Sivananda Lahari · Spirituality

Knowledge & Devotion (Sivananda Lahari Verse 71 – 75) Continued

Continuing his treatise on Bhakti, Adi Sankara now comes out with some tips to lodge securely one's intelligence in the mind and issue out with actions that will take one to the ultimate goal of self realisation. He does this poetically by comparing Bhakti, Mind and Intelligence to Actions, Persons and Manifestations of Nature. Let… Continue reading Knowledge & Devotion (Sivananda Lahari Verse 71 – 75) Continued

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Knowledge & Devotion (Sivananda Lahari Verse 66 – 70) Continued

When one talks about Bhakti and Gyana, one can’t miss out the life of Saint Kanakadaasa. His life was inseparable from the Lord. Here is one such incident from his life: “ One day Kanaka’s guru Vyasarayalu distributed fruits to his disciples and asked them to eat them secretly without being watched by any one.… Continue reading Knowledge & Devotion (Sivananda Lahari Verse 66 – 70) Continued

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Knowledge & Devotion (Sivananda Lahari Verse 61 – 65)

Remember this cover! In end August 1970, an LP Gramaphone Record by MS Subbulakshmi with "Bhaja Govindam" on one side and "Vishnu Sahasranamam" on the other side was released. Soon it became part of our family's LP Record Collections. Not a day passed without listening to these Divine renditions. As a teen, what caught my… Continue reading Knowledge & Devotion (Sivananda Lahari Verse 61 – 65)

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Figure of speech for the Figureless (Sivananda Lahari Verse 58 – 60)

American Management Association in its website, brings out this interesting prelude to How to manage the Boss”: “Realize that you are more dependent on your boss than your boss is on you, because your boss holds the key to your short-term future. You need to take the initiative to set expectations. It’s your responsibility to… Continue reading Figure of speech for the Figureless (Sivananda Lahari Verse 58 – 60)

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Prayer (Sivananda Lahari Verse 55-57)

Verse 55 आद्यायामिततेजसे श्रुतिपदैर्वेद्याय साध्याय ते विद्यानन्दमयात्मने त्रिजगतः संरक्षणोद्योगिने । ध्येयायाखिलयोगिभिः सुरगणैर्गेयाय मायाविने सम्यक्ताण्डवसम्भ्रमाय जटिने सेयं नतिः शम्भवे ॥ ५५॥ அந்தமும் ஆதியும் இல்லா அருட்பெருஞ்ஜோதியென, மாந்தர் அறியும், மறை புகழும், பேரின்ப அறிவு வடிவான, மூவுலகம் காக்கும், முனிவரினம் துதிக்கும், தேவரினம் போற்றும், மாயைதனை உள்ளடக்கும், மின்னார் செஞ்சடைகளுடன், ஆனந்த நடனமாடி மகிழும் , பொங்கும் மங்களம் வழங்கும், பொன்னார் மேனியனைப் போற்றி வணங்கிடுவேன் யான் என்றும் -----------------------------------------… Continue reading Prayer (Sivananda Lahari Verse 55-57)