ABOUT ME

My name is RAVI and I live in Chennai, India.

This site is exclusively devoted to the world of Spirituality. You can find in this site, discussions, interpretations and analysis of some of the Great Indian Scriptures. The list of Scriptures can be found under ARTICLES. Previous months’ posts can be found under “Blog archive”. Both these menus are available in the sidebar. This site also deals with Advaita philosophy (non-dualism) and basics of Trika philosophy. It is sincerely believed that contents of this site will provide the visitors the much needed impetus, so as to enable them to elevate to higher realms of spiritual world.

I was initiated into Śakti worship by my Guru in the year 2003. I have completed several thousand recitations of Mahā Ṣoḍaśī mantra and completed the prescribed puraścaraṇa. It was my Guru, who made me to pursue the ritualistic path and later made me to follow the path of Self-realization. He continuously explained to me, the intricacies of Upaniṣads and gave me spiritual teachings, for an extensive period of six months. He passed away in the year 2007 at the age of 90 plus. He always held me very close to his heart. I owe my allegiance to him, as I was extremely blessed in having a Guru of his stature.


Guruji

Guruji

MY GURUJI

After his passing away, I was cherishing his memories. But there was an urge within me to move further in spiritual path. I was searching for another Guru to take me forward. I was with a few gurus for various period of time after 2007. Since I was not getting the desired satisfaction, I moved away from all of them. I studied extensively and began this site in the year 2008 and started writing seriously from the year 2009. When I was in confusion to interpret a particular word, or a verse, Divine Mother always helped and guided me in interpretation.

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Taken on August 09, 2016

As a part of service to spiritual aspirants, I occasionally initiate people into the right mantra that is suitable for them. After initiation I consistently follow up with them till they attain the desired level. Most of the initiations are done through electronic media such as Skype and phones. Though this is not appropriate method of initiation, we have to necessarily depend upon electronic media due to time and distance. However, I never liked to be called as a teacher or a Guru, as I always believe, that God alone is the Supreme Guru. All my services are freely available and no monetary gain is involved at any point of time. I firmly believe that, spiritual knowledge and mantra initiations cannot be sold for a price. They are not commodities. They are priceless and if price is determined and paid, it affects both the initiator and the initiated seriously. However, mantra initiation cannot be done to someone, whose face is not known. Mantra initiation is not just sending a mail or initiating over phone. The power of mantra needs to be transferred to the aspirant in the form of a seed, which the aspirant has to nurture and infuse potency to get the best possible results. Results are always not the same for everyone. It purely depends upon one’s faith and sādhana (practice). Personally, I do not encourage aspirants to spend much time in lengthy rituals as I sincerely believe that one should attain liberation in this birth itself.

I can be contacted at ravi@manblunder.com

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MANBLUNDER IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITUALITY.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We have been discussing about internal search and internal exploration under various articles. Ancient scriptures declare in unambiguous terms that our body is the place of worship like temples, churches or masques. The sanctum sanctorum that is found in the places of worship is within our body. Within that sanctum sanctorum dwells the Brahman or God. There is no difference in interpretation between God and the Brahman. By this we mean God in His purest form without any attributes. He does not have a form and due to our ignorance we give Him forms of our choice. When contemplations of His forms and which is merely a visualisation arising out of one's imaginative capabilities and crosses the admissible levels fanaticism, it leads to hatred and enmity. The eternal scriptures like Bible and Upanishads manifest God in the form of light. That is why they do not differentiate between self and Self. They point out that they are one and the same. Again due to our ignorance we differentiate between the two by using while referring God. This is meaningless when we understand that God resides within our body, in every cell, in every drop of blood and in every piece of excretory matter. If this is not understood in the proper perspective, the omnipresence of God would be lost. ...Read More

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THIS IS THE 1000th POSTING OF MANBLUNDER

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BY HER GRACE this is the 1000th posting of manblunder. Manblunder.com is in existence from November 2008. Many articles have been written about valuable and ancient Indian Scriptures like Lalitā Sahasranāma, Śiva Sūtra-s, Bhagavad Gītā, Tattvabodha, Garuḍa Purāṇa, Mantra matruka pushpamala, etc. with considerable and detailed interpretations. Currently Viṣṇu Sahasranāma, Saundaryalaharī and Vijñāna Bhairava are being discussed. Apart from these Scriptures, substantial material is available about kuṇḍalinī meditation and general meditation. Few of the Sacred Mantras have been discussed in detail. A few of the Upanishads have also been discussed. There will be another series of article on kuṇḍalinī that will intricately discuss about the various aspects of kuṇḍalinī. This will be focussed more towards practice apart from understanding the subtleties of kuṇḍalinī. There is a spiritual novel titled “Guruji in the Horizon” which is under progress now. There are many articles on mind and consciousness, the fundamentals for realising the Self.There are many articles on mind and consciousness, the fundamentals for realising the Self. ...Read More

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  • MANBLUNDER

    If you refer to followers, following or not following is the prerogative of the readers. They will have their own reasons for not following.

  • Anonymous

    Ravi, I mean that it is amazing that you are doing this hard work for free which means that you must have a special calling. God have chosen you to enlighten people in this dark age. Thank you!!

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  • MANBLUNDER

    Let us understand one thing clearly. We have to take care of our elders with great care, compassion and love. At their old age, they need love and affection rather than money. If they are made happy during their life, offering tarpaṇa after their death becomes only secondary. Apart from tarpaṇa, we can make our ancestors happy if we seek their blessings daily.

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Will You Come Back Guruji

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Guruji was born this day. I was a regular visitor of nearby shakthi temple for years. The presiding deity is Moogambigai. The idol is beautifully sculptured and the priest takes keen interest in making Her look gorgeous and divine. Before my evening walk I make it a point to visit this temple and chat with the priest, a well informed young man. At that time I was desperately looking for a real Guru. One day during my casual chat with the priest, he said that there lives a Guru close by. I am living in this area for decades and this Guru was my neighbour, which I never knew. It was late in the evening when I heard about this Guru and I decided to take a chance to meet him immediately. When I entered his house I was made to wait, as Guru was taking his dinner. I could not control my anxiety. Every minute passed by, looked like an hour. After ten minutes of waiting he appeared. On just seeing him I prayed that he should accept me as his disciple. I ...Read More

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  • MANBLUNDER

    If you refer to followers, following or not following is the prerogative of the readers. They will have their own reasons for not following.

  • Anonymous

    Ravi, I mean that it is amazing that you are doing this hard work for free which means that you must have a special calling. God have chosen you to enlighten people in this dark age. Thank you!!

Reply

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  • MANBLUNDER

    Let us understand one thing clearly. We have to take care of our elders with great care, compassion and love. At their old age, they need love and affection rather than money. If they are made happy during their life, offering tarpaṇa after their death becomes only secondary. Apart from tarpaṇa, we can make our ancestors happy if we seek their blessings daily.

Reply