Sunday, August 19, 2012

Our conscience must be clean

One requirement to attain the truth is while performing any work your conscience must be clean. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was popular because he did have any motive behind the deeds he performed and the words he uttered. You do a lot practice, but still you are unable to make any spiritual progress. Why? That is because you do not perform any act or deed with having a motive on the result. Our conscience must be clean. Perform any work by involving yourself completely and with a smile.

In Bhagawad Gita, Sri Krishna says: I like devotees who are not afraid of the world and the ones who do not scare the world. Such a devotee is very close and very dear to me.

You must derive happiness while doing any work. If you crib and cry while doing any work it is a burden. It can make you unhappy. One must keep in mind that God has given us a chance to perform some work. In this way, God is making us work out our faults and setting you on the path of realization. Look at a few who work relentlessly craving for no recognition. On the other hand, there are people who work for getting name and fame in the society. Any action or deed has to be done with a clear mind and in happiness. Remember all that you see is Ishwara's creation. It is He who has allotted you to do any work in your life span here. So, utilize this opportunity.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Truth is beauty, beauty is truth

Learning to discriminate between the real and the non real is required to realize the truth that which eventually breaks you from the cycle of births and deaths.
Shankaracharya said: " I belong to none and no one is mine." If you understand this then there is no unhappiness.

But you fail to do this as you are steeped in self and welfare of your dear ones. You begun to feel unhappy when you're near ones fall sick. But when a neighbor falls sick, you do not possess the same feeling. Why? This is because you are more
concerned about the welfare of your near and dear ones. This is due to darkness or ignorance in you. It is only until you come out of ignorance you will continue to have unhappiness. The effort to come out of ignorance is called practice (sadhana). Ignorance can be eliminated only through the grace of God or Ishwara and Guru. Until you have their grace, you can never come out of ignorance.

To eliminate ignorance and attain liberation, one need not wait until you die. You can attain the liberated state even before you die. You can attain this state even before you shed this body. And remain in the state after shedding the body.

The liberated state is realizing the truth within. There is nothing beautiful than the truth. Truth is beauty, beauty is truth. Once you realize the truth in you, the happiness and peace that you begin to enjoy will make even devatas jealous.
So instead spending your time in judging others and following the ever changing rules make the right effort to attain that supreme truth. This is the goal of your life.

"With Sri Nannagaru in Jinnuru" - (By Dr.Mithin)

It was by a chance thought that I decided to go and meet Sri Nannagaru in Jinnuru during Shivarathri, 2012.

I booked my tickets at the last moment and was hence a little apprehensive of clearing of waiting list.

By Guru's Grace I was able to get the ticket confirmed and thus started towards Jinnuru.
Once having reached Paalakollu I hastened to Jinnuru which was about 10 km away. I wondered what Sri Nannagaru will say on seeing me for the first time in Jinnuru.

I thought he might say' You have covered a lot of distance to see me.'

On arriving near the village I saw that it was adorned by a Lord Murugan temple with a beautiful Murugan statue. I paid my obeisance to the temple and went on towards Sri Nannagru's house.

I saw the house filled with devotees and went inside. On the door of the house was a sticker with Sri Ramakrishna's picture. The saying read

'He who sincerely strives to realize God will realize Him.'

I entered the house and climbed the raised platform in front of the main door which was used by the devotees for sitting. Suddenly Sri Nannagaru came from behind and looked at me and said 'You came a lot of distance to see me.' Saying this he smiled.

He then pointed out to me a sofa on the platform and asked me to sit there. He then went inside

Afterwards devotees came and made elaborate arrangements for worshipping Guru's Feet.

I was sitting just next to the chair where Sri Nannagaru would be seated later. I understood that the Guru wanted me to see this mode of worship.

Sri Nannagaru came and sat on the chair.

Now the devotees who had recently lost their ten year old child, came and washed Sri Nannagaru's feet and adorned wit with flowers.

Sri Nannagaru looked on at the proceeedings amidst chantings of Sri Nanna Paramamtne Namaha by the devotees.

He caught me looking at him.

At that exact point of time I was wondering 'Ah! How heartlessly we put the Guru to follow our fancies. And how calmly he accepts out eccentricities.

He smiled.

After the pooja, he looked at me said ' There is a speech in the Ramana Kshetram today. Would you like to speak to the audience?'

I did not know what to say

I nodded.

He said 'Ok go and occupy my room in Kshetram. I will come by afternoon.'

I nodded again and showed him a photo of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupathi smiling.

He looked at the photo with a smile on his face.

I said ' When I look at him, I feel I am looking at you.'

He ignored my words with a smile and that koment I felt that Sri Nannagaru was making me understand something much deeper.

What it was, I came to know a few weeks later.

Dr.Mithin Aachi is an orthopaedic surgeon by profession. He is a star-gazer, painter, and writer. He is an amalgamation of all kinds of arts and activities. He is a happy go lucky person, who just sees love in everything. From the very tender age, he had an quest to know the truth. He admires and worships Rama Krishna and believes Nannagaru is an avatar of Rama Krishna and worships him in this form. He is a simple person who is an embodiment of love.