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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:38:42 AM »
Verse  7:


தானாள் விருத்திகெடத்
   தங்கள்குலத் தாயத்தின்
ஆனாத செய்தொழிலாம்
   ஆசிரியத் தன்மைவளம்
மேனாளுந் தான்குறைந்து
    மற்றவர்க்கே மேம்படலால்
ஏனாதி நாதர்திறத்
   தேலா இகல்புரிந்தான்.

His occupation gradually waned and his income
As a master of fencing which he pursued
As of right due to his family, decreased.
As Yenati Nathar's fortune increased
He deemed him his foe, though but improperly.

Arunachala Siva.

10337
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:36:57 AM »
Verse  6:


மற்றவனும் கொற்ற
   வடிவாட் படைத்தொழில்கள்
கற்றவர்கள் தன்னில்
   கடந்துள்ளார் இல்லையெனும்
பெற்றிமையால் மாநிலத்து
   மிக்க பெருமிதம்வந்
துற்றுலகில் தன்னையே
   சால மதித்துள்ளான்.



Among the triumphant fencing masters
He thought, none could him excel;
In sheer hauteur he thrived on this vast earth;
He was indeed full of himself.   

Arunachala Siva.

10338
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:34:23 AM »
Verse  5:


நள்ளார் களும்போற்றும்
   நன்மைத் துறையின்கண்
எள்ளாத செய்கை
   இயல்பின் ஒழுகுநாள்
தள்ளாத தங்கள்
   தொழிலுரிமைத் தாயத்தின்
உள்ளான் அதிசூரன்
   என்பான் உளனானான்.


He pursued his vocation, praised even by his foes;
He flourished flawless poised in virtue
He had an agnate Atichuran called
Who too was entitled to pursue this art.   


Arunachala Siva.

10339
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:32:25 AM »
Verse  4:


வாளின் படைபயிற்றி
   வந்த வளமெல்லாம்
நாளும் பெருவிருப்பால்
    நண்ணும் கடப்பாட்டில்
தாளும் தடமுடியும்
    காணாதார் தம்மையுந்தொண்
டாளும் பெருமான்
   அடித்தொண்டர்க் காக்குவார்.



All the wealth he derived from his art
He daily expended in love on the devotees
Of the Lord who rules even them that canst not
Comprehend His crown or feet;
He deemed this his fitting service.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:29:30 AM »
Verse  3:


தொன்மைத் திருநீற்றுத்
   தொண்டின் வழிபாட்டின்
நன்மைக்கண் நின்ற
   நலமென்றும் குன்றாதார்
மன்னர்க்கு வென்றி
   வடிவாள் படைபயிற்றும்
தன்மைத் தொழில்
   விஞ்சையில்தலைமை சார்ந்துள்ளார்.


He was devoted to the hoary and hallowed holy ash;
He always wore it and adored it;
In its endless well-being he was established;
He trained the king's men in triumphant fencing
In which he was the sole accredited master.   


Arunachala Siva.

10341
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:27:36 AM »
Verse  2:


வேழக் கரும்பினொடு
   மென்கரும்பு தண்வயலில்
தாழக் கதிர்ச்சாலி
   தானோங்குந் தன்மையவாய்
வாழக் குடிதழைத்து
   மன்னியஅப் பொற்பதியில்
ஈழக் குலச்சான்றார்
    ஏனாதி நாதனார்.



In its cool fields grow paddy crops lofty
Which are taller than sugar-canes and sweet-canes;
The people flourish thither well-endowed;
It was from this beauteous city Yenati Nayanar
Hailed from the clan of Yeezha-ch -chandrar.   

Arunachala Siva.

10342
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:25:19 AM »
Enaathi Nayanar Puranam:

Verse 1:



 
புண்டரிகம் பொன்வரைமேல்
   ஏற்றிப் புவியளிக்கும்
தண்தரள வெண்கவிகைத்
   தார்வளவர் சோணாட்டில்
வண்டறைபூஞ் சோலைவயல்
   மருதத் தண்பணைசூழ்ந்
தெண்திசையும் ஏறியசீர்
   எயின்மூதூர் எயினனூர்.


The tiger-signum of the Chozhas was inscribed
On Himavant up to which their country extended;
Their parasol white was decked with cool pearls;
In the Chozha land of garlanded kings
Is ancient Yeyinanoor whose glory is borne by
All the eight directions; it is girt with
Cool fields and flowery gardens where bees hum.   


Arunachala Siva.

10343
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: February 14, 2016, 06:49:32 AM »



Sri Narayana Iyer, who was a Sub Registrar for long years, with good career record, was suddenly
transferred to Tiruchy, by his senior officer, who had some for no reason, developed some
grudge against him.  Devotees were wondering why Narayana Iyer should have this misfortune for
no fault of his.  Devaraja Mudaliar asked Bhagavan:  "Bhagavan!  Why should such things
happen even to your ardent devotee?  How can you keep quiet?"
Bhagavan, as usual, kept silent.

Devaraja Mudaliar decided to sing the famous Vel Vaguppu, of Arunagiri Nathar next morning in
the Hall.  This song sings about the glories of Vel, the Javelin of Skanda, in removing the obstacles
of the devotees.  He wanted to sing to invoke the grace of Bhagavan for Narayana Iyer. 

When Devaraja Mudaliar was singing in the Hall, the famous lines from Vel Vaguppu:

"When a devotee prays to you with intense love,
And if anyone wants to harm such a devotee,
You shall vanquish him along with his lineage.
You are ever my support..."     

As he was singing this line, Narayana Iyer suddenly appeared in the Hall to leave for Tiruchy.
He prostrated to Bhagavan and left with heavy heart.  But Devaraja Mudaliar found this as
good omen.

After a few days, Narayana Iyer returned to the Hall, with happy news that his transfer had been
cancelled after he reached Tiruchy! He quickly visited the temples in and around Tiruchy and
returned to Tiruvannamalai, for rejoining his job.

*

You have taken hold of this slave, with your love,
This dog, lowlier than lowly dog, at Your own will,
This birth, which is Maya is ever in your control.
Who am I to investigate?  What is my right?
You give me another birth or place me
At Your anklet-wearing feet, O Lord with eye on the forehead!

  -  Kuzhaitha Pathu, Decad on Melting, Verse 8, Tiruvachakam.
    Manikkavachagar.

(Source:  My reminiscences.  Devaraja Mudaliar.)

Arunachala Siva.

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But despite the sudden arisal of this insight like a flash of lightning it has not yet achieved its own
fullness and needs time in which to mature. Unless it is effortless and natural and continuous, it is
not the final and most revelatory degree.The moment there is the slightest strain towards being or
knowing, the moment there is a descent from the true insight, a degradation of the true existence.
Such a state of effortlessness can of course arise only for a long novitiate. The enduring transcendental
awareness can come only through unremitting mental toil throughout the day to keep the Real ever in focus.
It is the long ripened, slowly grown fruit of vigilant watching over the attention as an unbroken process
of harmonizing the Unmanifest Mind with its ever appearing ideas.

Thus the proficient is not only able to get a true glimpse of Reality, but, because he gets it with intelligent
understanding, he is also able to stretch out these glimpses more and more into his ordinary worldly
life. Finally they are stretched at full length into all the 24 hours of the day and night.  Thus they are stabilized
and made permanent and henceforth he dwells in unfettered unity. With this attaining of the ultra mystical
training of the philosophic path completes itself.The thinking activity which still continues is not quite the
same as it was formerly.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

10345
General Discussion / Re: Communication and Attention - Vidya Sridhar:
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:58:12 AM »
What the next generation needs is this attention from their parents and family . Children test their
parents'  limits by committing mistakes and the parents should be there to correct them and put them
on the right track.  One cannot expect the TV, computer or iPhone to do this for them.  Internally children
long for this attention. So also, elders want someone to listen to their emotions and feelings.  Giving
attention to their needs and wants is care.  In today's world, what is more needed than ever before is
face to face communication and attention.  If children don't want to communicate directly with the
others, when grown up they have difficulties or instability in their family, jobs, and in a society due to their
lack of this capacity.

There is a saying in Tamizh, 'Ainthil vilaiyaadhadhu aimbathil vilayaadhu', namely, 'what a child does not
learn when he or she is five years old, cannot be taught at fifty years of age.' Modern science has found
that the brain is nothing but a bunch of computer programmes learnt during childhood. The emotional reactions that a child experiences get registered in the brain as a programme, and a similar situation
in adulthood makes the person react the same way as when a child.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

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The Mechanism:

Carl Jung in his reply to the 1961 letter from Bill Wilson said, 'Alcohol in Latin is 'Spiritus', and you use
the same word for the highest religious experience as well as for the most depraving poison.  The helpful
formula therefore is: Spiritus contra spiritum'.  Jung may have linked the two words together himself
or he may have been displaying a condition he wrote about called 'cryptomnesia';  in which unknowingly
he was quoting the Roman Ceaser, Marcus Auralius Antonius (120-180 AD) who declared, 'Espiritum vinci
espiritus.'  Irrespective of this, both  quotes mean the same, which is, spirit destroys spirit.

There are two ways of accessing the spirit; either illusion of the spirit is invoked by alcohol, drugs eating,
gambling and sex or the authentic spirit invoked by the collapse of the ego, and its surrender to the true
Self - this is the sense of the sacred.'

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

10347
General topics / Re: Lessons from the Brahma-Vishnu Tussle: S. Raman.
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:31:54 AM »
Protection of anything or anyone presumes material stability.  It starts with having some infrastructure
including land, buildings etc.,and proceeds further with the creation of wealth in some form or orther
in order to engender a feeling of security.  Businessmen tend to understand this better than others;
although when taken to its extreme ends by the avaricious, it can lead to the exploitation of people.
Lakshmi, also known as Sri Devi, being one consort of Vishnu the other one is known to be Bhudevi,
who has direct relationship with earth and thus the world.  Thus, anything worldly, wealth related,
down to earth tends to be related to the source of wealth, so it is no wonder that Vishnu went digging
through the earth to find the base of the column of light.

Likewise, creation not only belongs to the realm of physical growth, but also that of the development
of ideas which generate the seeds of thinking, contemplation, and such similar traits.  The generally
tend to elevate a person. Ideas form the core of learning, and are characteristic of something essentially
nebulous and fuzzy like thought, which can take shape only when given the physical form. Until then it
has a cloud like character, with no specifically definable form or shape.  This aspect has more to do with
the logical nature of things. That is why we describe a person as being in cloud when engaged  in deep
thinking.  Thus, anything that is related to knowledge or learning, and associated with being up in the
clouds, is the purview of Brahma who, being the consort of the goddess of learning, went up towards
the sky in order to establish his supremacy.  Hence reversal of the roles of these two gods would not have
been natural. Now, let us look at the progress and the fruits of the efforts of these two gods.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                             

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General topics / Re: Veda Parayanam - Eduardo Linder -
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:14:37 AM »
The school where a young boy is sent, the Veda Patasala is run even today on the ancient system
of Gurukula, where the boy is given over to the guru by his parents for all further study.  It is a rigorous
course of training, where 7 year old boys (some start younger) start their lessons at 5.00 am. with chanting
lasting for at least 8 hours a day.  No doubt a prodigious memory is required.  Some outstanding students
can memorize an entire page within two or three readings.  The course takes around 7 to 8 years for a\
normal student, but some take much longer and some drop out mid way and take up other work, or
practice as priests in small temples.

On completion of his studies a student is qualified to be called Veda-Vit, or Yajur Vedi. No other subjects
are usually taught at this stage, since a great deal of attention is required for accurately memorizing
and correctly chanting the Vedas. The prescribed religious observances  are carried on by all students
together with their course work in the school day.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

10349
Verse 231:


The scripture (Atharva Veda) says this world is Brahman.  All  is  Brahman.  Therefore, all this world
is nothing but Brahman.  Therefore, all this world is nothing but Brahman.  What you impute to a thing
(superimpose) is not separate from that to which you impute (the substratum). The basis of all is Brahman.
The basis of all is Brahman. Therefore, what you call the world is not the world, but Brahman.

Verse 232:

If this world is real, the scripture becomes worthless, there remains no basis of truth, and the evidence
of men of realization, who have realized the Atman, becomes untrue.

Verse 233:

He (the Lord), who knows the reality of things, said, 'I am not in the elements, neither are the elements
in Me'.  And this world is nothing but the composition of the elements.  Therefore, the world is not real.

Verse 234:

Where is the world?

If the world is real, let it be perceived when you are in deep sleep also. You cannot comprehend anything
then.  Therefore, it is not.  It is like a dream.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: February 13, 2016, 09:11:22 AM »
Verse 57:


தேனாருந் தண்பூங் கொன்றைச்
   செஞ்சடை யவர்பொற் றாளில்
ஆனாத காதல் அன்பர்
   எறிபத்த ரடிகள் சூடி
வானாளுந் தேவர் போற்றும்
    மன்றுளார் நீறு போற்றும்
ஏனாதி நாதர் செய்த
   திருத்தொழி லியம்ப லுற்றேன்.



I wear on my crown the divine feet
Of Yeri-Patthar devoted in boundless love
To the golden feet of Lord Siva who wears
On his ruddy matted hair honeyed KonRai,
And proceed to chronicle the service
Of Yenati Nathar, the adorer of the Holy Ash
Of the Lord of the Ambalam, hailed by
The rulers of the celestial regions.   

Arunachala Siva.

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