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« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2012, 09:06:29 PM »
I gave my father, a software called Baraha, it is very good, works great for Windows and Microsoft Office. You can also an online Google Transliteration tool at http://google.com/transliterate/ and choose Tamil language. You can type Tamil letters easily there.

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« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2012, 08:47:50 AM »
R.Subramanian,
Longing for god and Mumukshutvam(desire to be free)are related,yet different.one may say that they are two sides of the same coin.The Longing for God is the way of Bhakti,and the Bhakta is not even after liberation!There is thus a difference in approach ,although the Goal may be the same.
As appar swamigal says 'kuniththa puruvamum kovvaich chevvAyil kumiN chirippum: paniththa chaDaiyum pavaLam pOl mEniyiR pAlveNNIRum: iniththamuDaiya eDuththa poRpAdhamum kANappeRRAl: maniththap piRaviyum vENDuvadhE in^dha mAn^ilaththE: : Meaning- Bent brows, beautiful red lips sporting a broad smile, Wet hair, fair body shining like a jewel, one foot lifted and if you get to see all of these, even birth as human being in this country is a desirable one!

குனித்த புருவமும் கொவ்வை செவ்வாயில் குமின் சிரிப்பும்
பனித்த சடையும் பவளம் போல்மேனியிற்பல்வேன்னிரும்
 இனித்தமுடைய எடுத்த பொற்பாதமும் காணப்பெற்றால்
 மனிதப்பிறவியும் வேண்டுவதே இந்த  மாநிலத்தே!

Namaskar.


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« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2012, 12:00:14 PM »
Dear Ravi,

Yes, in a way it is related but not identical.  Incidentally, though not related I read/posted an article of one Alison Williams in David's
Blog. Of course we also know, that after SELF REALIZATION, Sri Bhagavan had gone to Meenakshi Temple several times and stood
before the 63 saints and prayed that He should have bhakti as they had!  In Sri Bhagavan's case, everything is unique. He happened
to read scriptures AFTER REALIZATION., etc., etc.,  Saint Manikkavachagar says that he would not pray to any other god (other than Siva)\
even if he had to go hell for that sake.

Arunachala Siva.   
 

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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2012, 01:20:55 PM »
Dear Ravi,

Serving or Being Atma Swarupa is Atma Seva:

There are many such small anecdotes or stories about Sri Bhagavan. Once when some rice bags were bought into the kitchen,
He found rice spilling out and falling on the floor owing to some small hole in the gunny bag. He went and picked up all
that rice and put them in the drum they used to keep in the kitchen.  He even used  to pick the mustard seeds that have spilled
while taking them out from a wooden box during cooking. When the devotees and kitchen workers asked Him why He should
bother about such rice and mustard seeds, He used to reply:  These are all the property of Arunachaleswara and it is our duty
to keep them safe.

Once when bricks arrived in a lorry for construction work inside the Asramam, many devotees and workers removed them
and stacked them. The work was not over by night. So it had to continue next morning.  In the night some one saw Sri
Bhagavan picking up bricks from the lorry and stacking them along with other bricks.

Arunachala Siva.       

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2012, 02:58:38 PM »
Dear Ravi,

Like Saint Tirunavukkarasar asked for again and again a human birth to see Siva's dancing eyebrows, red lips, a small smile,
his Ganga soaked matted hairs, on His coral like body white milky form, etc., one Azhwar has sung on Tirupati Venkateswara,
that he wants to see Him again and again and he does not even mind a birth as a step in the inner sanctum so that he could
for ever be seeing his coral lips. PadiyAi kidanthum un pavaLa vai kANbeno?

Arunachala Siva.     

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2012, 03:21:27 PM »
Dear Ravi,

This story of Sri Bhagavan receiving the cold rice and pickle through Mouna Swami (in Letters of Suri Nagamma sometime in
Jan 1946) was the same portion which was taken up during book reading when I had been to T'malai last week. 

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2012, 10:52:28 AM »
Subramanian/udai/anil/friends,
Thanks for your comments.May I request you to post your comments here.This thread is meant for that.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2012, 11:01:23 AM »
:D
no. of ways to reach God = no. of ways a fish can reach water !

Harih om!

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« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2012, 01:56:00 PM »
Thanks udai.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2012, 07:52:48 AM »
Jewell/Friends,
Request you to post stories on Bhagavan in the thread -Our Bhagavan -Stories,and comments on that in this thread.
Namaskar.

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« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2012, 10:18:57 AM »
NagarAj,
Thanks very much for the wonderful stories of Sri Bhagavan and the animals.There is an exclusive book on this-and my wife who was a teacher read some stories to the children in the school out of this.The Children greatly appreciated it and they often used to request her to narrate these stories.We also should become like those children and soak into this ocean of compassion that Sri Bhagavan is.
Someone asked elsewhere-How to 'Develop' compassion,I think it is our friend Hari.Compassion cannot be developed like a 'Muscle' by repetition,but it can certainly be imbibed through example.What better example than Sri Bhagavan.When we are moved by such Grace and compassion,we discover it in us.It is as simple as this!
Namaskar.

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« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 02:26:55 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Thanks for the wonderful stories. Sri Bhagavan's compassion for animals and birds were no less than His compassion
towards humans. Both Valli (the deera) and Cow (the Lakshmi) attained mukti through Him.

Arunachala Siva.

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« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2012, 02:52:09 PM »
Wonderful stories! I truly enjoy reading them..
Love

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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2012, 09:57:03 PM »
With Regards to the post:

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“Bhagavan is it possible to attain liberation through music alone or would other spiritual practices be required,?" the lady asked.

Bhagavan remained silent as if to reveal the stillness of the Atman where no music can penetrate.

The lady, unable to understand Bhagavan's silence further queried, “Did not Saint Thyagaraja and other saints attain moksha by singing the praises of God?"

A smile broke forth from Bhagavan. He said,

"Avaallaam, Adayarthukaaga Paadalai, Adanjada paadinaa"

“Thyagaraja and the others did not attain Moksha through their songs but from the ecstasy that sprang forth from within as a result of their realisation of the ultimate. Their songs were just an expression of their blissful state. This was the reason why their music stood the test of time. This is what is called as 'Nadopanishad!"

it will be interestin to note that Thyagaraja has lamented to God in so many songs, here is one such beautiful song:

Oh Lord you are an opportunist, You deceived your parents Devaki , Vasudeva as also the gopikas who surrendered to you, You mischievously smile when Yashoda innocently folded you with love at the thought that she too would be disappointed on being separated from him, You falsified the aforesaid words of Sruti and Smruti. You have somehow not come to me despite the fact that I was overjoyed in keeping your memory always in my heart, You preached patience, tolerance in the face of adversity freedom from anger, satsang etc; and coolly accepted my pujas, You give bhakti and peace, Despite all this you have steadfastly not come closer to me to the end, Thus this kirthana, a gem amongst the five kirthanas which bring out the thought and reminiscences of Shri Thayagaraja; is a great gift to the singer and bhaktas .

What is beautiful is the celebration of Truth by these Great souls. In spite of having seen the Truth, some great souls continue to remain so humble and meek, and aspire to remain as a Son, as a devotee to the Supreme Truth, and continue to adore the Lord as a personal God. It is nothing these great souls do not know. It is their humility, a sincerity, a gratitude to their "Truths"

Once, when the urchava murti- the idol meant for procession, and was passing by the Ashram. The arati plate offered to Arunachaleswarar was brought to Bhagavan by Ashram devotees and Sri Bhagavan took a little Vibhuti (holy ashes) and applied it to his forehead, saying in an undertone “Appakku Pillai Adakkam” (The son is beholden to the father). His voice seemed choked with emotion as he spoke. The expression on his face proved the ancient saying “bhakti poornathaya Jnanam” (the culmination of devotion is knowledge).

This bhava of a child before the father remained a feature of His relations with Lord Annamalai. He did not profess any separate will of his own other than the divine will. He never felt any grief nor any mundane happiness.

The life of Ramana gives us the clue as to the right attitude in life and the kind of relations we should have with Lord Siva.

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मनश्चेन्न लग्नं गुरोरंघ्रिपद्मे ततः किं ततः किं ततः किं ततः किम् ।।

Manaschenna lagnam Gurorangri padme, Thatha kim Thathah Kim, Thathah kim Thathah kim

If the mind does not remain at the Lotus feet of Guru, What is the use? What is the use? What is the use!!

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« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2012, 12:53:34 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Yes. Sri Bhagavan is Jnana Skanda. He is the Sivakumara. Hence He said: The son is subservient to Father.

Arunachala Siva.