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205.  The Real Self exists free, pervading everything, by its essential being; how can He be bound by
Illusion?  Do not Oh Sadhaka, be despondent in this.

206.  The notion 'I am an unsteady Jiva' has arisen by losing hold of the Unmoving Self that one really is;
the Sadhaka should efface this thought and remain in the Supreme Silence.

207.  To end the restlessness of the mind the following is the means:  Look upon all things that are perceptible
and the perceiver as the Self.

208.  Even a pure thought which serves to expel an impure one, needs to be given up (after it has served
the purpose), just like a thorn used for removing a thorn (in the flesh).

209.  The truth of Non Duality is to be only meditate upon the mind; do not do any action from belief in
Non Duality.  The idea of  Non Duality is fit to be cherished in respect of all things whatsoever, but not with
respect to the Guru.

210.  The 'I' which is a reflection of the Self, in the mirror of the mind, is moved by the movements of the
mind;  to stop the movement (and make reflection still) one should fix the mind on the Unmoving Self.

211. Many seek the Self in the Sutra Bhashya but do not find Him.  Forget not the True Self is to be
sought in the Heart, (not in books nor elsewhere outside).

212.  All research into the non Self, which one makes, neglecting the Real Self, is vain, like the scrutiny
of waste hair by a barber.

213. The trembling of the body through fear, which comes to the meditator because his sense 'I am the
body', will cease when he attains completeness of being as absolute consciousness.

214.  As the pearl diver brings up the pearl by diving down weighted by a stone, so one should win the
Self, by diving into the Heart, weighted by non attachment.


Arunachala Siva.                 

Verse 134:

Since the destruction of your ego consciousness is His wish, you should consider its loss to be your
own goal also.  Know that Ajnana, ignorance, consists in not knowing how to achieve this loss.
False one, hear then the means of destruction of your ego consciousness.!

The 'He' in the first line is of course Sivam, the Self, the Supreme Reality. Although one cannot talk of
the Self as possessing desire in a literal sense, it is a way of expressing the innate sense that it is in the
nature of the Self to manifest itself in the individual consciousness, overcoming whatever barriers it finds
in its way, transcending it and annihilating it.  It is this innate sense that inspires  the spiritual quest
in the first place.  The problem for the individual is that, having sensed that the loss of ego consciousness
is the desired end, he is at a loss as to how to achieve this goal, since the only tool at his disposal is the very
ego consciousness he is trying to destroy.


Arunachala Siva.         

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:31:45 AM »
Verse 51:

அச்சமயத் திடைத்தாம்முன்
   அதிகரித்து வாய்த்துவரும்
விச்சைகளால் தடுத்திடவும்
   மேன்மேலும் மிகமுடுகி
உச்சமுற வேதனைநோய்
   ஓங்கியெழ ஆங்கவர்தாம்
நச்சரவின் விடந்தலைக்கொண்
   டெனமயங்கி நவையுற்றார்.

When he tried to conquer it by mantra,
Medicine and the like he had mastered as a Jain
The pain but increased and grieved him sore,
Aye, more and more, till he swooned as though
His brain-cells had burst owing to a snake-bite.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:27:41 AM »
Verse 50:

அடைவில்அமண் புரிதரும
   சேனர்வயிற் றடையும்அது
வடஅனலுங் கொடுவிடமும்
   வச்சிரமும் பிறவுமாம்
கொடியவெலாம் ஒன்றாகும்
   எனக்குடரின் அகங்குடையப்
படருழந்து நடுங்கிஅமண்
   பாழியறை யிடைவீழ்ந்தார்.

The fierce ache that invaded the bowels
Of Dharmasena who, accompanied with the ungodly,
Had the combined effect
Of Vatava, the ever-burning ocean-flame,
the unbearable venom, diamond sharp and all things
Of like nature; as it coursed furrowing
Through the intestines, pain and fear seized him,
And down he fell in his cloistered room.

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:25:40 AM »
Verse  49:

பண்டுபுரி நற்றவத்துப்
   பழுதினள விறைவழுவும்
தொண்டரைஆ ளத்தொடங்கும்
   சூலைவே தனைதன்னைக்
கண்தருநெற் றியரருளக்
   கடுங்கனல்போல் அடுங்கொடிய
மண்டுபெருஞ் சூலைஅவர்
   வயிற்றினிடைப் புக்கதால்.

The Lord whose forehead doth an eye display
Through a stomach-ache had willed, to redeem him,
Who in his previous birth, had a little
Swerved from the path of righteous tapas;
Pat it burnt fierce into his bowels.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:22:30 AM »
Verse 48:

மன்னுதபோ தனியார்க்குக்
   கனவின்கண் மழவிடையார்
உன்னுடைய மனக்கவலை
   ஒழிநீஉன் உடன்பிறந்தான்
முன்னமே முனியாகி
   எமையடையத் தவம்முயன்றான்
அன்னவனை இனிச்சூலை
    மடுத்தாள்வம் எனஅருளி.

The Rider of the Bull appeared in the dream
Of the tapaswini and said: "Let your sorrow cease;
Your brother, of yore a saint, had wrought
Tapas to attain Me; I would now claim him
Afflicting him with a dire colic pain."   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:18:43 AM »
Verse  47:

தவமென்று பாயிடுக்கித்
   தலைபறித்து நின்றுண்ணும்
அவமொன்று நெறிவீழ்வான்
   வீழாமே அருளுமெனச்
சிவமொன்று நெறிநின்ற
   திலகவதி யார்பரவப்
பவமொன்றும் வினைதீர்ப்பார்
   திருவுள்ளம் பற்றுவார்.

With mats for their habit, they pluck their hair,
And eat standing, thinking these to be tapas;
He fell among these; him let Your mercy
Retrieve.? Thus when Tilakavatiyar who had
Her being in Siva, prayed, the gracious Lord --
The One who decides of birth-bound deeds --, was pleased.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:16:09 AM »
Verse  46:

தூண்டுதவ விளக்கனையார்
   சுடரொளியைத் தொழுதென்னை
ஆண்டருளின் நீராகில்
   அடியேன்பின் வந்தவனை
ஈண்டுவினைப் பரசமயக்
   குழிநின்றும் எடுத்தருள
வேண்டுமெனப் பலமுறையும்
   விண்ணப்பஞ் செய்தனரால்.

Tilakavatiyar, the tapas-inducing light,
Would worship the ever-effulgent Light,
And pray thus: "If you deign to redeem me
You should lift my brother from the pit
Of perdition." Thus she prayed for days without number.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:14:02 AM »
Verse  45:

நாளும்மிகும் பணிசெய்து
   குறைந்தடையும் நன்னாளில்
கேளுறும்அன் புறவொழுகுங்
    கேண்மையினார் பின்பிறந்தார்
கோளுறுதீ வினைஉந்தப்
   பரசமயங் குறித்ததற்கு
மூளுமனக் கவலையினால்
   முற்றவரும் துயருழந்து.

Whilst thus every day she served and adored humbly
The Lord in ever-growing love, her heart was
Aching for her brother fallen
Into the alien fold by reason of (his) evil past.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:11:42 AM »
Verse  44:

புலர்வதன்முன் திருவலகு
   பணிமாறிப் புனிறகன்ற
நலமலிஆன் சாணத்தால்
   நன்குதிரு மெழுக்கிட்டு
மலர்கொய்து கொடுவந்து
   மாலைகளும் தொடுத்தமைத்துப்
பலர்புகழும் பண்பினால்
   திருப்பணிகள் பலசெய்தார்.

Before day-break she would sweep clean the yard
And with blemish-less cow-dung do the coating;
Flowers she would gather and weave them
Into wreaths and garlands; good many were her services
And the servitors of the Lord greatly admired them.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:09:38 AM »
Verse  43:

சென்றுதிரு வீரட்டா
   னத்திருந்த செம்பவளக்
குன்றை அடிபணிந்து
   கோதில் சிவசின்னம்
அன்று முதல்தாங்கி
   ஆர்வமுறத் தம்கையால்
துன்று திருப்பணிகள்
   செய்யத் தொடங்கினார்.

She hailed the Lord there, very like a hill
Of incarnadine coral; from that day
She wore the marks of Saivisim and with longing
Plied her hands in divine deeds of service.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: April 01, 2016, 09:07:16 AM »
Verse  42:

பேராத பாசப்
    பிணிப்பொழியப் பிஞ்ஞகன்பால்
ஆராத அன்புபெற
   ஆதரித்த அம்மடவார்
நீராரும் கெடிலவட
   நீள்கரையில் நீடுபெருஞ்
சீராரும் திருவதிகை
   வீரட்டா னஞ்சேர்ந்தார்.

The matron who in love willed to free herself
From the ever-binding pasa, repaired
To Tiruvatikai Veerattanam -- great, glorious
And established in grace --, on the northern bank
Of the divine Gedilam.

Arunachala Siva.


On 6th October 1945, it was reported to Bhagavan that somehow under covers of the leaves,
two mangoes had escaped the notice of the monkeys and had grown to quite a big size and that
they were discovered only that day.  One was taken away by the monkeys and the other left behind.
This made Bhagavan Ramana think of the expression under cover of leaves and by association of
ideas, He thought of a stanza in Prabhu Linga Leela, the 9th stanza in Marula Sanka Devar Gathi
and read out to us a few stanzas, where it is related that once Marula Sankara Deva was living like
a madman near the place, where leaf-plates, after eating were thrown away in front of a Math. 

Neither the head of the Math nor the disciples knew anything about this man.  But when Allamma
Prabhu went that way, Marula Sankara got up and prostrated himself at his feet and Allamma Prabhu
in turn took him up and embraced him. For each knew the other's worth.  Only a Jnani can recognize
a Jnani. One who indulges in charya, kriya or yoga can also be recognized by these activities which
he goes through. But in case of a Jnani there is no such external thing by which we can recognize him.

(Source: Arunachala's Ramana.  Boundless Ocean of Grace.
Volume 5. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: April 01, 2016, 07:43:09 AM »

Mother Sarada Devii's view point is also correct.  To have pain and sorrows, makes one show
compassion for other's pains and sorrows.  Saint Tayumanavar has sung in a composition:

I became parched and tired, whenever I see paddy plants
and trees are parched due to hot summer. 

This is compassion.  Sri Ramakrishna said it in some other way:  When he was having throat cancer
and could not eat anything, devotees asked him to pray to Kali.  He said Kali told him:  While you are
eating with sixty mouths, [meaning devotees], why should you eat?  This is Universal Consciousness.
Once Vivekananda had a restless sleep and next morning he told his devotees, that there might have
been something wrong in the world somewhere.  Next day morning papers informed that there was an earthquake in South America in midnight and many people had perished!

Arunachala Siva.


Destiny takes its own course.  Bhagavan Ramana had the death experience, around mid-July 1896,
and He could not stay in that state for long.  Six weeks went with immense pains.  Everyday,
He went to Meenakshi Temple and cried before 63 Saints, how long, how long?  Destiny fixed it
as end August 1896.  The money came to Him, and He had to utter a lie.  He left Madurai and reached Tiruvannamalai on 1st September 1896.  He went inside the Arunachaleswarar Temple; It was around
10.45 AM. There were none [!] inside the Temple.  He went to Arunachala [linga], and embraced
him.  He found an all-engulfing Light. He said:  "O Father!  I have reported as per Your command!"  Arunachala took care of Him for 54 years!     

Then, think of His departure!  How can He depart?  The body had to go through a little of prarabdha.
He took upon Himself, a terrific disease, for which no medicine was available.  Devotees tried four
surgeries on Him.  He had to find an excuse for departure!  He left as a glorious light.  One sentence,
we should all remember.  He had said:  "Where can I go? I am here!"  Only His body disappeared. 
He is very much with us, once you repose faith in Him.

Arunachala Siva.     

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