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, ORIGINALLY
WRITTEN BY SRI CHIDANANDA AVADHOOTHA,
WHO HAD WRITTEN IT IN BHAMINI SHADPADHI POEM
CONTAINING 3621 STANZAS BASED ON VEDANTHA
& ALSO GURU OF THE AUTHOR, SRI GUNDA SHASTRI
WHO TRANSLATED IT INTO PROSE IN KANNADA
LANGUAGE WITH 49 CHAPTERS, 305 PAGES !
FORWARD WRITTEN BY SRI SIDDHARUDA SWAMY,
A GREAT SAINT OF HUBBALLI.

CHIDANANDA AVADHUTHA had given the copy of the book 
to the parents of a future Avadhutha even before the baby 
is born, telling parents Goddess will take birth as their son 
& to give the book to the boy when he will be twelve year 
old who is destined to become an Avadhutha by name 
AJATHA NAGALINGA SWAMY at NAVALAGUNDHA in 
north Karnataka.

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 --

TITLES SHOWN IN RED WITH *HAVE BEEN 
TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH & POSTED IN THIS BLOG.

1) PEETIKA PRAKARANA
2) ADHIKARI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
3) VAIRAGYA NIRNAYA PRAKARANA
4) GURU KATAKSHA PRAKARANA*
    GURU BHAKTHI -- GURU KATAKSHA

5) THATHVA NIRNAYA PRAKARANA
6) JEEVESHVARAIKYA PRAKARANA*
      JIVA, ISHWARA IKYA YOGA

7) JEEVA PARAMATHMAIKYA PRAKARANA
8) NISHCHAYA JNANA PRAKARANA*
    DECISIVE SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE - NISHCHAYA JNANA

9) NIJA BODHA PRAKARANA
11) SADHANA CHATHUSTAYA PRAKARANA*
       SADHANA CHATHUSTAYA OF SHANKARACHARYA
12) SAPTHA BHUMIKA PRAKARANA*
13) SHRAVANA MANANA NIDIDHYASANA PRAKARANA*
      SHRAVANA MANANA NIDIDHYASANA

14) HATA YOGA PRAKARANA
15) HATA RAJA YOGA PRAKARANA
16) LAYA YOGA PRAKARANA*
     LAYA YOGA [OM KARA NADA-PRANAVA(CONTD)]

17) BHAKTHI YOGA PRAKARANA
18) YOGANGA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA*
      JNANA ASHTANGA & JNANA PANCHADASHANGA YOGAS

19) CHIDVIVEKA PRAKARANA
20) BAHUSAMADHI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA

21) WORSHIP OF BRAHMAN WITH & WITHOUT ATTRIBUTES*

22) SAHAJANANDA PRAKARANA*
      SAHAJANANDA YOGA CHARACTERISTICS

23) SATHKARMA YOGA PRAKARANA*

24) SATHKARMA THYAGA PRAKARANA
      

      SATHKARMA THYAGA YOGA -- RENUNCIATION OF GOOD ACTIONS.


25) SADHU LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
26) RAJA YOGA PRAKARANA*
      JNANA YOGA (CALLED RAJA YOGA) PRAKARANA

27) DASHA SATHVIKA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
28) PRAKRITHI PURUSHA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
29) PURUSHA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
30) SHANTHI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA*
     'PEACE OF MIND' - THROUGH SPIRITUALITY

31) GUNA THRAYA PRAKARANA
32) JEEVA JANMA THRAYA PRAKARANA
33) JEEVA THRAYA PRAKARANA*
      JEEVA THRAYA CHARACTERISTICS

34) JEEVA SHIVA CHATHUSTAYA PRAKARANA
35) VASANA KSHAYA PRAKARANA*
       VASANA KSHAYA -- ELIMINATION OF LATENT IMPRESSIONS
   
36) PARA BRAHMA SWARUPA PRAKARANA*
      PARABRAHMA SWARUPA CHARACTERISTICS

37) SADGURU SADSHISHYA LAKSHANA PRAKARANA
38) SAHAJA SAMADHI LAKSHANA PRAKARANA*
      SAHAJA SAMADHI -- CHARACTERISTICS

39) KHANDITHA VACHYA PRAKRANA
41) ADVAITHA VASTHU PRAKARANA
42) SANYASA YOGA PRAKARANA*
      SANYASA YOGA
43) AVADHOOTHA CHARITHRA PRAKARANA*
      AVADHOOTHA'S STATE & WAY OF LIFE--- (GENERAL)                                                                       
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