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The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.10.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.10.
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-10.

All reality known to us is limited to this Self. We love and possess things, we speak, act and think, because we are the Self of that which is loved, possessed, spoken, done and thought. The world subsists in our Consciousness which is the Great Self of all. Aught else than our Self is nothing; the Self is the “Vaishvanara”, God of all, and all are, because He is. Our Self and His Self are one; whatever is outside us, is also inside us : -

“In reality, great as this external space is, so great is this space within the heart; in it are contained both the heaven and the earth, both fire and air, both sun and moon, lightning and stars, whatever is here, and whatever is not here—everything thereof is contained within it.” —Chh. Up., VIII. 1. 3.
Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued  ..



How successful is democracy in Bharatham ( India ). Sometimes it look like a mockery of the system. Find yourself from the direct telecast of Loksabha / Rajya Sabha proceedings

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      30/04/2016.
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  Sub :   How successful is democracy in india. Democracy has certain weaknesses. Some of these are discussed below:

   Ref : The demerits are also many but the worst is the hoards of parties that are mushrooming in the country. Anybody disgruntled from the party bosses, starts his own party. Likewise, having some ideological differences with the party line, may also lead to formation of a new party. Can you imagine, India has got more than 2000 parties on date? The result is that no party is able to gain majority in the true sense of the word.Sometimes it look like a mockery of the system.


1. Quantity rather than Quality:

It lays emphasis on quantity as opposed to quality. Every person whether stupid or genius is treated equal while inequality is a biological phenomenon. It turns into government by "the ignorant and the intellectual." It standardizes life…

WORK AND ITS SECRET-3. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      30/04/2016.
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  Sub :   WORK AND ITS SECRET-3.
Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered at Los Angeles, California, January 4, 1900)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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We came here to sip the honey, and we find our hands and feet sticking to it.

We are caught, though we came to catch.

We came to enjoy; we are being enjoyed.

We came to rule; we are being ruled.

We came to work; we are being worked.

All the time, we find that.

 And this comes into every detail of our life.

We are being worked upon by other minds, and we are always struggling to work on other minds.

We want to enjoy the pleas…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.9.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.9
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-9.

This does not suggest that God can be divided into aspects or cut into parts, but only means figuratively that God is not in any way limited but is above manifestation, though He is also the Self of all that is manifested. God is both immanent and transcendent, for He is present in every speck of the universe, and yet transcends it to an inconceivable extent.

Truth is neither a pantheism nor a deism which consider God as either wholly exhausted in the world or existing wholly beyond the world. The universe is one organic unity sustained by the single being of God, of whom everything is a part, and who is the inner and outer reality of everything. Absolutism is the highest point, the culmination of all true philosophy, according to which the Absolute Spirit or the Absolute God is the only Reality.

The accidental attributes, the tatastha-lakshanas of the Absolute, make it appear as Ishvara, whose existence is in rel…

WORK AND ITS SECRET-2. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      26/04/2016.
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  Sub :   WORK AND ITS SECRET-2.
Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered at Los Angeles, California, January 4, 1900)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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 If we take care of the cause, the effect will take care of itself.

The realization of the ideal is the effect.

The means are the cause: attention to the means, therefore, is the great secret of life.

We also read this in the Gita and learn that we have to work, constantly work with all our power; to put our whole mind in the work, whatever it be, that we are doing.

At the same time, we must not be attached.

That is to say, …

WORK AND ITS SECRET-1. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      24/04/2016.
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  Sub :   WORK AND ITS SECRET-1.
Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered at Los Angeles, California, January 4, 1900)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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One of the greatest lessons I have learnt in my life is to pay as much attention to the means of work as to its end.

He was a great man from whom I learnt it, and his own life was a practical demonstration of this great principle I have been always learning great lessons from that one principle, and it appears to me that all the secret of success is there; to pay as much attention to the means as to the end.

Our great defect…

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 10. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 10.   Swami Vivekananda (Delivered in New York, 1896)
   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -
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The next question is : -Can such a unity be found? In India the attempt has been made from the earliest times to reach a science of religion and philosophy, for the Hindus do not separate these as is customary in Western countries. We regard religion and philosophy as but two aspects of one thing which must equally be grounded in reason and scientific truth.

The system of the Sânkhya philosop…

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 9. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      22/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 9.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

9.

Yet another question :-

 Are we to discover new truths of religion as we go on?

Yea and nay.

In the first place, we cannot know anything more of religion, it has all been known.

In all religions of the world you will find it claimed that there is a unity within us.

Being one with divinity, there cannot be any further progress in that sense.

Knowledge means finding this unity.

I see you as men and women, and this is variety.

It becomes sci…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.8.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.8
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-8.

The first visualisation of the Cosmic Purusha is expressed in the celebrated hymn of the Rigveda, called the Purusha-Sukta.

“Thousand-headed was the Purusha, thousand-eyed and thousand-legged. He, covering the earth on all sides, stretched Himself beyond it by ten fingers’ length. All this is the Purusha alone, whatever was and whatever shall be.... One-fourth of Him all beings are, (but) three-fourths of Him is immortal in the (highest) heaven.” —Rigveda, X. 90.

Here the word “thousand” is to be taken to mean “numberless” or “infinite” and not to denote any fixed number. The description is to give an idea of the all-encompassing nature of the supreme Purusha.

He does not completely manifest Himself in the form of the universe; only a small aspect of Him is expressed as relativity—the larger aspect of Him exists unmanifested and remains as the shining Immutable.
Swami Krishnananda
  To be continued  ..







UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 8. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      21/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 8.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

8.

One question more : -

What is the goal?

Nowadays it is asserted that man is infinitely progressing, forward and forward, and there is no goal of perfection to attain to.

Ever approaching, never attaining, whatever that may mean and however wonderful it may be, it is absurd on the face of it.

Is there any motion in a straight line?

A straight line infinitely projected becomes a circle, it returns to the starting point.

You must end where y…

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 7. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      20/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 7.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

7.

Now comes the question : -

Can religion really accomplish anything?

It can.

It brings to man eternal life.

It has made man what he is, and will make of this human animal a god.

That is what religion can do.

Take religion from human society and what will remain?

Nothing but a forest of brutes.

Sense-happiness is not the goal of humanity.

 Wisdom (Jnanam) is the goal of all life.

We find that man enjoys his intellect more than an animal enj…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.7.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.7
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-7.

The philosopher-aspirant who is possessed of a flaming passion for integrating himself in Existence does not have the dull patience to linger on with the slow process of progressive self-transcendence through the channels of the different degrees of reality.

The highest scientific mind always tries to cling to the Whole, and not to even the biggest part, for, according to it, partiteness in existence is illogical and an ignorant conception.

Truth, dependent on its own Self, transcends even the ideas of omniscience and omnipotence, for these involve relations which are a limitation on the Absolute.

And, yet, we find the Vedas and the Upanishads giving intimations of a Personal Purusha, the Purushottama, the Source, Being and End of the universe, which gives us an idea of the impartial attitude which the ancient seers had towards the different conceptions of Reality, and of that magnificent vision of the One in the …

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION - 6. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      19/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -6.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

6.

Religion does not live on bread, does not dwell in a house. Again and again you hear this objection advanced: "What good can religion do? Can it take away the poverty of the poor?" Supposing it cannot, would that prove the untruth of religion? Suppose a baby stands up among you when you are trying to demonstrate an astronomical theorem, and says, "Does it bring gingerbread?" "No, it does not", you answer. &quo…

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -5. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      17/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -5.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

5.

Thus man finds himself driven to a study of the beyond. Life will be a desert, human life will be vain, if we cannot know the beyond. It is very well to say: Be contented with the things of the present. The cows and the dogs are, and so are all animals; and that is what makes them animals. So if man rests content with the present and gives up all search into the beyond, mankind will have to go back to the animal plane again. It is religion…

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.6.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.6
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-6.

The personal Ishvara is not opposed to the impersonal Brahman, but is Brahman only as we understand it.
But we, as individuals, are relative, and our relative views are bound to be sublated and transcended in a higher experience.
The precision of the discriminative faculty is compelled to adopt an extreme of spiritual unworldliness, whether or not it is pleasing to our weaker human side.

Our inability to embrace the strictest Truth makes us demand a God who is relative to the empirical world.
Saner perception, however, does not condescend to accept the permanent reality of a cosmic objective God, as the form of objective existence is not independent of the processes of the subjective consciousness.
If all appearances are unintelligible, Ishvara who can only be an appearance of the Real, is equally unintelligible.

It is not Brahman that changes itself into God and the world, but the knowing subject that takes Brahm…

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -4. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      14/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -4.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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It is said of Socrates that one day while lecturing at Athens, he met a Brahmin who had travelled into Greece, and Socrates told the Brahmin that the greatest study for mankind is man.

The Brahmin sharply retorted : - "How can you know man until you know Gods"

This God, this eternally Unknowable, or Absolute, or Infinite, or without name — you may call Him by what name you like — is the rationale, the only explanation, the raison…

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -3. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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      13/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -3.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

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The great question of all questions at the present time is this : -
Taking for granted that the known and the knowable are bounded on both sides by the unknowable and the infinitely unknown, why struggle for that infinite unknown?
Why shall we not be content with the known?
 Why shall we not rest satisfied with eating, drinking, and doing a little good to society?
This idea is in the air.
From the most learned professor …

UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -2. "Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons from some foolish political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and stupid bunch;" Listen What Swami Vivekananda says -

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Opinion
      12/04/2016.
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  Sub :   UNITY, THE GOAL OF RELIGION -2.
  Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered in New York, 1896)

   Ref : Students duty to study, and not politics; Teachers duty to teach, and not politics, Today, few teachers and students take stupid lessons  from some foolish  political parties and leaders, such as Communists, Congress, and  stupid  bunch; Listen What  Swami Vivekananda  says -

2.

Whence it arises we do not know; and when it disappears, where it goes, we know not either.

The macrocosm and the microcosm are, as it were, in the same groove, passing through the same stages, vibrating in the same key.

I shall try to bring before you the Hindu theory that religions do not come from without, but from within.

It is my belief that religious thought is in man's very constitution, so much so that it is impossible for him …

The Realisation of the Absolute : 4.5.5.

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Chapter 4: The Nature of Reality : 5.5
5. Brahman as God or Ishvara-5.

Ishvara is the manifested Form of Reality. He is the Saguna-Brahman, the Absolute endowed with all glorious attributes.
This qualified Reality, though the highest open to any of us, is not the highest in itself.

But, as long as the Real in itself is of no practical utility in our processes of thought, life and action, it is immaterial, so far as life is concerned, whether the highest Reality is qualified or not.

As long as we live within the boundaries of the rational intellect, the Highest in itself cannot be taken as a part of life’s considerations, and we are bound to be satisfied with what is highest from our own standpoint.

The Cosmic Person, though not an independent existence from the standpoint of the Brahman of intuition, is much more real than the universe and its individual contents.

Though below Brahman, God is above the world, and controls the world as its perfect master.
So long as our personality is…

Kerala fire tragedy: Temple counted on election politics for OK, Kollam officials bullied with communal slur : - Officials at every level recommended denial of permission to the Puttingal temple for the fireworks show. The powerful temple administration simply ignored the order, helped along by local politicians with an eye on elections.

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Sub : Officials at every level recommended denial of permission to the Puttingal temple for the fireworks show. The powerful temple administration simply ignored the order, helped along by local politicians with an eye on elections.
Ref : Kerala fire tragedy: Temple counted on election politics for OK, Kollam officials bullied with communal slur :

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1.Over the six weeks leading up to the Kollam fire disaster, officials at every level recommended denial of permission to the Puttingal temple for the fireworks show, and a day before it, banned the display. The powerful temple administration simply ignored the order, helped along by local politicians with an eye on elections.

2.Top sources in the Kerala Secretariat and the Kollam District Collectorate said that both Additional District Magistrate A Shanavas and District Collector A Shainamol, who were instrumental in denyin…