Tyaja Durjana SamsargamBhaja Sadhu SamagamamKuru Punyam AhoratramSmara Nityam Anityatam
Renounce the company of the wicked.Seek the company of the pious.Perform good actions day and night.Discriminate between the temporary and the permanent.
To understand the nature of God requires eligibility. Bhagavatah Idam Bhagavatham - Bhagavatham speaks of God and His Divine sports. It is also said, Bhagavatanam Idam Bhagavatham - Bhagavatham describes the lives of devotees. Scholars have interpreted this scripture based on their individual outlooks. Truly, the Bhagavatham illustrates the intimate relation between God and His devotees. It is the bridge between the Lord and devotees. Four requisites are absolutely essential to understand and practice the message of the Bhagavatham.
Tyaja Durjana Samsargam
First, give up bad company. Bad company is not just bad people. Bad thoughts must also be abandoned. Feelings acquire form as actions. There should be no hesitation in renouncing bad...
Jihvagre Vartate Lakshmi. Jihvagre Mitra Bandhavaha.Jihvagre Bandhana Prapti. Jihvagre Maranam Dhruvam.
Lakshmi, resides on the tip of the tongue. By the tongue are determined friends and relatives.The tongue can be the cause of bondage. The tongue can also lead to death.
With one’s speech, one can win kingdoms, wealth, and friends. One can develop relationships and even invite death with one’s speech. Words are crucial for profit and loss, repute and disrepute, joy and sorrow. When words are good, the result is good. Bad words produce bad results. Every man should discriminate between good and bad words, control his speech and use only appropriate words.
Dharma Eva Yato Moolam, Dharma Eva MahatgunamDharma and justice are the foundations of the universe.
There is no foundation or virtue greater than dharma. The one who defined, practiced, and propagated dharma for the good of humanity was Emperor Manu. He had two sons. The first was Uttanapada and the second, Priyavr...
Etti Vidyalu Jagatini Eruganatti Pakshi Jaatulu Pashu- vulu
Pramamaina Niyamamunu Booni Jeevincha Nerchi- yunda,
Telivi Galigina Manujunaku Ee Telivi Lede!Although devoid of knowledge or education, birds and beasts
Learn to live in accordance with the Divine Law.
But man, despite his intelligence, does not have this
To take care of the body is our prime responsibility. An unhealthy body is a burden. A healthy body promotes healthy thoughts. An unsound mind cannot entertain sacred and elevating thoughts. Thus ancient people considered health as wealth and paid attention to the upkeep of the body. Even in the modern age, people have evolved various systems to en- sure good health. The Romans and Greeks saw the body as a representation of the cosmos and worshipped it.
The body and the Indweller
The organs of the body cannot work or even exist, in- dependently. Their unity alone allows the body to be complete and to perform useful functions. When we understa...
Sadayam Hridayam,Yasya Bhashitam Sathya Bhooshitam, Kaya Para HiteyasyamA heart full of compassion,Speech full of truth,A body dedicated to service,These three are essential for human life.
Embodiments of divine love!
A steady mind, truthful speech and a body dedicated to service - these are the three most important requisites for life. In Vedanta, this is called Trikarana Suddhi - Purity of the three instruments. The Upanishads define manava (man) to mean "one who trusts and can be trusted". Every person lives only on the basis of this trust or faith. From dawn to dusk, all our activities are made possible only by faith.
Education must promote faith in God
To what ends do people use faith? Do they use it to perform daily tasks, to be blissful, or in service to others? Do men use faith in the right direction? We have faith in everything. It is only with faith that we go to the market or travel in a car. We promise to fulfill tasks in the future, fully expecting to be alive the next d...
Prema Roopambu Brahmambu Prema Mayamu Premanu Prema To Sandhimpa Neemamagunu Kana Prema Nu Poortiga Kaligiyunna Adviteeyamu Pondaga Arhudagunu Brahman is full of Love, the embodiment of Love.
To merge that Love with your Love is the right approach.
One who cultivates such selfless, divine Love
Becomes worthy of the state of non-duality
Students! Embodiments of love!
Every being, without exception, is a storehouse of Prema. But there is not even one who has recognized this principle of Prema! It appears as though everyone expresses Prema. Many in the world declare their love for other people, for material objects, for wealth, for sensual pleasures. But if we ask, "For whose sake is this love?" There is no satisfactory answer.
Worldly love is selfish
It appears as if the mother loves the child and the child loves the mother. It seems as though the husband and wife love each other. It even appears that today’s devotees love God. But for whose sake do these people cultivate l...
Vidyanama Narasya Roopamadhikam Pracchanna Guptam Dhanam,Vidya Bhogakari Yashah Sukhakari, Vidya Gurunam Guru,Vidya Bandhujano Videsha Gamane, Vidya Para Lochanam,Vidya Rajasu Poojyate Na Hi Dhanam, Vidya Viheenah Pasuh.
Education is a third eye, a secret treasure,Bestower of fame and enjoyment, the teacher of teachers,A friend in foreign lands, the supreme guide, and Honored by kings more than wealth.One without education is a beast.
Patrons Of Education, Teachers and Students!
Just as a child recognizes its mother and father at birth, students must recognize the history and culture of the land of their birth. The country is like a mother, and the culture like a father. One who does not recognize their culture can never understand their motherland.
India’s glorious heritage
The culture of Bharath is the noblest. Bharathiyas (Indians) are truthful and righteous. Justice and fairness are their life-breath. When the Eternal, Indestructible, Formless Truth is given a form, that is In...
Pradoshe Deepakaschandrah, Prabhate Deepako RavihiTrailoke Deepako Dharmah, Suputrah Kula Deepakah
The Moon is the source of light at night. During the day, the Sun gives light.Dharma illumines the three world. A good son is the light of the family.
There are two kinds of night: full moon and new moon. Darkness is not generally desired. But there are some people, like thieves and wicked people, who revel in it. Darkness aides bad thoughts and facilitates sinful behavior. Hence it is called Rakshasa Kalam - demonic period of time. Night is characterized by thamo guna. Therefore, peaceful and virtuous people do not desire darkness.
The full moon is bright and beautiful. Everyone awaits the full moon. Poets are inspired to compose poems looking at it and children play joyously in its cool light. The moon is called chandamama - Uncle Moon. He is an uncle to children, to parents, to grandparents...to everyone. He is the same to everyone. Therefore, light has a l...
Punya Phalamu Cheta Puttenu ManujudaiDushta Vanchala Cheta DushtudaiJnana Margamu Manavatvamu VeedeIntakanna Rakshasatvamedi Kaladu?One is born a human by the fruit of meritorious deeds.By cultivating unholy desire, one becomes wicked,And abandons the path of wisdom and human values.Indeed, what else is demonic behavior?
Embodiments of divine love!
Lord Vishnu assumed the Varaha (Boar) Avatar to destroy the demon Hiranyaksha. Hiranya Kashyapa, the brother of Hiranyaksha, witnessed his brother’s death at the hands of the Lord. As a result, he developed anger and hatred toward the Lord. He considered Narayana not as God but as a man, and decided to destroy Him by any means.
Hiranya Kashyapa, hater of the Lord
Hiranya Kashyapa ordered all devotees and Vedic priests to be killed. He destroyed Brahmins on sight. The kingdom fell into chaos. Not able to bear the separation from his brother, Hiranya developed many weaknesses. He gave up food, drink and sleep and questioned all the time, "...
Sukharthi Tyajate Vidya. Vidyarthi Tyajate Sukham.Sukharthinah Kuto Vidya.Kutah Kuto Vidyarthinah Sukham.
One who craves pleasure is not able to pursue education.A true student renounces worldly pleasures.One who desires comfort cannot obtain true education.And comfort is not necessary to acquire education.
The human body is given for a purpose, not for the enjoyment of worldly joys. Craving for worldly joys is an animal quality. Priyavrata was a man who understood these truths. Every human life has a purpose, a meaning. Recognize the purpose of your life and achieve it. A life without a goal is an animal’s life, a foolish life.
Priyavrata felt strongly, "Having taken a human birth, it is improper of me to desire physical comforts." Priyavrata was the second son of Manu. Yesterday you understood the nature of Dhruva, the son of Uttanapada. Today, grasp the character of Priyavrata, the younger brother of Uttanapada.
Physical pleasures are like dreams. They are eph...
Bhagavathamu (Telugu pronunciation) has five letters: bha, ga, va, tha, mu. In this five-letter word, bha stands for bhakthi (devotion), ga stands for jnanam (wisdom), va stands for vairagya (detachment), tha stands for Thatwam (sacred principle), and mu stands for mukthi (liberation).
The primary need for liberation is bhakthi. It gives shakthi (power, energy), and shakthi leads to rakthi, which in turn leads to virakthi. Virakthi is the gateway for mukthi (liberation). When you sow the seed of devotion, wisdom develops, which leads us to liberation. Vairagya is to shed raga (attachment). Bhagavatham shows the way to liberation through devotion and detachment.