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Poojyashree Shree Amma's
Vedhanadham - The Sound For The Soul - June 2004

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THE DIVINE MESSAGE | THE MAHATHMA | KRISHNAM VANDHE JAGADHGURUM | THE DIVINE SONGS
THE SPRING OF SPIRITUAL SHOWERS | SAMARPANAM | THE SACRED LIVING SANCTITY | SATSANGAM NEWS



Welcome to our 3rd issue....also a special issue being our Poojyashree Shree Amma, i.e. our Gurujiamma's star (nakshatra) birthday on the 5th June, 2004.On that divine day, we request you to chant and to meditate (do dhyaanam) on Poojyashri Shri Amma and surrender ourselves to Her, in order to get eternal relief from all our miseries and sufferings and to attain the true bliss in life.....Radhekrishna!

We are introducing a new section - SATSANG NEWS - from this month onwards, which will include information about our satsang activities, events and celebrations...This will help us all to be abreast of all the happenings in our satsang.Radhekrishna! May Lord Krishna and H.H.Poojyashree Shree Amma shower their blessings on you and your family members!



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1.THE DIVINE MESSAGE - MESSAGE FROM POOJYASHREE SHREE AMMA - THE ULTIMATE LIBERATOR BESTOWED BY LORD SHRI KRISHNA!


Radhekrishna!

Blessings to one and all in the world.

Everybody wants the ultimate happiness in everyway.But the people don't know how to get real happiness. To get the real happiness in life there is a easy way.

Just surrender yourself to the lotus feet of Bhagawan & be a property (soththu) of Bhagwan. Yes, you must be a property of Bhagwan. Being His property means to live according to His wishes.

How can you live like a property? For example lets take a book, if you want to read, you can read, if you don't want to read, you can keep it wherever you like.If you are not reading the book then also it will remain as it is. When you are reading, at the time also it will be as it is. It won't insist you to read it.It won't move from the place where you kept it.That is it won't have its individual interest or opinion.It just fulfills the wishes of owner.That's all.Be a property of Bhagwan and fulfill the wishes of your owner.

Radhekrishna.......

-Poojyashri Shri Amma

June 2004, Chennai




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2.MAHATMAS - NEW BHAKTACHARITRAS EACH MONTH



Sakhubai

Sakhubai

Bharatha Bhoomi is the holy land with so many bhaktas(devotees).When we go through the Indian history there must be a bhakta in every period.That is the greatness of this sacred land. Bhaktas are the role model for all the bonded souls. They enjoy their life in a perfect way.Bhaktas surrender themselves to the Lotus feet of Bhagawan.By hearing or reading bhaktas divine story, the bonded soul is enlightened to come out of the worldwide bondages.

There is no difference between a male bhakta or female bhakta.Actually speaking its easy for females to do Bakthi. In Indian History, there were so many female devotees. Their sacrifies and devotion are simply great! They just lived for Bhagawan's happiness.Aandaal, Meera, Janabhai, Sakubai, Thulukka Nachiyaar, Vishnupriya, Lakshmi Ammal are some of female bhaktas. We'll know about Sakubai's divine love for Bhagawan Sri Vitthal (Pandurangan of Pandaripur) this time.

Radhekrishna! Some souls are gifted at the young age to attain a Sathguru. Yes, getting a sathguru in childhood is something great.At the young age, there won't be any sort of worries regarding worldly materials, so the children just enjoy thier happiness of life. When they grow older their attitude towards the life changes, they get totally submerged in this worldly things.That is the reason why the elders are not enjoying happiness. Almost all the time elders are just thinking about the worldly needs and miss enjoying happiness through out their life.

Attaining a Sathguru at the younger age is very important.If you get a Sathguru at a younger age, it will be very good to lead a happy and prosperous life.A Sathguru alone has the capacity to enlighten the souls. If you are enlightened then you can easily come out of all the sorrows & sufferings. Dhruva, Prahlad, Aandaal and Meera were some of the examples who got a Sathguru at a younger age.They enjoyed all sorts of happiness.

The sameway Sakubai attained a Sathguru one day during her playtime with friends.A great day in her life. Yes! The day when you attain a sathguru that is the turning point in your life.After attaining a Sathguru, the mental attitude towards the life totally changes.

Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gururdevo Maheshwara:

Gurureva ParaBrahma Thasmai Shree Gurave Namaha:

Guru is Lord Brahma

Guru is Lord Vishnu

Guru is Lord Maheshwara

Guru is the Real Ultimate.So our pranams to such Guru, our salutations to such Guru. Guru produces gynanam (wisdom) so he is the Brahma who produces all things. Guru safeguards our wisdom and saadwika bhaavam. So the Guru is Lord Vishnu who safeguards the people.

Guru destroys all our Ahambhavam (self-righteous) (I) and Mamakaram (mine). So the guru is Lord Maheshwara who destroys all the evil things.

These three works of Parabrahma(omnipotent & omnipresent) ie., producing, safeguarding and destroying are done by a Sathguru in a bonded soul and liberating it from sorrows.So Guru is the Parabrahma.

Radhekrishna! Sakubai was born in a small village near by Pandharpur.At the age of five, one day she was playing with her friends, which any kid enjoys! At that time, one elderly Brahmin passed through the streets. He was in a deep meditation & he was chanting continuously Bhagawan Sri Vitthal's name. Sakubai saw that elderly man. She was amazed to see such an elderly person in such a state of happiness.She really wanted the same happiness in her life.Everybody wants happiness.But they are not ready to surrender themselves to the Lotus feet of Sathguru. But little Sakubai went to that Brahmin and bowed her head at the Lotus feet of that Brahmin.

This is the Greatness of Hinduism. As per the Hindu Shastras (customs), youngsters must bow (pranams) and show their respect to the elders.By this way there will be a good co-operation between the youngsters & elders.So there won't be any problem because of generation gap.

The elders must guide the youngsters who do pranams to them.This is the exact and a good way of keeping relations between elders & youngsters with different mental attitude.Sakubai did pranams to the elderly Brahmin. The elderly Brahmin asked Sakubai, 'What do you want my child?' Sakubai heard his sweet voice & realized the happiness in him.She replied calmly, 'I want the happiness, which you are enjoying'.The elderly Brahmin was surprised to hear this strong & stubborn voice in which there was a desire for real happiness. He looked at little Sakubai's Lotus eyes & saw the Krishna prema (love) in her eyes.

Every Sathguru wants such a Sishya(Disciple) because those who are in a urge to enjoy the real happiness will accept Lord Sri Krishna & His Holy Name very easily & respectfully. A good sishya must have the thirst to realize Bhagawan. If you are having such an unbearable thirst then surely you will get a Sathguru.Elderly Brahmin could feel the Gopi Bhavana (feeling) in Sakubai's heart. Yes! Sathguru can easily feel the disciple's inner feelings.So the elderly Brahmin decided to give Mantra Upadesam to Sakubai. (Mantra Upadesam – The Sacred Holy Name of Bhagwan Sri Krishna which will be taught secretly by a Sathguru to his true disciple) What a great mercy of a Sathguru! Radhekrishna!

Sathguru enjoys Bhagawan Sri Krishna along with Krishna's holy names.Sathgurus don't want to hide the secret of real happiness from anyone.This is the power of Hinduism.The Guruparampara is safeguarding this sacred Holy Spiritual Land for so many centuries.The Guruparampara is still going on. There is no end for this Guruparampara. Sincere pranams to the great Guruparampara of great Hinduism in the greatest Evergreen Spiritual Land throughtout the whole world called Bharatha Bhoomi or Hindustan or India.

Sathguru gave the holy sacred name of Sri Krishna to young Sakubai.She felt very happy after hearing Bhagawan's Holy name.It was the greatest moment in her life!!! Yes! at the time of Mantraupadesam the sins of the disciple are destroyed. There are no sins as the sathguru destroys all sins by chanting God's Holy name.The power of holy name is something great Sakubai once again bowed her head to the Sathguru. She totally surrendered herself to her Sathguru.

Sathguru (elderly Brahmin) said, 'Child, do continuous chanting...surrender yourself to Bhagawan Sri Krishna. Do your duties for Bhagawan Sri Krishna. Accept the facts of life. Just live for Bhagawan.' Sakubai heard silently & replied respectfully, 'Yes! Guruji! I will obey your words.' You also follow these words of Sathguru & enjoy your life. The remaining story of Sakubai will be continued next month until then Radhekrishna!





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3.KRISHNAM VANDE JAGADHGURUM - EXTRACTS FROM THE HOLY BHAGAWATH GEETHA


Lord Parthasarathy

Radhekrishna! Dear bhakthas, you must be eagerly awaiting for the past two months to see the secrets of Bhagawath Geetha.Earlier we have seen the glory of Bhagawath Geetha, from this month onwards lets learn the secrets of ultimate happiness & success of life from the Bhagwat Geetha....

Do you know who published the first English translation of srimath Bhagavath Geetha?

The East India Company

The East India Company, which ruled India for so many years back, were the first publishers of our own great Srimath Bhagawath Geetha.That is the glory of our Lord Shri Krishna's words. For that publication Mr. Warren Hastings gave the preface, who was the ruler of some part of India at that time.Even though our ‘Karma Bhoomi' was ruled by so many kingdom at different periods our Hinduism is so strong and good to attract everybody very easily.

In that preface Sir Warren Hastings wrote as follows :

“At a period England may loose India. But the England will be Great forever if it implements the secrets told in Srimath Baghavath Geetha which was born in India”

See, how they realised the importance of Srimath Bhagawath Geetha.The English Ruler were able to understand the glory of Srimath Bhagawath Geetha.But nowadays, many people are of the opinion that Bhagawath Geetha is an age old book which is not practically applicable for the 21st century.

We may live is 21st Century! But what is the difference between the 5th century and 21st century.The only difference is the rapid scientific development. In the 5th century also, man ate food through their mouth, they saw using their eyes only, they heard through their ears only, they smelt through their nose only, they also married, they also worked. Even in the 21st century also, every human does the same just like as in 1st century or 5th century or might be 10th century.

Now think...!! What is the big difference? The only difference was they lived peacefully.But nowadays almost everybody complains of 'tension', 'stress'. The only common word chanted around the world by people of all age group, very sad, isn't it??!! We can also live peacefully in this 21st century with Srimath Baghavath Geetha.

In Srimath Bhagawath Geetha, Bhagawan tells very kindly :


In Sanskrit

Ananyaas chinthayantho Maam Ye Janaa: Paryupaasathe

Theshaam Nithyaabhiyukthanaam Yogakshemam Vahaamyaham”

Meaning

Those who keep thinking, nothing except Me and are doing My upasana

constantly I am taking care of their needs and safety.



Radhekrishna! See How merciful our Lord Sri Krishna is.....the easiest way of living happily.Everybody expects that there must be someone to take care of us...Bhagwan Sri Krishna says that, He is here to take care of you, at all times. Because none but only He is the one and only permanent Being in this world.....Radhekrishna

Is it possible to think about Him constantly and continuously in this 21st century’s fast moving world?

Yes, its possible for everyone. During the office hours, often people think about their family. The people who are at the home also very oftenly think about the children at school and family persons in offices.

The same way you can think Bhagwan.By constant practice you can attain a position like Prahlad or Dhruva who constantly thought Bhagwan. Human mind is very powerful to attain any high levels in life. You have to utilize the power to think Bhagwan. How can we have a continous thought process about Bhagwan?

By continuous chanting, anyone can easily think about Bhagwan constantly. Whenever we are repeating the names of persons or some other things, the shape of that particular thing comes to our mind easily. Like this by chanting Bhagwan’s name mind will be engaged in Bhagwan’s beauty.

When the mind is fully engaged in a particular place the power of mind is extraordinarily. Science people are thelling these ideas now-a-days.But Hinduism revealed this secret long before. By continuous thinking of Bhagwan’s beauty your mind’s bad thoughts will be vanished very very easily.

When all the negative attitudes of mind is removed there will be more and more space to think about Bhagwan.When we are thinking only about Bhagwan there is no other alternative way, he has to take care.

It is very difficult to accept this real fact but if you want to realise this, you must try this method.

Just think about Bhagwan.Surely He will take care of your need and safety.Do your duties for Bhagwan and Enjoy the real happiness.

Next month we'll see another secret for the real happiness in life, until then Radhekrishna!





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4.THE DIVINE SONGS - DHIVYAPRABHANDHAM

Naalaayira Dhivyaprabandham

Dear bhaktas! Radhekrishna!!!!! Last month we read about the secret story behind Nalayira Divya Prabandam.What a sincere effort was put by Sri Nadhamunigal to retrieve the divine songs.What a mercy came from Swami Nammazhwar towards sincere Devotee!

The Naalaayira Divya Prabandham are divided in to 4 parts as Mudhalaayiram (one thousand) - 1000, Irandayiram(two thousand) - 2000, Moondrayiram (Three thousand) - 3000 and Nangaayiram(Nalayiram) (four thousand) - 4000.

Naalaayira divyaprabandham's contents consist of 1000 verse each as follow :


1. Mudhalaayiram (1000)
1 Periyaazhwar Thirumozhi 473
2 Thiruppavai 30
3 Naachiyar Thirumozhi 143
4 Perumal Thirumozhi 105
5 Thiruchchanda Virutham 120
6 Thirumaalai 45
7 Thiruppalli Ezhuchi 10
8 Amalanaadhipiraan 10
9 Kanni Nun Chiruthambu 11
* Total 947
2.Irandamayiram (2000)
1 Periya Thirumozhi 1084
2 Thiruckurundhandagam 20
3 Thiru Nedundhaandagam 30
* Total 1134
3.Moondrayiram (3000)
1 Thiruvai Mozhi 1102
* Total 1102
4. Naalaamaayiram (4000)
1 Mudhal Thirvandhadhi 100
2 Irandam Thiruvandhadhi 100
3 Moondram Thiruvandhadhi 100
4 Naan Mugan Thiruvandhadhi 96
5 Thiruvirutham 100
6 Thiruvaasiriyam 7
7 Periya Tjorivamdhaadhi 87
8 Thiru Ezhu Kootru Irukai 1
9 Siriya Thirumadal 40
10 Periya Thirumadal 78
11 Iramanuja Nootrandhadhi 108
* Total 817


Mudhalayiram(1st 1000)
947
Irandaayiram (2nd 1000)
1134
Moondrayiram(3rd 1000)
1102
Naalaayiram( 4th 1000)
817
Total
4000


In this 4000 divine songs 3892 songs were composed long before. These songs were composed by 'Azhwars and Andaal'. The 108 paasuram (poems) were of Swami Ramanuja. There 108 paasurams of Eramanuja Nootrandhadhi were added with the permission of Lord Sri Ranganathar of Srirangam during Swami Ramanuja's period.

The importance of Naama Sankeerthanaa is told in several paasurams(poems) of Naalayira Divya Prabandham. Out of 4000 hymns, the paasuram of Aandaal in Thiruppavai is simply superb! It just reveals the secret of cl