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Life and Teachings of Sree Narayana Guru - A Text Books for Students

Life and Teachings of Sree Narayana Guru - A Text Books for Students

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Sree Narayana Mandira Samiti, Mumbai

Remembering a champion of empowerment

Some thoughts on the social reform tasks ahead as the 155th Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti is celebrated today.

NARAYANA GURU: Sandwiched between the caste Hindu rulers and the tactful missionaries, the Guru sought to reach the unreached.

The empowerment of the less privileged is today a national priority, across political parties and governments. In this context, a look at how Sree Narayana Guru addressed issues of socio-economic and cultural reforms for the less the privileged in Kerala a century and a half ago will be relevant.

R. Ramdas Thampuran

Narayana Guru was the initiator of a non-violent social revolution in the late 19th century. R. Ramdas Thampuran outlines the life and teaching of the guru on his 143rd birth anniversary.

Sree Narayana Guru - A genius and a saint

Articles about Sree Narayana Guru
 
-  by R. Ramdas Thampuran

Principles of guru (Guru Nithya Chaithanya Yati)

Physical perception is a perception in contrast; a contrast of light and shadow. All objects of perception are finite bodies, illuminated by light. The shape and form are comprehended with the aid of the shades of light and darkness. Where there is only pure light, and nothing illuminated by it, there is no physical perception. The Guru is pure light and not an illuminated object. Consequently, the Guru is invisible, although self-luminous.

Principles of Guru

Principles of guru (Guru Nithya Chaithanya Yati)

ANNEX - IV

MAJOR WORKS OF KUMAARAN ASAAN
POETIC WORKS

1921        ‘Saundarya Lahari’     (Translation)
1903        Four Devotional Works ( Saankra Satakam etc.)
1907        ‘ Veena Poovu ’
1908        ‘Oru Simha Prasavam’
1911        ‘Nalini’
1914        ‘Leela’

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KUMARAN ASAAN – A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
The celebrated poet, Kumaran Asaan, was born on 12th April 1873  at Kayikkara  sea-shore village, some 25 miles north of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His father was ‘Narayanan’ and mother, ‘Kaliyamma’. After preliminary education as per tradition, he learnt rudiments of Sanskrit. Worked as a teacher and later as a clerk.   Under he tutelage  of Manampur Govindan Asaan, learnt higher Sanskrit texts. Began devotional versification from very early. 

ANNEX - II

WORKS OF SREE NARAYANA GURU

Philosophical

Atmopadesa satakam            [One Hundred Verses of Self Instruction] –Malayalam
Dasrana Mala                [Garland of Vision] – Sanskrit
Advaita Deepika            [The Lamp of Non-Duality] – Malayalam