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Verse 5:


பொந்தையைப் பொருளா வெண்ணிப் பொருக்கெனக் காலம் போனேன்
எந்தையே யேக மூர்த்தி யென்றுநின் றேத்த மாட்டேன்
பந்தமாய் வீடு மாகிப் பரம்பர மாகி நின்று
சிந்தையுட் டேறல் போலுந் திருச்சோற்றுத் துறைய னாரே.


Thinking the body with several holes as a thing of reality, I wasted my time quickly my father!  Single god having a form. I am unable to praise continuously by uttering the above mentioned names, being bondage and liberation and supreme above superior gods. Siva in Tiruchōtṟuttuṟai, is like the honey in the mind.

Arunachala Siva.
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 12:58:27 AM »

A song I sing. A song I sing to Thee!
Nor care I for men's comments, good or bad.
Censure or praise I hold of no account.
Servant am I, true servant of Thee Both
(Purusha and Prakriti together),
Low at Thy feet, with Shakti, I salute!

Thou standest steadfast, ever at my back,
Hence when I turn me round, I see Thy face,
Thy smiling face. Therefore I sing again
And yet again. Therefore I fear no fear;
For birth and death lie prostrate at my feet.

Thy servant am I through birth after birth,
Sea of mercy, inscrutable Thy ways;
So is my destiny inscrutable;
It is unknown; nor would I wish to know.
Bhakti, Mukti, Japa, Tapas, all these,
Enjoyment, worship, and devotion too ?
These things and all things similar to these,
I have expelled at Thy supreme command.
But only one desire is left in me ?
An intimacy with Thee, mutual!
Take me, O Lord across to Thee;
Let no desire's dividing line prevent.

The eye looks out upon the universe,
Nor does it seek to look upon itself;
Why should it? It sees itself in others.
Thou art my eyes! Thou and Thou alone;
For every living temple shrines Thy face.


Swami Vivekananda

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 12:38:19 AM »

It was the last of these, Swami Vivekananda, the magnificent,
who stole the whole show and captured the town.
Others of the foreign groups spoke well-the Greek, the Russian,
the Armenian, Mazoomdar of Calcutta, Dharmapala of Ceylon-leaning,
some of these upon interpreters. Shibata, the Shintu,
bowed his wired white headdress to the ground,
spread his delicate hands in suave gestures, and uttered gravely
with serene politeness his incomprehensible words.
But the handsome monk in the orange robe gave us in perfect English a masterpiece.
His personality, dominant, magnetic; his voice, rich as a bronze bell;
the controlled fervor of his feeling; the beauty of his message to the Western world
 he was facing for the first time-these combined
to give us a rare and perfect moment of supreme emotion.
It was human eloquence at its highest pitch.

Harriet Monroe the founder of Poetry A Magazine of Verse,
through which she introduced many of America 's now famous poets
attended the World's Fair in 1893 and years later in her autobiography,
A Poet's Life, recorded her impressions of the Parliament of Religions
and of Swami Vivekananda

from http://www.vivekananda.net
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on December 12, 2017, 11:54:58 PM »

When He smiled
it was as though the gates of Heaven were thrown open.

Eleanor Pauline Noye
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on December 12, 2017, 11:46:15 PM »

Be kind to yourself, dear - to our innocent follies.
Forget any sounds or touch you knew that did not help you dance.
You will come to see that all evolves us.

Rumi
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on December 12, 2017, 11:39:38 PM »

One day i asked asked," Why have I received only this?"
 A voice replied, " Only this will lead you to that! "

Rumi
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on December 12, 2017, 10:37:40 PM »
Silence is ever speaking; it is the perennial flow of "language".
It is interrupted by speaking; for words obstruct this mute language.
Silence is permanent and benefits the whole of humanity.


What exists in Truth is the Self alone.
 The Self is that where there is absolutely no "I"-thought.
That is called silence [mauna].

The inner silence is self-surrender.
And that is living without the sense of ego.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on December 12, 2017, 10:27:56 PM »
Silence is the most potent form of work. However vast and emphatic the scriptures may be they fail in their effect. The Guru is quiet and peace prevails in all. His silence is vaster and more emphatic than all the scriptures put together. These questions arise because of the feeling that, having been here so long, heard so much, exerted so hard, one has not gained anything. The work proceeding within is not apparent. In fact, the Guru is always within you.

Question: Can the Guru's silence really bring about advanced states of spiritual awareness?

Ramana: There is an old story, which demonstrates the power of the Guru's silence. Tattvaraya composed a bharani, a kind of poetic composition in Tamil, in honour of his Guru Swarupananda, and convened an assembly of learned scholars [pundits] to hear the work and assess its value. The pundits raised the objection that a bharani was only composed in honour of great heroes capable of killing a thousand elephants in battle and that it was not in order to compose such a work in honour of an ascetic.

Thereupon the author said, "Let us all go to my Guru and we shall have this matter settled there."

They went to the Guru and, after they had all taken their seats, the author told his Guru the purpose of their visit. The Guru sat silent and all the others also remained in silence. The whole day passed, the night came, and some more days and nights, and yet all sat there silently, no thought at all occurring to any of them and nobody thinking or asking why they had come there. After three or four days like this, the Guru moved his mind a bit, and the people assembled immediately regained their thought activity. They then declared, "Conquering a thousand elephants is nothing beside this Guru's power to conquer the rutting elephants of all our egos put together. So certainly he deserves the bharani in his honour!"

Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on December 12, 2017, 03:59:14 PM »
Verse 4:


கறையராய்க் கண்ட நெற்றிக் கண்ணராய்ப் பெண்ணோர் பாகம்
இறையரா யினிய ராகித் தனியராய்ப் பனிவெண் டிங்கட்
பிறையராய்ச் செய்த வெல்லாம் பீடராய்க் கேடில் சோற்றுத்
துறையராய்ப் புகுந்தென் னுள்ளச் சோர்வுகண் டருளி னாரே.



Having a neck of black color caused by the poison. Having a frontal eye.  Having a lady who stays in one half.  Being sweet to meditate upon, being a person without equal, wearing a crescent of the white and cool moon. Having all he does as great acts, and being a resident of Chōtṟuthuṟai, which is without destruction, Siva granted his grace realizing the weakness of my mind.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on December 12, 2017, 03:54:53 PM »
Verse  3:

கல்லினாற் புரமூன் றெய்த கடவுளைக் காத லாலே
எல்லியும் பகலு முள்ளே யேகாந்த மாக வேத்தும்
பல்லில்வெண் டலைகை யேந்திப் பல்லிலந் திரியுஞ் செல்வர்
சொல்லுநன் பொருளு மாவார் திருச்சோற்றுத் துறைய னாரே.

People of this world!  Praise with piety.  In solitude in your minds throughout night and day, the god who shot an arrow on the three cities with a mountain improvised into a bow. Holding in his hand a white skull devoid of teeth, the Lord wanders in many houses.  Siva in Tiruchōtṟṟutuṟai is in the form of words and their good meanings.

Arunachala Siva.
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