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Subramanian.R

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« Reply #225 on: October 25, 2012, 02:14:23 PM »
Dear Tusnim,

Yes. Vasanas are bhanda hetu and bhoga hetu. Bhoga hetu vasanas do not cause bondage. For example Sri Bhagavan eating
some fruits brought by devotee. But bhandha hetu vasanas bind a person and cause rebirth.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #226 on: October 26, 2012, 02:13:21 PM »
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॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #227 on: October 26, 2012, 03:54:41 PM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj, Beautiful videos,with very symbolic message! I dont understand a word :) ,but i understand the point. Thank You! With love and prayers,

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« Reply #228 on: October 26, 2012, 04:23:36 PM »
Sri Jewel,

Its really wonderful you were able to appreciate and grasp the subtle message, yes, i felt, just the video would be enough to convey that which is intended, the music and dialogues are secondary.

:) love and prayers,

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #229 on: October 26, 2012, 04:35:05 PM »
Dear Sri Nagaraj, Yes,there is universal language,heart,and what can be felt and seen without words. Even mantras i didnt understand first. Only Hari,Govinda,Krishna,Om Namah Shivaya. :D But that was enuf. Intention is most important,i am praying in my way. And it helped,truly! :) With love and prayers,

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« Reply #230 on: October 26, 2012, 05:51:55 PM »
Dear Jewell,

All these mantras, puja, etc., are only auxilliary help. Because we are not able to remain Summa, Still, to control the outgoing
mind, one has to say all these.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #231 on: October 26, 2012, 05:58:57 PM »
Dear Sri Subramanian sir, Yes,i agree. But i love music,so i am combining helpfull and beautiful. :) And i believe they can deeper the devotion. At least,i see that way. With love and preyers,

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« Reply #232 on: October 26, 2012, 07:24:28 PM »
Feriends,

I am not sure, how many are seeing shankara Tv at this moment the valedictory function of Sringeri Acharya, i am moved beyond my nerves, i was not able to come to chennai to have darshan of acharya but i feel a sense of deep pain yearhing at the conclusion of his chaturmaysa in chennai..

prayers and love to the acharya,
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #233 on: October 27, 2012, 03:11:26 AM »
Take Your Heaven further on
by Emily Dickinson

Take Your Heaven further on --
This -- to Heaven divine Has gone --
Had You earlier blundered in
Possibly, even You had seen
An Eternity -- put on --
Now -- to ring a Door beyond
Is the utmost of Your Hand --
To the Skies -- apologize --
Nearer to Your Courtesies
Than this Sufferer polite --
Dressed to meet You --
See -- in White!

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« Reply #234 on: October 27, 2012, 07:07:11 AM »
Nagaraj/friends,

"Only that day dawns to which we are awake" -Thoreau

Namaskar.

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« Reply #235 on: October 27, 2012, 06:47:43 PM »
Sri Jewel, Sri Ravi,

thanks for your posts, simple yet so deep!

with prayers,

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #236 on: October 27, 2012, 10:50:57 PM »
Nagaraj,

Master TGN summed up Spiritual Living as follows:

உள்ளதை உணர்தல் =Experience What is
அல்லதை தவிர்த்தல்=Dispense with What is not (Truth)
நல்லதை செய்தல்  =Doing Good.

Namaskar.

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« Reply #237 on: October 27, 2012, 10:57:53 PM »
உள்ளதை உணர்தல் =Experience What is
அல்லதை தவிர்த்தல்=Dispense with What is not (Truth)
நல்லதை செய்தல்  =Doing Good.

Not read anything smaller and greater than what is conveyed.

Sri Ravi, It is only through you i got introduced to Master TGN, have been browsing his website, since then, and am very much intrigued attracted by Him. Thank you

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #238 on: October 28, 2012, 10:07:21 AM »
Nagaraj,
Good to see that you are exploring TGN's site;it is a low budget frills free site maintained by one of the devotees.Master does not have any sankalpa that his teachings should be propagated.Only a small band of devotees volunteer to record his talks,publish a few of his teachings in book form,etc.As such,it is not always easy to find copies of the few books.One of the Best is his wonderful translation of Bhaja Govindam in Tamizh with his commentary and clarifications in the form of question and answer.The Verses are translated in Tamizh as well as English.
Here is a sample from this book:
Verse 1 Bhaja Govindam:

மூடமதியே நீ கோவிந்தம் துதி
கோவிந்தம் துதி,கோவிந்தம் துதிப்பாய்;
ஆடி முடியும் அவ்வேளை இலக்கணம்தான்
உனை ரக்ஷிக்காது கண்டாய்!

Sole Protection:
O ye clouded intellect,
Chant Govindam,chant Govindam
Chant Govindam again;
The Grammar you've swotted
with assiduous care
would not give you
the Least protection
when the drama of life
does draw to a close.

ஐயம் தெளிதல்(Clarification)

1.வினா:'கோவிந்தம் துதி' என சங்கரர் மூன்று முறை சொன்னது ஏன்?

விடை:துதிப்பது என்பது வழிபடுவது,அதாவது நெறிப்படுவது.அது நாவோடு நின்றுவிடக்கூடாது.சிந்தனையிலும் செயலிலும் ஊடுருவிப் பரிணமிக்கவேண்டும்.எனவே மூன்று முறை சொன்னார் என்க.

ஆண்டாளது திருப்பாவைப் பாசுரம் ஒன்றில் 'மாயனை...தூமலர் தூவித்தொழுது, வாயினால் பாடி,மனத்தினால் சிந்திக்க,போய பிழையும் புகுதருவான் நின்றனவும் தீயினில் தூசாகும்' என வருவதை ஒப்பு நோக்குக.(compare)

2 .வினா:'மூடமதி' என ஆதிசங்கரர் சொல்வானேன்?

விடை:'மூட' என்றால் 'அறிவில்லாத' என்று வடமொழியாளர்கள் தவறாகப் பொருள் கொண்டுள்ளார்கள்.மூடம் என்பது தமிழிலே காரணச்சொல்;அறிவு மூடி இருக்கிற நிலையைக் குறிப்பது.ஆன்மீக ஆர்வம்

மானுடனுக்குத் தோன்றாதவரை அவன் மூடனாக உள்ளான்.

மதி என்ற சொல் திருப்பாவை முதல் பாகத்திலும் வருவது காண்க.'மதி நிறைந்த நன்னாளால்' என்றாள் ஆண்டாள்.அறிவு முழுமை பெறுவதாலே நன்னாள் ஆனது.(viveka chandrodhayam)

Master's talks on TiruppAvai is without parallel.Every year for 45 days beginning on 1st December till 14th January(maargahzhi month),there will be a daily playback of his talks on TiruppAvai of 1 hour duration from 19:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs everyday.TGN attends these talks and gives a small preamble and then the 'Listening' session begins.Master truly delved into the very heart of these 30 verses and unravelled the hidden treasures that make tiruppAvai on par with the Vedas.They are a perfect synthesis of Karma,Bhakti,Yoga and JnAna.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #239 on: October 28, 2012, 12:48:30 PM »
Dear Ravi,

Tiruvembavai and TirupaLLi Ezhuchi are two poems which give the same ideas expressed by Andal in Tiruppavai.
In 4000 divine songs, there is also one TirupaLLi Echucchi by Tondaradip podi Azwhar.

Maniikkavachagar says in TirupaLLi Ezhuchi, how different devotees pray to Siva in Tiruperundurai:

Some play Veena and Yazh and sing You glory!
Some say Rig Veda (irukku in Tamizh) and Tamizh stotras in praise of You!

Some others fold their hands and pray to you and they cry and become melted in Your presence!

Some keep their hands above their heads and contemplate on You!

O Lord of Tiruperundurai, You have taken over me and are ruling me and do all that is good for me.
O Lord please wake up (and bless us)/     


இன்னிசை வீணையார் யாழினர் ஒருபால்
இருக்கொடு தோத்திரம் இயம்பினர் ஒருபால்
துன்னிய பிணைமலர்க் கையினர் துவள்கையர் ஒருபால்
தொழுகையர் அழுகையர் துவள்கையர் ஒருபால்
சென்னியில் அஞ்சலி கூப்பினர் ஒருபால்
திருப்பெருந் துறையுறை சிவபெரு மானே
என்னையும் ஆண்டுகொண்டின்னருள் புரியும்
எம்பெரு மான்பள்ளி யெழுந்தருளாயே. 371


Arunachala Siva.,