Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vedhanaadham - The Sound For The Soul - October 2011

Poojyashree Shree Amma's
Sound 8
Vibration 7
1. The Divine Message - Message From Poojyashree Shree Amma - The Ultimate Liberator Bestowed By Lord Shri Krishna!
In may occasions, the Lord is behaving like that of a servant to many of his devotees. Kulasekara azhwar in his mukunta mala also says that he wishes to be a servant of the Lord's devotees. Just imagine for the sake of Pandavas and to fulfill their wishes, the Lord took the form of a messenger and went to the Kauravas. It is very true that the Lord never behaves like the king of all the worlds and is only considering himself as a servant and behaves that way as well. If he begins to dicate things, the way he can, then we will not be able to enter or even go near his temples. Just because of his nature and not considering Himself as the Lord alone we are able to establish a closeness with the Lord and let there not be any doubt about this. Even Lord Ranganatha went as a messenger on behalf of Thondaradipodi Azhwar. When Thirumazhesai azhwar ordered the Lord to fold his bed (Adishesha) and follow him and Kanikannan, the Lord immediately obliged and started following them.

2. Mahatmas - New Bhaktacharitras Each Month

India is the holy land with so many bhaktas (devotees). When we go through the Indian history, there must be a bhakta in every period. That is the greatness of this sacred land. Bhaktas are the role model for all the bonded souls. They enjoy their life in a perfect way. Bhaktas surrender themselves to the Lotus feet of Lord. By hearing or reading bhaktas' divine story, the bonded soul is enlightened to come out of the worldwide bondages.
RadheKrishna! Sincere chanting and listening to the great stories of devotees will surely give a peace of mind to everybody, even in this 21st century. So many people think that listening to the devotee's stories is a waste of time and there is no benefit at all. If somebody wants to realize the power of bagawan, first of all they must listen bhaktha charithram [stories of devotees]. There are so many advantages in listening to baktha charithram.
Bharath is a very special land and contained within it are sacred places and rivers. Devotees born in this sacred Bharath ensure that they propagate bhakti in all corners of the country. This is the precise reason why the fragrance of bhakti can be felt all around our country. Our beloved Guruji has a special reverence for Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and in the coming issues, we will enjoy his bhakthi and the path of devoution that he had set an example for us to follow.

We should shed our inhibitions and do chanting and the more we chant the more we will be engulfed by devoution. Nimayee wakes up, moves around and is always in a state of trance. His life was moving on like this. One day while he was travelling through a village, he heard the sound of flute being played. He started rushing crying that Krishna is calling him and at one point he loses himself and faints. When he recovers, the people around were concerned and hence they did not ask anything. if Nimayee sees a mount, he will rush crying Govardana Giri. If he sees a puddle, he will rush crying Yamuna river and this is the peak of devoution where one forgets himself.

The disciples of Nimayee then only realised how Gopis would have felt for Krishna. The Gopis gave everything including their mind to Krishna and were always thinking about the Lord. Nimayee wonders whether the Lord's feet would have got hurt due to dancing on Kalinga the snake and feels for Krishna. Nimayee even when answering for ordinary things recalls Krishna, Govinda, Madhava and Radhe. As he was moving around, he comes across a village called Kumarghat and faints. The reason for this is because this is the village where his guru Iswarapuri was born.

Leela continues..

RadheKrishna.Hinduism is an ancient religion. All the things that have been spoken in Hindu religion can be applied in practical life. Although in 21st century till everyone can apply this in his or her daily life. The aim of Hindu religion is to provide total happiness to everyone at all times (or any point of time). The essence of Hinduism is told in "Bhagawad Gita". In order to realize what is said in Bhagawad Gita it is a compulsory (must) to have an unconditional faith on Bhagawad Gita. So many people have benefited in their lives because of the (by reading) shlokas of Bhagawad Gita. In Bhagawad Gita, Bhagawan Shri Krishna has told the way to lead a happy life in such an easy way that even a normal layman can easily understand. The slokas are so simple that anyone can understand and use it practically. In the coming months we will enjoy the 12th Chapter of Gita and the devoution towards the Lord as explained by our  beloved Guruji. 

Draupathi was somewhere in a court but the moment she sought Krishna's help, He came rushing to help her. The Lord stress that we should surrender our minds only to Him. If Yasoda enjoyed Krishna Leela from morning to evening means she must her undertaken such a hard penance to enjoy Krishna. We must live with Krishna and we must live only for Krishna and we must live only for His desires. The Lord wishes us to live in a certain way because he want all His souls to be happy. Even the residents of Vaikunda like Adisesha came down as Ramanuja because they also want the earthly souls to enjoy infinite bliss.

We should not be pretend to be happy but be really be happy and this will happen only when we totally surrender to the Lord. This is what means by being the property of the Lord and to live according to His desires. Let there not be even an iota of doubt about this. Akroora though living with Kamsa was longing for Krishna to return to his birthplace Mathura. Kamsa realised that all the asuras who were sent to kill Krishna can neither kill Him nor bring Him back and only Akroora will be able to do so. This is because Kamsa realised that in the mind of Akroora there is nothing else but Krishna.

4. The Divine Songs - Dhivyaprabandhamm
Naalaayira Dhivyaprabandham
                                                                                  Thooraatha manakkaathal thoNdar thangaL
                                         kuzhaamkuzhumith thiruppukazhgaL 
                                         palavum paadi aaraatha manakkaLippO 
                                         tazhutha kaNNeer mazhaisOra ninainthuruki 
                                         yEththi naaLum seeraarntha muzhuvOsai 
                                         paravai kaattum thiruvaranga tharavaNaiyil 
                                         paLLi koLLum pOraazhi yammaanaik
                                         kaNdu thuLLip poothalaththi lenRukolO
   puraLum naaLE                            (655/1000/4000)

RadheKrishna  RadheKrishna..
Perumal Thirumozhi was as a result of Kulasekara azhwar longing to see and enjoy Lord Ranganatha. The Thirumozhi also results from the bhakthi of the azhwar towards Rama and Krishna and he begins with his longing for Lord Ranganatha. Everyone of us have so much of longing for the worldly affairs but the longing and the love for the Lord alone will help us achieve a good state.

Kulasekara azhwar enjoys Lord Ranganatha as Adisheshan in the first two pasurams or songs. Then he enjoys the Lord as enjoyed by Brahma. But the way Gopis enjoyed the Lord is considered to be supreme. This is because the not so intelligent Gopis were fully aware of the strengths of the Lord and believed that Krishna would save them. Of all the avatars,  Krishna avatar is considered to be the best and one that can easily be enjoyed. This was followed by Kulasekara azhwar enjoying how Narada and Tumburu enjoy the Lord. He continues further and sees how the devotees are enjoying the Lord and what items are safeguarding the Lord. Then the azhwar decides to mingle with the devotees and experience how it would be to be part of that group and enjoy the Lord.

The azhwar says we should jump at the sight of Lord Ranganatha who is holding a chakra which can kill all our karmas and sins. If we have such a desire to enjoy the Lord then the body will automatically jump at the sight of the Lord. Even Lord Chaitanya jumped at the sight of Raganatha and exclaimed that Krishna was only lying in this pose although everybody contested that it was Sriman Narayana. Similarly Thirupaanazhwar was longing for Ranganatha and when Logasarangamunivar was carrying him to the temple, he jumped at the sight of Lord Ranganatha and merged with Him.

Similarly Aandal was also rushing towards the temple and the moment she saw Ranganatha, she clasped His feet and merged with Him. All devoutees including Tuluka Nachiyar take a leap at His sight. If you really look at Ranganatha, He is an age old person but still people are very much attracted towards Him! He came to earth during Ramanaya days and before that He was lying in Brahmalokha for countless years. He is called Periya Perumal (Big Lord) because he was worshipped by Brahma, Rama, Krishna, Azhwars and countless devoutees. The Lord is lying so magnificently that nobody ever notices that he is an age old Lord

The pasuram continues next month..
5. Samarpanam
parithraanaaya sadhoonaam vinasaya cha dhushkrutham
dharma sansthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge
Bhagawan takes avatar in each and every yuga mainly to safeguard the bhaktas and then to destroy the rakshasaas who trouble his bhaktas. So Bhagawan comes to this bhoomi from paRamapadham just for the sake of his bhaktas. Hence we come to know that bhaktas are very important to the Lord. Whenever Bhagawan comes to rescue his bhaktas, the other fellow people also reap the benefits. Our guruji amma gives high respect to all the bhaktas. Hence our Vedhanaadham's every issue will be dedicated to one bhakta. This issue we are dedicating to one of the great eternal devotees of the Lord namely 'Sadasiva Brahmendrar'

  • The great soul was born to Mokshasomasundara Avadhaani and Parvathi as Sivaramakrishna in the 18th century
  • The great devotee who was always in a state of trance and eternal bliss
  • The great soul who took children in an instant to Madurai (100 miles away) for an annual festival
  • The great saint who was washed away by floods in Cauvery and was recovered weeks later in a heap of mud and walked away after people lifted him out
  • The great devotee was once cut by a muslim guard and he just walked away by reattaching his cut arm to the shoulder
  • The great scholar numerous kirtans and produced numerous work in Sanskrit including his last words meaning that god is everywhere and when he is everywhere, where should you seek Him ( ‘Sarvam Brahmamayam – Re Re Sarvam Brahmamayam’)
  • The great saint attained samadhi in Nerur near Karur
Please check out Dhaasa Vedham to know about the pravachans and discourses being conducted by Guruji   
Weekly bhajans are held in Chennai, Podanur, Mumbai, USA and East Africa with Guruji Amma's abundant blessings.
Weekly bhajans and Nagara sankeerthanam are also being held regularly.  

Please refer to Vishesha Vedham for the monthly calendar and important Hindu festivals, data and Mahatmas birthday stars  

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