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Pictures of Brahma Gnanis
« on: March 16, 2014, 07:38:14 AM »
Going as per the divine instructions, "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."

i am also urged to start this topic titled "Pictures of Brahma Gnanis". Devotees when inspired may share any pictures of Brahma Gnanis.

Salutation to the Divine Guru, "Effulgence"

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.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2014, 07:39:48 AM by Nagaraj »
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Re: Pictures of Brahma Gnanis
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 09:58:55 PM »
LORD JESUS by SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA

Jesus was born a Palestine Jew. He was born of Mary and Joseph at Bethlehem without impregnation and out of immaculate conception. He was meek and humble. He remained as innocent as a child throughout his life. He was tolerant, kind and merciful. He was a Yogi of the East though he preached in Palestine.

Jesus welcomed and embraced the sinners, the despised and the harlots and purified them. He comforted them and gave them solace and peace. He raised the fallen. He brought relief and rest to the broken-hearted.

Jesus said: "Unless you become as little children, you shall in no wise enter the Kingdom of God". To Jesus, God was a loving Father. Jesus' watchword was love for God and fellowmen.

"Have faith in God. The Lord is our God. Thou shalt love the Lord with all thy heart and all thy soul, and all thy mind, and all thy strength. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The love of God manifests in the love of man." This is the central teaching of Jesus.

Jesus was a world teacher, a prophet and Messiah. His Sermon on the Mount is nothing but the practice of Sadachara or right conduct. It corresponds to the practice of Yama-Niyama of Raja-Yoga, the Eightfold Path of Lord Buddha. It is marvellous, inspiring and soul-stirring.

Jesus washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper. How humble he was! He said, "Blessed are the meek, for they shalt inherit the earth".

Lord Krishna washed the feet of the guests in the Rajasuya-Yajna performed by King Yudhishthira. Avataras or mighty souls perform such actions. Should you not learn lessons from those great persons ? Lord Krishna, the mighty Lord of the three worlds, took delight in washing the feet of the guests. Should you not learn to be humble ? How haughty and proud you have become ! You are puffed with vanity and intoxicated with pride when you possess a little money, a small car and a small estate. You think you are a mighty emperor and walk with arrogant steps and treat others with contempt. You think too much of yourself and your position in life. In reality, your officeship has created in you a slave mentality and a fear of losing your position !

Christ's message has always been: "Love thy neighbour as thyself". He said: "The Kingdom of Heaven is within thee. His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Be not anxious. Seek ye first His Kingdom. Everything will be added unto thee". He was the way, the truth and the light, for all men to follow.

Jesus Christ laid stress on love of God and love of fellowmen, and the need for repentance or a change of heart, for entry into the Kingdom of God. He instructed people to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. He said that a contrite heart was necessary in order to receive God's forgiveness.

"The Kingdom of God is within thee. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto thee." This is the foundation upon which the ethics of Jesus has been built.

Jesus recommended prayer as a means to seek the Kingdom. He said, "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more gifts unto your children, how much more good things shall your Father who is in heaven give to them who ask Him ?".

Jesus said: "You have heard that it was said by them of old time, 'Thou shalt not kill and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment'. But I say unto you that whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment". In the Sermon on the Mount, he said, "Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled up. Those who seek the Kingdom of God within themselves will find Him, and therefore, 'All things would be added'." "Overcome evil by good." Jesus prescribed this great rule for his followers and the world at large. This is only the practice of Ahimsa or non-violence which purifies and softens the heart. Ahimsa is a form of truth only.

Lord Jesus retired after baptism into the wilderness beyond the Dead Sea. He disappeared at the age of thirteen and reappeared in his thirty-first year. During this period, from his thirteenth to his thirty-first year, he came to India and practiced Yoga. Thereafter he preached for about two or three years and passed into the Great Beyond.

Jesus left Jerusalem and reached the land of Indus in the company of merchants. He visited Varanasi, Rajgriha and other places in India. He spent several years in Hindustan. Jesus lived like a Hindu or a Buddhist monk, a life of burning renunciation and dispassion. He assimilated the ideals, precepts and principles of Hinduism. Christianity is modified Hinduism only, which was suitable for those people who lived in the period of Christ. Really speaking, Jesus was a child of the soil of India only. That is the reason why there is so much of similarity between his teachings and the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. Some Christians do not believe in this account of the Lord's "missing period." They argue it is not specifically mentioned in the Bible.

In matters connected with persons who lived as far back as nearly twenty centuries ago, there is bound to be slight divergence of view. The Old Testament naturally cannot contain any reference. The New Testament consists of Gospels, etc., written by His Disciples, after He was enlightened. It is obviously futile to search for a reference about the period preceding this,-which was the period during which he travelled in India where he got initiation from sages and seers-in accounts of His actions written by people who could never have had any knowledge of His earlier days. It has been the belief of many historians that at some time during the missing period Jesus travelled in India. Anyway there is nothing untenable in this view, and its acceptance would only strengthen the bonds of love between the East and the West, and promote good will between the two hemispheres, which is the Mission of the Lord.

 

Jesus preached on earth the divine and perfect love. He spoke very highly of gifts and charity. He said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive. Give thy heart's best treasures. From fair nature learn. Give thy love and ask not. Await not a return. And the more thou spendeth from thy little store, the more will God give thee. He will give thee a double quantity".

Jesus said: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto the treasure hid in a field which a man hath found. He selleth all that he hath and buyeth that field".

Jesus Christ was crucified and yet he is living now. He has immortalized his name. None can silence his voice. His voice has been speaking through centuries. Jesus said: "Come into the Kingdom by selling all ye have and distributing it to the poor". Men have not adhered to his message, but his voice has not been silenced.

Jesus was a perfect Yogi. He did many miracles. He stopped the waves of the ocean. He gave sight to blind people. He cured lepers by mere touch. He fed a large multitude with a small loaf of bread.

Lord Christ was crucified. He accepted death with great joy in order that others might live. What a magnanimous soul! He had learnt to die cheerfully for His children. His last words are an example to the world. He said: "O Lord! Forgive those people who are torturing me and putting me to death, for they know not what they do". How noble! His hands were tied to the cross and nails were hammered into them. In this state he prayed for the people who were tormenting him. What a large and forgiving heart he had! Jesus was an embodiment of forgiveness or Kshama. That is the reason why he still lives in our hearts and why millions of people now worship him.

Jesus set an example to man to overcome evil by good. The cross of Jesus will remain for all time as the supreme example of this doctrine: "Return good for evil". Jesus surrendered himself completely to God. He knew that God changed the heart of the unjust through the suffering of the just.

The life of Jesus displays a silent yet supreme heroism in the face of the most determined opposition, persecution, and misunderstanding. And he has set an example how a true seeker repulses the temptations on the spiritual path. Long before the outward drama of crucifixion, Jesus had voluntarily crucified himself spiritually by annihilating the lower self and living a purely divine life. Jesus declares: "Ye cannot serve both God and Mammon". In other words, his teaching implies: Detach; attach. Detach yourself from the material objects of this transient world. Attach yourself to the eternal spiritual treasure of Atman. Christ thus teaches us the great way of going beyond all sin and sorrow.

Jesus was God Himself. The Holy Scripture reminds us of this fact again and again. Yet, why did he have to endure so much of persecution and suffering ? Could he not have overwhelmed his foes by a mere exercise of his divine will ? Yes. But the supreme incarnation of love that Lord Jesus was, he had willed it that his own life would be an example for people to emulate. Therefore he behaved like any other human being; and while so doing, fully demonstrated in his own brief but eventful life the great Sermon that he gave on the Mount.

After Jesus was crucified, he was restored to life. The resurrection or the rising again from dead was, according to Jesus, and ineffable condition in which all bodily limitation was transcended. It was a condition of being perpetually in the presence of God. Jesus was a fully developed Yogi and sage. He had no identification with the physical body. He identified himself with the Supreme Soul. He said: "I and my Father are one".

JESUS AND THE MODERN MAN

True, Lord Jesus bled on the Cross for the redemption of his people. Today, from his eternal seat in the Kingdom of God, his divine compassionate heart bleeds even more profusely. For, the people of his time were ignorant of the Law and they erred; but the people of the modern world have the resplendent light of Lord Jesus' life and teachings illumining the path of righteousness, and yet, they wantonly walk the path of darkness, ignorance, sin, selfishness, sensuousness, and misery. If his merciful heart bled for the ignorant sinners, how much more would it not bleed for the sins of those who err, ignoring His light !

Is this the way in which you would like humanity to show its gratitude to the Saviour ? No, a thousand times no. It is never too late to mend. Study the Gospels again. Meditate on the resplendent, spiritually glowing, divine form of Lord Jesus. How sweet, how compassionate, how gentle and loving he was ! And yet, he showed no leniency towards himself. He turned resolutely away from Satan - not that he could ever be tempted, but to set an example before us.

Trials and temptations come but to be overcome by the brave. Tests and trying situations come to strengthen your mind and purify your heart. They are, as it were, the wise men that discover the Jesus in you. To succumb to these trials is weakness. To fast, to pray, to discriminate, and to overcome these obstacles with the help of the grace of the Lord is spiritual heroism. When the victory is achieved, to feel, to realize, and to proclaim that it was the Lord's grace that enabled you to attain victory is real meekness. Meekness is virtue; weakness is sin. Learn this great lesson from the life of Lord Jesus.

Study the Sermon on the Mount again and again. Meditate upon it. Choose the Lord's instructions one after the other, month after month, and endeavour diligently to put them into practice. Thus will you grow into a worthy child of Lord Jesus. Thus will you reincarnate Lord Jesus in your own heart. There are many today who truly and sincerely follow the teachings of the Saviour. In their hearts has Jesus reincarnated, to guide you, to lead you to the Kingdom of God, where he has his supreme seat.

CHRISTIANITY

There is not much of intricate philosophy or Yoga Sadhana in Christianity. There is reason for this. Jesus had to deal with the illiterate fishermen of Galilee. He gave them only moral precepts and showed them the way of righteous living. Leaving aside all abstruse philosophical theory and subtle intellectual researches, Jesus told man how he must live, what he must think, what he must feel, and what he must do. To do this, he clothed even the highest truths of spiritual life with simple stories and parables, which even the common man in the street could easily grasp and comprehend. Couched in the form of simple parables, the deepest wisdom of spiritual life became expressed before man, through the sweet and blessed words of Divine Jesus.

Jesus explained the real nature of God, man, and the world he lived in. He taught people to change their way of looking at things. He told them that if they would change their outlook on life from its materialistic to its spiritualistic aspect, they would realize that the world they were living in was God's Kingdom.

Jesus has left no written records of his important teachings, He delivered all his teachings orally. Neither he, nor his followers, ever wrote down even a single word which was spoken by him, in his lifetime. The words of Jesus were not collected till some generations after they were uttered.

His words have been misunderstood, wrongly annotated, mutilated, deformed and transformed; and yet, they have survived almost two thousand years as they were very powerful and came from the heart of a realized Yogi.

THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRISTMAS

Christmas is named after Christ. This is the birthday of Lord Jesus, the Saviour Christ, the Yogi of the East. He was born in a stable at Bethlehem, of Mary and Joseph, the obscure village carpenter. Mary and Joseph made the stable a home for Christ, the King, the Prince of Peace. The birth of Jesus is celebrated all over the world as the sacred Christmas.

Lord Jesus was an embodiment of mercy, love and humility. He was an apostle of non-violence and peace. His body was crucified, but his voice has been speaking through the centuries.

The message of Christmas is the message of universal love. It is the message of ineffable divine glory and splendour. The message of Christmas is the message of peace and goodwill among all nations.

Christmas is more than a day of rejoicing and festivity. It is a day for realizing the Christ-consciousness or cosmic consciousness. It is a day for remembering the noble deeds of Lord Jesus and his sacred life of pristine purity. Christmas comes and Christmas goes, but let the spirit of Christmas be ever with you all.

Merry-making is not Christmas at all. Christmas does not consist in ringing bells and singing songs, exchanging mutual gifts and sending Christmas cards, and in enjoying rich repasts and heavy dinners and eating cakes.

Christmas is a state of spiritual awakening. To realize the Kingdom of Heaven within yourself, to hold communion with the Lord in the chambers of your heart, to regain your lost divinity, to attain Christ-consciousness or cosmic consciousness, to love all, to include all in the warm embrace of your love is real Christmas.

Realize the spirit of Christ. Walk in the footprints of Christ. Dive deep into the heart of Jesus. Ever seek to express, in your daily life, love, joy and peace. Imbibe Christ's message of love and sacrifice. Manifest the latent Christ within you. Follow the Sermon on the Mount. Attain God-consciousness. Live in the spirit of Christ's teachings. Annihilate this little self-arrogating personality and melt yourself in Christ or the Universal Soul. This is real Christmas.

All wish to enter the Kingdom of God. But how many of you possess the real spirit of Christ ? How many of you are real Christians ? How many of you follow the teachings, precepts and doctrines of Christ ? How many of you love your neighbours as your own self ? Those who are endowed with purity of heart, humility, universal love, generosity and nobility - they only can attain the Kingdom of God or supreme peace and immortality.

The spirit or heart of Christ is seriously lacking in the vast majority of persons. The love of Christ is badly wanted. What is Christmas without love, mercy and purity ? Everybody wants to exploit his neighbour. One nation wants to destroy another nation. Is this Christmas ? Is this the teaching of Christ ?

Real Christmas never comes and goes. It is eternal. Feel the spirit of Christmas not only on one day, but throughout the year. Every day is a Christmas day for a real follower of Christ, for a thirsting aspirant. May you all walk the path that Jesus laid out! May you all be living embodiments of the Sermon on the Mount! May you realize the Kingdom of God within you here and now!

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Re: Pictures of Brahma Gnanis
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 04:15:26 AM »


Kanchi Mahaswami
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 04:19:22 PM »
Dear sir,

There are many brahma gnanis who lived in our country from kashmir to kanya kumari. Members can write their life history so others can come to know. Thinking holy persons, talking and writing about them will help us more in our sadhana. I appreciate your view. Recently I read Trilinga swami who lived for 300 years in banaras. Still his aradhana is conducted. A trust is still run in the name of a officer from london. Trilinga swami and Kuzhandhayanada swami both are same. Kuzhandhayananda swami"s younger brother"s son family still are living in Periya kulam near Madurai.This gentleman told me Kuzhandhayananda swami met Bhagavan Ramana when he was a small boy in Madurai Meenakshi temple.

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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 07:17:46 AM »
Dear Ramanaduliji

Yes our country is great inspite of the many bad things that we encounter only because of great Saints.
Here below, i share few paragraphs from Sai Sat Charitra.

All Saints work in unison:

In  1917  Haribhau  Karnik  of  Dahanu  (Thana  District)  came  to  Shirdi  on  Guru Pournima  day (in  the  month  of  Ashada)  and  worshiped  Baba  with  all formality.    He offered clothes  and  dakshina  and,  after  taking  Baba?s  leave  through  Shama,  started  to  walk  down the  steps  of  the  masjid.    Just  as  he  was  leaving,  he  thought  he  ought  to  offer  one  more rupee  to  Baba,  and  so  he  started  to  turn  around.    Shama  quickly  informed  him  by  signs that  as  he  had received  permission  from  Baba to leave,  he should go and not return.   Thus, Haribhau  then  started  for  home. On  his  way  home,  he  stopped  at  the  temple  of  Kala  Rama  at  Nasik  to  receive darshan  from  a  saint  by  the  name  of  Narsing  Maharaj  who  always  sat  just  inside  the  big door  of  the  temple.    As    Haribhau  approached  the  saint,  Narsing  Maharaj  quickly  got  up, leaving  his  disciples,  and  caught  Haribhau?s  wrist  saying,  ?Give  me  my one  rupee.?   Karnik was  quite  surprised.    He  paid  the  rupee  most  willingly,  realizing  Baba,  through  Narsing Maharaj,  had  recovered  the  additional  rupee  he  had  intended  to  give  just  before  leaving Shirdi.  This story illustrates how the saints work in unison and, in reality, all saints are one.



Light  houses  are  constructed  at  various  places  in  the  sea  to  enable  boatmen  to avoid  rocks  and  dangers,  thus  allowing  safe  sailing.    Saint's  stories  serve  a  similar purpose  in  the  ocean  of  worldly  existence.    They  surpass  nectar  in  sweetness  and  make our  worldly  path  smooth  and  easy  to  traverse.    Blessed  are  the  stories  of  the  saints,  for when  they  enter  our  hearts,  our  body  consciousness,  or  egoism,  and  the  sense  of  duality vanishes.    When  these  leelas  are  stored  in  our  heart,  doubts  disappear,  pride  of  the  body falls  away,  and  we  are  filled  with  wisdom.

This  is,  therefore,  the  best  and  most  simple  sadhana  for  attaining salvation.      The  sadhana  for  Krita  Age  was  sham-dama  (tranquility  of  mind  and  body),  for Treta  Age  was  sacrifice,  for  Dwapara,  worship,  and  for  Kali  (present)  Age,  it  is  the  singing of  the  name  and  glory  of  the  Lord.    This  last  sadhana  is  open  to  all  people.      The  other sadhanas,  viz.  yoga,  yaga  (sacrifice), dhyana (meditation) and dharana (concentration) are very  difficult  to  practice,  but  singing  and  hearing  the  stories  of  the  glory  of  the  Lord  (Sai Baba)  is  very  easy.      We  have  only  to  turn  our  attention  towards  them.   

The listening  and  singing  of  the  stories  (leelas)  will  remove  the  attachment to the    senses  and  their  objects  and  will  make  the  devotees  dispassionate,  ultimately leading  them  to  Self-realization.   They  will    develop  detachment  and  attain  Selfrealization. 



Even if we take Bhagawan's devotees, whether devotees really pursue Seld Enquiry seriously in its entirety or not will be blessed enough if they dwell themselves in the life events conversations of Bhagawan. As the Bhramara-kita-nyaya: The analogy of the wasp and the caterpillar, which states how the caterpillar gets transformed into a wasp by intense thinking of the latter. Even so, the Jiva becomes Brahman itself by meditating intensely on the latter, one eventually realises the jivabrahmaikya satyam. For instance, most of us read Talks with Bhagawan regularly and contemplate on it meditate on it - this is also reading the life os saints and not really self enquiry in its classic sense but we see that both are not different - that reading the life of bhagawan and self enquiry both purposes are served. Whereas self enquiry in its classic sense is holding on incessantly on the primordial I I and enquiring the source of the emerged I. Such a one also requires no books as well! But we know by grace that they are all one and the same, whether one reads Bhagawan's books or engage exclusively in self enquiry alone, both are one and the same and serves the same purpose of revealing the true nature of the sadhaka of the jivabrahma aikya.

In Bhagawata Purana, even Kamsa is revered as Bhagawattottama as he constantly remembered Krishna incessantly out of fear, and he attained the Parama gati as well!

We have this great tradition of parayana in our country, of engaging in reading ramayana bhagawata devi bhagawata guru gita guru charitra etc... Therefore reading and dwelling our minds surrendered in the lives of saints is great sadhana. It is interesting as well as the granthas slowly reveal and take the devotees to the supreme reality of jivabrahma aikyam.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 05:27:02 PM »
Dear sir

Yes. Kamsa was always remembering krishna. It is called Nidha sthuthi. He was remembering Lord for 24 hours.

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 06:57:17 PM »
sorry. it is not NIDHA. It is nindha sthuthi. still god has unconditional love. He killed him and graced him too.

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 02:45:35 PM »
        Swami Rama Tirtha

Swami Rama Tirtha was born on 22 October 1873 in a very poor family in the remote village of Murariwala [Punjab] now in Pakistan. His mother died when he was a few days old and he was raised by his elder brother.

Braving stark poverty, even missing meals for days and living on very little money, Swami Rama Tirtha continued his studies, undeterred and unabated, until he received his master's degree in mathematics. He became a college professor of mathematics in Lahore. A chance meeting with Swami Vivekananda in 1897 in Lahore, inspired him to take up the life of a renunciate by rejecting all worldly attractions. Having became well known for his speeches on Krishna and Advaita Vedanta he became a swami in 1899, leaving his wife, his children and his professorial chair.

Intoxicated in the glory of Self-realisation, he travelled far and wide, without keeping a single cent with him and enchanted the people of Japan, the United States, Egypt and other nations, not so much by his learning but by feeling and throbbing as one with them. His oneness with All was his trait which prevailed all through. He was among the first notable teachers of Hinduism to lecture in the United States, travelling there in 1902. He spoke frequently on the concept of practical Vedanta.

Though upon his return to India in 1904 large audiences initially attended his lectures, he completely withdrew from public life in 1906 and moved to the foothills of the Himalaya where he prepared to
write a book giving a systematic presentation of practical Vedanta. It was never finished. He died on 27 October 1906 at the age of 33. Many believe he did not die but gave up his body to the Ganges.

Swami Rama Tirtha writings were a great source of inspiration to Mahatma Gandhi, among many others, and Ramana Maharshi cited him during talks in Tiruvannamalai. H.W.L. Poonja, Swami Rama Tirtha's nephew, often spoke of him and read many of his poems during talks in Lucknow.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2016, 11:01:31 AM »


vyAsam vasishta-naptAram Sakteh pautram akalmasham
   parAsarAtmajam vande Suka-tAtam tapo-nidhim.

   [  vyAsa is the great-grandson of vasishta and the grand-son of
      Sakti. He is the son of parAsara and the father of Suka. I offer
      my obeisance to that vyAsa who is free from all defects and is
      a mine of austerities.  ]


vyAsAya vishNu-rUpAya vyAsa-rUpAya vishNave
   namo vai Brahma-nidhaye vAsishtAya namo namaH.

   [  My repeated salutations to vyAsa who is a form of vishNu and to
      vishNu who is a form of vyAsa- sage vyAsa, who is a descendent
      of vasishta and who is a treasure of brahman, (i.e. vedas)
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta