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Digest #4629
ENGLISH AS by swamypvap
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Sun Apr 8, 2018 1:37 am (PDT) . Posted by:


The very idea of having a thought in mind that one is different from others is a sign of Ajhnanam (ignorance). All are composed of the Same Sapta Dhatuvlu (tissues). All are subjected to the same four natural instincts Aaharam, Nidra, Bhayam and Mithunam. Death lays its icy hands on all irrespective any factor like like caste,creed ,color, sex and community and status etc.
The individual feeling (Jiva Bhaavam) signifies Pratyekam which means Prati Ekam. As Eswara is Nityam and Satyam and Ekam, The very meaning of Pratyekam (opposite to Ekam) goes against Eswara who is Ekam as Nijam real). As the opposite word to real is unreal, Jiva Bhaavam is unreal..
Jiva Bhaavam causes Deha Buddi/ Jhada Buddi/Anitya Buddi Ajhnana Buddi as Deham is subjected to Dahanam (burning) when death occurs. The verb burn signifies that the word urn(human body) as a part of burn would be burnt.
Keeping the above philosophy in line, the word Universe (Jagath) signifies that Eswara as a unique unit exists as the Atom/Atma in all the versions (Jivulu).
Just like a Jiva has Pranamulu (life), a simple sentence has a verb as its life (Praanam), Here the verb converts a subject in to object. Here the subject stands for subjective properties/qualities where as object signifies Nirgunam (without properties). Accordingly all Jivulu having the individual qualities have the same unique objective of becoming one with Nirgunam/Eswara as Layam. Here the letter o in the word object points out to zeroise/nullify subjectivity.

Sun Apr 8, 2018 10:49 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Abiding in one's own state (the state of self), 'I�

Grant Summerville

Sri Ramanopadesa Noonmalai

(The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi)

Word by word in English

Meaning : Sri Sadhu Om

Translation : Michael James

Ulladu Narpadu - (The Reality in Forty Verses)

2. Every religion first postulates three principles, the world, God and soul. ' Arguing the one principle (mentioned in the previous verse) alone exists as, the three principles, (No), the three principles are always three principles' is (possible) only so long as the ego exists. Abiding in one's own state (the state of self), 'I' (the ego) having been annihilated, is the highest.

Note : All arguments about the three principles, the world, soul and God, and about the reality which underlies those three principles, arise only because of the ego, the wrong knowledge which rises in the limited form 'I am this body'. Since none of these arguments can stand in the egoless state of Self-abidance, that state is the highest of all states and is infinitely superior to any of the doctrinal religions, each of which postulates its own limited tenets about the nature of the world, soul and God. Refer also to verse 34 of this work.

Sun Apr 8, 2018 10:51 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Take My own instance. I never exult when I am extolled, nor shrink when I am reviled. Few have realised My purpose and significance, but I am not worried. When things that are not in Me are attributed to Me, why should I worry? When things that are in Me are mentioned, why should I exult? "Sayeeki Sarvamu yes, yes, yes" (for Sai it is always yes!). If you say, "Yes, you are the Lord," Yes, I am the Lord to you, if you say "No", I too echo the same. I am Anandam, Shantam, Dhairyam (Bliss, Peace and Courage). Take Me as your Atma tatwam(Inner Atmic Reality); you won't be wrong. Resolve from this day to see only the good in others, and to develop the good in yourselves. That is the best sadhana (spiritual endeavour). Nurturing anger and hatred in the heart is like carrying a pot with many holes for bringing water. Discard anger, hate, envy and greed; do it by dwelling always on the Name that summarises and signifies the Glory of God.

Sun Apr 8, 2018 10:55 am (PDT) . Posted by:


You have to give up your pursuit of sensory objects if you seek lasting peace and joy. Material wealth brings along with it not only joy but grief as well. Accumulation of riches and multiplication of wants only lead to alternation between joy and grief. Attachment is the root of both joy and grief; detachment is the saviour. Attachment (ashakti) is death (maraka). Non-attachment (anashakti) is liberating (taraka). A millionaire pays income tax with tears in his eyes, while a headmaster joyfully gives up the furniture and laboratory appliances of his school when he is transferred to some other place. Why? The headmaster knows that he is only the caretaker, not the owner. He is not attached to these articles; he knows that they belong to the government. So, too, feel that your family, house, property, car, etc. are all the Lord's property and you are just a trustee; be unattached and be ready to give them up without any murmur, at a moment's notice!

Sun Apr 8, 2018 10:54 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Self-attention should be vigilantly maintained at all times

Grant Summerville

Guru Vachaka Kovai

(The Garland of Guru's Sayings) by Sri Muruganar

Translation and Commentary Sri Sadhu Om & Michael James

Guru Vachaka Kovai is the most profound, comprehensive and reliable collection of the sayings of Sri Ramana, recorded in 1255 Tamil verses composed by Sri Muruganar, with an additional 42 verses composed by Sri Ramana. Each of the stanzas composed by Sri Muruganar embodies one of the actual sayings of Sri Bhagavan, and all of them were shown to Sri Bhagavan, who approved them and wherever necessary corrected them.

69. Self-enquiry

393. Those who take to the pure path of Self-enquiry are never derailed because, like the sun, this supremely direct path itself reveals to them its own unchallengeable clarity and uniqueness.

Sri Muruganar: Unlike karma, bhakti, yoga, etc., which critically analysed, have to yield to the other paths, changing their course and bending a bit, Self-enquiry never has to yield and change its course, because of the uniqueness of Self. Hence Sri Bhagavan calls the path of Self-enquiry the pure path and the direct one. Besides, since one has to take to at least a little Self-attention in order to reach the final Goal, even though one may have been advancing through some other path, this path is called the supreme path by Sri Bhagavan. Since this path is compared to the sun, we should take Self to be the sun, and Self-enquiry to be its ray.

394. Since death is nothing but pramada, those who want to conquer death should always ward off pramada; and since this alone is essential, there is no rule prescribing a time or place to enquire into Self.

Pramada means inadvertence, i.e. giving up on the way what has been undertaken; here pramada denotes slackness in Self-attention. Like death, pramada may happen at any time or in any place, and therefore Self-attention should be vigilantly maintained at all times and in all places.

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