The Ultimate Liberator!

For the seekers of knowledge
Can there be a knowledge?
better than
The Knowledge of The Divine, Shri Rama!

The one who liberated
Even the blades of grasses
And all the swarms of ants

Leaving none behind
That ever existed
In the Good City of Ayodhya

And placed them in
An exotic heaven
Created exclusively for them
By the Great Grandshire Brahma!


Ramayanam is Agriculture
Bhagavatham is Harvest

The twin-syllable, Rama
When a devotee exalts!
The Birth-Death cycle
It permanently halts

Goodness and Wealth
It everyday brings
Sin and poverty
It cleanses and shrinks


Goodness Honesty Sweetness Simplicity
Gentleness Strength Humility Bravery
Valour Talent Prowess Success
Memory Trustworthiness Heroism Genuinity
Such adorable qualities and so much more
By chanting Rama's name you will score!


My Lord's Story: Goodness Incarnate

Ramayanam in English poetry.

The Supreme Lord of the Universe was once born on this earth as a Human Being, faced challenges and had His share of pain and pleasure going through both good and bad times like any of us. Like any of us He too, took His turn in laughter and cry.

This humility of The Lord, that makes Him come down to earth and share with us our difficulties to show us a way to handle them is what I admire in Him. This quality of Him, makes me surrender to Him unconditionally and makes me want to sing His Glory on and on and on.

My Lord's Story is an out pour of my devotion that seeps out in gratitude for the pains He took to be a lighthouse for us, to cross the ocean of Samsara.

Links to all the posts have been provided in an order on the right side column.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Two precepts.

Mr. Magudeshwaran was my chemistry lecturer in the first year of my college.

He spoke less about chemistry and more about life. He used to say, “What is the use of teaching you information which is already in the book? You need to know a lot which is not in the syllabus.”

One day he gave two wonderful precepts.

“Enjoy more of Active Pleasure and less of Passive Pleasure.”

“Be conscious of what you do every moment.”

I did not realize then how profound they were. Though only with partial understanding, I put them to use to the best of my abilities. Now, I rejoice.

So, this post is a small dedication of gratitude to Mr. Magudeshwaran.

“Enjoy more of Active Pleasure and less of Passive Pleasure.”

I think active pleasure and passive pleasure can be differentiated and better explained by giving a few examples.

Eating food is passive pleasure. Cooking food is active pleasure.

Listening to a song is passive pleasure. Singing a song is active pleasure.

Watching a cricket match is passive pleasure. Playing cricket is active pleasure.

Reading is passive pleasure. Writing is an active pleasure.

Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages are passive pleasures.

Not that we should never enjoy passive pleasure, but minimizing them is recommended.

If I have to put it in a different way, it would be: Take less and give more.

“Be conscious of what you do every moment.”

The mind keeps oscillating between the past and the future. It regrets about the past and is anxious of the future. The regrets of the past, causes depression and the anxiety of the future, causes tension and stress. The best way to come out of this is to stick to the present moment and give our best shot now. What ever we do, if we can do it with full awareness without worrying about the past and future, our future is bound to become better.

This reminds me of a dialogue in the movie Kung fu Panda.

“The past is History. The future is mystery. The present is a gift. That’s why it is called present.”


venus66 said...

Very well said. I agree with your lecturer. Thank you.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thank you venus.

Jeevan said...

Very thoughtful buddy. Its like the balance of past and future where life stands in presence the balance.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Thanks jeevan

boby said...

Hi Ramesh,
So by your thought drinking and smoking is passive pleasure ok I agree, how about making them is it active pleasure (kidding da) it was very nice now my mind seeks for active pleasure thank you provoking my mind.


boby said...

Hi Ramesh
By the by the chemistry teacher is vey nice thinking of going to her class ( in mean in the picture)


shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Hi boby,:) That's a good question...

Going to her class, is Passive pleasure. :)