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silentgreen

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« on: December 23, 2010, 10:54:48 AM »
A person was of the opinion that without marriage life is useless.

When pointed out that some people stay unmarried for doing sadhana, he was unconvinced.

When further pointed out that you worship the same gods as those worshipped by the unmarried sadhakas, he promptly replied: I worship only those gods who are married.
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Re: Marriage
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 11:01:27 AM »




Dear silentgreen,

Marriage is the symbol of union of Jiva and God.
Radha represents Jiva and Krishna, the godhead.
Sri Bhagavan represents Jiva and Arunachala, the godhead.
Kameswari represents Jiva and Kameswaran, the godhead.
Sri Chakra is also symbolic of marriage of Jiva and the godhead.

Like the rivers formed by the waters of ocean, wanting to reach
the ocean back, all of us want to merge with Ocean of Brahman
after running here and there.



Arunachala Siva.

 

ramanaduli

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 06:50:14 AM »
Dear sir,

Some seekers who want to be Neitika brahmachari worship Hanuman, Avaduthas and Pazhani Murugan. But those who knows Bhagavan and His teachings
need not to worry for anything. It is all mind set only.


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Re: Marriage
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 09:52:38 AM »



Dear Ramanaduli,

Yes.  Persons who are celibate worship Hanuman and Pazhani
Murugan.  But ascetism alone is not the hall mark of Jnana. Jnana
can be attained even by householders.  Many many Saints were
actually householders leading a righteous life.  Sundarmurty
Swamigal was a householder.  Tirumangai Azhwar was a householder and also a thief.  But he stole riches to build the compound wall for Sri Rangam Temple. Tiru Jnana Sambandhar got married just before the merger with Siva.  There are of course ascetic Jnanis like Sri Bhagavan, Seshadri Swamigal and others.
Internal renunication - aha thuravu - is more important than the
external appearances as a brahmachari or wearing ochre robes.
Many of Sri Bhagavan devotees were householders.  e.g. G.V.
Subbaramaiah, Kavyakanta Ganapti Muni, Devaraja Mudaliar.
There were also brahmacharis like Ramanatha Brahmachari,
Viswanatha Swami and others.  Either way, it is okay.  Attainment of Jnanam is important.



Arunachala Siva.   

Balaji

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 06:57:12 PM »

A widow arrived one day, entered the Hall and bowed to Bhagavan. He looked at her closely and started laughing. "Oh, it is you.'' he said. The woman got confused, covered her face with her white widow's sari and hid herself in a corner. Bhagavan continued with a broad smile: "When I was a boy her people were our neighbours and she was their little girl. It was agreed between our parents that she would be my wife in due course. I was very fond of helping my mother in the kitchen and her mother used to grumble that she would never marry her daughter to a fellow who likes to spend his day near the stove, like a woman. Anyhow I was not fated to marry. But had I married her, what would have been my fate!" Everybody had a good laugh at Bhagavan's narrow escape.

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Re: Marriage
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 07:44:46 PM »
Dear Balaji,

Her name is Lakshmi. Sri Bhagavan meant that if He had married her, He would have died!

Arunachala Siva.