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Re: Christian quotes
« Reply #240 on: April 27, 2013, 08:37:12 PM »


the LORD is my defence; and my God [is] the rock of my refuge. Hear my prayer, O LORD,
and let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me in the day [when] I am in trouble;
incline thine ear unto me: in the day [when] I call answer me


(Psalam 94.22) & (102.2-3)

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« Reply #241 on: August 05, 2013, 01:09:08 AM »
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« Reply #242 on: August 05, 2013, 01:11:53 AM »
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« Reply #243 on: August 09, 2013, 03:48:34 PM »
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Re: Christian quotes
« Reply #244 on: March 16, 2014, 07:33:43 AM »
Dear Devotees,

I received this beautiful message by Sri Ravi to be shared with all the wonderful hearts hearts here.

HOLY IMAGE OF AN ATMA GNANI AS A GIFT FOR THE 43RD SWATHI POOJA

The meditation on the form of Sri Satguru brings clarity This is one of the teachings from saint Thirumoolar. The worship and meditation on the forms of gnanis who had realized the formless consciousness within is considered as a great meditation for receiving the blessings of gnanis and to progress in spiritual sadhana.
 
So, for remembering the forms of many Brahma gnanis and to receive their blessings, we are sending a graceful picture of one great Brahma gnani each month along with the swathi pooja letter from January 2014 onwards with a brief note about the gnanis on the back side of the photo.
 
Devotees are requested to create one new album called the pictures of Brahma gnanis and preserve the pictures of Brahma gnanis in this album like a great treasure and worship them and progress in their sadhana towards enlightenment.
 
For this month swathi pooja, we are sending the picture of the great Brahma gnani Lord Jesus.


~ Sri Sundaram, attendant of Sri Annamalai Swami.




      ABOUT THE MASTER IN THE PHOTO

Name                             : JESUS CHRIST
Birth place                      : Bethelehem
Period                            :
Age at the time of
enlightenment               : at the age of 30
Spiritual service after
enlightenment               : From the age of 30
Mahapari Nirvana          : Crucified at the age of 33

Main teachings
  • Love is God.
  • Love your enemies too.
  • Turn in, the kingdom of God is very near to you.
  • One cannot serve for both God and worldly affairs.
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« Reply #245 on: March 20, 2014, 02:40:07 AM »

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings,
knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character,
 and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame,
 because God's love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 5:3-5

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;
 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed
; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus,
 so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

Corinthians 4:8-10

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« Reply #246 on: March 20, 2014, 02:56:43 AM »

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.

Isiah 43:2

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Why doesn't God answer my prayers?
« Reply #247 on: March 27, 2014, 07:00:24 PM »
Why doesn't God answer my prayers?

Does God really mean it when He says He will give us what we ask for? Bible texts come to our minds, such as Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given to you"...  Will He really answer when we call?   Isaiah 65:24: "Before you call I will answer, while you are still speaking, I will hear."

Why at times does it appear that God ignores us when we pray to Him, asking Him to help when we have a serious problem? Many have prayed for God to intervene and solve a problem that they are struggling with, but sometimes God?s apparent answer is silence.

God knows what?s best

Even when we feel that God is not answering our prayers, you can always know God is a God of love. The Bible tells us He loves us:
 
John 3:16. '"For God so LOVED the world".......
Jeremiah 31:3, "I have loved thee with an everlasting love."....

God created us and knows infinitely more than we know. He knows what is best for us, and what would not be good for us. If you have children, when they were very small, sometimes they asked for things that would not be good for them, or would harm them. For good reasons sometimes parents do not always give their children what they ask for, when they ask for it. Parents give them what is best for them.

It is the same way in our prayers to God. God gives us what is best for us. We are God?s children and He gives us what is best for us, and at a time when it is best for us. Our lives must be right with God before He can answer our prayers.

Right way

God has certain conditions that must be met before our prayers can be answered. One of the first, is we feel our need of help from Him. Isaiah 44:3 says, ?I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.? The heart must be open to the Spirit?s influence, or God?s blessing cannot be received. One cannot pour water into a cup that is already full.

Right heart

If we have cherished sins in our lives, and refuse to give them up, or if we are doing things we should not be doing, and are disobeying Him, we cannot expect Him to answer our prayers. He cannot answer our prayers if we have sins in our lives that are unconfessed or if we are hanging on to cherished sins. Also, if we refuse to forgive others who have wronged us, God cannot hear us. (See Matthew 6:12 and Ephesians 4:32).

This is not saying you can earn God?s favor to answer your prayers, it will always be Jesus?s blood that makes us worthy; but we do need to do our part if God is going to work in our lives.

Pray without ceasing

One of the reasons we feel our prayers are not being answered, is because we stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says it best, "pray without ceasing." Paul is more direct in Philippians 4:6, ?In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.?

In reality, we should not be worried so much about if God hears our prayers ? He does and He does care. What we should be worried about is if because of temptations, hard times, and trials we get discouraged, and give up praying. In Luke 18:1, Jesus, ?spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart."

His time, His will

God is a God of love, and He is interested in every detail of our lives. He hears our prayers, and answers every sincere prayer if we meet His conditions. We must not expect that every answer will be "yes", since we are sinners and do not always ask what is best for us. Sometimes His answer is "No? and sometimes it is "wait." (Hebrew 10:36) We need to end each prayer with, "Not my will but Your will." Even if we are sincerely doing God?s will, and to the best of our ability, following His will for us, He may see that it is best for us not for Him to say "yes" at this time. We must continue trusting Him, regardless of His answer at the moment.

God's timetable is not the same as ours. He knows better than we do when is the best time for our prayers to be answered. (See Hebrews 6 :13-15). God is eternal and does not measure time as we do. 2 Peter 3:8: "Beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

In the story of Abraham, God promised a son to Abraham. But Abraham became impatient when Sarah didn?t bear him a son, so he took his wife?s servant as his wife. Abraham tried to solve the problem in his own way and the result was disastrous. We are still seeing the results of his mistake today. God eventually answered his prayer at the time when He saw it was best for Abraham.
 
For God to give us what we ask for, we must ask "according to His will." Faith cannot take the place of "asking according to God's will." 1 John 5:14, "?if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." If you do not ask according to God's will, it is not real faith in God. If God's answer is "No" we still must be willing to wait patiently, and trust God to answer in his own way and in His timing.
 
Trust God, even though you may at the moment feel he is not near and has abandoned you.
 
Isaiah 41:9,10:
"You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, You are my servant, I have chosen you, and have not cast you away. Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
 
If we have faith and sincerely trust God, we will not be concerned as to whether the answer is "wait" or the answer is "no" or "yes." We must just trust, and wait and see if God in His timing will see fit to answer as we have requested, or perhaps He has something better in mind for us. Remember your prayer should end with "Not my will, Lord, but Your will." (Luke 22:42). "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6.

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Worry and Anxiety
« Reply #248 on: March 28, 2014, 08:49:02 AM »
Worry and Anxiety

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?  "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25-34
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Re: Christian quotes
« Reply #249 on: March 28, 2014, 05:28:07 PM »
"I came naked from my mother's womb,
and I will be naked when I leave.
The LORD gave me what I had,
and the LORD has taken it away.
Praise the name of the LORD!"

Job
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« Reply #250 on: March 28, 2014, 08:08:27 PM »
Do not be excessively righteous and
do not be overly wise.
Why should you ruin yourself?

Ecclesiastes 7:16
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« Reply #251 on: July 26, 2014, 06:38:40 PM »
?ஈசன் வந்து லுவையில் மாண்டான்,
எழுந்து யிர்த்தனன் நாள் ஒரு மூன்றில்;
நேசமா மரியா மக்த லேநா
நேரிலே இந்தச் செய்தியைக் கண்டாள்;
தேசத் தீர்!இதன் உட்பொருள் கேளீர்;
தேவர் வந்து நமக்குட் புகுந்தே
நாச மின்றி நமை நித்தங் காப்பார்;
நம்அ கந்தையை நாம்கொன்று விட்டால்.

அன்புகாண் மரியா மக்த லேநா,
ஆவி காணுதிர் யேசு கிறிஸ்து;
முன்பு தீமை வடிவினைக் கொன்றால்
மூன்று நாளினில் நல்லுயிர் தோன்றும்;
பொன்பொ லிந்த முகத்தினிற் கண்டே
போற்று வாள் அந்த நல்லுயிர் தன்னை;
அன்பெனும் மரியா மக்த லேநா
ஆஹ! சாலப் பெருங்களி யிஃதே.

உண்மை யென்ற சிலுவையிற் கட்டி
உணர்வை ஆணித் தவங்கொண் டடித்தால்,
வண்மைப் பேருயிர் யேசு கிறிஸ்து
வான மேனியில் அங்கு விளங்கும்;
பெண்மைகாண் மரியா மக்த லேநா,
பேணும் நல்லறம் யேசு கிறிஸ்து;
நுண்மை கொண்ட பொருளிது கண்டீர்
நொடியி லிஃத பயின்றிட லாகும்.


     "God came down and died on the cross,
And on the third day rose again.
Loving Mary Magadalene
With her own eyes saw these things happen."
SO says the Bible. Listen, O world,
To its true inner meaning.
God will enter our body and save
Us from destruction for ever and ever
If only we destroy our ego.

Look, Love is Mary Magadalene
And the pure Spirit Jesus Christ.
If first we kill the evil in us
A good new life spirings forth full soon.
Beholding its beautiful golden face
Love that is Mary Magadalene
Cherishes and clings to this good life.
Ah! this is happiness indeed.

Fix the mind on the cross of Truth,
And strie it with the nails of Tapas,
The living glory of Jesus Christ
Shines in the body's firmament.
Womanhood, Love eternal, Mary
Is guarded by dharma, Jesus Christ.
The meaning subtle to see is yet
Easy to put into practice this instant.



(Mahakavi Bharathiyar,

Tr. by K Swaminathan)
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« Reply #252 on: September 19, 2014, 07:49:13 PM »
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not drive it out?" 20And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Matthews 17:20
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« Reply #253 on: December 19, 2014, 11:48:37 PM »
"The father gives birth to his son without ceasing;  and I say more: He gives birth to me, his Son and the same son. "- Meister Eckhart.