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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: November 06, 2015, 12:07:07 PM »
Veiling Power:

Like the dense darkness, the Avarana Sakti (veiling power) has hidden or covered up the awareness
of the distinction between Atman and the five fold sheaths of the Atman in the cases of all, except those
of Isvara and of enlightened souls (Atma Jnanis).  The veiling power has two aspects.  The first called
Asattavavarana (complete hiding), makes one convinced the absolute non existence of Truth.   The second
called Abhanavarana (partial hiding) makes one feel that the Truth is there but does not reveal itself

It is the veiling power and not the projecting power that is the root cause of the tree of Samsara (the
cycle of births and deaths and all that is involved in it).  It is also the cause of attainment of release
(Moksha).  By the knowledge of Truth (Tattva Jnana) both these aspects of veiling power can be

Tattva Jnana has also two aspects - Paroksha or indirect knowledge, and Aparokaha (intuitive
or direct knowledge). By hearing from the scriptures properly explained by a competent teacher
Asattavavarana gets destroyed.  This is Paroksa Jnana.

By the combined effect of Sravana (hearing), Manana (cogitation) and nididhnyasana (contemplation),
all doubts and contrary understandings are destroyed.  When this comes to full maturity one gets
the unshakable conviction that one is not the body.  This is intuitive understanding.  Thus through
Paroksha and Aparoksha, such feelings as 'Brahman does not exist or Brahman cannot be clearly
understood - get eliminated and that results in the removal of all pain and the attainment of unalloyed
bliss.  This is accomplished in seven stages - ignorance, covering up, projection, knowledge by
instruction, intuitive knowledge, removal of sufferings and attainment of unobstructed bliss.


Arunachala Siva.       

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:25:38 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 10:

ஆயும் சிவாய நமமசி வாயந
ஆயும் நமசி வயய நமசிவா
ஆயுமே வாய நமசியெனும் மந்திரம்
ஆயும் சிகாரம்தொட் டந்தத் தடைவிலே. (10)

How the Five Letters are Filled in the 25-Chamber Chakra

In the row on top of Chakra
Write Si Va Ya Na Ma;
In the squares on row next
Fill Ma Si Va Ya Na
In the row third write Na Ma Si Va Ya
Still below comes Letters in order Ya Na Ma Si Va
In the squares last are Letters Va Ya Na Ma Si
Thus do you fill squares in Chakra
With `Si` to begin and `Si` to end.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:23:05 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 9:

நாடும் பிரணவம் நடு இரு பக்கமும்
ஆடும்அவர் வா அமர்ந்தங்கு நின்றது
நாடும் நடுஉள் முகம்ந மசிவாய
வாடும் சிவாயநம புறவட்டத் தாயதே. (9)

A Variation of the Six-Letter Yantra

Describe Letter Pranava (OM)
In the Center on top place `Si`
On sides two place letters `Va` and `Ya`
Inside inscribe Na Ma Si Va Ya
On the outer round figure Letters Si Va Ya Na Ma.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:20:10 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 8:

மகாரம் நடுவே வளைத்திடும் சத்தியை
ஒகாரம் வளைத்திட் டுப்பிளந் தேற்றி
யகாரம் தலையா இருகண் சிகாரமா
நகார அகாரம்நற் காலது வாமே. (8)

The Yantra of Six Letters Om Na Ma Si Va Ya

Inscribe Letter `Ma` in center
Above it describe Letter `Va`
Surround the two by Letter `O`
Split them in Center vertically by letter U
Place Letter `Ya` on top,
Fix letter `Si` on both sides,
That they look like eyes two,
The Letters `Na` and `Va` to form the diagram`s feet two.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:17:36 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 7:

இருந்தஇவ் வட்டம் இருமூன் றிரேகை
இருந்த அதனுள் இரேகைஐந் தாக
இருந்த அறைகள் இருபத்தஞ் சாக
இருந்த அறை ஒன்றில் எய்தும் மகாரமே. (7)

Letter Ma Central in Chakra With 25 Chambers

That Chakra is with six by six lines formed,
The lines inside are five by five
Thus in all into five and twenty chambers divided;
In Center of these is Letter Ma.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:14:30 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 6:

ஆலய மாக அமர்ந்தபஞ் சாக்கரம்
ஆலய மாக அமர்ந்தஅத் தூலம்போய்
ஆலய மாக அறிகின்ற சூக்குமம்
ஆலய மாக அமர்ந்திருந் தானே .(6)

The Five Letters Manifest (Sthula) and Subtle (Sukshma)

The Panchakshara (Five Letters) is the Lord`s Abode,
That Panchakshara Manifest (is Namasivaya)
That Subtle is Sivayanama
Thus is He in that Mantra,
Manifest and Subtle.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 09:10:17 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 5:

மட்டவிழ் தாமரை மாதுநல் லாளுடன்
ஒட்டி யிருந்த உபாயம் அறிகிலர்
விட்ட எழுத்தை விடாத எழுத்துடன்
கட்டவல் லார்உயிர் காக்கவல் லாரே. (5)

Significance of Letter Om

They know not how the Lord
Became conjoint with her,
Who, on the blooming lotus sits;
They who chant the letter aspirated ``O``
Conjoint with the letter unaspirated ``m``
May well preserve their life ever.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:50:03 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 4:

எட்டு நிலையுள எங்கோன் இருப்பிடம்
எட்டினில் ஒன்றும் இருமூன்றும் ஈரேழும்
ஒட்டிய விந்துவும் நாதமும் ஓங்கிடப்
பட்டது மந்திரம் பான்மொழி பாலே. (4)

The Significance of Letter ``Si`` in the Chakra

In the eight directions is the letter ``Si`` in the Chakra
From that One Letter in places eight
Arose the Five Gods,
And the Saktis Nine,
And the Bindu and Nada;
Thus flourishes the Mantra, the Word Pure.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:46:47 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 3:

அரகர என்ன அரியதொன் றில்லை
அரகர என்ன அறிகிலர் மாந்தர்
அரகர என்ன அமரரும் ஆவர்
அரகர என்ன அறும்பிறப் பன்றே. (3)

Say ``Hara Hara`` and end birth cycle

Say ``Hara  Hara
Nothing formidable to you;
They who know not this,
Say not ``Hara  Hara;
`` Say ``Hara Hara``
And you shall a celestial be;
Say ``Hara Hara``
You shall no more birth know.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:44:22 AM »
2. Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 2:

தான்ஒன்றி வாழ்இடம் தன்னெழுத் தேயாகும்
தான்ஒன்றும் அந்நான்கும் தன்பேர் எழுத்தாகும்
தான்ஒன்று நாற்கோணம் தன்ஐந் தெழுத்தாகும்
தான்ஒன்றி லேஒன்றும் அவ்அரன் தானே. (2)

The Configuration of the 121 Lettered Chakra Diagram

In his own Letter ``Si``, He abides;
The four letters conjoint are great Letters of His name
On the four sides of His Chakra His own Five letters
In the One letter He abides is Hara`s mantra too.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:38:45 AM »
2.  Tiru Ambala Chakram:  The Chakra picture of Siva:   (Like Sri Chakra  for Devi) 

There are 89 verses on this.  I propose to give all the verses and their meanings:

இருந்தஇவ் வட்டங்கள் ஈரா றிரேகை
இருந்த இரேகைமேல் ஈரா றிருத்தி
இருந்த மனைகளும் ஈராறு பத்தொன்
றிருந்த மனையொன்றில் எய்துவன் தானே. (1)

How to Form the Chakra

Draw twelve vertical lines and cross them
With twelve horizontal lines
Thus are formed Hundred and twenty one squares,
In this Chakra the Lord dances.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 06, 2015, 08:35:55 AM »
Tantra 4:

1. Asabai = Ajapa:  Mantra without using the mouth:

போற்றுகின் றேன்புகழ்ந் தும்புகல் ஞானத்தை
தேற்றுகின் றேன்சிந்தை நாயகன் சேவடி
சாற்றுகின் றேன்அறை யோ சிவ யோகத்தை
ஏற்றுகின் றேன்நம் பிரான்ஓர் எழுத்தே. (1)

The One-Letter Mantra of Our Lord

I praise, I laud,
Jnana that is our Refuge;
I adore the Holy Feet of the Lord,
Constant in my thought;
I expound Siva Yoga;
Hearken you!
I chant the One Letter, Aum, dear to our Lord.

Arunachala Siva.

The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 06, 2015, 07:01:12 AM »

A vistior came to the Asramam on 10.2.1946 with a book called Sri Ramanopakhyanam.  His name
was Thangavelu Nadar.  Bhagavan Ramana told Devaraja Mudaliar that it was not about anything
about His teachings but the one which contained some stanzas found in some Nadi horscope
of Bhagavan Ramana, with notes and commentaries of another gentleman who was then editing
a Tamizh paper.  Bhagavan added that besides this version, some other Nadi version of
Bhagavan's horoscope have been traced and sent to the Asramam by different devotees.  Bhagavan Ramana added that there were various people in the country who claimed to have various Nadis.
We don't know whether they are correct or not.  This Thangavelu Nadar was originally from
Kumbakonam.  There also used to be one Swami at Tindivanam.  When anyone went to him, he
used to tell them:  "You must go and have darshan of Ramana Maharshi, at such and such time,
on such and such date."  This gentleman's name is also indicated in the Nadi horoscope and they
used to come here and tell me about it!

(Source:  Day by Day, Devaraja Mudaliar.)

Arunachala Siva.       


Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam's second verse speaks about the Swarupa Lakshnam, of the Self
or Brahman.  Brahman is both Nature and Grace.  Nature is mentioned in this verse.  Grace or
the Anugraham has been mentioned in the first verse.

The Tamil verse reads as under:

Chittiramam ihdhu ellam Chemmalaiye nin pale,
Uthithamay ninre odungidumal  -  Nittiyamum
Nan enru idhayam nadithiduvaiyal un per
Than idhayam enriduvar thaam.

The Chemmalai is the Red Hill, Arunachala.  Bhagavan does not distinguish between the Self and Arunachala.  This is the Heart, this Chemmalai is a Wonder.  Chitram is the Sanskrit word,
which means picture and also the wonder.  Sri Sankara uses this word in Sri Dakshinamurthy
Stotram.  Chitram vadatharor mule, vriddha sishya gurur yuva.....  Bhagavan Ramana uses
both the meaning picture and wonder. 

On the Red Hill, Brahman, ALL things inanimate, animate etc., have their beginning or appearance.
Then they stay there and eventually they curl up there, after the purpose for which they have come.
Men and women, are born, they stay in the world for sometime and then die.  Every soul curl up
in Brahman.  Not only human and other living beings, even animate objects appear, stay and die out.
The oceans get dry, the earth has its crumbling, the air stops, the fire extinguishes. The old continents
are not there today.  Eg. Lemuria continent, which has sunk in Indian Ocean.  With global warming
the ice and ozone zones are dissipating.  The oceans get dry.  There is no air beyond 100 kms of
earth's circumference.  What remains? Only Space.  Akasam.  The Space is Brahman and it is portrayed
as Red Hill, Arunachala.

Bhagavan Ramana says in Who am I? "Just like Aditya, the Sun rises without any wish or thought,
iccha and sankalpa and upon whose Presence, the sun-stone emits fire, the lotus blooms, lakes dry up,
the people in the world conduct and finish their work as per the three types or five types of work that
they are destined.  It is like needle moving when brought near a magnet.  The magnet does no do
a thing!  It is the needle's dance all the way!  Iswara or Brahman is Sankalpa-rahita.  No
wish, no thought.  It is like the world's karmas do not affect the Sun, none of the works affect the
Brahman.  Like the Space, not affected by the other four elements.

The Brahman dances in Pure Space.  This is the dance of Nataraja, the Cosmic Dancer.  Chitadakasam.
The same Brahman dances within you as I, I, I, in the Heart Center.  His name is Heart.  For the seekers,
it is first the Heart Center. Then he will realize that he is Brahman, the one without a second, the Pure Space.  This dance is eternal. Sri Bhagavan uses the word 'Nittiyamum', ever, eternally.
He also uses the word dance, this dance is the Cosmic dance.  The dance always means staying as
well as moving in rhythm.  Everything is stationery but moving due to Mahamaya in perfect rhythm.
Mahamaya is inseparable part of Brahman.  Unnamulai is the inseparable concorporate of Annamalai.

Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: November 05, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »
Jiva and Isvara:

The causal body, the subtle body, and the gross body, have their Vyashti (individual), and
'Samashti', (collective) aspects. For example tree, house etc.,can  be called individual aspect.
Forest, village etc., are their corresponding collective aspect. In the same way, each body
separately is the individual aspect, and all bodies put together is the collective aspect.  Pure
Consciousness with the limiting adjunct (Upadhi) of the Samashti is known as Isvara and with
that of a Vyashti is known as Jiva.

In the state of deep sleep, pure Consciousness stays in the causal body as his Upadhi.  He is
then known as Isvara.  When pure Consciousness stays in deep sleep with the individual aspect
as Upadhi, then he is known as Prajna.   In the dream state, pure Consciousness stays in the subtle
aspect of collectivity and is then called Hiranyagarbha.  Pure Consciousness in the subtle aspect of
Vyashti as Upadhi, when he is known Vaisvanara. When Consciousness abides in the gross aspect
of individuality as Upadhi, he is called Visva.  These are the differences between the concepts of
Isvara and Jiva.

Isvara performs the creation, sustentation,and destruction of the worlds as Brahma, Vishnu and
Rudra assuming the Gunas, Sattva, Rajas,and Tamas, respectively. Of these  Brahma is involved
in Virat Purusha, (cosmic man).  Vishnu in Hiranyagarbha and Rudra in Isvara. Such is the origin
of this manifold universe. It is the same as  superimposition which is the effect of the projecting power.


Arunachala Siva.     

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