Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DIWALI MUTHANGI ALANKARAM 2014


DURGA & MANI

WHAT'S THE RESOLVE WE MUST TAKE TO BRING ILLUMINATION TO OURSELVES

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
Do not be elated by riches, status, authority, intelligence, etc., which you may have. Consider that they have been given to you on trust, so that you may benefit others. They are all signs of His Grace, opportunities of service, and symbols of responsibility. Never seek to exult over others' faults; deal sympathetically with the errors and mistakes of others. Seek the good in others; hear only good tidings about them; do not give ear to scandal. On the occasion of Deepavali, resolve to light the lamp of Namasmarana and place it at your doorstep, the lips. Feed it with the oil of devotion; let steadiness be the wick. Let the lamp illumine every minute of your life. The splendour of the Name will drive away darkness from outside you as well as inside. You will spread joy and peace among all who come near you.
DURGA & MANI

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RAJA ALANKARAM OCT 19 2014


DURGA & MANI

WHERE IS GOD?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-

God is inscrutable. He cannot be realised in the outer objective world; He is in the very heart of every being. You extol God as omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent, but ignore His presence in you! Who can affirm that God is this or that? Who can confirm that God is not of this form or with this attribute? Each one can acquire from the vast expanse of the ocean only as much as can be contained in the vessel one carries to its shore. From that quantity, they can grasp but little of that immensity. Gemstones have to be sought deep underground; they do not float in mid-air. Seek God in the depths of yourself, not in the tantalising, kaleidoscopic Nature. The body is granted to you for this high purpose; but you are now misusing it, like the person who used the gem studded gold vase that came into his hands as an heirloom for cooking his daily food.


DURGA & MANI

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HOW TO HAVE CONTINUOUS BLISS?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
You may undertake any number of spiritual practices, but never forget God's name even for a moment. Never do anything that will take you away from God. You can achieve anything through prayer. You need not pray loudly; it is enough if you pray mentally. God resides in your heart and listens to all your prayers. If you aspire to attain His grace, contemplate on Him incessantly. Worldly difficulties come and go. Do not attach much importance to them. Through prayer one can overcome any difficulty. Only God's grace is true and everlasting, strive to attain it. Chant the name of God day in and day out. That alone will protect you at all times. Just as air is all pervasive, God is present in you, with you, around you, below you, above you. Hence be in constant communion with Him. When you develop faith in Divinity, you will naturally have unity. Consequently, there will be no scope for enmity.

DURGA & MANI

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WHY IS THE OBSERVANCE OF NON-VIOLENCE IMPORTANT?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
The observance of non-violence has been described as the highest form ofDharma. All the violence in the world today is due to the fact that people do not lead righteous lives. It has been said that the body has been given essentially to pursue Dharma. Among the teachings of the Buddha, the foremost was Ahimsa (not causing harm to anyone). Non-violence is not merely refraining from inflicting injuries on others with one's limbs or weapons. Non-violence has to be practised with Thrikarana Shuddhi (purity of thought, word and deed). There should be no ill-feelings, which is itself a form of violence. To cause harm to others through one's body is himsa(violence). No one should be harmed even by speech; our words should be sweet, pleasing and wholesome. All actions should be helpful to others.
DURGA & MANI

Monday, October 13, 2014

WHAT'S THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CREATOR&HIS CREATION

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
The base for making a pot is clay. For making a pot, the potter is the cause and the pot is the effect. The pot may break, but the clay remains as it is. Out of a permanent substance, clay, the potter makes a pot. The fate of the pot does not affect the potter. The clay in the pot too has no impact on the potter. Extending the analogy, God is the changeless Creator, who creates innumerable objects in creation, which are subject to change in name and form. A pot cannot be made without the potter and the clay; both are necessary. Similarly the Creator is the instrumental cause of creation (Nimitta Karana). The human body may perish, like the pots, but the Creator and the Elements used for creation are imperishable. The human beings, during their lifetime, have a choice - to put their body to good use or bad use.
DURGA & MANI

Saturday, October 11, 2014

SWARNAMAYA ALANKARAM OCT 11 2014 - PART 2


DURGA & MANI

SWARNAMAYA ALANKARAM OCT 11 2014 - PART 1


DURGA & MANI

UNITY IN THE MULTIPLICITY

OMNIPRESENT SAYS:-
Clay is one substance, but from it, several products of different shapes and names can be made. The same white milk is obtained from cows of different colours living in different countries. Similarly God is One, but dwells in innumerable bodies with different names and forms. Take the example of gold. From the same metal, a variety of different types of ornaments can be made. If you examine the cosmic scene, you will find that out of the same basic substance a variety of objects with different forms are produced. Out of a single seed comes a tree with different branches, leaves, flowers and fruits. Branches, leaves, flowers and fruits are unique and distinct, vary in form, name and use; but all of them have come from the one same seed, their source. This is the meaning of the Sanskrit term, "Ekoham Bahushyam" implying "The One, who chose to become Many."
DURGA & MANI

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

WHY SHOULD GREED IN ANY FORM BE UPROOTED RIGHT AWAY?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
Duryodhana symbolises one who has wicked thoughts. His minister was Dushasana. Dushasana represents one who promulgates bad laws. The combination of these two led to the growth of greed. On account of unrestricted growth of greed (lobha), Kauravas were totally destroyed. On another occasion Lord Krishna said, Arjuna means a person whose heart is pure and immaculate. Lord Krishna clarified to Arjuna in the battlefield, "Destiny is all powerful. Justice always wins. Selfishness will end in ruin. This is the law of the Universe (Yuga Dharma). He further explained to Arjuna that greed of Kauravas will cause them ruin." Kauravas were not prepared to give their rightful share to the Pandavas. They wanted to keep everything to themselves, including what belongs to others. This selfishness is called greed.
DURGA & MANI