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Dear JKM:

I already requested a family member to get me this book. She called to ask me if I will join them in the trip to India. She is relieved to find out I won't.( I am an outsider, who won't get in between the grand mother and grand daughter. :-)) And in that joy, I will not be in her way,  she will find me the book. She is a savvy business woman!

Besides, శాయి గారు బసవపురాణము తెరిపించారు కదా! 400 పేజీలున్నయ్యి. అవి చదువుతాను ఈ లోపల. 

Thank you. - Lyla    


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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:32 am (PST) . Posted by:


These are the satsnkalpas or resolutions of Parama Pujya Gurudev Srirama Sharma Acharya for a new era. These 18 points are based on the 18 Chapters of srimad Bhagavad Gita. Studied once a day it is eqivivalent to reading 18 chapters of bhagavadgita.
1.Firmly believing in the Omnipresence of God and His Unfailing justice. We pledge to abide by basic Divine principles (Dharma).
2. Considering the body as the Temple of God , we will be ever watchful to keep it healthy and full of vitality by adopting the principles of self control, order and harmony in our lives.

3. With a view to keeping our minds free from the negative thoughts and emotions, we will adopt a regular programme of study of ennobling and inspiring literature (Svadyaya ) and of keeping the company of Saints (satsanga).
4. We will vigilantly exercise strict control over our senses, thoughts, emotions and in the spending of our time and resources.
5. We will consider ourselves inseparable parts of the society and will see our good in the good of all.
6. We will abide by basic moral code, refrain from wrong doing and will discharge our duties as citizens committed to the well-being of the society.
7. We will earnestly and firmly imbibe in our lives the virtues of Wisdom, Honesty, Responsibility and Courage.
8. We will constantly and sincerely endeavor to create an environment of loving kindness, cleanliness, simplicity and goodwill.
9. We will prefer failure while adhering to basic moral principles to so-called success obtained through unfair and foul means.
10. We will never evaluate a person's greatness by his worldly success, talents and riches but by his righteous conduct and thoughts.
11. We will never do unto others what we would not like to be done unto us..
12. Members of opposite sexes while interacting with each other will have feelings of mutual warmth and understanding based on purity of thoughts and emotions.
13. We will regularly and religiously contribute a portion of out time, talents and resources for spreading nobility and righteousness in the world.
14. We will give precedence of discriminating wisdom over blind traditions..
15. We will actively involve ourselves in bringing together persons of goodwill in resisting evil and injustice and in prompting New Creations.
16. We will remain committed to the principles of national unity and equality of all human beings. In our conduct, we will not make any discrimination between person and person on the basis of caste, creed, color, religion, region, language or sex.
17. We firmly believe that each human being is the maker of his own destiny. With this conviction, we will uplift and transform ourselves and help others in doing so. We believe the world will then automatically change for the better.
18. Our Motto is : "Hum Bandalenge - Yug Badalegaa", "Ham Sudharenge - Yug Sudharegaa". When we transform ourselves, the world will be transformed . When we reform ourselves, the world will be reformed.

Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:28 pm (PST) . Posted by:


We may forget gravity, but gravity won't forget us Suppose an intoxicated person forgets about gravity and steps off a ten-story building. Gravity won't forget them; it will act and put them out of action.

Just as the law of gravity is universal and inexorable, so are various other laws that govern the behavior of matter and the interaction of material objects. Indeed, science has discovered that laws govern the universe at every level from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Yet we think, unscientifically, that consciousness is an exception to the scientifically-demonstrated, law-abiding nature of nature. We think that actions of conscious beings – our own actions – are exempt from any accountability except for whatever moral standards we decide individually or legal standards we decide collectively.
Gita wisdom stresses that such conceptions of moral relativism are hallucinatory. Our actions are governed by stringent laws known as the laws of karma. Whatever goes around does come around; we all have to incur the consequences of our actions.
What about people who seem to enjoy immoral indulgences? They are foolhardy, like falling people who don't look at the ground towards which they are crashing, Even if they feel thrilled at their rapid descent through the air, their thrill will last only till they hit the ground.
What about people who seem to not be getting any consequences? They are like people who have risen to great height, that is, they have done a lot of good karma. Despite their present immoral actions, they may not hit the ground for quite some time. But hit they will, in due course. And when they hit, it won't be a pretty sight. The Bhagavad-gita (16.07) characterizes as demonic those who decide their dos and don'ts without considering consequences.
Understanding that karma won't forget us even if we forget karma, we can choose our actions carefully.
Think it over:
How are we unscientific in thinking about the accountability of our actions? How are people enjoying immoral pleasures foolhardy? How do some immoral people enjoy immorally without getting any consequences?

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Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:02 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Upanishads and Strength

Swami Vivekananda has dealt extensively with the concept of 'Strength' in the Upanishads. All of them explicitly deal with positive characteristics of strength. It is suggested that the original Sanskrit words be referred to, for a better understanding of the verses.

First, a most inspiring quote from Swami: 'The Upanishads are the great mine of strength. Therein lies strength enough to invigorate the whole world; the whole world can be vivified, made strong, energized through them. They will call with trumpet voice upon the weak, the miserable and the downtrodden of all races, all creeds and all sects, to stand on their feet and be free; freedom, physical freedom, mental freedom and spiritual freedom are the watchwords of the Upanishads. ' (III.238)

These excerpts are taken from the invocation prayers at the start of the Upanishads. The invocations present the 'gist' of the Upanishads. The Upanishadic students are asked to keep the spirit of the invocation in mind, while they learn the Upanishads. Hence the invocations have great importance.

1. Om. May my limbs and my strength become fully developed, so also my senses including sight and hearing. Everything in the world is the Upanishadic Brahman. May I become strong. May I not deny the Brahman. May I never deny myself. Let the truths of the Upanishads become manifested in me, who am ever devoted to the Atman. May the truths become manifested in me. Let there be peace everywhere.

2. Om. May WE be protected by this knowledge. May the knowledge uplift US. May this knowledge give US strength. May this knowledge make US Tejaswis*. May we not cavil at each other. Let there be peace everywhere.

3. Om. May our ears hear only the beneficial (bhadra). May we see only the beneficial (bhadra). May we worship him with steady limbs and body, as long as we live. May all Gods give us Strength. May there be peace everywhere.

* It is difficult to give accurate translations to these words in English.

Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:19 pm (PST) . Posted by:


This is so beautiful!!! for my lovely friends
Stay away from Anger
It hurts only You and nobody else.
If you are right, then there is no
Need to get angry;
And if you are wrong,
Then you don't have
Any right to get angry.

Patience with family is love,
Patience with others is respect,
Patience with self is confidence and
Patience with GOD is faith.
Never think hard about the past,
It brings tears,
Don't think more about the future,
It brings fear,
Live this moment with a Smile,
It brings cheer.
Every test in our life makes us
Bitter or better,
Every problem comes to
Make us or break us,
The choice is ours whether we
Become victims or victorious.
Search for a
Beautiful heart not a beautiful face.
Beautiful things are not always good,
But, good things are always beautiful.
Do you know why God created
Gaps between fingers?
So that someone who is special to you
COMES and fills those gaps by
Holding your hand forever.
Never forget this advice!
Happiness keeps You Sweet,
Trials keep You Strong,
Success keeps You Glowing,
And but Only God keeps You Going!

Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:02 pm (PST) . Posted by:


Happiness is like a butterfly...
The more you chase it, the more it will elude you...
But if you turn your attention to other things...
It comes and softly sits on your shoulder...

Don't seek happiness... Happiness will find you!!!
Keep smiling...Take care!!!!!

Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:35 pm (PST) . Posted by:


God belongs to everyone and is not the sole preserve of anyone.. There is only one God, He manifests Himself in many forms to please different people. Sadhana alone is not enough to understand this truth. The spirit of enquiry and discrimination is also necessary. Today, in pursuit of worldly interests and out of commercial considerations, what is essentially one is split and being regarded as many. In this process, true Divinity is lost; people fail to distinguish between what is true and what is false and are unable to grasp the true nature of the Divine. To fix this, firm faith is very essential. Be steadfast, true and pure. God's grace cannot be won if you waver from moment to moment, and if your heart is impure. God judges a devotee by the purity of the heart and not by the elaborate worship performed. If you do nothing, but just cleanse your heart, God will enter it and shine!

Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:00 pm (PST) . Posted by:


People think that the more one has of worldly goods the happier one would be. But, as desires grow, disappointments and troubles also increase. There should be a limit to our desires, attachments and ambitions. The world is suffering from numerous troubles because people set no limits on their desires. It's a mistake to seek an unending series of pleasures and comforts in life. Real happiness cannot be found that way. Without experiencing difficulties and troubles, how will you know the value of peace and pleasure? Life is a constant alternation between pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, heat and cold. The sour rind that covers an orange protects the sweet juice inside. Hence look upon pain, anxiety and sorrow as the protecting cover for peace and bliss that you will experience later. Your mind is the cause of bondage and liberation as well.  - A one stop Bhakti and Cultural portal.