Divine Will

By Eckart Tolle

 The separate will wants to enhance or strengthen one’s sense of self.  The separate will is concerned with the “me”, the “I”, the ego.   Non-resistance is vital because as long as you are in resistance to the present moment, you will be trapped in the little egoic will.

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Greatness of Lord’s Name

 

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavath Geetha. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, “Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagavath Geetha just like you but I don’t understand it, and ...

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Thirup palli erhuchchi

By Thondar adip podi Azhvar

 

Taniyams:

 

Tameva mathvA, Para VasudEvam

Range Shayam, Raja Vadarha Niyam|

Prabho Dhakim, yOkruta sUkti malam

Bhakth Angri renum, bhagavantha mIde||

By Thirumaalaiyandan  – he praises Thondaradippodi Azhvar as the one who performed the service of providing garlands made of flowers and the garlands made of words (Thirumaalai and Thiruppalliyezhuchchi) to Sri Ranganatha.

The ...

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Kulashekara

 

The ardent devotees who are immersed in God Narayana are called Alwars.  Kulashekara was born as a prince to Cheera king Dhida Vradhan and Nadhan Ayagi during 8 th century.  The child looked divine and made everyone who saw it happier and cheerful. The entire kingdom was in a jubilant mood. The kid was named Kulashekara and when he grew he was taught all shastras, epics, arts, Tamil and Sanskrit and ...

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Varanamayiram


 

This tirumozhi, which starts with “vAraNam Ayiram” is a very well-known tirumozhi.  Even today, this sixth tirumozhi is being sung in all the vedic weddings during the time called “paccai pUSUdal”.  It is a belief that due to the conducting of this routine, the newly wedded couple’s lives will for ever remain sweet. Godai herself has declared that those chant this tirumozhi ...

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Analysis

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We have two ‘I’s in us. One belongs to the body and the other is related to the soul. Both the ‘I’s have adequate proof of their existence. The spiritual ‘I’ claims that it is immortal and therefore enjoys a higher status.  There is no death for it whereas it said “the bodily ‘I’ is ephemeral in nature and would die. It taunted ...

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