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12946
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 02:58:54 PM »
Verse 329:


மாதுடன் கூட வைகி
   மாளிகை மருங்கு சோலைப்
போதலர் வாவி மாடு
    செய்குன்றின் புடையோர் தெற்றிச்
சீதளத் தரளப் பந்தர்ச்
   செழுந்தவி சிழிந்து தங்கள்
நாதர்பூங் கோயில் நண்ணிக்
   கும்பிடும் விருப்பால் நம்பி.



Such was his life with her with whom he dallied
In mansion and garden, and on the banks
Of flowery tanks and man-made monticles,
Pavilions, shady pandals wrought of cool pearls
And golden divans; yet the one great desire to hail
The Lord of the Flower-Temple (ever) dominated him.

Arunachala Siva.

12947
Verse 125:

Those stupid teachers (of ritual worship) do not realize that when we have to cross a river in spate
or make a long journey on foot, there is no suffering for the water, nor for the road, but only for
those who swim that water and walk that road.  They might as well tell you to stop up the mouth of
a river in spate, raise a ladder to reach the heavens or grab the feet of the wind.

The teachers who purport to offer salvation by means of ritual worship are called Murkar, a Tamizh
word meaning the foolish, the ignorant.  Just as a river in spate cannot be stopped up with earth,
Sivam, the infinite all embracing reality, cannot be contained in any form, such as an idol or statue;
to try to reach it through form based meditation and so on is pointless because it exists already within
and without as the very ground of our being, just as it is futile to try to use a ladder to reach the ether,
which already contains all things within itself.  Since it transcends all forms, there is no use trying to
grasp it by performing rituals of various kinds, just as it would be no use ascribing form to the wind
and then trying to grasp a part of that form.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   
     
 

12948
General Discussion / Re: Siddha - Siddhi.
« on: January 18, 2016, 12:06:33 PM »
"A guru is like a post box.  People come and deposit letters in the post box.  The Swamiji then acts
like a postman and delivers letters to their proper destination. It is the divine that is truly the ultimate
dispenser of all miracles, never the messenger."

All of a Jnani's actions are performed through the power of the Self. Ordinary people observe that a
Jnani appears to be acting.  They cannot imagine how any action, including miraculous actions,
can be done without choice, decisions, without a mind.

They were actually quite a few accounts of miraculous happenings during Bhagavan's lifetime. A
significant number of devotees related incidents that happened around Him of miraculous nature.
He would reply, if at all, by remarking that all such events were not performed by Him, that they
were involuntary and spontaneous.  He never took credit for any of them and revealed no interest
in Siddhis.  He would often remark that they are of no value.  Once He said, being told about one
such incident, 'I suppose that is what Siddhas do.' (See Aruthur Osborne's Ramana Maharshi and
the Path of Self Knowledge; and also David Godman's The Power of the Presence,  Vol. I, page 17-18.)

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.

12949
General topics / Re: The Past is Past, Now, be here:
« on: January 18, 2016, 11:53:00 AM »
Interestingly, while in Skandasramam, my sister remarked that the energy in the Cave began vibrating
in a horizontal manner.  In the Cave I remarked that the energy seemed to start vibrating in a vertical
manner. In Virupaksha Cave, our experiences reversed with my sister feeling the energy vibrating vertically,
with blue light, and myself horizontally. Except in these two instances, the force field vibrated in all directions,
simultaneously. 

We remained in this force field for two days.  As we drove away from Arunachala and back to Chennai,
the force field gradually dissipated.

Bhagavan Sri Ramana sang a song about Arunachala in his Eight Stanzas to Sri Arunachala, verse 1:

Look, oh, great wonder!  There it stands as of insentient.  Mysterious is the way it works, beyond all
human understanding. From my unthinking childhood the immensity of Arunachala had shone in my
awareness, but even when I learned from someone that it was only Tiruvannamalai, I did not realize
its meaning. When it stilled my mind and drew me to itself, and I came near, I saw that it was the
Immovable, stillness absolute.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

12950
291:

Within my heart He kindled, as true realization, the auspicious flame of divine silence, growing
ever more intense until the hostility of ego grew weak and disappeared.  Know that there, in the
state of all-embracing realization of the Self that fills the heart like the empty sky, the knowledge
that involves knowing objectively is a mere illusion.

236:

Like fire rising up from the root, the supreme state of divine silence shone with a beautiful radiance
within my heart as the awareness of being, driving out the imaginary concepts of time, space, and doership,
and revealing to me my very nature as peace, abundant and supreme.

378:

Through the awareness in which I gave myself up as a prey to You, I have experienced in my heart final
liberation, the grace of divine silence, as my greatest birth right, that which is most deeply to be desired.
You it is I cherish as the good fortune that is my own self.

137:

Sunk in darkness, my heart had become a battlefield through its entrenched self conceit. But when the
Lord brought me to dwell in peace as His grace-bestowing feet, I gained the state of transcendental realization*, as one of the wise.

(*Jnana Samadhi)

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

12951
The Ego:

Verse 103:

In the upadhi (limiting adjunct) is that shadow of the Atman which lives in the heart, -- the four
states of mind. It enjoys or suffers, as the case may be.

Verse 104:

The three qualities (gunas) belong to the ego, not to the Atman.

Verse 105:

When all is favorable, the ego becomes happy. When not favorable, unhappy.

Nature of Love:

Verse 106:

The objects of the senses are dear, not for themselves,  but for their use to the Atman, because
the Self is naturally always dear to us. (The suicide even tries to please the Atman).

Verse 107:

In Sushupti (dreamless deep sleep), when there is no object at all, no pleasure or pain, the Atman
shines in its own glory. When that soul goes into the consciousness of its Jagrat, it becomes conscious of seeing, hearing etc.,  (direct perception, etc.,)

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

12952
General topics / Re: Sri Achuthanantha Adigal:
« on: January 18, 2016, 09:45:13 AM »
When the erection of "panchakshara medai" (the platform on which the chanting of Na-ma-si-va-ya is done)
began, people who had heard of the state of the gracious form and the sweat on the forehead of Swamigal's
body, came in large numbers, requesting ardently that the samadhi pit be opened again for their darshan and
prayer. When the disciples gently refused to open it as it was late in the evening and the construction activity
had to be completed, the crowd which had gathered became agitated and tried to force open the samadhi
pit.  The disciples were stunned and did not know what to do, when suddenly there was a heavy downpour
and the crowd dispersed as there was no shelter from the rain.  The construction was thus completed in the
prescribed time period.       

Though the reason for the condition of Swamigal's physical form was discussed among the wise ones no one
could explain it.  Later on, at one of the aradhana festivals of Swamigal, K.Dadivelu Chettiyar, a Vedanta
guru who had the darshan of Bhagavan, was the guest of honor.  When he was informed of the condition of
Swamigal's body, he explained that one who is well versed in yogic practices, can hold the breath and stay in
the akanda samadhi, that is, stay for a very long time in a thoughtless breathless state. Adigal being a Jnana
siddha, one who has reached the summit of Jnana, as well as yoga siddha, one who has reached the summit
of yogic practices, is in the state of jeeva samadhi and hence there is no change in condition of the body.

Later, two brothers who were disciples of Swamigal, Sri Mandiramoorthy Pillai and Sri Vaithyalingam Pillai,
took great pains and at great expense built a temple and Mutt, and arranged for the kumbhabishekam and
oversaw the general activities of the new temple and the Mutt.  In time, the Mutt was rebuilt and renamed
Achyuta Nilayam.  The Mutt is still active today and may be visited on the Tiruvannamalai -Polur -Vellore
highway (National Highway 234).  It is some 30 kms from Polur or some 67 kms from Tiruvannamalai on the
road to Vellore.  It is located at Kizhvallam which is about a km. before Kannamangalam.  There is a bridge
there and one immediately turns left.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.           

12953
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:33:40 AM »
Verse 328:



தன்னையா ளுடையபிரான்
   சரணார விந்தமலர்
சென்னியிலுஞ் சிந்தையிலும்
   மலர்வித்துத் திருப்பதிகம்
பன்னுதமிழ்த் தொடைமாலை
   பலசாத்திப் பரவையெனும்
மின்னிடையா ளுடன்கூடி
   விளையாடிச் செல்கின்றார்.


He caused the burgeoning of the lotus-feet
Of the Lord -- his Ruler, in his crown and heart;
He wove many a garland of Tamizh hymns;
With the lightning-waisted he sported in joy;
Thus he lived, and the days rolled on.

Arunachala Siva.

12954
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:31:04 AM »
Verse 327:


தென்னாவ லூர்மன்னன்
   தேவர்பிரான் திருவருளால்
மின்னாருங் கொடிமருங்குற்
   பரவையெனு மெல்லியல்தன்
பொன்னாரும் முலைஓங்கல்
   புணர்குவடே சார்வாகப்
பன்னாளும் பயில்யோக
   பரம்பரையின் விரும்பினார்.


Pillowed on the twin-crests of her hill-like breasts golden
For full many a day, the Prince of southern Navaloor,
By the grace of the God of gods, was, in yogic union,
One with the soft one, the liana-like Paravaiyar
Whose waist was a flash of auric lightning.

Arunachala Siva.
 

12955
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:28:30 AM »
Verse 326:


காமத் துயரில் கவல்வார் நெஞ்சிற்
   கரையில் லிருளுங் கங்குற் கழிபோம்
யாமத் திருளும் புலரக் கதிரோன்
   எழுகா லையில்வந் தடியார் கூடிச்
சேமத் துணையா மவர்பே ரருளைத்
   தொழுதே திருநா வலர்கோன் மகிழத்
தாமக் குழலாள் பரவை வதுவை
   தகுநீர் மையினால் நிகழச் செய்தார்.


The endless darkness that pervaded the hearts
Of the lovers who grieved sore smitten with love
And the murk that abode at the watches of night
Vanished as the day broke; the Lord's devotees
Gathered together and hailed Him, the unfailing source of help.
To the great delight of the Prince of Tirunavaloor
They fittingly celebrated his wedding with Paravaiyar
Whose coiffure was decked with flower chaplets.


Arunachala Siva.

12956
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:25:08 AM »
Verse 325:


மன்னும் புகழ்நா வலர்கோன் மகிழ
   மங்கை பரவை தன்னைத் தந்தோம்
இன்னவ் வகைநம் மடியா ரறியும்
   படியே யுரைசெய் தனமென் றருளிப்
பொன்னின் புரிபுன் சடையன் விடையன்
   பொருமா கரியி னுரிவை புனைவான்
அன்னந் நடையாள் பரவைக் கணியது
   ஆரூ ரன்பால் மணமென் றருள.


Appearing in the dream of ever-glorious Navaloorar
The Lord said: ?We gift to you Paravai as your spouse;
This We have proclaimed to our devotees too.?
Then the Lord whose matted hair is like
Fine threads of gold -- the Rider of the Bull
And wearer of the tusker's hide --,
Materialized in the dream of the damsel
Whose gait was swan-like, and said in grace:
"Your wedding with Aroorarn 'll anon take place."


Arunachala Siva.

12957
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:22:03 AM »
Verse 324:


என்றின் னனவே பலவும் புகலும்
   இருளா ரளகச் சுருளோ தியையும்
வன்றொண் டரையும் படிமேல் வரமுன்பு
   அருள்வா னருளும் வகையார் நினைவார்
சென்றும் பர்களும் பணியுஞ் செல்வத்
   திருவா ரூர்வாழ் பெருமா னடிகள்
அன்றங் கவர்மன் றலைநீர் செயுமென்று
   அடியா ரறியும் படியா லருளி.



Such words she spake and words as these;
Who can ever gauge the grace of the Lord-God
Who commanded Van-tondar and the damsel
Of dark and dazzling locks, to get born on earth?
The Lord of opulent Tiruvaroor unto whose shrine
Celestial beings come down to pay humble obeisance
Announced thus to His devotees (in their dream):
"I bid you perform their wedding."   


Arunachala Siva.

12958
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:16:53 AM »
Verse  323:


தேருங் கொடியு மிடையு மறுகில்
   திருவா ரூரீர் நீரே யல்லால்
ஆரென் துயர மறிவா ரடிகேள்
   அடியே னயரும் படியோ விதுதான்
நீரும் பிறையும் பொறிவா ளரவின்
   நிரையுந் நிரைவெண் டலையின் புடையே
ஊருஞ் சடையீர் விடைமேல் வருவீர்
   உமதன் பிலர்போல் யானோ வுறுவேன்.


"O Lord-God of Tiruvaroor through whose streets
Studded with flags, chariots ply gloriously!
Who but you can know of my misery?
Great indeed is my unrelieved grief!
Ganga and moon, rows of snakes and wreaths
Of white skulls bedeck Your matted hair!
You come riding the Bull! Should I grieve
Like one not endowed with Your grace?"   

Arunachala Siva.

12959
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:12:48 AM »
Verse 322:



புலரும் படியன் றிரவென் னளவும்
   பொறையும் நிறையும் இறையும் தரியா
உலரும் தனமும் மனமும் வினையேன்
   ஒருவேன் அளவோ பெருவாழ் வுரையீர்
பலரும் புரியுந் துயர்தா னிதுவோ
   படைமன் மதனார் புடைநின் றகலார்
அலரும் நிலவு மலரு முடியார்
   அருள்பெற் றுடையா ரவரோ வறியார்.

"Methinks the night'll not end; gone are
My powers of endurance and sustenance;
My mind and bosom have gone dry; say if I should
Become the object of such glorious happenings;
Should so many join to grieve me sorely thus?
Manmatha is busy with his weaponry;
He who is endowed with the grace of Him
From whose matted hair bloom the cassia and the moon,
Knows not aught of my misery."



Arunachala Siva.


12960
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:10:35 AM »
Verse 321:



கந்தங் கமழ்மென் குழலீர் இதுவென்
   கலைவாண் மதியங் கனல்வா னெனையிச்
சந்தின் தழலைப் பனிநீ ரளவித்
   தடவுங் கொடியீர் தவிரீர் தவிரீர்
வந்திங் குலவுந் நிலவும் விரையார்
   மலயா னிலமும் எரியாய் வருமால்
அந்தண் புனலும் அரவும் விரவுஞ்
   சடையா னருள்பெற் றுடையார் அருளார்.

"O ye of soft and scented locks! What may this be?
The ambrosial rays of the moon scorch me sore;
You smear me with sandal-paste and rose water;
O ye cruel ones, cease and desist; the fragrant southerly
That blows here doth rage like fire hot;
He that is blessed with the grace of the Lord
Whose matted hair sports the cool flood, the snake and the moon,
Will not deign to rescue me from this plight."


Arunachala Siva.

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