Do read what follows........ This happened in US ! WHY CAN'T THIS HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY... INDIA? Letter from a US . Airline pilot: He writes: My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. On this flight." (H.R. Stands for Human Remains.) "Are they military?" I asked. 'Yes', she said. … Continue reading Community Stands up for the Departed Serviceman
தாயற்றோரின் தாய் *********************** தாயே நீவந் தாயே எந்நாட்டில் தாயே தாயே என்று புலம்பி யழும் தாயில் லாமகனுக்கும் மகளுக்கும் தாயாக நீ வந்தாய் அன்னை தெரசாவே அன்னை தொலைந்தவர்க்கும் அன்னை தொலைத்தவர்க்கும் அன்னையென வந்தாயே அன்ன மெவக் கீவதற்கு இரத்தம் கசியும் உடல் நித்தம் வறளும் உயிர் தத்தெ டுக்க யாருமின்றி தவித்த வேளைதனில் எம் தந்தை மனம் இரங்கித் தவித்த எமைக் காட்டி இவர்தாம் உம் பிள்ளை என- நீ தத்தெடுத்த வேளைதனில் தாயைப் … Continue reading தாயற்றோரின் தாய்
This is a repost, the original of which was posted by me in one Face Book group when I was one of its thousands of members. I am not a member there for many months now. As this post which was originally written by me ex tempore at a stretch in a single sitting last … Continue reading தமிழில் புதுச் சொல் புனைதல்
I am happy to reblog this wonderful post from Madam. Her post is very informative and elaborate. A wonderful soul she is. Atma Namaste.
When I was in high school in Germany, I had a recurring phantasy. I imagined that some fine day the anchor in the news broadcast announces that science has found proof that God exists. This was at a time when doubts started creeping in whether it was true what I had believed so strongly in childhood, and such an announcement, I felt, would settle the issue once for all.
This was in the 1960s, when science made great strides for example in space exploration. Yuri Gagarin, the first astronaut in space, allegedly said after returning to earth that he had not seen any God out there. His statement did not carry too much weight, as he was Russian, and we Germans generally did not trust any Russian during the height of the cold war…
Still, for those of us who knew a little about history and were interested in science…
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Self-knowledge through direct perception comes only through meditation. The step leading to meditation is uninterrupted spiritual concentration of mind on the Self. Such concentration does not develop by itself. It has to be practiced consciously and regularly, and requires overcoming the drags of perverted habits, attachments, and desires. For this reason, meditation is a two-fold … Continue reading What is this Life if… – Celebrated Hindu Guru explains – Part 8(concluding)
Vedanta gives four tests of direct perception of Reality that harmonize faith and reason. First, direct perception is never negated or superseded by any subsequent experience. Second, it does not contradict reason. Third, it is always conducive to the welfare of all beings. Fourth, it transforms the seeker forever. His moments of mystical intuition, … Continue reading What is this Life if… – Celebrated Hindu Guru explains – Part 7
In order to free the mind from the pitfalls of unquestioning faith, rationalization, and emotionalism, rigorous disciplines of self-mastery are prescribed so that the seeker may well be grounded in his sincerity of purpose, commitment to the goal, and absolute detachment from blind loyalty to his pet concepts, fanciful ideas, and various mental fixations. Direct … Continue reading What is this Life if… – Celebrated Hindu Guru explains – Part 6