Monday, January 30, 2012

Satsang at Manchappana halli. (29-01-2012)

Satsang at Manchappanahally

Manchappanahally is an ancestral place of Sri B.C. Prasad, from his mother's side. There is a small temple of Sri Muneeshwar built by his father Sri B.S. Ramasheshaiah about 78 years back. A satsang was arranged there by Sri B.C.Prasad and family. A large number of devotees from Chintamani, Bangalore and other places had gathered , and spent divine moments.The presence of the Divine Padukas of Sri Maharaj, from Chintamani had created a spiritual atmosphere.
 A few pictures...

Sri Raghunatha Reddy gave a lecture explaining Sri Maharaj's Pravachan of 29-1-2012

On the way back to Chintamani, devotees visited Sri Datta Mandir (Sri Rama Dasaashrama) in Dodda Gubbi.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sri Brahmachaithanya Pravachan- Jan.16

Repeat Nama for its Own Sake

On slippery ground grass cannot grow, and the foot slips. Nama similarly precludes all conditioning, nor does it need any instrument, causation, etc. Health, learning, age, sex, caste, --- none of these can be either a necessity or a limitation. Every other sadhana needs either ability, or strength, or money. Nama being free of encumbrance, we should also free ourselves of all encumbrance when doing nama-smarana, in order that love for it be generated in us; that is, it should be done only for its own sake, not for some other end. If chanted with the aim of achieving some desire, it may not fulfil that desire, nor will it contribute to spiritual uplift. To chant nama with an ulterior motive is one of the most sinful things on earth. Therefore, nama-smarana should be practised for its own sake, and without any desire or expectation. Nama-smarana done for its own sake turns our thoughts inward, and that reveals to us the eternal joy which resides in our own heart.
We should be painstakingly watchful about three points. Our conduct should be immaculate, unimpeachable; never give up nama; and always keep in mind that the sadguru is ever taking care of you.
Every person has fondness for something; that should be turned to account by incorporating or associating nama with it. Self-realization will not come soon if we pursue it; but it will come soon and easily if we pay affectionate attention to the Lord. To be doing nama-smarana is positively to march on the way to self-realisation. Shrikhand (sweetened yogurt) contains curdled milk and sugar as its bulk, but has saffron, almonds, etc. in small quantities to enhance its flavour. So it is with nama; practise it every day, regularly, perhaps in small quantity but with utmost sincerity, and without expecting anything in recompense; it will bring about grand results. Nama is as vital a necessity for human life as water for the body.
Nama annihilates the prowess of Kali Yuga, whose main action is to corrupt man with the enticement of sensuous pleasures. Nama strikes at the very root of Kali, and therefore, one devoted to nama is uncorrupted by Kali, and cares not for the ravages of destiny. The Supreme Being has to inhabit his body, and therefore sattva-guna grows in that body to make it fit for Him to dwell in.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Vaikuntha Yekadashi -05-01-2012 (Thursday)

Vaikunta Yekadahsi day was celebrated in the Mandir. Thousands of devotees participated in the early morning to take darshan of the God.
Vishnu sahasranaam was chanted non-stop from 11-00 a. m. to 7.00 p.m.  and Sri B.Shree Rama murthy gave a pravachan on Tiruppavaai, the Tamil devotional poem by Sri Andal. Then the Prakara Utsav, of Sri Maharaj, as usual on every Thursday.

Sri Andal ( 1500 years back) was a devotee of Lord Vishnu, who as a  young girl wanted to marry the Lord Vishnu, and composed the poem Tiruppavai.

Monday, January 2, 2012

1-1-2012 Satsang

Satsang at Sri Vishal Vi.Bemblekar's Residence.

New year's 1st day (1-1-2012) was a special day for Chintamani Mandir devotees. A satsang was arranged at Sri Vishal's house at Marathalli, Bangalore. Bhajans, Japanushthan, Poooja, Pravachan were performed with great fervour. The Bemblekar family members were very hospitable. 
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