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 →

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 →

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 →

The Antaryamin

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 →

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