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Digest #4640
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Spiritual by p_gopi_krishna
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Spiritual by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna

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Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:58 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Adi Guru Shankara a towering spiritual personality, in a very short life span, not only re-established the glory of Hinduism but also raised it to unprecedented heights. Pujya Gurudev extols His persona:




"Adi Shankara was an exquisite thinker, a brilliant intellect, a personality scintillating with the vision of Truth, a heart throbbing with industrious faith and ardent desire to serve the nation, sweetly emotional and relentlessly logical, in Shankara the Upanishads discovered the fittest general."




The attached video by Pujya Gurudev, reveals more on Adi Shankaracharyaji's achievements and glory. Excerpted from Bhaja Govindam, the talk is available at:





https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6DKuwwu5zq6rdJN_2zPlIK9Vp2I7WY4 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6DKuwwu5zq6rdJN_2zPlIK9Vp2I7WY4



Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:58 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

On Pujya Gurudev's 25th Aradhana year we offer a special 108 day yagna of Pujya Gurudev's Ashttotarashata Namavali. One nama a day will be presented in a video – the explanations of which are by Pujya Gurudev Himself. The video yagna commences on 18 April 2018 and concludes on 3 August 2018, Pujya Gurudev's Mahasamadhi Day. You can access the talks at:





https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6DKuwwu5zquyhZC6l8TpJtdtKOsbd9Z https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm6DKuwwu5zquyhZC6l8TpJtdtKOsbd9Z



Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:51 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The unchanging alone is the Reality

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)




7. Although the world, which is (seen) in front (of us), and the mind (which sees it) rise (appear or come into existence) and subside (disappear or cease to exist) simultaneously, the world (exists and) shines (only) because of (or by) the mind. That which is the Whole (purna) and which shines without appearing and disappearing as the base for the appearance and disappearance of the world and mind, alone is the Reality.





Note : The world and mind are unreal because they appear at one time and disappear at another time, and because they are divided as separate entities.. Only that which shines eternally without appearing and disappearing, and which is a single undivided Whole, is the Reality. Just as the rope is the base on which the unreal snake appears and disappears, so the eternal and undivided Reality is the base on which the unreal world and mind appear and disappear.



Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:02 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

You want to study well, pass and get a first-class. After that you want to get a good position, get married and lead a happy family life. And then you desire for children, and want that they be intelligent and do well in life. There is no limit for such desires. The most important reason for bondage is giving too much freedom to the mind. For example, when an animal is tethered to a post, it will not be able to go to another place and spoil it. It will not be able to show anger or violence or do harm to any person. But if it is untied and let loose, it can roam over various fields, destroy the crops and cause loss and harm to others. For the mischief it does, it gets beaten. Similarly, the mind must be bound by certain regulations and limits. As long as one lives within certain limits and disciplines, as well as particular rules and regulations, one will be able to maintain a good name and lead a happy and useful life.



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