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On another day, in 1922, his devotees witnessed a dramatic revelation of his Divine Nature. Twenty-five or so devotees had gathered for meditation at seven o'clock in the evening. Suddenly they discovered Nityananda in their midst, crouching and straining, looking as though he were going to vomit. Instead, they saw a huge flash of light around his form. When they approached Nityananda, all signs of life had left his body, which was quickly growing stiff. Immediately word went out that the young Master had entered mahasamadhi. The devotees watched over Nityananda all night. No one touched the body and no doctor was called in. However, they did hold cotton near his nose to see if there was any breath, but none was detected. Suddenly, at four o'clock in the morning, Nityananda began to move.

Completely startled, his devotees placed him on a bed and stretched his limbs. When they put questions to him, Nityananda responded almost incoherently, saying, "The time has not yet come. This one came a little out of place and out of time. The time is not yet. Nobody appreciates and understands the things he does. So he wanted to discard the body and go. But a few sages met and they told this one, 'You go back. You have taken the body, why not use it up?' Let's see, Ramakrishna was there, Vivekananda was there. . ." He mentioned five names, but the people who were around him could not remember them all. In five-minutes he was fully conscious, and would answer no more questions.

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There is only the one Self.
An unchanging, unmoving silence.
It is not waiting.
And It is not contemplating.
It is not reflecting.
It is not inquiring.
It is not resting.
All this could be perceived as modes of the mind itself.
What is that which is not in gear?
It is not a state.
It is not in between states.
It is not the gap between thoughts.
It is not a gap.
It cannot be done or undone.
For Itself, there is no such thing as practice.
No such thing as contemplators, meditators or attainers of It.
Hidden, yet nothing can hide It.
Revealed, yet nothing can see It.
Self-knowing, yet It is without knowledge.
Self-realised, yet It is without mind.
Blessing itself, yet It is beyond duality.
Being, yet It is beyond being.
Unfathomable, unconquerable, ungraspable.
Who or what is there?
Beyond sin and beyond righteousness.
It announces Itself as the sense 'I am' inside the body.
But It is even beyond 'I' and beyond body.
Ungraspable, yet attention and the pure intellect
may recognise and acknowledge It.
Being revealed but It is not revealing.
Recognising Its all-pervasiveness, joy fills the Heart.
Intelligence dances.
Peace is very happy.
The universes prostrate themselves,
yet their Lord they cannot see.

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Shiva Sahasra Namam - Thousand Names of Lord Shiva from Mahabharata

Translation & Transliteration by P. R. Ramachander

There are two versions of Shiva sahasranama-one in lInga Purana (Being taught by Lord Krishna to sage Markandeya) and the other which occurs in Anushasanika Parva of Mahabaratha.
In the Mahabaratha version (which I am giving here) Yudishtra after hearing the Vishnu Sahasranama from Bheeshma requests him also to teach the thousand names of Lord Shiva. Bheeshma expresses his inability to the same and requests Lord Krishna to teach it to Yudishtra. Then Lord Krishna who has learnt it from Sage Upamanyu teaches it to Yudishtra. A bhashya (explanation) for this was written by7 Sri Chathurthara Neela Kanda called “Bharatha bhava pradheepam”. Based on this Sri.N.Subramanya Iyer (lovingly called “Anna (elder brother) by his admirers wrote a detailed interpretation in Tamil which was published initially by the Sarada Peetham, Sringeri. Later they gave the publishing rights to Ramakrishna Mutt of Madras. My feeble attempt, to give an English meaning to this Shiva Sahasranama is based on this great book. I have not attempted to give meaning with interpretation as done in the above book.
This book gives 1008 names of Lord Shiva. While 45 names are repeated twice, 11 are repeated thrice and three names are repeated four times. Readers may observe that different meanings are given to these repetitions.
Mangala Charanam
Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Santhaye 1

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon,
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
And pray, “Remove all obstacles on my way”.

Namosthuthe vyasa vishala budhe,
Phullaravindaayatha pathra nethra,
Yena thwaya bhaaratha thaila poorna,
Prajwalitho gnanamaya pradheepa. 2

My salutations to sage Vyasa,
Who had all compassing intellect,
And who has broad eyes like the lotus leaf.
Was not this great lamp full of wisdom,
Filled up by the oil of Bharatha, lit by you?

Vande Shambum umapathim sura gurum vande jagatkaranam,
Vande pannaga bhooshanam mrugadharam, vande pasoonaam pathim,
Vande surya sasanka vahni nayanam, vande mukunda priyam,
Vande bhaktha janasrayam cha varadam, Vande shivam sankaram. 3

I salute the great God Shambhu,
Who is the consort of Uma,
Who is the teacher of devas,
I salute the cause of this universe,
I salute who wears snake as ornament,
Who caries a deer in his hand,
I salute the Lord of all beings,
I salute him who has sun, moon and fire as eyes,
I salute him who is dear to Mukunda,
I salute him who is the refuge of his devotees,
Who is the one who gives them great status,
And I salute Shiva and Shankara.
Poorva Bhaga - Early Part
Yudhishtra Uvacha:-
Thwayaapagheya naamani sruthaniha jagatpathe,
Pithamahesaaya vibhor namanyaa chakshwa sambhave. 1
Bhabhrave viswaroopaya, mahabhagyam cha thathwatha,
Surasura gurou deve shankaravyaktha yonaye. 2

Yudhishtra asked:-
Oh my dearest grandpa,
Be pleased to tell me the various names,
Of him who is the lord of the universe,
Who is Shambhu with a gold coloured body,
Whose form is of the universe,
Who is the teacher of Asuras and devas,
Who is the god of all devas,
Who does all good,
And who is the cause of the eternal basis,
And also his fame,
As you have heard from others.

Bheeshma Uvacha:-
Asakthoham gunaan vakthum maha devasya dheematha,
Yo hi sarva gatho na cha sarvathra drusyathe. 3

Bheeshma replied:-
Incapable I am to tell about the properties,
Of the great God who is very great,
For he is seen everywhere but seen nowhere.

Brahma Vishnu suresaanaam srushtaa cha prabhureva cha,
Brahmaadaya pisachaantha yam hi deva upasathe. 4

He is the one who created Brahma, Vishnu and other devas,
He is their Lord and he is worshipped by,
Brahma , devas, ghosts and others.

Prakrutheenaam parathwena purushasya cha ya para,
Chinthyathe yo yogavidhbhi rishibhi Thathwa darshibhi.,
Aksharam para Brahma asacha sadasacha ya. 5

He is greater than nature and the masculine concept,
He is being meditated upon by great sages who know the truth,
He is the causal universe, cause as well as the effect.

Prakruthim purusham chaiva kshobhayithwa tswathejasa,
Brahmana masrujath thasmad Dheva dheva prajapathi. 6

He who is the God of gods and God of all beings,
Through his power destabilizes Purusha and nature ,
And creates Brahma out of it.

Ko hi shaktho gunaan vakthum deva devasya dheematha,
Garbha janma jara yuktho marthyo mruthyu samanvitha. 7

Which man who is subject of birth, growing up and death,
Would be capable of telling the properties,
Of him who is the God of gods and knower of all?

Ko hi saktho bhavam gnathum madhwidha parameshwaram,
Rithe narayanath puthra Shanka chakra Gada dharath. 8

Oh Son, Is it possible for an ordinary mortal to know.
That great god like him , rather it is possible,
For the Lord Narayana who carries mace, conch and wheel,
To know about Sankara who is the greatest God.

Esha vidhwan guna sreshto Vishnu parama durjaya,
Divya chakshur maha theja veekshyathe yoga chakshsha. 9

That Vishnu who knows ever thing,
Who has greatest qualities,
Who cannot be won over by anybody,
Who has special holy sight,
And who is greatly resplendent,
Sees him by his eyes of yoga.

Rudra bhakthya thu krishnena jagat vyaptham mahathmana,
Tham prasadhya thadha devam bhadaryam kila bharatha. 10

Arthath priya harathwam cha sarva lokeshu vai yadhaa,
Prapthavaaneva rajendra suvarnaakshan maheswaraath. 11

The great Lord Krishna, due to his devotion to Rudra,
Has spread all over the universe, Oh Bharatha, Oh king of kings,
After making Lord Shiva pleased by his penance in Bhadrinath,
He has attained the state of being more dear,
Than all the worlds and all aspects of knowledge.

Poornam varsha sahasram thu thaptha vaanesha maadhava,
Prasadhya varadam devam chara chara gurum shivam. 12

This Lord Madhava has done penance for a full thousand years,
And has pleased him who is the teacher of all beings,
And the giver of all boons.

Yuge yuge thu krushnena thoshitho vai maheswara,
Bhakthya paramaya chaiva prathi sruthwa mahatmana. 13

Lord Parameshwara becomes pleased and happy
Eons after eons, by this Krishna who is devotee of Lord Shiva.

Iswarya yadrusam thasya jagadyoner mahatmana,
Thadayam drushtavaan sakshath puthrartho Harir achyutha. 14

This Krishna who is Hari, who did penance for getting a son*,
Has seen the greatness of Maheswara who is the origin of the world.

*(Lord Krishna did penance to get a son out of Jhambhavati, the daughter of Jhambhavan)

Yasyath paratharam chaiva naanyam pasyami bharatha,
Vykyathum deva devasya shaktho naamanyaseshatha. 15

Hey Bharatha, I do not find any one else suitable,
To tell you about the various names of the god of gods.

Esha shaktho maha bahur vakthum bhagawatho gunaan,
Vibhuthim chaiva karthsynyena sathyaam Maheeswari nrupa. 16

Oh king , that great armed one ,
Is the one capable of telling the properties of God,
And capable of fully telling you truthfully,
The powers of The great God.

Sura sura guro deva vishno thwam vakthumarhasi,
Shivaaya shiva roopaya yanma aprucha yudishtra. 17

Hey Teacher of Devas and asuras, Hey Vishnu,
It is but very proper, that you tell,
About the great god, which Yudishtra asked.

Naamnam sahasram devasya thandinaa Brhama vadinaa,
Niveditham brhma loke brahmano yath puraa Abhvath. 18

Dwaipayana prabhu thasyasthadha cheme thpodhana,
Rishaya suvrutha danthaa srunvanthu gadahsthava. 19

Those thousand names of God told by sage Dandi,
Who was the knower of Brahmam,
Which was told in the land of Brahmas,
With lord Brahma as a witness,
May please be heard by these sages,
Like Dvaipayana who have done great penance,
And have won control over their sense organs.

Vasudeva Uvacha:-
Na gathi karmaanam saakya vethumeesasya thathwatha.,
Hiranyagarbha pramukha deva sendraa maharshaya. 20

Vasudeva told:-
Neither gods like Brahma and Indra,
Nor the several great sages,
Are capable of understanding,
The philosophy behind the great lord.

Na vidhuryasya nidhana maadhim vaa sookshma darshana,
Sa kadham nama mathrena sakhyo gnathum sathaam gathi. 21

How can one understand Him,
Just by the mention of his name,
Who is capable of seeing minutest things,
Who does not have an end nor beginning,
And who is the refuge of saints.

Thasyaha masuragnasya kamschid bhagawatho gunaan,
Bhavathaam Keerthiyishyaami vrathesaya yathathadam. 22

I would tell you, few properties of that great God,
Who is the God of all penances and,
Who is the destroyer of asuras.

Vaisampayana Uvacha:-
Evamukthwa thu bhagwan gunaamsthasya mahaathmana,
Upasprusya suchir bhoothwa, kadhyamaasa dheematha. 23

Vaisampayana told:-
After telling like this Lord Krishna,
Sat down did the act f cleaning himself,
And started telling about that great Lord,
Who was the Lord of all good natured.

Vasudeva Uvacha:-
Thatha sa prayatho boothwa mama thaha Yudishtra,
Pranjali praha viprarishinaam samgrahamaditha. 24

Vasudeva told:-
Oh my cousin Yudishtra who is dear to me,
The sage Abhimanyu with folded hands,
After concentrating his mind in to one,
Told me about the several names of Shiva.

Upamanyu Uvacha:-
Brahma prokthou rishi prokthou veda vedanga sambhavai,
Sarva lokeshu –vikhyatham sthuthyam sthoshyami namabhi. 25

Sage Upamanyu told:-
I pray him , using those names,
Which have been read by Brahma and other sages,
Which have arisen from Vedas and Vedangas,
And which are famous throughout the world.

Mahadhbhir vihithaisathyai Sidhai sarvartha sadhakhai,
Rishinaa thandinaa bhakthya kruthai –veda kruthathmana. 26

These names have been praises by the great,
They are true and give occult powers,
They help you to get any job done,
And have been told by Sage Dandi,
Whose heart is immersed in Vedas.

Yadhokthai Sadhubhi khyathai munibhisthathwa darshibhi,
Pravaram pradhamam swarga sarva bhootha hitham shubham. 27

I pray ,who does good to all beings,
Who is worshipped by good me,
Who is worshipped by sages and philosophers,
Who is the first among all,
And who can grant us heaven,
Using those famous , well known names.

Sruthai sarvathra jagathi Brhma loka avatharithai,
Sathyai sthath pramam , brhma brhma proktham sanathanam,
Vakshye yadu kula sreshta srunushvava hitho mama. 28

Oh Chief of the clan of Yadus,
Please here from me with concentration those names
Which came from the world of Brahma,
Which are found based in the Vedas,
Which are every where,
And which are truth
And I salute that great God who is Brahmam,
And is worshipped by Lord Brahma.

Varayainam bhavam devam bhakthasthvam parameshvaram,
Thena they sraviyishyami yahad brahma sanathanam. 29

Oh Krishna , who is his devotee,
Please worship that Parameshwara,
Who is the source of the world,
And Who is the god of gods,
And for that purpose,
I am making you hear the following.

Na sakyam vistharath kruthsnam vakthum sarvasya kenachith,
Yukthenaapi vibhoothinaa Mapi varsha sathair api. 30

Even though one has all abilities and fame,
It is just impossible for them to narrate fully,
All the greatness of Shiva even in hundred years.

Yasyadhir Madhya mantham cha surair api na gamyahe,
Kasthasya shakthuyadwaktham gunaan karsnyena madhava. 31

Hey Madhava,, Who will have the ability ,
To describe in full, the qualities of him,
Whose head or foot was not found by the devas?

Kinthu devasya mahatha samkshipthartha padaksharam,
Shakthi thascharitham vakshye prasadathasya dheematha. 32

In spite of that I would tell you in short,
According to my limited capacity,
Using limited words and letters,
The story of him, who is the source of wisdom,
Because of his grace and blessing.

Aaprapya thu thatho anugnaam na sakya sthothumeeswara,
Yada thennabhyanugnath sthutho vai sa thada maya. 33

Since it is not feasible to pray him ,
Without his permission and grace,
I was able to sing his prayers,
When I was blessed by him.

Anaadi nidanasyaaham jagadyoner mahatmana,
Naamnaam kanchith samudhesyam vakshamya vaktha yonina. 34

I will tell you a few names approximately ,
Of that great one who is the origin of the world,
And who cannot find origin for himself.

Varadasya varenayasya viswaroopasya dheematha,
Srunu naamnam chayam Krishna yaduktham padma yonina. 35

Please hear the collection of names ,
As revealed by Lord Brahma,
Who is the greatest among those who give boons,
Who is the form of the universe,
And who is personification of wisdom.

Dasa nama sahasraani yaanyaaha prapithamaha,
Thaani nirmadhya manasa dhadhno druthamivodhbudham. 36

These thousand names are the result of churning,
Similar to getting butter from curd,
Out of the ten thousand names told by Brahma.

Gire saaram yadha hema pushpasaaram yadha madhu,
Gruthatsaaram yadha mandastha Dhaithath sara samudrutham. 37

This essence has been taken after serious thought,
Like the gold is taken out of mines,
Honey is taken out of flowers,
And ghee is taken out of butter.

Sarva paapahamidham chathur veda samanvitham,
Prayathnenadhi ganthavyam dharyanj cha prayathathmana. 38

This removes all committed sins,
Is one with the four great Vedas,
Could be understood by great effort,
And could be committed to memory through effort.

Sarva bhoothathma bhoothasya harasyamitha thejasa,
Ashtothara sahasram thu naamnam sarvasya may srunu,
Yacchuthwa manuja vyagra sarvaan kaamaanvapsyathi. 39

Hey tiger among men, be pleased to hear from me,
Those one thousand eight names of Him,
Who is the soul of all souls,
Who has greatly remarkable prowess,
And who is called “hara(stealer)” and Sarva(all)”,
Because he attracts every thing to himself,
And attain fruition of all your desires.

Asya shiva sahasranama stotra maha mantrasya Upamanyu rishi, Anushtup Chanda,
Sri Sambha sadashivo devatha.

Sthira sthanur eethi Bheejam, Srimaan sri vardhano jagah ithi Sakthi, Devathipathi ithi
Keelakam , Sri Samba sada shiva Prasada sidhyarthe jape Viniyoga.

Nyasa (Preliminary chant)
The sage for this “thousand names of Shiva” is sage Upamanyu, meter is “anushtup”, and the God is “Sambha sada shiva”.

The root is “motionless shiva” , power is “Sri vardhano jagad”, Keelaga is “Devathipathi and is being chanted to get the grace of Sri Sambha Sada Shiva.

Santham padmasanastham sasi dara makutam pancha vakthram trinethram,
Soolam vajram cha gadgam parasumabhayadham dakshabhage vahantham,
Nagam pasam gantam pralayahuthavaham sangusam vaama bhage,
Nanalankara yuktham sphatikamani niham parvatheesam namaami.

I salute the lord of Parvathy,
Who is ever peaceful,
Who sits in the lotus pose,
Who wears the crescent on his crown,
Who has five faces,
Who has three eyes,
Who carries on his right side,
Trident, vajra, sword, axe and sign of refuge,
Who carries on his left side,
Snake, rope, bell, eternal, fire and goad,
Who has been decorated in various ways,
And who is like bead of crystal.

Lam pruthvyathmane Gandham samarpayami
Ham Aakasthmane Puspai poojayami
Yam vaayvathmane dhoopamagrapayami
Ram agneyathmane deepam darsayami
Vam amruthathmane amrutham mahe naivedhyam nivedhyamai

Using “lam” which is the root of earth, I offer sandal to the earth
Using “ham” which is the root of sky, I offer flowers to the sky
Using “yam” which is the root of air, I offer myrrh to the air
Using “ram” which is the root of fire, I offer light to the fire
Using “vam” which is the root of nectar, I offer the great offering to the nectar
Using “sam” which is the root of all souls, I offer the complete worship to all the souls.
Thousand Names:
* 1 * Om Sthirayai Nama - Salutations to Him who is perennial
* 2 * Om Sthanave nama - Who is the axis of the world
* 3 * Om Prabhave nama - Who is the lord of all the world
* 4 * Om Bheemayai nama - Who is the source of fear
* 5 * Om Pravarayai nama - Who is very special
* 6 * Om Varadayai nama - Who gives boons
* 7 * Om Varaayai nama - Who spreads everything and make them invisible
* 8 * Om Sarvaathmane nama - Who is the soul of every being
* 9 * Om Sarva vikhyathayai nama - Who is famous everywhere
* 10 * Om Sarvasmai nama - Who is spread in everything
* 11 * Om Sarvakarayai nama - Who does everything
* 12 * Om Bhavayai nama - Who is the source of everything
* 13 * Om Jatine nama - Who has matted hair
* 14 * Om Charmine nama - Who dresses himself in hides (tiger, elephant)
* 15 * Om Shikhandine nama - Who has hair flowing like the peacock’s feather
* 16 * Om Sarvaangaaya nama - Who has all the world as his organs
* 17 * Om Sarvabhavanaayai nama - Who creates and looks after everything
* 18 * Om Haraya nama - Who destroys everything at time of deluge
* 19 * Om Harinaakshaayai nama - Who has deer like eyes
* 20 * Om Sarvabhoothaharayai nama - Who destroys all beings which exist
* 21 * Om Prabhave nama - Who enjoys everything
* 22 * Om Pravruthaye nama - Who is the form of work
* 23 * Om Nivruthaye nama - Who is the form of total sacrifice
* 24 * Om Niyathaya nama - Who is a sage who has won over his senses
* 25 * Om Saswathaya nama - Who is permanent
* 26 * Om Druvaya nama - Who is stable
* 27 * Om Smasana vasinee nama - Who lives in the cremation ground
* 28 * Om Bhagawathe nama - Who is the source of wealth, charity, fame, renunciation and salvation
* 29 * Om Khacharaya nama - Who travels in the sky
* 30 * Om Ghocharaya nama - Who can be felt only by senses
* 31 * Om Ardhanayai nama - Who catches bad people
* 32 * Om Abhivadyaya nama - Who is fit to be saluted
* 33 * Om Mahakarmane nama - Who does great actions
* 34 * Om Thapasvine nama - Who is a sage doing meditation
* 35 * Om Bhooha bhavanayai nama - Who creates the five great bhoothas viz sky, earth, fire, air and wind
* 36 * Om unmatha vesha prachannayai nama - Who hides himself as a mad being
* 37 * Om sarva loka prajapathae nama - Who is the lord of all beings of all worlds
* 38 * Om Maharoopayai nama - Who has a very big form
* 39 * Om Mahakayayai nama - Who has the whole universe as his body
* 40 * Om Vrusha roopayai nama - Who has also the form of a bull
* 41 * Om Mahayasase nama - Who has great fame
* 42 * Om Mahatmane nama - Who has a very great mind
* 43 * Om Sarva Bhoothathmane nama - Who is the soul of all beings
* 44 * Om Viswa roopayai nama - Who is seen everywhere
* 45 * Om Mahahanave nama - Who has very big jaw bones (he can swallow the whole world)
* 46 * Om Loka palaya nama - Who is of the form of those who protect the earth like Indra
* 47 * Om Anthar hithathmane nama - One who has properties which within him and not visible
* 48 * Om prasadaya nama - Who has the form of love
* 49 * Om Hayagardhabhaye nama - Who travels in the chariot drawn by zebras
* 50 * Om Pavithraya nama - Who saves us from thunder of worldly life
* 51 * Om Mahathe nama - Who is fit to be worshipped
* 52 * Om Niyamaya nama - Who is of the form of rules of life
* 53 * Om Niyamasrithaya nama - Who is the refuge to those who follow rules of life
* 54 * Om Sarva karmane nama - Who does all actions
* 55 * Om Swayambhoothaya nama - Who was created by himself
* 56 * Om AAdhaye nama - Who is most ancient-Who is first among beings
* 57 * Om Aadhikaraya nama - Who created Lord Brahma
* 58 * Om Nidhaye nama - Who is a treasure
* 59 * Om Sahasrakshata nama - Who has thousand eyes
* 60 * Om Visalakshaya nama - Who has very broad eyes
* 61 * Om Somaya nama - Who is with Uma
* 62 * Om Nakshatra sadhakayai nama - Who created the stars
* 63 * Om Chandraya nama - Who has the form of moon
* 64 * Om Sooryaya nama - Who has the form of the Sun
* 65 * Om Sanaya nama - Who has the form of Saturn
* 66 * Om Kethave nama - Who has the form of Kethu
* 67 * Om Grahaya nama - Who has the form of planets
* 68 * Om Graha pathaye nama - Who is the lord of all planets
* 69 * Om Varaaya nama - Who is the best
* 70 * Om Athraye nama - Who is form of Mercury bon in Athri clan
* 71 * Om Adryaa namaskarthre nama - Who saluted Anasooya , the wife of Sage Athri
* 72 * Om Mruga banarpanayai nama - Who sent arrow against the deer sent by sages of Daruka forest
* 73 * Om Anagaya nama - Who cannot be neared by sins
* 74 * Om Mahathapse nama - Who has great penance(Thapas)
* 75 * Om Gorathapase nama - Who does terrible penance during time of deluge
* 76 * Om Adheenaya nama - Who is not poor though he looks like it
* 77 * Om Dheena sadhakayai nama - Who fulfills desires of poor people
* 78 * Om Samvathsarakaraya nama - Who makes the wheel of time to rotate
* 79 * Om Manthraya Nama - Who is of the form of Sacred chants like “Om”
* 80 * Om Pramanaya nama - Who is the source of intuition
* 81 * Om Pramaya thapase nama - Who himself is the great penance
* 82 * Om Yogine nama - Who in a great Yogi
* 83 * Om yojyaya nama - Who can be reached by Yoga
* 84 * Om Maha Bheejaya nama - Who is the prime root of everything
* 85 * Om Maha Rethase Nama - Who makes soul which is his shadow enter the beings
* 86 * Om Mahabalaya nama - Who has great strength
* 87 * Om Swarna rethase nama - Who has gold like seeds
* 88 * Om SArvagnaya nama - Who knows everything
* 89 * Om Subheejaya nama - Who is a good seed
* 90 * Om Bheeja vahanayai nama - Who rides on the seed
* 91 * Om dasa bahave nama - Who has ten hands
* 92 * Om Animishaya nama - Who does not blink his eyes
* 93 * Om Neelakandaya nama - Who has a blue neck
* 94 * Om Umapathaye nama - Who is the consort of Uma
* 95 * Om Viswa roopaya nama - Who is all the known forms
* 96 * Om Swayam sreshtaya nama - Who is himself great
* 97 * Om Bala veeraya nama - Who destroys his enemies by his prowess
* 98 * Om Abhaloganaya nama - Who organizes and activates the Pancha bhoothas
* 99 * Om Gana karthre nama - Who creates the ganas
* 100 * Om Ganapathaye nama - Who is the leader of the ganas
* 101 * Om Digvasase nama - Who wears the directions as cloth
* 102 * Om Kaamaya nama - Who is liked by all
* 103 * Om Manthravidhe nama - Who is an expert in mantras
* 104 * Om Paramaya manthraya nama - Who is personification of philosophical truth.
* 105 * Om Sarva Bhavakaraaya nama - Who is the producer of all emotions.
* 106 * Om Haraaya nama - Who is the stealer of our hearts.
* 107 * Om Kamandaludaraaya nama - Who has with him the pitcher(Carried by sages)
* 108 * Om Dhanvine nama - Who carries a bow
* 109 * Om Banahasthaya nama - Who carries an arrow in his hand
* 110 * Om Kapalavathe nama - Who carries the skull of Brahma with him
* 111 * Om asanaye nama - Who carries the Vajrayudha
* 112 * Om sadagnine nama - Who carries the Shakthi weapon
* 113 * Om Gadgine nama - Who carries the sword with him
* 114 * Om Pattissine nama - Who carries the knife called Patteesi
* 115 * Om Ayudhine nama - Who carries all types of weapons
* 116 * Om Mahathe nama - Who is great
* 117 * Om sthruvahasthaya nama - Who carries the ladle used in fire sacrifice called Sthruva
* 118 * Om Surupaya nama - Who is handsome
* 119 * Om Thejase nama - Who shines like light
* 120 * Om theskaraaya nidhaye nama - Who is like the treasure giving light to devotees
* 121 * Om Ushneeshine nama - Who wears a turban
* 122 * Om Suvakthraya nama - Who has a good face
* 123 * Om Udagraya nama - Who has a stable form
* 124 * Om Vinathaya nama - Who is humble
* 125 * Om Deerghaya nama - Who is very tall
* 126 * Om Harikesaya nama - Who has black hair turned to gray
* 127 * Om Sutheerthaya nama - Who is of the form of a great teacher
* 128 * Om Krishnaaya nama - Who is ever happy
* 129 * Om Srugala roopaya nama - Who has assumed the form of a jackal
* 130 * Om Siddharthaya nama - Who his at the acme of occult powers
* 131 * Om Mundaya nama - Who is of the form of an ascetic
* 132 * Om Sarvashubamkaraya nama - Who grants all good things
* 133 * Om Ajaya nama - Who does not have birth
* 134 * Om Bahuroopaya nama - Who assumes many forms
* 135 * Om Ganda darine nama - Who wears sandal paste
* 136 * Om Kapardhine nama - Who has matted hair
* 137 * Om Oordhwarethase nama - Who has won over passion
* 138 * Om Oordhwa lingaya nama - Who has linga which looks up
* 139 * Om Oordhwasayine nama - Who sleeps facing upwards
* 140 * Om Nabha sthalaya nama - Who has a place in the sky
* 141 * Om Trijadine nama - Who has a three fold pigtail
* 142 * Om Cheeravasase nama - Who wears the hide of trees
* 143 * Om Rudraya nama - Who removes sorrows
* 144 * Om Senapathaye nama - Who is the commander of the army
* 145 * Om Vibhave nama - Who assumes variety of forms
* 146 * Om Ahacharaya nama - Who is of the form of devas traveling by day time
* 147 * Om Nakthancharaya nama - Who is of the form of devas who move at night
* 148 * Om Thigma manyava nama - Who has very great anger
* 149 * Om Suvarchasaya nama - Who has the resplendent light of knowledge
* 150 * Om Gajagne nama - Who killed the Asura who took the form of an elephant
* 151 * Om Daithyagne nama - Who killed Rakshasas
* 152 * Om Kaalaya nama - Who is of the form of time
* 153 * Om Loka dathre nama - Who rules over this world
* 154 * Om Gunaakaraya nama - Who is the store house of good qualities
* 155 * Om Simha sardhoola roopaya nama - Who is of the form of tiger and lion
* 156 * Om Ardhra charmambaraavruthaya nama - Who uses the blood soaked elephant hide to cover himself
* 157 * Om Kaala yoginee nama - Who through Yogic practices have won over time
* 158 * Om Maha naadaya nama - Who is personification of the great sound
* 159 * Om Sarva kaamaya nama - Who is the personification of all desires
* 160 * Om Chathush padaya nama - Who can be worshipped in four ways [Viz., Charya (chant), Kriya (act), Yoga and Gnana] or Who can be worshiped as Viswa, Thaijasa, Pragna and Shiva.
* 161 * Om Nisa charaya nama - Who moves even at night
* 162 * Om Prethacharine nama - Who travels with dead bodies
* 163 * Om Bhootha charine nama - Who travels with Bhoothas( Five elements/evil spirits)
* 164 * Om maheswaraya nama - Who is the greatest God
* 165 * Om Bahoo bhoothaya nama - Who also has the form of strength
* 166 * Om Bahoodaraya nama - Who carries this great Universe
* 167 * Om Swarbhanave nama - Who shines like a Sun by his own light or Who is of the form of planet Rahu
* 168 * Om Amithaya nama - Who is beyond measurement
* 169 * Om Gathaye nama - Who is the destination to reach
* 170 * Om Nruthya priyaya nama - Who likes dancing
* 171 * Om Nithya narthaya nama - Who dances always
* 172 * Om Narthakaaya nama - Who is the dancer or who makes everything dance
* 173 * Om Sarva laalasaya nama - Who likes every one
* 174 * Om Ghoraaya nama - Who has a terrible form
* 175 * Om Maha thapase nama - Who is the great penance
* 176 * Om Pasaaya nama - Who ties every one with the rope of illusion
* 177 * Om Nithyaya nama - Who is perennial
* 178 * Om Giri ruhaya nama - Who lives on the mountain
* 179 * Om Nabhase nama - Who is unattached like the sky
* 180 * Om Sahasra hasthaya nama - Who has thousands of hands
* 181 * Om Vijayaya nama - Who is of the form of victory
* 182 * Om Vyavasayaya nama - Who is industrious or Who is of the form of definite action
* 183 * Om Athandrithaya nama - Who is not lazy
* 184 * Om Adarshanaya nama - Who is unshakable
* 185 * Om Darshanathmane nama - Who is the soul of fear for others
* 186 * Om Yagnagne nama - Who destroys fire sacrifice done with egoism
* 187 * Om Kama nasakaya nama - Who killed the God of love
* 188 * Om Daksha Yagaapahaarine nama - Who destroyed the fire sacrifice of Daksha
* 189 * Om Susahaya nama - Who is greatly patient
* 190 * Om Madhyamaya nama - Who is unbiased
* 191 * Om Thejopahaarine nama - Who steals the strength of others
* 192 * Om Balagne nama - Who kills those bloated by strength
* 193 * Om Mudhithaya nama - Who is always happy
* 194 * Om Arthaya nama - Who is liked by everyone
* 195 * Om Ajithaya nama - Who cannot be defeated by any one
* 196 * Om Avaraya nama - Who does not have any one above him
* 197 * Om Gambheera ghoshaya nama - Who produces great sound
* 198 * Om Gambheeraya nama - Who is beyond the intellect
* 199 * Om Gambheera bala vahanaay nama - Who rides on a bull which cannot be shaken by others
* 200 * Om Nyagrodha roopaya nama - Who is of the form of the tree of day to day life which grows downwards
* 201 * Om Nyagrodhaya nama - Who assumes the form of Dakshinamurthy , under a banyan tree
* 202 * Om Vruksha karma sthithaye nama - Who is on the top of the ear like leaf of the tree during deluge
* 203 * Om Vibhave nama - Who is the favorite God for all
* 204 * Om Sutheeshna dasanaya nama - Who has very sharp teeth
* 205 * Om Maha kayaya nama - Who has a very big body
* 206 * Om Mahananaya nama - Who has a very big face
* 207 * Om Vishvak senaya nama - Who scatters the Asura army in to different directions
* 208 * Om Haraye nama - Who destroys everything
* 209 * Om Yagnaya nama - Who is the personification of fire sacrifice
* 210 * Om Samyuga peeda vahanaya nama - Who has the bull as the flag as well as stride
* 211 * Om Theeshna Thaapaya nama - Who is of the form of burning fire
* 212 * Om Haryaswaya nama - Who is the form of Sun who has green horses
* 213 * Om Sahaayaya nama - Who is the help for the life
* 214 * Om Karma kala vidhe nama - Who knows the proper time to perform duties
* 215 * Om Vishnu prasadithaya nama - Who has been pleased by the devotion of Vishnu
* 216 * Om Yagnaya nama - Who is of the form of Vishnu
* 217 * Om Samudhraya nama - Who is of the form of ocean
* 218 * Om Badavamukhaya nama - Who is the form of fire which dries water
* 219 * Om Huthasana sahayaya nama - Who is the form of wind
* 220 * Om Prasanthathmane nama - Who is as peaceful as an ocean after tide
* 221 * Om Huthasanaya nama - Who is of the form of fire
* 222 * Om Ugra thejase nama - Who is having terrific power of a flame
* 223 * Om Maha thejase nama - Who is having great light and shining
* 224 * Om Janyaya nama - Who is very able in war
* 225 * Om Vijaya kala vidhe nama - Who knows the time for victory
* 226 * Om Jyothishamayanaya nama - Who is of the form of astrology
* 227 * Om Siddhaye nama - Who is of the form of proper completion
* 228 * Om Sarva Vigrahaya nama - Who makes every thing as his body
* 229 * Om Shikhine nama - Who has a well grown hair
* 230 * Om Mundine nama - Who is the form of clean shaven sage
* 231 * Om Jadine nama - Who has a matted lock
* 232 * Om Jwaline nama - Who is of the form of a flame
* 233 * Om Moorthijaya nama - Who appears in the form of man and animals
* 234 * Om Moordhajaya nama - Who is on the head
* 235 * Om Baline nama - Who is strong
* 236 * Om Vainavine nama - Who has a flute in his hand
* 237 * Om Panavine nama - Who has a shaking drum in his hand
* 238 * Om Thaline nama - Who has metallic cymbals in his hand
* 239 * Om Khaline nama - Who is the owner of a paddy store
* 240 * Om Kalakatamkataya nama - Who is the gate for the gate of god of death who is of the form of time.
* 241 * Om Nakshatr vigraha mathaye nama - Who has a body and intellect which shines like stars
* 242 * Om Guna budhaye nama - Who knows/measures qualities
* 243 * Om Layaya nama - Who is the source where everything merges in the end.
* 244 * Om Agamaya nama - Who does not have any movement
* 245 * Om Prajapathaye nama - Who is the God of the people
* 246 * Om Viswabahave nama - Who has arms everywhere
* 247 * OM Vibhagaya nama - Who cannot be divided
* 248 * Om Sarvagaya nama - Who is every where
* 249 * Om Amugaya nama - Who is faceless/Who is not interested in enjoyments
* 250 * Om Vimochanaya nama - Who grants salvation
* 251 * Om Susaranaya nama - Who can be attained easily
* 252 * Om Hiranyakavachodbhavaya nama - Who appears with a golden apparel(here this apparel is
* 253 * Om Medrajaya nama - Who arises from the linga
* 254 * Om Balacharine nama - Who moves about with a strong army
* 255 * Om Mahee charine nama - Who travels throughout earth
* 256 * Om Sruthaya nama - Who is spread everywhere
* 257 * Om Sarva thooryavinodhine nama - Who enjoys all types of instrumental music
* 258 * Om Sarvathodhya parigrahaya nama - Who considers all beings as his family
* 259 * Om Vyalaroopaya nama - Who is of the form of serpent in Adhisesha
* 260 * Om Guhaavasinee nama - Who lives in the cave of one’s mind.
* 261 * Om Guhaaya nama - Who is of the form of Lord Subrahmanya
* 262 * Om Maline nama - Who wears a garland
* 263 * Om Tharangavidhe nama - Who has the waves of creation, upkeep and destruction.
* 264 * Om Tridasaya nama - Who is the source of birth, life and death of all beings.
* 265 * Om Trikaladruthe nama - Who wears the three periods-past, present and future.
* 266 * Om Karma sarva bhanda vimochanaya nama - Who cuts of the ties of Karma
* 267 * Om Asurendranaam bandanaya nama - Who is the reason for imprisonment of kings of asuras
* 268 * Om Yudhi shathru vinasanaya nama - Who kills enemies in war.
* 269 * Om Sankhya prasadaaya nama - Who gets pleased by the discussion of Sankhya philosophy
* 270 * Om Durvasase nama - Who took the form of sage Durvasa
* 271 * Om Sarva sadhu nishevithaya nama - Who is served by all good people
* 272 * Om Prasakandanaya nama - Who makes all others slip-at time of deluge all others die
* 273 * Om Vibhagagnaya nama - Who is an expert in giving boons/punishments according to their deeds
* 274 * Om Athulyaya nama - Who is incomparable
* 275 * Om Yagna Vibhaga vidhe nama - Who is an expert in giving the share of each in the fire sacrifice
* 276 * Om Sarva vasaya nama - Who is everywhere
* 277 * Om Sarvacharine nama - Who travels everywhere
* 278 * Om Durvasase nama - Who cannot be clothed because he is everywhere
* 279 * Om Vasavaaya nama - Who is in the form of Indra
* 280 * Om Amaraya nama - Who does not have death
* 281 * Om Haimaya nama - Who is of the colour of Gold
* 282 * Om Hemakaraaya nama - Who makes gold
* 283 * Om Nishkarmaaya nama - Who does not do any work
* 284 * Om Sarva dharine nama - Who wears /carries every thing
* 285 * Om Darothamaya nama - Who is the greatest among those who carry
* 286 * Om Lohithakshaya nama - Who has red eyes
* 287 * Om Mahakshaya nama - Who has senses which are spread everywhere
* 288 * Om Vijayaakshaya nama - Who has a chariot which wins everybody
* 289 * Om Visaaradhaya nama - Who knows everything
* 290 * Om Sangrahaya nama - Who recognizes devotees
* 291 * Om Nigrahaya nama - Who punishes bad people
* 292 * Om Karthre nama - Who creates and looks after everybody
* 293 * Om Sarpacheera nivasanaya nama - Who ties a serpent over his apparel
* 294 * Om Mukhyaya nama - Who is the chief
* 295 * Om Amukhyaya nama - Who does not have a chief
* 296 * Om Dehaya nama - Who is of the form of the body
* 297 * Om Kahalaye nama - Who has a drum called “Kahala”
* 298 * Om Sarva kamadhaya nama - Who fulfills all desires of his devotees
* 299 * Om Sarvakala prasadaya nama - Who showers his grace at all times
* 300 * Om Subalaya nama - Who has the strength that serves others
301 * Om Bala roopa druthe nama - Who is strong as well as handsome
* 302 * Om Sarva kama varaya nama - Who is the best among all gods whom we desire
* 303 * Om Sarvadaya nama - Who gives everything
* 304 * Om Sarvathomukhaya nama - Who has faces everywhere
* 305 * Om aakasanirviroopaya nama - Who makes several forms from the sky like himself
* 306 * Om Nibhadine nama - Who appears to have entered our body and fallen there
* 307 * Om Avasaya nama - Who cannot be under the control of anybody
* 308 * Om Khagaya nama - Who is like the bird which is always with the tree of life
* 309 * Om Roudra roopaya nama - Who has a very angry appearance
* 310 * Om Amsave nama - Who is of the form of the ray of light
* 311 * Om Adithya nama - Who is of the form of the Sun
* 312 * Om Bahurasmaye nama - Who has several rays of light
* 313 * Om Suvarchisine nama - Who has pretty rays
* 314 * Om Vasu vegaya nama - Who has the speed of wind
* 315 * Om Maha vegaya nama - Who has very great speed
* 316 * Om Manovegaya nama - Who has the speed of the mind
* 317 * Om Nisacharaya nama - Who travels at night
* 318 * Om Sarva vasine nama - Who resides in everything
* 319 * Om Sriyavasine nama - Who lives in Srividya
* 320 * Om Upadesakaraya nama - Who gives counsels/Who teaches
* 321 * Om Akaraya nama - Who does not do anything
* 322 * Om Munaye nama - Who is the sage
* 323 * Om Athma niralokaya nama - Who sees carefully each Jeevathma
* 324 * Om Sambhagnaya nama - Who is being depended on by everybody
* 325 * Om Sahasradaya nama - Who gives in thousands and thousands
* 326 * Om Pakshine nama - Who is Garuda, the best among the birds
* 327 * Om Paksha roopaya nama - Who helps in the form of our friends
* 328 * Om Athideepthaya nama - Who is having great brilliance
* 329 * Om Visampthaye nama - Who is the lord of the citizens
* 330 * Om Unmadaya nama - Who makes us develop mad devotion
* 331 * Om Madanaya nama - Who gives us immense happiness
* 332 * Om Kamaya nama - Who Is liked by everybody
* 333 * Om Aswathaya nama - Who is in the form of a banyan tree
* 334 * Om Arthakaraya nama - Who gives what is desired
* 335 * Om Yasase nama - Who blesses his devotees with fame
* 336 * Om Vamadevaya nama - Who gives the prize deserved according to ones actions
* 337 * Om Vamaaya nama - Who is very handsome
* 338 * Om Prache nama - Who is before everybody
* 339 * Om DAkshinaya nama - Who is capable of ruling all the three worlds
* 340 * Om Vamanaya nama - Who came in form of Vamana, an avathara of Vishnu
* 341 * Om Siddha yogine nama - Who is a great Yogi who is also a Sidha
* 342 * Om Maharshaye nama - Who is the greatest among sages
* 343 * Om Sidharthaya nama - Who is the perfect one who has everything
* 344 * Om Sidha sadhakaya nama - Who grants the desires of Sidhas
* 345 * Om Bikshave nama - Who is of the form of one who eats what he gets as alms
* 346 * Om Bikshu roopaya nama - Who looks like a beggar
* 347 * Om Vipanaya nama - Who does not specify a price
* 348 * Om Mrudhave nama - Who has a very soft heart
* 349 * Om Avyayaya nama - Who is consistent
* 350 * Om Maha senaya nama - Who has a great army
* 351 * Om Vishakhaya nama - Who is of the form of Lord Subrahamanya
* 352 * Om SashtiBagaya nama - Who has sixty parts (Refer Mandukya Upanishad)
* 353 * Om Gavampathaye nama - Who makes the sensory organs function
* 354 * Om Vajrahasthaya nama - Who holds the Vajrayudha in his hand
* 355 * Om Vishkambhine nama - Who is spread everywhere
* 356 * Om Chamusthambhanaya nama - Who paralyses the enemy army
* 357 * Om Vruthavruthakaraya nama - Who circles the enemy in his chariot and who returns back after defeating them without wounds
* 358 * Om Thalaya nama - Who knows the bottom of the ocean of day today life
* 359 * Om Madhave nama - Who is of the form of spring season
* 360 * Om Madhukalochanaya nama - Who has honey like eyes with red colour
* 361 * Om Vachaspathyaya nama - Who is of the form of Brahaspathi, the teacher of devas
* 362 * Om Vajasanaya nama - Who made the Vajasena branch of Vedas in the form of Sun
* 363 * Om Nithyamasritha poojithaya nama - Who is daily being worshipped by his devotees
* 364 * Om Brahmacharine nama - Who is one with Brahmam
* 365 * Om Loka charine nama - Who travels between the worlds
* 366 * Om sarva charine nama - Who travels everywhere
* 367 * Om Vichara vidhe nama - Who knows enquiry of truth
* 368 * Om Ishanaya nama - Who conducts everything with attention
* 369 * Om Ishwaraya nama - Who spreads everything
* 370 * Om Kaalaya nama - Who judges the sins and good actions over time
* 371 * Om Nisha charine nama - Who travels on the night of deluge
* 372 * Om Pinaka bruthe nama - Who holds the bow called Pinaka
* 373 * Om Nimithasthata nama - Who resides in causes
* 374 * Om Nimithaya nama - Who is the cause
* 375 * Om Nandaye nama - Who is the treasure house of knowledge
* 376 * Om Nandikaraya nama - Who gives wealth
* 377 * Om Haraye nama - Who is Anjaneya in the form of monkeys
* 378 * Om Nandeeswaraya nama - Who is the Lord of the Nandi
* 379 * Om Nandine nama - Who has also been called the Nandi
* 380 * Om Nandanaya nama - Who makes us happy
* 381 * Om Nandi vardhanaya nama - Who increases happiness of devotees/Who destroys the wealth of his enemies
* 382 * Om Bhaga haarine nama - Who steals the wealth and fame
* 383 * Om Nihanthre nama - Who takes away life in the form of Lord Yama
* 384 * Om Kaalaya nama - Who is the seat of arts
* 385 * Om Brahmane nama - Who is very great
* 386 * Om Pithamahaya nama - Who is the father of father(Who created Lord Vishnu)
* 387 * Om Chathurmukhaya nama - Who has four faces when he takes the form of Brahma
* 388 * Om Mahalingaya nama - Who is the great Linga
* 389 * Om Charu lingaya nama - Who is pretty
* 390 * Om Lingadhyakshaya nama - Who presides over in the form of Linga
* 391 * Om Suradhyakshaya nama - Who is the Lord of all devas
* 392 * Om Yogadhyakshaya nama - Who is the lord of all Yogas
* 393 * Om Yuga vahaya nama - Who creates Yugas(long periods of time)
* 394 * Om Bheejadyakshaya nama - Who is the Lord of the root cause(nature)
* 395 * Om Bheejakarthre nama - Who makes nature function
* 396 * Om Adhyathmanugathaya nama - Who follows the tenets of the Adhyatma shastras
* 397 * Om Balaya nama - Who has strength
* 398 * Om Ithihasya nama - Who is the form of epics
* 399 * Om Sakalpaya nama - Who is in the form of Kalpa shastras
* 400 * Om Gowthama nama - Who is in the form of sage Gowthama
* 401 * Om Nishakaraya nama - Who created darkness
* 402 * Om Dhambaya nama - Who controls his enemies
* 403 * Om Adhambhaya nama - Who cannot be controlled by others
* 404 * Om Vaidhambhaya nama - Who is dear to those who are not proud
* 405 * Om Vasyaya nama - Who can be controlled by devotion
* 406 * Om Vasakaraya nama - Who makes all others his
* 407 * Om Kalaye nama - Who is of the form of war between asuras and devas
* 408 * Om Loka karthre nama - Who has created the worlds
* 409 * Om Pasupathaye nama - Who is the Lord of all beings(animals)
* 410 * Om Maha karthre nama - Who created the five bhoothas
* 411 * Om Anoushadhaya nama - Who does not eat food (he is satisfied by seeing it)
* 412 * Om Aksharaya nama - Who does not have decay
* 413 * Om Paramaya Brahmane nama - Who is the incomparable Brahman
* 414 * Om Bhalavathe nama - Who is of the form of devas who control strength
* 415 * Om Chakraya nama - Who created strength
* 416 * Om Neethyai nama - Who is the law
* 417 * Om Aneethyai nama - Who cannot be ruled by others
* 418 * Om Shuddhathmane nama - Who is having a very clean mind
* 419 * Om Shudhaya nama - Who is clean
* 420 * Om Maanyaya nama - Who is fit to be worshipped
* 421 * Om Gathagathaya nama - Who appears and vanishes
* 422 * Om Bahu prasadaya nama - Who is greatly pleased
* 423 * Om Suswapnaya nama - Who is Thaijasa who controls dreams
* 424 * Om Darpanaya nama - Who is like a mirror
* 425 * Om Amithrajithe nama - Who has won over internal and external enemies
* 426 * Om Vedakaraya nama - Who created Vedas
* 427 * Om Mathrakaraya nama - Who created mantras
* 428 * Om Vidhushe nama - Who is an expert in all arts
* 429 * Om Samarthanaya nama - Who destroys enemies in war
* 430 * Om Maha megha nivasine nama - Who resides in the clouds at the time of deluge
* 431 * Om Mahagoraya nama - Who is of a very fearful form
* 432 * Om Vasine nama - Who keeps everything under his custody
* 433 * Om Karaya nama - Who destroys
* 434 * Om Agnijwalaya nama - Who is like the flame of the fire
* 435 * Om Mahajwalaya nama - Who has the light of a great flame
* 436 * Om Athidhoomraya nama - Who creates lot of smoke as he burns everything
* 437 * Om Huthaya nama - Who is satisfied by everybody in the fire sacrifice
* 438 * Om Havishe nama - Who is the offering in the fire sacrifice
* 439 * Om Vrushanaya nama - Who showers boons/punishment for our actions
* 440 * Om Sankaraya nama - Who gives us pleasure
* 441 * Om Nithyamvarchaswine nama - Who is always resplendent
* 442 * Om Dhoomakethanaya nama - Who is the fire which produces smoke
* 443 * Om Neelaya nama - Who is blue
* 444 * Om Angalubhdhaya nama - Who is present in a part of his body
* 445 * Om Shobhanaya nama - Who is of the form which is always good
* 446 * Om Niravagrahaya nama - Who does not have anything to stop him
* 447 * Om Swasthithaya nama - Who is in Himself
* 448 * Om Swasthibhavaya nama - Who has a great place of stay
* 449 * Om Bhagine nama - Who has share in the fire sacrifice
* 450 * Om Bhagakaraya nama - Who gives the shares to other devas in the fire sacrifice
* 451 * Om Laghave nama - Who easily showers his grace
* 452 * Om Uthsangaya nama - Who is not attached
* 453 * Om Mahaangaya nama - Who is in the form of big Linga(body)
* 454 * Om Mahagarbhaparaayanaya nama - Who carries in his belly the entire world during deluge
* 455 * Om Krishnavarnaya nama - Who is black in colour
* 456 * Om Suvarnaya nama - Who is of the golden colour
* 457 * Om Sarva dehinaam indriyaya nama - Who is the sensory organs of all animals
* 458 * Om Maha padaya nama - Who has a very big feet
* 459 * Om Maha hasthata nama - Who has very big hands
* 460 * Om Maha kayaya nama - Who has a very big body
* 461 * Om Maha yasase nama - Who has a very great fame
* 462 * Om Maha Moordhne nama - Who has a very big head
* 463 * Om Maha maathraya nama - Who has a very big measure
* 464 * Om Maha Nethraya nama - Who as very big eyes
* 465 * Om Nisalayaya nama - Who is the place where darkness(ignorance) hides
* 466 * Om Mahanthakaya nama - Who is the God of death to the god of death
* 467 * Om Maha karnaya nama - Who has very big ears
* 468 * Om Mahoshtaaya nama - Who has very big lips
* 469 * Om Maha hanave nama - Who has very big jaws
* 470 * Om Maha nasaya nama - Who has very big nose
* 471 * Om Maha khambhave nama - Who has very big neck
* 472 * Om Maha greevaya nama - Who has very big head
* 473 * Om Smasanabhaaje nama - Who lives in the cremation ground
* 474 * Om Maha vaksase nama - Who has a very big chest
* 475 * Om Mahoraskaya nama - Who has a very wide chest
* 476 * Om Antharathmane nama - Who is the soul within
* 477 * Om Mrugalayaya nama - Who keeps deer with him
* 478 * Om Lambanaya nama - Who keeps several universes hanging on him like a fruit hangs on a tree
* 479 * Om Labhidoshtaya nama - Who has hanging lips during deluge
* 480 * Om Mahamayaya nama - Who has very great illusions
* 481 * Om Payonidhaye nama - Who is the ocean of milk
* 482 * Om Maha Danthaya nama - Who has very big teeth
* 483 * Om Maha damshtraya nama - Who has very big incisor teeth
* 484 * Om Mahe jihwaya nama - Who has a very big toungue
* 485 * Om Maha Mukhata nama - Who has a very big mouth
* 486 * Om Maha Nakhaya nama - Who has a very big nails
* 487 * Om Maha romaya nama - Who has very big hair
* 488 * Om Maha kesaya nama - Who has long hairs in his tuft
* 489 * Om Maha Jadaya nama - Who has bid matted locks
* 490 * Om Prasannaya nama - Who has pity towards his devotees
* 491 * Om Prasadaya nama - Who is personification of love and grace
* 492 * Om Prathyaya nama - Who is wisdom itself
* 493 * Om Giri Sadhanaya nama - Who uses the Meru mountain as bow
* 494 * Om Snehanaya nama - Who is like friend to his devotees
* 495 * Om Asnehanaya nama - Who is detached
* 496 * Om Ajithaya nama - Who cannot be defeated
* 497 * Om Mahamunaye nama - Who is a very great sage who is silent and devout
* 498 * Om Vrukshakaraya nama - Who is of the form of the tree of life
* 499 * Om Vruksha kethave nama - Who has a flag of a tree
* 500 * Om Analaya nama - Who never gets satisfied
* 501 * Om Vayu vahanaya nama - Who makes the wind blow
* 502 * Om Gandaline nama - Who lives on the hilly terrain
* 503 * Om Meru damne nama - Who lives on Mount Meru
* 504 * Om Devadithipathaye nama - Who is the Lord of Devas
* 505 * Om Atharva seershaya nama - Who has Atharva Veda as head
* 506 * Om Samaasyaya nama - Who has Sama veda as face
* 507 * Om Riksaharamithekshanaya nama - Who has thousands of Rik Veda mantras as eyes
* 508 * Om Yaju pada bhujaya nama - Who has Yajurveda as hands and legs
* 509 * Om Guhyaya nama - Who is the Upanishads with secret meanings
* 510 * Om Prakasaya nama - Who is the Karma Kanda which shines
* 511 * Om Jangamaya nama - Who travels everywhere
* 512 * Om Amogharthaya nama - Who is the God to whom prayers are never unanswered
* 513 * Om Prasadaya nama - Who is very kind hearted
* 514 * Om Abhigamyaya nama - Who can be attained easily
* 515 * Om Sudarsanaya nama - Who has a very beneficial look
* 516 * Om Upakaraya nama - Who does help
* 517 * Om Priyaya nama - Who is dear to everybody
* 518 * Om Sarvaya nama - Who comes facing us
* 519 * Om Kanakaya nama - Who is gold
* 520 * Om Kanchancchavaye nama - Who is of golden colour
* 521 * Om Nabhaye nama - Who is the support to the world
* 522 * Om Nandikaraya nama - Who grants happiness
* 523 * Om Bhavaya nama - Who is of the form of attention
* 524 * Om Pushkara sthapathaye nama - Who created the lotus like universe
* 525 * Om Sthiraya nama - Who is as stable as a mountain
* 526 * Om Dwadasaya nama - Who is the twelfth stage called salvation
* 527 * Om Thrasanaya nama - Who makes us afraid
* 528 * Om Adhyaya nama - Who came even before the world
* 529 * Om Yagnaya nama - Who is the sacrifice which unites soul and God
* 530 * Om Yagna samahithaya nama - Who can be attained by conducting sacrifices
* 531 * Om Naktham nama - Who is night
* 532 * Om Kalaye nama - Who is the Kama and Krodha which lead to great passion
* 533 * Om Kaalaya nama - Who creates the life of birth and death over time
* 534 * Om Makaraya nama - Who resides in the Shimsumara chakra which is of crocodile shape
* 535 * Om Kala poojithaya nama - Who is being worshipped by Kala-the god of death
* 536 * Om Saganaya nama - Who is with various Ganas
* 537 * Om Ganakaraya nama - Who made Asuras as his servants
* 538 * Om Bhootha vahana sarathaye nama - Whose Charioteer is Brahma who leas the ganas
* 539 * Om Basmachayaya nama - Who exists in Vibhoothi-the sacred ash
* 540 * Om Basma gopthre nama - Who protects the world using sacred ash
* 541 * Om Basmabhoothaya nama - Who himself is the form of sacred ash
* 542 * Om Tharave nama - Who is of the form of a tree(Wish giving tree)
* 543 * Om Ganaya nam - Who is of the form of Ganas
* 544 * Om Loka palaya nama - Who is the protector of the world
* 545 * Om Alokaya nama - Who is beyond the worlds
* 546 * Om Mahathmane nama - Who is the great soul which is everywhere
* 547 * Om Sarva poojithaya nama - Who is being worshipped by everybody
* 548 * Om Shuklaya nama - Who is white in colour
* 549 * Om Trishuklaya nama - Who has a white(clear) mind, words and body
* 550 * Om Sampannaya nama - Who is filled up everywhere
* 551 * Om Suchaye nama - Who is very clean
* 552 * Om Bhootha nishevithaya nama - Who is being worshipped by teachers of yore
* 553 * Om Ashramasthaya nama - Who is God of the four different Ashramas(Stages in life)
* 554 * Om Kriya vasthaya nama - Who is in rituals like yaga
* 555 * Om Viswa karma mathaye nama - Who understands all actions of the world
* 556 * Om Varaaya nama - Who is liked by everybody(Who is chosen by everybody)
* 557 * Om Vishala shakaya nama - Who has long hands/Who has wide branches
* 558 * Om Thamroshtaya nama - Who has red lips
* 559 * Om Ambhujalaya nama - Who is in sea in the form of water
* 560 * Om Sunischalaya nama - Who has a form which is totally stable
* 561 * Om Kapilaya nama - Who is reddish blue fire
* 562 * Om Kapichaya nama - Who is golden in colour
* 563 * Om Shuklaya nama - Who is white coloured and wears white ash
* 564 * Om Ayushe nama - Who is the soul
* 565 * Om Parya nama - Who is earlier than the earliest
* 566 * Om Aparaya nama - Who is behind everyone
* 567 * Om Gandharwaya nama - Who is of the form of celestial beings called Gandharwas
* 568 * Om Adithaye nama - Who is the God mother called Adithi
* 569 * Om Tharkshyaya nama - Who is of the form of Garuda among birds
* 570 * Om Suvigneyaya nama - Who can be easily attained
* 571 * Om Susaradaya nama - Who has sweet speech
* 572 * Om Parasvayudhaya nama - Who holds Axe as a weapon
* 573 * Om Devya nama - Who has wish to win
* 574 * Om Anukarine nama - Who obeys the wishes of devotees
* 575 * Om Subandhavaya nama - Who is a good relation
* 576 * Om Thumbhaveenaya nama - Who has a lyre(veena) made out of two bottle gourds-This is called the Rudra Veena
* 577 * Om Maha krodhaya nama - Who is very angry at the time of destruction
* 578 * Om Urdhwarethase nama - Who has the greatest gods like Brhama and Vishnu as subjects
* 579 * Om Jalesayaya nama - Who sleeps on water in the form of Vishnu
* 580 * Om Ugraya nama - Who swallows everything at the time of deluge
* 581 * Om Vasankaraya nama - Who makes everything as his
* 582 * Om Vamsaya nama - Who is the flute
* 583 * Om Vamsa nadhaya nama - Who is the sweet music of the flute
* 584 * Om Anindhidhaya nama - Who is blameless
* 585 * Om SArvanga roopaya nama - Who is pretty I all his body parts
* 586 * Om mayavine nama - Who creates the world by illusion
* 587 * Om Suhrudhaya nama - Who has a good heart
* 588 * Om Anilaya nama - Who is of the form of wind
* 589 * Om Analaya nama - Who is of the form of fire
* 590 * Om Bandhanaya nama - Who is the chord binding life
* 591 * Om Bandhakarthre nama - Who ties us to the day to day life
* 592 * Om Subandhana vimochanaya nama - Who releases us from the ties of life
* 593 * Om Sayagnaraye nama - Who is with Asuras who are enemies of Yagna
* 594 * Om Sakamaraye nama - Who is with Yogis who have conquered passion
* 595 * Om Maha Damshtraya nama - Who has ling incisor teeth
* 596 * Om Mahayudhaya nama - Who has great weapons
* 597 * Om Bahudha nindithaya nama - Who has been insulted in several ways
* 598 * Om Sarvaya nama - Who troubles people who insult him
* 599 * Om Sankaraya nama - Who grants pleasure
* 600 * Om Sankaraya nama - Who destroys doubts
* 601 * Om Adanaya nama - Who does not have wealth
* 602 * Om Amaresaya nama - Who is the God of devas
* 603 * Om Maha devaya nama - Who is the greatest god
* 604 * Om Viswa devaya nama - Who is the God of the universe
* 605 * Om Surarigne nama - Who kills enemies f devas
* 606 * Om Ahirbudhnyaya nama - Who is of the form of Adhi Sesha
* 607 * Om Anilabhaya nama - Who is like wind (Who cannot be seen, but understood)
* 608 * Om Chekithanaya nama - Who knows everything fully well
* 609 * Om Havishe nama - Who is the Cooked rice offered to God
* 610 * Om Ajaikapadhe nama - Who is the one among the eleven Rudras
* 611 * Om Kapaline nama - Who is the lord of Universe (called Kapala)
* 612 * Om Trisankave nama - Who is the axis for the three qualities of Sathva, Rajas and Thamas
* 613 * Om Ajithaya nam - Who cannot be won by the three qualities
* 614 * Om Shivaya nama - Who is the purest under any condition
* 615 * Om Danvantharye nama - Who is the doctor for all diseases
* 616 * Om Dhooma kethave nama - Who is in the form of comet
* 617 * Om Skandaya nama - Who is of the form of Lord Subrahmanya
* 618 * Om Vaisravanaya nama - Who is in the form of Khubera
* 619 * Om Dhathre nama - Who is in the form of Lord Brahma
* 620 * Om Chakraya nama - Who is in the form of Devendra
* 621 * Om Vishnave nama - Who is in the form of Lord Vishnu
* 622 * Om Mithraya nama - Who is in the form of Sun God(Who measures everything)
* 623 * Om Thwashtre nama - Who is in the of Viswakarma, the architect
* 624 * Om Druvaya nama - Who is in the form of Druva star
* 625 * Om Dharaya nama - Who is in the form of Vasu called Dara
* 626 * Om Prabhavaya nama - Who is in the form of Vasu called Prabhava
* 627 * Om Sarva kaya Vayave nama - Who is in the form of air within all beings/Who is in the form of wind which is everywhere
* 628 * Om Aryamne nama - Who is in the form Aaryama who is a God of manes
* 629 * Om Savithre nama - Who creates everything
* 630 * Om Ravaye nama - Who is in the form of Sun God
* 631 * Om Ushangave nama - Who possesses scorching rays
* 632 * Om Vidhathre nama - Who is the one who orders
* 633 * Om Mandhatre nama - Who looks after the soul called “me”
* 634 * Om Bhootha bhavanaya nama - Who looks after all that is created
* 635 * Om Vibhave nama - Who is the lord of the three worlds
* 636 * Om Varna vibhavine nama - Who divided colours in to four/ Who has many coloured splendour
* 637 * Om Sarva kama Gunaa ahaaya nama - Who creates qualities liked by all
* 638 * Om Padma nabhaya nama - Who keeps the lotus in his belly button/Who is of the form of Vishnu
* 639 * Om Maha garbhaya nama - Who carries all in his belly at the time of deluge
* 640 * Om Chandra vakthraya nama - Who has a face resembling the moon
* 641 * Om Anilaya nama - Who does not have any body who can command him
* 642 * Om Analaya nama - Who has limitless power
* 643 * Om Bala vathe nama - Who has very great strength
* 644 * Om Upa santhaya nama - Who controls his power and does not show it
* 645 * Om Puranaya nama - Who is very ancient
* 646 * Om Punyasanchave nama - Who can be known only through good acts
* 647 * Om Ye nama - Who is of the form of Goddess Lakshmi (EE the Lakshmi root)
* 648 * Om Kuru karthre nama - Who created Kuru Kshethra
* 649 * Om Kuru vasine nama - Who lives in Kuru Kshethra
* 650 * Om Kuru bhoothaya nama - Who is the Karma sthana and Upasana sthana at Kuru Kshethra(place of duty and meditation)
* 651 * Om Gunoushadhaya nama - Who encourages good conduct and helps it grow
* 652 * Om Sarvasayaya nama - Who is the place where everything resides
* 653 * Om Darbhacharine nama - Who receives Havirbhagas (Offering at time of sacrifice) kept on Dharbha grass
* 654 * Om Sarveshaam praninaam pathaye nama - Who is the lord of all living things
* 655 * Om Devadevaya nama - Who is the God of all gods
* 656 * Om Sukhaskthaya nama - Who is not interested in pleasures
* 657 * Om Sathe nama - Who is the God of all beings
* 658 * Om Asathe nama - Who is the God who is the truth
* 659 * Om Srava rathna vidhe nama - Who has all precious stones with him
* 660 * Om Kailsa giri vasine nama - Who lives on Kailasa Mountain
* 661 * Om Himavad giri amsrayaya nama - Who possesses the Himalaya mountains
* 662 * Om Koola haarine nama - Who breaks the shore in the form of water tide
* 663 * Om Koola karthre nama - Who has made the shores of tanks
* 664 * Om Bahu vidhyaya nama - Who knows several aspects of knowledge
* 665 * Om Bahu pradhaya nama - Who gives in plenty
* 666 * Om Vanijaya nama - Who took the form of a merchant
* 667 * Om Varthakine nama - Who is in the form of a carpenter
* 668 * Om Vrukshayta nama - Who is in the form of a tree
* 669 * Om Vakulaa nama - Who is in the form of tree yielding Vakula flowers
* 670 * Om Chandaaya nama - Who is in the form of Sandalwood tree
* 671 * Om Chchadhaya nama - Who is in the form of Pala tree
* 672 * Om Sara greevaya nama - Who has a very firm neck
* 673 * Om Maha jathrave nama - Who has firm neck bones
* 674 * Om Aloalaya nama - Who does not have any desires
* 675 * Om Mahoushadhaya nama - Who is the greatest medicine in the form of food
* 676 * Om Sidhartha karine nama - Who does good to Sidhas(great saints)
* 677 * Om Sidhartha chando vyakanotharaya nama - Who is the occult power which answers grammar , meter etc
* 678 * Om Simha nadaya nama - Who has a royal voice like that of a lion
* 679 * Om Simha damshtraya nama - Who has teeth like lion
* 680 * Om Simhakaya nama - Who has gait like a lion
* 681 * Om Simha vahanya nama - Who rides on a lion , which is the vehicle of his consort
* 682 * Om Prabhavathmane nama - Who has the fame that he is the truth of all truths
* 683 * Om Jagatkalasthaalaya nama - Who has the god of death as his food plate
* 684 * Om loka hithaya nama - Who does good to the world
* 685 * Om Tharave nama - Who makes us cross the ocean of life
* 686 * Om Sarangaya nama - Who has perfect organs
* 687 * Om Nava chakrangaya nama - Who has the Sri Chakra with nine parts as his body
* 688 * Om Kethumaline nama - Who shines in his flag/Who is of the form of birds with crown
* 689 * Om Sabhavanaya nama - Who protects societies
* 690 * Om Bhothalayaya nama - Who has the temple in Pancha bhoothas
* 691 * Om Bhoothapathaye nama - Who is the God of all beings
* 692 * Om Ahorathraya nama - Who is there through out night and day
* 693 * Om Anindhithaya nama - Who is without any stain
* 694 * Om Sarva bhoothaanam vaahithre nama - Who makes all animals exist/work
* 695 * Om Nilayaa nama - Who is the resting place of al beings
* 696 * Om Vibhave nama - Who does not have birth
* 697 * Om Bhavaya nama - Who is the reason for creation of all beings
* 698 * Om Amoghaya nama - Who does not waste his connection/thought or Who is in plenty
* 699 * Om Samyathaya nama - Who is bound by his devotees
* 700 * Om Aswaya nama - Who us in the form of a horse
* 701 * Om Bhojanaya nama - Who provides food for everybody
* 702 * Om Pranadharanaya nama - Who saves lives
* 703 * Om Druthimathe nama - Who is of the form of stable minded
* 704 * Om Mathimathe nama - Who is of the form of intelligent
* 705 * Om Dakshaya nama - Who is very capable
* 706 * Om Sathkruthya nama - Who is worshipped by every one
* 707 * Om Yugadhipaya nama - Who is the king of conflicting emotions like hot /cold etc/Who is the chief in a Yuga
* 708 * Om Gopalaye nama - Who protects sense organs
* 709 * Om Gopathaye nama - Who rules the earth
* 710 * Om Gramaya nama - Who is the human society
* 711 * Om Gocharma vasanaya nama - Who wears the hide of cows
* 712 * Om Haraye nama - Who puts an end to sorrow
* 713 * Om Hiranya bahave nama - Who has golden arms
* 714 * Om Pravesinaam Guhapalaya nama - Who protects those who meditate on him
* 715 * Om Prakrushtaraye nama - Who completely wipes out enemies (Like passion, anger etc)
* 716 * Om Maha harshaya nama - Who is greatly happy
* 717 * Om Jitha kamaaya nama - Who has won the god of love
* 718 * Om Jithendriyaya nama - Who has won over his sense organs
* 719 * Om Gandharaya nama - Who wears the earth (Who is raga called Gandara)
* 720 * Om Suvasaya nama - Who has a great place to reside
* 721 * Om Thapassakthaya nama - Who is greatly drowned in penance
* 722 * Om Rathaye nama - Who is personification of pleasure
* 723 * Om Naraya nama - Who makes everything work
* 724 * Om Maha geethaya nama - Who likes very good music
* 725 * Om Maha nruthyaya nama - Who likes god dancing
* 726 * Om Apsara gana sevithaya nama - Who is served by the community of celestial dancers
* 727 * Om Maha kethave nama - Who has the flag in which bull is there
* 728 * Om Maha dhathave nama - Who has Meru mountain which has lot of minerals
* 729 * Om Naika sanu charaya nama - Who travels in several mountain peaks
* 730 * Om Chalaya nama - Who cannot be caught
* 731 * Om Avedaniyaya nama - Who can be known through a teacher
* 732 * Om Adesaya nama - Who is in the form of instructions
* 733 * Om Sarva gandha sukha vahaya nama - Who makes the pleasure of all good scents
* 734 * Om Thoranaya nama - Who is the gate to salvation
* 735 * Om Tharanaa nama - Who makes us cross the ocean of life
* 736 * Om Vathaa nama - Who is in the form of gases
* 737 * Om Paridhine nama - Who protests us like a fort
* 738 * Om Pathikecharaya nama - Who is in the form of king of birds-Garuda
* 739 * Om Samyogaya vardhanaya nama - Who is the process of reproduction
* 740 * Om Vrudhaya nama - Who is an old man(elder)
* 741 * Om Athivrudhaya nama - Who is older than the oldest
* 742 * Om Gunadikaya nama - Who is great because of his good conduct
* 743 * Om Nithya mathma sahayaya nama - Who is forever helping mortal souls
* 744 * Om Devasura pathaye nama - Who is the lord of Asuras and Devas
* 745 * Om Pathye nama - Who is the leader
* 746 * Om Yukthaya nama - Who is merged with every being
* 747 * Om Yuktha bahave nama - Who has hands which does proper work
* 748 * Om Divi suparvana devaya nama - Who is God to even Indra who is in heaven
* 749 * Om Ashadaya nama - Who can tolerate everything
* 750 * Om Sushadaya nama - Who can easily forgive
* 751 * Om Druvaya nama - Who is stable
* 752 * Om Harinaya nama - Who is white
* 753 * Om Haraaya nama - Who destroys sorrow
* 754 * Om Aavarthamanebhyo vapushe nama - Who gives bodies for those who take birth several times
* 755 * Om Vasu sreshtaya nama - Who is better than all things(Who is the chief of Vasus)
* 756 * Om Mahapadhaya nama - Who is the best path
* 757 * Om Siroharine vimarsaya nama - Who is the critic who cut off Brahma’s head
* 758 * Om Sarva lakshana lakshithaya nama - Who is the treasure house of all good qualities

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Sati and Uma

Although Shiva is worshipped as the ruler of the Three Worlds, his power, or Sahkti, is represented by his wife, the Devi (Goddess).
Shiva married Sati against the wishes of her father, Daksha. When Daksha performed a ritual sacrifice invited all the Deva, but not Shiva. Sati was hurt by the insult to her husband, and when she questioned her father, received only harsh words. Sati, devastated, fixed her mind on her Lord, and invoking the Tapas' flames immolated her body in them.
Sati, in her love and devotion to Shiva, took rebirth as Parvati to be with Him again.
In other tales it is said that Uma Haimavati (uma = light), looking at Shiva in despair for Sati's death, took pity on His endless grief and revealed herself as Parvati, to comfort Him.

Uma - The Golden Goddess

Once a rishi was imparting to his student's spiritual knowledge. When a lesson was over, the students were free to ask questions on the day’s lesson. One day the students asked: "Sir, who makes the mind desire? Who makes the eyes to see, the ears hear and the tongue speak?"
The rishi said: "The One Great God causes all these things. He is everywhere. He is the source of all things. He who understands this truth becomes immortal." But the students said they did not understand him. So the rishi told them a story.
Once the Devas won a battle against the Asuras. The Devas, however, did not realise that it was the Great God who made them win. The Devas thought they won the war by their own strength and in their ignorance they became proud of what they had achieved. The Supreme God or Brahman wanted to cure them of their pride, so he suddenly appeared before them. The Devas could not say who it was, all that they could know was that it was a wonderful Being, so they decided to find out who it was.
First they sent Agni, the God of fire, to find out whom it was. When Agni went to the Strange Being, the latter asked, "Who are you?" Agni replied: "I am Agni, the powerful. I can burn anything in this or other worlds. I know everything!" The Supreme Being said: "Oh! Is that the fact? Look, here is a blade of grass. Burn it, if you can!" "Pooh!" said Agni and rushed upon the blade of grass. Try however much he did, he could not even touch the edge of the grass. Ashamed of his failure, he returned to the Devas and admitted his defeat.
The Devas next sent Vayu, the wind good, to find out whom that Strange Being was. "Who are you?" asked the Being. "I am Vayu, the great. I can sweep away anything in this world with my power." "Can you really," said the Being. "Please sweep away this blade of grass. Vayu rushed at it, but the straw did not move an inch. Vayu too returned to the Devas and reported his failure.
Then the Devas sent Indra, their King, to the Strange Being. When Indra went, the Strange Being was no longer to be seen, but in its place stood a charming woman. She was Uma, the Goddess of spiritual knowledge. Indra asked Uma: "Great Lady! Who was that Strange Being that was here!" Uma replied: "Fool! It was Brahman, the Supreme Being. It was he that won the battle against the Asuras for you. Not knowing it, you bragged amongst yourselves. He came here to teach you how worthless your powers are without His grace, and to cure you of your pride!"
On hearing this, Indra went back and reported this matter to the Devas. Then the Devas realised their mistake and begged to be forgiven. Later, they learnt the sacred knowledge about God, in humility.
The rishi said finally: "This knowledge comes in a flash. We must pursue and develop it further. That is our object in life; for, God is Truth. All knowledge is His limbs. Penance and doing good to others are the means of furthering that knowledge."
This story occurs in the great Upanishad called Kena.


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The Four Wives

There was a rich merchant who had four wives. He loved the fourth wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the third wife very much. He was very proud of her and always wanted to show her off to his friends. However, the merchant was always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too, loved his second wife. She was a very considerate person, always patient and in fact was the merchant's confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his second wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now, the merchant's first wife was a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, "Now I have four wives with me. But when I die, I'll be alone. How lonely I'll be!"

Thus, he asked the fourth wife, "I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!" replied the fourth wife and she walked away without another word. The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart.

The sad merchant then asked the third wife, "I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No!" replied the third wife. "Life is so good over here! I'm going to remarry when you die!" The merchant's heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the second wife, "I always turned to you for help and you've always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!" replied the second wife. "At the very most, I can only send you to your grave." The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.

Then a voice called out: "I'll live with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go."

The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have!"

Actually, we all have four wives in our lives.

The fourth wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leaves us when we die.

Our third wife are our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.

The second wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

The first wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure. Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we're on our deathbed to lament.

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A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22

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Don't fight with anything in creation, nothing is wrong with emotion, only don't tie yourself to good or bad.
Don't cling to anything.
There is no commandment: 'Thou shalt not feel.'
Feelings belong to the totality...like everything else in manifestation, they have their place, leave them there.
Even if you could embrace the entire universe, it would not add up to your Self...nothing does.
Be very clear about this...

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To have Samadrishti (equanimity) is supreme. The world is crazy about the illusory; craze for the subtle is rare. Amongst tens of thousands, there is only one who is genuinely crazed about the subtle, to the others there are sixteen crazy obsessions at each moment. That one wants this, one wants that, this is different and thatbm is different, these are the various kinds of crazinesses. To have multiplicity of imaginations is craziness; fickelness is craziness. Mountains (greatness) is craziness. To undertake Sadhana (religious ordeal) is craziness, Jeevanmukti (Life liberation) is craziness, those who refuse to perceive this as such, are grossly crazy; each one has a different kind of craze. The, millions, houses, diamonds, jewels, gold, farmlands- one does’nt loose them when one doesn’t have them and one does not possess them even when they are gained who are always one with Brahman are the Brahmacharies. Such a man may even belong to a pariah caste. One does not become a Swami by simply holding an ascetic’s wand in hand or by holding a copy of the Bhagavad Gita. Nor by putting on red clothes, nor by discussing God with whomsoever he meets.

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Some say my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And those who put it into practice this loftiness has roots that go deep. I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies You accord with the way things are, Compassionate towards yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

From "The Enlightened Heart" edited by Stephen Mitchell

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Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.
Love has no cause, it is the astrolabe of God's secrets.
Lover and loving are inseparable and timeless.
Although I may try to describe love,
when I experience it, I am speechless.
Although I may try to write about love, I am rendered helpless.
My pen breaks, and the paper slips away
at the ineffable place where lover loving and loved are one.
Every moment is made glorious by the light of Love.

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The light of the world comes and goes, it is unstable. The Light that is eternal can never be extinguished. By this Light you behold the outer light and everything in the universe; it is only because It shines ever within you, that you can perceive the outer light. Whatever appears to you in the universe is due solely to that great Light within you, and only because the Supreme Knowledge of the essence of things lies hidden in the depths of your being is it possible for you to acquire knowledge of any kind.

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I may also bring to light another mystery. We have
been saying out of devotion that there is providence in
the fall of a sparrow and not a leaf trembles without the
divine will. And that is a fact too. But if I say that God
too does not move without the will of his devotee, I do
not know what the wiseacres of saints might think of
me. But that is a fact beyond doubt and a fact must be
declared in order to reveal reality.

Complete works of Ram Chandra Volume I, p. 276
source: https://www.sahajmarg.org/publications/ebook/towards-infinity

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From early childhood, we are given messages such as, "You are pretty," "You are smart," "You got a good grade, so you are good," or "You did not get good grades, so you are not good."
Soon the child starts to believe it, to feel it, to own that emotional essence as "me." In the same way, someone can have a thought, and pretty soon he or she will start feeling that thought. If he thinks about a happy, sunny day, soon his body will start taking on that tone, feeling something that doesn't exist. So, of course, this makes it rather difficult when someone is told to get rid of ego, because who is going to get rid of ego? What is trying to get rid of ego? That's how it maintains itself, thinking it has to do something with itself.
Ego is a movement. It's a verb. It is not something static. It's the after-the-fact movement of mind that's always becoming. In other words, egos are always on the path. They are on the psychology path, the spiritual path, the path to get more money or a better car. That sense of "me" is always becoming, always moving, always achieving.
Or else it is doing the opposite—moving backward, rejecting, denying. So in order for this verb to keep going, there has to be movement. We have to be going forward or backward, toward or away from. We have to have somebody to blame, and usually, it's ourselves. We've got to be getting somewhere because otherwise, we are not becoming.
So the verb—let's call it "egoing"—is not operating if we are not becoming. As soon as a verb stops, it's not a verb anymore. As soon as you stop running, there is no such thing as running—it's gone; nothing is happening. This ego sense has to keep moving because, as soon as it stops, it disappears, just like when your feet stop, running disappears.

From "Emptiness dancing" p.51

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Intellect is a tool of the Self, which uses it for measuring variety. It is not without Self. How could there be manifestations of intellect without its seed existing?
Q. Where are memory and forgetfulness located?
A. In the chitta (intellect).
People like inventors searching for new material inventions make their discoveries in a state of self-forgetfulness. It is in a condition of deep intellectual concentration that this forgetfulness of the ego arises and the invention is revealed. This is also a way of developing intuition. Hence a sharpened concentrated intellect is useful and even essential in material matters, but the revelation or intuition takes its own time to arise and one must await it.

Conscious Immortality

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Hymn to Goddess Isis

On the day when I am close to you,
you are far away from me,
and on the day when I am far away from you,
I am close to you.

I am the goddess within and without.

I am the soul of Nature
I am the spirit of the creation of spirits,
I am the request of the souls.

I am control
and the uncontrollable
I am the union
and the dissolution.

I am the hearing which is attainable to everything;
I am the speech which cannot be grasped.

I am the name of the sound
and the sound of the name.

I am the sound of the letter
and the designation of the division
And I am the power of the word

Give heed then you hearers
I am the light of the word

I am the hearing which is attainable to you

Give heed then you hearers,
and you also,
the Angels and those who have been sent,
and you spirits
who have risen from the dead

For I am the One
who alone exists,
and I have no-one
who will judge me.

For many are the pleasant forms
which exist in numerous sins,
and inconsistencies
and disgraceful passions,
and fleeting pleasures,
which (men;) embrace until they
become sober,
and go up to their resting place

And they will find me there,
and they will live,
And they will not die again.

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Do not think you're so important that
you have to overcome a problem.
That is all you're doing
when you think you have a problem to overcome.
It makes you feel important.
I've got to solve this problem, I've got to overcome this situation.
As if 'I' is somebody important.
'I' doesn't exist.
If 'I' doesn't exist neither does your problem.
You know by now that your problem exists
because you believe in your 'I'.
When you realize 'I' does not exist everything disappears.
This is what I mean when I tell you sometimes, there are no problems, there never were any problems and
there never will be any problems.
But as soon as you begin to think there are problems.
Even while you're sitting here listening to me,
if you allow your mind to think doesn't a problem come up in your life that you're thinking about,
that you think is so important at the present time?
But if you were spontaneous and live in the eternal present,
the eternal now, forget about the past,
don't worry about the future but live in this particular second,
in this second there are no problems.
If you can only stay in this split second, no-one is hungry,
no-one is ill, no-one is in need, no-one is suffering.
As you begin to stay in that split second, this split second expands into a minute, into two minutes,
into ten minutes and as you abide in it, it turns into eternity.
You are always in that split second where nothing is happening.
Where no thing is taking place.
That split second is bliss, pure intelligence,
absolute reality and you are that.
So again, it begins when you get up in the morning.
You observe the 'I'.
You watch yourself thinking I got up, I just woke up.
But now here's the catch, do not allow the 'I' to go any further.
As soon as you watch yourself saying, "I just woke up".
Try to catch yourself and ask yourself the question,
"Who is the 'I' that just woke up?"
For in that split second prior to awakening you were in bliss,
no thoughts.
But as soon as you begin to think of the 'I',
the world comes into play.
In that split second before I came along you were awake.
Yet there was no world, there were no people,
there was no universe, there were no problems.
In that split second.
But as soon as you began to think of 'I' your troubles began.
Because you're thinking about the day, I'm hungry,
I have to take a shower.
I have to get dressed and I begins to do its mischief.
That is why it's very important to observe the 'I' coming out.
If you can really observe it you will see that the 'I' is coming out of your spiritual heart on the right side of your chest.
But a funny thing will happen.
As you observe it, it will go back, isn't that interesting?
As you observe the 'I' or as you question it,
"Where did the 'I' come from?"
It will stop.
It will stop its procedure, it will stop its journey to the brain where you become body conscious.
All these things happen in a split second.
So you have to be aware, you have to be alert, you have to watch for it.
I admit it takes some effort in the beginning but it's well worth it.
Think about this again.
Just before you awaken to the 'I',
you are already awake in that split second.
In that split second there is no world but you are awake,
you are conscious, you're totally happy, you're totally self-realized in that split second.
But then the 'I' begins its journey from the heart to the brain.
Now if you can observe the 'I' and question its authority, it will lose its momentum and slow down.
And begin to return to the heart.
If you can get it to return to the heart,
you will be conscious but you will be liberated.
You will go about your business like you always do.
You will take your shower, you will eat your breakfast,
it will all happen spontaneously.
There will be no thoughts.
The only experience you will have is total bliss.
Total happiness,
total joy and yet your body will go about it's business.
It can happen all at once or it can take time.
But it's worth the effort isn't it? Even if it takes you a lifetime,
at least you will be free at that time.
What is more important than this?
Can anything be more important than this?
This guarantees that you do not return to this earth.
It guarantees that while you are alive in your body, so-to-speak, you will be a jivan-mukta, self-realized in the body.
This is your only salvation.
But you've got to do it.
These teachings used to be handed out by the Rishis from mouth to mouth to explain it.
It is most difficult to comprehend the books.
Even though some of them are very clear...
(tape break then Robert continues)
...something within that knows what to do to make it happen.
But if you try to understand with your brain, with your head,
you will forget.
And when tomorrow morning comes you will get up
and your 'I' will take over immediately.
You will say I'm late for work, I'm in a hurry, I'm this and I'm that and you will forget everything we're talking about this evening.
But if you are listening with your heart, when tomorrow morning comes you will spontaneously be able to catch yourself.
I will repeat again how to do this.
When you first open your eyes,
in that split second you are conscious.
The 'I' has not risen yet,
but remember it's all happening in a second.
So you've got to be aware, you've got to be awake, intelligent.
Watch and you will notice that the 'I' begins very faintly and becomes stronger.
You can shout out, "Who are you?"
That's the same as saying, "Who am I?"
Who gave you permission to awaken?
Observe, watch.
The 'I' will begin to lose momentum.
The 'I' will become weaker and weaker.
The way it usually happens with people, with most people, is they're able to catch it for maybe a few seconds and then the 'I' will take over completely.
Do not be disappointed, that is the worst thing you can do.
It has taken most people years,
centuries perhaps to go all the way.
Be happy with what you've got.
But as you begin to do this practice diligently,
everyday, that split second where you observe the 'I',
will expand into a full second,
into two-seconds,
into three-seconds.
In other words for those three-seconds
you will be self-realized to an extent.
You will be conscious, period.
You will not be conscious of this or that, you will be conscious.
And you will feel something you never felt before, a joy.
You will know you're on the right track.
Then when the 'I' takes over completely you can get up and go about your business and ask yourself, "Who am I?
What is the source of the 'I'?"
During the day as the thoughts come to you, be receptive, be alert, question, "To whom do these thoughts come?"
They come to me, "Who's me?
Who am I?
What is the source of the 'I'?"
Practice that all day.
The next morning you do the same thing.
If you do this my friends I can assure you, things will begin to happen to you that you never dreamed possible.
May you all experience bliss and your true Self.

From "How Bad Do You Want To Awaken"

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Bhagavan spoke about the way in which in the old days he used to climb to the peak [of Arunachala Mountain] at any time he felt like it, and that by any route or even no route. He said only the grass- cutters knew some of the routes he used.

“Sometimes people would come from Madras and other parts and, setting out to reach the top of the hill, would stray near Skandasramam. Finding me seated there, they would ask me for the route to the hill top. When I told them the route was to their right and turned northward, some would say. ‘Do you know who we are and wherefrom we come? We are from Madras. None of your tricks with us. The top is here straight above us and you want to lead us astray.’

I used to keep quiet. They would try to climb in a straight line, and after a long time, they would return tired out, finding that all their efforts to reach the peak were in vain. Nearing me, they would bow their heads in shame and go away, avoiding me.”

From "Day by Day", 24-11-45 Morning

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Мы рассматриваем Иисуса (Радомира) как возможную историческую личность, духовного наставника, который жил в прошлом.

«Евангелии от ессеев»:

И следующей была дана заповедь: «Не убий», ибо жизнь дается каждому от Бога, а то, что дано Богом, человек не может отнять. Ибо истинно говорю вам, от одной Матери происходит все живое на земле. И потому тот, кто убивает, убивает брата своего. И от него Мать Земная отвернется и отнимет свою грудь, дающую жизнь. И ангелы ее будут сторониться его, Сатана же найдет обитель свою в теле его. И плоть убитых зверей в его теле станет его собственной, могилой. Ибо истинно говорю вам, кто убивает - убивает самого себя, а кто ест плоть убитых зверей - ест тела смерти. Ибо в крови его каждая капля их крови превращается в яд, в его дыхании их дыхание превращается в зловоние, в его плоти их плоть - в гнойные раны, в его костях их кости - в известь, в его внутренностях их внутренности - в гнилье, в его глазах их глаза - в пелену, в его ушах уши их - в серную пробку. И смерть их станет его смертью.

Но я говорю вам, не убивайте ни людей, ни зверей, ни то, что станет пищей вашей. Ибо если вы принимаете живую пищу, она наполняет вас жизнью, но если вы убиваете свою пищу, мертвая пища убьет также и вас. Ибо жизнь происходит только от жизни, а от смерти всегда происходит смерть. Ибо все, что убивает вашу пищу, также убивает и ваши тела. А все, что убивает ваши тела, убивает также и ваши души. И тела ваши становятся тем, что есть пища ваша, равно как дух ваш становится тем, что есть мысли ваши. Потому не принимайте в пищу ничего, что было разрушено огнем, морозом или водой. Ибо обгоревшая, сгнившая или замороженная пища также сожжет, разложит или обморозит ваше тело. Не уподобляйтесь глупому землепашцу, который засеял свою землю проваренными, замороженными и сгнившими семенами. И когда пришла осень, ничего не уродилось на полях его. Огромно было его горе. Но будьте подобны землепашцу, который засеял свое поле живыми семенами, и поле его уродило живые колосья пшеницы, и в сотню раз больше, чем он посадил. Ибо истинно говорю вам, живите лишь огнем жизни и не готовьте пишу свою с помощью огня смерти, который убивает вашу пищу, ваши тела и также ваши души.
- Учитель, где этот огонь жизни? - спросили некоторые из них.
- В вас, в вашей крови и в ваших телах.
- А огонь смерти? - спросили другие.
- Это огонь, пылающий вне вашего тела, более горячий, чем ваша кровь. С помощью этого огня смерти вы готовите пищу в ваших домах и в поле. Истинно говорю вам, огонь, который разрушает вашу пищу и ваши тела, является огнем злобы, которая разъедает ваши мысли, разъедает ваш дух. Ибо тело ваше - это то, что вы едите, а дух ваш - это то, что вы мыслите. Потому не принимайте в пищу ничего, что было уничтожено огнем более сильным, чем огонь жизни. Готовьте и принимайте в пищу все плоды деревьев, все травы полей, молоко зверей, пригодное для питья. Ибо все это вскормлено и взращено огнем жизни, все есть дар ангелов нашей Земной Матери. Но не принимайте в пищу ничего, что обрело свой вкус от огня смерти, ибо пища таковая от Сатаны.

И когда вы принимаете пищу с ее (прим. – Земной Матери) стола, ешьте все, как вы это находите на столе Матери Земной. Не варите на огне, не смешивайте вещи друг с другом, чтобы кишечник ваш не уподобился болоту со зловонными парами. Ибо истинно говорю вам, это отвратительно в глазах Господа.

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Staying in Your Own Business
I can find only three kinds of business in the universe:
mine, yours, and God’s. (For me, the word God means “reality”.
Reality is God, because it rules. Anything that’s out of my control, your control, and everyone else’s control, I call that God’s business.)
Much of our stress comes from mentally living out of our own business. When I think, “You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself,” I am in your business.
When I’m worried about earthquakes, floods, war, or when I will die, I am in God’s business. If I am mentally in your business or in God’s business, the effect is separation. I noticed this early in 1986. When I mentally went into my mother’s business, for example, with a thought like “My mother should understand me,” I immediately experienced a feeling of loneliness. And I realized that every time in my life that I had felt hurt or lonely, I had been in someone else’s business.
If you are living your life and I am mentally living your life, who is here living mine? We’re both over there. Being mentally in your business keeps me from being present in my own. I am separate from myself, wondering why my life doesn’t work.
To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business. Even in the name of love, it is pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear. Do I know what’s right for myself? That is my only business. Let me work with that before I try to solve your problems for you.
By Byron Katie, 'Loving What Is'

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All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
and I intend to end up there.

This drunkenness began in some other tavern.
When I get back around to that place,
I’ll be completely sober. Meanwhile,
I’m like a bird from another continent, sitting in this aviary.
The day is coming when I fly off,
but who is it now in my ear who hears my voice?
Who says words with my mouth?

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

This poetry. I never know what I’m going to say.
I don’t plan it.
When I’m outside the saying of it,
I get very quiet and rarely speak at all.

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Q: The inner teacher is not easily reached.
M: Since he is in you and with you, the difficulty cannot be serious. Look within and you will find him.
Q: When I look within, I find sensations and perceptions, thoughts and feelings, desires and fears, memories and expectations. I am immersed in this cloud and see nothing else.
M: That which sees all this, and the nothing too, is the inner teacher. He alone is, all else only appears to be. He is your own self (swarupa), your hope and assurance of freedom; find him and cling to him and you will be saved and safe.

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At one of my experiences in India,
I was with a yogi called Neem Karoli Baba.

And one day a bunch of us,
and one of the people there was Ram Dass,
you remember Ram Dass he was there too.

We were sitting in front of him,
when an old lady came up to him and spoke in Hindi,
whatever language they were talking I forgot.

And what she said was that her husband was dying,
"Would you please come and save him,
because only you can come and save him.”

And Neem Karoli Baba looked at me
and said, "Should I go?" and
I said, "yes go, let's all go."

So we walked about two miles to a little shack and
the husband was lying on the cot dying of some kind of disease.

And he looked at him and
all of a sudden the candles began to flicker.
So he turned around and ran out the house and
started to run back to the ashram and we all followed him.

And we said when we finally stopped we said,
"Baba what happened?
Why did you leave?" and
he said, "Ah, God wants him to die," and he died.

The point is this:
your life, your health or your sickness,
your riches or your poverty
has all been preordained by the law of Karma.
And whatever you're going to go through,
you're going to go through.

If you're supposed to become a health fanatic and
watch your health and eat the right things all the time,
you will do that and if you're not supposed to, you won't.

If you're supposed to take the middle path you will do that.
Everything is ordained, planned before time.
The only freedom we've got is to not identify with the process,
even though your body's going through it.

Do not attach yourself to what your body's going through.
Keep your mind above it,
keep your head in heaven and your feet on the ground.
So we have no choice in the matter.

Whatever is going to happen will happen.
So if we have to do all kinds of things and
we find ourselves running from one doctor to another doctor
and so forth, do not attach yourself to that
but do it anyway because you can't help it.

Question : Can you try to clarify this a little more,
you've just been speaking of karma, and
yet I know that you believe that karma does not exist will you comment on that,
karma exists and karma does not exist?

Robert : Again the Buddha said,
"Karma is a taskmaster for the foolish and
the servant to the wise,"
meaning, if we in the level mentally of karma,
we will suffer and it'll become our task Master.
But if we lift our minds away from the condition and we keep our minds
on the absolute reality,
we will not suffer no matter what the body is going through.

Who suffers?
The mind, not the body, the body cannot suffer.

The body is merely a lump of flesh and bone and blood,
but it's animated by the mind, so the mind suffers and
allows the body to suffer, but the body can do nothing by itself.

So if the mind is taken away from the body something else will happen,
you'll be free.

(SA: What was the line again? Buddha's line, karma is the taskmaster for the foolish...)

...and the servant for the wise,
it's a servant because you do not pay any heed.

(SA: Control it.)
Exactly, you observe it and you do not respond.
So it becomes your servant when you do not respond to karma,
then you overcome it.

In other words if somebody becomes angry at you and you do not respond,
there is no karma, and you'll be free.

Karma again is like a person, who talks to you
and talks to you and talks to you but you say nothing.

What will that person do?
They'll get up and leave.
So when your karma sees that you're not paying any attention to it,
It dissipates and returns to the nothingness from whence it came.

Let's play some music.
Why don't you put the fan on while we're doing it?

To assure you there is a power that knows how to take care of all things if you
trust it. That power of course is you, but you don't know it.

I've been trying to get a hold of a certain picture of Ramana Maharshi for quite a
while but first I should tell you that, when I was seventeen,
I was led in mysterious ways to Arunachala, where I met Ramana.

I won't elaborate on that right now but
there was mysterious circumstances that caused that.
So going back to now, I tried to get a picture of Ramana Maharshi that I liked,
and sure enough last week George brings me the same picture as a present,
in color, that I had been looking for for a long time.

So I took it home and hung it on the wall.
But in the meanwhile I had a visitor from Hawaii.
He used to be one of my students came to see me,
he was traveling through and he brought a lae and put it around my neck.
So I took off the lei and put it around Ramana's picture,
and he said to me - after being on this path for so-called ten years or more,
he said, "I didn't know you worship gurus."

Now, he should've known better.
So I explained to him the facts. Ramana's not a guru, he is the same as my Self,
I am simply paying homage to my Self.
There is only one Self and we are all that.

So when I honor him with a lei I am doing it to me
because he is none other than my Self,
and you none other than my Self also. So it's not a guru worship,
it's bowing to your Self, praying to your Self, worshiping your Self,
because God dwells in you as you.

But this just goes to show you that there is a power that knows how to take
care of you, that loves you, that is always on your side.

It only requires one thing, surrender.
Surrender to your Self.
God, guru and Self are one,
bow down to your Self, love your Self.

When I speak of your Self I'm not referring to your ego self.
There is something about you that perhaps you're not aware of yet.
The absolute reality that we've been talking about.
It is you, that's what you worship, that is what you bow down to,
that is what you express.

Never defile your Self, by hating yourself.
Never believe there is any mistake you've made
that is going to rise up against you.
Everyone has made mistakes, forget it.

Begin to realize who you are,
begin to love yourself dearly, have mercy on yourself,
lift yourself up and become free,
any questions about that ?

From: You Must Have Your Own Experience

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A. Why go on pruning the ego? That is just what it wants
— to be the center of attraction!

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Instruction for Women on Attaining Enlightenment Without Abandoning Daily Activities

The great master known as Padmasambhava was born miraculously from a lotus flower. The mighty king of Tibet invited him to the Snowy Land. After he had tamed the land for Samye, he resided at the Juniper Ridge of Crystal Pearls. It was at this occasion that seven extraordinary women ~ Lady Yeshe Tsogyal of Kharchen, Lady Diamond Lake of Shelkar, Lady Splendid Worship of Cholero, Lady Matingma of Dro, Lady Jewel Crest of Margong, Lady Sparkling Light of Chim and Lady Mati of Ruyan~ arranged a golden mandala, the size of one cubit, with turquoise flowers as the seven royal possessions. After they had made a feast offering with rice wine and a variety of delicacies, they made this request: Great master, please listen. Share with us your flawless physical presence, your pristine voice, and your mind that transcends all conceptual constructs.

Lady Tsogyal, the Princess of Kharchen, addressed the Lotus Master in this way: Please bestow an instruction for awakening to enlightenment in this very life, while in a female body, for a woman like me who is not very intelligent and is dim-witted, uneducated, and narrow-minded. Please give an instruction that is easy to understand and remember, and which is simple to grasp and realize.

The master then instructed her with these words: Princess of Kharchen, listen here. The true nature of dharmata is not an object that the mind can grasp; it has no dimension and belongs to no category. lt is a nature that cannot be identified in any way whatsoever, and therefore does not need to be analyzed by the intellect. It is simply a matter of knowing the mind that is always present within you from the very beginning, so intelligence is not necessary. Forget about being clever, and simply remain. This true nature is not within the domain of the intellect. Since it is a self-existing purity, non-arising and naturally present, there is no need to deliberately cultivate it. lt is experienced simply as a natural presence; therefore it does not need to be held in mind, nor is it necessary to be sharp-witted. Just leave the intellect to itself. The mind of equality is neither wide nor narrow. The buddha-mind and the mind of a sentient being derive from a single base, which is awakened mind. It becomes enlightened by realizing it, and one roams in samsara when not realizing it. The identity of this mind, which defies conceptual constructs, is a lucid brightness, a sheer emptiness made of nothing whatsoever, an unimpeded, vivid presence-that is the mind of a buddha. There is nothing you need to realize apart from it, so settle this issue by realizing it. The nature of dharmata is not caught by names or writing, and therefore transcends the confines of conceptual constructs. This instruction has neither script nor text. There are no elaborate details to be discerned. As soon as you understand this it does not matter if you are dim-witted or uneducated-it does not require vast learning. This is the realization you should settle on. This is also the great scriptural lineage. This will resolve the entire scope of learning and reflection. This is also w hat will let you awaken to enlightenment within this very life, before you leave the body. So, train in it. Nevertheless, you women don't understand when it is explained; you don't see when it is shown; you don't listen when it is told; and you can't keep secrets yet insistently ask for more teachings. While the Dharma is not in your hearts, you prance about as if it is. This teaching for women like you will hardly be successful, so don't deceive yourself, but give your practice the utmost attention.

Lady Diamond Lake of Shelkar then asked: Great master, hear me. For a woman like me of poor disposition, who is unable to practice with diligence, I request you to bestow an instruction for awakening to enlightenment though indolence.

The master then instructed her with these words: Lady of Shelkar, listen here. The nature of dharmata is naturally present in your mind, so it is fine to be indolent. What is meant by the true nature of dharmata? lt is this unconfined lucid wakefulness that is naturally present. lt does not need to be sought elsewhere. When you recognize this mind of equality, self-existing and unceasing, it is fine to be indolent. Since every type of perception appears as the expression of this aware nature of mind, no matter which thought movement takes place, it arises from and dissolves back into the nature of dharmata, so original wakefulness is unceasing. This nature to be realized is not something to be cultivated or accomplished, so it is fine to be indolent. Within such nature as dharmata, there is nothing whatsoever to be cultivated or a:chieved; it is present as your natural possession from the beginning. Every type of activity or effort binds you with the rope of ambition. There is no separate result to achieve by means of effort and striving. Let your mind of equality relax unsupported in the realized state of dharmata. If you are able to be indolent after realizing this nature, that itself is the awakened state of a buddha. You will have no fear of further rebirth in samsara.
But, nevertheless, a woman like you cannot let go and cannot stay put. You always make elaborate plans for unnecessary activities and think not for an instant of the Dharma practice that is needed. When you set out to look into the nature of mind, you are unable to look for even a moment; instead you tirelessly keep an eye on your own looks, which is unnecessary. Without gaining strength in meditation practice, you give emphasis to pointless chatter, as ceaseless as drool from an old cow. I haven't seen any success from teaching to such women. If you want to persevere, do so with further Dharma practice.

Lady Splendid Worship of Chokro then asked the master: Great master, hear me. For a woman like me, whose five poisonous emotions are strong, please bestow an instruction for awakening to enlightenment without having to reject these five poisons.

The master then instructed her with these words: Lady of Chokro, listen here. The five poisonous emotions are a natural possession within you since the beginning and therefore cannot be discarded by rejecting them. They are not transformed by transforming or purified by purification. Since these five poisons are of the nature of dharmata, they must be liberated where they are by dissolving naturally. The identity of anger is empty. The very moment after anger has bloomed into a hell, there is nothing more for that anger to grow into, so nothing further is grown. The object of the anger is empty, so nothing grows from that either. Anger is empty of an individual identity and so has neither shape nor color, matter nor substance, and therefore dissolves in itself without having to be rejected. Anger causes no harm when it arises, and there is no benefit from it not arising. Anger naturally dissolves within-the expanse of dharmata. It is similar with desire, close-mindedness, pride, and envy-they are empty of locations and so have no origin; next, they are placeless and have neither support nor substance; and finally, they are empty of identity, and consist of neither color nor shape. The five poisonous emotions dissolve where they are, leaving no trace. Original wakefulness consciously dawns. Thoughts are freed as dharmata. The rope of duality is cut. When you practice after having realized this, whichever of the five poisonous emotions arises will dawn as dharmata. They need not be rejected. Original wakefulness does not need to be produced. This is the instruction in letting the five poisons be naturally liberated. When you practice in accordance with this principle, you cannot avoid attaining buddhahood. Nevertheless, women like you ignite their minds with the five poisonous emotions. They drench themselves in unwholesome tendencies and indulge in their desires. Their craving for a man is like the raging winds of duality. Soiling and fouling, such women grasp at hoarding dust. Thinking not of the Dharma, but only of themselves, they are callous and unyielding. The five poisons hold the danger of running wild, so apply yourself to practice.

Lady Matingma of Dro then asked the Lotus Master: Great master, hear me. For a woman like me, who has many tasks and many distractions, please bestow an instruction for awakening enlightenment without having to abandon activities.

The master instructed her in these words: Lady Matingma of Dro, listen here. Dharmata manifests in countless ways, and everything is therefore the awakened state. To enjoy without clinging to any of the five sense pleasures is like enjoying a plate of food. Nonattachment is the way of a buddha's action. Since self-existing wakefulness unfolds from oneself, every recollection is wakefulness. Whatever occurs in your mind, do not follow it; let it clear where it occurs-that itself is the awakened state. lt is like a water bubble that comes from the water and dissolves back into the water. Spinning through samsara is impermanent; it has no substance whatsoever. No matter how you may circle through the incessant unfolding of birth, old age, sickness, and death, like magical apparitions, none of these have any substance, since they all occur from your own mind. Understand them to be magical illusions; they are experienced, and yet they are unreal. The belief in a self is a delusion, so do not believe that an ego or a self has any substance. House and property, husband and children, wealth and belongings are all like objects in a dream; treat them like fantasies, since they are unreal and illusory. All worldly activities are painful in nature. Like the thread from the silkworm's spittle, they unfold from you, and then they chain you. Whatever you do, give it the seal of no concept, and dedicate your actions as the accumulation of merit. If you practice in this way, every action you do becomes a dharma that leads to attaining buddhahood. Nevertheless, simple women like you have little fortitude. Having physical enemies, you cannot practice the Dharma but are forced into marriage. Your bad karma involves you in countless tasks, so you never think of the Dharma. Very few women succeed in Dharma practice, so embolden yourself with perseverance.

Then Lady Jewel Crest of Margong asked the master: For a woman like me, who has unwholesome karma, please bestow an instruction for not having to be again reborn as a woman in the future.

The master replied: Lady of Margong, listen here. The awakened mind that is a self-existing knowing is not formed in the past, present, or future; also, it is neither male nor female nor neuter and has no difference in quality. Its self-existing and self-arising natural presence, dharmata that does not arise, is free from death, transmigration, and destruction. In it, there is no dread of change. Since the unfolding of thoughts from this mind is wakefulness, there is no need for effort or cultivation. Thought arises within it and dissolves back into it, like clouds in the sky. Dharmakaya is present within you. Since it is never formed, samsara is pure from the beginning. It does not incarnate into a body. The play of dharmata is the nature of intelligent insight, and once you understand this, there is nothing inferior in being a female. While failing to know the nature of dharmata, being born as a mighty king does not stop samsara's flow. In any case, nothing whatsoever can help you unless you realize dharmata that does not arise, just like no child can be born from a barren woman. Yet as soon as you realize the never-arising dharmata, there is also no need to take rebirth. Nevertheless, women like you are not clever enough to practice the Dharma. You lack the armor of perseverance and cannot practice. Your timid intellect makes it difficult to show you the nature of dharmata; your weak fortitude prevents you from realizing it. Very few women succeed in Dharma practice, so try your best to endeavor and apply your mind to the practice.

Lady Sparkling Light of Chim then asked the Lotus Master: For a stupid woman like me, please bestow an instruction that awakens to enlightenment through a single phrase.

The master replied: Lady of Chim, listen here. From the beginning, your mind has been a self-existing natural presence that never arises and is primordially present within your stream-of-being. It is not something that needs to be re-achieved through effort. Since this nature of mind is not a concrete thing, training init means to cultivate nothing whatsoever. It is not an object to be cultivated, nor is there anyone to cultivate it. Since your thinking is an original wakefulness, do not regard dullness and agitation as defects. Since they have no identity, your thoughts naturally dissolve and dharmata's natural presence comes to the fore. Dullness clears as it arises from and dissolves into this nature. Agitation also clears into basic space as it arises from this nature. Since the fruition is not a thing that is achieved, it is enough to simply realize your own mind. Since your mind neither dies nor transmigrates, it" is the single sphere of dharmakaya. Once you understand this meaning, the realization of the single cut, that itself is the awakened state of a buddha. Nevertheless, fickle and suspicious women like you are incapable of following your master's advice with your rigid and incorrigible emotions. Only a few of you can reach the end of Dharma practice; but if you do practice, treasure your master's instructions. Be willing to face at least a little hardship.

Lady Mati of Ruyang then asked the Lotus Master: Since my diligence is weak, please bestow an instruction on nonaction. The master replied: Lady Mati of Ruyang, listen to me. The nature of dharma ta is not a concrete substance, and therefore is not something that can be produced. Since this dharmata nature is present from the beginning, it does not result from bowing down. The nature of dharmata is within you, present and un-obscured. Once you realize that your mind has no identity, that itself is the awakened state. It is not something that needs to be achieved. All effort and striving merely chains you to craving. Let be, un-contrived and without meditating. Nevertheless, senseless women like you don't understand, no matter how much you are taught. Even when dharmakaya is pointed out, you don't recognize it. When introduced to the awakened state, you still don't see it. Even when taught, it is hard for you to realize the single cut of non-action. Most of you will distort this teaching for women, so don a stronger armor and beware of being seized by the mara of taking a husband. Don't spawn children; instead practice in solitude, even though it is hard.

Once again, the Lotus Master gave the women some advice: Listen here, you faithful lady maidens. As your source of refuge, the most excellent is the Three Jewels, so exert yourselves in the methods for taking refuge. This life will be fortunate and will prevent you from being bom in the lower realms in the future. As your object of trust, the most excellent is your guru, so honor him as high as the crown of your head. This life will be blessed, and he will guide you along the path in your future lives. As your place of worship, the most excellent is your yidam, so offer feasts and give tormas. This will fulfill your aims in this life and bring you prosperity in your future ones. As your objects of honor, the most excellent are your parents, so serve and care for them. It will bring immediate benefit in this life and assure their help in the future. As a companion, the most excellent is your husband, so value him as you would your own eyes. It will make this life virtuous and ensure a birth of good standing in your next. Since women have the most control over immediate circumstances, be generous with your meals. This will ensure you amiable servants in this life and affluent food and wealth in your future lives. Since they are karmie creditors from the past, make sure your offspring embrace the Dharma. This will help you in this life and help them in the future.

The Lotus Master then continued: Listen here, you lady maidens. The awakened mind ofknowing is neither małe nor female. Dharmata of self-existing wakefulness has neither lofty nor humble standing. Self-existing dharmakaya is neither high nor low. The nature of the single sphere is beyond increase and decrease. The buddha-mind lies beyond dimension. Things and their nature are not a duality. Once you realize that your mind is the buddha, the buddha does not need to be sought elsewhere. Realize the nature of your mind and train in that. Venerate your guru and the Precious Ones and live in accordance with the Dharma to the best of your ability. Then, though bom as women, you are both wise and magnificent.

The seven women attained realization and rejoiced in the master's words. They prostrated to him, circled him, and made a lavish feast offering. LadyTsogyal, the Princess ofKharchen, out of consideration for future people, wrote his words down at that very time, at Juniper Ridge of Crystal Pearls.


Source: http://www.thehiddenyogi.com/2017/05/padmasambhavas-instruction-for-women-on.html?spref=fb

From a book "Treasures from Juniper Ridge (of Crystal Pearls) published by Ranjung Yeshe Publications -'Profound Terma of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang & MarciaBinder Schmidt. The book contains Terma recorded and concealed by Yeshe Tsogyal; and revealed in the 12th century by Terton Nyang Ral Nyima Ozer (1124 - 1192).

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496 God humbly and enthusiastically worships all beings at all times as though taking upon himself for all time menial service to them. Is it not because of this that he has become privileged to receive the great and pre-eminent forms of worship performed each day by all the beings of all the worlds?
497 As devotees of God see only their own Self in everything, they behave with humility towards all of them. But since God humbles himself even before his devotees, He has attained, as his nature, that state in which there is nothing inferior to him. Is it not because of the supremacy of this extreme humility that He has attained the state of God?
Muruganar: The implication is that the proper way to attain the state of God is to remain subsided, without the ego.
On many occasions Bhagavan told me [Annamalai Swami]:
'Become envious of anyone lower than you. You must become very small. In fact you must become nothing. Only a person who is nobody can abide in the Self Bhagavan often spoke to us about the necessity of humility. On another occasion he told me, 'No one should be our inferior. One who has learned to be the inferior will become superior to all.’
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