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Vairagyam - Dispassion
« on: July 05, 2010, 04:35:54 PM »
Practice of Vairagya brings the mind into control quickly.
Vairagya is "I do not care, its not my business" attitude.
When one adopts this kind of an attitude with respect to one's own mind and body,
the mind automatically falls in place.

the mind comes up with various things "I am more comfortable with this, i am not comfortable with this etc".
when one does not give much attention to these petitions of the mind, the mind automatically stills down.

one who cannot be touched by the mind cannot be touched by anything in this world. to such a one this world is indeed mere illusion.
just a shadow. coz it cannot touch him anyways.


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Re: Vairagyam - Dispassion
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 04:40:23 PM »
Dear Udai,morning i read this.I liked it very much.

 Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don't try to figure anything out. Don't try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest. -Tilopa.


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Re: Vairagyam - Dispassion
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 05:03:01 PM »

Dear srkudai,

Once Brahmasri Nochur Venkataraman was discoursing in Chennai.
His upper cloth was slightly dislodged from its place.  One fat mosquito
came and sat and on his shoulder and started sucking the blood.
Nochur did not care, either to close the shoulder, or drive out the
mosquito, or hit the mosquito.  He was continuing his discourse,
uninterruptedly.  The mosquito had been sitting on the shoulder and
sucking adequate blood for its stomach, flew away on its own!
Nochur did not now even close the shoulder with his upper cloth.
[Perhaps another mosquito might come to have its share!]

[As observed and reported by one of the audience in Sri Ramanodyam, a quarterly magazine]

Once some one asked Bhagavan Ramana:  What shall I do when
a mosquito bites me while in meditation?

Bhagavan Ramana said:  You can either hit it or be quiet. A true
meditator would first of all not even know that there was mosquito
perching on his body!

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Vairagyam - Dispassion
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 06:07:02 PM »

Dear srkudai,

Nochur Venkataraman was born in a village called Nochur, near Palghat.

He is a Palghat Brahmin, who knows Tamil and Malayalam.  His
knowledge of Sanskrit is stupendous.  He is a post graduate in
Sanskrit with particular reference to Vedanta.  He studied in
Sri Sankara University in Kaladi, Kerala.  He is about 35 years old, married and has got a cute little child by name Sadasiva.  He had almost similar experiences in his childhood,  his father, uncles etc., dying in quick succession in a year.  The children in the house, even  if there is a good function, used to ask the elders : Is today a
Devasam? [death ceremony function].  Thus he had opportunity
to think and contemplate as what is death, how a person dies?

He went to several places including SRK Math (I am not sure whether he joined as a probationer and then left it later).  He came to
Tiruvannamalai and was immediately impressed by Bhagavan's
teachings.  He says:  Bhagavan opened my Heart!  He studied
thoroughly all of Bhagavan Ramana's works.  And started telling to
small audience in and around Palghat and Tellicherry, about Bhagavan's philosophy. His name spread and started discoursing
in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Chennai, Mumbai and even in Tiruvannamalai.  He must have got married a few years back, and his only kid is Sadasiva.  The couple own a house in T'malai but they go to different places for Nochur discoursing on Bhagavan Ramana.  He goes even to Hardwar.  He is an exponent in Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita apart from Bhagavan's teachings.  He has recently released a book in Malayalam giving the comprehensive life and teachings of Bhagavan. 

I met him first in Asramam.  Later again recently I met him in
T'malai, when I went there on 19th and 20th July.  I listened
to his discourse on Sri Dakshinamurty Stotram spread over 7
days for 14 hours, in Bangalore.  Several CDs have come on his talks on Bhagavan's works.  He is speaking about ULLadu Narpadu
since 2005.  In five years, one week each, spread over 14 hours
he has covered upto 36 verses.  One more discourse is due this
December 2010.  Sri Ganesan, the eldest grand son of Sarvadikari,
has said in one satsangh, Nochur is today's embodiment of
Bhagavan Ramana!  T.R. Kanakammal has attended his discourse
in 2009 in Chennai, when she was convalescing.       
I also heard him in a brief question answer session, to an audience
of about 15 people, in T'malai inside Mother's Temple.

His CDs are only in Tamizh.  If I get in other languages [it might
come in future], I shall be too glad to send a couple of cassettes.

Arunachala Siva.
Arunachala Siva.