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atmavichar100

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New Year 2013 Greetings + Share your 2012 experinece
« on: December 28, 2012, 09:45:16 AM »

Dear Graham and All Members here .
Advance New Year 2013 Greetings to all of you .
This is my first year in this forum and it has been only 5 months since I joined this forum ( I joined in August 2012 ) but the experience , knowledge and insights I got through this forum has been very excellent . From each and every member here I got something to learn , unlearn and it is an ongoing process .I do not consider this as just another forum but as a Online Ramana Satsang forum .  Associating with this forum has reconnected me back with Bhagwan's Teachings ( thanks to Subramaniam Sir ) as well as the Traditional Teachings of Advaita  Vedanta ( thanks to Tushnim for the same ) and I do not see any contradictions in the same .I consider Traditional Advaita Teachings help us understand and appreciate Bhagwan Ramana much better if we just take the essence of the sastras ( or where it points to ) ,and not get trapped in the un-necessary "sastric vasanas".
Also through this forum I got to reconnect back to the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa via the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna , a book that I read when I was young and lost touch of the same and through this forum got back my interest in it . Saint Ramakrishna has his own unique way of conveying the subtle  truths in simple way .Thanks to Sri Ravi for creating that interest .
Also this forum helped me appreciate the richness of Tamil Scriptures ( Bhagwan's Tamil Works , Thevaram , Thiruvachagam , Divya Prabandham ,Thirukural ) etc and thanks once again to Subramaniam Sir for creating that interest in me .His daily dedicated posting on many of these scriptures has made me feel bit ashamed that being a Tamilian how could I have missed out on these treasures .Anyway better late than never I feel  :)
The daily quotes and posts of Nagaraj , Jewell , Hari , Prashanth , Sanjay's practical insights  and Anil's dedication to Bhagwan's direct path , Kskat's serious outpourings ( I appreciate the honesty in his posts ) ,Vinod's simple surrender to Bhagwan Ramana and Arunachala without getting trapped in much theory / teachings , CGuru's mature advice at times , Beloved Abstract's one liners not to get trapped in our stories + many others contribution here ( I am not aware of the people who contributed in the past and can only relate to those whom I encountered after August 2012 ) and all of them have helped me and enriched me in one way or the other and I look forward to more enriching time in this forum in the coming year also .
I am sorry one of our member Lata went through a personal family tragedy and I hope by Bhagwan's grace she is back here and they are able to cope up with the loss in the family .
I am sorry if I forgot someone to mention .
But the biggest Credit must go to Graham for creating this forum and for giving us space to express our thoughts ,feelings related to Bhagwan and other teachers .
I thank you very much Graham for creating this online forum and appreciate your dedication to Bhagwan Ramana and Arunachala .

So once again Wish all of you a Happy New Year 2013 and hope by the grace of Bhagwan Ramana and Arunachala we continue to get strengthened on our spiritual path through this forum and continue contributing here and enrich ourselves as well as others .

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya
 Om Sri Arunachaleswaraya Namaha

Om Peace Peace Peace


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Re: New Year 2013 Greetings + Share your 2012 experinece
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 09:55:06 AM »
Sri Atmavichar, i share your views :) Thanks to Graham for truly believing in us :D

I only aspire to learn to be a silent spectator as Sri Graham has mastered :) (just in a lighter sense)

I have had good satsang here, got opportunity to be introduced to various tamil scriptures, really been blessed to atleast go near the ambrosial expressions of various tamil saints, if not yet been able to immerse completely in them. This Forum has been of constant help in Swadhyaya, self study.

उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् ।
आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः ॥


uddharedātmanātmānaṁ nātmānamavasādayet,
ātmaiva hyātmano bandhurātmaiva ripurātmanaḥ.

By the self thou shouldst deliver the self, thou shouldst not depress and cast down the self
(whether by self-indulgence or suppression);
for the self is the friend of the self and the self is the enemy.

Gratitude

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

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Re: New Year 2013 Greetings + Share your 2012 experinece
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 10:01:52 AM »
Sri Atmavichar, i share your views :) Thanks to Graham for truly believing in us :D

I only aspire to learn to be a silent spectator as Sri Graham has mastered :) (just in a lighter sense)

I have had good satsang here, got opportunity to be introduced to various tamil scriptures, really been blessed to atleast go near the ambrosial expressions of various tamil saints, if not yet been able to immerse completely in them. This Forum has been of constant help in Swadhyaya, self study.

उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् ।
आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः ॥


uddharedātmanātmānaṁ nātmānamavasādayet,
ātmaiva hyātmano bandhurātmaiva ripurātmanaḥ.

By the self thou shouldst deliver the self, thou shouldst not depress and cast down the self
(whether by self-indulgence or suppression);
for the self is the friend of the self and the self is the enemy.

Gratitude



Nagaraj

One of the things I got to know from you was about DV Gundappa and his works . A great Genius indeed .Now many people in Tamil Nadu also quote his works and also translate the same in Tamil .Thanks for the pointers from DV Gundappa .
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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Re: New Year 2013 Greetings + Share your 2012 experinece
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2012, 10:02:47 AM »
Dear Sri Atmavichar, Thank You Very much for Beautiful greating! I agree that this satsang is real blessing,and for me it is a Live Satsang,Bhagavan Ramana Satsang. I can feel Bhagavan everywhere,guiding us,teaching in His own way through Silence. Also,the Power of Arunachala is Here,in all Its Glory. This Forum is Pure Joy indeed! I wish You too Happy New Year,Better and Happier in every way than all before,with Love,Peace and Truth in You and around You! With love and prayers,

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 10:08:00 AM »
Dear atmavichar

Nice write up. Just like we forget the Self which is powering the Maya, we forget Graham who is the silent force behind this :). Good you brought it up - Thank you, Graham.

Sanjay
Salutations to Bhagawan

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 10:16:18 AM »
Dear atmavichar

Nice write up. Just like we forget the Self which is powering the Maya, we forget Graham who is the silent force behind this :). Good you brought it up - Thank you, Graham.

Sanjay

Yes Sanjay many of us forget the man behind all this  :)
I feel we must also help contribute a bit to help Graham in maintaining this site . This is adfree site and setup purely on a Non Commerical Basis and I feel all of us must contribute at least a token amount annually to Graham to help him with the webhositing and maintenance charges .
I am open to this .Others can also share their views on the same . We need not consider this as paying to Graham but as a sort of simple Guru Dakshina to Bahgwan Ramana and Arunachala for connecting us .
I will open a separate thread for the same .
Members can share in their views there .

Om Peace .
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 #6 on: December 28, 2012, 10:20:12 AM »
Great thought. Please include me. Hope and pray Sri Graham will accept this proposal

Sanjay
Salutations to Bhagawan

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 10:28:08 AM »
Dear Friends

I have opened a separate thread regarding making voluntary contributions to support this site :

Regarding making some token voluntary contributions to support this site

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=7481.msg39826#msg39826


Om Peace
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