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  • Guduru NavinDas
    Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Sri Pannirji uploads a discourse every month. This
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16, 2001
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      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!



      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!



      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!







      Namaste!







      Sri Pannirji uploads a discourse every month. This month's discourse can be viewed at:



      http://www.SivanandaDlshq.org/discourse/may2001.htm



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      Sivananda Day-to-Day



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      �Om Namo Narayanaya, Masterji Maharaj! You are not taking any notes in Vedanta? Perhaps you know all these things.�







      Sivanarayanji came to the rescue, �He is already well read in Vedanta and the Gita, Swamiji.�







      �Then tell me, what are the Shad Lingas?�







      Swami Krishnanandaji had just this morning explained them in the Vedanta class.







      Silence.







      �That is it!� said the Master. �Even if you know the Vedantic truths, if something presents itself-even if it be the mere terminology-you should take notes. All ideas, thoughts and lessons are useful.�







      �I shall do so from tomorrow, Swamiji.�







      �Why not from today? A little vanity, I think. The feeling may be, �I am a master, an old and learned man; I cannot become a student now�. That is the idea, is it not?�







      �No, Swamiji, I am mainly interested in Bhakti. I am not so fond of acquiring a mere verbal knowledge of Vedanta, which I will not be able to use.�







      �No, no, that is just a trick of the mind! If you direct your searchlight of enquiry, you will find out the hidden thief, otherwise the mind will simply dupe you. You should not take it at its face value. You do not care to dive deeper into its contents. You only gaze at the top. If you go deeper and analyse the mind minutely, you will find an external, misleading cloak for preserving its vanity. This is made to look like a valid reason for not taking notes.�



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      Thought for the week



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      "Culture is not just an art or literature or dancing or music or painting. Culture is good behaviour. Culture is refined manners. Culture is ethical perfection. Culture is Divine wisdom."



      - Swami Chidananda



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      Divine Life Society Conference
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