Author Archives: Yaamini Zivan

Bhakti Grows Only when there is No Self-Praise

Rare it is for a person to even earn serene devotion for Lord Hari (sattvic Hari Bhakti). Rarer still it is to sustain it. For the lush growth of such Bhakti one should, first of all, abstain from self-praise. In … Continue reading

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Pandharpur Bhaktas Quiz Series 6 – Pundalika & Bhakta Narahari

As we continue with the Panduranga bhakta series of quizzes, this month let’s learn more about the unique devotees who were not exactly Panduranga’s devotees in the traditional sense – Pundalika and Bhakta Narahari. 1. What does the term ‘Vithoba’ … Continue reading

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This Month, That Year – 2012 – The Purpose of A Guru

The Purpose of a Guru

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Cherished Memoirs 50 – Lord Shiva, the “Thyaga” – Raja

This series chronicles interesting experiences recounted by the devotees of HH Maharanyam Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. These articles are translations from the series, “Madhuramaana Mahaneeyar” that is published every month in Madhuramurali Tamil monthly magazine.  The original article was written by Dr. … Continue reading

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Madhura Geetam – Sloka Series: 7

Anuman Vazhi Thunai Aindhu Sri Swamiji has written a set of five verses in Tamil on Lord Hanuman, the foremost among the devotees of Lord Rama. With the Lord’s name on his lips, he is ever-ready to render service to … Continue reading

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Sabari – Lord comes knocking at the door – Children’s Contribution

Sabari was a tribal woman and she lived in a forest serving Sage Matanga, her guru. She helped Sage Matanga by doing daily jobs like bringing good water to drink and flowers. Sabari worked very hard in the big forest. One … Continue reading

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Let’s Free Ourselves from the Cycle!

(Counsel given by Sri Swamiji to a devotee from outside India. Reproduced by Dr. Bhagyanathan ji in the June 2017 issue of Madhuramurali monthly magazine) The greatest treasure bestowed on each and every one of us by the Lord is … Continue reading

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Madhura Geetam – Sloka Series: 6

Vaasudeva Parattatva Dashakam There are innumerable paths and many deities in our religion. Yet, if we closely look at our scriptures, they all talk about only One Supreme Lord! Even the wise saints who established the various faiths agree that … Continue reading

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Yogi Ramsuratkumar – Children’s Contribution

The power of Nama is one that can perform even the most miraculous of wonders. As Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has said, “Chanting the Divine Names loudly purifies the chanter, the listener and the very place where the chanting is done.” One … Continue reading

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Cherished Memoirs 49 – Kenguvarpatti Gopi

Kenguvarpatti Gopi  Many years ago, once, when Sri Swamiji was sitting in the Bhagavatha Bhavanam, a young man with thick hair was standing at a distance and shedding tears looking at Swamiji. Swamiji noticed his devotion and called him and … Continue reading

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