The World of the Mind - India 2012

Josef Fric

The World of the Mind


The book The World of the Mind
• Dedication
• Introduction
• The Fundamental Mistakes in One's Perception of the World
• Three Types of People According to Their State of Mind
• Ego - the Constructed Idea of the Mind "I Am a Body"
• The Main Sources of the Ego
• Is There a God in This View of the World?
• Dreams
• Miracles
• Happiness
• Love
• Is My Life Directed by Fate or My Own Will?
• Doubts
• Path to the Freedom
• Yoga
• Dhyana-yoga - The Path of Meditation
• Jnana-yoga - The Path of Knowledge
• Karma-yoga - The Path of Renunciation of Results of Actions
• Bhakti-yoga - The Path of Devotion
• God's Grace - The Self-experience
• The Guru
• The Properties of a Seeker
• Summary
• Recommended Methods and Literature
• Self-enquiry
• The Age of Demon Kali
• In Conclusion
• Literature
The book Siva and Parvati
The book Strange Dream

• Sri Ramana Asramam
• Sri Brahmam
• Athithi Asram
• Gurujee Ojaswee Sharma
• Sri Nanna Garu
• Amma
• Mahatma Gandhi
• Yogi Ram Surat Kumar
• Yoga in daily life
• ISKCON - Hare Krishna
• Yatharth Gita
• Bhagavad Gita
• Volvox Globator
• Sri Ramana Asramam

               India 2012               

We have such small party here

Indie 2012

Temple elefant in city streets

I came this year under Holy Arunachala sooner to see festival Kartigal Deepam. Milions pilgrims are comming to see this special festival. Also temple elefant is leaving temple and visit streets of Tiruvannamalai city.

People are greeting their Gods in cars

People are greeting their Gods in chariots. Gods are occasionally leaving the main temple and visiting people in city. One day of this festival is dedicated only to such visits.

God Siva chariot

This chariot belongs to God Siva , the Holy hill Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai is His personification and people call him Annamalai.

Chains for pulling chariots

Great chariots must be driven by robust chains. One chain is for men and the second one is for women. Every hindu wish to pull his favorite God's chariot.

Rain of flowers

The chariot of the God Siva is covered by rain of yellow flowers. This phenomenom apeears when auspicious event take place.

Preparation for Holy fire

The festival culminate before Full Moon, when big fire from butter is lit on the top of Arunachala. This fire remind begining of Universe by Siva Purana. All pilgrims wait for this moment and burn their own fires.

Ghee lamps

All Indians love fire, lamps. Deepam is festival of light and happiness.

The fire upon the top of the hill

This fire upon the top of th Hill burns for eleven days. It is lit for the first time one day before Full Moon, next night is most auspicious to make a pigrimage around holy Arunachala.

Ceremony in temple of planets

Fire ceremony is most important hindu rite. Devotees prepare presents, which are sent to Gods through fire god Agni.

Full Moon Arunachala

Arunachala in time of Full Moon in january. One month passed from Deepam time, there is New year and festival Pogal is slowly comming.


Pradakshina starts at the end of the day and many pilgrims circle the Hill.

Sri Ramana Birthday

Many Asramas celebrate Sri Raman birthday. My Athithi Asram is not exception. Special God Siva ceremony take place in meditation hall since early morning. Sri Ramana is considered to be human form of Arunachala and God Siva himself.

Ssdhus behind the Asram gate

Part of Sri Ramana birdthday celebrtion is feeding sadhus. About one hundred sadhus are waiting behind Asram gate or beginning of their feast.

The feast

This feast is religious ceremony, hosts honour the poor Sadhus with food, the brings their wisdom obtained by austerity.

Festival Pongal starts

Festival Pongal starts, there is many family and social rituals. Rangolis - coloured painting are everywhere.

Cooking of Pongalu

Families cook holy Tamil food - pongal. It is mix of rice and lentils, prepared salty or sweet. Pongal for this festival is sweet.

Sugar cane

Sugar cane belongs to Pongal as well as tree to christmas. But this tre you can eat.

Cow day

One day of Pongal festival is dedicated to cows. We are celebrating this day in brahmin school few kilometers from city.

Honoured person

Honoured person is happy mother with her small calf few days old.

Evening event

The special event in front of main temple in Tiruvannamalai. Gods leaves the tempe again to meet their devotees.


Beautifull example of folk art for one day.


Children are very good object for photographer, especialy small girls.

Tata Nano and my bike

I met the cheapest car on the way around the Hill. It is Tata Nano and is costs 2000 USD. My new bike with gear is next to Nano, it cost 120 USD

Creeping temple

Next stop is close to my favorite atraction - special temple of God Siva - Idukkupillayar


My next visit in school took place in holiday time. There was no chanting, just taking cows to pasture and resting.

February Full Moon

Next Full Moon time is here.


Big pancake in my favorite restaurant.


Maha Siva Ratri is comming, it is great Siva night - Siva marriage with his wife Paravati. I met my sadhus friends.


Preparation of colorful mandalas from salt. These pictures shows scenes from God Siva life.

Siva ratri

Great Siva night is here. Oil lamps are everywhere, concerts, dancing and chanting mantras takes place around all temples for all the night.

My father birthday

I let to make feast for sadhus for my father 75th birthday just after Siva ratri.


It was my small remote greeting to my father for his jubilee.

Holy men

Honoured hosts living asketic life to gain highest wisdom and freedom.


I met two fortunetellers on Full Moon in March. The parrot took card for me and choosed all gods picture for me.


Morning view of Arunachala in sunrise time.


Another view Arunachala with halo from Sun rays.


This charming grandmam sells banana and biskit on the way to Skanda Asramam.


Swami picture with a dog staying close to dakshinamurti temple next to Sri Ramanasramam.

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