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General Discussion / Re: Bharathiyar Poems
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:23:13 AM »
சுத்த அறிவே சிவமென்றுரைத்தார் மேலோர்

Learned men stated that pure knowledge
alone is the auspicious state of Brahman.


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General Discussion / Re: Wise Quotes
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:18:53 AM »
"You will be nearer to Heaven through football
than through the study of the Gita."


(Swami Vivekananda.)

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 07, 2014, 10:17:52 AM »
stray thoughts...

a googly!

it would do immense good to man, if he were to disbelieve God and put trust on his own self for God does not need our belief on Him to shower His love. Ironically, sometimes, its our faith on God filled with ideas, that is being really detrimental to the Spirit.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:58:37 AM »
இன்னா செய்தாரை ஒறுத்தல் அவர் நாண நன்னயம் செய்து விடல்

(திருக்குறள்)

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So then the Hindu believes that he is a spirit. Him the sword cannot pierce ? him the fire cannot burn ? him the water cannot melt ? him the air cannot dry. The Hindu believes that every soul is a circle whose circumference is nowhere, but whose centre is located in the body, and that death means the change of this centre from body to body. Nor is the soul bound by the conditions of matter. In its very essence it is free, unbounded, holy, pure, and perfect. But somehow or other it finds itself tied down to matter, and thinks of itself as matter.

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Here I stand and if I shut my eyes, and try to conceive my existence, "I", "I", "I", what is the idea before me? The idea of a body. Am I, then, nothing but a combination of material substances? The Vedas declare, ?No?. I am a spirit living in a body. I am not the body. The body will die, but I shall not die. Here am I in this body; it will fall, but I shall go on living. I had also a past. The soul was not created, for creation means a combination which means a certain future dissolution. If then the soul was created, it must die.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:31:23 PM »
Dear Friends

Past is destiny. What you are now, is due to your past, which is destiny, and your actions now determine your future. Therefore act prudently.

There is NO Destiny NOW. If you keep quiet thinking this is destiny, it is just stagnation. If you waste the NOW surrendering to destiny and that your destiny will take care of you, your future, it is foolishness.

It is wisdom to exercise your purushartha with viveka now. Belief on destiny is just blind belief. The Sages and Scriptures have never advocated anything as thus.

It is sheer misunderstanding that to surrender to God is simply surrendering to destiny. This is Sin.

There is no destiny! There is no destiny! Walk like a lion and face your enemies and reach your destination!

Surrendering to Destiny is Tamas of highest order, it is deep sleep, sloth. Krishna calls Arjuna Gudakesha, therefore, wake up from drowsiness and work out your salvation.

There is nothing called destiny. to whom is a destiny, what is a destiny? Destiny is Death. Waste not the precious Human life endowed with amazing powers of discrimination, intelligence in realization of the Truth.

Strive diligently.

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General Discussion / MUST WATCH: my musings
« on: August 06, 2014, 03:16:32 PM »
MUST WATCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BxPz8TX0Oo

In a world that is so full of selfish people, sometimes it helps to learn from animals. Animal in question? An abandoned dog, Lilica.

This dog was abandoned in front of a junkyard in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and was taken in by the kind owners. Lilica made new friends at the junkyard, including other dogs, cats and chickens.

But food is always hard to come by, especially at the poverty stricken junkyard, and every evening Lilica would leave to find food. And find food she did, outside the home of an animal lover.

But what happened next is so heartwarming that it will make you question your own habits.

Watch for yourself.

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WHY WE DISAGREE

15th September, 1893

I will tell you a little story. You have heard the eloquent speaker who has just finished say, "Let us cease from abusing each other," and he was very sorry that there should be always so much variance.

But I think I should tell you a story which would illustrate the cause of this variance. A frog lived in a well. It had lived there for a long time. It was born there and brought up there, and yet was a little, small frog. Of course the evolutionists were not there then to tell us whether the frog lost its eyes or not, but, for our story's sake, we must take it for granted that it had its eyes, and that it every day cleansed the water of all the worms and bacilli that lived in it with an energy that would do credit to our modern bacteriologists. In this way it went on and became a little sleek and fat. Well, one day another frog that lived in the sea came and fell into the well.

"Where are you from?"

"I am from the sea."

"The sea! How big is that? Is it as big as my well?" and he took a leap from one side of the well to the other.

"My friend," said the frog of the sea, "how do you compare the sea with your little well??

Then the frog took another leap and asked, "Is your sea so big?"

"What nonsense you speak, to compare the sea with your well!"

"Well, then," said the frog of the well, "nothing can be bigger than my well; there can be nothing bigger than this; this fellow is a liar, so turn him out."

That has been the difficulty all the while.

I am a Hindu. I am sitting in my own little well and thinking that the whole world is my little well. The Christian sits in his little well and thinks the whole world is his well. The Mohammedan sits in his little well and thinks that is the whole world. I have to thank you of America for the great attempt you are making to break down the barriers of this little world of ours, and hope that, in the future, the Lord will help you to accomplish your purpose.

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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:35:46 AM »
अखियाँ हरि दरसन की प्यासी
देख्यो चाहत कमल नयन को
निस दिन रहत उदासी
अखियाँ हरि दरसन की प्यासी
केसर तिलक, मोतिन की माला
बृन्दाबन के बासी
नेह लगाय त्याग गये तृन सम
डारि गये गल फांसी
अखियाँ हरि दरसन की प्यासी
काहू के मन की को जानत
लोगन के मन हासी
सुरदास प्रभु तुम्हरे दरस
बिन लेहों करवट कासी
अखियाँ हरि दरसन की प्यासी
देख्यो चाहत कमल नयन को
निस दिन रहत उदासी

     akhiyāɱ hari darasana kī pyāsī
dekhyo cāhata kamala nayana ko
nisa dina rahata udāsī
akhiyāɱ hari darasana kī pyāsī
kesara tilaka, motina kī mālā
bṛndābana ke bāsī
neha lagāya tyāga gaye tṛna sama
ḍāri gaye gala phāṁsī
akhiyāɱ hari darasana kī pyāsī
kāhū ke mana kī ko jānata
logana ke mana hāsī
suradāsa prabhu tumhare
darasa bina lehoṁ karavaṭa kāsī
akhiyāɱ hari darasana kī pyāsī
dekhyo cāhata kamala nayana ko
nisa dina rahata udāsī

     The eyes thirst for a vision of Hari;
They long to see the lotus-eyed one,
Grieving for him day and night.
Wearing a saffron tilak and pearl garland
And dwelling in Vrindavan,
He gave us his love, then
cast us aside like a blade of grass,
Throwing a noose around our necks.
No one knows what is in another's mind,
There is laughter in people's hearts;
But Lord of Surdas, without a vision of you
we would give up our very lives.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFanwMGDpUY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA6PZR9jqVk

(Surdas, He was a blind, only externally)

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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:00:32 AM »
What a beautiful song Ramanaduliji, thanks for sharing.

मैली चादर ओढके कैसे
द्वार तुम्हारे आऊँ
हे पावन परमेश्वर मेरे
मन ही मन शरमाऊँ

तुने मुझको जग में भेजा
निर्मल देकर काया
आकर के संसार में मैंने
इसको दाग लगाया
जनम जनम की मैली चादर
कैसे दाग छुडाऊँ

निर्मल वाणी पाकर तुझसे
नाम न तेरा गाया
नैन मून्धकर हे परमेश्वर
कभी ना तुझको ध्याया
मन वीणा की तारें टूटी
अब क्या गीत सुनाऊँ

इन पैरों से चलकर तेरे
मंदिर कभी न आया
जहां जहां हो पूजा तेरी
कभी ना शीश झुकाया
हे हरिहर मैं हार के आया
अब क्या हार चढ़ाऊँ

तू है अपरम्पार दयालु,
सारा जगत संभाले
जैसा भी हूँ, मैं हूँ तेरा,
अपनी शरण लगाले
छोड के तेरा, द्वारा डाटा,
और कहीं नहीं जावूँ

   Maili Chaadar Odhke Kaise
Dwaar Tumhaare Aaoon
Hey Paavan Parameshwara Mere
Man Hi Man Sharmaaoon

Tune Mujhko Jag Me Bhejaa
Nirmal Dekar Kaayaa
Is Sansaar Me Aakar Maine
Isko Daag Lagaaya
Janam Janam Ki Maili Chaadar
Kaise Daag Chudaaoon

Nirmal Vaani Paakar Tujhse
Naam Na Teraa Gaayaa
Nain Moondhkar He Parameshwar
Kabhi Naa Tujhko Dhyaayaa
Man Veena Ki Taaren Tooti
Ab Kyaa Geeth Sunaaoon

In Pairon Se Chal Kar Tere
Mandir Kabhi Na Aayaa
Jahaan Jahaan Ho Poojaa Teri
Kabhi Naa Sees Jhukaayaa
Hey Harihar Main Haar Ke Aayaa
Ab Kyaa Haar Chadhaaoon

Tu he aparampar, Dajalu,
Sara jagat samhare
Jesa bhi hu, me hu tera,
Apni sharan lagale
Chhoor ke tera, dwara data,
Aur kehi nehi jaoo

   How can I present myself at Your door with a dirty shawl, Lord.
I am completely ashamed to think of the dirty shawl I will wear
when I come back to You, to account to You for my present deeds.

You sent me to this world with a spotlessly clean body, free from
the taints of evil, but I have stained it with the dirt of evil, enough
to last for several births. How can I remove these countless stains?

You gave me in my childhood a sweet, cuckoo like voice, along
with a musical instrument, and requested me to sing You a song
of love. Never have I closed my eyes to meditate on Your gracious self,
nor have I sung Your name. Even the instrument is now broken.
What song can I sing now?

Never have my two feet led me to the temple of Your worship,
nor have I ever bowed my head in acknowledgement of people
engaged in Your worship. O God, now that I am in the last days
of my life I am completely ruined. What gift can I now present to You?

You are without boundaries, oh Compassionate One
Since you are the one who takes care of all of the world/creation.
Whichever way I am, I am (still) yours,
Please? take me into your protection/care.
For where can I go, after leaving your door (house).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65DCqYMHiqI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVqws4lNlZ0

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:45:20 PM »
stray thoughts...

what is of interest to a small child is of no interest to a grown up adult.
The adult sees no longer any joy in the interest seen by the child!

Similar is the secret of getting over vaasanas / desires nay even the ego!

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:38:41 PM »
stray thoughts...

Instead of being obsessed with the thought of getting rid of the ego, and the realisation of the Truth, begin to see the unreality of things, then the grip of avidya, ego begin to  wither away along with it.

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General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:14:45 AM »


           



"I said to Keshab Sen that he would not be able to realize God without renouncing the ego. He said, 'Sir, in that case I should not be able to keep my organization together.' Thereupon I said to him: 'I am asking you to give up the "unripe ego", the "wicked ego". But there is no harm in the "ripe ego", the "child ego", the "servant ego", the "ego of Knowledge".'

"The worldly man's ego, the 'ignorant ego', the 'unripe ego', is like a thick stick. It divides, as it were, the water of the Ocean of Satchidananda. But the 'servant ego', the 'child ego', the 'ego of Knowledge', is like a line on the water. One clearly sees that there is only one expanse of water. The dividing line makes it appear that the water has two parts, but one clearly sees that in reality there is only one expanse of water.

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பிறருக் கொருவன் கொடுப்ப தெல்லாம் தனக்கே கொடுத்துக்கொள்ளுகிறான்.
இவ் வுண்மையை யறிந்தால் எவன்தான் கொடா தொழிவான்?


All that one gives to others one is giving only to oneself.
If this truth is discerned, who indeed would refrain from giving?


(நானார்? Bhagavan)

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