Friday, June 26, 2009

Devi - The Mother Goddess

Hello all,

In this section i will post the links of the valuable stotras, mantras and mp3 sources of Durga that are available on the internet for free download.

1. Devi Mahatmyam - 700 Verses - Sanskrit Language

2. Lalita Sahastranam - Stotra Form - Sanskrit Language

3. Lalita Sahastranam - Stotra Form - English Language

Sunday, June 7, 2009

keep your mind on god

Do all your duties, but keep your mind on God. Serve your wife, children, father, and mother, and treat them as if they are very dear to you, but know in your heart that they do not belong to you.

- Ramakrishna

born from brahman

Every selfless born from Brahman, the eternal, infinite Godhead. He is present in every act of service.

- Bhagavad Gita 3:15

essence of awareness

The true master considers well. With dispassion He sees all things are the same. He comes to understand The nature of things, The essence of awareness. He will not be born again.

- Ashtavakra Gita 9:6

You Will Be What Your Desire Is

As a person acts, so he becomes in life. Those who do good become good; those who do harm become bad. Good deeds make one pure; bad deeds make one impure. So we are said to be what our desire is.

- Bihadaranyaka Upanishad

behold my divine mystery

I pervade the entire universe in my unmanifested form. All creatures find their existence in me, but I am not limited by them. Behold my divine mystery!

- Bhagavad Gita 9:4-5

speak sweetly

Better than a gift given with a joyous heart Are sweet words spoken with a cheerful smile.

- Tirukkural 92

beyond all divisions of time and space

Knowledge born of the finest discrimination takes us to the farthest shore. It is intuitive, omniscient, and beyond all divisions of time and space.

- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 3:54

realize the self

Get up! Wake up! Seek the guidance of an Illuminated teacher and realize the Self. Sharp like a razor's edge, the sages say, Is the path, difficult to traverse.

- Katha Upanishad

i am awareness itself

"I am not the body, Nor is the body mine. I am awareness itself." When you know this, You have no thought For what you have done Or left undone. You become one, Perfect and indivisible.

- Ashtavakra Gita 11:6

refuge of all devotees

O Lord of Love, may I enter into you, And may you reveal yourself unto me, The pure One masquerading as many. You are the refuge of all devotees. I am your devotee. Make me your own.

- Taittiriya Upanishad

i am happy

Even if you have nothing, It is hard to find that contentment Which comes from renunciation. I accept nothing. I reject nothing. And I am happy.

- Ashtavakra Gita 13:1


Liberation is only being rid of the idea that there is anyone who needs liberation.

- Ramesh Balsekar

virtue yields heaven's honor

Virtue yields heaven's honor and earth's wealth. What is there then that is more fruitful for a man? There is nothing more rewarding than virtue, Nor anything more ruinous than its neglect.

- Tirukkural 4:31-32

i m forever pure

I am forever pure. What is illusion, Or the world? What is the little soul, Or God Himself? One without two, I am always the same. I sit in my heart.

- Ashtavakra Gita 20:11-12

seek the guidance

Get up! Wake up! Seek the guidance of an Illuminated teacher and realize the Self. Sharp like a razor's edge, the sages say, Is the path, difficult to traverse.

- Katha Upanishad

nothing lasts

Nothing lasts. Nothing is real. It is all suffering, Threefold affliction! It is all beneath contempt. Know this. Give it up. Be still.

- Ashtavakra Gita 9:3

nature of self

[The Master] is blessed. He understands the nature of the Self. His mind is no longer thirsty. He is the same under all conditions, Whatever he sees or hears, Or smells or touches or tastes.

- Ashtavakra Gita 18:65

in the world of brahman

Worshipping this Self in the world of Brahman, the gods obtained all worlds and all desires. Those who know this Self and realize this Self obtain all worlds and all desires.

- Chandogya Upanishad

cling to feet of master

Cling to the feet of a master who can introduce you to yourself.

- Swami Veda Bharati


Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.

- Ramakrishna

all creatures are equal

I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear. But those who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them.

- Bhagavad Gita 9:29

modesty distinguishes men

Food, clothing and such are not much different among people, It is modesty that distinguishes good men from others.

- Tirukkural 102:1012

see god in everything

It is better to see God in everything than to try and figure it out.

- Neem Karoli Baba

realize the unity of life

The Self in man and in the sun are one. Those who understand this see through the world And go beyond the various sheaths of being To realize the unity of life.

- Taittiriya Upanishad

cows and milk

The milk of cows of any hue is white. The sages say that wisdom is the milk And the sacred scriptures are the cows.

- Amritabindu Upanishad

atman and brahman are identical

Liberation cannot be achieved except through perceiving the identity of the individual spirit with the Universal Spirit. Atman and Brahman are identical. Their essence is pure Consciousness.

- Sankara

see the self

Those who follow the path of service, who have completely purified themselves and conquered their senses and self-will, see the Self in all creatures and are untouched by any activity they perform.

- Bhagavad Gita 5:7