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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:41:06 PM »
Verse 7:


நீடியசீர்க் கடல்நாகை
   நிதிபதியென் றுலகின்கண்
பாடுபெறு புகழ்வணிகன்
    பயந்தகுல மைந்தனுக்குத்
தேடவருந் திருமரபில்
   சேயிழையை மகட்பேச
மாடமலி காரைக்கால்
   வள நகரின் வரவிட்டார்.


To the well-endowed city of Karaikkal rich in mansions
Were sent wise men by Nitipati -- a merchant
Famous throughout the world and a native of Nakai --
A maritime city of renown --, seeking the hand
Of the jeweled beauty of a matching clan
For his son and scion.   


Arunachala Siva.

10682
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:38:24 PM »
Verse 6:


நல்லவென உறுப்புநூ
   லவர்உரைக்கும் நலம்நிரம்பி
மல்குபெரு வனப்புமீக்
   கூரவரு மாட்சியினால்
இல்லிகவாப் பருவத்தில்
   இவர்கள்மர பினுக்கேற்குந்
தொல்குலத்து வணிகர்மகள்
    பேசுதற்குத் தொடங்குவார்.

She was perfect in every limb as defined by the authors
In their works on Anatomy; her queenly grace grew
Day by beauteous day; she was now in the parva
When she was not suffered to cross
The threshold of her house; now came men belonging
To the hoary tralatitious mercantile clan
Broaching wedding.

Arunachala Siva.



10683
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:35:45 PM »
Verse  5:


வண்டல்பயில் வனஎல்லாம்
   வளர்மதியம் புனைந்தசடை
அண்டர்பிரான் திருவார்த்தை
   அணையவரு வனபயின்று
தொண்டர்வரின் தொழுதுதா
    தியர்போற்றத் துணைமுலைகள்
கொண்டுநுசுப் பொதுங்குபதங்
   கொள்கையினிற் குறுகினார்.


Even as she gamboled she would but articulate divinely
Words pleasing to the God of the celestial beings -- the Wearer
Of the crescent on His matted hair --; she would adore
His servitors when they passed by; thus she grew
Extolled by her nurse; now came the parva when
Her willowy waist began to languish, unable
To bear the weight of her twin-breasts.   

Arunachala Siva.

10684
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:33:52 PM »
Verse 4:


பல்பெருநற் கிளைஉவப்பப்
   பயில்பருவச் சிறப்பெல்லாம்
செல்வமிகு தந்தையார்
   திருப்பெருகுஞ் செயல்புரிய
மல்குபெரும் பாராட்டின்
   வளர்கின்றார் விடையவர்பால்
அல்கியஅன் புடன்அழகின்
   கொழுந்தெழுவ தெனவளர்வார்.


Her opulent father duly performed all the sacred rites
Pertaining to the parvas of the growing child
To the great delight of his kith and kin, vast and great;
The child grew admired by all, like a shoot, comely
And lovely; she was linked in devotion deep
With the Lord whose mount is the Bull.

Arunachala Siva.

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Mastan, one of Bhagavan's early devotees, was born in 1878 in Desur, a small village about forty miles
from Tiruvannamalai.  He came from a Muslim weaving family but was drawn to Bhagavan by Akhilandamma,
a widow of the village who made regular trips to Tiruvannamalai to see Bhagavan and cook for Him.

When he was young he would spontaneously fall into a Samadhi like state while he was working on the
family loom.  His hands and feet, which were plying the machinery of his trade, would stop and he would
become absolutely still.  His parents, Hussain and Salubi, thought that he was falling asleep on the job.
Whenever they saw him in this condition, they would hit him, bring him back to his waking state, and tell
him to get on with his work.  These episodes seem to have been a recurring feature of his childhood.

Not much more is known about Mastan's life until the day he accompanied Akhilandamma on his first
visit to Tiruvannamalai in 1914.  This is how Mastan described the meeting when he spoke to Kunju
Swami:

When I came to Bhagavan, He was seated like a rock...His unwavering gaze was filled with grace,
compassion and steady wisdom.  I stood by His side. After giving me a look, He opened the gate
of my Heart and I was also established in His state.  I stood like that for eight hours, absolutely without
fatigue, but filled with total absorption and peace.  Bhagavan in those days used to open our Heart
with a simple gracious look, and it transformed us.  There was no need for any questions since He made
us, by His look, like Himself. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

10686
General topics / Punar vasu VaNNam - 11.5.2016:
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:11:46 PM »
Today is the punar vasu star day of the month of Chitrai.  Punar vasu is the birth star of Sri Bhagavan.
He was born on a punar vasu day in the month of Margazhi. 

Every punar vasu day is celebrated in the Asramam,  with special abhishekams, alankaram and arti
for Sri Ramaneswara Mahalingam.  This is followed by a good lunch with sweets etc.,

Muruganar has given us a decade titled Punarvasu VaNNam in his Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai.

Punarvasu is also the star of Sri Rama.  Yesterday, the Ardra was there.  This is supposed to be
the star of Siva, though Siva was not ever born.  He is permanent without birth and death.

To remember this auspicious day, I give below the verse from Tiruch Chazhal of Muruganar's
Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai:


மற்றுவமை இல்லாத மாதவத்தான் வேங்கடவன்
அற்றவரை ஆதரிக்கும் மந்தநிறை காணேடி
அற்றவரை ஆதரிக்கும் மந்தணிறை ஆயிடில் என்
குற்றுயிரா என் நெஞ்சைக் கொன்றான் காண் சாழலோ. (Verse 1541)

The English translation of Prof. K. Swaminathan is as under:

Unique, unequaled, mighty Master,
Venkata, they say, sustains
The poor and helpless. So they  say.
But look, my heart he has pierced
And left me half dead, What is the game?

Arunachala Siva.
 

10687
General topics / Re: Abhirami Andati - verses and meanings:
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:05:28 PM »
Verse  19:


19: வெளிநின்ற நின்திருமேனியைப் பார்த்து, என் விழியும் நெஞ்சும்
களிநின்ற வெள்ளம் கரைகண்டது, இல்லை, கருத்தினுள்ளே
தெளிநின்ற ஞானம் திகழ்கின்றது, என்ன திருவுளமோ?-
ஒளிநின்ற கோணங்கள் ஒன்பதும் மேவி உறைபவளே.

ஒளி பொருந்திய ஒன்பது கோணங்களில் (நவசக்தி) உறைகின்ற தாயே! நின் திருமணக் காட்சி தருவதைக் கண்ட என் கண்களும், நெஞ்சும் கொண்ட மகிழ்ச்சி வெள்ளத்திற்கு இதுவரை ஒரு கரை கண்டதில்லை. ஆயினும் தெளிந்த ஞானம் இருப்பதை உணர்கிறேன். இது உன்னுடைய திருவருள் பயனேயாகும்.

O Mother, You stay in the nine angles (of Sri Chakra).  When I see Your marriage with Siva, my eyes
and heart got the happiness like a flood. It has not known its shore still.  However, I have pure Jnana
and this is Your grace!

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

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There is a purpose to life and that is the quest for abiding happiness.  Security, status, possessions,
sex and fame are providers of happiness.  But there is no satiation.  Lasting contentment evades the
seeker, simply because the largest number does not exist.  A linear function as no destination.  The
craving is understandable.  But the methodology is wrong.  It is even self defeating.  The right method
can be formulated only when the Absolute and the relative are seen for what they really are.  And that
means, when Total Consciousness is recognized as distinct from reflected consciousness.  This is an
attainable goal, because the I-am center in me is even now, the inheritor of 'Reality', but by limiting
it to my body-frame I have needlessly fettered myself with the limitations of time, space, and causation.
I have reduced the eternal to the temporal, and the infinite to the spatial, and the uncaused to the causal.

If this ignorance is corrected, this very same I-center can experience its Absolute nature, and regain
the kingdom which in truth it never lost.  The king dreamed he was a beggar and suffered in his dream,
but he woke up smiling as the king. This is intuited rationally by the seeker of spiritual reality in the lab
of his mind.  With confidence and commitment he devised experiments called meditation.  He arrived.
Unlike physics and chemistry which bring observed results, the seer ended in the experienced results.
That is what makes one a Sage. And we have the promise of the Sage, in the declaration of the Vedas
that Total Consciousness is the Reality, there can be none else.

This is literally true from A to Z, that is, from Advaita to Zen, including Sufism, Christian Mysticism,
and Taoism.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               

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30.  Being the in-dweller of all, there is nothing in the world that is outside the ken of Sarva, the heart throb
of Uma.  But, the Jivas are blind to Him who is the most intimate one in their own hearts.  This is the proof
of their inertness.

31. Beware!  A systematic study of the sacred texts by itself cannot put an end to the doubter.  Doubts
cease only to the recipient of Siva's grace.  The intelligent one resorts not to his intelligence but to
Siva's grace for the comprehension of the sacred utterances. The Lord is of the nature described in the
texts and beyond them.

32. Should mutually conflicting descriptions appear in the texts, they must be understood in their
proper context without giving room for controversy.  The truth of Brahman furnished in them is
of a transcendent nature and does not conform to the worldly standards.  All the descriptive utterances,
be even of enlightened ones, are only signposts of that which eschews the very root of description,
the mind.  So, the man of discrimination deriving guidance, succor and courage from the sacred lore,
strives to transcend his own mind, himself, the designer of all ideas of difference and thereby experiences
Sivam, the true Self.

33.  It is desirable to achieve certitude in the supremacy of Siva through texts.  But it is not sufficient
to be content with that, holding certain attitudes toward Him even if as divine.  He is all transcending.
Mere scholarship does not reveal Him.   Sages have proclaimed that the experience of Sivam is unique
and the scriptural revelation provides at best a distant echo or a hazy outline of that.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

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113.  The mind by its own force of ignorance, itself creates another gross body, and also another dream
world, and the sleeper sees this dream-world along with this dream-body, not disembodied.

114.  Everyone sees both his own body and the world by the eye, which is a part of that very body.
How can this seeing be admissible as evidence in this inquiry about the reality of the world?

115.  As is the eye, so is the spectacle, since the nature of the spectacle depends upon that of the
seeing eye.  If that eye be a form so will be the spectacle.  But if the eye be the formless Self,  there
will be no seeing of forms at all.

116.  In the state of Ignorance both the world and the Self are seen as forms. But on the extinction
of the ignorance both are (found to be) formless, because in the Supreme State the Infinite Self is
the eye.

117. By the Vision of Right Awareness the world, with the soul, merges into the formless Real Self.
The Sage call it the Vision of Right Awareness, wherein there is neither seer nor spectator.

118.  In that natural state of the Self, there survives only he Self, who is consciousness, world-less, alone,
and without the six modes of change, namely birth, etc;  and hence He alone ism real in his own right.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

10691
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:38:42 AM »
Verse  3:


வணிகர்பெருங் குலம்விளங்க
   வந்துபிறந் தருளியபின்
அணிகிளர்மெல் லடிதளர்வுற்று
   அசையுநடைப் பருவத்தே
பணியணிவார் கழற்கடிமை
   பழகிவரும் பாங்குபெறத்
தணிவில்பெரு மனக்காதல்
   ததும்பவரும் மொழிபயின்றார்.


he was born that the mercantile clan might flourish
Resplendent; even as a child in the parva of toddling gait
When her soft feet were decked with lustrous jewels,
To attain valiance in the servitorship of the Lord
Whose jewels are snakes, she cultivated words
That would cause her inly love boundless soar up.   

Arunachala Siva.

10692
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:35:59 AM »
Verse  2:


வங்கமலி கடற்காரைக்
   காலின்கண் வாழ்வணிகர்
தங்கள்குலத் தலைவனார்
   தனதத்த னார்தவத்தால்
அங்கவர்பால் திருமடந்தை
   அவதரித்தாள் எனவந்து
பொங்கியபே ரழகுமிகப்
   புனிதவதி யார்பிறந்தார்.



By virtue of the tapas of Dhanadatthar who was
The chief of the mercantile clan of Karaikkal
Near whose sea-shore ply thick the merchant vessels,
Punithavathiyar of swelling pulchritude came to be
Born as his daughter even as an avatar of Lakshmi.

Arunachala Siva.   

10693
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:33:54 AM »
Karaikkal Ammaiyar Puranam:

Verse  1:



மானமிகு தருமத்தின்
   வழிநின்று வாய்மையினில்
ஊனமில்சீர்ப் பெருவணிகர்
   குடிதுவன்றி ஓங்குபதி
கூனல்வளை திரைசுமந்து
   கொண்டேறி மண்டுகழிக்
கானல்மிசை உலவுவளம்
   பெருகுதிருக் காரைக்கால்.

Whorled chanks are wafted by waves and deposited
Into adjacent backwaters; they roam there as growing wealth;
Such is Karaikkal the city of great merchants galore
Who are poised in honor and dharma, and are
Flawless, glorious and truthful,   


Arunachala Siva.

10694
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:30:23 AM »
Verse  11:


பயிலச் செறிந்த யோகத்தால் பரவை கேள்வன் பாதமுறக்
கயிலைப் பொருப்பர் அடியடைந்த மிழலைக் குறும்பர் கழல்வணங்கி
மயிலைப் புறங்கொள் மென்சாயல் மகளிர் கிளவி யாழினொடுங்
குயிலைப் பொருவுங் காரைக்கால் அம்மை பெருமை கூறுவாம்.


Adoring the feet of Mizhalai-k-Kurumpar who reached
The feet of the Lord of Mount Kailash, by his constant
Yogic exercise, never to part from the feet of the lord
Of Paravai, I proceed to narrate the glory
Of Karaikkal Ammai whose mien soft excels
Even that of the peafowl and whose words excel
The sweet melody of the Kuyil.

(Perumizhalai Kurumba Nayanar Puranam - completed.)

Arunachala Siva.   

10695
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 11, 2016, 09:28:12 AM »
Verse  10:


நாலு கரணங் களும்ஒன்றாய்
   நல்ல அறிவு மேற்கொண்டு
காலும் பிரம நாடிவழிக்
   கருத்துச் செலுத்தக் கபாலநடு
ஏல வேமுன் பயின்றநெறி
   எடுத்த மறைமூ லந்திறப்ப
மூல முதல்வர் திருப்பாதம்
   அடைவார் கயிலை முன்னடைந்தார்.



All his four inner organs became one; pure consciousness
Streamed through Suzhu-Munai; by cultivated yoga
Pranava caused the opening of Brahmarantra;
Through this his spirit coursed its way to the Kailash
To the feet of the Primal One even before Nampi Aroorar
Could there arrive.


Arunachala Siva.

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