Saturday, March 31, 2012

Poojyashree Shree Amma's
Vedhanaadham - The Sound For The Soul - April 2012
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Dear Readers -Vedhanaadham enters into its 9th year of its publication. We eternally seek the blessings of our Guruji Amma and Guruji for the publication to continue for years to come

We also wish all our readers a very happy Tamil new year!

1. The Divine Message - Message From Poojyashree Shree Amma - The Ultimate Liberator Bestowed By Lord Shri Krishna!
RadheKrishna Coming shortly...
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. 

Nimayee has transformed and shows to the world how a true devotee should be. Everyone thought that Nimayee is teasing them as usual but then they realise and proceed to bless him with true Krishna's devoution. In turn Nimayee washes all their clothes, applies oil on their heads as a true disciple will do and he does irrespective of the person who comes to the bank of Ganges. Even if a person calls out Krishna he proceeds to fall at the feet and such has become his state.

People become afraid when Nimayee falls at their feet as they are ordinary people and Nimayee himself is a great scholar. But Nimayee refutes all these and requests the people who called out Krishna to show the Lord to him. There have been many great devotees but none have longed for Krishna to the extent that Nimayee has longed for the Lord. Everyone complained to Srivasa Pandit, a friend of Nimayee's father, that Nimayee is putting up a show and he cannot get transformed in to a devotee in a matter of months. Little do people realise about the nature of the Lord, the nature of the devotee and the mercy of a true Guru.

 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.

By constant Abhyasa (practice) the Lord says it will be possible to focus our minds on Him. Rathnakar was a theif until Sage Naradha met him and he questioned the sage on what sins are. Naradha explained that anything that the Lord does not approve is a sin and sin causes all the unhappiness in a person and makes his mind restless. Rathnakar finds out that nobody is ready to accept his sins and request Naradha for a way out. The sage requests Rathnakar to repeat 'Rama' 'Rama' to get devoution and to get rid of his sins . But due to his sins, he was unable to say Rama and so the sage requests him to say Maramaram. 

Rathnakar begins to mediate on Maramaram mantra and eventually he was able to focus on Rama.The constant efforts put by Rathnakar paid off eventually and this is called Abhyasa. Similarly Poonthanam incorrectly said Padamanabho Maraprabhu instead of Amarapprabhu. This constant meditation led Poonthanam to have the darshan of the Lord but NarayanaBhattatri corrected him and said to use Amarapprabhu. The same night the Lord appeard in Bhattatri's dream and said why he had incorrected when He is the Lord of both animate and inanimate objects and spoiled Poonthanam's delight. The next day NarayanBhattatri went to Poonthanam and requested him to recite as he pleased. The constant practice of Poonthanam led to seek the Lord.

You will find that Krishna leela being described in various ways in Bagawad, Azhwar's poems and in Meera's bhajans. But whatever the devotee enjoyed the Lord will ensure that those are established as facts by him.Krishna went in search of Samanthakamani (a jewel stone) and married Jambawathi and Sathyabhama in the process. Narayanabhattatri refused to accept that the Lord went in search of the stone and instead he was seeking the jewels Jambawathi and Sathyabhama to which the Lord nodded and approved although this was not the case.

Gita continues..

4. The Divine Songs - Dhivyaprabandhamm
Naalaayira Dhivyaprabandham
                                                  vanperu vAnagam uyya amarar uyya 
  maNNuyya * maNNulagil manisar uyya * 
 thunbamigu thuyar agala ayarvonRillAch 
  sugam vaLara * agamagizhum thoNdar vAzha ** 
 anbodu thenthisai nOkkip paLLi koLLum * 
  aNi arangkan thirumuRRaththu adiyAr thangkaL * 
 inbamigu perungkuzhuvu kaNdu * yAnum 
                          isaindhudanE enRu kolO irukkum nALE?        (656/1000/4000)

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.

To enjoy the various avatars of the Lord, all of the devas have to come down to India only. All of the planning only happens in Tiruparkadal but the execution all happens in India!All the devas come down to Srirangam because the Lord shows up in the way that we want Him to be enjoyed and this is precisely why a washerman shouted as Namperumal (My Lord, My Lord).
Though being blind the washerman was able to tell the clothes of the Lord by the mere water that was used to wash the clothes and this explains the mercy of  Lord Raganatha in Srirangam.

Kulasekara azhwars seeks due to his divine vision that all the 33 crore devas have descended in Srirangam.Even all the azhwars have established that Ranganatha is the Lord and despite that they will refer to Him the way that people will call out their children and such is the mercy of the Lord.The Lord is doing a variety of things at different points in time and in Prayala (destruction) of the world, He ensures that Brahma Lokha is protected so that the process of creation can begin again by Brahma.

India is very divine and unique because even the Lord has to come as Badrinarayana and meditate. He could not have done his meditation anywhere as it will not have yielded results.Today everyone is saying our country is poor and dirty but if you truly realize the  power of this country, you will be astonished. Every rock and grain of sand reflects devoution and the crops of devoution are constantly being harvested in our country. Devotees like Sankara, Ramanuja, Madhwacharya have come down in succession and have sown the seeds of devoution. All other places and religions have dearth of devoution but not in India!..

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 'Jadayu'

  • The great bird who was a friend of King Dasharatha and is the son of Aruna, brother of Sampathi and newphew of Garuda
  • The great soul who tried to save Sita from Ravana by fighting up with him despite his old age
  • The great devotee of the Lord who informed Lord Rama and Lakshmana about the kidnapping of Sita and the direction in which Ravana had taken her
  • The great soul for whom Lord Rama himself brought together seven holy rivers and did the last rites and helped the devotee bird attain Moksh
Note to Readers
    You can see these seven rivers and the place where Jadayu was wounded and finally attained Moksha in the Nasik district in Maharastra in a village named Taaked.

    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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