ADVENTURES IN ADVAITA VEDANTA...


Adventures in Advaita Vedanta, the philosophy and science of spirit. We are one you and I; are you curious why?..

THE ADVENTURE

HARI OM!
Here is a place to linger, to let your intellect roam. Aatmaavrajanam is being written as a progressive study and, as such, can be read like a book. Anyone arriving at any time can simply start at the very first post and work their way through at their own pace. Please take time to read the info tabs and ensure you don't miss a post, by subscribing to the blog. Interaction is welcomed. Don't be a spectator - be a participator!

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Hare Hare!


Hari OM
Sounds-day is for listening/viewing devotional items from and for all ages and traditions.

Continuing joyous sounds for Shri Krishna.




Warning!


Hari OM

Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.

Wise words from Guru-ji again this week:

One big problem we face is…
ANGER.
At the very least provocation…
We fly off the handle…
The result…SORROW…DISCORD.

Anger is a state of the mind.
It expresses
as irritability…
as full-blown explosive dramatics.
To stay calm in every situation…
we need to examine the very
genesis of Anger.

Anger arises from attachment.
From attachments rise expectations
Non-fulfilment of desires causes disappointment
Failure to manage disappointment
The obstacle to our ambition
becomes a target for…. ANGER!

Relationships Expectations Insistence ANGER!

To develop harmonious relationships
we need freedom from:

EXPECTATION…INSISTENCE

Expectation takes benign forms like:
Desire…Ambition
Insistence is fuelled by:

Ego…Obsessive control…
Resistance Both result in… ANGER!!
                                                                                          
BEWARE!
Temper is compulsive and fuelled by pride.
Pride prevents us from admitting mistakes.
We have a choice: keep ANGER or keep PEACE
No prizes for guessing…the choice is choice…less!

Anger has its consequences:
Agitation…Loss of peace…Failure of health…
Exhaustion…Ruination
The angry man thus dies continuously…
causing losses all around.
The lesson to learn is:
Don’t regret and repent…

Instead, practice restraint.
Stay AWARE, not ANGRY!!!

‘Temper takes you to trouble and pride keeps you there’.  
– Swami Chinmayananda

– – Swami Tejomayananda



Four Truths - Four


Hari OM
'Text-days' are for delving into the words and theory of Advaita Vedanta.

Nothing beats learning from a true Master. Today, the final link to talks by Swami Advayananda.   Please take the opportunity to listen attentively (shravanam).

Do not be tempted to race ahead and listen to all four. Instead, stick to the link given each week and then spend some time considering what it is you heard - and hopefully took notes for! - and work on some conclusions and deeper contemplation of the subject for yourself (mananam).

It is with the understanding and knowledge gained from proper shravanam and mananam alone that we can move forward into nididdhyaasanam - proper and thorough contemplation.