POPULAR DEVOTIONAL MYSTICISM IN VEDIC SCRIPTURES

Hari Om THE chief features of the passionate devotion for God described are its spontaneity and its transference of human relations and emotions to God through the medium of the Krishna legend described in the Bhagavata Purana. It presupposes the theory of the incarnation of God as man, which makes it possible to think of … Continue reading POPULAR DEVOTIONAL MYSTICISM IN VEDIC SCRIPTURES

Appudi Nayanmar

Hari Om In devotion to the Guru, Appudi Nayanar excelled. He was an ardent Siva Bhakta. He was leading the ideal householder’s life. He belonged to a Brahmin family in Tingalur in the Chola kingdom. Appudi had heard of the glories of Tirunavukkarasar or Appar. He had heard of how God’s grace made the stone … Continue reading Appudi Nayanmar

Narada Bhakthi Sutra with English Meaning

Hari Om 1. Atha tho Bakthim vyakyasyama Now I will explain in detail what is meant by Bhakthi (devotion to God) 2. Saa tasmin Parama prema roopa Devotion to God is personification of intense(highest) love towards Him. 3. Amrutha swaroopa cha It also is deathless or as sweet as nectar (or it also confers deathlessness … Continue reading Narada Bhakthi Sutra with English Meaning

Jnanadev (Jnaneshwar) – The Great Saint of Maharashtra

Hari Om The name of Saint Jnaneshwar is on the lips of everyone in Maharashtra. He was a born Siddha. He was a Yogi of high attainments. He had control over the elements. His work Jnaneshwari is the crest-jewel of Marathi literature. The simple style, the beautiful illustrations and the apt similes have rendered the … Continue reading Jnanadev (Jnaneshwar) – The Great Saint of Maharashtra

Ekanath – The Well Known Saint of Western India

Hari Om Ekanath is a well-known saint of Maharashtra. He was born of Suryanarayana and Rukmini in the year 1533 A.D. at Paithan in Maharashtra. The fire of devotion was kindled in his heart even when he was a boy of ten years. This was all due to his previous Samskaras. The Gita says: "There … Continue reading Ekanath – The Well Known Saint of Western India

Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Hari Om Om Sri Gurubhyo Namah !!! Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa [A Rishi, Saint, Vedantic Teacher, a Guru and a Devotee of the Goddess Kali] Here are some of his teachings: “Women are, all of them, the veritable images of Shakti.” “Knowledge leads to unity, but Ignorance to diversity.” “Lovers of God do not belong … Continue reading Bhagawan Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Namdev – The Famous Saint of Mediaeval India

Hari Om Namdev of Maharashtra was a saint of mediaeval India. He was not a servant of Lord Krishna, but His companion. Namdev was an Amsa (part) of Lord Krishna. Introduction Namdev was a contemporary of Jnanadev, the famous saint of Maharashtra, being his senior in age by about five years. He was born in … Continue reading Namdev – The Famous Saint of Mediaeval India

Hanuman burning dead bodies at Lanka

Hari Om Throughout history and all the great stories, Hanumanji is spoken about with great admiration as an unparalleled Rama-Premi (devotee/fan). Lord Hanuman’s name is identical with the complete absorption in the love of his Guru and God, Lord Rama. He is known as the eternal servant of Lord Rama. Despite all of this, once, … Continue reading Hanuman burning dead bodies at Lanka

Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram with Translations

Hari Om Sri Lalitha Sahasranama is in the 36th chapter of Lalitopakyana in Brahmanda Purana. It is presented in the form of instructions imparted to the sage Agasthya by Hayagriva who is an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu. Hayagriva tells Agasthya the story of the incarnation of Lalitha Maha Thripura Sundari and describes her sports. … Continue reading Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram with Translations

Faith to Devotion to Surrender to Liberation is the path:

Hari OM God (Iswara) and Bliss (Ananda) are both identical or synonymous terms. Everyone in this world desires this bliss alone hence he or she is a seeker of bliss and therefore unknowingly, is a seeker of the Lord. Devotion (Bhakti) is the only means to attain LORD (Eternal Bliss). This devotion has to be … Continue reading Faith to Devotion to Surrender to Liberation is the path: