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General Discussion / meditation with open eyes
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:19:53 PM »
namo ramana

When we sit to meditate, if we close our eyes, what we do is that we send a signal to our mind, intellect and our physical body that sleep is coming close and that signal, in turn, induces sleep though that is the last thing we want to induce inside ourselves, while meditating.  Bhagavan  has preached that when we are likely to fall asleep to  not to go sleep but ask who is getting sleep and thereby try continue awake and pursue Vichara and thus awake . Meditation could therefore be a way to wake up and stay awake, not only physically, but in terms of being conscious and alert about what is happening internally and externally.

 is it therefore good to practice with eyes open, so that during your meditation, you can become used to going beyond the physical inputs of what you see, hear, feel and smell and at the same time, remain exposed to these inputs?.[shri Bhagavan has suggested to better keep the eyes closed as out side world of objects are sure to distract the meditation/ Vichara]

By practicing with open or semi-open eyes, will it not becomes easier to train one to create the accurate state of consciousness while still being faintly aware of our surroundings. This will be essential in day to day activities when we want to stay connected to our inner peace while others around us may not necessarily be very peaceful. It will also help us to move deeply into our peaceful consciousness during conversations which at the same time, require alertness to go into the depth of ideas and concepts. When we are established in our peaceful, spiritual state (as a result of meditating), it is as if we are keeping our third eye, the eye of our intellect, open, which gives us the ability to see, in actions and interactions, what is true and false, and to make the right decisions without being influenced by others or our own emotions. All the above abilities are required many times during the day. We obviously can?t keep closing our eyes to meditate each time any of these abilities are required but given the above humble comments will a person be effective in his transactions in day to day life suppose  if keeping eyes and being in Vichara awareness become open becomes a choice.........

welcome  opinions/comments please

General Discussion / mr graham's health
« on: May 29, 2016, 03:56:49 PM »
does any body  knows  of mr graham's health?. it is quite some time I/we have not heard of his current recovery or whatever it is. While I am sure that  Bhagavan is  gracing towards  his progress, just out of concern arising out of this mind this is being posted in this forum. 

General Discussion / gospel of perfect life~~~ book
« on: March 30, 2016, 07:35:56 PM »
would like to know briefly on the contents of  the book "Gospel of Perfect Life by Kavi Yogi Shuddhanatha Bharathi. it is priced rs 500 plus in amazon.  Can any member kindly share info about PDF or any free reading of it via internet resources....................thanks
om namo bhagavathe shri Ramanaya

General Discussion / prapathiashtakam and.....
« on: February 23, 2016, 11:49:19 AM »
Brahmashri  nochur swamigal  chants few hymns on Bhagavan and  on Arunachala before starting his satsangs
and some times he chant among them one set of hymns ending "prapathye", "prabathye"; i think it is prapathyashtakam.
can some give me the above both in tamil for me to learn and chant ?
om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya 

can any tell me what is Ramana Dwadasakshari (twelve letters of Ramana Mantra)?

is it om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya  in tamil , "ஓம் நமோ பகவதே ரமணாயா "

namo ramana

General Discussion / body & athman
« on: October 27, 2015, 08:45:32 AM »
i dont know why and how  this doubt occured to me all of a sudden
any how I place it before our learned members to help me understand
" Body is an inert entity  but for the presence of atma and atma is just a presence without which bodily actions are not possible .  I also learn Atma is within and without and it is the only Truth/Sathyam . Is Body and atma are different and separate ? if yes,then who/which does the karmas which results in consequences ? who is the doer of karmas because of which one reaps  good or bad, atman or body?"
look forward to hearing from members please
om namo bhagavathe sri arunachala ramanaya

General Discussion / nochur brahma shri
« on: July 23, 2015, 08:29:39 PM »
can some one provide to me the u tube links of day 5 and 6 recently held at granthalaya.  when contacted in asramam official face book page i am informed they are there  in  that page itself but i am unable to find them . it shows upto day 4. looking forward to receiving the sought.
om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

ever smiling balu mama  is said to be absorbed in arunachala

om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

General Discussion / shri nochur acharyal's book
« on: March 28, 2015, 02:29:27 PM »
i am reading a book, "in the still lake of contemplation" by shri nochur acharyal.
Acharyal says in it , " be vigilant in the waking state. do not allow sleep and thoughts to corrupt the inner vigilance and stillness.sleep is thought in the dormant state. thoughts are sleep in active form. be still and vigilant. this is sivanhubhava"
unable to understand the bold words and hence seek clarification .
thanks for any who obliges to me
om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

General Discussion / thanks to access the site
« on: February 07, 2015, 05:39:13 AM »
by Bhagavan's grace and to the efforts of many, thanks to everybody,l i am delighted to get to the site which i was  missing very much  since two days. om namo bhavathe sri arunachala ramanaya

General Discussion / shri ramana jayanthi today
« on: January 06, 2015, 10:22:45 AM »
by His Grace  many  were  able to see the webcast of Bhagavan's Jayanthi. many many thanks  to asram authorities who arranged  Bhagavan's janyanthi pooja  for the benefit of millions who could not make it coming to asram.............Om Namo Bhagavathe Sri Ramanaya

General Discussion / sri nochur 's pravachanam at asram
« on: January 04, 2015, 03:59:52 PM »
i see an announcement: Nochur Sri Venkataraman Discourses: 7th-13th January 2015 asram auditorium. will there be live telecast. eager to receive a cnfmn.  om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

General Discussion / ramana sthavam
« on: January 01, 2015, 05:37:12 PM »
can some  say about Ramana sthavam. it seems they are sthothras on bhagavan and contain 9 verses.
i want it  in tamil.
can any share about this please
om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

General Discussion / want the book, ;no mind- i am the self'
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:16:56 AM »
i  want the book, no mind- i am the self'
this is about sri lakshmanaswamy....his story...a beautiful book
Sri Lakshmana swamy is said to have fully realized the Self in the presence of the Maharshi,
how and where can i get this book or pdf download.
any ref please
om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

General Discussion / need to know................please
« on: December 20, 2014, 02:02:00 PM »
i refer to mountain path oct -dec 2009 issue. There is an article  captioned,  "With Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi" by swami damodarananda.
 in that , bhagavan while elaborating on  japa -sadhana, afer quoting an endorsing  sloka from Gita ,says ,to quote ..........
               "he said that of all the ways to offer one self to paramatman[ thesupreme being], the easiest and the best method was the repetition of the manthra of own's chosen deity.Japa promoted a  constant flow of loving prayer from within for inner illumination.this woke up a subtle thirst that steadily increased, leading to a strong under current of continuous  divine discontent known as vyakulata. when this holy attitude developed into deep absorption[dhyana] the divinity revealed itself from within. This was atma-darshan"
 now my clarifications are
a]why the sayings and actions are in past tense.  like promoted....developed...revealed........was.... etc etc.  why not in present tense like promotes...reveal .... etc etc  as if  the ref is to a  previous time when Gita was told..
and b] under current of continuous divine discontent known as vyakulata
what is divine discontent in this context;what is the interpretation of this full sentence.

would feel much obliged to know  from inputs of learned members

om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

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