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Absolute Surrender to Sankara – TOTAKAASHTAKAM – ॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥

In the process of my spiritual journey, I have been trying to understand the works of Adi Sankaracharya. The child in me ventured and tried to understand the following works of Adi Sankara so far. Sivananda Lahari, Siva Panchaksharam, Subramanya Bhujangam, Nirvana Shatakam, Bhaja Govindam and Ganesha Pancharathnam. The current venture is into Dakshinamurthy Sthothram.… Continue reading Absolute Surrender to Sankara – TOTAKAASHTAKAM – ॥ तोटकाष्टकं ॥

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Prologue for the Sloka 1 – Master Piece

The Master Piece It is an oft-quoted saying that philosophy begins in wonder. The mystery of the Universe with all its changes strikes the reflective temper of human beings. Through this reflective temper, human beings constantly question their experiences. The Vedic philosophy grew out of a demand for the explanation of actual experiences of an… Continue reading Prologue for the Sloka 1 – Master Piece

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Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Dhyana Slokas

Sri. Dakshinamurthy Sloka 1 मौनव्याख्या प्रकटित परब्रह्मतत्त्वं युवानंवर्षिष्ठांते वसद् ऋषिगणैः आवृतं ब्रह्मनिष्ठैः ।आचार्येन्द्रं करकलित चिन्मुद्रमानंदमूर्तिंस्वात्मारामं मुदितवदनं दक्षिणामूर्तिमीडे ॥१॥ Mauna-Vyaakhyaa Prakattita Para-Brahma-Tattvam YuvaanamVarssisstthaam-Te Vasad Rssigannaih Aavrtam Brahma-Nisstthaih |Aacaarye[a-I]ndram Kara-Kalita Cin-Mudram-Aananda-MuurtimSva-[A]ātmaaraamam Mudita-Vadanam Dakssinnaamuurti-Miidde||1|| பரம்பொருளின் தத்துவ உரை விதிதம் ஆழ்மௌனம் வித்தக முதிர்ஞானியர் இடையமர் இளமை வடிவம் ஆசானுக்கு ஆசானாம்  ஆதியும் முதலும் ஞான முத்திரை காட்டும் கரமுடை பேரின்ப வடிவம் அகமகிழும் புன்னகை நிறை அழகு வதனம் பணிவோம் தக்ஷிணாமூர்த்தி  பொற்பாதம் Salutations to Dakṣiṇāmurty whose exposition through profound silence is… Continue reading Dakshinamurthy Sthothram – Dhyana Slokas

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ஆலமரத்தடி ஆசானின் அருள்வாக்கு – Dakshinamurthy Stothram

As I wrote last week, I have commenced my journey in understanding myself. Nothing works without a prayer and I am a strong believer in that life style. So, I will start with a prayer on who else except the one and only Lord Arunachala at Thiruvannamalai who through Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi kindled the enquiry… Continue reading ஆலமரத்தடி ஆசானின் அருள்வாக்கு – Dakshinamurthy Stothram

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Infinity – முழுமை – पूर्णम्

In Tamil, we use the word கடவுள் (kadavul) to indicate God. நம்மைக் கடந்தும் (kada) நமக்கு உள் (ul) இருப்பதுவே கடவுள் (Meaning that the one which is away from us and yet inside us is God). A very simple word with very deep meaning. One can keep contemplating on this word alone. Deeper introspection will drive us… Continue reading Infinity – முழுமை – पूर्णम्