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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The melancholy of Arjuna – Part II of Chapter 1

Sanjaya described the scene in Kurukshetra as he saw to the the blind king Dhrutharashtra, "Following the lion-roar like sound from Pitamaha's (Bheeshma) conch, the other conchs and kettle-drums, tabors, trumpets and cow-horns blared forth. That sound became tumultuous.   Then Mādhava (Krishna) and the son of Pandu, Arjuna stationed in their magnificent regal chariot... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Bhagavad Gita

Harihi Aum Prostrations to Lord Vallabha 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. Pranaams offered to Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi of Thiruvannamalai.   The Bhagavad Gita is undoubtedly the greatest discourse that has been gifted to... Continue Reading →

Atma linga puja

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Atma linga puja which is a natural and gradual consequence of dhyāna or meditation and thapas or tapasya or penance is considered to be an important step in the dissolution of the "body" or Vyakta or Manifest state of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet and Avyakta or Unmanifest of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet leading to immersion and absorption into its... Continue Reading →

Thapas

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Intense dhyāna or meditation leads to thapas or tapasya or penance as it is known in scriptural authorities is known to be the recommended path and prescribed practice to burn all desires, thoughts, actions-inactions, mind, ego, time and other creation differentials. But when the creation differentials of time, space, movement, ego, intellect, mind, five-fold elements or panchabhutas, five-fold attributes... Continue Reading →

Dhyāna

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Dhyāna or meditation is an action-inaction acting on the fundamentals and principles of the manifestation of a created being in the state of Avyakta or Unmanifest from within Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed. The subtlest Avyakta or Unmanifest that sets in motion the act of dhyāna or meditation as an action-inaction is... Continue Reading →

Annadhānam

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Annadhānam or bhiksha or the act of giving alms or food has generally been spoken about in superlative terms by celestial hierarchy, devatas, Rishis, Seers and Yogis. It is considered to be the greatest form of charity or dhānam.   Gaja turaga Sahasram, Gokulam koti danam, Kanaka Rajatha patram Methini sagarantham, Upaya kula vishuttam, Koti... Continue Reading →

Mantra sadhana

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: The importance and value to every ritual, sadhana, anustana, practice, yāga, yagna, dhāna, dharma, japa, mantra japa, dhyāna, jnāna, yoga, Vedaopasana, Nadopasana, mantra sadhana, thapas and every other methodology prescribed in the scriptures and by the myriad forms of the Supreme Self is to reveal the origin of existence namely the Supreme Self... Continue Reading →

Avyakta beeja or seed

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: The upadesh of Maha Vakyas has been extolled in  Shukarahasyopanishad, called as the crown of the Upanishads. Generally, it has been an important discipline followed by Jeevanmuktas and Jnanis and seen in the biography of Sadguru Seshadri Swamigal of Thiruvannamalai.   In the Shukarahasyopanishad, Lord Shiva gives the upadesh of the Maha Vakyas to Shree Shuka Paramarshi as a beautiful composition worthy... Continue Reading →

Maha Vakyas

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Vedas are said to be anadhi or endless, without beginning and infinite. Vedas are self-luminous aksharas or letters that have their origin in Aksharam or Imperishable or the Supreme Self. Vedas are Avyakta or Unmanifest but appear Vyakta or Manifest. Vedas are timeless yet appear to be bound to Time.   Vedas are self-luminous aksharas... Continue Reading →

Brahma Vidya kshetra of Swethāranyapuram or Thiruvenkadu

Aum Maha Ganapathi Sharada Gurubhyo Namaha   Rishi Vandanam:  Aum Angirasāya vidmahe Gauravithāya dheemahi tannah Sānkrityah prachodayat.   Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: The meaning of Brahma Vidya is the experience of the self-luminous akshara or letter that a being has been created as, in its entirety of Avyakta or Unmanifest and Vyakta or Manifest as existing within and... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to “Arunāmbara – Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha”

Harihi Aum Prostrations to Adi Moola 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.   "Arunāmbara - Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha" is an English translation of doctrines, teachings, instructions and discourses rendered by Adi Moola Ganapathi in the form... Continue Reading →

Poems from Rhyme and Rhythm

The poet Mahabharata was woven by Vyasa Valmiki filled the cup with Ramayana rasa! Beauty against beast their topics The tragic tale of two epics!   Rishis perceived Reality Ultimate Their literary creations fascinate The readers and writers alike To keep Consciousness awake!   Epics shed light on Light of Light Critics see That as... Continue Reading →

Foreword to Rhyme and Rhythm

Foreword to "Rhyme and Rhythm" by  Ihaparasowbhagyavathiseshanadarupini Brahama-rishi Smt. Umadevi Amma (reflecting the Inner Voice of Sadguru Sree Seshadri Swamigal)   There is rhythm in everyone’s birth.There is rhyme in one’s everyday life. So the forces of rhyme and rhythm are with us always! we can witness rhyme and rhythm in the Parabrahman’s blessings on... Continue Reading →

Sita above Suspicion: Conclusion

Sita’s abduction, the killing of Ravana, the redemption and recovery of Sita, the suspicions against Sita who was irreproachable, her rejection by Sri Rama – all provide by far the greatest lessons in enlightenment for man and clues to permanent and impermanent values in human life. The undercurrent of thought is the Leela of the... Continue Reading →

The philosophical significance

The purpose of writing great epic of Ramayana, according to the author Valmiki himself, as is obvious from the 4th Sarga of Balakanda, is mainly to convey the philosophy of the Vedas to the public at large and for the dissemination of the Vedic tattva among all:   “Vedopabrihmanaarthaaya thaavagraahayataha prabhuhu”   The essence of... Continue Reading →

Vagaries of public suspicion

As the day dawned, Lakshmana and Sumantra left their  camp on the banks of Gomathi river and proceeded towards Ayodhya. By afternoon their chariot reached the captivating city of Ayodhya. As they were approaching Sri Rama’s palace, Lakshmana was overcome by a new wave of sorrow. “What should I submit at the lotus feet of... Continue Reading →

Divine Will

Lakshmana sought to know from Sumantra what transpired in the past.   Sumantra proceeded to recount what Durvasa had told Dasharata:   “Lakshmana!” said he, “Once in the past, Durvasa, son of Atri Maharshi, chose to spend four months of austerities in a rainy season in Vashishta Maharshi’s ashram. At that time, your reputed father... Continue Reading →

Banishment cruel, says Lakshmana

Lakshmana saw from a distance Sita migrating to Valmiki’s ashram. The helpless one found the whole episode agonizing and he could not bear Sita’s predicament. Sumantra, the minister and the charioteer was engaged in conversation with Lakshmana. “Sarathi!” said Lakshmana, “Imagine Rama’s plight in getting estranged from Sita. What more sorrow can he expect than... Continue Reading →

Valmiki : Sita Above Reproach

Valmiki Maharshi came to know directly from the ashramites that a great virtuous woman looking like the veritable Lakshmi was crying and that she needed protection and shelter. He was able to know from his inner vision the identity of the dame in distress. He left the ashram immediately to meet her on the banks... Continue Reading →

Sita’s distress

Lakshmanasya vachaha srutwaa daarunam Janakaatmajaa, Param Vishaadam-aagamya Vydehee nipapaataha (U. Kan. Sar: 48 Sl; 1) Sita’s reaction to what Lakshmana said is obvious from the above sloka. It was so distressing to swallow them that she lost her balance and fell down. A little later, she recovered from the shock she sustained and said to... Continue Reading →

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