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General topics / Re: Making a Difference
« on: April 21, 2012, 04:51:20 PM »
Dear i,

as i was writing here, a thirsty cow was walking, along with her caretaker, he was frantically looking for water to feed his cow, God blessing, i got an opportunity to call him, and filled a huge bucket of water, within no time, the cow gulped the whole bucket of of water and walked ahead, it was contended. No thanks asked, no thanks given! I remember Cow Lakshmi.

Bliss. Bliss.

just do it, once, you will enjoy, you will like it.

The advantage of helping animals automatically comes with a baggage of not being helped by it, unlike helping humans, so it is a great feeling.

:)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Re: Making a Difference
« on: April 21, 2012, 04:35:34 PM »
Dear i,

It has always pained me much for many years, losing connectivity with the nature. We have all become inert and everybody just concerned about themselves and at most their families and loved ones.

I am an animal lover. i see so many dogs and cows move around in the roads. The summer peaking, this time very badly, THANKS TO OURSELVES (HUMAN SPECIES)

The animals too are disturbed, because of the ecological imbalance, if it had mouth, they would have gone and complained in world court against us humans. Bhagavan was a great animal lover. more than atma jnanam and the literatures, i always enjoyed reading Bhagavan's love and incidents towards the animals. Once when some attendant got angry at some monkeys, and when he tried to push the monkeys off by throwing some stones, Bhagavan got angry and said, these lands were originally belonged to them, only we have occupied and claims all these as ours. If they too had voice, they would put their claim as well.

He used to address the monkeys as "Pasangala" (kids) the cow as "amma" (mother, a way of addressing all women in India) the squirrels as "kuttigala" (?) etc...

seeing so many animals thirsty, going  around looking for water here and there, and not finding, used to just sit down and rest, what other option does it have, can it order water for money? Who does it have to complain or ask for water? who is there to listen for it? i felt strongly felt, i could do something.

I placed this small bucket under the tree next to my house. Within a day, the crows, dogs, rats, and many other unknown animals have been drinking it. It gave me such immense bliss. hence I wondered, how nice it would be, if many other too, could do the same in their place, which is why i am sharing it here with you all here. It would be great if you could also do something to our other friends in the nature.

Also, other thing that I do is put raw rice, dal, wheat seeds, on my windows, many pigeons, crows, etc... are now regular visitors for their lunch :)

By this way, it indirectly helps in our Sadhana too, instead of just thinking about ourselves, our family, we begin to think about the animals as well. Just do it, you will enjoy :)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Making a Difference
« on: April 21, 2012, 04:13:34 PM »
Dear Friends,

I am opening this thread, where we all can get inspired and share among-st, ourselves, and and others, by making some difference in the environment that we live in. Let our spiritual quest not be an inert one. Let our quest be inclusive of our responsibilities towards the nature and all human beings around us.

Let us share here, our good stories in our lives. I sincerely hope, each one would take initiative to make this thread successful and the beautiful words, just don't remain as words, beautiful words become beautiful when it becomes our beautiful actions.

Gratitude to the Mother Nature.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Forum advice, news & etiquette / Re: Message from Srkudai
« on: April 21, 2012, 03:42:53 PM »
Quote:
.” It was a tough decision to make [Ego is not at all happy to do it], but I decided that I no more am a part of the group. I felt a few times that the ideas I was presenting were really disturbing the members.”

Dear Sri Udai,

Ego is not happy to do it. Who is it then who is happy to do it? Certainly it is the ego. Besides, how did you reach the conclusion that ideas you presented here were disturbing the members of the forum ? Do you really think that the Revelation and Message contained in the Vedanta and other Scriptures would disturb us ? Are they inconsistent with Sri Bhagwan’s Teaching?
Dear Sri Udai, we are all in love with each other, for we all are devotees of Bhagwan Sri Ramana. Are we not? Only if you would have known how much I love you and respect your views and opinions ! What if I or for that matter any other member differ from you a bit in the approach to the Goal. Even this difference is in the mind only as you are well aware. Please come on, it is all part of the sadhana; please do not allow the emotion to take your best; therefore, for our sake, if not for yourself, kindly do not allow the ego to have its way. WE ALL ARE HIS CHILDREN ONLY.

Thank you,
  Anil

Dear i,

your post, is relevant, not just for udai, it is relevant for everybody, it strikes a chord with everyone. Very poignant expression. Thank you :) I thoroughly voice the same.

Gratitude.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General topics / Desiderata of Happiness
« on: April 21, 2012, 02:35:39 PM »
  • Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

  • Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

  • Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

  • Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

  • Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

  • Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

  • Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

  • And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

  • With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.

  • Strive to be happy.


Desiderata "Latin: desired things", Max Ehrmann

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Dear i

only after posting the link here, i saw that you had already left a comment in the link itself. I have been having an eye on this video, wanting to buy. Thank you for your feedback. Yes, sometimes, such videos leave one with a sense of dissatisfaction, if it fails to capture the intensity of the character, being tried to show in the movie.

i am sure, the previous links b/w movie carries a stronger spirit and the beauty which can seldom be found in current day movies.

i do like watching movies as well. I, especially like to watch kamal haasans movies (He doesn't make movies just for the heck of it)

Movie making is an art. GV Iyer, AP Nagarajan were stalwarts at that.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Dear i,

thanks for the links, also, on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda,a movie 'Vivekananda by Vivekananda'has been released.It is available for download at a price.

Please check the video trailer:

http://www.vivekanandahouse.org/page/vivekananda-vivekananda-movie-trailer-1157


Salutations to Bhagavan

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Forum advice, news & etiquette / Message from Srkudai
« on: April 21, 2012, 11:53:18 AM »
Dear friends,

Udai wanted to convey his message to you all here. I reproduce it as below -

Quote
Friends,
            :) All things, whether good or bad, will come to an end one day. So has it happened with my membership in the Ramana Maharshi Forum. It was a tough decision to make [Ego is not at all happy to do it], but I decided that I no more am a part of the group. I felt a few times that the ideas I was presenting were really disturbing the members. That was not supposed to be their intent. I was there to share some vision; I could see that the purpose was no more being met and hence withdrew from the forum.
 
Your friendship in the forum and all the wonderful learnings ... they will remain with me for the rest of my life. Some of the learnings will definitely guide me in moments of trails and turmoils in my life. I am glad I was with the group and now I leave the group with a sense of happiness.
 
Thanks a lot to you all for being with me and helping me in my spiritual journey.
Please convey this to all the forum members if possible.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION ‘WHO AM I?’ IS ONLY THE SILENT JNANA THAT SHINES AS ‘I-I’ IN THE HEART.
                                                 Padamalai

Dear i,

:) The answer to the 'Who am I' is the death or merging of the enquirer itself. The very one who went about enquiring 'Who am I' no longer remains, but, still remains in all glory, no longer to recollect his ignorance, which never was.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 21, 2012, 09:06:25 AM »
Dear i,

what was the daily routine of Sri Ramakrishnar, did he engage in ritual worship, at least in the earlier years? How did he pass time, the days?

The only thing, that could be said about bhagavan was that he got up as early as 3, cut vegetables, went for a routine walk, looked after his pets and animals, and just remained, and answered for some questions raised by devotees.

The narration about the Master's Tantra practices are really a wonder to read. Considering the fact that in south india, at least for a century, Tantra worship has been considered dangerous, and Kali worship is very less. But, here we see such great warmth and love, in the life of Ramakrishnar. These were very prevalent in the Northern parts of India.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Some years back, many of us would have read, seen reports about a Siddha seen flying in Arunachala. These reports also came in some news channels. Some on-goers recorded from their mobile phones as well, a siddha seen flying. Those of you who are interested may
---->CLICK HERE<---- to watch this video.


I do not know what to say.


Salutations to Bhagavan

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 20, 2012, 04:13:25 PM »
Dear i,

very moving experience. When we look at devotees such as Kanakamaal, it really makes us very humble. It awakens us, in a way, that, we still have a long way to go. Such a great soul was Kanakammal. After this incident, when i got opportunity to visit Arunachala, i recollected your narration and went through the experience at the Samadhi Hall. It felt, so blessed...

reading the memories of devotees such as Kanakammal, Muruganar, TKS, Devaraja Mudaliyar, Suri Nagamma, and so many others, how much gratitude we show to them, would still be lesser, for the kind of treasures that they have left behind - memories of Bhagavan. Similarly, with Sri Ramakrishnar as well,  'M' Mahendranath Gupta - what kind of treasures, we have today in our hands.

This is enough, this is enough... to pass our life.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 20, 2012, 10:32:54 AM »
Dear i,

What thrill and joy would the people around the Master have felt :)

Absolutely, i too, now see, the same, as you see, that there is no need for any interpretation, yes, not even Swami Vivekananda. The same too, with Bhagavan, there is a direct connection between each one of us and the Guru, really no need of any thing in between, no need of ulladu naarpadu, etc... no need of anything, provided one recognises that there is no bridge required between each one of us and Eashwara, Guru, Atma.

What is required before the Sun? when we recognise the massiveness of the Sun? In the presence of sun, small lamps are engulfed by the Sun itself. But, we ignore the Sun while watching the small lamps.

By dropping all our luggage and plans to do this and that in order to see Him, he reveals Himself immediately. This itself is Jnana.

Jnana is truly Bhakti, Bhakti is truly Jnana. Yes, truly, it is all about getting rid of our sophistry. We have to become like the suckling babies. like the monkeys, like Cow Lakshmi, like the Karuppan Dog.

We have to reach out by the heart, From Hridayam to Hridayam as Hridayam, From Heart to Heart as Heart.

Salutations to Bhagavan

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Dear i,

Self Enquiry itself is a Bhashyam of the Vedas, and, all Scriptures. To pray out to the Lord with Love, itself is a Bhashyam of the Vedas, and, all scriptures.

Each one has to write ones own Bhashyam.

:)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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religion is not something rigid. It is not a dogma or whatever. It is an interpetation of a Holy Book by a group of people. That every religion has "externalized version" and mysticism. Mysticism is the inner path to God (the Self).

true.. :)

Salutations to Bhagavan

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