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Digest #4694
ANANDA STHITI by swamypvap
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:58 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Eswara is visible as well as invisible and is beyond Drusyam and Adrusyam.
The visible form of Eswara is Maaheswari
The Rupam(form) of Maaheswari is Prakruti.
Prakruti is Trigunaatmakam.
Prakruti is a composition of Icchha Sakti,Jhnana Sakti and Kriya Sakti.
Jhnanam as embedded in Prakruti is Prajhnanam.
As the best teacher, Nature is glorified as Mata .
Like Dharmam if we protect Prakruti, Prakruti in turn protects us.
The entire Prakruti is bound by Dharmam with sole exception to the human beings.
The reason being, the Buddi(intellect) of a human being is subjected to Dualism (Dvaitam)/dual aspects of the world without realizing Sat/Ekam/Nijam which is Guna Rahitam and is Aatharam for Dvaitam. .
Vayuvu carries Sugandham as well as Durgandham. But as Aatharam(basis) for Sugandham as well as Durgandham Vayuvu is Suddam and is beyond Sugandham as well as Durgandham.
we feel color,odor and taste through water. But pure water is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
Accordingly if the Buddi raises above dualism(Dvaitam) by embracing Prakruti Tatvam,then the concerned person realizes Prajhnana Swarupini/Maaheswari.
On realizing Prajhnanam, one undergoes Eswara Anubhuti/Atma Anubhuti/Ananda Anubhuti because Maaheswari is Maheswarakari/Anandakari .

Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:31 am (PDT) . Posted by:


The Swa Sthiti /Nija Sithti of Manasu (mind) is Ananda Sthiti.But Manasu(mind) as subjected to Mananam(recollection) of Deham and its related things, Gruham and its related things and Lokam and its related things undergoes Vikaaram (change). Vikaaram means displacement from its own state.This Vikaaram is the cause for Vichaaram/ Dukkham.
Precisely speaking when the mind remains unmindful of Deham,Gruham and Lokam , it would be in Swa Sthiti/Ananda Sthiti. But the question is how to remain in Swa Sthiti ?
Mind is always involved in either good thoughts or bad thoughts. Thus mind is under the control of Dvaitam(Dualism). When mind unites with Sat which is Ekam and Nityam and Nijam and is Aatharam (basis) for Dvaitam, then Manasu would transform into Nirvaanam/ Nirvikaaram/Anandam

Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:50 am (PDT) . Posted by:


When my soul is my counsel, I can listen to silence with serenity and can hear in the silence the hymns of ages chanting exaltation to the sky and revealing the secrets of eternity. (Kahlil Gibran)

Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:51 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Philosophical Expositions of Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal
"Sastra Vasana is of three types; obsession with study, preoccupation with many subjects and marked squeamishness with regard to observances specified in the scripture.
The Taittiriya Brahmana contains a narrative that can serve to illustrate the first kind of Sastra Vasana. Bharadvaja, the Veda says, seriously applied himself to the study of the Vedas for three successive births. In his fourth life too, he wished to strive unremittingly. Taking pity on him, Indra explained the impossibility of learning all the Vedas and then taught Bharadvaja about Brahman with attributes [Traigunya Ishvara].
While Bharadvaja's study of the Vedas was not wrong, it was his obsession with mastering all the Vedas that was the problem. To get rid of this type of Sastra Vasana, the aspirant should impress upon himself that it is impossible to know a subject in its totality.
Addiction to the study of many subjects is also bad. The story of Durvasa encountered in the Kavaseya Gita is pertinent. Durvasa, it is said, once came to the assembly of Lord Mahadeva to pay his respects. He arrived with a cart- load of books. Narada made fun of him by comparing him to a donkey burdened with a great load on its back. Irritated and cured of his obsession, Durvasa dumped his books into the sea. Thereafter, Mahadeva initiated him into the knowledge of the Atma. One should realize that the Supreme cannot be known by being preoccupied with books on a variety of topics. Thus, the Katha Upanisad declares, "This Atma is not attained through much study, through the power of grasping the meaning of the texts or through much mere hearing".
Likewise, in the Chandogya Upanisad, we read that in spite of mastering a wide variety of subjects, Narada was not free from grief as he had not realized the Atma. To attain that sorrow-eradicating knowledge, he approached Sanatkumara as a disciple. It has been said, "What is the point in vainly chewing the filthy rag of talk about sacred treatises? Wise men should, by all means, seek the light of consciousness within".
Sincere practice of scripturally ordained rituals is essential for a person who has not progressed to the stage when he can dispense with rituals. However, undue fastidiousness with respect to religious observances, which characterizes the third type of Sastra Vasana, is an impediment. In the Yoga Vasista, we encounter the story of Dasura which is relevent here. Dasura, on account of his intense fastidiousness was unable to locate a single spot in the whole world adequately pure for him to perform his religious rites. Sri Vidyaranya who has elaborately dealt with the destruction of Vasanas in his Jeevanmukti Viveka, points out that Sastra Vasana leads to pride of learning. This is a reason, in addition to the impossibility of consummating the needs of Sastra Vasana, for the Sastra Vasana being labelled as impure."

Prashant Parikh https://www.facebook.com/parikhprashant?fref=gs&dti=624552704316163&hc_location=group <prashantparikh@gmail.com>

Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:21 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


The Secular Hindu Guilt [dhārmika-saṁvādaḥ]

Quote: Secular Hindus love to feel guilty, even if based on exceptions, association and allegation.

Colonial gifts of guilt were:

(1) Oppression of women, Sati etc. Never mind Prima Nocta, Chattel status etc in other societies in contemporary historical timeline. It is only Hindus, more specifically Brahmins, who are thus misogynistic.

(2) Oppression of subaltern- Caste/untouchability, Never mind every other society practiced slavery, where the masters had the power of death over the slave, while Hindus didn't.

More recently

(3) Oppression of other religions- Never mind that HIndus never burnt apostates at stake, invaded and erased entire cultures to spread religion, don't have a dogmatic enmity against the disbelievers.

But more fun is guilt by comparative association,

#Hindus- Brahmins are KKK, White supremacists and therefore

Oppressors of the blacks - well Hindus are of Caucasian stock, are successful in the West, so they should share in White guilt, And remember, Gandhi made it very clear that he didn't want to be counted, among the blacks in South Africa.

#Hindu-more specifically Brahmins are Anti-Semitic Fascists.

The Holocaust against the Jewish - Again the fault of Hindus, for inflaming the innocent Nazis, with Aryan identity. Now that Germans are absolved, Hindus alone are responsible for it.

So Misogyny, Anti-Semitism, Aryan Supremacy, White Supremacy, Caste oppression - the Secular Hindu loves to sink in the morass of guilt, If anything is missing in the list, bring it on.

Hindus are unique that they are both Anti-Semitic for being Aryan like Nazis and anti-Palestine for supporting Israel. How can it get better than that?

And this variety of self-flagellating secular mold, is often found in the Tamil Brahmin society, I do see such mutants from Bengal as well. Nasty.

And famous ones like T.M.Krishna will be feted, with Magsaysay etc. They are the ones who see supremacy in Tomato Rasam and bigotry in Bharatanatyam.

And writing what they think is sophisticated satire in newspaper columns. That serves 2 purposes - public flagellation to exhibit how they despise their own heritage. And then it hides their insecurities, and incompetence with use of Tharoorish vocabulary.

Soon to come - Hindus are responsible for the Nanking massacre and Brahmins for the Armenian Genocide etc. And of course, the whole Muslim cruelty and British colonialism - Brahmins bought it all upon themselves.

Rohit Pattanaik provides a sample.


(1) Brahmins = White Supremacists (Check)

(2) Upanayana-Brahmopadesa = KKK ceremony under confederate flag (Check)

(3) Rest is supposedly satire, to disguise that people don't think highly of his profession and do not take him seriously, for that they should be called names and mocked, that takes some insecurity (Check)

Prashant Parikh <prashantparikh@gmail.com>

Raghu Bhaskaran


Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:57 am (PDT) . Posted by:


My boss is retiring
The Boss was retiring. Everyone had tears in their eyes on the day of his farewell. One of the employees said, "Sir, there is one thing we want to learn from you. You worked here for so many years. What to speak about scolding your subordinates, we have never seen you even shouting at them. We have scolded our subordinates on pressure of work or for other reasons. We want to know about the seed of your patience."
The Boss said, "Then listen to this incident of my childhood. My father was working as a lower level employee in an office. He was a very nice person. He was respected very much in our family. It happened one day. I was studying in the 4th standard. I had gone to the office of my father for some reason. I saw that my father was not on his seat. I waited outside. After some time, the door of the Boss opened. My father came out of the door. I saw the fair face of my father had turned red. He went straight to a corner and stood there looking outside through a window there. He had not seen me. I went to him and called him slowly. He was taken by surprise and turned back to look at me. I saw stream of tears flowing down his eyes. He was slightly disturbed seeing me. He did not find time to wipe out his tears. Can my father cry anytime? He was the strongest man in the world for me. It was out of my imagination that someone could hurt him. I ran straight to the room of the Boss. Father was calling me from behind. But, listening to nothing, I went inside and asked the Boss, "Why did you make my father cry?" The Boss was also surprised.
Thereafter, my father tried to make me understand. But, that day I had decided to take revenge on the Boss. I decided that day that I will study well and become a Boss one day, but I will not make my subordinates cry anytime. Because, they are not only the employees of my office, they are also respected and dear father or brother or somebody of their families and their surroundings. People say it is not possible to control others without scolding them.

I say, what for love is there then?
cnu pne <srinivasan.ms2000@gmail.com>

Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 am (PDT) . Posted by:



"So long as you seek self realization the Guru is necessary. Guru is the Self. Take Guru to be the real Self and your self as the individual self. The disappearance of this sense of duality is the removal of ignorance. So long as duality persists in you the Guru is necessary. Because you identify yourself with the body you think that the Guru is also a body.You are not the body, nor is the Guru. You are the Self and so is the Guru. This knowledge is gained by what you call Self-realization." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 95)

"O Guru! You were always with me, watched over me during many lives and determined my way until I was liberated." (Kaivalya)

"A spiritually- minded man thinks that God is all-pervading and takes God for his Guru. Later, God brings him in contact with a personal Guru and the man recognises him as all in all. Lastly the same man is made by the grace of the master to feel that his Self is the reality and nothing else. Thus he finds that the Self is the master." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 96)

"Peace, the one thing which is desired by everyone, cannot be attained in any way, by anyone, at any time or in any place, unless stillness of mind is obtained through the grace of the sadguru. Therefore always seek that grace with a one-pointed mind." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 97)

"The Self manifests externally as the Guru when the occasion arises, otherwise he is always within, doing what is necessary." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 95)

"Look upon him as your Guru with whom your mind gets attuned. The one in whom you have faith is your Guru." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 93)

"Guru is the Self. Sometimes in his life a man becomes dissatisfied and, not content with what he has, he seeks the satisfaction of his desires through prayer to God. His mind is gradually purified until he longs to know God, more to obtain his grace than to satisfy his worldly desires. Then, God's grace begins to manifest. God takes the form of a Guru and appears to the devotee, teaches him the truth and, moreover, purifies his mind by association. The devotee's mind gains strength and is then able to turn inward. By meditation it is further purified and it remains still without the least ripple. The calm expanse is the Self. The Guru is both external and internal. From the exterior he gives a push to the mind to turn it inwards. From the interior he pulls the mind towards the Self and helps in the quieting of the mind. That is the Guru's grace. There is no difference between God, Guru and the Self." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 91)

"God, who is immanent, in his grace takes pity on the loving devotee and manifests himself according to the devotee's development. The devotee thinks that he is a man and expects a relationship between two physical bodies. But the Guru who is God or the Self incarnate works from within, helps the man to see the error of his ways and guides him on the right path until he realizes the Self within." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 91)

"Liberation is not anywhere outside you. It is only within. If a man is anxious for deliverance, the internal Guru pulls him in and the external Guru pushes him into the Self. This is the grace of the Guru." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 93)

"The Guru is absolutely necessary. The Upanishads say that none but a Guru can take a man out of the jungle of intellect and sense-perceptions. So there must be a Guru." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p. 94)

"If you want to perceive the real nature or form of the Guru you must first learn to look upon the whole universe as Guru rupam [the form of the Guru]." (Be as you are, The teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, p... 93).

-- Alan Jacobs --

Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


When the mind shows us all that we don't have, the intelligence needs to show us all that we do have

Our mind frequently craves for the things we don't have. And such craving is aggravated by today's media which dangles before us images of thousands of good-looking things, most of which we don't have and many of which we can't have, given that our resources are finite. Consequently, dwelling on those things makes us dissatisfied, irritated, frustrated.

If we want to cultivate a more positive disposition, we need to redirect our inner vision. Rather than obediently looking at the things our mind shows us, we can use our God-given intelligence to focus on the things we do have. All of us have many blessings, many things that are right in our life. When we consciously contemplate these blessings, we become emotionally energized.

Taking such intelligently-guided redirection further, the Bhagavad-gita (06.25) recommends that we use our intelligence to fix the mind on spiritual reality. What is spiritual reality? We ourselves are parts of spiritual reality, for we are souls, indestructible spiritual beings. When we contemplate on our inviolable eternality, a sense of security permeates our being even amidst material scarcity.

Gita wisdom explains that the centerpiece of spiritual reality is the supreme spiritual reality: God, Krishna. He is our all-loving, all-powerful, all-attractive Lord, and we are his eternal parts. No matter whatever happens, he is always with us, in our own hearts. He is our greatest well-wisher (05.29), and he always orchestrates things for our ultimate well-being.

What if we can't perceive his presence? The time-honored process of bhakti-yoga gradually tunes our consciousness to perceive spiritual reality – both our own indestructibility and our Lord's infallibility.

When we thus realize that we always have Krishna with us, then, irrespective of what we have or don't have materially, we relish serenity.

Think it over:

Why do we often feel dissatisfied?

Can you list three of your most precious blessings?

How does focusing on spiritual reality provide serenity?

Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/when-the-mind-shows-us-all-that-we-dont-have-the-intelligence-needs-to-show-us-all-that-we-do-have/ https://www.gitadaily.com/when-the-mind-shows-us-all-that-we-dont-have-the-intelligence-needs-to-show-us-all-that-we-do-have/

Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:42 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


If you have a fully equipped car in good running condition, would you keep it in the garage? The car is primarily for going on a journey; won't you get into it and drive? So it is with your human body. The human birth has been given to you for a grand purpose - realising the Lord within. Proceed towards the goal. Learn how to use the faculties of the body, the senses, the intellect and the mind, for achieving the goal and march on. To achieve this great consummation, you must take one step after another. Good deeds like ritual worship, repetition of holy names, meditation, observance of vows, etc., are the 'steps&#39;; good thoughts like prayer for greater discrimination and more chances to serve others also help. Slowly and steadily cleanse the mind, sharpen the intellect, purify the senses, and win the Lord's grace. You have come, prompted by Divine Love; cultivate and share that selfless divine love with all.

Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:39 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Eswari as Eswara Chaitanya Swarupini, Eswara Sakti Swarupini and Eswara Jhnana Swarupini and on the top it as our Mata, Mata Eswari enlightens us to realize our Pita Jagath Prabhu Eswara in two ways as visible Vibhuti and invisible Vibhuti. Here Vibhuti refers to Vimukta Deha Anubhuti/ Alaukika Anubhuti which means that experience which does not involve Sareeram(body) .
Visible Eswara Vibhuti.
Mata as Prakruti Rupini blesses us with visible Vibhuti. Prakruti is a composition of Icchha Sakti, Jhnana Sakti and Kriya Sakti. Accordingly Visvam is revolving around Eswara as center due to the power of Eswari only. Accordingly all the planets are revolving around the Sun due to the power of Eswari only. All the forms of energy like nuclear energy, thermal power, wind energy, Hydro electric power signify Eswari only. In the form of meaning (Artham) of a Sabdam(word) this power of Mata acts on us. Thus Sabda Sakti/Mantra Sakti(software program power)/Yantra Sakti(machine power) and Tantra Sakti(embedded system power) refer to only one Sakti and that Sakti signifies Mata Eswari.Thus who realizes Prajhnanam(Prakruti Jhnanam) as embedded in Prakruti undergoes visible Eswara Vibhuti/Atma Anandam.
Invisible Eswara Vibhuti
Mata like Jyoti in Jyotir Linga is within us as Eswara/Atma Chainyam and as Eswara Sakti/Atma Sakti and as Eswara/ Atma Jhnanam. If we are thirsty of of Eswara Jhnanam and accordingly if we pray to Mata Eswari then Mata gives Eswara Jhnana Biksha to us. With the power of this Anugraham (grace)/ Prasadam, we would be empowered to withdraw Jhnanam as embedded in the five senses and Manasu and Buddi. Just like when the electric power is withdrawn from the different types of electric appliances in our house by switching off them , once the Jhnanam is withdrawn from the five senses, Manasu (mind) and Buddi (intellect), the withdrawn Jhnanam like electric current is Eswara/Atma Jhnanam and goes back to its origin/ Eswara/Atma as energy saved is energy produced. As sun light consists of seven colors and sunlight is not different from the Sun, this Atma Jhnanam is not different from Eswara/Atma. The process of withdrawing Jhnanam from the above seven points due to the Krupa of Mata as Sivakari/ Yogaananda Kari is Yogam and this Yoga Sakti lights the lamp /activates the eighth Angam/Jhnana Netram/ Agni Netram(third eye) as Jhnana Jyoti and thus Yogi as blessed by Mata Eswari undergoes invisible Eswara Vibhuti/Atma Anandam. .
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