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Ravi.N

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« on: March 08, 2014, 06:28:56 PM »
Friends,
Those who know Tamizh may like to check out the talks on Amudha MozhigaL(The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna in Tamil) by Srimat Swami GouthamAnanda.Swamiji is a Kannadiga and his tamizh is quite charming to hear.
You may check this site and download these fortnightly talks:

http://www.chennaimath.org/amudha-mozhigal-lecture-series-tamil-2013-5026

I will also recommend that you checkout the Talks in English in the audio/video section of this site.

Namaskar.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 07:18:45 PM »
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Sri Sadguru annnamalai swamigal spiritual Trust has brought out the second Edition of 'Sri Bhagavanum adiyEnum' in Tamizh- the Diary of Annamalai Swami;Swami maintained a diary of Sri Bhagavan's teachings for his use.This Book was published by Swami Hamsananda as 'Sri Ramana NinaivugaL' in 1995 when Annamalai Swami was still living in pallakkoththu.
Hamsananda's preface to the book ends on a note of urgency thus:

"We pray that Devotees with spiritual thirst should without delay visit the Swami, listen to Sri Bhagavan's words of Grace and attain progress.We have brought out in book form what Sri Annamalai Swamigal directly heard from Sri Ramana now and then and wrote down in his Diary.May all Devotees read this JnAna treasure and attain changeless Bliss"

We know Swami attained Mahasamadhi on 9th November ,1995!

The Second edition is spruced up and has some additions in the form of photographs and explanations of the Kaivalya navaneetham verses that figure in the Diary -it has a color photograph of Annamalai Swami sitting in the samadhi room(1990).This room had its walls embellished with the writings of upadesa undiyar and ulladhu narpadhu.This features in this photograph.
Unfortunately the room was given a whitewash and all these writings are washed clean and cannot be seen any longer!Swami had already determined the place where his body had to be interned.
When Swami passed away,I got a postcard from Sri Sundaram, his personal attendant and visited the samadhi room on the ninth day of his attaining Mahasamadhi.I found Sri Ganesan there enquiring Sri Sundaram about the passing away of the swami.

In this new second edition of 'Sri Bhagavanum adiyEnum' (Sri Bhagavan and I, his Devotee) there is scan of the first two pages of the Diary-The First page has a Photograph of Sri Ramakrishna and a Quotation :"whenever Dharma subsides and Adharma is on the rise God Descends as Avatar".

The first entry is on a saturday ,dated 1st January 1938 and it says:

"He alone is a true man who without leaving  self does all the activities that comes his way without any volition".

The Second entry on that day says:

"He who does not think that he is the doer of actions is Greater  than the one who thinks that he has given up everything".

I warmly recommend this rare treasure to all those who understand Tamizh-The Teachings here are of immense practical value for Sadhana.These are also translated in English and feature in the wonderful book-'Living by the words of Bhagavan'.

Yet,the tamizh original of swami has its own charm and is not to be missed.

Those interested may contact Sri Sundaram swami-Mob:+91-9150741455 email id:annamalaiswamytrust@gmail.com.
I suggest that you sms him and fix up time before calling him,so as not to disturb him amidst his prayer/meditation.

Namaskar.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 07:21:38 PM »
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I request you to post your responses in the Rough Note Book -Open Thread so that this thread can be readily referred by all to find useful information.Ofcourse everyone may share any information they wish to share here.
Thanks very much.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 07:36:45 PM »
Friends,
I warmly recommend the list of Papa Ramdas books available for download.I particularly recommend 'In Quest of God' and 'In the Vision of God'-they are the autobiographical accounts of Papa Ramdas.Just what it means to be perfectly surrendered to God-These accounts will give a glimpse;Quite inspiring.
Please Check:

http://www.anandashram.org/html/ebooksenglish.html

Namaskar.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 06:39:09 PM »
Friends,
Wish to share this site on Swami Ramsukhdasji,particularly the Q&A article.You may also explore his exposition of the Gita.Warmly recommended.
http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.net/question_answer.html
Namaskar.

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 07:21:35 PM »
Friends,
Recommend this wonderful small book of Swami Ramsukhadasji,Art of Living in this world:
http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.net/ebooks.html
Please go through chapter 4 of this book.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 06:59:54 AM »
Friends,
Sri Adi sankara had installed a Sri Chakra at Hariharapura(Karnataka) and a peetam -Sri sarada lakshminarasimha peetam.
Please visit:http://www.hariharapura.org/
The Acharya of this peetam H H Sri swayamprakasha sachidananda Saraswati Swami is in chennai and is observing chaturmasya at the anantha padmanabha temple ,adyar,Chennai.In the mornings he gives darshan between 09:00 hrs to 11:30 hrs and in the evening everyday he does the Srichakra navavarna puja ,beginning at 18:30 hrs.Devotees in chennai may avail this opportunity to witness the Srichakra puja(a rare experience)and have darshan of His Holiness.
Please checkout this article on Sri Chakra Navavarna puja:
http://www.hariharapura.org/puja-by-swamiji/

Swamiji is freely accessible and offers panchakshari mantra diksha(Nama shivaya) to all earnest aspirants,irrespective of caste,creed or sex.

Namaskar.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 10:44:04 PM »
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ஆத்மதீர்த்தம் (Atma Tirtham)-A book on the Life and teachings of Sri Adi Sankaracharya wonderfully narrated by Nochur Sri Venkatraman has been brought out in Tamil(about 500 pages).It is superbly illustrated with arresting pictures evoking the the spirit of the times when the Acharya travelled the length and breadth of this vast country on foot.The language is in easy style interspersed with sanskrit.It is Hardbound featuring on the front ,a wonderful painting of Sri Sankara in meditation by the river side and with a deer sitting snugly and birds sitting cozily on his lap.  This is truly a treasure that every aspirant who can read Tamil should read over and over again.Warmly recommended.Price is Rs 400/-.Copies can be had from the Following contacts:Sri P.E. Ganesh-Tel:93812 43110 (Chennai) and Sri G.Chandrasekaran-Te:99459 49450 (Bangalore)

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 08:44:50 PM »
Friends,
Sri rA ganapathi's books are available here-The Tamizh font is not in unicode,so we may not be able to share it through copy and paste.Yet for those who can read Tamizh,there is a real treat here-Among others,we have sollin selvar(on kanchi Mahaswami),kAmakOti rAmakOti(Life of sri atma Bodendra and his disciple sri bhagavan nama Bodhendra),navaratri nAyaki(on Divine Mother).Please download from here:

http://mahaperiyavaa.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/sri-ra-ganapathys-books-online/


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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2014, 06:58:59 PM »
Friends,
Warmly recommend the series of articles interspersed with Questions and answers -'The Fundamentals of the Bhakti Tradition' by Professor V.Krishnamurthy.It is well presented, with a good grasp of the fundamentals and in a easy and fluent style.Those interested may check this out:

http://www.advaita.org.uk/discourses/profvk/bhakti1_profvk.htm



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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2014, 12:48:46 PM »
Friends,
The Kids section of the Ramakrishna mutt Belur website is quite a charming one.It is always a pleasure to read these stories with pictures.Please refer:
http://belurmath.org/kids_section/


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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2014, 08:58:21 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 #12 on: September 19, 2014, 10:50:17 AM »
Friends,
I am conveyed the news of the passing away of mandolin Srinivas.Srinivas was a wonderful musician and his passing away is a big loss to the music faternity -both the performers and the listeners.


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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2014, 11:06:43 AM »
Very sad news. He was young! He was a prodigy. His spirit continues to live on for ever.

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Remain quietly in the Self.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2014, 11:37:22 AM »
Very Shocked to hear the news of Mandolin Srinivas death .
Here is the news about the cause of his death .It seems to be a liver complication  :

Mandolin U Srinivas, popular Carnatic musician, passes away

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Mandolin-U-Srinivas-popular-carnatic-musician-passes-away/articleshow/42877658.cms
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