CHINMAYANANDA SARASWATHY IS 25.

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Chinmayananda Saraswati (8 May 1916 – 3 August 1993)

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive but to be young was very heaven
To be the Secretary of Chinmaya Mission Thanjavur was indeed a bliss
At the young age of twenty two-it was all HIS blessings still green memories!
Attended Geeta Gnana Yagnas-great spiritual experience and hence the bliss!

More than Geeta- MY six thirty means six thirty neither six twenty nine
Nor Six thirty one! My eight means neither seven fifty nine nor eight zero one!
Such a punctualist to the core not to come across any longer
My refrain in my training classes used to be a subject of discussion on this
With a quiz “Can you tell me a Barrister turned spiritual head?”
As a clue poorvashrama name started with ‘B sanyashrana name started with ‘C”!

Chinmayananda Saraswati born as  Balakrishna Menon born on Eight May
Ninteen Sixteen- and entered God’s feet on Third August Nineteen Ninety Three
A Barrister at Law turned spiritual leader and a teacher who inspired the
Formation of Chinmaya Mission, a worldwide nonprofit organisation,
And spread the knowledge of Advaita Vedanta, the non-dual system of thought
Found in the Upanishads, which epitomise the philosophical teachings of Vedas.

Swami taught Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other ancient Scriptures
For four decades and more, led a global Hindu spiritual  Cultural renaissance
And popularised the religion’s esoteric scriptural texts, teaching them in English
All across India and abroad His greatness indeed! Had the pleasure af attending ..

Inspired  formation of Chinmaya Mission program  by his disciples
And led by him, a spiritual, educational, and charitable nonprofit organization
In more than three hundred centres in India and internationally. authored
Ninety five works including commentaries on the major Upanishad and  Gita.
Visiting professor of Indian philosophy at  American and Asian universities-
Conducted university lecture tours in many  countries. India’s greatest son!

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ALAUL HAQ PANDAVI -IS 24

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Alaul Haq Pandavi

Great and kind gifts of the Almighty-Omnipotent, Omniscient
Omnipresent to our Motherland  Saints and Seers of all religions
Society would have been impoverished spiritually, morally
And ethically but for the guidance and nobility of the Saints!

Among such Saints and Seers of religions here is one Sufi Saint
Shaikh Alaul Haq Pandavi a thirteenth Century eminent saint of Bengal
Belonging to the Chisti spiritual order. disciple of another prominent
Chishti Sufi of Bengal Khwaja “Akhi Siraj Aainae Hind”

His major shrine at Pandua Sharif Dargah, of the ruined city of “Pandua, Malda”
Alaul Haq Pandavi an erudite saint who served as a member of the elite in
The government of Shamsuddin Ilyas Shah, the Sultan of Bengal.
Two of his  notable disciples are his son Shaikh Noor Qutbe Alam Pandavi
And the illustrious Sufi saint Ashraf Jahangir Semnani His URS- is
Observed  on the Twenty third, fourth and twenty fifth Rajab in  Sharif Dargah..

 

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Chandrashekarendra Saraswati – IS 22

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Chandrashekarendra Saraswati (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994)

Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal
Born as  Swaminathan on twentieth May, Eighteen Ninety Four
And attained siddhi on Eighth January nineteen ninety four
Reverentially called the Sage of Kanchi or Mahaperiyava
The sixty eighth Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.
Mahaperiyava’s discourses in fact, magnum opus based on Hindu
Philosophy titled – “Deivathin Kural”was indeed great
Kanchi peetam established by Adi Sankara in person-

At the age of eleven on ascending the Peetam ,Acharya
Visited Thanjavur- big people used to call on him,
Being a Fellow of Theosophical Society he was,
My grand father one of the leading High Court Advocates did not.
Despite Acharya’s desire to meet, he budged not!
Acharya said , if NKR Iyer* is not coming, he would go to
Nagari Mahal and meet my grand father. At last Shri NKR Iyer agreed
On condition when calls on Acharya, he will not sit on the ground,
Nor bow to Acharya and so on. Acharya agreed and arranged
For a chair to NKR Iyer. Young Acharya, by his wisdom and intelligence
Made my grand father revise his resolve and he bowed to Acharya
And the Peetam in the traditional practice! Greatness of Acharya
Jagat Guru indeed is great as all know. Acharya in nineteen sixty three
At Akkagaripeta described to me this event-though I knew earlier!
On this holy and auspicios ADI FRIDAY, let us seek HIS grace!

 

Nagari Mahal is the name of the  house where he lived.

_* NKR Iyer referred to is  Shri N K Ramaswami Iyer B A B L F.T.S High court Vakil and also a staunch Congress member in 1941  who was my father’s father!__________________________________________________________________________________                          Register of Delegates, Indian National Congress, Madras, 1914.

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49 Madras Madras Provincial  Committee  N. K. Ramaswami Aiyar, B.A.B.L; Tanjore

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Kanchi Shankara Mutt established by Adi Sankara whose 68th Peetadhipathi was Chandrashekarendra Saraswati.

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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KHATKHATE BABA- IS 5

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Of the holy Saints and Seers, Bharathamatha has gifted to us
Eighteen Fifty nine born and lived upto Nineteen Thirty was the great
KHATKHATE BABA – a Kashmiri saint who had enormous divine powers.

Kashmir an abode of Shiva has produced a number of holy men, saints,
Ascetics and sages with supernatural powers to perform miracles.
They had numerous followers venerating!Outstanding holy man was
Pandit Shiv Prasad Choudhari, who afterwards became Khatkhate Baba!

HIs divine powers were used for the society and good causes.
A big Yajna was organized by the disciples of Khatkhate Baba
In the premises of Sanskrit Vidyapeeth in Nineteen Eleven.
Large number of saints and sages from all over the country participated
And paid their obeisance to Khatkhate Baba. Boarding and lodging a huge task.
When preparing the meals shortage of ghee was felt.impossible to bring
At short notice from the city. Khatkhate Baba asked them to bring water
From the Yamuna river in place of ghee. when Yamuna water was placed
In the vessel for frying the pooris it at once turned into ghee
Food was there for th satisfaction of all! water became ghee!!!
Next day Khatkhate Baba asked his disciples to bring ghee
From the market and poured into the Yamuna river to make up the losses.

Divine and miraculous powers of Baba were for the disciples and society
Sever outbreak of diseases were averted by Khatkhate Baba .

His samadhi at Etawah is a pilgrimage centre.

SREE SREE THAKUR

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The holy land of India that is Bharath gave birth to hundreds
Of Saints and Sages, Gurus and Seers to guide all here and all over!
A guru is a “teacher, spiritual guide, godman,”. A guru, must go
Through a standard initiation process Diksha, where he receives mantra.

ENVIUS THOUGHTS to carry to the extent possible every day
Some thing about one such Saint. Today is on SREE SREE THAKUR
Anukulchandra_Chakravarty”>Anukulchandra Chakravarty ‘Sree Sree Thakur’
Born o9n fourteenth September Eighteen Eighty Eight.

Sree Sree Thakur a medical practitioner after his study
From Kolkata Medical College. left his established medical
Practice to his friend and established Satsang Himaitpur
On Second September Nineteen Forty Six before Partition
Of India, moved to Deoghar in India from his birthplace Pabna.
Satsang currently has its main center. Thakur died in January Sixty Nine.

 

SREE SREE THAKUR’S MESSAGE

“The degeneration of humanity began at that moment when the unseen God was made infinite and, ignoring the seers, the worship of their sayings began. Oh mankind! If you desire to invoke your good, forget sectarian conflict. Be regardful to all the past prophets. Be attached to your living master or God and take only those who love Him as your own. Because all the past prophets are consummated in the divine man of the present.” Anukulchandra did not accept anyone as his disciple if he or she wanted to change his or her faith.  Anukulchandra advocated that people of all faiths could come together and strengthen communal harmony.”

CRAZY MOHAN ON PARTHI BABA

 

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67 year old Mr Crazy Mohan, an Engineering Graduate from Guindy College of Engineering Chennai, one of the leading actors in the Tamil tinsel world was a staunch devotee of Puttaparthi Sathya Saibaba. Mr. Mohan  also a Tamil poet wrote the Tamil poem given below after Mahasamadhi of Swami.

Unfortunately Mr. Mohan, known as CRAZY MOHAN passed away on 12th inst. and as a tribute to Mr. Crazy Mohan’s  devotion to Swami, ENVIUS THOUGHTS presents today  the poems in Tamil and duly translated to English for the read and response  of our esteemed viewers.

Crazy Mohan’s poem on Swami

கெட்டபுத்தி நீக்கி, கலியில் அடியார்க்கு
இட்டபூர்த்தி செய்து இகபரத்தை – புட்டபர்த்தி
சாயி பகவான், சகஜமாய்த் தந்தவர்
போயி வருவார் புவிக்கு….(1)

சத்திய சாந்த சிவசுந் தரமாக
இத்தரை தோன்றும் இதுவுறுதி – அத்தினம்
நோயிநொடி இல்லா நிலையிங்(கு) உருவாக
சாயி பகவான் சரண்….(2)

நகரசங் கீர்த்தனையாய் நாமெல்லாம் சேர்ந்து
அகர உகர மகர – சிகரத்தை
சாயிராம் என்றுரத்துச் சொல்லிக் குரல்கொடுப்போம்
பாயுவார் மீண்டும் புவிக்கு….(3)

கரசே வகர்கள் கடைசியாய்க் காண
வருசமயம் தாராய் வரங்கள் – அரசியல்
வ்யாபா ரிகள்வந்தால் வீறுகொண்டு வானிருந்து
பாபா அரிமாவாய்ப் பாய்….(4)

அல்லாவும் ஏசுவும் கல்லாலின் ஈசனும்
பல்லா யிரக்கணக்கில் பக்தரும் – எல்லோரும்
சாயி பகவான் சமாதி அடைந்திடும்
கோயில் புகுந்தார் குனிந்து….(5)….

– கிரேசி மோகன்

 

Translation in English:

Ridding bad qualities, in this Kali age, of his devotees
Fulfilling their desires both here and hereafter – Like breeze
Puttaparthi Sai Bhagawan blessed us fine
He will be back on this Earth again (1)

Truth and peace, auspiciousness and beauty
Will fill this Earth with certainty
That day will end all illness and suffering
In Sai Bhagawan we take refuge, as offering. (2)

We get together to do nagara sankeerthanam
Reach the peaks of akaram, ukaram and makaram
Let us give a loud chorus of His divine name
And he will rush back to this Earth again (3)

When those who serve come for Darshan last
Bless them with boons, kind and fast
When political brokers stand in line
From above please roar like a lion (4)

Allah and Jesus and Easwara under the Tree
Millions of devotees – and everyone
Enter the temple with heads down
Where Bhagawan settled in Mahasamadhi (5)

Crazy Mohan