Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Nagaraj

Pages: 1 ... 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 [44] 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 ... 342
646
General Discussion / Re: Wise Quotes
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:43:35 AM »
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence
everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be
content to take their own and depart.

Socrates

647
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: March 29, 2014, 10:16:49 AM »
Ghost Huge, There is in panDari
Who Encircles those who go near it!

Great many are the JivAs who go(to panDari)
In Bliss the Mind is entranced(Seeing them)

Do Not Go There,Do Not Go!
One who Goes ,will never return!

TukA went to panDari,
No Rebirth for him!

No wonder, most parents discourage their children (youngsters are discouraged) venturing deep into Vedanta, and reserve it all after retirement!!

:D

649
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:01:53 PM »
They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it,
and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.


~ Confucius

650
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: March 28, 2014, 08:08:27 PM »
Do not be excessively righteous and
do not be overly wise.
Why should you ruin yourself?

Ecclesiastes 7:16

651
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: March 28, 2014, 05:28:07 PM »
"I came naked from my mother's womb,
and I will be naked when I leave.
The LORD gave me what I had,
and the LORD has taken it away.
Praise the name of the LORD!"

Job

652
General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: March 28, 2014, 10:56:16 AM »
நானொரு விளையாட்டு போம்மையா
ஜகன்நாயகியே உமையே உந்தன்னுக்கு (நானொரு)

நானிலத்தில் பல பிறவியெடுத்து
திண்டாடினது போதாதா (தேவி)
( உந்தனுக்கு நானொரு )

அருளமுதை பருக அம்மா அம்மா
என்று அலறுவதை கேட்க ஆனந்தமா
ஒரு புகலின்றி உன்  திருவடி அடைந்தேனே
திருஉள்ளம் இறங்காத தேவி
( உந்தனுக்கு நானொரு )


  Naan oru vilayattu bommaiya,
Nayagiye umaye naan undanukku
 
Naanilathil pala piravi eduthu,
Thindadinathu podathaa, Devi undanakku

Arul amudai paruga amma , amma endru,
Alaruvathai  ketpadhu ananadama?
Oru pugal indri  un thiruvadi adainthene,
Thiruvulam irangadha? Devi undanukku.


  Am I a toy for playing to you?
Oh Goddess , Oh Uma , am I to you
 
Is it not sufficient  for having undergone sufferings,
After Having taken several births in this earth,
Oh Goddess for you
 
Is it a joy  for you to hear me crying mother, mother,
For drinking the nectar of your grace
Having no place to go I reached your holy feet,
Does not your divine mind melt?
Oh Goddess for you.

Papanasam Sivan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3T5YKSkh1I





653
General Discussion / Worry and Anxiety
« on: March 28, 2014, 08:49:02 AM »
Worry and Anxiety

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?  "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25-34

654
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:17:02 PM »
In the happy moments, praise Him,
In the difficult moments, seek Him,
In the busy moments, bless Him,
In the quiet moments, worship Him.

In the waiting moments, trust Him,
In the painful moments, touch Him,
In the lovely moments, thank Him,
In the quiet moments, worship Him.

For the glory in all our moments,
He is there,
In goodness, in kindness, in love.

(Unknown)


655
General Discussion / Why doesn't God answer my prayers?
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:00:24 PM »
Why doesn't God answer my prayers?

Does God really mean it when He says He will give us what we ask for? Bible texts come to our minds, such as Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given to you"...  Will He really answer when we call?   Isaiah 65:24: "Before you call I will answer, while you are still speaking, I will hear."

Why at times does it appear that God ignores us when we pray to Him, asking Him to help when we have a serious problem? Many have prayed for God to intervene and solve a problem that they are struggling with, but sometimes God?s apparent answer is silence.

God knows what?s best

Even when we feel that God is not answering our prayers, you can always know God is a God of love. The Bible tells us He loves us:
 
John 3:16. '"For God so LOVED the world".......
Jeremiah 31:3, "I have loved thee with an everlasting love."....

God created us and knows infinitely more than we know. He knows what is best for us, and what would not be good for us. If you have children, when they were very small, sometimes they asked for things that would not be good for them, or would harm them. For good reasons sometimes parents do not always give their children what they ask for, when they ask for it. Parents give them what is best for them.

It is the same way in our prayers to God. God gives us what is best for us. We are God?s children and He gives us what is best for us, and at a time when it is best for us. Our lives must be right with God before He can answer our prayers.

Right way

God has certain conditions that must be met before our prayers can be answered. One of the first, is we feel our need of help from Him. Isaiah 44:3 says, ?I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.? The heart must be open to the Spirit?s influence, or God?s blessing cannot be received. One cannot pour water into a cup that is already full.

Right heart

If we have cherished sins in our lives, and refuse to give them up, or if we are doing things we should not be doing, and are disobeying Him, we cannot expect Him to answer our prayers. He cannot answer our prayers if we have sins in our lives that are unconfessed or if we are hanging on to cherished sins. Also, if we refuse to forgive others who have wronged us, God cannot hear us. (See Matthew 6:12 and Ephesians 4:32).

This is not saying you can earn God?s favor to answer your prayers, it will always be Jesus?s blood that makes us worthy; but we do need to do our part if God is going to work in our lives.

Pray without ceasing

One of the reasons we feel our prayers are not being answered, is because we stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says it best, "pray without ceasing." Paul is more direct in Philippians 4:6, ?In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.?

In reality, we should not be worried so much about if God hears our prayers ? He does and He does care. What we should be worried about is if because of temptations, hard times, and trials we get discouraged, and give up praying. In Luke 18:1, Jesus, ?spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart."

His time, His will

God is a God of love, and He is interested in every detail of our lives. He hears our prayers, and answers every sincere prayer if we meet His conditions. We must not expect that every answer will be "yes", since we are sinners and do not always ask what is best for us. Sometimes His answer is "No? and sometimes it is "wait." (Hebrew 10:36) We need to end each prayer with, "Not my will but Your will." Even if we are sincerely doing God?s will, and to the best of our ability, following His will for us, He may see that it is best for us not for Him to say "yes" at this time. We must continue trusting Him, regardless of His answer at the moment.

God's timetable is not the same as ours. He knows better than we do when is the best time for our prayers to be answered. (See Hebrews 6 :13-15). God is eternal and does not measure time as we do. 2 Peter 3:8: "Beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

In the story of Abraham, God promised a son to Abraham. But Abraham became impatient when Sarah didn?t bear him a son, so he took his wife?s servant as his wife. Abraham tried to solve the problem in his own way and the result was disastrous. We are still seeing the results of his mistake today. God eventually answered his prayer at the time when He saw it was best for Abraham.
 
For God to give us what we ask for, we must ask "according to His will." Faith cannot take the place of "asking according to God's will." 1 John 5:14, "?if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." If you do not ask according to God's will, it is not real faith in God. If God's answer is "No" we still must be willing to wait patiently, and trust God to answer in his own way and in His timing.
 
Trust God, even though you may at the moment feel he is not near and has abandoned you.
 
Isaiah 41:9,10:
"You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, You are my servant, I have chosen you, and have not cast you away. Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
 
If we have faith and sincerely trust God, we will not be concerned as to whether the answer is "wait" or the answer is "no" or "yes." We must just trust, and wait and see if God in His timing will see fit to answer as we have requested, or perhaps He has something better in mind for us. Remember your prayer should end with "Not my will, Lord, but Your will." (Luke 22:42). "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6.

(Internet article)

656
Dear Mark, friends,

i just have the following to share -

Once the Buddha was staying in a town in northern India called Kesaputta where the Kalama clan lived.  The Kalamas visited the Buddha and asked him:

" There are some holy men and priests, Venerable Sir, who come and claim that only their teaching is right and condemn the teachings of others. Then some other holy men and priests came to Kesaputta; and they, in turn, claim that their teaching is right and others wrong.  As a result, doubt has come to us.  Which of these holy men and priests spoke the truth "

The  Buddha replied: ?It is proper to doubt in things that are doubtful.  Come, O Kalamas:

1) Do not believe anything based on revelation
2) Do not believe anything through tradition handed down from the past
3) Do not believe anything through hearsay (gossip, rumour, etc.)
4) Do not believe anything because it accords with the holy scriptures
5) Do not believe anything through logic
6) Do not believe anything because it is a point of view.
7) Do not believe anything through having considered the reasons
8') Do not believe anything because one is convinced of some theory
9) Do not believe anything through the testimony of some reliable person
10) Do not believe in anything thinking, " This person is a great preacher ".
 

" Kalamas, when you yourselves know what is evil, blameworthy and censured by the enlightened wise, abandon those things.  When you yourselves know that these things are good, not blameworthy, but praised by the wise, accept and practise them "



We have to jump into the waters and find for ourselves by our own first hand experiences, take all hints and tips from all corners (आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः ), be open minded, but just keep continuing your journey by yourself by trust in God. Merely all answers are only given to quieten the questioning mind. All questions are as good as all the answers. Questions are untrue, in reality, but in our journeys, they are a necessary evil :) Both questions and Answers are two thorns, one used to remove the other and and both to be thrown off in the end.

Face the darkness, be there around and see it for yourself, and your will get to know yourself. Above all, realise YOUR OWN TRUTH, and do not try to realise somebody else's truth. Finally whether it matches with some truth is only academics. The only Goal is is to be at peace, no mater what comes and goes, your inner equipoise remains undisturbed. All else is just academics! If you are at peace at a cost of not falling in any teaching or religious school, it does not matter! Be yourself!

Best,

657
General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:16:00 AM »
Tum Gagan Ke Chandramaa Ho, Main Dharaa Ki Dhool Hoon
Tum Pranay Ke Devataa Ho, Main Samarpit Phool Hoon
Tum Ho Poojaa Main Pujaari, Tum Sudhaa Main Pyaas Hoon

तुम गगन के चन्द्रमा हो, मैं धरा की धुल हूँ
तुम प्रणय के देवता हो, मैं समर्पित फूल हूँ
तुम हो पूजा, मैं पुजारी, तुम सुधा मैं प्यास हूँ


You are the moon that illumines the sky. I am merely specks of dust on earth.
You are the god who radiates love. I am merely an offering of flowers.
You are the prayer; I am merely a seeker. You are the nectar that quenches my thirst.


Tum Mahaasaagar Ki Seemaa, Main Kinaare Ki Leher
Tum Mahaasangeet Ke Swar, Main Adhoori Saans Bhar
Tum Ho Kaayaa Main Hoon Chhaayaa, Tum Kshamaa Main Bhool Hoon

तुम महासागर की सीमा, मैं किनारे की लहर
तुम महासंगीत के स्वर, मैं अधूरी सांस भर
तुम हो काया, मैं हूँ छाया, तुम क्षमा मैं भूल हूँ


You are the horizon, the boundary of great oceans! I am merely a wave near the shore.
You are the notes of exquisite symphonies. I am barely half a breath.
You are the body, I am your shadow. You are forgiveness! One who accepts me with all my faults.


Tum Usha Ki Laalimaa Ho, Bhor Kaa Sindoor Ho
Mere Praanon Ki Ho Gunjan, Mere Man Kaa Mayoor Ho
Tum Ho Poojaa Main Pujaari, Tum Sudhaa Main Pyaas Hoon

तुम उषा की लालिमा हो, भोर का सिन्दूर हो
मेरे प्राणों की हो गुंजन, मेरे मन का मयूर हो
तुम हो पूजा, मैं पुजारी, तुम सुधा मैं प्यास हूँ


You are the resplendent sky at dusk and dawn.
You are the melody in my breath and the joy in my heart.
You are the prayer; I am merely a seeker. You are the nectar that quenches my thirst.


Bharat Vyas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11lIT0UcXF0

(Courtesy: http://gurmeet.net)

658
General topics / Re: Sangeetha Dhyana
« on: March 17, 2014, 09:53:12 AM »
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke
Huye Gulabi, Laal Sunehre
Rang Dal Baadal Ke
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

ज्योति कलश छलके
हुए गुलाबी, लाल सुनहरे
रंग दल बादल के
ज्योति कलश छलके

An urn of (divine) light overflows.
Turned pink, red and golden
did the colors of clusters of clouds.
An urn of (divine) light overflows.


Ghar Aangan Van Upvan Upvan
Karati Jyoti Amrit Se Seenchan
Mangal Ghat Dhal Ke
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

घर आंगन वन उपवन उपवन
करती ज्योति अमृत से सींचन
मंगल घट ढल के
ज्योति कलश छलके

Home, courtyard, garden, garden
(Divine) light irrigates them with nectar
An urn of (divine) light overflows


Paat Paat Birva Hariyala
Dharti Ka Mukh Hua Ujala
Sach Sapne Kal Ke
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

पात पात बिरवा हरियाला
धरती का मुख हुआ उजाला
सच सपने कल के
ज्योति कलश छलके

Leaves and branches are green
The face of the earth is radiant
The dreams of tomorrow are true
An urn of (divine) light overflows


Usha Ne Aanchal Phailaaya
Phailee Sukh Ki Sheetal Chhaya
Neeche Aanchal Ke
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

ऊषा ने आँचल फैलाया
फैली सुख की शीतल छाया
नीचे आँचल के
ज्योति कलश छलके

Dawn has spread a gossamery sheet,
Spreading cool shades of happiness.
Beneath the gossamery sheet,
An urn of (divine) light overflows.


Jyoti Yashoda Dharti Maiya
Neel Gagan Gopal Kanhaiya
Shyamal Chhavi Jhalke
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

ज्योति यशोदा धरती मैय्या
नील गगन गोपाल कन्हैय्या
श्यामल छवि झलके
ज्योति कलश छलके

Light Yashoda Earth Mother
Blue skies Gopal Krishna
Glimpses of Krishna's image (everywhere)
An urn of (divine) light overflows.


Ambar Kumkum Kana Barsaaye
Phool Pankhudiyo Par Muskaaye
Bindu Tuhin Jal Ke
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke

अम्बर कुमकुम कण बरसाये
फूल पँखुड़ियों पर मुस्काये
बिन्दु तुहिन जल के
ज्योति कलश छलके

The sky pours specks of saffron
Smiles on flowers and petals
Dew, dots of water
An urn of (divine) light overflows.


Pt Narendra Sharma

               

















http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6wnNx5RmHE

'Jyoti Kalash Chhalke' is a song heralding dawn. In the morning, the rays of the sun awaken everything. They bring splendour to everything they touch. 'Jyoti' means light. 'Kalash' means an urn or water pot. 'Chhalke' means overflowing. The poet expresses his joy at dawn with the phrase 'Jyoti Kalash Chhalke', which literally means that an urn of (divine) light is overflowing.
Dawn
The lyrics of 'Jyoti Kalash Chhalke' evoke a series of positive images. Clouds turn from red to orange to yellow in the morning. The home, the courtyard and the garden are flush with nectar like light. The earth is lush green. Dew laden flowers are a visual delight. The sun cares for everything just like Mother Yashoda cares for Krishna, who manifests in everything around us.
Man Anand Anand Chhayo (1982, Vijeta) is another wonderful song on the theme of sunrise.
Mothers

The picturization of the song is a tribute to mothers. It shows Meena Kumari doing her daily routine in the morning with a young, playful child. Many of my friends may remember how our moms formed the backbones of happy homes through daily schedules and maintenance of traditions. This song shows Meena Kumari getting up early morning, bowing to the morning sun, sprinkling water in the courtyard, offering morning prayers, making rangoli, going around tulsi plants and cooking. In between, she's engaged with the young child who keeps on playing mischief.

What strikes me is the relative calm and simplicity of both the song and its picturization. Life in modern cities is fast paced, with busy but harried moms. In contrast, Meena Kumari is busy but relaxed throughout the song.

(Courtesy: http://gurmeet.net/poetry/jyoti-kalash-chhalke)

659
General Discussion / Pictures of Brahma Gnanis
« on: March 16, 2014, 07:38:14 AM »
Going as per the divine instructions, "Devotees are requested to create one new album called the pictures of Brahma gnanis and preserve the pictures of Brahma gnanis in this album like a great treasure and worship them and progress in their sadhana towards enlightenment."

i am also urged to start this topic titled "Pictures of Brahma Gnanis". Devotees when inspired may share any pictures of Brahma Gnanis.

Salutation to the Divine Guru, "Effulgence"

HOLY IMAGE OF AN ATMA GNANI AS A GIFT FOR THE 43RD SWATHI POOJA

The meditation on the form of Sri Satguru brings clarity This is one of the teachings from saint Thirumoolar. The worship and meditation on the forms of gnanis who had realized the formless consciousness within is considered as a great meditation for receiving the blessings of gnanis and to progress in spiritual sadhana.
 
So, for remembering the forms of many Brahma gnanis and to receive their blessings, we are sending a graceful picture of one great Brahma gnani each month along with the swathi pooja letter from January 2014 onwards with a brief note about the gnanis on the back side of the photo.
 
Devotees are requested to create one new album called the pictures of Brahma gnanis and preserve the pictures of Brahma gnanis in this album like a great treasure and worship them and progress in their sadhana towards enlightenment.
 
For this month swathi pooja, we are sending the picture of the great Brahma gnani Lord Jesus.


~ Sri Sundaram, attendant of Sri Annamalai Swami.




      ABOUT THE MASTER IN THE PHOTO

Name                             : JESUS CHRIST
Birth place                      : Bethelehem
Period                            :
Age at the time of
enlightenment               : at the age of 30
Spiritual service after
enlightenment               : From the age of 30
Mahapari Nirvana          : Crucified at the age of 33

Main teachings
  • Love is God.
  • Love your enemies too.
  • Turn in, the kingdom of God is very near to you.
  • One cannot serve for both God and worldly affairs.

660
General Discussion / Re: Christian quotes
« on: March 16, 2014, 07:33:43 AM »
Dear Devotees,

I received this beautiful message by Sri Ravi to be shared with all the wonderful hearts hearts here.

HOLY IMAGE OF AN ATMA GNANI AS A GIFT FOR THE 43RD SWATHI POOJA

The meditation on the form of Sri Satguru brings clarity This is one of the teachings from saint Thirumoolar. The worship and meditation on the forms of gnanis who had realized the formless consciousness within is considered as a great meditation for receiving the blessings of gnanis and to progress in spiritual sadhana.
 
So, for remembering the forms of many Brahma gnanis and to receive their blessings, we are sending a graceful picture of one great Brahma gnani each month along with the swathi pooja letter from January 2014 onwards with a brief note about the gnanis on the back side of the photo.
 
Devotees are requested to create one new album called the pictures of Brahma gnanis and preserve the pictures of Brahma gnanis in this album like a great treasure and worship them and progress in their sadhana towards enlightenment.
 
For this month swathi pooja, we are sending the picture of the great Brahma gnani Lord Jesus.


~ Sri Sundaram, attendant of Sri Annamalai Swami.




      ABOUT THE MASTER IN THE PHOTO

Name                             : JESUS CHRIST
Birth place                      : Bethelehem
Period                            :
Age at the time of
enlightenment               : at the age of 30
Spiritual service after
enlightenment               : From the age of 30
Mahapari Nirvana          : Crucified at the age of 33

Main teachings
  • Love is God.
  • Love your enemies too.
  • Turn in, the kingdom of God is very near to you.
  • One cannot serve for both God and worldly affairs.

Pages: 1 ... 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 [44] 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 ... 342