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General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: January 12, 2017, 12:17:00 AM »
Live Video Streaming
Sri Bhagavan Jayanthi 12/01/2017


General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: January 10, 2017, 03:17:48 PM »
Sri Ramana Bhagavan 137 Jayanthi

General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: January 09, 2017, 11:30:50 PM »
Dear Devotee,

Atma Vichara  Self enquiry for Self-Knowledge
A two day practical interactive workshop at Chennai

Brought to you by Ramana Kendra, Chennai and RASA, Chennai
Conceived and Presented by Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning, Bangalore

Why self-enquiry?

The fruit of self-enquiry is the cure for all ills.
-          Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramana Gita, Ch.VII
When was the last time you were completely happy, with nothing casting a shadow on your happiness? Is your peace brittle? Are you afraid of facing yourself? Are you afraid of others? Discover the power of enquiry to transform your lives, to cut away your littleness, your fears and anxieties and get re-established in natural peace.

Come explore, soak yourselves in the warmth of knowledge about the inner consciousness. Discover that source of joy which remains unchanging despite any circumstances, take a walk alongside the experts guiding you towards being happy naturally. Seek, question, draw inspirations that you can apply in your daily lives.

Discussions with experts, activities and awareness about one's inner potential, all in a nutshell for seekers of peace.

The expertise

Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning has developed expertise in conducting workshops on self-enquiry over the last two and half decades. Annual workshops are conducted in English at Bangalore and in Tamil at Madurai. This year Ramana Kendra, Chennai, along with RASA, Chennai, have joined hands with RMCL, Bangalore to bring to Chennai the 2-day practical interactive workshop on Self Enquiry for Self Knowledge.

Dates: 21st and 22nd of January, 2017, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Place: Ramana Kendra, Mylapore, Chennai.
Registration: Rs.1500/- (Inclusive of lunch and tea)
For details and registration: (call) 09538472026 or (mail) or collect the form at Ramana Kendra, Chennai

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: December 29, 2016, 10:53:26 PM »
Does it not pain the Tree ?

One morning K was cutting down the ripe coconuts from the trees while Bhagavan was returning from the cowshed (goshala). Bhagavan asked K what rod he was using to pluck the coconuts whether it had a bamboo bit attached to the end or an iron point.  K remarked that it was only an iron sickle.
Bhagavan asked: ?Will not the trees be hurt but by sharp iron? Would not  a rod with a bamboo bit at the end serve the purpose??  And Bhagavan did not wait for a reply.
K went on with his work  nor did he change his instrument, but continued to use the iron sickle every morning.  A week later, at the same time as on the previous  occasion, while K was cutting down the coconuts from the tree, one fell on his forehead and struck his nose very painfully.  This news was reported to Bhagavan.
While expressing pity for the man, Bhagavan also remarked ?Now he will know what it is to be hurt, and also how much his iron sickle must have hurt the uncomplaining  trees?. How like this of of  Bhagavan, who finds all nature pusating with life and light!.
Boundless Ocean of Grace Volume  II Page 204

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:51:48 PM »
There is something in this man which holds my attention as steel filings are held by a magnet. I cannot turn my gaze away from him. My initial bewilderment, my perplexity at being totally ignored, slowly fade away as this strange fascination begins to grip me more firmly. But it is not till the second hour of the uncommon scene that I become aware of a silent, resistless change which is taking place within my mind.One by one, the questions which I have prepared in the train with such meticulous accuracy drop away. For it does not now seem to matter whether they are asked or not, and it does not seem to matter whether I solve the problems which have hitherto troubled me. I know only that a steady river of quietness seems to be flowing near me, that a great peace is penetrating the inner reaches of my being, and that my thought-tortured brain is beginning to arrive at some rest.

A-Search-in-Secret-India page 141

  Letters from Ramanashramam, by Suri Nagamma

"The feeling that the doer is ?I? is itself bondage. If the feeling is got rid of by vichara, these questions do not arise. Saranagathi is not the mere act of sitting with closed eyes. If all sit like that, how are they to get on in this world?? While Bhagavan was speaking the bell of the dining hall rang. ?There goes the bell; should we not go?? So saying with a smile, Bhagavan got up.

Lord Krishna says that he is the month of Margazhi
[Chapter 10 Slokam 35] Bhagavad Gita.

Boundless Ocean of Grace Vo.II page 140

Thiruvammanai Sri Muruganar

The Thiruvammanai was composed by Saint Manickavachakar at Thiruvannamalai. Ammanai is a game played by young girls by singing songs in a question and answer form.

Sri Muruganar's Thiruvammanai

First Girl: Ramana who removes the eternal darkness in the hearts of his devotees bestows his grace which is as large as a hill.

The second one answers: You speak of your Ramana bestowing grace on his devotees. Being gracious why does he test them?'

The third girl answers: 'He makes them undergo ills in life in order to purify their hearts.'

The first girl sings: `Ramana who claimed me will bear all the burdens of the devotees.'

The second girl: 'You speak of his nobleness, but why does he put down his devotees?'

The third girl: 'Because if they become famous, they will not reach their goal.' (Fame, which blows up one's ego is one of the greatest obstacles on the spiritual path).

Arunachala / Re: Annamalai
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:51:45 PM »
Dear Jyothi

Chanting Arunachala shiva, Arunachala shiva, Arunachala shiva, Arunachala is  good.

The Garland of Nine Gems in praise of Sri Arunachala)
Meanng Sadhu Om/translation Micheal James

2.   சத்திய சிற்சுக மன்றிப் பரவுயிர் சாராயிக்க
      மர்த்தவத் தத்வ மசியரு ணப்பொரு ளாமசலத்
      தரத்தங்  கனமது வாகுஞ்செவ் வாடக வாரொளியா
      முத்தி நினைக்க வருளரு ணாசல முன்னிடவே.
     On considering  ( the import of the name ) Arunachala, which bestows Liberation (Mukti) when (merely) thought of and which is lustrous ( like) red gold,(it is revealed that) the meaning of ( the three syllables) 'A- ru-n-a  is not only Existence-Consciousness-Bliss ( Satya-Chit-Sukha) but also that ( great vedic revealation) ' That Through Art' ( Tat-Tvam-Asi), which denotes the oneness of the Supreme and the soul ( Parajiva Aikya), and that the meaning of Achala is ghana( firmness, fullness, abundance or greatness).

Note:   When a Guru formally gives a mantra to His disciple.  He explains to him the meaning and significance of each syllable of the mantra and tell him the fruit to be gained b y meditating  upon that mantra.  In the same manner, in this  verse Sri Bhagavan has explained the meaning of each syallable in the  name ' Arunachala' and has revealed that mere thought of this name, will bestow libertion.   Therefore the name Arunachala is the mantra  which Sri Bhagavan has openly given to the whle world, so if any of His devotees wish to have a mantra they can confidently regard this name to be the mantra given to them by Him.

குறிப்பு:       சற்குரு ஒருவர் தன் சீடனுக்கு ஒரு மந்திரத்தை உபதேசிக்கும் போது , அம் மந்திரத்தின் ஒவ்வொரு அக்ஷரம் அல்லது த்வனிக்கும்  உட்பொருள் ஒன்றை அறிவித்து அம்மந்திரத்தை உச்சரிப்பதனால் அல்லது தியானிப்பதால் அடையும் பலனையும் கூறியருள்வது மரபு . இது ஓர் சற்குருவிடம் மநதிரோபதேசம் பெரும் முறை.   இங்கனம் உலக மாககுருவாகிய பகவான் ஸ்ரீ ரமணர் தனதடியார்கள் அனைவர்க்கும் மெய்யாகவே,சரியாகவே ஒரு மந்திரத்தை உபதேசித்துள்ளனரா என்று நோக்குங்கால், ஆம் அது  "அருணாசலம்" என்று பஞ்சாக்ஷர மந்திரோபதேசமே என நாம் கண்டுகொள்ள முடியும்.

     ஏனெனில், இப்பாடலின் மூலம் பகவான் அ,ரு,ண அசலம் எனற சப்தங்களுக்கு உட்பொருள் கூறியிருப்பதோடு இம்மந்திரத் தியானத்தால் நாம் அடையும் பலன் "முக்தி" என்றும் விளக்கியருள்கின்றார் .  எனவே ,உலகில் உள்ள எந்த ரமண பக்தரும் "அருணாசலம்" என்ற மந்திரத்தையே ஸ்ரீ ரமண பகவானிடம் பெரும் உபதேசமாகக் கொள்ளலாம் என்பதிற் றடையில்லை ஒரு தனிப்பட்ட சீடனுக்கென்றெல்லாமல் தன்னையடுத்த அனைவருக்கும் ஸ்ரீரமண பகவான் அளித்த உபதேசம் இதுவே.

Arunachala / Re: Need help on live streaming
« on: December 12, 2016, 01:41:40 PM »
Live telecast Maha Deepam

Dear Ramesh

I think this is the song you are searching . I took a photo of this song from the Ramana Sannidhi Murai . I attached here

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 27, 2016, 10:12:24 PM »
863   Why are you, 0 Ramana,
        A naked beggar crying out
        For alms and roaming here and there ?
        Why not seek the company
        Of a nice, young lady and so start
        Straightaway a decent household life ?

[* This verse alludes to an incident during which Muruganar was helping in the kitchen when Bhagavan and others were cutting greens. Bhagavan's work was very meticulous while that of Muruganar was rather messy. Bhagavan commented on this and Muruganar wrote this verse humorously, asking Bhagavan why he was finding fault with him when he himself was a beggar more fit to be a householder.]
Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai
Translated by Prof. K. Swaminathan page 80

General Discussion / Re: sri nochur 's pravachanam at asram
« on: November 20, 2016, 11:40:16 PM »
Sri Sankara Mutt,

Aksharamanamalai (continued),


09.30AM to 11.00AM


Question: Before and after meditation I get many thoughts about the unhappy people of the world.

Bhagavan: First find out whether there is an ?I? in You or not. It is this ego 'I' [ahamkara] that gets these thoughts and, as a result, you feel weakness. Therefore find out how identification with the body takes place. Body consciousness is the cause of all misery. When you conduct the enquiry into the ego 'I', you will find out its source and you will be able to remove it. After that there will be no more questions of the type you are asking.'

7.904 On the countenance of my Guru-Lord, the embodiment of unalloyed bliss of silence, there dances brightly the gaze of grace that grants tranquil Siva-jnana. His face, like a magnet, attracts towards itself true devotees and bestows in their hearts the immense kingdom of swarupa.

Sri Muruganar
Verses on the Guru

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