ADVAITA ACHARYA – IS 14.

 

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Advaita Acharya(1434–1539

Among the gifted acharyas-Indian Saints and Seers gifted by
Mother Bharathamata one great is Advaita Acharya. from Bengal
Born in fourteen hundred forty four and samadhied in Fifteen
Fifty Nine as Kamalaksha Mishra- incarnation of Lord Krishna.

Considered as an incarnation of Chaitanya in the Gaudiya Vaishnava
Sampradaya, disciple and companion of the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnava
Sect, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and guru of Haridasa Thakur. born at Navagrama-Laur village in the present Bangladesh fifty years before Chaitanya.

Spent most of his adult life in Shantipur in Nadia with his wife and family
Teaching  Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana promoting Bhakti Yoga.
His activities are found in the Chaitanya Charitamrta, the Chaitanya Mangala
And the Chaitanya Bhagavata A great Hindu Saint we bow our head with respect.

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Aadhi Shankara- IS 13

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Adi Sankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya an early Eighth century Indian
Philosopher and theologian consolidated the doctrine
Of Advaita- unified and established the main currents
Of thought in Hinduism. unity of Atman and Nirguna brahman.

He wrote enormous  commentaries on Brahma Sutras.
Principal Upanishads  and Bhagavad Gita. in support of his  belief
He  explained  key difference between Hinduism and Buddhism,
Hinduism asserts “Atman exists”,  Buddhism  “no Soul, no Self”.

Shankara travelled across the country, propagated his philosophy
Through discourses and debates with other thinkers.  established
Importance of monastic life as sanctioned in the Upanishads and Brahma Sutra,
He founded four”monasteries” that helped in the historical development, revival
And spread of Advaita Vedanta=  the greatest revivalist.
Organiser of the Dashanami monastic order and unified  Shanmata  worship.

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BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI PRABHUPADA- I S 11

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A.C.BHAKTI VEDANTHA SWAMI PRABHUPADA (1 Sept. 1896 – 14 Nov. 1977)

Worldwide known Hindu movement-HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT-spreading Krishna
Conscience in the Society for long indeed is a gift of Bharathamata!
Abhaya Caranāravinda Bhaktivedānta Svāmi born on First September
Eighteen Ninety Six lived upto children’s day of nineteen seventy seven
Proud Indian spiritual teacher is the founder-preceptor of the
“International Society for Krishna Consciousness”!

Members of the ISKCON movement view Bhaktivedānta Swāmi as representative
And messenger of “Chaitanya Mahaprabhu” Krsna Caitanya Bhaktivedanta_Swami_Prabhupada. Born Abhay Charan De in Kolkata

Educated at the “Scottish Church College” in Calcutta.
Before adopting life of a novice renunciate “Vanaprastha”  he was married
And owned a small “Pharmaceutical”  business.In nineteen fifty nine he took a vow of renunciation
Started writing commentaries on Vaishnava scriptures. In his later years,
As a traveling Vaishnava monk, he became an influential communicator of Gaudiya Vaishnava theology to India and “Western world” through his leadership of ISKCON, founded in Nineteen Sixty Six”

As the founder of ISKCON, he “emerged as a major figure of the Western counterculture”  initiating thousands of young Americans.”

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HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT MEMBERS IN SEARCH OF TRUTH

TALE OF A BLOGGER 33

An ardent viewer Mr. A RAMAKRISHNAN honoring the Blogger with a shawl.- Photoed by S. Nivetha

TALE IS A TALE and the teller is a teller! Normally it will be a Sunday Story in ENVIUS THOUGHTS but today it is SATURDAY STORY!

Time and tide waits for none it is said; but tide waits for full moon to blossom to show its beauty in depth!
Time goes on and on, on and on for eternity! Eternity to eternity! It looks February twenty fifth two thousand and fifteen was just yesterday- but it was 1649 days ago! ENVIUS THOUGHTS took birth on 25th February 2015 with its FIRST POST “MY TRYST WITH LIC” and today on 06th June it is SIXTEEN HUNDRD AND FIFTIETH post! Post for a TALE- TALE OF A BLOGGER 33”! (33X50=1650)

As any other writer, I write for my satisfaction. When they are found to be useful to the viewers through my Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com, I am indeed delighted and am motivated to proceed further and further, farther and farther! One measurement of my viewers is obviously the overall number of views. Though I am a little uncomfortable that the daily views  is a little dwindled from what it was earlier, I do realize my helplessness in this regard except constantly thinking of how the Blog can be made more interesting.

I am a little sensitive to the daily number of this Blog’s view and overall as I feel it is the measure of viewers’ estimate of the quality of the Blog and hence I feel a little apprehensive whether the Blog is losing its sheen. Except the caption change, this is the continuation of the TALES –every fiftieth post- and in that way this is 32nd TALE OF THE BLOGGER!
Let us have a look at the overall views since the last Tale 32  Caption changed as “TODAY IT IS 1600th” on 19th May 2019..
19/05/2019   11539th  day   1600th post    1,98,161
29/05/2019   1569th day   1611th post       1,99,000
11/06/2019   1582nd  day   1624th post     2,00,000
24/06/2019   1595th day   1638th post      2,01, 000
05/07/2019   1606th day   1649th post     2,02,000

A landmark achievement was crossing the overall views of TWO LAKS on 11th June!  I was indeed  thrilled to receive NATIONAL ICON Award from the GLOBAL RECORDS AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION in appreciation of the Blog ENVIUS THOUGHTS for crossing two lac views!

Since 19th May, I attended a few Poets Meets in Chennai. That I received Kannadasan Award from  the hands of the son of KAVINGAR KANNADASAN 0n 16th June in an impressive function organized by ILAKKIYACHOLAI will ever remain green in my memories.

So far the rewards obtained are listed below for the kind information of my esteemed viewers:

LIST OF AWARDS

  1. Michel Madhusudhan Award, Kolkatta
  2. Admirable Achiever Award by United Writers Associaion of India Chennai.
  3. Fellowship of the United Writersw Association of India, Chennai.
  4. NTR All India National Admirable Achivers Award,2018- Nellore
  5. Moziyaakkach chemmal saadhanaiyaaLar Award-by South India Social Cultural Academy, Chennai
  6. SEVA RATHNA by Kanchi Mutt, Kanchipuram.
  7. National Symposium of Poets 2019 Memento by AIR Chennai
  8. Award from National Book of Records.
  9. Award Asia Pacific Book of Records 2017
  10. Thamiz Thonral Award from Solaik kuyilkaL, Chennai.

.  11. Winged Word Award of International Socio-Literary Foundation         from Mangalore

  • Best Poet of the Year 2003 –Poets International, Bangalore.
  • Membership of the “International Writers Association” USA
  • “THIRUKKURAL NGAAYIRU” TYhiruvalluvar Vaazviyal Neri Sangam, Chennai
  • “Sirandha Manidha Neyar virudhu” –Karunaik karangkaL, Chennai
  • WordPress University’s LEIBSTER AWARD
  • WordPress University’s Versatile Blogger Award.
  • World Records University UK ‘s Doctorate.
  • ARIVUK KALANJIYAM Award by MTS Academy, Chennai
  • Flamingo Award 2016 from Sulur Peta, AP
  • Flamingo Poetry Festival 2019 Certificate, Nellore
  • National Insurance Academy Pune 1998
  • INTHAMIZ INIYAR AWARD, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai.
  • KAVI MUKIL Award 2011, Solaip pathippagam, Chennai
  • Certificate from Amaravathi Poetic Prism 2016 Vijayawada,AP
  • World Academy of Arts and Culture certificate 2007, Chennai
  • Ilakkiyach ChudaroLi 2018, Chennai
  • Ilakkiyath thenral 2018, Chennai
  • Writers Forum Ranchi 1995,
  • Kavich chudaroLi 2017, Chennai.
  • Sindhanaich chirpi, Chennai
  • Kavi Nilavu, Chennai
  • Natchaththirak kavi, 2018, Chennai.
  • THANJAVOORIN PERUMAIK KURIYAVAR 2018-Ilakkiyaccholai, Chennai
  • 11th International Poetry Festival Certificate 2018, Guntur
  • Pongal Award 2019, Ilakkiyach cholai , Chennai
  • Kavimaamani- Kabilar Muthamiz sangam, Thirukkoyilur 2019.
  • World Union of Poets Italy Hon. Member of the WPU-Italy.2019.
  • Madurai Thisradwani Award 2013 for Translation of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas to Tamil from Telugu, Madurai
  • Jayendra Saraswathi Award 2013,
  • Kavich chigaram 2019, Chennai
  • “NEYA SUDAROLI” award, Kavi Oviya in May 2019.
  • ”விடுதலைக் கவிஞர்” 17/5/19 அனைத்துலக தமிழ் மன்றம்
  • Kannadasan Award-16.6.19 iLAKKIYACCHOLAI

 

This month on 27th I am giving a talk and presenting a poem in Thanjavur One THAMIZ THAAY ARAKKATTALKAI is organizing a Conference. In August I am nominated to receive Thiruvalluvar Award and EZUTHTHUCH CHIRPI Award on 17th and 18th respectively.

It is God’s will that I spend my retired life usefully in the literary world and it is being recognized and rewarded by the THMIZ KOORUM NALLULAGAM!

 

Somehow as ill luck would have it, rain miserably failed Chennai and at the request of my well-meaning friends I wrote the following in the ENVIUS THOUGHTS and the rain God blessed with two showers!!

Middle of JUNE is gone-gone sans rains-my God or Nature Why this punishment
To me a citizen of Chennai. I know I have not been good to any,
I do not love all,  serve all-though I say help ever hurt never, I follow not strict
I deserve to be denied of Thy grace Lord Varuna- but not my kith and kin here!

By now year after year we use to get the grace of Rain God –and blessed
With RAIN- this year not till now!. Prayers are on seeking your grace
Every nook and corner- Be kind enough to bring in RAIN to this starved city
Of Chennai. For drinking water and other purposes we do not get water enough.

We pay heavily and exorbitantly for the little water, to those who help us
We can only pray, beg you to bring us rains and do rain water harvesting!
Oh! Lord Varuna-Rain God- kindly lend us your ears and bless us with rain
May all living beings humans and animals, trees and plants get their thirst quenched!

So let us close this Saturday Story with this and continue as usual with the ENVIUS THOUGHTS. GOOD BYE!

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SWAMI VIVEKANANDA- I S 10

 

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Among the great Indian Saints and Seers probably the greatest
Who attracted the attention of the entire world to India
And Hinduism with his address “Brothers and Sisters of America””
Was the first and foremost disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa!

Swami Vivekananda gifted to India and the world by
Holy Mother-Bharathamatha- on Twelfth January Eighteen
Sixty Three and attained immortality on fourth July Nineteen
Hundred and Two.Narendranath Dutta was he in those days!

Hindu monk, a chief disciple of Indian mystic Ramakrishna.
Key avathar in introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta
And Yoga to the Western world; cause of raising interfaith awareness,
Bringing Hinduism to the level of major world religion !a major force
In reviving Hinduism in India, and brought in concept of nationalism
In colonial India.founded Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

Influenced by his guru, Ramakrishna, learnt all living beings were
Embodiment of the divine self; therefore, service to God could be rendered
By service to humankind. After Guru’s death, Swami toured our subcontinent
Extensively and acquired first-hand knowledge of the conditions prevailing.
Later travelled to the United States, representing India at the Parliament
Of Religions. Here is regarded as a patriotic saint, and his birthday
Celebrated as National Youth Day.Let us pay homage on this Samadhi day!
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GURU AND DISCIPLE

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RUPA GOSWAMI – IS 9

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RUPA GOSWAMI (1489–1564)

Rupa-Goswami took avathar in fourteen hundred and eighty nine
Attained samadhi in fifteen hundred and sixty four a devotional
Teacher deemed Guru, poet and philosopher of Gaudiya Vaishnava
Tradition.senior goswami of Vrindavan-connected to Chaitanya mahaprabhu.

Considered to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna and revered as such
During the annual Rath Yathra Rupa Goswami composed a
Mystical  verse that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu requested him
To read to his most intimate associates. Upon hearing this verse.

All  praised Rupa Goswami for his outstanding composition
Filled with deep devotion.  Rupa Goswami was proclaimed
To be  very embodiment of Chaitanya’ Mahaprabhu’s
esoteric teachings of divine mellows among  the gaudiya vaisnavas
Rupa respected to be the greatest follower of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
and those that strictly follow in his preceptoral line are known as Rupanugas

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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Rupa Goswami.

BASAVA -IS 8

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Basava (1105 CE–

Of the many many Indian Saints and Seers gifted by
Bharatha Matha  to us to sanctify the  Society nice
In all parts of the great Nation India that is Bharath
One from Karnataka is today’s series INDIAN SAINTS 8.

Basavanna  a Twelfth-century Hindu philosopher, statesman,
Kannada poet in the Niraakaara Shiva-focussed Bhakti
Movement and a social reformer during the period
Of the Kalachuri-dynasty king Bijjala I in Karnataka.

“Listen, O lord of the meeting rivers,
things standing shall fall,
but the moving ever shall stay.”
Basava’s saying in his “The Lord of the Meeting Rivers: Devotional Poems”” .

 

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