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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #705 on: October 21, 2013, 10:01:34 AM »
SRI SANKARDESIKASHTAM by Hastamalaka

1. O ocean of the nectar of illumined knowledge of the whole Sastras! Thou hast revealed the treasure of the meaning of the great Upanishads. I meditate on Thy pure Lotus Feet in my heart, O Sankara Desika (Acharya), be Thou my refuge.

2. O ocean of mercy! Protect me who am afflicted sorely by the pains of Samsara; Thou hast expounded the truth of the various schools of philosophy, O Sankara Desika, be Thou my refuge.

3. By Thee the humanity has attained happiness. Thou art endowed with a fine intellect reflecting Self-knowledge. I meditate on Thee who expounded the identity of Jiva and Isvara, O Sankara, be Thou my refuge.

4. "Thou art my God" – thus thinking my mind became full of joy. Remove the great ocean of delusion in me, O Sankara, be Thou my refuge.

5. It is through various meritorious actions done by me for a long time that I have got in me a love for the vision of Thy Lotus Feet. Protect this humble self, O Sankara, be Thou my refuge.

6. For the redemption of mankind great souls like Thy Self move about from place to place. Thou seemst to me like the pure and resplendent sun, O Sankara, be Thou my refuge.

7. O best of Gurus, O Lord Siva! It is impossible for anyone to gauge Thy mental poise. O Protector of the refugees! O Repository of Knowledge! O Sankara, be Thou my refuge.

8. I have not been able to find any treasure worthy of possession except Thee, O Preceptor! Have mercy on me which is Thy natural quality, O Sankara, be Thou my refuge.


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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #706 on: October 24, 2013, 12:46:26 AM »
Atma Shatakam

I am neither the mind, nor the intellect, nor the ego, nor the mind stuff.
I am neither the body, nor the changes of the body.
I am neither the senses of hearing, taste, smell or sight.
Nor am i ether, the earth, the fire, the air.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute bliss absolute. I am He, I am He.


I am neither the Prana,nor the five vital airs.
I am neither the materials of the body,nor the five sheaths.
Neither am I the organs of action nor objects of the senses.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute bliss absolute. I am He, I am He.


I have neither aversion nor attachment, neither greed nor delusion, neither egotism nor envy.
Neither Dharma nor Moksha. I have neither desire nor object of desire.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am He, I am He.


I am neither sin nor virtue, neither pleasure nor pain, nor temple, nor worship, nor pilgrimage,
nor scriptures. And I am neither the act of enjoying, the enjoyable nor the enjoyer.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am He, I am He.

I have neither death, nor fear of death, nor caste nor was I ever born, nor had i parents, friends and relations.
I have neither Guru nor disciple.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am He, I am He.

I am untouched by the senses. I am neither Mukti nor knowable, I am without form, without limit, beyond space, beyond time.
I am in everything, I am the basis of the universe, everywhere am I.
I am existence absolute, knowledge absolute, bliss absolute. I am He, I am He.

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #707 on: October 24, 2013, 03:23:58 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #708 on: October 24, 2013, 10:54:32 PM »
Carpe Diem

O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
That can sing both high and low;
Trip no further, pretty sweeting,
Journey's end in lovers' meeting--
Every wise man's son doth know.

What is love? 'tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty,
Then come kiss me, Sweet and twenty,
Youth's a stuff will not endure.
[William Shakespeare]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #709 on: October 25, 2013, 02:51:36 AM »
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
[Mahatma Gandhi]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #710 on: October 25, 2013, 03:03:40 PM »
"Bhakti will of its own accord grant you Jnana and Vairagya. You do not have to seek them."
[Bhagavan Kapila]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #711 on: October 25, 2013, 11:19:03 PM »
"You will know (the good from the bad) when you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack."
[Master Yoda, "Star wars"]

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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #712 on: October 26, 2013, 12:21:31 AM »
"It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family."
[Stephen King, The Green Mile]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #713 on: October 26, 2013, 12:34:15 AM »
"You know, for an educated person Mark, you repeat things quite a bit. Are you aware of that?"
[Prot, K-Pax]
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #714 on: October 28, 2013, 01:12:33 AM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #715 on: October 28, 2013, 05:46:55 PM »
"'How amazing!' Lakshmana said to Rama. 'Even a sage like Vasishtha is stricken with grief because of the death of his sons!' 'Brother,' replied Rama, 'he who has knowledge has ignorance also. Therefore go beyond both knowledge and ignorance.'"
[from the gospel of Sri Ramakrishna]

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« Reply #716 on: October 28, 2013, 05:53:08 PM »
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« Reply #717 on: October 28, 2013, 05:56:42 PM »
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« Reply #718 on: October 28, 2013, 10:24:50 PM »
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Re: Various quotes and musings in the light of Vedanta
« Reply #719 on: October 29, 2013, 01:05:35 PM »
Student: I see only the inside is real, only That is always here.
Papaji: If the inside is real the outside also has to be real. Therefore, I do not prescribe any unreality. Everything is real, everything is the Self.

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