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Devotee: “It seems that this L.N. Sastri is a great poet. Nagamma is all praise for his poems and tells me he is about the best Telugu poet who has come to Bhagavan for the past five or six years.” G. Subba Rao said: “Yes, I agree, he is a great poet.”

Bhagavan said, “He is a pandit in the Raja’s College at Vizianagaram. Nobody would take him for such a great poet. He looks a very ordinary man. He wants to compose extempore poems on any given subject. But all this is only activity of the mind.

The more you exercise the mind and the more success you have in composing verses or doing satavadanam (giving attention to many things at a time) the less peace you have.

What use is it to acquire such accomplishments if you don’t acquire peace? But if you tell such people this, it does not appeal to them. They can’t keep quiet. They must be composing songs.

As Nayana used to say: ‘In going forward one can run any distance at any speed, but when it is a question of going backward,that is turning inwards, even one step is hard to take.’


“Somehow it never occurs to me to write any book or compose poems. All the songs I have made were made at the request of someone or other in connection with some particular event. Even the Reality in Forty Verses, of which so many commentaries and translations now exist, was not planned as a book but consists of verses composed at different times and afterwards arranged as a book by Muruganar and others. The
only poems that came to me spontaneously and compelled me,as it were, to compose them, without anyone urging me to do so,are the Eight Verses to Arunachala and the Eleven Verses to Arunachala.

Source: DAY BY DAY WITH BHAGAVAN From the Diary of A. DEVARAJA MUDALIAR

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Sri Sundara Chaitanya Swami in his bhaja govindam pravachanam says Govinda in telugu means "vakkulachee pondagaligee vaadu" means by learning/understanding vedas attain govinda.

We recite govinda 2 times because govinda was written 2 times in Vishnu Sahasranamam.

He says donot have raga dvesa regarding house,food etc by saying i want only icecream today or want to buy house in hyd central areas etc etc...

He also says wearing cloth jeans is not the means for liberation :-)
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Udai garu,

more details of Swami Sundara Chaitanya Garu can be found in below link

http://www.sundarachaitanyam.org/

I have seen online many of his pravachanams on many works of sankaracharya's and i was impressed.

He is a follower of advaita vedanta and his teachings and his devotional songs on lord krishna shows depth in his devotion and his understanding.
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What Bhagavan Ramana has said is correct.  There is a background
story about Sri Arunachala Padigam.  One day, when He was strolling
on the Hill, suddenly the words, "Karunaiyal ennai" were coming to
Him every now and then.  He was thinking: "What am I going to do
with these words?"  Still, the words were not leaving Him for long.
After the stroll, He came to the Old Hall and started writing the
first verse, with a pencil and paper.  Then next day, He wanted to
complete about 10 verses and other verses did follow.  On seeing
Bhagavan Ramana writing the verses, he went with a paper and
pencil behind Him.  Then He wrote the remaining in verses in one
or two days.  However, the score came to 11.  Even though it is called Sri Arunachala Padigam, it contains eleven verses.  This
is permitted in Tamil poetry.  Panchakam sometimes contains
six verses.  This is written as a mukta pada stotram.  In every
succeeding verse, the last word or phrase of the previous verse
will be the first word or phrase.  He then continued Sri Arunachala
Ashtakam, which again continued with the last words or phrase
of the last verse of Padigam, being the first words/phrase of the
first verse of Ashtakam.  Thus these 19 verses were written by
Bhagavan on His own volition. 

Sri Arunachala Ashtakam, is the most difficult one to understand.
Particularly the Verses 5 and 6 of Ashtakam are tricky ones.

Arunachala Siva.