Author Topic: Quotes from Shankaracharya's  (Read 114049 times)

atmavichar100

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #450 on: September 23, 2017, 10:28:04 AM »
It is not that one should not go anywhere near Atma-vidya unless he has completely purified his mind and obtained one-pointedness. If that stage has really been reached, there would be no more necessity to have any elaborate Atma-SAdhanA or regimen. The mind will then be ready to firmly establish itself in the teaching of the Guru and Realisation will be almost automatic. The Acharya Sankara has not taken all the pains to elaborate the methodlogy of the SAdhanA ChatushhTayaM to such a highly evolved person. If we understand him right, it is only this: A pure mind and the capability to be one-pointed are surely basic to a certain extent; with that basic equipment, one should read the shAstras and enter the kingly path of the SAdhanA. Only then he can make real progress. Otherwise he will only be touching the fringes and have a false feeling that he knows everything.
Kanchi Paramacharya
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

Ravi.N

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #451 on: October 25, 2017, 10:45:27 PM »
Atmavichar/Friends,
This is apropos 'Organ Donation' and Kanchi Mahaswami's views as posted by Atmavichar in this thread:
http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/forum/index.php?topic=7179.405
As I have already stated,there may be occult reasons when someone like Kanchi mahaswami maintains what he does....although it may not be intelligible to our rational sense and social sensibilities...Came across this interesting talk by Dr BM Hegde:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0rRgvhNy1U
The entire talk is an interesting one but it throws interesting light on the topic of organ donation....How a Heart of a 17 year old boy was transplanted to a 57 year old man who was a vegetarian and after the transplant,the very same man was asking for Non vegetarian food ....Please fast forward to 1 hour 34 minutes to listen to this part of the narration.
This is only a glimpse and there may well be other ramifications to the topic and it is simpler to trust the wisdom of a sage in matters such as this.
Namaskar

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #452 on: October 26, 2017, 07:49:38 AM »
Thanks Sri Ravi for the links and will go through 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

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #453 on: October 27, 2017, 08:24:56 AM »
Keeping the mind focused while doing worship

Guru ? Jagadguru Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji was deeply engrossed in the performance of Maanasa Puja to Sri Tarakeshwar. While Sri Sannidhanam and the Tarakeshwar Mathadhipati used the materials to offer worship, the Mahaswamiji had remained motionless and after an hour exclaimed with great satisfaction that He had worshipped the Lord by keeping Him in Ratna Simhasanam and offering various stotras and puja materials. The Jagadguru described that He had seen His Guru as an example given in the name of the Goddess ? Antarmukha Samaradhyaa. Hence it is essential to engage in worship of God without allowing the mind to wander.
Copyright: Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OlZOALqcWk&feature=youtu.be
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