Wednesday, 30 May 2012

ON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION !!

IS IT AN OCCASION TO CELEBRATE ??

AS PER SRI SWAMY SIVANANDA--

BIRTH & DEATH ARE TWO ILLUSORY SCENES
IN THE DRAMA OF THIS WORLD :
REALLY NO ONE IS BORN,NO ONE DIES,

NO ONE COMES, NO ONE GOES,
IT IS Maya's JUGGLERY,
IT IS PLAY OF THE MIND :
BRAHMAN ALONE EXISTS.



BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IS FOR THE BODY ONLY !!

NOT FOR SOUL(ATHMA), IT IS 'SATH' MEANING IT HAS
NO BEGINNING & END !! IT IS BRAHMAN !
IT SHOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN ON THE BODY WHICH IS
THE CAUSE FOR MISERY & SORROW !

NOBODY HAS EXPLAINED CLEARLY WHY & HOW THIS
ILLUSORY BODY (IT IS PART OF MAYA WORLD) IS
TAKEN ON BY ATHMA !! (PLEASE REFER POSTING--
 MOST DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER)

ONE THING IS CERTAIN, IN MINDLESS STATE,
 BODY & THE WORLD DO NOT EXIST !! 









When RAMANA MAHARSHI's bhakthas wanted to celebrate his birthday, he told the following two points-


1) You who intend to celebrate the birthday, first ascertain 
    as to whence you were born. The day that we attain a  
    place in that everlasting life which is beyond the reach 
    of birth & death,is our real birthday ! 
    
     RAMANA implies getting liberated without birth-death
     cycle of body ie, merging of ATHMA in PARAMATHMA.
                                                        
2) Even on these birthdays, that occur once a year, we  
    ought to lament that we have got this body and fallen 
    into this maya world ! Instead we celebrate the event 
    with a feast ! To rejoice over it, is like decorating a 
    corpse ! Wisdom consists in realising the Self and in 
    getting absorbed there in.                                                                                   

RAMANA has told for a jnani, physical body is like a 
weight on ATHMA. Earlier the weight is removed by GOD,
you should be happy to get rid of it !

We are copying western culture blindly so much that present day younger generation blow out candles,cut cakes,sing "Happy Birth Day To You",take presents,eat in restaurants.Very few families visit temple on birthdays.

How far away we are from above points told by saints !


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Sunday, 27 May 2012

SPIRITUALITY IS A VAST OCEAN--ANTIQUE BOOK

A VERY OLD SPIRITUAL BOOK 'JNANA SINDHU'-
-VEDANTHA VACHANA SHASTHRA,
WRITTEN BY B. GUNDA SHASTHRI (GANESHA UPASAKA)
IN KANNADA WITH 49 CHAPTERS, 305 PAGES !
FORWARD WRITTEN BY SRI SIDDHARUDA SWAMY, HUBBALLI.
SRI CHIDANANDA AVADHOOTHA is the GURU OF THE AUTHOR .


All the following chapters are written as if SHIVA is 
teaching SHANMUKHA about them.


SHIVA is teaching SHANMUKHA

TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE SUBJECTS COVERED--
FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF THE 49 CHAPTERS --
1) PEETIKA PRAKARANA
2) ADHIKARI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
3) VAIRAGYA NIRNAYA PRAKARANA
4) GURU KATAKSHA PRAKARANA
5) THATHVA NIRNAYA PRAKARANA
6) JEEVESHVARAIKYA PRAKARANA
7) JEEVA PARAMATHMAIKYA PRAKARANA
8) NISHCHAYA JNANA PRAKARANA
9) NIJA BODHA PRAKARANA
10) NIRALAMBA PRAKARANA
11) SADHANA CHATHUSTAYA PRAKARANA
12) SAPTHA BHUMIKA PRAKARANA
13) SHRAVANA MANANA NIDIDHYASANA PRAKARANA
14) HATA YOGA PRAKARANA
15) HATA RAJA YOGA PRAKARANA
16) LAYA YOGA PRAKARANA
17) BHAKTHI YOGA PRAKARANA
18) YOGANGA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
19) CHIDVIVEKA PRAKARANA
20) BAHUSAMADHI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
21) SAGUNA NIRGUNA BRAHMOPASANA PRAKARANA
22) SAHAJANANDA PRAKARANA
23) SATHKARMA YOGA PRAKARANA
24) SATHKARMA THYAGA PRAKARANA
25) SADHU LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
26) RAJA YOGA PRAKARANA
27) DASHA SATHVIKA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
28) PRAKRITHI PURUSHA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
29) PURUSHA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
30) SHANTHI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
31) GUNA THRAYA PRAKARANA
32) JEEVA JANMA THRAYA PRAKARANA
33) JEEVA THRAYA PRAKARANA
34) JEEVA SHIVA CHATHUSTAYA PRAKARANA
35) VASANA KSHAYA PRAKARANA
36) PARA BRAHMA SWARUPA PRAKARANA
37) SADGURU SADSHISHYA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
38) SAHAJA SAMADHI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
39) KHANDITHA VACHYA PRAKRANA
40) JEEVANMUKTHI STITHI PRAKARANA
41) ADVAITHA VASTHU PRAKARANA
42) SANYASA YOGA PRAKARANA
43) AVADHOOTHA CHRITHRA PRAKARANA
44) MOHA VIVEKA YUDDHA PRAKARANA
45) VIBHUTHI NIRNAYA PRAKARANA
46) VISHVA RUPA NIRNAYA PRAKARANA
47) PUJADVITHAYA PRAKARANA
48) SHSTROPA SAMHARA PRAKARANA
49) SUKHA BODHA PRAKARANA