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12496
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 08, 2015, 11:31:39 AM »
Verse 1 of Saiva Canon, 7.055: Tirup Punkur:


அந்த ணாளனுன் னடைக்கலம் புகுத
    அவனைக் காப்பது காரண மாக
வந்த காலன்றன் ஆருயி ரதனை
    வவ்வி னாய்க்குன்றன் வன்மைகண் டடியேன்
எந்தை நீயெனை நமன்தமர் நலியில்
    இவன்மற் றென்னடி யானென விலக்கும்
சிந்தையால் வந்துன் திருவடி யடைந்தேன்
    செழும்பொ ழில்திருப் புன்கூரு ளானே. (1)


The God in Tiruppuṉkur which has fertile gardens!  When the AntaṇAḷaṉ a Brahmin, Mārkanteyaṉ
sought refuge in You,  in order to save him from death.   I who am a holy slave to You - who snatched
away the precious life of the KAlaṉ God of Death who come to take away his life -. Knowing about your
strength, my Father!  coming to you with the idea that if the servants of the god of death afflict me, you will prevent it by saying, "He is my devotee!",  I approached your holy feet; please accept me:


Arunachala Siva.


12497
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 08, 2015, 11:17:23 AM »
Verse 1 of 7.054:  Tiruvotriyur.


அழுக்கு மெய்கொடுன் திருவடி யடைந்தேன்
    அதுவும் நான்படற் பாலதொன் றானால்
பிழுக்கை வாரியும் பால்கொள்வர் அடிகேள்
    பிழைப்ப னாகிலுந் திருவடிப் பிழையேன்
வழுக்கி வீழினும் திருப்பெய ரல்லால்
    மற்று நான்அறி யேன்மறு மாற்றம்
ஒழுக்க என்கணுக் கொருமருந் துரையாய்
    ஒற்றி யூரெனும் ஊருறை வானே. (1)

My God!  The God who dwells in the place Otriyur,  which is eminent by its fame!
I approached your holy feet with a body full of dirt.  If that low state happens to be my lot,
please tell me at least a medicine which can be applied by drop to my eyes which have lost the power
of vision. those who desire milk from goats will not hesitate even to remove by hand their dung.
Though I may commit mistakes in other things, I have never committed any mistake to your Holy feet.
I do not know other words except your Holy Names even when I slip and fall down.

(Sundaramurti Swamigal has lost his eyesight, while in Tiruvotriyur.)

Arunachala  Siva.

12498
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 08, 2015, 11:11:45 AM »
Verse 1 of 7.053: Tiruk Kadavur Mayanam, ( Cremation Ground.)



 
மருவார் கொன்றை மதிசூடி
    மாணிக் கத்தின் மலைபோல
வருவார் விடைமேல் மாதோடு
    மகிழ்ந்து பூதப் படைசூழத்
திருமால் பிரமன் இந்திரற்குந்
    தேவர் நாகர் தானவர்க்கும்
பெருமான் கடவூர் மயானத்துப்
    பெரிய பெருமா னடிகளே . (1)

The Supreme God in Kaṭavur Mayāṉam. Having worn a crescent moon,  and fragrant KoṉRai flowers,
will come riding on a Bull like the mountain of a Ruby, with a lady, (Uma) joyfully to be surrounded by
an army of Bhutams. He is the Lord of Big Deities like Tirumal, Brahman, Indiraṉ, and other smaller devas, inhabitants of the serpent world and TAṉavar Asurar.


Arunachala Siva.

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Prarabdha is the allocation of happiness and misery for the current birth.  All of us have to experience
them.  One can attain Jnana and conquer the future allocation of such misery and happiness,
by realizing the Self, because there is no future births for a Jnani. The remaining balance of happiness and suffering [which have to be met with in future births] also gets cancelled.  But the present allocation has
to be suffered.  But Bhagavan Ramana says that even the present allocation does not 'affect' a Jnani
even though it is there, since he has no body-mind consciousness!  It is like all the three wives becoming widows when their common husband dies!  When Dasarata died, one cannot say that Kausalya alone
remained a sumangali and not a widow!

But, then why this dangerous terminal cancer for Bhagavan? There are different theories.

Akami  -  Total balance of merits and demerits.

Prarabdha -  The current allocation.

Sanchaya - Future allocations.

Your present birth's merits and demerits add up to the score of total balance of allocation!

Arunachala Siva.

12500
Bhagavan about Guru Gita:-


There are some verses extolling the guru-bhakti and surrender.
I am giving only English translations.

Verse 178:-  Having drunk to the full Brahmarasa and satisfied in the Paramatman, the Sages of
realization consider Indra as a mere straw and then what to speak of ordinary kings of the world?

Verse 179:-  The seekers after liberation should at all times develop Guru bhakti, because by following
the path shown by the Guru, one attains the Supreme auspiciousness and the state of Kaivalya.

Verse 180:-  'I am one and one alone without a second'  -- whoever thus practices constant meditation
as a result of the advice of the Guru with a firm determination, need not take recourse to the forest for
hard penances.

Verse 189:-  O Devi!  this is the advice in the path of Guru-marga which is capable of bestowing Mukti.  Therefore, Guru bhakti should be practiced by all with great devotion and faith.

Verse 192:-  One may be engaged in Siva Puja or deeply immersed in Vishnu Puja, but if he is
without a knowledge of the Guru tattva, all his learning is a mere waste.

Verse 193:-  If worship of Siva is done without knowing the real nature of Guru, that worship is for
the mere name's sake.  My dear Parvati, it is like a lamp drawn on a paper [which will not light the house].

Verse 194:-  By the glory and efficacy of Guru-diksha, all your actions bear fruit.  By the attainment of a
Guru, one attains everything.  One without a Guru is a mere fool. 

Verse 195:-  Since one does not understand the nature of Siva and one's own Self by himself, one
without a Guru can be said to be a mere animal, worm or a firefly.

Verse 196:-  Therefore discarding all kinds of contacts with people, by all possible means, giving up all comforts of the scriptures, one should depend on the Guru only.

The Guru Gita thus shows what it means to surrender to a Higher Power. It puts in perspective
Bhagavan Ramana's words: "Surrender appears easy because people imagine that, once they say
with their lips 'I surrender'....., they can be free and do what they like.  But the fact is that you can
have no likes and dislikes after you surrender and that your will should become completely
non-existent."  [Devaraja Mudaliar, Day by Day, entry dated 2nd Jan 1946).

Arunachala Siva.

12501


Small cloth  -  I mean the mind/ego.  It is small because it is almost nothing, as Bhagavan Ramana
said on another occasion. 'The mind in insubstantial.'

The mind is the policeman and the thief.  The policeman and the thief example was told by Bhagavan
Ramana to highlight the fact, that the mind cannot comprehend the Self.  Because the Self is beyond
thinking, because ratiocination, beyond books, and it is comprehended by anubhava, or experience.
The Self is Experience.  All that are mental products, books, logic, thoughts are outside.  After a deep
sleep, one gets up in the morning and says:  "I had a good sleep."  No one says during the sleep that
he slept well!   All descriptions of the Self in the books are all thoughts.  All the books are all the spitted
saliva of the experiencer!


Now how the mind can enquire the mind?  There is no other go. Bhagavan Ramana says in Sri
Arunachala Ashatakam Verse 5: With the mind that is stone, the Ruby has to be discovered,
by rubbing against the mind, another stone!   The mind becomes the Self!  The stone becomes the Ruby!

The question of polisher and the polished comes with this mind grinding the mind.  There is really only  one.  The mind, the polisher becomes the polished, the Ruby. 

Now we know the flame in the chimney.  We know the cloth. Then what/where is the soot or smoke?
The Self is blemish-less, taintless.  But the Self is covered by the vasanas [the latent tendencies of good
and bad] coming through several births, which are mind products.  Only this soot or the smoke has to be polished.  For that one has to use the mind.  Again mind rubbing the mind to find it as Ruby.

Mani Kadainthu ena manam manam ennum kallil maru ara
kadaiya nin arul oli mevum..... A. Ashtaakam., Verse 5.

Arunachala Siva. 

12502
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:42:24 PM »
Verse 1  of 7.052:  Tiru Alangadu:


முத்தா முத்தி தரவல்ல
    முகிழ்மென் முலையாள் உமைபங்கா
சித்தா சித்தித் திறங்காட்டுஞ்
    சிவனே தேவர் சிங்கமே
பத்தா பத்தர் பலர்போற்றும்
    பரமா பழைய னூர்மேய
அத்தா ஆலங் காடாஉன்
    னடியார்க் கடியேன் ஆவேனே. (1)


Siva, who is naturally free from all bondage who has Uma, who has soft breasts like the buds of the lotus,
and who can grant salvation!   The mystic who has naturally the eight miraculous powers!
Siva,  who shows the path to acquire those eight miraculous powers! who is eminent among the
celestial beings, like the lion among beasts!  Who is affectionate towards His devotees!
The supreme being who is praised by many pious people!  The Chief who desires Pazhaiyanu, the God in Alankadu, definitely I shall always be a slave to your devotees.


Arunachala Siva.

12503
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:34:29 PM »
Verse 1 of 7.051 - Tiruvarur:


பத்திமையும் மடிமையையுங்
    கைவிடுவான் பாவியேன்
பொத்தினநோ யதுஇதனைப்
    பொருளறிந்தேன் போய்த்தொழுவேன்
முத்தினைமா மணிதன்னை
    வயிரத்தை மூர்க்கனேன்
எத்தனைநாள் பிரிந்திருக்கேன்
    என்ஆரூர் இறைவனையே. (1)


I, a sinner and rude person to give up my love and slavery to God Siva,  who is the pearl, big ruby and diamond, and my Lord in Tiruvarur.  For how many days should I live separated from Him?
I realized the true nature of the body which is like a disease that has enveloped me.  I shall not stay here;
I shall go to Tiruvarur,  quickly and pay homage to Him. (The sentences within brackets will apply to the following ten verses.)

Arunachala Siva.

12504
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:30:16 PM »
Verse 1 of 7.050 - Tirup Punavayil:


சித்த நீநினை யென்னொடு சூளறு வைகலும்
மத்த யானையின் ஈருரி போர்த்த மணாளன்ஊர்
பத்தர் தாம்பலர் பாடிநின் றாடும் பழம்பதி
பொத்தில் ஆந்தைகள் பாட்ட றாப்புன வாயிலே. (1)


My mind!  Leave taking an oath against me, your ways will not be fruitful.  The place of the bridegroom
who covered Himself with the skin of a frenzied elephant, wet with blood, the ancient shrine where
many votaries sing and dance standing. Meditate daily on Puṉavayil where the sound of the owls which
dwell in the hollows of trees never ceases. 

Arunachala Siva.

12505
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:24:34 PM »
Verse 1: of 7.049: Tiru Murugan Poondi:


கொடுகு வெஞ்சிலை வடுக வேடுவர்
    விரவ லாமைசொல்லித்
திடுகு மொட்டெனக் குத்திக் கூறைகொண்
    டாற லைக்குமிடம்
முடுகு நாறிய வடுகர் வாழ்முரு
    கன்பூண்டி மாநகர்வாய்
இடுகு நுண்ணிடை மங்கை தன்னொடும்
    எத்துக் கிங்கிருந் தீர்எம்பி ரானீரே. (1)

in the big city of Murugaṉ Poondi, where Vaṭukar whose bad body-odor spreads to a distance, live.
The Vatuka hunters who have cruel and bent bows, speaking unfriendly words. Wounding frightening,
and rebuking authoritatively travelers by saying Tiṭuku and Moṭṭu.  It is the place where they plunder
on the highway and rob travelers of their clothes. For what purpose did you remain in this place with a young lady of small and minute waist, (Uma)?  My Lord!


Arunachala Siva.

12506
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:18:24 PM »
Verse 1 of 7.048 - Tirup Pandik Kodumudi:

மற்றுப் பற்றெனக் கின்றி நின்திருப்
    பாத மேமனம் பாவித்தேன்
பெற்ற லும்பிறந் தேன்இ னிப்பிற
    வாத தன்மைவந் தெய்தினேன்
கற்ற வர்தொழு தேத்துஞ் சீர்க்கறை
    யூரிற் பாண்டிக் கொடுமுடி
நற்ற வாஉனை நான்ம றக்கினுஞ்
    சொல்லும்நா நமச்சி வாயவே. (1)



God who is the form of severe penance and who dwells at Pandik Kodumudi,  famous Kaṟaiyoor,
which is worshipped and praised by learned people!  As there is no other support for me.
I meditated upon your holy Feet only.  As I did so, I enjoyed the good fortune of being born as
a human being.  I got the state of not-being born again in this world. Even if I may forget you.
my tongue will be uttering your name, ``Namasivaya`` without ceasing. ( Kaṟaiyor is the name of the
place;  Paṇdik Kodumudi is the name of the temple.)


Arunachala Siva.


12507
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:08:16 PM »
Verse 30 of The Wild Banyan Tree:


இரக்கமொடு பொறைஈதல் அறிவா சாரம்
      இல்லேன்நான் நல்லோர்கள் ஈட்டங் கண்டால்
கரக்குமியல் புடையேன்பாழ் நெஞ்சம் எந்தாய்
      கருந்தாதோ வல்லுருக்கோ கரிய கல்லோ. 30.


Pity, patience, charity, wisdom and polite manners -
These I have none.
When I see the gatherings of holy ones,
I habitually hide.
Oh my Father,
Is this accursed heart of mine made
Of black metal or hard steel or dark granite?

(The group of songs "Kallalin" -concluded.)

Arunachala Siva.

12508
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:03:56 PM »
Verse 29 of The Wild Banyan Tree:


புகலரிய நின்விளையாட் டென்னே எந்தாய்
      புன்மையறி வுடையஎன்னைப் பொருளாப் பண்ணி
இகல்விளைக்கும் மலமாயை கன்மத் தூடே
      இடருறவுஞ் செய்தனையே இரக்க மீதோ. 29.



What is this indescribable play of Thine, my Father?
Me of low wit, Thou made a creature of consequence
And then made me pass through the travails
Of the impurities triple of Anava, Karma and Maya
That animosities create.
Is this Thy way of Compassion?

Arunachala Siva.

12509
Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:02:00 PM »
Verse 28 of The Wild Banyan Tree:


தாயான தண்ணருளை நிரம்ப வைத்துத்
      தமியேனைப் புரவாமல் தள்ளித் தள்ளிப்
போயான தென்கொல்ஐயா ஏக தேசம்
      பூரணத்துக் குண்டோதான் புகலல் வேண்டும். 28.


Thou art filled with maternal compassion
In tenderness exceeding
And yet Thou cared for me not
And kept me farther and farther away.
Why was this, my Lord?
Doth Perfection know of approximation any?
Pray, speak!

Arunachala Siva.

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Translations and Commentaries by Forum Members / Re: Saint Thayumanavar
« on: October 07, 2015, 02:00:08 PM »
Verse 27 of The Wild Banyan Tree:


என்னேநான் பிறந்துழல வந்த வாறிங்(கு)
      எனக்கெனஓர் செயலிலையே ஏழை யேன்பால்
முன்னேசெய் வினையெனவும் பின்னே வந்து
      மூளும்வினை யெனவும்வர முறையேன் எந்தாய். 27.



How is it that I came to be born
And to wallow in worldliness?
There is nothing that is of my own doing.
Why for this poor creature Thou in order gave
The karma past and the karma to be?

Arunachala Siva.

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