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ever guiding. and is thus not merely limited to the fulfillment of our dreams & desires. This subjective transformation is the real & ultimate blessing of all blessing. relaxed. When every so called good or even the so called bad starts appearing as a blessing then something amazing happens. Let the small Vaman of blessedness slowly enlarge and envelop you and efface the very isolated individuality. endless seeker . there is a deep & profound change within us. insecure. protecting and also blessing us. and then everything is all the more beautiful & divine. One starts seeing an unseen hand on their head all the time . After this alone we start loving sewa of one & all. The ever-thirsty & desperate 'I' now slowly becomes a blessed & quenched 'me'. Lots of love & om . Initially blessedness maybe relative and conditional and is more of thankfulness for the fulfillment of ones prayers. It is the effacement of the lonely.which is the highest form of blessing. gratified and loved. it starts exuding its fragrance elsewhere too. mind and actions.5 - . It makes the world a beautiful place It roots out stress and tension It dilutes the arrogance of doership & achievement It makes the mind Sattwic. but as blessedness starts touching the heart deeply.from Poojya Guruji Blessedness Blessedness is indicative of positivity It brings about goodness of health.
Swamini Samatananda 53 Upaadh i vilayaadvishnau nirvishesham vishenmunih Jale jalam viyadvyomni tejastejasi vaa yathaa Upaadhivilayaad: on the destruction of the limiting adjuncts. vishnau : in the All-Pervading. This oneness is not a posthamus state attained after death of the physical body. mind and intellect. At the destruction of the limiting adjuncts. as water mixes with water. Just as as an imaginary snake cannot become one with the rope by continuing to exist as a snake. The way of life of a Man who is liberated here and now. tejastejasi: light in light. revels in the bliss of the Atman. A man of wisdom who is liberated here and now continues to live as long as his prarabdha karmas of this birth are exhausted. In the following sloka too the Acharya continues to reveal the attributes of a Jivanmukta. till his basic resultant karmas or prarabdha karmas are completely exhauseted. In this sloka the Acharya also refers to a state of liberation of the physical body from the cycle of birth and death. This sense of limitation gives birth to a seeker bonded by a sense of doership and enjoyership. Prarabdha karmas are those fruits of actions which have already been released in the form of this present birth like an arrow that has already been shot and cannot be taken back. Upaadhivilayaadvishnau: Oneness with the Supreme takes place with the dissolution of the identification with the limited adjuncts.The ever-free realizes his Freedom The previous slokas described the eternal charecteristics of a Jivan mukta-the liberated one. vishen: will merge. This realization is the state of liberation here and now which frees the Self of all sense of limitation seeking and a sense of individuality. Though he knows not of any prarabdha karmas as such. Oneness is a state of liberation first attained here and now. who having renounced completely all attachments. It is a state where the Jiva is totally dissolved. The total negation of the Jiva as the 'I' is oneness with the Supreme Brahman. munih: the sage. So also oneness is synonomous to the negation of the Jiva. jalejalam: water in water. ether with ether or light with light. nirvishesham: without distinction(totally). The existence of the jiva is an existence of an imaginary limited being who identifies with the limited adjuncts of the body. vaa or yathaa: likewise. Negation of the Jiva is oneness with Brahman. This oneness is attained by dropping the identity of Jiva as Real on account of its false and imaginary existence and by seeing the nature of the substratum as the one that is Real. how he lives in this physical body. the sage becomes one with the Supreme All-pervading. Once a person has taken birth and then liberated by knowledge continues to live until his karmas are exhausted. viyadvyomni: ether in ether. Once the karmas Vedanta Sandesh . One cannot become one with the Supreme by remaining a Jiva.
just as a finite quantity of water mixes with an infinite mass of water. these so called prarabdha karmas do not hold any importance in his eyes. the knowledgeable one merges in the All-Pervading Supreme Brahman as one with it without any distinction. Tejastejasivaayathaa: Similarly a wise man merges with Brahman just as the flame of the wick merges with a large fire. On the destruction of the gross and subtle bodies the wise one merges into the Supreme Brahman as one with it without any distinction. having become freed from name and form. This kind of a liberation also appears to be from an ignorant man's state of understanding.7 - . Tsj S bn Obwbnj Hsffujoht The Avatara of Bhagwan Sri Ram was for the protection and reestablishment of Dharma and effacement of Adharma.are exhausted then after death too a wise man is liberated from any future birth and death.e. This is known as Videha mukti-Liberation from the bondage of the physical body too. just as the limited sky in the pot merges with the infinite sky on the destruction of the pot. In this discussion of exhausting one's prarabdha karmas it is significant to point out that prarabdha karmas exist only from an ignorant person's point of view. In the Mundaka Upanishad it is said-As rivers. reaches the self-effulgent Purusha that is higher than the higher. . The moment the pot space negates its identification with the limited boundaries of the pot it merges with the infinite space that which was always there. the sage. he gains direct knowledge of the Non dual Brahman here and now he is said to become posthamously one with the Supreme from the point of view of his gross and subtle body made up of the five elements and which are the house and instruments of experiencing worldly life. Though he verily becomes one with Supreme the moment. The pot space is limited only as long as the pot space identifies itself with the pot. the Jivanmukta attains final liberation or videha mukti(liberation after the body has ceased to exist). the beauty of a wise person is that even though it appears that he is exhausting his prarabdha karmas . become indistinguishable on reaching the sea by giving up their names and forms. With this kind of an enlightenment and awakening unto the self effulgent and blissful Self it is only logical that there is no further journey of birth and death. A wise person revels in his own blissful self and is not affected by external conviniences and inconviniences. meaning the entire world including space is called 'Vishnu' in the scriptures. Jalejalamviyadvyomni : On the exhaustion of the prarabdha karmas which the ignorant one sees as clinging to a man of wisdom. His life was one of perfect adherence to dharma despite harsh tests of life and time. The existence and exhaustion of such karmas only hold significance for an ignorant one for whom action and the fruits of action are reason for happiness and sorrow. He is a role-model for an ideal man and the perfect human. The merging as explained in the examples mentioned here is nothing but breaking up of the walls of a sense of individuality and limitation. The limited adjuncts of the physical body go back into the five elements from where they come. For a man of knowledge there is nothing like prarabdha karmas. so also the illumined soul. For he is a person who is free from the bondage of performing any action or attaining any fruits of action. Nirvisheshamvishenmunih: The Muni i. flowing down. That which pervades everything . He simply lives blissfully as an instrument of God detached and unaffected by any karmas and the fruits of karmas. In such a case. The enlightened one is totally absorbed in that substratum which is called 'Vishnu'.
A resounding “No” came from the audience. One person quickly replied. we also tend to overlook and take for granted many wonderful things that we have or happen around us and focus our attention and energy on small. the speaker took a large piece of white paper and made a small black dot at the center with a marking pen. and they wanted this motivational speaker to give them a boost. dotlike failures and disappointments.” Vedanta Sandesh . “I see a black dot.The Black Dot A small town chamber of commerce invited a speaker to address its annual dinner. “But you have chosen to overlook it. The so called ‘problems’ that we have are usually like the black dot on the paper. people were discouraged. Then she held the paper up before the group and asked them what they saw.” “In life. During her presentation. “I am sure you have all seen it”. she said. what else do you see?” Others joined in agreement: “A black dot.” “Okay. The community’s economy was bad. “What about the sheet of paper?” – asked the speaker.” “Don’t you see anything besides the dot?” – she asked. They are small and insignificant if we can widen our horizon and look at the whole picture.
for gratification. Neither is love any sexual experience by itself. Love may embrace all the above prevalent connotations. You wish. Love is basically a state of mind. energy and is the best & highest form of motivation. they live completely in present. wherein you are at complete peace in yourself.just blindly following the systems of the world. but really speaking none of those prevalent objectives of relationship is love by itself. They give their heart & soul to everything they do. I see this as the real objective of all relationships. no conditionings. and that is to appreciate & discover 'Love'. Everything looks beautiful & perfect by such a mind. Having clearly appreciated this fact. without any fears or obligation whatsoever. and thus help others to bloom too. and you know in your heart of hearts that all this is right & beautiful. for marriage. but responses to everyone obviously varies. not for any personal objectives. This peaceful. there is yet another aspect to relationships. no hangups. People look at relationships for different reasons . and it alone will make the world a beautiful place. wherein you are at complete peace in yourself. yet executed with all the love. it is something divine. A mind which has discovered love. and very few have really gone into it. Have profound respect for Love. So it is important to understand what is love? The emotion of exhilaration & attraction towards an object of like. contended yourself yourself.’ in by Poojya Guruji . They accept & respect every person & being.. and bring out the best in man. dynamism. and you have no fears or resistance towards anything whatsoever. Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah ! Lots of Love & Om Guruji . convenience or gratification is not love. borne out of an understanding of the truth of life & yourself.9 - ‘‘Love is basically a state of mind. including physical pleasures if required. it is never bored. convenience etc. borne out of an understanding of the truth of life & yourself. contended in yourself by yourself. That's being healthy & happy. as they are .at all levels. and there is no need of any escapes or distractions. Everything is right & pure when done by a loving mind. One who discovers love cleanses his/her mind.Loving Relationships Letter of the Month Hari om. A loving mind can give love & respect to all. it can make others feel at home. Love is non-resisting & even breaks conventional barriers. in fact it is not something relative but something absolute & independent. but because it is the right thing to do. Relationships provide us a platform for such a self-discovery. and that in effect facilitates one to live holistically. It invokes creativity. give your heart & soul to wake up to such a state. never feels alone or isolated. and therefore very few alone appreciate it. sensitive & highly intelligent state of mind alone facilitates the appreciation of truth of life and our truth too. pray and work for the well-being of all . because none of these things are a problem by themself. company. Love is something completely different.as though embracing the world as a part of their own existence.
Sat is that which never ceases to exist at any time. Avinashi tu tat viddh i-Know that. Two facets to everything that exists: Avinashi tu tat viddhi (Know that to be the indestructible) Everything that exists in this world. It is like the dream we see which shows so many things happening. that which is Real or Sat. present and the future. Mithya is that illusory existence which was never there in the past. The one that never undergoes any change. No imaginary existence is possible without a substratum that is permanent and Real. living or inert. Clay will still exist even if there is no form of the pot. The existence of the pot is dependant on the clay. It is not subject to destructionit is avinashi. it is unaffected and indestructible. the physical bodies of all living beings-humans. The substratum is of the nature of Sat. be it inert or living has two sides to it. yet which does not have any real existence and is gone the moment we wake up. It's presence too is changing and momentary. Clay is the essential sat of the pot which provides it existence and is not destructible and the other is the pot which is changeable and destructible. Not only does it provide existence to all things but itis not destroyed by the destruction of objects and living beings. Just as a pot cannot exist without clay. We see growth. of their loved ones. When the entire world is pervaded Vedanta Sandesh . that which never ceases to exist in any period of time. will not be there in the future but it as though appears to be there in the present. Everything invariably has these two facets. Let us see how we can understand that which is Real and that which is Unreal. by which this entire world is pervaded. Just as a pot may get destroyed but the essence of it that is the clay still remains. of all the objects and their experiences at large.by Swamini Samatananda to be indeed indestructible. animals or birds and so also inert objects are changeable and destructible. Mithya is that which is not only illusory. but the existence of the clay is not dependable on the pot. decay and death in all the worldly things. The scriptures give us two terms for that which is Real and Unreal which are 'Sat' (Real) and Mithya(Unreal). Sat pervades everything living and non-living. Infact the beauty of Sat is that although it provides existence to everything that exists. changes. momentary and transitional but it's total existence is dependant on the substratum. One is that which is Real and the other which is Unreal or has an imaginary existence. in the past. Inspite of these changes and death there is a facet to all the worldly things and that is Sat. It is always there at all times. The substratum of all that exists is indestructible: In this sloka of Gita Chapter 2 the substratum or the essence of everything is refered to as 'Tat'. This statement by the divine Master Sri Krishna in Gita Chapter 2 is indeed a liberating one for all jivatmas bound by the fear and pain of death of thier own bodies. Nothing can exist without the essence of Sat in it. but the very existence of Sat is not dependant on the external world of objects and people.
my physical and mental bodies.'I' am Sat: The facet which is spoken of as eternal and changeless is the very nature of my self. mind and intellect. But I am the one who is seeing all the changes in the body since childhood. a man of wisdom lives in this very world of diversity and yet remains detached from it. We know it's reality and relate with it accordingly. To overcome this disease one does not have to get rid of all that we see. Physical negation does not gaurantee my awakening into the reality.e. The body and mind are going through changes therefore it is Unreal whereas I the witness is Real who is constant at all times. We consider ourselves to be the body. Even when I am unable to see myself as Sat. and so when I have tea I dont call for two cups of tea. This is the path to awakening into the Sat. For a river to flow there must be a changeless riverbed.11 - . Having got introduced to the truth that I am of the nature of Sat and I alone pervade everything as the truth of all that exists. how do I awaken into this state of existence? Sat I already am. it is a case of only understanding the nature of that which is illusory and that which is sat and establishing the right relationship with the illusory world as well. as my vision is veiled by my false identifications with all that is unreal i. Gaining the knowledge of that which is real and the unreal. So also in case of the mind. one for me and the other for the reflection. keeping this fact in mind we make use of it to see ourselves and then move on. My basic nature is changeless and eternal and therfore all other changes can be possible. . the objects of the world and by the so called happiness that I get with my interactions with the external world. Our relationship with the world should be lke our relationship with our reflection in the mirror. We know that our reflection in the mirror is not the real 'Me'. hear. hence I am the one who is ever present. still they have their worldly uses and there is no need to physically get rid of them. We do not identify with the reflection and say this is me. Not only this if I am able to see change then I am different from the change. Even though all these experiences are illusory. The changes that we see in all manifested forms can never be possible without a changeless substratum. discriminating between the two and negating the unreal awakens a person into that which is my truth. I am of the nature of Sat. but this body and mind are continuously changing. In that case I cannot say I am the body but I am other than the body and the mind. touch and smell. youth and old age. My basic nature is changeless and eternal and therfore all other changes can be possible. What I looked as a child I do not look the same when I grow up or when I grow old. How do I awaken to the 'Sat'? I am of the nature of Sat. The only problem is that I am not able to see it. Similarly.
Vedanta Sandesh . A great mentor is one who aims for other's abilities to surpass his own. When the student is ready. Although the flames of jealousy are directed towards others. In family life. it is the jealous person who is consumed by the fire. In work do what you enjoy. Rather than defeat your enemies. An appreciative heart attracts more of what it appreciates. In conflict be fair and generous. seek to transform them into allies. be completely present. the teacher will appear. In thinking keep to simple. Flowing water never goes bad.Quotes The Lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and the thickest mud. Many time the best way to fight is not to fight at all. In governing don't try to control.
Jamnotri.13 - 10 Excerpts from the Travel Memoirs of Param Poojya Swami Tapovanji Maharaj . making their way through the clefts in the mountain ranges.Wandering in Himalayas Birds. and rows of mountains taller and yet taller. Herds of white elephants roam about these woods and the place resounds with the cry of peacocks. For them there are also other spots equally charming in the neighbourhood. His mind rises to a higher satwik level. and other Holy places. Here they cross the Ganga and pass into the interior regions of the Himalayas. dark green with the rich foliage of bilva trees. . The lovliness of nature at once removes all the dross from his mind. Beasts and a congregation of Seekers Those blessed persons who travel on pilgrimages to Badrikashram. forgets all about his worldly occupations in the presence of the grandeur and the beauty of the mountains and the river. Ascetics and lovers of nature cannot fail to be attracted by the beauty of the scenery. and he enjoys a supreme sense of joy. add immensely to the grandeur of the landscape. the Ganga and the Alaknanda. The two rivers. but yet lovers of nature will have no reason to be disappointed with what they see around them. start on their journey from Rihikesh. But common men may not come under the spell of the wild beauty. a pilgrim may not find the great forests or massive rocks which are seen elsewhere among the Himalayas. Gangotri. The true pilgrim who follows his course up the Ganga along her valley. Along this route. Seven or eight miles to the east of Rishikesh there is a holy spot called Neelkantha. The way to it lies through thick forests.
cat kills. The story of enlightenment starts with simple things. In different places. A rabbit doesn’t think that eating flesh could be more satisfying than grazing. they don’t acquire merits or demerits for their actions dictated by their nature. even if you marry and get children. Just to grow doesn’t require efforts. they don’t hesitate. bathed and reflected deeply on what he has seen & heard. a uniquely human feature. they can do something differently or not do at all. Growing truly human means also adopting some set of values. Others also expect the same from me. they acquire merits and demerits. People are given freedom of choice. Vedas prescribe certain duties based on the stage of life (a child should learn. sage Valmiki started with the description of the young Rama’s pilgrimage. They don’t have a choice in their actions and in their lives. don’t want to be a victim of someone’s rage. and only for the truly human being the doors of the final wisdom will open wide and easily. This is the simple basic set of the rules. . aggression or hate. if they go against my internal desires. and so to live harmoniously in any society. Yet. which is quite the same for all the people. they can choose how to behave in any given situation. In exercising this freedom. besides surviving just for a few years to become an adult. be they from a highly industrial city or from outskirts of a wild desert. despite the various conditions and attitudes. distributed wealth. They can do something as they usually do. which is unique to human beings. They can dream freely and imagine freely. and a cow doesn’t dream about being a butterfly. On his way he meditated. because they are just animals.by Swamini Vidyananda 6 Adhyatmic Teachings of Guru Vashista to Sri Ramji When the wise Bharadvadja asked Valmiki to narrate the story of Shri Rama’s enlightenment. tiger kills. Just to grow to be adult and grow to be a complete human being are two different things. my possessions. owl kills. Only here spiritual teaching can begin. These are universal values. Rama with his brothers visited many sacred places & temples. there is a set of values.I expect respect to my life. The ability to seek the pleasures and security is common between the man and an animal. or wrong ones. with various motives and for various ends. To really master this human freedom means growing up as a truly human being. different people live and interact with each other very differently. kill. I should not lie. If following these simple values cause a conflict in me. For a cat to be a truly cat means to live past about a year and have progeny. and nothing more is required of them. or outpour my rage and hate. this is where dharma starts. they may do right things to do. I don’t want to be lied to. steal. then I am yet to grow up as a human being. in different times. too. To be truly human requires more than just growing to an adult stage. The animals do it. Living among other people. each of us expect something from others. he saw sages in their ashrams. and it should be a time in life of everyone to round up his duties and think about subtle truths of life) and also based on intrinsic inclinations (duties for one devoted to knowledge and one Vedanta Sandesh . a householder should support his family. he can exercise the freedom of choice. Human being does. and their lives are governed mainly by inherited instincts. They don’t feel remorse. While pursuing their food.
One may prefer to sleep longer instead of getting up and doing his prayers.. out of sloppiness and laziness lead only to a grown up person who is still immature in being a truly human. he is exposed to the vision. then do it. and only then the next step in the spiritual growth can happen. Only then he acts creatively. then don’t do it. outward vision at first. coming out of childish games to the questions only a really grown up and mature person can ask.. Performing rites. and giving no attention to what is not to be done. but this is that it takes to be truly human. meditations. then here is no conflicts whatsoever in following his duties. the mind naturally inclined to see the Divine. what should be done. out of personal egoistic desires. should be done in the first place. He was perfect in his relations in his family and in his studies. Rama is getting prepared for the next step of attaining wisdom. opening up to the world and to the Divine. then a person sees limitations of actions and is ready to understand the truth which is the very basis for his actions. they teach one to gradually leave the sphere of the selfish actions where the only motive is my own desires. And only then letting go of ego-based notions becomes an easy job. and enquiry into my own deedrooted ideas of myself and of the world becomes possible. which supports the world and my own limited self. If you don’t like something.serving to protect others. After performing well his duties. he wanted to see the divine. Person matures then he loves what is to be done. not bothered by egoistic limited desires and notions. too. Rama led a perfect life before his pilgrimage. Right actions of a pure minded person promote further purification of the mind.15 - Beginning of the Unfoldment . studying or doing his job.. learning to give freely and think deeply. he did not need a distraction for a disturbed mind. His desire to go to pilgrimage to the sacred places was a result of his pure mind. Yet. to every single being and even to a blade of grass. Learn to love what you have to do. to people who make other pursuits the goal of their life and places which symbolize things other than . clothing and ornaments from faraway places. is the only way to realization of the truth of one’s own real self. opening it toward higher truths. of other than worldly values in life. He lived fully and non-egoistically. Rama’s pilgrimage shows symbolic transition to the next level of maturity. and his mind is getting purified and polished by his right actions. and his desire to see sacred ashrams and tirthas shows a natural evolution of the pure mind toward sacred.. learning compassion toward himself and others. for a labourer and a businessman will be different). Following that is ought to be done according the life stage and natural inclination may be difficult in the beginning. If you like something. seek and find the answer. These are the simple guidelines to live the life learning to do what is should be done. turning attention from toys and plays of the childhood toward the God and wisdom. . Coming out of the prison of the ego and limited desires. He did not want to visit marketplaces and amuse himself with food. Even animals can do what they like. but you know it should be done. He was perfect in performance of what was required of him in terms of his religious duties. going to pilgrimages. but only human can follow dharma executing their right choice. a human being matures into the complete human being. In the process of doing that is ought to be done. do it joyfully. giving alms etc are prescribed as the means of cleaning the heart. Rejecting actions out of incapacity to do. but you know it is not right to do. He was not bored at home.. he did not want to escape something and he did not run from someone he hated. fully and enthusiastically.
She reveals the art of healthy happy and holistic living. He gets to compare the rhythms of the palace. Shri Rama also goes to the pilgrimage. Vedanta Sandesh . see the Divine manifesting in everything and everyone. managing out of the palace build inside his heart. the God incarnate in complete knowledge of his own divine nature. contd from Pg 1 5 pursuits the goal of their life and places which symbolize things other than hoarding wealth and riches.. contd Message of Bhagwad Gita 1 . begins to take place. various grand temples and murtis whose atmosphere turns the mind toward the universal truths.. the noisy and joyous city festivals and everyday busy life of the citizens with simple serenity of calm riverbanks where birds. power and enjoyments. This is the pilgrimage everyone desirous to know the truth should go to... where the king rules over the whole country.Yoga Vashistha . with fiery ascetic practices of sadhus desirous of knowing something else. where ego. rules the whole country of his body-mind-intellect complex. there is always a way out of every grief. however enormous and choking it may appear to be. limited notions about himself.. She tells us 'never worry and get despondent'. who will later be known as Buddha. Never Grieve Bhagwad Gita is like our mother. Have a courage. come out of your limited notions. and only then you’ll be able to see the source of this eternal Divinity right inside your own heart. Yoga Vashistha . animals and sages live in the simple peaceful harmony. Like young Gautama. in which his childhood is left behind and the wonderful transformation to a man of wisdom. who had to leave his father’s palace to attain wisdom.
The marriage-procession was received by Daksha with great respect. into the yagni kunda and poured ghee on them. SHIVA MARRIED SATI on p u e c n . Daksha was very happy at the proposal. Shiva was very pleased at this. e m i t a Lord Shiva was anxiously waiting for his arrival. Shiva narrated Sati in an auspicious lagna. When Lord Brahma arrived he curiously asked about Daksha's response. O . but the deities prayed to spare his life. Vishnuji he reached Daksha's residence. all the deities eulogised Shiva and danced in joy. Lord Brahma was enchanted by the divine beauty of Sati. Shiv said"Your worship would help the brahmin in accomplishing every kinds of work. When lord Shiva discovered about his evil intentions he ran towards him menacingly. Brahma then came back to lord Shiva. . Taking lessons from you people would not dare to eye another woman.Stories from Shiv Puran Story Section Lord Shiva instructed Brahmaji to put a formal proposal to Daksha regarding his marriage with Sati. Brahmaji became ashamed and asked as to how could he atone for his sins. He than instructed Brahma to go to the earth where he would be worshipped as 'Rudra Shir'.Sati as dowry. Lord Shiva proceeded towards Daksha's abode on the auspicious moment of Phalgun. Sitting on the back of Nandi and accompanied by all the deities including lord Brahma.17 - . Similarly the brahmins were presented with large quantities of wealth. DEFORMED FACE OF BRAHMA Though lord Shiva had forgiven Brahmaji. With a desire to see her face. As a result the atmosphere was filled up with smoke. Lord Shiva instructed Brahmaji that by worshipping him he could appropriately atone for his sins. Krishnapaksha and on the thirteenth day of Phalguni Nakshatra. Lord Shiva wanted to kill him. Brahma did as he was instructed Lord Shiva then established on his head. Now Brahma removed the piece of cloth which covered her face. Lord Vishnu eulogised and worshipped him and only then his anger was subdued. yet he instructed him to apologize by bowing down his head. He became infatuated by her beauty. Thus lord Brahma was forgiver by Shiva. When Lord Brahma told him about Daksha's approval of the marriage. Being pleased. LORD BRAHMA FACES THE WRATH OF SHIVA Daksha presented invaluable things to his daughter. . he put logs of wood which were wet. Lord Brahma went and informed Daksha about lord Shiva's proposal.
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and in the special shringar. a Jhanki of Bhagwan Amarnath was made. Lal Bag. Mahanagar. Subhanpura. A Bhandara for all the devotees was organized on the penultimate day. and the Holi-Dahan was on 26th evening. The whole Ashram was tastefully decorated. Lots of devotees had darhsan and prasad. Hjub The Hzbob Z bhobWbepebsb : first ever Gita Gyana Yagna by Poojya Swamini Amitanandaji was very satisfactorily organized at Atmajyoti Ashram. The day started by a special Rudrabhisheka by them. It was a lovely program. Swamini Poornanandaji also attended the complete Gita Gyana Yagna. This was followed by the main Rudrabhisheka which was done by Kumud Tewary. Every year the entire locality looks forward to the various celebrations at the Ashram. All the discourses have been recorded and are available on YouTube. . The subject matter of the discourse series were Gita Chapter-1 7 and DrgDryshya Viveka.Nbibtijwsbusj Dfmfcsbujpot bu Btisbn. because we have a lovely Shiv Temple with Bhagwan Sri Gangeshwar Mahadevji presiding in it. Swamini Amitanandaji and Swamini Poornanandaji entered this order on this pious day. VM-Lucknow organized a lovely Holi-Milan Program at Amrapali. Indore. This whole Gyana Yagna was webcasted live using the facilities of Google Hangout.both morning & evening. Lucknow from 1 9th to 25th Mar. The subject matter of the discourse series were Gita Chapter-4 and Kathopanishad 2-2. Mahashivratri is a special function at Vedanta Ashram. As Poojya Guruji was at Lucknow on that day. Poojya Guruji gave an inspiring talk on the significance of Holi. In the afternoon we had a program of Akhand Sunderkand Chanting Program by Sh Gulab Chand Vyas and his Ramayan Mandali. Hjub Poojya HzbobGuruji Z bhobM vdlopx : Sri Swami Atmanandaji conducted a week-long Gita Gyana Yagna at Hari om Mandir. Vadodara from 1 9th to 25th Mar. This was probably the first time a week-long Gyana Yagna was webcasted live . Later everyone played Holi with flower petals and had sweets. The links of the playlists have been given on VM News Blog. year Holi was on 27th Mar. Ipmj This Njmbo Qsphsbn bu M vdlopx. Now the Ashram authorities want one such program every month over there. That day is also the Sanyas Deeksha Day of two of our Mahatmas.
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At present Poojya Guruji Sri Swami Atmanandaji is explaining a small text called ‘ Sadhana Panchakam ’. and that was of a Weekly Online Satsang. . Vedanta Sandesh . The link of the discourse is available on the Google Plus Page of VM. and this is followed by half an hour session of ‘live’’ Question & Answers on Google Hangout on the Google Plus Page of Vedanta Mission. VM News Blog or on VM Website. This is about an hour long. One Video of the discourse is released every Sunday at 1 0 AM. This series is in Hindi.Weekly Online Satsang Vedanta Mission started a new program in Sept 201 2.
. Guru Poornima. Thereafter devotees will offer their respects to Poojya Guruji. The delegates will have to reach there by 23rd evening and can get their return reservations done for 30th June. Rishikesh from 24th to 29th June. Respects will be paid to the entire Guru Parampara by Poojya Guruji. Lucknow: A week-long Gita Gyana Yagna by Poojya Swamini Samatanandaji will be conducted at Hanuman Setu Mandir Auditorium. and Poojan of Bhagwan Sri Sankaracharya will be done. Lucknow from 11 th to 1 8th Apr 201 3. Poojya Guruji will conduct discourses on Gita Chapter-8 and Mundakopanishad 1 -1 in the evening and morning sessions respectively. Mumbai 1 3th to 1 9th May 201 3.Forthcoming Gita Gyana Yagna. Bhandara will be organized for all. Poojya Swaminiji will conduct discourses on Gita Chapter-2 and Kathopanishad 1 -2 in the evening and morning sessions respectively. Mumbai: A week-long Gita Gyana Yagna by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji will be conducted at Vivekananda Auditorium in Ramkrishna Math. Indore: This year Guru Poornima is on the 22nd of July. Vedanta Camp. As every year special programs will be organized on that day. Gita Gyana Yagna. Rishikesh: A six days Vedanta Camp by Poojya Guruji Swami Atmanandaji will be conducted at Arsha Vidya Gurukula.
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