[Advaita-l] Message to ponder

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 22:14:19 CDT 2016

On Oct 13, 2016 8:34 AM, "V Subrahmanian" <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Golden Words of His Holiness Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji

> Unity of Religions
>   All religious conflicts and quarrels arise because a devotee is
> unable to disassociate his conception of God from a
> particular name and form.
>   As long as, by a process of analysis, he does not learn to
> disassociate the name from the thing, the name is the thing
> for him, and if you deny that name, he will take it that you
> deny the thing itself. If you realise that all Gods are one and
> all paths lead to God, you will never waste your precious life
> in religious quarrels.

The above exhortation can come only from an Advaitin, for he alone can rise
above parochial ideas.

Subrahmanian. V

Merits of Dharma
>   Dharma makes man richer than the richest, stronger than the
> strongest, happier than the happiest.
>   Realise the depth of your fall from the true ideal of life and
> make an honest endeavor to recover it.
>   Dharma is the cause of happiness. If today we do not have
> the mental peace and happiness of our ancestors, it is due to
> our gross neglect of dharma. When the practice of dharma
> declined, suffering began.
> Paths to the Goal
> Seek to correct your bad habits. Regulate your life on pure,
> healthy lines – physical, mental and spiritual. Lead a pure
> and virtuous life. Only then can you experience true lasting
> peace and bliss.
> The world is an excellent training ground for performing
> selfless service (or nishkamya karma ) and by the
> performance of such pure and unselfish action you become
> free from all impurities and fit for God-realisation.
> We have the ability to learn. Materials for knowledge are
> available to us. Teachers are available for teaching us. Yet
> man willingly prefers to live in darkness of ignorance. Within
> man exists an ocean of bliss. Yet he willingly prefers to live a
> life full of misery, pain and suffering. This is the tragedy of
> human life.

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