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 →

Poems from Prayers of the Pen

AUM ‘Aum’ is Brahma of one seed-letter ‘Beeja-akshara’ is thus of divine form Chanting produces divinity in flutter The divine manifesting by charm:   Aum is the origin of Vedas four Beginning and end of literary lore: To amplify secret knowledge it has power Meditators go into it as if to supreme tower:   From... Continue Reading →

Foreword to Prayers of the Pen

By: Ihaparasowbhagyavathi Brahmarshi Smt. Umadevi Amma Reflecting the Inner Voice of Sadguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Long ago, this Kaliyuga had been bedecked with many a worthy poet. They had rained words of wisdom for the world and for the uplift of living beings. Now the world has become smaller. This makes prayers significant and important.... Continue Reading →

Upanishad of a Jeevanmukta

Shukarahasyopanishad Prajnaanaadimahaavaakya-rahasyadikalevaram, Vikalevarakaivalyam tripaadraamamaham bhaje. “Shukarahasyopanishad is verily the crown of all Upanishads” - Shiva “The Upanishads”, said Sri Sadashiva, “is to the Vedas what the head is to the body, but Shukarahasyopanishad is verily the crown of all Upanishads.  Whoever meditates on the Brahman conceived by this secret Upanishad develops detachment,” as a prelude... Continue Reading →

A Jeevanmukta par excellence!

Sage Pareekshit, the recipient of Shuka Brahma’s grace in full measure and author of the unique Shuka Gayathri mantra described the son of Vyasa, the repository of Vedic knowledge and the patriarch of Puranas, as a Jeevanmukta par excellence and a personification of peace. “Jeevanmuktam sadaa shantam” Shuka, according to Pareekshit, was not only an... Continue Reading →

Concepts of Jeevanmukti

Srimad Shankara Bhagavatpadacharya devotes an entire chapter (68) in His “Vivekachudmani” to describe the qualities of a Jeevanmukta, i.e., one who is in the state of bliss having been liberated during his lifetime. As many as 20 Slokas extol the virtues of a Jeevanmukta. “In the whole Bhu-loka’’, Adi Shankara says, “there will only be... Continue Reading →

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