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Thursday, May 31, 2012

ஆன்மா புலன்களின் சூட்சமங்களை எடுத்து செல்லும் . SOUL WILL CARRY ESSENCE OF THE SENSES WHEN BODY DIES.

Bhagavad-gita 2.13 The many, many frames on a reel of movie film, when seen consecutively, appear as one picture on the screen, although there are actually many different pictures. Similiarly, we see a man as localized (above), but actually his body is changing at every second. All this is happening without the notice of the viewer. However the soul within the heart (seen as a sparkling star) does not change; he remains eternally the same.


ஒரு மனிதன் இறக்கும் போது ஆன்மா உடலில் இருந்து வெளிப்படும். அதுவே மரணம் என்று அழைக்கபடுகிறது.
உடல் பழையதாகி வலிமை இழக்கும் போது அந்த உடலை விட்டு ஆன்மா வெளியேறி வேறு உடலை எடுக்கும்.
அப்படி ஆன்மா போகும் போது அந்த ஆன்மா அந்த உடலில் இருக்கும் போது கண்கள் எதையெல்லாம் கண்டதோ அந்த கண்களின் சூட்சமம் என்று அழைக்கப்படும் சக்தியை எடுத்து செல்லும். கைகள் என்ன செய்ததோ அந்த கைகளில் சக்தியை எடுத்து செல்லும்.
இதோ போல் அணைத்து புலன்களின் சூட்சமங்களை எடுத்து செல்லும்.

அதாவது ஒரு குப்பை லாரி ஒரு தெருவில் செல்லும். அப்போது அந்தே தெருவே நாற்ற அடிக்கும். ஆனால் அந்த குப்பை லாரி போன பிறகும் கூட நாற்றம் அந்த தெருவில் அடிக்கும்.
அதே போல உடல் இறந்து போனாலும் ஆன்மா உடன் புலன்களில் வாசனைகள் செல்லும். அது மீண்டும் வேறு உடலை எடுத்து கர்மங்களை தொடரும்.

அதாவது ஒரு மனிதன் நாள் முழுவதும் இறைவனை நினைத்தவாறு இருந்து , வழி பாடு செய்து அவன் பாதியில் இறந்து விட்டால் அடுத்த பிறவியில் நல்ல குடும்பத்தில் பிறந்து அவனது முந்தய பிறவியின் பாதியில் விட்ட செயலை தொடருவான்.

அதாவது வழிபட தொடங்குவான்.

இவ்வாறு படிப்படியாக முன்னேறி இறுதியில் இறைவனை அடைவான்.

கெட்ட வழியில் போய் இறந்தவன் மீண்டும் அடுத்த பிறவியில் கெட்ட செயலை தொடங்குவான்.

எடுத்துக்காட்டாக : பிறந்த குழந்தை  யாரும் சொல்லி கொடுக்காமலே பால் குடிக்க ஆரம்பிக்கிறது.

சிலர் சிறு வயதிலேயே பல விஷயங்களில் பயிற்சி இல்லாமலே மேதைகளாக திகழ்கிறார்கள். இந்த அறிவு அவர்களுக்கு முற்பிறவியிலிருந்து  வந்தது.
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குடும்பம் என்பது ஒரு தற்காலிக பிணைப்பு ,FAMILY IS NOTHING BUT STAYING TOGETHER AT NIGHT IN PILGIRIMAGE


குடும்பம் என்பது அம்மா அப்பா அண்ணன் தம்பி அக்கா அனைவரும் ஒரு இடத்தில் வசிப்பது. அது எப்படி பட்டது தெரியுமா ?

பல மனிதர்கள் புனித பயணம் செல்வார்கள் . அப்போது பகல் முழுவதும் நடந்து கொண்டே இருப்பார்கள் . இரவு வரும் போது அங்கே கூடாரங்கள் கட்டப்பட்டு இருக்கும் ( தங்குவதற்காக ). அங்கே பல இடத்தில் இருந்து வந்தவர்கள் ஒரு கூடாரத்தில் தங்குவார்கள். அப்போது நண்பர்களை போல் பேசி கொள்வார்கள். உணவுகளை பகிர்ந்து கொள்வார்கள். ஒருவருக்கொருவர் உதவி கொள்வார்கள்.

விடிந்ததும் அனைவரும் குளித்து விட்டு தனித்தனியே நடக்க ஆரம்பித்து விடுவார்கள். மீண்டும் இரவு வரும் போது ஏதாவது ஒரு கூடாரத்தில் தங்குவார்கள் . அப்போது வேறு ஒரு வித்தியாசமான மனிதர்களுடன் சேர்ந்து உண்ணுவார்கள் உறங்குவார்கள். நண்பர்களை போல் சகோதரனை போல் பழகுவார்கள்.

இது தொடர்ந்து கொண்டே இருக்கும் .
எது வரை ?
புனித பயணம் முடியும் வரை.அதாவது இறைவனை தரிசிக்கும் வரை புனிதபயணம் தொடரும்.

இப்போது குடும்பத்தை புனித பயணத்துடன் ஒப்பிட்டு பாப்போம்.

நம்முடைய தினசரி வேலை தான் புனித பயணம் .

அம்மா அப்பா அண்ணன் தம்பி அக்கா போன்ற உருவத்தில் நம்முடன் சேர்ந்து காலத்தை ஓட்டுகிறார்கள். நாம் அனைவருமே ஒரே குணத்தை பெற்றிருக்க வில்லை . வேறு பிறவியில் வேறு எங்காவது பிறந்து இருப்போம். எதாவது வேலை செய்து இருப்போம்.

இந்த பிறவியில் இப்படி ஒரு குடும்பத்தில் இருக்கிறோம்.


புனித பயணத்தின் இரவு நேரத்தில் தங்கும் போது பலருடன் சேர்ந்து தங்குவோம் அதே போல இந்த பிறவியில் நாம் இந்த குடும்பத்தில் பிறந்து சேர்ந்து இருக்கிறோம்.

புனித பயணத்தின் பகல் பொழுது என்பது குடும்பத்தில் இருப்பவர்கள் இறந்து மீண்டும் அந்த ஆன்மா வேறு உடலை எடுத்து மீண்டும் பயணத்தை தொடரும்.

இந்த பயணம் தொடரும் எதுவரை ?

ஆன்மா இறைவனை அடையும் வரை மறு பிறவி எடுத்து பயணத்தை தொடரும்.

நாம் எப்படி கோயில் போய் சேரும்வரை புனித பயணம் தொடர்ந்து நடக்கிரோமோ அதை போல் ஆன்மா இறைவனை அடையும் வரை பிறந்து இறந்து கர்மத்தை செய்யும்.
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இறை நம்பிக்கை எந்த அளவுக்கு வேண்டும் ? FAITH UNTO GOD







இறை நம்பிக்கை எந்த அளவுக்கு வேண்டும் என்றால் ,

தூரத்தில் இருக்கும் நெருப்பை குளிரால் நடுங்குகின்ற ஒருவன் கண்டால் அதை ஒரு ஒளி என்று தான் கூறுவான். அந்த நெருப்பின் குணம் தெரியாது.

ஆனால் நெருப்பிற்கு அருகில் அவன்  சென்றால் , அவனுக்கு தான் நெருப்பின் கதகதப்பு தெரியும் .

அதே போல் துக்கத்தில் இருக்கின்ற ஒருவன் அரைகுறையாக இறை நம்பிக்கை வைத்தால், அதில்  சுகத்தை காண முடியாது.

ஆனால் தன்னில் இறைவன் இருப்பதை உணர்ந்து முழு நம்பிக்கை உடன் வழிபடுபவன் துக்கத்தில் இருந்து விடுபடுவான்.
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Monday, May 28, 2012

RAMANA MAHARHSHI -- ரமண மகரிஷி



Ramana Maharhshi was a guru of international renown from southern India who taught during the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in 1879 near Madurai, Tamilnadu. His father was a farmer. He was the second of three sons. The family was religious, giving ritual offerings to the family deity and visiting temples. One unusual aspect of his family history was a curse that was put on the family by a wandering monk who was refused food by a family member. The monk decreed that in every generation, one child in the family would renounce the world to lead a religious life.
Ramana was largely disinterested in school and absent-minded during work. He had a marked inclination towards introspection and self-analysis. He used to ask fundamental questions about identity, such as the question "who am I?". He was always seeking to find the answer to the mystery of his own identity and origins.
One peculiar aspect of Ramana's personality was his ability to sleep soundly. He could be beaten or carried from one place to another while asleep, and would not wake up. He was sometimes jokingly called "Kumbhakarna" after a figure in the Ramayana who slept soundly for months.
In the summer of 1896, Ramana went into an altered state of consciousness which had a profound effect on him. He experienced what he understood to be his own death, and later returned to life.
He also had spontaneous flashes of insight where he perceived himself as an essence independent of the body. During these events, he felt himself to be an eternal entity, existing without reliance on the physical body or material world.
Along with these intuitions came a fascination with the word "Arunachala" which carried associations of deep reverence and a sense that his destiny was closely intertwined with this unique sound. At the age of sixteen, Ramana heard that a place called Arunachala actually existed (the modern town's name is Tiruvannamalai) and this brought him great happiness.
Ramana was nearing the end of high school when a careless criticism describing him as a person not fit to be a student jarred him into making a final decision to leave school. He had been reading a book on famous Tamil saints and resolved to leave home and lead the life of a religious seeker. Naturally, he planned to go to Arunachala, the place which was the focal point of all his religious ideals.
When he was seventeen years old, Ramama left for Arunachala, arriving after four days of mostly train travel. He went directly to the central shrine at the temple and addressed the Shiva symbol (linga) stating he had given up everything and come to Arunachala in response to the god's call.
Ramana spent ten years living in temples and caves meditating, and pursuing spiritual purification, keeping the disciplines of silence and non-attachment. At this point, his reputation as a serious teacher (he was called Brahma Swami) began to grow and other seekers began to visit him. His disciples, some of whom were learned individuals, began to bring him sacred books. He became conversant with the religious traditions of South India written in the different regional languages.
Early disciples had a difficult time learning about Ramana's background and even his native language because he was silent and refused to speak. As time passed he ceased his ascetic phase and began to live a more normal life in an ashram setting. Many people came to visit him with a variety of problems, from both India and abroad.
Ramana's disciples constructed an ashram and temple, and space the accommodate the many visitors. All ate the same food and Ramana sat with the rest of the people during meals and did not expect special treatment. The ashram was a sanctuary for animals and Ramana had great fondness for the cows, monkeys, birds, and squirrels that inhabited the grounds.
Ramana continued to practice the method of inquiry into the nature of the self best expressed by the question "who am I?".
Ramana was not a guru in the classic sense of a teacher who gives instruction on a regular basis or gives mantras during initiation. In fact, if the seeker wanted to practice repetition of a mantra rather than the "who am I?" method of self inquiry, he recommended repeating the pronoun "I" or the phrase "I am" rather than repeating sacred Sanskrit words or the names of gods. This focused the person's mind on "being itself" or the mystery of their own awareness rather than an external object or word.
However, Ramana did give informal initiations using a special glance, or touch, or in dreams. Lex Hixon writes:
... although the Guru , or teacher is within everyone as primal awareness, an illuminated sage can push us in the direction he described as inward in the sense of being more primary, or primal. Ramana could give this initiatory push by touch or by glance. Seated in silence, he would suddenly turn, fix one with an intense gaze, and the person would become directly aware of the right-hand Heart (the spiritual center of one's awareness) and its vibrant current of primal awareness. Those who experienced the power of Ramana's gaze have reported that the initiation was so clear and vivid that they could never again seriously doubt that the Guru was none other than their own primal conscious being. 
(Coming Home, The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions by Lex Hixon, Jeremy P. Tarcher - Martin's Press, New York, 1989, p. 46)
Ramana also initiated people in dreams by gazing intently into their eyes, and he would sometimes travel in the subtle body to visit people. He would appear to a disciple hundreds of miles away as a luminous figure, and the person would recognize his apparence in that form. He noted that one's waking life and one's dream life were both a kind of dream each with different qualities of awareness. He referred to them as "dream 1" and "dream 2". He therefore did not make a big distinction between appearing to a waking disciple and a dreaming disciple since he considered both spheres of existence to be dreams.
Ramana recommended renunciation of enjoyment of physical and mental pleasures as a means of entering into a state where the oneness of the self and cosmos could be perceived. He also felt that a person who is not attached to the results of his actions can live in the world like an actor that plays his or her part but is immune to emotional disturbance, because he realizes he is only play-acting on the stage of life.
Ramana was able to demonstrate his own non-attachment when thieves broke into the ashram and he counseled the disciples and visitors to let them have anything they wanted. He remained calm during the incident even when struck by one of the thieves. He also displayed no loss of equanimity at the death of his mother, who had come to live at the ashram after selling the family home.
Ramana developed cancer and when his devotees voiced concern about losing him, he responded with the statement "I am not going anywhere, where shall I go? I shall be there where I am always." He died in April, 1950, sitting in lotus position. The final word that passed from his lips was the sacred syllable OM.
The French photographer Cartier-Bresson was visiting Ramana's ashram as Ramana neared death. He noted the following astronomical event which appeared in the night sky over the sacred mountain Arunachala as Ramana died:
I saw a shooting star with a luminous tail unlike any I had ever seen before moving slowly across the sky and reaching the top of Arunachala, the mountain, disappearing behind it. We immediately looked at our watches. It was 8:47. We raced to the ashram only to find that the master had passed in to Mahanirvana at that exact minute. Nor was this experience only documented by a select few … All the English and Tamil papers which arrived this morning from Madras referred to the meteor which had been seen in the sky over the entire state of Madras at 8:47 on the night of April 14 by a large number of people in different places. These eyewitnesses had been struck by its peculiar look and behavior.

Ramana who often circumambulated the sacred mountain as an act of worship seemed to be making his final arc around the mountain as a blazing light in the night sky.
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what is called "TAKING REFUGE" -- SARANAGATHI -- சரணாகதி ?


பிறப்பு - இறப்பு இந்த சுழலில் இருந்து விடுபட வேண்டும் என்றால் , நம்முடைய பாவ புண்ணியங்கள் அனைத்தையும் தீர்க்க வேண்டும்.

எப்படி பாவமும் புண்ணியமும் சேருகிறது.

எந்த ஒரு செயலையும் விருப்பத்துடன் அதாவது பற்று வைத்து செய்யும் போது அந்த செயலின் பலனை நாம் ஏற்கிறோம். அந்த செயல் நல்ல செயலாக இருந்தால் புண்ணியம் வந்து சேரும். பாவ செயலை செய்தால் பாவம் வந்து சேரும்.

ஆனால் எந்த ஒரு செயலையும் விருப்பு வெறுப்பு இல்லாமல் , இந்த செயல் இயற்கையால் நிகழ்த்தபடுகிறது என்பதை உணர்ந்து அதை ஒரு கடமையாக செய்யும் போது அது கொலையாக இருந்தாலும் பாவம் சேராது.

ஒரு ராணுவ வீரன் யுத்தத்தில் ஈடுபடுவதை ஒரு கடமையாக நினைத்தால் அது பாவத்தை அவனுக்கு சேர்க்காது. அகங்காரத்தால் அதை செய்தால் அந்த செயல் அவனுக்கு பாவத்தை சேர்க்கும்.

அதாவது எந்த செயலை செய்யும் போதும் நாம் அதை நான் செய்யவில்லை. அனைத்தும் இயற்கையால் நிகழ்த்தபடுகிறது என்பதை உணர்ந்து செயல்பட வேண்டும். நாமாகவும் ஒரு செயலை செய்யவும் விருப்பம் கொள்ள கூடாது.

எந்த ஒரு செயலும் நடக்க 

உடல்

செயலை செய்யவேண்டும் என்ற விருப்பம்

இயற்கை

மனம்

தெய்வம் 


இவை அனைத்துமே காரணமாக இருக்கிறது.

இது இப்படி இருக்க , நானே காரணம் என்று நினைக்கும் போது அவன் பாவ புண்ணியத்துக்கு ஆளாகிறான்.

இவ்வாறு பாவமும் புண்ணியமும் சேர்க்கிறது.


இந்த நிலையில் இப்படி பட்ட இன்பம் துன்பம் நிறைந்த உலகில் இருந்து விடுபட நினைத்தால் அவன் உண்மையை புரிந்து கொண்டு சமநிலையில் இருந்து கொண்டு அகங்காரம் கோவம் காமம் இவை அனைத்தையும் விட்டு இறைவனை அடையும் வழியை தேட வேண்டும். அங்கே தான் நிரந்தர இன்பம் இருக்கும். 

அதற்கு இறைவனிடம் தஞ்சம் கொள்ள வேண்டும். 

இறைவா நான் உன் மகன் நீ தான் என் தந்தை , என்னை காட்பாயாக !!!! 

இந்த பாவ புண்ணியத்தில் இருந்து என்னை மீட்டு கரையேற்று என்று வணங்க வேண்டும்.

இறைவனிடம் தஞ்சம் கொள்வதே சரணாகதி ஆகும்.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Krishna conciousness the matchless gift


The aim of this Krsna consciousness movement is to bring all living entities back to their original consciousness. All living entities within the material world are, to varying degrees, afflicted with a type of madness. This Krsna consciousness movement aims at curing man of his material disease and reestablishing his original consciousness. In a Bengali poem a great Vaisnava poet has written, "When a man is haunted by ghosts, he can only speak nonsense. Similarly, anyone who is under the influence of material nature should be considered haunted, and whatever he speaks should be considered nonsense."

One may be considered a great philosopher or great scientist, but if he is haunted by the ghost of maya, illusion, whatever he theorizes and whatever he speaks is more or less nonsensical. Today we are given the example of a psychiatrist who, when requested to examine a murderer, proclaimed that since all the patients with whom he had come in contact were more or less crazy, the court could excuse the murderer on those grounds if it so desired. The point is that in the material world it is very difficult to find a sane living entity. The prevailing atmosphere of insanity in this world is all caused by the infection of material consciousness.

The purpose of this Hare Krsna movement is to bring man back to his original consciousness, which is Krsna consciousness, clear consciousness. When water falls from the clouds, it is uncontaminated like distilled water, but as soon as it touches the ground it becomes muddy and discolored. Similarly, we are originally pure spirit soul, part and parcel of Krsna, and therefore our original constitutional position is as pure as God's. In Bhagavad-gita Sri Krsna says:

mamaivamso jiva-loke jiva-bhutah sanatanah manah sasthanindriyani prakrti-sthani karsati

"The living entities in this conditional world are My fragmental parts, and they are eternal. But due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind." (Bg. 15.7)

Thus all living entities are part and parcel of Krsna. By Krsna it should always be remembered that we are speaking of God, Krsna denoting the all-attractive Supreme personality of Godhead. As a fragment of gold is qualitatively the same as a gold reservoir, so the minute particles of Krsna's body are therefore qualitatively as good as Krsna. The chemical composition of God's body and the eternal spiritual body of the living entity is the same - spiritual. Thus originally, in our uncontaminated condition, we possessed a form as good as God's, but just as rain falls to the ground, so we come in contact with this material world, which is manipulated by the external material energy of Krsna.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Krishna conciousness the topmost yoga system

Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, speaks about the topmost system of yoga in the Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita. There He has explained the hatha-yoga system. Please remember that we are preaching this Krsna consciousness movement on the authority of Bhagavad-gita. It is nothing manufactured. The bhakti-yoga system is authorized, and if you want to know about God, then you have to adopt this bhakti-yoga system because in the Sixth Chapter of Bhagavad-gita it is concluded that the topmost yogi is he who is always thinking of Krsna within himself.

Krsna, the supreme authority, recommended the eightfold yoga system. The first step of this yoga system is to select a very secluded and sacred place. Eightfold meditation cannot be performed in a fashionable city. It is not possible. In India, therefore, those who are very serious about practicing yoga go to Hardwar, a very secluded place in the Himalayas, where they remain alone and follow a very restrictive process for eating and sleeping. There is no question of mating. Those rules and regulations must be followed very strictly. Simply to make a show of gymnastics is not perfection of yoga. Yoga means control of the senses. If you indulge your senses unrestrictedly but make a show of yoga practice, you will never be successful. You have to select a sacred place; then you have to sit with half-closed eyes and concentrate on the tip of your nose. You cannot change your posture. There are many rules and regulations which cannot possibly be followed at the present.

Even 5,000 years ago, when circumstances in the world were different, this yoga system was not practicable. Even such a great personality as Arjuna, who belonged to the royal family and was a great warrior and an intimate friend of Krsna's, constantly living with Him, after hearing this process of yoga from Krsna in a face-to-face discussion, said, "My dear Krsna, it is not possible to follow." He flatly admitted, "For me these rules and regulations and practice for controlling the mind are not possible." We have to think, then: 5,000 years ago a personality like Arjuna expressed his inability to practice this eightfold yoga system, so how can we follow it now?
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Elevation to krishna conciousness

om ajnana- timirandasya jnananjana-salakaya
caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namoh
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, who has opened my eyes, blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge."

It is customary with this verse to offer obeisances to the spiritual master who enlightens his disciples in the matter of transcendental knowledge. The Vedic process does not involve research work. In mundane scholarship, we have to show our academic learning by some research, but the Vedic process is different. In the Vedic process the research work is already done; it is complete, and it is simply handed down by disciplic succession from teacher to student. There is no question of research work because the instruments and the means with which one conducts such research work are blunt and imperfect.

At this stage of our material existence, we are conditioned by many laws of nature. All conditioned souls are subject to four defects due to the imperfection of their senses. One defect is that the conditioned soul is certain to commit mistakes. There is no man who does not commit mistakes. In India, for instance, Mahatma Gandhi was supposed to be a very great personality, but he also committed mistakes. Five minutes before he came to the meeting at which he was killed, he was warned by confidential associates not to go, but he persisted. To commit mistakes is very natural in the conditioned state of life. Indeed, the popular saying has arisen: "To err is human."

Another imperfection of the conditioned soul is that he is sure to be illusioned. Being illusioned means accepting something which is not, phantasmagoria to be factual. Every one of us is under the impression that we are these bodies, but actually we are not. Accepting the body to be the self is called illusion, or maya. The third imperfection is that conditioned souls have a tendency to cheat. We have often heard a storekeeper say, "Because you are my friend, I won't make any profit off you." But in actuality we know that he is making at least 50% profit. There are so many instances of this cheating propensity. There are also many examples of teachers who actually know nothing but put forth theories in words like "perhaps" or "it may be," while in actuality they are simply cheating their students. The fourth imperfection is that the senses of the living entity are not perfect. Our vision is so limited that we cannot see very far away nor very near. The eye can see only under certain conditions, and therefore it is understood that our vision is limited. Similarly, all our other senses are also limited. It is not possible to understand the unlimited by these imperfect, limited senses. The conclusion is that the Vedic process does not encourage us to endeavor to learn the Absolute Truth by employing our present senses, which are conditioned in so many ways. If we are to have knowledge, it must come from a superior source which is not conditioned by these four imperfections. That source is Krsna. He is the supreme authority ofBhagavad-gita, and He is accepted as the perfect authority by so many saints and sages.

Those who are serious students of Vedic literature accept authority. Bhagavad-gita, for example, is not a scholarly presentation which arose out of so much research work. It is perfect knowledge that was taught by Lord Krsna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kuruksetra, and we receive information from it that in previous ages Sri Krsna also taught it to the sun-god Vivasvan, and it was handed down from time immemorial from Vivasvan by disciplic succession.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Easy journey to other planet

A living being, especially civilized man, has a natural desire to live forever in happiness. This is quite natural because, in his original state, the living being is both eternal and joyful. However, in the present conditioned state of life, he is engaged in a struggle against recurring birth and death. Therefore he has attained neither happiness nor immortality.

The latest desire man has developed is the desire to travel to other planets. This is also quite natural, because he has the constitutional right to go to any part of the material or spiritual skies. Such travel is very tempting and exciting because these skies are full of unlimited globes of varying qualities, and they are occupied by all types of living entities. The desire to travel there can be fulfilled by the process of yoga, which serves as a means by which one can transfer himself to whatever planet he likes - possibly to planets where life is not only eternal and blissful, but where there are multiple varieties of enjoyable energies. Anyone who can attain the freedom of the spiritual planets need never return to this miserable land of birth, old age, disease and death.

One can attain this stage of perfection very easily by his individual effort. He can simply follow, in his own home, the prescribed method of bhakti-yoga. This method, under proper guidance, is simple and enjoyable. An attempt is made herein to give information to the people in general, and to philosophers and religionists in particular, as to how one can transfer oneself to other planets by this process of bhakti-yoga - the highest of all yogic processes.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Civilization and Transcendence

Punoa Kanea: Srila Prabhupada, this questionnaire was sent to you by Bhavan's Journal, a cultural and religious magazine in Bombay. They are questioning various religious and spiritual leaders, trying to get the answers to some of the important questions that are perplexing people today. So there's a list of questions, and the first is this: "Is the influence of religion over the masses on the wane?"

Srila Prabhupada: Yes. This is predicted in Srimad-Bhagavatam [12.2.1]:

tatac canu-dinaa dharmau
satyaa caucaa knama daya
kalena balina rajan
naìknyaty ayur balaa smatiu
"In Kali-yuga, this age of quarrel and hypocrisy, there shall be a waning of these qualities: religiosity, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, memory, bodily strength, duration of life, and mercy."

These are the human assets - qualities which make a human being distinct from the animals. But these things will decline. There will be almost no mercy, there will be almost no truthfulness, memory will be shortened, duration of life shortened. Similarly, religion will practically vanish. So that means gradually human beings will descend to the platform of animals.

Especially when there is no religion, human beings are simply animals. This any common man can distinguish - that a dog does not understand what religion is. The dog is also a living being, but he's not interested in what is being discussed here about Bhagavad-Gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam. That is the distinction between man and dog: the animal is not interested. So when human beings are becoming uninterested in religion, then they're becoming animals.

And how can there be happiness or peace in animal society? The big leaders want to keep the citizenry as animals, and at the same time they are striving to make a United Nations. How is it possible? United Animals? Is it possible? Society for United Animals. [Laughter.] In the science of logic it is said, "Man is a rational animal." So when rationality is missing, one becomes simply an animal. What is the possibility of being a human being?

In human society, whether you are a Christian or a Muhammadan or a Hindu or a Buddhist, it doesn't matter. But there must be some system of religion - that is human society. And human society without religion - animal society. This is the plain fact. Why are people unhappy now? Because they are neglecting religion.

One gentleman has written me that Marx said, "Religion is the opium of the people." That means the Communists are very adamant against God consciousness because they think that religion has spoiled the whole social atmosphere. Religion might have been misused, but that does not mean that religion should be avoided. Real religion should be taken. Simply because religion has not been properly executed by the so-called priests, that does not mean religion should be rejected. If my eye is giving me some kind of trouble on account of a cataract, that doesn't mean my eye should be plucked out. The cataract should be removed. So that is the idea of the Krsna consciousness movement - to remove the cataract from people's religious vision.

Generally, modern so-called religious leaders have no conception of God, and yet they are preaching religion. What good is that religion? People are simply being misled. Real religion means God's order: dharmaa tu saknad bhagavat-praeetam [SB 6.3.19]. If your religion has no conception of God, where is the question of religion? Still, without any conception of God, they are professing some religion. How long will it go on artificially? It will deteriorate. That ignorance about God has resulted in the present condition.

Religion means the order of God, just as law means the order of the state. Now, if in your social system there is no state, where is the question of the state's order? You will simply manufacture your own order. Today that is going on in the field of religion: there is no conception of God and therefore no following of God's order.
But we devotees of Kanea have a clear conception of God. Here is God: Krsna And He's giving orders. We accept those orders. So it is clear religion. But if there is no conception of God, no order of God, then where is the question of religion? Ask someone in some other religious system what their conception of the form of God is. Can anyone tell clearly? Nobody can say. But we shall immediately say,

veeua kvaeantam aravinda-dalayataknaa
barhavataasam asitambudha-sundaraìgam
kandarpa-kooi-kamaneya-vicena-cobhaa
govindam adi-purunaa tam ahaa bhajami
"I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is adept at playing on His flute, whose eyes are like petals of a blooming lotus, whose head is bedecked with a peacock's feather, whose figure of beauty is tinged with the hue of blue clouds, and whose unique loveliness charms millions of Cupids." [Brahma-saahita 5.30]

Immediately, description - "Here is God." Then there is religion. And if there is no conception of God, where is the question of religion? Bogus. That is why religiosity and the other noble human qualities are declining. People have no conception of God, and therefore there is no understanding of religion. As a result, the whole human civilization is declining. And because it is declining, human beings are becoming more and more like animals.
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Beyond birth and death

The very first step in self-realization is realizing one's identity as separate from the body. "I am not this body but am spirit soul" is an essential realization for anyone who wants to transcend death and enter into the spiritual world beyond. It is not simply a matter of saying "I am not this body," but of actually realizing it. This is not as simple as it may seem at first. Although we are not these bodies but are pure consciousness, somehow or other we have become encased within the bodily dress. If we actually want the happiness and independence that transcend death, we have to establish ourselves and remain in our constitutional position as pure consciousness.

Living in the bodily conception, our idea of happiness is like that of a man in delirium. Some philosophers claim that this delirious condition of bodily identification should be cured by abstaining from all action. Because these material activities have been a source of distress for us, they claim that we should actually stop these activities. Their culmination of perfection is in a kind of Buddhistic nirvana, in which no activities are performed. Buddha maintained that due to a combination of material elements, this body has come into existence, and that somehow or other if these material elements are separated or dismantled, the cause of suffering is removed. If the tax collectors give us too much difficulty because we happen to possess a large house, one simple solution is to destroy the house. However, Bhagavad-gita indicates that this material body is not all in all. Beyond this combination of material elements, there is spirit, and the symptom of that spirit is consciousness.

Consciousness cannot be denied. A body without consciousness is a dead body. As soon as consciousness is removed from the body, the mouth will not speak, the eye will not see, nor the ears hear. A child can understand that. It is a fact that consciousness is absolutely necessary for the animation of the body. What is this consciousness? Just as heat or smoke are symptoms of fire, so consciousness is the symptom of the soul. The energy of the soul, or self, is produced in the shape of consciousness. Indeed, consciousness proves that the soul is present. This is not only the philosophy of Bhagavad-gita but the conclusion of all Vedic literature.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Nectar of instruction

“The essence of all advice is that one should utilize one’s full time—twenty-four hours a day—in nicely chanting and remembering the Lord’s divine name, transcendental form, qualities and eternal pastimes, thereby gradually engaging one’s tongue and mind. In this way one should reside in Vraja [Goloka Vrndavana dhama] and serve Krishna under the guidance of devotees. One should follow in the footsteps of the Lord’s beloved devotees, who are deeply attached to His devotional service.”

PURPORT BY SRILA PRABHUPADA

Since the mind may be one’s enemy or one’s friend, one has to train the mind to become his friend. The Krishna consciousness movement is especially meant for training the mind to be always engaged in Krishna’s business. The mind contains hundreds and thousands of impressions, not only of this life but also of many, many lives of the past.

These impressions sometimes come in contact with one another and produce contradictory pictures. In this way the mind’s function can become dangerous for a conditioned soul. Students of psychology are aware of the mind’s various psychological changes. In Bhagavad-gita (8.6) it is said:

yam yam vapi smaran bhavam
tyajaty ante kalevaram
tam tam evaiti kaunteya
sada tad-bhava-bhavitah
“Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, that state he will attain without fail.”

At the time of death, the mind and intelligence of a living entity create the subtle form of a certain type of body for the next life. If the mind suddenly thinks of something not very congenial, one has to take a corresponding birth in the next life.

On the other hand, if one can think of Krishna at the time of death, he can be transferred to the spiritual world, Goloka Vrndavana. This process of transmigration is very subtle; therefore Srila Rupa Gosvami advises devotees to train their minds in order that they will be unable to remember anything other than Krishna. Similarly, the tongue should be trained to speak only of Krishna and to taste only Krishna-prasada.

Srila Rupa Gosvami further advises, tisthan vraje: one should live in Vrndavana or any part of Vrajabhumi. Vrajabhumi, or the land of Vrndavana, is supposed to be eighty-four krosas in area. One krosa equals two square miles. When one makes Vrndavana his residence, he should take shelter of an advanced devotee there. In this way one should always think of Krishna and His pastimes.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

The nectar of devotion

At the present moment the human society teaches one to love his country or family or his personal self, but there is no information where to repose the loving propensity so that everyone can become happy.

That missing point is Krishna, and The Nectar of Devotion teaches us how to stimulate our original love for Krishna and how to be situated in that position where we can enjoy our blissful life.

Nectar of Devotion is a summary study of Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, which was written in Sanskrit by Srila Rupa Gosvami, the chief of the six direct disciples of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Lord Caitanya, who appeared in India 500 years ago, is revealed by Vedic scriptures to be an incarnation of God in the role of His own devotee. He and His followers are thus the most authorized to teach us how to become perfect in spiritual life.

The subject matter is love of God. The basic principle of the living condition is that we have a general propensity to love someone. At the present moment, human society teaches one to love his county or family or his personal self, but there is no information where to repose the loving propensity so that everyone can become happy. That missing point is God or Krishna. The Nectar of Devotion teaches us how to stimulate our original love for Krishna and how to be situated in that position where we can enjoy our blissful life. The presentation of this authoritative information about the Supreme Personalty of Godhead, Krishna, and our relationship with Him is simply the mercy of His pure devotee, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the acarya for the present age, who is coming in disciplic succession from Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Life comes from life

Once upon a time (as in a fairy tale), most of us believed that the food we ate was basically wholesome, nutritious and free from dangerous chemicals, that advertising may have been believable, and that product labels truly described the qualities and contents of what we fed ourselves and our families. Once upon a time, most of the world believed in the integrity of our heads of state, high-ranking political officials and local leaders. Once upon a time, we thought our children were getting a solid education in the public school system. Once upon a time, many of us believed atomic energy had "peacetime uses" that were perfectly safe and completely congruous with a happy and healthy society.

Yet in recent times our illusions have been shattered. Repeated exposes of widespread consumer fraud and grand political collusion and bribery have all but destroyed our former innocence. We now know that through mass marketing and the media, a veil of fantasy and deception can be created with such unprecedented expertise that it can become impossible for us to distinguish between substance and simulation, reality and illusion.

Today many scientists are propagating the doctrine that life originates from matter. However, they cannot provide proof, either experimentally or theoretically. In fact, they hold their stance essentially on faith, in the face of all sorts of scientific objections. Srila Prabhupada points out that this groundless dogma has done great damage to moral and spiritual standards worldwide and has thus caused incalculable suffering.

Though beset by internal doubt and division, modern scientists have somehow managed to present a united front to the nonscientific public. Their behavior brings to mind the worst in political and corporate trickery. For instance, despite the recent outcry over their masking the difficulties of maintaining safety standards at nuclear power plants, the scientists and the government remain committed to nuclear power and even make light of the fact that there is no safe way of dealing with radioactive waste.

In popular works and in textbooks scientists present their account of the material origin of life as the only possible scientific conclusion. They claim that no other theory can be scientifically acceptable. And so everyone is taught that life gradually arose from chemicals, a "primordial soup" consisting of amino acids, proteins and other essential ingredients. Yet in their journals and private discussions, the same scientists acknowledge that their theory has grave, sometimes insuperable difficulties. For example, certain features of the DNA coding mechanism cast serious doubt upon the substance of evolutionary thought. The noted biologist W. H. Thorpe writes, "Thus we may be faced with a possibility that the origin of life, like the origin of the universe, becomes an impenetrable barrier to science and a block which resists all attempts to reduce biology to chemistry and physics." The highly committed evolutionist Jacques Monod has pointed out these same difficulties.

Theodisius Dobzhansky, another prominent advocate of evolution, can only agree: "Our scientific knowledge is, of course, quite insufficient to give anything like satisfactory accounts of these transitions [from no life to life, from no mind to mind]. Biologists as basically different in their... views as W. H. Thorpe and Jacques Monod agree that the origin of life is a difficult and thus far intractable and unsolved problem. I concur." Dobzhansky goes on to call the origin of life "miraculous." These admissions by Dobzhansky, Monod and Thorpe are by no means unique. Yet in popular presentations and textbooks one finds little hint of such widespread doubt.

Nobel prize-winning physicist Eugene Wigner has shown that the probability of the existence of a self-duplicating unit is zero. Since the ability to reproduce is one of the fundamental characteristics of all living organisms, Wigner concludes that our present understanding of physics and chemistry does not enable us to explain the phenomenon of life. Herbert Yockey has demonstrated by information theory that even a single informational molecule such as cytochrome c (what to speak of complex organisms) could not have arisen by chance in the estimated lifetime of the earth: "One must conclude that, contrary to the established and current wisdom, a scenario describing the genesis of life on earth by chance and natural causes which can be accepted on the basis of fact and not faith has not yet been written."

As we can see, on the one hand many scientists have a deep personal commitment to the concept that life comes from matter. On the other hand they admit that they do not have the evidence to corroborate their conviction, and that their theory is beset with intractable problems. They are convinced that life arose from matter and is reducible to matter, yet at the same time they must confess to having scant scientific grounds for their conviction. Thus their theory is a priori: it supersedes the scientific method and science itself. Their fervent, almost messianic hope is that someday, somehow, someone may be able to validate it, and in the meantime their faith is unshakable.

Dazzling technological achievements have given modern scientists an aura of infallibility, and so when the scientists present untested or unprovable theories about life's origin, people tend to accept with blind faith. In Passages About Earth William Irwin Thompson writes, "Just as once there was no appeal from the power of the churches without risking damnation, so now there is no appeal from the power of science without risking a charge of irrationality or insanity." And as botanist Garrett Hardin notes, anyone who questions the status of Darwin "inevitably attracts the speculative psychiatric eye to himself."

The dialogues in Life Comes From Life may seem revolutionary, but then were not Newton, Pasteur and Einstein scientific revolutionaries? Life Comes From Life does not simply criticize those who support the theory that matter is the origin of life. Rather, this book encourages them to rededicate themselves to a more genuine and intense quest for truth and knowledge, and to thereby redirect their valuable intelligence, resources and work toward the true benefit of the world.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Coming Back - The Science of Reincarnation


We were behaving like we were going to live forever, which is what everyone thought in the Beatles days, right? I mean, whoever thought we were going to die?

- Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney

If you want to gain real control over your destiny, you must understand reincarnation and how it works. It's that simple.

No one wants to die. Most of us would like to live forever in full vigor, without wrinkles, gray hair, or arthritis. This is natural, because the first and most basic principle of life is to enjoy. If we could only enjoy life forever!

Man's eternal quest for immortality is so fundamental that we find it nearly impossible to conceive of dying. Pulitzer Prize winner William Saroyan (author of The Human Comedy) echoed the views of most people when, in the days just prior to his death, he announced to the media, "Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case. Now what?"

Most of us seldom, if ever, think about death or what happens afterward. Some say that death is the end of everything. Some believe in heaven and hell. Still others hold that this life is only one of many we have lived and will live in the future. And more than one third of the world's population-over 1.5 billion people-accept reincarnation as an irrevocable fact of life.

Reincarnation is not a "belief system," or a psychological device for escaping the "grim finality" of death, but a precise science that explains our past and future lives. Many books have been written on the subject, usually based on hypnotic regression, near-death experiences, accounts of out-of-body experiences, or deja-vu.
But most reincarnation literature is poorly informed, highly speculative, superficial, and inconclusive. Some books purport to document cases of people who, under hypnosis, have been regressed to previous lifetimes. They describe in detail houses they lived in, streets they walked on, parks they frequented as children, and the names of their former parents, friends, and relatives. All this makes for interesting reading, and while such books have certainly stimulated the everwidening public interest and belief in reincarnation, careful investigations have revealed that many of these so-called past-life regression cases are rife with guesswork, inaccuracies, and even fraud.

But most importantly, none of these popular works explain the fundamental facts about reincarnation, like the simple process by which the soul eternally transmigrates from one material body to another. In rare instances when basic principles are discussed, authors generally present their own theories about how and in which particular cases reincarnation occurs, as if some special or gifted living beings reincarnate and others do not. This type of presentation does not deal with the science of reincarnation but introduces, instead, a confusing array of fabrications and contradictions, leaving the reader with scores of unanswered questions.

For example: Does one reincarnate instantaneously or slowly, over a long period of time? Can other living beings, like animals, reincarnate in human bodies? Can man appear as an animal? If so, how and why? Do we reincarnate forever, or does it end somewhere? Can the soul suffer perpetually in hell or enjoy forever in heaven? Can we control our future incarnations? How? Can we be reborn on other planets or in other universes? Do good and evil actions play a role in determining our next body? What is the relationship between karma and reincarnation?

Coming Back fully answers these questions, because it scientifically explains the true nature of reincarnation. Finally, this book provides the reader with practical instructions on how to come to grips with and rise above the mysterious and generally misunderstood phenomenon of reincarnation-a reality that plays a vital role in shaping man's destiny.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

மகாபாரதம் நிகழ்ச்சியில் வரும் இடங்கள்

DEHRADUN - The capital of Uttarakhand where Great Guru Dronacharya was born(Earlier known as Dehra-drona)

GURGAON - A place in Haryana given as a gift of Guru Dakshina by Pandavas to Guru Dronacharya(means Guru Ka Gaon)

KANDHAR - A place in Afghanistan where the prince is Shakuni(known as Gandhar) 

KARNAL - A place in Haryana given to Karna by Duryodhan

KURUKSHETRA -A place in Haryana where the battle of Mahabharat was fought 
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

LORD SRI KRISHNA -- ARCHAEOLOGY , DWARAKA CITY FOUND




Over 35 sites of the Mahabharata have been identified in the North, all of which have yielded material culture - painted grey ware (PGW) pottery painted over with designs in black pigment, and antiquities in uniform and identical levels. This pottery is made of a superior quality of paste formed of well levigated clay and fine, well-burnt fabric achieved by distributing heat in the kiln evenly. This civilisation is also characterised by the use of iron, unknown to the earlier Harappans.
Hastinapur, between Meerut and Mawana in Uttar Pradesh, is now a forgotten village, but excavations in 1952 revealed the existence of Vidur-ka-tilla (Vidura's palace), Draupadi-ki-rasoi (Draupadi's kitchen) and Draupadi Ghat (for bathing), besides copper utensils, iron seals, ornaments made of gold and silver, terracotta discs and several oblong-shaped ivory dice used in the game of chauper.
Iron objects numbering 135, and which included arrow and spearheads, shafts, tongs, hooks, axes and knives indicate the existence of a vigorous industry. There are indications of brick-lined roads and drainage systems, and an agro-livestock based economy. The PGW of Hastinapura has been assigned to 1100-800 BC. The events of the Mahabharata probably occurred around 1000-900 BC.
Later, according to the Matsya and Vayu Puranas, a heavy flood on the River Ganga destroyed Hastinapura, and Nichakshu, the fifth king after Parikshit (Arjuna's grandson) who ascended the throne after the Kurukshetra war, shifted his capital to Kausambi, 50 kilometres from Allahabad. There is definite archaeological evidence of a massive flood level. The devastation by the Ganga is still visible in the thick clay soil.
After their exile, the Pandavas asked for three villages: Paniprastha, Sonaprastha and Indiraprastha, generally identified with modern Panipat, Sonepat and Puranaqila in New Delhi. These sites have also yielded the same pottery and antiquities. Building structures with drainage systems and PGW were excavated at Purana Qila.
Kurukshetra, now in Haryana, was the site of the Kuru war. Excavations here have yielded iron arrow and spearheads, dated by Thermoluminence (TM) to 2800 BC. Today it is a town of bathing pools. At the Brahma Sarovar, a large lake 3,600 feet by 1,500 feet, Krishna, Balarama and Subhadra are said to have bathed after a solar eclipse. Bhishma lay on his bed of arrows at Bhishma Kund. Arjuna shot an arrow into the earth and a cool fountain of water flowed out directly into Bhishma's mouth, creating the Ban Ganga pond. Eight kilometres away is the village of Thanesar, the capital of Harsha Vardhana in the sixth century.
Yet, the excavations were stopped soon after these finds were revealed, and were never resumed. Why?
The submergence of Dwaraka is described vividly in the epic. Arjuna asked the residents to vacate the city immediately as it was going to be submerged by the sea. Dvaravati, according to the Sabhaparva of the Mahabharata, was heavily fortified. Dr S R Rao started excavating the Dwarkadish temple till he hit the remains of 15th, 12th and 9th century AD temples. He dug on, passing two earlier temples, until, at a depth of 9.5 metres, they came to the remains of two towns destroyed by the sea. From the earlier of the two they recovered the characteristic lustrous red pottery of the period and region. Encouraged by his findings, he decided to search for Dwaraka.
Underwater exploration yielded two gateways, fort walls, bastions and a jetty at a depth of 10 metres off Dwaraka, in the Arabian Sea. Apart from corresponding to the Mahabharata's description of the architectural features of the city and the mode of its submergence, it has directly fixed a date by TM for the pottery of Dwaraka at 3520 years BP (Before Present).
Other finds include pottery, bronze and iron implements, three-holed triangular stone anchors at Dwaraka, a late Harappan type of seal made of conch of a composite animal - a bull, unicorn and goat - and lustrous red ware pottery at Bet Dwaraka, linking the site to the Harappan culture, and thereby establishing its continuity.
Bet Dwaraka was an island frequented by Krishna who is said to have visited its Shankhodara Temple. It also contains the only ancient temple for Matsya, the epic saviour of the world at the time of the Great Flood. The materials discovered at Dwaraka corroborate history and myth, and fix a date for the inundation of the city - between 1500 and 1300 BC.
The most remarkable aspect of both epics is their geography. The Mahabharata mentions many small villages, tanks and hills, which are still identifiable.
What is the historicity of the Mahabharata? Our doubting historians will never accept any of these finds unless they are supported by inscriptions, which will never be forthcoming as the earliest Indian inscriptions belong to 300 BC. So, do we treat the epic as myth till they are satisfied?
Western scholars tried to establish a connection between Krishna and Christ, claiming that the former was derived from St Thomas' teachings about the latter, but literature and archaeology have proved otherwise. The Chandogya Upanishad mentions that Krishna Devakiputra was a student of Ghora Angirasa and the author of the Upanishad, which repeats the teachings of the Bhagavat Gita word by word.
In the 4th century BC, Chanakya refers to the story of Krishna's birth, while Megasthenes mentions that the Sourasenoi (Surasenas or Yadavas) worshipped Herakles (Krishna). Their two great cities were Methora (Mathura) and Kleisobora (Krishnapura?) on the navigable river Yobares (Yamuna). He also mentions that Herakles (Krishna) sent his daughter Pandaia to rule over the kingdom of Mathura (Madura) on the southern sea. Was she a descendant of the Pandavas, and did the latter re-emerge as the Pandyas, whose southern capital was named after Krishna's capital, Mathura?
Panini, Patanjali and the Buddhist and Jain works also mention Krishna and the events of the Kurukshetra war, while the Chinese traveller Yuan Chang records that a great war was fought at Kurukshetra and the bones of dead warriors lay buried under the soil.
In 180-165 BC, the Greek ruler Agathocles issued coins with images of Vasudeva holding a chakra. Several inscriptions are available in the first century BC: the Greek ambassador Bhagavata Heliodorus erected a Garuda column to Vasudeva at Besnagar; the Mora Well inscription near Mathura mentions the worship of the five Vrishni heroes, including Vasudeva; stone enclosures (Narayana vatika) were built for Vasudeva and his brother Shankarshana (Balarama) at Ghosundi and Hathivada.
The most controversial site is, of course, the temple at Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna. I am not aware if any excavation has been done here, but tradition and even eminent historians associate the site with the birth of Krishna, which is why Aurangazeb consciously chose to build a mosque over it.
Apart from knowing that vyuhas were army formations, I never really understood their formation or penetration. Rajan has computerised them to work out how the various Kaurava warriors were placed and how the Pandavas entered and destroyed these vyuhas, increasing the sophistication of what was always believed to be a primitive tribal war.
Krishna's divinity is a matter of faith, established by his identification with Lord Vishnu. But archaeology has conclusively established the veracity of the Mahabharata and the existence of the cult of Vasudeva-Krishna at a very early period. The epics form the soul of India, and Rajan has done well to document and bring alive ancient history.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Monday, May 21, 2012

சரணாகதி , TAKING REFUGE INTO LORD SRI NARAYANA



இந்த உலகத்தில் உள்ள ஜீவன்களின் வாழ்க்கை சரியாக கணக்கு போட்டு நடத்தபடுகிறது. ஆன்மா மிக பழமையானது. அனாதி காலத்தில் இருந்து இருக்கிறது. அதாவது பிறப்பு இறப்பு அற்றது.
இப்படிப்பட்ட இந்த ஆன்மா குணங்களினால் கவர்ச்சியில் விழுந்து தன்னை யார் என்று மறந்து உலக இன்பத்தில் இச்சை கொண்டு எதாவது ஒரு உடலை எடுக்க நேரிடுகிறது.
ஆன்மா உடலை எடுத்தால் மட்டுமே உலக இன்பதுன்பங்களை அனுபவிக்கக் முடியும்.
இவ்வாறு இன்ப துன்பங்களை அனுபவிக்கும் போது இந்த உலகில் நடக்கின்ற அணைத்து செயலும் தன்னாலே நடக்கிறது என்று நினைக்கின்றான்.
இவ்வாறு செய்யும் போது அவன் செய்கின்ற ஒவ்வொரு நல்ல செயலும் அவனுக்கு புண்ணியத்தை சேர்க்கிறது. செய்கின்ற ஒவ்வொரு கெட்ட செயலும் பாவத்தை சேர்க்கிறது.
இந்த புண்ணிய பாவத்தை அனுபவித்து கொண்டும் மேலும் பல செயல்களை செய்வதனால் அதனால் உண்டாகும் புண்ணிய பாவத்தை யும் சேர்த்துக்கொண்டே போகிறான்.
இவ்வாறு ஒவ்வொரு ஜீவனும் புண்ணிய பாவ மூட்டையை சுமந்து திரிகிறான். இந்த புண்ணிய பாவங்கள் தீர்ந்தால் மட்டுமே ஒருவன் இறைவனை அடைய முடியம்.
ஏன் இறைவனை அடைய வேண்டும் ?

அங்கு தான் நிரந்தர சுகம் இருக்கிறது. உடலுடன் ஆன்மா இருக்கும் வரை அது இன்பதுன்பங்களை அனுபவித்து தான் தீரவேண்டும்.
எப்போது உடலை விட்டு பிரிந்து செல்கிறதோ அப்போது தான் அது நிரந்தர சுகத்தில் இருக்கும்.
பாவ புண்ணியங்கள் தீர இரண்டு வழி உள்ளது. ஒன்று கர்மங்களை செய்து தீர்க்க வேண்டும். இதற்கு பல பிறவி எடுத்து பல கர்மங்களை செய்து தீர்க்க வேண்டும்.
மற்ற வழி சரணாகதி . என் தந்தை யார் என்பதை உணர்ந்து என்னை படைத்தவன் யார் என்பதை உணர்ந்து அந்த பகவான் ஸ்ரீ நாராயணன் யை சரணாகதி அடைய வேண்டும். அப்படி சரணாகதி அடைந்தால் உடனே சுகம் கிட்டுமா ? கட்டாயம் சுகம் உடனே கிட்டாது.

இது வரை எவ்வளவு பாவ புண்ணியம் உள்ளதோ அவற்றை உடனே அனுபவிக்க நேரிடும். இனி பாவம் புண்ணியம் சேராது. அனைத்தும் தீர்ந்த உடன் நிரந்த சுகம் கிடைக்கும். இதற்கு சில பிறவிகள் எடுக்க நேரலாம்.

மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

எது நிரந்தரமான சொத்து ? which is permanent property ?


இதை ஒரு சிறிய கதையின் மூலம் எளிதாக புரிந்து கொள்ளலாம்.

ஒரு சிறிய குழந்தையின் பையை பார்த்தால், அதில் பழைய பேருந்து டிக்கெட், பிளாஸ்டிக் பொருட்கள், உடைந்த வளையல்கள் அனைத்தும் இருக்கும். 

அதை பெரியவர்கள் கண்டால் குப்பை என்று அழைப்பார்கள். சிறு குழந்தையின் சொத்து வயது முதிர்ந்தவருக்கு குப்பையாக தெரிகிறது. ஆனால் அந்த குழந்தையின் பொருட்களை எடுத்து நீங்கள் குப்பையில் எரிந்து விட்டால் என்னுடைய முக்கியமான பொருட்களை குப்பையில் போட்டு விட்டார்களே என்று அந்த குழந்தை அழுதுகொண்டே இருக்கும். ஏனெனில் அந்த குழந்தையை பொருத்தவரை அது தான் சொத்து.

வயது முதிந்த மனிதனின் சொத்து பென்ஸ் கார்,,மாடி வீடு, நிலம் . இவை அனைத்தையும் வயது முதிந்த மனிதன் சேர்த்து வைக்கிறான். இவற்றை முற்றிலும் இறைவனை உணர்ந்த மகான்கள் குப்பை என்று கூறுகின்றனர்.

உண்மையை உணராத வரை பல நிலைகளில் பல வயதுகளில் பலவும் சொத்து போல தோன்றும். ஆனால் இறைவனை உணர்ந்து விட்டால் அனைத்தும் குப்பை என்பது புரிந்துவிடும். 

இறை செல்வம் என்று அழைக்கபடுகின்ற பக்தி மட்டுமே நிரந்தமான சொத்து.
மேலும் படிக்க கிளிக் செய்யுங்கள் ...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

LORD SRI KRISHNA AND RADHA



This is a story about Krishna and Radha. It was a moonlit night and Lord Krishna was playing on his flute most hauntingly. Radha and the other gopis were all listening. They were admiring the music of Krishna;s flute and drinking in his celestial beauty. They were in the seventh Heaven of delight.
After some time, Krishna stopped playing and said, “I have transported you all to a world of purest delight. Now that you are all filled with happiness, I am going to take a walk in the forest.” Krishna saw that Radha wanted to accompany him and he said to her, “You may come.” The other gopis did not dare to join them. They had the utmost respect for Radha.
So Krishna and Radha walked and walked until they came to a particular place in the forest. Krishna turned to Radha and said, “Radha, I am in the mood to tell some stories. Would you care to listen to my stories?”
“Of course, my Lord!” exclaimed Radha. “Please tell me some stories. I am eager to hear them.”
Krishna said, “Anything that comes into my mind, I will tell.” Krishna was all ready to tell Radha some stories when, all of a sudden, a strange looking man appeared. His body was bent in eight different places. His legs were crooked, his arms were crooked; everything was unnatural. This man was known as Astabakra asta means eight, and Astabakra means crooked in eight places.
As soon as Radha saw this unfortunate human being, for some reason she began laughing and laughing.
“How can you laugh at this poor man?” asked Krishna.
“His body is bent in eight different places! I cannot refrain from laughing at such an odd spectacle,” answered Radha. Krishna scolded her: “It is not kind to laugh at others. You should not behave in this way.” But Radha kept laughing and laughing.
Astabakra had thought that Radha would be full of compassion for him because she was Krishna’s dearest disciple. He simply could not understand why she was laughing at him so heartlessly. He was standing before her with tremendous devotion and love, but her laughter was hurting him deeply.
Krishna said to Radha, “If I tell you about Astabakra, will you stop laughing at him?”
“Of course, my Lord,” came Radha’s reply.
“Then stop laughing and listen to his unhappy story.” As Krishna began to relate the story, Astabakra bowed to Krishna and Radha and silently left their presence.
This is the story that Krishna told. Astabakra was formerly a high-class Brahmin. He was married and he spent quite a few years with his wife. Then, for God knows what reason, he became disgusted with his wife. He took a vow, saying, “From now on I shall never, never mix with any woman! All women are so bad. Here is the absolute proof. My wife has proved that women are unbearable. I will have no connection, no association, with any woman whatsoever in God’s entire creation. I shall not even look at a woman.”
This was the strict vow that the Brahmin took after his sad experience with his wife. At that time his body was not crooked at all. In appearance he was very strong and handsome.
O God! A nymph in the palace of Lord Indra noticed this Brahmin and fell in love with him. The name of this nymph, or apsara, was Rambha. She was extremely beautiful. She came to the Brahmin and said to him, “I am in love with you. I want to marry you.”
The Brahmin became furious. He said, “I have taken a vow that I shall never marry again. My first wife was enough for me. She was the first and the last!”
Rambha began pleading with him. She said, “You have to marry me, since I have declared my love for you.”
“Never!” insisted the Brahmin. “I will not mix with any woman in this life.”
When Rambha saw that the Brahmin would not change his mind, she became very angry and upset. “You have such a foul tongue! How dare you talk to me like this! I am a dancer in the palace of Lord Indra himself. I curse you for refusing my love. Your body will become crooked in eight different places. You will be so ugly that no woman will ever want to look at you again.”
After cursing the Brahmin, Rambha vanished. The poor Brahmin! His body immediately be came twisted and bent. Each of his limbs went in a different direction. He could move only with the greatest difficulty.
In despair, the Brahmin said, “What is the use of keeping this life? Rambha has cursed me and this is what has happened. Why should I remain on earth any longer? I will immolate this body of mine.”
Suddenly, Lord Vishnu appeared before him and said, “It is not good to kill yourself. Pray and pray and pray. After some time, I will come to you again and you will be cured. Then you will be happy on earth with your physical body as before. You say that you do not want to look at women. No harm! You will be able to keep your vow. Now start praying and I will soon appear before you.”
The Brahmin listened to Lord Vishnu and began praying most sincerely.
“When will Lord Vishnu come and cure the Brahmin?” asked Radha when Krishna had reached this point in his story.
Krishna smiled sweetly. “Vishnu has already come,” he said, and began walking home. Krishna was an emanation of Lord Vishnu. They were and they are one and the same. So this was how Krishna cured Astabakra.
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