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11071
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: November 15, 2015, 11:44:51 AM »
When I was a little girl:

Kitty Osborne:

continues...

These quite noisy happy times in the Hall were great fun.  My brother and sister and I would
show Bhagavan our toys and He would inspect them gravely, giving as much attention to a
doll which could open its eyes as He did to a question of deep philosophical meaning; but when
the story and chat time were over we knew at once.  Bhagavan would turn away and into Himself
and an immediate quiet descended in the Hall.  When Bhagavan was quiet like that 'no one' spoke.


We were not the only ones who loved to sit in the Hall to be in Bhagavan's company.  There were all
the animals as well, coming and going in between the people.  The dusty dogs came in and did namaskaram before Bhagavan's couch. They all did it but I can't remember ever thinking that was
unusual, which actually I suppose it was.  The monkeys rarely come inside, they mainly chattered
to Him through the window but the peacocks would come and dance for Him...  it was beautiful. The
squirrels would come the door and look around nervously, then make a dash for His lap to get some
puffed rice or peanuts. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       



11072
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 09:05:38 AM »
10. Tiru NeeRu -  The Holy Ash:


Verse 1:


கங்காளன் பூசும் கவசத் திருநீற்றை
மங்காமற் பூசி மகிழ்வரே யாமாகில்
தங்கா வினைகளும் சாரும் சிவகதி
சிங்கார மான திருவடி சேர்வரே.  (1)

Chant ``Aum`` and unite in Param

Fools know not what thread and tuft are;
Thread is but Vedanta, and tuft is Jnana;
Brahmins true who live in accord thus,
Shall see Jiva in Siva uniting;
Chant sacred mantra ``Aum``
And lo! the Two merge forever in One.


Arunachala Siva.

 

11073
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 09:02:04 AM »
9. To whom the dress of tapasvins fits:


Verse 1:

தவமிக் கவரே தலையாய வேடர்
அவமிக் கவரே அதிகொலை வேடர்
அவமிக் கவர்வேடத் தாகலர் அவ் வேடம்
தவமிக் கவர்க்கன்றித் தாங்கஒண ணாதே. (1)



True robe befits only true Tapasvins

The true tapasvins are the truly robed;
The sinful are but murderous hunters;
These are not for holy robe entitled;
None but tapasvins true deserve robe true.

Arunachala Siva.

11074
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:59:19 AM »
8.  Ava Vetam -  False Sannyasa dress:


Verse 1:

ஆடம் பரங்கொண் டடிசிலுண் பான்பயன்
வேடங்கள் கொண்டு வெருட்டிடும் பேதைகாள்
ஆடியும் பாடி அழுதும் அரற்றியும்
தேடியும் காணீர் சிவனவன் தாள்களே. (1)


Men of false robes know not Siva

You fools! With false robes you deceive people
Your pretension but helps you gorge yourself fast with food;
Well may you sing and dance and weep and wail
And thus may Siva seek,
Yet never, never shall you glimpse His Feet.

Arunachala Siva.

11075
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:56:54 AM »
7.  Only When Siva wills, you will get Jnana:

Verse 1:


பிரானருள் உண்டெனில் உண்டுநற் செல்வம்
பிரானருள் உண்டெனில் உண்டுநன் ஞானம்
பிரானரு ளிற்பெருந் தன்மையும் உண்டு
பிரானரு ளிற்பெருந் தெய்வமு மாமே . (1)


Fruits of Lord`s Grace

If you have Lord`s Grace, you have all riches;
If you have Lord`s Grace, you have true Jnana;
If you have Lord`s Grace, you have greatness too;
If you have Lord`s Grace, you shall be the great God Himself.

Arunachala Siva.

11076
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:53:16 AM »
6.  Thava Dhooshanam:  When tapas is needed and when it is not:


Verse 1:

தவம்வேண்டும் ஞானந் தலைப்பட வேண்டில்
தவம்வேண்டா ஞான சமாதிகை கூடில்
தவம்வேண்டா அச்சக சன்மார்க்கத் தோர்க்குத்
தவம்வேண்டா மாற்றந் தனையறி யாரே. (1)


When Tapas is Needed

Tapas you need, if Jnana you aspire;
Tapas you need not, when Jnana Samadhi you attain;
Tapas you need not, when you are in Sahamarga of Yoga;
Tapas they seek not, who the Self to transform Know not.

Arunachala Siva.

11077
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:35:07 AM »
5.  Thavam -  Tapas:


Verse 1:

ஒடுங்கி நிலைபெற்ற உத்தமர் உள்ளம்
நடுங்குவ தில்லை நமனுமங் கில்லை
இடும்பையும் இல்லை இராப்பகல் இல்லை
படும்பயன் இல்லை பற்றுவிட் டோர்க்கே. (1)


Blessings of the Placid Mind

The heart of the holy trembles not in fear,
All passions stilled, it enjoys calm unruffled;
Neither is there death
Nor pain, nor night nor day,
Nor fruits of Karma to experience;
That truly is the state of the desire-renounced.

Arunachala Siva.

11078
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:32:13 AM »
4.  ThuRavu -  Renunciation:

Verse 1:


இறப்பும் பிறப்பும் இருமையும நீங்கித்
துறக்கும் தவங்கண்ட சோதிப் பிரானை
மறப்பில ராய்நித்தம் வாய்மொழி வார்கட்
கறப்பயன் காட்டும் அமரர் பிரானே. (1)

God is Reached by Renunciation:

Beyond birth and death,
Reached by renunciate tapas Is He
My Lord of resplendent glory!
Sing His praise! Incessant pray!
The Heaven`s Lord shall show you
The Dharma`s Land.


Arunachala Siva.


11079
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:28:56 AM »
3.  Jnathuru Jnana  Jneyam:



நீங்காச் சிவானந்த ஞேயத்தே நின்றிடப்
பாங்கான பாசம் படரா படரினும்
ஆங்கார நீங்கி அதனிலை நிற்கவே
நீங்கா அமுதம் நிலைபெற லாமே. (1)


Goal of Sivananda is Ambrosial Bliss

Do incessant seek the goal of Sivananda,
There the Primordial Pasa enmeshes you not;
When it ever envelops you,
You but throw your egoism out and stand firm;
Yours shall then be the ambrosial bliss eternal.


Arunachala Siva.

11080
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:26:36 AM »
2.  Tiru Adip PEru: The gift of getting the Holy Feet of Guru:

Verse 1:


இசைந்தெழும் அன்பில் எழுந்த படியே
பசைந்தெழு நீசரைப் பாசத்தின் ஏகச்
சிவந்த குருவந்து சென்னிகை வைக்க
உவந்த குருபதம் உள்ளத்து வந்தே. (1)



Guru Blesses With His Hand on My Head

Rise in loving praise of Lord
And having risen, in piety melt for Him;
Then the divine Guru comes
?He who had scorned Pasa`s fetters?
And lays his hand on your head,
And lo! in you wells up
The rapturous Grace of His Holy Feet.

Arunachala Siva.

11081
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 15, 2015, 08:22:33 AM »
Tantra 6:

Siva Guru Darsanam  - Seeing the Siva Guru:


Verse 1:


பத்தி பணித்துப் பரவும் அடிநல்கிச்
சுத்த உரையால் துரிசறச் சோதித்துச்
சத்தும் அசத்தும் சதசத்தும் காட்டலால்
சித்தம் இறையே சிவகுரு வாமே. (1)


The Holy Guru is God Himself

He taught me the meekness of spirit,
Infused in me the light of devotion,
Granted me the Grace of His Feet;
And after interrogation holy, testing me entire,
Revealed to me the Real, the Unreal and Real-Unreal;
Of a certain is Siva-Guru Lord Himself.


Arunachala Siva.

11082
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 15, 2015, 06:55:04 AM »



On 29th Jan 1946, Bhagavan Ramana was going through the new Telugu edition of Ramana Leela.
A visitor asked Him:

"I came here about a year ago.  And even since, I have been trying to follow Bhagavan's
instructions.  I am not, however, succeeding very well.  I try to look at all women as mothers.
But I don't succeed."  Bhagavan Ramana did not reply and the visitor continued: "While I am
at home, it is all right. But when I go out and see women I am not able to control my
mind and am swept off my feet.  What should I do?"  He also added: "I want Atma sakshatkaram.
What should I do? I pray for Bhagavan's blessings. 

After a pause, Bhagavan replied:  'You say you are all right when you are at home. Be at home,
at home in the mind. Don't allow it go outwards, but turn it inwards and keep it at home there. 
Then all will be well and you will have Atma sakshatkaram.  The trouble is that we are the mind.
See if you are the mind."

The visitor said: "I am a grahasta. Still I want to practice brahmacharya even with my wife.
But I am not able to succeed.  What should I do?"  Bhagavan replied:  "That is because of the
age long vasanas.  The sankalpas are so powerful because they have existed so long. But
they will go."

(Source: Day by Day. Devaraja Mudaliar.  29.1.1946)

Arunachala Siva.

11083
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 15, 2015, 06:51:09 AM »



Sometime before 31st Jan 1946, someone enquired Bhagavan Ramana:
"People talk of Vaikunta , Kailasa, Indraloka, Chandraloka etc., Do they really exist?"

Bhagavan replied: "Certainly.  You are rest assured that they all exist. There also a Swami
like me be found seated on a couch and disciples will also be seated around him.  They
will ask something and he will say something in reply. Everything will be more or less like this.
What of that? If one sees Chandraloka, he will ask for Indraloka, and after Indraloka, Vaikunta
and after Vaikunta, Kailasa and so on and the mind goes on wandering.  Where is Shanti?
If Shanti is required, the only correct method of securing it is by Self Inquiry.  Through Self
Inquiry, Self Realization is possible. If one realizes the Self, one can see all these
worlds within one's own self.  The Source of everything is one's own self, and if one realizes
the Self, one will not find anything different from the Self.  Then these questions
will not arise.  There may or may not be a Vaikunta or a Kailasa but IT IS A FACT THAT YOU
ARE HERE, IS'NOT IT?  Where are you?  After you know about this, you can think of all those
worlds!"

(Source: Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, Suri Nagamma.)

Arunachala Siva.   

11084
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 15, 2015, 06:46:46 AM »



he visitor who had asked about his difficulties in the previous evening [about lust etc.,] came to
Bhagavan Ramana to take leave of Him.  He said:  I have already mentioned about my difficulties." 

Bhagavan said: "Yes, they will go gradually."

Visitor:  I want Bhagavan's Kripa Drishti [grace by gazing].

Bhagavan did not reply.  Only a few minutes before that Colombo Ramachandra's two small girls
had finished singing and almost the last song [composed by his father, an ardent devotee of Bhagavan] contained the lines,

" He who remains at Annamalai as the gracious Guru, who casts His glance on them, dissipates
their sorrows and directs them to salvation. "

[The visitor must have understood the meaning]

Source: Day by Day, 30.1.1946. Devaraja Mudaliar)

Arunachala Siva.

11085
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 15, 2015, 06:44:18 AM »



Devaraja Mudaliar writes in his entry of 2nd Feb 1946
of Day by Day:

One Ananda Swami from Mount Abu, put the following questions and received the answers:

Q:  The books say that the Purusha is angushta pramana. What is meant by this?

Bhagavan: Evidently the books must be referring to the upadhi in which the Purusha is manifesting.  They cannot mean that the all pervasive Purusha is angushta pramana.

Q:  Is that Purusha in the heart?

Bhagavan:  You mean the physical heart.  It cannot be.But the books describe a heart which is an inverted lotus with a cavity inside and a flame in that cavity and all that.  In such a psychic heart
[Heart], the Purusha may be said to abide and the flame may be of that angushta pramana,
the size of a little finger.

[Bhagavan describes this Heart in Sad Darsanam, Supplement.But He has described it to the
devotees only on a few occasions like this one.]

(Source: As indicated above)

Arunachala Siva. 

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