Tuesday, August 3, 2021

SRI GURU GITA -2

LORD DATTATREYA


11) PAARVATHYUVAACHA- 

OM NAMO DEVA! DEVEYSHA! PARAATHPARA! JAGADGURO

THVAAM NAMASKURVATHEY BHAKTHYAA SURAASURANARAA SSADAA.

Meaning- Oh Lord! Lord of Devaas! O Supreme Lord! Spiritual Leader of the Universe! You are worshipped with great devotion by celestial beings, demons and human race....

12) VIDHIVISHNU MAHENDRAADYAI RVANDYAHA KHALU SADAA BHAVAAN

NAMASKAROSHI KASMAI THVAM NAMASKAARAASHRAYAHA KILA.

Meaning- Even Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Indra worship You at all times. While You are considered as the most Eligible One to receive the prayers of such mighty Gods, You are praying to someone else! Who are you praying to?!

13) DRUSHTYAI THATHKARMA MAASCHARYAM PRATHIBHAATHI MEY

KI MEYTHANNA VIJAANEYHAM KRUPAYAA VADA MEY PRABHO.

Meaning- I am amazed by this act of Yours. I am unable to comprehend this. O Lord! Oh Compassionate One, please let me know...

14) BHAGAVAN! SARVADHARMAGNYA! VRATHAANAAM VRATHANAAYAKAM

BROOHI MEY KRUPAYAA SHAMBHO! GURUMAAHAATHMYA MUTHAMMAM.

Meaning- O God! You have knowledge of all the divine laws! Please impart the knowledge of the Greatness of Guru, that which is most virtuous and supreme of all the religious vows.....

15) KENA MAARGENA BHOSWAAMIN! DEYHI BRAHMAMAYO BHAVETH

THATHKRUPAAM KURU MEY SWAAMIN! NAMAAMI CHARANAU THAVA.

Meaning- O Lord! Through which method does a soul become immortal? I prostrate to Your Feet! O Lord! Please shower mercy on me and please let me know......

16) ITHI SAMPRAARDHITHA SHSHASVA NMAHAADEVO MAHESHWARAHA

AANANDABHARITHA SSYAANTHEY PAARVATHEE MIDA MABRAVEETH.

Meaning- Goddess Parvathi appealed thus to the Supreme Lord Maheswara. Lord Shiva was overjoyed and started to speak thus to Goddess Parvathi....

17) SRI MAHAADEVA UVAACHA- 

NA VAKTHAVYAMIDAM DEVI! RAHASYAATHIRAHASYAKAM

NA KASYAAPI PURAA PROKTHAM THVADBHAKTHYARDHAM VADAAMI THATH.

Meaning- Lord Shiva said- O Goddess! Actually this knowledge is not meant to be revealed. This is of utmost secrecy, a secret of all secrets! This has not been revealed to or shared with anybody till now. I am willing to impart the knowledge to You due to Your intense devotion...

18) MAMA ROOPAASI DEVI! THVA MATHA STHATHKADHAYAAMI THEY

LOKOPAKAARAHA PRASHNOYAM NA KEYNAAPI KRUTHAHA PURAA.

Meaning- O Goddess! You are an epitome of Myself. That is why I am willing to tell You. Your quest for information is meant for the welfare of the universe. So far nobody has asked this question... 

19) YASYA DEVEY PARAABHAKTHIHI YADHAA DEVEY THADHAA GURAU

THASYAITHE KADHITHAA HYARDHAAHA PRAKAASHANTHEY MAHAATHMANAHA.

Meaning- A devotee who had unwavering devotion towards God as well as devotion towards the Enlightened Master (Guru) is great and virtuous! Such a devotee deserves to know the meaning of the knowledge which I am about to impart, so that it will come to light...

20) YO GURU SSA SHIVAHA PROKTHO YA SSHIVA SSA GURU SMRUTHAHA

VIKALPAM YASTHU KURVEETHA SA NARO GURUTHALPAGAHA.

Meaning- Guru (The Enlightened Teacher) is none other than Lord Shiva Himself. Likewise Lord Shiva is Guru (The Enlightened Master). Whoever rejects this Truth is committing the greatest sin equal to the act of violating Guru's bed (Guru talpa- sleeping in the Guru's bed with His wife)......






 

Friday, July 30, 2021

SRI GURU GITA-1

LORD SHIVA AND GODDESS PARVATHI

 SRI GURU GITA is a Mahamantra. This magnificent conversation between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi is an excerpt from SKAANDA PURANAM. SRI GURU GITA contains 351 slokas. Each and every sloka is a rare gem which reveals the power and dynamism of a Guru. These slokas are a boon for devotees who seek the guidance of a genuine Guru. These slokas are pure magic as God makes His presence felt for anybody who chants these slokas. Miracles take place and SRI GURU GITA  is easily one of the most powerful slokas that can manifest Guru and His Grace in Kaliyuga. 

SRI GURU DATTA

CHAPTER-1

SRI GURU PRABHAAVA VARNANAMU (Description of the greatness of GURU)-

1) ACHINTHYAAVYAKTHAROOPAAYA NIRGUNAAYA GUNAATHMANE

SAMASTHA JAGADAADHAARA MOORTHAYE BRAHMANEY NAMAHA.

Meaning-The One who is beyond comprehension, One who has a form which cannot be expressed, One who is untouched by tendencies- my obeisance to that God!

2) RUSHAYA OOCHUHU-

SOOTHA! SOOTHA! MAHAAPRAAGNYA! NIGAMAAGAMA PAARAGA

GURUSWAROOPA MASMAAKAM BROOHI SARVAMALAAPAHAM.

Meaning- The Sages spoke- O Sutha, Sutha, One who is a great expert! One who has mastered the Vedas and Upanishads! Please educate us about the greatness of the form of Guru.

3) YASYA SRAVANA MAATHRENA DEHEE DUKHAA DVIMUCHYATHE

YENA MAARGENA MUNAYAHA SARVAGNYATHVAM PRAPEDIREY.

Meaning- Human beings have been freed from worldly bondage and miseries while sages have realized the Ultimate Truth by just listening to SRI GURU GITA.

4) YATHRAAPYA NA PUNA RYAATHI NARA SSAMSAARABANDHANAM

THADHAAVIDHAM PARAM THATHVAM VAKTHAVYA MADHUNAA THVAYAA.

Meaning- After attaining the fruit of SRI GURU GITA  human being will never again get caught in the material world. Please impart to us the knowledge that which is of Supreme nature.

5) GUHYAADGUHYATHAMAM SAARAM GURUGEETHAA VISESHATHAHA

THVATHPRASAADAACHCHA SHROTHAVYAA THATHSARVAM BROOHI SOOTHANAHA.

Meaning- This is the utmost secret of all secrets. This is filled with Ultimate knowledge. This is specifically called as SRI GURU GITA. We are eager to listen to the sacred text, all credit to Your Grace! Please tell us in detail all that there is to know about SRI GURU GITA.

6) ITHI SAMPRAARDHITHA SSOOTHO MUNISANGHAI RMUHURMUHUHU

KUTHOOHALENA MAHATHAA PROVAACHA MADHURAM VACHAHA.

Meaning- The groups of sages repeatedly requested Sri Sutha to impart the knowledge of SRI GURU GITA to them. Feeling very enthusiastic Sri Sutha spoke sweetly as follows-

7) SOOTHA UVAACHA-

SRUNUDHVAM MUNAYA SSARVE SHRADDHAYAA PARAYAA MUDAA

VADAAMI BHAVAROGAGHNEEM GEETHAAM MAATHRUSWAROOPINEEM.

Meaning- Sri Sutha spoke-

O great Sages! Please listen to me attentively. I will educate you about that which will remove all worldly sorrows and that which is like a Mother (SRI GURU GITA).

8) PURAA KAILAASA SIKHAREY SIDDHA GANDHARVA SEVITHEY

THATHRA KALPALATHAA PUSHPAMANDIREY THYANTHA SUNDARE.

Meaning- Long ago Mount Kailash was worshipped by great ascetics and celestial beings. On top of this mountain was a beautiful tower decorated by exotic flowers and creepers. 

9) VYAAGHRAAJINEY SAMAASEENAM SHUKAADI MUNIVANDITHAM

BODHAYANTHAM PARAM THATHVAM MADHYEMUNIGANAM KVACHITH.

Meaning- There in was seated on a tiger-skin the Lord (Shiva), He who is worshipped reverentially by great intellectuals like Sri Shuka and He who bestows divine knowledge on great sages..

10) PRANAMRAVADANAA SHASVANNAMA SKURVANTHA MAADARAATH

DRUSHTVAA VISMAYA MAAPANNAA PAARVATHEE PARYAPRUCHCHATHA.

Meaning-  Lord Paramashiva prayed humbly with folded hands. Goddess Parvathi was astonished to witness the act of the Lord praying with folded hands. Bending Her head She addressed the Lord thus...





Saturday, July 3, 2021

ELDER ABUSE - Domestic Violence

Emotional elder abuse takes place when an older person suffers harm through insults, yelling or verbal harassment. It is also referred to as elder psychological abuse. Emotional abuse may be one of the most common forms of elder mistreatment. 

Margie Eckroth-Bucher in Devious Damage (Elder Psychological Abuse) states the following-

"Though it leaves no outward scars elder psychological abuse exploits older adults' vulnerabilities through cruel acts of omission or commission.

Psychological abuse is believed to be the most common of all types of elder abuse, with a reported incidence rate of 54.1%. Psychological abuse is the most difficult form of abuse to detect because it lacks clear evidence and concrete assessment criteria. It can occur as the only type of abuse an older adult experiences or in conjunction with other types of abuse.

Psychological abuse wreaks mental anguish by means of threats, humiliation, fear, manipulation or other cruel conduct.

It can be inflicted via verbal or nonverbal communication cues. It is the systematic perpetration of malicious and explicit nonphysical acts against an elder. Examples include harassment, scolding, insults, denigration and stalking. Perpetrators of psychological abuse against older adults often take advantage of elders' vulnerability in ways that control and humiliate.

Threatening an adult with physical punishment or the deprivation of basic needs is a particularly heinous form of this type of abuse. Such actions may include denying or creating long waits for food, money and other basic care. Additional acts are calculated to create an oppressive atmosphere with a stern expression.

Interfering with decision making, false accusations, and controlling the individual's freedom can effectively destabilize the elder and lead to isolation, feelings of low self-esteem, and psychological pain. Psychological abuse can exacerbate clinical depression from which an older adult may already suffer and may aggravate other mental/physical health issues as well."

FORMS- Not all domestic violence is equivalent. Differences in frequency, severity, purpose, and outcome are all significant. Domestic violence can take many forms including physical aggression or assault (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, beating up etc.) or threats thereof, sexual abuse, controlling or domineering, intimidation, stalking, passive/covert abuse and economic deprivation. It can also mean endangerment, criminal coercion, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, trespassing and harassment- Courtesy- WIKIPEDIA

Even treating an adult as a child is belittling and borders on abuse as such a treatment lowers the adult's self esteem.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS PUNISHABLE-

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (indiankanoon.org)



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

ANDRU IVVULAGAM


Today's radio broadcast of my very old recording (recorded15 years ago in the studios of AIR Chennai) had the favourite Andal Pasuram ("Andru Ivvulagam") of my husband. In his memory........ 
(Mridangam-Sherthalai Sri. Ananthakrishnan
Ghatam- Sri. T.V.Vasan)

 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

Om Achyuthaaya Namaha, Om Ananthaaya Namaha, Om Govindaaya Namaha- NEED OF THE HOUR

SLOKAS RENDERED BY SMT. GAYATHRI GIRISH

24th April, 2021, a hot summer afternoon- The eerie silence on the otherwise busy roads of Bangalore gave me the chills. I thought of the sloka recommended by Maha Periyava, for defeating terminal diseases.

1) ACHYUTHAANANTHA GOVINDA NAAMOCCHAARANA BHESHAJAATH
NASHYANTHI SAKALAA ROGAAHA SATHYAM SATHYAM VADAAMYAHAM.
2) ACHYUTHAANANTHA GOVINDA VISHNO NAARAAYANAAMRUTHA 
ROGAANMEY NAASHAYAASESHAAN AASHUDHANVANTHAREY HAREH.
3) ACHYUTHAANANTHA GOVINDA VISHNO DHANVANTHAREY HAREH
VAASUDEVAAKHILAANASYA ROGAAN NAASHAYA NAASHAYA.
4 ACHYUTHAANANTHA GOVINDA SACCHIDAANANDA SHAASHVATHA
MACCHETHO RAMATHAAM NITHYAM THVACCHAARU CHARANAAMBUJE.

The above 4 slokas from Aapadudhaaraka Stotram are specifically meant for prevention of serious diseases. Chanting this sloka as many times as possible will protect one from serious health issues.

 A simplified method-

OM ACHYUTHAAYA NAMAHA, OM ANANTHAAYA NAMAHA,OM GOVINDAAYA NAMAHA  are the magical mantras one must keep chanting to ward off diseases. The 3 magical names of Lord Vishnu have powerful vibrations to keep diseases of any magnitude at bay. 

The Nama-thraya-mantra is known for its powers of healing and curing any deadly disease.

Method- Chant aloud for 108 times, chant mentally through out the day.



The Magical Slokas- NEED OF THE HOUR


 Powerful slokas for healing chronic diseases - recommended by Maha Periyava. (Slokas rendered by Smt.Gayathri Girish).

Sunday, April 18, 2021

SPEECHLESS, PRICE TAG



 A LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON (18th April, 2021).... my granddaughter Shreeja belting out SPEECHLESS and PRICE TAG...

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