Raghavendra Swami —IS* 32

*Indian Saint 32

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Raghavendra Swami[36] (1595 – 1671)

Among the great Indian Hindu Saints gifted by our holy
Barata Matha, one is  Srī Rāghavēndra Tīrtha born in
Fifteen Ninety Five and reached HIS feet in Sixteen Seventy one
Hindu scholar, theologian and saint. known asSudhā Parimaḷācārya

His diverse commentaries on the works of Madhva, Jayathirtha
And Vyasatirtha, interpretation of the Principal Upanishads as a Dwaithic
And a treatise on Purva Mimamsa.  served as the pontiff of
Shri Kumbakonam Matha- Raghavendra Matha for half a decade.

An accomplished player of the Veena , composed several songs
Under the name of Venu Gopala. His shrine is at Mantralayam.
He was born as Venkatanatha in the town of Bhuvanagiri, Tamil Nadu
In a Kannada  family of musicians and scholars.  great-grandfather
Krishna Bhattar  a tutor to Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya
His father Timman Acharya  scholar and musician.
Venkatanatha  was ordained as a monk in Sixteen Twenty one
After  death of Sudhindra Tirtha in Sixteen Twenty Three
Succeeded him as the pontiff the mutt and became
Raghavendra Tirtha.took a pilgrimage to Udupi, Kolhapur  and Bijapur.
And settled down in  Mantralayam,  presented by the Governor of Adoni.

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Pujyaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharma Rathayacha Bajatham Kalpa Vrukshaya Namatham Kamadehnave

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BE AN ANGEL DAY August 22nd.

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“Aham brammasmi” is a vedic truth believed by all Hindus all over the world
Yes basically all human beings are divine beings! Example the child!
Today August twenty second is BE AN ANGEL DAY” to bring an awareness
Of this in all and make the society sacred and noble for peace and harmony

In many religions, angels are supernatural spirits that are thought to be
Responsible for protecting humans.The day reminds us that even though we
Can’t be actual angels, we can emulate the kindness they are known for.
Being kind and good to our fellow human beings is not hard or difficult.

All we need to do is to stop thinking about ourselves and think about
How we can make the world a nicer and kinder place and act in that spirit
Showing love and affection to all those whom we come across at least on this day
Let us enjoy the day in a manner befitting ! God shows compassion for all!

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Yes indeed she was an angel till 20th August 2014- my beloved better half Smt. Renuka, daughter of an Advocate and a double graduate by education,
mother of three lovely boys.God’s ways are inscrutable and she reached HIS feet
Five years ago on TWENTIETH AUGUST TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. She loved all , served all; she helped all and ever and hurt none -never! Highly devoted house wife was she and ardent follower of Aurobindo and Mother, Parthi Baba. She was friendly with everyone she came across-may be Udumalpet, Coimbatore, Ooty, Thanjavur, Bikaner, Madurai, Salem, Kadapa or Chennai! Yes I had 12 transfers during my forty years service in the premier public sector organization-LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA-my Alma mater where I learnt the Art and Science of LIFE AND LIVING! She ungrudgingly  accepted all places and all people- kind and compassionate to all-young and old, educated and uneducated, known and unknown, sick and the healthy..

 

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Gopala Bhatta Goswami IS 29

Closeup of Vishnu, seated in the lotus position on a lotus. From depiction of the poet Jayadeva bowing to Vishnu, Gouache on paper Pahari, The very picture of devotion, bare-bodied, head bowed, legs crossed and hands folded, Jayadeva stands at left, with the implements of worship placed before the lotus-seat of Vishnu who sits there, blessing the poet.

Gopala Bhatta Goswami (1503–1578)

South and North, West and East-equal for Mother India for her grace
Great Saints and Seers- of Hindu or Sufi gifted for the peace and joy
Of all the children of Bharatha Matha! We are grateful to you Mother.
Born in a Sri vaishnava family of Tamil Iyengar origin in Srirangam, Tamilnadu.

Gopala bhatta goswami was a great devotee of Laxmi-Narayana
Born in Fifteen Hundred and Three and lived upto Fifteen Seventy Eight
The foremost disciples of the Vaishnava saint,Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,
and a leading  figure in the Gaudiya Vaishnava school
A part of  the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, who  influenced its philosophical basis .

His first meeting with Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was in fifteen hundred and ten
During Mahaprabhu’s tour of South India. At young age he met Chaitanya
And served him for some months.Such was his love for the saint, that when
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was about to leave,Gopala Bhatta became upset,
And for his sake, Chaitanya  agreed to stay a few more days.

He had a spiritual vision where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revealed Himself
As an avatar of Krishna, the supreme God.In the vision Krishna  told him that
In the town of Vrindavan He would meet two devotees,  Rupa  and Sanatana.
Goswami who would guide in the finer details of devotional service .
Gopala Bhatta  wanted to leave for Vrindavan at once,
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu told him to stay and serve his parents.
After Chaitanya’s departure, Gopal Bhatta took guidance from his uncle
Prabhodananda Sarasvati. Gopal Bhatta took care of his parents in their old age,
After their death he  went to Vrindavana. and met Rupa and Sanatana .
They  accepted him as a brother. Gopal Bhatta  helped Sanatana
Compile the book Hari Bhakti Vilasa. Let us invoke his grace and blessings.

INTERNATIONAL FORGIVENESS DAY- August 4th

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To err is human and to forgive is Divine rightly said
All over the world and in particular India that is Bharat,
In a way a part of our culture and tradition and today entire
World is after this noble principle and philosophy -sure!

International Forgiveness Day -is observed every  First
Sunday in August-indeed  a great gesture and to make the world
Aware of the divinity in FORGIVE AND FORGET philosophy
A noble quality to be developed foe peace and joy in the society!

It is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation
Or anger as a result of a perceived offence, disagreement, or mistake,
Or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. ‘forgiveness is ‘to grant
Free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offence or debt’.

 

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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

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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BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY 20th May

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Shall I say let me be a MILLIONAIRE? No let me a CROREPATI-
Million has not much of a value today as much as a CRORE!!!!!
It’s Be a Millionaire Day! Today an opportunity to dream big
And imagine what life would be as a millionaire! a crorepati!

A million dollars isn’t what it used to be, seeing a seven-
Figure number in our bank account is still financial milestone.
Rightly Gandhiji said if one has more than what he needs, balance
Be held as a custodian for others-poor and downtrodden!

If not cent per cent a major excess can go to orphanages
And old age homes in plenty in the world! Sevalayas and
Uthavum Karangal are there all over needing funds from the public!
Let us help to the extent possible on this awareness occasion!

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Sevalaya, Pakkam village

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Uthavum karangkal-Children taking food.