Friday, February 26, 2010

"Devotees words on Sadguru Nannagaru"

"In gratitude, devotion and faith at his feet may his grace shower on us always. Forgive us for our awful actions. Oh Nannagaru bless us with your love." -self

How quietly the time has passed by us
Since we first met on Friday's Eve,
Our Hearts are full now, with wonder
at the Loving we have received.

The Mind is like the noise of the traffic
or the bleating of Goats in the field
Bhagavan Whispered that we should surrender
but we too stubborn to yield.

As we sit here together in Silence
with only singing of birds
We know that the wisdom of Stillness
takes us deeper than ever can words

We feel Bhagavan’s Grace washing over us
and filling the room with his Peace
He tells us - "let go of all wanting
and your hearts will find perfect release"

The Guru may be in the body
or that That may have vanished to dust
But what is Supremely important
is giving him all of our trust.

Of Sadhana, spiritual practice
there care be no higher than this
Patiently bear every insult
and injuries humbly endure

Oh Lord what can we do to please you,
in gratitude for all of this
"Let go of the Mind and drop the small self
and so radiate Peace, Love and Bliss"

Oh Dearest Sri Nanna Garu
Please give us your Blessing and Grace
That our hearts may be filled with your sweetness
as mirrors of Sri Bhagavan’s Grace.

(This poem is written by a disciple at one of the retreats in Dorset, London which Sri Nannagaru visited this summer. )

"The fragrance of these petals Doesn’t think anything unworthy; So Your Grace. Doesn’t see anything separate. The dream that I was anything else Other than you.Dissolved when you garlanded this murti With your flowers of Unconditional Love.You married me with this garland; I merged and became nothing .So there is no-one to garland you in return.This I-thought, Is just another flower Which adorns your neck." - Ram Charan

"We do come across persons of different attributes. Some have a sweet tongue, some a delicate look, some others a kind disposition, yet others a love filled heart, some with an unselfish love, some with a simple life style, some whose acquintance is invaluable, and some whose company is enchanting. These diverse attributes, either singly or two or three together, are seen among many individuals. But a person in whom all these attributes are present in abundance is indeed very rare. Sri Nannagaru is one such rare person. He is an extraordinary personage."Sri Pingali Surya Sundaram

"I am on fire with this Love, Your gaze ignites my heart and I am melting, melting. There is only you, only That. Explosions of joy rust through me and fill me. My heart is bursting open. Love is uncontainable.You are inside me. Tears of relief. Tears of letting go. It is so simple. There is such happiness. All is so well. I feel such immeasurable gratitude. I have been touched by Grace".-Mira Maislen

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Sadguru Nannagaru words on devotion to God"

Bhagavan said, ‘You have intelligence and devotion. It is these that have brought you here. They will reform you and improve you. Your intelligence, devotion and ardent desire will enable you to attain peace. Devotion establishes contact with God. If you have that contact always, all sins will be washed away. Forget about the false ‘I’, devotion to God itself will reveal to you the Truth.’
It is enough if you have great devotion to God. Devotion purifies the mind and the purified mind turns inward. When this happens, the mind merges in the Heart. The result is that you experience Truth. It is peace, bliss; it is being. The moment this is realised one becomes free. The key to this is going beyond the mind. It is the mind alone that torments and which has to be conquered.
When one has God as the centre of his life he does not feel any sorrow. When there is a liking for something, we do not feel any hardship in doing a job. He who takes the sorrows of daily life in a joyful attitude is the real sadhaka. Only a sadhaka attains the goal or siddhi - siddhi means the knowledge of what already exists. One who is not a sadhaka can never become a siddha.

One must develop love for god.

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Sadguru Nannagaru relationship with Ramana Maharshi and Arunachalam"

When you are attracted to Arunachala, whether you know it or not, Arunachala comes through unseen connection. This is a good attachment and helps one to live an ego-less life.

Those who are attracted by Arunachala shall get liberation through Arunachala. It is by Arunachala’s grace we are attracted to him. It is by the grace of Arunachala, the EGO is shattered and destroyed.

Ramana - I have extreme Love for Ramana. I did not see him in the physical body in this life. In 1957, He came to me in a dream and kissed me on the right cheek and said, "This is enough for the time being"
"Definitely I can say one thing, from my previous life there is some connection with him in Arunachala itself. I have a strong mental contact with him. I have great respect and reverence for him. Now and then, I think he is my nearest and dearest relative, the most intimate friend. He gives me tender loving like the compassionate mother. He is my father, mother, Guru, God. He is everything for me. I love HIM. I live for HIM. "
Any seeker of Truth will not necessarily have help from members of the family. In life, more than the sadhana I did, the Grace of Arunachala-Ramana helped in my attaining the conscious state. A sadhaka will not become a siddha if, along with his efforts, he doesn’t have God’s Grace. Without the Grace of the Almighty, the mind will not subdue. Only the subdued mind will be qualified for attaining the Self. I have attained the state of peace only due to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi’s blessings.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Introduction of Sadguru Nannagaru"

He had his early vision of Sri Bhagavan Ramana in a vivid dream in the year 1957, when the Maharshi kissed him on his cheeks thrice and ever since there from, there has been a marked turn in his daily life.He is acclimed and hailed by his devotees and disciples as " NANNA GARU." "Nanna" in telugu meaning "Father" and "Garu" is a honorific. Thus, he is endearingly, called as "Respectable Father."
Some time later, Nannagaru saw an advertisement in the newspaper for a book on spirituality. The advertisement caught his eye, and he sent off for the book. When he opened it, he found the photo of the same saint who had kissed him. It was Sri Ramana Maharshi, whom he had never heard of before. He made a pilgrimage to Sri Ramana's ashram at Arunachala, and returned frequently, over the ensuing years, though Sri Ramana had died some 15 years previously. His whole life began to turn on Sri Ramana’s teachings, and he began to preach Sri Ramana’s message in his neighbourhood.
Some years later, when Nannagaru was in Ramanashram, in the morning, between sleeping and waking, felt his mind falling once and for all into his heart. From then on he was a changed man. It was as if he was living by a force other than the ordinary personality, which had gone into abeyance. People began to see him as their guru instead of a preacher, and his name quickly spread throughout Andhra Pradesh.

Today, he travels throughout south India, staying at the home of one or another of his disciples for a few days, then moving on. Whenever he arrives somewhere, people from that area come all day long with their problems and pleas for help. He listens to them all with deep attention, blesses them, sits in silence with them, gives a talk sometimes to the gathered assembly. He is the archetype of the traditional Indian guru - a soul doctor, a counsellor, a friend, a wise guide in the affairs of life, and for those few who want it, a spiritual presence and teacher.

As long as we grope in this illusory world, we shall not leave the feet of the Lord. We shall not discard a true Guru or Teacher. The fishes fall prey into the fisherman’s net but the fish which is closer to the fisherman’s feet does not fall into it. Similarly when we hold to God’s feet, we do not fall into His Maya (Illusion).