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Poojyashree Shree Amma's
RadheKrishna - May this new year, we be blessed by Guruji Amma and Guruji to enjoy more and more of Satsangams. The Vedhnaadham team wishes everyone a happy 2011
The milk can be boiled and transformed into a variety of items including curd, ghee and butter. At the same time if you try to convert back the ghee to milk will not work out. Hence understand that one thing can become anything but not everything can become the same thing. With a single thing you can create many different things and hence you should only follow one guru and chant one and one of Lord's name only. Hence the idea of everything is the same is not correct and will never happen. If we take food as an example also, the rice is the source for a variety of source like sambhar rice, rasam rice, puliyodarai rice and curd rice. Similarly if we take anything we will conclude that the source is just one and only one entity. From that single entity alone can everything be created and hence from today onwards let us everybody just chant Krishna Krishna. One day will come that you will receive your initiation. Hence till day continue to chant Krishna Krishna and enjoy more satsangams.
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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.
Our beloved Guruji has a special reverence for Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and in the coming issues, we will enjoy his bhakthi and the path of devoution that he had set an example for us to follow.
The pandit Keshava Kashmiri was an age old person with loads of ego and was under the impression that whatever he would speak would always be perfect. This ego can easily be identified by gurus and the Lord. Sometimes the gurus would be critical of us and this is not due to jealousy. The pandit felt a void on being defeated by Nimayee and thought that is life would come to an end soon. After the defeat everybody proceeds to praise Nimayee with Jai Ho slogans. The pandit is unable to sleep that night, did not take any food because of the defeat and humans are rarely able to diget their defeats.
Even a child is unable to bear anything that goes against its wishes and would cry and try to get things done. The ego arises out of past karmas and by other praises showered on the child. His aides try to pacify the pandit by saying that they can arrange another session and that he can defeat Nimayee in that. But the pandit Kashmiri refuses to be consoled as Saraswathi had promised that she would reside in his arguments and was confused by the defeat. The pandit tries to sleep but is only absorbed at the thought of Nimayee. Usually he would be occupied with the thoughts of his victory but for a change today he was occupied with the thoughts of Nimayee.
The mind is a very vast one and is bigger than the sky and money cant be used to fill our minds. Money can easily be stuffed in small plastic cards and cheque books however big the amount is. The pandit loses himself in Nimayee and eventually goes to sleep. The pandit is also angry at Saraswathi for letting him down and she appears in his dream. There is no better devotee than the devas as they are constanly engaged in the thought of Krishna and they are always blessing the devotees who are doing Krishna bhakthi. Hence devoution to Krishna is considered supreme and even Shiva and others are overjoyed when Krisha spoke to Arjuna and rendered the Gita.
RadheKrishna.. Gauranga leela to continue in the coming episodes.
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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. In the coming months we will enjoy the 12th Chapter of Gita and the devoution towards the Lord as explained by our beloved Guruji.
By taking birth in this planet only we are able to enjoy the abhangs of Tukaram and Namadevar and also the divine songs of Meera. Arjuna initiates these discussions by asking Krishna as to whether meditating on His form or on his formless nature is considered to be supreme. To that Krishna replies that meditating on His form is considered to be superior. But the Lord also says that those who meditate on His formless nature also attains Him but is difficult to practice as we are bound by the senses. Then the Lord proceeds to say how he lifts the devotees who meditate on His form and all these were taken note by Arjuna.
Arjuna is able to grasp that the Lord is ever present and always with us but why is that we are not able to enagage our life in the thought of the Lord? Then there rises this question as to why we are unable to lead the lives led by devotees like Meera, Periyazhwar, Tukaram and others. This is because we are missing that piece that those devotees carried out and hence although the Lord is always present with us, we are unable to enjoy Him. These thoughts also crossed Arjuna and Krishna proceeds to answer his doubts.
You will have to wait till our next issue to find out what the Lord had for Arjuna
RadheKrishna.. Gita Continues.....
4. The Divine Songs -
thooraatha manakkaathal thoNdar thangaL kuzhaamkuzhumith thiruppukazhgaL palavum paadi aaraatha manakkaLippO tazhutha kaNNeer mazhaisOra ninainthuruki yEththi naaLum seeraarntha muzhuvOsai paravai kaattum thiruvaranga tharavaNaiyil paLLi koLLum pOraazhi yammaanaik kaNdu thuLLip poothalaththi lenRukolO puraLum naaLE
Perumal Thirumozhi was as a result of Kulasekara azhwar longing to see and enjoy Lord Ranganatha. The Thirumozhi also results from the bhakthi of the azhwar towards Rama and Krishna and he begins with his longing for Lord Ranganatha. Everyone of us have so much of longing for the worldly affairs but the longing and the love for the Lord alone will help us achieve a good state.
Kulasekara azhwar enjoys Lord Ranganatha as Adisheshan in the first two pasurams or songs. Then he enjoys the Lord as enjoyed by Brahma. But the way Gopis enjoyed the Lord is considered to be supreme. This is because the not so intelligent Gopis were fully aware of the strengths of the Lord and believed that Krishna would save them. Of all the avataras, Krishna avatar is considered to be the best and one that can easily be enjoyed. This was followed by Kulasekara azhwar enjoying how Narada and Tumburu enjoy the Lord. He continues further and sees how the devotees are enjoying the Lord and what items are safeguarding the Lord. Then the azhwar decides to mingle with the devotees and experience how it would be to be part of that group and enjoy the Lord.
Similary Embaar Govindar and Parashara Bhattar would have tears of joy flow from their eyes thinking about the mercy of Ramnuja much after he had attained the eternal abode. We should also think about the mercy of the Lord be totally submerged in that. We often think about the people who have helped us in tight situations and thank their mercy but seldom thank the guru and the Lord who are providing the soul with the much needed liberation.If someone has true love towards us it is because of the mercy of the Lord and if someone is working against us it is because of our expectations and ego.
We should always have tears of joy flowing from our eyes and this should continue unabated. Those moments alone are very auspicious moments in our life and those moments alone have to be recounted always. If we are able to absorb in those moments then even if someone helps us, praises us or even abuses us, we will not be able to recognize them. Prahaladha is subjected to various tortures by his father but even then the child thought of the mercy of the Lord alone and not his father's deeds. In everybody's life there is always one or the other hinderances. Even Vibheeshan when told to be gone from his brother Ravana never felt a small amount of grief. He was always praying to Ram that since Ravana was his brother, he will not be able to forgo him and that his prayers have falled on His ears that He had arranged Ravana himself to disown him. Normally we will only be overcome with grief if our brothers would disown or ask us to leave. But on the contrary Vibheeshan felt overjoyed when Ravana chased him away.
We should always have the longing for the Lord and despite numerous hinderances, we should try to enjoy the mercy of the Lord.The Lord notices our sufferings and He would as His duty immediately proceed to help us out. Hence we should not pay any attention to those who ridicule us , those who ignore us but the only thing that we need is the mercy of the Lord.
RadheKrishna The pasuram continues next month...
Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.
An experience of a disciple in his / her own words
RadheKrishna, coming soon!!
Jai Shree Poojyashree Shree Amma
Poojyashree Shree Ammavin Thiruvadigale Saranam Saranam Saranam.
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 the one of the great eternal devotees of the Lord namely - 'SageAgastiyar'
The great sage was born toVaruna, Mitra and Oorvashi and the name means Aga- mountain and Ashti - thrower
The greatauthor is credited with authoring many of the mantras of Rig Vedha and is considered one of the seven rishis (saptha rishi)
The great father was married to Lopamudra and begot two male children by the names Bringi and Achuta
The greatsould who drank the waters of the ocean so that the devas could defeat the asuras hiding in thoese oceans
The great sageis also referred to as gurumuni meaning that he was the guru of many sages and siddhas
The great saint had the distinction of providing various arms to Rama to help defeat asuras and Ravana. He also thought Aditya Hrudayam to Rama.
The great author was credited with many works including Lalitha Saharshanama, medicinal books and astrology.
The ultimate liberator bestowed by Lord Sri Krishna!
Sathsangam Programmes held at various places last month
Forthcoming Pravachanams by Poojyashree Shree Ammas Sishyar - Mahan Brahmashree Gopalavallidasan
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