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THE HOLY  SECULARISM:-4. THE STALWART INTELLECT IN ITS HEROIC PACE CAN NEVER BE STEMMED BY SUCH MEAGER  FENCING, PROPPED UP BY IRRATIONAL FANCIES, THOUGHTLESS PREJUDICES, IDLE BELIEFS AND SAPLESS SUPERSTITIONS. THE STORMING SURGE OF A PROGRESSIVE GENERATION OF THOSE DAYS DASHED DOWN THE FEEBLE FENCING, AND GATHERING NEW MOMENTUM AT EACH STRIDE CHANGED FOR ITSELF ITS PROGRESSIVE   COURSE, DISCOVERING ON ITS ONWARD RUSH NEW BEAUTIES AND TAPPING NEW RESOURCES FROM THE SECRET CHAMBERS OF NATURE'S IN EXHAUSTIBLE TREASURE-HOUSE, CONGRATULATING ITSELF AT EVERY NEW INVENTION AND DISCOVERY.  SCIENCE HAS THUS GROWN IN POWER AND MIGHT, WINNING  FOR HUMAN A THOUSAND COMFORTS WHICH OUR FOREFATHERS WOULD NOT  HAVE EVEN DREAMT  OF! THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE HAD VICTORY OF MATERIALISM ARE, NO DOUBT, GREATER ACHIEVEMENTS FOR MANKIND AND YET -------HOW SAD!!
THE HOLY SECULARISM:-3. ---------------------------------------------------------/
THERE WAS A TIME, ESPECIALLY IN THE MEDIEVAL ERA, WHEN RELIGION GOT ITSELF OVER-EMPHASISED   AND CAME TO THROTTLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE  AND TECHNOLOGY. THEY LABELLED SCIENCE AS WITCHCRAFT, AND BANNED ITS GROWTH IN SOCIETY; RESULTING IN THE HORRID DARK-AGE OF A TRAGIC EUROPEAN CULTURE STEEPED IN SUPERSTITIONS, DISTORTED BY FANATICISM  AND TARRED BY FOOLISHNESS.
The Holy Secularism:- 2. ----------------------------------------------/
BUT THE STUPENDOUS FOLLY IS WHEN THE CHAMPIONS OF MATERIALISM THOUGHTLESSLY  CONCLUDE THAT THE HAPPINESS OF MAN CAN BE SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED SIMPLY BY A STEADY IMPROVEMENT IN THE UTILITARIAN COMFORTS MADE AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE. THE BEST OF THE DINNERS SERVED IS BUT A BITTER SUFFERING TO THE ONE WHO IS RUNNING A SLIGHT TEMPERATURE IN HIMSELF.THE DINNER MAY BE GOOD BUT THE ENJOYED IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY TUNED UP WITH THE OBJECTS OF JOY, SO THAT THE EQUATION OF HAPPINESS  CANNOT  BE CORRECTLY FORMED.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION TRY TO TUNE UP THE MAN AND WOMAN; PHILOSOPHY REHABILITATES THE ENJOYED 'S PERSONALITY; REORIENTATES HUMAN TO LIVE IN PERFECT EQUANIMITY IN ALL POSSIBLE EXIGENCIES OF EXISTENCE.
The Holy Secularism:-1. [By Swami Chinmayananda] -------------------------------------------/
The machine age is certainly making an honest effort to create a glorious world that can provide a greater happiness for its generation. Indeed, superficially viewed, the present age is spectacular in its luxurious arrangements. But a cook alone cannot promise the happy dinner though he can produce tasty  dishes. The guests must have a healthy appetite. The world of objects in itself is not life. Man living in the world and coming in contact with the available order of things comes to experience his share of joy or sorrow and this transaction is called life. 
Out of the marriage between man and the world is produced the incandescence of life. The scientific age, with its production, technology, quick transport, cheap prices, etc; has brought all the objects of enjoyment at the very elbow of even the poorest man living in the most distant corners of the world. This is indeed a great success w…
HARMONY:-3. ---------------------------------/ This life of rhythm and joy is the life of complete relaxation and perfection. This is the goal of perfect living. This is the state of God-- realization which  knows no fatigue, recognizes no failure, perceives no discard. Aware of itself and equally aware of all that is happening around, the divine person lives the Krishna-life, undaunted by the world around, and, therefore, ever ruling over its destinies. End all spirit of antagonism  with the outer-world of things and beings. Hate none. Love all. And with this conquer even the most brutal of forces around you.Live with God, be not shaken by the outward happenings. You are one nature, the substance of God, one atma with your fellow person. Awake and progress towards your utter divinity; live for the God in yourself  and in others.
Harmony:-2. -----------------------/ Unfortunately to the majority of us this harmony is an accidental vision, an unpredictable divine visitation. Even when this harmony is felt we know not how to persuade it to remain with us for a longer period of time; it comes at its own sweet will, woos us for a moment, and like the buzzing courtiers of flowers, it leaves us to pine for its next visit. The scientists  of the Upanishads have systematically proceeded and have realized the nature of this harmony. They have observed the favourable conditions in which this elation and ecstasy is produced and maintained in the human bosom. They also give us a perfect  picture of the conditions and causes under which this spiritual glory itself dimmed in us. "This deity of Harmony, itself seen manifest in all the activities of the universe, always dwells in the heart of men and women as Supreme Self. Those who realize it through the immediate perception of the heart attain immortality"-- this…
Harmony:-1. The Rishies of the Upanishads courtiers of the harmony.They investigated into it, observed its play and systematised their knowledge in it into a subjective science, complete with its theoretical explanations and practical methods.  Nature is not to the eastern thinkers an unwilling and alien arrangement of things. On the other hand to them it is but the expression of the very same harmony that exists everywhere, which is at once the very core and the substance of the entire universe. Everything exists in it and every one must seek his/her fulfilment in it. To discover this harmony and live in it atonement with it, is to master life, inasmuch as there afterwards  one, who is so perfect himself/herself, will have no tensions or strains while living through one's environments, or while braving one's own day to day problems. contd--- Swami Chinmayananda
CONTINUITY-4. -------------------------------------/ IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR EXPLAINED, THE PRESENT AGE AND ITS PROBLEMS ARE NOT THE DESTINY OF OUR GENERATION, BUT THEY ARE THE UGLY BYPRODUCTS THROWN UP FROM OUR OWN WRONG THOUGHTS, FOUL MOTIVES, FALSE ACTIONS  AND THOUGHTLESS MISDEEDS. THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF THE PAST IS THE PRESENT.  TO MEET IT PROPERLY WILL BE THE INTELLIGENT SCHEME OF CREATING A HAPPIER AND PEACEFUL FUTURE. THE ART OF CORRECTLY AND EFFICIENTLY MEETING THE PRESENT WITHOUT  BEING PREJUDICED BY THE PAST IS THE ART OF LIVING,CALLED RELIGION. TO RENOUNCE OUR UNNECESSARY FEARS OF THE FUTURE, IS TRUE RENUNCIATION [TYAGA]; AND TO KEEP  OURSELVES AWAY FROM THE INFLUENCES OF THE PAST IS THE REAL DETACHMENT [SANYAS]. IN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS THUS A TRUE DETACHMENT AND RENUNCIATION IS THE BEST SEEKER, WHO ALONE CAN FACE THE PRESENT, WITH GODLY PERFECTION AND DIVINE EFFICIENCY. ALL TECHNIQUES OF LIVING WHICH CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS SUCH A HEALTHY WAY OF LIFE ARE CALLED &q…
CONTINUITY-3 -----------------------------/ It is to amplify this harmony, this melody that throbs so silently and significantly beneath the welter of life that we have  in our philosophy the detaied expositions of what theyterm as the law of the karma. If the above is properly understood and its implications --that there is a continuity in existebce--are subjectively appreciated by one, then to him/her, fate, luck, or chance are empty words  of no threats. Nothing happens to life without a cause; everything that happens in life may not directly reveal fot us the exact cause. At some places the stream of causation wanders into a thousand parallel shreds, and the fatigued intellect of man ignores them all and comes to attribute the given effect as arising from luck or chance .[ to be contd---]
CONTINUITY-2 --------------------------------/
Naturally, the present is the only capital available for us in life and it is to be invested intelligently, so that the future may bring forth sufficient profit. This continuity of time which is the sole web that holds together the innumberable happenings in life is generally overlooked by the unintelligent, and they protest against the meaningless confusionaround and wonder what can  be the purpose of life. To realise this web of continuity is to understand the deeper meaning and the poetic signifiance of life. Existence is not a strife to the intelligent. To the vulgar, the day to day liofe is a purposeless groping from confusion to confusion to reach nowhere but to get knocked about until chance drowns them beneath the surface of manifested existence. [ to be contd] 
THE CONTINUITY:- The continuity of the past modified in the present is the future. Tomorrow is decided not only by the mere yesterday but, yesterday as reacted by the incidents of today. The continuity of time, nobody can stop; we live conditioned by time. If it is the past that is meeting the present, we, who are the enjoyers and sufferers in the present are nothing but the products of the past. Past lingering in us as memories is that which is getting shaped in the present, vicissitudes of life. And it is this product of the past, moulded in the present that will face the future and shape it for us. The present is the meeting point of the two streams the past and future. Each immediate moment is at once the tomb of the last moment and womb of the moment that is yet to be. The tomb of the past is also the womb of the future- and this tomb-womb is the present. With reference to the past, the present is a fulfillment; but not culmination. With reference to the future, the present is n…
ATMABODHAM:-[BY ADI SANKARACHARYA] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ SLOGAM-2. JNANAM IS THE ONLY WAY TO ENTER MUKTI. IN VEDANTAM FOR A BEGINER AN EXAMPLE IS GVEN TO GASP THIS. RICE,PULSES,VEGETABLES, MASALA,AND WATER IS AVALABLE FOR COOKING FOOD, BUT TO COOK THESE YOU NEED AGNI[FIRE] LIKEWISE CHARITY, TAPAS,MIND CONTROL, HIGHER KNOWLEDGE, COMMON SENSE, THESE THINGS HELP ONE TO DEVEOP ATMA, NO DOUBT. BUT ACTUAL JNANAMABOUT ATMA,WHEN ONE EXPERIENCES; THEN ONLY MUKTI IS POSSIBLE.
Bhajagovindam:- Slogam-2&3 ------------------------------------------------------------------/
Slogam 2 is about kanchanam[wealth] and Slogam 3 is about kamini[women] ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/
The mankind's thirst and clinging attachments towards these kanchanam and kamini is highlighted.Here Swami Sankaracharya's aim is not disregard wealth[Lakshmi] and woman[Sakthi/Parvathy]. Swamiji just declared the TRUTH only. It is natural that the clinging attachments towards kanchanam and kamini. All average humanbeings equally desire two things 1.amassing wealth, 2.maximum indulge in sex and satisfaction.All living things move towards the single aim of acieving peace and satisfaction. Removal of sorrow and gaining of happinessis the normal thought of all,  which makes them engaged in karma continuosly.

To escape from the fear, unstability, anxiety, like; the enemies attack people run behin…
RELIGION":-
A traditional religion of the past thus becomes, if not unfit totally, at least ineffectual, in controlling, guiding and directing the energies and enthusiasm of a later generation. At all such moments a reinterpretation of the timeless, immortal values becomes absolutely necessary. Coins in circulation will have to be now and then withdrawn by the mint and replaced by fresh ones of the same denomination and royal stamp. Cultural ideas in circulation is RELIGION, and from time to time a religion needs must change. They must put on fresh robes and reappear on the stage of life to serve mankind. But the values they preach are always the same, be they through text-books written in Hebrew, Arabic, Sanskrit or Bali. These new arrivals were not destructive revolutions, but they were only constructive  revivals.
BHAJAGOVINDAM:-[BY SWAMI ADI SANKARACHARYA ] SLOGAM:-3. NAARI STHANA BHARA NABHEE DESAM DHRUSHTWAA MAA GHAA MOVESAM EETAT  MAAMSAVASATI VIKAARAM MANASI VICHINDAYA VAARAM VAARAMIn the last slogam 2. swami advised to avoid thrushna [thirst]towards wealth. Here the women is taken for the men's kamam[desire] Swami says,"Do not thrilled by women's breast which is meant for feeding new born, and is made in fat and flesh"and not for men's thirst of kamam. Think and divert your mind towards the Lord.
THROUGHOUT OUR HINDU SPIRITUAL LITERATURE THERE ARE SCATTERED "POINTERS AND SIGN-POSTS"IN ORDER TO GUIDE THE SEEKERS  WHO THUS GOT STRANDED ON THEB GREAT PATH.  SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE DIM  LIGHT OF OUR ENTHUSIASM, EACH ONE OF THEM PRESENTS BUT A VAGUE SHAPE OF THE POINTING HAND OF THE POST.  EVERYONE MUST PURSUE THE PILGRIMAGE IN THE DIRECTION SO CONFIDENTLY  SHOWN BY THE UNERRING WORDS OF UPANISHADS; ALL COMMENTARIES AND EXPLANATIONS, ANNOTATIONS AND DISCOURSES ARE ATTEMPTS TO RAISE A FLUTTERING CANDLE TO THE AMBIGUOUS CROSS-ROAD SIGNS LEFT IN THE SCRIPTURES.
BHAJAGOVINDAM:- [BY SWAMI ADI SANKARACHARYA ]SLOGAM-2. THIS SLOGAM SPEAKS ABOUT WEALTH.
MOODA JAHWWHI  DANAAGAMATHRUSHNAM KURU SAD BHUDIM MANASI VITHRUSHNAM YALLBASE NIJA KARMMOPATHAM VITTAM THENA VINOBAYA CITTAM.
MOODA! DANAGAMATHRUSHNAM JAHEEHI =HE FOOL, STOP THE THIRST FOR CREATION OF WEALTH.
MANASIVITHRUSHNAM SAD BHUDIMKURU=AFTER REMOVING THIRST, CREATE PURE THOUGHTS [THOUGHTS ON LORD ( ESWARAN )].
NIJAKARMOPATHAM YADVITTAM LABASE=WHATEVER YOU GET FROM SWAKARMA.
THENE CITTAM VINODAYA=THEREFORE BE HAPPY AND SATISFY  WITH THAT.
HERE SWAMI THAT LIFE IS NOT FOR CREATING WEALTH, IT IS NEEDED FOR LIVING, BUT AVOID GREED. DO NOT SPOIL LIFE WITH YOUR INCOMPLETE THIRST FOR WEALTH.
SANKARACHARYA ADVICE HOW TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD, WHAT EVER WE EARN HONESTLY FROM OUR JOB, BE HAPPY WITH THAT AND LIVE HAPPILY WITH SA TISFACTION.

BHAJAGOVINDAM:- BY SWAMI ADISANKARACHARYA SLOGAM - 1.PALLAVI:- BHAJAGOVINDAM BHAJAGOVINDAM GOVINDAM BHAJA MOODAMATHE SAMPRAAPTHE SANNIHITHE KALE NAHI NAHI RAKSHATHI DOKRUJNA KARANNE. PRAY GOVINDA[LORD], WHEN THE DATE COMES [DEATH]  NOTHING WILL HELP YOU.
BY-ADI SANKARACHARYA. 1.SLOKAM:- PALLAVI.


BHAJAGOVINDAM BHAJAGOVINDAM GOVINDAM BHAJA MOODAMATHE SAMPRAPTHE SANNIHITHE KALE NAHI NAHI RAKSHATHI DUMKRAJNAKARANNE.

Fanatic Religion

Fanatic religion is as dangerous to the world as fanatic secularism. If themedieval era inaugurated a dark-age, our own is an age whichis also stormy. This is the problem that human is facing today in the world. Naturally the obvious solution seems to be in a harmonious blending of the "Sacred"and the "Secular"---the temple and the factory, the "Puja"and the "Ploughing".The hand with which we use the spanner and the screw-driver  must also be trainedto offer devotedly soft flowers and succulent fruits at the alter of the eternal Truth.The secular sanctifies the state, the sacred softens the self. Human alone cannot  live; the state aloneis not prosperty.

Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Religion try to tune up the human; philosophy rehabilitates the enjoyer's persolality;religion reorientates human to livein perfect equanimity in all possible exigencies of existences.

Rediscover our Religion cont----

For all this we must rediscover a team of stalwart hearts, educated fully in the divine contents of our Scriptures-------a team of workers who should go out with a Christian zeal, with Buddhist compassion, an Islamic  daring, and spread the right understanding among the people.They must be equipped  with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, a firm moral integrity, an honest faith and a fiery zeal to help the country [BHARATHAM] to rediscover its own HEAD AND HEART.

Rediscover our Religion cont--------

We are not blaming any one for what we are at  the moment. To grin in contempt at the past generations for their mistakes may be justifiedin a book of history but it is not the healty preoccupation for a seeker searchingfor the heart of the Nation through a creative renaissance movement in the country.

Rediscover our Religion cont-----

Any one of the above reasons is sufficiant to open up the tomb of any culture.Yet Hinduism still lives!!! Byits very survival it declares the intrinisic vitality of the enduring tradition and culture which is ours.

Rediscover our Religion [cont-----

3.Into this weak body-politic of the country, parasitic idealism reached to colonise and drain away its remaining healthy attitudes to life.Buddhism ,if it snatched the sword away from kshathriyas, Mohammedanism spread the spirit of antagonism amongstthe members of the society, and Christianity, with its sly missionary methods, has successfully fed our apathy towards and disgust for our own NATIONAL CULTURE [Bharatheeya  Samskaram].

Rediscover our Religion

2.Suffocated and choked by the poisonous atmosphere created by the political slavery, the defective leadership, the ruinous habits, lack of education, defective social adjustments in life, etc the heart of Hinduism has been for centuries labouring agaist odds.

Rediscover our Religion

Hinduism for a long time has been suffering fromsome sort of a lung-congestion, so that the life-current was not getting properly purified from time to time, even though the cultural-heart was limb dubbing all through-------in halting irregularity. contd-------
use no force. let spiritualy open, us up into fulfilment, as a bud opens itself into a flower.