Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WHAT'S THE EASIEST WAY TO FREE OURSELVES FROM DIFFICULTIES AND TROUBLE?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
The Himalayas or 'Himachala' forms the Northern boundary of India. 'Hima' means ice. It is white in colour and melts easily. Whiteness symbolizes purity. 'Achala' means that which is steady. Your heart should also be like the Himachala - pure, steady and which melts with compassion. God resides in each and every heart that is pure, steady and full of compassion. But today, many hearts have lost these noble qualities due to limitless desires. Life is a long journey and your desire is the luggage. The journey of your life will become enjoyable only when you reduce the luggage of desires. Less luggage, more comfort makes travel a pleasure! The Gita teaches that you should offer everything to God (Sarva Karma, Bhagavadh Preethyartham). You must perform every single action with the only goal to please God. This is the easiest and most effective way to be free from all difficulties and hardships.

DURGA & MANI

Monday, October 27, 2014

DO WE REALLY NEED TO PRAY HARD FOR WHAT WE WANT

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
Control your desires. Cultivate love for God. That love will confer on you everything you need. There is no need for you to ask anything from God. Did Rama not give to Shabari what she needed without her asking? Did He not bless Jatayu with His Grace? Dasharatha had prayed for so long that his son should perform the last rites for him. But he did not get it, while the bird Jatayu got the privilege of a few drops of water from Rama before its death and attained liberation. Rama even performed his last rites. Mother Shabari was eagerly waiting for Lord Rama's arrival with sweet fruits for several years. Her intense devotion to the Lord fetched its reward – God confers His Grace (anugraha) according to each one's deservedness and it cannot be secured by agraha (force or power).
DURGA & MANI

Sunday, October 26, 2014

RAJA ALANKARAM OCT 25 2014


DURGA & MANI

WHAT'S THE EASIEST WAY TO ATTAIN THE LORD?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
Let us not relate to God as a hidden, invisible entity. God doesn't live in a place foreign to your dwelling. He is installed in you. He is with you, in you, above you, around you and below you. We have forgotten the easy way to reach God. All sufferings will vanish in no time if we sincerely call out to the Lord and sing His glory. The Lord's Name is the only refuge to cross all the difficulties. There is nothing greater or mightier than His Name. The moment one chants His glory and sings His name, one attains bliss. Meditation and many rituals were followed in many ages, but in Kali age, chanting God's Name (Namasmarana) is the only way to attain the Supreme.

DURGA & MANI

Friday, October 24, 2014

HOW CAN WE LEAD A LIFE OF SELF RESPECT,FEARLESSNESS AND CONFIDENCE

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
With the Lord's name as the very breath of your life, engage in all life's activities, with no fear of fall. When the mind weds worldly activity (pravrithi), the progeny is bondage; when it weds spiritual renunciation (nivrithi), the progeny is freedom. Nivrithi confers fearlessness, and grants strength and courage, for it is desire that weakens man and makes one cringe. Detachment endows you with self-respect, and the capacity to stand up to slander and calumny. There are some who weep at the slightest sign of defeat or disappointment. This is despicable behaviour. When the Lord is installed in the altar of your heart why should you have fear or sorrow? Do you not know He is there, guarding you and guiding you? He is in all beings, always. Remember this fact wherever you are and whatever you may do. If only you do not give up the recitation of His Name you will succeed.
DURGA & MANI

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE WE MUST LEARN FROM DIWALI

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
The festival of Deepavali is to express gratitude at the defeat of the Naraka (demonic) tendencies in man, which drags one down from Divinity. Naraka, whose death at the hands of Krishna is celebrated today, signifies hell. Narakaasura is the personification of all the traits of character that obstruct the upward impulses of man. The human being is a composite of man, beast and God, and in the inevitable struggle among the three for ascendency, you must ensure that God wins, suppressing the merely human and the lowly beast. The griha (home) where the Name of the Lord is not heard is a guha (cave), and nothing more. As you enter it, as you leave it and while you are in it, regularly perfume it, illumine it and purify it with the Name. Light it as a lamp at dusk and welcome it at dawn, as you welcome the Sun. That is the genuine Deepavali, the Festival of Lamps.
DURGA & MANI

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

Monday, October 06, 2014

WHAT'S THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION PRESCRIBED TO RECEIVE THE GRACE OF THE DIVINE?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-

Just as you prescribe minimum qualifications for any profession, the minimum qualification for grace is surrender of egoism, control over senses, and regulated food and recreation (ahaara and vihaara). You are made or marred by the company you keep. A bad person who falls into good company is able to shed his evil quickly and shine forth in virtue. A good person falling into evil company is overcome by the subtle influence and quickly slides down into evil. Reading that Krishna advises in the Gita the giving up of all individual responsibilities (Dharmas), an enthusiastic devotee gave up all obligations and limits; but he had to be told that one obligation still remained if the grace of God had to be secured: maam ekam sharanam vraja - "Surrender to Me only". When that surrender is complete and all acts, words and thoughts are dedicated to Him, along with all their consequences, then the Lord has promised that He will free you from sin and sorrow.

Vennaikappu Alankaram 17 August 2019