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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:38:58 AM »
Verse 39:


செறிந்தவர் தம்மை நீக்கி
   அன்பர்முன் தொழுது சென்றீது
அறிந்திலே னடியேன் அங்குக்
   கேட்டதொன் றதுதா னிற்க
மறிந்தஇக் களிற்றின் குற்றம்
   பாகரோ டிதனை மாள
எறிந்ததே போது மோதான்
   அருள்செயு மென்று நின்றார்.



The king bade them that neared him move away;
He walked toward the devotee bowing, and said:
"I did not know of this; I heard there
A different version; be that as it may.
For the fault of the tusker, the tusker
And its mahouts have been killed.
Will this suffice? Be pleased to grace me."
Thus he spake and remained standing.   

Arunachala Siva.

10007
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:36:36 AM »
Verse  38:



மைத்தடங் குன்று போலும்
   மதக்களிற் றெதிரே யிந்த
மெய்த்தவர் சென்ற போது
   வேறொன்றும் புகுதா விட்ட
அத்தவ முடையேன் ஆனேன்
   அம்பல வாண ரன்பர்
இத்தனை முனியக் கெட்டேன்
    என்கொலோ பிழையென் றஞ்சி.


"I am indeed blessed with the fruit of tapas
Inasmuch as nothing untoward had happened
To this true tapaswi when he came before
The musty mammoth, verily a dark hill.
But then the servitor of the Lord of the Ambalam
Had been incensed this much; alas, I'm undone;
What mote the wrong be?" Thus he thought
And felt overpowered by fear.   

Arunachala Siva.

10008
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:33:41 AM »
Verse  37:



குழையணி காதி னானுக்
   கன்பராங் குணத்தின் மிக்கார்
பிழைபடின் அன்றிக் கொல்லார்
   பிழைத்ததுண் டென்றுட் கொண்டு
மழைமத யானை சேனை
   வரவினை மாற்றி மற்ற
உழைவயப் புரவி மேல்நின்
   றிழிந்தனன் உலக மன்னன்.

"He is the devotee of the Lord, the wearer of an ear-ring;
He is a paragon of virtues; he wouldn't kill
Unless wronged; something wrong has happened."
Thus he mused; he stopped the march
Of ichorous elephants and the army;
Down he descended, the Lord of the world,
From his royal horse.   

Arunachala Siva.




10009
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:30:55 AM »
Verse  36:


அரசனாங் கருளிச் செய்ய
   அருகுசென் றணைந்து பாகர்
விரைசெய்தார் மாலை யோய்நின்
   விறற்களிற் றெதிரே நிற்குந்
திரைசெய்நீர் உலகின் மன்னர்
   யாருளார் தீங்கு செய்தார்
பரசுமுன் கொண்டு நின்ற
   இவரெனப் பணிந்து சொன்னார்.

When the king spake thus, mahouts neared him
And said: "O wearer of fragrant garlands
And chains with brilliant gems inlaid!
Which king in this sea-girt earth can dare
Face your tusker of great puissance,
The one that did the evil deed is none but him
Who stands with the axe." Thus they spake bowing.   

Arunachala Siva.

10010
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:28:46 AM »
Verse  35:


பொன்தவழ் அருவிக் குன்றம்
   எனப்புரள் களிற்றின் முன்பு
நின்றவர் மன்று ளென்றும்
   நிருத்தமே பயிலும் வெள்ளிக்
குன்றவ ரடியா ரானார்
   கொன்றவ ரிவரென் றோரான்
வென்றவர் யாவ ரென்றான்
   வெடிபட முழங்குஞ் சொல்லான்.


The one standing before the tusker, very like a hill
Whence cascades water with particles of gold,
Is sure a servitor of the lord of the Ambalam,
Who is the God of the silver hill;
He can't be the killer; so he thought
And thundered thus! "Who indeed is the conqueror?"   

Arunachala Siva.

10011
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:26:56 AM »
Verse  34:


கடுவிசை முடுகிப் போகிக்
   களிற்றொடும் பாகர் வீழ்ந்த
படுகளங் குறுகச் சென்றான்
   பகைப்புலத் தவரைக் காணான்
விடுசுடர் மழுவொன் றேந்தி
   வேறிரு தடக்கைத் தாய
அடுகளி றென்ன நின்ற
   அன்பரை முன்பு கண்டான்.


In great speed he reached the place
Where lay the tusker and mahouts, all dead.
He didn't eye there any one hostile,
But only a devotee with a dazzling battle-axe
With a pair of long arms, trunk-like,
Standing thither like a destructive tusker.   

Arunachala Siva.

10012
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:24:34 AM »



Bhagavan Ramana helped Ranga Iyer (Rangan) in many ways to get over his difficulties.
It is all Guru's Grace, that worked miracles in Rangan's life.  He also did that for
Jagadeeswara Sastri, who suffered from colon cancer and was nearing death in Tiruvannamalai
hospital.  When doctors asked Bhagavan Ramana how to proceed further, He merely told them
to continue a particular medicine.  Jagadeeswara Sastri got cured and came back to the Hall soon.
He was present when Kapali Sastri was reading Ramana Gita Prakasa in the presence of
Bhagavan Ramana.  Kapali Sastri became speechless seeing his survival, even though Sastri
looked very weak and thin, he was alive and kicking and lived a few more years.  He did with the
young boy Ramanan, when the latter was bitten by a snake and was black and blue nearing death.
Bhagavan Ramana touched him and he got well.

But Bhagavan Ramana did not want to do such miracles at the drop of His hat.  He did occasionally.
He once told that if He started raising the dead or near-dead people everyday, then the Asramam
would be filled with corpses!  That was not His mission!

Arunachala Siva.

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All scriptures without any exception proclaim that for attaining Salvation,
the mind should be subdued; and once one knows that control of the mind
is their final aim, it is futile to make an interminable study of them.


Arunachala Siva.

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The mystical exercise in which he engages himself is not a blind one.  He overcomes the world idea by
absorbing it.  He utilizes the reason to go beyond reason but he does not dismiss it prematurely, He
not only discovers pure Thought but also meditates reflectively upon his own discovery.  When he empties
out the contents of consciousness he does so with open eyes, holding steadily to the understanding that
they are the froth and foam thrown up by reality and not essentially different from it.

After the vacuum is filled by the presence of pure Thought, he returns to them with less and less sense
of having to cross an abyss of difference,  with the consequence that he has less and less difficulty in
bringing them into relation, continuity , and harmony with his previous meditation experience. He trains
himself to bring this reflective attention directly into his everyday active existence and to insert it
continuously into whatever thoughts may engage his awareness and whatever deeds may engage his body.
He disciplines his consciousness to hold the body thought without identifying itself with it, to function
through the five senses without ceasing to function in the infinite  Mind.

As he continues to unite metaphysical reflection with mystical contemplation there suddenly arises within
him out of their fusion a new faculty which has neither the limitations of reasoning intellect nor the one-
sidedness  of mystical emotion but is actually superior to both. This mysterious state of consciousness is called
in Sanskrit 'that which is all-full', a reference to its completeness and finality.  It yields enlightenment beyond
that of ordinary yoga.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

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General Discussion / Re: Communication and Attention - Vidya Sridhar:
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:49:26 AM »
They use the computer to listen to stories or rhymes, read books and even do homework. In earlier days,
the grandparents told stories from mythology and from the epics Ramayana and Mahabhrata to their
grandchildren and sang songs and rhymes. Other than the parents, the children also had attention of
grandparents and other family members in a joint family system, elders were also taken care of by their
younger generation in their own home. Nowadays people put their parents in a home and pay for them
to be taken care of. Children are being sent away to day care centers at a  very young age where they are
looked after by someone  other than the mother or father. Parents have hardly any time to listen to
their children, understand their problems and offer solutions.

What is lacking in the current forms of communication, is the very essence of communication, which is
attention. One may listen to people talking on the radio, TV, or internet, but cam we say that the speaker
is talking to us directly and paying attention to the listener or does the listener have their full attention on
them?

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

10016
General topics / Re: Lessons from the Brahma-Vishnu Tussle: S. Raman.
« on: February 11, 2016, 10:19:22 AM »
Meanwhile during the flight upwards, Brahma saw a cactus flower (thazhambu) floating down from
the above, and invited it to be a witness as to having sighted the top of the column, after convincing it
with the argument that 'if something comes from above, there is a top and it had been seen.' When
Brahma went down along with the flower, Maheswara realized the trick being played by Brahma and
cursed him, saying that he would never be worthy of worship and there would therefore be no temples
dedicated to him.  It was also ordained that, for having been a false witness, the 'thazhambu' would
be prohibited from use in Siva pujas.  Thus both the gods were shown that they were not the mightiest.
The column of light had appeared on a Arudhra darshan day (usually the day ahead of Ramana Jayanti
day), and cooled itself down in the form of a Hill on a Mahasivaratri day.  The cooling down was in response
to the earnest pleadings by all the devas led by Vishnu as no one could stand the heat and light of the column,
which was at its peak especially after the trick played by Brahma.  This event is depicted in all Siva temples,
in the form of Lingodhbhavar, installed on the peripheral pradakshina route directly secure to the wall
behind the temple of main idol of Siva in a temple complex. Also, that is the main deity traditionally
worshipped on the night of the annual Maha Sivaratri day

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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General topics / Re: Veda Parayanam - Eduardo Linder -
« on: February 11, 2016, 10:05:56 AM »
A great many hymns, ceremonies and philosophical matters are contained in the Vedas, the principal
section of each Veda being Samhita (hymns), Brahmanas (ceremonies), and Aranyaka (philosophical
treatises). The Upanishads are usually contained in the last section, known as 'forest dialogues', since
they were imparted by Rishis mostly living in forest ashrams.

The highest philosophical thought in India is revealed in the Upanishads of which 108 are extant today.
Of these 10 major Upanishads are widely studied and known.  Sri Sankara's commentaries on these
texts from the eighth century A.D.are available to scholars and are considered one of the pillars of the
last school of philosophy to emerge, i.e. Advaita Vedanta. The portion of the Vedas referring to 'knowledge'
is called Jnana Kanda, while the portion that deals with the rituals and sacrifices is termed Karma Kanda.
It is generally agreed that a spiritual seeker must first purify himself through a self less process of karma,
according to his dharma and that he can then pass on to Jnana Kanda.

Today the Rig and Yajur Vedas are the most commonly known and chanted, followed by the Sama Veda.
The Atharvana Veda is slowly disappearing. The Rig Veda is the 'root'  Veda and contains many hymns
to various gods of Hindu pantheon including, Indra, Rudra, Saraswati, Vishnu, etc., The other Vedas
contain many mantras from the Rig Veda.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

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Verse 222:


Knowing that blissfulness beyond all description, he is never afraid of anything.  And  there is no
other way to be free from the bondage of this birth and death, except knowing that as one's own
Self.

Verse 223:

This is the cause of liberation from the world  -  the consciousness, the knowledge of the
non separaeness of the self from the Supreme. By this knowledge, one attains that Bliss
Eternal.

Verse 224:

One who becomes Brahman does not come back to this ignorance. Therefore, this oneness
should be realized.

Verse 225:

The knowledge of the eternal as pure, supreme, self existent, self evident, ever blissful, uniform,
not separate from this consciousness - this consciousness itself, shines eternal.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 11, 2016, 08:34:13 AM »
Verse  33:


பண்ணுறும் உறுப்பு நான்கில்
   பரந்தெழு சேனை யெல்லாம்
மண்ணிடை யிறுகான் மேன்மேல்
   வந்தெழுந் ததுபோல் தோன்றத்
தண்ணளிக் கவிகை மன்னன்
    தானைபின் தொடரத் தானோர்
அண்ணலம் புரவி மேல்கொண்
   டரசமா வீதி சென்றான்.


The army fourfold, vast and great, moved
On and on like the whirlwind that would blow
At the time of the dissolution of the cosmos;
Ahead of them on a glorious steed rode he,
The king of the white parasol, cool and merciful,
Through the royal highway.

Arunachala Siva.

10020
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 11, 2016, 08:31:52 AM »
Verse 32:


தூரியத் துவைப்பும் முட்டுஞ்
   சுடர்ப்படை ஒலியும் மாவின்
தார்மணி இசைப்பும் வேழ
   முழக்கமும் தடந்தேர்ச் சீரும்
வீரர்தஞ் செருக்கி னார்ப்பும்
   மிக்கெழுந் தொன்றாம் எல்லைக்
காருடன் கடைநாள் பொங்கும்
   கடலெனக் கலித்த வன்றே.


The noise of organs, the sound of clashing weapons,
The tintinnabulation of bells tied round
The necks of steeds, the trumpeting of tuskers,
The din of chariots and the uproar of warriors:
These into one immense noise blended; it looked
As though, the sea at the end of the Yuga roared
With the mighty clouds of destruction.   

Arunachala Siva.

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