Jai Srimannarayana, Dear Bhagavad Bandus, Today is bhagvad yamunacharya’s and pundarikaaksha’s tirunakshtram (appearance day) Who are these great personalities ? How are they related to bhagvad ramanuja? Let us see through the guru parampara.
- Parabrahman, Sriman Narayana (emberumaan)
- Lakshmi (periya piraatti)
- Visvaksena (senai mudaliyaar)
- Nammalvar (kaari maaran sadagopan) (6th-8th centuries A.D.)
Samatha Snanam on August 19th 2016, on the Ghats of Krishna River
Samatha Snanam (Holy Bath with All) during Krishna Pushkaram in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Krishna Pushkaram resembles Kumbha Mela and is a festival of River Krishna, which occurs once in 12 years. The Pushkaram is observed for a period of 12 days and lakhs of people from all sections of society take holy bath in the river.
The ocean water never goes dry even if millions of fish drink it. The sea-water is drunk by both, the cloud as well as the Badabagm (fire in the Ocean). The latter’s thirst never gets quenched despite the heavy intake of water from centuries. Yet, it is of no avail.
Swamiji resorts to a well-known parable. A great scientist had once to cross a river. He boarded a boat and indulged in freewheeling conversation with the boatman during the course of the voyage.
Scientist: “What will happen to the small gram of sand if it is dropped in the river?”.
Most of the times the realisation of happiness is more when you are with your friends and well-wishers than when you are alone in your room. When you mingle with others with your heart and mind, you think of them more and you feel like doing some good service to them.
When you have a ticket in your hand to see a museum within an hour, you should see it. But if you waste your time by appreciating the beauty of your ticket instead of the objects in the museum you will soon be sent out. This body is like a ticket to the museum of this universe.
The need today is to understand the relationship between material and spiritual pursuits, taking care to see that all material pursuits are an aid to spiritual uplift. The needs of the body must be met. But those who direct all their efforts towards satisfying their physical needs are no different from animals.
Specially to children, the Swamiji says : children are like receptacles who can retain what is poured into them. Even as the roots of the tree when nourished, result in rich foliage and bumper harvest of fruits. Similarly children when fed with knowledge of God, taught discipline and trained in maintaining good conduct,