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10441
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:45:02 AM »
72.


விரும்பும் புதல்வனை மெய்யரிந்
    தாக்கிய வின்னமிர்தம்
அரும்பும் புனற்சடை யாய்உண்
    டருளென் றடிபணிந்த
இரும்பின் சுடர்களிற் றான்சிறுத்
    தொண்டனை யேத்துதிரேல்
சுரும்பின் மலர்த்தமி ழாகரன்
    பாதம் தொடர்வெளிதே.(72)



Siruthondar as Siva bade, sliced his sole son
Seeraalan to make a fried dish and served
Saying ?O water laden locks ? rich one, consume?.
And ?Grace?. If you praise such steely brave
Tusker like one, it is easy to reach unto the feet
Of Sambandan, the Tamizh ? form decked in bee ? buzzed garland.

Arunachala Siva.

10442
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:41:35 AM »
71.



ஏந்தும் உலகுறு வீரெழில்
    நீலநக் கற்குமின்பப்
பூந்தண் புகலூர் முருகற்கும்
    தோழனைப் போகமார்ப்பைக்
காந்துங் கனலிற் குளிர்படுத்
    துக்கடற் கூடலின்வாய்
வேந்தின் துயர்தவிர்த் தானையெப்
    போதும் விரும்புமினே .(71)



O, fostering worldly ones! Ever propitiate the one
That is the friend of elegant Neelanakkar,
And joyous Murukanaar of floral cool Pukaloor;
He stayed the fires not to singe the palm leaf
Reading 'Bogamaarnta' and cured the pains
Of Koon Pantyan of Madurai owing to heat.


Arunachala Siva.

10443
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:37:11 AM »
70.

மன்னங் கனை!செந் தமிழா
    கரன்வெற்பில் வந்தொருவர்
அன்னங்கள் அஞ்சன்மி னென்றடர்
    வேழத் திடைவிலங்கிப்
பொன்னங் கலைசா வகையெடுத்
    தாற்கிவள் பூணழுந்தி
இன்னந் தழும்புள வாம்பெரும்
    பாலுமவ் வேந்தலுக்கே. (70)


Upon the hill of this classic Tamizh exponent,
One came and said: O swan like one! Fear Not.
And halted the assaulting Tusker; then embraced
The gold hued maiden to stay unperturbed;
And in that press her stays on her breasts made
A scar still for view on the stripling.


Arunachala Siva.

10444
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:34:20 AM »
69.



நிதியுறு வாரற னின்பம்வீ
    டெய்துவ ரென்னவேதம்
துதியுறு நீள்வயல் காழியர்
    கோனைத் தொழாரினைய
நதியுறு நீர்தெளித்(து) அஞ்ச
    லெனவண்ண லன்றோவெனா
மதியுறு வாணுதல் பாதம்
    பணிந்தனள் மன்னனையே. (69)


Vedas assert that virtue, weal and bliss
Are got by those that are blessed with True Ens.
They that bow not unto the Lord of Kaazhi
Smart; but he sprinkling the river water
Said Fear Not. Crescent moon forehead
Showing heroine submits to the King's Kazhaled feet.

Arunachala Siva.

10445
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:31:58 AM »
68.


தேறும் புனல்தில்லைச் சிற்றம்
    பலத்துச் சிறந்துவந்துள்
ஊறு மமிர்தைப் பருகிட்
    டெழுவதொ ருட்களிப்புக்
கூறும் வழிமொழி தந்தெனை
    வாழ்வித் தவன்கொழுந்தேன்
நாறும் அலங்கல் தமிழா
    கரனென்னும் நன்னிதியே. (68)


he goodly weal of Sambandhar, honey ? smelling
Garlanded, graced me with life. He , the Lord
Spreading Tamil, with his benedicto voce, voiced
The instress of joy akin to the one welling
On bibing the ambrosial fount within Thillai
Spatium of conscious, surrounded by limpid waters.


Arunachala Siva.

10446
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:29:08 AM »
67.


களியுறு தேன்தார்க் கவுணியர்
    தீபன் கருதலர்போல்
வெளியுறு ஞாலம் பகலிழுந்
    தால்,விரை யார்கமலத்(து)
அளியுறு மென்மலர்த் தாதளைந்(து)
    ஆழி யழைப்பவரும்
துளியுறு வாடையி தாம்மட
    மானைத் துவளவிப்பதே.(67)


As the foes of Jnanasambandhan, the lamp
Of Kaunia clan, who wears the honey
Strung floral garland, the world open
If it loses its day, the fragrant lotus
Farina soft is raised as dust storm
To fetch rain drop and wind dry to wither the young fawn like heroine.

Arunachala Siva.

10447
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:26:21 AM »
66.


தாதுகல் தோய்த்தநஞ் சந்தாந்
    யார்சட லம்படுத்துத்
தூதையிற் சிக்கங் கரஞ்சேர்த்து
    வாளா துலுக்குகின்றீர்;
பேதியிற் புத்தர்கள்! வம்மின்;
    புகலியர் கோனன்னநாட்
காதியிட் டேற்றும் கழுத்திறம்
    பாடிக் களித்திடவே. (66)


Wearing a robe saffron'd, guised as an ascetic
You with a water - hold on a pendant pan
Dance in pride. O, Bhodhi  tree seated
Buddha of pseudo creed. Come
Unto the zone of Kaazhi for the lord
Of Kaazhi has established great verse of power.


Arunachala Siva.

10448
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:23:42 AM »
65.


அண்ணல் மணிவளைத் தோளரு
    காசனி சண்பையன்ன
பெண்ணி னமிர்தநல் லாள்குழல்
    நாற்றம் பெடையொடுபூஞ்
சுண்ணந் துதைந்தவண் டே!கண்ட
    துண்டுகொல்? தூங்கொலிநீர்த்
தண்ணம் பொழிலெழிற் காசினி
    பூத்தமென் தாதுகளே.  (65)



Typical as Seerkazhi of Jnanasambandhar
Who wears great gem bracelets on shoulders
And has won Samanas is, are the locks
Of the heroine with fragrance rare to find
Elsewhere in other flower. O, bee, is that not so?
You have seen many cool groves. Have you ever felt a smell like this?


Arunachala Siva.

10449
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:20:05 AM »
64.



மயிலேந் தியவள்ளல் தன்னை
    யளிப்ப மதிபுணர்ந்த
எயிலேந் தியசண்பை நாத
    னுலகத்(து) எதிர்பவர்யார்?
குயிலேந் தியபொழிற் கொங்கேந்
    தியகொம்பி னம்புதழீஇ
அயிலேந் தியமலர் கண்டுள
    னாய்வந்த அண்ணலுக்கே.(64)


As the generous one upon pea - cock mount
Offers himself to Jnanasambandhar
The Lord of Kaazhi, who can affront him!
Having seen the spear - sharp eyes of heroine
In Koel singing groves, how did you come back
What can match the hero turning back having seen her beauty sheer.

Arunachala Siva.

10450
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:17:25 AM »
63.


நகுகின்ற முல்லைநண் ணாரெரி
    கண்டத்(து) அவர்கவர்ந்த
மிகுகின்ற நன்னிதி காட்டின
    கொன்றை; விரவலரூர்
புகுகின்ற தீயெனப் பூத்தன
    தோன்றி; புறவமன்கைத்
தகுகின்ற கோடல்கள்; அன்பரின்
    றெய்துவர் கார்மயிலே. (63)

O, Lady looking like rain - season glad pea  cock
Jasminum smiles. Cassia blooms
Like gold glitters. Red Kantal flowers
Like the fires churned out at the time
The blue- necked Lord burnt the triple citadels
Blow up, verily like Jnanasambandhar's holy palms.

Arunachala Siva.


10451
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:58:50 AM »

Guru is even greater than God.  When one insults God, Guru will save him.  But if one insults Guru,
even God cannot save him.  There are several devotees who prayed only to Guru with utmost faith
and got deliverance.  We have seen the story of Appoothi Adigal, though a brahmin,
never did much of ritualistic prayers, but prayed only to Tiru Navukkarasar and built food choultries
and Vedapatasala in the name of Tiru Navukkarasar.  Neelakanta Yazhpana, an out-caste who could play
Yazh, an instrument like violin, and went behind Tiru Jnana Sambandhar and made music
for his songs, got liberated with his service.  We know the famous story of Pundalika who made
Panduranga to wait on a brick, while he was serving his parents, who were his Gurus. Bhagavan Ramana quoted the story of a disciple of Ramanuja.  He was heating up milk for Ramanuja, his guru and Ramanuja called him to come see the procession of Ranganatha, the local Narayana deity, which was coming
to the street.  The disciple said:  "Let Him come, I have got work for my Guru."  He never turned up
till the milk was got ready!

(Source: Day by Day, Devaraja Mudaliar, entry dated
4th January 1946.)

Arunachala Siva.

10452
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:54:41 AM »




One needs outside help, till we understand and arrive at that state of non-dualism.
It starts from the womb.  Suppose mother denies that the food she eats should not go to
the child in the womb and the child should take care of its problem, can the child survive?
Can you cure your stomach pain or cataract in the eye by meditating within?  Don't you need
a doctor outside?  This outside help from God or Guru is called Grace. With people
in the world it is called love or compassion.

There is a story about Ribhu Gita, Tamizh translation, by Ulaganatha Swamigal, [Bhikshu Sastrigal].
He completed Ribhu Gita, with no invocation song on God, no mention about God throughout the book!  Nataraja wanted to teach him a lesson.  As soon as he completed the book, he became blind.
He suffered for a while.  Then slowly he started praying to Nataraja of Chidambaram. Nataraja
appeared in his dream, and told him:  Have you become that great to write a book
without seeking Vinayaka's help and my grace?  Include an invocation song and also as a punishment,
you add a song on me, at the end of each chapter of Ribhu Gita.  Ulaganatha Swamigal dictated these
songs and asked his disciple to write them out at the end of each chapter and then submitted the entire
work to Siva Nataraja of Chidambaram and prayed.  He got back his eye sight!  This is mentioned
graphically in Sri Ramansramam's book and also in the wonderful English verse translation by
Dr. H. Ramamoorthy and Nome by Society for Abidance in Truth, SAT, California. 

Arunachala Siva. 

10453
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:50:02 AM »



Bhagavan Ramana's own philosophy [which is of course, the only true philosophy of this universe],
is reflected in His own works.  But in His life, He had to meet several people, with different backgrounds
/levels of maturity. Therefore He had to water down the message depending upon the devotee.
These replies, should not be taken out of context. One cannot pick up one or two replies
and say that this is the final teaching of Bhagavan Ramana. Take this illustration:-

1. Once Dilip Kumar Roy sang some nice songs and then asked Bhagavan whether the music alone
sung in devotion to god, would confer him liberation.  Bhagavan Ramana said:
"Why not? Pursue this with conviction."

2. To Devaraja Mudaliar, who got excited by some Tiruppugazh songs which were sung in the Hall,
asked Bhagavan Ramana, whether singing Tiruppugazh alone could take one to liberation.
Bhagavan Ramana said: "O Mudaliar! Go behind these songs and see the mounam, Silence which
is all pervading." 

Arunachala Siva.

10454
General Discussion / Re: The Alchemy of Sri Bhagavan:
« on: December 15, 2015, 03:18:12 PM »
In 1987, I moved to Hyderabad, retired from service on superannuation and settled down there.

It was early in 1988. that I attended a Satsangh for the first time at Ramana Kendram and became
acquainted with Prof. K. Subrahmanian, an ardent devotee of Sri Bhagavan who had the privilege
of being with and interacting with Sri Bhagavan.  Prof. Subrahmanian became a good friend of mine.

I keep asking myself what exactly the influence of Sri Bhagavan had been and marvel at his alchemy.

Owing to the wrong priorities during my working life I did not set myself any lofty goals. All that I
was interested in was carrying out a good career for myself and strove to achieve it.  But my
ambition was thwarted and my attempts were futile. Instead of accepting the situation I became
almost perpetually melancholic and this showed in my relationship.    It was this sorrowful disposition
that Sri Bhagavan eradicated from me.  Jagadeeswara Sastri says, 'Sri Bhagavan bestows peace on those
who worship Him.'  Like wise, Ganapati Muni addresses Sri Bhagavan as the 'destroyer' of sorrow.
I can vouch for the authenticity of these assertions. 

With the removal of sorrow a certain calmness and peace slowly descended on me. This did not     
happen overnight. It was gradual imperceptible but sure.  It was real but ineffable.  When I
realized that I am no sadhaka I cannot fail to recognize my extraordinary good fortune, at Sri
Bhagavan's  response to my feeble prayers. I did face some difficult situations now too but I no longer
worry about them.

Post retirement life and old age are dreaded by most people.  But Sri Bhagavan's grace this has been
the most rewarding phase of my life.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
 

10455
General Discussion / Re: The Unreal World
« on: December 15, 2015, 01:11:15 PM »
One day while at Ramanasramam, I told Swami Shantanada Puri, that only if I had known
this story and these songs when my children were born this story and these songs when my
children were born I would have raised liberated souls and not rebellious teens. Is there anything
I could do now to remedy this?  Swamiji replied with a twinkle in his eye that I should first get
a big cradle into which my boys would fit in!  Bur as Swamiji himself states since grace is ever
present, there are no lost opportunities.

In the words of Swamiji, 'The sole Reality is the infinite inner space of Self Awareness. The final
and absolute truth is that there is pure awareness alone which is real.  Unless this truth is learnt
by the individual jiva, there is no way of getting out of this mega delusion.(Swami Shantananda
Puri, Sadhana from Guru Vachaka Kovai.)

concluded.


Arunachala Siva.         

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