Saturday, September 05, 2009
The Arsha Vidya Vahini has formatted Sanskrit texts of "prasthAna trayI," three pillars of Vedantic scriptures. In his MP3 audio talks clips, the founder Acharya Sri Prem Siddharth has addressed many topics such as Significance of Human Birth, Benefits of Meditation, Art Of Parenting, Bhaja Govindam, Upadesha Saaram, Jeeva Yatra, Sadhana Panchakam, Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram et cetera. There are some refreshing statements by Siddharthji in the questions-answers' sections :
- A temple is meant for a devotee, not for God! Ceaseless rituals and prayers are carried out to purge the impurities.
- Meditation comes under "Manasa Karma." Practice of Meditation etc., becomes an indirect means for Self-realisation. The direct means is Jnanam.
- Mere presence of great culture is not enough. The majority of the present day society neither bothers to study the tenets of our culture nor live them. This is the cause for our degradation.
- Preparedness and the maturity of the mind takes one to the teacher.