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In answer to a Canarese Sanyasi, Sri Bhagavan said:
There are different grades of mind. Realisation is of Perfection.
It cannot be comprehended by the mind. Sarvajnatva (the state of all-knowing)
is to be sarvam (the all); `the all' pertains only to the mind.
The known and unknown together form `the all'.
After transcending the mind you remain as the Self.
The present knowledge is only of limitation. That Knowledge is unlimited.
Being so it cannot be comprehended by this knowledge.
Cease to be a knower, then there is perfection.

(Talk 147)

In reply to a sadhu who asked if bhakti consisted in forgetting the body, etc. Sri Bhagavan said:

"What do you care for the body? Practise bhakti and don't worry about what happens to the body."

(Talk 149)

General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: August 01, 2014, 04:17:29 PM »
stray thoughts...

know well, dear self, that you are your own boss. exert your highest purushartha and take yourself to the goal that you have set for. Uddharet Atmanatmanam says Krishna. Grace is like the silent letter in a word. Do not pay that much attention to Grace. Grace descends of its own accord upon the sincere exercise of your fullest will.

Do not delude yourself with imaginations that due to the grace of God a magic carpet will come and take us to the destination.

Strive diligently. The less we depend on grace, the more it flows.

General Discussion / Re: Bharathiyar Poems
« on: August 01, 2014, 02:21:33 PM »
Dear Sri Ravi,

பரசிவ வெள்ளம் is like an Upanishad. अपौरुशेय - apouresheya - not a work of a mind. it has flowed like Ganges.

General Discussion / Re: Bharathiyar Poems
« on: August 01, 2014, 02:16:18 PM »

'மண்ணிலே வேலி போடலாம். வானத்திலே வேலி போடலாமா?' 
என்றான் ராம கிருஷ்ண முனி.
ஜடத்தைக் கட்டலாம். சக்தியைக் கட்டலாமா? 
உடலைக் கட்டலாம். உயிரைக் கட்டலாமா?

என்னிடத்தே சக்தி எனதுயிரிலும் உள்ளத்திலும் நிற்கின்றாள்.   
சக்திக்கு அநந்தமான கோயில்கள் வேண்டும். 
தொடக்கமும் முடிவுமில்லாத காலத்திலே 
நிமிஷந்தோறும் அவளுக்குப் புதிய  கோயில்கள் வேண்டும்.
இந்த அநந்தமான கோயில்களிலே ஒன்றுக்கு ?நான்?என்று பெயர். 
இதனை ஓயாமல் புதுப்பித்துக்கொண்டிருந்தால் சக்தி இதில் இருப்பாள். 
இது பழமைப்பட்டுப் போனவுடன், இதை விட்டுவிடுவாள். 
இப்போது அவள் என்னுள்ளே நிறைந்திருக்கின்றாள்.

இப்போது எனதுயிரிலே வேகமும் நிறைவும் பொருந்தியிருக்கின்றன. 
இப்போது எனதுடலிலே சுகமும் வலிமையும் அமைந்திருக்கின்றன. 
இப்போது என்னுள்ளத்திலே தெளிவு நிலவிடுகின்றது. 
இது எனக்குப் போதும்.

சென்றது கருத?மாட்டேன். 'நாளைச் சேர்வது நிக்க??மாட்டேன். 
இப்போது என்னுள்ளே சக்தி கொலுவீற்றிருக்கின்றாள். 
அவள் நீடுழி வாழ்க. 
அவளைப் போற்றுகின்றேன், புகழ்கின்றேன். 
வாய் ஓயாமல் வாழ்த்துகின்றேன்.

?We can put a fence around the land! Can we put a fence around the sky (space)??
- asked Sage Ramakrishna!

We can bind the inert. Can we bind Shakti?
We can tie the body. Can we tie the life within?

Shakti is within me, in my life and in my mind.

Shakti needs countless temples.
She needs temples every second in the Time which is beginning-less and endless.
Of these endless temples, one of them is named 'I'.
(individual Self which is  actually the Supreme Self)

If that is continually kept renewed, Shakti will stay inside it.
If it (the temple) becomes old, she will leave it.

Now she is fully within me.

Now in my soul, there is speed and completeness joined well.
Now inside my body, happiness and strength are well settled.
Now in my mind, clarity is established.
This is enough for me.

'What is gone? I will not think about.
'What is coming tomorrow? I will not think about.
Now Shakti adorns within me. Let her be there forever.

I adore her. I worship her.
I praise her in my mouth ceaselessly.

General Discussion / Re: clarity is sought
« on: August 01, 2014, 11:55:15 AM »
Some quotes for contemplation:

You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. Since you are awareness there is no need to attain or cultivate it. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things, that is of the not-self. If one gives up being aware of them then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the Self.

The world does not exist without the body, the body never exists without the mind, the mind never exists without consciousness, and consciousness never exists without the Reality.

The Self is ever present. Each one wants to know the Self. What kind of help does one require to know oneself? People want to see the Self as something new. But it is eternal and remains the same all along. They desire to see it as a blazing light etc. How can it be so? It is not light, not darkness. It is only as it is. It cannot be defined. The best definition is `I am that I am'. The Srutis (scriptures) speak of the Self as being the size of one's thumb, the tip of the hair, an electric spark, vast, subtler than the subtlest, etc. These descriptions have no foundation in fact. It is only being, but different from the real and the unreal; it is knowledge, but different from knowledge and ignorance. How can it be defined at all? It is simply being.

Ask yourself to whom this ignorance has come and you will discover that
it never came to you and that you have always been Sat Chit Ananda.
One goes through all sorts of austerities to become what one already is.

Consciousness is the mirror on which you recognise "That Thou Art" or recognise as "I am That I am". Then you would know that you really did not require to know who you are, you already knew all along. nagaraj


General Discussion / Re: clarity is sought
« on: August 01, 2014, 11:13:49 AM »
Consciousness is the mirror on which awareness shines.

Without the mirror the awareness cannot know itself.

Consider yourself present in a completely dark room, where there is no light absolutely, whatsoever. You do not need a light or somebody else to be present there along with you to know that 'you are', you know 'your are' inherently and you did not need to know that 'you are' such is awareness, which does not need a confirmation.

When you look at the mirror, you did not need to look at the mirror to know that 'you are' this is awareness. When you did look at your reflection in the mirror, it still did not make any change in the reality, you continue to exist, but your reflection is seen on the mirror, this is consciousness.

The nonexistence of mirror (Consciousness), does not eliminate you (awareness) You got to know your reflection only because 'you are' i.e., consciousness is known only because of awareness.

Consciousness cannot exist without awareness, whereas awareness has no non-existence. the Non existence of consciousness does not eliminate the awareness.

Consciousness is Shakti, Awareness is Shiva. See the essence of first verse of Soundarya Lahari - "Only when Shiva is united with Shakti does he have the power to create"

Awareness is only 'known' 'felt' or 'inferred' as "i am" only because of consciousness. But Your yourself do not need to know "you are".

Simply to know "you are", awareness sports itself as consciousness. Therefore, in this way, consciousness shines in awareness.

To know "I am" is merely to see yourself in the mirror of consciousness as "I am" you did not really require it.

This is the eternal divine Hide and Seek.

Simply to know what "is" what is "Not" came about. to know what is white, black came about.

hope this helps in some way!


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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:41:38 PM »
namo bhūtha nādhama namo deva devaṁ,
nāma kalā kālaṁ namo divya thejaṁ,
nāma kāma asamaṁ, nāma saṁtha śīlaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

sadā thīrtha sidhaṁ, sādha bhakthā pakṣaṁ,
sadā śiva pūjyaṁ, sadā śūra basmaṁ,
sadā dhyāna yukthaṁ, sadā j?āna dalpaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

smasānaṁ bhayanaṁ mahā sthāna vāsaṁ,
sarīraṁ gajānāṁ sadā carma veṣṭaṁ,
pisacaṁ nisesa samā paśūnāṁ prathiṣṭaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

phani nāga kande, bhjuangaḥda anekaṁ,
gale ruṇḍa malaṁ, mahā vīra sūraṁ,
kādi vyagra sarmaṁ., citha basama lepaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

sirāda śuddha gaṅgā, śhivā vāma bhāgaṁ,
viyada dīrga kesama sadā māṁ trinethraṁ,
phaṇī nāga karṇaṁ sadā bala candraṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

kare sūla dharaṁ mahā kaṣṭa nāsaṁ,
sureśaṁ varesaṁ mahesaṁ janesaṁ,
thāne cāru īśaṁ, dvajesam, girīsaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

udhasaṁ sudhāsama, sukailasa vāsaṁ,
dara nirdhraṁ sasmsidhi thaṁ hyathi devaṁ,
aja hema kalpadhruma kalpa sevyaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

munenaṁ vareṇyaṁ, guṇaṁ rūpa varṇaṁ,
ḍvija saṁpadasthaṁ śivaṁ veda sasthraṁ,
aho dhīna vatsaṁ kṛpāluṁ śivaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

sadā bhava nādhama, sadā sevya mānaṁ,
sadā bhakthi devaṁ, sadā pūjyamānaṁ,
mayā thīrtha vāsaṁ, sadā sevyamekhaṁ,
bhaje parvathi vallabhaṁ nīlakandaṁ.

   Salutations to lord of all beings, Salutations to god of Gods,
Salutations to the death to god of death, salutations to the great light,
Salutations to he who he made Manmatha in to ashes,
Salutations to one who is calm by nature,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

Always ready near sacred waters, Always on the side of his devotees,
Always worshipped by Shaivaites, Always wearing the holy ash,
Always in pose of meditation, Always interested in wisdom,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

He who lives in the very fearful ground of cremation,
He who always covers himself with the hide of elephant,
He who is seen with beings equal to devils and ghosts.
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

He who has tied a cobra in his neck is in company of many snakes,
He wears a garland of skulls and he is a greatly valorous hero,
He wears the skin of a dead tiger and applies ash of cremation on his body,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

He has pure Ganga on his head and Parvathi on his left side,
He always has long uncut hair on his head and he has three eyes,
He wears hooded snake on his ears and always keeps the young moon,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

He has trident in his hands, He destroys great troubles,
He is the Lord of devas, Lord of blessings, greatest Lord and Lord of the people,
The pretty one is Lord of our body, God with a flag and Lord of mountains,
Salutations the to consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

Not very particular of his looks, having great servants, he lives on the great Kailsa,
He helps the poor of this earth, he is the great God of who controls the past,
He is served by the invincible golden wish giving tree and also by the eons
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

He is sought after by great sages for character, looks as well as class,
He leads the twice born properly, He is Shiva of the Vedas,
He loves the oppressed and is store house of mercy and peace,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

He is always the lord of birth and death,
He is always being served by all,
He is always Lord of all his devotees,
He is a lord suitable to be worshipped,
He lives near the sacred waters,
And he is one served by other always,
Salutations to consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 31, 2014, 01:26:10 PM »
सांई रहम नजर करना, बच्चों का पालन करना ।
जाना तुमने जगत्पसारा, सबही झूठ जमाना ।।
मैं अंधा हूँ बंदा आपका, मुझको प्रभु दिखलाना ।
दास गनू कहे अब क्या बोलूं, थक गई मेरी रसना ।।

रहम नजर करो, अब मोरे साई, तुम बिन नहीं मुझे माँ बाप भाई ।
मैं अंधा हूँ बंदा तुम्हारा ।।  मैं ना जानूं अल्लाइलाही ।।
खाली जमाना मैंने गमाया, साथी आखिर का किया न कोई इलाही ।
अपने मस्जिद का झाडू गनू है ।  मालिक हमारे, तुम बाबा साई ।।

Sai, look at us mercifully, and take care of your children.
Sai, look at us mercifully, and take care of your children.

You know this mundane world, this world full of illusion.
I am blind and ignorant devotee of yours, give me God?s vision.
Das Ganu says : What shall I say now? My tongue fails me

Look at me mercifully, O my Sai, without you I have no one ?
no mother, no father, no brother. Look at me mercifully.
I am blind and ignorant devotee of yours :
I know nothing , I know nothing , I know nothing of God
or the rites.   Look at me mercifully ?.
I have wasted my whole life, I have wasted my whole life
and made no lasting friend, and made no lasting friend, and
made no lasting friend  for the final journey. Look at me mercifully ?..
I, Ganu, am the broom of your mosque,  I, Ganu, am the broom of your mosque
And you, Baba Sai, you are our Lord, And you, Baba Sai, you are our Lord,
And you, Baba Sai, you are our Lord.   Look at me mercifully??

(Das Ganu)

General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 31, 2014, 10:08:31 AM »
stray thoughts...

When you wholly depend on God, then there no longer any dependence. Only once can one really surrender, only once can one really prostrate. Then it is all finished!



To one questioner He put counter question,

"Do you believe God?". The answer was "Yes".

Then Bhagavan told him to leave that task to God.

Bhagavan's teachings have been given orally and cryptically to a few disciples,
any one of which can be taken up and meditated upon. One of these, given to
Sadhu Arunachala, formerly Mr. Alan Chadwick, was this:



                                                                          "There is nothing,


General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:39:22 AM »
Sadie doesn't want her brother to grow up:

A fit canditate for "mumukshatva" pretty early :)



Sri Bhagavan says that even to perform tapas with the intention 'I should  become an instrument in the hands of God' is blemish to complete surrender, for the desire to be Hid instrument is merely another stealthy means by which ego seeks to retain its individuality.

As Sri Bhagavan explains in Talks, "If the surrender is complete all sense of individuality is lost" (Talks 350) and if a person thinks that he is an intermediary or instrument of God, then "it is clear that he retains individuality and that there is no complete surrender (Talks 594)


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