Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A rare video of the Sage of Kanchi.




"The Bhagavatpada has taught us that we should realise bodilessness even while the body is there. This is immortality (amritha), release (moksha).
tadethat asarirathvam mokshakhyam --Sutrabhashya (I, I,4)
This is what he has said. You may have many friends. So long as you think they are yours you will regard what are their happiness and misery as yours. Let us suppose that at some time later they themselves become our enemies, then we will not have any relation with their happiness and misery. May be, we may think that they should experience some misery. Why is it so? In regard to them, the conceit “mine” has gone. In the same manner, we must treat our body. Here before us there hangs a plantain/stem. If that dries up do we dry up? We must often think of our body as a piece of flesh, which is tied up, nearer than the plantain/stem. Because we have the conceit “I”, “I” it has taken root in us. We must constantly reflect thus. Desire, anger, hatred, fear, all these belong to the mind and not to me. Hunger, thirst, etc. belong to the body, they are not mine. If we do so then the deep-seated conceit will disappear little by little. In the Upanishads it is taught that our Self is extremely pure. Iswara is the one Reality that is all-pervasive, pure and blissful. Everyone should realise that we are truly that Isvara. The body, etc. that are seen by us are different. We are different. Thus we must know the distinction. "

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!What a RARE video of Kanchi Maha periyavaal. What a delight to hear him speak about how the the 'Totakashtakam' was composed by adi_ shankara disciple Totaka. Also, luved the way in which the great mahaperiyavaal describes Kanchi as mokshapuri where the temples of lORD SHIVA , LORD VISHNU AND AMBAAL KAMAKSHI AMMAN ARE LOCATED! SHAIVISM, VAISHNAVISM AND SHAKTISM -a rare combination of three faiths all in one location. to hear all this in my native language Tamizh was like 'music' to the ears . Thanx for this reare audio-visual treat , shyamji!

regards

s.rajah iyer said...

He is a Living God..
http://srajahiyer.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/12/a-photo-blog-of-kanchi-paramacharya-who-relived-the.htm

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Anonymous said...

I am really blessed for having seen the rare video of the great Sage. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

we are really great to hav born in the same piece of land where mahaswamigal was born .i am very happy to hav seen the video to day though its very late as the saying goes "better late than never "
thank you