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1921
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:46:29 PM »



1922
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:31:00 PM »
what joy, thanks so much Sir, gratitude! thanks also for that bit about Siragiri. what a beautiful verse yet again, you have provided,

உனக்கே இனி உண்மையான தொண்டு செய்வேன். ஆதலால், இனி நான் துன்பங்களால் துவள மாட்டேன். தாயே!

It brings up the bhaavam - "kurai onRRum illai" we are fine, we are all fine, as it is, as it is, now, exactly as we are.


1923
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:07:06 PM »
Sir, here is one of the verse i was talking about, of Thayumanavar, it is soaked with emotion, i just fell in love with Thayumanavar, His grace in those moments had such lasting effect on me, words are beyond description:

தந்தை தாயுநீ என்னுயிர்த் துணையுநீ சஞ்சல மதுதீர்க்க
வந்த தேசிக வடிவுநீ உனையலால் மற்றொரு துணைகாணேன்
அந்தம் ஆதியும் அளப்பருஞ் சோதியே ஆதியே அடியார்தஞ்
சிந்தை மேவிய தாயுமா னவனெனுஞ் சிரகிரிப் பெருமானே. 10.


than-thai thAyun-I ennuyirth thuNaiyun-I sanjsala mathuthIrkka
van-tha thEsika vadivun-I unaiyalAl maRRoru thuNaikANEn
an-tham Athiyum aLapparunj sOthiyE AthiyE adiyArthanj
sin-thai mEviya thAyumA navanenunj sirakirip perumAnE. 10.

Unfortunately I am unable to provide the english translation. It would be a blessing if you or Sri Ravi can provide a translation for the benefit of everybody here and also myself as well.


1924
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:26:21 PM »
what a beautiful prayer it is, Sir!

கரையேற்றுகை நின் திருவுளமோ

yes, it is His sankalpa to pull us ashore. The faith that we are before our Ammaiappan, and that He will pull us ashore, what a feeling it brings forth from within! Other day, i heard some verses from Thaayumaanavar, in some music concert, i was greatly moved, i am trying to figure out those verses, once i find, i shall present them here.

These are the words of Sri Ramakrishna, in this regard -

One must propitiate the Divine Mother, the Primal Energy, in order to obtain God's grace. God Himself is Mahamaya, who deludes the world with Her illusion and conjures up the magic of creation, preservation, and destruction. She has spread this veil of ignorance before our eyes. We can go into the inner chamber only when She lets us pass through the door. Living outside, we see only outer objects, but not that Eternal Being, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute. Therefore it is stated in the purna that deities like Brahma praised Mahamaya for the destruction of the demons Madhu and Kaitabha.

Everything depends on the will of God. The world is His play. He has created all these different things-great and small, strong and weak, good and bad, virtuous and vicious. This is all His maya, His sport.



1925
General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:24:21 PM »


Everyone is under the authority of the Divine Mother,
Mahamaya, the Primal Energy.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


1926
General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:22:14 PM »


When one has such love and attachment for God, one doesn't feel
the attraction of maya to wife, children, relatives, and friends.
One retains only compassion for them.


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


1927
General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:19:36 PM »

[Florence Nightingale]

If you see anywhere an instance of compassion, *
know that it is due to the grace of God.


[*as in Vidyasagar]

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


1928
General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:33:35 AM »


The sum and substance of the whole thing is
to cultivate devotion for God and love Him."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


1929
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:26:24 AM »
Nice beloved abstract, :) btw, 'beloved abstract' are two wonderful words.

'all of us are prayers of action'


1930
He that sees the Lord in the temple, the living body, by seeking Him within, can alone see Him, the Infinite, in the temple of the universe, having become the endless Eye. He that has practised devotion to God like that of monkey, through many lives, attains supreme Illumination by the grace of God, through devotion like that of a kitten.

(Guru Ramana Vachana Mala, 114)


1931
General Discussion / a wise donkey
« on: December 18, 2012, 01:38:07 PM »
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried miserably for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided that the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey anymore. He invited his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something astonishing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off! Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping-stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!


1932
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Light Post
« on: December 18, 2012, 11:58:18 AM »
The sooner we scracth our heads, the better  :D


1933
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: December 17, 2012, 12:12:15 PM »


in thy light shall we
see light.


(Psalms 36.9)


1934
General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: December 17, 2012, 12:04:19 PM »
"God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true.
The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs
or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope.
You can also climb up by a bamboo pole."


The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna


1935
Samadhi alone can reveal the Truth. Thoughts cast a
veil over Reality, and so It is not realised as such in states other than samadhi.

In samadhi there is only the feeling `I AM' and no thoughts.


The experience `I AM' is being still.

(Gospel)


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