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1831
General Discussion / Quotes from Sri Aurobindo and Mother
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:52:01 PM »
I am just starting this thread to present some wonderful quotes of Sri Aurobindo and Mother. I am not yet fully acquainted with Sri Aurobindo's and Mother's writings, but often have come across wonderful quotes. I pray, this thread grow out of their grace. Thank you.


1832
General Discussion / Re: Currant affairs affecting us
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:49:17 PM »
Very true Sir, yes, i wonder, why it happens, such illustrious family, so much access to wisdom in the form of great carnatic background, Gods ways are mysterious. My the family be blessed with strength and peace to pass this tough time.


1833
General Discussion / Re: Currant affairs affecting us
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:39:49 PM »
and definitely the news for which protests are going on all over the country.


1834
General Discussion / Currant affairs affecting us
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:36:08 PM »
Two news thats been occupying me are these -

1.  Nithyasri Mahadevan's husband's unprecedented death.
2.  Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from ODI.


1835
General Discussion / Re: Vaikunta Ekadasi - 23/24.12.2012
« on: December 23, 2012, 04:54:18 PM »
Ekadasi always reminds me of Ambarisa's fast, where Durvasa gets angry as Ambarisa had broken the fast as the moment to break the fast neared, and when Durvasa then arrived had cursed Ambarisa out of his usual anger, then how Vishnu sends forth his Sudarshana Chakra upon Durvasa, none were able to save him, and only finally when he begged for the forgiveness of Ambarisa was he saved.


We see the Lord’s favour to His devotees in the case of Ambarisa and Durvasa. Durvasa wa a great sage and Ambarisa Maharaj was a king. While waiting for Durvasa and his followers to return from bathing so that he might honour them by giving them prasada, Ambarisa took a drop of water to observe the end of the Ekadasi fast. Durvasa became enraged considering that Ambarisa had insulted him by breaking his fast before serving him.

Durvasa summoned yogic fire to consume Ambarisa, but Ambarisa remained unharmed. Suddenly the Lord’s Sudarshan Chakra (disc weapon) appeared to punish Durvasa for persecuting the innocent Ambarisa, and Durvasa fled for fear of his life. Finally finding no escape, Durvasa entered Vaikuntha and pleaded with Narayana to withdraw His weapon. Lord Narayan addressed Durvasa thus. “You demand that you are a Brahmin and demand that you are a sannyasi, but you fled for fear of your life while Ambarisa, he did not even step back when you summoned fire with the intention of burning him. He did not even take one step back no, he stood firm and with humility, thinking “If I am a culprit then let the punishment come to me.”

He did not falter, but you – when my Sudarshan came to charge you – you were flying from this place to that, to all corners of the world, running for fear of your life. Then who holds the more dignified position, you or Ambarisa? You are a brahmin and he is a ksatriya, but you observed the Ekadasi vrata and on Dwadasi at the time of paran (break-fast) you showed respect to the Ekadasi vrata for me and he also only did that. He showed respect to me by properly observing the Ekadasi vrata but you thought he had dishonoured you. You are his guest and before feeding you he has taken a drop of water to observe the end of the Ekadasi day and he did it with conscience to me.

You yourself did that vrata and he also did that and only for me, not for self-gratification. But you could not tolerate, you thought that he had dishonoured you. So you say that you are a brahmin, very near to me and that he is a ksatriya, he is far off. He is a grihasta, and you are a sannyasi, you are nearer to me; but this is only fashion because practically Ambarisa is nearer to me. He is not afraid of receiving any punishment and even as we speak he is waiting for you. He is fasting, thinking, “My guest I have not fed. While Durvasa is running hither and thither, still unfed then how can I feed myself?” He is still standing, waiting and when you return he will feed you and only then will he take Prasad. What do you say? When my devotees have left everything and have surrendered fully to me then should I not protect them?

A little gratitude I must have? Or am I a slave to your formality? What do you think Durvasa? Go to him. You will have to go to him and see how magnanimous he is. Still unfed, standing waiting for you. Go and see?” After hearing this, Durvasa returned to Ambarisa and was able to appreciate his position. Ambarisa came to him with folded hands and like a criminal he began, “Oh what have I done? All these trouble have come to you brahmin, my guest, and only for my fault. I am the culprit, I am offender, please be propitiated by me.” And Durvasa fell flat at his feet, “Yes, you are so magnanimous. This is only possible for the devotees of Narayan. You are so great. We boast of our brahminic birth and our yogic attempt, but you, you are really the most magnanimous of all people we are far below.” And in this way Durvasa began,

aho ananta-dasanam
mahattvam drstam adya me
krtagaso ‘pi yad rajan
mangalani samihase
(Srimad Bhagavatam 9.5.14)

“I have seen the greatness of the servitors of the Anantadev, Sri Narayan. You are so magnanimous that although I am an offender you have prayed for me. You hold an unparalleled position in the whole universe.” In this way Durvasa began to preach. Durvasa whose very nature is to always find fault in others and give them punishment by his yogic power. That is his nature, but he began to sing the song in praise of the devotees like Ambarisa.

     


1836
General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: December 23, 2012, 01:10:23 PM »


Always dear to me was this hermit’s hill,
And this hedge that always separates me
From looking at the distant horizon, but
Seated here and lost in an endless meditation
Which discovers a vaster space within,
Boundless silence and deep inner quiet,
My heart is nearly overcome. And like the wind
Murmuring among the leaves to which I compare
Its beating, this infinite silence, this inner voice
So with my mind I encompass an eternity,
And the seasons die, and the present lives
In that sound. And in the middle of all that
Immensity, my thought drowns itself:
Sweet to me, to be shipwrecked in this sea.




Leopardi
(translated by Richard Jackson)


1837
General topics / Re: Thayumanavar - Blessings
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:58:52 AM »
....... பேசாத பெரிய மோனம்
வருமிடமாய் மனமாதிக் கெட்டாத பேரின்ப
     மயமாய் ஞானக்
குருவருளாற் காட்டிடவும் அன்பரைக்கோத் தறவிழுங்கிக்
    கொண்டப் பாலுந்


As the origin of the (silentness) stillness vast,
As the Bliss that is beyond the reach
Of mind and categories rest,
As that which when revealed by Grace of Guru


Sir, do you feel, stillness makes a better word, here? Even thought silentness also is same...

The bliss that is beyond the reach of mind.... how wonderful, there. there is no 'knower' remains!


தீதில்பரா பரமான சித்தாந்தப் பேரொளியைச்
    சிந்தை செய்வாம்


That Great Siddhanta Light
That is the Benevolent ParaParam
Let us contemplate




1838
General topics / Re: Thayumanavar - Blessings
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:48:45 AM »
யாதுமன நினையுமந்த நினைவுக்கு நினைவாகி
     யாதநின் பாலும்
பேதமற நின்றுயிக் குராகி அன்பருக்கே
    பேரா னந்தக்


As the Thought behind whatever thought the mind thinks,
Filling all things in undifferentiated accord
As their Life of Life;

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தீதில்பரா பரமான சித்தாந்தப் பேரொளியைச்
    சிந்தை செய்வாம்


That Great Siddhanta Light
That is the Benevolent ParaParam
Let us contemplate



1839
General topics / Re: Sangam Literature
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:35:42 AM »
:)

really tamizh is uyir tudippu

I am grateful, for tamizh has accepted me., and am in Her fold.

1840
General topics / Re: Sangam Literature
« on: December 23, 2012, 06:56:00 AM »
They had made Karunanidhi as some saint, some years back, i noticed that they had deleted the tirukkural from the local buses and had put some quotes of his! Such is their daring!

11th December Bharathiyar's birthday - no body remembers but 12th December Superstar Rajnikanth birthday everybody remembers :D

Kali days in peak.

For the hate speeches they make on brahmins for not doing enough for tamil and only favouring vada-mozhi sanskrit, it is the brahmins (along with few others) who have preserved the pristine-ty of the great mozhi. Infact it is the other two sections of the religions who are pampered, are giving away the tamizh and adopting english and urdu day by day. nobody remember UVS.

hypocritical-blood  all way.

but, i shd not be having so much patrru on tamizh from spiritual angle :D pacify myself and move on...


1841
General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: December 22, 2012, 08:02:57 PM »



          I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


William Wordsworth


1842
General Discussion / Srinivasa Ramanujan
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:03:35 PM »


An equation means nothing to me unless
it expresses a thought of God.




Remembering Srinivasa Ramanujan. Today is Srinivasa Ramanujan's 125th birth anniversary. I have always been fascinated by him.


1843
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:30:13 PM »
Sri Jewel, the birth of Jesus, always reminds me of Krishna, for some reasons unknown!


1844
General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:29:08 PM »
In Radha Krishna literature, i have heard that, Krishna would yearn to be with Radha, being elsewhere, and being the Purusha everywhere else, used to curtail himself as nothing only before Radha. Surprisingly there is not any mention of Radha in Srimad Bhagavatam, (but i need to confirm)


1845
General topics / Re: Thayumanavar - Blessings
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:13:22 PM »
reproducing From verse 10 of Paripuranandam:

உள்ளதே போதும்நான் நான்எனக் குளறியே
      ஒன்றைவிட் டொன்றுபற்றிப்
பாசக் கடற்க்குளே வீழாமல் மனதற்ற
       பரிசுத்த நிலையை அருள்வாய்


Grant me that Mindless Pure State
Which prevents me from the restless pursuit
Of ''I'' and ''Mine''
Driving me in confusion from pillar to post.



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