Call of the mountains
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Introduction


Narayanalakshmi, also known as Tejaswini in her ascetic life, lived in the solitude of Himalayan Mountains for a long period, alone in a cottage, helped by a few of her young followers, engaged in the study and contemplation of Upanishads and many other valuable texts. She renounced her family and friends when she was in her thirties. Actually her aim was to find the truth about the existence of a god; but her penance in the white hills bestowed upon her the knowledge which was beyond the god-level also. Since Knowledge was her only aim in life, she returned to the civilized world and mastered the concepts of Science (Physics) also as a part of her knowledge-penance.
Stabilized in her knowledge, she resides now at Bangalore, India, maintaining her vow of solitude, supported by her biological children Naren, Vivek and Meera.


Early life


Lakshmi's spiritual quest started at the tender age of eleven, as an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. By the age of sixteen, she had completed the studies of all the spiritual books connected to Ramana, Ramakrishna, Vivekananda and Shankara, as well as the Upanishads. With an unsatiated hunger for knowledge, she went through all the spiritual books written in Tamil and Kannada as well. There was nothing left unstudied. All the spiritual data was present in her mind as a realization of both Dvaita and Advaita. Later, forced to marry and bear children, she went through a life of darkness waiting for the dawn of freedom.She finished her Master’s degree in Philosophy as well as Sanskrit, even when she was bound by continuous family duties.Her internal stress of living through a family life as against her desire for a Sannyasin’s life pushed her into a severe asthmatic condition. Undaunted by the fatal disease that was consuming her life slowly, she engaged herself in the research about the afterlife. More books were consumed and more data was added to her brain.

Nothing was left to study anymore.
Some duties concerning the welfare of her children made her keep the body alive. She was stabilized as a witness state of whatever the life presented her with, waiting for the freedom that the death the body would offer some day, though she had crossed over the death and birth states by her quest of knowledge.
Then the call came from her beloved flute player; and she was told to go off to the Himalayas.Her body was instantly cured of all diseases and infirmities.
She renounced the family and friends and with her own young children, who offered support of all kinds mentally and physically, left for the White Mountains without even the idea of where to go.
After an arduous journey of two to three weeks through the unknown mountainous terrain, they reached the valley on the banks of River Taamasi(Tons) situated under the mountain of Kalaap.
The mountain had a cave in its upper reaches, where the last of solar and lunar dynasty kings had performed penance for the birth of Kalki (tenth incarnation of Vishnu). Lakshmi lived in a small cottage made of stones at the river bank, and named it as Kalki Ashram.
She and her children lived a simple life of Rishis on the river bank for many years, cut off from civilization, before returning to the city life.
Now wording her knowledge-essence into books, Lakshmi has translated many ancient Sanskrit works.


Work


Her main works are Brhad YogaVaasishta of Vaalmiki, some works of Shankara, AshtaaVakraGeeta, PanchaTatntram, BhartrhariShatakas, Bhagavadgeeta simplified to modern thinking, ShivaPurnaanam (a combined presentation of Vishnu Purana, ShivaPurana and DeviBhagavatam), Stories of Vikramaaditya and Vetaala, Kaadambaree of BaanaBhatta and PulindaBhatta, Tirukkural of TiruValluvar, Bharati Upanishad (selected Vedantic works of MahaaKavi Bhaaratiyaar), Stories from Vaasishta Ramayanam and TripuraaRahasyam, coded meanings of selected Upanishad texts, MantraPushpam, and Gaayatri Mantram, rare books like BhagavadGita of Vaalmiki, ShivaGeeta, and also Ramana’s Upadeshasaaram. Many more books like KathaaSarita Saagara and other rare books also will be translated in the future also for the benefit of the seekers of truth.


A REQUEST TO THE READERS


Please do not request to meet in person. Since I do not have any philosophy of my own, but have given it all as translations of the great texts of the yore, there is nothing more I can say in person.Of course knowledge is endless. There is more that waits beyond the knowledge bestowed by these scriptures. You just need to think for yourself - that is all.
Meeting of matter has no purpose served as such, I avoid meeting any one - my apologies.
My main work consists of translating the BrhadYogaVaasihtam (Second half of Vaalmiki Ramayanam) and bring it to the public view. Since the Sanskrit text is a very huge one (some 32,000 verses), I have made an English version also which highlights the main ideas of Vasishtam in simple English and presents the same truths of Vasishta as applied today's life style. Anyone who completes the study of the giant text BrhadYogaVaasishta, will need nothing more to know from any other scripture.
If you have any questions, or want to discuss some serious topics as mentioned in these scriptures, you are welcome to contact me through e-mail here with your questions; I will try to answer them immediately.
I have taken a vow of solitude; and spend my days absorbed in my own scheduled routine tasks. A meet up is an uncomfortable proposition for me.
All the documents here are free for all to download as E-books. Please use these books for gaining knowledge only and not for any commercial benefit.

Regards to all the readers.
Shiva's guidance to all.
AUM
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