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1096
General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:20:20 PM »
 

नैवेन्द्रियाणि विषयेषु नियुंक्‍त एष
   नैवापयुंक्‍त उप्दर्शनलक्शणस्थः।
नैव क्रियाफलमपीषदवेक्शते स
   स्वानन्दसान्द्ररसपानसुमत्तचित्तः॥ ५५२॥


   
naivendriyāṇi viṣayeṣu niyuṁk‍ta eṣa
  naivāpayuṁk‍ta updarśanalakśaṇasthaḥ|
naiva kriyāphalamapīṣadavekśate sa
  svānandasāndrarasapānasumattacittaḥ|| 552||

He does not direct the sense-organs to their objects,
nor does he detach them from these,
but he remains like an indifferent onlooker.
His mind being drunk with the 'wine' of Bliss of the Self,
he holds not the least regard for the fruits of actions.


(Vivekachoodamani)
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1097
Ashrams / Re: request colour photo of young Sri Ramana 21 years of age
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:51:33 AM »
Krishnan,

i found a couple of them:

 

1098
General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:44:46 AM »
 
नार्थज्ञानविहीनं शब्दस्योच्चारणं फलति
भस्मनि वन्हिविहीने न प्रक्षिप्तं हविर्जलति ॥

अर्थमजानानां नानाविधशब्दमात्रपाठवताम्
उपमेयश्चक्रिवान् मलयजभारस्थ वेढैव ॥


    nārthajñānavihīnaṁ śabdasyoccāraṇaṁ phalati
bhasmani vanhivihīne na prakṣiptaṁ havirjalati ||

arthamajānānāṁ nānāvidhaśabdamātrapāṭhavatām
upameyaścakrivān malayajabhārastha veḍhaiva ||

One who chants a 'mantra' without understanding its meaning is like one
performing 'Yagna'(Havana) by throwing dry pieces of wood into a 'Kunda'
(Holy Pit) which has no fire. He only feels the pleasure of utterring words

One who chants many mantras without understanding their meaning is like
a donkey carrying a load of sandal-wood, (not being able to feel its
aroma but only its weight.


('Varivasya Rahasya', Bhaskara Raya)

1099
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:22:06 PM »
stray thoughts...

The mother outweighs brahma jnana.

(within mother is father)

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1100
General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:16:54 PM »
तू कितनी अच्छी है
तू कितनी भोली है
प्यारी-प्यारी है
ओ माँ, ओ माँ
ये जो दुनिया है
ये बन है काँटों का
तू फुलवारी है
ओ माँ, ओ माँ
तू कितनी अच्छी है...

दूखन लागी है माँ तेरी अँखियाँ
मेरे लिए जागी है तू सारी-सारी रतियाँ
मेरी निंदिया पे, अपनी निंदिया भी, तूने वारी है
ओ माँ, ओ माँ
तू कितनी अच्छी है...

अपना नहीं तुझे सुख-दुख कोई
मैं मुस्काया, तू मुस्काई, मैं रोया, तू रोई
मेरे हँसने पे, मेरे रोने पे, तू बलिहारी है
ओ माँ, ओ माँ
तू कितनी अच्छी है...

माँ बच्चों की जां होती है
वो होते हैं क़िस्मत वाले जिनके माँ होती है
कितनी सुन्दर है, कितनी शीतल है, न्यारी-न्यारी है
ओ माँ, ओ माँ
तू कितनी अच्छी है...

    tū kitanī acchī hai
tū kitanī bholī hai
pyārī-pyārī hai
o māɱ, o māɱ
ye jo duniyā hai
ye bana hai kāɱṭoṁ kā
tū phulavārī hai
o māɱ, o māɱ
tū kitanī acchī hai...

dūkhana lāgī hai māɱ terī aɱkhiyāɱ
mere lie jāgī hai tū sārī-sārī ratiyāɱ
merī niṁdiyā pe, apanī niṁdiyā bhī, tūne vārī hai
o māɱ, o māɱ
tū kitanī acchī hai...

apanā nahīṁ tujhe sukha-dukha koī
maiṁ muskāyā, tū muskāī, maiṁ royā, tū roī
mere haɱsane pe, mere rone pe, tū balihārī hai
o māɱ, o māɱ
tū kitanī acchī hai...

māɱ baccoṁ kī jāṁ hotī hai
vo hote haiṁ kQismata vāle jinake māɱ hotī hai
kitanī sundara hai, kitanī śītala hai, nyārī-nyārī hai
o māɱ, o māɱ
tū kitanī acchī hai...





You are so good, you are so simple

You are very loveable, oh mom, oh mother

You are so good, you are so simple

You are very loveable, oh mom, oh mother

That, the world this is, is a garden of thorns

You are the caretaker, oh dear mother

Your eyes are now tired and sore, mother

You have been awake for me, all nights

You have lost your sleep so I could sleep well, oh my dear mother

You don't worry about your happiness and grief

If I smile, you smile, If I cry, you cry

you give away to my crying and my laughter oh dear mother

A mother is the life of the children

Those are the fortunate ones, the ones who have mother

so beautiful, so pure- devoid of passion

so very wonderful!!, oh mother

You are so good, you are so simple

you are so loveable, oh dear mother




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxZ8HiRLUmw

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न मंत्रं नो यंत्रं तदपि च न जाने स्तुतिमहो
न चाह्वानं ध्यानं तदपि च न जाने स्तुतिकथाः ।
न जाने मुद्रास्ते तदपि च न जाने विलपनं
      परं जाने मातस्त्वदनुसरणं क्लेशहरणं      ॥१॥

विधेरज्ञानेन        द्रविणविरहेणालसतया
विधेयाशक्यत्वात्तव  चरणयोर्या च्युतिरभूत्‌    ।
तदेतत्क्शन्तव्यं जननि सकलोद्धारिणि शिवे
     कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति   ॥२॥

पृथिव्यां पुत्रास्ते जननि बहवः सन्ति सरलाः
परं तेषां मध्ये विरलतरोऽहं  तव  सुतः           ।
मदीयोऽयं त्यागः समुचितमिदं नो तव शिवे
     कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति   ॥३॥

जगन्मातस्तव  चरणसेवा  न  रचिता
न वा दत्तं देवि द्रविणमपि भूयस्तव मया        ।
तथापि त्वं स्नेहं मयि निरुपमं यत्प्रकुरुषे
     कुपुत्रो जायेत क्वचिदपि कुमाता न भवति   ॥४॥

परित्यक्ता देवा विविधविधि सेवाकुलतया
मया पञ्चाशीतेरधिकमपनीते तु वयसि        ।
इदानीं चेन्मातस्तव कृपानापि भविता
     निरालम्बो लम्बोदरजननि कं यामि शरणं   ॥५॥

श्वपाको जल्पाको भवति मधुपाकोपमगिरा
निरातङ्को रङ्को विहरति चिरं कोटिकनकैः  ।
तवापर्णे कर्णे विशति मनुवर्णे फलमिदं
    जनः को जानीते जननि जपनीयं जपविधौ   ॥६॥

चिताभस्मालेपो गरलमशनं दिक्पटधरो
जटाधारी  कण्ठे  भुजगपतिहारी   पशुपतिः   ।
कपाली भूतेशो भजति जगदीशैकपदवीं
    भवानि त्वत्पाणिग्रहणपरिपाटीफलमिदम्‌   ॥७॥

न मोक्षस्याकाङ्क्षा भवविभवाञ्छापि च न मे
न विज्ञानापेक्षा शशिमुखि सुखेच्छापि न पुनः ।
अतस्त्वां संयाचे जननि जननं यातु मम वै
    मृडानी रुद्राणी शिव शिव भवानीति जपतः  ॥८॥

नाराधीतासि    विधिना    विविधोपचरैः
     किं   रुक्षचिन्तनपरैर्न   कृतं    वचोभिः       ।
श्यामे  त्वमेव  यदि  किञ्चन  मय्यनाथे
    धत्से      कृपामुचितमम्ब    परं  तवैव     ॥९॥

आपत्सु   मग्नः   स्मरणं   त्वदीयं
    करोमि   दुर्गे    करुणार्णवेशि   ।
नैतच्छठत्वं   मम   भावयेथाह्
    क्षुधातृषार्ता जननीं  स्मरन्ति                  ॥१०॥

जगदम्ब विचित्रमत्र किं परिपूर्णा करुणास्ति चेन्मयि ।
अपराधपरम्परावृतं  न  हि  माता समुपेक्षते सुतं  ॥११॥

मत्समः पातकी नास्ति पापघ्नी त्वत्समा न हि ।
एवं ज्ञात्वा महादेवि यथा योग्यं तथा कुरु ॥१२॥


        na maṁtraṁ no yaṁtraṁ tadapi ca na jāne stutimaho
na cāhvānaṁ dhyānaṁ tadapi ca na jāne stutikathāḥ |
na jāne mudrāste tadapi ca na jāne vilapanaṁ
     paraṁ jāne mātastvadanusaraṇaṁ kleśaharaṇaṁ      ||1||

vidherajñānena        draviṇaviraheṇālasatayā
vidheyāśakyatvāttava  caraṇayoryā cyutirabhūt‌    |
tadetatkśantavyaṁ janani sakaloddhāriṇi śive
    kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati   ||2||

pṛthivyāṁ putrāste janani bahavaḥ santi saralāḥ
paraṁ teṣāṁ madhye viralataro'haṁ  tava  sutaḥ           |
madīyo'yaṁ tyāgaḥ samucitamidaṁ no tava śive
    kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati   ||3||

jaganmātastava  caraṇasevā  na  racitā
na vā dattaṁ devi draviṇamapi bhūyastava mayā        |
tathāpi tvaṁ snehaṁ mayi nirupamaṁ yatprakuruṣe
    kuputro jāyeta kvacidapi kumātā na bhavati   ||4||

parityaktā devā vividhavidhi sevākulatayā
mayā pañcāśīteradhikamapanīte tu vayasi        |
idānīṁ cenmātastava kṛpānāpi bhavitā
    nirālambo lambodarajanani kaṁ yāmi śaraṇaṁ   ||5||

śvapāko jalpāko bhavati madhupākopamagirā
nirātaṅko raṅko viharati ciraṁ koṭikanakaiḥ  |
tavāparṇe karṇe viśati manuvarṇe phalamidaṁ
   janaḥ ko jānīte janani japanīyaṁ japavidhau   ||6||

citābhasmālepo garalamaśanaṁ dikpaṭadharo
jaṭādhārī  kaṇṭhe  bhujagapatihārī   paśupatiḥ   |
kapālī bhūteśo bhajati jagadīśaikapadavīṁ
   bhavāni tvatpāṇigrahaṇaparipāṭīphalamidam‌   ||7||

na mokṣasyākāṅkṣā bhavavibhavāñchāpi ca na me
na vijñānāpekṣā śaśimukhi sukhecchāpi na punaḥ |
atastvāṁ saṁyāce janani jananaṁ yātu mama vai
   mṛḍānī rudrāṇī śiva śiva bhavānīti japataḥ  ||8||

nārādhītāsi    vidhinā    vividhopacaraiḥ
    kiṁ   rukṣacintanaparairna   kṛtaṁ    vacobhiḥ       |
śyāme  tvameva  yadi  kiñcana  mayyanāthe
   dhatse      kṛpāmucitamamba    paraṁ  tavaiva     ||9||

āpatsu   magnaḥ   smaraṇaṁ   tvadīyaṁ
   karomi   durge    karuṇārṇaveśi   |
naitacchaṭhatvaṁ   mama   bhāvayethāh
   kṣudhātṛṣārtā jananīṁ  smaranti                  ||10||

jagadamba vicitramatra kiṁ paripūrṇā karuṇāsti cenmayi |
aparādhaparamparāvṛtaṁ  na  hi  mātā samupekṣate sutaṁ  ||11||

matsamaḥ pātakī nāsti pāpaghnī tvatsamā na hi |
evaṁ jñātvā mahādevi yathā yogyaṁ tathā kuru ||12||



  Oh! I don't know the Mantra, the Yantra, or the Eulogies. I don't even know how to invoke You, how to meditate on You, and even the speech behind Your eulogies. I don't know the postures [in which to say eulogies], and I don't know how to wail. [But] O Mother! I know that following You absolves the biggest distresses.||1||

The offerings — which were due to the lack of knowledge of methodology, by the lack of resources, by indolence, or due to the lack of strength for submission — fallen [by me] on Your dual-feet, forgive all those mistakes, O Mother! O Shiva, Who absolves everyone! Because a son can become bad or ignorant about his duties as an offspring, but the Mother always remains a Mother.||2||

O Mother! There are many sons of Yours on this earth and they are gentle. Amidst them, I am Your son, who is extremely libidinous. I have the feelings of possession, and I have no compassion within me. But I am Yours, O Shiva! A son can become bad or ignorant about his duties as an offspring, but the Mother always remains a Mother.||3||

O Mother! O Mother of the world! Your feet has not been engaged upon [by me] and, even more so, Your feet has not been submitted with offerings by me. Even then, You shower immaculate benevolence on me. Because a son can become bad or ignorant about his duties as an offspring, but the Mother always remains a Mother.||4||

At an age of more than eighty-five years¹, by me, who lacks the prowess to perform various rituals, the Devas have been left along. O Mother of Lambodar (Parvati)! Now, in this situation, if Your benevolence does not happens on me, then, I, the unsupported one, will take whose refuge?||5||

O Aparna! A dog-eater (Chandala) becomes a talkative person with honey-like sweet words coming out from the tongue; and a poor man roams fearlessly for long time in golden riches, when the chants of Your name fall [seat] inside the ear of anyone. O Mother! Then, in that case, who can know the achievements due to continuous chants of Your name based on the appropriate rules?||6||

Kapali, Who has ashes from the burnt corpses on body, Who has the directions as clothes (cloth-less), Who has thick tress-locks, Who has a garland of king of snake in neck, Who is known as Pashupati, and Who is the ruler of ghosts, attains the position of poison-destroyer and Lord of the world. O Bhavani! This is just a result of addition of You as His consort.||7||

I don't have the desire to attain Moksha, neither I have the desire to attain luxuries and resplendence in the world. I don't have expectations of sciences, and O the Moon-faced Goddess! I don't even desire for luxuries and comfort. O Mother! Thus, I beg You, that whenever I am born, give me the chanting of these names to me — Mridani, Rudrani, Shiv, Bhavani.||8||

O Shyama! You are not revered by me, using methods or various prescriptions. I didn't do anything beyond the rough-thinking and speech. But even then, if You keep me, the destitute and orphan, in benevolence, then it suits You; since You indeed are beyond everything, O Mother!.||9||

O Durga, Who is the abode of ocean of mercy! When I remember You in troublesome situations, don't think it is stupidity. It is because when a child is hungry, the child only remembers the Mother.||10||

O Mother of the world! You are full of benevolence for me; [but] what is the surprise in this? [Because] Even when a son is full of faults, the Mother does not ignores or disowns the child.||11||

O Mahadevi! There is no fallen one like me, and there is indeed no absolver of sins like You. Knowing this, You do what You think as appropriate.||12||


देव्यापराधक्षमापनस्तोत्रम्‌ devyāparādhakṣamāpanastotram‌

(English Translations: Stutimandal)

1102
General Discussion / The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna
« on: July 31, 2013, 05:19:29 PM »
The film - Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna

With English Subtitles. Good one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD1TsRBZnn8

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1103


I and [my] Father are one.

(John 10.30)

1104


यस्य देवे परा भक्तिर्यथा देवे तथा गुरौ ।
तस्यैते कथिता ह्यर्थाः प्रकाशन्ते महात्मनः ॥


yasya deve parā bhaktiryathā deve tathā gurau |
tasyaite kathitā hyarthāḥ prakāśante mahātmanaḥ ||

"Who so hath highest love for God, and for the Guru as
for God, to that Mahâtman the truths here taught
shine in full, become clear of themselves."


यो गुरु स शिवः प्रोक्तो, यः शिवः स गुरुस्मृतः ।
विकल्पं यस्तु कुर्वीत स नरो गुरुतल्पगः ॥


yo guru sa śivaḥ prokto, yaḥ śivaḥ sa gurusmṛtaḥ |
vikalpaṁ yastu kurvīta sa naro gurutalpagaḥ ||

He who is the Guru is Shiva Himself, so declare the scriptures, and the
fact that Shiva is the Guru, is reminded to us in all the Smritis. He,
who makes any distinction between the two, is guilty of the crime of
uniting with his own Guru’s wife.


(Guru Gita)

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Excerpts:

Ancient World was a Vedic World  "Hindu Dharma" is a book which contains English translation of certain invaluable and engrossing speeches of Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi MahaSwamiji (at various times during the years 1884 to 1994).
 
"The fact according to me, is that in the beginning the Vedic religion was prevalent all over the world. Later, over the centuries, it must have gone through a process of change and taken different forms. These forms came to be called the original religions of these various lands which in the subsequent period- during historical times- came under Buddhism, Christianity or Islam as the case may be."

In the dim past what we call Hinduism today was prevalent all over the world. Archaeological studies reveal the existence of relics of our Vedic religion in many countries. For instance, excavations have brought up the text of a treaty between Rameses II and the Hittites dating back to the 14th century B. C. In this, the Vedic gods Mitra and Varuna are mentioned as witnesses to the pact. There is a connection between the name of Ramesses and that of our Rama.

About 75 per cent of the names of places in Madagascar have a Sanskritic origin.

In the Western Hemisphere too there is evidence of Hinduism having once flourished there. In Mexico a festival is celebrated at the same time as our Navaratri; it is called "Rama-Sita". Wherever the earth is dug up images of Ganapati are discovered here. The Aztecs had inhabited Mexico before the Spaniards conquered that land. "Aztecs " must be a distorted form of "Astikas". In Peru, during the time of the holy equinox [vernal? ] worship was conducted in the sun temple. The people of this land were called Incas: "Ina" is one of the Sanskrit names of the sun god. Don't we call Rama Inakula-tilaka?

There is book containing photographs of the aborigines of Australia dancing in the nude (The Native Tribes of Central Australia, by Spencer Killan, pages 128 & 129). A close look at the pictures, captioned "Siva Dance", shows that the dancers have a third eye drawn on the forehead.

In a virgin forest in Borneo which, it is said, had not been penetrated by any human being until recently, explorers have found a sacrificial post with an inscription in a script akin to our Granthas characters. Historians know it as the inscription of Mulavarman of Kotei. Mention is made in it of a sacrifice, the king who performed it, the place where the yupas was installed. That the king gave away kalpavrksass as a gift to Brahmins is also stated in this inscription. All such details were discovered by Europeans, the very people who ridicule our religion.
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Vedic influence in Britain

In the book The Aryans by V Gordon Childe relates how after 2000 BC people who had background with Indus Valley Civilization conquered Britain, and that was the phase of rapid development in Britain.

Britain - Name Isle of Angelsey in Britain derives from name of Lord Vishnu as Angulesh, meaning lord of Anguli country.
- British Isles which is finger sized compared to whole of Europe which is sized as palm of hand was designated the name Angulisthan that later came to be pronounced as Anguliand and then England.
- The name Britain also comes from Sanskrit Brihat-sthan meaning great place or great islands.
- Many names of England cities also have Sanskrit affiliations. E.g. London - was a very ancient Vedic capital, its Sanskrit name was Nandanium meaning pleasing habitation, and during Roman times it was misspelled as Londonium and later London. In European language letter "L" is often replaces "N", like name Svetanana (fair faced) is pronounced in Russia as Svetland.
- Sanskrit suffix Puri found in Indian cities as Sudamapuri or Jagannatha Puri is changed to "bury" in England like Shrewsbury, Ainsbury, Waterbury.
- Salisbury's hilly topography is also proof that it is a corrupt from Sanskrit term Shail-eesh-pury, which means hilly area with a (Vedic) Temple.
- Canterbury is also based on Sankarpury meaning a township of Shankar, Shiva. If you pronounce "C" as an "S" and replace "T" with a "K" in the name Canter, which is not uncommon in changes between Sanskrit and English, then it indicate that prior to British Isles turning Christian in the Sixth Century A.D. Canterbury used to be a seat of Vedic spiritual leader, thus the Archbishop of Canterbury today used to be a Vedic Priest and teacher or a Sankaracharya from which comes the name Sankarpury.

- The English term "shire" is also a corrupt Sanskrit word shwar. This is in reference to Indian towns known for ancient Shiva Center, such as Tryambakeshwar, Lankeshwar, Ghrishneshwar and many others. In England we find names such as Lancashire, Hampshire, Wiltshire etc.
- Like wise walled or fortified Townships are called "Cote" which is the same as kot as in Siddhakot, Agrakot, Lohakot etc. In England too walled townships and castle still bear the Sanskrit names "Cote" like Charlcote, Northcote, Healthcote etc.
- The famous horse races in Ascot is not a chance sport, the name Ascot comes from Sanskrit name Aswacot meaning City of Horses

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CANDINAVIA
Meaning Scanda (or Skanda) is a warrior of Lord Shiva and Commander-in-Chief of the divine Army. Sanskrit word naviya signifies a naval expedition in the name if Scanda.
In the book India in Greece Edward Pococke observes that European, Scandinavian, and Indian Kshatriya warrior castes are identical.
The word Viking (king) comes from Simha meaning Lion, Simha is pronounced, as Singa then changing "S" to "K" it becomes King. Thus Vikings were considered Lion like Warriors, like the Singh's from Punjab in India.

GERMANY
- Is a corrupt of sharman applicable to Sanskrit scholars in Vedic terminology. Such names exist in India in surname form like Sharma, which is in reference to this.
- The name Deutschland is a corruption of Daityasthan, referring to land of Daitya clan or those born of Mother Diti and Kashyap Muni.
- The city Heidelburg, "burg" signifies Fort. Sanskrit of which is Haya-dal-durg meaning Fort garrisoned by contingent of Horses.
- German word for thanks is Danke is corrupt Sanskrit for Dhanya.
- Place called Ramstein Sanskrit for Ram-sthan, is the site where first American Pershing missile was located in November 1983, "Stein" is similar to Sthan meaning spot or place.
- Furthermore, Col. James Tod recoedds on pg.63 of Volume I of Annals and Antiquities if Rajasthan "The first habit of Germans upon rising is ablution, which must have been of Eastern origin and not of the cold climate of Germany, as also the loose flowing robes, the long and braided hair tied in a knot at the top of the head, so emblematic of the Brahmins."
- Nazis used swastika forking towards left, normally Gods (Devas) used swastika forked towards right, and the Daityas (Danavas) used swastika forked towards left. Mr. Oak says in "World Vedic Heritage" that is apparent from the left-forked Swastika rooted in German (Deutschland) tradition since hoary antiquity."

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:30:54 PM »
Stray thoughts...

if we don't take decisions, somebody else makes decision for us and its not God's job to make our decisions!

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:26:16 PM »
Importance of Acting - Making Right Choices - Taking Decisions.

I wanted to express some thoughts on the topic of 'choices' or the recognition of freedom to choose.

Many subjects of spiritual related are usually misunderstood and are religiously followed but devoid of any spiritual fervour and discrimination.

One such subject that has been crossing my self is the topic of completely surrendering oneself to God. Yes, this is a very deep topic and the significance varies to different levels of people, the ordinary folks like ourselves and Sages, Sadhus.

Keeping ordinary folks like ourselves, i have seen some people, in their belief, totally refuse to take any decision or action in matters of importance and leave it in the hands of God and face the results of their actions.

It is different matter that some of them are also open hearted in facing the results as they come. But this is not to be glorified!!!

But, we fail to realise that they do not really surrender to God but just leave the situation to be taken hold by others around, who influence the course of actions based on their wisdom.

Infact if we truly see, such people are only surrendering the situations not to God but surrendering the situations to other people near us, only because we are unwilling to take any decision.

There are some tough decisions that ought to be taken at various instances, either due to lack of clarity or being unable to take sides, if we keep postponing, then we are not doing justice to our Dharma.

Buddha had said: "All that we are is the result of what we have thought" Hence it is very important to realise to act diligently.

"Surrendering to God", everything, i felt is one of the mostly spiritually abused concept. Refusing to act appropriately and taking responsibility at right times, and hiding oneself in the name of surrendering all to God and inviting distasteful outcomes is unbecoming of a true discriminating human being.

Hence it is of importance that we really utilise the great power of our birth, discriminate between truth and untruth and live diligently and take Dharmic decisions, even if they are not of  our personal liking. Because what we do  we get back as fruits.

If we dont take decisions where it ought to be taken, others would take our decisions, not God, if we surrender such situations to God.

This topic is not well written, but i pray the  matter is conveyed. Thank you.

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1109
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:12:34 PM »
Sri Ravi,

Just leaves a feel of longing, and prayers that some day, we too are able to atleast come somewhere close to such great devotees.

how pure are their hearts!!

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General topics / Re: How prasadam is offered?
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:09:16 PM »
Dear Hari,

It feels good to hear your interest in these matters. yes it is such a wonderful thing to have a dedicated place for God in our Home, where the divinity resides just for our sake and silently guides us.

Every puja has the following steps:

Shodashopachara is a way of performing a Hindu daily puja to Hindu deities. This involves 16 steps of puja and is performed by some Hindus daily and by others only on special occasions. Some people perform Shodashopachar Puja daily, once in a week, fortnight or month.

Avaahan – Welcoming the deity
Asan – Seating of the deity
Padya – Washing feet
Arghya – Offering water to wash hands
Achman – Offering water to sip and wash mouth
Snan – Bathing of deity
Vastra – Offering fresh clothes and decorations
Changing Janai – Fresh scared thread
Gandha – Offering aromatic substances
Pushpa – Offering flowers
Dhoop – Burning incense
Deep – Waving lights
Naivadya – Offering food
Tambool – Offering betel leaves, betel nuts, camphor etc
Pradakshina – Prostrations before the deity and going around the deity
Pushpanjali – Offering flowers and final prayers.

A useful video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXf19YmizUU

These daily Puja build a bond with the God, our personal God, is it not the best to build a friendship with the Lord Almighty? out of our love, we bring the unlimited expanse of the Formless Self into the Form of the God that we like, you may have Jesus or Hari as you desire and long for. We can only relate to that God only if That is seen as our own selves, hence we see That as ourselves and offer the best services, अतिथि देवो भवः The guest is God, and we please That God in the 16 forms of worship as given above. There are in depth essence and meaning to each ritual and they are not just mere mechanical forms of worship.

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