The Narayana Sukta is, in a way, the mystical appendix to the Purusha Sukta of the
Veda, the only difference between the Purusha Sukta and the Narayana Sukta being
the divination of the Deity addressed by them. The Purusha Sukta beholds the
Supreme Being as the All-encompassing, Impersonal Purusha, while the Narayana
Sukta addresses the Lord as Narayana. The Purusha Sukta, thus, is a hymn
addressed to the Purusha extending beyond the cosmos yet at the same… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 29, 2009 at 5:14pm —
If you try not to be angry, you will repress anger. IF YOU TRY TO TRANSCEND ANGER, you will not repress anger: on the contrary, you will have to understand anger, YOU WILL HAVE TO WATCH ANGER. In watching is transcendence.
IF YOU REPRESS ANGER, the anger goes into your unconscious; YOU BECOME MORE AND MORE POISONED. It is not good, it is not healthy; it is going to drive you neurotic sooner or later. And one day or other the accumulated anger will explode, and that will be… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on April 29, 2009 at 10:31am —
Love is Supreme. Develop love in your hearts. Let love flow through every part of your being. Make love the reigning principle of your life. Develop love through love. This was the prayer that went forth from the hearts of Gopikas: "Oh Krishna, play on your flute so that our parched hearts may be flooded with your nectarine love and we may be filled with love in all that we think and do. Plant the seeds of love in our arid hearts so that the saplings of love may sprout and grow." To experience… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 29, 2009 at 7:12am —
Think of the losses physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually
due to ignorance! You don't know what you don't know and that is
why we must learn from the sages and enlightened beings who are
here to teach us and show us the way to a meaningful life!
Added by Bruce Seah on April 28, 2009 at 11:34pm —
Words of Wisdom From a 97-Year-Old Physician
At the age of 97 years and 4 months, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world's longest-serving physicians and educators. He has been healing patients at St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke's College of Nursing since 1941.
He has published around 150 books since his 75th birthday, including one Living Long, Living Good that has sold more than 1.2 million copies. As the founder of… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on April 28, 2009 at 8:26pm —
AS WE PROGRESS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH, periodic withdrawal from the world, in time, becomes a necessity. The occasional retreat from the world will benefit us, we will come out stronger and clearer. If we desire to find the highest within ourselves we must separate ourselves from the clamorous atmosphere of the world, in search of the quieter places within. Most often our inner voice will speak to us in absolute quietness. When we cultivate time for silence we begin to… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on April 28, 2009 at 8:24pm —
A man and his friend were in a city, walking through the street. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns, taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wailing, and the sounds of the city were almost deafening. Suddenly, the man said to his friend, "I hear a cricket."
His friend said, "What? You must be crazy. You couldn't possibly hear a cricket in all of this… Continue
Added by Pravin Kumar on April 28, 2009 at 8:23pm —
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Rosetta Stone
allowed 19th century scholars to translate symbols left by an ancient civilization and thus decipher the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
But the symbols found on many other ancient artifacts remain a mystery, including those of a people that inhabited the Indus valley on the present-day border between…
Added by xprophecy on April 28, 2009 at 8:30am —
yatro'paramate chittam niruddham yoga-sevaya !
yatra chaiva’tmana imanam pakyann atmanitusyati !!
sukham atyantikam yat tad buddhi-grahyam atindriyam !
vetti yatra na chaiva'yam sthitas chalati tattvatah !!
yam labdhva ca'param labham manyate na'dhikam tatah !
yasmin sthito na dhuhkhena gurunapi vichalyate !!
tam vidyad duhkha-samyoga- viyogam yoga-samjni tam !
sa nischayena yoktavyo yogo… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 27, 2009 at 9:06pm —
Yunjann evam sadatmanam yogi niyata-manasah !
Santim nirvana-paramam mat-samstham adhigacchati !!
With the mind restrained from going outward to objects and always uniting with the Supreme in spiritual communion, the Yogi attains to Peace, which is supreme salvation and enduring establishment in My state.
Thus, always keeping in mind balanced, the Yogi, with his mind controlled, attains to the Peace abiding in Me, which… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 27, 2009 at 11:53am —
Yogi yunjita satatam atmanam rahasi sthitah !
Ekaki yata-chittaatma nitasir aparigrahah !!
Let a yogin constantly pratcise spiritual communion, residing alone in a solitary spot, desireless, possessionless, and disciplined in body and mind.
Let the Yogi try constantly to keep the mind steady, remaining in solitude, alone with the mind and body controlled free from hope and greed.
Added by Mani kutty on April 27, 2009 at 11:51am —
Some thoughts about the Divine, God, eternal truth, or the many names by which it is called. Why think about God? Thinking about something gives us an opportunity to use our own intelligence, to arrive at more clarity about any given topic, isn’t it. Intelligence is the greatest gift of God. To use it instead of believing something blindly is not a sin. Do not let others mislead ourselves into believing that.Thinking about something need not necessarily mean coming up with the right answer. It… Continue
Added by Jacob on April 26, 2009 at 7:31pm —
Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.
Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.
Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and… Continue
Added by Prasanna santhi on April 25, 2009 at 10:16am —
Divine Life - Its Meaning and Method
by Swami Krishnananda
The moral or the ethical principle may be said to consist in the method or the art of determining the lower in terms of the higher. When one is totally exhausted in what is visible, this visible thing which is the object of our judgment, interpretation and encounter, cannot be evaluated in terms of that which reigns above the visible level.As a matter of fact, there… Continue
Added by Tayira on April 24, 2009 at 3:38am —
The Self We Share
Thirst is angry at water.
Hunger, bitter with bread.
The cave wants nothing
to do with the sun.
This is dumb,
the self-defeating way we've been.
A gold mine is calling us into its temple.
Instead, we bend and keep picking up
rocks from the ground.
Every thing has a shine like gold,
but we… Continue
Added by Tayira on April 24, 2009 at 3:32am —
It has been said that 'he alone is the friend of himself, he alone is the enemy of himself. Now it may be asked: 'What sort of a man is the friend of himself and what sort of a man is the enemy of himself? The answer follows:
Bandhur atma’tmanas tasya yenatmaivatmana jitah !
Anatmanas tu satrutve vartetatmaiva satruvat !!
To him who has subdued the lower self by the higher self, the self acts like a friend. But to him who has lost his higher self by the… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 23, 2009 at 8:09pm —
Sri Bhagavan uvacha:
Anasritah karma-phalam karyam karma karoti yah !
Sa samnyasi cha yogi cha na niragnir na chakriyah !!
The Blessed Lord said:
It is the man who performs his duties without dependence on the fruits that deserves to be called a Sannayasin (renouncer) and a Yogin, not the one who keeps no fire or avoids works.
The Blessed Lord said:
He who performs his bounden duty without depending on the… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 23, 2009 at 8:08pm —
According to some well-known critics of the Lord’s songs, the entire eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita can fall into three definite sections, each of six chapters, and they group themselves to expound the implications and significances of the sacred Vedic mantra Tat tvam asi – ‘That thou art.’ The first six chapters together constitute, in their contents and explanation, the philosophical significance indicated by the word ‘Thou’(tvam) In the general scheme of… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 21, 2009 at 7:03pm —
All the myriad differences that one sees in the world are only varying manifestations of the one basic entity - Brahman (Godhead). A man who seeks to enjoy the fruit of a tree cannot be content with nourishing only the flowers. He has also to nourish the roots, the trunk, the branches, the leaves and the flowers. Likewise, the man who seeks the highest Jnana (wisdom) has to nourish the body, the senses and the feelings appropriately. God is the eternal Reality, without birth, growth or death,… Continue
Added by Mani kutty on April 20, 2009 at 6:20am —
Earth Day Poem 2009
To the Mother that bore us, nurtured us, fed us
From the bountiful orchards that sustained our growth,
She gave us life, nourishment, safety, and thus
I write for Her today, hereby taking an oath
To pay homage to the Mother from whom we came.
As toddlers, we began to crawl over the earth
And new to it's harmony we did not understand,
We claimed lands… Continue
Added by Tayira on April 20, 2009 at 5:30am —