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Humour / Re: Funny pictures,quotes,videos...
« Last post by Hari on March 22, 2018, 07:05:16 PM »
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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Fundamental question about Mind!
« Last post by Hari on March 22, 2018, 01:35:11 AM »
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Humour / Re: Funny pictures,quotes,videos...
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General topics / Re: Shiva gita
« Last post by Ramesh123 on November 30, 2017, 03:02:02 PM »
For those who are interested in purchasing a copy of the scholarly English translation of the Shiva Gita by Sri P.K.Sundaram of Centenarian Trust, the following information is being provided.

The Tirunelveli District Central Library in Tamil Nadu has the original book in sanskrit with Englsih translation by Sri P.K. Sundaram published by the Centenarian Trust in 1997. The Trust itself does not seem to have a copy of the book (neither the ditigtal nor the printed one).I got a photocopy of the book from that library through the very sincere efforts of one Sri Muthukrishnan, who was an Assistant Librarian there. The cost of the photo copy of the book (including spiral binding in 2013 was Rs 155. You could locate this library though google search if you are serious about the book. Mr.Jayakumar, Librarian, Tirunelveli District Central Library, 2/32 North Highround Road, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu-627002 India Telephone: 0462-2561712
You could post your query for the book with the following details and address it to Sri Jayakumar, Libraian at the follwoing website link
http://tirunelveli.tnpubliclibraries.gov.in/index.php/Contact-Us/S.-Jayakumari.html
The CALL NUMBER OF THE Siva Gita BOOK by P.K.Sundaram in this library is: Q23:25 N7 and it is in the LLA category of collections. SUNDARAM P K The Library's record says that it was published by Giri Trading Agency (it has branches in many parts of India, but the information is wrong. It was published by the Centenarian Trust) SIVA - GITA 97 - GIRI TRADING AGENCY 1997
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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Fundamental question about Mind!
« Last post by Hari on August 05, 2017, 07:46:45 PM »
"Trust in the Guru fully. That is the only sadhana" - Shirdi Sai Baba

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Humour / Re: Funny pictures,quotes,videos...
« Last post by Hari on July 31, 2017, 03:59:04 PM »
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General Discussion / Ramana Maharshi about Sexuality and Brahmacharya
« Last post by Hari on July 31, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
SEXUALITY AND CHASTITY (BRAHMACHARYA)
Q: What are the passions?

M: They are the same force that is used in meditation, but diverted into other channels.

Q: Isn't brahmacharya necessary?

M: Brahmacharya means 'living in Brahman". It has no connection with celibacy as is commonly understood. A real brahmachari finds bliss in Brahman, the same as Self.

Q: But isn't celibacy a requirement for yoga?

M: Yes, it is. It is one of many aids to realization.

Q: Isn't brahmacharya essential? Can a married person realize the Self?

M: Certainly! married or unmarried, a person can realize the Self because it is here and now. It is only a matter of the fitness of the mind. Have there not been people living with their spouse and family yet attaining realization?

Q: Is it better for reaching salvation to be married or celibate?

M: Whatever you think better. There is no difference. Thoughts must cease and reason disappear. Feeling is the prime factor in meditation, not reason. It ought to come at the right side of the chest, not in the head, because the Heart is there. It must be held tight.

Q: Is marriage a bar to spiritual progress?

M: The householder's life is not a bar, but householders must do their utmost to practice self-control. If a person has a strong desire for the higher life then sexual desire will drop away. When the mind is destroyed the other desires are also destroyed.

Q: How can we root out the sex idea?

M: By rooting out the false idea of the body being the Self. There is no sex in the Self. Be the real Self, then there will be no trouble with sex.

Q: Do you approve of sexual continence?

M:. A true brahmachari is one who dwells in Brahman. In that case there will be no question of desires any more.

If you understand the truth in nature, sexual desire will not arise at all. If you remove the sense of diversity, that which gives sex its power will also be removed.
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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Fundamental question about Mind!
« Last post by Hari on July 31, 2017, 12:16:59 PM »
"Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison" Swami Vivekananda

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Fundamental question about Mind!
« Last post by Hari on January 30, 2015, 05:12:10 PM »
"Know that the eradication of the identification with the body is charity, spiritual austerity and ritual sacrifice; it is virtue, divine union and devotion; it is heaven, wealth, peace and truth; it is grace; it is the state of divine silence; it is the deathless death; it is jnana, renunciation, final liberation and bliss." [Ramana Maharshi]

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Fundamental question about Mind!
« Last post by Hari on January 29, 2015, 07:43:39 PM »
"There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence." [Meister Eckhart]


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