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Nagaraj

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Same Self in all, and, Lord of all
« on: April 17, 2012, 09:24:45 PM »
From the Bhagavad Gita:

ईश्वरः सर्वभूतानां हृद्देशेऽर्जुन तिष्ठति |
भ्रामयन्सर्वभूतानि यन्त्रारूढानि मायया ||१८- ६१||

ishwarah sarvabhutanam hriddeshe arjuna tisthati
brhramayam sarvabhutani yantraruddrani mayaya 18, 61

It is the same Lord who resides within the inner sanctum of all beings, Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.

Bhagavan has said:

That inner Self, as the primeval Spirit, Eternal, ever effulgent, full and infinite Bliss, Single, indivisible, whole and living, Shines in everyone as the witnessing awareness.

அவரவர் பிரரப்தப் பிரகாரம் அதற்கானவன் ஆங்காங்கு இருந்து ஆட்டுவிப்பன்.

The Ordainer controls the fate of souls in accordance with their prarabdhakarma (destiny to be worked out in this life, resulting from the balance-sheet of actions in past lives). Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it. This is certain. The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.

Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Same Self in all, and, Lord of all
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 02:51:55 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Sri Bhagavan treated everyone as a Jnani. For Him there was no ajnani. He used to say: Everyone is a Jnani. You are acting
as an ajnani. He even said that there are no Jnanis, there is only Jnanam. His kindness and compassion knew no bounds.
See  the Talks where one Poovan is mentioned. Sri Bhagavan is an ocean of karuna.


Arunachala Siva.     
 

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Re: Same Self in all, and, Lord of all
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 11:47:31 AM »
Dear i,

i remembered an incident, where Bhagavan would simply go and sit alongside with Major Chadwick simply because, he did not show off much, he did not over do his respects, he used to sit in chair sometimes even in Bhagavan's presence, of course without any intention. Bhagavan liked that simplicity over the dramatic respects  :D

And, does not Poovan story remind us about Shirdi Sai Baba, helping Chand Patil in finding his mare?

Poovan, a shepherd, says that he knows Sri Bhagavan since thirty years ago, the days of Virupakshi cave. He used at times to supply milk to the visitors in those days.

Some six years ago he had lost a sheep, for which he was searching for three days. The sheep was pregnant and he had lost all hopes of recovering her, because he thought that she had been set upon by wild animals. He was one day passing by the Asramam, when Sri Bhagavan saw him and enquired how he was. The man replied that he was looking out for a lost sheep. Sri Bhagavan kept quiet, as is usual with Him. Then He told the shepherd to help in lifting some stones, which he did with great pleasure. After the work was finished, Sri Bhagavan told him: “Go this way”, pointing the footpath towards the town. “You will find the stray sheep on the way”. So he did and found the lost sheep with two little lambs.



Chand Patil from Dhoop village of Aurangabad district had lost his mare and was wandering in frustration in the woods when he heard his name being called out. He saw a saintly young man who was dressed in a Kafni (a long robe), carried a Satka (small stick) and looked like a Fakir - Sufi saint. He was busy preparing Chilim or a pipe for smoking. The young fakir struck the Satka on the ground and it created a fire with burning embers. Lighting his Chilim with the fire, he again dashed his Satka to the ground and water started flowing from the earth. This was used to wet a piece of cloth that was wrapped around the pipe. The fakir offered the pipe to Chand Patil for smoking. He then enquired Chand Patil why he looked perturbed. On learning about his lost mare the fakir pointed Chand Patil in the direction where he could find his mare. Chand Patil realizing that this was not an ordinary person invited him to accompany the marriage procession of his wife's nephew to Shirdi. When the marriage party reached the outskirts of Shirdi, the priest of the Khandoba temple - Mhalasapati was delighted on the return of the young fakir and called out Ya Sai or Welcome Sai. Thus the young saint came to be known as Sai and later as Sai Baba (father).

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Same Self in all, and, Lord of all
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 06:33:03 PM »

This is precisely what Verse 5 of Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam says.

Arunachala Siva.