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Though I do somewhat believe this and want to, I just don't have a strong conviction.
The debate on fate ( i.e destiny ) v/s free will is a never ending one and there are 3 classes of people :
1) A God fearing person will say  : Man Proposes but God Disposes
2) Atheists /Rationalisats say : Man only proposes and Man only disposes
3) Jnanai says : Nothing every happened .Everything is just a story and stop identifying with the story as the SELF alone is real ,everything else is MITHYA ( Apparent ) .

Decide what suits you best .

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General topics / Re: Happy New Year 2015.
« on: December 31, 2014, 04:28:14 PM »
Happy New Year 2015 to all the members and forum administrators here . Let the year 2015 be an year of prayer and gratitude and I am sharing below a message of Swami Chidananda , a great saint and senior disciple of Swami Sivananda and the topic is about developing a life of daily prayer and gratitude 


Where God is worshipped every day, there the whole house becomes blessed with the highest prosperity.
All joy, all blessedness, all prosperity comes to that house where God is worshipped regularly. Say thanks when you get up in the morning, for your health, for your body, for a clean mind, for energy in the body to live a life of usefulness to yourself and to all, and in the evening thank God again for the bounty of a good day, for clear weather, fresh air, good health and energy, opportunity to serve and be useful to yourself and to others. If every day there is thanksgiving and you always worship God in your home, there is bound to be prosperity. Where there is worship, in that place, there is the tangible presence of God, and where there is this tangible presence of the Deity, what to say of prosperity ? Everything that is good, everything that is blessed, will pervade that house, will fill that house.Where God is, all auspiciousness, all blessedness, all prosperity is there as a matter of course - just as luminosity is there, radiance is there, where there is light. So, if you wish to fill yourself with prosperity, be worshipful. Do not make the church/Temple alone the place of prayer and worship. Let every house be a centre of prayer. Let every house be the abode of God.

Swami Chidananda


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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 28, 2014, 08:42:21 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 26, 2014, 10:08:15 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: want the book, ;no mind- i am the self'
« on: December 23, 2014, 04:12:09 PM »
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is it dr sidhartha has translated what david written in english?   

I have not read the Tamil Version  but it is a full translation of the one in English .

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General Discussion / Re: want the book, ;no mind- i am the self'
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:31:57 AM »
Dear Dr.Sundaram

You can write to David Godman and he will let you know how to get it from him directly ( by sending a MO ) . To the best of my knowledge it is not available in PDF / Kindle . As Sri Ravi said it is available in the bookshop opposite to Sri RamanaAshram in Thiruvanamalai . His email is : david_godman@yahoo.co.uk

BTW There is aTamil Translation of the Book "No Mind I am The Self " and the details of the same and how to purchase is available here :
http://davidgodman.org/books/nomind_tamil.shtml

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Many intrepret this message of Bhagavan to mean being  indifferent to the suffering of others but Bhagavan was talking about this in a more holistic sense and only a mature mind can understand the deeper significance of this message


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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: December 23, 2014, 06:41:49 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:55:03 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 21, 2014, 06:08:21 AM »

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ANNAMALAI SWAMI ESSENTIALS

Don?t allocate periods of time to meditate ?I am? with closed eyes.
Do it throughout the day while doing all other activities.
If you want to go beyond the body and mind, abide in the ?I am? only and understand that all that is ?I am plus' is false.
Abidance or meditation in the ?I am? is a process by which attention is kept focused on the substratum instead of the names and forms that are habitually imposed on it.
When you abide in the ?I am? ignorance vanishes. Ignorance is not knowing the ?I am? in its absolute purity.

Excerpts from 'Living by the Words of Bhagavan

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