VISHU 2015 on 18/4/15 Saturday at 10.00 AM

VISHU 2015 INVITATION

Ohm would like to extend our Vishu 2015 invitation to all our member families and friends on Saturday 18 th April 2015 from 10.00 AM onwards. Let us get together to celebrate our new year with our beautiful Vishukani and exciting Vishu Kaineettam Vishu Sadhya plus all other fun and games. Please RSVP before Sunday 12 th of April. Dont forget to add your friends and families details if they are coming along. We will be closing our attendance spread sheet by 12 th night.   email – ohmqueensland@gmail.com

Please Pay to Ohm account

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Member family.       ( 2+ children) $40
Non member family (2+ children) $50
Member Adult.                              $15
Non member adult.                       $20

Ponkala Celebration @ Selva Vinayakar Kovil Brisbane

Ohm Queensland Celebrating Ponkala with Selva Vinayakar Kovil on 5th March 2015.

 

Ohm will be providing a kit with all necessary items including Gas stove, Pot and everything else necessary for Pongala. Only thing we suggest people to bring with them is a Vilakku and a stool to sit. Total cost of the kit will be in between $50 to $60 per person. We will try to keep it to the lowest as possible.

Ohm decided to push the Pongala time to 9.30 considering kids drop off time.

If you like to participate please contact ohmqueensland@gmail.com or 0466997619.

A TRIBUTE TO JK

A TRIBUTE TO JK

Through the maddening crowd in any of the functions or celebrations, there was this beaming smile that spread peace and happiness to everybody.  That was the smile of JK, our Jayakrishnan.  The essence of the phrase, “VasudevaKutumbakam” (the world is one family), was followed religiously by this gem of a person.  He was there for everybody and everyone, with this gentle calming voice and his tranquillity, surpassing religion and community.  We still remember the JK who was a good friend , a father and a doting husband.

This year, we are remembering JK for the mark he has left in each and everyone’s lives.  He has passed on the legacy of living a, “healthy life” and spreading the joy through the simple act of a “smile”.

On this occasion, we would like to invite all to simply take a walk, or perhaps a stroll, along the Brisbane River at the New Farm park on the 22nd of November at 08:00 am, for JK and his family. Colour code for the day is White ( optional ).   We can talk of good and wonderful things in life and remember JK through our thoughts and our actions.

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OHM Monthly 24th Meeting

Dear OHM family,

Our 24the monthly meeting and Bhajan will be held at 115 Cornwall Street, Annerley – 4103 on 25th Oct.

Note that this time it is on a Saturday and the bhajan will start at sharp 5:00 PM.

JP & Sunita who is hosting this months meeting wants to celebrate their daughter’s birthday as part of the event and will organise food for everyone.

Thanks JP & Sunita for this gracious gesture.

Please RSVP with the number of people attending by 23rd Oct Thursday as they need the numbers by Friday.

mail@ohm-qld.org

Simple questions , deep answers

you finish reading this topic  your next question will be why Hinduism have different gods? You can google the answers if you can’t wait until tomorrow. Again this info is purely from a website. Have a great day.

Thanks

Is there a God ? – Answer of Hinduism

(Hinduism A Perspective)

Is there a God? How could one trust that there is a God in existence? Can it be proved?

This topic is dealt in an extensive way in the philosophical texts like Shiva gnana bodham. Here the topic is discussed in brief.

If we take anything in the world there is something behind it for it to get created. If there is a stool there would be a carpenter behind it, a space craft – there would be a lots of scientists and technicians behind it and so on. This big Universe that exists also should have been made by something. It could be argued that this came into existence because of the transformation of something else that existed before. But how did that come from? If we trace the path there should be ultimately something that is the reason behind all these things. That one which was the cause of all these things to come into existence is what we call as God.

So what is great about it? If we carefully look all the things we call as made are actually transformed from one form to other. So only the transformation takes place but no creation. But initially all these things or their predecessors were created by something we call God. So it is this God we can really call the source. All other things we call sources in the day to day life are just transformers in truth. This power that created these things should be extremely powerful to be a real source! So It deserves our salutations.

ajanmaano lokaaH kimavayavavanto.api jagataaM  adhishhThaataaraM kiM bhavavidhiranaadR^itya bhavati |  aniisho vaa kuryaad.h bhuvanajanane kaH parikaro  yato mandaastvaaM pratyamaravara sa.nsherata ime ||

Translation :
Without creation how come all these worlds come into existence? If not so, by what means are the worlds created ? The ignorant raise many doubt about your existence.

This is one logical reply for the people who need proof to believe anything. The proofs are required only when a truth is not perceived. Who asks for proof for the existence of the air even when nobody physically sees it? When one can experience that Supreme in the self what other proof is required. It could still be asked that this experience could be an illusion. But it can be boldly said NO. The proof for it? Now we are talking about experience. This is something to be felt, not to be talked or proved. It cannot be done, unless the other party is trying to experience it. Otherwise it would be like telling about romance to a child, which is not grown to experience that feeling.

But that way one can always say all the illusions to be real experience. No, when these experiences are analyzed, it is very easy distinguish in neutrality which is an illusion and which is reality. The experience of God is not something as normal as any other feeling. It is something that is great that corrects us, liberates us, puts us in eternal bliss. Something beyond the reach of words, the greatness in silence. Hail that Absolute.