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15. The Light that lights the world is subtler still than the subtle mahat, the expanded consciousness.
And, who can count it or reckon it which eludes numbers, computing and the allied sciences.  It is
called 'Svabhava' -- the purport of oneself.  This is the one which, by way of expressing itself in a myriad
ways, projects ever and anon the countless worlds of joy.

16.  Anything conceived by the mind, ears, etc., supported by triad or pentad of pranas, cannot
be the Light.  That which is to say, the effort -- though mediated by resources,  which after all are
the products of he Goal -- involves the freedom of oneself from all the media.  In the realm of the knowledge
relating to the Light, sattva or sat is appreciated as it is experienced as 'Being' (I-ness).  In expression it
takes the form of Thou!  "Thou alone art, O Lord!"  This is para bhakti or devotion transcending duality.

17.  Without being rooted  in the spirit of the tetrad of he Mahavakyas (great aphorisms) how is it
possible to explain Jiva and the world?  Even the subtle body, which has its welfare in the pranas,
is not even remotely comparable to Isvara, the Light of transcendence.  Those who imagine truth,
life, bliss, glory and hope in the transient body and the world as opposed to Isvara, the sole source,
even if equipped with the subtlest of intellects cannot appreciate the imports of Mahavakyas.  The scope
of intellect is limited to the world and its components but its origin and originator are beyond it.


Arunachala Siva.         

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:46:14 AM »
Verse  402:

ஆண்டஅர சங்கணர்சீர்
   அருள்பெற்றப் பதிநின்றும்
பாண்டிநாட் டெழுந்தருளும்
   பான்மையராய்த் தென்திசைபோய்க்
காண்டகைய திருப்புத்தூர்
   பணிந்தேத்திக் கதிர்மதியம்
தீண்டுகொடி மதில்மதுரைத்
   திருவால வாய்சேர்ந்தார்.

The kingly servitor blessed with the great grace
Of the Lord, left the town and moved southward
To reach the Pandya country; he adored the Lord
At Tirupputthoor, rapturous to behold; he came
To Tirualavai of Madurai whose streamers
Waft aloft touching the moon.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:43:14 AM »
Verse  401:

பிரமபுரத் திருமுனிவர்
   பெருந்தொண்டை நன்னாட்டில்
அரனுறையுந் தானங்கள்
   அணைந்திறைஞ்சிப் பாடுவதற்
குரனுடைய திருநாவுக்
   கரசர் உரை செய்தருளப்
புரமெரித்தார் திருமகனார்
   பூந்துருத்தி தொழுதகன்றார்.

Tirunavukkarasar of spiritual puissance told
The divine Muni of Brahmapuram that he should
Hail the Lord in all His shrines of great Tondai Nadu.
Thereupon the godly child adored
The Lord of Tiruppoonthurutthi who burnt
The triple cities, and left the town.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:41:24 AM »
Verse  400:

பண்புடைய பாண்டிமா
   தேவியார் தம்பரிவும்
நண்புடைய குலச்சிறையார்
   பெருமையும்ஞா னத்தலைவர்
எண்பெருக வுரைத்தருள
   எல்லையில்சீர் வாகீசர்
மண்குலவு தமிழ்நாடு
   காண்பதற்கு மனங்கொண்டார்.

Of the compassion great of the Pandyan's Consort
Poised in virtue and glory and of Kulacchiraiyar's devotion
The lord of Gnosis so enchantingly narrated
To Vakeesar of endless glory that he desired to fare forth
To the Pandya kingdom, resplendent on earth.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:39:32 AM »
Verse 399:

வல்அமணர் தமைவாதில்
   வென்றதுவும் வழுதிபால்
புல்லியகூன் நிமிர்த்ததுவும்
   தண்பொருந்தப் புனல்நாட்டில்
எல்லையிலாத் திருநீறு
   வளர்த்ததுவும் இருந்தவத்தோர்
சொல்லஅது கேட்டுவந்தார்
   தூயபுகழ் வாகீசர்.

Vakeesar of immaculate glory hearkened
To the rare tapaswi who narrated to him how he
Vanquished the cruel Samanas in disputation,
How he cured the hunch-backed Pandya
And how he in the land made rich by the cool waters
Of the Tamparaparani, caused the spreading of the glory
Of the Holy Ash infinite.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:37:18 AM »
Verse  398:

கழுமலக்கோன் திருநாவுக்
   கரசருடன் கலந்தருளிச்
செழுமதியந் தவழ்சோலைப்
   பூந்துருத்தித் திருப்பதியின்
மழுவினொடு மான்ஏந்து
   திருக்கரத்தார் மலர்த்தாள்கள்
தொழுதுருகி இன்புற்றுத்
   துதிசெய்தங் குடனிருந்தார்.

The prince of Kazhumalam graciously accompanied
With him; he adored the flowery feet of the Lord
Of Tiruppoonthurutthi over whose gardens floats
The lovely moon, -- the Lord whose hands divine
Sport the mazhu and the fawn; he adored Him
In melting love and grew delighted; he hailed Him,
And there abode with Vakeesar.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:35:28 AM »
Verse  397:

பிள்ளையார் அதுகேளாப்
   பெருகுவிரை வுடன்இழிந்தே
உள்ளமிகு பதைப்பெய்தி
   உடையஅர சினைவணங்க
வள்ளலார் வாகீசர்
   அவர்வணங்கா முன்வணங்கத்
துள்ளுமான் மறிக்கரத்தார்
   தொண்டரெலாந் தொழுதார்த்தார்.

Hearing this, down he descended impetuously;
Scared and agitated he adored the king of servitors;
Even before he would adore him, Vakeesar, the divine
Patron, adored him; all the devotees of the Lord
Whose hand displays a leaping fawn, hailed them
And uproarious was their acclamation.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:32:30 AM »
Verse  396:

திருஞான மாமுனிவர்
   அரசிருந்த பூந்துருத்திக்
கருகாக எழுந்தருளி
   எங்குற்றார் அப்பர்என
உருகாநின் றுஉம்அடியேன்
   உம்அடிகள் தாங்கிவரும்
பெருவாழ்வு வந்தெய்தப்
   பெற்றிங்குற் றேன்என்றார்.

When the saintly child -- the great Muni of Gnosis --,
Neared Tiruppoonthurutthi, he asked: "Where indeed
Is Appar?" Vakeesar, melting in love, replied thus:
"Your servitor, blessed with the beatitude
Of bearing your feet divine is (only)here."

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:30:40 AM »
Verse 395:

வந்தொருவர் அறியாமே
   மறைத்தவடி வொடும்புகலி
அந்தணனார் ஏறியெழுந்
   தருளிவரும் மணிமுத்தின்
சந்தமணிச் சிவிகையினைத்
   தாங்குவா ருடன்தாங்கிச்
சிந்தைகளிப் புறவருவார்
   தமையாருந் தெளிந்திலரால்.

Unseen by any one and incognito, he joined
The bearers of the beauteous palanquin of pearls
That bore the godly Brahmin-child of Pukali;
With them he bore it; great was his rejoicing;
None could recognize him at all.

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:28:16 AM »
Verse 394:

காழியர்கோன் வரும்எல்லை
   கலந்தெய்திக் காதலித்தார்
சூழுமிடைந் திடுநெருக்கிற்
    காணாமே தொழுதருளி
வாழியவர் தமைத்தாங்கும்
   மணிமுத்தின் சிவிகையினைத்
தாழும்உடல் இதுகொண்டு
   தாங்குவன்யான் எனத்தரித்தார்.

The prince of Sirkazhi was on his way; there
He came and melted into the holy throng;
The loving servitor who was in its thick, adored him
Unseen; he then resolved thus: "The beauteous palanquin
Decked with pearls bears him that hath come to confer
Deliverance; I'll bend this body and bear it."   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 06, 2016, 09:26:26 AM »
Verse  393:

சண்பைவருந் தமிழ்விரகர்
   எழுந்தருளத் தாங்கேட்டு
மண்பரவும் பெருங்கீர்த்தி
   வாகீசர் மனமகிழ்ந்து
கண்பெருகுங் களிகொள்ளக்
   கண்டிறைஞ்சுங் காதலினால்
எண்பெருகும் விருப்பெய்த
   எழுந்தருளி எதிர்சென்றார்.

Having heard of the coming of the master of Tamilzh
Of Sanbai, Vakeesar of great glory -- hailed
By the whole-world --, rejoiced; impelled by a love
To adore him and feast his eyes with the joy
Of his sight, he fared forth to receive him
With a mind steeped in delight great.   

Arunachala Siva.

Does an aspirant (Sadhaka) lose anything by not observing the rules of caste and orders of life (Asramas)?

The attainment of Jnana is the supreme benefit of all other practices. Irrespective of whatever order of
life one may be in, for the one who is constantly practicing Jnana there are no caste or asrama rules
that have to be observed.  If such a person follows the rules of caste and asramas, he does so for the good
of the world.  He does not derive any benefit by observing the rules.  Nor does he lose anything by not
observing them.

-  Sri Ramana Maharshi, Spiritual Instruction, Chapter II.

Arunachala Siva. 

What is the meaning of brahmacharya?

Only inquiry into Brahman should be called brahmacharya.

- Sri Ramana Maharshi - Spiritual Instruction, Chapter II.

Arunachala Siva.   

If you superimpose this chart on the birth chart, you find the Dasa Lord is caught between transiting Rahu
and transiting Mars. It was tremendously challenging and revealing experience.  Transiting Moon is on   
the top of the natal Moon (who is also the Bhukti Lord) and moving towards conjunction with the natural
Atmakaraka Sun.  It tore him apart at the inner level -- split the body and soul (chit jada granthi bheda).
The New Moon  often brings about restlessness and uncertainty.  The young Ramana was overtaken by
these states as evidenced by his questioning.

A Seer is Born:

Jupiter in Cancer in the 10th from the Lagna (Janma) in a deeply spiritual sign heralds great transformation.
Jupiter is aspected both by Mars and Saturn -- Mars from his Moolatrikona and Saturn from his exaltation
-- highlighting the epochal event.  The experience shifts to the Moon Bhukti, to the borderline Antara
of the Sun.

In the Moon Bhukti, the Moon as Atmakaraka becomes a very difficult period.  The Moon being in a cuspal
degree assumes great significance. The Moon rules the mind and ego.  Being in the 7th from the radical
Sun, the ego is dealt with a death blow by the experience.  The 9th house being involved, the death of ego
is the triggering point for the spiritual transformation of the native.

With Moon Bhukti, the Amavasya day assumes great importance.  The Bhukti Lord Moon is merging
into the Sun, the Soul Force or Atman.  The Moon ruling the mind is disappearing into the Sun, the
Soul Force not only of the individual but also of the Cosmos.  The Desa Lord is Saturn and there is
complete renunciation and detachment -- a dissolution of the body mind from the soul.  The Maharshi
from this moment ceased to be young Venkataraman, ceased to identify himself with the body or the
mind, and became a Seer, pure Witness of the little 'I'.

The date 10th July, 1896, was, therefore, in all likelihood the day of the Great Experience.

(I am personally happy in giving this article on the day next to  Maha Aradhanai Day.)


Arunachala Siva.        .                     

Sannyasa Yoga from Mars:

Mars, apart from his malefic properties, is good for renunciation.  A natural malefic in the 7th is a
Yoga of Sannyasa.  In November 1895, just some 7 or 8 months prior to the death experience,
an elderly relation casually mentioned he had just come from a pilgrimage to Holy Arunachala.
As soon as the word 'Arunachala' fell on the young boy's ears, a whole new world opened up in
his heart and he knew he had to go there.  That was the seed for his eventual decision to leave
for the Holy Hill. 

This happened in Saturn Dasa.  Saturn is ruled by the Adi Devata Siva.  Arunachala meaning, 'pink
and immovable', is deemed to be Siva Himself.  The Lord of the temple of Arunachala at the base of
the Hill is Arunachaleswara, Arunachala in the form of Lingam.  Of course, Sri Ramana never talked
of an Ishta or a mantra or a sadhana.  But he was immensely fond of the Periya Puranam, an ancient
Tamizh  work on great devotees of Lord Siva.  His love for the Hill can be attributed to the 5th Lord
Saturn also being the Dasa Lord. 

Journey to Self begins:

The 9th house factor is all pervasive.  The Lagna Lord Venus is with the 9th Lord Mercury.  The 9th
Lord Mercury is in his own nakshatra,  Jyeshta.  The 5th Lord Saturn is in Revati, ruled by the 9th
Lord Mercury.   This is why the experience that occurred in Saturn Dasa was not a mere passing event,
but long lasting, impactful and tremendously successful.  It is said that the young Ramana left Madurai
on 29th August, 1896, about 6 weeks after the great experience.  Let us see if we can track the date of
Self Illumination:  Starting with 29th August 1896, and going backwards by 6 weeks, takes us to mid
July.  The planetary positions for Wednesday, 15th July at 2 p.m. (IST) for Madurai show the Tithi to be
Sukla Pakshami.  The previous New Moon fell on 10th July, the next on the 9th August.  Panchami is
favored for spiritual matters.  The Moon in Virgo, on the other hand, is not compatible for spiritual
occurrence of any kind.

Death Experience:

Two Charts:  Chart I - 15th July 1896.  2 PM.

Meena - None

Mesha -  Mars
Vrishaba None

Mithuna   Mercury
Karkataka - Venus, Sun and Jupiter. 

Simha - Ketu

Kanya - Moon.

Thula - Ascendant - Saturn

Vrischika -  None

Dhanus - None

Makaras -  None

Kumbha - Rahu.

Chart II -  10th July 1896, 2 PM.

Pisces  - None

Mesha - Mars

Vrishaba - None

Mithuna - Mercury, Moon, Sun and Venus

Karkataka - Jupiter

Simha - Kethu

Kanya - None

Thula - Ascendant - Saturn.

Vrischika -  None

Dhanus - None

Makara - None

Kumbha - Rahu.

New Moon as Catalyst:

Is there anything striking in this charts?  The major planets remain in the same signs during the
whole week.  So, we are not concerned with them.  What about the Moon  and the Sun? Do they
enjoy a special relationship to warrant such major change?  Usually for major spiritual experiences,
New Moon and Full Moons become important, especially New Moon.

Let us track the positions on the previous New Moon.  We will still be within of a six week time frame from,
29th August.  So, let us look at the New Moon day 2 pm. (IST) on 10th July, 1896, for Madurai -
Chart 2.

This is very interesting chart.  The New Moon has occurred on young Venkataraman's Moon and Atmakaraka.
It has occurred in the 9th house in Punarvasu, Sri Ramana's Janma Nakshatra.  Transiting Mars is on the
natal Mars.  Saturn stationary is on natal Lagna and influenced by Mars.  Except for the Nodes (Rahu-
Ketu), all the planets are in the 9th house from the Janma Lagna  -- Sun, Mercury, Venus and the Moon.
Jupiter in the 10th exalted .

Saturn and the Moon, the Dasa and Bhuki Lords, are in airy signs involving the natal Lagna - so a great
ferment began in the mind of the young lad.


Arunachala Siva.                     


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