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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: December 20, 2015, 06:44:31 AM »

Happiness or Sukam is from the world.  Anandam or Bliss is from Atma Jnana and self realization.
The worldly pursuits and achievements thereof, would confer one happiness and this is achieved
by valor, book learning, great karmas etc.,  But this only ends up in misery and death.

Duryodhana and Ravana had great valor.  Ravana had additional qualification of Vedic-music and
book learning.  But they had  vainglorious death.  But Vidhura had Atma Jnana and he did not
even take part in the war.  Arjuna forgot the Jnana conferred by Krishna after the war and Atma
Jnana Upadesa had to be taught to him again later by Krishna.  (See Srimad Bhagavatam)

Sukam or Bliss comes only from Atma Jnana.  And that is why great Jnanis like Bhagavan Ramana
and Guhai Namasivaya in Tiruvannamalai lived a life of simplicity, without even enamored
by siddhic powers.

Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Sleep and Recuperation -
« on: December 19, 2015, 12:17:12 PM »
We normally require about 8 hours of daily sleep. Babies may sleep for more than 20 hours a day.
And teenagers may require about 9 to 10 hours of sleep.  It is not good to sleep more than the
required time because it will make the mind dull.  But if we are sleeping for lesser number of hours
daily, due to keeping awake till late in the night, it will eventually have a toll on our health.  Without
enough hours of restorative sleep, you won't be able to work, learn, create, and communicate
at a level close to your true potential.

The best way to figure out if you are meeting your sleep needs is to evaluate how you feel as
you go about your day. If you are sleeping enough hours, you will feel energetic and alert all day
long, from the moment you wake up until your bed time.  Nowadays, we see many people going to
sleep late and getting up late and then rushing to the office or school.  In the process, they are unable
to do many things in the morning.  If they have early working hours, they will be forced to sacrifice
on their sleep and this will affect their physical and mental health.  if they are students, they will not be
able to concentrate in the class.    If they are office goers, they will not be able to perform well in their
work.   If we are not sleeping sufficiently in the night, there will not be sufficient time, for the various
repairs and regeneration activities required for the body.  This will cause toxins to build up in the body
leading to various ailments over a period of time. If sleep is shallow during the night, the immunity of the
body to fight infections will diminish and will breakdown sooner or later.


Arunachala Siva.                       

General Discussion / Re: Bhagavan, Now and to Come
« on: December 19, 2015, 11:56:33 AM »
Everyone worshipped Him according to their own capacity and ability.  One man  worshipped Bhagavan
by building with his bare hands a pathway up to the Hill so that Bhagavan's daily walk should be made
easier while another wrote hymns to Him in Sanskrit.

Bhagavan said how fortunate we are  that Arunachala is so readily accessible and, by nature,
unchangeable. Timeless, in fact.  Just as the solid yet mysterious Arunachala can become the focus
of surrender, on a more personal level, devotion to the physical Bhagavan opens us up to divine grace.
Much like the baby monkey in the Bhakti tradition (Markata Naya) we hold on to Him.  It is important
to realize that the form (Saguna) of Bhagavan is identical with the formless (Nirguna).  We see the
same profound realization in the mystical tradition of Maharashtra where, the Saint Namadev, the
Name of the God is God.       

General Discussion / Re: The Alchemy of Sri Bhagavan:
« on: December 19, 2015, 11:46:57 AM »
Again in Akshara Mana Maalai, Verse 75, Sri Bhagavan says, 'Unattached to the physical frame
composed of five elements, let me forever repose happy in the sight of Thy Splendor, Oh Aruachala'.
I think this particular verse has a larger connotation than attachment to the physical body only.
It extends to our attachment to progeny, possessions, and other mattes which stem directly from
our physical existence.  It is this attachment that acts as a veil and prevents us from beholding
the Almighty.  Hence the key to peaceful existence lies in cultivating detachment.  This is easier said
than done.  But there is no escape from this in the long run.

In conclusion I must confess that I am no great sadhaka. I am just an ordinary devotee who is a
recipient of Sri Bhagavan's abundant Grace. The purpose of this article is to show how the Grace
has operated in me so far.  I can only pray, 'Do as Thou will then, my beloved, but grant me only
ever-lasting love for Thy Feet'*, and await His pleasure. 
(Necklet of Nine Gems, Verse 7.)


Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: December 19, 2015, 11:34:13 AM »
The answer continues.....

When one is established in this experience, he naturally becomes the very form of Ananda.
The nature and intensity of his bliss can be known to him only and not to any one else.
Even the Vedanta Sastra which speaks of it does not know it, nor can it describe it.Just as a
person cannot describe the bliss of sleep but only experiences it internally, even the realized
soul who experiences it cannot describe what he is experiencing.  It cannot even be recollected
in order to give an approximate description.  So, my boy, you too can understand it only internally
when it becomes a matter of experience for you.  Even your teacher, who is none other than Isvara
who has come to you in His infinite compassion, cannot describe it.  So even when you come to
experience that bliss intuitively, live as the form of bliss, keeping silence over it, as if you have not


Chapter 11 Completed.

Arunachala Siva.         

General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: December 19, 2015, 11:24:05 AM »
How can we experience the Self in us a Sat-Chit-Ananda?

First you have to hear from the scriptures with their six characteristics from a competent teacher.
Then that which you have heard must be deeply reflected on. Next, you have to be plunged for long
in meditation on the truths heard and thought about. By this long practice of meditation you will have
the firm conviction 'I am Brahman' the Sat Chit Ananda'  This is only indirect knowledge (Paroksha

One who has reached this state of Parokasha Jnana has to abandon once for all such egoistic
ideas as 'I am the agent', 'This work is mine', 'I belong to this caste' etc., and feel established
always in the Truth:'I am Brahman, Brahman is the same as what is ignorantly referred to as 'I'.
When such experience becomes effortlessly natural, as the silence in sleep and salt dissolved in
water, the mind gets dissolved or becomes one with Brahman effortlessly and without any distraction.
In such a great soul, attribute-less non duality is experienced as the natural condition - not acquired,
but eternally and inherently present.  This is the direct experience (Aparoksha).


Arunachala Siva.               

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 10:02:26 AM »
Verse 10 of Periya Puranam:

இங்கிதன் நாமங் கூறின் இவ்வுல கத்து முன்னாள்
தங்கிருள் இரண்டில் மாக்கள் சிந்தையுட் சார்ந்து நின்ற
பொங்கிய இருளை ஏனைப் புறவிருள் போக்கு கின்ற
செங்கதி ரவன்போல் நீக்குந் திருத்தொண்டர் புராணம் என்பாம்.

he Work Christened
Twy-fold in this world, is the abiding hoary darkness;
The ruddy sun dispels the outer darkness;
Even so, this work will chase man?s inner murk.
We name this Tiru-th-Tondar Puranam.

Arunachala Siva.


General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:59:09 AM »
Verse 9 of Periya Puranam:

அருளின் நீர்மைத் திருத்தொண் டறிவருந்
தெருளின் நீரிது செப்புதற் காமெனின்
வெருளின் மெய்ம்மொழி வானிழல் கூறிய
பொருளின் ஆகும் எனப்புகல் வாமன்றே. (9)

?The gracious nature of (Nayanmar's) service to God
Is indeed incomprehensible: you lack clarity;
How can you dare attempt this?
Thus confronted, we but submit
That it is the flawless Logos,
The un-bodied celestial voice
That hath initiated us in this service.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:56:42 AM »
Verse 8 of Periya Puranam:

மேய இவ்வுரை கொண்டு விரும்புமாம்
சேய வன்திருப் பேரம் பலஞ்செய்ய
தூய பொன்னணி சோழன்நீ டூழிபார்
ஆய சீர்அந பாயன் அரசவை. (8)

Wide and extensive is the earth ruled by the Chozha
Who gold-plated the divine roof of the great Ambalam
Where is enshrined the Rubby One.
As Anapayan's royal court, in love, willed it.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:54:26 AM »
Verse 7 of Periya Puranam:

செப்ப லுற்ற பொருளின் சிறப்பினால்
அப்பொ ருட்குரை யாவருங் கொள்வரால்
இப்பொ ருட்கென் னுரைசிறி தாயினும்
மெய்ப்பொ ருட்குரி யார்கொள்வர் மேன்மையால்.(7)

By reason of the greatness of the theme
All will be avid to receive it.
My exposition may indeed be jejune
Having due regard to the theme;
Yet great ones poised in truth
Will relish it by reason of their greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:52:05 AM »
Verse 6 of Periya Puranam:

தெரிவ ரும்பெரு மைத்திருத் தொண்டர் தம்
பொருவ ருஞ்சீர் புகலலுற் றேன்முற்றப்
பெருகு தெண்கடல் ஊற்றுண் பெருநசை
ஒருசு ணங்கனை ஒக்கும் தகைமையேன். (6)

I am to proclaim the incomprehensible glory
Of the divine and non-pareil devotees;
My act is to be likened to an avaricious cur?s
That means to lap the vast ocean-stream, dry.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:49:37 AM »
Verse 5 of Periya Puranam:

அளவி லாத பெருமைய ராகிய
அளவி லாஅடி யார்புகழ் கூறுகேன்
அளவு கூட உரைப்பரி தாயினும்
அளவில் ஆசை துரப்ப அறைகுவேன்.(5)

he Author?s Apology

I proclaim the boundless glory
Of the immeasurable devotees;
I cannot come near the fringe even;
Yet limitless love impels me to indite this opus.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:46:07 AM »
Verse 4 of Periya Puranam:

Verse 4:

மதிவளர் சடைமுடி மன்று ளாரைமுன்
துதிசெயும் நாயன்மார் தூய சொல்மலர்ப்
பொதிநலன் நுகர்தரு புனிதர் பேரவை
விதிமுறை உலகினில் விளங்கி வெல்கவே.(4)

The Holy Assembly
May the lofty and sublime Assembly
Of the holy devotees who revel
In the wealth and weal
-- The pure flower-words of Nayanmar
Who have, of yore, hymned the Lord of Ambalam
Whose matted hair sports the crescent --,
For ever triumphantly flourish, and run
Their destined course illuminant in the world!

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:42:04 AM »
Verse 3 of Periya Puranam:

எடுக்கும் மாக்கதை இன்றமிழ்ச் செய்யுளாய்
நடக்கும் மேன்மை நமக்கருள் செய்திடத்
தடக்கை ஐந்துடைத் தாழ்செவி நீள் முடிக்
கடக்க ளிற்றைக் கருத்துள் இருத்துவாம்.  (3)

To come by the grace that will guide us to indite
The great hagiology in dulcet Tamizh verse,
We enshrine in our thought
The ichorous Tusker-God endowed with
A pentad of arms -- long and strong --,
Dangling ears and a huge crown.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:38:33 AM »
Verse 2 of Periya Puranam:

ஊன டைந்த உடம்பின் பிறவியே
தான டைந்த உறுதியைச் சாருமால்
தேன டைந்த மலர்ப்பொழில் தில்லையுள்
மாந டம்செய் வரதர்பொற் றாள்தொழ. (2)

Life abiding in the tabernacle of flesh
Can sure attain its goal, the end of embodiment,
If it adores the golden feet of the Dancer
Who enacts the dance -- great and grand --,
In Thillai dight with melliferous gardens.

Arunachala Siva.   

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