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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 07, 2015, 02:54:03 PM »
The Death Experience of Bhagavan:

contd.,

Ever since I came across the stories of Nachiketa and Saivtri in the Sanskrit classes during my highschool
days, I have wondered at the possibility of travelling to Yama Loka.  Is it a concrete plan on Earth such as
India or the United States?  Is it possible to visit at all, as one would travel from say, Bangalore to
Tiruvannamalai?  As, when Bhagavan first came to know that Arunachala is in fact a place on Earth
from His uncle,  He looked upon an atlas to figure out the route to reach Tiruvannamalai. So when
Nachiketa's father that he is offering to him unto God of Death, how does Nachiketa actually embark?
It is said that he waited at Yama's door for three days without food and water.  One would obviously
end up surmising that this only figuratively depicts the rigorous fast and penance that Nachiketa undertook
for three days in the quest of Death. Likewise, Savitri too undertakes fast and severe austerities for three
days prior to the destined day of death of Satyavan, and she also travels with Yama for miles together
up to the doorstep of Yamaloka.  All these obviously can't be at a physical realm but can only be mental.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: November 07, 2015, 12:38:39 PM »
Markandeya's Unconditional Surrender to Lord Siva on Encountering Yama:



This story is narrated in the Skanda Puranam.  Being issue-less for a long time, Rishi Mrikandu
and his wife Marudmati intensely worship Siva and seek the boon of progeny. Pleased with
their devotion, Lord Siva appears before them and offers two choices; a dim witted son who
would live a hundred years or an exceptional son with a short life span of only sixteen years.
The couple chose the later.  As expected, Markandeya (literally son of Mrikandu) grows up
to be a handsome and exemplary child quickly mastering all the Vedas and Sastras. He soon
becomes an accomplished sage and is extremely devoted  to Lord Siva. As he was nearing sixteen,
his parents grew nervous.  Observing this, Markandeya sought to know the reason and learnt
about his impending death.  He consoles them assuring that Lord Siva would surely come to his
succour.  Since then, he intensely offers worship to the Siva Lingam, and on the destined day, Yama
himself approaches Markandeya, as his minions were unable to take away his life owing to his
extreme devotion towards Siva.

On seeing Yama, out of fright, Markandeya hugs the Siva Linga tight with undivided devotion and
surrenders completely.  When Yama throws his noose around the young sage, it encircles Siva Lingam
too. Enraged at Yama's audacity to throw the noose over Siva Lingam, Lord Siva emerges out from the
Linga in his fiery form and strikes at Kala (Yama) with his trident. He then revives Yama under the
condition that the devout youth would be a Chiranjeevi (one who lives forever).  Markandeya is thus
bestowed with immortality much to the delight of his parents. Siva thenceforth was known as
Kaalakanta (ender of Kala). He is also Mrtyunjaya (conqueror of death) and Mahakaaleswarar
(ruler of time who is beyond time and death).

Here ends the narration as found in the scriptures.  The text that follows is an attempt, from a layman's
standpoint, to interpret the events given their puzzling nature.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 
                   

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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: November 07, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »
Chapter 3:

But God is only one.  How can you speak of Him, as many?

I speak so because in holy temples, in villages and in houses,  He is worshipped as many deities
like Siva, Vishnu etc.,

Arunachala Siva.

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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: November 07, 2015, 11:04:30 AM »
Chapter 3:

We find several kinds of sentient and insentient entities.  Why then do you say that multiplicity
includes only two types?

Yes, your question is relevant.  Non Atman is one only.  But when it is in effect-condition, it
manifests itself as many.  Atman has only one form.  When, however, it is in contact with limiting
adjuncts formed of the effect condition of non-Atman, it appears to be many - many living beings,
many gods etc.,

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: November 07, 2015, 11:00:18 AM »
Chapter 3:

How can the Atman, which transcends multiplicity be included as a type in the world of multiplicity?

There is no mistake in doing so.  For, in this world of multiplicity sentient and insentient entities
are included.  The sentient entity is the Atman.  If there were no Atman, multiplicity would not
have a 'being' at all.  So one can say that the Atman is included in the world of multiplicity.

If this be the case, how do you distinguish the sentient from the insentient?

What is moving (Jangama) is sentient. What cannot move by itself or is in a fixed position ,
(Sthavara) is insentient.

Arunachala Siva.     

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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:54:31 AM »
Chapter 3:

How many types are included in this world of multiplicity?

Two types are included in it:  1) Atman and 2) Non-Atman.

Arunachala Siva.   

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:40:33 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 25:

கல்லொளி யேஎன நின்ற வடதிசைக்
கல்லொளி யேஎன நின்றநல் லிந்திரன்
கல்லொளி யேஎன நின்ற சிகாரத்தைக்
கல்லொளி யேஎனக் காட்டிநின் றானே. (25)

Lord Revealed His First Letter ``Si``

The North beamed in radiant light
There stood Lord of Devas (Indra) crowned in diadem bright;
And the Lord revealed His letter ``Si``
Sparkling as rays within gem pure,
It beamed aloft for all to see
Unto a light set on mountain top.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:38:20 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 24:

தானே அளித்திடும் தையலை நோக்கினால்
தானே அளித்திட்டு மேல்உற வைத்திடும்
தானே அளித்த மகாரத்தை ஓதினால்
தானே அளித்ததோர் கல்ஒளி யாமே (24)

Chant ``Ma`` of Grace ? Sakti

She Herself Grace grants
If upward you lift Kundalini;
She Herself granting Grace
High above in Sahasrara places thee;
There do you chant Her syllable ``Ma``
You shall indeed be placed
Like a gem of ray serene.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:35:16 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:


Verse 23:


அத்திசைக் குள்நின் றனலை எழுப்பிய
அத்திசைக் குள்நின்ற நவ்வெழுத் தோதினால்
அத்திசைக் குள்நின்ற அந்த மறையனை
அத்திசைக் குள்ளுற வாக்கினள் தானே. (23)


Chant Om and Rouse Kundalini

Kindle the Fire (Kundalini) where it dormant lies
Chant letter `na` that is in the chakra
Then the symbolized `na`
Brings the Lord there.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:25:32 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:


Verse 22:


கூத்தனைக் காணும் குறிபல பேசிடின்
கூத்தன் எழுத்தின் முதலெழுத் தோதினால்
கூத்தனொ டொன்றிடுங் கொள்கைய ராய்நிற்பர்
கூத்தனைக் காணும் குறியது வாகுமே.  (22)


Chant Letter of Dance ? Si

How do you see the Dancer?
Many are the ways;
Chant first Letter of Dance (Si),
Thou with Dancer will one in thought be;
That is the way to see the Dancer truly.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:22:30 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 21:


அஞ்செழுத் தாலே அமர்ந்தனன் நந்தியும்
அஞ்செழுத் தாலே அமர்ந்தபஞ் சாக்கரம்
அஞ்செழுத் தாகிய அக்கர சக்கரம்
அஞ்செழுத் துள்ளே அமர்ந்துநின் றானே. (21)


Panchakshara Chakra

Letter-Five is seat of Nandi
Letter-Five is Holy Mantra
Letter-Five is Divine Chakra
Letter-Five is Lord`s abode.


Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:19:24 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:


Verse 20:


அவ்வுண்டு சவ்வுண் டனைத்தும்அங் குள்ளது
கவ்வுண்டு நிற்குங் கருத்தறி வார்இல்லை
கவ்வுண்டு நிற்குங் கருத்தறி வாளர்க்குச்
சவ்வுண்டு சத்தி சதாசிவன் றானே. (20)


Au and Sau are Mantras of Siva-Sakti Union

There is Letter Hau
There is Letter Sau
In them are comprehended all;
How they entwined are,
None knows;
They who know the mystery of this union
Are indeed blessed
Of both, Sakti and Sadasiva.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:14:26 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:


Verse 19:

அவ்விட்டு வைத்தங் கரவிட்டு மேல்வைத்து
இவ்விட்டுப் பார்க்கில் இலிங்கமதாய் நிற்கும்
மவ்விட்டு மேலே வளியுறக் கண்டபின்
தொம்மிட்டு நின்ற சுடர்க்கொழுந் தாமே. (19)


மேற்கூறிய சக்கரத்தில் சந்திகளில் உள்ள குற்றெழுத்துக்களில் முதலாவதாகிய அகாரத்தை வாங்கி அடியிலும், இகாரத்தைவாங்கி முடியிலும் வைத்து இடையில் `ஹர` என்னும் மந்திரத்தை வாங்கியிட்டு நோக்கினால் இலிங்கமாய்த் தோன்றும். ஆதலின் அவற்றை அம்முறைப்படி மூலாதாரம், இருதயம், புருவநடு என்பவற்றில் வைத்துத் தியானித்து மகாரத்துடன் கூட்டிப் பிராணா யாமத்துடன் செபித்தால், கூத்தப்பிரானது ஒளிவடிவு காட்சிப்படும்.


Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:11:13 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:


Verse 18:

அண்ணல் இருப்ப தவளக் கரத்துளே
பெண்ணினல் லாளும் பிரானக் கரத்துளே
எண்ணி இருவர் இசைந்தங் கிருந்திடப்
புண்ணிய வாளர் பொருளறி வார்களே. (18)


Siva and Sakti Interchange Their Bija Mantra States

The Lord is seated in His Consort`s Letter (Sauh)
The Mother is seated in Her Lord`s Letter (Hum)
When thus the Two are in amity seated
The holy beings comprehend the meaning inner.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: November 07, 2015, 09:07:49 AM »
Tiru Ambala Chakram:

Verse 17:


ஆறெட் டெழுத்தின்மேல் ஆறும் பதினாலும்
ஏறிட் டதன்மேலே விந்துவும் நாதமும்
சீறிட்டு நின்று சிவாய நமஎன்னக்
கூறிட்டு மும்மலம் கூப்பிட்டுப் போமே. (17)



Sum Sauh Sivaya Nama

Conjoin the sixth letter U
To the forty-eighth letter S (a)
Add Bindu letter M
To form the syllable Sum:
In similar fashion
Conjoin the fourteenth letter Au to S (a)
Add Nada letter Ah (:)
To form the syllable Sauh;
Chant them Si Va Ya Na Ma to follow;
Thus when you chant the mantra, full formed
As Sum Sauh Si Va Ya Na Ma,
The triple Pasas in distress howling
Take to their heels, away, away.


Arunachala Siva.

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