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General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 02:08:43 PM »
Sometimes, you may encounter situations that require strong countermeasures. I believe, however, that you can take a strong stand and even take strong countermeasures out of a feeling of compassion, or a sense of concern for the other, rather than out of anger. One of the reasons why there is a need to adopt a very strong countermeasure against someone is that if you let it pass--whatever the harm or the crime that is being perpetrated against you--then there is a danger of that person's habituating in a very negative way, which, in reality, will cause that individual's own downfall and is very destructive in the long run for the individual himself or herself. Therefore a strong countermeasure is necessary, but with this thought in mind, you can do it out of compassion and concern for that individual.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Dear i,

In this regard, we can never say, a Jivanmuktha to be like this or that, the point to discern is that he is beyond, he may still do ritual worship, he may still sit without doing anything, He is simply beyond our comprehension. Nothing can determine the Jivanmuktha Lakshanam. He cannot be fit into our definition.

At another instance, when some devotee asked Bhagavan, what he would ask God, if he were to appear before him, to which, Bhagavan responded, that he would first ask him to stop this business of appearing, coming and going before him.

Even, look at how Sri Ramakrishnar was, different at different times. How can we measure the unlimited expanse? They do what ever they want. They may also behave like an insane, mad persons, at the same they can also be ruling a country, like Janaka.

Its futile attempt, we can never know

Salutations to Bhagavan

3303
General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:57:47 PM »
Once you know the nature of anger and joy is empty and you let them go, you free yourself from karma.
Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn't exist.
They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn't wrong.
Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release.
Those who are wise hold no such conception.

(Bodhidharma)



I am the owner of my karma .
I inherit my karma.
I am born of my karma.
I am related to my karma.
I live supported by my karma.
Whatever karma I create, whether good or evil, that I shall inherit.

(Anguttara Nikaya)



Do not take lightly small misdeeds
Believing they can do no harm
Even a tiny spark of fire
Can set alight a mountain of hay.

Do not take lightly small good deeds
Believing they can hardly help
For drops of water one by one
In time can fill a giant pot.

(Patrul Rinpoche)



Karma is not fatalistic or predetermined. Karma means our ability to create and to change. It is creative because we can determine how and why we act. We can change. The future is in our hands, and in the hands of our heart.

Buddha said:

"Karma creates all, like an artist, Karma composes, like a dancer."

As Buddha said: “What you are is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now.” Padmasambhava went further: “If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.”

...everything is at risk in how we live now at this very moment: How we live now can cost us our entire future.

Salutations to Bhagavan

3304
Dear i,

Brahmasri always keeps quoting Paul Brunton's quote "His silence is more eloquent than His speech"

Salutations to Bhagavan

3305
General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 01:20:28 PM »
So resolve yourselves. It's not just by sitting with your eyes closed that you develop wisdom. Eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind are constantly with us, so be constantly alert. Study constantly. Seeing trees or animals can all be occasions for study. Bring it all inwards. See clearly within your own heart. If some sensation makes impact on the heart, witness it clearly for yourself, don't simply disregard it.

Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering.

(Ajahn Chah)



Wisdom by itself is like an empty gold vessel, it needs to be filled with compassion. Wisdom and compassion are the two sides of the same coin, one representing personal and the other transpersonal consciousness and both equally indispensable for the attainment of enlightenment.

(Madmilla Moacanin)



“bhakti poornathaya Jnanam” (the culmination of devotion is knowledge)

Salutations to Bhagavan

3306
Health & Welfare Issues / health effects of Electromagnetic Fields
« on: April 29, 2012, 12:09:05 PM »
Scientific studies that document the harm from Electro magnetic Fields number into the thousands. Long term exposure can lead to very serious illnesses.  -->READMORE<--

... These are some of the known health effects of Electromagnetic Fields:
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cancers and Leukemia
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Heart palpitations and arrhythmias
  • Chest pain
  • Stroke
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Asthma
  • Skin rashes and irritations
  • Altered sugar metabolism leading to diabetes
  • Infertility and miscarriage
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Joint pain / arthritis
Salutations to Bhagavan

3307
Health & Welfare Issues / Re: Microwave Radiation Dangers In Your Home
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:59:36 AM »
A useful website, for those who are interested, further, on this topic -

http://www.stayonthetruth.com/

This web site is for Educational and Informational Purposes only and restricted exclusively for the use of those who are responsible with the significance of what it all means and will act according to

The Law of Love and The Law of Mercy and all our Spiritual Laws.

and solely for the purpose of Protecting Public Health to create

new biologically-based guidelines for
human exposure limits
to electromagnetic radiation
so that each life and each forthcoming life
of all future generations is preserved as precious
and has the right to life protected, free of all harm.
"Primum non nocere."
"First, do no harm."

Salutations to Bhagavan

3308
General topics / Re: clarify on Swami Vivekananda's last days
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:54:48 AM »
very humbling.

we too, are only a little child

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Dear i,

it is a beautifully made film. i had been to Kalady, recently, it is truly a beautiful place. i had the opportunity to visit the street where Sri Adi Shankara lived and played, was also blessed to visit the Kula Deiva (family deity) temple Sri Krishna of Sri Shankara. We also saw the house where he sung the famous Kanakadhara Stotram. Kerala temples are unique and how much connection with nature. The river, cool breeze, the greenery, all are beautiful. Kerala is naturally blessed with this heart of prakriti (nature). Truly, it is Gods own country :)

Also, we saw the Wadakanathan Siva temple, where his father, Sivaguru and mother Aryamba prayed for a baby by observing Vratha and we also saw the (Karpillykavu?) Shiva temple where Sivaguru was a priest.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:37:55 AM »
Dear i,

This has been posted before, but still, it is relevant to be posted, yet again, here -

In Mahabharatha, there is a parable which stands testimony to Yudhishtra’s  inherent greatness when compared with Duriyodhana. One day Duriyodhana is summoned and asked to bring one good man from the earth. In the evening a disillusioned Duriyodhana returns, grumbling about how there isn’t one decent man left on the face of the earth. The very same day, Yudhishtra returns, shaking his head in utter dismay, genuinely unable to spot ONE BAD man, on which endeavour he was sent!! Each saw in the world what he found himself to be. Much as Duriyodana tried to rule the kingdom and prove his supremacy, it is proven beyond doubt that he must have been a tormented man, unhappy with himself on the core level. While Yudhishtra was intrinsically happy and contented even when he was in the forest, divested of the kingdom and the honours of a princely life!

We can say, with this inference, that Acharya defeated Duryodhana :) by way of discussion debated, but still, even Acharya could not just defeat everybody, some of them remained adamant :) Let me share with you this incident from Mahabharata -

Duryodhana, even though he was apparently Krishna's enemy, was convinced that Krishna was not an ordinary person. He thought that he would be fortunate indeed if he could win Krishna's support. So on the eve of the Kurukshetra war he went to Krishna to ask Him for help. Arjuna was there, too, for the same reason.

Both parties sent calls to their relations and supporters and people came from as far away as Afganistan which had Aryan kingdoms as well as from the east and the south. Shri Krishna played an interesting role in the war. Both Duryodhana and Arjuna went to meet Shri Krishna for his assistance in the war. Both reached his palace early morning and waited for Shri Krishna to wake up. Proudly, Duryodhana sat near his head while Arjuna sat humbly at his feet. When Shri Krishna woke up he first saw Arjuna and asked what he wanted. Thus the discussion started. Shri Krishna said that he himself would support one side and lend his army to the other. He also said that he would not handle any arms during the war. Duryodhana opted for the army while Arjuna opted for Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna acted as Arjuna's charioteer during the war and saved him from death many times. He was intelligent and shrewd and it is this shrewdness which mainly made Pandavas win the war. Bhishma. Dronacharya fought on Kauravas side as their duty but their heart was with Arjuna and Yudhishtir. However they did not become lax in their duties. The tales of the war and how Shri Krishna's tricks saved Pandavas is interesting and legendary but that is a different topic.

Thus are the types of Sadhakas. Both believe in God, but, yet, there is subtle difference in it :) God is every present, only we need to ask God, and he bestows on us, what we ask, immediately! Intelligence, wisdom is, therefore, to ask for, what is best!

We have to be like Tenali Rama, who, when was offered a boon by Kali, thus - One is filled with milk and the other with curd. You can take any one of these. If you consume the milk in this bowl, you'll become a scholar. If you consume the curd instead, you'll become rich. Immediately, Rama grabbed both the bowls from Her hand and gulped down the contents of both. :)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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And, moreover, what now remains as knowledge that, this raising of false 'I' too is just a leela (play) of the all pervading Self, will soon be revealed as well, that what is manifested as this false 'I' is Shuddha Manas Pure Mind, as revealed in the Shaiva Siddhanta, this pure mind exists like a burnt rope, which is how Bhagavan was/is.

by such constant practice, by training the false 'I' to keep focused on divinity, it becomes the divinity itself, like the Bhramara-Kita-Nyaya:

The Bhramara or the wasp is said to sting the insects or the Kitas which it brings to its hive and through stinging them and poisoning them makes them feel its presence alone everywhere, at all times. The insects, so to say, meditate on the presence of the wasp, at all times, and in turn become wasps themselves thereby. This is to show that by meditating on the formula ‘Aham Brahma Asmi’ or ‘I am Brahman’ the Jiva becomes Brahman itself in the end.

That is why the elders have constantly kept saying "Bhakti Pannu" (do Bhakti), keep yourself always engaged in Bhagavath Chintanai (thought of God) Which is the true purport of Naama Sankirtanam, Bhajana, Japa, Homa, Puja, Prayer, etc...

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Dear i,

THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THIS THAT THE TRUE ‘I’ IS NOT APPARENT AND FALSE ‘I’ IS PARADING ITSELF. But it is the false ‘I’ which is the obstacle to the right knowledge of ourselves.  Is it not?

Dear devotees, this false ’I’ must be rising from my being or from where I am and from no other entity and from nowhere else.
All Sri Bhagwan is asking to do is to find out where from this false ‘I’ rises and it will disappear.
AND THEN SRI BHAGWAN SAYS THAT I WILL BE WHAT I AM, THE ABSOLUTE BEING.
Dear devotees,  after all that which at present is masquerading as ‘I’ is merely a false thought.

My mind has attained some sort of Quietitude, with this wonderful revelation by Sri Ramakrishnar -

"It is true that one or two can get rid of the 'I' through samādhi; but these cases are very rare. You may indulge in thousands of reasonings, but still the 'I' comes back. You may cut the peepal-tree to the very root today, but you will notice a sprout springing up tomorrow. Therefore if the 'I' must remain, let the rascal remain as the 'servant I'. As long as you live, you should say, 'O God, Thou art the Master and I am Thy servant.' The 'I' that feels, 'I am the servant of God, I am His devotee' does not injure one. Sweet things cause acidity of the stomach, no doubt, but sugar candy is an exception.

Whenever the false 'I' raises, let it practice Sadhana, let it do something, something that is related to divinity, let it do enquiry, let it do Bhakti, Let it do Seva (service), Let it do ritual worship, etc..

If we leave this false 'I' astray, it will become a devils workshop :) The false 'I' raises, still, because, we are still bound by our Vasanas or predispositions, which, is not yet won over. Hence, it is good to keep this false 'I' in tune with the divinity, at all times, it is raised. it is only for a very less time, this false 'i' does not raise, most times, this fase 'I' remains, which we need to train it to go back to source with some aids such as worships that have been laid out by our traditions.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 11:01:11 AM »
Dear i,

Acharya only defeated or destroyed the neisance, and, showed people the light. He never really defeated the truth, can anybody defeat truth at anytime? is it even possible? (Truth is Truth, be it, Buddhist, Christian, Jains, Islam, Greek, Jew)

Where ever he went, he defeated neisance through debates and dialogues and discussions, Spirituality without Bhakti is like a dead body without life, this he defeated. Thus, these records that Acharya was against Buddha and Buddha was against Vedas and God worship is all only talk of un-evolved people, it was such people, Acharya was concerned with, he debated them, discussed, and bought them to light.

How would Acharya have defeated Truth (be it Buddhist, Shakta, Ganapatya, Koumaram, Shaiva, Vaishnava) when the Vedas proclaim:

एकं सत् विप्राः बहुधा वदन्ति ॥ Ekam Sat Viprah Bahuda Vadanti - Truth is one, learned men express it differently.

Therefore, true Sajjana (Good Person) will never find fault in anything, for he sees the same light everywhere. Its is only those who have not yet been able to see the underlying light, as found to be same, in everything, raise and spend invaluable time in such contentions. But, it is not going to be late, that, they too, will soon be blessed to see this light, which is same in everything. This is the Acharya Vaibhavam (Celebration)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:10:15 AM »
    If, as in a dream, you see a light brighter than the sun, your remaining attachments will suddenly come to an end and the nature of reality will be revealed. Such an occurrence serves as the basis for enlightenment. But this is something only you know.
    You can't explain it to others.

    Or if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in a quiet grove, you see a light, regardless of whether it's bright or dim, don't tell others and don't focus on it.
    It's the light of your own nature.

    Of if, while you're walking, standing, sitting, or lying in the stillness and darkness of night, everything appears as though in daylight, don't be startled.
    It's your own mind about to reveal itself.

    Or if, while you're dreaming at night, you see the moon and stars in all their clarity, it means the workings of your mind are about to end.
    But don't tell others.

... the fools of this world prefer to look for sages far away. They don't believe that the wisdom of their own mind is the sage... the sutras say, "Mind is the teaching." But people of no understanding don't believe in their own mind or that by understanding this teaching they can become a sage. They prefer to look for distant knowledge and long for things in space, buddha-images, light, incense, and colors. They fall prey to falsehood and lose their minds to insanity.

Sometime, somewhere you need to take something to be the truth. But if you cling to it too strongly, then even when the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you will not open it.

(Bodhidharma)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Re: ..so why fear?
« on: April 29, 2012, 09:00:34 AM »
Each time we begin our practice of meditation, we are moved by the awareness that we and all other sentient beings fundamentally have the Buddha nature as our innermost essence, and that to realize it is to be free of ignorance and to put an end, finally, to suffering.

We are inspired with the motivation to dedicate our practice, and our life, to the enlightenment of all beings in the spirit of this prayer, which all the buddhas of the past have prayed:

By the power and the truth of this practice:
  • May all beings have happiness, and the causes of happiness;
  • May all be free from sorrow, and the causes of sorrow;
  • May all never be separated from the sacred happiness which is sorrowless;
  • And may all live in equanimity, without too much attachment and too much aversion,
  • And live believing in the equality of all that lives.

(Sogyal Rinpoche)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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