Tranquility

Chapter - 8    Define tranquility and what are the ingredients of tranquility? Tranquility literally means freedom from disturbance. It means calmness. The following are the ingredients of T-R-A-N-Q-U-I-L-I-T-Y :- Touchstone of immobility Reticence in disposition Ambrosial feeling Nagging silence Quietness in approach Unassailability with ultimate reality in mind Impervious to criticism Laudable action or reaction... Continue Reading →

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Dhyana – Chapter – 17

Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, " Child, for a created being to even begin to show gratitude or Kritagyata and practise acceptance or Anumodhana for Self-Surrender, first he or it must contemplate and introspect on the Supreme Self. For a created being to know, realize, understand, perceive and experience the Supreme Self, the "body" or the manifest or Vyakta state of the... Continue Reading →

Sri Shuka Paramarshi continues saying, "Son, why has renunciation of the fruits of action and inaction, words, thoughts and speech or karma phala tyāgaḿ been given pride of place in a sadhana or anustana or practice? Why is it placed higher than knowledge or jnana and meditation or dhyana? It is indeed difficult for a created being to even understand what... Continue Reading →

Karma phala tyāgaḿ – Chapter – 15

Swetharanyeswar expresses, "O Venerable Guru! This indeed is beautiful and astonishing to hear. I am grateful and thankful to You for revealing the inner secrets of the Supreme Self. But, when both happiness or sukha and sorrow or duḥkha are inherent in each and every action and inaction, words, thoughts and speech and fruits of the actions and inactions... Continue Reading →

Swetharanyeswar asks, "O Perfect Being! I surrender myself at Your Golden Lotus Feet and beg You to help me. Please tell me how am I to offer thanks to the Supreme Self." Sri Shuka Paramarshi replies, "Dear child, as Aksharam or Imperishable is the seed for the self-luminous akshara or alphabet, and the self-luminous akshara or alphabet is... Continue Reading →

Self-Surrender Chapter – 13

Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, "Son, the self-luminous akshara or alphabet i.e. its inherent nature that is Aksharam is one's Guru, one's teacher or Acharya, one's best friend or Hiteshi, one's companion or Sakha or Pārsada, one's Father, one's Mother, one's sibling and one's child. Supreme Self is one but forms are myriad. Why is being grateful and offering thanks imperative for one... Continue Reading →

Sri Shuka Paramarshi continues saying, " Child, any path or sadhana or anustana undertaken has to be done with devotion and faith - Bhakti  and Shraddha as this will lead the created being to become grateful and thankful to the Supreme Self. The impulse or feeling to be grateful and thankful every second should be spontaneous and natural... Continue Reading →

Chapter – 11

Swetharanyeswar offers salutations to Sri Shuka Paramarshi and says, " O All-knowing One! I am speechless. I am in a state of joy just from hearing your words. It is indeed the greatest privilege to hear the innermost secrets of the Supreme Self from You. I am eternally grateful and thankful to You. I beseech You... Continue Reading →

Four types of Mukti – Chapter – 10

Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, "Child, the composition and structure of this self-luminous akshara or alphabet will dictate the created being's perception of the Supreme Self and this will then dictate the path the created being will follow to realize the Supreme Self. The premise for any path is immersion and absorption into the Supreme Self.... Continue Reading →

Sri Shuka Paramarshi asks," Child, as I said now, the seed or beejam of a created being is the self-luminous akshara or alphabet and the seed or beejam of that self-luminous akshara or alphabet is Aksharam, then what is this self-luminous akshara or alphabet? I have said that it has manifested from Aksharam. I have also said that this self-luminous... Continue Reading →

Chapter – 8

Sri Shuka Paramarshi asks, "Child, why is the knowledge of akshara or alphabets or letters necessary? Why is it known as Akshara Vijnana? What is the science of an akshara or alphabet? As I said earlier, every created being is in the form or shape of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet. The vast and expansive creation with... Continue Reading →

Chapter – 7

Sri Shuka Paramarshi continues to say, " Child, it is imperative to understand the complexity and structure and dynamics of the self-luminous aksharas that is this created universe. Each and every created being is a self-luminous akshara. He or it projects the composition, structure and differentials of light, sound, matter, time, space, movement, ego, mind, intellect,... Continue Reading →

Chapter – 6

Swetharanyeswar humbly asks, "O Great Guru of the Rshis! You are the all-knowing One. I beg you to enlighten me further about the various ways to understand and realize the anustana and sadhana to seek the Supreme Self that is inherent in each and every created being". Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, "Child, there are innumerable... Continue Reading →

Chapter – 5

Swetharanyeswar bowing down says, "O Great One! Your words are so beautiful and yet so difficult for me to comprehend. How is one to begin to understand and realize the path to Self-Surrender and Self-Enquiry that is already inherent? How is one to proceed when one is having so many doubts and lacking clarity on... Continue Reading →

Chapter – 4

Swetharanyeswar asks, " O Revered One, there are so many ways and means to ponder over the Supreme Self and each is considered to be as extraordinary as the next. What should one do?". Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, "Son, each created being who is the self-luminous akshara or alphabet in light, sound, matter, form, time, space,... Continue Reading →

AUM – Chapter – 3

Sri Shuka Paramarshi says, "Child, AUM is said to be the Supreme sound or Nada or Sabda Brahman. What is this AUM? AUM is said to be Akara, Ukara and Makara. What is its origin? Has it self-manifested? Aksharam, the Imperishable manifests the self-luminous aksharas or alphabets that have inherent light, sound and matter. This self-luminosity manifested... Continue Reading →

Aksharam Paramam Brahma – Chapter – 2

Sri Shuka Paramarshi on the request of Bhagawan Shree Krishna approaches Swetharanyeswar and finds him lost in thought staring aimlessly into the dense forest of Swetharanya. Swetharanyeswar suddenly experiences a deep bliss descending upon him and realizes that a great being has arrived. He turns around to find the ever-blissful radiant Sri Shuka Paramarshi standing near him. Swetharanyeswar prostrates and pays homage to Sri... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to “Arunambara”

Prostrations to Lord Ganapathi, Ocean of Mercy and Kindness. Salutations offered to Sri Shuka Paramarshi, the venerable Great Guru of the Rishis Obeisance paid to Bhagawan Shree Krishna, the Supreme Self, The Perfect Being.     "Arunambara" is an English translation of a previously unknown discourse and discussion about Self-Enquiry and Self-Surrender, the four types of mukti, Aksara Vijnana, the truth about the Ambiguous Truth and... Continue Reading →

Brahman

Chapter - 11   The Brahman is something not visible to the naked eye; On the other hand this world containing the five elements, the movables and immovables, all living beings including the human species, is vividly visible to the eye; Inspite of all these, Brahman is said to be real and the visible and... Continue Reading →

Thapas

CHAPTER - 10    Human life is supposed to be short; in the earlier Yuga especially the Krita Yuga, people did thapas for hundred to thousands of years. How can one in Kali Yuga make up or even excel the quantum of thapas reputed to have taken place in earlier Yugas? According to the Rishis,... Continue Reading →

Health and longevity

Chapter - 9   What should the priorities be in maintaining health and longevity? What is the ratio behind the priorities? The true end and purpose of life is to achieve salvation. Very few individuals are given the benefit of such a difficult task like salvation as an overwhelming majority of  human folks do not... Continue Reading →

CHAPTER – 7   How do cosmic rays originate? Ray is a line of light or other radiation coming from a point. Radiation is a spurt of energy as electromagnetic rays or subatomic particles. Cosmos means the universe seen as a well-ordered whole. The most unfortunate thing about Western science or scientists is that even... Continue Reading →

Communication with God

CHAPTER – 6     What is the nature of communication between Guru and Shishya ( with some examples)? For a devoted disciple, the Sadguru will do anything to bring him up to His own high spiritual level. The disciple on the other hand looks upon his Guru as an embodiment of everything- all knowledge... Continue Reading →

Knowledge

CHAPTER – 5   What exactly is the meaning of knowledge? What is its primary purpose? Whatever enlarges the frontiers of our mental, intellectual and spiritual horizons and whatever broadens our vision and perspective is indeed the subject, the merits and the description of “Knowledge”. The purpose of knowledge is primarily one that allows fuller... Continue Reading →

Division of Time into Yugas

CHAPTER – 4   How are the Yugas classified? What is the meaning of each of the names of the Yugas? Each day of the Creator is called Kalpa. Each Kalpa has 14 Manvantaras and each Manvantara has more than 71 Mahayugas. Each Mahayuga has 4 Yugas. Krita Yuga: “Krita-Kruthyā-nām iti Krita Yugam” meaning that... Continue Reading →

Time

CHAPTER – 3   What is meant by Time? Literally “Time” is indicative of limitless continuation of progress of existence and events taking place in past-present-and-future of existence with all three regarded as a whole. It is in effect the measurement or record of happenings during certain seconds, minutes, hours, years and so on. It... Continue Reading →

Genesis: Theory of the Origins of the Universe

CHAPTER – 2   What is meant by universe? The universe is a five-fold structure created by the Supreme Creator’s will – the Supreme Godhood in action and created in a very short period of time ostensibly through a Big Bang but structured on firm foundations of science. Although literally universe means the conglomeration of... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to “Jugglery of the Universe”

From Human Bondage to Ultimate Liberation … The mystery of creation, purpose of existence and existence itself is a journey of Self-realization. There have been many paths propagated to know, understand and experience the Truth. This book is a question and answer session between the authors to understand the "Jugglery of the Universe".   How the scientists have... Continue Reading →

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