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Hearts Out / A brief answer to a Homeo-critic
« on: December 16, 2017, 12:49:08 AM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

I felt I needed to post this here. Get my "Argumentative-blood" flowing again!  ;D ;D ;D The following is a short answer by a critic to a parent who wanted some Homeo-based solution for his child's ADHD.

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Craig Good, The more I learn about confirmation bias the more I see it everywhere.
Updated Aug 31

No such “medicine” exists. Homeopathy is complete, utter, irredeemable bullshit. Don't even think of treating a child with it. For anything. Anybody trying to sell you on homeopathy is either an idiot or thinks that you are. Get them to an actual, medical doctor for actual medicine. Failure to do so is child abuse.

Here's my answer.

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Ananth Babladi
Just now
Tunnel vision and Closed minds!
Tunnel vision and Closed minds!

I can say the same - “double-blind, placebo-controlled study” termed as bull-shit. This is a never-ending argument on both sides which I see as a waste of breath. Do you mean to say “Actual Medical doctor” working for billion-dollar drug companies advertising “talk to your doctor if you want to die in the next few years by suppressing the ADHD by taking RITALIN”?? Do you mean to say "Talk to your doctor about DRUGS but not about most media and technology making it difficult for a child to be himself/herself"? Do you mean to say "talk to your doctor about DRUGS but not about Yoga or Mindful Meditation"? Do you mean to say "talk to your doctor about REAL DRUGS which will get the kid hooked on for the rest of their lives and 'feel better' as long as they take the drugs"?

Have some vision sir! Step aside from the "scientific" bull-shittery that is happening right now in the very Corporations and institutions which are supposed to move the REAL SCIENCE forward but only move the money!! No amount of your lecture will ever convince me to go against olden medical systems like Ayurveda, Chinese Medicines, Homeopathy and such which I have been a recipient and also a observer of.

And finally, "Abuse"? Are you joking? The very fact that a child will be put on life-long drugs for ADHD is child abuse. Naah!! A Human abuse! I am all for integrative approach. I am all for surgery, life-saving drugs for a sudden trauma like accidents, heart attacks, severed limbs etc. But for chronic problems, I absolutely do not agree with you.

I know it's not good enough but somehow my blood boils when "borlinchina kundalu" talk about an olden system without doing any homework.


Regards to all,
JAI SAI MASTER!

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General Discussion / Re: On Pride
« on: December 24, 2016, 06:03:55 AM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Jai Sai Master, Priya garu!

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చాలా విషయాల వల్ల ఒకటి అర్ధమయ్యింది. ఏ మహాత్ముల భక్తులైనా మాస్టర్ గారి గ్రంధాలు చదవనిదే బాబా మాత్రమే కాదు ఆ మహాత్ములు కూడా అర్ధం కారు. 

Cent percent correct.

Regards!

Jai Sai Master!

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General Discussion / Re: On Pride
« on: December 23, 2016, 03:40:25 AM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!
Jai Sai Master, Srinivas garu!

We all believe in God and Sadguru to some extent. We do so based on our upbrining mostly and a little bit on our own experience of what we heard and have seen.

So, as per the above (very personalized) experience, we think that the God we believe is the greatest. That the Sadguru we believe is the greatest.

What Master garu in the book "Sai Baba The Master" is saying is that the above belief is incorrect to our spiritual upliftment. [1] It gives us pride that our GOD/GURU is great. That means we are "localizing" the great GOD/GURU. [2] By localizing, we are saying "Your GOD/GURU is not great". [3] This false pride pushes us to hate or make us jealous in many unknown situations. [4] This false pride also makes us do something towards our fellow spiritual bandhus (our Sai Bandhus) which is not good. [5] That in turn makes our fellow Sai bandhus hate us. And so the great cycle of hate and more hate toward each other!!

Many many more reasons. Which is why Master garu explained the dangers of "Spiritual Pride".

I will give you an example about an aquaintance, a distant friend, and I pray Baba to forgive me (for judging it like the way I do here) because that stuck in my head for a very long time. I tried not concentrating on this friend's spiritual pride...... for...... what do I know? I might have a similar spiritual pride. But it is a good example.

This so called friend believes in Dattatreya Swamy. Reads many spiritual books. Loves Sri Gajanan Maharaj and believes that Sri Gajanan Maharaj is the complete incarnation of Sri Datta Swamy. But he does not believe in Sri Sai Baba. He believes that Sri Sai Baba is Muslim (well, no surprise here. We are blinded by our self-taught knowledge). He also hates muslims.

This is one of the examples of Spiritual Pride. I told him that Sri Gajanan Maharam HIMSELF visited Shirdi to take darshan of Sri Sai and quoted "as is" from SAI BABA THE MASTER! He isn't convinced.

I guess, the number 1 danger of "Spiritual Pride" is that eventually, you will get kicked away from that great Saint that you love if you hate another great Saint!!

I cannot comment on the second one about SriRamaKrishna

Best Regards to all! Jai Sai Master!

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Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Ravi Krishna garu, Jai Sai Master!

I was going through this particular post and I did not understand the thought-process that you are going through.

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Uncertain outcome unde daggara " sincere effort" anedi elaa kuduruthundi?

In my view, every single step including every single breath that we take is uncertain. It's the degree of confidence of next step that happen or might not happen, which will change. So, in my honest view, the bottom line is, uncertainty is certain and currently mandatory (as per the universal laws) for all of us.

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Nenu sincere gaa efforts pettina daggara result raakapothe or vasthundane guarantee lekapothe "Adi naa sreyassuke" ane bhaavam elaa nilusthundi?

Question for you: What does getting results or guaranty of those results have to do with your thought that the results are for your good?

Again, I am sorry, I am trying to understand here. If we are trying for a result, that means we are attempting something. And our decision to "attempt" at something (whether guaranteed or not...whether sincere or not) is with a view that it is good for us.

Negative Example: If I am a thief, I will not think whether I cheat someone or not. I want money by hook or crook and I will steal it. I will make sincere efforts to steal it. From others' perspective, stealing naaku sreyassu kaadu. Aina kuda sincere gaa attempt chestunnaanu.

Positive example: I have $1000 for myself. MY best friend at any cost needs 2000$ for his medicines. I intend to do second job at any cost. Again my sincere efforts are put to test. And again, materialistically speaking, adi naaku sreyassu kaakapovachu!

So, I think (IMHO) whether efforts are sincere or not whether results are guaranteed or not, "naa sreyassuke" ane bhaavana mostly not related to those two things ani anipistondi.

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OkaveLa "Sarvasya SaraNaagathi" ante inka chesedi emuntindi?
Very very very very hard to perform Sarvasya SaraNaagathi". We all think to a certain degree that we did it but your question itself is juxtaposed! "Okavela" ........ "Sarvasya SaraNaagathi"..........."inka chesedi emuntundi". All these are opposite words, again, IMHO.

"Sarvasya SaraNaagathi" must not depend on other factors. It should come by itself and you would not even know that you did it. Excellent example given by our Master in Leelamrutam in DAKSHINA chapter 12. Udhavesh says to Baba "Baba naa loni padakundu meekeppudo samarpinchaanu....". Then Master garu says "manamu samarpinchaamu ani ante avi tanave anna bhaavam unnatle kada?". Here's the link.
http://www.saibharadwaja.org/books/saileelamruthamu/saileelamruthamu.aspx?page=65

Inka chesedi emi ledu ani "Sarvasya SaraNaagathi" chestunnaama? Ledaa AAYANA meeda faith unchi "Sarvasya SaraNaagathi" chestunnaama? An example of a second one. A person needs 1000$ desperately (a matter of life and death). But that person is of firm conviction that Baba will give him/her. He/she does not care to die if that 1000$ are not earned. Out of the blue, a person gives that 1000$. It could be a person. It could be a lottery. It could be your previoously unsanctioned pension fund or what ever it is. This is still a crude form of example given for "Sarvasya SaraNaagathi". But the main thing here is our "not knowing it".

But most of us resort to first type as mentioned above. Asalu aa lekka loke (really doing "Sarvasya SaraNaagathi") manamu raamu anipistondi naaku.
Other Sai bandhus here shared nice links. Here is something that I also wanted to share. Please read pages 51 to 55. They answer your entire post, especially "1". Naaku telisi, no one else would have been able to explain what Master exaplained about "Self-trial" VS "Poorva Karma" VS "Sadguru Krupa".

http://saibharadwaja.org/books/readbook.aspx?book=Sri-Saimaster-Pravachanamulu&page=51

Ravi Krishna garu, hope my thoughts did not offend you in any way. Your post made me think in a couple of new ways which I did not do for quite some time. Thank you very much for that.

Best Regards to you and to all Sai Bandhus on this forum. JAI SAI MASTER!

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Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Sudhakar garu, Jai Sai Master!

I liked what you said. But I wonder how many of us in this modern world do even know the term "sunnithamaina haasyamu", forget about employing it. I doubt it!  :) etu choosina vankara tinkara maatalatho podichi (champadamu okkate takkuda) "daanni haasyangaa teesukoraa"  ??? ??? ani cheppe vaade kanapadutaadu etu choosina.

They say one bad thing! Then they immediately laugh. Then they say "I am kidding".  :-\

Sorry, I don't mean to be pessimistic. :'( Just wanted to take it out of my mind.

Regards to all,
JAI SAI MASTER!

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General Discussion / Re: SRI RAMAKRISHNULA UPADESA RATNALU
« on: March 20, 2016, 09:50:48 AM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Jai Sai Master, Swayam garu!

I am able to see everything correctly here. Did you check your font type, font style, and font size? I saw that some times changing it from 8 to 10 displays correctly.

Best Regards,
Ananth

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General Discussion / Re: Student Question about GOD
« on: October 07, 2015, 08:58:00 AM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Teja garu, Jai Sai Master! You can print this or show this post to your student. However, I would encourage her to create a user name on this forums, post her questions directly on this forum. That way, we can all have the discussion. It will also lead me and others to learn from each other. And remember, she can create an anonymous user name if she is not comfortable.

Dear student!

First of all, we are all students, FOR LIFE. We all are learning something. Both bad and good. So, you are not alone. But to learn good and to get good direction, there are specific ways that we need. There should be guidance from "Experts". I will tell who those experts are at the end of my post.

So, without wasting any more time, I will take each of your questions and answer you to the best of my ability and knowledge.

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1. Satya Harichedurdu barya(wife) ni ammesaadu atadu manchivaaDu yela ayyaDu ,ee rojulalo alage evaraina cheste meeru oppukunTara? mara vaTini yandhu ku chadavamantaru atani ni GoppavaaDi ga yela chustaru?

Harischandrudu got his name as "Satya" because he followed truth to his very last breath. And by following "truth" it is not merely saying truth but following and doing what is right for the country and kingdom not for oneself or for a family. They followed that truth in spite of knowing that they have to sacrifice their wives their children and their very lives itself. Whatever it takes for the goodness of the whole country.

You know very well how our soldiers fight for our country. If the enemy captures a soldier's wife and kids and they say "do you want your country or your family". the soldier says "I want my country". Do you pintpoint the soldier as wrong?? In what way is Satya Harischandra not great when compared to an ordinary soldier?

Similarly Bali Chakravarti's story involves sticking to truth. alaage Sibi ane chakravarti oka Dega ki(Eagle) ki icchina maata kosam(ante satyam kosam) tana praananne samarpinchna sangati kanabadutundi. ilaa enno unnayi.........

ika bhaaryani enduku ammaali?...ane prasnaki manaki Param Pujyasri Mastergaru vraasina Sri Guru charitralo explain chesaaru.....40 va adhyaayamulo oka boyavaadi bharya antundi "boodida dorakaledani badha padataavenduku? nannu dahanam cheyyi. sankochinchaku. nenu neelo saga bhaagaanni kadaa. alantappudu neeku sankochamenduku antundi. alaa bharya bhartanunchi veru kaadu ane satyam meeda Harischandrudu bharyanu ammatam anedi aadhaarapadi undi.

Besides all these you should also remember other great traits of Satya Harischandra.
[1] Just because of a dream, sage Viswamitra asks for the entire land of the king. But the king does not even think twice. He offers it to the sage.
[2] The sage is still not satisfied and says that the very act of donation must be matched by additional amount of dakshina. To maintain his truthfulness (beyond anything at all) the king sells his wife and son.
[3] when the king has to perform the duty of torching the dead bodies only after collection of tax, he performs that to his best ability and does not even budge when he realizes that he has to collect the same tax from his wife to perform the last rites of his dead son. He takes the wife's saree as the donation.
[4] Harishchandra's wife uses half her saree to cover the dead body of her son and proceeds to give the other half to the husband.

That's when Lord Maha Vishnu appears. That's when they are blessed fully. That's when they get the previous glowing form. That's when their son gets up from death.

It is because of Satya Harischandra's truthfulness that Sri Maha Vishnu appears.

We need to imagine in those situations and ask ourselves whether we can work in such a way for the greater good and sacrifice our families. Absolutely NO! We won't. If someone tells me "you came in my dream and you promised me that you will give me 1 crore rupees. now common....give me!!!......" I would say to that person "oh yeah? let that be a dream"!!!!!  :o :o

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2.Next Question about rammayanam
  Raamudu seeta devi yevaro oka MaaTa annadhu aamenu aDavulaku pampadhu How HE BECAME GOD?
Ravana is Better Than Rama - rama sent his wife to forest but Ravana seeta nu teesuku wellaDu kani aamenu yemi cheya leadhu he waite for her permesion ,ravanu ni chellini yedi pinchinandhuku ravanudu seeta nu yettuku wachadu kaani yemi cheyaledhu So Finnally they conculded Rama won't respect WOMEN but Ravana respect them. Rama did his personal works search for seetha and bring her HOW HE BECOME GOD?

Sri Master (and many other saints) said that Sri Rama never said He is God. He acted in the most humble way and declared Himself as a Man (and what a Man HE is!!)

In those days, i.e., Kruta Yuga and Satya Yugas - Kings stood by truth and Dharma. Those were the days where a King never cared for the personal satisfaction, never gave more importance to the family than the kingdom and the country. Those were the days when people stood by the same highest principles.

prajalu naalugu aashramaalanu paatinche rojulu avi. oka gruhasthu "Raje ilaa cheste nenu cheste tappemiti" annappudu migata endari manasulo aa vishayangaa kalushitamai Seeta mahaasaadhvini nindinchi paapam moota kattukokundaa Ramudu Seeta devini adavulaku pampaadu ani talachavacchu.

As for Ravana taking care of Sita, I think we all should have our histories straightened out. Sri Brahma deva curses Ravana saying that the moment he touches a woman without her consent, his head would break into pieces. It is not Ravana's respect or lust (in the name of love) that he did not touch Sita maata. It is his fear of death that he did not touch Sita maata.

At this point you might ask (I won't be surprised) why did Sri Sita maata keep crying there? Sri Sita maata is saakshaathu Maha Sakti Swaroopam. It is her left hand work to tear Ravana into moleqular pieces. But along with Ravana thousands of other demons must die according to the karma. This karma is collective. It is to enable all the kings and gods to work out their karma. As part of karma, Ravana-vadha is the central part. The war must happen. The war happened not only to kill Ravana but to bring out other importabt aspects like, the PERFECT DISCIPLESHIP of Sri Hanuman towards His Sadguru - Sri Rama. That's why The Mother kept quiet.

At this point, I should mention you and warn you that Karma is multi dimensional. Manamu oka prasna vesi daaniki answer vetukkune lopala inko padi prasnalu ostaayi. okka Sadguruvu maatrame manaki karma gurinchi samaadhaanamu ivvagalaru.

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3.IN MahaBaratam also Krishna always lie and cheats with his miraciles how he was God?

For arguments' sake let's consider that Sri Krishna is lying and cheating (I don't think so...but for the doubters...). To the best of my knowledge, Sri Krishna never lied or cheated innocent people. He did that to protect the innocent and punish the wicked. By the way, have you read Sai Leelamrutam by Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja garu? In that book He explains about why Baba lied to a devotee. "aarsha dharma sutram" -- "Sreyasu padu chese satyame asatyamu.....sreyassu bagu chese asatyame satyamu". They (Krishna, Rama, Baba) know what is best for us and so sometimes they resort to lying. They do so to protect us. They do so....so that we don't get entangled in our Karma which is most unforgiving if not for those great MEN!! If your 2 year old son wants to put his hand in the fire, you do everything to stop him. If he wants 500 rupee note, you lie to him in various ways. Don't tell me that we don't lie. There are many times we lie and cheat to protect the loved ones.

In the same way Sri Krishna lied. It never ever ever hurt anyone but the wicked and the demonic. We always question Krishna that he cheated. What about Duryodhana? What about Sakuni? Dusyasana? They cheated to hurt others. They cheated to get the kigdom. They cheated to insult Draupadi. They cheated to kill Abhimanyu. They looked for a 1000 other ways to cheat more and more and more only to create chaos in the world and to punish the pandavas.

Give me one instance where Sri Krishna cheated and an innocent was killed or hurt.
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Finally What i have to answer Who is God? Does God is real .
God unnada? unTe ela unnadu ? Emi chestadu?

Very very tough questions. Kaani God is a very personalized concept, at least to start with. Meeku konni abhipraayaalu undachu kada. God ante ilaa vuntaadu alaa untaadu ani. avento modata mee abhipraayaalu maatho ikkada forums lo panchukondi. This is for you to compare with others' view, for example, my view.

For me Sri Master is God. For me Baba is God. Krishna, Rama are Gods.
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Are Gods real?
Yes, they are real for me. As Sri Master explains in His various ways, if we cannot imagine God in a human form, how can we study their lives? Their powers? Their workings in this universe? Their love for us? And also, as humans, we tend to pinpoint God's negative attitude ( I feel funny saying this). We need to study those negative attitudes. Did they hurt anyone with their negativities? Who did they hurt?

Now my question to those students. I am a Business Systems Analst. I try to solve problems by performing a root cause of a business procedure. For that I have various tools. I learnt those tools to understand those techniques of solving a problem. I faced many difficulties and I still do. So it is a constant learning process. Without learning those techniques and tools, if I blame a business procedure, the client and the people in general will call me stupid or naive.

In the same way, did we read Ramayana? I am not taking about those sampoorna ramayanam movies or the cartoons. I am talking about the complete works of Ramayana. How about adhyatma Ramayana? How about Bhavartha Ramayana? How about Sundara kaanda? Did we read Mahabharata? Did we read Bhagawata? Did we even ty to understand one single verse from those "out of the world" large and detailed books about those great Persons? It is more about life and how those great MEN lived than the life historie of those MEN. Without reading them, it is unfair and it is a sin to question a great king like Rama or Krishna. It is as bad as blaming your neighbor without knowing them. First we need to read those books. Understand them. Then assimilate them. Live on them. Then ask questions. Just because a stupid, frigging movie says "Ramudanthati vaadu venaka ninchi baanam visiraadu" does not mean that those questions are valid......and frankly........ it is getting monotonous, irritating, and plain boring. Those movies are mis-leading the people who want to know what Rama or Krishna really stood for.

And finally.........
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GoD unTe ee prapancham enta anyayam endhuku jarugutundhi?

This is one question I cannot answer you in anyway. Deep inside I know why bad things happen. Deep inside I also know it is not God that creates these bad things. God has given us the free will to judge what is right or wrong. It is because of this free will that we see good and bad. It is because of this free will that we can find the secret of this life. I know this might be confusing and that's I cannot answer you in clear and concise way. But I will point you in the right direction of course.

PLEASE READ "SAI NATHA PRABHODAMRUTAMU". Read SAI MASTER PRAVACHANAMULU. Read SAI LEEMARUTAM. Read MATAM ENDUKU. Read VIGNYANA VEECHIKALU. You start to think and probably get the answers on who is God? What is good and what is bad. What are we made up of? And so many more. And the real experts that can give us non-controversial, universal, and simple answers to our questions are saints like Sai Baba, Vivekananda Swamy, Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja Master, and many many many more. Start with Sai Leelamrutam. You will definitely get answers.

But one sincere request! Before questioning negativity of a God, please ask yourself whether you have studied enough to ask that question. I am not blaming you. I am just requesting you. And my sincere apologies if you are offended with my post. You can choose to ignore everything that I said here if you are not convinced.

May Sri Baba guide you in the right direction.
Best Regards to all,

Jai Sai Master!

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General Discussion / Re: Student Question about GOD
« on: October 06, 2015, 07:47:55 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Jai Sai Master Teja garu!

Can you please tell me how old is the student? Irrespective of that I Will try to give some answers to the best of my ability in my next post. But I just wanted to ask you the age of the student.

Regards,
Jai Sai Master!

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Hearts Out / YES! YES! YES!
« on: October 05, 2015, 11:38:05 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Thank you Admin team for bringing the forums back online. This is the place I reach out frequently for my introspection times.  :) :) :)

Honestly, I don't like FB to discuss what is truly important to us. I know we each go "off the grid" every once in a while but still ......I like this medium better than social media.

Best Regards to all,
Jai Sai Master!

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Hearts Out / Re: Why We are Here with Saimaster ?
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:56:36 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai bandhus!

Dear Sai bandhu Hari garu, Jai Sai Master!

There are countless number of times when Master garu has lead me to the correct path and taught me so many life's lessons in a seemingly simplistic way.

One of those ways was your latest post and the underlying link. Just this morning, something was bothering me about my "existential anxiety" and the ways of the world in 2015.

It's like our Master comes into those posts, teaches us the correct way of life, and my chest swells with pride, confidence, and fearlessness. It's like HE is saying "I am here do not fear".

What more do I want except to say, [1] JAI SAI MASTER! and [2] Thank you.

Best Regards to all,
Jai Sai Master!

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General Discussion / Re: Need information regarding Sai Baba magazine
« on: April 12, 2015, 11:02:04 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai bandhus!

Dearest Babu garu,

Thank you very much.

Best Regards,
Jai Sai Master!

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General Discussion / Need information regarding Sai Baba magazine
« on: April 09, 2015, 07:08:14 PM »
Jai Sai Master, Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master, Sai Bandhus!

Dearest Sai bandhus and Admin team, Jai Sai Master!

I need a contact number for my Sai Baba magazine subscription as I have recently changed my address. Any help is much appreciated.

Regards!
Jai Sai Master!

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Dates and Events / Re: Something special!
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:56:26 AM »
JAI SAI MASTER!

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Dates and Events / Re: Something special!
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:32:09 AM »
Jai Sai Master Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master Sai bandhus!

Dearest Asterias!!!

Thank you so so so so much for enabling us to view this event. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Regards
Jai Sai Master!

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Dates and Events / Re: Something special!
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:26:45 AM »
Jai Sai Master Babu garu!
Jai Sai Master Sai bandhus!

Dearest Babu garu. I was lucky enough to catch the live telecast of last 15 minutes of this divine event. On this holy, happy, divine occasion, i bow to your feet.

Layamma sahita Sri Babu gaariki naa hridaya pooravaka subhaakaankshalu.
Congratulatiins to Layamma garu and Babu garu.

Sri Sainath maharaj ki jai..
Sri Alivelumangamma sahita BharadwajaMaharaj ki jai..
Sri Layamma sahita Dwarakanath maharaj ki jai..

From your devotee
ananth

JAI SAI MASTER!
JAI SAI MASTER!
JAI SAI MASTER!

My namaskaaras again.



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