Friday, September 25, 2009

Arunachala Goddess Darshans

Arunachala Hill is the Absolute. It is also the power of the Absolute. In this Hill Shakthi remains in forever absorption with Shiva.

As the Great festival of Dussehra approaches I am highlighting ten darshans of Arunachala as the Goddess.

These darshans are pure inspirations and are not detailed elsewhere.

Goddess Tripura Sundari (the radiant light in the eyes of Shiva)

Goddess Sahasrakshi (lit., "she who has a thousand [infinite] eyes")

Durga Shailputri (Daughter of Mountain)



Skanda Mata



Maha Gauri

Maha Lakshmi

Goddess Parvathi

Vanavasini ( Goddess in the forest)

Goddess Simhavahini

O Glorious Mother with Flowing locks and bright eyes, with the sun and the moon as ear rings and the Earth as a Nose ring, with a smile that thrills the billions of universes, O Goddess Arunachala to you I bow and to you is my love.

P.S. Images have been sourced from the World Wide Web

More Goddess Darshans to follwo...culminating in the Mother of all Darshans of Arunachala.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Guru's Birthday

Yesterday the birthday of Sri Nannagaru was celebrated with joy in Hyderabad. I had a chance to meet my guru and share some moments with him.

Sri Nannagaru gave a talk about Vasana's in the Heart and also the role of the sadguru.

The next day he left for Benaras.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Arunachala Heart

Talk 402.
While speaking of the Brain and the Heart Sri Bhagavan recalled an
incident of old days as follows:-
Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni once argued that the brain was the most
important centre and Sri Bhagavan maintained that the Heart was even
more so. There were others watching the discourse. A few days after
Sri Bhagavan received a letter containing a short poem in English on
that discourse from a young boy, N. S. Arunachalam, who had not
yet matriculated.

That poem is remarkable for its poetic imagination. Sri Bhagavan,
Kavyakantha, and the assemblage of other persons are represented
as the Heart, the brain and the body respectively, and again as the
sun, the moon and the earth also. The light from the sun is reflected
on the moon and the earth is illumined. Similarly the brain acts by
consciousness derived from the Heart and the body is thus protected.
This teaching of Sri Bhagavan is found in Ramana Gita also. The
Heart is the most important centre from which vitality and light radiate
to the brain, thus enabling it to function. The vasanas are enclosed
in the Heart in their subtlest form, later flowing to the brain which
reflects them highly magnified corresponding to a cinema-show at
every stage. That is how the world is said to be nothing more than a
Sri Bhagavan also added:- Were the vasanas in the brain instead of
in the Heart they must be extinguished if the head is cut off so that
reincarnations will be at an end. But it is not so. The Self obviously
safeguards the vasanas in its closest proximity, i.e. within itself in the
Heart, just as a miser keeps his most valued possessions (treasure) with
himself and never out of contact. Hence the place where the vasanas are,
is the Self, i.e., the Heart, and not the brain (which is only the theatre
for the play of the vasanas from the greenhouse of the Heart.)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Seek Truth

This thought came as an inspiration to me when I was thinking about my guru SRI NANNAGARU today morning.

Its simple but I wonder why it hit me hard like a very profound realization.

" What if Mr Lie meets Mr Truth...

Truth alone remains.

What if a hundred Mr Lies' meet Mr Truth...

Truth alone remains.

What if a billion Lies' meet Mr Truth...

Truth alone remains.


the Guru alone is True...the Guru alone is true."