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ksksat27

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How to study Ribhu Gita
« on: July 23, 2014, 04:37:31 PM »
Dear devotees

Many of you here are regular readers of Ribhu Gita.  I am quite mesmerized by the beautiful Song of Ribhu available in Sri Ramasramam , the authentic tamil to english translation.

My question is, be it Sanskrit - English or Tamil - English,  what is the approach one should take when reading Ribhu Gita?

I mean what will be running in teh background of your mind when reading Ribhu Gita? Do you do self eqnuiry or visualize some sage like Ribhu & Nidagha or do any affirmation bhava practice?

What can be the best approach?

Please elaborate

Regards,
Krishna

Subramanian.R

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 04:42:37 PM »
Dear Krishnan,

It is better, in my view to read only Tamizh Ribhu Gita.  It was made by Ulaagnatha Swamigal and it was recommended
by Sri Bhagavan.  There is one Sanskrit version by Sri Lingeshwara Rao with English meanings.  It might be a difficult
to understand this.  You can read Tamizh Ribhu Gita along with Dr. H. Ramamoorthy's English versification.  You can
read side by side each sloka in Tamizh and English.  The English rendering in free blank verses is excellent to understand.

Arunachala Siva.         

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 05:57:00 PM »
Pl hear the songs of Ribhu gita chapter wise in this web site

http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/resource_centre/audio/sri-ribhu-gitai/
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 05:43:59 PM »
Thankyou both.

My question is what bhava or inner attitude I have to keep while reading or chanting Ribhu Gita.

Shall I have to do affimration practice type of mind-set or shall I have to do self enquiry while chanting Ribhu Gita (which is very tough to do enquiry while chanting Ribhu Gita)

That was my doubt..

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 03:30:56 PM »
Dear Krishnan,

The bhava for Ribhu Gita is that when you come to the lines, 'I am Brahman, I am Brahman' you should chant it as if
you are already Brahman.  Again when it comes 'The world is mithya; the world is mithya'  you should immediately
believe that the world is mithya.

In the matter of Self Inquiry, Sri Bhagavan said that chanting Ribhu Gita itself is a process of Self Inquiry.  If you
chant daily you will get the result of doing Self Inquiry.  There is no need for separate Self Inquiry.  But faith is most
important.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 05:36:01 PM »
Dear Krishnan,

The following is a sample of Ribhu Gita in Tamizh, from Chapter 16:


நிருமலமாய் பரப் பிரம சொருப நானே
 நித்தியமம் பரப்பிரம சொருப நானே
சருவமாம் பரப் பிரம சொருப நானே
 சகலமிலாப் பரப் பிரம சொருப நானே
கிரியையிலாப் பரப் பிரம சொருப நானே
 கேவலாமாம் பரப் பிரம சொருப நானென்று
அறிய திடப் பாவனையால் மனத்தை வென்று அவ்
 அகண்ட பர வடிவாக்கிச் சாந்தமாவாய்     

If you read such slokas everyday, it will result in Self Knowledge.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 05:43:20 PM »
Dear Krishnan,

This is the blank verse translation of Dr. H. Ramamoorthy of the above sloka:

I, indeed, am of the nature of the immaculate Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the eternal Supreme Brahman.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is all.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is not all this.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, which is actionless.
I, indeed, am of the nature of the Supreme Brahman, alone.
Conquering the mind by such steadfast bhava, abide as the nature of the undivided Supreme.
And be at PEACE.

Arunachala Siva.
 
   

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 06:07:55 PM »
namskaram R S sir
can you send me  ribhu geetha for daily chants, selected few in TAMIL to my mail id drsdm23@gmail com and oblige.
will ack to you on receipt by 29th July.thanks ........om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 06:12:13 PM »
Dear Dr. Sundaram,

It may take some time, say a week or two. Please put up with me.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2014, 10:09:04 PM »
what is the approach one should take when reading Ribhu Gita?

I mean what will be running in teh background of your mind when reading Ribhu Gita? Do you do self eqnuiry or visualize some sage like Ribhu & Nidagha or do any affirmation bhava practice?

What can be the best approach?

श्रुतेः शतगुणं विद्यात् मननं मननादपि।
निदिध्यासं लक्षगुणमनन्तं निर्विकल्पकम्॥


'Reflection' should be considered a hundred times superior to 'listening'; and
'meditation' a hundred thousand times superior to 'reflection';
but Nirvikalpa Samadhi is infinitely more sacred.

When the desire for liberation is as intense as the desire of the drowning person
gasping for breath, then the student is ripe to go to a teacher for initiation into the
mysteries of the Self!

(Vivekachudamani, Shankara Bhagavatpada)



Four Qualities of a Seeker of Self-knowledge or Truth, In an opening verse of the AstavakraSamhita, the sage Astavakra sums up all the prerequisites to spiritual liberation as follows: ―If you aspire after liberation, shun the objects of the senses as poison and seek forbearance, sincerity, kindness, contentment, and truthfulness as nectar. Like all proper systems of self-inquiry, Advaita Vedanta
lays down four prerequisites or qualities for a seeker after Self-knowledge, as follows:

1. Discrimination?viveka?between the real and the unreal
2. Renunciation?vairagya?of the unreal
3. Six Virtues/Treasures?shatsampatti?of self-control
4. Longing for liberation?mumukshuta

student practices a threefold learning discipline, starting with

proper listening (sravana),
supported by reflection (manana) and
contemplation (nididhyasana).

This process leads the student to the experience (anubhuti) of Self-Knowledge in due course of time.

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

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 12:08:59 PM »
oh thanks shri R S  sir. will wait. om namo bhagavathe sri ramanaya

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Re: How to study Ribhu Gita
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2014, 11:30:32 AM »
Thanks Sri Nagaraj, Sri Subramanian sir for nicely explaining on Ribhu Gita.

Thanks Balaji for the link.

Thanks drsundaram for your interest on this holy text.