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Find devotees in your area / Re: devotees in bangalore city
« on: May 04, 2015, 09:42:28 AM »

Below is a list of available Centers and Satsang Groups as per Sri RamanaAshramam website

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: May 04, 2015, 08:43:36 AM »

 Why should we worship God

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: May 03, 2015, 10:59:31 AM »
Curative powers of chanting Narayaneeyam

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: May 02, 2015, 04:05:24 PM »

ஒருமுறை சென்னையில் காஞ்சி ஸ்ரீ பரமாச்சார்யார் சிவானந்தலஹரியை விளக்கி பல நாட்கள் உபன்யாசம் செய்து கொண்டிருந்தார் (1930-களில் நடந்தது). அப்போது ஒருநாள், பக்தர்களில் ஒருவர் மகா பெரியவாளை அணுகி, தனக்கு சிவானந்தலஹரியின் நூறு ஸ்லோகங்களையும் தினம் பாராயணம் செய்வது கடினமாக இருப்பதாக ரமண மகரிஷிகளிடம் சொன்னதாகவும் அதற்கு ரமணர் அதில் வெவ்வேறு வரிசையில் வரும் பத்து ஸ்லோகங்களைப் பொறுக்கிக் கொடுத்தார் என்றும் சொன்னார் (ஸ்லோகம் - 6,9,10,11,12,61,65,76,83 & 91). அப்படிச் சொல்லிவிட்டு, அந்த மாதிரி முழுதும் சொல்லாமல் குறுக்கிய சாரத்தை மட்டும் பாராயணம் செய்வது பற்றி பெரியவரின் அபிப்ராயத்தை அறிய விரும்பினார். அப்படி அவர் கேட்டவுடனேயே ?பேஷாகப் பாராயணம் செய்யலாம்; ரமணர் சொன்ன பின் ஏன் இந்தக் கேள்வி?? என்று பதில் கேள்வி கேட்பதன் மூலம், தன் சார்பாகவும் அதை ஆமோதித்தார்.

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: May 01, 2015, 10:29:37 PM »
Generally you perform your daily worship in the accustomed manner. If you feel the desire to practice some extra japa or meditation, it shows that you have caught a glimpse, however faint, and there is then hope that gradually the rhythm of your true nature may emerge. In this condition, the sense of ?I? (aham) still persists, but this I is turned towards the Eternal, intent on union with Him.

Whereas, actions done with a view to fame or distinction are of the ego (ahamkara), and therefore obstacles, impediments.

Whether you practice hathayoga or rajayoga, or any other yoga, it can be harmful only if pure spiritual aspiration is lacking.
When doing asanas and the like, if you have found access to nature?s own rhythm, you will see that everything proceeds smoothly and spontaneously.

Ma Anandmayee

General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: May 01, 2015, 05:20:52 PM »
Suki Sivam Speech about Thiruvannamalai Girivala Magimai

General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: May 01, 2015, 02:14:20 PM »
"Apply your whole heart even in doing little things such as arranging of your papers, cleaning your room, the sorting of your clothes, etc... Be exact in doing even your little duties. You will derive much joy and happiness.... You are not born to solve the problems of the universe. You are born to find out what you have to do. This span of life is given to you for lofty duties, not for selfishness, not to be spent worthlessly in idle gossiping, eating, drinking and sleeping, but to improve yourself, to cultivate virtues, serve humanity selflessly and to attain God-realisation."
-Swami Sivananda

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:10:25 PM »

Sure Subramaniam Sir , learning one's own mother tongue is very important .

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:08:44 PM »
Questioner: As a child fairly often I experienced states of complete happiness, verging on ecstasy: later, they ceased, but since I came to India they reappeared, particularly after I met you. Yet these states, however wonderful, are not lasting. They come and go and there is no knowing when they will come back.

Maharaj: How can anything be steady in a mind which itself is not steady?

Q: How can I make my mind steady?

M: How can an unsteady mind make itself steady? Of course it cannot. It is the nature of the mind to roam about. All you can do is to shift the focus of consciousness beyond the mind.

Q: How is it done?

M: Refuse all thoughts except one: the thought 'I am'. The mind will rebel in the beginning, but with patience and perseverance it will yield and keep quiet. Once you are quiet, things will begin to happen spontaneously and quite naturally without any interference on your part.


General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:36:27 AM »
Saw this on FaceBook today and sharing the same here :

This is a Sincere request to all the Parents, Please read.

During Holidays, Instead of taking Kids to Movies, Shopping, Please try to do the following Activities:

1. Go to the nearest Bank and Show them the Functioning of the Banks, how ATMs work and what is the Benefit of it.

2. Take time out and visit Orphanage, Home for the Aged and explain to them about those places.

3. Take them to the Rivers, Seas, Oceans and teach them how to Swim.

4. Give them Saplings and ask them to Plant them and Water them and see them Grow. Encourage them by saying that they will be presented with Gifts for their Good deeds.

5. Perform Blood donations in front of them, and explain to them the need for it. Be a Hero (Role model) for them.

6. Take them to Government Hospitals and show them the difficulties the Patients are going through. Tell them how difficult it is to go through this process of Pain if you are met with an Accident.

7. Take them to Your Hometown/ Village and let them spend time with their Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins. Let them Experience the Affection and good times of being with the Family. Show them what is Agriculture/ Farming and the difficulties a Farmer goes through in providing the Food that we are Eating and that we should not waste Food.

8. Take them to the nearby Police station, Court, Jail. Explain them the Punishments rendered to the Inmates because of their Wrong doings. This will make them aware of the Bad things they should be away from.

9. Make them Sit by You and ask them what their Needs are and Satisfy some of the useful ones and explain them which ones are Essential and which ones are Not. Give them a Feeling that You are there for them.

10. Take them to all the Places of Worship without restricting to any single place. Take them to Temples, Mosques, Gurudwara, Church etc., Based on how much You know of each Place explain it to them.

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:05:39 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:02:43 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:01:11 PM »

General Discussion / Re: where am I?
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:13:34 AM »
On reading brief science details, and the photos, one cannot
but wonder about the Creator!

Subramaniam Sir

What you say is true .

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: April 27, 2015, 10:54:47 AM »
When in our younger days we feel an inexplicable longing to grasp at the truth of things and think of taking up seriously the study of our Vedanta, many of our sincere friends, relatives and well-wishers would be shocked at our "premature" and "ill-advised" attempt to explore the philosophical lore of our ancient sages, would censure us in threatening tones how foolhardy such an attempt was, would point out to us what dire consequences would follow such foolish inroads into forbidden ground where far greater men were still groping without knowing how to find their way in or out of it, and would cite to us, as warning examples, the cases of those who had perished in their foolishness and had been lost to the world for ever. Necessarily we would be very much discouraged by such disinterested advice and would drop the attempt altogether. But when the innate longing is strong and persistent we will come at a stage of life when we make up our mind to have that longing satisfied at any risk. Once we start with this determination, we will feel before long that the road before us is really smooth and not at all thorny. Where we expected dangerous pitfalls, there would be stepping-stones. Instead of "wild beasts and robbers" on the way, we will find very kind and helping hands. When actually on the road, we will feel a joy and exhilaration, which no earthly thing can ever offer us. When we do enter into the heart and spirit of the Vedanta, we will find it so pure, clean and healthy and giving us the bliss beyond compare.

- Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal

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