Wednesday, September 28, 2011

There are seven things that will destroy us;


Seven social sins :
1. Politics without principles
2. Wealth without work
3. Pleasure without conscience
4. Knowledge without character
5. Commerce without morality
6. Science without humanity and
7. Worship without sacrifice.
By Mahatma Gandhi.

படிக்கத்தான் பாடலா நெனச்சுப் பார்த்தோமா
படிச்சத புரிஞ்சு நாம் நடக்கத்தான்

எனது வீடு எனது வாழ்வு என்று வாழ்வது வாழ்க்கையா
இருக்கும் நாலு சுவருக்குள்ளே வாழ நீ ஒரு கைதியா
தேசம் வேறல்ல தாயும் வேறல்லா ஒன்றுதான்
தாயைக் காப்பதும் நாட்டைக் காப்பதும் ஒன்றுதான்

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Karthikeyan Kathirvelu From Erode (22 sep)

புலி தின்னும் ஆட்டை 
நீ தின்றால் லாபம் !
ஆடு தின்னும் உன்னை
புலி தின்றால் பாவமா ????
(யார் மனமும் புன்பட்டுருந்தால்... மன்னிக்கவும்)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Metti (1982) Must Watch

Akira Kurosawa - Ikiru is "To Live" (1952)


* Only when he learned he would die did he start to live!
* The most moving and human film I have ever seen.,
* a cinematic experience that's a near-nexus of existentialism- life, living, dying, death, and can be done while alive- remarkable
* Not just a film, but an incredible learning experience
* Beautiful & touching, also very clever,One of those movies you just have to see
* the unexamined life is not worth living

  Must Watch Movie : Akira Kurosawa - Ikiru is "To Live" (1952)
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There are no perfect fathers ... But a Father will always love perfectly.

How To Clean Your Internal Body with Yoga


Ancient yoga exercises or asanas are powerful and purifying way to keep oneself healthy within and outside. With this video, you will learn on how to clean your internal body with some basic asana.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mattraval / மற்றவள்


எனது கதை ஒன்றினை திரைப்படக்கல்லூரியை சேர்ந்த மாணவர் லோகேஷ் மற்றவள் என்ற குறும்படமாக இயக்கியிருக்கிறார்.  இந்தக் கதை குறும்படத்திற்காகவே எழுதப்பட்டது. அதன் திரைக்கதை வசனத்தை நானே எழுதியிருக்கிறேன். ஒளிப்பதிவு துறையில் பயின்ற லோகேஷ் இக் குறும்படத்தை மிக அழகாக ஒளிப்பதிவு செய்து இயக்கியிருக்கிறார்.

இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பாக முரளி மனோகர் இயக்கி எனது கதை வசனத்தில் வெளியான குறும்படமான கர்ணமோட்சம். தேசிய விருது உள்ளிட்ட பல முக்கிய விருதுகளை பெற்றுள்ளது.

அதன்பாதையில் மற்றவளும் தற்போது சில குறும்பட விழாக்களில் பரிசு பெறத் துவங்கியுள்ளது.

மேலும் பல விருதுகள் பெற லோகேஷை வாழ்த்துகிறேன்.

- எஸ். ராமகிருஷ்ணன்

தந்தை பெரியார்

ஒருவன் தன்னிடம் பிறர் எப்படி நடந்து கொள்ள வேண்டுமென எதிர்பார்க்கிறானோ, அப்படி எல்லாரிடமும் தான் நடந்து கொள்வதே ஒழுக்கமாகும். -தந்தை பெரியார்

Karthikeyan Kathirvelu From Erode (16 sep)

Karthikeyan Kathirvelu
ராமாயணம் !ராமர் போல் வாழவேண்டும் என்று... நினைப்பவரைவிட ராமருக்கு கோவில் வேண்டும் என்று நினைப் பவர்கள் தான் அதிகம். (ராமர் கோவிலுக்கு நான் எதிரி அல்ல).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS

Karthikeyan Kathirvelu From Erode (15 sep)



என்னுள் இருந்து கொண்டே என்னுள் இரண்டற கலக்க ஏன் மறுக்கிறாய் ?
தாமரையை பார்த்து தண்ணீர் கண்ணீர் சிந்தியது !

இதை போலதான் கடவுள் மனிதனை பார்த்து நான் உன்னுள்ளே
தான் இருக்கிறேன் நீதான் என்னுள் கலக்கவில்லை!
என்று மனிதர்களை பார்த்து கடவுளும் ???? ?????????

Sri Vast (Quotes)

Be aware that you are not so simple, you are a processor of consciousness. The way you think, the way you make decisions, the way you live: Everything matters. And you are perfectly alright. Don’t judge yourself. That is very important. Otherwise, you will constantly do so many things to become ‘perfect’ one day in the future, but you are already perfect now. - Guruji Sri Vast

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Karthikeyan Kathirvelu From Erode

உலகத்தில் கடவுளை (உருவங்களை) மையப்படுத்தி பல நல்ல கருத்துகள் சொல்லப்பட்டன மக்கள் கருத்தை .விட்டுவிட்டார்கள்.
அதில் வரும் உருவங்களை வழிபட தொடங்கிவிட்டார்கள்!
இதில் தோன்றிய குழப்பங்கள் தான் இன்று வரை தொடர்கிறது...........
(ஏதோ எனக்கு தோன்றியது)
God in the world (images), which focused on the idea of people being so many good ideas. Left.
It started coming to worship idols!
The confusion which continues until today ...........

(I felt)

என்னதான் நடக்கும் பார்த்துடலாம்...! (அவசியம் படிக்க வேண்டிய கட்டுரை... Must read

Sep 14, 2011
நம் வாசகர்களுக்கு ஒரு மிக அதிசயமான ஒரு கட்டுரையை பகிர்ந்து கொள்ள விருக்கிறேன்...
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நம்மிடம் ஜாதகம் பார்க்க வரும் பல அன்பர்களும், புலம்புவது - ஆண்டாவன்னு ஒருத்தன் இருந்தா, அவர் ஏன் நம்மளை இப்படி சோதிக்கிறார்? எனக்கு மட்டும் ஏன் இவ்வளவு பெரிய தண்டனை.. ? கடவுளுக்கு கண்ணே இல்லன்னு , நொந்து போயி பேசுவாங்க... எவ்வளவோ பேர், மன விரக்தி அடைஞ்சு - தற்கொலை பண்ணிக்கிட்டு இருக்கிறதை , செய்திகள் ல பார்க்கிறோம்..!

எல்லோரும் , தயவு செய்து இதை படிங்க... உயிர் விலை மதிக்க முடியாத ஒரு விஷயம். கடவுள் தரும் சோதனை , நீங்கள் நிச்சயம் எதையோ சாதிக்க வேண்டும் என்பதற்காகவே... ! எதை நினைத்தும் கலங்கவேண்டாம் என்று சொல்வது எளிதுதான்... ! ஆனால் ஒரு பக்குவம் உங்களுக்கும் வேண்டும்.
Whatever happens , life must move on... !  மேலே படிங்க...

அண்மையில் மெயிலில் எனக்கு வந்த இந்தக் கதையை உங்களுடன் பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளத் தோன்றியது.

1995 ஆம் ஆண்டு பெங் ஷுளின் ( Peng Shulin ) என்ற ஒரு சீனர் மேல் ஒரு லாரி மோதியதால் அவரது உடல் இரண்டாக வெட்டப் பட்டது. இப்படியான ஒரு பெரிய  விபத்திலிருந்து அவர் உயிர் பிழைத்தது விந்தையானது. 20 டாக்டர்கள் சேர்ந்த குழுவொன்று போராடி அவர் உயிரைக் காப்பாற்றினார்கள். அவர் தலையில் இருந்து எடுக்கப் பட்ட தோல் பரிசோதனைச் சாலையில் வளர்க்கப் பட்டு வெட்டுப்பட்ட உடல் பாகங்கள் மூடப் பட்டன. அவர் ஆப்பரேசன்  தியேட்டருக்குப் போய் வந்த எண்ணிக்கை கணக்கிலடங்காதது.

இத்தனை முயற்சிகளால் உயிர் பிழைத்த அந்த மனிதரின் உயரம் 78 cm ( இரண்டரை அடி ) மட்டுமே. அன்றிலிருந்து படுக்கையில் வாழ்ந்த இந்த துரதிர்ஷ்ட (?)  மனிதர் சாதாரண வாழ்க்கை வாழ முடியுமென்று எவரும் கனவு கூடக் கண்டிருக்க முடியாது. ஆனால் அவர் தன்னம்பிக்கைக்கை  யிழக்கவில்லை. தனது கைகள் பலம் பெறும் வண்ணம் தேகாப்பியாசம் செய்யத் தொடங்கினார். தனது அன்றாடத் தேவைகளை முடிந்த அளவில் தானே செய்ய முனைந்தார். பல் துலக்குவது , முகங் கழுவுவது போன்றவற்றை அவரே செய்தார்.

இவரது விடா முயற்சி பற்றியறிந்த சீன புனர் வாழ்வு ஆய்வுக் கழகம் இவரை நடக்க வைக்கும் முயற்சிமுயற்சியிலிறங்கியது. எவருதவியுமில்லாமல் நடக்கும் வகையில் வடிவமைக்கப் பட்ட உபகரணமொன்று கண்டு பிடிக்கப் பட்டது. ஒரு முட்டை வடிவில் அமைக்கப் பட்ட ஒரு உறையினால் உடம்பின் கீழ்ப் பாகம் தாங்கப் பட்டு , அதனுடன் இரண்டு பயோனிக் கால்கள் ( bionic legs ) பொருத்தப் பட்டன. பலரையும் பிரமிக்க வைத்து இந்த மனிதர் அடியெடுத்து நடப்பதைப் படத்தில் பாருங்கள்.


பன்னிரண்டு வருடங்கள் கட்டிலில் வாழ்ந்த இந்த மனிதர்  நடை பயில்வதைப் பார்த்து வியக்காமலிருக்க முடியவில்லை. இதை மருத்துவ தொழில் நுட்ப விந்தை என்று மட்டும் கருதி விட முடியாது. அந்த மனிதர் முகத்தில் தெரியும் பிரகாசமும், தன்னம்பிக்கையும், உற்சாகமும் .......அந்த மனவலிமைதான் முக்கிய காரணமென்பதை நம் அனைவருக்கும்  சொல்லாமல் சொல்கிறது.

சின்னச் சின்னத் தோல்விகளைத் தாங்க முடியாமல் துவண்டுவிடும் போதெல்லாம் இந்தக் கதை நமக்கு  நினைவில் வரவேண்டுமென்று தோன்றுகிறது.

ஆதாரம் : http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/56500-miracle-man-walks-again


Read more: http://www.livingextra.com/2011/09/must-read.html#ixzz1XwQzSoBX

Doing Time, Doing Vipassana-[Meditation in Indian Prisons](1997)

Doing Time, Doing Vipassana
 This is an old story of Vipassana meditation, the art such people regain control over their lives and how they are changed for the better.It is the story of a strong woman named Kiran Bedi, former Inspector General of Prisons in New Delhi, striving to transform famous Tihar jail (the largest in India – has more than 10 000 people) and turn it into an oasis of peace .But is mainly a story of prisoners and guards, who have gone through profound changes as a result of Vipassana practice.

MIND AND NO-MIND

Mind is represented by the westerner’s psyche.

The typical example was Socrates, Man-
Thinking, as Emerson used to say. The poet, the
scholar, the scientist, the technocrat - all are only
variations of the thinking man. The basic unit of
mind is image. And its various denominations
are the sign, symbol, word, sound, thought,
ambition, imagination, intuition, and so on.
The thinking man is a stage in evolution. This
stage has to be consciously transcended. This
learning to think is essential before remaining
thoughtless. Man must first learn to think
through any subject and correctly. This habit is
fully represented by a scientist and technologist.
It must precede before learning yoga, the art of
stopping thinking like an Indian. In this aspect
the westerner is going on the right path perhaps
and the Indian, by avoiding thinking totally, is
mistaken. The root cause of all the miseries of
the Indians is that they don’t know how to think
properly. This is unfortunately not taught in the
schools or colleges. That is why the average
Indian relies upon any cheap, selfish politician
who promises to think for the public. One fact
is forgotten in India that democracy needs two
qualities for its survival, tolerance and individual,
discriminative thinking. Only the former is kept
to some extent in India, but cannot go on for
long. The cause of ills occurring from politicians,
bureaucrats, goondas, robbers, and barons of
industry is this neglect of thinking on the part
of the voting public. This was not so in ancient
India when philosophical systems flourished
everywhere, and philosophical debate and
discussion in the market place was an everyday,
common sight. This fact is ignored by modern
Indian mystics and seers. They want their illiterate
public to leap into mystical states without going
through the right channels. All the textbooks
of Vedanta advocate argumentative thinking as
the initial way for the student before going to
the final stage of experiencing non-dual silence.
Sankara’s books are ample proof of this fact.
Self-consciousness is an essential stage in
the evolution of consciousness. From herdinstinct,
through self-consciousness to cosmicconsciousness,
from man to a Buddha--this is the
right form of conscious evolution. A Buddhist
or a Vedantin must be a scientist first and the
scientist must learn silence. Only then will the
world have complete men and be free from the
dangers of fragmented minds.
In the western intellectual tradition, this process
can be seen in the lives and literatures of
Jung, Goethe, Dante, and Homer. Jung and
Goethe represent fully the second stage of selfconscious
humans. The first, the animal stage,
is, unfortunately represented by the common
consumer of the west. This reversing of the
natural, original evolutionary process is the
dangerous aspect of consumerism. It is a threat
to man’s survival. If this consumerism continues
and succeeds all over the world and man turned
into an animal again he shall be left behind by
the Elan Vital as it has done in the past with
Dinosaurs and other innumerable species. It is
the foremost duty of the leaders of the western
intellectual tradition to warn the public and
stop them from the second ‘Fall’ of man. With
this second fall, perhaps there would be no
redeemer. The species could be extinguished
once for all from the face of the earth.
The IT revolution and computer education
are the right signals given by the evolutionary
process. They are making even people from the
rural areas of India to think. For the first time,
man is becoming man, a self-conscious animal in
the process of thinking. Learning mathematics
is the right way to become a thinker - an
objective, scientific thinker free from prejudices
and idiosyncrasies. When more than 50 percent
of the world population achieve computer
literacy, mankind will enter into its next phase
of evolution, that is, the spiritual phase. Not
before. A Buddha, a Christ, a Sankara, and a
Thiruvalluvar - these few individuals are not the
whole of mankind however great and illumined
they were. All the cells in the body go to make
a human body. The loss of one cell is also the
loss of the body. Which cell in the body is me?
Every cell. Thus every cell is important and must
become fully conscious, fully alive to make the
body totally awake. The meditative technique
of vipassana discovered by Buddha teaches
only this wisdom. The east must learn the art of
thinking and computer literacy from the west,
not its base consumerism. The west must learn
the yoga of silence from the east. Only then the
human species has a chance for survival.
In 1924 Jung traveled to America. There he met
Ochwiay Biano (Mountain Lake), the chief of
Taos Pueblo Indians. He revealed a truth about
the white man’s psyche to Jung and Jung agreed
with him. Jung writes: He struck a vulnerable
spot and unveiled a truth to which I was blind.
“See”, Ochwiay Biano said, “How cruel the
whites look. Their lips are thin, their noses
sharp, their faces furrowed and distorted by
folds. Their eyes have a staring expression; they
are always seeking something. What are they
seeking? The whites always want something;
they are always uneasy and restless. We do not
know what they want. We do not understand
them. We think that they are mad. They say
they think with their heads not with their hearts
as we do. (Head - thinking is an act of selfconsciousness,
a fragmented consciousness
and heart thinking here is nothing but herd
instinct of animals, man - animal one can say
not compassion of a Buddha.)
Jung reflects: I fell into a long meditation. For
the first time in my life, so it seemed to me,
someone had drawn for me a picture of the real
white man”.
Here started the mid - life crisis of Jung and
he discovered the remedy in his own brand
of yoga, ‘the process of individuation’. Every
white man must follow the footsteps of this sage
of Switzerland, not the voice of the advertising
media which will take him and his culture to
the grave and not to any real substance or
immortality.
Even this sage was mistaken in one aspect. He
said that it was dangerous for a white man to
learn yoga from the east. Perhaps it was mere
professional jealousy. Millions of white people
have learnt yoga and have proved him wrong.
His predecessor Goethe was right when he
said:
East and West
Can no longer be kept apart
For the human species is one.
Goethe’s creation of Faust was the exact
portrayal of modern man of the west. Goethe, the
true poet was the right voice of the evolutionary
force. In 1826, he writes about Faust:
He is a man who feels himself impatient and ill
at ease in the limitations of earthly existence,
regarding even the possession of the highest
wisdom, the enjoyment of the best that life can
offer, as incapable of satisfying his aspirations
in the least, so that he comes back from any
experience he essays unhappy than before.
This ‘monster without aim or peace’ he calls
himself in the Urfaust. Faust and Goethe long
for the fullest experience of life, even though he
is convinced that nothing will satisfy him.
Now, contrast this ‘longing for the fullest
experience of life on this earth’ with a Buddha’s,
a Sankara’s, a Christ’s. a Vallalar’s longing for
total renunciation of this life and entry into the
other world.
Faust and Goethe will feel satisfied only with this
spiritual culture of the east, not with his professed
self-culture of the physical, of the artistic, the
intellectual, and the emotional centre. For total
integrity one more centre of consciousness has
to be tapped and experienced: the spirit.
The level of consciousness of a Faust or the
modern man of the west is well illustrated with
a parable in Vedanta. A dog bites into a bone.
The blood oozes. It sucks the blood and enjoys
the taste. But the truth is there is no blood in
the food, in the bone. The bone pierced the
upper roof of its mouth and blood comes out of
the wound. The dog is sucking and tasting only
its own blood, mistaking it to coming from the
food. No, the taste comes from within, from
the spirit. Bone or food or the external object
is only a switch, an instrument that brings on
the light of the taste. When all the taste, the
bliss, is inside, in one’s own spirit, one’s own
consciousness, why rely, unnecessarily on the
outside world? asks Vedanta.
Again this exclusiveness on the experience of
the spiritual, at the cost of the physical is one
sided. The right answer perhaps was provided
by Homer’s Ulysses. The tradition was followed
later by Virgil’s Aeneus and Dante in his Divine
Comedy. It is to learn and master the secrets
of both the physical world and the spiritual
world and enjoy both from this station, the
earth. Ulysses learns to enter into Hades and
comes back, Aeneus does the same. Ulysses is
not deceived by the worlds and wants only one
thing, to go back to his wife Penelope and to
his homeland. Dante went one step further. In
his reverie or meditation he travels like Ulysses
and Aeneus not only into hell, but he also goes
to purgatory and the very Heaven, the spiritual
world where God lives and comes back to this
world. Now the development of consciousness
is almost complete. I say almost because he
has not mastered ‘death’ and conquered nature
- both physical and spiritual. This was done
and the cycle completed in the Tamil Siddhas,
particularly in the life of Saint Ramalinga (1823-
) of Vadalur in Tamilnadu. A Siddha is one who
sees the spiritual world from his seat here on
earth.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Chidambaram Temple Seva - Isha Foundation

"So when I went to the Chidambaram temple, I was almost in tears. Whoever built this temple are not ordinary people. At a time when there was no machinery, when there were no trucks, no cranes -- tremendous human beings. As engineers, as artists, as human beings -- incredible people. Now, we are keeping it like a dump. We cannot build a place like that, but can't we at least maintain this place for what it is? Even if you do not believe in the sanctity of the place, at least just as a monument, as a work of art, can't we keep it well?"
- Sadhguru

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The Body Temple

Click on the photograph (of Sri Paramahamsa Sachchidanada Yogeeswarar) to enlarge.
Cuddapah Sri Paramahamsa Sachchidananda Yogeeswarar, born in Kanchipuram on February 16th, 1865 and attained 'nirvikalpa samadhi' on January 7th, 1957, was a great devotee of Ekaambreswara Nadha of Kanchipuram from the age of 12. It is believed that He had the darshan of Lord Ekaambreswara in the guise of a sage. The website www.cuddapahswami.org has lot more information about His Holiness.
In His book, "Shareeradevaalaya Rahasyaardhapaarijaathamu", His Holiness Sri Paramahamsa Sachchidananda Yogeeswarar has shown His body as the temple of God. He has explained as follows:-
As per the photograph above, in the lying posture, He has stated that the elders have determined the feet to be the "Gopuram" (tower) of temple.The ten fingers outlining both the feet are the ten "Kalashams" on top of the Gopuram. As we enter the temple through the "Gopuram-Feet", we first encounter "Prajaapathi" in the form of the "Dhwajasthambam"(Prajapathi is the Supreme God Who presides over procreation and is the Protector of the Universe).
In order to dispel any doubts that may arise in the minds of the readers, His Holiness has explained why the male reproductive organ is depicted as Prajaapathi. As the Creator of women, men, elephants, horses, cows, buffaloes, donkeys, dogs, deers, other wild and tame animals, crawling creatures like snakes, tortoises, ants, bugs,worms etc. and flying creatures like innumerable varieties of birds, mosquitoes, creatures that live in water like fish, and other sea -creatures, it is but natural that the reproductive organ of the male stands for the Dhwajasthambam. The primary deity for Prajaapathi is Lord Brahma according to epics. Moreover, the navel is placed in front of Prajaapathi. This navel represents the "Bali Peetham". The Bali Peetham is where the sacrifice is performed. His Holiness has named the 10 sacrifices one must perform in this place:-
1)Desire:- Desire for somebody's wife, one's own wife, sons, daughters, wealth, accumulation of property. Narakasura had perished due to this quality.
2)Anger:-Unable to bear other's prosperity and even attempting to hinder their growth. Bakasura had perished due this quality.
3)Selfishness:-Enjoying one's own wealth greedily, not sharing even a little with anybody. Duryodhana had perished due to this quality.
4)Fascination:-For mother, children, spouse, not being satisfied with one's own wealth-trying to accumulate more and more property. King Dasharadha had perished due to fascination for son, Lord Rama.
5)Arrogance:- Excessive success and accumulation of wealth could lead one to this state, where the native does not care for the feelings of others. Karthaveeryaarjuna perished due to this quality.
6)Spitefulness:-Not being able to bear others' prosperity even though the native himself is prosperous and happy. Trying to subjugate others and their growth. Sishupala became the victim of Lord Krishna's discus due to this quality.
7)Pomposity:-Giving charity, performing "yagnas"(holy rituals) on a grand scale only to impress others. Puroorava Chakravarthi is a fine example of this quality.
8)Condescension:-Assuming oneself to be the greatest in personal and monetary affairs. Parashurama had this quality.
9) Intolerance and ill-will:-Wishing that others are as unhappy as oneself. Hari Sakshi had this quality.
10)Jealousy/Envy:-Trying to harm those who have harmed you. Poundareeka Vasudeva had this quality.
Even if men and women do not possess every quality mentioned above, they may have atleast one or two qualities out of the 10 bad qualities. Therefore, these qualities have to be sacrificed at the "Bali Peetham" (navel) to enter the sanctum santorum of the temple with a cleansed and purified heart and mind.
The process of sacrificing the bad qualities at the "Bali Peetham" is as follows:-

As we enter the temple tower (Gopuram), and past the "Dhwajasthambam", we must stand next to the "Bali Peetham" with folded hands praying fervently, "I am sacrificing all my bad qualities and tendencies here at the 'Bali Peetha'. Now I do not possess bad qualities. Now I am going to enter the sanctum santorum of the temple to have the 'darshan' of God."
After offering salutations to the "Bali Peetham" and purifying ourselves we must enter the "Moola Sthaanam" (sanctum santorum) of the temple without any thought or feeling. When we are able to enter the 'moola sthanam' totally devoid of thought or feeling, such a state is called as "Samadhi."
(To be continued.....)

As told by the yogi:-
"Samadhi is a state where the practitioner succeeds in fully controlling his mind by shutting his mind to all mundane thoughts. Therefore devotees who go to the sanctum-santorum to have the darshan of God should not seek material favours. The devotee's only wish and aspiration should be to attain the Lotus feet of the Lord. With a clean and pure heart and with a steady gaze (by not looking here and there) the devotee has to enter the sanctum-santorum of the temple. The mind becomes fickle if the devotee allows his/her gaze to wander here and there. A fickle mind invites desire.Therefore the devotees should focus there total attention and thought on God as they enter the sanctum-santorum of the temple.

At the entrance of the sanctum-santorum, the devotee will find "nandi" seatedin front of the Sivalingam(please find the arrow mark on the chest region of the author indicating the placement of "nandi" in front of the Sivalingam.

Few devotees walk right in front of "nandi" as they enter the sanctum-santorumof the temple. Such devotees are immediately corrected by the temple priest,"Please do not obstruct the "nandi". Kindly walk to the right side or left side of the "nandi". Then the devotees would want toknow the reason why they should not obstruct the "nandi".The priest replies, "I do not know the reason why "nandi" should not be obstructed.I am only repeating what the elders have preached!"The priest is ignorant, I will tell why one should not walk in front of the "nandi".

Lord Siva is a great yogi. He therefore is always immersed in yogic fire. The Siva temple was built at the time of creation. Few learned and elderly men visited the temple at that time. They stood right in front of the Sivalingam and as they viewed the Lingam through their yogic gaze they realised that the Lord was full of yogic fire. I shall tell you what those elders did to cool the yogic fire of the Sivalingam.

They instructed the temple priest to tie a vessel made out of "ragi" metal (the vessel has a wide opening, narrowing down at the bottom which has a small hole) to chains in such a position and manner so that the vessel is positioned right on top of the Sivalingam. The elders instructed the priest to keep the vessel full of water at all times, so that the water flowed continuosly in a thin line through the hole over the Sivalingam. (You may find the water flowing steadily in a thin line
in the "Body temple" diagram).
Cold water is heating and hot water is cooling .There is a famous saying, "Ushnam Ushnena Sheethalam" (heat combined with heat produces coolness). The cold water (which is heating by nature ) pouring slowly and steadily on to the Sivalingam makes contact with the heat produced by the yogic fire of the Lord. By applying cold water's heat, the temperature of the yogic fire of the Lord is instantly brought down and cooled."

(To be continued....)

"...That is why elders have always said that Lord Shiva is "Abhisheka Priya" (The One who is fond of ablution).In that manner the learned elders made sure that the water from the 'ragi' vessel was positioned on top of Lord Shiva's head which was a part of Shiva Linga before they left the temple. After a few days the learned elders went back to the temple to check ( with the aid of their yogic insight )whether the water from the 'ragi' vessel which was tied right on top of the Shiva Lingam had successfully cooled the yogic fire of Lord Shiva. They found out that the temperature of the yogic fire of Lord Shiva was brought down only to a certain degree and not fully to their satisfaction.
Following is what they did to cool down the yogic fire of Lord Shiva fully.
In the beginning when the temple was built, a 'ragi' vessel was not tied on top of the Lingam with water pouring down, neither was there a 'Nandi' in front of the Lingam. The tying of 'ragi' vessel filled with water on top of the Lingam and placing the idol of 'Nandi' in front of the Lingam were all done only after these learned religious pundits were able to assess the presence of Lord Shiva's head in the Lingam (through their yogic insight). I shall narrate the reason why these learned scholars installed the idol of 'Nandi' in front of the Lingam, please listen to me.
Bull (Vrishabham) is the vehicle for Lord Shiva. The bull grazes in the landscape outside the temple and later comes inside the temple to lie down randomly, chewing on the grass. At such a time, if Lord Shiva wants to Grace a particular devotee (who has been doing penance for several years), He comes out of the Lingam and attaining the human form He beckons the cud-chewing bull to mount the animal, speeds to the devotee whose penance had fructified, grants the devotee his desired boons, returns to the temple riding the bull, alights from the bull and reenters the Lingam. As soon as the Lord alights from the bull to reenter the Lingam, the bull once again goes out of the temple to graze and return to the temple to lie down somewhere chewing grass. I shall tell you how the learned elders instructed the bull.
They called out,
"Oh, Nandi, please come here!"
The Nandi obediently came to stand close to the elders as soon as it was beckoned. The elders then seated the Nandi right oppsosite the Lingam and placing their thumb and index fingers on its horns tried to assess the alignment between the centre of the Lingam and the middle of the Nandi's nostrils. After adjusting the Nandi's face for perfect alignment between the points between the mid-nostrils of the Nandi and the centre of the Lingam, the elders spoke to the Nandi as follows:-
"Oh, Nandi! From today onwards, please do not go anywhere and remain seated in the same position. Fan the Lord with your breath of inhalation and exhalation."
Having said thus to the Nandi, they beckoned the Pujari of the Temple,
"Oh, Archaka! From today make sure that men and women who come to the temple to pray do not come inbetween the Nanadi and the Lingam to enter the "Moola Sthaanam". Please ask them to enter either from the left or right side of the Nandi." The elders only told that much to the Pujari , without explaining the entire science behind the position of the Nandi. Thus the Pujari remained ignorant of the science behind the placement of Nandi right in front of the Lingam. The fact has been illustrated in the diagram above. I shall further explain why the Nandi is seated right opposite the Lingam.
Devotees who come to the temple place their index finger and thumb on top of the Nandi's horns to view Lord Shiva without knowing the science behind the act. The devotees are ignorant of the fact that the Nandi is seated in front of the Lingam to cool the yogic heat of the Lord by fanning the Lingam with its inhalation/exhalation process.
After some days the learned elders came back to the temple to find out through their yogic powers, if the yogic heat of the Lingam was nullified by the aid of the Nandi's breath-fanning. They were delighted when they discovered that the yogic heat of the Lingam was fully cooled and erased. The elders who were very pleased instructed the Nandi and the temple Pujari one more time to continue in the same manner and went back to their residences.
After these arrangements continued, there came a time when Lord Shiva who was residing in the Lingam felt compassionate towards a devotee whose penance had been continuing in all its intensity for several years. The Lord wanted to Grace His devotee and came out of the Lingam. As He stepped out of the Lingam, He instantly became heated in His own yogic heat as He came out of the dripping water from the 'ragi' vessel above and the fanning of the Nandi's inhalation and exhalation process. The Lord unable to bear His own heat beckoned the Holy river Ganges and tied Her up in His thick braids. Instantly cooling down He went to attend to His devotee, granting him desired boons and returned to the temple. As he stepped close to the Lingam, He released the Holy Ganges from His braids and sent Her back to Her place before entering the Lingam to be in His state of yogic self-absorption.
Now I will explain to you why only in Saivite temples Nandis are placed in front of the Lingam and not in Vaishnavite temples. Why is Garuthmantha (the Eagle-vehicle of Lord Vishnu) not placed right in front of Lord Vishnu? I will tell you the reason! Lord Vishnu is the Sustainer and does not remain in yogic self-absorption. Consequently, Lord Vishnu's body is not heated due to yogic fire. There is no need for Vishnu's vehicle, Lord Garuthmantha to fan Lord Vishnu with his inhalation and exhalation.
That is why in Vaishnavite temples the temple tower (Gopuram) comes first, then the "Dhwajasthambham", the Bali Peetham in front of the Dhwajasthambam, and the Moola Sthaanam (inner sanctorum) from the Bali Peetham and nothing else in between the Bali Peetham and the Moola Sthaanam. All the Vaishnavite temples are constructed in the above fashion. A few learned religious authorities have erected Lord Anjaneya's idol between the Bali Peetham and the Moola Sthaanam.
In Saivite temples, as we enter the temple we find that starting from the Nandi the darkness spreads around the area and the darkness increases as we reach the Moola Sthaanam. The darkness in the Moola Sthaanam where God resides is maximized and a ghee-lit lamp flickers near the Lord. We can also notice that there are no other lamps all the way upto the Moola Sthaanam where God resides.
Oh Andhra-residents of Ganjaam, Visakhapatnam, Godavari, Krishna, Nellore districts and towns, I have visited all the temples in your areas when I toured the state. Alas, I found that the Moola Sthaanams in all the temples in your areas are not dark. I had even visited the magnificent temple of Varanasi, even there the Moola Sthaanam is not dark! The Moola Sthaanams of temples in Chennapuri, South of Chennapuri, starting from Chengalput District all the way upto Rameswaram have been constructed by our ancient learned elders designed to make the area of the Moola Sthaanam pitch-dark. I fail to understand why in Andhra Pradesh the temples have not been designed to make the Moola Sthaanams dark.
Anyway, let me explain why the Moola Sthaanams of Saivite temples in Tamilnadu are pitch-dark..."

(To be continued........)

"..... The human body is the temple. The top-centre of the head, "Brahma Kapalam" is equivalent to the temple's "Moolasthaanam" (sanctum-sanctorum). The human brain is just below the "Brahma Kapalam" ( top-centre of the head region). The human brain is covered by an extremely thin layer of skin. This white and red coloured human brain is not only encircled in multiple rings but also encompassed by ultra-thin red coloured nerves.This portion is also known as the "Sahasraara Chakra." In between the brain and the "Brahma Kapalam" there is darkness. God is situated in this tiny portion of darkness which is also referred to as the "Cave of Brahma". Therefore the "Moolasthaanams" (sanctum-sanctorum) in temples are designed to be dark, to depict the presence of God in the darkness between the human brain and the top-centre ("Brahma Kapalam") of the human head.(You may refer to the diagram above.)
Many ignorant devotees have commented that temples should be designed to allow plenty of air and light into the "Moolasthaanams." Not only that, many wealthy devotees have gone to the extent of re-building new temples that allow plenty of light and air into the "Moolasthaanams" which is blasphemous. Devotees, without proper understanding of the science and relationship between the human body and the temple should not involve in the construction of temples.
Kindly listen to my personal experience:-
Chingleput District is in the state of Tamilnadu. The most holy temple town, Sri Kanchi is situated in Chingleput District. I was born in this holiest of holy places called Sri Kanchipuram. In this temple town, there is a Siva Temple in the name of Sri Ekaambareeswara. This temple was built by great scholars of yore during ancient times. The author of this article ( Yogi Sachchidananda Yogeeswarar), that is myself, had visited the temple in the year 1875, exactly 55 years ago ( the year, 1920 of authoring this religious text). In the Saivite temples which were constructed in ancient times, the darkness used to spread gradually, starting from the Nandi itself. The darkness gradually spreads and increases in intensity as the devotee proceeds towards the sanctum-sanctorum ("Moolasthaanam"). I walked in such darkness and reached the "Moolasthaanam". I found a flickering ghee lamp only next to the Shiva-Lingam and not anywhere else on the way to the "Moolasthaanam". I have already explained the reason why a "Moolasthaanam" is required to be dark (just like the darkness between human brain and the top-centre of human head or "Brahma Kapalam" of a human being which is the place of God also known as the "Cave of Brahma".)
Temples which were built by knowledgeable devotees were designed to be pitch-dark in the sanctum-sanctorum, the darkness spreading gradually from the Nandi and intesifying as it reaches the "Moolasthaanam" where it is totally pitch-dark. Many such meaningful temples were destroyed 253 years ago in communal riots.

(To be continued............)

"A community called "Naatukota Chettulu" (probably "Naattukottai Chettiars) have started renovating temples in such a way that the "Moolasthanam" (sanctum-sanctorum) is filled with natural air and light. Fifty three years ago, when I visited Kanchi Ekaambareswara Temple, the temple's "Moolasthanam" used to be pitch-dark. Such a fine temple's meaningful construction of its sanctum-sanctorum was demolished, the walls brought down to be rebuilt (which cost lakhs of rupees) by "Naatukota Chettulu" for natural air and light to enter the "Moolasthanam". The renovation happened 35 years ago. While the renovation was in progress, I visited the temple.
At that time "kalashams" (pots ) were placed approximately 40 feet away (in front of the Lingam )from the Shiva Lingam. A string of thread ran the length between the Shiva Lingam and the Kalashams, one end wound and tied around the Shiva Lingam and the other end wound and tied around a Kalasham. The life-force energy of the Shiva Lingam was extracted and directed into the Kalasham through the strength of "mantram" ("mantra balam"). When the "prana" or life-force energy of the Lingam entered the Kalasham, the connecting thread of string between the Lingam and Kalasham was removed and discarded. After this process all the poojas and worship that were meant for the Shiva Lingam was performed for the Kalasham. Kalasha-pooja continued until the renovation was completed.
Since the Shiva Lingam in the "Moolasthanam" was devoid of life-force energy or "prana" (which is now contained in the Kalasham), poojas were not performed for the Lingam. The Lingam and "Paanu Vattamu" (the blogger has no knowledge of this telugu term) were concealed carefully while the roof on top of the "Moolasthanam" and the walls surrounding the same were all demolished and brought down to renovate the ceiling and walls for the sole purpose of letting natural air and light to enter the sanctum-sanctorum or "Moolasthanam".
The renovation took place for nearly 5 or 6 years. After the renovation was completed, the covers from the Shiva Lingam and "Paanu Vattamu" were removed and the Lingam and "Paanu Vattamu" duly cleansed. Once again the "Kalashams" (pots) were placed in front of the Shiva Lingam. A thread of string connected the Shiva Lingam and the Kalasham by tying one end to the Lingam and the other end to the Kalasham. This time the "prana" or life-force energy which was initially directed from the Lingam to the Kalasham was re-directed to the Shiva Lingam (from the Kalasham) through the power of mantra ("mantra balam"). As soon as the "prana" or life-force energy was directed from the Kalasham and back into the Shiva Lingam, the thread of string was removed and discarded thereby disconnecting the current between the Lingam and Kalasham. Such a procedure is known as "Kumbabhishekam".
On May 5th, 1928 I started my tour (from Chenna Patnam-"Chennai") of mostly Andhra Pradesh and the northern part of India.
Sullurpeta, Nayadupeta, Guduru, Nelluru, Kaavali, Ongolu, Vetapaalayam, Cheerala, Repalle, Gunturu, Narasaraopeta, Vinukonda, Lankelakoorapaadu, Muppaala, Chaagantivaaripaalem, Saththenapalli, Mangalagiri, Bezavaada, Kondapalli, Madhira, Mahadevapuram, Dendukooru, Eerallapaadu, Allinagaram, Vathsavaayi, Chirunomula, Dabbaakupalli, Kambhampaadu, Penuganchiprolu, Anigallapaadu, Maagallu, Nandigaama, Jaggayyapeta, Mukthyaala, Bonakal, Naagulavancha, Khammammettu, Gadvaala, Hyderaabaadu, Palakanaama, Kollooru, Shikinderaabaadu, Maddikera, Paththikonda, Vuruvakonda, Gunthakallu, Joharaapuram, Aadoni, Bellaary, Hosapeta, Hampi, Paamarru, Kovvaada, Mahadevapattanam, Undi, Bheemavaram, Vedangi, Paalakollu, Narasaapuram (blogger's native place), Nidadavolu, SreeShanthi Ashramamamu, Rajahmundry, Kodoorupaadu, Amalaapuram, Ramachandraapuram, Kaakinaada, Saamarlakota, Peddaapuram, Thuni, Bheemavarapukota, Nakkapalli, Yelamanchili, Anakaapalli, Narasipaatanam, Chodavaram, Visaakhapatnam, Bheemunipatnam, Amanaam, Vizianagaram, Saalooru, Jayapuram, Bobbili, Paarvathipuram, Veeraghattam, Paalakonda, Raazaam, Cheepurupalli, Aamudaalavalasa, Srikaakulam, Heeramandalam, Parlaakimidi, Tekkali, Naupaada, Palaasa, Ananthagiri, Braahmanatharla, Sompeta, Ichchaapuram, Berhampuram, Askaa, Rasoolkonda, Chathrapuram, Khuradaaroaddu, Jagannaadham, Cuttack, Kharaghpur, Thaathaanagar, Chakradharapooru, Aadraa, Gaya, Kaashi, Prayaaga, Calcutta, etc. (including various districts, talukas, cities, towns and villages). I have toured all the above mentioned places and given religious lectures apart from clarifying the doubts of men and women folk on religious matters.
I have even visited all the Saivite temples in the above places and inspected whether the temples were constructed in accordance to requirements of temple-shasthras (customs).
I observed that only the Shiva temples in Andhra Pradesh were not built in the required manner.
In the temples in Andhra Pradesh, I found that there was no "Bali Peetham" in front of the "Dwajasthambam". The Shiva temple in a small village called Paalakonda (in Visaakhapatnam district) has the "Bali Peetham" in front of the "Gopuram" (temple tower). The "Dwajasthamabam" is placed only after one crosses the "Bali Peetham" . The "Dwajasthambam" should never be placed in between the "Moolasthanam" and the "Bali Peetham". I will tell you the reason.
The human feet (all the ten fingers of the feet) represent the "Kalashams" on the temple tower, the male organ is the "Dwjasthambam", the "naabhi" (navel region) is the "Bali Peetham", The "Hrudya Kamalam" (Anaahatha Chakram) between the two breasts represent the Nandi, the region in the "Brahma Kapaalam" (top of the head) is the residence of Lord Shiva . Therefore the placements in temples are not be interchanged, like the Shiva temple in Paalakonda. I could see that only in Paalakonda the placements of the "Bali Peetham" and the "Dwajasthambam" were interchanged. In the rest of the Shiva and Vishnu temples of Andhra Pradesh, there was a complete absence of "Bali Peethams". I think the natives of Andhra are not aware of the concept of "Bali Peetham". Through my religious lectures, I had educated the natives about the secrets and significance of Shiva temples.
Now I will come to the magnificent secret about the temple of Varanasi........."

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Is there one GOD or many? IS THERE ONLY ONE SIVAM? by Salem R.Kuppusamy


Question by Dr.Vinayaga moorthy
IS THERE ONLY ONE SIVAM?

Answer

Dear Sir,

Can there be any doubt about the number of the ultimate Being?
Mahayogi Thirumoolar says 'Ondrae Kulamum, Oruvanae Devanum', Saint Patinathaar says ' Ondrendru iru. Deivam undenru iru.' Vallalar confirms it 'Oru uldalil er uyir enalaamo?' In one body there can be only one spirit. In the same way in the cosmic body also there can be one ultimate spirit.

The doubt arises because of the claiming of various religions that their own brand of God is the supreme. How to solve this problem? As usual it was Vallalar who solved it for me. Vallalar says 'Chith sabaiyil vilanguginra deivam Athe deivam', which means the living God inside the agna chakra, i.e., One's own soul or 'Jeevan' is the temple of Chithambaram inside which the living Lord of Arutperum Jothi is eternally dancing. As long as one tries to see God in temples outside this doubt will linger in the mind.

Long before Saint Manika Vasagar announced the same truth in his immortal words.. ' Thenaadu udaya Sivane Pootri, En naattavarkum iraivaa potri'. At the surface level themeaning of this dictum could be questioned by a christian or musalman. But the real meaning is an eternal truth. 'Thennaadu' does not mean South India or Chithambaram, a geographical location found on the map. What he means by thennadu is the Agna Chakra inside which is the jeevan which is the real temple of Chidhambaram.

Chidh - means life, living spirit.
ambaram - means Sky or temple.

This can be verified by the sacrad verses of vallalar: ' Uyirellam Podhu [All souls are the dancing platform of God. And "Uyirellaam oru nee thiru nadam puriyum thirupodhu ena therintheen" - meaning I discovered that, all souls are a platform on which the only God's eternal dance is being performed. ]

Thiru moolar says 'Seevan yena Sivan yena verillai' meaning there is no difference between Seevan or Jeeva and Siva. There is no difference between 'Pasu' or soul and 'Pathi' or God provided the soul is purified of the malas, anava, kanma and maya.

Saint Aunagiri naarthar says there is but one task for man to do in this life : To pass the test of overcoming the illusory notion that man is not God potentially. 'Seevan Sivan ena theree'.

According to the Saivagamas and saivasidhantha tradition there are four steps to God :
1. Sariyai or doing service at temples
2. Kiriyai or performing poojas at temples or at home
[Both are done outside the body]
3. Yoga or trying to see God in ones own body.
4. Gnana or attaining God in ones body.
[The later two are attained inside the body.]

Every disciple or aspirant is expected to move on from the first step to the last because unless one achieves Gnana one can never see God : 'Gnaname Moksha Dhwara'. Only through the door of Gnana or wisdom one can enter into the land of Salvation.


All these things are clearly said in the Saivite Shasthras as well as in vallalars arutpa. Even in the Bible, Jesus says, "The kingdom of God is within you". Only it falls short of identifying the place which is the spirit.


Thanking you
Love and Blessing
R. Kuppusamy