Message for the day…” Some people complain that recitation (japam) has not cured their pain, grief or greed! It is because they mechanically recite prayers and meditate out of habit or for social conformity or to gain reputation for religiousness!”

Millions recite the Lord’s Name, but few have steady faith! Fewer seek the bliss (Ananda) that contemplation on the glory of God within, the Atma, can confer. Some people complain that recitation (japam) has not cured their pain, grief or greed! It is because they mechanically recite prayers and meditate out of habit or for social conformity or to gain reputation for religiousness! When people who have learnt the precious scriptures revealing Atma-vidya (science of the Self) do not put into practice what they repeat orally and have no faith in the assertions, what profit can they get from it? The canker of doubt has undermined their reverential attitude to the scripture. They devalue the scriptures into money-or-fame-earning devices, and when they do not get money or fame through them, they are disappointed. They envy those who follow secular avocations. But if they only develop faith, scriptures themselves will foster them and ensure for them a happy and contented life.

Source….http://media.radiosai.org/

Natarajan

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On the Lighter side….Joke for the Day ..”Need another $ 10…” !

Jose and Carlos are panhandlers that panhandle in different areas of town.

Carlos panhandles just as long as Jose but only collects $2-3 every day.

Jose brings home a suitcase FULL of $10 bills every day, drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house and has a lot of money to spend.

One day, Carlos asked Jose: “I work just as long and hard as you do, but how do you bring home a suitcase full of $10 bills every day?”

“Look at your sign, what does it say?” replies Jose.

Carlos’ sign reads: “I have no work, a wife and six kids to support.”

Jose says: “no wonder you only get $2-3.”

‘Carlos says: “So what does your sign say then?”

Jose shows Carlos his sign – it reads: “I only need another $10 to move back to Mexico”

Source…..www.ba-ba mail.com

Natarajan

வாரம் ஒரு கவிதை ….” பெண் என்னும் பிரபஞ்சம் “

 

பெண் என்னும் பிரபஞ்சம்
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ஆணுக்கு பெண் அடிமையில்லை..ஒரு
ஆணை விட பெண் எதிலும் எங்கும்
குறைந்தவளும் இல்லை !
மறக்க வேண்டாம் உங்கள் பெருமை
பெண்ணுரிமை நம்  உரிமை
மறுக்க முடியுமா யாரும் இதை ?
வானமே எல்லை நமக்கு …நாளை
இந்த உலகம் மட்டும் அல்ல …இந்த
பிரபஞ்சம் கூட ஒரு பெண்ணின்
கையில்தான் !
முடிந்தது அவள்  மேடை முழக்கம் ..முழங்கிய
பெண் தேடினாள்  தன் கை பேசியை
ஊரில் இருக்கும் அவள் அப்பாவிடம் பேச !
மறு முனையில் கேட்டதோ அம்மாவின் குரல் !
சரி அம்மா ..நான் பேசறேன்  அப்புறமா
அப்பாவிடம் … சும்மா தான் கூப்பிட்டேன்
நான் ! வைக்கட்டுமா ?
நாளை உலகை  ஆளப் பிறந்த தன்
பெண்ணின் சொல் கேட்டும்  வாய்
பேசாமல் நிற்கும்  அந்த தாய்
அல்லவோ பெண் என்னும் பிரபஞ்சம் !
Natarajan
in http://www.dinamani.com dated 9th Dec 2017

Message for the day…'”If you yearn to escape the consequences of birth and death, cleanse your mind so effectively that it is nearly eliminated! This is possible only when you identify yourself with the Indweller within you (Dehi), rather than with the body (Deha)! “

Every morning ask yourself this question: “What is the grand victory I must strive for in this life, for which these struggles are preparing me? Remind yourself that your body is the chariot, intellect (buddhi) is the charioteer, desires are the roads which you tread drawn by the rope of sensual attachments, and liberation (moksha) is the goal; the Divine Self within should be your Guide and Goal. If you yearn to escape the consequences of birth and death, cleanse your mind so effectively that it is nearly eliminated! This is possible only when you identify yourself with the Indweller within you (Dehi), rather than with the body (Deha)! Your body is the casket of the Atma, earned as a reward for one’s activities of mind and body. When you live in the consciousness of the omnipresent Divine, you live in love – love surging within and through you, to everyone around you. You will naturally experience love, peace and joy, always!

Source…http://media.radiosai.org/

Message for the Day…” Do not waste time in idle gossip. Talk softly and sweetly, and talk as little as possible. Serve all as brothers and sisters adoring the Lord in them. Engage in sadhana; move every step as befits a person striving to realise God.”

The cow transforms grass and gruel into sweet strength-giving milk and gives it away in plenty to its master. Develop that quality, that power to transform the food you consume into sweet thoughts, words and deeds of compassion for all. When your heart is filled with virtues, the Lord will shower His Grace abundantly. Draupadi earned the Lord’s Grace through her devotion and virtues. Without steadfastness and depth of faith, none can receive Grace. Endeavour to earn Grace by observing the discipline that I am keen you should follow. Give up your old worldly ways of earning and spending, saving and accumulating with greed, lust, malice and pride. Do not waste time in idle gossip. Talk softly and sweetly, and talk as little as possible. Serve all as brothers and sisters adoring the Lord in them. Engage in sadhana; move every step as befits a person striving to realise God.

Source….http://media.radiosai.org

Natarajan

Message for the Day…”Earning and spending, laughing and weeping, hurting and healing, and the various acrobatics in daily living are but subsidiary to the adoration of God and the union with God.”

You may have witnessed chariot festivals (Rathotsavam) in pilgrimage centers. Huge temple chariots are gorgeously decorated with flags and festoons, stalwart bands of men draw them along the roads to the music of blowpipes and conches, and dancing groups and chanters precede it, adding to the exhilaration of the occasion. Thousands crowd around the holy chariot. Their attention is naturally drawn towards the entertainment, but they feel happiest only when they fold their palms and bow before the Idol in the chariot. The rest is all subsidiary, even irrelevant. So too in the process of life, body is the chariot, and the Atma is the Idol installed therein. Earning and spending, laughing and weeping, hurting and healing, and the various acrobatics in daily living are but subsidiary to the adoration of God and the union with God.

Source…http://media.radiosai.org