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Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« on: September 24, 2009, 01:49:32 PM »
This Ahamkara, Aham-sphurti and Aham principle is also
described in the story of Mahabali, says Nochur Venkataraman.

Mahabali is a demon-king but known for his philanthrophy.  He
never says No, to any alms-seekers.  Vaamana, the dwarf form
of Narayana.  He seeks land (as alms) that cover three steps of
this young brahmin boy.  Mahabali agrees and gives out three
times water on the boy's palm as a mark of promise.  By this
Mahabali has given away all possessions.  Aham-kara or Aham-
vritti is gone totally.  Mahabali, now after giving the waters
as promise looks up and sees Vaamana as the dance in his
Heart, the dance of I,I,I,.  There is Aham-sphurti.

Now, the boy Vaamana transforms himself as Trivakrama, the huge
person who can measure the two worlds as his two steps!  When
he wants the place for the third step, Mahabali readily offers his
head. This bending of head, completes the annihilation of pure-
ego that is still left.  He realizes the Form, the Self or Arunachalam,
within!

The process is similar to what Bhagavan Ramana describes in
Verse 3 of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.  Where is this dance,
the dance of I,I,I?  What is its Source?  It is Arunachalam,
the non-moving Self, Brahman, Atman!

Arunachala Siva.
 

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 02:51:10 PM »
May I ask why you are posting topic after topic every day ?

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 04:17:09 PM »
Dear Akira,

What is the idea behind such irreverent and irrlevent question?
You are new to the Forum. But you are bowling a no-ball at
the start of the innings.

I am an apple tree planted by Bhagavan Ramana.  I am giving
apples every day and people relish it.  If you do not like apples,
you go to a neem tree and pluck and take neem fruits.  Do
not venture to throw stones.  If you throw stone, one day the
stone that got stuck in the tree, will fall on your head and
cause irreversible brain concussion!

Arunachala Siva.

Akira

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 04:56:10 PM »
Thank you for your reply.

Here is the reason why I asked the question.

This is a forum or message board. A forum is a place where people gather and discuss things.

Seeing one person posting topic after topic without much replies, newbies might feel something strange on the forum and feel awkward participating.
At least that was the impression I had when I first came here.

With so many topics, population density per topic would be scarce and not much discussion would be expected.
Besides it makes difficult for visitors to navigate through the forum.

For your purpose, it might be better to create your own blog. You can put the link of invitation here.
With your wisdom and good heart, that will be a wonderful blog.

Best regards

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 07:47:57 PM »
hahaha, that´s funny...  :)

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 07:29:49 PM »
I for my part love this forum even more because of the stories subramanian is posting...

and when there is a discussion going on you can jump in...you see for me this is a + not a -

buts that a matter of taste maybe?


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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 11:53:15 AM »
As matthias pointed out "I for my part love this forum even more because of the stories subramanian is posting" , it is so much true with me too ,,, when I see any story from subramanian my eyes are lit and am amazed by their bhakthi and devotion

Akira

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009, 03:56:11 AM »
Graham started this website ten years ago from scratch, well before the ashram started its own website. I still understand this is Graham's website. I do not want to occupy large amount of space with my posts alone. If I wanted to do that, I would do so on my own website.

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 07:10:09 PM »
>>Then it would not be called a discussion forum.

Do you mean if somebody does not occupy a large amount of space,
it would not be called 'discussion forum'?

>>We all like Subramanian ji's posts.

Who are we? Is this a kind of inner circle, which differenciate insiders with outsiders? Am I included in 'we'?  If not, why?

>>Love! Silence

What do you mean by 'Love, Silence'?
Does that mean excluding outsiders?



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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 08:02:13 PM »
bzzzzz..... bzzzzzz....  ;D

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 12:31:44 AM »
I don't recall seeing a thread go off topic so quickly and radically.  ;D

On the face of it, since a "question" message icon was used, Akira was in fact fact asking an honest question to which  "What is the idea behind such irreverent and irrlevent question?" struck me then as in itself a bit flying off the handle. 

But then, as I recall, it was not long after that long thread about meat which, thank goodness, was finally locked for further postings, so maybe it struck a nerve.


All that said, has anybody considered whether or not the story of the demon-king's come-uppance is really "similar to what Bhagavan Ramana describes in
Verse 3 of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam.  Where is this dance, the dance of I,I,I?..."?  It may well be, but I don't get the parallel.  :P
There's a glory in the morning because the earth turns 'round, and a promise in the evening, when the sun goes down.

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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 04:30:39 PM »
bzzzzz..... bzzzzzz....  ;D

What does 'bzzzzz' mean?


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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 08:00:48 PM »
To srkudai ;

Thank you for your reply.
I appreciate it.


I would like to say one thing, which is not relevant to this topic.
I hope you would not use Bhagavan's photo as your profile image,
unless you are Bhagavan himself. 




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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 08:44:56 PM »
All i know is...in my short period of time in this forum, and even before i joined, i have greatly benefited by subramanian Sir's postings. I dont see anything wrong with a new topic being introduced everyday. Sometimes they are bhagavan's works and their interpretations..and other times they are recollections from bhagavan's life. It is a daily satsang and i think am extremely fortunate to be benefiting from it.

Apart from his postings, subramanian sir also gives advice on various debates and issues on personal sadhana...which is highly beneficial. So much i have gained from this forum..and majority of the credit goes to subramanian sir. I only hope he never stops writing..and continues to do - as bhagavan put it for smt.suri nagamma - 'vidya daanam'!


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Re: Mahabali, Vaamana and Trivikrama
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 09:02:29 PM »
..also..when u take part in any of the topics [ u can re-open any topic, anytime!] and share your personal experiences..which i have read so many of...you become a part of the forum family. Your daily interaction and participation only widens the scope of this forum...