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11206
General topics / Re: The Self as a Gooseberry in the Palm of the Hand.
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:36:05 AM »
" I am neither a human, nor a Deva, nor a Yaksha. I am neither a Brahmana, Kshatriya nor Sudra.
I am neither a bachelor, nor a householder and nor a forest dweller.  I am not a monk either. I am
the Self whose nature is pure awareness.  (Naham Manushya...)

" I am that ever existing Self, the Atman, which causes my mind and senses to function,  just as
the sun causes all movements on the earth. I am the Atman that is devoid of all limiting adjuncts,
that is infinite like the vast space above and is ever existent. (Nimittam Manaschakshuradhi...)


" I am the Self which gives me the consciousness of my existence, the  consciousness and the Self
being inseparable like fire and heat.  I am the Atman, which is independent of the inner organs like
the mind and senses and yet cause them to function.  (Yamagnyushnavat...)

" I am the Atman, Self effulgent, from whose reflection the intellect functions just as the glittering
image of the sun is reflected on the water pots on the ground.  I am the Atman, the source of power,
which enlightens the intellect, illumines the mind and enlivens the body.  I am the ever present Atman
who pervades all objects and yet remains unaffected, just as the vast space prevails all over and yet
is untouchable.  (Ya Eko...)

" I am the reflection of Lord Vishnu, the all pervading, self effulgent reality, unchanging like the reflection
of the moon on moving water and undiluted like clear crystal, covered with colorful clothes.  I am ever
free (nityamuktah) and pure (nirmala)."  (Upadhou....)


What a wonderful way of expressing the Eternal Truth, the Self, clearly delineating the oneness of Atman,
the light that is the reflection of Brahman, the ever shining Reality!  As the boy's father stood astonished,
unable to believe his ears, the boy continued....:

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

11207
General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:59:48 AM »
How can we say that Sat is non dual?

Sat cannot have a second by its side.  For, then you will have to explain whether that 'second' is
another similar entity or one of a different category. If you say that it is another similar entity,
then you will go against scripture, reason and experience.  If you say it is an entity of another
category it will be a fictitious non entity like the horn of a hare.  So neither  of the two alternatives
of the 'second'  is applicable to Sat.  There is no alternative of the 'second'  is applicable to Sat.
There is no alternative other than the two mentioned above.  So Sat, which can only be one without
a second, is Advitiya (non dual).  From this its 'fullness' is established.  As the self effulgent Sat alone
is Ananda, we have established the unitary meaning (Akandartha) of the term Sat Chit Ananda through
reason. 

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

11208
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:30:02 AM »
130.


 தண்ணளிவெண் குடைவேந்தன்
   செயல்கண்டு தரியாது
மண்ணவர்கண் மழைபொழிந்தார்
    வானவர்பூ மழைசொரிந்தார்
அண்ணலவன் கண்ணெதிரே
   அணிவீதி மழவிடைமேல்
விண்ணவர்கள் தொழநின்றான்
   வீதிவிடங் கப்பெருமான்.



Taken aback by the act of the king,
The merciful, white-parasoled monarch,
Men on earth rained tears and the celestial, flowers;
The Lord Veeti-Vitangka appeared on his celestial,
On the very street, adored by the celestial,
And gave darshan to the great and glorious soul.

Arunachala Siva.

11209
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:28:01 AM »
129.



ஒருமைந்தன் தன்குலத்துக்
   குள்ளான்என் பதும்உணரான்
தருமம்தன் வழிச்செல்கை
   கடனென்று தன்மைந்தன்
மருமம்தன் தேராழி
   உறவூர்ந்தான் மனுவேந்தன்
அருமந்த அரசாட்சி
   அரிதோமற் றெளிதோதான்.



He would not consider that the prince
Was his only son to perpetuate his race;
His sole duty lay in treading the path of Dharma;
He laid his son on the street and he -- King Manu --,
Drove the car whose wheels ran over the chest of his son.
Is kingship aught that is easy or common?
Is it not a rarity of rarities?   

Arunachala Siva.

11210
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:26:04 AM »
128.


மன்னவன்தன் மைந்தனையங்
   கழைத்தொருமந் திரிதன்னை
முன்னிவனை அவ்வீதி
   முரண்தேர்க்கா லூர்கவென
அன்னவனும் அதுசெய்யா
   தகன்றுதன்ஆ ருயிர்துறப்பத்
தன்னுடைய குலமகனைத்
   தான்கொண்டு மறுகணைந்தான்.



The king sent for his son and bade a minister
Ply in that street a chariot that would run over the prince;
He did not do as bidden, but chose to put an end
To his dear life by his own hand; the king
Then took his son with his and repaired to that street.

Arunachala Siva.

11211
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:23:43 AM »
127.



எனமொழிந்து மற்றிதனுக்
   கினியிதுவே செயல்இவ்ஆன்
மனமழியுந் துயரகற்ற
   மாட்டாதேன் வருந்துமிது
தனதுறுபே ரிடர்யானுந்
   தாங்குவதே கருமமென
அனகன்அரும் பொருள்துணிந்தான்
   அமைச்சருமஞ் சினரகன்றார்.


Having spoken thus, he added: "This indeed is that
Which suits the deed; I canst not cure the distress
Of this cow whose mind is being eaten away by grief;
It is but meet that I suffer too in a similar way."
Thus resolved the blameless sovereign; his ministers
Were struck with fear, and away they moved.   


Arunachala Siva.

11212
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:21:25 AM »
126.


போற்றிசைத்துப் புரந்தரன்மா
   லயன்முதலோர் புகழ்ந்திறைஞ்ச
வீற்றிருந்த பெருமானார்
   மேவியுறை திருவாரூர்த்
தோற்றமுடை உயிர்கொன்றான்
    ஆதலினால் துணிபொருள்தான்
ஆற்றவுமற் றவற்கொல்லும்
    அதுவேயா மெனநினைமின்.


"He killed a being that took birth in Tiruvaroor
Where abides peerlessly enshrined the Lord-God,
Hailed gloriously by Indra, Vishnu, Brahma and others;
So, death is the punishment meet for him;
Know this to be my well-considered verdict irrevocable."

Arunachala Siva.

11213
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:12:22 AM »
125.


 அவ்வுரையில் வருநெறிகள்
   அவைநிற்க அறநெறியின்
செவ்வியவுண் மைத்திறநீர்
   சிந்தைசெயா துரைக்கின்றீர்
எவ்வுலகில் எப்பெற்றம்
    இப்பெற்றித் தாமிடரால்
வெவ்வுயிர்த்துக் கதறிமணி
    யெறிந்துவிழுந் ததுவிளம்பீர்.



"Let your exposition of law be, what it is;
You speak, not knowing the truth of the great nature
Of righteousness; now pray, answer me:
In which country, did ever a cow,
Besieged by such grief, come distressed,
Heaving deep sighs of agony, to the bell-tower,
And tolled the bell, and down on earth undone"

Arunachala Siva.

11214
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:10:14 AM »
124.



அவ்வண்ணந் தொழுதுரைத்த
   அமைச்சர்களை முகம்நோக்கி
மெய்வண்ணந் தெரிந்துணர்ந்த
   மனுவென்னும் விறல்வேந்தன்
இவ்வண்ணம் பழுதுரைத்தீர்
   என்றெரியி னிடைத்தோய்ந்த
செவ்வண்ணக் கமலம்போல்
    முகம்புலர்ந்து செயிர்த்துரைப்பான்.


Hearing the minister who bowing spoke to him,
Manu the heroic king, the knower, in sooth, or Truth,
Said: "You words are fraught with flaw."
His face turned ruddy as a red-lotus on fire,
And he spake these words in soaring wrath:   

Arunachala Siva.

11215
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:08:26 AM »
123.



என்றரசன் இகழ்ந்துரைப்ப
   எதிர்நின்ற மதியமைச்சர்
நின்றநெறி உலகின்கண்
   இதுபோல்முன் நிகழ்ந்ததால்
பொன்றுவித்தன் மரபன்று
   மறைமொழிந்த அறம்புரிதல்
தொன்றுதொடு நெறியன்றோ
    தொல்நிலங்கா வலஎன்றார்.

When the king thus spake in contempt, to his ministers,
The wise ones said: "Protector of hoary earth!
What we expressed is founded on precedents;
It will not be in keeping with the righteous tradition
To kill the prince; is not performance of expiation
As ordained by the Vedas, the honored hoary way?"

Arunachala Siva.

11216
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:06:15 AM »
122.



 என்மகன்செய் பாதகத்துக்
   கிருந்தவங்கள் செயஇசைந்தே
அன்னியனோர் உயிர்கொன்றால்
   அவனைக்கொல் வேனானால்
தொன்மனுநூற் றொடைமனுவால்
   துடைப்புண்ட தெனும்வார்த்தை
மன்னுலகில் பெறமொழிந்தீர்
   மந்திரிகள் வழக்கென்றான்.


"If I resort to expiation for the grave sin
By my son committed, and punish another with death
When he does away with a life, will not words of blame
Proclaiming the destruction of Manu's hoary code
By one who comes in his very line, cling to me?
O ye ministers that will have me stigmatized,
Strange indeed is your sense of law and justice!"


Arunachala Siva.

11217
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 29, 2015, 08:04:10 AM »
121.


மாநிலங்கா வலனாவான்
    மன்னுயிர்காக் குங்காலைத்
தானதனுக் கிடையூறு
   தன்னால்தன் பரிசனத்தால்
ஊனமிகு பகைத்திறத்தால்
   கள்வரால் உயிர்தம்மால்
ஆனபயம் ஐந்துந்தீர்த்
   தறங்காப்பா னல்லனோ.


"Is not the ruler of a realm that guards its lives
Duty-bound to rid his subjects
Of hindrance-breeding fear five-fold
Stemming from himself, his men in power,
Harmful hostility of foes, thieves and wild animals,
And thus protect Dharma?"   

Arunachala Siva.

11218
Verse 12 of Tiru Em Pavai:


ஆர்த்த பிறவித் துயர்கெடநாம் ஆர்த்தாடுந்
    தீர்த்தன்நற் றில்லைச்சிற் றம்பலத்தே தீயாடும்
கூத்தன்இவ் வானும் குவலயமும் எல்லோமும்
    காத்தும் படைத்தம் கரந்தும் விளையாடி
வார்த்தையும் பேசி வளைசிலம்ப வார்கலைகள்
    ஆர்ப்பரவஞ் செய்ய அணிகுழல்மேல் வண்டார்ப்பப்
பூத்திகழும் பொய்கை குடைந்துடையான் பொற்பாதம்
    ஏத்தி இருஞ்சுனைநீ ராடேலோ ரெம்பாவாய். 

He is the holy ford where we can bathe in joy and get rid Of our fettering embodiment.
He is the God that dances In the Hall of Gnosis at beautiful Thillai,
holding fire In His hand.
He is the God who evolves,
fosters and resolves The heaven,
the earth and all of us,
as if it were a play.
Let us hymn His glory and bathe in the flowery pool
The while chafers circle and bombinate over our jeweled tresses,
Our bangles tinkle and our fastened girdles And ornaments sway and jingle.
Lo,
may you hail The auric feet of the Lord and plunge in the great Spring,
Empaavaai !


Arunachala Siva.

11219
The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:39:28 AM »




Dr. Karamchandani, the Parsi doctor who attended to Bhagavan during His last days.
He says the tears of sorrow come about on the lower portion of the eyes.  The tears of bliss
come about on the edge of the eyes.  On the last evening Mrs. Karamchandani gave a glass
of orange juice to Bhagavan.  She had come all the way from Vellore to see Bhagavan and submit
this glass of orange juice.  She had darshan and Bhagavan took the juice without bothering about
restrictions on food and drink etc.,  Immediately, the milling crowd outside began chanting
Arunachala Siva, Arunachala Siva and the sound rented the air in the Asramam. 
Karamachandanis saw Bhagavan being extremely happy about the approaching time and He shed
tears!  The doctor says that the tears came from the edge of the eyes!

Arunachala Siva. 

11220
General topics / Re: The Self as a Gooseberry in the Palm of the Hand.
« on: December 28, 2015, 02:54:51 PM »
Now let us look a little more closely at the contribution of the third disciple, Hastamalaka, to our
understanding of the basic concepts of Advaita.  The residents of his village Sribali were noted for
their strict adherence to the principles of dharma.  Among the villagers was one Prabhakara, who was
much concerned about the strange behavior of his son. When the Acharya reached the village, Prabhakara
went to him along with his 13 year old son.  After prostrating himself before the compassionate Acharya,
Prabhakara explained his problem to him. He said that his son, mute from childhood, showed no
likes or dislikes and remained totally inactive. He requested the Acharya to see the child and find out
the cause of his utter indifference to his surroundings.   The boy also fell at the feet of Acharya along
with his father, still continued in that position.  The Acharya picked him up and asked:  'Who are you?
Where are you from and whence are you headed?'

The boy's profound response to this seemingly casual inquiry startled everyone present.  The young
teenager, who appeared  to incapable of speech, now spoke lucidly and eloquently in a series of
fourteen beautiful poems. Here are a few significant ones among those:

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 

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