Below is translation of the pravachana of Sri Samyamindra Tirtha rendered on 16 Feb 2016, at Bangalore Kashi Math, on the day of Madhva navami.
[I have provided references at places possible in brackets, translations mistakes are all mine – Girish Prabhu]
We are Maadhvas!
Today is a great day for all of us. We are Madhvas and today is Madhva navami.
“Madhva sambandhinaH MaadhvaaH”. We follow Maadhva siddhanta.
“ante siddhastu siddhantaH” – this is the final philosophy. After this there has been nothing that has been made ‘siddha’. This is the ultimate philosophy, the concluding one. [ From Yukti Mallika of Sri Vadiraja ]
“anusrutya gacchanti iti anuyaayinah” “yaati iti anuyayina” “yaa gatou”
Since we follow Madhvacharya, we are His anuyayis. Our first guru is Madhva. Our parampara is Maadhva parampara. Continue reading Madhva Navami pravachana of Samyamindra Tirtha
Srimad Bhagavatham is a great treatise on bhakthi given to us by Bhagavan Vedavyasa. Sri Madhwa defines bhakti as follows
Maahaatmya jnaanapoorvastu sudradha sarvatodhikah
Sneho bhaktiritiprokto tayaa muktirnachaanyatha
Bhakti is the friendship which we profess towards God-a friendship which is firm and in a measure that is greater than the friendship with any other person,and with the realisation of the excellences and supremacy of God.Such bhakti alone can yield liberation which cannot be had by any other means. Continue reading Gradation in Bhakti or Devotion to God-Part 1
We are proud to publish a book review published in Samyukta Saraswat – Quarterly Bulletin by All India Saraswat Cultural Organisation, Mumbai.
Continue reading Book review of The Eleventh Canto
Parikshit poses the following questions to Shuka.
- What is the character and means of the highest realization ?
- What should be done under all circumstances by a person who is on the verge of death?
- What should be done by persons in general – What should they hear, what should they chant, what should they constantly think of, what should they resort to, and what should they avoid ?