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« Reply #285 on: May 20, 2014, 09:59:06 AM »
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« Reply #286 on: May 22, 2014, 08:16:29 AM »
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« Reply #287 on: May 22, 2014, 09:57:17 AM »
Sri Maha Periva Sri Pada Darsanam with Guru Paduka Stotram 


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« Reply #288 on: May 23, 2014, 08:36:28 PM »
When we commence to chant a mantra we must meditate on its adhi devata, or presiding deity, and feel his presence in our hearts. This is the reason why we touch our hearts as we mention the name of the deity.- Kanchi Paramacharya
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« Reply #289 on: May 25, 2014, 12:53:34 PM »
By the Grace  of  Kanchi Acharya

Both the kidneys did not function. Survival was very difficult. He had spent a lot of money visiting several specialists and took the medicines prescribed by them, but all was in vain.

The man came to Periva and poured out his grief. Generally, Periyava would show kindness and compassion towards devotees who come with such problems, but on that day He spoke quite harshly.

?People commit mistakes and adharma, and come here when they have a problem. They don?t realize their faults at all. What can I do??

Why this sudden outburst from Periyava? ? no one could understand.

After a while, Periva said, ?This man?s ancestors had established a Trust for doing dharma activities. They had left behind land which gave a good yield. It was intended to erect water booths (தண்ணீர் பந்தல்) and carry out the dharma activities. But this man has sold the land, and gobbled up all the money?.

The man who came with kidney problems felt very guilty. ?Henceforth, I will erect water booths (தண்ணீர் பந்தல்) and carry out the dharma activities?, promised the man.

Periyava at once softened!

?Are you aware of Vasambu? (வசம்பு Acorus calamus also called as Common Sweet Flag ? a medicinal plant) You will get it in traditional stores selling herbal medicines. Grind it and apply under your belly regularly?, said Periyava.

The man came again for darshan after about ten to twelve days. Even before Periva could ask, he said ?There is no trouble now!?

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« Reply #290 on: May 25, 2014, 01:13:20 PM »
ஆத்ம ஸ்வரூபம்

ஞானிக்கு ஆத்ம ஸ்வரூபத்தைத் தவிர வேறெதுவுமே தெரிவதில்லை. ஒரே பரமாத்மாதான் இத்தனையாகவும் தெரிகிறது என்று கண்டுகொண்டவன் அவன். வெளியிலே தெரிகிற தோற்றத்தை மாயை என்று தள்ளிவிட்டு, எல்லாவற்றுக்கும் உள்ளேயிருக்கிற பரமாத்ம ஸ்வரூபத்தை மட்டுமே அனுபவிக்கிறவன் அவன். வெளிப் பார்வைக்குத் தெரிகிற உலகம் மாயை என்று ஆகிவிட்டதால், இந்த மாயா லோகத்தில் ஞானிக்குக் காரியம் எதுவுமே இல்லை. பார்க்கிறவன், பார்க்கப்படுகிற வஸ்து, பார்வை எல்லாமே ஒன்றாக அடங்கிப் போனவனுக்குக் காரியம் எப்படி இருக்க முடியும்? அவன் பிரம்மமாகவே இருக்கிறான் என்று உபநிஷத்து சொல்கிறது.

பிரம்மத்துக்குக் காரியம் இல்லை. ஆனால், இந்த மாய உலகத்தில் அகப்ப்ட்டுக் கொண்டு காரியங்களைச் செய்து வருகிறவர்கள் ஈசுவரன் என்று ஒருவனைப் பூஜை செய்து தங்கள் காரியங்களை நடத்தித் தரவேண்டும் என்று பிரார்த்திக்கிறார்கள். நல்ல காரியங்களுக்காக நல்ல மனஸோடு, பிரார்த்தித்தால் ஈசுவரனும் அவற்றை நடத்தித் தருகிறார். இதிலிருந்து ஈசுவரன் காரியமே இல்லாமல் இருப்பவரல்ல என்று தெருகிறது.

ஜகத்குரு காஞ்சி காமகோடி ஸ்ரீ சந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி சங்கராச்சார்ய சுவாமிகள்]
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #291 on: May 26, 2014, 08:49:47 AM »
Power of Vedic Chanting

The sound of the mantras does good to the man chanting them as well as to the listener by producing vibrations in the nadis of both As it fills the air it will be beneficent both in this world and in the next.This is the reason why the Vedas must be chanted with vigour, so that their sound reaches the utmost limits possible.

Kanchi Paramacharya
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #292 on: June 01, 2014, 10:30:11 PM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #293 on: June 01, 2014, 11:03:42 PM »
Vedo nithya madheeyatham, thadhuditham karma swanushtiyatham,
Thenesaya vidheeyatham apachithi kamye mathisthyajyatham,
Papougha paridhooyatham bhava sukhe doshonusandheeyatham,
Athmecha vyavaseeyatham nijagruhathoornam vinirgamyatham. 1

Let us read Vedas daily,
Let us do rituals based on them,
Let the Gods be worshipped based on them,
Let us do work without attachment,
Let us drive away the crowd of sins,
Let us find the mistakes that we do in our life,
Let us cultivate knowledge of the soul,
Let us go away from our homes.(towards salvation)

Sanga sathsu vidheeyatham, bhagawatho bhakthir druda a dheeyatham,
Santhyabhi paricheeyatham, drudatharam karmasu santhyajyatham,
Sadvidhwaupasarpyatham prathi dhinam thath padukha sevyatham,
Brahmaikaksharamarthyatham sruthi siro vakhyam samakarnyatham. 2

Let us seek the company of good people,
Let us build up stable sense of devotion to God,
Let us know about states of mind like peace,
Let us forsake hard to do karmas,
Let us go near a wise teacher and give ourselves up,
Let us daily worship his slippers,
Let us meditate on the one lettered Brahmam,
Let us hear the sentences from Vedas.

Vakhyarthascha vicharyatham, sruthi sira paksha samasreeyatham,
Dustharkkal suviramyatham, sruthi matha stharko anusandheeyatham,
Brahmaivasmi vibhavyatham ahara harghava parithyajyatham,
Deheham athirujjadyatham budha janair vadha parithyajyatham. 3

Let us try to understand great sentences,
Let us try to understand the import of Vedas,
Let us not involve in to bad arguments,
Let us try to listen to the arguments of Vedas,
Let us try to think ?I am Brahmam?,
Let us daily forsake being proud,
Let us forsake the belief that ?I am the body?,
Let us not do arguments with learned people.

Kshuvyadhischa chikithsyatham prathidhinam bhikshoushadham bhujyatham,
Swadhannam na thu yachyatham , vdhi vassal prapthena sandhushyatham
Seethoshnadhi vishahyatham nathu vrudhaa vakhyam samucharyatham,
Oudaseenya mabheepsytam jana krupa naishturyath srujyatham. 4

Let us treat the sickness of hunger,
Let us daily eat the medicine of food got as Bhiksha,
Let us not start pining for tasty food,
Let us become happy with what fate gives us,
Let us learn to tolerate heat and cold climate,
Let us not talk unnecessary words,
Let us start liking tolerance,
Let us leave out not being merciful.

Ekanthe sukhamaasyatham, parathare chetha samadheeyatham,
Poornathma susameekshyatham, jagadhidham thadbhadhidham drusyatham,
Prak karma pravilopyatham, cithi balanna apyutharai slishyatham,
Prabhadhandhwiha bhujyadham adha para brabrahmathmana stheeyatham. 5

Let us sit in a place of solitude,
Let us fix our mind in the ultimate truth of the soul,
Let us try to see the ultimate truth of the soul,
Let us try to see the world fully filled with that truth,
Let us destroy the effects of all karma done earlier,
Let us not get tied up with new Karmas,
Let us leave at this point all that is fated,
Let us all stay with the ultimate truth.

Ya sloka panchakamidham padathe manushya,
Sanchithyanudhinam sthirathamupethya,
Thasyasu samsruthi dhavanala theevra ghora,
Thapa prasanthi muyathi chithi prasadhal. 6

He who reads these pentet of verses daily,
Daily earns and saves stability in life,
He does not get affected by the intense,
Heat of the sorrow of life,
Because this thapas makes him wise.

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

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #294 on: June 02, 2014, 10:11:41 PM »
The concluding sukta of the Rgveda contains a hymn that should be regarded as having a higher significance than the national anthem of any country: it is a prayer for amity among all nations, a true international anthem. "May mankind be of one mind," it goes. "May it have a common goal. May all hearts be united in love. And with the mind and the goal being one may all of us live in happiness."

Kanchi Paramacharya
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« Reply #295 on: June 03, 2014, 05:56:57 PM »
Seek the Gurus guidance and then meditate. The Gurus instruction will be remembered everytime the mind deviates and will help in focusing the mind. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #296 on: June 04, 2014, 08:50:30 AM »
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« Reply #297 on: June 08, 2014, 10:42:42 AM »
To start with, we must perform the rites prescribed by the Vedas. But in this there must be the realisation that they are but steps leading us to the higher state in which we will ultimately find bliss in our Self, a state in which there will be neither rites nor duties to perform.- Kanchi Paramacharya
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« Reply #298 on: June 09, 2014, 10:52:03 AM »
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« Reply #299 on: June 10, 2014, 11:40:05 PM »
When Vedic rites are performed in a spirit of dedication to Isvara they will loosen your ties little by little, instead of keeping you bound to this world. If you perform rites to please the Lord, without expecting any reward, your mind will be cleansed and you will transcend the three gunas. This is the meaning and purpose of "yajna".

Kanchi Paramacharya
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha