|| RadheKrishna ||
Poojyashree Shree Amma's
We marry at the age of thirty and there begins our hatred in the family. We are not able to appreciate what the Lord has given us because we lack devoution towards Him. Why is that the ego or I is surfacing even when raising a child and make us think that we are only responsibile for bringing up the children? Why is this happening? The ladies have to stay back and ensure that the family grows and hence they are called the gems of the family. The foremost responsibility of a mother is to ensure that the family is taken caren of and mothers love is showered on the child. Money cannot buy love and the child will never be satisified even if the mother goes to work and gives him/her a very costly cloth to wear. I have seen numerous children coming to me and crying that the mother makes curd rice in haste but that the child will throw it away and not have the food instead. The child never longs for the food or the cloth but for mother's love. There is a dharma for the female members. I know of a family where a couple at the outset seem to be at cross with each other but internally the husband love the wife. He would not say that openly and the reason for that love is that the wife used to stay awake and take care of his ailing mother throughout the night and yet do her duties in the morning. Marriage should be like that with love and enjoyment.This does not mean they are flawless but even without flaws they maintained what is the dharma of a family. How many ladies know of their dharmas today and they are just worried about how to go to work and how to conduct themselves at work. They tend to tease everyone in the family and keep the elders at bay. The elders were young once and they had grown old now. In another ten years time, those are young now will turn old as well!!
RadheKrishna to be continued...
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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.
Nimayee welcomes the pandit when he sees that the is fast approaching his home. Nimayee prostrates before the pandit and says that it was his fortune that such a learned man as that of Kesava Kashimir is paying a visit to his house. Nimayee says that he would have rushed to meet the pandit had he known that he was eager to meet him. The pandit begs Nimayee not to let him down as he is now run down and needs to be saved. Nimayee then proceeds to say that he is ever playful and always likes to argue that the limitations of one things are its strength and vice versa and that the pandit should not take much note of these arguments and get upset.
Nimayee then proceeds to say that he prefers to retain the original pandit in all his pomp and splendour. The pandit says that if he returns back to his old ways then the people surrounding him may feel the pleasure but no his soul. The pandit says that last night Saraswathi had come in his dream and had revealed everything about Nimayee. He is already very old and will not be able to perform any sadhana or meditation. All these days the strength of his body and his intellect were giving the pandit a false hope and now that he has become old, the fear of life had gripped the pandit The pandit also repents for spoiling the best part of his life. Everything else can be recovered except time and if we lose time we will never be able to recover it.
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.
The mind is a very powerful thing and determines the way we proceed to live. The mind is boundless and cant be measured unlike the height and weight of a person. Till day nobody is able to measure the mind or be able to pronounce what is in the mind of others. How do we determine that the mind is limitless as the sky. This is because even at the age of 50 we are able to recollect our childhood memories, recognize people whom we love, decode the sounds that we have heard in various languages and remember our past joyous incidents. These are just sitting in a corner and in addition the mind is controlling and determining the daily chores that a person has to undergo like cooking, going to work.
Again the mind is able to go into the future and determine how to shape up our lives, the lives of our children and the mind is able to travel between past, present and future. A fifty year old body cant transform in to a five year old but a fifty year old mind can travel. Till day nobody is able to determine the power of the mind. Today we are flying at 300 kmph and to have achieved that the inventor's mind should have travelled fast enough to have figured out the engine. Likewise the mind first determines the sequences of activities before actually we can accomplish those activities. The mind is limitless and is bigger than our own earth. The sun and the moon cant be measured as well but the mind is able to have a perception of how they are and is able to store in it as well.
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.
The Lord is having limitless qualities to be praised even if he takes the form of a boar, a tortoise, a half lion form. In this world people will only tease dwarfs but the Lord is praised when He came to this world as Vamana. However beautifully a man performs a task there is always a flaw or two in that task but the Lord however He does any taks there can never be any flaw in that. Once all of Gokulam left for Brindhavan and the ladies and children were going in bullock carts with the Gopars (male) members following them for safety. Even in that situation all of them were only thinking and praising Krishna. Even when Krishna lifted Govardhanagiri or when He consumed the wild file, the people of Gokulam only talked about His fame and all they know was to sing the praise of the Lord always.
The fame of the Lord never decreases or diminishes and as expounded by Aandal He is ever joyous and one without any flaws. We should always be associated with a devotional group and even if our past sins were to produce a loss, this association would ensure that the loss will be turned into a gain. Once Gorakumbhar cut both his hands due to a dispute with his wife. He got a chance to sing bhajans with Namadevar and the latter was distributing cymbals for bhajans. Gorakumbar forgot that he did not have hands but still extended to receive it. In that moment boths his hands were restored. Once Thukaram was singing bhajans and if he sings everyone including goats and cows would forget themselves in those songs. One of his closest disciple came with his child and he discovered that the child had died. In order to prevent the bhajans from being stopped, he put the child in a corner. Everybody was singing and Thukaram noticed that the child was not and thought that he was asleep. He requested the child to chant Vittal Vittal and suddenly the lost soul entered the body and the child began to chant Vittal Vittal. The joy that the father would have experienced as a result cannot be described.
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 - 'Koorathazhwar'
The greatdisciple was born as Kurasen near Kanchi in a well to do family in 1010. He was married to Aandalamma and led a simple life
The greatsoul who saved Ramanuja from the chola king and lost his eyes as a result. He prayed to the Lord that the chola king should get the same good state that he will attain and such was his mercy
The great guru who reformed the temple priest of Srirangam and transformed him to be Thiruvarangathu Amuthanar. The disciple eventually wrote Ramanuja Nootranthathi
The greatsould was the father of Parasara and Vyasa Bhattar and the sons were outof blessings from Lord Ranganatha
The greatteacher who along with Embaar Govindar were considered to be the favourite disciples of Sri Ramanuja
The great soul who was given the title Aazhwan by Sri Ramanuja in recognition of his intense devoution towards the Lord
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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