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Nagaraj

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On the Wings of Ecstasy
« on: May 06, 2012, 04:10:15 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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The Blessed Dawn
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 04:16:18 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya


Salutations to Bhagavan
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 05:57:57 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Lucia Osborne writes an incident. One evening she slept on the plain area near Skandasramam, with a clump of grass as pillow.
In the morning, she could see the crimson red sun enlivening the entire earth. Suddenly she felt she is the Mother Earth and all
things are happening on her!  There was ecstasy and indescribable happiness within.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 06:46:18 PM »
Dear i,

Like the unknown invisible Siddhars who are in Arunachala, there are many enlightened ones amongsts us, maybe walking, eating, sitting just beside us...

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

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 06:55:20 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Nochur Venkataraman says: People ask why some devotees of Sri Bhagavan who were also Jnana Nishtas, did not shine
as Sri Bhagavan. One cannot say. There could be silent Jnanis, some among them even householders, some from lower castes.
Every need not have the prabhavam of Sri Bhagavan. Nature wanted Sri Ramana to be like that, a conflagration, which could be
seen by many. Others can also be Jnanis but they are like small lamps, known only to a few. They do not take the trouble
of teaching or sitting in cave in Tiruvannamalai.

S.S. Cohan is said to have told Sri Ganesan: At least I know that there are six persons right now in the Asramam who are self
realized. But many do not know. They are simply like a deepam inside a pot.,

Occasionally, Prakriti makes a few Jnanis become well known so that the world could benefit. Like Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Vivekananda,
Sri Seshadri Swamigal and Sri Bhagavan. Others are quiet Jnanis with no instruction from Prakriti to teach others.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 07:07:09 PM »
So true, Dear i, not everybody need be like Ramanar, Ramakrishnar, one can yet remain as an ordinary householder, just about anybody, one could imagine in our wildest imagination, he could be even a Truck driver.... there are no boundaries. Generally, Sadhakas have a sense of unconscious desire or expectation that on attainment of Jnana, one has to be somebody like Bhagavan wearing only Koupinam or one should just express oneself in ecstasy like Ramakrishnar having myriad colors and so on... or mordern day, some people expect jnanis to be somebody like JK, UG, some Maverick... and what not?

Known jnanis are very very little, unknown Jnanis are much much more... There are some people, in whose presence, one can experience absolute peace, but since our expectation is higher, unknown expectation, one will keep looking for jnana everywhere...

Some of us may have expectations that, i must settle in Arunachala, so that i can practice tapas there, and possibly attain Jnana there, or, one may want to go to Himalayas, settle in some Ashram, desires, desires even at Jnana.... But so simple, Bhagavan says, why worry about what happens when Jnana Dawns, what ever happens will happen... our only duty is to remain with the recognition of the source, where from this i has emerged...

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

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 07:23:13 PM »
Nagaraj,
wonderful poem by Sri Nochur;Truly a Great soul.Is it available in a book form?Quite a pleasant news.
Nochur's talks are a wonderful blend of Jnana and Bhakti with just the Right mix of every ingredient -Story,Philosophy,Silent pauses-truly rewarding for the listener.
Namaskar.

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 07:48:16 PM »
Om Namo Bhagavate sri ramanaya
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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 08:18:57 PM »
Dear Nagaraj, Ravi,

Recently Nochur has written a poem on Sri Bhagavan. He sings this at the end of his discourses. The recent discourse Atma
Vidya Kirtanam contains that poem at the end. I do not have the Sanskrit original. It runs somewhat like as under:


Surrender to One who is born in Tiruchuzhi
Surrender to One who attained the Jnana Bodham in Pandya country (Madurai)
Surrender to One who came to Sonachalam
And stayed there to teach His experience mostly in silence.
Surrender to One who is Sivam
Surrender to One who is on the chariot of Jnanam.
Surrender to One who who is Brahman
Surrender to One who is the King of Atma Jnanam
Surrender to One who is ever with us,
His Presence enlightening the sincere sadhakas.

Arunachala Siva.
   

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 08:45:14 PM »
Dear i,

thank you for sharing this, i have not heard this, or it has slipped my memory... this is very beautiful.

"His Presence enlightening the sincere sadhakas"

gratitude..

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

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 10:44:12 AM »
At last my lamp also was
Lit by my beloved!
The lamp of this body
Was filled with the oil of love
The wick, the ego was
Dry to get aflame
Unaware He came - My
Master with the lamp of
Self knowledge bright in His hand
And gave fire to the Dry cotton in the mind.
The dark corners of my heart
Anon was lit up with the
Effulgence of that golden light.
Peace spread out every-
Where when the horrid creatures
Of darkness quit the place
Peace that fills the whole
Being was so deep that
It's beyond my power
To fathom its grandeur!

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

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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 11:33:54 PM »
Nagarajji,

Thank you for sharing these beautiful poems. I feel very blessed to listen to Nochurji's discourses. When I listened to his Ulladu Narpadu discourse, it felt like Bhagavan was talking through him. He brings out the jnana aspect and the bhakti aspect so seamlessly. His message goes to the heart directly.

All of this is Bhagavan's grace - reading posts in this forum by other sincere devotees. I was watching a youtube film on Bhagavan yesterday with tears in my eyes. Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky to feel his grace!

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya





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Re: On the Wings of Ecstasy
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 08:46:43 AM »
Dear i,

yes, truly, we are all blessed. How much gratitude we express, is still only less for all those great devotees who have shared their direct experiences with Bhagavan, today, if not for them, what would we know about Bhagavan?

We are all blessed.

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