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Sri Tushnim,

 :) are you talking for yourself or on behalf of the enlightened?

General topics / Re: Bhajana Dhyana
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:29:49 PM »
पायोजी मैंने राम-रतन धन पायो
pAyOji mainE rAma ratana Dhana pAyO

I have found the wealth (precious jewel) of
chanting Ram’s name.

वस्तु अमोलिक दी म्हारे  सतगुरू,
किरपा करि अपणायो (पायोजी मैंने)

vastu amOlika dImhArE satguru
kirpA kari apaNAyO

My Guru gave me this priceless thing,
and I have accepted it with grace.

खर्च न खूटे वाको (alternate: खरचै नहिं कोई ), चोर न लूटे,
दिन दिन बढ़त सवायो (पायोजी मैंने)

Kharca na KhUtE vAkE (Kharcai nahin kOI), cOra nalUtE,
dina dina baDatha savAyO

No one can spend (this treasure),
nor can they steal it. And day by day
it increases by a quarter again.

सत की नाव, खेवटिया सतगुरू,
भव-सागर तरि आयो (पायोजी मैंने)

sath kI nAva, KhEvatiyA sathguru,
BhavasAgara tari AyO

On the boat of truth, the boatman
was my Guru, (and thus) I crossed
the ocean of existence.

जनम जनम की पूंजी पाई,
जग में सभी खोवायो (पायोजी मैंने)

janama janama kI pUnjI pAI
jaga mE saBhI KhOvAyO

Now that I have found the treasure after
searching in several births,
I have abandoned all else in the world.

दासी मीरा लाल गिरिधर (alternate: मीरा के प्रभु गिरधरनागर)
हरख हरख जस गायो (पायोजी मैंने)

dhAsI mIrA lAla girishara (mIrA kE praBhu giraDharanAgara)
haraKha haraKha jasa gAyO

Meera is a servant of the dear
Lord Giridhar (Krishna), whose glories I
sing happily, joyfully.



General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 15, 2012, 03:19:11 PM »

General topics / Re: Bhajana Dhyana
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:09:13 AM »
viLaiyADa idhu nEramA – murugA - en
vinaiyAlE paDum pADu dhanai solla varumbOdhu

Is this is the time to play Lord,
When I have come to tell you my sufferings?

kaLaithEn janmam eduttu iLaittEn porutthirundu
uLamAra unai nADi unai pADa varumbOdhu (Vilaiyada..)

I am tired of taking births, bored of waiting patiently.
When am coming looking for you and singing for you - you play with me

puriyAdha pudhirO nee ariyAdha kalaiyO
parihAsamO enmEl paridhAbamillaiyO
virithOgai mayil meedhu varuvAy enredhir pArttu
vizhi mElE vizhi vaitthu vazhi pArthu varumbOdhu (Vilaiyada..)

Are you the puzzle that I don’t understand or are you the unknown story,
Are you laughing and making fun of me, don't you have any mercy on me??
I am expecting that you would come riding on the peacock with open feathers,
Am coming looking for you carefully treading the path to reach you - you play with me

The song is on Lord Muruga in Shanmukhapriya ragam and is composed by T N Bala.

Shanmukhapriya literally means 'that which is the beloved of Shanmukha (Lord Muruga)' and the ragam is believed to evoke bhakti rasa.
Charulata Mani says in her fortnightly column in The Hindu, "The quintessential feature of classical music is the underlying “bhakthi” bhava that propels the raga bhava and intertwines with the sahitya. When a raga magically evokes the bhakthi rasa, some feel elation, some cry, some feel their hair standing on end, while other less-fortunate ones feel nothing. Musical emotions are like an FM station, we have to tune into that “bhakthi” frequency to receive those transmissions. The raga that has that special power to evoke divinity is Shanmukhapriya."

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 15, 2012, 10:38:46 AM »

Ramanatha Brahmachari (standing, extreme left, middle row)
     Bhagavan's Mother was too was quite fond of rAmanAthan.
He being a brahmin boy was entrusted with cleaning and washing
the karchatti (stone-vessel) which was used by orthodox brahmins
for cooking. Maybe rAmanAthan was a little shlow in executing the
work; or his devotion to Mother was such that he wanted to do a
thorough job. Anyhow, everyday there was inordinate delay in
washing the vessel. Mother would call out: "rAmanAtha! rAmanAtha!
Bring that karchatti"
rAmanAthan would reply: "Coming, coming!"
and would carry on washing the vessel. Mother would thus call out
to him many times and rAmanAthan would answer obediently everytime.
One day, when this duet began, BhagavAn remarked, " ammA wouldn't
stop singing this pallavi (refrain) and this fellow also will not give up!"

Humour / Zen
« on: November 15, 2012, 07:37:45 AM »
Zen teachers train their young pupils to express themselves. Two Zen temples each had a child protégé. One child, going to obtain vegetables each morning, would meet the other on the way.

“Where are you going?” asked the one.

“I am going wherever my feet go,” the other responded.

This reply puzzled the first child who went to his teacher for help. “Tomorrow morning,” the teacher told him, “when you meet that little fellow, ask him the same question. He will give you the same answer, and then you ask him: ‘Suppose you have no feet, then where are you going?’ That will fix him.”

The children met again the following morning.

“Where are you going?” asked the first child.

“I am going wherever the wind blows,” answered the other.

This again nonplussed the youngster, who took his defeat to his teacher.

“Ask him where he is going if there is no wind,” suggested the teacher.

The next day the children met a third time.

“Where are you going?” asked the first child.

“I am going to the market to buy vegetables,” the other replied.

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Comments
« on: November 15, 2012, 07:16:49 AM »
at the same time, during the virupakshi days, when he had finished his lunch, some people arrived to have his darshan came with food, Bhagavan would eat it, even though his stomach was already full. The compassion of Guru is unparalleled!

General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: November 15, 2012, 07:04:43 AM »
Once it so happened, that a sadhak of Yoga came to Shirdi with Nanasaheb Chandorkar. He had studied all the works on Yoga, including the Yoga-sutras of Patanjali, but had no practical experience. He could not concentrate his mind and attain samadhi even for a short time. He thought that if Sai Baba be pleased with him, He will show him the way to attain samadhi for a long time. With this object in view he came to Shirdi, and when he went to the Masjid he saw Sai Baba eating bread with onion. On seeing this, a thought arose in his mind - `How can this man, eating stale bread with raw onion, solve my difficulties and help me?' Sai Baba read his mind and said to Nanasaheb - "Oh Nana, he who has the power to digest onion, should eat it and none else". Hearing this remark, the yogi was wonder-struck and then he fell at Baba's Feet with complete surrender. With pure and open mind, he asked his difficulties and got their solution from Baba. Thus being satisfied and happy, he left Shirdi with Baba's Udi and blessings.

(shrI sAi satcharithrA)

Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Light Post
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:53:16 AM »

General Discussion / gAyathrI japa - Procedure
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:50:01 AM »
Part 2 - gAyathrI japa vidhAnam

Repeat as already given before:

1. AcamanA

2. gaNapati dhyAnam

3. prANAyAmA

4. sankalpA:


प्रातः सन्ध्या गायत्री महामंत्रजपम् करिष्ये ॥ - (Morning)
माध्याह्निक गायत्री महामंत्रजपम् करिष्ये ॥ - (Noon)
सायं सन्ध्या गायत्री महामंत्रजपम् करिष्ये ॥ - (Evening)

mamOpAtta samasta durita kShayadvArA shrI paramEshvara prItyartham

prAtah sandhyA gAyathrI mahA mantrajapam kariShyE (morning)
mAdhyAhnika gAyathrI mahA mantrajapam kariShyE (noon)
sAyam sandhyA gAyathrI mahA mantrajapam kariShyE (evening)

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:38:30 AM »
अहं ब्रह्मास्मि कर्ता च भोक्ता चास्मीति ये विदुः ।
ते नष्टा ज्ञानकर्मभ्यां नास्तिकाः स्युर्न संशयः ॥

aham brahmAsmi karthA ca BhokthA cAshmIti yE viduh .
tE naShtA jnyAnakarmaBhyAm nAstikAh syurna samdhayah ..

Those who think themselves to be one with brahman and at the same time to be doers and experiencers should be regarded as fallen from both knowledge and duties. They are, no doubt, unbelievers in the vEdAs.

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:31:53 AM »
अचक्षुष्ट्वान्न दृष्टिर्मे तथाऽश्रोत्रस्य का श्रुतिः ।
अवाक्त्वान्न तु वक्तिः स्यादमनस्त्वान्मतिः कुतः ॥

acakShuShtvAnna dRuShtirmE thaThAashrOtrasya kA shrutih .
avAkthvAnna tuvaktih syAdamanasthvAnmatih kuthah ..

There is no vision in Me as I am without the organ of seeing. How can there be hearing in Me who have no auditive organ? Devoid of the organ of speech. I have no act of speaking in Me. How can there be thinking in Me who have no mind?

“If you have surrendered, you must be able to abide by the will of God and not make a grievance out of what may not please you.”

(Talks 115)

"The purpose of self-enquiry is to focus the entire mind at its source"


General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:19:55 PM »
No matter how much sAdhanA you practise,
you will not realize the goal as long as you
have desire. But this also is true, that one
can realize the goal in a moment through
the grace of God, through His kindness.
Take the case of a room that has been
dark a thousand years. If somebody
suddenly brings a lamp into it, the
room is lighted in an instant.

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrisha

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