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Sivananda's Personality - 38.

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The Master spoke and referred to everyone in terms of respect. Even if it was only a child whom he wished to call, he would say, "Aap ayiye." Similarly, when in Malaya, he always addressed the Tamilian coolie on the rubber estate as "neengal" and never as "nee". The second person pronouns, "aap" in Hindi, and "neengal" in Tamil, are used while addressing elders and superiors, and sometimes while intending respect to equals. The corresponding terms for equals are "tum" and "nee", and for inferiors "tu" and "nee".

In this regard the Master did not distinguish even between man and animal. A sickly stray dog had once laid a litter in the Ashram, and the pups, skeletons all, were lying here and there on the terrace. The Master passed that way and, noticing the pups, remarked most spontaneously, without the least premeditation on his part, "Ivalukkelam sappadu ille pole irukku—these people seem t…

Sivananda's Personality - 37.

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"Swamiji is in the office. Why, you are coming from there only!" said the Ashramite, visibly amused.

With tears in her eyes the old lady went back and prostrated at the Master’s feet.

Similarly in the forties, one Adiga from Tirthahalli visited the Ashram. Chancing to come upon the Master and taking him for just another inmate, he asked to be guided to the room of his friend, Sridhar. The Master did not disclose his identity but took the visitor courteously to Sridhar’s room and left him there.

Not for the Master to assume manners or put on airs. Principal R.N. Nathani of Kandiaro went to Rishikesh to see him in December, 1940. He desired to stage the Master’s Brahmacharya Drama in his school, and requested the Master to teach him the tunes of the songs in the script. The Master gladly went a few times to the Ashram room where the principal was staying and taught him how to sing the lines.

Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
 To be continued  ...


Sivananda's Personality - 36.

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The Master’s walking made no sound. For years he walked barefoot, but in later life took to canvas shoes. There was a poise in his every movement. When he spoke, the flow of language was steady and natural, and tongue-slips were conspicuous by their absence.

In appearance the Master was far too simple—no colourful marks on the forehead, no matted locks or flowing beard, no rosaries around his neck, no beads, bangles or ear-rings—just enough clothing to protect his person from the weather and to ensure decency in society. In winter he wore an overcoat and in summer two large pieces of cotton, one around his waist, and the other over his shoulders and across his chest.

It so happened one day in 1956 that an old South Indian lady walked into the Ashram office to have Darshan of the Master. He greeted her with an "Om" and folded hands, showed her a seat and made kind enquiries about her health and her pilgrimage. When he resumed his work the lady quietly walked out. Near th…

Sivananda's Personality - 35.

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SWAMI Sivananda was about six feet tall, with a shining copper red for his complexion. He had broad shoulders and long arms. His head and face were clean shaven. His countenance was childlike—no guile, no gall in it. His eyes sparkled. The Master’s titanic proportions of head and body reminded one of the Deities of Grecian mythology.

In the simplicity of a monk, the Master seemed like a monarch. He was a picture of serenity and youth. It was impossible to judge his age from his appearance. He refused to grow old.

"You look like the rock of Gibraltar," commented a visitor from Indiana, U.S.A., when she saw the Master on his sixty-eighth birthday.

The Master had a vibrant, powerful voice. Often at a meeting he would gently push aside the mike, saying, "I don’t need it." His stentorian voice could reach an audience of thousands without the need of amplification.

Paying a handsome tribute to his voice, Dr. Hari Prasad Shastri, founder of Santi Sadan, London, once …

Sivananda's Personality - 34.

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The students were a little apologetic, "Yes, Swamiji, we are all doing that though we sometimes forget."

"No, no, you should never omit this," said the Master, and added thoughtfully, "See, I had Swami Viswanandaji’s company only for a few hours, yet I remember him daily in my Stotras in the morning. I include the name of Swami Vishnudevananda also, as it was he who performed the Vraja Homa for me. It is very necessary, only then will the spark of intense desire for liberation burn brightly in us.

And the Master relapsed into memory of his boyhood days. "Once, I learnt fencing from an untouchable," he recalled. "It lasted only for a few days. He was an untouchable, yet I used to greet him with coconut and betel leaves. Guru is Guru, to whatever caste or creed he belongs."

Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
 To be continued  ...



UDF, LDF target BJP-led third front in Kerala :

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Opinion
  15/05/2016.
       541.

         All Members,
        Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

Sub : UDF, LDF target BJP-led third front in Kerala : Kerala Assembly polls 2016: UDF, LDF target BJP-led NDA third front in Kerala

Ref :  With electioneering for the 16 May Assembly polls in Kerala picking up steam, emergence of the BJP-led NDA third front has become the main campaign plank of the ruling UDF and its rival LDF with both targeting it and as as a result relegating to the background, the solar and bar bribery scams. ( News Today )

"Attacking BJP is part of UDF and LDF strategy to lure the minority votes," a political observer claimed, adding, "accusation by each Fronts of having links with BJP is also part of that strategy."

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The bipolar politics of Congress-led UDF and CPI-M headed LDF that dominated state's electoral arena for the past several decades seems to have received a beating with the third Front of BJP-led NDA becomi…

CPI(M), Congress adopting politics of compromise: Modi. Ref : OMMEN CHANY IS TELLING LIES, FOLLOWED BY LDF AND CONGRESS IN THE CENTRE - SRI RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN.

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Opinion
  12/05/2016.
       540.

         All Members,
        Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

Sub : CPI(M), Congress adopting politics of compromise: Modi

Ref : OMMEN CHANY IS TELLING LIES, FOLLOWED BY LDF AND CONGRESS IN THE CENTRE - SRI RAJIV CHANDRASEKARAN.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election meeting in KERALA

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“A new model of politics has come up in Kerala. It is an adjustment politics, politics of compromise, politics of corruption and politics of contract to save each other”

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come down heavily on the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] and the Congress accusing them of pursuing politics of confrontation and compromise in Kerala and West Bengal and adopting callous attitude towards the developmental aspirations of the State.

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“It is indeed surprising to comprehend the logic behind the politics of “gusti” and “dosti” (confrontation and compromise) adopted by the CPI(M) and the Congress in Kerala a…

Sivananda's Personality - 33.

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Similarly, the Master had experienced in his wandering days the pains of hunger, thirst and privation. He knew what they meant, so even after becoming the head of a big institution with a large following, he always ran to the aid of a starving man and a destitute even without their asking.

If the Master considered everyone and every experience as his Guru, he had a special veneration for his Siksha Guru and his Diksha Guru. On enquiring about the progress of the music class in the Ashram, he once told the students, "You should all greet your music teacher with folded palms and ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’. You should revere the Guru who teaches you the art. Only then will the learning be fruitful."
Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
 To be continued  ...





The elephants are subjected to cruelty and abuse, its report says :

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Cruelty to elephants goes unchecked, See the injury marks .....



Opinion
      08/05/2016.
      528.

 Dear members and people of Bharatham,
Please be alert, and do not swallow the  dirty  words  of  stupid politicians,
Be discriminating, analyse right & wrong, virtue & vice, be always with the Truth.

Sub : The elephants are subjected to cruelty and abuse, its report says :

Ref : Blind, killer jumbos paraded at Thrissur Pooram : AWBI

A photo provided by the Heritage Animal Task Force to show that injured elephants were paraded for Thrissur Pooram festivities.

Partially blind and physically unfit elephants and ones with the history of killing people were paraded during Thrissur Pooram risking public safety, according to a report of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI).





The report, submitted to the Supreme Court recently, pointed out that “elephants were chained by all four legs preventing any movement under the threat of physical punishment and forced to stand for many hour…

These two fronts, UDF & LDF a curse to Kerala, by and large playing communal politics with muslim and christian votes, illitrate Hindu voters - SC,ST, AND BACKWARD CLASSES, along with Adivasi/ vanavasi, just cast their votes without any discrimination, Other few Hindu voters scattered in BOTH FRONTS, very difficult to find their mindset.

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Opinion
      08/05/2016.
      527.

          Dear members and people of Bharatham,
Please be alert, and do not swallow the  dirty  words  of  stupid politicians,

Be discriminating, analyse right & wrong, virtue & vice, be always with the Truth.

Sub : Congress in the UDF, is decaying, marching towards its elimination by its own allies  mainly Muslim league and as many Kerala Congress.

Ref : Media Reports

These two fronts, UDF & LDF a curse to Kerala, by and large playing communal  politics with muslim and christian votes, illitrate Hindu voters - SC,ST, AND BACKWARD CLASSES, along with Adivasi/ vanavasi, just cast their votes without any discrimination, Other few Hindu voters scattered in BOTH FRONTS, very difficult to find their  mindset.

Congress suffered most by accommodating allies : -



An analysis of the seat-sharing patterns in the Assembly elections held between 1982 and 2011 revealed that the Congress had suffered the most by accommodating allies at the expense o…

Degree of obsession: Why Kejriwal will keep snapping at PM Modi's heels till 2019 : -

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LOOK AT HIS FACE - FULL  OF  HATRED


Opinion
      08/05/2016.
      526.

          Dear members and people of Bharatham,
Please be alert, and do not swallow the  dirty  words  of  stupid politicians,

Be discriminating, analyse right & wrong, virtue & vice, be always with the Truth.

Sub : Degree of obsession: Why Kejriwal will keep snapping at PM Modi's heels till 2019 : -

Ref : Media Reports

This prodigal son or sishya of Sri Anna Hazare, now he is the head of  a most corruptive  party  ( AAP) CM of Delhi Government, has plenty jobs  to  do,  why this  stupid person does  not  keep  up  the dignity of  the  post, and talk  no  nonsense, .....



Part-1.

Though the media's primary objective is to remain as hunter-gatherer of facts, one of its major roles now is to shape narratives - partly a result of evolution and largely driven by technological advancement. And how is the narrative shaped? Not always, but it is frequently done by exaggeration, distortion, fabrication an…

Sivananda's Personality - 32.

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Perhaps the aspirant did not, but the Master did. When he returned to his room, he reflected over the ideas thus gathered by him in the class. This gave rise to other sublime thoughts. He incorporated all the ideas in a nice article and presented it to the world through a book or magazine.

Experience was the Master’s greatest Guru. From every experience that he passed through, and saw others pass through, he drew a lesson. For instance, in his youth he had seen a whole bazaar being reduced to ashes because the shops had thatched roofs. He never forgot the lesson. He would much rather let a person live in the open than in a thatched cottage.

Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
 To be continued  ...




Sivananda's Personality - 31.

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The Master himself considered everyone as his Guru. He tried to learn from whomsoever he could, in whatever little way he could. He often declared openly that his own disciples were his Gurus. "I have learnt many lessons from them," he would say.

During the Yoga-Vedanta classes at the Ashram, the Master listened to the lectures of even baby souls. Frequently he pulled up a slumbering aspirant, "Do you keep notes of the important points that you hear during the class?"

Sri N. Ananthanarayanan
 To be continued  ...