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Maya (Attachment) And Daya (Compassion)

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Sri Ramakrishna Said-




"To love only members of the Bramho Samaj or of one's own family is maya;to love one's own countrymen is maya.


But to love the people of all countries,to love the members of all religions, is daya. Such love comes from love of God, from daya"




"Maya is nothing but 'Kamini and Kanchan'.A man living in its midst gradually loses his spiritual alertness. He thinks all is well with him.




The scavenger carries a tub of night-soil on his head,and in course of time loses his repulsion to it.




One gradually acquires love of God through the practice of chanting God's name and glories." Remember that daya, compassion, and maya, attachment,are two different things. Attachment means the feeling of 'my-ness' towards one's relatives. Compassion is the love one feels for all beings of the world.
It is an attitude of equality. Maya also comes from God.Through maya, God makes one serve one's relatives.But one thing should be remembere…

Bhagwan Krishna And Bhagvad Gita

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This is the one central idea in the Gita:




work incessantly, but be not attached to it.


That wonderful poem, without one note in it, of weakness or unmanliness.


Krishna talks of himself as God, as Christ does. He sees the Deity in himself. And he says, "None can go a day out of my path. All have to come to me. Whosoever wants to worship in whatsoever form, I give him faith in that form, and through that I meet him. ..."(Gita, IV. 12.) His heart is all for the masses.


This was the great work of Krishna : to clear our eyes and make us look with broader vision upon humanity in its march upward and onward. His was the first heart that was large enough to see truth in all, his the first lips that uttered beautiful words for each and all.


-Swami Vivekananda.

The Goal And Methods Of Realisation

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Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda

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February l4th, 1894, stands out in my memory as a day apart, a sacred, holy day; for it was then that I first saw the form and listened to the voice of that great soul, that spiritual giant, the Swami Vivekananda, who, two years later, to my great joy and never-ceasing wonder, accepted me as a disciple.


He had been lecturing in the large cities of this country, and on the above date gave the first of a series of lectures in Detroit , in the Unitarian church. The large edifice wag literally packed and the Swami received an ovation. I can see him yet as he stepped upon the platform, a regal, majestic figure, vital, forceful, dominant, and at the first sound of the wonderful voice, a voice all music-now like the plaintive minor strain of an Eolian harp, again, deep, vibrant, resonant-there was a hush, a stillness that could almost be felt, and the vast audience breathed as one man.


The Swami gave five public lectures and he held his audiences, for his was the grasp of the "master hand…

Spiritual Longing...

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Greetings for New Year..

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GREETINGS ON 
TAMIL NEW YEAR - APRIL 14, 2010 
AND


BENGALI NEW YEAR - APRIL 15, 2010





We exchange greetings on the birth of the new year hoping all the days to come in the year bring happiness to us.

Is it necessary to look back the days that had gone out of our hands?




"Forget the past and act in the living present" is the oft quoted words by all of us.


No doubt, things gone by are gone for ever, they cannot be got back however much we may try. Yet, there utility in looking to the past. One should look to the past, not to derive imbecile satisfaction from an attitude of blind worship but to derive inspiration for greater achievements. It is dreams that sustain us in life. An the past supplies us with a never-failing source of dreams.



"If there were no real achievement in the past, how can the past supply you with inspiration?". Well, a good question.



The answer is that it is not the past but the halo of the past that gives strength to our actions. The moon in its naked re…

Thus Spake Holy Mother: Sarada Devi

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Spiritual Sayings which came in Dinamalar.

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Panchaamritam

PANCHAAMRITAM
Pancha is five in Samskritam, Amritam is nectar


Poornima, Kali Yugaabda 5111, VIRODHI Panguni 22 (April 5, 2010)


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Sri Gurupadalinga Mahaswami, who heads the Virakta Math in Gulbarga district (Karnataka, Bharat), single-handedly converted 25 acres of barren land into a virtual gold-mine through a mixture of organic and conventional farming. The swami participates in every aspect of agriculture, right from the preparation of the land, tilling, sowing and harvesting of the crop. He spends at least 10 hours in the fields supervising operations. The agriculture and horticulture farm owned by the math is self sufficient. It has an open well and three high-yielding borewells that provide sufficient water for the farms. The entire horticulture farm is watered through drip irrigation; not a single drop of water goes waste. To improve the water table in the village, the swami donated five acres of land for constructing a tank and that has helped in improving the groundwater levels…

Never Give up.

One day I decided to quit...


I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality...

I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

His answer surprised me...

"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"

"Yes", I replied.

"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care

of them. I gave them light. I gave them water.

The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor.

Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year the Fern grew

more vibrant and plentiful.

And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on

the bamboo. He said.

"In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I

would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed.

I would not quit." He said.

"Then in the f…