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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: October 27, 2012, 10:57:53 PM »
உள்ளதை உணர்தல் =Experience What is
அல்லதை தவிர்த்தல்=Dispense with What is not (Truth)
நல்லதை செய்தல்  =Doing Good.

Not read anything smaller and greater than what is conveyed.

Sri Ravi, It is only through you i got introduced to Master TGN, have been browsing his website, since then, and am very much intrigued attracted by Him. Thank you

Sri Ravi,

excellent article, and beautifully narrated. If we recollect closely, we all may have had some instances as such...

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Who am I - nAn yAr?
« on: October 27, 2012, 10:17:52 PM »
Sri Lathaji,

Kindly follow the link given below for a tamil pdf version of who am I:


General Discussion / 12 tirumurais
« on: October 27, 2012, 08:48:40 PM »
12 Tirumurais in 5 languages. Excellent effort!

Humour / Re: Zen Humour
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:19:18 PM »
A wise old Zen master, very near death, lay quietly on his mat with his eyes closed, all his disciples gathered around. Kneeling closest to him was his number one disciple, a longtime practitioner who would succeed the old man as head of the monastery. At one point the old master opened his eyes, and lovingly gazed at each and every one of his disciples assembled in the crowded room. Finally his glance rested on his successor, and he managed to speak his last words to the man: “Ah, my son, you have a very thorough knowledge of the teachings and scriptures, and you have shown great discipline in keeping the precepts. Your behavior has, in fact, been flawless. Yet there is one more thing remaining to be cleared up: you still reek and stink of ‘Zen’!”

Humour / Re: Zen Jokes
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:17:22 PM »
A young monk brought two potted plants into the monastery’s garden while the Zen master looked on. “Drop it,” instructed the master. The young monk gently let down one pot. “Drop it,” again ordered the master. The monk let go the second pot. “DROP IT!” roared the master. The young monk stammered, “But… I have nothing more to drop.” “Then take it away,” said the old master, smiling.

Humour / Re: Zen Jokes
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:13:59 PM »
Q: How many Zen buddhists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Three - one to change it, one to not-change it and one to both change-and not-change it.

Humour / Zen Humour
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:11:17 PM »
One zen student said, “My teacher is the best. He can go days without eating.”
The second said, “My teacher has so much self-control, he can go days without sleep.”
The third said, “My teacher is so wise that he eats when he’s hungry and sleeps when he’s tired.”

General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: October 27, 2012, 06:47:43 PM »
Sri Jewel, Sri Ravi,

thanks for your posts, simple yet so deep!

with prayers,

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: October 27, 2012, 06:43:34 PM »
Sri Ravi,

tAyumAnavar expressions seems to me to be the most genuine and honest expressions bereft any poetic exaggeration. They are simply matter of fact, as it is. They seldom take the reader, a ride to some exotic imaginations.

 :D today's state of affairs are bad. In some comedy done by vivek, he asks children by showing a picture of bhAratiyAr who he was , and the kid replied, Veerappan :D

"தனியொருவனுக்கு உணவில்லையெனில் ஜகத்திணை அழித்திடுவோம்"

“Thani oru manithanukku unavillai ennil, ijagathinai azhithiduvom".

It means If a single person does not get food, then we will destroy this world. Bharathiyar will be branded as Maoist for this :D but his spirit touches the core of my heart

3 durgA sUktam

अग्ने॒ त्वं॑ पा॑रया॒ नव्यो॑ अ॒स्मान् स्व॒स्तिभि॒रति॑ दु॒र्गाणि॒ विश्वा॑॑ ।
पूश्च॑ पृ॒थिवी ब॑हु॒ला न॑ उ॒र्वी भवा॑ तो॒काय॒ तन॑याय॒ शंयोः ॥

agnE tvam pArayA navyO asmAn svastibhirati durgAni vishvA .
pUshca pRuthivi bahulA na urvI bhavA tOkAya tanayAya shamyOh ..

O Fire (Effulgence of wisdom, Self) Thou who art worthy of praise and worship, be thou pleased and take us to the beyond, and (take us) across the difficulties in an easy and loving manner (without difficulties). (Gracious one, Thou please be pleased) and cleanse this earth (body) and the heaven (mind, intellect) and (we pray, Thou be pleased to) show the same grace to our children and their children with the same (this wisdom) bliss!

Friends, all the sources that i referred to, translated the second line "pUshca pRuthivi bahulA na urvI" interpretting 'pU' as hometown and urvI as a space of land, and conveyed a prayer to grant blessings so that their lands increase and crops raise and show blessings upon their children and grandchildren. Somehow it did not satisfy me, and upon checking with the dictionaries, i came to learn that 'pU' also meat to cleanse, and earth (pRuthivI) represented the body, and the urvI (also represented heavens) that is our mind, where lies all joys. I have taken the liberty to satisfy my understanding, thus and felt it nice, instead of praying for increase in crops and lands. Corrections are welcome. thank you

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: October 27, 2012, 01:17:38 PM »
सम्पत्करणि सकलेन्द्रिय नन्दनानि
साम्राज्यदान विभवानि सरोरुहाक्षि ।
त्वद्वन्दनानि दुरितोद्धरणोद्यतानि
मामेव मातरनिशं कलयन्तु मान्ये ॥

sampatkaraNi sakalEndriya nandanAni
sAmrAjyadAna vibhavAni sarOruhAkShi .
tvadvandanAni duritOdDharaNOdyatAni
mAmEva mAtaranisham kalayantu mAnyE ..

O' Mother, who has eyes as beautiful as
lotus flowers and who is worthy of worship,
let the obeisance offered to you, obeisance
capable of bestowing prosperity, bring
blissful joy to the indrIyAs (senses) having
the power to gift an empire, and remove
sins and purify, always remain with me.

(kanakadhArAstava, Adi shankarA)


As you go on ascribing names and forms to God and showing love to all because you have understood all names and forms to be His, your mind will gradually mature. Just as the taste improves with the ripening of a fruit, so also you will recognize the waxing of good and the waning of evil in you. As your mind matures, there will come a time when you should meet your Master. This is not to say that you go in search of him or he comes in search of you. At the right time the meeting will happen. All are moving in their own ways. Your fitness brings you together, makes you trust him, makes him teach you the right way, also makes you follow the his instructions. That is the straight way to reach God, which is to gain the fourth state. You will follow the way and reach your goal which is Being-Consciousness-Bliss, which is God.

(ellAm onrRE, All is One)

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