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Forms which interfere with the main course of current of meditation should not be allowed to distract the mind. Bring yourself back into the Self, the Witness, unconcerned with such distractions. That is the only way to deal with such interruptions. Never forget yourself.

(Bhagavan - Paul Brunton)

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Real attainment said Maharshi was to be FULLY CONSCIOUS, to be aware of your surroundings and the people around, to move among them all, but not to merge your consciousness in the environment. Remain in your inner independent awareness of I. That is the highest -n not to sit in trance which merely halts the mind. The mind must be destroyed entirely, not merely arrested.

(Bhagavan - Paul Brunton)

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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:49:54 PM »
ज्योत से ज्योत जगाते चलो, प्रेम की गंगा बहाते चलो
राह में आये जो दीन दुखी, सब को गले से लगा ते चलो

कौन हैं ऊँचा, कौन हैं नीचा, सब में वो ही समाया
भेदभाव के झूठे भरम में, ये मानव भरमाया
धर्म ध्वजा फ़हराते चलो

सारे जग के कणकण में हैं, दिव्य अमर एक आत्मा
एक ब्रम्ह हैं, एक सत्य हैं, एक ही हैं परमात्मा
प्राणों से प्राण मिलाते चलो


               jyot se jyot jagaate chalo, prem kee gngaa bahaate chalo
raah men aaye jo deen dukhee, sab ko gale se lagaa te chalo

kaun hain ooanchaa, kaun hain neechaa, sab men wo hee samaayaa
bhedabhaaw ke jhoothhe bharam men, ye maanaw bharamaayaa
dharm dhwajaa fharaate chalo

saare jag ke kanakan men hain, diwy amar ek aatmaa
ek bramh hain, ek saty hain, ek hee hain paramaatmaa
praanon se praan milaate chalo



Let your love flow as pure as Mother Ganga.
Spread light and radiance to all, and let the river of love flow.
Embrace the poor and needy with open arms.
Anyone without friends or companions has the Lord to look after them.
One who is poor or weak has the love of the Lord.
Keep lighting lamps of mercy and let the river of love flow.
There is darkness all around, directions are forgotten.
Humans have turned into demons; no one is left to listen to the anguish.
Change earth into heaven, and let the river of love flow.
No one is superior or inferior, God lives in us all.
Man is lost in the misapprehension of discrimination.
Keep flying the flag of Dharma (righteousness) and let the river of love flow.
The divine spirit resides in every fragment of the universe,
there is only one Brahman, one truth, one supreme.
Become one with the eternal and let the river of love flow.


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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:43:24 PM »
हरी ओम, हरी ओम, हरी ओम, हरी ओम

मन तरपत हरी दर्शन को आज
मोरे तुम बिन बिगरे सगरे काज
बिनती करत हूँ, रखियो लाज

तुमरे द्वार का मैं हू जोगी
हमरी ओर नज़र कब होगी
सुनो मोरे ब्याकूल मन का बाज

बिन गुरु ज्ञान कहा से पाऊ
दिजो दान हरी गुण गाऊ
सब गुणी जन पे तुमरा राज

मुरली मनोहर आस ना तोडो
दुख भंजन मोरा साथ ना छोड़ो
मोहे दर्शन भिक्षा दे दो आज


     Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om

man tarapat haree darshan ko aaj
more tum bin bigare sagare kaaj
binatee karat hooan, rakhiyo laaj

tumare dwaar kaa main hoo jogee
hamaree or najr kab hogee
suno more byaakool man kaa baaj

bin guru jnjaan kahaa se paaoo
dijo daan haree gun gaaoo
sab gunee jan pe tumaraa raaj

muralee manohar aas naa todo
dukh bhnjan moraa saath naa chhodo
mohe darshan bhikshaa de do aaj


     haree Aum, haree Aum, haree Aum, haree Aum

Today my heart trembles for a glimpse of Hari
Without you everything is going wrong
Am praying to you, keep my shame

I am a humble follower of your residence
When will you cast your eyes on me
listen to the prayers of my upset heart

Without the Guru from where can I seek knowledge
Give your blessings/gifts, Hari, I will sing your praises
You are the King of all educators

The one with the flute, do not lets down my hopes
The taker of pains do not leave me
Grant me your presence today, even in loan


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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 28, 2014, 12:07:27 PM »
तुम्ही हो माता पिता तुम्ही हो।
तुम्ही हो बंधू सखा तुम्ही हो॥

तुम्ही हो साथी तुम्ही सहारे,
कोई ना अपने सिवा तुम्हारे।
तुम्ही हो नईया, तुम्ही खिवईया,
तुम्ही हो बंधू सखा तुम्ही हो॥

जो खिल सके ना वो फूल हम हैं,
तुम्हारे चरणों की धूल हम हैं।
दया की दृष्टि सदा ही रखना,
तुम्ही हो बंधू सखा तुम्ही हो॥


    Tumihi ho Mata, Pita Tumihi ho
Tumihi ho Bandhu, Sakha Tumihi ho

Tumihi ho Sathi, Tumihi Sahare
Koyee na apna siva Tumhare
Tumihi ho Naiya, Tumihi Khavaiya
Tumihi ho Bandhu, Sakha Tumihi ho

Jo Khil sake na vo phool ham hain
Tumahare charano ki dhool ham hain
Daya ki drishti sada hi rakhana
Tumihi ho Bandhu, Sakha Tumihi ho


    You are the Mother, You are the Father
You are the Relative, You are the Friend

You are the Companion, You are the Support
Other than You there is no one else to call mine
You are the Boat, You are the Oarsman
You are the Relative, You are the Friend

We are those flowers that do not bloom
We are the dust of Your Feet
Please look upon us always with compassion
You are the Relative, You are the Friend

(Rajendra Kumar)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUmYNTvZ0h8

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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:26:05 AM »
इतनी शक्ती हमे देना दाता
मन का विश्वास कमजोर हो ना

हम चले नेक रस्ते पे हम से
भूलकर भी कोइ भूल हो ना
इतनी शक्ती हमे देना दाता
मन का विश्वास कमजोर हो ना

दूर अज्ञान के हो अँधेरे
तू हमें ज्ञान की रोशनी दे
हर बुराई से बचते रहे हम
जितनी भी दे भली ज़िन्दगी दे
बैर हो ना किसी का किसी से
भावना मन में बदले की हो ना

हम ना सोचें हमें क्या मिला हैं
हम यह सोचे किया क्या हैं अर्पण
फूल खुशियों के बाँटे सभी को
सब का जीवन ही बन जाये मधुबन
अपनी करुना का जल तू बहा के
कर दे पावन हर मन का कोना


      itni shakti hame dena data
mann ka vishvas kamzor ho na

ham chalen nek raste pe ham se
bhool kar bhi koyi bhool ho na
itni shakti hame dena data
mann ka vishvas kamzor ho na

door agyaan ke hon andhere
tu hame gyaan ki roshni de
har burayi se bachte rahen ham
jitni bhi de bhali jndagi de
bair ho na kisi ka kisi se
bhaavna mann me badle ki ho na

ham na sochen hame kya mila hai
ham ye sochen kiya kya hai arpann
phool khushiyon ke bante sabhi ko
sab ka jeevan hi ban jaye madhuban
apni karunna ka jas  tu baha ke
kar de pawan har ek mann ka kona


      Give us the strength Lord
So our faith does not waver (weaken)

Leading a life of righteousness
Even accidentally we don?t forget this path
Give us the strength Lord
So our faith does not waver (weaken)

Dispel the darkness of ignorance
Give us the light of knowledge
Save us from all misdeeds
Whatever life we have let it be blessed
Let there be no ill-will towards each other
Let there be no desire for revenge

Let us not focus on what we have received
But focus on what we have given (contributed)
Distributing flowers of happiness to all
Everyone?s life becomes a fragrant garden
Let your grace flow
Cleanse every corner of our minds


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Guru's grace works automatically, spontaneously.
The disciple gets precisely the helphe requires.

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If the mind clearly knows that being as it really is,
having subsided and become one with Self, alone is
real happiness, and that rising 'I', a separate individual
or ego, is nothing but misery, it will gain the liking to
subside in Self without ever rising again, having
completely destroyed the duality of likes and dislikes.


(Sadhana Saram, Sadhu Om)

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:19:03 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Spiritual Life asks for COURAGE, it demands for your strongest Will, "Dhriti" - 'Resolve' and sometimes a seeker may have to really renounce things to really "Renounce" and not hide in the garb of mental renunciation! A Spiritual seeker must be willing to take bold steps and be willing to venture into the unknown. A Seeker ought to posses an attitude of "matter of fact" with Viveka. What is He to loose? what is He to gain? A seeker ought to wake up from spiritual slumber. It is not enough to merely play around in the ground of ocean of spiritual quest, one has to sink completely into the waters.

Be Bold!

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what is the approach one should take when reading Ribhu Gita?

I mean what will be running in teh background of your mind when reading Ribhu Gita? Do you do self eqnuiry or visualize some sage like Ribhu & Nidagha or do any affirmation bhava practice?

What can be the best approach?

श्रुतेः शतगुणं विद्यात् मननं मननादपि।
निदिध्यासं लक्षगुणमनन्तं निर्विकल्पकम्॥


'Reflection' should be considered a hundred times superior to 'listening'; and
'meditation' a hundred thousand times superior to 'reflection';
but Nirvikalpa Samadhi is infinitely more sacred.

When the desire for liberation is as intense as the desire of the drowning person
gasping for breath, then the student is ripe to go to a teacher for initiation into the
mysteries of the Self!

(Vivekachudamani, Shankara Bhagavatpada)



Four Qualities of a Seeker of Self-knowledge or Truth, In an opening verse of the AstavakraSamhita, the sage Astavakra sums up all the prerequisites to spiritual liberation as follows: ―If you aspire after liberation, shun the objects of the senses as poison and seek forbearance, sincerity, kindness, contentment, and truthfulness as nectar. Like all proper systems of self-inquiry, Advaita Vedanta
lays down four prerequisites or qualities for a seeker after Self-knowledge, as follows:

1. Discrimination?viveka?between the real and the unreal
2. Renunciation?vairagya?of the unreal
3. Six Virtues/Treasures?shatsampatti?of self-control
4. Longing for liberation?mumukshuta

student practices a threefold learning discipline, starting with

proper listening (sravana),
supported by reflection (manana) and
contemplation (nididhyasana).

This process leads the student to the experience (anubhuti) of Self-Knowledge in due course of time.

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General Discussion / Must Watch...
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:41:21 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULLMO_LfIVU&list=PL_yIBWagYVjwRGhR4bPT1vrqU82i6ryC-#t=82

Do you have elderly parents or in-laws at home? Do you talk to them? This beautiful video is a telling picture of oldage in Indian nuclear families

Everyone eventually ages. And in the lonely and insecure days at the end of your life, you want to be around the few people you love and helped nurture into good human beings. But this isn't always the case with many senior citizens who die a lonely death, cut off from children and grandchildren who are engrossed with their own lives. Watch this video. It will bring a lump to your throat. Seriously, don't neglect the elderly. All they want to do is talk.


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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:09:26 PM »
In the whirlpool of fleeting sensual pleasures, you have forgotten the purpose of life and its goal. In your pursuit after the phantom-shows of worldly vanities, you have annihilated the spiritual instincts and longings of the soul. What a sad state! Mysterious is Maya! Mysterious is Moha!

You do not know even a single Sloka of the Gita or the Upanishads. You do not know how to sit on Padmasana. You do not know the efficacy of Mantra, Kirtana. You do not know anything about self-analysis, mind-control, self-restraint, concentration and introspection. You have lived in vain! You have wasted this precious life. Hotels, restaurants, cinema houses are your abodes of immortality or Vaikuntha Dhama. Really you are leading a miserable life. If you can talk something on dry politics, you think you are a great hero!

Time is fleeting. The night is wasted in sleep and pleasure. The day is wasted in idle talk, amassing money and maintenance of the family. Days, months and years are rolling away. Hairs have become grey. Teeth have fallen. You are attached to perishable objects through Moha. Tell me, friends, how long will you be a slave to the fleeting things of the world? How long are you going to repeat the same sensual enjoyments? How long do you wish to worship mammon and woman? When will you find time to meditate on the Lord and to do virtuous deeds? Think and reflect.

Kings and lords will pass away. This world will pass away with all its occupants. The sun, moon and stars will pass away. All joys and sorrows will pass away. Wife, children, wealth, property will pass away. The five elements, the earth and heaven will pass away. Only Brahman, the Pure Satchidananda, will shine eternally.

O man! Wealth, vehicles, sons, women, dominions, property are worthless! They are all perishable. Seek the lotus feet of the Lord and attain immortality, eternal bliss and supreme peace!


Swami Sivananda

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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:44:05 PM »
Stray thoughts...

Time is fleeting, there is not enough time left, Kala-Purusha is slowly eating the prAna away, therefore give up vain pursuits, give up vain philosophical studies, give up everything, and wake up, wake up to the Real Pursuit. Time is fleeting. Do not depend on next birth!

If there is a moment, it is only NOW!



   आशया बद्ध्यते लोकः कर्मणा परिबद्ध्यते |
   आयुःक्षयं न जानाति तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||
   जन्मदुःखं जरादुःखं जायादुःखं पुनः पुनः |
   अंतकाले महादुःखं तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||
   कामक्रोधौ लोभमोहौ देहे तिष्ठन्ति तस्कराः |
   ज्ञानरत्नापहाराय तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||
   ऐश्वर्यं स्वप्नसंकाशं यौवनं कुसुमोपमम् |
   क्षणिकं जलमायुश्च तस्मात् जागृहि जागृहि ||


        Awaken! awaken! The world is bound by the desire and subjugated by
[its own] actions. It does not realize the depleting life-span.
Awaken, awaken from that. Pain of birth, pain of old age, pain from
the wife happen again and again. In the last days [of life] great
sorrow befalls. Awaken, awaken from that. Passion and anger,
stinginess and delusion dwell in the body. They are robbers, who
steal the jewels of knowledge. Awaken, awaken from that. Wealth is
like a dream and the youth is like a flower[which withers away one
day]. They and also the life-span are transient like [flowing]
water. Awaken, awaken from that.



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General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:57:13 PM »
நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே
நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே
நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே நீங்களெல்லாம்
சொற்பனந்தானோ? பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
சொற்பனந்தானோ? பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
கற்பதுவே கேட்பதுவே கருதுவதே நீங்களெல்லாம்
அற்ப மாயைகளோ? உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?
அற்ப மாயைகளோ? உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?

வானகமே இளவெயிலே மரச்செறிவே
வானகமே இளவெயிலே மரச்செறிவே நீங்களெல்லாம்
கானலின் நீரோ? வெறும் காட்சிப் பிழைதானோ?
வானகமே இளவெயிலே மரச்செறிவே நீங்களெல்லாம்
கானலின் நீரோ? வெறும் காட்சிப் பிழைதானோ?
போனதெல்லாம் கனவினைப்போல் புதைந்தழிந்தே போனதனால்
நானும் ஓர் கனவோ? இந்த ஞாலமும் பொய்தானோ?

நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே
நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே நீங்களெல்லாம்
சொற்பனந்தானோ? பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
சொற்பனந்தானோ? பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?

காலமென்றே ஒரு நினைவும் காட்சியென்றே பல நினைவும்
கோலமும் பொய்களோ? அங்குக் குணங்களும் பொய்களோ?
காலமென்றே ஒரு நினைவும் காட்சியென்றே பல நினைவும்
கோலமும் பொய்களோ? அங்குக் குணங்களும் பொய்களோ?
காண்பவெல்லாம் மறையுமென்றால் மறைந்ததெல்லாம் காண்பமன்றோ?
நானும் ஓர் கனவோ? இந்த ஞாலமும் பொய்தானோ?

நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே
நிற்பதுவே நடப்பதுவே பறப்பதுவே நீங்களெல்லாம்
சொற்பனந்தானோ? பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
சொற்பனந்தானோ? பல தோற்ற மயக்கங்களோ?
கற்பதுவே கேட்பதுவே கருதுவதே நீங்களெல்லாம்
அற்ப மாயைகளோ? உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?
அற்ப மாயைகளோ? உம்முள் ஆழ்ந்த பொருளில்லையோ?




         (1)Nirpathuve nadapathuve parapathuve,
neengalellam soppanam thaano,
pala thotra mayakangalo,

what ever I perceive as standing (still), walking and flying around me,
are all of these just my dreams?
are they mere illusions that my thoughts make me beleive of this world?


(2)karpadhuve ketpadhuve karudhuvadhe,
neengalellam arpa maayaygalo,
ummul aalndha porul illaiyo,

what ever I learn, I hear , I imagine,
are all these petty illusions?
don?t all these thing have a deeper meaning/significance?


(3)vaanakame ilaveyile maracharive,
neengalellam kaanalin neero,
verum kaatchi pilai thaano,

The sky, the first rays of sunlight, the trees along slopes,
are all of you merely a mirage?
are these just a result of my erroneous view?


(4)ponathellam kanavinaipol,
pudhainthazhinthe ponathanaal,
naanum or kanavo,
intha gnalamum poi thaano,

whatever went (thoughts and also people), like a dream,
got buried and was lost in the past (also means buried under the earth ? after death),
similarly am I also just a dream ( I will also be gone/forgotten one day),
isn?t this world a lie too?


(5)kaalam endre oru ninaivum,
kaatchi endre pala ninaivum,
kolamum poygalo,
angu gunangalum poygalo,

The thought we perceive as time,
The multiple thoughts that arise due to our power of vision (of the space around us),
are all these forms (appearances) mere lies?
there, what we perceive as characters (qualities of a person), aren?t these too lies?


(6)kaanpadhellam maraiyum endraal,
maraindhadhellam kaanbamandro,
naanum or kanavo,
intha gnalamum poy thaano.

if it is true that, what ever we see will vanish eventually,
wouldn?t we see all that vanished? (as our memories) ( isn?t this a paradox)
am I just a dream?
isn?t this world a lie too?



(Mahakavi Bharathiyar)

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General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:38:40 PM »
?ஈசன் வந்து லுவையில் மாண்டான்,
எழுந்து யிர்த்தனன் நாள் ஒரு மூன்றில்;
நேசமா மரியா மக்த லேநா
நேரிலே இந்தச் செய்தியைக் கண்டாள்;
தேசத் தீர்!இதன் உட்பொருள் கேளீர்;
தேவர் வந்து நமக்குட் புகுந்தே
நாச மின்றி நமை நித்தங் காப்பார்;
நம்அ கந்தையை நாம்கொன்று விட்டால்.

அன்புகாண் மரியா மக்த லேநா,
ஆவி காணுதிர் யேசு கிறிஸ்து;
முன்பு தீமை வடிவினைக் கொன்றால்
மூன்று நாளினில் நல்லுயிர் தோன்றும்;
பொன்பொ லிந்த முகத்தினிற் கண்டே
போற்று வாள் அந்த நல்லுயிர் தன்னை;
அன்பெனும் மரியா மக்த லேநா
ஆஹ! சாலப் பெருங்களி யிஃதே.

உண்மை யென்ற சிலுவையிற் கட்டி
உணர்வை ஆணித் தவங்கொண் டடித்தால்,
வண்மைப் பேருயிர் யேசு கிறிஸ்து
வான மேனியில் அங்கு விளங்கும்;
பெண்மைகாண் மரியா மக்த லேநா,
பேணும் நல்லறம் யேசு கிறிஸ்து;
நுண்மை கொண்ட பொருளிது கண்டீர்
நொடியி லிஃத பயின்றிட லாகும்.


     "God came down and died on the cross,
And on the third day rose again.
Loving Mary Magadalene
With her own eyes saw these things happen."
SO says the Bible. Listen, O world,
To its true inner meaning.
God will enter our body and save
Us from destruction for ever and ever
If only we destroy our ego.

Look, Love is Mary Magadalene
And the pure Spirit Jesus Christ.
If first we kill the evil in us
A good new life spirings forth full soon.
Beholding its beautiful golden face
Love that is Mary Magadalene
Cherishes and clings to this good life.
Ah! this is happiness indeed.

Fix the mind on the cross of Truth,
And strie it with the nails of Tapas,
The living glory of Jesus Christ
Shines in the body's firmament.
Womanhood, Love eternal, Mary
Is guarded by dharma, Jesus Christ.
The meaning subtle to see is yet
Easy to put into practice this instant.



(Mahakavi Bharathiyar,

Tr. by K Swaminathan)

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