Archive for September, 2007

  • Ganesha

    Ganesha

    “The God with the elephantine visage I shall never forget – Shankara’s son, with massive belly and the thodu in His ear, the Lord who gave his grace to Indra, and of whom mantra is his very form.” -Natchintanai There is an interesting insight in this quotation.  Ganesha is equated with mantra to the extent […]

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  • Murugan

    Murugan

    “The moon, sun and fire are in unison radiating their resplendent effulgence.  Radiating the luminous sparks is Murugan, who lights up the world by his peerless light” -Kathirgama Purana Murugan is the name of Subramanyam, the second son of Shiva who is revered as the Divine General who slays all sorts of demons.  He is […]

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  • Milk

    Milk

    “The atman pervades all like butter hidden in milk.  He is the source of Self-knowledge and ascetic fervor.  This is the Brahman teaching, the highest goal!  This indeed is the Brahman teaching, the highest goal of all!” -Yajur Veda

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  • The goldsmith

    The goldsmith

    “A goldsmith fashions several ornaments out of gold.  So God, the great goldsmith, makes many ornaments – different souls – out of the one Universal Spirit.” -Natchintanai

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  • He who dwells in the light

    He who dwells in the light

    “He who dwells in the light, yet is other than the light, whom the light does not know, whose body is the light, who controls the light from within – He is the atman within you.” -Yajur Veda

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  • Animate and Inanimate

    Animate and Inanimate

    “The universe, animate and inanimate, is His body. The universe, animate and inanimate, is His play. The universe, animate and inanimate, is He. The universe, animate and inanimate, is a wonder!” -Natchintanai

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  • The grace of pure vision

    The grace of pure vision

    “May god – who, the in the mystery of His ision and power, transforms His white radience into His many-colored creation, from whom all things come and into whom they all return – grant us the grace of pure vision.” -Yajur Veda

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  • Joy and sorrow

    Joy and sorrow

    “Joy and sorrow – both are maya.  The atman, never from love divided, is the very form of knowledge.  Therefore, these two will not touch you.  Can a mirage wash away the earth? -Natchintanai

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  • The sweetness of the senses

    The sweetness of the senses

    “When he knows the atman – the Self, the inner life, who enjoys like a bee the sweetness of the flowers of the senses, the Lord of what was and of what will be – thenhe goes beyond fear.  This, in truth, is That.” -Yajur Veda

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  • Duty

    Duty

    “He who understands his duty to society truly lives.” -Tirukural

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