Saturday, January 9, 2010

LOVE IS GOD !! GOD IS LOVE !!

LOVE IS GOD !! GOD IS LOVE !!
GOD IS LOVE !!LOVE IS GOD !!
LOVE IS GOD !! GOD IS LOVE !!
SRI SRI MOHANANANDA        BRAHMACHARI MAHARAJ
LOVE IS GOD !! GOD IS LOVE !!
 A True GOD Lover who identified Himself with LOVE of GOD .He exemplified Divinity and boundless charisma, so much so that those who came in his presence were over whelmed by sheer joy or Ananda.  SRI SRI MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI MAHARAJ was epitome of Anandamoy personality and Supreme Divinity.

To him life's purpose was, being in state of Ananada and uninterrupted commune with the divine....he said that anything that obstructed this Commune with the divine in this lifetime was Sin….so definition of Sin took a new meaning, What ever was impediment to divine commune was sin,

His profoundest advise to the devotee's was “ pray to the almighty demanding that “ Ananda is my birth right, hence transform myself to this state of Ananada…and make this life a true success”

Yogasutra's define that amongst the Sadahak's in whom the Shakti or Kundalini has reached the highest centre ..Sahasra, that person transform into Anandamoy being, and his charisma attracts one and all…….
such a person's
Words becomes the scripture,
his touch or sparsha purifies
Wherever he seats that place become a holy place
His actions exemplify pure beauty
His Silence is full of eloquence
His patience is mountain like
His dristi or gaze is full of kindness
He showers bliss on the one's gathered around his feat
This was exactly the persona and state of Sri Sri Mohanananda Brahmachari Maharaj

Those that had the privilege of sitting at his feat had the true experience of Divine bliss, his presence transformed one's around him into a state that one would normally achieve through deep meditation. His presence and silence emanated an aura that brought about a transformation in the mind and consciousness of the devotees's and disciples.

Sri Sri Maharaj sang kirtans regularly, to him singing or kirtan was direct medium of commune with the divine. During the kirtans those that were present would transcend into a state where the mind or time did not exist…this was pure bliss and nourishment to the minds and consciousness of the devotee's.

Rabindra sangeet or songs of Kavi guru Rabinranath Tagore was what Sri Sri Maharaj would sing most of the times. To him Rabindra sangeet was collection of highest and most profound prayer, it was a medium of commune with the divine. Maharaj use to say that Gurudev Rabindranth was one of the ancient Rishi's who wrote the Upanishads. Rabindra sangeet was also his way of communicating a thought and message to his devotees.

In his early years …he had a distinctive look of a Yogi, many who had seen him in his early years likened him to the looks of Jesus Christ. In the course of time his commune with Sri Krishna transformed his persona in the bhava of Sri Radhika. To him Sri Radhika was epitome of Bhakti and pure Love for the divine. In Sri Radhika he found his own image of pure love for Sri Krishna or the divine.

His love for Sri Krishna or the Divine was reflective in his profound love and affection for humanity. It was this unconditional love for his devotee's and humanity in general that stood out in all his undertakings and actions. he trotted the globe till his last days and visited home to home to bring Ananada to his devotee's, most importantly he guided them to understanding of higher principle's of life. He created number of trusts and social service foundations in his pursuit to bring happiness to the needy. Hospitals, Medical Centers , Schools and Yatri Nivas at pilgrim centre's were built in the name of his own Gurudev Sri Sri Balananda Brahmachari .

He insisted that social service needs to be performed with the attitude to serve and needs to be done silently and with humility.

He performed the Holy Yagna at Badrinath for more than 20 years and performed the ritual Durga , Lakshmi and Saraswati puja's, in his efforts to seek welfare and well being of the humanity, spices , plants and Mother Earth

A significant aspect of the spirituality of Sri Sri Maharaj  was his selfless surrender and devotion to his Gurudev Sri Sri Balananda Brahmachari Maharaj. He dedicated himself to the work and wishes of his Gurudev.

His constant advise ….was for complete surrender to the divine, he would say ''let the divinity express itself in your being, The divine is in deep anguish for not being able to unfold itself in your being. You don't have to search for the divine, he himself will seek and come to you, from your side just surrender to the divine will and keep your self ready for his arrival.” This was what he defined as Sadhana….waiting with hope for the arrival of the divine. Thus he would pray…”.Dibosho rojoni ami jeno kar ashar ashai thake”

He was born in the year 1904 and at the age of 16 while studying for the intermediate level left the homely life in search and persuit of the Divine……he came to the Asharam at Karanibad at the feet of his would be guru Sri sri Balanandaji. He was initiated during Durga Ashtami in the principles of Sri Tripura Sundari the presiding deity of the Ashram and the Ishta-devi of the guru parampara

His Sadhana was of severe austerity and involved traveling on feet and living on alms.. he assimilated to the the traditions of his Parampara the concept of Kirtan/.Harinam. He propagated Harinam/ divine name throughout the world.

In 1999 Aug 29 th Sri Sri Maharaj left his physical form only to be omni present and be a constant guiding force for his disciples, devotee's and all those who chose to seek his help. He had assured his devotee's that the Guru cannot rest until each and every disciple reaches salvation. He said your near one's can disown you for some faults of yours, however as a Guru I can never disown you I will be there life after life seeking you and guiding you to your salvation. He lives today amongst us in the collective consciousness of the devotees and continues to make his presence felt to those who are prepared and ready for him.

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DIVINE LIFE


Here, we try to protray the mystic illuminated life of a Seer, Saint, Savant and Saviour. He was the great saint of Baidyanathdham,Deoghar.SREE SREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI was a True GOD-LOVER.He was the perfect combination of profound Divine Love and deep human compassion. He represented the very essence of Vagabat Philosophy and revived the faith in the Vedic and Sanatan Dharma. He is THE GURU, the Guiding Light, who unveils darkness of our ignorant mind and helps us to attain divine identity. He hleps them spontanously,those who truly aspire after spiritual upliftment and crave for light in the gathering darkness of Modern age.


DIVINE LOVE


DIVINE LOVE 


 SREE SREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI was the embodiment of Love.Sweetness and Love had been interwoven in him.He said repeatedly that Bhakti is the easiest way to reach God and get peace and joy in life.
What is Bhakti ? Bhakti is the loving attachment to God.It is the supreme longing for God for its own sake.It is theLove, which is the bond of union between Man and God.According to Narada Bhakti Sutra......"It is a profound experience which negates all desires,and fills the heart with Love for God."......The Bhagabata says....."By Love man can know me in Truth, who I am and what I am and only by Love man can see me, know me and come unto ME."  Bhakti is the complete surrender to GOD associated with TRUTH.The Bhagabat Geeta is the the epitome of the philosophy of Devotion, and in SREE SREE MOHANANANDAwe find the excellence of  DIVINE LOVE fully manifested.
"Thy will be done"....had always been his motto.What is the will,but the will of Divine .It is said .."whoever loves God dwells in Light...".That is the reason we find SREE SREE MAHARAJ always bathed in His glorious Light and Grace. All these cumulatively filled him up with Love , light and Life.That is the core of this APOSTLE OF LOVE. 

DIVINE PRESENCE



SREE SREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI possessed Magnetic charm and Electric personality.He attracted thousands of people by his beautiful poise and magnificent serenity. Even looking at him outwardly one can guess his inward self-control, self-harmony and peace.His self-control made it possible for him to live in harmony with others,and that lead him onto universal sympathy and Love.
He was the centre of a vast energy,a religious reformer or a discoverer and a TRUE FRIEND OF HUMANITY   .He maintained a close,intimate and bracing contact with a large mass of devotees all over India and abroad.He shared their weal or woe,their pleasure and pain,their hopes and aspirations but he never got entangled in their affairs, nor he was emotionally disturbed.He was one of them, important star in the constallation and if not Loadstar of the family.

SUPREME DETACHMENT He moved relentlessly from one family to another,every second or third day,despite he maintained a supreme detachment all the while.One of the most outstanding feature of SREE SREE MAHARAJ was his complete Non-attachment to worldly affairs.He remained calm and serene in the midst of Sea of People.Though he was busy with his outward activities, inwardly he floated in a DIVINE BLISS,which was the source of his abounding vitality.





HIS MISSION

HIS MISSION 
         
SREE SREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI  wanted to spread God’s Holy name and serve people to every remote corner of the country and abroad.He therefore decided to move from door to door all the year round to spread the name of God.
                       With a srong will and determination he set off to fulfil his Noble Mission.He moved on from one place to the other with His electric Speed and intense mobility.No one could make him stay in one place for long . He was a God-intoxicated nomadic traveller throughout his life journey. He moved from door to door every three days with the sole object of spreading the name of the Lord. To be more precise,he injected God’s name into people’s ears and transformed their lives.He invented absolutely modern technique to uplift downtrodden Masses. He made a silent spiritual reformation in every house he visited in a very simple way.
The effective and easy way through which he performed his life’s mission of propagating the name of the God was Kirtanas. But what is KIRTANA ? In simple language,it is the singing of God’s name through devotional songs,inspiring Love for God.

SERVING HUMANITY

SERVING HUMANITY  


           

As a product of modern times,SREE SREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI felt the wind of change,and to suit present conditions,he thought of reorienting his concept of teaching.He resolved that he must not remain in the ivory tower of isolation,as he wanted to serve humanity and uplift it from its slippery downward trend.
                                       HIS TEACHINGS
The problem of earning one’s livelihood has become so complex  today, people hardly get time to perform ritualistic worship,yogas etc as the ancients did.To meet his noble objective,he took up a simple formula:
                     Kaliou namaiba kebalam
                             Kalou danaiva  kebalam
Always take the name of God and freely make gift to the needy and poor .By doing this you will be serving God and attain salvation.
What he repeatedly insisted was to take the name of the GOD inwardly or outwardly wherever you go or whatever you do. Whether you are travelling in a plane, train, bus or in office or busy in domestic core.Keep on chanting the name of the God silently in your mind and thus it will become a habit.
The purification power of God’s Holy name automatically purifies one’s mind.So chanting God’s name is the only solution for todays busy materialistic world.

LOVE FOR HUMANITY

LOVE FOR HUMANITY

''Try to be a perfect accurate instrument in the hands of DIVINE "----.SRI SRI MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI

 SRI SRI MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI 

The humanitarian works threw a new light and glorious lustre on SREE SREE MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI.His profound love for humanity was expressed through his boundless compassion for the afflicted.In anguish his heart cried out for suffering humanity.He therefore took their afflictions as his own and tried to alleviate it as best as possible.His love for humanity stood permanently carved through his noble deeds, on which he poured out his bountiful charities by establishing several hospitals at considerable expense in the city of Kolkata and elsewhere.
He will be remembered for his noble smplicity and calm grandeur.He was a Teacher,Reformer and Philosopher but above all he was a Humanist.He sympathetically viewed the hopeless suffering humanity, and gently spoke a word of Hope,Love and Light to them.He brought solace to countless human beings.He poured forth joy as well, lighting up a faint smile on their agonized faces.Therein shines the Glory of GOD.
When he renounced the world, he left with this determination..''I shall carry on this pilgrimage of life for the good of  the creatures and Thy Glory....''
Though He contributed magnificently to the intellectual spirituality of  modern times, his humanitarian works will remain as a symbol of his profound feeling for Mankind.
For His humanism alone, if not for anything else,           SREE SREE MOHANANANDA's memory will go down the corridors of time.

" Praner Manush" SRI GURU MOHAN

" Praner Manush" SRI GURU MOHAN
The sparkle of the moonlight night, inspires us to greater heights from where its so exciting to be in communion with our Beloved Sri GuruMohan. the purnima....and full moon is showering its glorious light....triggering a thought..a query where is the praner manush!!
If we sit amidst the quietude and the tranquil light of the moonshine, we will feel the footsteps of our Praner Manush......it is in this eternal quest for the Praner Manush that we move from life to life chasing the joys and sorrows of each life....satisfaction always seems to avoid us....and we finally find our all satisfying moments each time the Foot steps of our praner manush is felt. It is in these moments of all encompassing surrender we want to merge our individual entities in our Praner manush and want to be one with him!...this is the moment of highest satisfaction and Joy......This is Raash....the moments of Communion with our Praner Manush. Our Praner Manush awaits eternally with extended arms for this embrace ...he is more eager than any of us for this communion and each time we turn else where seeking satisfaction.....he is grieved.
we desperately seek people to love us ignoring the one who loves us so dearly....this perhaps is the eternal game of maya.

So there is nothing to grieve about....since we have our Praner manush awaiting to soothe and alleviate us of all dissatisfaction.

The pain and agony that we face in life is only to turn us in the right direction.....towards the direction of most satisfying experience....the Raash!
Whenever we will look up to the " Smiling & all Knowing picture of our beloved Sri Guru Mohan".... we will see our Praner manush waiting with extended Arms!
post by SANTANU GHOSE
Dol Purnima 2011

SRI GURU

Shlok from Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta
“YADA YADA HE DHARMASYA GALANI BHAVTI BHARAT”,
“ABHYUTHANAM DHARMASYA TADATMANAYAM SUJAMYAHAM.”
“PARITRANAYA SADHUNAM VINASHAYA CHA DUSHTKRATAM”,
“DHARAM SANSTAHAPNARTHAY SAMBHAVAMI YUGE YUGE”
The Great Shremad Bhagwad Geeta cannot be expressed and translated by any human as the great words are God-self spoken by Lord Shree Krishna showing the path related to Karm,Ghyan and Bhakti.
In the above shlok from Shreemad Bhagwad Geeta Lord Shree Krishna is preaching Arjun and saying that he will come again and again to establish the Peace, Dharm,Ghyan and Knowledge or when ever sins or Adharm increases or when there is a need of it or when required by humble saint for the cause of humanity of the people.
Guru Bhrahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara,
Guru Sakshat Param Brahm, Tashmeyeh Shree Guruye Namah,
Tashmeyeh Shree Guruye Namah, Tashmeyeh Shree Guruye Namah……

TEACHINGS of SRI SRI MOHANANANDA BRAHMACHARI

Religion is conscious union with HIM

Sri Sri Mohanananda Brahmachari

Live constantly in the presence of the Divine .You have to live constantly with Him.Live in the feeling that He  is performing every actions in you.He is controlling every thoughts and actions done by you.By offering every actions to Him,gradually you will attain True Sharanagati.
Offer all your movements to your SRI GURU.not only every  mental action.every thought and feeling.but even the most ordinary and external actions,such as,eating,sleeping,walking,moving everything. In this simple process,an integral transformation will be gradually realized in you.


It is not so much the repetition of 'you are not the doer' which is important but it is more a matter of consciousness or rather your state of being aware of the fact that you truly cannot do anything. It is the energy and consciousness within who is the doer.

Behind the I, there is the I principal, which is deeper and the ground of your existence, one with the universal existence.
One way is to contemplate and meditate upon the awareness 'who am I? and the other is to submit yourself to the universal principle of the Divine with love and devotion.

As you keep humbling yourself through humility knowing that only God is the doer, you will gradually move toward a state of consciousness that is the truth.
You can never get rid of your ego over night, for its roots are deep seated in the womb of your subconscious mind that spreads to millions of births before you came to this body. Now you have to be very patient and persevere through the path of life with humble surrender and love of the Divine.

Be absolutely assured in your heart, that your heart is the seat of the divine and that you are carrying God all the time in your heart. The closer you come through your awareness of your heart center as the seat of the Divine, humility and love will flow out of you as spontaneous effortless endeavor.

Keep persevering through the path of life with awareness as the biggest gift that you have with you in order to explore the ground of your true being and unravel the mystery of who you are in essence.