What was the objective of creating a blog in my name?
This is a question I have asked myself at different points of time and I got different responses - show off my blogging skills, dedicate a page to show what a selfless lawyer I am, show how a devout should be living his life, concentrate on the spiritual aspects of life etc. etc.
Since, my priorities in life change per the circumstances, currently, I have decided to restrict my personal blogging activities and concentrate on the most important thing in the life of a soul - realisation of one's true self. The very first sentence of the Brahma Sutra written by Sage Badarayana many millenniums ago was "Athatho Brahma Jignasa". Here is my start of blogging on Brahmam
The world is full of people following religions of different hues and of some atheists who deny existence of god. My take on religion is that be whatever form of god one worships or not worship, in the end (after death) everybody reaches the same place, from which we started our journey. Be it 1st century Jesus or 8th century Mohammed or 8-13th century Hindu trio Shankara-Madhwa-Ramanuja, god may be called by different names, but the soul is always misled that it is independent from the creator.
Again, unlike me, there are people who do not believe in the concept of soul at all. Its difficult for me to prove hypothetically that the soul does exist. Just like the rest of the mass, its my "BELIEF" that counts, for following any particular philosophy. (Please note that there is huge HUGE difference between religion and philosophy)
Blogging on the grace of Lord Ranganathaswamy of Srirangam:
Ranga, the reclining deity of Srirangam in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu boasts of the biggest tower in Asia and one among the biggest temple complexes. The deity installed in the temple in stone form is called Ranganatha while the idol used for taking out in processions is called Azhagiya Manavalan. Ranga is said to be the most beautiful idol in the world, in the eyes of Azhwars. Ramanujacharya (whose 997th birthday falls on May 4, 2014), says that the Lord Rangaraja is most kind father of all living beings. Ranga is the only deity who has been sung by all the ten azhwars. How can ordinary persons like us describe all the good qualities of the lord in one small blog? Ranga deserves millions of blogs :) View some photos of Srirangam deities from Facebook
Musings on June 12, 2015
Musings on June 21, 2015 : Just returned from Mysore. Lucky to have got the conch and discus for our home.