Human Mind

Mind Matters It was a dense forest. Many passed that way including caravans of merchants occasionally using this route to reach home quicker. One fine day, one such caravan of merchants saw a very unfamiliar sight. They were very surprised …

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The spiritual path of devotion (Bhakti) or self-enquiry (Jnana) is truly exciting and rewarding. In fact, it is the very purpose of our existence here. While each of these paths have been well laid out by great spiritual Masters and …

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The primary motive behind all spiritual practices is to control and destroy the mind. “sarva mano nigraha lakshanAntha: paro hi yogo manasa: samadhI:”, says Srimad Bhagavatam. In daily life, we see people committing suicide when they are disgusted with themselves …

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“Humanity and Divinity are inseparable,” says Sri Swamiji. Selfless service for the benefit of humanity is itself a spiritual sadhana if done in the right spirit. If the service is done with no ulterior motive of gain – materialistic or …

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Human birth is rare indeed! Adi Sankara says: ‘jantu nAm nara janma durlabham!’ (of all births it is human birth that is the rarest). ‘aridu aridu mAnidarAi pirathal aridu’ (rare indeed it is to be born as a human), says …

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‘If only I had…’ Such a thought is a sure recipe for personal disaster. Even if the intention is noble, these words and this thought lead one to sorrow and inaction. One should never lament for not having for things …

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HH Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji has composed a “Vedanta Athichoodi”, a poetic work that speaks of life’s most important principles. This article speaks about “Aimpulan Adakku” – one of the Athichoodi verses.

The mind and the senses are related and affect each other. The five senses provide constant stimuli to the mind and in turn trigger different thoughts in our mind and keep the mind completely engaged. But this constant engagement is detrimental because it saps mental energy. Mental energy is akin to water flowing in a canal. If too many outlets are dug in a canal, the water gets diverted and the flow in the main canal decreases.
It is thus imperative that one should keep his senses in control in order to progress in spiritual life.

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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. Bhagyanathanji, Personal …

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Everyone who has taken human birth should have a goal in life. Life without a goal would be akin to the lives of animals – taking birth, eating, sleeping, begetting little ones and finally dying. There should be a goal. …

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