Monthly Archives: August 2011

Basic course in Advaita Vedanta (inauguration)

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Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

किं  स्वरूपमित्यात्मादर्शने | अव्ययाभवा  आपुर्णचित्सुखं || (उपदेश  सार: २८ )   Kim svaroopamityaatmadarshane| Avyayabhava apurnachitsukham|| (Upadesha sara: 28) “What is my nature?”, thus enquiring one realizes the Self and knows the Self to be indestructible, unborn, all encompassing, complete Consciousness-Bliss. Bhagavan Ramana … Continue reading

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Welcome to the “name” ceremony!

Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Kanhaiyaa… Govinda Govinda Gopala Gopala          Nand-Yashoda, Anand Kishora,  Gokulabala, Devakinandan,  Navneetchora, Krishna Krishna… Murli manohar, Shyamal sunder, Kunj vihara, Venugopala, Murlishridhara, Yadavanandan, Krishna Krishna…Radhyeshyama, Gopivallabha, Madhava, Keshava, Pankajnayana, Kamalnayana, Mukunda, Krishna, Krishna… Mandar Giridhari, Govardhana … Continue reading

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Shree suktham – श्री सूक्तं

Invocation to the Goddess of Prosperity सिद्धलक्ष्मीर्मोक्षलक्ष्मिर्जयलक्ष्मिस्सरवती  | श्रिलक्ष्मिर्वरलक्ष्मिस्च  प्रसन्न  मम  सर्वदा  || Siddhalakshmeermoksha lakshmirjayalakshmissaravatee | shrilakshmirvaralakshmischa prasanna mama sarvadaa || May Lakshmi, the Goddess of Siddhis (super natural powers), Lakshmi the bestower of liberation, Lakshmi the one who grants … Continue reading

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Meditation upon the world

ह्र्दीव  बह्यदेशेअपि  यस्मिन  कस्मिन्स्च  वस्तुनि  | समाधिराध्यस्सन्मात्रात  नामरूप पृथक्कृतिः   || द्र्ग् दृश्य   विवेकः  : २७  || Hrdeeva bahyadesheapi yasmin kasminsch vastuni | Samaadhiraadhyassanmaatraat naamroopaprthakkrutihi || Drg-drshya viveka: 27 || As in the heart (internal), in the outside or … Continue reading

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Shree suktham श्री सूक्तं

Invocation to the Goddess of Prosperity: हिरण्यवर्णां हरिणीं सुवर्णरजतस्रजां | चन्द्रां हिरण्मयीं लक्ष्मीं जातवेदो म आवह || १ || Hiranyavarnaam  harineem suvarnarajatasrajaam | chandraam hiranmayeem lakshmeem jaatavedo ma aavaha || 1 || 1. O Jataveda! (Fire God/Agni)! I invoke your … Continue reading

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Mental austerity

Says Shri Krishna: मनः  प्रसादः  सौम्यत्वं  मौनात्मविनिग्रह: | भावसंशुद्धिरित्येतत्तपो  मानसमुच्यते  || (भगवद  गीता : १७ : १६ ) Manah prasadah saumyatvam mounatmavinigrahah | Bhavasamshuddhirityetattapo manasamuchyate || (bhagavad gita: 17: 16) Serenity of mind, good heartedness, silence, self-control, purity of nature … Continue reading

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Nobody wants you to be free…

वाग्मिप्राज्ञामहोद्योगं   जनं  मूकजडालसं  | करोति  तत्त्वबोधोयमतस्त्यक्तो  बुभुक्षुभिः  || (अष्टावक्र  गीता: १५ : ३ ) Vaagmipraajnaamahodyogam janam mookajadaalasam | Karoti tattvabodhoyamatastyakto bubhukshubhih || (Ashtavakra Gita: 15: 3) Sage Ashtavakra says, this knowledge of truth makes an eloquent, wise and active … Continue reading

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