Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Swami Vivekananda Quotes in Hindi

Dear Readers,
Enclosed below are some powerful quotes in Hindi by Swami Vivekananda. These Quotes are on the power of thoughts and how positive and righteous thinking helps build our mental strength and powers our achievements.

These Quotes are from the Ramakrishna Mission pocketbook of Quotes called "शक्तिदायी विचार ". This Book is available at Ramakrishna Mission Book stores.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes in Hindi:

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***Note to Readers :
We all know that Swami Vivekananda was a much loved disciple of  Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Did you also know that the Enlightened sage -Acharya Shriram Sharma was Ramakrishna Paramhansa in his former life ( Book reference : "My Life its Legacy and Message". This Book is  available in our Life Transforming Books section or in our online Books Library).

Source and Credits : 
The above Quotes are from the Ramakrishna Mission - pocketbooks (available in Hindi). To read Ramakrishna Mission Books online please visit our Life Transforming Books section and scroll down to the relevant sections . 
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Guest post by Spiritual - What accompanies our Soul After Death !

"What is that extraordinary “thing” that journeys with our soul after death? In the video below we take a look at the incredible answer that has been offered by the great Rishis of Vedanta. Their profound revelation also sheds light on:

1. The process of death i.e. what happens when we die; and
2. Solves the puzzle of how memory is transmitted from one life to the next, even though the soul leaves the brain and body behind at death..............

To know more ön the subject and  watch this excellent video , please click on the below mentioned video and article links:


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ramakrishna Paramhansa Quotes on - Various Chakras, Kundalini, The Samadhi and Paramhansa States !

Dear Readers -

For those of you that would like to know more about the various Chakras in our body , the concept of Kundalini , the Samadhai state (How is Samadhi achieved?) -then the below mentioned Quotes from "The Gospel of Ramakrishna " are for you . The concept of Paramhansas and who they are is also explained by Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa himself in the below mentioned excerpt from the Gospel  !

Quoted Excerpt : The Gospel of Ramakrishna

"SRI RAMAKRISHNA was sitting in his room in the temple garden at Dakshineswar after his midday meal. A party of Bauls from Shibpur, several devotees from Bhawanipur, Balarām, and M. were in the room. Rākhāl, Lātu, and Harish were then living with the Master. They too were present.

The Master began the conversation by addressing the Baul musicians from Shibpur. 

Yoga and the six centres (Chakras)

MASTER: "Yoga is not possible if the mind dwells on 'woman and gold' (physical desires and material pursuits). The mind of a worldly man generally moves among the three lower centres: those at the navel, at the sexual organ, and at the organ of evacuation. 

After great effort and spiritual practice the Kundalini is awakened. According to the yogis there are three nerves in the spinal column: Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna. 
Along the Sushumna are six lotuses, or centres, the lowest being known as the Muladhara. Then come successively Svadhisthana, Manipura, Anāhata, Visuddha, and Ājnā. These are the six centres. The Kundalini, when awakened, passes through the lower centres and comes to the Anāhata, which is at the heart. It stays there. At that time the mind of the aspirant is withdrawn from the three lower centres. He feels the awakening of Divine Consciousness and sees Light. In mute wonder he sees that radiance and cries out: 'What is this? What is this?'
"After passing through the six centres, the Kundalini reaches the thousand petalled lotus known as the Sahasrara, and the aspirant goes into samādhi.

"According to the Vedas these centres are called 'bhumi', 'planes'. There are seven such planes. The centre at the heart corresponds to the fourth plane of the Vedas. According to the Tantra there is in this centre a lotus called Anāhata, with twelve petals.

"The centre known as Visuddha is the fifth plane. This centre is at the throat and has a lotus with sixteen petals. When the Kundalini reaches this plane, the devotee longs to talk and hear only about God. Conversation on worldly subjects, on 'woman and gold', causes him great pain. He leaves a place where people talk of these matters.

"Then comes the sixth plane, corresponding to the centre known as Ājnā. This centre is located between the eyebrows and it has a lotus with two petals. When the Kundalini reaches it, the aspirant sees the form of God. But still there remains a slight barrier between the devotee and God. It is like a light inside a lantern. You may think you have touched the light, but in reality you cannot because of the barrier of glass.

"And last of all is the seventh plane, which, according to Tantra, is the centre of the thousand-petalled lotus. When the Kundalini arrives there, the aspirant goes into samādhi. In that lotus dwells Satchidananda Shiva, the Absolute. There Kundalini, the awakened Power, unites with Shiva. This is known as the union of Shiva and Śakti.

The state of samādhi : (What does the Sadhak experience during Samadhi)

"When the Kundalini rises to the Sahasrara and the mind goes into samādhi, the aspirant loses all consciousness of the outer world. He can no longer retain his physical body. If milk is poured into his mouth, it runs out again. In that state the life-breath lingers for twenty-one days and then passes out. Entering the 'black waters' of the ocean, the ship never comes back. But the Isvarakotis, such as the Incarnations of God, can come down from this state of samādhi. They can descend from this exalted state because they like to live in the company of devotees and enjoy the love of God. God retains in them the 'ego of Knowledge' or the 'ego of Devotion' so that they may teach men. Their minds move between the sixth and the seventh planes. They run a boat-race back and forth, as it were, between these two planes.

Keeping individuality after samādhi ?

"After attaining samādhi some souls of their own accord keep the 'ego of Knowledge'. But that ego does not create any attachment. It is like a line drawn on the water.

"Hanuman kept the 'servant ego' after realizing God in both His Personal and His Impersonal aspects. He thought of himself as the servant of God. The great sages, such as Nārada, Sanaka, Sananda, Sanatana, and Sanatkumāra, after attaining the Knowledge of Brahman, kept the 'servant ego' and the 'ego of Devotion'. They are like big steamships, which not only cross the ocean themselves but carry many passengers to the other shore.

Two classes of Paramahamsas :

"There are two classes of paramahamsas, one affirming the formless Reality and the other affirming God with form. Trailanga Swami believed in the formless Reality. Paramahamsas like him care for their own good alone; they feel satisfied if they themselves attain the goal.
Paramahamsas as teachers of men-
"But those paramahamsas who believe in God with form keep the love of God even after attaining the Knowledge of Brahman, so that they may teach spiritual truth to others. They are like a pitcher brimful of water. Part of the water may be poured into another pitcher. These perfected souls describe to others the various spiritual disciplines by which they have realized God. They do this only to teach others and to help them in spiritual life. With great effort men dig a well for drinking water, using spades and baskets for the purpose. After the digging is over, some throw the spades and other implements into the well, not needing them any more. But some put them away near the well, so that others may use them.

"Some eat mangoes secretly and remove all trace of them by wiping their mouths with a towel. But some share the fruit with others. There are sages who, even after attaining Knowledge, work to help others and also to enjoy the Bliss of God in the company of devotees. 'I want to eat sugar. I don't want to be sugar.'

"The Gopis of Vrindāvan, too, attained the Knowledge of Brahman; but they were not seeking It. They wanted to enjoy God, looking on themselves as His mother, His friend, His handmaid, or His lover."

The Bauls from Shibpur began to sing to the accompaniment of a stringed instrument. A line in the first song was:We are sinners: redeem us, O merciful Lord!
MASTER (to the devotees): "It is the attitude of a beginner to worship God out of fear. Please sing about God-realization-songs expressing divine joy.
(To Rākhāl ) "How well they sang that song the other day at Nabin Niyogi's house: 'Be drunk, O mind, be drunk with the Wine of Heavenly Bliss'! While singing religious songs one should not constantly refer to one's worries. One should rather feel joyous and ecstatic as one chants God's name."
Source and credits
The above excerpt is from The Gospel of Ramakrishna (Chapter 26). To read the Gospel and other fabulous texts on Vadanta please visit out Life Transforming Books section and scroll down to The Gospel.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa Quotes - The Gospel of Ramakrishna

Dear Readers ,

Many of us living as householders often wonder if family life and the pursuit of wealth conflicts with the attainment of spirituality. The question then arises - Is the pursuit of money bad ?

Here's an explanation and a clarification from one of the greatest spiritual teachers the world has seen ....Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. This is a Quote from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

The term "Master " in the following conversation refers to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. The person "M " is a disciple that he is conversing with and the recorder of The Gospel.

God and worldly duties :

M: "Sir, may I make an effort to earn more money?"

MASTER: "It is permissible to do so to maintain a religious family. You may try to increase your income, but in an honest way. The goal of life is not the earning of money, but the service of God. Money is not harmful if it is devoted to the service of God."

M: "How long should a man feel obliged to do his duty toward his wife and children?"
MASTER: "As long as they feel pinched for food and clothing. But one need not take the responsibility of a son when he is able to support himself. When the young fledgling learns to pick its own food, its mother pecks it if it comes to her for food."

M: "How long must one do one's duty?"
MASTER: "The blossom drops off when the fruit appears. One doesn't have to do one's duty after the attainment of God, nor does one feel like doing it then.

"If a drunkard takes too much liquor he cannot retain consciousness. If he takes only two or three glasses, he can go on with his work. As you advance nearer and nearer to God, He will reduce your activities little by little. Have no fear. 

"Finish the few duties you have at hand, and then you will have peace. When the mistress of the house goes to bathe after finishing her cooking and other household duties, she won't come back, however you may shout after her."

Note to readers : In the above excerpt " Service to God" almost always means utilising one's wealth for the greater good of humanity. Helping those that are in need and that have less than us .
Source and credits : 
The above excerpt is from Chapter 4 of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna and can be read by visiting our Life Transforming Books section and scrolling down to THE GOSPEL. You could also simply click on the Gospel and the Book will open up for you.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Inspirational Quotes in Hindi with an English translation (Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya Books).

Dear Readers , 

Enclosed here are two fabulous  quotes from Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya's Book - " Rishi Chintan Key Sannidhye Mein ". The original Quotes are in Hindi and an attempt has been made to capture the corrosponding  meaning in English . 

The First quote answers the following question : " When are our prayers successful? " . To read the full Quote or read this fabulous Book of Quotes , please click on the book link provided at the bottom of the article.

The second Quote tells us that our lives should be spent purposefully in the pursuit of "Knowledge and Wisdom". Knowledge gained in one life is carried over to the next life and hence the greatest wealth is the "Wealth Of Knowledge".

Quotes in Hindi :

प्रार्थना कब सफल होगी ?

"ईश्वर से की गयी प्रार्थना का तभी उत्तर मिलता है, जब हम अपनी शक्तियों को काम में लायें |
आलस्य , प्रमाद, आकर्णमयता और अज्ञान यह सब अवगुड यदि मिल जाएँ तोह मनुष्य कि दशा वह हो जाती है जैसे किसी कागज़ के थैले के अंदर तेज़ाब भर दिया जाये | ऐसा थैला अधिक समय तक न ठैर सकेगा और बहुत जल्द गल कर नष्ट हो जायेगा ।

ईश्वरीय नियम बुद्धिमान माली के समान हैँ , जो कूड़े घास को निकाल फेंकता है और योग्य पौधों कि भरपूर साज़ संभल रखकर उन्हें उन्नत बनाता है | 

जिसके खेत में बेकार खर-पतवार  उगे पड़े होंगे , उस खेत की फसल मारी जायेगी । ऐसे किसान कि कौन प्रशंसा करेगा , जो अपने खेत कि दुर्दशा करता हैं । निस्चय ही ईश्वरीय नियम निकम्मे पदार्थों कि गन्दगी हटाते रहतें हैं , ताकि सृष्टि का सौंदर्य नष्ट ना हो पाये । "

                                                              - पेज ६५ , बुक : "ऋषि चिंतन के सान्निध्य में "

English abbreviation and translation of the above Quote :

Quote in Hindi :

ज्ञान का संचय | 

" विद्वान पुरुष सुगन्धित पुष्पों के सामान हैं । वे जहां जाते हैं वहाँ आनन्द  साथ ले जाते हैं । उनका सभी जगह घर है और सभी जगह स्वदेश है । विद्या धन है । अन्य वस्तुएँ तो उसकी समता में बहुत तुच्छ हैं । यह धन ऐसा है जो अगले जनमो में भी साथ रहता हैं । विद्या द्वारा संचारित कि हुई बुद्धि आगामी जन्मों में क्रमशः उन्नति ही करती जाती हैँ और उससे जीवन उचतम बनते हुए पूर्णता तक पहुँच जाता है । 

कुए को जितना गहरा खोदा जाए, उसमें से उतना ही अधिक जल प्राप्त होता जाता है । जितना अधिक अध्ययन किया जाये उतना ही ज्ञानवान बना जा सकता है । विश्व क्या है और इसमें कितनी आनंदमयी शक्ति भरी हुई है , इसे वही  जान सकता है , जिसने विद्या पढ़ी है । ऐसी अनुपम सम्पति का उपार्जन करने में ना जाने क्यों लोग आलस्य करते है ?
 आयु का कोई प्रशन नहीं है,चाहे मनुष्य वृद्ध हो जाए या मरने के लिए चारपाई पर पड़ा हो तो भी विद्या प्राप्त करने में उत्साहित होना चाहिए क्योंकि ज्ञान तो जन्म -जन्मांतरों तक साथ जाने वाली वस्तु है। 
वे मनुष्य बड़े अभागे है जो विद्या पढ़ने में जी चुराते हैं । भिखारी को दाता के सामने जैसे तुच्छ बनना पड़ता है , ऐसे ही यदि तुम्हे शिक्षकों के सामने तुच्छ बनना पड़े तोह भी शिक्षा प्राप्त करना ही कर्तव्य है। 

                                               _- पेज ६२  , बुक : "ऋषि चिंतन के सान्निध्य में "

English abbreviation and Translation of the above Quote:

Source and credits :
The above Quotes are from the fabulous book of Quotes in Hindi, titled - "Rishi Chintan Key Sannidhye Mein ". To read this book online please click the book title and the Book will open up for you.
To Know more about Yugrishi Shriram Sharma Acharya ( He was Ramakrishna Paramhansa in his previous life) please click the Wikipedia Link enclosed here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Acharya Shriram Sharma Quotes - Hindi and English !

Dear Readers,

We are often faced with circumstances where we think that success cannot be achieved either because of our limited resources, or because of  difficult circumstances. 

Here's a guiding paragraph by Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya that points out that the  most successful men in  the world have been men of limited means, facing difficult circumstances . How then did they achieve their  success? Read the below mentioned excerpt to find out how.

परिस्थितियों का रोना रोयें

लंबी-चौड़ी योजनाएँ बनाने की अपेक्षा अपने पास मौजूद साधनों को लेकर ही छोटे-मोटे कार्यों में जुट जाया जाए तो भी प्रगति का सशक्त आधार बन सकता है ।
परिस्थितियाँ अनुकूल होंगी – साधनों का बाहुल्य होगा, तब व्यवसाय आरंभ करेंगे, यह सोचते रहने की तुलना में अपने अल्प साधनों को लेकर काम में जुट जाना कहीं अधिक श्रेयस्कर है ।
काम छोटा हो अथवा बड़ा उसमें सफलता के कारण, साधन नहीं, अथक पुरुषार्थ, लगन एवं प्रामाणिकता बनते हैं । देखा जाए तो विश्व के सभी मूर्धन्य संपन्न सामान्य स्थिति से उठकर असामान्य तक पहुँचे । साधन एवं परिस्थितियाँ तो प्रतिकूल ही थीं, पर अपनी श्रमनिष्ठा एवं मनोयोग के सहारे सफलता के शिखर पर जा चढ़े ।
वे यदि परिस्थितियों का रोना रोते रहते तो अन्य व्यक्तियों के समान ही हाथ पर हाथ धरे बैठे रहते और संपन्न बनने की कल्पना में मन बहलाते रहते ।"
                                  - पं. श्रीराम शर्मा आचार्य (Book: बड़े आदमी नहीं महामानव बनें, पृ. १३)

English Translation of the above Quote:
"Don't wait for perfect situations and circumstances to occur.
 Many a times we make large plans and wait for the perfect circumstances to come along to execute them. We await a perfect time and look for abundant resources to enable  our success.
Substantial progress and achievements in life can be made by executing on small plans that require limited resources. Success in big and small tasks is dependent not on the availability of resources but is achieved through untiring perseverance, hard work, and dedication towards the task.
If we look at examples of successful men , we will find that most of them had backgrounds where there was a resource crunch or they were men of  limited means .They all started as common men and  yet achieved extraordinary success, greatness and riches  in their lifetime. When resources and favorable circumstances were not available , success was achieved through mental strength,  focused effort , thinking  and dedication towards the work at hand.
If the successful men of the world had waited for the right circumstances or adequate resources to come along , then they would have perhaps wasted an entire lifetime just dreaming of success!"
                   -By Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya , a Quote from the Book in Hindi titled- 'Badey Aadmi Nahin Mahamanav Baniye". 
Source and credits :
To read Shriram Sharma Acharya's Life Transforming Books please visit our Life Transforming Books section. Books in Hindi and English are available.
To know more about Acharya Shriram Sharma  , the 21st century seer and sage, please click the enclosed  link.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dear Readers ,

Gayatri Teerth, Shantikunj, Hardwar is organising a Spiritual Convention at Bangalore, from 17th January 2014 to 20th January 2014. The convention is termed as ASHWAMEDHA YAGYA.

All are invited to attend. Of special significance is the Deep Yagya , to be held on 19th January. A Deep Yagya is performed with the lighting of Diyas and is a sight to behold. In Bangalore 51000 Diyas will be lit.  

Exhibitions and book stalls with valuable Literature highlighting the great spiritual heritage of Vedanta are made available at the convention.

For details of the event, please do visit the Bangalore Gayatri group website OR The Gayatri Teerth website.  

Real Meaning and Purpose of organising an Ashwamedha Yagna:
ASHVA stands for a Horse, and a horse signifies = VITALITY
Therefore the term ASHVAMEDHA stands for generating VITALITY+ INTELLIGENCE in large populations, through the process of participating in YAGNA's .

2.Scientific Benefits of Yagna: 
Purification of pollutants present in the AIR and atmosphere.
Dissemination of widespread Moral and Spiritual Knowledge (scientific spirituality) through Exhibitions, Books Stalls , performance of low cost weddings , Namkaran ceremonies etc.

3. The ORIGIN of the term ASHWAMEDHA:
In ancient days , Kings performing Ashwamedha Yagnas in their Kingdoms utilised the services of a HORSE for marketing the event. 

A banner describing, the location, place , time and other relevant details of the Yagna , was placed on the HORSE's BACK and the horse was allowed to ROAM free, through the streets of a Kingdom as a moving advertisement of the YAGNA.

In the absence of the TV, internet, newspapers, a moving horse was used to advertise the YAGNA and to INVITE all to attend and participate. Hence the term Ashwamedha Yagna came into being.

4.To read more on the topic of Ashvamedha Yagna's and the science behind them , read Akhand Jyoti , July- Aug 2005, online.
Source and credits :

Friday, December 27, 2013

Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya Quotes in Hindi !

Dear Readers -

Enclosed here are some fabulous Quotes in Hindi from Acharya Shriram Sharma's books. These quotes are on a variety of subjects and are excerpts from the books penned by Acharya Shriram Sharma. 
If you would like to read Acharya Shriram Sharma's Literature , please visit our ONLINE BOOK STORE for a free read of these Books. 
Additionally our Life Transforming Books section combines Literature from Acharya Shriram Sharma as well as Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda and other prolific Vedantists.

The importance of reading "good books" and why we should engage in the pursuit of Knowledge:

बुद्धि की देवी गायत्री के प्रत्येक उपासक के लिए स्वाध्याय भी उतना ही आवश्यक धर्मं कृत्य है , जितना की जप , ध्यान , पाठ आदि. । 
 बिना स्वाध्याय के , बिना ज्ञान की उपासना के बुद्धि पवित्र नहीं हो सकती , मानसिक मलिनता दूर नहीं हो सकती, और बिना इस सफाई के बिना माता का सच्चा प्रकाश कोई उपासक अपने अन्तः करण में अनुभव नहीं कर सकता । 
जिसे स्वाध्याय से प्रेम नहीं हैं उसे गायत्री उपासना से प्रेम है यह माना नहीं जा सकता । 
बुद्धि की देवी गायत्री का सच्चा भोजन स्वधयाय ही है । ज्ञान के बिना मुक्ति संभव नहीं । इसलिए गायत्री उपासना के साथ ज्ञान की उपासना भी अविछिन्न रूप से जुडी हुई हैं ।
                                                                                                                                                        -पंडित श्रीराम शर्मा आचार्य

The secret of success - Combining  bodily ability  with mental strength :

आधे अधूरे मन से कभी काम नहीं करना चाहिए । शारीर और मन की जब शक्ति जुड़ जाती है , तब आदमी बडे से बडे कार्य भी आसानी से कर सकता है । जितने  भी महापुरुष हुए   है , उन्होने मन लगाकर कार्य किया है , तभी सफलता मिली है । जो भी काम आपको सौपा  गया है , उसे मन लगाकर करो ।

                               -पंडित श्रीराम शर्मा आचार्य  ( Book-पेज १०८ - पूज्य गुरुदेव के कुछ मार्मिक संस्मरण )

How to have illustrious children ?

आप पहले अपने परिवार में इस तरह का त्यागमय वातावरण बनाइये जैसे कि दशरथ के यहाँ था , और जैसा कि राम सीता , लक्ष्मण -उर्मिला आदि का त्यागमय जीवन था । वैसा वातावरण आपके घर परिवार का होगा तभी यह हो सकता है । उर्मिला का त्याग सीता जी से भी ज़यादा है । जिस घर में ऐसा वातावरण होगा वहाँ संस्कारवान बच्चे पैदा होंगे ।

रामचंद्र जी और भरत जी गेंद खेल रहे थे । भारत जी खेलने में कमज़ोर थे , परन्तु रामचंद्र जी उन्हे बार बार जिता देते थे । अपने से छोटों कि हिम्मत औए इज़ज़त बढ़ाने देने में ही महानता है - हारा  आदमी जीत जाता है । रामचन्द्र जी ने भरत को गुलाम बना लिया । सारी  ज़िन्दगी वे रामचन्द्र जी के गुलाम रहे ।

यह है भगवान का स्वाभाव जो कि हमारे लिए प्रेरणा लेने एवं देने लायक है ।

                                       -पंडित श्रीराम शर्मा आचार्य (Book - भगवान राम के चरित्र प्रेरणा स्रोत्र )

Thoughts have great power and strength. Acharya Shriram Sharma dedicated his literature to clarifying the thoughts of people and, therefore provided people with valuable solutions to their problems. An excerpt in his own words:

विचारों के अन्दर बहुत बड़ी शक्ति होती है ।  विचार आदमी को गिरा सकतें है और विचार ही आदमी को उठा सकतें है । आदमी कुछ नहीं हैं विचारों का बना हुआ है । विचारों से आदमी देवता ऋषि महात्मा ही नहीं परमात्मा बन जाता है, और विचारों से ही आदमी डाकू लूटेरा बन जाता है ।

छोटी छोटी बातों को लोग इतना बड़ा कर देतें है की वह समस्या हो जाती है ।  विचारों की सफाई के लिए ही हमने सारा साहित्य लिखा  है।  जो भी साहित्य हमने लिखा है , इससे प्रत्येक व्यक्ति की समस्याओं का हल हो सकता है ।

जो व्यक्ति हमारे विचारों को पढ़ेगा उसके घर मैं स्वर्ग बना रहेगा । मेरे विचारों को घर घर पहुँचाना ही मेरी सच्ची सेवा है ।

अगर समस्याओं का हल करना है तो हमारे विचारों से समस्याओं का हल होग। चाहे आज कर लो , चाहे सौ वर्ष के बाद । गायत्री माने ऊँचें विचार , यज्ञ माने परोपकार ।  जब तक व्यक्ति निकृष्ट विचार वाला और स्वार्थी रहेगा तब तक समस्याओं का हल हो ही नहीं सकता ।

शंकराचार्य अगर अपनी माँ का कहना मानते तो एक पंडित या प्रतिष्टित कथा वाचक ही बनकर रह जाते, वे शंकराचार्य नहीं बन  सकते थे ।  उनके विचारों ने उन्हे शंकराचार्य ही नहीं बल्कि शिव का अवतार बना दिया ।

विवेकानंद  नौकरी करते तो वे केवल बडे बाबु बन सकते थे , वे धर्मं गुरु नहीं बन सकते थे , जिन्होने भारतीय संस्कृति का प्रचार विदेशों में जाकर किया ।

गुरु नानकदेव अगर व्यापार करते तो , दो चार दुकानों के मालिक बन सकते थे , सिखों के गुरु नहीं बन सकते थे ।

गाँधी वकालत करते तब दो चार लाख रुपैय्या ही कम सकते थे , परन्तु महात्मा गाँधी नहीं बन सकते थे ।

बेटा विचारों में बड़ी शक्ति है , जो भी मेरे विचारों को पढ़ेगा उसको लाभ अवश्य होगा ।  जो कोर पूजा पाठ , भोग , फूल, माला, आदि तक ही सिमित रह जाता है , वह हमेशा खाली हाथ ही रहेगा । जो थोडा भी समय मेरे विचारों को फेलाने में लगाएगा उसे मेरा आशीर्वाद अवश्य मिलेगा ।

                  -पंडित श्रीराम शर्मा आचार्य  (Book: पेज ५५-५६- पूज्य गुरुदेव के कुछ मार्मिक संस्मरण )

Source and credits : 
If you would like to know more about Acharya Shriram Sharma and his Divine mission - please click enclosed the wikipedia link .
If you would like to read Acharya Shriram Sharma's Literature online , please click the enclosed link. 
Acharya Shriram Sharma and Ramakrishna Paramhansa are one and the same. Please visit our Life Transforming Books sections to read a cross section of Great Books.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Swami Vivekananda achieved Mahasamadhi at age 39? The reason behind Swami Vivekananda's early passing.....

Enclosed here is a guest post by explaining the reasons for the early passing and Mahasamadhi of Swami Vivekananda at age 39yrs. The reasoning for his early and voluntary passing away was provided by Swami Vivekananda himself, in his conversations with his Gurubhai Swami Abhedananda.

The reasoning for his early passing away is explained excellently using a descriptive and short video made by It makes for an excellent viewing and the guest post is enclosed here below......


"Swami Vivekananda, one of India’s greatest teachers of Vedanta Philosophy, left his physical body on July 4th, 1902. He was just 39 years of age.
Many people have wondered – what caused an evolved soul like Swami Vivekananda to die at such a young age? Aren’t yogi’s able to extend their own life-span and live for very long periods of time?
Actually, behind the passing of every realized soul such as Swami Vivekananda, there is an immense spiritual reality hidden, which we ordinarily do not grasp. Luckily for us, Swamiji (as he was called), himself revealed the truth in great detail. His amazing answer in the video below!
To read this full post and watch the video , follow the link below:

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The importance of Navratri and Gayatri Sadhana during Navratri ( Nav Durga)

Please enlarge the presentation prior to viewing for a better  reading experience.

Source and credits : The Super Science of Gayatri by Vedmurti Acharya Shriram Sharma. To read the book Super Science of Gayatri and other books on Gayatri worship, please visit our Life Transforming Books section. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Swami Vivekanada Quotes in Hindi and English !

Swami Vivekanada Quotes on various subjects in both Hindi and English 

Death a certainity :

On imperfections and shortcomings of others:

Those that are ahead of their times:

Be strong, build inner strength - that is the essence of  all religions:

Educated people have a duty towards the weak in society:

The key to success :

In difficult times we can  rely only on our CHARACTER:

Love for all and One-ness of the soul- the basis of all his teachings:

The only definition of morality:

The definition of religion:

Power of Concentration:

Work is worship:


Vivekananda Quotes Part 2
For other Swami Vivekananda Quotes in Hindi , please click the enclosed link - Swami Vivekananda Quotes in Hindi

Source and credits :of the above mentioned Quotations  : unknown 

Friday, September 6, 2013

In the Gayatri Mantra-What exactly is the meaning of the word GAYATRI ?

In the GAYATRI MANTRA- What exactly is the MEANING of the word -GAYATRI ?? 

(To further read upon the Gayatri Mantra, its origin, meaning, scientific impact and material and spiritual benefits , please scroll down below to the additional reading section).

" The Vedic Scripture -Aitareya Brahamana, describes this as "Gayan Trayate Sa Gayatri". Meaning - " That which PROTECTS the "Gaya" ( PRANA) is Gayatri.

The scholarly text "Shankracharya Bhashya"- further explains the meaning of GAYATRI as " Giyate Tatva Manaya Gayatriti". 
Meaning : " The DISCERNING PURE INTELLECT (Ritambhara Pragya), which unfolds the ultimate TRUTH and ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE is GAYATRI".

The divine light of GAYATRI generates SADBUDDHI. 
Sadbuddhi helps strengthen an individuals virtuous tendencies , enlightens the PRANA and propels the individual towards an ideal way of success and glory".......

Source and credits : An excerpt from the marvellous Book " GAYATRI SADHANA - WHY and HOW !- By  Vedmurthi Acharya Shriram Sharma

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Inspirational Quotes and Short Stories from - The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa!

Dear Readers -

Enclosed here are short inspirational quotes, quotes and informative excerpts from the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Sri Ramakrishna explains difficult to understand concepts to lay people through the use of short illustrations and parables. 

Quoted Text:

"I ask people to live in the world after the awakening of their spiritual consciousness. After extracting gold through hard labour, a man may keep it under earth or in a box or under water. The gold is not affected.

"I ask people to live in the world in a spirit of detachment. If you break the jack-fruit after rubbing oil on your hands, its sticky juice will not smear them.

"If the 'unripe' mind dwells in the world, the mind gets soiled. One should first attain knowledge and then live in the world.

"If you put milk in water the milk is spoiled. But this will not happen if butter, churned from the milk, is put in water."

DWIJA'S FATHER: "That is true, sir."


(To the doctor) "Look here. If a man truly believes that God alone does everything, that He is the Operator and man the machine, then such a man is verily liberated in life. 'Thou workest Thine own work; men only call it theirs.' Do you know what it is like? Vedānta philosophy gives an illustration. Suppose you are cooking rice in a pot, with potato, egg-plant, and other vegetables. After a while the potatoes, eggplant, rice, and the rest begin to jump about in the pot. They seem to say with pride: 'We are moving! We are jumping!' The children see it and think the potatoes, egg-plant, and rice are alive and so they jump that way. But the elders, who know, explain to the children that the vegetables and the rice are not alive; they jump not of themselves, but because of the fire under the pot; if you remove the burning wood from the hearth, then they will move no more. Likewise the pride of man, that he is the doer, springs from ignorance. Men are powerful because of the power of God. All becomes quiet when that burning wood is taken away. The puppets dance well on the stage when pulled by a wire, but they cannot move when the wire snaps.

"A man will cherish the illusion that he is the doer as long as he has not seen God, as long as he has not touched the Philosopher's Stone. So long will he know the distinction between his good and bad actions. This awareness of distinction is due to God's māyā; and it is necessary for the purpose of running His illusory world. But a man can realize God if he takes shelter under His Vidyā-māyā and follows the path of righteousness. He who knows God and realizes Him is able to go beyond māyā. He who firmly believes that God alone is the Doer and he himself a mere instrument is a jivanmukta, a free soul though living in a body. I said this to Keshab Chandra Sen."


(To M.) "When God assumes a human body for the sake of His devotees, many of His devotees accompany Him to this earth. Some of them belong to the inner circle, some to the outer circle, and some become the suppliers of His physical needs.


MASTER (to Narendra) : "An outcaste was carrying a load of meat. Sankaracharya, after bathing in the Ganges, was passing by. Suddenly the outcaste touched him. Sankara said sharply: 'What! You touched me!' 'Revered sir,' he replied, 'I have not touched you nor have you touched me. Reason with me: Are you the body, the mind, or the buddhi? Analyse what you are. You are the Pure Ātman, unattached and free, unaffected by the three Gunās-sattva, rajas, and tamas.'

"Do you know what Brahman is like? It is like air. Good and bad smells are carried by the air, but the air itself is unaffected."

NARENDRA: "Yes, sir."

MASTER: "He is beyond the Gunās and māyā-beyond both the 'māyā of knowledge' and the 'māyā of ignorance'. 'Woman and gold' is the 'māyā of ignorance'. Knowledge, renunciation, devotion, and other spiritual qualities are the splendours of the 'māyā of knowledge'.

Master teaches Narendra Brahmajnana

MASTER (to Narendra) : "An outcaste was carrying a load of meat. Sankaracharya, after bathing in the Ganges, was passing by. Suddenly the outcaste touched him. Sankara said sharply: 'What! You touched me!' 'Revered sir,' he replied, 'I have not touched you nor have you touched me. Reason with me: Are you the body, the mind, or the buddhi? Analyse what you are. You are the Pure Ātman, unattached and free, unaffected by the three Gunās-sattva, rajas, and tamas.'

"Do you know what Brahman is like? It is like air. Good and bad smells are carried by the air, but the air itself is unaffected."

NARENDRA: "Yes, sir."

MASTER: "He is beyond the Gunās and māyā-beyond both the 'māyā of knowledge' and the 'māyā of ignorance'. 'Woman and gold' is the 'māyā of ignorance'. Knowledge, renunciation, devotion, and other spiritual qualities are the splendours of the 'māyā of knowledge'.

About his parents Sri Ramakrishna once said: "My mother was the personification of rectitude and gentleness. She did not know much about the ways of the world; innocent of the art of concealment, she would say what was in her mind. People loved her for open-heartedness. My father, an orthodox brāhmin, never accepted gifts from the Śudrās. He spent much of his time in worship and meditation, and in repeating God's name and chanting His glories. Whenever in his daily prayers he invoked the Goddess Gāyatri, his chest flushed and tears rolled down his cheeks. He spent his leisure hours making garlands for the Family Deity, Raghuvir."


M. (humbly):"How ought we to live in the world?"

MASTER: "Do all your duties, but keep your mind on God. Live with all - with wife and children, father and mother - and serve them. Treat them as if they were very dear to you, but know in your heart of hearts that they do not belong to you. 

"A maidservant in the house of a rich man performs all the household duties, but her thoughts are fixed on her own home in her native village. She brings up her Master's children as if they were her own. She even speaks of them as 'my Rāma' or 'my Hari'. But in her own mind she knows very well that they do not belong to her at all. 

"The tortoise moves about in the water. But can you guess where her thoughts are? There on the bank, where her eggs are lying. Do all your duties in the world, but keep your mind on God. 

"If you enter the world without first cultivating love for God, you will be entangled more and more. You will be overwhelmed with its danger, its grief, its sorrows. And the more you think of worldly things, the more you will be attached to them. 

"First rub your hands with oil and then break open the jack-fruit; otherwise they will be smeared with its sticky milk. First secure the oil of divine love, and then set your hands to the duties of the world. 

"But one must go into solitude to attain this divine love. To get butter from milk you must let it set into curd in a secluded spot; if it is too much disturbed, milk won't turn into curd. Next, you must put aside all other duties, sit in a quiet spot, and churn the curd. Only then do you get butter.

"Further, by meditating on God in solitude the mind acquires knowledge, dispassion, and devotion. But the very same mind goes downward if it dwells in the world. In the world there is only one thought: 'woman and gold'.2

"The world is water and the mind milk. If you pour milk into water they become one; you cannot find the pure milk any more. But turn the milk into curd and churn it into butter. Then, when that butter is placed in water, it will float. So, practise spiritual discipline in solitude and obtain the butter of knowledge and love. Even if you keep that butter in the water of the world the two will not mix. The butter will float. 

Source and credits :
To read the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa - please visit our Life Transforming Books section and scroll down to the Gospel.

For those that are yet unaware - Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Acharya Shriram Sharma are one and the same.