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Adi Shankara: Prasnottara Ratna Malika

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The Sanskrit text called Prasnottara Ratna Malika (Garland of Gems of Questions and Answers) is attributed to the illustrious Adi Shankara [Sanskrit adi means ‘first’]. Some verses might be later interpolations, and the others may originate in his words. Here is rendered gist in English along with direct quotations from some other Shankara sources, all in English.

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A complete person can amount to have progeny, is the bet.*

Abandoning the concerns of the world, abandoning concern about the body, and abandoning even concern about scriptures, see to the removal of wrong assumptions about yourself. – Adi Shankara

Actions that have started to yield results may sustain the body or the other way round (It depends on what one’s karma is).* – Cf. Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

As the mind becomes more and more inward-turned, it becomes gradually freed . . . self-realisation. . . . – Adi Shankara

[At bottom] Consciousness is one by nature. – Adi Shankara, Direct Realisation, v. 43

Bad company and young women do not last a long marriage.*

Being healthy is good fortune for those with a body. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Being in another’s control is a form of hell. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Bliss is self-resplendent consciousness in the heart. – Adi Shankara, From Hymn to Hari, 10, 11, 13, abr.

Charity along with sweet words, knowledge with humility, courage with patience, wealth with renunciation: these four auspicious things are hard to attain. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Charity is expecting no return. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Conceit results in evil. Mod. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Dear, truthful words should not fail.* – Cf. Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Duality is something imagined; non-duality is ultimately real. – With Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Dumb are those who do not know how to speak kind words at the right moment. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Enticed by the physical glamour of a woman, do not lose your senses; the body is nothing but a conglomeration of flesh, do not forget this any time. – Adi Shankara

Friendship with good people bestows happiness. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Friendship with the good is to be cultivated with affection. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Good people are quite unshaken by their noble lineage. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Good reason is a weapon for all to handle.* – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Grammar, which you are trying to cram and master, will not be able to rescue you at death’s door. – Adi Shankara

Illusory is that which is destroyed by knowledge. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Impart dear knowledge to the earnest student. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

It is a friend who saves from sin. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Life is dear to creatures. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Lust is an enemy. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Maya is indeterminable as either real or unreal. Who wields Maya? The Supreme Lord. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Much self-control is better than wasting one’s life and great opportunities away.*

Not repeating what is learnt may be a long way from bright. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One of good conduct is deemed good. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One should separate the grain of the pure inner self from the chaff of the body. – Adi Shankara, Atmabodha, 16

One should stick to the right path where the seen and the unseen profits abound. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One who by nature is always humble ought to be revered by the learned. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One who does not heed the good advice is hard of hearing. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One who enjoys wrongdoing is blindfolded. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One who is not shaken by the shafts of amorous glances of women is much brave. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

One who speaks the truth kindly and is humble controls the community of creatures. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Right knowledge, shown in practice, is the seed of the tree of release. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Righteousness is more beneficial than most other things. # – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Solid actions of one who is of good conduct and refined may prove fruitful. – With Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

That which is given at the right moment is priceless. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The Atman, the Sun of Knowledge that rises in the sky of the heart, destroys the darkness of the ignorance, pervades and sustains all and shines and makes everything to shine. – Adi Shankara

The Brahmin who is endowed with knowledge and action is the self of all deities. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The doer of good deeds is praised by the virtuous; by this you may know him. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The elderly know of duty and truth. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The four-fold good is rare like the Cintamani. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The great liar is not to be trusted. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The humble can grow. The conceited may degenerate. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The hungry are fit for gifts of food. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The man of bad conduct is said to be lowly. Certainly. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The one who follows the advice of the elders and has controlled his senses might not be overcome by minor disasters.* – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The pleasures and riches of worldly life are . . . but a passing show. Be [much] detached . . . – Adi Shankara

The resplendent light of consciousness shines within the heart. – Adi Shankara, Hymn to Hari, v 42

The right sorts of efforts are ordained for learning, good medicine, and charity. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

The seeking after one’s real nature is what devotion is for. – Adi ShankaraCf. Shankara

The self illumines the consciousness. – Adi Shankara, Atmabodha, v 28

The ungrateful may not be well chastened even at the cost of life?. ¤Mod – Mod. Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

There is no hope of getting immortal by means of material riches. – Shankara, mod.

These are to be well protected: A good name, a devoted wife and discernment. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Those who give up the highest and purest Brahmic consciousness live in vain and, though human, are like beasts. – Adi Shankara, Direct Realisation, v. 130

To produce heartaches in good people may cause decadence in one’s family. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Truthfulness and endurance may help greatly. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

What greater fool is there than the man who having obtained a rare human body, and a male body too, neglects to achieve the real end of this life. – Adi Shankara [The real end: the Great Liberation]. In Atmabodhi

What is heinous? Cruelty is. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

What is that which fascinates the hearts of the wise? Ennobling poetry and the lady called knowledge. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

What is that which is rare like the Cintamani? The four goods. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

What is the cause of greatness? That which is known as not asking favours. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

What is to be earned by people? Dear knowledge, wealth, stamina, credit and merit.*

What is to be reflected on day and night? – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

What is transient like the water on the lotus-leaf? Youth, wealth and life. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

When there is affluence, consideration for others is praiseworthy – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

When youth is gone, where is lust and its play? Where is the lake when its waters have dried up? Where are the kinsfolk when riches are gone? When Truth is realised, where is the snare of Samsara (the world)? – Adi Shankara

Where is indifference to be shown? Towards bad people, another’s wife, another’s property. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Who does the Goddess of Wealth love? One who is industrious without lethargy and is just in conduct. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Who is clever? The one who is not won over by the conduct of woman. – Adi Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Who is the friend of a householder? His wife should be. – With Shankara, Prasnottara Ratna Malika

Who is wise and good may be praised.*

Yearning for freedom is the desire to free oneself . . . – Adi Shankara

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MAHE (Manavata Academy of Human Excellence) Course for Children

 What is MAHE : MAHE is an international institution of Manavata working with its proven methods of practical & value based education to create efficient leaders, bring excellence and to make every child healthy, honest and responsible human. This facilitates every participant to build sound mind in sound body along with self-controlled intellect with right knowledge.

Why this Course? Unfortunately these days’ children are missing right path, losing their health, focus and becoming more selfish and irresponsible. It is all our responsibility to do help them to shape up their future and make the real humane with excellence.

Benefits: Concentration, focus on right learning, Self-discipline, right knowledge, good health, becoming more responsible, self -reliant, more balanced, happy and well behaved.

 Course Content:

Physical Development Yoga, loosening exercises, Surya Namaskaras, Healthy habits, Nutrition, physical work, self-defense
Mental and Emotional Development Krida Yoga/ Memory games, Vedic Maths, Personality Development, Role play, Field Trip, Plantation

 

Intellectual Development Meditation, Self-study, reading and understanding right knowledge, Fun with Science
Social Development Living with Honesty, Responsibility, Leadership, Moral Storytelling, Healthy Food Habits
Spiritual Development Gita, Yoga Sutras, devotion, Advanced meditation techniques
Special Classes **Art & Craft, Drawing, Music

 Age Group: 7 to 17 years Children

Course Duration: 3 Months (12 Sessions)

Timings: Every Saturday from 5:30 P.M to 8:00 P.M

Batch Size: 30 Members

Venue:  Manavata Academy of Human Excellence, Plot No: 62, 4th Floor, Sri Tower, JNTU-Hitech City Road, KPHB 7th Phase, Hyderabad-72

More Details:  mahe.manavata.org

Helpline: +91-9966673111 

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Yoga Teacher Training

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Yoga Teachers Training Course(YIC)

Join this to teach and spread the spirit of Yoga for a better world!

This course consists of the following the subjects which transforms the students could able to learn yoga and provides the platform to teach the yoga individually. This is a certified course from VYASA University,Bengaluru.

The course presents a practical approach to classical Patanjali Astanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga practices of including Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Relaxation, Kriya and Meditation.

WHY JOIN YIC ?

    • Making Yoga a Socially Relevant Science: As a professional Yoga instructor, you would have an opportunity to impact the lives of many people on a daily basis through Yoga based lifestyle modification. You can inspire and motivate many to lead their lives with right habits, mental conditioning and stress-free life.
    • Add Sadhana to your Practice: Students come to class looking for guidance, but they also give back to you (as the teacher) an incredible amount of energy and insight. Teaching is a powerful way to deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga. This is the only profession you are paid to take care of your own health as each session can add to your well being.
    • Earn a Good Salary: Years ago, most yoga teachers hardly earned enough to get by; but today teaching yoga can make you financially comfortable.
    • Live and Breathe Yoga: Doing Yoga will enable you to understand and have a healthy lifestyle. There’s nothing more powerful than having a positive peer group, and for many this often leads to a remarkable change in your personal health and lifestyle.

OBJECTIVES:

  • YIC course has been specially designed so that within three months of time, a person feels capable, comfortable and sufficiently knowledgeable to be able to teach yoga, in a practical manner for working class people and house makers also.
  • The YIC course introduces the concept of right way of living, which can be easily translated, into their lives.

Age Group: 18 to 60 years

Eligibility: Intermediate or 10+2 education

Course Duration: 3 Months

Timings:Everyday from 5:30 A.M to 6:30 A.M

Note: 2 weekends full day sessions direct practice for Kriyas and teaching techniques practice

Venue:  Manavata Yoga Center, Sri Tower, KPHB 7th Phase, Hyderabad-72

PRACTICAL:

Concept of yoga:

Introduction to yoga
History and origins of yoga
Paths of yoga
Hatha yoga & Astanga yoga
Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
Introduction to pancha koshas
Introduction to chakras.

Teaching Methodology:

Principles of teaching
Techniques on asana
Demonstration and observation
Body Alignment
Teaching method
Assisting/teaching styles.

Theory and practice of yoga Asana:

24 classical asanas.
Variations  and sequences of  asanas
Stretching and strengthening movements
Loosening practices
Focal points during asana
Body alignment
Props
Partner yoga
Benefits and limitations

Anatomy and physiology:

Shatkarma
Jala neti
Sutra Neti
Vamana Dhauti
Trataka
Kapalabhati

 

Pranayama:

Sectional breathing
Basic practice of pranayama
Synchronization on prana and mantra
Meditation followed by pranayama

Meditation and chanting:

Devotionals songs (bhajan)
Mantra chanting.Mudra and BandhaFollow by Asana, paranayama,
And meditation

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Hello friends, and welcome to our online yoga class session! Here you will find everything you want to learn about regarding yoga practice, with each class led by one of our experienced, talented yoga instructors.

Class duration range is 60 minutes, and  yoga teacher provides the accurate, meticulous instruction you expect when entering a yoga center. Yoga for strength or wellness, any time of day, whenever it’s most convenient for you and your busy schedule.

Class schedule: 6am to 7am Daily sessions for the benefit of professionals and working class people.

Those who have attended Srini’s sessions directly can join this course to continue Sadhana to get perfection and self-development.

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As growing research shows how yoga therapy aids recovery,especially from stress-induced conditions,and improves overall health and vitality.The field of Yoga Therapy is rapidly growing and hospitals are beginning to open integrated health care departments,adding yoga therapeutics as part of their complementary approaches to health care.In recent years it has made news for huge benefits that children with autism and special needs are experiencing,through Yoga therapy.It is begin used to treat a broad range of physical ailments,with great success and is quickly growing as a complementary modality along side other treatments.

BENEFITS OF YOGA THERAPY:

Health benefits with in body:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse rate
  • Circulation
  • Organs
  • Immunity
  • Pain
  • Metabolism

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Marma Therapy

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Marma science is the combination of scientific attitude and religious practices by the mediation of experiential philosophy and is part of the human being’s long experience in day to day life for the achievement of mortal and immortal gains.

In scientific, mortal state, nothing can be absolutely provided because the scientific results are predicated on assumptions. Marma science is an instant, permanent, natural, non-invasive way of healing today, because it succeeds in conserving many of the highest moral values of its adherents.

It promotes calmness; self control, self healing, realization and happiness and does much to prevent sufferings and sorrow.Those who believe in the self-healing power of the human body,live better lives than many who do not, because they depend more on this science than the other conventional medical practices.
The realization of the recognition of the healing power of marma therapy is an experience which is superideational. There is no word which can be employed to designate the scope and prospects of marma therapy.

While Ayurveda is not only a medical science but a way of life, it truly is one of the most noble ways of treatment, having originated out of a very long experience of thousands of years and culminated as final reality. The researchers and great scientists did not stop until it had speculated about almost every phase of medical science,expecting complete liberation from disease and sorrow.

Bridging across the times, in this way, the non medicinal, non surgical option of healing in terms of marma vigyan was incorporated in the spiritual practices and rituals as a part and parcel of routine life. Marma science was conceived to be beyond all definition.

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