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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:03:40 PM »
Swami Krishnananda on real Charity

Charity of things is of less consequence than possession of charitable feelings, and resorting to charitable speech, charitable demeanour, and charitable actions through a general charitable temperament. This is, in short, what is called self-sacrifice, for it involves parting with some part of the delights of the ego.- Swami Krishnananda

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General Discussion / Re: Swami Sivananda's Teachings and Quotes
« on: January 20, 2015, 07:32:01 AM »
Swami Sivananda on the importance of doing Collective Sadhana

Collective sadhana such as common meditation, common prayer, common San Kirtan, Pra bahati Pheri, Likit Japa, and Akhanda Kirtan in groups, Gita or Ramayan Patek are more potent and effective than individual Sadhana.
When people join together and practice common meditation or San Kirtan, you get the combined or massive effect produced by the simultaneous efforts of all those who take part in the common spiritual Sadhana. A large amount of spiritual force flows in.
- Therefore do collective Sadhana. - Swami Sivananda


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General topics / Re: Maha Kavi Bharati's Birthday - 11.12.2014
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:26:30 AM »
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By the way, Swami O is doing the amazing job of bringing Tamil works into vedantic study.. his Kaivalya Navaneetham lectures on on youtube for those interested. After all, Bhagawan recommended it too.


Deepaji

What you say is true . Swami Omkarananda  is doing a great work in delivering Vedanta Lectures in Tamil and also commenting on some great Tamil Works like Kaivalya Navaneetham and I have the complete work in Audio CDs .
Though I follow Swami Paramarthanandas Vedanta Lectures in English ,I also like Swami Omkarananda as I find many useful information about our Sanathanana Dharma , Vedic rituals , Temple worship , our festivals ,our culture in his talks .

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Don?t regard the abidance in the ?I am? as a part-time activity. You must have a life long commitment to get yourself established in it. - Annamalai Swami

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General topics / Re: Thirukural Thread
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:48:54 AM »
PM Modi releases Gujarati translation of 'Thirukkural'

Source : http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/pm-modi-releases-gujarati-translation-of-thirukkural_1531558.html

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday released a Gujarati translation of Thiruvalluvar`s "Thirukkural", which holds a prime place among the classical Tamil literary works, an official statement said.

Friday was also observed as `Thiruvalluvar Day` dedicated to celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher, it said.
"I bow to the great Thiruvalluvar. Simple and vast in scope, his thoughts and writings have been a strong influence on humanity for centuries," Modi said on the occasion.


"The ideas expressed in `Thirukkural` are so universal that even after almost two millennia they are still relevant and revered. `Thirukkural` does not refer to any nation, leader, society, language, religion or caste in the entire book, which is why it has been called the universal Veda."



The Central Institute of Classical Tamil, an institute under the human resource development ministry, has taken up the mission of bringing out the "Thirukkural" in all Indian languages in which it has not been translated so far. The institute also proposes to launch an e-version of the book shortly.


The Gujarati translation has been done by P. C. Kokila, born in Gujarat, a professor of Hindi, and a resident of Tamil Nadu.

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General topics / Re: Thirukural Thread
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:37:51 PM »
Many consider Thirukural to be an anti vedic , anti sanskrit , anti brahmin book especially by the Dravidian Parties in TN . Here is a link to the views of Thirukural by a Vedic , Sanskrit Scholar and he has found lot of similarities between Thirukural and Vedic Teachings:

http://snsriramadesikan.com/thirukkural.html#Tirukkural

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General topics / Re: Thirukural Thread
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:34:26 PM »
Other facts of Thirukural :

All the Kurals have only 7 words and thus all the 1330 ThiruKuraLs fit within 140 characters. So we could say Thiruvalluvar, the author of ThirukuraL is world's 1st Tweeter!

The word 'Tamil' never occurs in any of the Kurals even once. Rightly making it as 'Ulaga Podhu Marai' (common to all irrespective of language,culture and ethnicity)

The word 'kadavul' does not appear in thirukkural

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General topics / Thirukural Thread
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:27:20 PM »
Today i.,e  Fri 16 Jan 2015 Thiruvalluvar Day I have started an exclusive thread to discuss about Thirukural , the great text given by Saint Thiruvalluvar for the entire Humanity .Tiruvalluvar Day marks the birth anniversary of the immortal Tamil Poet-Saint Thiruvalluvar. He is the author of Kural or Thirukural, a poetic composition of 1330 verses , a great antiquity in Tamil Literature which can be termed as a treatise on the art of living a happy and peaceful life.Thiruvalluvar in Thirukural diagnoses the intricacies of human nature and one will be captivated by his thorough knowledge of human psychology. Many of his insights on human mind are yet to be studied by modern psychology. His advices on various topics are sagacious and practical and are relevant in all times. Each new generation is attracted to his teachings in the Thirukural as it is not hampered by prejudice or dogma of any kind.

Here  are some facts of Thirukural .


Source :
http://www.quora.com/Tamil-language/What-are-some-mind-blowing-facts-about-Thirukural

1. Out of the 247 Tamil alphabets, just 37 have been used in the Thirukural
2. The only two flowers in the book are Anicham (Scarlet Pimpernel) and Kuvalai (Cup Flower)
3. Nezlhunji fruit is the only fruit featuring in the book
4. The only seed featuring in the book is, Kundrimani (Crab?s eye tree)
5. The two trees featuring in the boor are Palm and Bamboo.
6. The alphabet featuring the most times is ?னி? it features 1705 times.
7. The letters featuring only once are ளீ,ங .
8. The two words that are not used in the thirukural are தமிழ்(Tamil), கடவுள்(A word meaning God in Tamil).
9. The  first Tirukkural and Naladiyar texts published. This was by  Gnanaprakasam in 1812 and printed at the Masadinacaritai Printers in  Madras.
10. Total no of words is 14,000.
11. Total no of letters is 42,194.
12. Out of 247 letters,37 letters never used.
13. Number 9 never used.
14. The word 'Kodi' (Crore) used in 7 places.
15. The word '70 kodi' appears only once.
16. Translated into 26 Languages.
17. Translated into English by 40 authors.

These are the 5 Thirukkural?s that wont touch lips.
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 இறந்தார் இறந்தார் அனையர் சினத்தைத்
 துறந்தார் துறந்தார் துணை

 Iṟantār iṟantār aṉaiyar ciṉattait
 Tuṟantār tuṟantār tuṇai

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 யாதனின் யாதனின் நீங்கியான் நோதல்
 அதனின் அதனின் இலன்

 Yātaṉiṉ yātaṉiṉ nīṅkiyāṉ nōtal
 Ataṉiṉ ataṉiṉ ilaṉ

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 எய்தற்கு அரியது இயைந்தக்கால் அந்நிலையே
 செய்தற்கு அரிய செயல்

 Eytaṟku ariyatu iyaintakkāl annilaiyē
 Ceytaṟku ariya ceyal

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 நோக்கினாள் நோக்கெதிர் நோக்குதல் தாக்கணங்கு
 தானைக்கொண் டன்னது உடைத்து

 Nōkkiṉāḷ nōkketir nōkkutal tākkaṇaṅku
 Tāṉaikkoṇ ṭaṉṉatu uṭaittu

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 தனியே இருந்து நினைத்தக்கால் என்னைத்
 தினிய இருந்ததுஎன் நெஞ்சு

 Taṉiyē iruntu niṉaittakkāl eṉṉait
 Tiṉiya iruntatu?eṉ ne?cu


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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:03:56 AM »

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You seem not to understand either. All I want is the clarification: IF ALL IS THE WILL OF GOD. HOW CAN YOU SAY I HAVE EFFORT? I HAVE NO CHOICE. I JUST WANT A CONFIRMATION OR IF NOT WHY.


Yes "All is the will of God ".

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 14, 2015, 04:16:28 PM »

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General topics / Re: the real face of materialistic industry world
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:25:11 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 13, 2015, 08:42:37 AM »
THE WHEEL OF LIFE


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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 08, 2015, 09:48:29 PM »

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General topics / Re: the real face of materialistic industry world
« on: January 05, 2015, 12:00:40 PM »
Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah (universal prayer)

Om, Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ

Sarve santu nirāmayāḥ

Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu

Mā kashchit duḥkha bhāgbhavet

Oṁ Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ

Meaning in English
   

May all be prosperous and happy

May all be free from illness

May all see what is spiritually uplifting

May no one suffer

Om peace, peace, peace


(mantra taken from Brihadaaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.14)


This mantra is for Peace invocation.  It is intended to be recited for the welfare of humanity as a whole.  The reason it is one of my favorite mantras in Hinduism is simple ? the mantra is the most selfless prayer ever.   You are not asking anything for you by reciting this, but rather the goodwill and welfare of everybody in the world is being prayed for.  If everyone is healthy , auspicious and prosperous we too would be part of the same .

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