Virtual Satsangh Part 3

  1. Dear family

What a wonderful sri rama kalyanam celebration it was at our temple  yesterday .

But the word “kalyanam”, Reminds me of sri rama was in grisstashrama or a family life.

Ramayana being Such a popular itihasa,paints such a fixed image in our minds about rama ,

but when you read , understand and comtemplate ” yoga VAsista”, you will know a totally different picture of RAma.

He was total depressed person at age 17 ( even though by that age he had learnt so many vidyas and won kudos from everyone for his smartness and intelligence in various vidyas)

sometime living in loneliness away from people.

Well his thoughts just like any serious sadhaka was around……. What is this world??? What is God mean ???  Who IAM I actually ???

All those vidyas he learnt was in vain, because they weren’t answering him those highest and biggest and serious questions of his life???

Dasaradha was so worried for his favorite son , that’s when his parama guru VASISTA comes and starts teaching the brahma gyana.

Which moulds life of rama from a ordinary man to a divine man and a self realiZed brahma gyani.

Manavude madhavudu transformation .

As a brahma gyani , He does such a good job being a king, a husband, a son, a brother , a friend etc.

As a brahma gyani , a matter of fact he becomes father only after coming rescuing Sitamma from LANKA .

Almost same story with srikrishna , Study his life , he questioned the same at his tender years and know the truth  and he was a great king , husband , father, friend etc and never left his kingdom , but he is Brahma gyani too.

Same with janaka and  If you Study the lives of so

Many other other brahma gyanis like Thyagaraja, Ekanath, Narsi Mehta, Bhadrachalam Ramdas, annamacharya, Tukaram ,Namdev, Jayadeva, Chaitanya and Kabir  they are in  grihssta Ashrama as husbands  with families  and also they did a great job in there professions too.

Tukaram ji was a businessman , he did multiple dharmic and simple business , though a simple one , because he knows the brahma gyana.

There are so many misconceptions that some how creeped into our culture and mindsets, leading to confusions about brahma gyanis :

1.There is a common misconception in our societies that to be a Brahma gyani  and to learn the highest essence of EESHWARA , one has to run away into the mountains leaving professions , leaving wife and children , leaving family—— those are sanyasis belonging to sanyasashram , that’s comes after grihssta Asram in old ages.

2.i met some People who even think Brahma gyanis are dead vegetable and fit for nothing……. They are not dead vegetables , there minds work are so super fine state at higher realms and are so powerful they balance the nature that we complAin of rain , summer and snow etc

  1. They are mad people: they look like it because there Truths and the way they live are hard to digest for common man.
  1. Modern world will eat  them away:

They are so free from the modern and also the world , they don’t bite them , in fact brahma gyani smells the Modern person coming his way and Becomes alert , as his mind can grasp that.

5.they don’t have active life: some of brahma gyani’a are iAs officers and some ips officers , some vice president at big IT firms.

They are as active as normal people , except they are very very very different inside.

That’s why it’s hard to find them and recognize them as they don’t say anything and act unless a serious sadhaka with pure heart asks a QUESTION .

May the knowledge set us all free

Hari om

  1. We are all the same and wired the same way inside   And what we go through in life is no different from so many brahma gyanis mentioned above

Get ur misconceptions cleared and pursue higher , the divinity is in us all .

YOU DONT HAVE TO LEAVE you professions or families

3.Dear family

Iam not different from you and as a matter of fact no different from anyone .

We are all made of the same natural ingredients inside

We are all wired the same inside.

Once you know that , you don’t need google to find answers  or VEDANTA or write articles or books

All answers are in you and all articles in you and all VEDANTA is in you

Hari ohm

4.Dear god given lovely family,

One of the sadhaka asked a question on what is this inner voice ????

when the mouth is shut and tongue is at rest, I still hear a voice inside me   , sometimes making me guilty of something, sometimes making me feel good and sometimes during testing and difficult times , I hear two voices , one supporting the good and one supporting bad….. What is going on here ???

ANSWER: Its what is called as conscience in English .Its the spinning of the Mind.

Mind is located everywhere .It’s not the brain, brain is just the physical component at the physical realm stuck in our head.

Where as mind is everywhere .

Have you never wondered what’s the difference between brain and the

Mind ???

How does brain and mind communicate ????

People Use it everywhere , but don’t know the difference .

Even scientists don’t give a good clarity til date.

But VEDANTA gives a great answer and not just answer but lot of siddhas and miracles are done by some specialists when you know this secret.

Pure mind produces pure conscience .The pure conscience itself is the pure inner voice .

But the mind in its native state is not pure, it’s percentages of sattvika, rajho and tamo guna . For example a person may have 60 % sattvika , 30 % rajho guna , and 10% tamo guna.

His conscience or inner voice works accordingly , he will get good thoughts from his inner voice as his sattvika tattva is more, but will

Also get bad and greed stuff too as he does have tamo and rajho tattva too.

But what happens when he has total opposite numbers with more percentages of tamo and rajho tattva and less sattvika tattva, he will for sure turn up to be a monster or a robber or etc etc.

The whole entire world with jiva rasi is mapped as per the above concept,with

Quality of the Mind distributed as per those percentages of 3 gunas.

But self less service and performing loving actions through your sankalpA shakti and making friends with sattvika people and performing good deeds changes the percentages remarkably.

But the difficulty in the ordinary man is that the voice of the lower mind, the voice of the brutal instincts, is often misunderstood as the voice of conscience. As a result of such misunderstanding, guided by his animal tendencies, he commits colossal blunders, involving danger to others. It requires a great degree of purity and calmness of mind to listen to the true Inner Voice and execute the right thing.

now think ….can conscience not the mode by which we can listen to the inner Atman?

Feel the divinity in your hearts .

You are the walking temple.

Hari om tat sat

6.Murali ji,

Hope this helps for your question.

Alzheimer’s is a way to cope with the past. People who are gentle, wonderful ,loving and humble from outside , and have traumatic childhood in their past, go through lots of internal stress in there heads because of their past, as there was no healing from that trauma and they silently nurture negative vibrations in there subconscious minds.

So, They try to forcefully try to forget all the bad incidents etc.

Most of these patients hold a lot inside their heads. They were ones who never let out their anger—at least not all of it—or that never talked about their problems. They just buried them. So, when they get buried too long, the effects of the pressure built up shows up with characteristics of loss or decline in memory and other cognitive abilities,problem in thinking, changed behavior and emotional imbalance.

Gradually they develop forgetfulness, difficulties in language and finding ways, problems in calculations and declining personal hygiene too.

They were never told that this stuff that’s going into their minds all through the years is worthless or if they knew it from some guru or someone, they never took it seriously and they were never told to clean up the piled impressions and all the registry built up in the minds.

Believe me, there is enough trash that’s built up in the minds of humans these days, that it will take a life time of cleaning, which is  the cause of so much anger, frustration, irritation, depression, bi polar disorder.

Pranayama, Vedantic Sadhana, Gayatri, yoga asana, Meditation , Satsanghs, Company of good souls , a warm and friendly relations, loving nature and living in nature , Mental brain exercises like chess, sudoko, solving crosswords and participating in laughing social activities will cause cognitive remediation and help in stimulating nerve cells, those brain exercises also help to protect the existing nerve cells.

Mental illness is often the result of many lifetimes, many karmic events all rolled into one. And for the right person , who knows VEDANTA , it can be the last lifetime of mental illness for some lucky one’s.

Karma is based on karta and bhokta , though the Alzheimer patient doesn’t act based on facts , but does know when he is doing the right or wrong thing ….. For example He might forget a persons name but it doesn’t mean he cannot hurt someone or help some one , he consciously does the act, so his karmic evaluation is based in this  conscious acts .

Hari om

7.Dear family,

Lots of wonderful questions form a long conversation with one of the sadhaka yesterday , posting the conversation here:

Question # 1:

Why are we playdolls in the hands of god???

Why he wants to give birth and play like this if he is infinite love he can keep our souls with him or wld have prevented us from comitting sin in the first place???

Answer:

We are never dolls , we are imagining that we are dolls due to ignorance .

Our inherent nature is already happiness , that’s our default state.but not sure why people are working so hard to become happy.

We think we are controlled by someone, and we don’t like to be controlled ,it’s our ego that’s resisting it. That’s why even little kids and adults say ….

“Hey stop Being bossy on me ok !!!!!”

And that’s why we think we are dolls , as dolls are under the control of someone .

God doesn’t try to be boss of anyone , he is your friend , who is always by your side helping you.

Only when you do some serious sadhana , you will understand this serious truth.

Once a woman asked Buddha…

Woman: oh sir , I WANT HAPPINESS , what should I do ??

Buddha said : it’s inside you already , you said your own solution just now.

Woman : how ?? I don’t understand ??

Buddha: remove ” I” from your statement , because thats EGO.

remove ” WANTS” from your statement above , because a wanting mind is a greedy mind and doesn’t actually know what it really wants  , it’s in endless loop of meaningless desires that can never stop.

Than what’s left in your statement is only ” happiness”

Question # 2 :

Why so many births and why can’t God keep us with him for ever ???

Answer: We don’t talk about trees getting older………… we say they are “growing”

Same thing with us:

We are not getting older….we are just growing, with each birth . We were plants and animals one time of birth and may be ant or bugs before that , may be rocks before that and with each birth a new growth and evolution of the mind happens , finally in some birth time because of all your good Samskaras accrued , the person realizes his TRUE SELF and than the evolution stops with body and body less and formless evolution into infinity starts , finally merging into infinity .

You have been journeying for a very long time my friend , since millions and millions and millions of years and it took so long to take the form , shape and the person called pramodh (fill your name in my name here)

Have a blessed day my dear family .

Hari Om

8.Destiny as everyone thinks is not prefixed sir  and pre decided , as mentioned earlier ,we are born to “grow”  and evolve into the next higher realms.

Human Conciousness is one of the

Smaller and minuscule realms and people feel very arrogant with some silly possessions and bank balances , they are considered immature and going the opposite of growth.

As we follow our pure conscience and than with strong sankalpA , and with strong mental effort followed by physical effort and of course God helps the one who helps themselves , not to the person who prays but lazy to do things , impossible can be accomplished .

Destiny can be changed .

To give an example :

One of the worker at my farm in india has  a son , who recently got enrolled into IIT, that father is drunkard , but this child who is also handicapped ,I know him when he was a kid , is very genuine and hardworking ,very good at heart and God loving .

Everyone when he was kid used to make fun of him for his handicapped ness .

All the accrued good Samskaras don’t go in vain sir and of course the power of prayers is immeasurable, they can change someone’s destiny too .

So it’s all dynamic , all that you are doing with the pancha karma indriyas and  pancha gynendriyas  and the mind is not going anywhere , it’s coming back to modulate your destiny, it happens slow and steady.

Trust in God , you are already in good care

Hari om

9.”Life Changing Message”. ..Plz spend 60 seconds…

Once Buddha was traveling with a few of his followers.

While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from the lake.”

The disciple walked up to the lake.

At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake.

As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid.

The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?”

So he came back and told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.”

After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back

to the lake.

The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy.

He returned and informed Buddha about the same.

After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.

This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear.

So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.

Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said, “See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be, and the mud settled down on its own, and you have clear water.”

Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own.

You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down.

It will happen. It is effortless.”

Having ‘Peace of Mind’ is not a strenuous job, it is an effortless processso keep ur mind cool and have a grt life ahead…

Never leave Your close ones.

If you find few faults in them just close Your eyes

‘n Remembr the best time You spent together

because affection is More Important than Perfection..!

Neither you can hug yourself nor you can cry on your own shoulder.

Life is all about living for one another, so live with those who love you the most…

Relations cannot be Understood by the Language of Money…

Bcoz, Some Investments Never Give Profit But They Make us rich…!

“Family n Friends are such Investments”

10.understand some basic terminology and differences in understanding karma better:

Think what is kriya, karta, Karana, karya , karma, prayojanam and phalam.

Karma is connected to all of them, it’s not just by itself .

So without understanding the rest , understanding karma is impossible and will argue for 50’more years.

Doesn’t matter how much discussion we do, truth is always the same and it’s hard to digest for common man.

it will take some time to unfold .

And the truth is :

Naduthirata is all dynamic , all that you are going thru and receiving are because of your own pancha karma indriyas ( 5 organs of action) and  pancha gynendriyas  ( 5 organs of senses ) and the mind.

Period to that, you can go to the highest Maharishi in the world , he will tell that truth .

But don’t ask people who are just reading books, and talking on the mike, ask a very very serious sadhaka, a vey genuine person.

But I will also tell the key point that pure gyani will say which is also the final goal of karma yoga is :

Na karta , na bhokta  sarvoham , sarvoham

Sarvoham

No one is doing anything , no one is enjoying anything,

Everything is everywhere and you are everywhere .

May all be blessed with that state before our expiration dates.

Hari Ohm

11.That’s why with strong druda sankalpam and EESHWARA’s blessings even astrology is waste .

A heart that is pure , hardworking and genuine and loving gets a place  right next to God himself.

That’s why pure sadhakas look gentle and senile , but are very powerful ? The whole nature and nature bows to them .

  1.  if you tried to fail and succeeded, which have you done?

Good morning brothers and sisters

Here are my comments To your question Murali Anna.

Your question is a good one , but incomplete , So I will answer it accordingly :

  1. First thing first ….. I would first ask , how are you measuring ” failure” and ” success”.

Because success for you can be failure for me and failure for you can be success for me.

So it’s relative  and for absolute measurement , we need critical factors to define success.

  1. Now the second point of view :

Now that we know word success is a relative definition and success actually at subconscious level of human mind means “growth”, again not material growth , evolutionary growth

(but un fortunately , people project growth with prosperity, bank balances , etc etc)

  1. From your question ;”if you tried to fail”

Now that we tackled the problem from 1

And 2 above , lets answer your question .

Why would I do something or try to fail in the first place??

That’s the the biological law of nature to always grow and move on to the next step and evolve.

Even Darwin’s biological’a law says that .

all beings at best  are always putting there best of there abilities to grow not to go down, but sometimes they may not at that time, but they persist and don’t give up, eventually they grow.

Finally point:

If Iam not growing , I rather fail than succeed.

And one more key point, now that we know success means ” growth” what is the key performance indicator or a metric to see that in your life ?????

” PURE and REAL HAPPINESS and LOVE”

If you have that consider you are already successful .

But what happens when the so called “successful person ” have palaces , rich cars and money but don’t have that key metric, is he growing or is he successfull ??

Hari om

16.Yes sir , there is a very fine difference between wants , desires and needs

Please don’t get confused between them.

For example:

Needing some money for making a living is nature.

Wanting unnecessary money is greedy .

Desiring for unwanted  and non deserving money is crossing the line .

That’s why desires pain mankind very much.

Wantings don’t pain much but will cause restlessness

But working for needs is natural and very aligned with nature.

Lion needs food, so it will hunt just one deer not the entire deer herd.

Trees need water, so they take few drops of water when the rain falls and leaves the rest to the ground so that water gets stored under , they are not greedy not desireful to suck up the whole rain.

The list goes on .

Than why man is the only species that is desiring when the entire nature survives just on “needs” ?????

Very deep question family .

17.Question# 1

Is god a person or a soul governing or this entire process if evolution is god?

Answer: there is nothing called a person , its a fabrication ….it’s invented ….. God is never a person , not an object or one with a form or shape

Everything is already God , actually there is only God .

The level of ignorance when gets cleansed , you will see The God everywhere in everything you are all ready seeing , but the being behind everything .

Who is chatting to who here right now ??

Just question, what is chatting to who and who is chatting and who ??

Eternal Brahman talking to himself. Pure Conciuosness is ALL.

Entire VEDANTA says this.

Actually all of our entire ancient scriptures core summary is this much that’s all.

Sarvoham sarvoham sarvoham

Iam everywhere and everything …. When I say iam , IAM not saying pramodh , iam saying the real IAM

Pramodh is just a name and shape and identification , go beyond that Than you will see this as an object called pramodh

Than the real IAM is the sheer vibrance that is moving this object called pramodh

It will take time and lots of mental efforts and purity of heart to understand it, but please don’t give up.

Question #2

What about our gods we worship shiva vishnu and goddess.

krishna rama hanuman are these energy forms or we are worshipping persons who already born as humans and merged into infinity and asking thm for help us

Answer:

Shiva and vishnu are not people , they are two different names for the same all existing tatva.

Yes ram and Krishna are people like us who are born like us , lived like us, faced problems in life like us, they had professions like us, they were actually head of the states, leaders or kings, they were parents like us and raised children and held family lives.

Rama actually became father after self realization, even Krishna too.

They faced so many tough problem with relatives , jobs,society, problem in the society , ….. No different than us.

But they were still self realized and never gave up and stood strong .

Manavudu to madhavudu transformation…..yes that’s why we are asking there help when we do prayer to them .

They are perfect role models for grihsstas like us .

I have seen multiple rama’s and Krishna ‘s and they are in body form even now, you can too.

It’s not hard, just learn the art of real seeing with your purified heart .

Than everything is Rama or Krishna already.

But ignorance will never make your heart convince that you are looking at sri rama right in front of you , so he will come because you asked for him in the prayer and poor fellow , he will walk away when u don’t recognize him  and And don’t care for him .

But you cared for him in the prayer , but when he really appears in from of you, you don’t care , what you see you will not accept .

Because you have a fixed pre programmed images and ideas on how he shud be looking for you , you will never recognize him.

Erase those fixed concepts, ideas and concepts that people tell you .

If you are seeing the same static statue in the temple and finalizing the form

And shape of God  ….. That’s is wrong.

He is  the All dynamic force, every form is him and everything is him.

When you realize this and expiernce this in real, it will stifle your breath in ecstasy and joy, that’s the sign that your evolving .

Sadhaka:Thanks for this info Pramodji

Speaker: Dont thank Pramodh ,thank god for this opportunity .

Sadhaka:Thank God for working thru Pramodji

Speaker: Much better and Thank you God for working thru This questioner asking this questions

Hari om

18.Seeker asks:

If God created this entire universe, why can’t he create himself as a person?  Is he not capable?  If he is not capable, then he can’t be god.

Dear seekers ,

To Murali ji point …..

Just simply question…..

1.Did some one called God created universe or universe is an appearance, “everything is the same just appearing differently that’s all”

……including the galaxies and planets and wind and air and what ever you think universe is.

Even scientists are dying it loud and clear .

And what ever is in the universe is in within us too, from the minuscule atoms and nucleause to intelligence to infinite other things , we are same , same and same , big research institution of modern times are discovering the same .

That’s why our ancient scriptures say:

Brahmanda is pindanda and pindanda is brahmanda .

Body is a microcosm and universe is a macrocosm.

No different what so ever.

So where is the question of creation … Everything is changing one form to an other that’s all.

  1. Seekers please also question :

“How to do define a person”

What is called a person ???

Long story short , a person is nothing but bunch of man created attributes  given to an object  for administrative and transactional purposes for day today living.

We all learnt that in object oriented programming when we all started our IT jobs in programming classes.

Every object gets some relative attributes based on its characteristics .

Every object has an ID , color, shape, form, origin etc etc etc , they are all relative.

Same with this body object too, when we attach all those relative attributes to this body “a person is born”.

When we drop

All those relative attributes only one being is there.

God takes a form to appear , but God is not a person.

Hari Om

19.When somebody told me that he has failed in his exams, my question is, “Is it a law that you will pass everytime?”

When someone told me that my husband divorced with me, my question is, “Is it a rule that you will have successful relationships everywhere?”

When somebody asked me why am I in depression, my question is, “Is it compulsory to have confidence all the time?”

When someone cried to me about his huge business loss due to his wrong decision, my question is, “Is it possible that you take all right decisions?”

Did sachin tendulkar hit a century every game????

The fact is our expectation that life has to be perfect/permanent is one of the biggest reason of our unhappiness.

One has to understand the law of impermanence of time and nature.

After each sunny day, there has to be a dark night, after each birth there have to be certain deaths, for the full moon to come again it has to pass through no moon. In this imperfection of nature, there is perfection.

So stop taking your failures and bad part of your life soooo personally or intensely, even God does not like to give you pain but its the cycle through which you have to pass. Prepare yourself for one more fight after each fall because even failures cannot be permanent…!

Enjoy the beauty of life…. And have a great blessed day my god given wonderful family.

You all are wonderful and beautiful.

20.Dear Family

We all enjoyed a great day at Ram ji and Manga ji’s house, not just the Puja, Food, Socializing etc, but a wonderful feeling of together ness and family ness.

But as Madhavachari Ji started with karaNyasam, Anganyasam, followed by Mahanyasam ( Contain more than 100 Nyasams, each Nyasam corresponds to each bhootha suddhi, so that you get ready and every part of your indriyas and body are ready ) and followed it by Sri Rudram and  purusham suktam  and ends with shanti mantram …….there are some very key points that we as sadhakas have to know, the sequence in which it was done and the way it is done ……WHAT DID REALLY HAPPEN yesterday in the puja.

Did you all hear some key words that Madhava Chary ji mentioned and made Ramji repeat that and had him touch his fontanel sometimes and sometimes his “shika” area and said to Manga ji, If Ram Ji is doing it, that’s fine……. Are they random or are they just words or are there deeper secrets of higher knowledge that we simply nodded our heads and moved on?????.

Yes every bit has a very very very very very deeper meaning that connects to the most inner of your being.

Every time they were offering on the Linga meant something along with the Mantra.

There was a huge Universal cosmic brilliance that made itself present that was unfolded right then and there yesterday during the puja.

The following was also done:

Soham—– 3times

Hamsa— 3 times

Rudro ham – 3 times

tanme manah shiva sankalpa mastu —- 7 times

Prati purusham— 3 times

Each time a shabda gochara was pounced harder at the end of an anuvaka with a loud noise …. Did he do that on purpose or is there a science behind that sound of that mantra , behind that.

(It’s surprise but it is close to the sound of your own heart beat.)

And then followed by 11 anuvakas of SriRudram praising the lord and purusha shooktam is also chanted after chanting Sri Rudra and ended with shanti mantram.

Why did they come in that order of Sequence ??? And why 3 times and some 7 times each ???

Unless we go deeper and understand the deeper meaning of them, we will never understand what all Pujas REALLY mean and what does  happen in a puja?? And how to see it ??

There is a huge cosmic vibration that occurs when the right person does the right prayer, entire cosmos reacts to you .

When the Sadhaka who totally understands what’s going on and what to do exactly and how….. They witness the cosmic wonder.

We can witness all that cosmic wonder too during the puja that is happening than and there when you close the eyes and witness the cosmic wonder of eeshwara  through the eyes of your heart not through physical eyes .

22./ some one might question, how to do the puja , when you are closing the eyes???…. Those sitting and performing the puja like has to learn the art of sthithAprajya , that will help them keep there’s eyes open , but well connected with all internality’s, it comes with practicing meditation./

23.Thomas Alva Edison when he was a boy used to do so many experiments at his home lab, his father  and uncle used to take names of some of popular scientists and mathematicians of that time and Edison used to wonder who are they and what they do and used to get scared ,worried and depressed.

The answers use to scare him and used to wonder , can he ever be one of them.

He used to get depressed , why can’t he become one and what’s wrong with him.

His mom said one day : what makes you think you are not a scientist , look at what you have around you and the time you spend with so much stuff in your home lab.

To my eyes you are already one bright scientist and one day the whole world will say it too.

He went on to become a proud scientist of world has ever known.

Just like Edison we all get scared of anything new and higher knowledge words, but when you get the support and guidance , you can become that very higher thing.

Just be brave, strong , true And hardworking that’s all.

The truth is already in all of us right here and right know inside and within us, just evolve that’s all like Edison .

24.Dear Family,

People who are hungry for food are less than people who are hungry for love .

Rich people are dying for love  and poor are dying for food and love.

WORLD IS LESS HUNGER FOR FOOD, BUT MORE HUNGRY FOR LOVE…..GIVE A GODLY HUG TO YOUR BROTHER, WHEN EVER YOU GET A CHANCE.

So what in the heart that man is breeding today that is keeping him from

Natures best gift called love:

ISIS, France plane crashes, Hillary election,Trillion dollar student loan, Hillary’s emails, interest rates, Vladimir Putin, the Iran Deal, Ted Cruz,India corruption issues, India Beef ban, andhra telangana issues, india pakistan issues, border problems,

caste system issues, political problems, womens safety issues, childrens issues, job and lay offs, Global economic meltdown, rise in divorce rates, society pollution , environmental pollution, endless desires , wants etc etc……the list goes on for the common man to get worried these days ( You get the point??? )

That’s it , that’s all there is in MInd, full loaded and crammed with those thoughts . End of one thought , start an other thought…… Man is getting restless.

Common man of today is so deep in worries about the above and so many other things in his head and thoughts are heavy 24 x7 x 365 sorrounded by insecurities and fears and scares.

On top of this, TV ‘s are adding more fuel to the fire for there TRP and scaring the people away and giving enough to keep them up at night without good sleep through the night.

To escape from the above, he tries to go away for example to a movie, and the movies these days are filled with so much filth and profanity and viloence, giving new ideas for terroism infact, gone are the days when i can go to a movie with my parents .

He tries to watch a sport game, but to his disappointment, all the sport games are in scandals and scams filled with match fixing and lies. Where is the kick in watching the sport when the result is pre fixed.

Human being of today is living in fear, insecurity, anger and misery………..though they are surrounded with big houses, big cars and good money, there is no happiness and pure joy is missing in there lives.

The whole world is thirsty of love, some one to hug, wipe the tears and give a smile and make them feel good.

who knows what kind of problem the person coming your way is going through and what kind of pain is loaded up in his heart ??? but still he/she puts a good face , which doesnt tell anything.

What if we spread our arms and hug them and add some love to our conversations , we can give some peace to that soul.

why cant we be the agents of change ourselves instead of asking the world to change………lets rediscover the value of vasudaika kutumbam.

When we lose something, thats when we miss and value that more.

We cannot change the world , but we can make a difference in a little way we can by taking one small step at time.

Love the world, love your self , because love is GOD.

Feel the divinity in your hearts.

Hari Om tat sat

24.Very bright and wonderful good morning dear family,

As one advances in spiritual Sadhana and attains a greater and greater degree of evolution day by day, by regular and incessant  practice of the Shravana, mañana , nidhidyasna the clouds of doubts, delusion and interrogation disperse by themselves.

As the sun rises, the mist disappears. as you progress in the spiritual path by the Grace of your chosen Guru and God, all the intricate problems of life and death dissolve themselves into the ever-abiding Truth of existence.

The only duty of man is to intensify the inner purity by integral Sadhana.

Whenever doubts, troubles arise, repeat any Mantras: Om Sri Rama Saranam Mama or Om Sri Krishna Charanau Saranam Prapadye or your remember your Guru given Mantra.

When flood comes, fish eats ants and when flood recedes, ants eat fish. Just hold on. God gives opportunity to every one.

In a theatre when drama plays, you opt for front seats. When film is screened, you opt for rear seats. Your position in life is only relative.

For making soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required.

Life is not about finding the right person. But creating the right relationship. It’s not how we care in the beginning. But how much we care till the end.

Every problem has (N+1) solutions: where N is the number of solutions that you have tried and 1 is that you have not tried.

When you are in problem, don’t think it’s the End. It is only a Bend in life.

Difference between Man and God is God gives, gives and forgives. Man gets, gets and forgets.

There is no Escalator to success In spirituality or material goals …. There are only STEPS.

Hari om tat sat

25.Dear loving family,

Posting a wonderful

Snippet from a good friend:

A good conversation between Ramkrishna Paramahansa & Swami Vivekananda

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- Why has life become complicated now?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Stop analyzing life.. It makes it complicated. Just live it.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- Why do good people always suffer?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.

With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- You mean to say such experience is useful?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons .

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- What surprises you about people?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- How can I get the best out of life?

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.

  1. Swami Vivekanand:- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.

Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live…..

26.Does heaven and hell exist as some independent planes apart from this earth plane of ours?

Yes they do……They are also planes of existence just like ours. They are as real as the earthly plane.

But , here is the way to go there as per our scriptures.

They are inside us, not outside , contrary to what everyone thinks .

All the worlds or lokas and all the Tirthas (sacred rivers) are existent in the human being himself, if he has belief in the scriptures.

Just go deep into your heart , you will FEEL them ( not see).

The Gita for Hindus , terma,pitaka and sutras of buddihism, The Koran for the Muslims, the Bible for the Christians, the Old Testament for the Jews, the Gathas for the Parsis all are saying the same thing.

One can enjoy heaven or hell in this birth if he so wishes.

The greater the grossness and materialism with greed, wants , anger, frustrations etc the more intense will be the torture and suffering till such time as the individual is refined and becomes a true sadhaka and fit for the of the Lord’s grace by repeated purificatory processes.

If you want to enjoy heaven on earth, go on purifying yourself by controlling the lower mind, the desires and cravings.

All is bliss, all is joy, all is happiness then.

But If you allow a free rein to the horses of the senses and yield to the prompting of the devilish mind, if you follow the path of Adharma, hell itself will prevail, not elsewhere in some incredible region, but here on this earth itself.

All that we expiernce in real

Life is already a hint of where you go after living the body .

That realm is already influencing you right here and right now .

Look inside you and evaluate your condition and you will know yourselves where you will go, higher states, earth or lower states ?????

We still have so many breaths remaining, follow the purifying process of your heart by real love if EESHWARA , yoga, meditation , sri rama or krishn chanting , and most important of all ….. Self less seva.

May God bless us all .

Hari Om tat sat.

27.Dear brother suriya ji,

There is nothing called Christians , Muslims , Hindus  as per Vedic way of vision , it’s not my personal belief .

What ever vedam says , it’s my belief,it’s not vice versa.

All there is as per Vedic way is a “breathing being “, with no differentiation or divisions.

As this differentiation is created by the MIND and man without using there God give buddi blindly follows it and beliefs that he is so and so.

But Vedic direction is very clear .

In your example of pizza and chapathi, you are looking at the world from pizza and chapathi perspective.

Veda suggests us to see that it’s all just flour.

Because chapathi and pizza is empirical reality  and phenomena based.

28.That’s simple question surya ji…. Vedas call such non believers as ignorants , period.

It’s never harsh or rude to such non believers , it only says with lots of love to evolve  .

Vedam also says one more thing, everything it says is not meant to force its concepts on others, it only says take it or ignore it.

Those who comes into the light evolves and those who likes to stay in ignorance lives in misery …. That’s all .

29.Ramakrishna parama Hamsa gives a wonderful example for non believers :

A person want to save a pig by serving good food and healthy water that was eating dirt and rolling in drainage but if pig ignores that and goes into the drainage ….. It’s the choice of that pig not that person helping it.

it can stay as a dirty pig rest of its life and die with horror or change into a good pig and live a healthy life, it’s the pig choice .

Person cannot change the pig, it’s upto the pig to take it or leave it, That helping person is just a helping mechanism .

Same thing for people too, no one can and should force anything on anyone.

Vedam only gives direction and never forces anyone on anything.

It’s upto us to follow it or not.

30.Wonderful virtual satsangh with beautiful hearts today .

I feel so happy the purpose of this group is fructifying , so many eager hearts with such wonderful questions ….. All in search for some higher truths.

From a 6 year girl old painting that is saying ….. What is God ?????

To

the smartest minds of the day pouring in 12 billion dollars and built biggest underground lab in europe for hadron collider …..all questioning across the world and beyond with one wonderful question …….

WHAT IS GOD ????

the answer is simple ….

He is breathing and roaring inside you as the breath , listen to him in silence and he will listen to you , your best friend ever , your best love ever and your best parent ever .

A mother looked around everywhere for her lost son and travelled far of distance looking for her lost son, got tired , got angry and frustrated …. Only to

find that her son was in her own home.

That’s what is the final answer one will find after visiting multiple temples , yatras, dikshas, aradhanas, VEDANTA scriptures studies for years , yagnas, Homas, pujas etc etc.

Feel the divinity in your heart,he is talking to you every second.

Hari OM

31.Dear family,

Most of us went to convent schools and hardly have sanskrit background.

And we picked up little bit along on the way some bits and pieces here and there.

That’s why when we say a mantra or a shloka or a Kirtana or a Doha or abhang or a Japa

Or a stuti or bhajan …. We just say it without knowing the meaning of it and mechanically go on reciting it for years .

Here is a snippet to understand what are they in the first place and how should they be treated and what’s the difference between them :

Shloka:

Shloka is a rhythmic form of a sentence and could be independent or a part of long scripture containing multiple shlokas. They are not necessarily  be used in worship. These must be multi-word sentences.

  1. It is a chantable metrical composition.
  1. Usually refersto the external

3.Contains either  an advice or a praise  for a god or goddess or

  1. It contains a prayer  or
  1. It is a description of a phenomenon
  1. Mostly for becoming a Better sadhaka

7.also called Chaupai, Doha, Abhang, Ovi, are thr names used for the poetry written by saints.

Mantra:

  1. The sanskrit word mantra  consists of the root word “man “- ” to think” ( also in manas “mind”)

and the suffix -tra, designating tools or instruments, hence a literal translation would be “instrument of thought”

2.Is more directed to the internal

  1. It contains , in most cases, an automatic suggestion ; something to control the mind with and give it a direction.
  1. It’s more of a SADHANA marga not sadhaka marga.

It’s Sadhana itself.

as an example: the Gayatri is a mantra and like most mantras, the chanter has to immerse himself in the qualities mentioned in it ( shivo bhutva shivam bhajet ) to derive the desired benefit.

the om by itself  and soham, ahambrahmasmi  etc are all vedic maha  mantras, while a mantra like om namashivya is a puranic mantra.

chantings like bhrahmanandam paramasukhadam kevalamdnyanamurtim…… tasmai shri gurave namah” would qualify as shloka

stotra:

Stotra or Stotram  is a Sanskrit word, for a hymn addressed to Divinity. It can be a prayer, a description, or a conversation. These hymns praise aspects of the divine, such as Devi, Siva, or Vishnu. Relating to word “stuti”, and basically both mean “praise”. Notable stotra are Shiva Tandava Stotram in praise of Shiva and Ram Raksha Stotra a prayer for protection to Lord Rama.

Stotras are a type of popular devotional literature and are not bound by the strict rules as mantras.

One type of stotra is based on chanting a litany of names for a deity. A category of stotra of that type is the Sahasranama, which is a litany of a thousand names for a particular deity. Sahasranama means “1000 names”; Sahasra means 1000 and nama means names. For example, Vishnu Sahasranama means 1000 names of Vishnu

Other examples are:

Shiva Tandava Stotram

Shiv Mahimna Stotra

Panchakshara Stotra

Ram Raksha Stotra

Mahishasuramardini Stotra

Maruti Stotra

Agasti Lakshmi Stotra

Dvadasha stotra

kirtana:

kirtana Means to “praise; eulogy”; also called sankirtana is chanting performed as bhakti. Kirtana practice involves chanting hymns along with instruments such as the harmonium, tablas, the two-headed mrdanga or drum and hand cymbals (karatalas). It is a major practice in Vaisnava devotionalism, Sikhism, the Sant traditions and some forms of Buddhism, as well as other religious groups. Kirtana is sometimes accompanied by story-telling and acting. Texts typically cover religious, mythological or social subjects.

bhajan:

A Bhajan is any type of Hindu devotional song. It has no fixed form: it may be as simple as a kirtan or as sophisticated as with music based on classical ragas and talas.It is normally lyrical, expressing love for the God .

The Dhrupad style, Sufi qawwali and the kirtan or song in the Haridasi tradition are related to bhajan. Nanak, Kabir, Meera, Narottama Dasa, Surdas and Tulsidas are notable composers.

Japam:

Japa is a spiritual discipline involving the meditative repetition of a mantra or name of a divine power. The mantra or name may be spoken softly, enough for the practitioner to hear it, or it may be spoken purely within the reciter’s mind. Japa may be performed while sitting in a meditation posture, while performing other activities, or as part of formal worship in group settings.

32.Good morning family

Can we say God as conscious or unconscious? Because if He is conscious, He must have a forms because only a being who has a body can be conscious.

For example: human beings are called conscious beings for the firm we are in.

How can nidhidyasna or vedic meditation help us understand this ????

God is pure absolute consciousness. He is omniscient, all-knowing. He is formless .This physical body has limited consciousness at human level ONLY.

For example :a man with a brand new very high end ROLLS ROYCE car goes to a cow shelter for inauguration with a suit on him and lots of gold on him , does that cows give special preference to him like human beings do ?????

Cow doesn’t care a thing for him and it will never understand all this hungama and goes on with its business .

Make No mistake cow is also a conscious being too, just like us .

Where as humans around the shelter will stop looking at the cows and start a buzz on who is this guy

And what is he doing to get rich like that etc etc etc ???

So Consciousness is of various kinds, physical consciousness, mental consciousness and absolute consciousness. You will experience the highest consciousness when you transcend the three bodies through constant and intense      Nidhidyasana or meditation.

With this physical body and limited senses you can have the physical consciousness only.

So to go beyond , you have to close all your senses .

Because with senses you get limited view of the relative world not the real world which is inside us.

Feel the divinity in the heart.

Hari om

33.Dear family,

If I say and keep on chanting ‘Sweet Sweet ‘ can I get that sweet. If I say ‘Ram, Ram’, Can I get God , just by chanting ???

You will have to earn money for purchasing sugar and other ingredients and Then you will have to go to the grocery store  to purchase sugar than make sweet or buy sweet from that earned money .

Here also, in the case of RAM , we will have to get rid of lust, anger, greed, delusion, pride, jealousy and egoism and then repeat ‘Ram, Ram’ with Bhav (feeling) and single-minded devotion. Then you will have Darshan of Lord Rama.

The Chanting now becomes pure and valuable unlike the other chanting doing mechanically, with heart some where and mind some where .

Rama is within. Sweet is outside. You will have to give your whole heart to Rama.

Feel Eeshwara in your hearts dear Bhagavad bhandus .

Hari OM

34.Watch “Rice Consciousness experiment, inspired by Dr Masaru Emoto” on YouTube – https://youtu.be/31shlv5Z71A

35.Dear Family,

If I say, “I am a king”, Can I become a king just like that ???

So also, if I repeat “Aham BrahmaAsmi”, I cannot become Brahman directly .

For becoming king ,you will have to prepare yourself. You will have to gather a large number of men. You will have to learn many things. You will have to fight and have to be taught be raja dharma and nyaya shastra.

Same with aham brahmasmi ,you will have to prepare and purify the mind. You will have to acquire the four means of salvation– Viveka (discrimination between the real and the unreal),dispassion, Shad Sampat (sixfold virtues) and Mumukshutva (eagerness for liberation). Then you will have to do Sravana (reading and hearing of the Srutis and some smrutis too) Manana (contemplation or reflection) and Nidhidhyasan (constant and profound meditation). Then only you will get Atma Sakshatkara or Brahma Anubhava.

Than you will know why our VEDANTA said aham brahmasmi is SELF.

Feel divinity in your hearts.

You are the walking temple already right here and right now.

Hari Om tat sat

36.Watch this wonderful song from a old telugu movie as a supplement for understanding above snippet :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VqLD4x2YMgo

37.Subhodayam Priya bhagavad bhandus,

Performing puja is one thing, but being a part of that puja is a whole different thing.

In Reality There is no separate process of “performing “puja and you, YOU BECOME THE PUJA.

And slowly there comes a point, when you realize that you don’t have to sit at one place to do that, puja can be done internally in a silent way and then the next step is he is walking puja, talking puja, sleeping puja……than he will realize oh my god, there is no second when the puja is not happening, all this time….I thought iam doing something called puja, but it has been happening ever microsecond of my existence.

That’s when there is no difference between a person and beingness, he is merged into infinity.

That’s when the real puja is complete.

Whats the value of the puja when, the body is following the instructions of the pundit , but the mind is confused and it’s not sure why it’s doing what’s been told and then its also multi-tasking  with so many other things in its mind, cell phone, greeting people, looking around, managing paraphernalia,  thinking 100 other things etc.

That’s what is called dambikam or show off puja.

Poor god, he will come because you asked him to come, but he will be there for a little bit and leave as there is no one caring for him really.

In some cases, pundits make a big joke of the loyal and pure bhaktas , in one case I saw when at the end of the puja a flower fell off the murthy, the pundit exaggerated as if god granted all the wishes of the bhakta with the flower falling as a sign and the pure bhakta was literally crying of joy with that flattered selfish comments of the pundit.

The matter of fact is that the flower was dangling off the edge of the murthy, it’s bound to fall anyway sooner or later. Its wrong to play with the emotions of the pure but ignorant bhaktas like that, just because they don’t know Sanskrit or did not read the shastras.

Sorry but this is the state of affairs of our modern puja.

Know the truths and be liberated .

Hari om

36.When God is all-pervading formless Being. Why do religions confine God to an idol? What is the use of idol worship?

The divinity of the all-pervading God is vibrant in every atom of creation. ((for a typical human of 140 pounds there are almost 7*1027 atoms  and 37 trillion cells) where is not a speck of space where He is not. If this is the number just in 1 human body…… What about 7.2 billion population and what about entire living and non living population of the universe ???????its unimaginable and speechless ………..

Why do we then say that He is not the idols?

The idol is a support structure for the beginner in a long spiritual journey . Just like you need to graduate from elementary school , but the goal is PHD.

Spiritual progress is a BIG and LONG Yatra or journey

It is a start of a persons spiritual childhood. A form or image is necessary for worship in the beginning. It is not possible for all to fix the mind on the Absolute or the Infinite. A concrete form is necessary for the vast majority for practicing concentration.

Idols are not the idle fancies of sculptors, but shining channels through which the heart of the devotee flows towards God. Though the image is worshipped, the devotee feels the presence of the Lord in it and pours out his devotion unto it. The idol remains an idol, but the worship goes to the Lord.

To a devotee, the image is a mass of Chaitanya or consciousness. He draws inspiration from the image. The image or idol guides him and helps bhakta to the next phase.

Idol worship is not peculiar to Hinduism. The Christians worship the Cross. They have the image of the Cross in their mind. The Muslims keep the image of the Kaaba stone when they kneel and do prayers. The mental image also is a form of idol.

All worshippers, however intellectual they may be, generate a form in the mind and make the mind dwell on that image. Everyone is an idol worshipper. Pictures and drawings are only a form of Pratima.

For a gross  mind it needs a concrete symbol as a prop or Alambana; for a subtle mind requires an abstract symbol. Fir example most of the subtle minded Vedantins has the symbol OM for fixing the wandering mind. So, idolatary should not be condemned but taught the right meaning and essence instead of blind worship.

But what happens when a child fails 10 th grade 10 times, is there a value to it ????

Same thing , we should graduate from temple worship and idolatary worship to universal God and eventually see God in everything as ” sarva atma Bhava ” and than get the PHD that is realize that you are the walking temple , you are the walking universe , every brain cell is connected to the entire cosmos , entire brahmanda is ALIVE and watching .

Feel the divinity in you

Hari Ohm tat sat

37.Here is the detailed comment sir…. Read it in leisure .

Why Eeshwara Manifests Creation in the first place?????

The only way the knowledge of Eeshwara becomes known is in a state of duality (Subject and Object, for example: you are the subject and world is an Object)

because if there is no creation, there is no object to be known, and there is no possibility of knowing.

The Upanishads recognize two types of Jnana (Knowledge): the lower Jnana (knowledge) of the rituals, sacrifices, necessary duties, professional knowledge etc, and the higher knowledge of the Self (Atman) and the Supreme Self.

The lower knowledge maps to Avidya or ignorance and the higher knowledge maps to Vidya or the TRUTH.

Knowledge that comes from the Lower Mind or Lower Jnana is Inferior in nature and its primary source is pancha Jñânendriyas (The organs of sense):

1.The eye – the organ of sight having visible forms as its object.

2.The ear – the organ of hearing, having sound as its object.

3.The nose – the organ of smelling, having smell (odors) as its object.

4.The tongue – the organ of tasting, having flavors as its object.

5.The skin – the organ of feeling, having touch (contact) as its object.

And

pancha Karmendriya (The organs of actions):

1.The mouth (the organ of speech)

2.The feet

3.The hands

4.The anus

5.The genitals

Ignorance arises from the above mentioned faculties.

Their interaction with the phenomenal outside world is responsible for our experience of duality and delusion and it leads to ignorance, because what we experience through our senses mentioned above, we think they are all real, but it’s not.

It leads to more attachment, karma, egoism, worldliness and more involvement with things and Nature (For example: a smart IT engineer, though very smart is stuck in the web of greed, anger, comparisons, jealousy etc …..Though the world might clap for him and kudos him for his smartness with performance bonus etc, he is always stuck in misery and sadness and never REALLY HAPPY….ALL HIS HAPPINESS ARE SHORT LIVED ONLY.)

But Upanishads states very clearly that both types of knowledge (Lower knowledge and higher knowledge) are important. Because from the lower knowledge comes the discipline and the ability to practice the higher and realize the highest.

They also affirm that knowledge of Brahman is the highest knowledge, because it is permanent, unchanging and indivisible, by knowing which there is no further knowing.

So for a person who don’t have eyes, how is he going to experience duality first and how is he going to learn and discipline his indiryas based on his experiences of duality from the senses and put them in proper place and evolve higher??

Yes if he is evolved so high, the vision provided by the eyes are secondary than the vision provided by the inner self, but til than he needs this costume with all the necessary gadgets with it to evolve higher.

So the REAL purpose of this body and all its paraphernalia is to evolve higher and higher conscious states and finally merge into infinity and not waste this God given gift for materialistic needs.

38.Dear family,

Read it in leisure .

@Murali Anna.

Part #1 What you commented needs a bit more explanation sir:

Ignorance happens through Indriyas because, Indriyas get the primary input from the world and creates impressions ( Vishaya Parijnanam) in the MIND, MIND is the chief controller of Indriyas (All 10 of them +1 ).

So all impressions sourced through the Indriyas (senses) are fed into the MIND AS THE CHIEF CONTROLLER.

So, its NOT the Atman controlling the senses, It’s the MIND.

But MIND is not a single entity, and it has 4 chief components that in permutation and combinations (Based on individual sadahana Shakti) connect with Indiryas.

Based on the gradations of this permutations and combinations, one has a LOWER MIND and HIGHER MIND.

The lower mind tells him all the wrong things and makes him do the wrong actions, whereas the higher mind helps reach higher realities.

The chief 4 components of the MIND are (Antahkarana ) :

  1. Mana – the organ of thought
  1. Buddhi – the organ of understanding.
  1. Aham – the power of mind which leads to the accomplishment of objectives, and eventually toward identifications and attachments.
  1. Chitta – the organ where Sanskaras are stored, and from where all the vikaras of mind originate.

ATMAN or BRAHMAN or EESHWARA EXISTS AS SELF; LIKE THE SUN…………. HE IS NEITHER THE DOER OF ANYTHING NOR THE ENJOYER OF ANYTHING…..JUST LIKE THE SUN, HE JUST SHINES.

He JUST EXISTS AND shines up the entire UNIVERSE through all the koshas infusing his vibrancy into them.

But as this vibrancy propagates downward, its density increases and creates a pinch…….that pinch is called “MIND”………as it further propagates in its higher densities it’s called body and senses………there are more and more planes of existence as the density propagates deeper and deeper, they are called naraka, pathala etc….but we are limited with our senses to catch them.

Think of what happens in the dream state, there are no senses acting, but you will see everything, your friends, you’re known places, people, environment etc. what’s happening there?????? Think, think think…….. ( Of course think with the sadhana based higher mind)..

You will know that this world is a dream, jagrut avastha is an extension of the swapna avastha ( waking state is a extension of the dream state)……there is no “world” ……its just an appearance…………the world you see is different from THE WORLD out there.

So it’s an elaborate trickery of the senses that causes this big illusion and all this understanding is possible only when you have right eyes, ears, nose etc….

Part # 2 : for your comment on Children and parents:

No parent will ask for a handicapped children, unlike what everyone thinks, children don’t come based on parents’ wishes, they pick us , more than we pick them in there subtle state, the densities of their vibration in the Jiva’s consciousness will resonate to the density of the fathers consciousness ( mother’s role is to give body ONLY) ……….. of course the samskaras, Prayers ,papas and punyas of the parents matter too, but the primary priority is based on the child’s desire not parents.

Child picks his parents in the subtle state to evolve to the next step from where he left of. If based on his actions, he performed bad deeds by seeing wrong thing, and committed sins through the god given eyes………sure he will be blind.

When he lives the body, he repents for those sins and looks for fixing his issues and looks for parents who can resonate with the density of his vibrations.

Just like a person who failed 10th class ten times, he will get to pick mediocre schools and mediocre subjects, same things happens at the Jiva level too with his new parents.

It’s a complex logic of give and take, completing pending transactions, revenges, gifting’s, gained samskaras, pending desires , vasanas etc which registers impressions in the conciousness which will decide who is born to whome and why, INSPITE OF PRAYERS, a person destined to get a blind child will get a blind child, but may be that blind child will stand as a role model to the entire world as a result of those prayers……..like stephen hawking, he is handicapped , but famous scientist of the world.Or markandeya from our Puranas.

40.Dear wonderful God given family,

To expand the logic of karma Siddaanta as per Bhagavad Gita second chapter …..

At the level of body/mind  identification all the above concepts Are valid….. But to understand karma , we have to understand what is kriya, karta, Karana, karya , karma, prayojanam and phalam.

Unlike what everyone thinks….Karma is not the action…..it’s the response of the action .

For example : if I hit a table …..than hitting is kriya, hitter is kartha, Iam a wonderful hitter feeling is the bhokta….process of hitting is called karya, the pain as response from hitting when you hit is called karma,

Then result of hitting is phalam and the overall goal of hitting the table may be for creating space for 10 people so that they can sit comfortably is called prayojanam.

Kriya done for prayojanam has highest regards by nature and karma accrues great for such Kriyas.

But Kriyas done for phalam or desires has low karma that gets accrued.

Karma is connected to all of them, it’s not just by itself .

So without understanding the rest , understanding karma is impossible and people will argue for 50’more years.

Doesn’t matter how much discussion we do, truth is always the same and it’s hard to digest for common man.

But in jivan mukti state , that is the person is alive but individuality is lost ,karma is not valid to that being anymore .

so to become a non – body /mind identified being there is a final goal of karma yoga called as:

Na karta , na bhokta  sarvoham , sarvoham  Sarvoham

IAM Not the doer of anything and .. Iam Not the enjoyer of anything .

Everything is everywhere and you are everywhere .

Feel the divinity in your hearts

Hari om

40.Ledu sir its not a mix up.

Even KAnchi paramacharya clarified in one of his anugraha bashyam on this whole confusion of the real definition of karma.

His guidance was simple , karma is not static its dynamic , so it has to be accrued.

If karma is an action …. How can it be accrued???

Karma is the response to the action not action itself.

Response to the action is different from karma phalam (result of the action.)

In your own example… Karma is the taste of the cooked rice , karya is the process of cooking rice, kriya is the action of cooking, phalam is cooked rice.

Kharma phalam is good taste or bad taste of rice.

Because this is the part that’s gets accrued that will make you eat again or again or detest it.

In essence karma is the part that gets accrued, action cannot get Accrued its a jada.

Yes that’s true agreed.

But as we transcend from gross to subtle states in our evolutionary process in spirituality … We have to capture the essence of the holy teachings…. By taking the gross meaning , it will help very little.

That’s the secret why the a same book gives diff meaning at different times .

40.I learn how simple things can be joyful from my little daughter, what’s sacrifice means from my wife, dignity and joy of doing a job from my janitor friend at work and leadership and responsibility from my Vice President boss, love and self surrender from

Nature , Bhakti from

Brothers and sisters from temple, self less seva from hunger center people,humbleness and discipline from ants, sincerity and dedication from bees, self reliance from lions, Wisdom from Elephants, endless freedom from Birds as they fly in the sky …. The list goes on  and on and on

The teacher is everywhere for a student who wants to learn.

A person asked what is a guru means???

The realized soul said…. Guru is not a person…. He is everywhere and everything, be ready to be a student and teacher is right in front of you.

Don’t have to do guru shopping running across the world and touching people’s feet for no reason.

A learned man may let you touch his feet as ego still lingers in him.

but a self realized man will touch your feet first before you can touch his feet.

When we are all the pots of the same clay , where are the differences .

gain knowledge and evolve  and be realized…. We are same ….we are same ….we are same.

42.Dear family

Benefits Of Eating With Hands

Many people find eating with hands unhygienic and disgusting but the connection of eating food with hands is not only with the body but also with the mind and soul. Lets know the benefits of it.

Within many Indian households nowadays, the practice of eating food with the hands has been replaced with the use of cutlery but very few know the benefits of having food with hands.

Benefits – Eating With Hands

The ancient tradition of eating with hands is derived from mudra (postures) practices and are widespread in many aspects within Hinduism. As we know that hands postures are used during mediation and Yoga. Even in many classical forms of dance, hand postures are important.

* As per Vedic knowledge, our hands and feet consist of the five elements – Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Practice of eating with hands is also mentioned in Ayurveda. As per Ayurvedic texts, each finger is an extension of one of the five elements:

Thumb: Fire

Index finger: Air

Middle finger: Heaven/ Ether

Ring finger: Earth

Little finger: Water

Five Elements in Hand

Each finger transforms food in digestive form before it passes to human digestion system. Improved digestion enhances the pleasure of eating as taste, texture and smell is felt better while having food with hands.

* The skin sends the senses to the brain about the temperature, texture of the food and this acts like a catalyst in the action of generating the necessary salivary juices.

* Eating with the hands, one can verify the temperature of the food before and it can prevent one from burning of the mouth.

* Some people believe that hands behave as energetic cleanser when the food passes via hand to mouth. Similar kind of tradition is followed in other religion also when people eat food after placing their palms above the food.

The logic behind it that food contains various external energies positives, negatives, pains, emotions, thoughts etc when it passes from various people like vegetable/ spice seller, cook, waiter etc. It is believed hands help cleaning all external energies so that it could not impact the human soul.

A similar pattern is found in many people coming from abroad that they feel suffocation and negative feelings when they eat through knife and fork. On the other hand, if they eat with their hands, they experience heavenly and divine feeling.

Science Behind Eating With Hands

We have some bacteria, known as normal flora, found on our skin. These bacteria are not harmful to human instead they protect us from many harmful bacteria from outside environment.

It is required to establish normal flora in various parts of our body like in mouth, throat, intestine, gut etc for the betterment of health.

Eating with spoon for long time can change the arrangement of normal flora. With this, the pattern of normal flora can be changed in the gut. It results reduced synchronous immunity to environmental bacterial germs.

Lets take an example, in India, when some people come from abroad after spending several years of staying there mostly suffer from acute gastroenteritis whereas the local people don’t, because their normal flora and gut flora are in sync.

Karaagre Vasate Lakssmih Karamadhye Sarasvati |

Karamuule Tu Govindah Prabhaate Karadarshanam ||

i.e. At the Top of the Palm Dwell Devi Lakshmi and at the Middle of the Hand Dwell Devi Saraswati, At the Base of the Hand Dwell Sri Govinda; Therefore one should Look at one’s Hands in the Early Morning and contemplate on Them. Hence, This shloka suggests that the divinity lies inside our hands.

Many things within Hindu culture seem weird and unusual but once we go deep into it, we find that a surprising and vast amount of knowledge is hidden in Vedic culture.

Hari om

44.Beauty and God lies in heart of the beholder not external… For a mother giving medicine to the child… The child says so many mean words to that mother and treats her as monster  …. But mother is never that mean person …. She is love trying to cure her child.

God comes as  daiyam and God also comes as daivam.

For a ignorant and religious people those definitions exist , but for a jnani, there is only eeshwara in all forms.

Also an interesting observation is word daiyam and daivam , both start with word ” dai” …. The only difference is “maya”.

Hari OM

45.Suresh JI,

Not sure if you understood what I wrote above. But it answers your question .

As realization and understanding  grows , we will basically learnt that ghost or daiyam never really existed …. We manufactured it in our minds because of our ignorance.

There is only God … Brahmam okkate …..parabrahmam okkate nijam

45.Short answer is :

  1. Understand Einstein ‘s equation e= mc2.

You will know that body is nothing but an expression of condensed energy , it doesn’t have any solidity as the scientists are saying even th nucleus doesn’t exist ,so where is the solidity or physicallity to it???

Body is just an idea in the mind, your mind creates that projection .

  1. If Apple can talk, do you think it will say that iam Apple ???

You don’t know that Apple is an apple til you are 1 year  or 2 year old .

Yes everything you are seeing is unreal.

You are not eating Apple, because Apple doesn’t exist.

You eating something is nothing but sensations in the mind.

Iam have to drive now, but i will write detailed answer later tonite.

46.As mentioned earlier, this is a little detailed explanation:

Let us continue with the example of an apple.  Ego is an inherent factor of the mind.  I or me or mine arise only because of ego and this Iam gets the urge in the annamaya kosha caused by the prana shakti called hunger ( In the absence of hunger,but an itch to eat  or a casual desire to eat apple, it occurs first in the mind based on the individual’s attachment to food called vasanas). At the instance of the mind, eyes look at the apple.  Organ of perception, eye conveys to the mind through cognitive faculty, sight about the availability of the apple on the table or refrigerator.  If mind is in confusion, it refers to the intellect(Buddhi).  Intellect confirms to the mind that it is apple.  Then the mind develops desire because of the inherent ego.  The desire develops in the form of tasting an apple.  Now mind sends command to organs of action to get the apple.  Receiving the command from the mind, feet moves towards the apple ,hands pluck an apple and mouth eats it.  The cause for the movement of legs and hands is prana and its five modifications.

As you can see, a simple action needs a collective conglomerate interaction of multiple intelligent systems interplaying in harmony , so are you still one component called body ???

46.Good question, in fact I asked the same question few years back at a satsangh …..

How much special knowledge one needs to have to understand that :

  1. Heart is beating on its own
  2. Breathing is happening in its own
  3. Blood circulations are on its own
  4. Neuron endocrine system is happening on its own
  5. Earth , moon and yes even sun and even galaxies are

Moving in there own.

The List goes on and on and on .

All this is common sense and default natural truths .

Unfortunately people minds are so advanced and got so crooked that they don’t understand the simple basic natural truths.

And when this Crooked advanced mind starts thinking at that level confusion starts .

Confusion is because the ego is in action, a confused person teaches all

Unnatural truths because he has a agenda in his Mind for building guru Dom and building ashram and demanding respect and honors etc and he will scare the pure bhaktas by telling all unnatural truths.

A realized soul will never claim that he is realized , he will Just witness the natural default reality…..for him or her the whole brahmanda is the same and godly , where is the maya…. He goes beyond indriyas, so he is not maya bound.

on the other hand a religionists just by saying some sanskrit shlokas, pretends he is mahabhakta, as a matter of fact they are so far from the truth and they will never come close to it as they are stuck in the mental fixations of the mind…. Cheating themselves and pure bhaktas…..

That’s why we see so

Many fake baba sprouting everywhere these days…. Because they have hidden agendas.

46.Dinesh ji,

Guru is not one person and he or she cannot be THE person.

If you are sincere and honest student …. The guru is everywhere and everything .

It’s the Most simple Natural

Common sense truth.

I have made

Very exhaustive and intense search for guru ‘s and travelled so

Much when I found a name…. But most of them turned out to be imperfect , but sure each taught me something .

My search stopped when I found from few who don’t have names and who are so advanced and simple and unreachable and they said eeshwara or THE GURU is in our heart .

That’s what is the final answer one will find after visiting years of multiple temples visits, yatras, dikshas, aradhanas, VEDANTA scriptures studies for years , yagnas, Homas, pujas etc etc.

But till one realizes that … One shud continue what they are doing .

48.Dear Beautiful God given family,

Have you ever observed when you say in daily life, “My body”, “My Prana”, “My mind”, “My Indriya”.

You don’t say …” Me body”, ” Me Mind”, ” Me Prana”.

This clearly denotes that the Self or The real you is entirely different from the body, the mind, the Prana and the Indriyas.

The mind and the body are your servants or tools only.

They are as much outside of you as any other materialistic objects like the towels, chairs,phones, tables  cups are.

You are holding the body just as you are holding a long walking stick in your hand. You are the possessor or proprietor of this body.

The body, the senses, the mind, etc., are not the soul, but belong to it.

That’s why you witness the activities of this objects just like you witness any other outside objects.

That’s why when a person dies , the body lies around on the floor and will not move , because the real thing inside is gone and all this while we make a very very big mistake in thinking thinking the body is the person .

This is a very simple, but very effective proof for the existence of the universal Soul.

Understanding this is like pre school in spirituality and paves way for understanding higher realms of life and the secrets of creation and going closer to real God.

The real self or soul or aatman is not a body mind person.

The real self is sat chit ananda swaroopa.. You are infinite impersonal being .

Feel the divinity in your hearts dear bhagavad bhandus.

You are the walking temple.

Hari om tat sat

49.Not sure about thought provoking , but This is a very easy one sir…

Just question this so called suffering …. Who is the sufferer ??

We all woke from our sleep few hours ago…. Where was this suffering and illusions and the this concepts of God in the sleep??

As soon as a person wakes up, the suffering is remembered from memories and from that memory also comes a tricky identification called body identification , deha branthi…. Which will

Make him think he is in illusions and he is suffering  and he is ignorant.

All deha branthi and indriya gochara jnana leads mankind with questions like this because knowledge from outward tools only give outward perspective .

We are already happy, that’s our inherent nature .

Ignorance exists only for those who believe they are ignorant , but the moment a spark of jnana touches his consciousness , he is free from it, like a small match stick firing the whole jungle.

Our real SELF is infinite beingness , eternal and all existing and all knowing happiness.

Suffering, illusions and concepts of his exist only at the level of the mind .

A bit more expansion on the above snippet, so that you get more clarity……

You have a body and a mind. You have prana inside, which is called the vital force.

You breathe in and out constantly. There is a very, very important activity going on in you: the breathing process.

You breathe even if you are not conscious that you are breathing—as, for instance, when you are asleep.

Somebody is guarding you even if you are unconscious of your own safety.

Are you contributing anything to the breathing that is taking place while you are sleeping? Have you done any service to the breath?

The beating of the heart and the working of the prana in the form of breathing go together.

47.Class Attendance

School Name: Life

Class: 40 th Std (All students are above 40 years)

Anger – Present sir

Anxiety – Present sir

Boredom – Present sir

Desires – Present sir (in full volume)

Frustration – Present sir

Monthly EMI – Present sir (in full volume)

Office Tension – Present sir

Sadness – Present sir

Worries – Present sir

Uncertainties – Present sir

Happiness – ??? (no sound)

Happiness – ???

Happiness – Absent sir

Peace of mind – Absent sir

Contentment – Absent sir

Class teacher: In life, there is nothing called sadness. Either Happiness Present or Happiness Absent.

Life is very simple to live, but many find it difficult to be simple.

Make it Simple!

Have a fabulous life .

“The amount of money that’s in your bank at the time of death, is the extra work you did which was not necessary”

Enjoy life!

49.Swami Vivekananda —

Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, “here, my poor man”, but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect.

50.Pramodh Ji I have question.. How to interpret or understand dreams? Or the larger question is.. Does one need to pay any attention to dreams at all? Can you shed some light on this. Thanks in advance

No never take dreams seriously, there is deep 4 phase analysis of dream states in VEdanta.

I will call you to explain you in length but in short ….the impressions registered in the mind from the waking state  continue to project on the screen of mind when the senses are shut down in sleep, this impressions are called dreams and they are distributed very randomly …. Dreams are also very closely related to Rapid eye movement cycles of 9 and your state of mind only.

For example: a beggar who has a certain ego and personality in waking state as being poor and hungry will have a totally different ego and personality in dream state , when he dreams of a palatial house and big car.

The begger when he wakes up thinks that he had a great dream , but fails to understand that its totally different ego  and that the mind created a random distribution of impressions and created a totally different personality with same associated attributes of this beggar.

Lot of people take dreams so seriously and mess up there life… One of my acquaintance who had a dream of his temple room in the house burning and he spent thousands and thousands of rupees for the so called shanti puja, when a pujari scared him to the core for squeezing money from him .

He got so depressed and messy because of that dream that his job got in trouble and personal life became a mess.

All He needed to know was that dream’s origination was a “scare impression ” that was registered in his memory from movie or scene he saw some where.

Usually all the desires , wants, fears etc creates this random impressions distributions in dreams to create a story in that state.

Superstition and religious ideas adds this unnecessary values to dreams, but when Vedanta helps clearly define the difference between dream state and waking state very clearly with very clear analysis.

52.How can you identify some one as a realized soul ????

How can we be sure someone is a fake or

Pretending ??

How can we find our real guru??

This is the most common queries that’s been asked by all sincere aspirants in the spiritual path.

Suppose I tell you that a certain “X” is a realized soul, how can you verify this statement and how far will you be benefited by him…. When you are not ready ?

Suppose I introduce a 5 grader to a phd professor , can that kid understand that professors words and language???

Realized souls are not rare , they are so many , unlike pundits , priests and baba’s and pitadipathis, they don’t create hungama and publicity and they go on about living a silent life without any marketing .

Only a diamond can recognize an other diamond, not even gold can come close to diamond, what about ordinary metals,

Same thing Ordinary ignorant-minded persons cannot easily recognize them. Only a few persons who are pure and are embodiments of all virtuous qualities can understand realized souls and they only will be benefited by their company.

There is no use of running around and around in search of realized men.

Because man of today is too skeptical and doubtful of everything , he lost the value of trust, he doesn’t trust himself , how can he trust the nature ???

Even if Lord Krishna remains with you, He cannot do anything for you, unless you are fit to receive Him. Realize this point well and purify yourself by Nishkama Karma Yoga, charity, concentration, meditation, Japa and indriya nigraham, Mano nigraham.

Testing a Guru is highly difficult. Don’t use your intellect here. Have faith and trust .

The real aspirant is quite free from such questions and doubts.

When you are really really really READY at HEART, you will see that your life long searching GURU or realized soul has been so close to you all the while and it will come

One day for sure for sincere aspirants.

53.Dear Sadhakas….

A person I know studied for ten years under the strictest Yogic discipline and pursued all Vedas with some of the great teachers , person used to guru shopping all jumping from

One place to other and used to teach everywhere too with all great mantras and shlokas on his tongue and finally now gave up and came to The conclusion  that all the time was wasted and that it is all a hoax .

I felt From the account of that person he was not qualified to benefit by contact with any highest mahatma’as internally he was never ready and all that his studies was just a show off , but never  real had

Interest or pure love of GOD.

He had a secret agenda for winning fame or money .

The one thing needed for spiritual progress is perseverance.

He was stuffing himself with the writings of many, each of whom pointed a different path.

One who wants to sink a well must go on digging in one place till one strikes water. If he digs pits in a hundred places, each not more than 5 feet deep, he will not have dug a well.

That was his case. What value can be attached to his opinions?

He was talking great things about God and arma gyanm ,but himself was depressed and sad and living in misery all the time with all wrong ambitions.

54.Good morning family

Why does not the benevolent, kind and all-merciful Eeshwara help the righteous man and give him happiness???

Why does He leave him to the mercies of his Purva Karma???

Why does onlookers feel dharma following sincere people suffer more ???

Karma is like a wheel. It has to work out, because the force that set it in motion has to be spent.

It is a cycle of action and reaction. Just as the arrow once discharged from the bow cannot be withdrawn, even if the hunter feels that he has aimed at a wrong target, Prarabdha Karma, the fruit of those Karmas performed in previous births that have come up for experience in this present birth, cannot be annulled.

How then does Eeshwara help His devotee??

The all-merciful God does help His devotee by strengthening his will-power and buddhi, his power of endurance and mental strength to bear the Karma-Phala with a cheerfulness.

The devotee is certainly not left to the mercy of his Purva Karma; he is beautifully clothed in the protective shield of His grace.

Just as in the worst winter and violent storm, you remain unaffected in your own house and in your warm clothing, the devotee (though to the onlookers he is poor, sick or suffering) does not feel that he is suffering at all and is ever happy and blissful in His remembrance.

Feel the divinity in your hearts .

Hari ohm

55,Great question brother …. Some part of your question hits very highest questioning… I tried to put some context here, see if it helps.

Upanishad philosophers describe brahman as saguna and and nirguna.

But pay attention when you say ‘nirguna’, the word ‘guna’ refers to the three gunas of Prakriti.

When brahman is associated with prakriti or maya constituted of the three gunas it is spoken of as saguna brahman.

Guna,which constitute maya, are not qualities in the usual sense of the word. so the usual translation of ‘nirguna brahman’ as ‘attributeless brahman’ is not quite correct.

It is prakrriti or maya, made up of the three gunas in the matter, that has become transformed as all the bodies, organs and objects for serving the souls for purely there evolutionary purpose only.

When brahman has any upadhi such as maya, avidya, mind, etc., the upadhi becomes a distinguishing feature. In the taittirIya upanishad , brahman is described as inexpressible.

Only what has a vishesha or distinguishable feature or a Guna can be expressed.

brahman is inexpressible because it has no vishesha or guna. Thus it is nirvishesha, means brahman without upadhi or form or shape or name.

When this nirvishesha brahman is looked upon as having a vishesha in the form of an upadhi, it becomes savishesha brahman, same as saguna brahman.

So now this savishesha brahman with gunas to happen, it needs some manifestation parameters, and they are called as Space, Time and Causality.

So simply put, all the manifestation and evolution is happening in space and time……..what happens to a car when the time parameter is increased and it is able to travel at the speed of light ………can you still say “car existed”……because at that rate you wont see a car, you will see a speck of dazzled light that sparkled not even for a second…..where is the car at that point of time and space??????

56.The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts !

A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer. humility, sacrifice and hard work !

57.What we notice is change everywhere. Maybe within our own body or mind, or maybe in the world out there outside ourselves nothing stays the same. Ever since the universe has originated 13.8 billion years ago, there is not even a moment that things were stay put.

Six factors of change are inescapable for anything in the universe. They are the existence (asti), genesis (jAyate), growth (vardhate), modification (vipariNamate), decline (apakshIyate), and death (vinasyati).

In some cases the process of change takes place very fast and hence becomes obvious to us. In other instances the change happens at such a very slow pace that it can be recognized only in eons of time.

Perhaps the fastest change happens in our mind – our fleeting thoughts that zip by at an alarming speed. Many thoughts occur so fast that we may not be even be aware of them occurring. You realize you are angry only after your body has tensed up, your face was frowning and you raised your voice; but you missed to detect the thought of anger in your mind that occurred prior to all those bodily sensations.

Examples for the slowest rates of change may be the shifting of the very land mass below your feet due to tectonic forces at the rate of a few centimeters a year or the rate at which colossal mountain ranges collapse to give way to stream courses. That means nothing is stable. Change is always happening.

But Vedanta stands tall and firm to say that nothing really is happening.

Sadhana is the way to understand this contradiction…….

Feel the divinity in your hearts dear sadhakas………….you are the walking temple……you are the walking universe.

Hari Om

57.We  are a walking Multiverse and passive deity of that said Multiverse .

Matter and actions is nothing but a series of chemical reactions ,electrical impulses and, ultimately, a collection of atoms .

they are are just flowing from place to place and momentarily comes together to become self or individual.

Humaness  has no meaning, There is nothing called death or birth, no one is dying or being born .

When you die, you return to nothingness.Every moment you die and and a new you begins. But death is not eternal. You exist in an infinite amount of ways. All atoms are merely other universes and vise-versa.

Silence is talking….divine beauty is all around us…. Behold it.

Hari Om Tat Sat

59.This Self cannot be cut, burnt, wetted, nor dried up.  It is eternal, all-pervading, stable, immovable and ancient.

The Self is very subtle.  It is beyond the reach of

speech and mind.  It is very difficult to understand this subtle Self.

Sword cannot cut this Self.  So It is eternal.  Because It is eternal, It is all-pervading.  Because It is all-pervading, It is stable like a statue.  Because It is Stable, It is immovable.  It

is everlasting. Therefore, It is not produced out of any cause.  It is not new.  It is ancient.

This Self is you … You are just a name and a form… …you are not the body , you are so so so much beyond all this transient elements.

Hari Ohm

Dear bhagavad bhandus :

Iam postings some really wonderful snippets from a wonderful  satsangh we had recently, questions were so direct and higher goal oriented….. Posting it here , hope it helps for Sadhakas aiming high in spirituality .

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PLEASE READ IT IN LEISURE… VEDANTA IS NOT RUSH RUSH

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What is death really mean ??

Death (better word is transformation) is to the body, the costume at the gross level or subtle level, not to SELF or Awareness.

Nothing is ending, one form is reshaping to another. We cannot imply that what has been there ceases to be there. All forms leads to an infinite regression leading to Brahman.

So forms as forms may die. Forms as Brahman do not.

Are there two things – the universe or the world and the man??

There are no two things; Universe is known to the deity.

All is in Awareness and awareness is known to awareness.

What is the body/matter (atoms) and where is the place they move?

Most of the atom is empty including the nucleus, which also does not appear to be really solid either. A quark is a tiny particle which makes up protons and neutrons  and comprises them and does not account much for the mass of the atom. Most of the mass is some mystery particles.

They seem to be moving in space, which again in its infinite regression leads to nothingness.

What or who is it that dies than ??

At the time of death, the individuality does not get dissolved, though the physical constituents or gross body may be separated and dissolved and transformed into something. Individuality cannot be the body, because it is discarded and it is dissolved into the physical elements of which it is composed. It cannot also be the essential SELF, because the SELF is a Universal Presence which cannot be said to be subject to transformation of any kind. What else transmigrates?

The peculiar thing called the individual is neither the body nor the SELF. It is a strange mix up of localized self-assertion in terms of space and time, and this principle of self-assertion is impossible to define except as a peculiar pressure-point which is generated by the influence of space-time upon consciousness which by itself is indivisible. This point of pressure in space-time caused is called the mind. This pressure of consciousness is causing the individual self-sense.

Again as explained in the first question: So forms and identities may die and have a lifecycle process. Forms as Brahman do not.

If there is no humanness or person doesn’t exist ….who is doing this talking ??

Humaness is a coined word and words cannot explain everything.  There is no “human “as such, there are beings, when the forms and shapes are dissolved.

I saw a video yesterday, where a rescued Lion was pouring its love on the person who saved it, no different like a human being with all the hugs and kisses, where is its animalness?

I saw the universal language called love…..which is the divine expressing itself.

It’s the “memory of the individual” helps in recognising the names when you meet a known person…. But vedanta and neuro endocrinology clearly says memory happens in time and it’s not real and it’s absolutely transient.

But then quickly it changes into “IS” ness and intelligence is communicated as the content….all happening in consciousness.

When Mind is dissolved, all that is happening is the pure consciousness expressing as Love, Joy, Happiness, Kindness, Knowledge, and Beingness….

Consciousness is ALL and that’s the only one talking to itself…..

Behold the mighty of eeshwara all Round in his magnanimous glory and wonder ….

Sarvoham sarvoham sarvoham.

Hari OM

58.Dear bhagavad bhandus

Prarabdha can be overcome by the grace of the Lord. The Lord’s grace descends when there is sincere devotion and when man does Purushartha. Purushartha is possible when the mind is pure. The mind becomes pure when one does acts of kindness and charity. The laws of nature do not operate when there is the grace of the Lord. His grace is all-powerful. We have the instance of Markandeya who conquered death by his Purushartha, by sincere devotion to the Lord. He was destined to die young, but when the Lord’s grace descended, Lord Yama had no power to carry out his wish. So it is possible to overcome Prarabdha by Teevra Purushartha

Hari ohm

Well not the entire Prarabdha will be cleansed, but the grace will make a snake bit into an ant bite….. But the bite will be there .

But grace can be achieved with sincere sadhana only.

60.Dear bhagavad bhandus

If God can speak English, he would say this to make us come close to him :

Where do you search for me …. My dearest friend ????

I am with you all the time , very very closest of close you can think of holding your hand every microsecond.

Iam Not in pilgrimage, nor in idols…..Neither in solitudes Not in temples, nor in mosques , not in churches…not in the books and not in the traditions or the cultures or the rituals or the Pujas.Neither in Kaba nor in Kailash

I am with you o my friend , I am with you.

Not in prayers, nor in meditation, Neither in fasting,Not in mantra, not in yantra , not in tantra .

Not in yogic exercises,Neither in sanyaas.

Iam the vital force beyond the body, creating its moments.

Iam the breath of the breath

Seek earnestly and discover me in a moment of search….. Listen for me with care, Where your faith is, I am there.

Behold my omnipresence ,in my Mighty wonder everywhere around you, iam spreading my arms so wide Open for you all.

Come fall and seek shelter in my arms…. Like a child with his Mother .

Hari OM

Essence of Sri Rama Kalyanam

Regarding sri rama  navami :
Once a salt doll wanted to measure the depth of the ocean and went into exploring it, but little did it know it that it will merge itself in the infinite ocean and cannot be measurable .
Salt doll —- people
Ocean —- EESHWARA
Measuring : rama Nama

When jiva takes the name of rama again and again and again  with pure love .he will merge into infinity .
All existing name called rama is expressed through that jiva in a limited view.
When RAma and Sitamma got married so long ago , why does he celebrate kalyanam every year followed by rama pattabhishekam. ??????
After all a person gets married once and celebrates marriage day every year , but why is rama getting kalyanam every year ??
Is there a spiritual secret and symbolic meaning to the sequence of execution of this rituals ????
Absolutely yes, that’s what the real purposes of all itihasas and Puranas are.
Ramayanam is a itihasam.
They are not mere stories and cannot be taken literally.
When performing rituals, understands the symbolic higher meaning behind it them , than the higher essence is readable in this life time.
Rama means eeshwara, Sitamma means jiva, when jiva merges his limited self just like that salt doll into INFINTE eeswara , there is infinite and inexpressible joy , in expressible joy …….  That joy is called kalyanam.
It’s a call for sadhana.
And now that jiva is merged into EESHWARA ,let him rule the jiva, this is called sarAnagathi—- self surrender , that’s th hurst essence of love , that’s what Sita Amma stands for.
Now that we gave all of ourselves to EESHWARA and asked him to rule our hearts the symbolic meaning of rama pattabhishekam .
Rama is in our hearts ruling us every microsecond as our breaths and subtle breaths , he is keeping us alive to give us a chance to know himself.
Let’s merge ourselves into him, that’s why we are born , the unrealized will be born again and again and suffering  never ends.
Every festival in india carries a higher spiritual call
Cherish it love it and feel the eternal love of EESHWARA .
Wit that with lots of love ,! I wish you all sri rama navami subhakankshalu
Rama means Eeshwara or paramatma

Pointers from Satsangs: Part 2

1. Idol Worship : When God is all-pervading formless Being. Why do religions confine God to an idol? What is the use of idol worship?
The divinity of the all-pervading God is vibrant in every atom of creation. ((for a typical human of 140 pounds there are almost 7*1027 atoms  and 37 trillion cells) where is not a speck of space where He is not. If this is the number just in 1 human body…… What about 7.2 billion population and what about entire living and non living population of the universe ???????its unimaginable and speechless ………..
Why do we then say that He is not the idols?
The idol is a support structure for the beginner in a long spiritual journey . Just like you need to graduate from elementary school , but the goal is PHD.
Spiritual progress is a BIG and LONG yatra or journey
It is a start of a persons spiritual childhood. A form or image is necessary for worship in the beginning. It is not possible for all to fix the mind on the Absolute or the Infinite. A concrete form is necessary for the vast majority for practicing concentration.
Idols are not the idle fancies of sculptors, but shining channels through which the heart of the devotee flows towards God. Though the image is worshipped, the devotee feels the presence of the Lord in it and pours out his devotion unto it. The idol remains an idol, but the worship goes to the Lord.
To a devotee, the image is a mass of Chaitanya or consciousness. He draws inspiration from the image. The image or idol guides him and helps bhakta to the next phase.
Idol worship is not peculiar to Hinduism. The Christians worship the Cross. They have the image of the Cross in their mind. The Mohammedans keep the image of the Kaaba stone when they kneel and do prayers. The mental image also is a form of idol.
All worshippers, however intellectual they may be, generate a form in the mind and make the mind dwell on that image. Everyone is an idol worshipper. Pictures and drawings are only a form of Pratima.
For a gross  mind it needs a concrete symbol as a prop or Alambana; for a subtle mind requires an abstract symbol. Fir example most of the subtle minded Vedantins has the symbol OM for fixing the wandering mind. So, idolatary should not be condemned but taught the right meaning and essence instead of blind worship.
But what happens when a child fails 10 th grade 10 times, is there a value to it ????
Same thing , we should graduate from temple worship and idolatary worship to universal God and eventually see God in everything as ” sarva atma Bhava ” and than get the PHD that is realize that you are the walking temple , you are the walking universe , every brain cell is connected to the entire cosmos , entire brahmanda is ALIVE and watching .
Feel the divinity in you
Hari Ohm tat sat
2. OneNess: At fundamental level we are all connected  as ONE , everything is connected to everything. This is the highest spiritual attainment .
3. Religion and Spirituality : Religions are different from spiritualists, for religionists temple is where God is, for spiritualist or jnani he or she is the walking temple and God is everywhere and everything, he doesn’t differentiate with a dress code or symbols and is beyond worldly religions and rituals , for jnanis all world is one and all beings are one.
Religions and philosophies have always limited human beings to a set of rules and never made them think out of the box with complete spiritual freedom for clear love of eeshwara .
SANATHANA dharma is not a religion it’s the mother of all spirituality , whereas Hinduism is a religion and as a matter of fact research says most of the religions of the modern time originated from spiritual university called SANATHANA dharma.
Study the lives of saints like Thyagaraja, Ekanath, Narsi Mehta, Bhadrachalam Ramdas, Tukaram, sri rama , sri Krushna ,Namdev, Jayadeva, Chaitanya and Kabir  they are in  grihssta
Ashrama and followed SANATHANA dharma , they never said they were followers of Hinduism , all religions are modern concepts and are limited and never really help mankind reach the final goal of life, no wonder we see so many wars and killings in the name of religion.
Buddha never taught Buddhism , it came long after he was gone, Jesus never taught Christianity , it came 200 years after Jesus was crucified , same with Jainism , Islam , same with advaita or vaishnavism, the original teachers never invented anything, they followed SANATHANA dharma, people later on created this “ism” and philosophies for there selfish motives .
The kind of destruction , killings and misery that’s pounded on mankind is shameful, because religions root is based on control, supremacy , power , politics and of course money
Know the truth and get free from the shackles of all this man made disturbances and silly concepts my dear bhagavad bhandus, life is beautiful God ‘s gift .
Christianity just like  Hinduism has 200 plus sub categories example Catholics , baptists , protesters etc etc
Most of the people don’t know this and think only in Hinduism there are categories like shaivism, vaishnavism , shaktism etc etc
But each Christian category teach differently like Mary is great vs Jesus is great and they fight too snd that’s how Columbus discovered America .
They are only looking at that level ONLY at the person level not beyond the subtler states beyond what made a JESUS  Into THE JESUS
Hinduism whereas is born straight as a twin of SANATHANA dharma and older Hinduism used to be very close to it and in modern days became corrupted , explores the subtler states and deals with multiple inner layers and koshas that made  a JESUS  Into THE JESUS
That’s why Hinduism has some mysticism, but can also be explained as science .
A good teacher can remove the sheath of mysticism in Hinduism , but unfortunately heads of religious organizations are too busy with there agenda and exaggerating mysticism to make people be slaves to them and live in superstition and fear and not telling the truth
spiritualism cannot be known , it has to be experienced into every bit of ur blood . Til than go to temple, but don’t go to temple as regular temple goers with a barter system attitude. go with a sense of what is going where feeling, than you will know your own answer.
What it means is , just think about who is the goer of the temple ???? Where is he actually going???? What is he going for ???? What is the bhakta doing after going to temple ?????
All this answers are in you already and u will know ur answers, just find answers for them and be utterly truthfull to yourself and answer will become narrower and narrower and will be become so super small and finally u will know the big answer that will bowl you away into INFINTE TEARS of joy. You will discover ur REAL SELF,
Enjoy every moment of it.
Feel the divinity in your hearts, you are the walking temple.
Hari om tat sat
4. Birth and Death : We are never born and we will never die and what you thought as real or told as real is a total utter terrible lie.
Physical frame is a costume sir, manifestation needs a costume . All costumes are jada or inert matter .
For example : we all saw a dead deer on the highways , what happened to  it?? we see the form lying on the road but it’s not moving , what is it that was inside it that made it move all this time ???? And what’s happening to it now???
Slowly the Caracas lying on the road disintegrates and blends into pancha Bhutas , and eventually the whole body disappears from that spot after few days….. Where did it go ?
Costumes are designed by the pancha Bhutas and when dissolved goes back to pancha Bhutas.
 They don’t have any Conciousness of there own the prana shakti pours iConciousness in to it.
A person lost his hand in a accident , he used to take such good care of it by applying cream to it and nice oils to it and on that day of accident the hand departed from his body , but the hand was lying around there and doesn’t care for this guy who cared it so much , than he understood oh my god this body is a jada. I had attachment on this and it doesn’t have any attachment on you , because it’s a jada. It’s doesn’t have any feelings.
But once manifestation occurs evolution  happens in space time and causality and it continues til the self merged into infinity and no costume is ever necessary .
This change in costumes with evolution is called rebirth , when evolution stops at one point , it starts again with different costume til it’s final goal is reached.
This is the symbolic meaning of GARLAND to the murthy in temple . Different flowers means different costumes, but one life means the one string that goes through All the flowers and all that goes  to swami means surrendering to him all under his control .
This body and the world is empirical reality or relative reality , it is vyavaharic satta. It is an phenomenon  or appearance with start date and end date , so cannot be taken as eternal or real , that’s the law of nature , all phenomena is brief , we learnt it in science classes in childhood.
Only Narayana or EESHWARA or atman or Brahman is eternal  …….every thing is just an appearance or a phenomena or relative reality or vyavaharic satta
What is the original state of sanatana dharma aka Hinduism?

5. WHO IAM I : Dear brothers and sisters, life is precious and a beautiful gift and we are born for a reason and its not random,

 Experiment it and find it out. You can start it by searching “WHO AM I”. Are you a body or a soul? If you consider yourself a body, you are limited /unhappy / in pain. Actually you are not a body. When you are in deep sleep do you feel your body? The answer is “no”. Does that mean that you do not exist in deep sleep? No, you existed in deep sleep also. It means you existed without body also. Accordingly you are not body. Then who you are ?????????
6: Hinduism:
The word pure Hinduism is itself a misnomer .
Hinduism as you see today is the distorted version of Sanatan Dharma. Just like Warangal’s original name was Orugal and Kakinada’s original name was Kokanadamu , same with sanathana dharma over time got distorted into Hinduism, it came with time with no actual inventor as a reference object by foreigners or outsiders  , who used to refer , just like the modern societies refer outsiders as  andhrites or telanagites or Punjabis or Indians.
 Actually Hinduism was name given by the group of people who was UNABLE to understand the actual nature of the SUPREME SELF to a group of people who were trying to reach the self.  Before the name “Hinduism” was given, the act of the people who were trying to understand the nature of self was called “Sanatan Dharma”.
The Vedas and Upanishads on which Hinduism is based do not contain any word named “Hinduism”.
 Hinduism in its confused glory is because it source was from people who were confused brought nothing but confusions and terrible disturbances to peacefulness and got stuck in caste systems, multiple gods and idols, relegation of women as inferior gender, sati system, temples , rituals, Animal sacrifices, desires based rituals, supremacy of one caste over the other etc etc etc
It might come as a surprise, but no where in VEDAM, there is mention of temple, It only mentions to pray fire  or agni and its attributable objects as the main god.
 That’s why the first sloka of Rigveda starts with Agni——-
 “AGNIMILE PUROHITUM YAJNASYA DEVAMRITVAJAM, HOTARAM
RATNADHATAMAM.”
 Sanatan Dharma means old / unchangeable nature. If you directly translate “Dharma” from Hindi to English it will mean religion. However the Dharma word with Sanatan does not mean religion as the layman understands it today. Dharma refers to real nature of Human being. This nature will not change whether you consider yourself to be of any religion.
Just like nature of the fire is to burn, the nature of the human being is to remain happy forever. You can judge by yourself. Whenever we are unhappy we try to come out of the unhappy situation as soon as possible. We do not want to remain in it. Now analyse the situation when you are happy. You will always try to remain in that situation for a longer period of time as far as possible. Accordingly the nature of human being is to remain happy forever. Just go deeper and you will find that all our act in life is to make ourself happy.
However since human being has diverted its way because of ignorance he / she is experiencing pain / sorrow in this life. Accordingly how to achieve our actual nature of always remaining in bliss. Sanatan Dharma makes us aware of that only. Accordingly whatever religion you follow does not matter. Ultimately you have to make yourself aware of actual self i.e your true nature.
Go into yourself and discover WHO AM I”. Are you a body or a spirit???
you are not a body. When you are in deep sleep do you feel your body? The answer is “no”. Does that mean that you do not exist in deep sleep? No, you existed in deep sleep also. It means you existed without body also. Accordingly you are not body. Then WHO ARE YOU REALLY ?????
9 .  What is outside world :
Dear family
The world that you see outside is the world projected by you. God did not create the world to dump it on you, you are the creator of that relative reality called world because of ignorance.please know that and than get the real freedom in life .
We are the reason for our own miseries and sufferings , there is no other person responsible for it.
We shud learn to accept our mistakes and criticism and weakness , only than u can go close to God .
Til than all temple visits , yagnam , puja, dhanam etc all is for spiritual entertainment and to build a spiritual ego.
Which is disastrous for a soul evolution and will cause even more suffering .
So is escaping from the world and running into the mountains and becoming sanyasi is the answer ???
 Absolutely No .Escape from the world is not the goal, but freedom from worldliness is what is desired, while still living in the world .
It’s like a boat in a river , it stays in the water but does not drown in it, but sails thru peacefully . Our lives shd be like that . Grihssta ashram a us the perfect system to sail thru like that boat for a sincere sadhaka
Selfless social work will give great guidance for life towards coming close to God .
The value of self less social work, however, is purely subjective. It is not that one makes himself a great reformer or a saviour of mankind, but that he offers his ego as a sacrifice at the altar of universal love and so obtains purity of mind, which is the basis of all spiritual progress. For a realized soul, however, it is an urge born out of compassion for his fellow-beings, for the love of vasudaikakutumbam .
Feel the divinity in your heart dear family.
Your are the walking temple and one step higher, you are the walking universe.
Hari Om tat sat
10:  Where is nature: Where is the nature ???? You are the nature …. All there is the pancha Bhutas including your natural costume we are wearing.
Our bodies are no different from panch Bhutas
Brahmanda = pindanda
Big nature outside = small nature as body and mind.
Actually pancha Bhutas is wrong too, because pancha Agni vidya says as follows:
Earth source is water , water source is fire , fire source is air , air source is space and space source is hiranya gharba.
All originates from EESHWARA .
So all what u see is not world but just multiple configurations of pancha Bhutas with divinity as the driver behind them , including the people reading this message.
Pause for a second and question ….. Who is reading it ????
Don’t think it’s ur eyes they are jada not even ur brain or mind , it’s a jada too? Not even prana shakti, it’s jada too….. Than who is the reader of this message ???????
U know the answer , that’s it ur free
Freedom from life and death, miseries , pains , NOTHING will ever touch u, when u know THE ANSWER
11: Self Less Giving :
This is the natural inherent law of nature itself.
Paropakar means giving without expecting anything in return or selfless giving .
Paropakaram Vahanti Nadya, Paropakaram Duhanti Gaaya Paropakaram Phalanti Vriksha, Paropakaram Idam Shareeram
“Rivers flow for Paropkar, Cows give milk for Paropkar, Trees bear fruits for Paropkar, similarly this body is also meant for Paropkar”
Also isopanishad says ” Tena tKtena bhunjitaha”
Which means rejoice in giving away selflessly .
Every thing in nature is already doing it.
For example look at a tree, when it’s alive it gives shade, fruits, leaves for medicinal purposes, and it does its seva even it dies by giving wood for fire or furniture or for making paper etc
We are the only species consuming everything that’s nature is giving .
We are nature too, we should align ourselves with nature, be generous and loving to the world , BEcause GOD is LOVE
12: God and Teacher : When you are going through difficulty and wonder where GOD is remember TEACHER is always quiet during the test..  is teacher quite ???
Teacher is not quite , but wants u to use all the knowledge and love he or she gave u already , so the teacher is not away, but so close to you that he holds ur hand as his teachings in the form of jyanam  and strength, courage in your mind.
So the test is God and solving knowledge is also God
He loves us so much , he is never never away or quite
13: Going deeper into your self :
So What if we are super successful?? So What if we are super rich ??? So What if we are super powerful??so What if we are enjoying luxuries every second ??? …..
So what ???????
Everything falls of if you really don’t know who you really are, all the above dreams a worldly person creates above mentioned will some and one day for sure will fall off .
Feel the real freedom , space,immaculate happiness like the one on a baby, you will know what we are.
When you go deeper in to your own self, no one has to explain anyone what is the definition of God ??
Most of the people talk a lot without practicing anything , they are called politicians .
Empty vessels make more
Noises.
I say please do sadhana and talk abiu God , how sincere are we to sadhana…. Not no one cares or outs efforts ,but every one whoe has a mike talks so much ….. Dear family they are outward and fake only.
What is God? Some kind of eternal miracles doing person , sitting there always listening to our silly wishes and desires???
Is God some kind of a King , and we are his eternal slaves  and he is demanding eternal songs if praises on him for ever??? We know such kings are not real kings.
Is he a name or place or a thing or a object or what is the definition of God ???????????????????????
How do u want to see.
Than what is the definition of God ?????
 The problem is we are very badly stuck in our minds , how God should be?? We have already decided for him how he should look like and we also decide , what he likes and what he doesn’t like.
Every thing In our lives are preprogrammed and pre fixed, and concept of God also became one like that.
Drop all those concepts and pre programmed theories that all our minds are so busy with all the time, than you will know him.
You can never see him.
Iam in ashburn ? My sister in newjersey ? My parents in india and where is God???
He is in heaven.
Yaah right that’s the problem with mankind —- always outward looking.
Look inside , if you don’t know, than learn from some one and practise everyday twice a day, early mornng and night and you will feel in your heart:
You will watch your breath closely, it sings the eternal song of ‘Soham’,
“I am He, I am He”.
It reminds of the identity
Of the individual soul with the Supreme Soul.
There is no break in this song,that natural  music goes on day and night.
There are 21,600 breaths in a day, in that state Body-consciousness vanishes,
Time and space disappears
‘I’, ‘you’ and ‘he’ melts away,
‘This’ and ‘that’ evaporates
‘Here’ and ‘there’ dwindles away
It is all one mass of consciousness,
It is an ocean of bliss.
The seer, sight and seen became one.
All distinctions and differences melts away
Now tell me how else do you want me to describe the indescribable.
Iam trying very hard to explain beyond this, buts iam not getting words , I give up in explaining and describing that HIGHEST BEUTY .
Than I realize what vedam said :
God is none but SAT CHIT ANANDAM
Beingness , conciuosness  and love
Satyam gyanam anantham brahma.
Feel the divinity in your hearts.
You are the walking temple
Hari om
14. Beef eating Hindus :
Dear family,
Those who are tracking news lately, the buzz is about ” beef eating Hindus ” a separate group that’s created claiming Hindus has been eating meat meat since Vedic period  and beef eating is not a sin.
Western media caught hold of one of some self proclaimed indian historian  ,US professor MR. Kuncha Illiahs , he made big statement in western media on this hypocrisy of Indians supporting beef eating
Yes the fact is true that during Vedic and post Vedic periods cow slaughter was highest and it is one of the reason for Buddhism to be born, but they are non sadhakas living as sadhakas who used to eat it and got addicted to it.
Western media is having fun with this and making fun of india.
I wrote an email to MR . Illiahs condemning his enthusiasm to speak in media without verifying facts and without looking at it from spiritual angle too.
This started as cow slaughter is getting banned in indian since modi govt and rss is acting on it .
Not just beef , all meat eating on medical, psychological, moral and spiritual grounds should be banned.
Chandogya upanishad in chapters 6 very clearly says The mind is made up of the essence of the food that a man takes. Tamasic food results in a Tamasic mind. Meat is Tamasic and hence should be avoided.
When an animal is killed or butchered, a contraction of its nervous system takes place on account of fear. (you might have felt certain disturbances in your own stomach when you have experienced fear.) This leads to the secretion of certain poisons in the liver, etc., of the animal. These poisons are cumulative in their nature and are never removed or lost during the process of boiling or cooking meat. Hence, meat-eating is poisonous and dangerous in the long run.
There is no difference between you and an animal when both are considered as souls inhabiting the bodies. From whichever source you derive the right to live and enjoy in this material body, from that very same source, the souls of these animals have derived equal rights to live and enjoy in their material bodies. Hence, you do not possess the moral right to kill a single living being,bornhurtbanyine
however small it may be.
Last. but not the least, there is One Consciousness which has expressed itself in the form of the various beings, animate and inanimate. And this makes you one with all beings. When you have known this, will you consciously hurt any being? Can you willingly and joyously cut your own fingers and cook them and eat them?
Develop love for them and promote oneness
Hari om
14 . Love and Respect :
Dear family ,
If i can love your heart with out any conditions …… Where is the war???
While food is a daily need for body ,
LOVE , RESPECT, JOY , BLISS are needs of the default nature in all if us.
That’s why those who don’t have that in there lives and don’t share that to world are like Living dead already .
Towards that, lets start taking small steps by not saying Hi and Hello to your fellow beings, ( I understand you cannot say that at work , but at least at home and temple ) but start saying “Namaskaram” with a sense that the living God is standing right in front of you. When you meet your fellow brother, don’t shake hand; if possible give him a brotherly hug.
When you see or meet a female gender , feel the vibrance of srimatha tatva in her and call her ” Amma ” or make her ur sister.
Call others with a sense of respect , so that your ego never bites you , like calling ” sir”.
Calling “sir” doesn’t mean supremacy or superiority , it’s a way to succumb your ego and giving respect to the other person, so that your conduct is intact when conversing with the other person.
Can you imagine the values you pass to the next generation when we practise this in front of our kids ???
We are reaching them practically in action, not by preaching and they learn quickly from parents as we are there role models ????
Just sharing a personal experience, when I met a decent stranger few years ago at a temple in India and after some Vedantic talk, we were departing, and instead of shaking hands, I suggested if I can give a brotherly hug. Little did I know……. the tears of love and joy were flowing from his eyes.
Til today he stands a good friend and god given brother of mine, Make all your relations godly as they are coming into your life not as a people, but as a living god in disguise to teach you something or to give you love.
Hari Om Tat Sat
15:  Wife and Husband :
how many times did you care your wife like your child ??
have you ever given a warm hug and told her how proud you are for everthing she is does, for her shoutings and smiles
because she is There in your life ?
 how many times did we say its because of her iam getting fed, its because she cooks and feeds food for us and food keeps us alive ( dont say , you can get food outside too, if you spend some money, yaah
right, all sane people know how much food industry is killing peoples health and longevity with there added junk and chemicals to comestable foods, they are not adding health and love, they are adding poisons and death to you very slowly)
how many times did we took her in your arms and hold her the right way just like your child and put her on your lap and rubbed her hair ?
don’t you think she will do a selfless surrender to you ??
how many times did you “see her” through your eyes, instead of listening to judgements from others and branding her as so and so ???
do you know her pains ??
do you know why is she really sad ??
Hold her in your arms and make her feel like there is nothing in this world that can make her feel peaceful, than in the arms of your godly love.
Just in case if you dont know
…………….THIS IS WHAT YOU PROMISED ON THE DAY OF YOUR WEDDING WALKING AROUND THE FIRE GOD.
and the same applies for Wife to Husbands, nothing works in one way, its always two ways.
Love and peace starts from self first ,love yourself and love your family and than the world .
Feel the divinity in your hearts bhagavad bhandus
16: What happens during Nidhidyasana:
Dear family
What happens when 1000 watts of electricity goes into 60 watts capacity bulb, same happens after after a true intense Nidhidyasana session ??
Have you ever felt your heart vibrate in joy ??
Have you ever hold your chest that it’s going to explode ( unharmful but highly vibrant) after deep intense Nidhidyasana session????
Have you ever felt an impersonal beingness all around you??
Have you hair risen out of ur body electrified and stunned???
Have you experienced cold chills in your spine with tremors in your mid brain and top fontanel.???
Have you expiernced a joy so higher and so wonderful that nothing in this material world has ever given you and can ever give you??????
Have you tasted the taste of the your infinite tears of joy drooling down your eyes without ur conscience non stop , they just don’t stop, even if you stop ???
If yes than question, what’s happening than and there ???????
No more discussions , no more nothing is ever needed….. You are free, but you cannot express it, it’s beyond speech and indescribable , it’s unlimited freedom .
We are all wired the same way inside, Brahma anubava and brahma ananda is not meant for limited people , it’s for everyone and anyone can be that ( irrespective if religions, regions, languages,gender, etc etc),
all u need is consistent and dedicated SADHANA  and plenty and plenty and plenty of pure love in EESHWARA .
Feel the divinity in your hearts
You are the walking temple
Hari om tat sat
17: Good Information for India:
✴Good news✴
Supreme Court has announced now that any person who meets with road accidents can be taken to a nearby hospital immediately.
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18: What is illusion and what is Real :
So here is the question:
Brother,
 that is where the confusion comes for me.  If this is all a drama then why should I care for anything or anybody? If somebody is crying with hunger pains, should I say it’s all a drama or illusion and not help. Is that hunger or pain an illusion or real?
What is illusion and what is real?
Answer :
this might be long , but read it in leisure and no hurries
Here’s an example  that might help resolve your question, try and see if it makes sense:
From the viewpoint of ocean, water is:
·         one  (whole ocean, collected of a assortment of waves, is nothing but one and the same water).
·         all-pervasive (there is no part of ocean where water is not).
·         changeless (water remains H2O throughout the ocean).
·         independent (ocean cannot exist without water, but water does not need to be in the form of the ocean).
In contrast, every wave is different from every other wave in size, temperature, location, speed, power, every wave is changeable, limited, dependent.
Yet, when asked to touch the wave, we touch water. And on the beach, when asked to touch water, we touch the wave.
Each and every wave is nothing but water, but water is not the wave: the wave cannot exist without water, but water continues whether or not it is in the form of a wave.
Also, water does not change its nature as water to become wave.
So where does the wave come from? What changes?
The stillness of water, when disturbed, takes the form of ripples, waves, tsunamis.
 They arise out of the stillness of water and resolve back into the stillness. Water remains water whether in the form of stillness or in the form of wave.
So how does this apply to the relationship between eeshwara and the world ? drama, illusion and real ?? eeshwara is the intelligent and material cause of the universe, and he just manifests.
Just map this onto the above example… eeshwara  = water, drama or illusion = stillness of water, wave = manifest world.
Just as the stillness of water and water are not two separate things, so too illusory world is not a second thing that can exist independent of eeshwara. Water as the substratum of stillness or waveform remains unchanged in nature;
Water-wave is an example of the changing and changeless co-existing in the same locus.
The changeless Eeshwara and ever-changing universe co-exist, the former being real and independent,
the latter being drama/illusory and dependent. Wave and water are both seen simultaneously; what you see depends on where you focus.
Just as you don’t need to flatten the ocean full of waves to know that it is ultimately a manifestation of water, same like that one can with knowledge accepts the drama and illusory world as the lap of eeshwara.
Now to your other question , if somebody is crying with hunger pains what do you do, is it illusory ?
we go give some food with love, when there is only god as the water example above, god takes care of himself, someone( in the form of god) with love gives food.
Just like the big wave helps the small wave to be consumed into it from the above example, a mighty hearted person in godly form accommodates the hungry person’s hunger into him.
Food is the nature’s dharma for the body form to survive and be alive, body has 4 natural dharmas ( food, defending, resting and procreation)
Love is the highest nature. Everything is lowest, all lowest tendencies are getting purified to become the highest.
So love heals and helps all lower tendencies.
Karma yoga explains  perfectly how the real and the illusory merge towards a natural action with out conditions.
We can talk one of this days.
Hari om tat sat
19: Misconceptions about Brahma Gyanis:
Dear family
What a wonderful sri rama kalyanam celebration it was at our temple  yesterday .
But the word “kalyanam”, Reminds me of sri rama was in grisstashrama or a family life.
Ramayana being Such a popular itihasa,paints such a fixed image in our minds about rama ,
but when you read , understand and comtemplate ” yoga VAsista”, you will know a totally different picture of RAma.
He was total depressed person at age 17 ( even though by that age he had learnt so many vidyas and won kudos from everyone for his smartness and intelligence in various vidyas)
sometime living in loneliness away from people.
Well his thoughts just like any serious sadhaka was around……. What is this world??? What is God mean ???  Who IAM I actually ???
All those vidyas he learnt was in vain, because they weren’t answering him those highest and biggest and serious questions of his life???
Dasaradha was so worried for his favorite son , that’s when his parama guru VASISTA comes and starts teaching the brahma gyana.
Which moulds life of rama from a ordinary man to a divine man and a self realiZed brahma gyani.
Manavude madhavudu transformation .
As a brahma gyani , He does such a good job being a king, a husband, a son, a brother , a friend etc.
As a brahma gyani , a matter of fact he becomes father only after coming rescuing Sitamma from LANKA .
Almost same story with srikrishna , Study his life , he questioned the same at his tender years and know the truth  and he was a great king , husband , father, friend etc and never left his kingdom , but he is Brahma gyani too.
Same with janaka and  If you Study the lives of so
Many other other brahma gyanis like Thyagaraja, Ekanath, Narsi Mehta, Bhadrachalam Ramdas, annamacharya, Tukaram ,Namdev, Jayadeva, Chaitanya and Kabir  they are in  grihssta Ashrama as husbands  with families  and also they did a great job in there professions too.
Tukaram ji was a businessman , he did multiple dharmic and simple business , though a simple one , because he knows the brahma gyana.
There are so many misconceptions that some how creeped into our culture and mindsets, leading to confusions about brahma gyanis :
1.There is a common misconception in our societies that to be a Brahma gyani  and to learn the highest essence of EESHWARA , one has to run away into the mountains leaving professions , leaving wife and children , leaving family—— those are sanyasis belonging to sanyasashram , that’s comes after grihssta Asram in old ages.
2.i met some People who even think Brahma gyanis are dead vegetable and fit for nothing……. They are not dead vegetables , there minds work are so super fine state at higher realms and are so powerful they balance the nature that we complAin of rain , summer and snow etc
3. They are mad people: they look like it because there Truths and the way they live are hard to digest for common man.
4. Modern world will eat  them away:
They are so free from the modern and also the world , they don’t bite them , in fact brahma gyani smells the Modern person coming his way and Becomes alert , as his mind can grasp that.
5.they don’t have active life: some of brahma gyani’a are iAs officers and some ips officers , some vice president at big IT firms.
They are as active as normal people , except they are very very very different inside.
That’s why it’s hard to find them and recognize them as they don’t say anything and act unless a serious sadhaka with pure heart asks a QUESTION .
May the knowledge set us all free
Hari om
20: We are one:
Dear family
Iam not different from you and as a matter of fact no different from anyone .
We are all made of the same natural ingredients inside
We are all wired the same inside.
Once you know that , you don’t need google to find answers  or VEDANTA or write articles or books
All answers are in you and all articles in you and all VEDANTA is in you
Hari ohm
We never die, all this hungama about death is a mirage , body does not you .Body dies not the REAL self.We were never born , so where is death.
21: Manifestation and Evolution:
when you say we are never born, you are referring to soul, correct? The process of soul going into an embryo, developing as a baby and coming out mother’s womb …what do you call this process?
Right, that process is called manifestion and evolution
The REAL YOU is witnesser of that manifestation and evolution
You are that INFINTE awareness being who is witnessing all the drama unfolding in front of you called body and the actions of the body in th form of manifestation and evolution
Which both happen in space and time , that’s why Einsteins relativity theory  points toward the the illusory affect of space time dimensions.
22. So u say scientist Einstein is a Tatva Gnani??

Yes sir rishis are not different than scientists .

Rishis is a word most of Indians are stuck as we are from india , it doesn’t mean there cannot be be rishis from other countries and they don’t call them rishis in that part of the world .

If Einstein wears saintly vastras and wears all signs and beards etc and if he talks theory of relativity ,! Sure our Indians wud have build ashrams for him and made him baba

Essense of Ugadi

Dear Family,

Yugādi,Ugādi ,Samvatsarādi is called with multiple names across India and some parts of outside India as well, BUT THE ESSENCE is the same.

(Telugu: Ugadi, Kannada: Yugadi, Konkani/Marathi: yugādi and Gudi padwa in Marathi, In some parts of India it is known as Vikram Samvat or Bhartiya Nav Varsh. Rajasthan- Thapna, Sindhis- Cheti Chand, Manipuris -Sajibu nongma panba, Punjab-Baisakhi , Himachal Kullu Vally – seri Saja , Tamil Nadu -Puthandu and West Bengal -Pohela Boishakh , Kerala- Vishu ,In Mauritius, Hindus of Bali and Indonesia also celebrate their new year on the same day as Nyepi)

Ugadi – as per Shastra, It’s a beginning of new era, it is the day Brahma started the creation of the Universe.   New era of what??? Didn’t we see new beginnings last year; are we not going to see again next year? , So what does it mean new beginning every time? Science and Shastra’s says age of the universe is 13.8 Billion years and it also says, this is not the first time universe came into existence, this is only one of its existence, that means it dissolved before 13.8 billion years and came again, and it will dissolve again in some billion years and it will be created again and manifestation happens again, it’s a cyclic loop, not linear time cycle with Uni – Dimensional model. Unfortunately festivals of today became entertainment and enjoyment, with name sake spirituality added to it, and now it became a spiritual entertainment, in the name of panchanga sravanam, wonderful foods, new clothes etc with the essence lost. There is a spiritual and Vedantic meaning behind everything we do during festivals time as per Sanathana Dharma, all connected to single and sole purpose of bringing all beings closer to divinity. The outward things that are done are symbolism and gestures of the Inner Bhava or Feeling. Ugadi has deep spiritual significance. Let us find out the real essence of Ugadi. Like all other festivals, which are created as per the teaching of Sanathana Dharma, there is a deep meaning, rational, order to the sequence of Ugadi festival.

Essence of Ugadi. While 95% of The Veda gives insight into Infinite Karmic Rituals, only 5 % or so gives insight into Tattva Jyana– the supreme reality of god. Accordingly the Tattva jyana says that the space time module itself is not real and it is relative reality not absolute reality. Than why did our rishis create a time based festival called “Yuga – Adi” (or UGADI). When the Time and Space dimensions are itself relative, than why are so many festivals created per each calendar year, obviously well mapped to Sanathana Dharma. They actually carry a deep spiritual call. Rishis Knew that mankind is stuck in ignorance and ignorance lives in time and space with very strong body identification, to start to towards a course of self-realization and get them diverted from there routine mundane lifestyle, they created festivals. Festivals not with Random dates and times, but something that maps very well to the body/mind physiology, planetary moments and nature around them That’s how the sequence of festivals also has significance. It indicates how to put in practice spiritual truths in life. Ugadi comes after Shivaratri and Holi. Shivaratri gives a call for waking up. Waking up from dream of empirical reality or relative reality. Holi – Killing our ignorance and destroying meaning less desires, Now that you are waked up and cleansed up, now start the new beginning called the Ugadi. Ugadi is the day; we create our universe with a new beginning with fresh SANKALPA to create a world in your mind of divine living as a sincere Sadhaka. By making a new beginning with this new Sankalpa, whatever action we perform becomes the positive karma. What we experience in life is our karmic forces. Mankind across the globe has been living in lots of negative thoughts and vibrations and bad sankalpas. We have a choice to create new universe in our minds for ourselves by right action. Action with right attitude. Action with right attitude is called Karmayoga. Action performed as service is called Yagna. Together gives the new beginiging called Ugadi

Essence of Panchangam,: It became an entertainment factor and expectations management factor as what is in the store for their destiny as per Panchangam, There is a meaning behind it. Panchanga sravanam done on the day of Yugadi, is done to respect Kalapurusha (Vishnu sahasra nama names god as Kala purusha).  Lord himself is the time.  Vedic Time is measured in 5 parts – Thiti, vara, nakshtra, karana and yoga. Worship of Kalapurusha is respecting time. Every moment available to us should be lived respecting time. Our bodies are given limited breaths for a certain period of time as a part of our evolutionary process.  Right evolutionary process happens by right actions and positive thinking. Just like a seed when sown and taken positive actions will grow to a healthy and green plant and then to a strong tree  and completes its self-less seva by giving shadow to a tired passenger or a animals etc., or give fruits, or nice air and then completes its phase. When the evolution of the tree goes by bad actions, the tree dies in its early stages and no chances of it becoming a healthy tree to perform its duty.  Same thing applies to Humans as well. Performing yagna and karmayoga is the right way to respect kalapurusha. Panchanga sravana is done for this purpose. Horoscope is nothing but our karmic influences. Yagna, karmayoga is the way to come out of karmic influences.

Wearing New Clothes: On Ugadi day, we wear new clothes. This is a reminder of Bhagavadgita sloka 2.20. We are not the body. We are Atma or Spirits. Body is like clothes to us. Like we drop the old clothes, we drop body and take new ones. “   vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya          navani grhnati naro ’parani     tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany               anyani samyati navani dehi “ Just as a person puts on new garments, and discards and gives up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old ones.

Foods: Ugadi day we eat jaggery and neem leaves in the form of Ugadi Chutney and Bakshalu to remind ourselves of the highest goal of enlightenment – Sthitaprajna state (Bhagavadgita 2.56). To be able to accept ups and downs of life with even mindedness is the highest achievement in life. “ duhkheshv anudvigna-manah              sukheshu vigata-sprihah        vita-raga-bhaya-krodhah sthita-dhir munir ucyate” He who is undisturbed in triumphs (Happy events) and disasters (Attachments, fears, angers, Frustrations, Jealousy, defeat etc.)  Is the steady minded one.

Why Ugadi doesn’t come on January 1st: Ugadi is greeted as New Year but it doesn’t come on the first of January. Ugadi follows the lunisolar system, chandramana – souramana panchanga calendar, a calendar based on the moon’s celestial motion, which has a direct connection with the way the human body is made. It connects you with the movements of the planet. Ugadi is the beginning of a new year as per the lunisolar calendar largely followed by the Indian people for many centuries. Calendar is designed in such way, the times reflects what it does to the human body /mind and consciousness. As shown in the picture below, the tilt of the globe at the pole axis renders the northern hemisphere to receive the highest amount of the Sun’s energy during the 21-day period that starts from Ugadi. Temperatures are hot during this time (In some of the tropical areas, that’s why people apply castor oil during these times to manage the heat), During this time the earth get charged up with new life and the scientist proved that the phytochemicals in the light radiation from the sun during this times are charged with photons that are so helpful not just for humans but for plants,animals and which directly and indirectly affects our bodies and minds.That’s why we see new leaves coming up, and sprouts budding in plants too. Ugadi is on the first day of the waxing moon after the first new moon post equinox, suggesting a new beginning.

Seasons sesons1 Gregorian and Lunisolar Calendar differences: The Gregorian Calendar or English Calendar, that is followed across the world is so Illogical that in the year 1582, the date was moved from Thursday, Oct. 4, 1582 to Friday, Oct. 15, 1582 as they could not accommodate the difference in the celestial motion of the moon around the earth and earth motion around the sun, they got a big difference and as they do not know what to do, they jumped up the dates by 11 days, so that Christmas always comes on December 25. That is the reason why we have almost same (30 or 31) days in a month except 28 days in February, all is the magic of Gregorian calendar, which ignores human experience in relation to the planetary movement. The lunisolar calendar takes into account the experience and impact that is happening to the human being and hence, the calendar is adjusted to latitudes.

Conclusion: Now that you know the significance and profoundness of our festival, the scientific nature of our Vedas and the intelligence and love that our rishis has for the mankind, please do pass it on to your future generations and lets start by not saying Hi and Hello to your fellow beings, but start saying “Namaskaram” with a sense that the living God is standing right in front of you. When you meet your fellow brother, don’t shake hand; if possible give him a brotherly hug. Just sharing a personal experience, when I met a decent stranger few years ago at a temple in India and after some Vedantic talk, we were departing, and instead of shaking hands, I suggested if I can give a brotherly hug. Little did I know……. the tears of love were flowing from his eyes. Til today he stands a good friend and god given brother of mine, Make all your relations godly as they are coming into your life not as a people, but as a living god in disguise to teach you something or to give you love. Hari Om Tat Sat

Some wonderful Pointers from the group virtual satsangs:

  • Why Satsangam: This is a very interesting message I received. It is so meaningful, I had to share it. There are four yugas widely accepted in Hinduism.   They are :
  1. Satya yug
  2. Treta yug (Ramayana)
  3.  Dwapara yug (Mahabharata)
  4. Kal yug (Present)

In satya yug, the figtht was between two worlds.( Devalok and Asura lok) Asura lok                  being the evil, was a different WORLD.In Treta yug, the fight was between Rama and Ravana.Both rulers from two different COUNTRIES.

 In dwapara yug, the fight was between Pandavas and Kauravas. Both good and evil from the SAME FAMILY.

Kindly note how the evil is getting closer..

For example, from a DIFFERENT WORLD to a DIFFERENT COUNTRY to the SAME     FAMILY.

Now, know where is the evil in Kalyug? It is inside us..Both GOOD AND EVIL LIVES WITHIN..

The battle is within us. Who will we give victory to..

 Our inner goodness or the evil within?

 There are six internal enemies ..Kama ..lust ..kordha..anger ..Lobha..greed ..Moha..desire   or attachment to worldly things instead of the supreme being ..Madha..ego or arrogance      ..matsrya..jealousy or envy ..these six things keep us away from God

 Easy solution is to have satsamgathyam.  Adi sankara gave a solution in Baja govindam . There is a sloka in bajagovimdam that talks about satsamgathyam:

           Satsangatve nissangatvam

            Nissangatve nirmohatvam

            Nirmohatve nishchalatattvam

            Nishchalatattve jeevanmukti

 Yes sath sang is good Margam, but with those sadhakas ONLY……who understand the REAL essence of Vedanta saram and practices very very seriously in there daily life the key qualities of sadhana: Mano nigraham, indriya nigraham and tapah

  From Satsangh (the company of the good) comes non-attachment, from non-             attachment comes freedom from delusion, which leads to self-settledness. From self-   settledness (delusionlesness) comes Jeevan Mukti (liberation in life). Company plays a    major role and it influences your mind and soul. If you are in bad company you acquire       bad habits, if you are in good company good habits, you have to better choose good             company for your own good. If you are in the company of HARI DASA’s (Servants of    GOD), saints and good teachers (Guru’s), you can learn things very easily, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel, what ever they learnt, they will pass on this knowledge to     you and you can easily acquire that. Especially the need of a good teacher is very  important for spiritual matters. Dear friend acquire the friendship and company of  devotional people and acquire spiritual knowledge, peace, good habits. If you are in a good company, the first benefit you get is, you get detached with the worldly matters, and  you get attached to divine things, if you reach that stage then you are very close to GOD.

One other important thing to practise is to bring sadhana into your lives every day ,           because unless we bring it into our lives all the books we read, all the discourses we listen   and all satsanghs we attend will go in vain , the real puja is done at heart.

Talking is easy , doing is all that makes difference to reach closer to lord.So the real step starts from us at the individual level.

  • Good Message: ” your life is natures gift ,Be happy and live fully”                                                                       ” please remember that you are not born with worries; they are acquired and    manufactured through the traverse of life ”                                                                                  “What happens to this worries , relatives , bonds and desires after you live the body????”
  • Real Mothers Love: “What is mother ‘s love”???

        Is it the care shown by a female gender across all the living species on earth?Or

        Is it a person or individual ???Or

        Is it the responsibility a person does as its “her child”??  Or

         Is it the feeling of possessiveness  in the part of the mother for her kids??? Or

         Is it an expression confined to her own offspring???

          The truth is so big , when one really knows it and understands it, it liberates            that person.Motherness is not confined to a gender and it’s not selfish and limited to there own kids .It’s the universal principle, which keeps the whole brahmanda alive.

  • Your are Magnificent: Dear family

 There is something magnificent in all of us; regardless of who we are, regardless of            where we come from , regardless of how old or young you are; regardless of what you        like or don’t like ; regardless of what mistakes and tragedies you went through ;regardless   of what has happened to you and your life , please know and never never never forget that you are SPECIAL,  because inside you is so special and so magnificent that the             whole UNIVERSE is bowing to it every second.Know it, Feel it and love it…. That’s why you are born.

Hari om

  •  What can be worshipped: What shud really be worshiped??…. How can a tamo tattva jada  swarupa or inert matter or substance be worshipped, when it can’t be concious of itself…..because worshipping such matter builds MeaningLess ATTACHMENT not divine love or devotion……for example person loving money or his BMW …. Is he divine or attached to materialism?

 The only thing that is worth worshippable as per our shastrs is SATTVIC tattva….. That’s why we worship COW …. Yes that person is divine.Having clarity in VEDANTA is very very very important in understanding the essence of  nature, please don’t fall pray to every book, every video, every discourse that people are    saying , try and understand the nature of the Supreme NATURE, it’s very easy, very simple, very very very close to the closest of you.

Just get into sadhana mode…. It fill unfold itself in your hearts.

Hari om tat sat

  • Practical Vedanta: Dear Family

 Mere study of the Vichar Sagar, Panchadasi, Gita, Upanishads, etc cannot bring in the      experience of pure Vedantic consciousness. Vedantic gossiping and dry discussions on        scriptures cannot help a man in feeling the unity and oneness of life. We should destroy      ruthlessly all sorts of impurities, hatred, jealousy, envy, idea of superiority and all       barriers that separate man from man. This can be done by incessant, selfless service of        humanity with the right mental attitude. Practical Vedanta is felt by serving mankind and   other beings, feeding sugar to an ant, grains to birds, grass to a cow and so on with PURE    LOVE……..dry discussions and meaningless fights over the nonessentials of religions.         The world is filled of People who study a few books and pose as Jivanmuktas. …..        Beware……..Many imagine that they can become Jivanmuktas by a little study of Laghu      Siddhanta Kaumudi and Tarka. Oneness of life can be had only by Self-realization             through constant spiritual practice and Sadhana ONLY. Study of scriptures can help us a bit, but it cannot make us a Jivanmukta.core is emphasized on How we are thinking and     how are we doing…. Is there PURE LOVE in it or not??

This is practical VEDANTA dear bhagavad bhandus

  •  Breath and Pranayama: Dear family

 Entire Jivarasi is gifted with only limited breaths, all swasas are wasted in angers and        frustratations, but eeswara gave them to us to learn , mature and evolve .Every moment is   for our learning and education ONLY.

 That’s why our elders always tell us to take long deep breaths to increase our longevity.      When We are angry or stressed out we tend to take short breathes.  That limited number of breaths God gave us will go to zero much faster when we continue live with anger or      stress.

Just by understanding and practicing the deeper science of pranayama, scientist found      neuron firing rate increases, oxygen supply to brain increases , cells in the lungs receptors  are wide open instead of congested , heart rate normalizes , all this is just at body level      and mind level and Vijnamaya kosha and anandamaya kosha level its unimaginable spiritual elevation.

 Imagine just with one shastra this much can happen , what happens when you learn and    live other secrets of our ancient scriptures ???

 Sometimes tears and prayers are not enough to thank god to have us born in           SANATHANA DHARMA… We are all supremely blessed already

  • What is the Vedic essence of hindu marriages?

  The term ‘vivaha’ means ‘vishesena vahati iti vivaha:’ Vivaha is that which gives special      rights.

What are those special rights? They are about the rights which the man can do only as a     married one, particularly all yajnas which he cannot do as a brahmachari without his       patni or wife.

 It is completion of a union of Purusha and Prakruthi.

  So what is this Purusha and Prakruthi that is existing everywhere and in everything           universally?

 Let’s take an example: Take the example of a car, the car by itself is not called the car without its power to ride   on the road, engine, brakes and ability of that thermal energy from the gas converting to  the electrical energy and then converting to mechanical and kinetic energy which is than   pushing the car forward.

  So car has 2 components, they are:

Body of the car + power that drives it = THE CAR

  (Purusha + Prakruthi = Samsar (The World)

 Husband + Wife = Samsaram( a small world )

 Can you imagine a situation of a car without the body but just has the power or car with   body but no power???

Similarly, can you imagine  a wife without a husband and vice versa, they are cosmically   intertwined into each other with the most purest bond.

 There cannot be a separate existence between them, they are ONE , that’s why it’s a           pavitra bhandam .

 Our senses with eyes and mind make it look like people, but with SADHANA you will     see them as none other than Laxmi Narayana swaroopa, they are universally everywhere.

 Marriage is divine and a special blessing , love every moment if it.

  • Holi spiritual meaning:Before wishing happy holi…..let’s please understand the meaning……Holika signifies ignorance, it’s not colors and playing……..Who is guru? And who is a swami?  And who is shishya??

They are man made differences ……They are so loosely used everywhere without proper    value and understanding …….no wonder the world is filled with so many fake babas and     swami,s and gurus…… Who is making them?????

It’s we the people, who understand things loosely and is causing such a huge impact on     the vedika dharma and its importance to a degree that people distrust it and converting to  other religions…..swami or guru is NOT a PERSON….read BG chapter 13 and understand    it to know more…..ignorant people become bakra to a EGO with there agendas for power,   money and supremacy…. Please beware.

 So what is Ignorance ????? It is a mental Kalpana, imaginations or wrong ideas that are     struck in your mind and not letting you know the reality , as this wrong programming of your mind is blocking it up see the TRUTH…..Allow the Vasanas and egoism to pass.   Break the clouds. Behind the clouds, there is the luminous sun. Behind the mind, there is   the self-radiant Atman. Purify yourself. Destroy the evil Vrittis. Plod on in the spiritual       path. You have taken this life for this purpose only. For Self-realization and the spiritual   path, Sanskrit is not at all necessary. You will have to understand the theory and essence     only. All the Sanskrit books are tendered into English and other languages. Be not            troubled on this score.

  • Cutting vegetables is not a Himsa .: Dear Family,

  Someone asked this question as we were cutting vegetables at dc kitchen yesterday and    this is the answer given to the boy.Should it not be considered as Himsa when we cut vegetables and fruits?

 Cutting vegetables is not a Himsa .There is no real consciousness in plants and trees,          although there is life in them. There is life in plants, sensation in animals, mentality in        human beings and spirituality in sages. There is no Visesha Ahankara and reflection of         Chaitanya in plants and trees. Hence they cannot experience pain. The tree will not say,      “I am experiencing pain”. The mind in plants and trees is not developed. It is quite             rudimentary. It is Jada and insentient. Life on earth will be impossible if we take cutting   vegetables also as Himsa.

 Now that we saw from the YouTube video the other day what is temple ? How is it          connected to our body? How our body itself is the temple and it’s the blue print for   outside temple ….. Now my dear God given family , please think further about who is the    Shila murthy in the temple and the REAL YOU in the body ???

 So when abhishekam is happening to the Shila MUrthy in the temple , who is it actually    happening to is it REAL SELF inside  our body or some external divinity ?

Should you feel and look at that abhishekam in silent meditation or watch it like a show ?

 And last question to ask ourselves…. Isn’t abhishekam happening every second already or   it happens once every 2 weeks in weekends in scheduled hours ?????

 Feel the divinity in you

  • 12: What is a Hindu Temple ACTUALLY : What is a hindu temple Really mean ??? How it connects to your body ?? What is shiva linga means ?? ….find answers for it here………

   https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZXHirGaoddY

            ” deho devalaya prokthaha”

            Jivo shiva SANATHANAHA”

 Now that we saw from the YouTube video the other day what is temple ? How is it          connected to our body? How our body itself is the temple and it’s the blue print for   outside temple ….. Now my dear God given family , please think further about who is the    Shila murthy in the temple and the REAL YOU in the body ???

 So when abhishekam is happening to the Shila MUrthy in the temple , who is it actually    happening to is it REAL SELF inside  our body or some external divinity ?

 Should you feel and look at that abhishekam in silent meditation or watch it like a show ?

And last question to ask ourselves…. Isn’t abhishekam happening every second already or  it happens once every 2 weeks in weekends in scheduled hours ?????

 Feel the divinity in you

“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – वसुधैव कुटुम्बकं “

                             वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् (vasudhaiva kuTumbakam)

1. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम. from “vasudha”, the earth; “iva”, is ; and “kutumbakam”, family) is a Sanskrit phrase that means that the whole world is one single family.So here the Vedic sages are saying that the entire world is truly just one family. The world is like a small, tightly knit, nuclear family.

2. The words वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् (vasudhaiva kuTumbakam) come from the mantra VI-72 in Maha Upanishad which belongs to sAmaveda tradition. The mantra reads:
अयं बन्धुरयंनेति गणना लघुचेतसाम्
उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ॥
Meaning: The distinction “This person is mine, and this one is not” is made only by the narrow-minded (i.e. the ignorant who are in duality). For those of noble conduct (i.e. who know the Supreme Truth) the whole world is one family (one Unit).
(The meaning of words like ‘family’ etc. should be understood in the context of what the Upanishad is talking about. It is describing the quality of a man who understood the Truth, transcending the multiplicity of the world).
The Upanishad mantra is not a geo-politico-socio-cultural statement. It is a matter of fact.

3. Hitopadesha, 1.3.71:
‘ayam nijah paroveti ganana laghuchetasam
udaracharitanam tu vasudhaiva kutumbhakam’ |
’This is my own and that a stranger’ – is the calculation of the narrow-minded
For the magnanimous-hearts however, the entire earth is but a family’

4. Tamil Poem written 2500 years ago :
Tamil Poet Kanian Poongundranar on the concept similar to ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (Song 192, Purananuru, Sangam literature)
‘யாதும் ஊரே; யாவரும் கேளிர்;
“Yathum Oore Yavarum Kelir”
‘Every place is my home town; Everyone my kith and kin

It is a fact that emerged from the observation and analysis by the Scientists of the day and recorded in their reports. The Scientists were the Seers, Rishis. Their reports were the Upanishads. Each Scientist used to teach with care and affection sitting close to his students (upa + nisha). The Upanishads were the foundation stones on which the magnificent edifice called sanAtana dharma developed. What they taught was not under any IPR regime, because their authors never considered them to be their brainchildren. They felt that it was a Knowledge revealed when their individualistic ID, the sense of “I am a separate person” was totally lost. A sense of “me” was not there to claim ‘ownership’ rights.

What would remain when an “I” in me is not conscious of my separate body-mind but is fused with the totality of “Whatever-actually-IS”? There cannot be an answer for this question. The nearest comparison that can be given is the dreamless deep sleep condition. It does not matter who you are – a prince or a pauper; an angel or a devil; an illiterate ignoramus or an intellectual giant – all differences and separations dissolve in deep sleep. Only one stark naked truth remains then. “Whatever-that-Truth-is,” “It” must be existing to be present. So what we can at the most say about it is, it “EXISTS.” That basic ‘Isness’ is called “Beingness” or “Existence.” In Sanskrit, the word is sat (सत्).

taittIriyopanishad gives two more of its features in the mantra (II-i-1) — सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं ब्रह्म (Beingness, Knowingness, and Infiniteness). It’s something deep sleep-like and space-like. That’s about all we can say. brahman is the word used as a pointer to It.
And of all the philosophical thoughts ever expressed anywhere in the world, only Advaita Vedanta boldly declares, That brahman Alone is, there is NO second thing. If anyone feels that s/he sees more than one thing, it is all a delusion.

Being under delusion is like being a Dhritarashtra, blind. In that blindness, the Oneness is missed. “I-you”; “mine-his” separations are (imaginarily) perceived. The separations are the seeds for conflict, both mental and physical. That’s the reason in the very first shloka in Bhagavadgita, Dhritarashtra asks, ‘What is it they are doing – my sons and those of Pandu’ (mAmakAH pANDavAH ca), viewing his own kids separate from his brother’s and all of them separate from himself.

The great Indian tradition exhorts us to see clearly that the apparent differences and separations are like ‘virtual image’ in a mirror. You cannot demolish the virtual image. Have your ever tried bull-dozing a mountain reflected in a mirror?
If you are able to see through the falsity of multiplicity, you will see Oneness. That is smyagdRRiShTi (perfect perception). This dRRiShTi of Oneness leads to the understanding that vAsudeva (‘Beingness’) is the innermost of all (once the illusory layers of coverings are pierced through). vAsudevaH sarvam iti – वासुदेवः सर्वमिति, asserts Bhavadgita in the verse VII-19. (The Sanskrit root vas (वस्) has several meanings. Here we have to understand vas means ‘to be’).

We have from IshAvAhsya, mantra 6: यस्तु सर्वाणि भूतानि आत्मन्येवानुपश्यति ।
सर्वभूतेषु चात्मानं ततो न विजुगुप्सते |

Meaning: He who perceives all beings in the Self alone, and the Self in all beings does not entertain any hatred on account of that perception.
That means he sees everyone as himSelf. That is the height of Oneness. No distinctions. Total unity. When what is, IS one Unit, there is no scope for hatred because there is nothing separate from himSelf to be hated. That is the perception of the really real Reality, वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् !!
The statement is not just about peace and harmony among the societies in the world, but also about a truth that the whole world has to live like a family. Just by contemplating this idea and by at least trying to live by it and practice it in our lives, we could make this world a better place.

Tranquilized by the false security that the modern technology is provide us , we are often tending to forget about how fragile the life is on this planet. While ‘preparing’ our instant dinners in our microwave oven we tend to forget that food is not coming from the supermarket but from a star 150 million kilometers away which gives light and energy to plants which feed us and the animals too. Whether we like it or not, whether aware of it or not, we are the part of a fragile ecosystem we are all dependable on and responsible for.
With every animal species going extinct we are losing part of our own survival, a part of ourselves. It is not possible to harm another human being or any other life form without harming a small part of ourselves.

Essence of Family, Marriage and Children –Significance from Ancient Scriptures View with respect to Modern living

Eeshwara made every husband one with his wife? In body and spirit, they are the same. So what does he want? Godly children from your union, so that manifestation and evolution continues………….

Every house can be a temple, when the pure bliss of marriage is blessed with incredible joy of a happy marriage blessed with adoring, appreciative kids raising on their way towards who easily transition from childhood into mature adults is a goal of most people. This concept is well established across Asian, Middle Eastern, Western cultures and reflects universally; this wish seems to be deeply rooted in our minds and also within our genetic composition.

Lately, this model has been changing. Some of them are having children apart from their marriage, and some are considering same gender relationships. However, it looks like everyone wants to have the joy of family. Even many of those who deviate from tradition still want their relationships to be called “marriages.”

It is contradictory though that the “social experimenters” want the language and bounties of traditional marriage but don’t wish to follow the traditional culture of Marriage? Why is it that we human beings are so attracted to the terms called marriage and family?

Most of the complainers of marriage are stuck in it with inner feelings of detest on their partner and keep the marriage going more for the social pressure or family respect or the sake of children, but the core of bond that keeps the wife and husband is waning away in this modern times and fastly catching up to be a comfort arrangement set up with commercial ideologies.

Is it the lack of actual education about the concepts of marriage? What is marriage? Why marriage? What are children? Why children? Effects of modern married families on children? What is its impact on the society? What will society of tomorrow look like with children produced from bad marriages?

The effort on this blog is to educate ourselves and understand it from the deeper core by first understanding the concept of marriage from the ancient Hindu scriptural point of view , purpose of it, the way it gets done, what are we actually promising to each other on the day of the marriage and how are we forgetting them so quickly ??

Can we learn something about Rama and Sita from Ramayana and what is it teaching us about the wedding, Marriage Rituals, and their meaning, their importance and explanation behind all of these?

Most of us who got married were so caught up in catching up with friends, Photo Shoots, Video fancies, family, and relatives. So hardly might have understood these rituals, mantras that bride/ groom are asked to recite. Sometimes the pandits are not sure of them too. So what does a Hindu marriage mean? How can they help into our lives? What’s involved, why do we go through all that ceremony, and why there is no concept of divorce in Hindu marriage?

Concept of Marriage – The Oneness of Purusha + Prakruthi.

The term ‘vivaha’ means ‘vishesena vahati iti vivaha:’ Vivaha is that which gives exclusive rights.What are those special rights? They are about the rights that the man can do only as a married one, particularly all Yajnas, which he cannot do as a Brahmachari without his patni or wife.

It is the completion of a union of Purusha and Prakriti.

Purusha is ‘puryam shete iti: Purusha:’ -the one who is resting in the house.The root words are ‘puh’ or ‘pura’ which means city, abode, dwelling.

The body is the city (Bhagavad Gita 5-13) with 9 openings. Since he resides in this city of 9 doors, he is called Purusha.

The female gender for Purusha is Prakruthi (Pra-kara(s), Kr-kara(the) and athi-kara(ree) combination indicating Sattvic ,Rajasic and Tamasic States of Mind , the triple nature of the mind manifested across the universe.

Purusha as the indweller and Prakruthi with 3 gunas; make complete the Purusha + Prakruthi combination.

This concept is the basic idea of the union of Man and Woman in Marriage. The man and the woman in Union perform the Gra hast ashrama duties as one, with the man as the prime base and the woman as the driver or thinker.

Example: To put this in an simple example: Take the case of a car, the car by itself is not called the car without its power to ride on the road, engine, brakes and ability of that thermal energy from the gas converting to the electrical energy and then converting to mechanical and kinetic energy that is then pushing the car forward.

So car has 2 components, they are:

Body of the car + power that drives it = THE CAR

(Purusha)           + (Prakruthi)   = Samsara (The World)

Can you imagine a situation of a car without the body but just has the power or car with body but no power???

Who and What is The Bride Groom (MAN)?

The father of the bride cleanses and prays at the feet of the bridegroom during the marriage process saying the following:

“Namostu anantaya sahasramurtaye Sahasrapadakshi shira uru bahave sahasranamne purushaya shashvate sahasrakoti yuga dharine namah”

I surrender to him, one who has no end, One who has thousand forms, having thousand heads, one who has thousand rays originating from him, he exists eternally, he has been there.

The bridegroom is none other than Mahavishnu, bodily present as a person here; I am washing his feet. Sahasramurtaye, the one who has thousand forms. In Sanskrit, One thousand is meant to represent infinity of experiences in these three states of our being. The word thousand is used in a modified sense than we typically perceive. The three zeros are the three illusions of our waking state, dreaming state and sleeping state. But in reality, the one is you; you are experiencing all these three states. So you see, you are not seeing the bridegroom as an individual. You are considering him as a manifestation of Maha Vishnu directly. So it is to him the Kanya, the bride is being offered.

Who and What is the Bride?

The wealth of the Lord is Maha Laksmi. All the wealth, enjoyment, riches, experiences, of the world, are the Maha Laksmi swarupa.

Kanyam kanaka sampannam sakala abharanih yutam.

This bride is presented with the wealth of the world unto the God who owns it.

Who is this patni? ———-“patyAm vrathE thishtathi iti patni” (one who stands by her pati in all his actions.

Sequential Steps of Marriage:

  1. Nandi – To get started
  2. Nischitartha – establishing the trust
  3. Ankurarpana – creation of the connection by lighting the yajna fire
  4. Lajjna Homam – Yajna fire, Offering to Eeshwara.
  5. Snathakam – thread ceremony for the Groom before the wedding.
  6. Upanayanam- thread ceremony where the groom wears a silver thread or Yajñopavītam on his body.
  7. kasi Yathra – the ambivalent journey of the groom to kasi for the sannyasa and is brought back by the parents of the bride for the marriage.
  8. Kanya Danam: offering of the girl for the marriage.
  9. Pani Grahanam: bride and groom’ can and must touch and hold each other’s hand only and nobody else’s.

10: Saptha Padi: Walking Together for 7 steps

11: Mangalasutra Dhara/Vikshanam – tying the knot of the marriage.

  1. Talambralu- For the bride and the groom to bring them nearer in psychological and mental paths.
  2. Arundhati Darshanam
  3. Grihapravesam – Taking the bride to the in-law’s house
  4. Appaginthalu – handing over the daughter to the groom
  5. Dhruva Darshanam
  6. Shobanamu
  7. Garbhadanam – creation of the fetus.

COMING UP NEXT: In Depth look into each of this Rituals and its significance