​Sesha​g​ita – written by V. Suryanarayan (2000)​

  1. Introduction to “Greatness of Arunachala” by Mahaan Sri Seshadri Swamigal (9/11/2018) - Sadguru Sri Seshadri Swami’s “Sesha Gita” The mountain of Arunachala, Thiruvannamalai, is a monumental linga affording protection to animate and inanimate world in addition to the incomprehensible galaxy of bodies in Brahmic manifestation. As a place endowed with the potentiality for erasing sinful karma and for promoting prospects of salvation, Arunachala is the only one of... Continue Reading →
  2. Greatness of Arunachala (that attracted Mahaan Seshadri and a host of Sages) (9/12/2018) - If Varanasi(Kashi) is reputed to confer immortality on those dying there, Arunachala (Thiruvannamalai) holds out the same benefit to all those who remember its glorious name! Remember, it is just the remembrance of Arunachala: “Nama smaranamatrena yatpaatakavinaashanam” declares the celebrated Skandapurana. By remembering the great name, all sins of a person will disappear and he... Continue Reading →
  3. Benefit of Giri-Pradakshinam (9/12/2018) - “Whoever undertakes the Giri-pradakshinam with the mind securely fixed in My dhyana”, says Lord Arunachaleswara, “will get the benefit of My early grace.The dust he himself raises with his feet will serve as an instrument of immortality”. Whoever begins the mountainous pilgrimage will get unexpected help even from the Devatas in various ways. The Devatas... Continue Reading →
  4. Apeetakuchamba & Arunachaleswara (9/12/2018) - Krittika is a great star ruled by Agni, the Lord of Fire – in consonance with the hymn of Yajur Veda “Agnirnahpaatu Krittikaaha….” That is also incendiary constellation identifiable with the manifestation of Devi. Hence when Goddess Parvathi herself undertakes a pradakshinam of the fiery lingam in Arunachala on Karthika Krittika day especially at sunset... Continue Reading →
  5. Genesis of Jyothir-linga (9/12/2018) - Once Sanaka Rishi asked Brahma about the greatness of Arunachala, ” Chaturmukha! Lord of the fourteen worlds, foremost among the Devatas and praised in the Vedas”, Sanaka said to Brahma in great humility and with folded hands, “By Your Grace, I have got full enlightenment. By Your great and singular initiation, the wealth of devotion... Continue Reading →
  6. Universe glows from the glowing Arunachaleswara (9/26/2018) - “Great Nandikeswara!” said Sage Markandeya, “I had the pleasure of listening to your narration of the legend about Vidyadharas (Kantishali and Kaladhara) – a legend which can be likened to the lunar disc throwing light on the ocean of greatness called Arunachaleswara. However, how did King Vajrangada attain salvation? How did he worship Arunachaleswara? How... Continue Reading →
  7. The greatest kshetra – A profound secret (9/28/2018) - There was once a great desire on the part of Sages in Naimisharanya forest to know which among the many Shiva kshetras on land was the greatest one. Earlier, this indeed was the question which bothered Sage Markandeya who however preferred to seek an answer from Nandikeswara. “Deveswara, Ocean of Kindness!” said Markandeya, addressing Nandikeswara,... Continue Reading →
  8. The Antaryamin (9/28/2018) - The real greatness of Arunachala lies in its being the embodiment of jyoti (divine light) and in the fantasy and phantasmagoria of the aurora of Arunachala. The profound secrets of Arunachala are known only to Rishis, Sages, Yogis and true devotees of Arunachaleswara and Apeetha Kuchamba. The jyotirlinga kshetra, which is unique for the manifestation... Continue Reading →
  9. Aurora of Arunachala (9/29/2018) - The importance of the sacred place of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu lies in the secret of its being the centre of the thejo linga kshetra and in its being the secret abode of the Supreme Lord Shiva in his elemental form of fire. While the celebrated linga adorns the temple of Arunachaleswara, Skandapurana comes out... Continue Reading →
  10. Origins (10/6/2018) - The Almighty creator has been pervading the whole gamut of creation called Universe he originated. This Almighty has, in the vast and expansive universe, not only been responsible for the emergence of ever so many types and forms of life, but has also filled the womb of universal origins enjoying his perceptions in the ocean... Continue Reading →
  11. The Inner Light (10/6/2018) - The Transcendental Principle of self-effulgence and self-manifestation has been glowing at all times without a respite as the Inner Light – antaranga jyoti. The Supreme Creator has conferred, on the human beings only, the benefit of extra-sensory perception so that a person may perceive and know the ramifications of the Supreme Principle. The Creator himself, called... Continue Reading →
  12. Way to God Realization (10/9/2018) - There are quite a few ways to realization of God. One of them is the path of bhakti or devotion to efforts in order to come face-to- face with the Ultimate Reality of Existence. If the doctrine of devotion gets immersed in the inner frame of the individual, then it leads to enlightenment, to the... Continue Reading →
  13. Self-Examination (10/10/2018) - The journey to the centre of the heart – the abode of the Atman-through the graceful instrumentality of the Guru, who takes one to the sublime state of the Brahman, is the ultimate journey towards immortality. This process or evolution involves one in self-examination and metaphysical disquisition; discussion and deliberation leading to the motivation for... Continue Reading →
  14. From Dvaita to Advaita (10/10/2018) - The great ones who left their indelible impressions on the spiritual path came to know the quintessence of Advaita from a Dvaitic posture. In other words, they learnt all about monotheism from a position of dualism. And those who experienced the truth behind Advaita have given warm words of wisdom with extraordinary love and affection... Continue Reading →
  15. Eligibility for Mother’s Grace (10/10/2018) - Every spiritualist must have the romance of hair-raising experience on the threshold of fulfillment. One such person who becomes a personification of purity singularly gets eligibility to earn Mother’s grace. One whose centre of the soul – antaratma – goes into articulation of the Mother’s name- Amma! – once at least everyday leading to the... Continue Reading →
  16. “Leela Vinodini”-the playful charmer of the puppet-world! (10/12/2018) - The Mother of the Universe assumes the role of a leela vinodini- a playful charmer of the puppet-world and reveals to the enlightened ones the blissful side of her auctorial puerility. The jnani’s (The one endowed with enlightenment or knowledge) mind, by virtue of her grace, not knowing anything deceptive, will be as pure as that... Continue Reading →
  17. Greatness of the Guru (10/12/2018) - Wherever a devotee has reached the stage of mental concentration on the object of contemplation and has inculcated the ideal of inward purity in himself, the Almighty God manifests himself as the “Guru” and appears before him in order to bless him with the elixir of life in the form of his teachings. This Guru... Continue Reading →
  18. The self-luminous “Sesha!” (10/12/2018) - All spiritual seekers absolutely need a Guru. There can be no doubt about it. Instead of spoiling one’s life in needless gossip and without arrogating to oneself an air of superiority and immersing oneself in the egoistic expressions of “I”and “Me” to roam about aimlessly, if one succeeds in coming out of the dreams of... Continue Reading →
  19. Seshagita (10/12/2018) - If after the fall of the body, what remains as “Sesha” is the Atman, then even before the bodily frame withers away, the Sesha portion referable to the Atman is very much there, as the body is an appendage. An individual seeker is immersed in thoughts of the “Sesha”- in contemplation of the Atman and... Continue Reading →
  20. The Lesson and the Last word (10/12/2018) - Sadguru Sree Seshadri Swamigal, known as an ocean of kindness and a Sadguru in all the three worlds, has been only preaching this doctrine of wisdom and enlightenment, as our Brahmi-bhuta guru. There can be only one Bhagavad Gita! And, it is known to all as a unique one. However, those who have taken shelter... Continue Reading →

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