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Objects of Sreyas Foundation

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Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

Read complete works of Swami Vivekananda in English. You can read it’s Malayalam translation at www.sreyas.in/vivekananda

How to Excel in Mathematics

There is no royal road to Mathematics. Mathematicians, like poets, cannot be made but they are born. Still I have firm conviction that the following guiding principles and cautions, if strictly observed, shall convert Mathematics from a cold, unsociable stranger with knit brows and frowning countenance into a warm-hearted, cheerful and loving friend. 1(a) Never approach Mathematics just after taking heavy meals. Let the food be well digested, and then apply yourself to this subject. Otherwise you will find it a very dry and rather repulsive study and most uninteresting. (b) In days of hard Mathematical work you ought to take light simple food that you can digest very easily; and be temperate. Don’t take ghee in excess. High thinking and plain living should go side by side. 2(a) Don’t attack Mathematical problems or hard pieces of book work when you are sleepy or when about to go to bed. You will in that state find them quite invincible and impregnable. Not only will they offer passive resistance, but will then lay you flat down on your bed. Plainly speaking, you will in two or three minutes, after taking a difficult problem in hand, fall fast asleep. But you may, with advantage, at such a time, revise that part of Mathematics which you are already thoroughly conversant with, or work easy sums and simple riders that require very little mental exertion. (b) In, order to excel in Mathematics you should always give to sleep what is its due. We cannot have a clear brain if we do not have enough of sleep. It is said of a great Mathematician,...

The Importance of the Study of Mathematics

(This tract was written and published by Swami Rama while he was acting as Joint Professor of Mathematics at Forman Christian College, Lahore) I am fully aware of the difficulties which I shall have to encounter in trying to enlist your interest in what is commonly called in a dry subject. The usefulness of the study of Mathematics sounds like a paradox to the superficial observer. An ordinary man cannot help putting such questions as:— (a) Why should we bother our heads about the 47th Proposition of Euclid’s First Book? (b) Of what use in the world can the Binomial Theorem be? (c) Why should we spend a considerable portion of our life at a, b, c, and long s (f)? (d) What is the use of dealing with the Greek Mathematical signs? 1. The inability to answer questions like these, or the apparent uselessness of Mathematics makes this study very unpopular. 2. Another reason why it is disliked is that it is a very hard subject which taxes both the memory and the intellect; it is difficult to understand and more difficult to remember. To read it is not like walking on a smooth paved road; but here the path is, so to speak, both slippery and rough, presents many stumbling blocks and rubs in the way. 3. A third reason why Mathematics is felt so heavy and tedious is that generally it is not administered in proper doses or in an agreeable form; in other words, teachers do not always try to make it attractive. Carbon dioxide, swallowed as in soda-water, is conducive to health hut inhaled,...

Puran

When I am pure I shall have solved the mystery of life, I shall be sure I am in Truth and Truth abides in me, I shall be safe and wholly free When I am pure. No jealousy, no fear; I’m the dearest of the dear, No sin, no sorrow: No past, no morrow; No rival, no foe, No injury, no woe, No, nothing could harm mc No, nothing alarms me. The soul of all The nectar fall, The sweetest Self Yea! Health itself. The prattling streams The happiest dreams All myrrh and balm Ravan and Rama, So pure and calm Is Rama, is Rama. The heavens and stars Worlds near and far Are hung and strung On the tunes I sung. Heir to the Infinite thou art, In the heart is the ocean of Love. “Give, give” – whoever asks back, His ocean is dwindled to a drop. * * * * * * * No warder at the gate Can keep the Gnani in; But like the Sun o’er all, He will the castle win, And shine along the wall. He waits, as waits the sky, Until the clouds go by, Yet Shines serenely on With an eternal day, Alike when they are gone, And when they stay. At whose feet rolling on In years and days time passes by, Whom as the light of lights the gods Adore, as immortality, On whom the five-fold host of living brings Together with space depend, Him know I as my soul, Immortal, the...

To Rama

Still ever still with Thee I rest in a peaceful calm, On the world’s troubled stormy tea I float like a bird in the dawn. Ever at rest in infinite Love While the waves do surge and toss Knowing full well that in Thee I move, And never more can be lost. Thee in Me and Me in Thee Above this plain of unrest. Accepting all things that conic to me As roses dropt from Thy breast. The ups and downs arc the petals fine So soft; and white and uncurled, My path is filled like a golden mine With a love that is ever unfurled. Each moment is fraught with blessings sweet Whether awake or whether asleep. Still, ever still with Thee In the cooling showers and dewy flowers We sing and glance and pine. To Rama I stir the silent calm repose Of sleeping love in trees and snows. I wake my love, with love I burn From Brahma and God to stone I turn. Indeed, these pebble Gods are sweet So round, so clean, so pure and neat By Shiva on holy Ganges laved By his razor cleanly shaved These free Sannyasins frank and bold Are Nature’s priests in temples...

Yuzuf to Zuleikha

Not love thee!—ah! How much I loved. Long absent, years of grief have proved. But I would not passion’s victim be, And turned from sin, but not from thee. My love was pure, no plant of earth From my rapt being sprung to birth: I loved as angels might adore, And sought or wished or hoped no more. Fly, Messenger, fly! Into the hearts of men and women fly! Darting lightning from your eyes! Light-riding, showering glory, fly, Bearing the torch of Liberty high! Pierce the earth and rend the skies, Beyond where, when and why, I am the all, all, all am t Fly messenger fly! Joy! joy! The news, Good bye! My Lord! My Liege! My Self! Why other talks and thoughts? Why dream of what is not? I’ll have Thee by my side And break up all besides. Break, break the pen that writes Let the inkstand break! Why tantalize, O Dear Let everything break! The heart, break it down The head, volatile it up I need no curtain to hide No walls to imprison my breath Oh! Break! Break! Break! Break O Frame! Break O Flesh! Let me blow the ribs of chest! Wait! I shatter my bones to dust! And let breeze of Freedom make a storm of it. * * * * * * * No toning down! No piping of my steam! No imprisoning of my madness! Free! Free! No means to hold me Let God contrive! For I will not be held down: I will not suffer bondage for the God or for the world. Tone me not, I will break...
Sree Ramana Maharshi

Sree Ramana Maharshi

About Sree Ramana Maharshi of Thiruvannamalai and his teachings.

The Annihilation of Latencies

Direct knowledge of the Self has been gained, yet until this Realisation ensues, to be liberated while alive one should always meditate on Brahman with proper control of mind and senses.

Manana – Reflection

Always to direct the thought with subtle reasoning upon the non-dual Self that is now known indirectly, is called reflection.

Sravana – Hearing

From the shastras it is well known to consist of sravana, manana, nidhidhyasana and samadhi i.e., hearing the Truth, reflection, meditation and Blissful Peace. The Vedas themselves declare it to be so. “My dear, the Self must be heard from the master, reflected and meditated upon.” In another place it is said that in Blissful Peace the Self must be realised. The same idea has been repeated by Sri Sankaracharya in his Vakyavrtti, namely that until the meaning of the sacred text “I am Brahman” is realised in all its true significance, one must be practising sravana etc.

The Means of Accomplishment

In the body, senses etc., the concept “I” persists. With a one pointed mind turned inwards to look out for this “I” or the Self, which is the inmost Being within the five sheaths, is the enquiry into the Self. To seek elsewhere outside the body by an oral recital of Vedanta Shastra or a critical study of its words, cannot be called enquiry into the Self which can only be a thorough investigation into the true nature of the Self by a keen mind.

The Removal of Superimposition

The Supreme Truth is only the non- dual Brahman. All else is false and does not exist at any time. The srutis support it saying “Nothing is created or destroyed; there is no bondage or deliverance; no one is bound or desirous of release; there is no aspirant, no practiser and no one liberated. This is the Supreme Truth.” Removal of Superimposition thus consists in the knowledge of non-dual Reality, Pure Being, beyond Maya and its effects. Its realisation is Liberation while alive in the body (Jivanmukti).

Swami Rama Tirtha

Swami Rama Tirtha

Complete works of Swami Rama Tirtha in English.

How to Excel in Mathematics

There is no royal road to Mathematics. Mathematicians, like poets, cannot be made but they are born. Still I have firm conviction that the following guiding principles and cautions, if strictly observed, shall convert Mathematics from a cold, unsociable stranger with knit brows and frowning countenance into a warm-hearted, cheerful and loving friend. 1(a) Never approach Mathematics just after taking heavy meals. Let the food be well digested, and then apply yourself to this subject. Otherwise you will find it a very dry and rather repulsive study and most uninteresting. (b) In days of hard Mathematical work you ought to take light simple food that you can digest very easily; and be temperate. Don’t take ghee in excess. High thinking and plain living should go side by side. 2(a) Don’t attack Mathematical problems or hard pieces of book work when you are sleepy or when about to go to bed. You will in that state find them quite invincible and impregnable. Not only will they offer passive resistance, but will then lay you flat down on your bed. Plainly speaking, you will in two or three minutes, after taking a difficult problem in hand, fall fast asleep. But you may, with advantage, at such a time, revise that part of Mathematics which you are already thoroughly conversant with, or work easy sums and simple riders that require very little mental exertion. (b) In, order to excel in Mathematics you should always give to sleep what is its due. We cannot have a clear brain if we do not have enough of sleep. It is said of a great Mathematician,...

The Importance of the Study of Mathematics

(This tract was written and published by Swami Rama while he was acting as Joint Professor of Mathematics at Forman Christian College, Lahore) I am fully aware of the difficulties which I shall have to encounter in trying to enlist your interest in what is commonly called in a dry subject. The usefulness of the study of Mathematics sounds like a paradox to the superficial observer. An ordinary man cannot help putting such questions as:— (a) Why should we bother our heads about the 47th Proposition of Euclid’s First Book? (b) Of what use in the world can the Binomial Theorem be? (c) Why should we spend a considerable portion of our life at a, b, c, and long s (f)? (d) What is the use of dealing with the Greek Mathematical signs? 1. The inability to answer questions like these, or the apparent uselessness of Mathematics makes this study very unpopular. 2. Another reason why it is disliked is that it is a very hard subject which taxes both the memory and the intellect; it is difficult to understand and more difficult to remember. To read it is not like walking on a smooth paved road; but here the path is, so to speak, both slippery and rough, presents many stumbling blocks and rubs in the way. 3. A third reason why Mathematics is felt so heavy and tedious is that generally it is not administered in proper doses or in an agreeable form; in other words, teachers do not always try to make it attractive. Carbon dioxide, swallowed as in soda-water, is conducive to health hut inhaled,...

Puran

When I am pure I shall have solved the mystery of life, I shall be sure I am in Truth and Truth abides in me, I shall be safe and wholly free When I am pure. No jealousy, no fear; I’m the dearest of the dear, No sin, no sorrow: No past, no morrow; No rival, no foe, No injury, no woe, No, nothing could harm mc No, nothing alarms me. The soul of all The nectar fall, The sweetest Self Yea! Health itself. The prattling streams The happiest dreams All myrrh and balm Ravan and Rama, So pure and calm Is Rama, is Rama. The heavens and stars Worlds near and far Are hung and strung On the tunes I sung. Heir to the Infinite thou art, In the heart is the ocean of Love. “Give, give” – whoever asks back, His ocean is dwindled to a drop. * * * * * * * No warder at the gate Can keep the Gnani in; But like the Sun o’er all, He will the castle win, And shine along the wall. He waits, as waits the sky, Until the clouds go by, Yet Shines serenely on With an eternal day, Alike when they are gone, And when they stay. At whose feet rolling on In years and days time passes by, Whom as the light of lights the gods Adore, as immortality, On whom the five-fold host of living brings Together with space depend, Him know I as my soul, Immortal, the...

To Rama

Still ever still with Thee I rest in a peaceful calm, On the world’s troubled stormy tea I float like a bird in the dawn. Ever at rest in infinite Love While the waves do surge and toss Knowing full well that in Thee I move, And never more can be lost. Thee in Me and Me in Thee Above this plain of unrest. Accepting all things that conic to me As roses dropt from Thy breast. The ups and downs arc the petals fine So soft; and white and uncurled, My path is filled like a golden mine With a love that is ever unfurled. Each moment is fraught with blessings sweet Whether awake or whether asleep. Still, ever still with Thee In the cooling showers and dewy flowers We sing and glance and pine. To Rama I stir the silent calm repose Of sleeping love in trees and snows. I wake my love, with love I burn From Brahma and God to stone I turn. Indeed, these pebble Gods are sweet So round, so clean, so pure and neat By Shiva on holy Ganges laved By his razor cleanly shaved These free Sannyasins frank and bold Are Nature’s priests in temples...

Yuzuf to Zuleikha

Not love thee!—ah! How much I loved. Long absent, years of grief have proved. But I would not passion’s victim be, And turned from sin, but not from thee. My love was pure, no plant of earth From my rapt being sprung to birth: I loved as angels might adore, And sought or wished or hoped no more. Fly, Messenger, fly! Into the hearts of men and women fly! Darting lightning from your eyes! Light-riding, showering glory, fly, Bearing the torch of Liberty high! Pierce the earth and rend the skies, Beyond where, when and why, I am the all, all, all am t Fly messenger fly! Joy! joy! The news, Good bye! My Lord! My Liege! My Self! Why other talks and thoughts? Why dream of what is not? I’ll have Thee by my side And break up all besides. Break, break the pen that writes Let the inkstand break! Why tantalize, O Dear Let everything break! The heart, break it down The head, volatile it up I need no curtain to hide No walls to imprison my breath Oh! Break! Break! Break! Break O Frame! Break O Flesh! Let me blow the ribs of chest! Wait! I shatter my bones to dust! And let breeze of Freedom make a storm of it. * * * * * * * No toning down! No piping of my steam! No imprisoning of my madness! Free! Free! No means to hold me Let God contrive! For I will not be held down: I will not suffer bondage for the God or for the world. Tone me not, I will break...

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