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Sri Ramanopadesa Noonmalai 

ஸ்ரீ ரமனோபதேச நூன்மாலை
                                             
Meaning :  Sri Sadhu Om

Translation: Michael James

Ulladu Narpadu

உள்ளது நாற்பது
பாயிரம்-Prefaratory verses

1.  மெய்யி னியல்புமதை மேவுந் திறனுமெமக்
    குய்யும் படிமுருக னோதுகெனப் - பொய்யுலகின்
    கள்ளமறு மாற்றாற் கனரமணன் கட்டுரைத்தா
    னுள்ளது நாற்ப துவந்து.

                                                      -ஸ்ரீ முருகனார்

When  Muruganar entreated,"(Graciously) reveal to us the nature of Reality and the means of attaining  it so that we may
  be saved ", the noble  Sri Ramana,  being free from the delusion of the unreal world, joyously and authoritatively revealed Ulladu Narpadu ( The Forty verses on Reality).

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:55:31 PM »
New way from library to Meditation Hall

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:45:22 PM »
Access to Lord Dakshinamurty shrine is now easier.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:49:55 AM »
Devotees doing girivalam

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:48:24 AM »
Ramana Bhagavan devotees

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:46:49 AM »
Chennai Chrompet Ramana Kendra

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:37:05 AM »
Arunachala Hill

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:02:42 AM »
Sri Muruganar Swami

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:01:27 AM »
Old photos in a Hall near New Hall Ramanashramam

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Discourse by Swami Sarvalokananda of Ramakrishna Mutt

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/resource_centre/audio/mumbai-ramakrishna-matt-swamiji-talks/

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Sri Bhagavan spoke very appreciatively of Kavyakantha Ganapathi Muni, for about an hour, how he wrote Uma Sahasram and Hara Sahasram, how he taught his students, how he engaged in dispute with Bhattasri Narayana Sastri, how meek and humble he was though so learned and capable, etc.

Sri Kavyakanta?s ?Uma Sahasram? is different from other compositions in that it is pasyanti vak, i.e. revealed by the Divine Mother in Her own words to one who is adept in the Kundalini Yoga.

The scene that followed while the final stanzas of Uma Sahasram were being composed can hardly be believed by one who did not actually witness it. Sri Maharshi sat silent and in deep meditation like the silent Lord Dakshinamurthy. The eager disciples watched in tense admiration the sweet flow of divine music in Sanskrit verse as it came from the lips of the great and magnetic personality of Sri Kavyakanta. He stood there delivering the verses in an unbroken stream while disciples eagerly gathered the words and wrote them down. Oh, for the ecstasy of it all! Life is indeed blessed if only to experience those divine moments.

On the ninth day of the Kartikai festival at about 1-30 p.m. he approached Brahmana Swami on the hill. Sastri quivered with emotion as he walked up to the Virupaksha cave. Luckily for him the Swami was seated alone on the outer pial. Sastri fell flat on his face and held the Swami?s feet with both hands and his voice trembled with emotion as he said: ?All that has to be read I have read. Even Vedanta Sastra I have studied. I have performed japa to my heart?s content. Yet I have not up to this time understood what tapas is. Hence have I sought refuge at thy feet. Pray enlighten me about the nature of tapas.? For fifteen minutes the Swami silently gazed at Sastri as he sat at his feet in anxious expectation. None came to interrupt them at the time. Then the Swami spoke in short and broken sentences in Tamil:
(If one watches whence the notion of ?I? springs, the mind will get absorbed into that. That is tapas).
(When a mantra is repeated, if attention be directed to the source whence the mantra-sound emanates, the mind will get absorbed in that. That is tapas.)

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Pl hear the songs of Ribhu gita chapter wise in this web site

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/resource_centre/audio/sri-ribhu-gitai/

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Mysterious is the working of Bhagavan?s Grace. There is no way to know in advance who will be the beneficiary of His Grace. A wealthy family man living very far away from Tiruvannamalai following a creed that prohibits taking a living person as a Guru may not seem like a candidate for the descent of highest grace of Bhagavan. But such is the mystical greatness of Bhagavan?s grace that none can know its modus operandi. The life of Sri Hari Chand Khanna and the devotion of his entire family down to many generations is a joyous reminder of the fact that all powerful grace of Bhagavan will strike where it will!
Today being Khanna Memorial Day ashram paid reverential homage to this exceptional Bhakta. In Day by Day we read the following conversation between Khanna and Ramana Maharshi.

Khanna: Is there destiny? And if what is destined to happen will happen is there any use in prayer or effort or should we just remain idle?
Bhagavan: There are only two ways to conquer destiny or be independent of it. One is to enquire for whom is this destiny and discover that only the ego is bound by destiny and not the Self, and that the ego is non existent. The other way is to kill the ego by completely surrendering to the Lord, by realizing one's helplessness and saying all the time : 'Not I but Thou, oh Lord!', and giving up all sense of 'I' and 'mine' and leaving it to the Lord to do what he likes with you. Surrender can never be regarded as complete so long as the devotee wants this or that from the Lord. True surrender is love of God for the sake of love and nothing else, not even for the sake of salvation. In other words, complete effacement of the ego is necessary to conquer destiny, whether you achieve this effacement through Self enquiry or through bhakti marga.

Khanna: Are our prayers granted?
Bhagavan: Yes, they are granted. No thought will go in vain. Every thought will produce its effect some time or other. Thought force will never go in vain.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:37:05 PM »
Arunachala Hill

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General Discussion / Re: sri nochur's web stream
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:51:24 PM »
Sri Nochur Venkataraman's annual discourse on Ulladu Naarpadu in Tamil is now available online. With this year's installment all the verses of Ulladu Naarpadu have been commented. The complete set can be downloaded here http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/resource_centre/audio/ulladu-narpadu-talks/

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