Jaldhar H. Vyas | 1 Aug 06:44 2007

New member introduction: Sandeep Shetty

Hi,

       I am Sandeep. I am 25 and working as a software engineer in Bangalore.

Last year or so one of my friend Prashanth Bhat gave me one book "Paramartha
Chinthamani" (from Sachidananda Saraswathi Swamiji) and
that changed my whole perception about our vedas and infact philosophy as a
whole...

My whole purpose of joining this group is to submerge in ocean of advaitha
(as lots of people putforth their views)

Hope you will accept my request and I get a chance to be a member of this
holy group.

Thanks and Regards,

Sandeep
Jaldhar H. Vyas | 1 Aug 07:06 2007

Re: Guru Stotram Author

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Dr. V. Prasanna Shrinivas wrote:

> Namaste
>
> The author of Guru Paduka Stotram is Sri Sacchidananda Shivaabhinava
> Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji
>
> http://www.svbf.org/sringeri/journal/vol1no3/paduka.html
>
> namo namaH shriigurupaadukaabhyaam.

and

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Sriram Krishnamurthy wrote:

> Guru Paduka Stotram was composed by Sri Sachidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha
> Bharathi Swamigal, one of the previous Shankaracharyas who adorned the
> Dakshimnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetam.
>

But is this the same Guru Paduka stotram the original poster was referring 
to?  I don't think so.

Compare http://www.svbf.org/sringeri/journal/vol1no3/paduka.html

with

http://www.chinmayauk.org/Resources/Invocations/Guru Paduka Stotram.pdf

I also know of a tantrokta Guru Paduka Stotram
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Sriram Krishnamurthy | 1 Aug 08:34 2007
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Atma Vidya Vilasa

Namaste,

The Sankrit original text of Atma Vidya Vilasa can be found in the following
link

http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/texts/AtmavidyAvilAsaH.pdf

Om Tat Sat
Sriram
Ramamurthy Venkateswaran | 1 Aug 10:30 2007
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Re: New member introduction: Sandeep Shetty


Pranam.

Will it be possible for me to get a copy of the book that is being referred in the note please?

With best regards,

Sincerely,

R. Venkateswaran Deputy Registrar & Secretary to Vice-Chancellor 
Room # 206, Administration Block, Second Floor (East Wing)  
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
New Delhi-110067 

Phone:  91-11-2671 7501 & 2670 4002  

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> Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 00:44:20 -0400> From: jaldhar@...> To:
advaita-l@...> Subject:
[Advaita-l] New member introduction: Sandeep Shetty> > Hi,> > I am Sandeep. I am 25 and working as a
software engineer in Bangalore.> > Last year or so one of my friend Prashanth Bhat gave me one book
"Paramartha> Chinthamani" (from Sachidananda Saraswathi Swamiji) and> that changed my whole
perception about our vedas and infact philosophy as a> whole...> > My whole purpose of joining this group
is to submerge in ocean of advaitha> (as lots of people putforth their views)> > Hope you will accept my
request and I get a chance to be a member of this> holy group.> > Thanks and Regards,> > Sandeep>
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UH SUBRAMANYA | 1 Aug 10:49 2007

Re: Discussion on Vairagya

Dear All Members,
I feel it is easier to read the Sanskrit Texts through Devanagari Lipi than 
English Transliteration. Hence I suggest the List members to write the 
scripts in Devanagari using BARAHA software which is freely down loadable. 
or alternatively one can convert Devangari script text into a PDF file which 
remains as it is without metamorphism.
I enjoy reading the Sanskrit text in original Devanagari and hence this 
suggestion. The beauty of presentation is enhanced by using Devangari 
script.
Regards,
Subramanya UH
Consultant, Yokogawa, Bangalore.
# 9341323940
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. V. Prasanna Shrinivas" <vpshri@...>
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" 
<advaita-l@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Discussion on Vairagya

Namaste

The fact that it does not happen with everyone is well articulated in
my mail and the answer is also given there in.

Understanding that this wrold is transient is viveka and not vairagya.
To obtain viveka vairagya helps. One would do well to read the
upadesha panchakam/sadhana panchakam of Sri Shakarabhagavadpada. Self
enquiry is a full time job. It cannot be done according to ones whims
and fancies. Upadesha panchakam will help one to objectively gauge
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UH SUBRAMANYA | 1 Aug 11:37 2007

Re: Discussion on Vairagya

Dear Sadanada,
It is stated by you" As I Understand" and you proceed to explain the meaning
of Shankara's Bhajagovindam.
I feel you have not understood the meaning what it should be: It means
verbatim
"Whether you are in a state of Yoga or bhoga, in Satsangh or without
Satsangh, His mind which is constant play with BRAHMAN will ever  in a state
of bliss".
This don't imply how a Guru should be. There is no reference to "look like"
and also the last sentence is misinterpreted. "He  is the one whose mind is
constantly reveling in Brahman". It is the otherway. He becomes blissful
whose mind is reveling in Brahman.
If there is any more meaning to this, the learned ones can elucidate. or you
can correct my interpretation

Regards,
Subramanya UH
Consultant, Yokogawa
# 9341323940
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "kuntimaddi sadananda" <kuntimaddisada@...>
To: <advaita-l@...>; <advaitin@...>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Discussion on Vairagya

>
> --- srikanta@... wrote:
>
>>Practically speaking,in these days, it is hard
>> to get a Guru who is
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kuntimaddi sadananda | 1 Aug 19:06 2007
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Discussion on Vairagya

Shree Subramanian, PraNAms

Thanks for correcting my misunderstanding.  What you
said is correct, I have provided a free translation to
indicate that one cannot identify a BrahmanishTa from
looking at external factors.  Shotriam of course would
be recognized when he talks. As per Mundaka Up. sloka
the guru should be both shotriam and brahmanishhTa.
The spirit of the statement is one cannot evaluate
Guru from his looks as I was responding to statement
regarding dishonest gurus floating around. 

Anyway your point is well taken and I understand my
misunderstanding that you have noted.

Hari Om!
Sadananda

--- UH SUBRAMANYA <subramanya.uh@...>
wrote:

> Dear Sadanada,
> It is stated by you" As I Understand" and you
> proceed to explain the meaning
> of Shankara's Bhajagovindam.
> I feel you have not understood the meaning what it
> should be: It means
> verbatim
> "Whether you are in a state of Yoga or bhoga, in
> Satsangh or without
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Mahadevan Babu | 1 Aug 23:57 2007
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Re: Guru Stotram Author

Pranams.

That is right.

http://www.svbf.org/sringeri/journal/vol1no3/paduka.html  is the one  
I am referring.

Though I have been reciting for so many years, I didn't know the author.

Thank you so much.

Also, Thank you Kathirasan for the information on Guru Gita.

SRI GURUBYO NAMAHA

Babu

On 01/08/2007, at 3:06 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Dr. V. Prasanna Shrinivas wrote:
>
>> Namaste
>>
>> The author of Guru Paduka Stotram is Sri Sacchidananda Shivaabhinava
>> Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji
>>
>> http://www.svbf.org/sringeri/journal/vol1no3/paduka.html
>>
>> namo namaH shriigurupaadukaabhyaam.
>
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viswanathan n | 2 Aug 07:58 2007
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Re: Discussion on Vairagya

Namaste

While going thru this posting regarding one thing really struck me.
""Day after day countless people die. Yet the living wish to live
forever. O Lord, what can be  greater wonder?"
I think this can certainly be viewes  from the other angle.
Day after day we keep seeing other people die. True. But has anyone ever 
seen him'self' Dying???
No...No one can, because the Self never dies. When self never dies how it 
can watch its own death. So what we are seeing as others dying is mere 
illusion. Like wise the birth too, no one has seen his own birth.(whether it 
is the even of comming out of mother's womb or the conception itself)
When you understand this, ie, both birth and death are mere illusions, how 
can you gat attched to anything? When there is no sort of attachment where 
is the question of Vairagya and what for??

Pranams

Viswanath

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Dr. V. Prasanna Shrinivas | 2 Aug 08:10 2007
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Re: Discussion on Vairagya

Namaste

If one says that he cannot see himself dying because the self does not
die but sees others die...that is contradictive...for the self is only
one...it can be you "self" and someone elses. Either he sees self in
everything or nowhere...Just as Ramana says, "The doctor will tell if
your wife is pregnant or not...there is no half pregnant quarter
pregnant".

Sadguro Saranam

On 8/1/07, viswanathan n <vishy39@...> wrote:
> Namaste
>
>
> While going thru this posting regarding one thing really struck me.
> ""Day after day countless people die. Yet the living wish to live
> forever. O Lord, what can be  greater wonder?"
> I think this can certainly be viewes  from the other angle.
> Day after day we keep seeing other people die. True. But has anyone ever
> seen him'self' Dying???
> No...No one can, because the Self never dies. When self never dies how it
> can watch its own death. So what we are seeing as others dying is mere
> illusion. Like wise the birth too, no one has seen his own birth.(whether it
> is the even of comming out of mother's womb or the conception itself)
> When you understand this, ie, both birth and death are mere illusions, how
> can you gat attched to anything? When there is no sort of attachment where
> is the question of Vairagya and what for??
>
> Pranams
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Gmane