Saturday, August 1, 2015

Guru Poornima : Aaraatrikam

ll ॐ नमो भगवते रामकृष्णाय ll

Dear Devotees,
"अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां " said Bhagavan Sri Krshna,    "यॊग-क्षेमं वहाम्यहम् ", declaring security of total care for those devoted single-pointedly.
Over five thousand years later He manifests as Sri Ramakrishna to grant another standing abhaya in Kaliyuga, and on easier terms than can be imagined!
The standing guarantee that He will help every seeker on the path towards Ishvara.
It may have taken the wisdom of Tulasidasa to invoke Hanuman as Guru, "कृपा करहुं गुरुदेव की नाईं ".
But here, now, every seeker knows that at any stage, Sri Thakurji offers unconditional help, prompting Swamiji to call Him out unequivocally as - " योग-सहाय ".
How deeply true it is! Thousands can testify to it! The unfailing friend in one's spiritual journey - Sri Thakurji.

This Guru-poornima, may we recognise Him as such and call out ourselves "हे योग-सहाय ! कृपा करहुं गुरुदेव की नाईं "... Well, isn't that the reason why all choose to call Him Sri Sri Guru Maharaj?

Leading a purely Ishvara-centered life, He guides every Jiva to the true goal of human life - Ishvara.

May He help us with dispassion, true devotion and Self-knowledge, which alone He likes doing any way!

Guru-poornima Evening Aaraatrikam images are attached ...
Swami Sheshadri

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Kalpatarum Vande!

ll ॐ श्री रामकृष्ण-कल्पतरवे नमः ll

Dear Bhaktas,
This day presents us a thoughtful question. The Giver is ready, the giving is assured, the taker has hands outstretched....., but wait, what do we want? A want that will leave us a 'wanting' person, unfulfilled? Or a want that will put an end to all our wants forever? O speak up my dear mind, is not enough enough? There does seem to be a valid hope, that I shall not be small, inadequate, limited, struggling Samsari any more! Hear ye the sweet utterance of the sweetness-incarnate, the ever-compassionate Thakurji, arousing us from the worldly slumber with the Abhaya-vakya, "What more shall I say? I bless you all, may you be illumined..!
So think deep this day, O dear Mind, let it be 'Sara' you seek, not 'Sam-sara' that you have sought birth after unfulfilled birth!


On this auspicious 'Ekadasi' Kalpataru day, may we have the wisdom to want the want that frees us from wants, and lets us know that we are the limitless Atman and be free!
Jai Sri Guru Maharaj! जय श्री गुरु महाराज !

Swami Sheshadri