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Radhekrishna!

Hanumath Jayanthi Special 

 

Hanumath Jayanti falls on 20th December 2006. Listen to Aanchaneya Vaibhavam satsangam by our Guruji Mahan Brahmashree Gopalavallidasan. 

 

Hanuman Chalisa 

 
Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj   After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen
Nij mane mukure sudhar   dust of holy Guru's Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu   untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-
Jo dayaku phal char   fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
     
Budhi Hin Tanu Janike   Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I
Sumirau Pavan Kumar   concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe   ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to
Harahu Kalesa Vikar   relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.
     
Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar   Victory to thee, O'Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar   hail to you O'Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdom
    and Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds
    (Entire cosmos) with your glory.
     
Ram doot atulit bal dhama   You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama   repository of immeasurable strength, though known
    only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.
     
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi   With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra)
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi   you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense
    and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.
     
Kanchan varan viraj subesa   Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa   is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.
     
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje   You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai   (kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.
     
Sankar suvan kesri Nandan   As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride
Tej pratap maha jag vandan   of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are
    propitiated all over the universe.
     
Vidyavan guni ati chatur   You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accom-
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur   plished, always keen to carry out the behest's of Shri Ram.
     
Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya   You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya   narration of Shri Ram's Life Stories. Your heart is filled with
    what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the
    hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
     
Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava   You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava   her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck
    terror by setting Lanka on fire.
     
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare   With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare   (demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram
    with great skill.
     
Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye   You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye   Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully
    embraced you with his heart full of joy.
     
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai   Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai   said: "You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat."
     
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave   Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave   saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).
     
Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa   When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa   the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha
    (one of immeasurable dimensions).
     
Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te   Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te   Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe)
    have been vying with one another in offering homage to your
    glories. How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression
    of your super excellence.
     
Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha   You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with
Ram milaye rajpad deenha   Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana   your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana   all over the Universe.
     
Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu   On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu   distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet
    luscious fruit.
     
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee   Carrying the Lord's Signet Ring in your mouth, there is
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee   hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.
     
Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete   The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete   with your kind grace.
     
Ram dware tum rakhvare,   You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram's Divine Abode.
Hoat na agya binu paisare   No one can enter it without your permission,
     
Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna   All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na   divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.
     
Aapan tej samharo aapai   You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the
Teenhon lok hank te kanpai   three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.
     
Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai   All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the
Mahavir jab naam sunavai   sheer mention of your great name, O'Mahaveer!!
     
Nase rog harai sab peera   All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera   Shri Hanuman's holy name.
     
Sankat se Hanuman chudavai   Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai   with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.
     
Sub par Ram tapasvee raja   All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja   Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks
    very easy.
     
Aur manorath jo koi lavai   Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai   and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of
    human life.
     
Charon Yug partap tumhara   All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara   and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.
     
Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware   You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare   destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.
     
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata   You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis
Us var deen Janki mata   (power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis
    (Riches, comfort, power, prestige, fame, sweet relationship etc.)
    This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.
     
Ram rasayan tumhare pasa   You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa   you will always remain Shri Raghupati's most dedicated disciple.
     
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai   Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai   and become free from sufferings of several births.
     
Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee   If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee   thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord's devotee.
     
Aur Devta Chit na dharehi   One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi   devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.
     
Sankat kate mite sab peera   One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera   rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.
     
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin   Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin   over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my
    supreme guru (teacher).
     
Jo sat bar path kare kohi   One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi   bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
     
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa   All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa   regularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a
    witness as Bhagwan Sankar.
     
Tulsidas sada hari chera   Tulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera   his feet, he prays "Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul."
     
Pavantnai sankat haran,   Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a
Mangal murti roop.   symbol of Auspiciousness.
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,   Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.   Oh! King of Gods.


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1. The Divine Message - Message From Poojyashree Shree Amma - The Ultimate Liberator Bestowed By Lord Shri Krishna!


 

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The end goal of bhakthi is to lead every individual to happiness. As with Tulsi which by its pure devotion attains the Lord, likewise every human should do bhakti and enjoy Him and that is the whole essence of this discourse on bhakthi. Why am I propagating this bhakthi going to every household even if one being is attracted to this path is because today's humans have become greedy and are chasing money. People are forgetting to having a proper meal because of the attraction and accumulation of money. 

Today workshops are being conducted with the promise that it will change the grief experienced by humans and that the mind can be steadied. Can a three day workshop subdue the mind, which has long been going astray for ages, all of a sudden believes this and goes and registers for such programs. Their own children are advised that due to their attendance of three day workshop, they have to take care of themselves and that nobody cares whether they have food or not. If their own children meets such fate just imagine the care people give to the rest of the society. 

There arises the question that why do people then give birth to children. It is mostly for the reason that they can prove to the society that they can bear a child and that both the husband and wife are fit and for nothing else. Is anyone, these days, trying to have a baby for the sole reason of imparting bhakti to the child and make the child drown in happiness as a result of union with the God. You will not find anyone and that I have not found so far. 

Thousands of years back, Azhwars realised this pathetic state of affairs and grieved for the mortals that they are chasing food and clothing rather than God. These days are no different and people, sacrificing their sleep, go and work in call centres with the sole aim of making extra money. What is the reasoning behind sending the children in the age group 21- 35 to such places of work? Our bhakthi questions this reasoning which as a result of such work brings harm to the spine of the people working in such centres well before the age of 35. 

This is why we are preaching the path of bhakthi and grab such people who are worthy of following the path even if we hit upon one single human being in the course of it. We have taken a vow, as with humans who have a vow to accumulate money, that we are bent on changing the attraction towards money and instead move it towards God.

RadheKrishna

Poojyashree Shree Amma
Chennai
December 2006


 It is fortunate to listen and be blessed to Guruji Amma
's Sathsangam through phone irrespective of one's domicile in any nook and corner of this universe and many more souls should yearn to enjoy this bliss! Since people are easily tempted to the uncivilized activities and are trapped in the web of movies, television programmes and some unpleasant magazines, more and more Sathsangams should be encouraged and attended to keep oneself engaged in the union of the Almighty, which is the only eternal truth. Just as hills are made of hard stones alone and its originality cannot be replaced, likewise Bhagawaan is the eternal truth and at a stage each one realizes this truth. Its no compulsion and even those who have disassociated will realize this truth. Such is the greatness of Bhakthi and Naamasankeerthana. Since, Naamasankeerthana is the Kali Yuga Dharma, there is no match to it. Radhekrishna!

 

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2. Mahatmas - New Bhaktacharitras Each Month

India is the holy land with so many bhaktas (devotees). When we go through the Indian history, there must be a bhakta in every period. That is the greatness of this sacred land. Bhaktas are the role model for all the bonded souls. They enjoy their life in a perfect way. Bhaktas surrender themselves to the Lotus feet of Lord. By hearing or reading bhaktas' divine story, the bonded soul is enlightened to come out of the worldwide bondages.

Radhekrishna! Sincere chanting and listening to the great stories of devotees will surely give a peace of mind to everybody, even in this 21st century. So many people think that listening to the devotee's stories is a waste of time and there is no benefit at all. If somebody wants to realize the power of bagawan, first of all they must listen bhaktha charithram [stories of devotees]. There are so many advantages in listening to baktha charithram.

Bharath is a very special land and contained within it are sacred places and rivers. Devotees born in this sacred bharath ensure that they propagate bhakti in all corners of the country. This is the precise reason why the fragrance of bhakti can be felt all around our country.Thirumangai Azhwar was visiting all the sacred places around this country. Whilst on pilgrimage around the country he visited the sacred town of Srirangam. 

"vimaanam praNavaakaaram vEdhaSrungam mahaadhbhutham
SrirangaSaayee bhagavaan praNavaarththa prakaasaka:"

Lord of Srirangam, Renganatha, has a divine beauty that captures everybody. Renganathar, who predates Lord Rama, has retained the beauty in this kaliyuga as well. In general, with passage of time, any beautiful thing loses its sheen. But the beauty of Lord Renganatha never wanes and withstands time. On the other hand with each passing day the beauty of the Lord continues to grow more. The Lord has been unaffected by sun, rain, hurricances and the invasions from other sects and continues to relax in this holy abode.The mercy shown bythe Lord towards ordinary mortals is a very special one. The Lord transcends the three yugas dwapara, thretha and kaliyuga and gives His blessing to the people of all yugas according to their bhakti, devotion and knowledge.

Tirupan Azhwar wanted to experience the beauty of the Lord and used to cry everyday on the banks of the river cauvery. The Azhwar was brought by Logasarvamunivar to the sacred city of Srirangam and he enjoyed the beauty of the Lord from His head to toe.Since he experienced the beauty of the Lord, the Azhwar decides that there is nothing else in the world that needs to seen or experienced.

The Lord is an embodiment of beauty and especially so when "thaila kapu" (a mixture of herbal oils applied during special occasions) is applied. He is the same Lord who came to the earth as Lord Krishna and did all the wonders ("leelas"). Even now people say that they can smell the odour of butter if we get closer to the Lord. This is what the Azhwar describes that if we mingle closely with the Lord and go near his mouth , till day one can experience the smell arising as a result of consumption of butter. Azhwar sings thus "Oh Lord who came down as Krishna and consumed so much butter during that period consumed my heart today". Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Renganatha, used to have butter without damaging or troubling the pots in which they have been kept. That is why the Azhwar writes that the Lord has consumed his soul without giving any trouble to the body much in the way He had consumed butter without affecting the pots.

The same Lord is the Lord of the Lords. The Lord is like a nectar and enjoying Him is everything and the nectar in heaven is nothing compared to the beauty of the Lord. The same nectar serves as a poison to the miscreants in the world. It is a fact that the Lord is a poison to those who had ill thoughts in their minds and a nectar to those whose hears are pure and filled with bhakthi.

Hence the Azhwar concludes that having seen this nectar Renganatha, he does have to see or enjoying anything else and attains union with the Lord.

In front of such a might Lord, Renganatha, Tirumangai Azhwar is standing and enjoying the beauty of the Lord. He is amazed by the beauty of the Lord. He is recollecting that no wonder Tirupan Azhwar mingled with his beauty, Thondaradipodi Azhwar created a flower garden and dedicated his life in service of the Lord, Aandal fell in love with the beauty of the same Lord, NamAzhwar cried day and night in search of the same Lord, PeriAzhwar worshipped from right from womb. 

Tirumangai Azhwar is immersed in bliss on recollecting the beauty of the Lord. All the people are very spell bound on seeing Tirumangai Azhwar enjoying the beauty of the Lord. Tirumangai Azhwar as a result of being a king was blessed with broad shoulders and a body that will make anyone tremble. But in front of the Lord, the Azhwars might body turned so delicate as that of a women. The Azhwars turns earns to meet his love, Lord Renganatha and stands in front of Him. The Azhwar is standing as one who is eager to meet his love, as a child who is waiting to enjoy his mother, as a servant who is waiting to serve his master, as a pauper who stands in front of a rich person. It is very hard to describe the feelings that the bhaktas undergo.Hence Tondaradipodi Azhwar sings that the Lord is residing in everyone and understands what the person is undergoing.

Tirumangai Azhwar , a king by himself, decides to dedicate his life in service of the Lord. Everybody who sees the Lord wishes to dedicated their lives His service and this is because of his resting pose, His beautiful eyes,. His shapely body and His mercy. We should all serve the Lord in whatever way we can. Tirumagai Azhwar decides to renovate the towers (gopurams), build great walls and decided to treat the Lord as a true king. As a result the Azhwar decided to do anything to achieve that despite the fact that he was penniless now. His followers were ministers when he was a king, and his accomplices when he was a thief. The Azhwar consults his ministers on ways to raise money for all the renovation he had planned. The ministers give a wonderful plan to the king, tirumangai Azhwar, and wait for the next issue to know what the plan was and how tirumangai Azhwar executed it.

RadheKrishna




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3. Krishnam Vande Jagadhgurum - Extracts From The Holy Bhagawath Geetha


Radhekrishna.Hinduism is an ancient religion. All the things that have been spoken in Hindu religion can be applied in practical life. Although in 21st century till everyone can apply this in his or her daily life. The aim of Hindu religion is to provide total happiness to everyone at all times (or any point of time). The essence of Hinduism is told in "Bhagawad Gita". In order to realize what is said in Bhagawad Gita it is a compulsory (must) to have an unconditional faith on Bhagawad Gita. So many people have benefited in their lives because of the (by reading) shlokas of Bhagawad Gita. In Bhagawad Gita, Bhagawan Shri Krishna has told the way to lead a happy life in such an easy way that even a normal layman can easily understand. The slokas are so simple that anyone can understand and use it practically.

Gurujiamma & Guruji - Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

  

Klesho athikatharas-thaesha-mavyakthasaktha-chethasaam
Avyakthaa he gather-dhukkam dhehaadhb-ravaapyathae.

Bhagawan explains the difficulties behing meditating on his formless nature. Now He explains the benefits of people meditating on His form. It is a general practice to club the next two slokas as they are interlinked with each other. Hence they are looked at in conjunction. It is because that the Lord has infinite mercy on us and that He wants us to attain a state of goodness that He explaines the verses in His own words. In every day life many things are being spoken about but if we observe closely about those things it is very clear that neither it brings goodness nor any happiness to anyone. Life is being spent on speaking unnecessary things and things are being said on an ongoing basis to correct the flaws in the original speech and this is how life has been spent by us. Even couples say that are having a casual chat and end up speaking non pertinent things and keep quiet when there is a need to actually speak. Speaking must be contextually correct, deliver the right meaning and most of all must be essential at that point in time. 

These days, it is a sad thing that nobody speaks anything that makes any sense at all. Even if we try to send a sensible speech, it is inbuilt with trickery while conceiving the true motive behind the speech. Nobody says anything that gives us real bliss and the Lord Krishna can speak in such a manner which will lead us to happiness. We must all listen to Him and follow his teachings as well. His teachings should be listened with great devotion. Devotion is very important while listening to Gita. While in office or at work we make sense of the conversation of our superiors only when listened with great attention. So when Lord Krishna says the Gita for the benefit of the rest of the world, it is imperative that we listen with great devotion. Arjuna listens with such great intensity and devotion and hence the Lord continues to explain gita Kurukshetra war is not an important milestone in history as it is the will of the Lord. It is known that Yudhistra, Arjuna, Bheema, Nakula and Sahadeva will only win. Lord has predecided that even though Dhuryodana had a great army of fighters that he will eventually lose.

 Lord knows how to give victory to one and how to defeat the other and hence He is explaining the gita in a relaxed mood, All the enlightened people and the Lord knew beforehand that truth and goodness alone will prevail in the war. The war was just used as a medium by the Lord to explain the sacred Gita. Everyone has to struggle in life whether he is a brahaman, a vaishya, a kshtriya or a sudra, men or women, rich or poor, literate or illiterate. The strong requires a strongwill. Those people who maintain composure at all times alone overcome all struggles and stand victorious in life. Many people under many different circumstances take various decisions and it is all based on emotions arising out of them. decisions are based upon anger, or fear or disgust or out of jealousy. Such decisions taken by the mind under various influences described above never lead to any permanent or satisfactory solution. The mind should be calm when decisions are being made. we should make decisions when the mind is calm, as in sleep, and such decisions will be very pragmatic in nature.

Most decisions made by humans are attached with dreams and expectations.Decisions should be practical in nature and to achieve that the mind should be controlled and kept calm. We must listen to the Lords teaching if we were to achieve such a state of mind. Lord`s teachings are such that He will explain what suits a particular being. Who ever reads Gita with a true intention to know will explain to that person a solution for all the troubles that the person is currently undergoing. When a humanbeing proposes a solution to his counterpart it is largely decided based on time, place, the person who is sending the solution and the environment in which he proposes the solution. What advice works for one will not work for the other person because human solutions are based on time. But Lord Krshna transcends time and even if time passes He stays on. We will see in subsequent issues on how time is sliced and what happens when the world is dissolved and how bhagawath gita transcends time.

To be continued....
RadheKrishna

 

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Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.

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4. The Divine Songs - Dhivyaprabhandham

Naalaayira Dhivyaprabandham

"Kamba matha yaanaik kazhuththagaththin mElirunthu
inbu amarum selvamum ivvarasum yaan vENdEn;
emperumaan eesan ezhil vEnkata malai mEl
thambagamaai niRkum thavam udiyEn aavEnE."

 

(PerumaaL Thirumozhi - 681/1000/4000}

Meaning

Kulasekhara Azhwar states that he does not wish to sit on a caparisoned elephant in as much as he does not value such evanescent aishwaryas. He simply wants to be born as a useless bush in beautiful Thiruvengadam where his Thirumalaiyan, the Lord and the Master of the world, is residing. 

Explanation

Kulashekara Azhwaar

If for a moment we imbibe the thoughts of Kulasekara Azhwar then we will realise the depth and intensity of bhakthi. The depth of bhakthi lies in union with the God and realising true happiness. those beings who know how to satisfy the bhagawan alone enjoy true bliss in this world. The same class of humans alone can lift the other mortal beings from the clutches of mundane living. Naradhara Maharishi in his bhakthi sutra says that God alone can transcend maya and helps other beings overcome this maya as well. If we want to transcend maya then we must understand it. If you want to understand maya then God alone can shower mercy and make us understand what maya is and its power. Therefore to satisfy the Lord alone should be the motive behind our living. If we develop such an urge comes only a balance of mind is achieved. the balance is related to why things are happening in this world and how they are happening as well. We can also realise our true nature by the nature of this balance of mind.
Amma adorned with Shenbaga pushpam
In the earlier verse, Kulasekara Azhwar saysthat he is happy to be a Shenbaga tree in Tirumala. Then he analyzes and concludes that it is even sufficient to be a useless tree unlike Shengabaga as even that achieves importance by its association with the sacred tirumala hills. The analogy he uses this is to describe the good living enjoyed by humans that equates to a royal living. A royal living generally comes with wealth, servants who are ready to take orders and all bodily comforts. But Kulasekara Azhwar even rejects such a living and describes the rejection of such a living which forms the essence of this song.

Not all people can travel by elephants and only kings get to enjoy such benefits. this is because to feed and maintain an elephant is not a joke and only kings can do it, that too if an elephant falls under the rough category then it is even more difficult to control and people would be afraid to go anywhere near. Elephants in Guruvayoor are a special breed and generally rogue elephants are tied by iron chains to control them.

Such elephants are not easily controlled but kings pay mahouts (keeper and driver of elephants) to control such elephants which will allow them to have a ride. People who see kings on such elephants will be astonished by this feat and they will pay special honours to the king.

The elephant when not ridden by the king is generally tied to a pole. To lead such a life and maintain elephants and servants a king needs a lot of wealth. Kulasekara Azhwar rejects all such royal living that comes with all comforts. This is because these comforts There is every chance even for the king of kings who rules all the worlds to fall down. Even the great king Dasaratha who had no enemies fell a prey to Kuni's trickery. Even the mighty Ravana was brought down by Rama with the assistance of a group of monkeys. Such kings might beheld in high esteem by ordinary people who respect him for his power. Even kings have helped Indra to come to stay in this earth. but then it is with a selfish motive that the kingshave done that. Even a high revered king if defeated, is rejected by his very own people who adored him. Even then a king is just a title for a ruler and this is applicable even in brahmas world. Lord alone does not have any titles. Hence there is no comfort in being a might king as well, Dhridasura, who was an demon prays thus " I dont want to rule the three worlds, dont want any moksha and is sufficient to be the Lords bhaktha" . Kulasekara there says that he does not even want to be a fragrant shenbaga tree but is sufficient to be a useless tree which he feels is sufficient enough to be on the sacred tirumala hills.

Seven Hills of Tirupati

 Ramanuja says that bhagawan is the Lord of everyone and at the same time the Lord is personal to him as well. such a Bhagawan showers His grace from the seven hills in tirumala.and protects people. Tirumala hills are very sacred because it is holding up the Lord who is responsible for everything. Devaki, Yasoda , Kausalya are revered because they gave birth to the same Lord who is responsible for everything else in this universe. Hence by accommodating the Lord the Venkata hills (tirumala hills) it automatically attains reverence. Hence even a tree on the sacred tirumala hilss that is no real use itself is a blessing.

 Many things in this world appear, live and disappear and nobody really bothers about their genesis or their destruction. Hence the Azhwar says that even a useless tree that is begins its sprout and germinates in tirumala itself is sufficient enough for happiness. Sometimes we observe that when lightning strikes a coconut or a palm tree, it loses everythingbut its bark stands with is practically a useless one. but a tree in such a state in tirumala hills is considered useful and sacred. Azhwar also reaffirms to be even a useless tree in tirumala requires accumulating good karma over millions of births. Kulasekara Azhwar rejoices and declares that it is sufficient if we get associated with these sacred hills and that by itself is a blessing. we must realise the intensity of the Azhwars bhakti here. As human beings we dont daily think about tirumala hills but imagine the intensity of bhakthi that Kulasekara Azhwar had which made him declare that he will think about the Lord even if he is a tree on the sacred hills.

Let us all not waste any further time and pray to the Lord of Tirumala and do bhakthi like Kulasekara Azhwar. It is up to each one of us to decide, as time ticks, to reach out for real happiness and peace. 

Kulasekara Azhwar takes his level of bhakthi toyet another level of intensity and we shall see that in next month

RadheKrishna..

 

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.

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5. Spring Of Spiritual Showers - Experiences Of Bhaktas, Disciples Of Poojyashree Shree Amma, Our Gurujiamma

An experience of a disciple in his own words


divine eyes that guard us continuously


SRI GURUBHYONNAMAHA 
Radhekrishna!!

Radhekrishna!! Actually I have a complaint with GurujiAmma!! She never allows me to offer anything to Her without giving much much more in return. Only you people (Guruji Ammas disciples) can understand my problem. Whereever I go or what ever I see, feel as if it belongs or a thing to be offered to PoojyaSri Sri Amma. For her karunai I always want to offer my services to Her. Though they may not be bigger, as elders say yathaasakthi ( it is also She who is making it possible for me, for She always wants her disciples to be happy).

As my health was poor for sometime I was unable to serve her and do lot of sathsang work. I took some of the Krishna Jayanthi notices to distribute at places whereever I go, say like banks and other institutions, where I go on my personal work. I went to a place on some other work and opposite to that, RR Sabha, in which four years back Gurujis upanyaasam was held and the one of the officials there had very much enjoyed the upanyaasam, was praising Guruji.

I went there to give the patrika of Krishna Jayanthi. She recognized me immediately and enquired about Guruji and Guruji Amma. When we were talking about our Radhekrishna Sathsang she asked whether my daughter can give performance for Navarathri celebrations as my daughter had her salangai pooja on the same day of Gurujis upanyaasam and she saw her dance on that occasion. This was an unexpected and big opportunity for my daughter and I was tongue tied. More than that when I asked her one invitation to give to GurujiAmma, they gave me 50 cards to be distributed to our friends!! 

After that there were many problems like lack of time for the practice and dance teacher was suspicious because my daughter couldn't commit one and half an hour for practicing. I told my daughter that she can manage as usual with the grace of GurujiAmma. Then came the misunderstanding with her dance teacher, and she (teacher) cancelled her appearance on the stage. The main item varnam was choreographed for both of them to dance together my daughter was very much upset with all these events. This happened four days before the performance. I took her and told everything to Guruji Amma. She told her to do the performance without fear and assured that She will be there on that day. The program went on very well and we were blessed with the presence of GurujiAmma, GurujiAppa, Guruji and Guruji gave a kutti upanyaasam while she was getting ready for the next part of the dance. 

In between a small but big incident for us happened. When she finished her varnam and came back, Ramya was crying because she just managed it without practice for the last minute changes. We were consoling her and trying to get her ready for the remaining part of the performance. As we were very tensed by her hysteric cry, Guruji suddenly appeared and consoled and blessed her. I never saw GurujiAmma or Guruji standing away and watching us when we were in trouble. They go into it more than us and bring us out of the problem. 

Poojyashri Shri Amma


This reminds me of one more latest incidents. My husband had some problem because of food poisoning. (He is in East Africa) . He called me and asked for some medicine from Guruji Appa. Appa told him what to take and meanwhile it seems that he was not able to eat anything solid and he took only some oral rehydration. By evening from his voice I came to know he was very weak. I was very much worried about his condition and slept very late praying to Guruji Amma. Suddenly I heard our windows are making lot of noise as if there is a storm outside. I could not understand because we put latch to all windows. I thought may be I was dreaming and tried to go back to sleep. I heard the noise again. Though I was a bit afraid, got up and checked all the windows. They all were tightly secured. With my previous experience with Guruji Amma waking me up from the sleep for emergencies, I have become alert and called my husband. He was not picking up. I tried all lines.

After trying for half an hour in vain, I was really worried about him. I called the night manager, Mr.Kato, of the hotel and explained about the condition of Mr.Shivakumar and requested him to go and check, if necessary asked him to open the suit with the help of house keeping people. After some time my husband sent me a message that he was sleeping for almost six hours from six in the evening and when the hotel people called him, with great difficulty he came out of the sleep and he consumed four glasses of juice with glucose and six biscuits!! The next day he was getting better with homeopathy medicines and asked our House girl to prepare some boiled rice kanji for him and need not cook anything for him.

When he had the kanji he said that it was really heavenly as if filled with Guruji Ammas karunai. Also he added another episode with trembling voice with happiness. He had nice sleep and by evening he felt very hungry and went to kitchen with great difficulty to prepare something, cursing himself for telling maid not to cook any thing. To his surprise he saw rice and nice rasam ready for him to eat. He swore that it was not of the same taste like everyday preparation. He was not able to control himself at the kindness of GurujiAmma. Isnt it true that Bhagavan always keeps everything ready and always with his devotees taking care of them supplying every thing they want like Kalpavriksha!! Radhekrishna!! 

My pranams to Gurujiamma and Guruji
Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.

Humble sishyai  

Latha Shivakumar Medur

Click  here to read this devotee's earlier experience.

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6. Samarpanam

parithraanaaya sadhoonaam vinasaya cha dhushkrutham

dharma sansthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge

Bhagawan takes avatar in each and every yuga mainly to safeguard the bhaktas and then to destroy the rakshasaas who trouble his bhaktas. So Bhagawan comes to this bhoomi from paramapadham just for the sake of his bhaktas. Hence we come to know that bhaktas are very important to the Lord. Whenever Bhagawan comes to rescue his bhaktas, the other fellow people also reap the benefits.........Our guruji amma gives high respect to all the bhaktas. Hence our Vedhanaadham's every issue will be dedicated to one bhakta. This issue we are dedicating to one of the greatest female devotees of Lord Vitthal namely 'Janabaai'.

Lord Panduranga, Pandharpur

Sri Vitthal - Pandharpur

 

Lord Vitthal helping Janabai

Sant Janabai Mandir, Gangakhed

Janabai

The female devotee who was born in Maharastra village to a family of lowest sudra caste in 1298 and was a maid servant at Namdev Maharaj's house.

The saint, as a child, sang in praise of Lord Vitthal, and fainted in to the arms of one of the villagers , who decide to adopt her and shei in turn promises to serve them for the sake of being near Lord Vitthal.

The ardent disciple who prayed to Lord Vithoba and restored the roof of the house of her guru, Namdev, when it was blown off by a storm .

The revered devotee who never owned the doership of her actions and credited the God for all her actions of household chores.

The saint whose bhakthi towards Vithoba (avatar of Vishnu) was so intense and sincere hat the Lord Himself used to lighten her household duties, which, as she became old, she found unable to perform.

The devotee for whom Lord Vittal Himself visited her house to have a taste of her food, leaves His necklace behind which goes missing from the temple as well and subsequently showed to the village people the true bhakti exhibited by Janabai.

The saint who composed over 340 devotional songs in Marathi language called abhangas (short poems) which survived by being included in collections of her guru Namdev's own works.

 

 

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7. Sacred Living Sanctity - New Pictures Of Poojyashree Shree Amma, Our Gurujiamma


The ultimate liberator bestowed by Lord Sri Krishna!

Mutthu mutthu siripinil Krishna Krishna!!


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8. Sathsangam News - Information About The Sathsang Activities Like Forthcoming Pravachans And Programmes

divine eyes that guard us continuously

 

Sathsangam Programmes held at various places last month

Radhekrishna. Guruji left to Trivandrum on 25th November. All the Trivandrum devotees were eagerly waiting to hear Guruji's sathsangam. 

The devotees are enjoying Guruji' sathsangam very much. In the morning sathsangam on Thirukoloor Pennpillai Rahasyam is being held at a devotees' place. In the evening sathsangam on Thiruppavai is being held in ayodhya hall. All the devotees are enchanted by Guruji's sathsangam.

 

Poojyashree Shree Ammavin thiruvadigale saranam saranam saranam

Guruji' 

 

 

Forthcoming Pravachanams by Poojyashree Shree Ammas Sishyar - Mahan Brahmashree Gopalavallidasan

 Mahan Brahmashree Gopalavallidasan


Guruji is leaving to Chennai on December 7th. From December 9th Guruji will continue the sathsangam on Sri Krishna Chaithanya Mahaprabhu in Kodhanda Ramar Kovil in Chennai.

From 22nd to 29th Guruji will be doing sapthaham in Selaiyur in Chennai. Radhekrishna.

Further sathsangam programmes:

Weekly bhajans are held in Chennai, Podanur, Mumbai, USA and East Africa with Guruji Amma's abundant blessings.

 Weekly bhajans and Nagara sankeerthanam are also being held regularly.


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 9. Calendar For The Month 

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