Svabhode Nanyabodhe Cha, Bodha Roopa AtmanahSva Deepenya Deepe Cha, Yadasvatma Prakashate
To search for a flame, another light is not required.To know the omnipresent, effulgent Atma , another type of knowledge is not required.
You do not need a flame to find another flame. In the same way, it is ignorance and foolishness to search for the selfeffulgent, omnipresent Atma using other forms of knowledge. No one tries to search for himself in the world outside. In the same way, when you are the Atma, is it not plain ignorance to look for the Atma elsewhere? Such pure teachings on the Atma have been propagated by Bharath since ancient times, era after era.
Bharath - The Birthplace of Spirituality
Bharath is the birthplace of spirituality and dharma. Peace and nonviolence also took birth in Bharath. The search for Truth done in Bharath has not been done anywhere else. This land is the birthplace of the Sapta Rishis. This is the country in which the first poet, Valmiki, and the ...
We can reach the mansion of Mukti (liberation) if we walk on the stepping stones of devotion, wisdom, renunciation and the knowledge of Reality.
The Bhagavatam in its very title testifies to this truth. The term Bhagavatamu in Telugu is made up of five letters: Bha, ga, va, ta, mu.
Here, Bha signifies Bhakti (devotion):
ga sinifies Jnana (wisdom):
va signifies Vairagya (renunciation):
ta signifies Tatva (the knowledge of Reality): and,
mu signifies Mukti (Liberation).
The Bhagavatha bestows on us liberation by leading us through Devotion to Wisdom, Renunciation and the knowledge of Reality.
Na Tvevaham Jatu NasamNa Thwam Neme JanadhipahNa Chaiva Na Bhavishyamah,Sarve Vayamatah Param.There was never a time when I,Or you, or any of these ruling Kings did not exist.And we shall exist in the future,For all time hereafter.
The universe is full of many powers. An omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent power pervades all of Creation. This divine Force is immanent in every atom, like sugar in syrup. The Upanishads call this Raso Vai Sah or all-pervading sweetness. God is an embodiment of sweetness. Although this sweetness is everywhere, it is not possible to recognize its omnipresence. However, it is possible for all to observe the existence of Divinity.
The existence of Divinity
Sweetness in sugarcane, bitterness in neem leaves, burning in chili, acerbity in lemon and fire in wood - all these are direct proofs of God’s existence. A plant germinates from a seed. A bird emerges from an egg. The newborn infant becomes a mother one day. These are all living proofs of the existen...
Nasti Lobha Samo Vyadhih Nasti Krodha Samo Ripuh.Nasti Daridryavat Dukham Nasti Jnana Samo Sukham.
There is no disease like greed, No enemy like anger,No sorrow greater than poverty, No happiness equal to wisdom.
Everyone strives to acquire happiness and to remove misery, but is unsuccessful. Creation is vast and endless. Man is just a tiny part of the Cosmos and therefore, should lead his life in keeping with the welfare of all. Instead, man believes that Creation is meant for his own enjoyment, and exploits it. Just as a child draws milk from its mother and a bee draws nectar from a flower, man can also draw necessary resources from Nature.
The importance of limits
These days we see Nature revolting by way of disasters because man ignores all limits in exploiting its resources. Torrential rain, drought, earthquakes, floods - such are the repercussions of man’s greed. On account of scientific progress, scientists have grown selfish without regard for the world’s welfare. They p...