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ramanaduli

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people and the offering things to God
« on: June 02, 2010, 03:20:05 AM »
In all temple Pujaris take water from out side of Garbhagraha and do the pujas to God. After all the rituals the same water is being distrubuted like a holi water.(Theertham) Like water people also go from outside to temple and pray whereas
people comes as same before entering the temple. But ordinary water, flowers are called prasad and people give lots of respect. I think they do not have mind, we people go with mind and coming with also same mind.


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Re: people and the offering things to God
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 10:57:40 AM »

Dear Ramanaduli,

Anything that is offered to God becomes Nivedanam.  The god
does not eat the food or sweets or smell the flowers.  It becomes
holy only by God's mere presence and our devoted offering.  The
best offering to God is to offer our mind or ego.  This is the real
Atma Nivedanam.  We do not do that.  Instead of offering the mind
to God, we think about the footwear left outside the temple (lest
it be stolen), or the women's ornaments in the opposite row.
What to do?  Unless the mind/ego is conquered, no puja, no
temple worship is complete and pure.

First the single light is shown to the God.  This is unity.  Or the
one mind.  Then the five lights (pancha kalpuram) is shown to\
God.  This is symbolic of the need to control the five senses.
Then the camphor light.  The camphor burns and becomes reduced
to nothing.  Like this, the mind/ego should be burnt without leaving a trace.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: people and the offering things to God
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 08:58:04 PM »
Dear Subramaniyan ji

As you said we have to offer our ego/mind to God. All Gods point to their legs by their left hand means come and surrender your mind then after He shows His Abhaya varam by His right hand. Other than God who will accept people's ego/mind. Our mind is dirty and filthy still God accepts us. That is why He is called karuna sagara.
In the way of doing namaskaram we put our head i.e. mind outwardly but inside it plays own rythem. Seeing this double drama of people He uses His Ankush and pasam. It is His grace He wants us to save us from this samsara.
IPPADIPATA PERUMANUKKU ENN ANANTHA KODI NAMASKARANGAL


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