Go the Way you Come – Ramana Maharish about Moksha

Excerpts from Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi’s letter to his disciple about Moksha.

On another occasion an Andhra youth came and said, “Swami having a great desire for moksha (deliverance) and anxious to know the way thereto, I have read all sorts of books on Vedanta. They all describe it, each in a different way. I have also visited a number of learned
people and when I asked them, each recommended a different path. I got puzzled and have come to you; please tell me which path to take”. With a smile on his face, Bhagavan said, “All right, then, go the way you came”. we all felt amused at this. The poor young man did not know what to say. He waited until Bhagavan left the hall and then with a depressed look turned to the others there appealingly, and said:
“Gentlemen, I have come a long way with great hope and with no regard for the expenses or discomfort, out of my ardent desire to know the way to moksha; is it fair to tell me to go the way I came. Is this such a huge joke?”

There upon one of them said, “No Sir. It is no joke. It is the most appropriate reply to your question. Bhagavan’s teaching is that the enquiry, ‘Who am I?’ is the easiest path to moksha. You asked him which way ‘I’ should go, and his saying, ‘Go the way you came,’ meant that if you investigate and pursue the path from which that ‘I’ came, you will attain moksha. The voice of a Mahatma indicates the truth even when speaking in a light vein. Thereupon the book, “Who am I?” was placed in the hands of the young man who felt astonished at the interpretation, and taking Bhagavan’s words as upadesa, prostrated himself to Bhagawan and went away.

Bhagavan usually gives us his teachings either in a humorous or a casual way or by way of consolation. During my early days at the Asramam, whenever I felt like going home, I would approach Bhagavan at some time when there were hardly any people present and say, “I want to go home, Bhagavan, but I am afraid of falling back into family muddles.” He would reply,
“Where is the question of our falling into anything when all comes and falls into us?” On another occasion, I said, “Swami, I am not yet freed from these bonds.” Bhagavan replied, “Let what comes come, let what goes go. Why do you worry?” Yes, if only we could realise
what that ‘I’ is, we should not have all these worries.

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Why should one live in Tiruvannamalai ?

Even the powerless will become powerful and conquer, if they select a proper field (of action), and guard themselves, while they make war on their enemies.”Thirukural

As this Couplet says, it is the field that decides one’s victory so is the Place you live which decides your future and true success. When you hear the place ‘Thiruvannamalai’ the thing that pops up in your mind is a land full of noble men roaming in and around the hill seeking peace and benevolence. But one question that keeps haunting everyone of us is why they choose ‘Thiruvannamalai’ ?

It is very simple, Thiruvannamalai is not just a Hill with a Temple but God himself. But is it as simple as this phrase to understand it? No is the answer.

Why Thiruvannamalai is a very deep question with very deep answers. Great human beings like Bhagwan Ramanar and Bhagwan Yogi Ram Surathkumar chose to live in Tiruvannamalai not just to seek God but to find their inner self. They believed that it is our Inner Self which is the God. Seeking to know our own self or inner self is not an easy thing. You must forget all your worldly chaos and start being in peace and serenity and both you get here at Tiruvannamalai.

Lord Shiva made this land a land of Pure Water, Pure Air and Pure Peace one who seeks to live in peace and happiness starts his voyage towards the land of Tiruvannamalai. Many millionaires from all around the world throng towards Tiruvannamalai to find their piece of land and settle here seeking peace.

Find your Land in Tiruvannamalai and start seeking the God in you.

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Happiness is your Nature – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

Happiness is your Nature – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

 

‘Happiness is your Nature, it is not wrong to Desire it’ – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

 

Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi is one of very few Legends who never travelled but has followers from all over the world. The first question that arises in our mind after hearing this is ‘How is it possible?’. It is very simple Bhagwan Ramanar wanted everyone to be Happy and lead a happy life, he never imposed any rule for his followers.

He simply told people to find their inner self which he considered God. He told the world to search God within and he said only in Happiness we can find God. When the whole world was turning topsy turvy in search of God, bhagwan simply said God is with in you, be happy do good, stay calm you will find or you will realise the God within you.

 

When many advised to throw everything of one’s worldly pleasures Ramanar was the only person who told it is not necessary for one to disown his happiness to find God or divinity. This simple yet great philosophy brought thousands to the divine land of Tiruvannamalai. 

 

Tiruvannamalai is a land of serenity and peace where you will find the God within you just like Ramanar. 

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Thiruvannamalai – The Moksha Puri

Thiruvannamalai – The Moksha Puri

Thiruvannamalai the Land of Lord Shiva is revered as a place of Salvation people. No where on earth a whole Mountain or Hill or a Town is considered as God himself, Yes the Thiruvannamalai Hill is itself a Linga and living there is nothing but living next to God.

People from all around the world throng the town on the Full Moon day of every month to climb round the holy hill which is called Girivalam. Giri meaning Mountain and Valam meaning going around. This is nothing but going around Lord Shiva himself and praying to him directly for Moksha.

Moksha is a state of mind where every Human being surrenders himself to God washing away all his sins, and performing Girivalam at Thiruvannamalai is nothing but surrendering yourself to Lord Shiva himself washing away all your worldly sins on his feet.

Thiruvannamalai has many reasons to live, and that is why Sidhars and Sadhus still live on the foothills thinking of God and only God. If you don’t believe this pay a visit to Thiruvannamalai on any day to spot great saints there. If just being in Thiruvannamalai for one day a month gives you Moksha think about living your life there…? And that’s the reason why people rush to Thiruvannamalai to find a home to lead their life.

Living in Thiruvannamalai will give you positive vibes taking you near God every single breath and thus prevent you from even thinking wrong. The Land itself gives you a Positive Aura that surrounds your lifeline and gives you the Moksha that people of the outer world long for.

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Grand Navratri at Tiruvannamalai

Grand Navaratri at Tiruvannamalai

Navaratri is one of the most sacred and divine 9 days in Hindu Religion. Nava refers to 9 and Ratri refers to Night. It is celebrated across the country with different rituals according to their culture and Geography. All the 9 days f Navaratri are celebrated in a grand manner at the Lord Arunachaleshwarar temple of Tiruvannamalai.

History of Navaratri

In Tamil Nadu, the first three days of the festival are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the next three days to Durga, and the last three days to Saraswati. Figurines or traditional dolls called Kolu or Golu are arranged at homes, shops and temples. Kolu consists of a makeshift staircase on which the dolls, which have been passed on from many generations, kept. They depict particular themes like environment, space, mythology etc.

Navartri in Tiruvannamalai

On all the Nine days Godessed Parasakthi is worshiped in 9 Different attires. Godess Parasakthi is worshiped in the form of Mahishsuramarthini on the 9th day of the festival on which she is said to have killed Mahishasuran the Asura king.

The last day of Navratri is considered as most sacred to start new ventures, people on the Day start new business, works and join new courses with the divine blessings.

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