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Attitude towards learning

Updated on July 26, 2020 in General
7 on July 22, 2020

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha!!!

Adiyen Namaskaram Swami!

What should be one’s attitude towards learning Divya Prabandha Pasurams, Shlokas and Sanatana Dharma scriptures: should we keep learning everyday by making time for these, by not wasting even a single minute (since already so much time has been wasted without knowing our Sanatana Dharma vishayam) or can we take it in a relaxed mode and learn when we get time?

Kshamikkanum! If it’s a silly question, adiyen kshamikkanum! Recently, my relative commented on me saying: “You seen to be spending way too much time in listening to Upanyasams and learning. You have your whole life ahead and there’s a lot of time. Don’t get so addicted so much!”

But adiyen believes that getting addicted to Perumal and Perumal related vishayam is not at all wrong! Please correct adiyen if wrong Swami and request to give some clarity on this Swami!

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasi

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Amma, namaskaram.

To the best of my understanding, yes it is indeed good to engage in different activities all related to Perumal 24 hours a day. A significant part of the 24-hour engagement can be listening to upanyasams.

Listening to upanyasams continuously is good. Over the years our Swamy has emphasised certain systematic method of listening to upanyasam which is beneficial. 

Hear systematically; i.e. take one topic (eg. Ramayanam, or Bhagavad Gita or Thiruppavai, so on) and hear that from first to last. While hearing take notes. After hearing one part, write down a short paragraph based on your notes. If possible discuss the topic with another person (may not be always possible). If you have questions then post the question in this forum. Keep you notes safe for later reference.

Also, it is good to have a regular listening time (something like a school timetable); i.e. everyday you can hear at that time.

“You have your whole life ahead and there’s a lot of time. “ Next time please ask your relative how much time you have left in your life and how much time she has left in her life. And also at what age she is planning to listen to upanyasams continuously.


“by not wasting even a single minute (since already so much time has been wasted without knowing our Sanatana Dharma vishayam)

I thank you deeply for reminding me one  Subhashita I learnt in school:

क्षणशः कणशश्चैव  विद्यामर्थं च  चिन्तयेत्  |
क्षणत्यागे कुतो विद्या कणत्यागे कुतो धनम् ||

Kshanashah kanakashchaiva  vidyaamartham cha chintayet.
Kshanatyaage kuto vidyaa kanatyaage  kuto  dhanam.

Kshanashah = every moment.    Kanashashchaiva = kanashh +cha
+iva      .Kanashah =grain or a  particle  (unit of  money).  cha =  and.  
iva =  like.    Vidyaamartham =  vidyaam +artham.    Vidyaam =
learning, knowledge.    Artham = money.    Chintayet =contemplate.
Tyage = leaving, sacrificing.    Kuto = where,    Dhanam = wealth.

 A student while pursuing education should contemplate to
gainfully utilize every single moment of his time and an entrepreneur
while pursuing acquisition of wealth should take care of even  the
smallest unit of money , because by sacrificing valuable time and
small sums of money there are no chances of becoming learned and
acquire wealth.


In writing this reply you have helped me strengthen my determination for follow this sincerely. Thank you very much.

adiyen dasan.


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1 on July 22, 2020

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan
As per Kambandasan Devareers statements and Even Sri yathirajars experience

Minnin nillaiyana mannin Yaakaikaigal.

Sri Ramanujas desperately missed meeting his guru since he passed away right before he reached his place. Although perumal makes sure that we don’t have hurdles in health or longevity, our attitude should be better now to give our best to indulge in bhagavathvishayam than tomorrow cos we never know what is ahead of us.
Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan

on July 22, 2020

For example 28 verse gajendra moksha stotra took 4 days to learn but adiye postponed it for 3 years.

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0 on July 22, 2020

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

Relaxed mode. Kashta pattu padicha edhuvumey mandaila yeradhu.

Ishta pattu padikkanum.

Aasaiyodu padikkanum.

Bore adicha book keezha vechudanum.

Force pannina , book mela kovam varum.

Materialistic desire will supress Spiritual thoughts

This is my progress.

If we get nishtai like KoorathAzwAn this question itself will not arise.

If we love & say one shloka even if we recite 5 times it will get into memory

In stressful situations if we read even 100 times we cannot memorize


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Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha!!!

DhanyAsmi to all!!! It’s a blessing indeed to be part of such a BhAgavatha Satsangam. Pallandu to Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swami for making this happen.

Seeing Swamis’ answers, Thondaradippodiyazhwar’s Pasuram comes to mind:

“VEda nool pirAyam 100 manisar thAm puguvarElum
pAdhiyum urangi pOgum ninnadhil padhinaiyAndu
pEdhai bAlagan adhAgum piNi pasi moopu thunbam
AdhalAl piravi venden arangamA nagarulAne!”

Yes, who knows how much we have left?!! ParIkshit was eager n willing to listen / learn the entire BhAgavatham in his last 7 days. Time is one thing even Perumal does not want to reverse. So let’s make every minute worth!

DhanyAsmi again!

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasi

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1 on July 25, 2020

Jai Srimanarayana

I completely agree with you and appreciate your views.

Yes, we should always hear and serve Perumal

The lazy attitude that why now? Take it easy? Is very, very bad. It’s the worst thing that can be there.

The more you are addicted to Perumal, the better

Also, be careful to always have a humble attitude, always use this learning to teach others and thus makes acharyas pleased

Jai Srimanarayana

on July 26, 2020

Adiyen Ramanuja Dasi _/\_

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