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« Reply #75 on: August 08, 2016, 02:20:36 PM »

 Classic speech by s gurumurthy on hindu spiritualism - This is a short one but clears lot of nonsense and misconceptions about the way Hindu family , Hindu Religious Organizations and Hindu Society works silently for the welfare of the society .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABHSVYkIfY
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« Reply #76 on: August 08, 2016, 10:07:42 PM »
Atmavichar,
Sri Desikachar taught Yoga to JK .He has penned some very good reminiscences of JK....JK had sent word to Sri Krishnamacharya(founder of Krishnamacharya Yoga mandiram-KYM in short) expressing his desire to learn Yoga...K said that he has to first examine JK before committing.....and he sent his son Sri Desikachar to find out about JK(and his yoga practice till then)....Desikachar met JK and JK showed him the various Yoga postures that he was practising until then....Desikachar reported what he saw to his father....Sri Krishnamacharya sent word through his son that JK must forget all that and learn it anew....JK readily consented and within 3 days he learnt the Yoga postures from Desikachar  ....there was no trace of his former practices!....JK always used to get up, offer a seat to Desikachar and sat only after his 'Teacher' sat!

KYM has been doing very good service by way of offering Yoga lessons to all laymen.Sri Desikachar was instrumental in bringing about all this.


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« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2016, 08:19:31 AM »
May his soul lie in eternal peace

would like to hear and look forward to hearing from you  as a personal message also  the books and the teachings you cherished of him

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« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2016, 08:33:31 AM »
Dear Sri Ravi

Very much aware of JK's study of Yoga with Desikachar and that was one of my main motivators to look at Yoga seriously .

Dear Sri DrSundaram

Will write a separate post on what I learnt from Sri Desikchar as well as Sri Krishnamacharya within a day or two .
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« Reply #79 on: August 09, 2016, 10:20:27 AM »
Regarding the post by Ravi.  Krishnamurti treated everyone this way and not just Desikachar who happened to be his teacher.  He was invariably the last to sit at meetings after making sure everyone was seated. At meals he was the last person to be served and he most often held the door open for others to enter a room. For any visitor who came to meet him, he offered a choice of being seated on the floor mat or on a sofa.  After the visitor had made his choice and seated himself Krishnamurti would then sit beside him. 

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« Reply #80 on: August 24, 2016, 01:20:21 AM »
திருவண்ணாமலை அருள்மிகு அருணாசலேசுவரர் திருக்கோயில் கும்பாபிஷேகம் 6.2.2017 (தை மாதம் 24) அன்று வெகு சிறப்பாக நடைபெற இருக்கிறது

Tiruvannamalai Arulmigu Arunachaleshwarar Temple Kumbabishegam will Held on 6.2.2017
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« Reply #81 on: August 24, 2016, 06:21:20 PM »
திருமதி சுலோசனா நடராஜன் அவர்கள் நேற்று (23/8/2016 செவ்வாய்க்கிழமை) பெங்களூரில் காலமானார்.
தமது 12 ஆவது வயதிலேயே (1949 ஆம் ஆண்டு) பகவான் ஸ்ரீ ரமண மகரிஷிகளை நேரில் தரிசிக்கும் பாக்கியம் பெற்றவர் திருமதி சுலோசனா நடராஜன். இவரது தகப்பனார் நீதிபதியான திரு. கே.எஸ். வேங்கடராமன் ஆவார்.
ஸ்ரீபகவான் சந்நிதியில் அமைதி நிலவியதை சுலோசனாவால் சிறுவயதிலேயே உணர முடிந்தது. ஸ்ரீபகவான் ஹாலில் பெற்றோருடன் அமர்ந்திருந்து கற்றுக்கொண்ட, ஸ்ரீமுருகன் பாடல்களை மனதிற்குள் பாராயணம் செய்வதும், கண்மூடி தியானத்திற்கு முயற்சிப்பதுமாக இருந்தவர் ஒருமுறை, கண்விழித்துப் பார்த்தபோது, ஸ்ரீபகவானது அநுக்கிரகப் பார்வை தம்மீதே பதிந்திருப்பதைக் கண்டு ஆனந்தமடைந்தார்.
சுலோசனாவிற்கு 1952ல் பிப்ரவரி மாதம், வருமான வரி அலுவலரான திரு. ஏ.ஆர்.நடராஜனுடன் திருமணம் நடந்தேறியது. இவரது பாட்டனார், நீதிபதி ஏ.எஸ் கிருஷ்ணசாமி அய்யரும் ஸ்ரீரமண பக்தரேயாவார்.
மணவாசி ராமசாமி ஐயர் அவர்களின் சரணாகதி பாடலே இவர் கற்றுக் கொண்ட முதல் பாடலாகும். டெல்லியில் இருந்தபோது பேராசிரியர் கே. சுவாமிநாதன் இவருக்கு ரமண சந்நிதிமுறை புத்தகத்தைக் கொடுத்து, அதிலிருந்து பாடல்களை கற்கும்படி அறிவுறுத்தியது இவரது சங்கீத ஆர்வத்திற்கு தூண்டுகோலாக அமைந்தது. அந்தப் புத்தகத்தை இவர் திறந்தபொழுது முதல் பாடலாக ரமண திருமந்திரம் என்ற தலைப்பில் நமோ ரமணாயவே என்று துவங்கும் பாடலைக் கண்டார். அதை தனது அடுத்த சத்சங்கத்திலேயே இசையமைத்துப் பாடவும் செய்தார். பின்னர் வைத்த பத்து துவங்கி தொடர்ந்து பல நூறு பாடல்களுக்கு இசை அமைத்துப் பாட ஆரம்பித்தார். ரமணாஞ்சலி என்ற இசைக்குழு தோன்றியது.
இசை அவருள் ஊறி அவரது வாழ்க்கையில் பெரும்பங்கு வகித்தது நாம் அனைவரும் நன்கு அறிந்ததே. ரமண பகவான் இயற்றிய மற்றும் அன்னாரைப் பற்றிய மற்ற பாடல்களில் திருமதி நடராஜன் அவர்களின் அயராத உழைப்பும் ஈடுபாடும் மிளிர்வதை அறியலாம். இவர் இசை உலகிற்கு பல கலைஞர்களை ரமணாஞ்சலி மூலமாக அறிமுகப்படுத்தியுள்ளார்.
ரமண உபதேசங்களை, இசைவடிவாக பெரும் முயற்சியுடன், பாமரர்களும் எளிதில் புரிந்து கொள்ளும்படி ஸ்வர-தாளக் குறிப்புகளுடன் ரமண சங்கீதம் என்ற பெயரில் நான்கு பாகங்களாக அளித்துள்ளார்.
தமது ஆன்மிக சாதனையின் மார்க்கமாக இசையைத் தேர்ந்தெடுத்து ரமண உபதேசத்தை இசைமூலம் பரப்பிவந்த திருமதி சுலோசனா நடராஜன் ஏனைய அன்பர்களையும் அதில் திளைக்கச் செய்து பாராட்டுதற்குரிய சீரிய தொண்டாற்றி வந்தார். அன்னாரது ஆன்மா சாந்தியடைய பகவான் ரமண மகரிஷிகளைப் பிரார்த்திக்கிறோம்.
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« Reply #82 on: August 24, 2016, 06:51:31 PM »
Srimati Sulochana Natarajan passed away on August 23, 2016 in Bengaluru. She had the good fortune of having darshan of Sri Ramana Mahashi in 1949 when she was twelve years old. Even at that tender age she was able to feel the Peace of the presence of Bhagavan. While on a visit with her parents she closed her eyes and mentally repeated prayers on Lord Muruga known to her. When she opened her eyes she saw Bhagavan fixing His gaze on her, which filled her with deep joy. She was married to Sri A R Natarajan in the month of February 1952. The first song she learned to sing on Bhagavan was Manavasi Ramaswami Iyer?s saranagati song. While in New Delhi Prof K Swaminathan gave her a copy of Ramana sannaadhi murai and asked her to read it. Upon opening the book the first song she found was ?Namo Ramanayave? which she set to music and sang in the next sat sangh. Soon she was to start the Ramananjali group which gave expression to the glory of Sri Ramana Maharshi by means of songs and dance. She set to music Bhagavan?s teachings and life in beautiful music under the title of Ramana Sangeetam.
We offer our homage to this great devotee who through the medium of music spread the teachings of Ramana Maharshi throughout the world. Her demise will be a great loss to the wonderful service she and her group of dedicated followers were rendering to the world. It is certain that this great devotee has reached the feet of Arunachala Ramana.
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« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2016, 10:45:53 AM »
Who is AGII?
Association of Grandparents of Indian Immigrants (AGII), a registered nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the production of audiovisual materials for the families of Indian Immigrants. Carefully selected stories, depicting India's glorious past, are narrated in English with music and sound effects. This brings to life, using modern multimedia techniques, the still pictures of the famous Amar Chitra Katha series, yet preserving the educational values of our productions. We have nearly 300 stories captured in 50 DVDs (each of 120 minutes duration).
These videos are very well made and are presented well and warmly recommended.
Those interested may please check:
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« Reply #84 on: October 05, 2016, 11:41:40 AM »
A classic Tirukkural translation is reborn

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/a-classic-tirukkural-translation-is-reborn/article9185881.ece#comments

Balasubramaniam?s book is being released 54 years after it was first published


At a public lecture on May 13, 1961 at the Kapaleeswarar temple in Chennai, one member of the audience, Sarvepalli S. Radhakrishnan listened attentively to K.M. Balasubramaniam, who was speaking on the Periyapuranam . Impressed with the talk, he urged the speaker to devote his skills and translate the Tirukkural into English, just as he had rendered the Thiruvachagam .

Balasubramaniam, whose work on Manickavachagar?s composition had earned him the title of Thiruvachakamani, told Dr. Radhakrishnan, who was then the Vice-President, that he was on the job. The author then expressed his wish that he become the President. That moment came exactly a year later, on May 13. The year also witnessed the release of Balasubramaniam?s Tirukkural work, dedicated to Dr. Radhakrishnan, who had written the preface.

Now, 54 years later, the same book will be released on Wednesday for a new generation of readers.

?In Tamil literature, commentators with felicity of expression matching the original authors were placed on a par with them. K.M. Balasubramaniam was one such commentator,? said Sivalayam J. Mohan, publisher of the book. He has already published Balasubramaniam?s Thiruvachagam .

As an ardent disciple of Dravidar Kazhagam founder Periyar and subsequently, as collaborator of DMK founder C.N. Annadurai, he accompanied the two leaders to Bombay to meet Mohamed Ali Jinnah to discuss the idea of ?Dravida Nadu? (Dravidian land). ?Later, he became a spiritualist and delved deep into philosophy and Saivite literature. But he had a rational approach towards his translation. He even started translating Periyapuranam , but died in 1974 without completing it,? said Mr Mohan, an engineer-turned-entrepreneur.

Comprehensive, poetic

Many scholars including Rev. Fr. C.J. Beschi, popularly known as ?Viramaamunivar?, G.U. Pope, freedom fighter V.V.S. Iyer, Rajaji and V.R. Ramachandra Dikshitar have produced translations of the Tirukkural , but Balasubramaniam?s version was, to many, more comprehensive and poetic.

The point is reiterated by Kamil Zvelebil, who in his preface to the book, had said, ?at last the English speaking world will be in possession of a poetic translation of Tirukkural , in possession of an able rendering of this unique Tamil classic into English verse, which is without exaggeration and almost adequate to the original.?

Balasubramaniam also rendered into English the commentaries of Parimelazhagar, Manakudavar, and Kalingarayar, drawing substantially from parallels in the Bible and the Koran, from Shakespeare, Milton, Alexander Pope, Dryden, George Herbert, Francis Bacon and Dr. Johnson. In fact, 50 per cent of the 530 pages in the book are dedicated to detailed notes.

Suddhananda Bharathi, who has also translated Tirukkural into English, describes the essence of the book thus: ?the author takes the ideas of Valluvar, and embellishes them, so the reader needs no other commentary.?

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« Reply #85 on: January 09, 2017, 11:30:50 PM »
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« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2017, 03:17:48 PM »
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« Reply #87 on: January 12, 2017, 12:17:00 AM »
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« Reply #88 on: June 18, 2017, 06:45:06 AM »
Warmly recommend the Life of Swami Vivekananda by his eastern and Western Disciples...It is available as a download here:http://estudantedavedanta.net/Life%20of%20Swami%20Vivekananda%20by%20His%20Eastern%20and%20Western%20Disciples%20%281960%29.pdf


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« Reply #89 on: June 18, 2017, 04:12:18 PM »
Thanks Ravi for the link and I downloaded the same .
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