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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna

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Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:44 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

"Ravi Mamparambath" adhyathmikam


Ranganadhashtakam ರಂಗನಾಧಷ್ಟಕಂ Sri Sankaracharya

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Ranganadhashtakam ರಂಗನಾಧಷ್ಟಕಂ Sri Sankaracharya

Ranganadhashtakam ರಂಗನಾಧಷ್ಟಕಂ Sri Sankaracharya Adi Shankara (pronounced [aːd̪i ɕəŋkəɾə]) or Shankara, was an ea...
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Ranganadhashtakam ரங்கநாதாஷ்டகம் Sri Sankaracharya

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Ranganadhashtakam ரங்கநாதாஷ்டகம் Sri Sankaracharya

Ranganadhashtakam ரங்கநாதாஷ்டகம் Sri Sankaracharya Adi Shankara (pronounced [aːd̪i ɕəŋkəɾə]) or Shankara, was an...
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Om Namo NarayanayaDr. M. R. Ravi

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Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:35 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

"Who am I that is suffering?"

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




404. By enquiring, "Who am I, the deluded one who suffers so much?", the delusion will be dissolved, the Reality will be attained, Jnana will dawn, Mouna will flow forth and the Bliss of Peace will prevail.




405. It is only due to the delusion which is caused by not learning the Truth of Self that jivas are suffering. Therefore, always take to the practice of Jnana – the inward enquiry "Who am I that is suffering?"




406. By contact with the philosopher's stone – proper and unceasing enquiry – the ghostly jiva will lose the rust of mental impurities and will be turned into the supreme Shiva.




Sri Muruganar: Since enquiry is described as the philosopher's stone and the mental impurities are described as mental rust, the jiva should be taken to be the base material and Shiva to be the gold.




407. If the son of God, the jiva who has forgotten his real Nature [i.e. Self], eagerly enquires within, "Who am I that is lamenting over the miseries of life?', he will realise his greatness, namely that he is truly One with his Father – Self.




This verse was given according to the doctrines of Christianity.



Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:54 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

You now have multitudes of claimants for the status and benefits of a person with devotion; you can see them on the roads to holy rivers or cities, or singing spiritual songs wearing all the paraphernalia of devotion. But the claim to be a devotee of the Lord, a votary of the Highest, can be admitted only if the passions and emotions are pure and if the character is virtuous. The tongue may utter the Name of the Lord, the ear may be open when the Lord's glory is recited, and the hand may scatter flowers on the image of God, but the tongue may not know or relish the taste, the ear may not pine, or the hand may not yearn. These can happen only when the heart is aware of the Supreme, and when the mind is thrilled recollecting the glory of God. Otherwise one is like the spoon which dips into sour and sweet with equal alacrity and insensitivity. It does not refuse or relish any of the tastes.



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