Magnificent Silence -
Shri Ram Mandir, Sidhbari
The construction of Shri Rama Mandir began in March 1983 and the temple with Vanavasi Lord Rama & Sita was consecrated on 22nd October 1983. .
The architecture of the temple is unique in style - a Setu (bridge) between North & South Indian Culture, executed by skilled artists from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. .
A magnificent mandapam of black polished granite adorns the entrance of the temple. The Shikara (tower) of the temple, 40 ft high, is in the shape of a crown with three kalashas on the top, representing the highest Truth, declared in the scriptures. .
Three crore Rama Naam japa books, written by devotees of 24 nations in several languages are deposited at the base of the temple. The black stone idols of Shri Rama and Sita depict the vanavas aspect of Shri Rama.
They are made of special soft stone. This is the first temple in the valley for the worship of Lord Rama and Sita in exile in the forests. Through devoted worship of Lord Rama, the devotee's mind gets attuned to the ideal that Shri Rama stands for and is uplifted to receive the showering grace (Amrita) from the kalashas. .
A set of panchaloha (5 metals - gold, silver, copper, iron and lead) idols of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman & Hanuman in front of the main idols receive the daily worship. The two elephants in front of the Mahamantapam on both sides are of great attraction to children and visitors. .
Be Creatively alive in every situation. STOP living in regrets of the PAST, in fancies for the FUTURE, in anxieties for the PRESENT. Surrender these at HIS FEET.
- Swami Chinmayananda
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We often think there is something that we just can’t do, or just can’t handle, or just can’t accept etc etc.
But really, this is not often true. Even physically, we can see how amazing the strength of the human body is, when one trains correctly. But it all starts with persistently doing what is necessary, and then taking the leap to do what is possible.
Imagine what our mind could do if we trained it in the same way.. This week, take something that you’ve been putting off as ‘impossible’ and start by just attempting the basics of it.. Let us know how you go!
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QUESTION: You say creation is ordered by the inmate desires, or vasans, of those in creation. I can see how one desire leads to another, but when did the first vasana appear?
GURUDEV: When? That is an aspect of time. Vasanas are the footsteps of experience- in time. For example, you are walking on a beach by the sea. You place your foot on the wet sand, then you put your other foot on the sand. At this moment, there are no footprints.
Only awareness is present, or a sense of "I". Then I raise my foot up and place it down again. This action leaves the first footprint- the first impression, vasana has manifested. At this very moment, there is something other than "I". .
Carefully now. Time has not begun. Time is the interval between two thoughts. Now there is only one footprint impression, so an interval has not yet occurred. So when I lift my other foot and leave the second footprint, time begins. That is why the first unit of time is called a "second", not first. .
Or you could put it this way. The creative Power had an urge to create. The first thought was "I", just as when we awake out of sleep, our thought is "I". Only then do the rest of our thoughts, emotions and objects of our world begin to roll into existence. .
In the same way after this first thought of "I", the Lord manifested all aspects of himself. Then He identified with these many aspects. That is the reason we each have the essential Divinity within us.