[FairfieldLife] Re: More quibbling!.. with wife Ubhaya Bharati Devi

2005-10-24 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, cardemaister [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Shankara retorted: snip Your garb of a ritualist is only a means to secure the license for living with women. Excerpted From: http://www.sivanandadlshq.org/saints/sankara.htm Then Sankara challenged Mandana to a

[FairfieldLife] Re: More quibbling!.. Bharati Devi

2005-10-24 Thread hanumanhoffman9
snip She decided to defeat him by means of the science of Kama Shastra. The following text is excerpted from the link below which details the knowledge revealed from Shankara and Bharati Devi's debate. Adi Shankaracharya preached that Jeevatma and Paramatma were one. This implies that all

[FairfieldLife] Deepavali Day Tuesday Nov.1st.

2005-10-31 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Tuesday New Moon day is Deepavali, The day of Festival of Lights. Below is a discourse from Swami Sivananda regarding its history. Sri Guru Datta Hanuman DEEPAVALI By SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA DEEPAVALI or Diwali means a row of lights. It falls on the last two days of the dark

[FairfieldLife] Maha Lakshmi...A Devotional take on Her story.

2005-10-31 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta The following is taken from a report and a 1996 Navaratri discourse by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji. Today Mother Goddess Durga Parameshwari is in the form of Lalitha Parameswari and Aadi Lakshmi forms. Normally 'Lakshmi' will mean Lord Vishnu's Consort. But today's

[FairfieldLife] Know this for sure...

2005-11-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/august98/darshisong.htm www.dattapeetham.com Happy Deepavali! Hari Om Tat Sat Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ~-- Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page

[FairfieldLife] Re: Sri Lalita Sahasranama. Was:Other Earth-like worlds?

2005-11-11 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rory Goff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip Sri Lalithambika Sahasranama Stotram -- best to get one with transliterations (for easy pronunication) and engish translations :-) Jaya Sri Mata! Lalita Sahasra Nama and Lalita Trishati are two sacred hymns which

[FairfieldLife] Intelligent design, prajapatis, rishis, humans, time

2005-11-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
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[FairfieldLife] Somanath Nageswar Shiva Jyotirlinga temples and Dwaraka (Krishna)

2005-11-18 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Deva Datta Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji conducted a Meditation and Healing Music Concert at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on November 12, 2005. He visited the famous Krishna Temple in Dwaraka, Gujarat. He also visited two Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples - Somnath and

[FairfieldLife] Re: Hanuman

2005-11-21 Thread hanumanhoffman9
I am curious who these people are that say they were (are) my friends. If you care to, let me know please ping me on the side, otherwise I will respect your desire for anonymity. Thanks! Hanuman --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, anonymousff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry, Maharish

[FairfieldLife] Re: From Hog Farmer to Hanuman

2005-11-21 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, anonymousff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry, Maharish cannot be Hanuman as my old friend, Russell (Rusty) Hoffman is now Hanuman Hoffman. They'll have to fight over it in court. Jaya Guru Datta This is not a name I picked for myself. I have included a

[FairfieldLife] Misconceptions... Hanuman... Monkey..NOT

2005-11-21 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Through Sadguru's grace, my wife and I were privileged to write and edit The Life and Mission of Hanuman from discourses by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, Avadhuta Dattapeetha. (Available through www.dycusa.org) It is an amazing story unfolding the metaphorical

[FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi is Hanuman - Frank Lotz

2005-11-21 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rusty, red hair? Long time purusha? Sports nut? what's he up to now? We were buddies on Gov training and purusha. You are thinking of Rusty Holeman. I did have very red hair though and was not on Purusha. I was on a course

[FairfieldLife] Satsang definition according to Lord Dattatreya

2005-11-26 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta 18 Days until Datta Jayanthi (Dec.15th) www.dattapeeetham.com According to Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji: http://www.sadguruseva.org/sss/s26.html Satsanga (Association with the Wise) Human mind, by nature, is unsteady, turbulent and outgoing. Such a mind cannot remember

[FairfieldLife] More on Satsang And Prayer

2005-11-26 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta From Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji: SATSANGA True mental tranquillity can be achieved by seeking the company of Sadhus and by doing Satsanga. There is no greater wealth than the association with saints. A mere glimpse of a saint can confer immeasurable benefit on

[FairfieldLife] Dharma Adharma

2005-11-27 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta 17 days until Datta Jayanthi the link following completes the beginning excerpt: It was mentioned in the October Sookti Manjari that it is Dharma that holds together the earth. While defining Dharma there, it was said that the Rishis of yore analyzed carefully the behaviour

[FairfieldLife] Dattatreya, Tripura Rahasya, and Ramana Maharishi

2005-11-28 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Datta Jayanthi is December 15th Jaya Guru Datta Tripura Rahasya was considered by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi as one of the greatest works that expounded advaita philosophy. He often quoted from it and regretted that it was not available in English. snip Sri Tripura Rahasya is an ancient

[FairfieldLife] On Dattatreya Adi Guru...Saandilya Upanishad

2005-11-28 Thread hanumanhoffman9
http://srath.com/mantra/datta_upanisad02.htm Jaya Guru Datta Dattatreya His Works 1 Markandeya Purana mentions that he taught the Asthanga yoga to Patanjali, who then wrote the yoga sutras. Thus, Dattatreya is the Guru of Patanjali and the teacher of the Yoga Sutra. How could this

[FairfieldLife] Man's Natural Tendencies

2005-11-29 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Deva Datta Datta Jayanthi Dec 15th This is an abbreviated posting of a discourse regarding a civilized society and the Disease called Selfishness. The link is included at the end for those who are curious. Sookti Manjari Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji Man is a social being.

[FairfieldLife] Dattatreya Principle, Datta Jayanthi, Krishna

2005-11-29 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Dattatreya Principle Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji The foremost problem facing the world today is lack of proper understanding and co- operation. There are many religious organisations. There are many political parties. They all have very good social intentions. But why is it that the

[FairfieldLife] Sri Datta Dhyaana Maalika

2005-11-29 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Sri Datta Dhyaana Maalika Asprishta lokyai ramalaanuraagai rabhyaasa pushtairathavaa viraagaih Baddhassvakeeyaan jananaantareshva pyanveti yastam gurudatta meede He can be tied down by innocent and pure devotion. He can also be tied down by well practised Vairaagya (renunciation). He will

[FairfieldLife] Lord Dattatreya...Vishnu or Shiva Avatara?

2005-11-29 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta In the Wikpedia Encyclopedia offered by another poster, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dattatreya the beautiful description of Dattatreya seems to be solely in relation to the Nath tradition (8th-9th century A.D.?) where He is considered Shiva Avatar. Wikpedia: Mahendranath:

[FairfieldLife] Re: Lord Dattatreya...Vishnu or Shiva Avatara?

2005-11-30 Thread hanumanhoffman9
On Nov 29, 2005, at 4:25 PM, hanumanhoffman9 wrote: snip The above commentary from the Nath tradition seems perpetuate their separation. Dattatreya is the Adi-Nath. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not according to the Nath tradition: Shiva is adi

[FairfieldLife] Excerpt From Nisargadatta Maharaj on Adi Guru Dattatreya

2005-11-30 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Deva Datta Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was part of the Navnath Sampradaya, the lineage of the nine gurus. Maharaj himself did not stress his lineage with most of his western devotees. However, he does speak about it in I Am That, Page 271 Part II, chapter 97: Dattatreya With this

[FairfieldLife] Guru Tattva

2005-11-30 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Guru Tattva..Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji Guru represents Mangala Ð auspiciousness. Guru is your Atma tattva - the Self within you. When you come into contact with the Sadguru, He is there to remove the impurities of your mind which you have accumulated from birth after birth. Guru

[FairfieldLife] Re: Lord Dattatreya...Vishnu or Shiva Avatara?

2005-12-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Nov 30, 2005, at 2:23 PM, hanumanhoffman9 wrote: Wasn't it Dattatreya who initiated Matsyendranath? Dattatreya lived about 2500 BC, so I have my doubts if this was the historical person who initiated him. He

[FairfieldLife] Re: Lord Dattatreya...Vishnu or Shiva Avatara?

2005-12-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Nov 30, 2005, at 2:23 PM, hanumanhoffman9 wrote: The Vashnavite revival also coincides with the rise of the mercantile castes. I don't understand what you mean by rise. When did these castes not exist

[FairfieldLife] Re: Hurdy Gurdy Man revealed

2005-12-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: MMY doesn't hug people. He doesn't like physical contact. bluecabbagerose [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, off_world_beings wrote: After twenty or so minutes we were getting to our

[FairfieldLife] Lord Dattatreya's consort, Anagha Devi

2005-12-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/August-Bhaktimala/Augustanagha.html Anagha Devi By Sri Kuppa V.Krishna Murthy http://www.serveveda.org/kvkmurthy.htm (Continued from last month) (In the previous issue, we set out with the question - Is God male or female? And

[FairfieldLife] Re: Lord Dattatreya...Vishnu or Shiva Avatara?

2005-12-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Dec 1, 2005, at 2:31 PM, hanumanhoffman9 wrote: He is walking Mother Earth at present, in the form of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, Avadhuta Dattapeetha, Mysore, India providing the sweetest sounds

[FairfieldLife] excerpts from Life history of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji

2005-12-01 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Today Dec 1st begins the month of Margashirsa. It is the month that Lord Krishna declared as Him. December 15th is the Purnima and Datta Jayanthi celebrating the appearance of Lord Dattatreya. It is my intention to post an excerpt from the Life History of Sri Ganapathi

[FairfieldLife] Lord Ganesh appearing at Satyam's Sacred Thread Ceremony

2005-12-02 Thread hanumanhoffman9
This is lunar month of Margashirsa. It is the month that Lord Krishna declared as Him. December 15th is the Purnima and Datta Jayanthi celebrating the appearance of Lord Dattatreya. It is my intention to post an excerpt from the Life History of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji each day through

[FairfieldLife] Religious Harmony Declaration

2005-12-02 Thread hanumanhoffman9
In Datta Seva Sri Guru Datta Hanuman Religious Harmony Month Divine words that came out of Sri SwamijiÕs heart during the installation ceremony of Kalagni Shamana Dattatreya Temple in Datta Peetham in Mysore in the year 1978 are still ringing in our ears. This is the Datta Temple. That is, a

[FairfieldLife] The Gayatri and the true form of Ganesha

2005-12-03 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji The fire suddenly grew up to four times its size. There was a sudden flash of brilliant light in the room. It lasted only a fraction of a second but for Satyam it felt like hours of peaceful rest. The brilliant light was like a small

[FairfieldLife] Lord Dattatreya Yoga-Avatar-symbolic meanings

2005-12-03 Thread hanumanhoffman9
The path of Dattatreya embraces all spiritual paths and is the source of all other traditions. He who treads the path of Truth, regardless of what religion he belongs to, is treading the path of Dattatreya. As an incarnation of God, Datta came down to spread the universality of true

[FairfieldLife] Celestial Singers Incarnations 3 Paths to Salvation

2005-12-03 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Dec.2, 1998 during Datta Jayanthi Sri Swamiji gave the following message In the state of Maharashtra, the propagation of Datta Pantha has been established long since. The good tradition is strengthened by several saints who composed and sang the praises of Datta in all the states and in all

[FairfieldLife] Satyam...Everyone is under the illusion that he is a sadhaka

2005-12-04 Thread hanumanhoffman9
The story jumps to conversation with a Dandaswamy who comes to ask Satyam.. Dandaswamy momentarily opened his eyes and closed them again. Recollecting the story he had heard on The Truth, he said, Guru, the compassionate, I am blessed. A moment later he said, If you permit me - and

[FairfieldLife] How Shukra (Venus) came into being through Shiva and Parvati's play

2005-12-04 Thread hanumanhoffman9
The summary of the discourse from Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamii's Shivaratri discourse in 2000. Jaya Guru Datta Lord Shiva, who was residing in Kashi was invited by the god of Mandara Parvata (Parvata=Mountain) to reside on him. Lord Shiva acceded to his request and stayed in Mandara

[FairfieldLife] Re: Definition of one Liberated

2005-12-04 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, anonymousff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am interested to know what does it mean to be liberated? Jaya Guru Deva Datta From Gita: http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/oct2000/gitajoct2000.html Lessons from Bhagavad Gita - 84 (From the discourses

[FairfieldLife] Re: Definition of one Liberated

2005-12-04 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, anonymousff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am interested to know what does it mean to be liberated? Moksha: liberation, final emancipation of the soul from the cycle of births and deaths Yahoo! Groups Sponsor

[FairfieldLife] Four Types of Mukti was: definition of liberated

2005-12-04 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Excerpted from discourse Lessons in Vedanta, by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/junejuly98/lessonsinvedanta32.htm Jaya Guru Datta Four types of Mukti Q. You say that being devoid of body is Mukti. Some people say that some ÔliberatedÕ souls

[FairfieldLife] only by Yoga and not by worship of the Mantras

2005-12-05 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 156 sgslh_raosyama Offline Send Email The same person came to me half an hour later and probably with the assistance of some divine vision, asked me to give him a Yantra(38). He wanted it because he could not concentrate on Gayatri. What reply would you

[FairfieldLife] Superior..Inferior.. Natural tendencies

2005-12-05 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Sookti Manjari by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji 'Survival of the fittest' is a phrase alluding to the theory of natural selection in biology. Our planet has seen many kinds of animals being created and becoming extinct. Only those animals that could challenge and

[FairfieldLife] Datta

2005-12-05 Thread hanumanhoffman9
http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/april2001/april2001.html Paraarthamevaavataran muhurya Shshishyaan svabodhaih kurute svatulyaan Tam sparsha ratnaadadhika prabhaavam Dattam guroonaam gurumaanatosmi (Sri Datta Dhyaana Maalikaa) He incarnates again and again for the sake of those who

[FairfieldLife] Swami giving money from Aarthi plate to devotees

2005-12-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 157 Jaya Guru Datta Chapter 13 Aashadabhootulu (The Cheats) Dommi (Riots) This is the third one. The results obtained without any personal efforts do not give the real satisfaction. Leaving it aside, even after completing the purpose for which they were sent,

[FairfieldLife] How to Transcend name and form

2005-12-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Naamnashcha roopaagatidooragopi Naamaani roopaani dharan bahooni Yo naama roopaatigataan karoti Sveeyaan tameede gurudatta devam. (Sri Datta Dhyaana Maalikaa) He is far beyond name and form. Still, he assumes different names and forms and through those names and forms, he makes

[FairfieldLife] Liberation as per Gita

2005-12-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Lessons from Bhagavad Gita - 59 (from the discourses of Pujya Sri Swamiji) When the mind restrained by the practice of Yoga withdraws (from the objects) and when seeing the self, one rejoices in his own self; When he experiences that infinite joy, beyond the reach of the senses, perceived by

[FairfieldLife] How Sage Durvasa's Anger was Abated.. was Re: Yagna By Choice. It Works

2005-12-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shukra69 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip Does it ever strike you as odd that your anger doesn't abate even after an apology by the guilty party There is a number of legends about the Rishi Durvas like this. Power of True Devotion (from the discourses

[FairfieldLife] Rioters at the colony

2005-12-07 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 158 Unable to withstand the disturbances in the colony by the various activities at the ashrama like bhajans, homa etc, he had gone that night and using a special knife had cut the tarpaulin. He had then gone on his night duty. There was a disturbance at work

[FairfieldLife] Rioters at the colony

2005-12-07 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 158 Unable to withstand the disturbances in the colony by the various activities at the ashrama like bhajans, homa etc, he had gone that night and using a special knife had cut the tarpaulin. He had then gone on his night duty. There was a disturbance at work

[FairfieldLife] Swamy's Test by High Voltage Electricity

2005-12-08 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 160 Current Swamy The story was proceeding normally. But it will never end if one started talking about the twists in the thinking of the human mind. If one listens to a lie ten times, he would start believing it to be true. Is it impossible to find any person

[FairfieldLife] Woman's Duty, Happiness and Power...was Men and women

2005-12-09 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Taken from the Book Sri Datta Darshanam. Jaya Guru Datta The most virtuous Anasuya Mata was the wife of Lord Brahma's mind born son, Saptarishi Atri. She was the 2nd daughter of Kardama Prajapati and Devahuti. Brahma's act of creating the human species continued ceaselessly; and has it

[FairfieldLife] Walking through solid walls..Witnessed by hundreds

2005-12-09 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 161 Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 161 sgslh_raosyama Offline Send Email Seeing the tail is like seeing the tiger is a saying. Some people who believe in statements like that, spread the news that the entire city of Mysore was blacked out. Swamy was

[FairfieldLife] Re: Woman's Duty, Happiness and Power...was Men and women

2005-12-10 Thread hanumanhoffman9
life in order to get what you ask. I am happy to discuss more if you wish, you can contact me at [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sri Guru Datta Hanuman --vashtirama --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, hanumanhoffman9 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Taken from the Book Sri Datta Darshanam. Jaya

[FairfieldLife] Showing how caste is not valid.

2005-12-10 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 162 Pulihora(2) From the time Swamy entered into the ashrama at Kesere, he tried constantly to remove the airs and graces in the attitude of both the Sudras and Brahmins(3). The elders in both the groups did not like the interference by Swamy in this issue.

[FairfieldLife] Finding the current ashrama site..Shiva linga and tunnel to Chamundi

2005-12-11 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 163 Jaya Guru Datta Ê Chapter 14 Ê Kaivalya Padam Paduka Diksha Ê Sthala Sekharana (Finding the site) Ê The devotees were surprised to find that the members of the welfare committee had actually felt sorry on seeing Swamy express his distress in public. They had

[FairfieldLife] rediscovering the dhyana aspect of Indian music

2005-12-11 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Inauguration of Nada Mantapa Raga Ragini Samudaya Bhavan ADDRESS OF THE HONORABLE VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, SRI KRISHAN KANT, AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED RAGA RAGINI NADA MANTAPA AUDITORIUM ON 31st MAY, 1998 AT AVADHOOTA DATTA PEETHAM, MYSORE It is with a great sense of

[FairfieldLife] Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji's music

2005-12-11 Thread hanumanhoffman9
http://www.sadguruseva.org/healingmusic/index.html Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ~-- Does he tell you he loves you when he hits you? Abuse. Narrated by Halle Berry. http://us.click.yahoo.com/hemMeA/rbOLAA/d1hLAA/0NYolB/TM

[FairfieldLife] Many activities under the guidance of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji

2005-12-11 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Multifarious activities under the guidance of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji. Jaya Guru Datta Free medical service in more than 75 centers of His ashramas. Free feeding everyday under the auspices of Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadana Trust. Music for Meditation and Healing concerts on a

[FairfieldLife] The lines on Sri Swamiji's feet and their significance explained

2005-12-12 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Life History of H.H. Sri Swamiji 164 The following important devotees, Anantarama Bhat, Nagappa Setty, Nagappa, Anantaram of Vishnu coffee works, Narayana Rao of Mysore press, Ramaswamy, Rama Rao (Father of Krishna Moorthy), Gowda together went and finalised the deal. They gave an initial

[FairfieldLife] 3 day Datta Jayanthi Celebrations in Mysore.

2005-12-12 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta This link describes the programmes and has a link to available pujas. http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/festivals/dattajayanti2005/programmes.html Sri Guru Datta Hanuman Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ~-- Ever feel sad or cry for no

[FairfieldLife] Datta Jayanthi message

2005-12-12 Thread hanumanhoffman9
SRI DATTA JAYANTHI CELEBRATIONS Sunday,14/12/97 Photos of Various events of this day Sri Swamiji conducted Sri Chakra Puja and Ganapati Homa as usual in the morning. Then Sahasra Kalasa Tailabishekam was performed to Kalagni Shamana Datta in the temple of the Ashrama. Following the Pavana

[FairfieldLife] Regulations and Restrictions

2005-12-13 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Regulations and Restrictions From Sadguru Sookti Sangraha, Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji Peace and happiness cannot be derived through impulsive and unbridled freedom. Actually, there is no freedom without restraint. For attaining peace and happiness in life, self-imposed regulations

[FairfieldLife] More on Dattatreya's Works

2005-12-13 Thread hanumanhoffman9
http://srath.com/mantra/datta_upanisad02.htm His Works 1 Markandeya Purana mentions that he taught the Asthanga yoga to Patanjali, who then wrote the yoga sutras. Thus, Dattatreya is the Guru of Patanjali and the teacher of the Yoga Sutra. How could this happen when they lived

[FairfieldLife] Creating a water source! Another Miracle.

2005-12-13 Thread hanumanhoffman9
This episode is from an earlier point in Swamiji's life. Challenging the owner of a water source. From: SGS Life History Sadhana (Achievement) in the summer heat of the month of May, after such a haphazard journey, Satyam reached home at about 4pm and was extremely thirsty. He ran

[FairfieldLife] Datta Jayanthi message about Goodness and Humanism

2005-12-13 Thread hanumanhoffman9
SRI SWAMIJI'S MESSAGE First Day message of Datta Jayanthi 1998 * Conquer fear : Sri Swamiji recited a Sanskrit sloka and explained its meaning in detail as follows: Life is difficult, old age is difficult, childhood is difficult. It is difficult to face the various problems arising out of

[FairfieldLife] NADA AND VEDA no grief in life or death

2005-12-13 Thread hanumanhoffman9
NADA AND VEDA From Datta Jayanti 12/21/97 Sri Swamiji expanded the significance of a song very finely sung by him as follows: This bhajan depicts the importance of service of god through nada - the divine sound of music spiritual. Several sages attained supreme bliss by whole hearted practice

[FairfieldLife] Re: HaHo9's reply....Turq's Carde's and Stutphen's

2005-12-14 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why do you post these things to this newsgroup and then not interact with anyone about them? I'm not HH9, but I might venture an opinion.

[FairfieldLife] If you find Shiva lingams interesting..

2005-12-14 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta If you find Shiva lingams interesting.. The following links and story relate to the miraculous discovery of this hundreds of years old Sachchidanandeshwara Shiva lingam installed at Dattapeetham in Mysore. Keep in mind while reading that it was underground and its weight

[FairfieldLife] Datta Jayanthi message 2004

2005-12-14 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/festivals/dattajayanti2004/dec24/ dec24_hh_speech.html SRI SWAMIJI'S DATTA JAYANTI SPEECH ON 24.12.2004 AT 12PM For many, spiritual interest is the last resort when nothing works out. Though it is unfortunate, it is true. Imagine this. When a

[FairfieldLife] Sharanagati

2005-12-14 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta From Sadguru Sukti Sangraha of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji Sharanagati (The Path of Surrender) Among the four paths for self-perfection and release from the worldly bondage viz. jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, karma yoga and prapatti yoga shown by the Geetaachaarya,

[FairfieldLife] Barriers to Liberation

2005-12-15 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta From Sadguru Sukti Sangraha of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji http://www.sadguruseva.org/sss/sssMain.html Vaasanas (Predispositions)-Barrier to Liberation How bewildering is the ignorance of the deluded ones! They superimpose the non-self on the self, and self on the

[FairfieldLife] Today is Datta Jayanthi, what it means...

2005-12-15 Thread hanumanhoffman9
At 11 PM when the public Abhishekam was over, Sri Swamiji spoke thus: Today is Datta Jayanti. I have already told what Datta means. Datta means Gift. Datta is self submission. I have already explained the full meaning of Datta Stava many times. Datta Stava is a great composition having

[FairfieldLife] Vedanta and Meditation Paths some times confusing

2005-12-15 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji's discourse on 4th July 2003 Mahatma Gandhi Center, St. Louis Vedanta and Meditation paths are some times confusing. We are in doubt who clears our doubts. We donÕt know who is knowledgable It is very difficult to find Gurus. There are many decorative

[FairfieldLife] SGS on Music

2005-12-15 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta ÒMusic is one of the greatest instruments to achieve concentration in meditation. Nada causes vibrations in the body. If you can utilize it properly, it heals the maladies. Then every cell in the body resonates and responds. This requires a melodious composition, interest

[FairfieldLife] Personal note on Sri Swamiji's magical music

2005-12-15 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta If you are tuned in to the stars and planets of the Universe on a vibrational level, then you must listen to the music of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji. If you would like to be more so tuned in then you must listen as well. I say this because you will witness how those

[FairfieldLife] Today Purnima of Margasirsha.....Re: I Am God (A good article re Bhagavad Gita)

2005-12-15 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Very beautiful and auspicious posting for today.but I thought to include a verse which explains the auspiciousness. from Gita Ch.10 Verse 35 Of the Saman-chants I am the Brihat-Saman, of the Vedic metres, I am the Gayatri. of the months, I am Margasirsha, and of the

[FairfieldLife] Brahman...Pranava...Creation

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta The following is an explanation of the Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji's composition, Celestial Message on the cd of the same name. It is the intro to the video of the same name as well. I failed to mention that along with the music cd's, Dattapeetham has produced some

[FairfieldLife] Datta Jayathi Images

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta This link is the first of three that display the various activities, homas, pujas, veda pundit exam winners, etc at Dattapeetham in Mysore, India these past three days. Beautiful. At the bottom of the first page are the links to the next two days. Enjoy..

[FairfieldLife] Patanjali...Vibhuti Yoga and Siddhis

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
I had posted this quite sometime ago and based on some recent threads, thought to repost. Jaya Guru Datta Vibhuti Yoga By Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji The world exists, doesnÕt it? To be more precise, it appears as though it exists. What is this world? It is the existence

[FairfieldLife] Nada, Bhakti, Adi Shankara

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Greatness of Nada Bhakti is the simplest of all the ways for the realisation of the Truth. Saints and sages have preached the path of Bhakti. Even Adi Shankara advocated this path to the seekers because He found out that the path of Bhakti is easier than the path of Knowledge. Bhakti Marga

[FairfieldLife] Don't Hurry

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Do not be in Hurry http://www.sadguruseva.org/sss/sssMain.html There is no shortcut or instant way to invoke GuruÕs blessings. Some devotees are very impatient and expect quick results either at material level or at the spiritual evolution level. Though our Guru has everything, being the

[FairfieldLife] Darshan..Munis and Rishis

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Munis Rishis (Sages Seers) http://www.sadguruseva.org/sss/sssMain.html In the Puranaas (Indian mythological scriptures), we come across stories of Rishis and Munis. But we do not know who is a Rishi and who is a Muni. There is a difference between the two. All those who meditate are

[FairfieldLife] Re: Nada, Bhakti, Adi Shankara

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Telegu devotees have said the same. Sri Swamiji provides a very easy method to learn these bhajans and prayers. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, hanumanhoffman9 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Greatness of Nada Bhakti is the simplest of all the ways for the realisation of the Truth

[FairfieldLife] The Mystery of Mantra

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Another repost from years ago. Please note: The Jana Samrakshana mantra described below is chanted by Sri Swamiji in the audio folder of this group. It's definition is also posted in these archives. Very sweet. The Mystery of Mantra Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji A

[FairfieldLife] Sri Swamiji on Jesus and the world's religions

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/jan2001/jew_christian_jan2001.html Jewish Congregation at Datta Peetham A get-together of Jews was arranged on the 24th December. It is noteworthy that Sri Swamiji has a lot of Jewish devotees. In the evening of Sunday, 24th December, the Jews

[FairfieldLife] Final words

2005-12-16 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Having taken a shotgun approach, I have finished and have learned far more than I bargained entering this parayana. What I wish to convey is my appreciation for those kind hearts for the forebearance of my many posts to this group. Since that night in Chicago July 7, 2000

[FairfieldLife] Naadopaasana-Worship of Sound

2005-09-02 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Naadopaasana Naadopaasana (worship the Sound) is a great spiritual science itself. Our scriptures declare Nada as Nada Brahma meaning thereby that Nada itself is the Supreme Power. Nada, when concentrated and devotedly meditated upon, opens the doors of the Divine and leads the saadhaka

[FairfieldLife] Vasishta on investigation of the nature of the world

2005-09-02 Thread hanumanhoffman9
In the Vasishta Ramayana, or otherwise referred to as Yoga Vasishta, the great rishi tells Lord Rama VI.2:128. For of what use is investigation into the nature of the world and others, which are but the nature of a dream; wise men to not waste their time talking about useless things.

[FairfieldLife] Offbeat Spiritual Film with Omar Sharif

2005-09-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Omar Sharif as Monsieur Ibrahim released in 2003. Set in Paris. We found this excellent movie a great lesson in how to live and how to give. Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ~-- Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page

[FairfieldLife] Sankeertana (Singing Glory of God)

2005-09-07 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Sankeertana (Singing Glory of God) The relationship between devotion and sankeertan is very unique. One is complimentary to the other. The more you sing the glory of God, the more you evolve in devotion. One nourishes the other. Devotion expresses through sankeertan and sankeertan culminates

[FairfieldLife] Lord Shiva About Perfect Vastu For Initiations

2005-09-07 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Deva Datta In His commentary on Sri Guru Gita, Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji explains Lord Shiva's answer to Parvati Devi's question about who should initiate. One who has already attained accomplishment is alone competent to intitiate others. Some people feel greatly

[FairfieldLife] Re: Amma on The Dawning of Vedic Culture in India

2005-09-07 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for posting this Rick, it is beautiful. comments interspersed. The Dawning of Vedic Culture in India 16 August 2005 -- Amritapuri It is impossible to say exactly when Vedic culture began, Amma told the

[FairfieldLife] Re: In Defense of the Maharishi (a True Believer perspective)

2005-09-07 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, hanumanhoffman9 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes look at Fairfield. That infinite compassion is obvious. A teacher who won't even let his students sit in the same room

[FairfieldLife] Re: Guru Dev and Sri Vidya...Origins?

2005-09-09 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Comments interspersed Are you suggesting that one should believe that worship of Sri Vidya didn't start until this point in time and that it started as a Buddhist practice? Richard J. Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It's not a belief, it's history - the Sri Vidya cult arose at about

[FairfieldLife] Re: Guru Dev and Sri Vidya...Origins?

2005-09-09 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So you are saying that the practice of this knowledge of Sri Vidya didn't exist prior? Sri Vidya, the Audicious Wisdom, has existed since the dawn of human conciousness, however as a tantric cult it dates

[FairfieldLife] Re: Grace of Guru only...Was[Guru Dev and Sri Vidya...Origins?]

2005-09-09 Thread hanumanhoffman9
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Cliff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As wonderful as that quote used to sound, my gut response now is, And would it possibly have been a Guru who wrote that? Then, Was he asking for donations in the next breath? This feeling of sour stomach is one of the sad

[FairfieldLife] Re: Grace of Guru only...Was[Guru Dev and Sri Vidya...Origins?]

2005-09-12 Thread hanumanhoffman9
makes your logic any better? Pretensions to supreme knowledge dressed up in profound-sounding words only end up being words, in the end. Indeed. As are those written here. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, hanumanhoffman9 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife

[FairfieldLife] Get over Confusion

2005-09-12 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Get over Confusion Discourse by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji in Trinidad Aug.10, 2000 http://www.dattapeetham.com/india/bhaktimala/sep2000/confusion.html Many people are confused about Hinduism. There are too many Gods, So many Gurus. It is natural for them to get confused. If you go

[FairfieldLife] Vasishta on Pseudo-Jnani's...Was Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Hari Om Tat Sat From Yoga Vasishta, VI.2:20,21 O Rama, one should strive to be a jnani (man of wisdom or direct experience) and not a jnanabandhu, a pseudo-jnani. Who is a pseudo-jnani? He who studies the scripture for pleasure or profit like a sculptor studying art, and who does not live

[FairfieldLife] Devi Navaratri Festival at Avadhoota Datta Peetham in Mysore, India

2005-10-06 Thread hanumanhoffman9
Jaya Guru Datta Jaya Sri Mata The following links provide program guide, pictures and other links to the Navaratri festivities currently taking place at the ashrama of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji. It is Vaikuntha.

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