[Advaita-l] Golden Words of His Holiness Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji
V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Fri Oct 3 12:53:10 CDT 2014
Many thanks for posting these invaluable gems. I had just planned to read
a few more pages from the book 'Our Duty' (published by Bharatiya Vidya
Bhavan) containing such great teachings from the revered Acharya and your
post came as a divine coincidence.
On Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 10:31 PM, S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> (Around the beginning of the month, a nugget of Wisdom from the Jagadguru
> may be posted on the advaita-l list,
> as on the Chaturamnaya list:
> http://lists.advaita-vedanta.org/cgi-bin/listinfo/chaturamnaya )
> Golden Words of His Holiness Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji
> Futility of Possessions
> It is true that in the world of practical life you cannot do
> without wealth. But do not attach more importance to money
> than it deserves. Never forget that money is only a means of
> happiness and not happiness itself.
> Happiness is a state of mind and does not depend on the
> quality or quantity of external possessions. A person may be
> the lord of all the three worlds and yet be unhappy. Another
> may be the poorest of beggars and yet be the happiest man in
> the world.
> Wealth and happiness are not related to each other as cause
> and effect. An attempt to secure happiness by securing
> wealth is as futile as it is absurd.
> 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.
> 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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