holy Day was observed in Sri Ramanasramam on 10 June, 2015.

Sri Bhagavan did Thiruvachagam Mutrodal on the night His Mother attained Liberation and our Samajam has this Holy Chanting on 21.06.2015.

You are most welcome & we wud thank you to confirm by reply mail your participation.

In Sri Bhagavan
Email :

General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: June 19, 2015, 10:18:29 AM »
?Many students ask, ?What is meditation?? and ?what is concentration??. Someone even asked, ?Is there any secret technique by which I can get success fast?? There is no secret or mysterious technique. The techniques are the same that you are using in your daily life. When you cook, if you don?t concentrate, what will happen? You burn your food. When you climb a mountain and there is a steep, rocky area, you concentrate ? otherwise you break your leg or even your neck. When you drive, you concentrate. At some stage most of the concentration becomes a mechanical process. Say, for instance, you are driving a car. In the early stages, of course, when you drive a car you learn everything intellectually. You must know where the brakes are, where the clutch is, where the gears are, and so on and so on, and then once you learn it you pass it on to your subconscious mind to carry on the same activities.
Most of the activities in your daily life you learn through concentration passing them on to the subconscious mind. So also in relaxation. You learn relaxation consciously. Once you learn the art of relaxation consciously it becomes a habit for you to relax, even while driving. But concentration and meditation are a little bit more than merely learning a technique and then passing it on to the subconscious mind. Here you are not only learning to focus your mind on the task you have undertaken, but you are also trying to channel this force to lift you up to the higher planes. Here is some water. Not it is harmless. I can drink it. It hasn?t got much power. If I make this into steam, boil it and make it into steam, and that same steam is passed through a small channel, a tube, it can make a small steam engine move. So the same water, which is now almost powerless, when it is properly concentrated, is capable of carrying an engine, a steam engine. In the same way, when a river, which is slow and sluggish, is dammed and the water is collected and slowly passed through a narrow channel, it can turn a huge turbine to create electricity. In every walk of life, when a substance is sluggish and widely spread on a wide area, it is not capable of producing enough strength and energy. But when you channel and focus this energy through a narrow passage, when it is concentrated, then it is powerful.? - Swami Vishnudevananda

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 18, 2015, 06:56:35 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 18, 2015, 06:54:40 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: June 16, 2015, 10:08:37 PM »
?When you sit for meditation, vivid thoughts of past experiences may appear. You may remember events that have been buried in your subconscious for many years. Memories of conversations or lost loved ones will agitate the mind and make the practice of meditation difficult. The imagination can play havoc with the past, creating imbalance and disharmony in the mind. As you get older there is a tendency for the mind to dwell more frequently in the events of long ago, preventing you from living life fully in the present. Dreams of childhood, schooldays, and youth are just dreams and should be laid gently and permanently to rest. Try to let go of all thoughts of past, both distant and recent, and live fully in the present.? - Swami Vishnudevananda

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 14, 2015, 02:24:51 PM »
Thanks for the info Subramaniam Sir . I always enjoyed listening to the Veda Parayanam at the Ramana Ashram .

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 14, 2015, 07:53:54 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: June 13, 2015, 10:36:19 PM »
Ashram Veda Patsala established nearly eighty years ago has come of age. It has now become the first recognized test centre in Tiruvannamalai district. Prior to this it was necessary for students to go to Chennai or other far-off places to take the examination to prove competency in Vedic chanting. Recently seventy-five students belonging to Yajur Veda, Rig Veda and Sama Veda appeared for competency test at the ashram Veda Patasala. Six external examiners came for administering the tests. Graduates were honored in a convocation ceremony at the ashram auditorium. Sri Ramana Maharshi not only became deeply in-drawn when listening to Vedas but he also insisted on punctuality. Once when the priests were waiting for a late comer he remarked that ?Vedas don?t wait for anybody?.

General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: June 10, 2015, 08:37:06 PM »
?Introspect. Look within. Try to remove your defects. This is the real Sadhana. This is the most difficult Sadhana. You will have to do it at any cost. Intellectual development is nothing. It is more easy." - Swami Sivananda

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