The Lesson and the Last word

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 →

Seshagita

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 →

The self-luminous “Sesha!”

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 →

Greatness of the Guru

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 →

Eligibility for Mother’s Grace

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 →

From Dvaita to Advaita

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 →

Self-Examination

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 →

Way to God Realization

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 →

The Inner Light

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 →

Origins

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 →

Sri Arunachaleshwara

Greatness of sri Arunachaleswara (A) “Naamasmaranamaatrena yat paataka vinaashanam” – Skanda (3-1-11) (B) “Na kshetramarunaadasti Naasti devo-aruneswaraat Naapi pradakshinaadanydividyatebhya- adhikam Tapaha” –Skanda (3-24-52)   In praise of Sri Arunachaleswara (From Ashtothram)   1 Aum Shronaadreeshaaya Namaha 2 Aum Arunaadreeshaaya Namaha 3 Aum Devaadheeshaaya Namaha 4 Aum Janapriyaaya Namaha 5 Aum Prapannarakshakaaya Namaha 6 Aum Dheeraaya... Continue Reading →

Aurora of Arunachala

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 →

Nityananda

“Yogananda! Your idea appears to be well-founded indeed. It may well be that Gurudeva’s view is also identical. Adhyayana may demand two people being present in a place but it is in the fitness of things there should be only one person for thapas, namely the tapasvi alone!” “Nityananda! I have also been thinking over... Continue Reading →

Need for Sadguru

The rise of Brahmajnana is the vanishing point of ignorance and ignorant deeds it circumscribes but on account of an infinitesimal residuum of prarabdha karma, the Brahmajnani’s links with the world continue for some time after the vital God-experience catapulting him into the state of Jeevanmukti.  In other words it can be said that the... Continue Reading →

Eligibility

The Swetashwara Upanishad says that those who are eligible to receive the benefits of Jeevanmukti state are threefold: (1) The disciples of a Sadguru (2) The devotees of God, and (3) The neutral ones among the atheists and theists (even an atheist gets cleansed of all sin and redeemed from bondage if he catches the... 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 →

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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