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Uddhava Gita
« on: October 02, 2009, 01:14:06 PM »
Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman held in Satsangh for the third
day, this morning, on Sri Dakshinamurthy Stotram. In the
Sat Sangh while explaining the second stanza of the poem,
he narrated this story.

Uddhava was already quite old, about 120 years of age when
Krishna gave him this message in the XI Canto of Bhagavatam.
After explaining at lengh, three gunas (characteristics), tattvas
(categories), merits and demerits, pain and misery, happiness
and sorrow etc., Krishna told him to follow these, with a long
list of do's and don't's.  Uddhava got annoyed.  He said: "O
Krishna, I am already old.  You are now giving this long list
of preparatory work, assingments and all that crap.  What is
the use of all these for me, who is ailing with decaying body?
Give me something simple and straight and easy for self realization."

Krishna then said, in 24th chapter of Uddhava Gita:

8. Well, I shall tell you some excellent forms of religion
concerning Me, practising which with faith, a man can conquer
inevitable death.

9. Placing one's mind in Me, with the body and mind delighting
in the religion concerning Me, one should calmly do all work for
My sake, remembering Me all the while.

12. With a pure mind, one should observe in all beings as
well as in oneself only Me, the Atman, who am both inside
and out, and unobstructed like the sky.

13-14.  O great soul, he who, taking his stand on pure knowledge,
thus regards and honours all beings as Myself, who has the same
attitude towards a Chandala (dog eating outcaste), as well as
a Brahmana, a thief as well as a patron of Brahmanas, a spark
of fire as well as the Sun, and a ruffian as well as a kind man,
- is considered a Sage.

15. Ideas of rivalry, jealousy, pity, and egoism quickly depart
from a man who always thinks of Me in all men.

16. Ignoring the derisive smiles of one's friends, and leaving
aside a merely physical view of things as well as shame, one
should prostrate oneself on the ground before every creature,
down to a Chandala, a cow, or a dog.

17. One should worship thus in thoughts, words, and deed till
one comes to look upon all beings as Myself

18.  To such a man everything is Brahman, owing to the knowledge that comes of seeing the Atman in all.  Seeing the Brahman all
around, he is free from doubts and gives up all karmas, works.

Bhagavan Ramana told His Mother, when the poor hungry labourers had come for food in the Hill: "Amma, see them. Do you know
who are these?  They are all Arunachala Swarupam."  Mother
Azhagamma shed tears and brought all the food from inside
the Cave.  When Desika shows the Swarupam, the disciple has to
catch It firmly.

Yan Unai thodarnthu chikkena pidithen,
Engezhunthu arulavathu iniye...

                               (Tiruvachakam - Piditha Pathu, Decad on       
                                 Holding Firm)

O I followed You and held You firm,
Where can You go and to whom can You grace, hereafter?

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: Uddhava Gita
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 12:00:49 PM »
Dear srkudai,

I am happy to receive your post.  The harlot who waited for
customers and then came back into the house, disrobed her
costly adornents and wore a simple nightie (!) and lied down
on the bed, exclaimed:  " O this state of mine, with Ramaneeyam
in my Heart is the most satisfying state of mine!"  Her name
is Pingala.  She says, "Ramaneeyam", this exact word appears
in Srimad Narayaneeyam of Mepathur Bhattadri Nambudiri!
Ramana in the Heart is the state of Ramaneeyam. It is Krishna
Mathuram and Ramana Jnanam combined.  When Nochur
Venkatraman said this in his Satsangh, he almost became
choked with emotions.  Nothing else is wanted in this world.
Stay Summa, that is Ramaneeyam.  He is Atma Rama.
Sivananada VeLLam (the flood of Siva).  Special thanks to you.

Arunachala Siva.