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13381
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:33:33 AM »
Verse 339:


நீதி மாதவர் நெஞ்சிற் பொலிந்தன
வேதி யாதவர் தம்மைவே திப்பன
சோதி யாயெழுஞ் சோதியுட் சோதிய
ஆதி மாலயன் காணா வளவின.



"They blaze in the hearts of tapaswis poised in piety;
They set even the nescient straight;
They soar as light and are the inner light of light;
They are beyond the ken of Vishnu, the primal boar,
And Brahma too."

Arunachala Siva.

13382
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:31:20 AM »
Verse 338:


ஞாலம் உய்ய நடமன்றுள் ஆடின
கால னாருயிர் மாளக் கறுத்தன
மாலை தாழ்குழல் மாமலை யாள்செங்கை
சீல மாக வருடச் சிவந்தன.



They danced for the redemption of the world;
They frowned to death, Death;
When they were gently pressed by the roseate hands
Of Himavant's Daughter of garlanded coiffure
They turned red and rubicund.

Arunachala Siva.

13383
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:28:44 AM »
Verse 337:


மன்பெ ருந்திரு மாமறை வண்டுசூழ்ந்
தன்பர் சிந்தை அலர்ந்தசெந் தாமரை
நன்பெ ரும்பர மானந்த நன்மது
என்த ரத்து மளித்தெதிர் நின்றன.



"Ha, they manifest even before me, the undeserving!
The superb honey of supreme ananda, vast and great,
Gushes from the lotus-hearts of devotees true,
And is for ever buzzed over by bees which are
The Vedas great that can confer eternal life."

Arunachala Siva.

13384
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:25:49 AM »
Verse 336:


அடியவர்க் கடிய னாவேன்
   என்னும்ஆ தரவு கூரக்
கொடிநெடுங் கொற்ற வாயில்
   பணிந்துகை குவித்துப் புக்கார்
கடிகொள்பூங் கொன்றை வேய்ந்தா
    ரவர்க்கெதிர் காணக் காட்டும்
படியெதிர் தோன்றி நிற்கப்
   பாதங்கள் பணிந்து பூண்டு.

"I'll sure become a servitor to the servitors!"
As thus love did impel him, he bowed before
The huge and triumphant inner tower decked with
Many a flag, and moved in, with hands folded over his head;
He was then blessed with a vision of the Lord
Who wears fragrant KonRai-flowers beauteous.
He bowed low and as it were, wore His feet on his crown.


Arunachala Siva.


13385
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:23:02 AM »
Verse 335:


கண்ணுதல் கோயில் தேவா
   சிரியனாங் காவ ணத்துள்
விண்ணவ ரொழிய மண்மேன்
   மிக்கசீ ரடியார் கூடி
எண்ணிலார் இருந்த போதில்
   இவர்க்கியா னடியான்ஆகப்
பண்ணுநா ளெந்நா ளென்று
   பரமர்தாள் பரவிச் சென்றார்.



In the Devasiriyan-Mantapam of the brow-eyed Lord
Had gathered, apart from the celestial beings, innumerable devotees;
When he eyed them, he fervently thought thus:
"O for the day when I'll their servitor become!"
He then hailed the feet of the Lord and moved in.   

Arunachala Siva.
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13386
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:20:16 AM »
Verse 334:


பொலங்கலப் புரவி பண்ணிப்
   போதுவார் பின்பு போத
இலங்கொளி வலயப் பொற்றோள்
   இடையிடை மிடைந்து தொங்கல்
நலங்கிளர் நீழற் சூழ
   நான்மறை முனிவ ரோடும்
அலங்கலம் தோளி னான்வந்
   தணைந்தனன் அண்ணல் கோயில்.


Dancers who piled "pseudo-horses" decked with jewels
Ambled ahead of Aroorar from whose shoulders
Dangled garlands; luster issued from his bahu-valayas;
Woven peacock-feathers worn on his shoulders
Yielded goodly shade; Veda Munis accompanied him.
Thus did he fare forth to the temple of the supreme One.

Arunachala Siva.

13387
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:18:22 AM »
Verse 333:

கைக்கடா குரங்கு கோழி
   சிவல்கவு தாரி பற்றிப்
பக்கமுன் போது வார்கள்
   பயில்மொழி பயிற்றிச் செல்ல
மிக்கபூம் பிடகை கொள்வோர்
   விரையடைப் பையோர் சூழ
மைக்கருங் கண்ணி னார்கள்
   மறுகநீண் மறுகில் வந்தார்.

With rams, monkeys, chanticleers, partridges and quails
Held in leash, their trainers walked in front
And also on the sides of the street addressing them
With trained words; some carried baskets
Filled with fresh flowers on their heads;
Carriers of scented nut and betel-leaves also fared forth
Through the long street along which he plied his steps,
And women that eyed him were struck by his beauty.

Arunachala Siva,


13388
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:15:58 AM »
Verse 332:


நாவலூர் வந்த சைவ
   நற்றவக் களிறே யென்றும்
மேவலர் புரங்கள் செற்ற
   விடையவர்க் கன்ப வென்றுந்
தாவில்சீர்ப் பெருமை யாரூர்
   மறையவர் தலைவ வென்றும்
மேவினர் இரண்டுபாலும்
   வேறுவே றாயம் போற்ற.

Him followed devotees -- men and women, on both sides
And hailed him thus: "O tapaswi great
That hails from Navaloor! O devotee of Him,
The Rider of the Bull who burnt the three skyy cities!
O chief of the Brahmins of glorious and flawless Aroor!"   

Arunachala Siva.


13389
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:13:45 AM »
Verse 331:



கையினிற் புனைபொற் கோலும்
     காதினில் இலங்கு தோடும்
மெய்யினில் துவளு நூலும்
   நெற்றியின் விளங்கு நீறும்
ஐயனுக் கழகி தாமென்
   றாயிழை மகளிர் போற்றச்
சைவமெய்த் திருவின் கோலந்
   தழைப்பவீ தியினைச் சார்ந்தார்.

A wand of gold was held by him; his ear-lobes
Were decked with ear-rings; the sacred thread
Was worn over his chest; stripes of the holy ash
Shone from his forehead; him women beheld
And said: "These do become him, aye, very well!"
Thus he passed the street divine in Saivite splendor.

Arunachala Siva.


 

13390
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:37:15 AM »



Desi Ramayya is another Veera Saiva poet who met Basavanna, in Kudligi and became his disciple.  His chosen god is Siva, of Rameswaram, which Rama prayed to, before crossing the ocean to Lanka.

I shall give one more poem in this post.

*

In the mother's womb
the child does not know
his mother's face

nor can she ever know
his face.

The man in the world's illusion
does not know the Lord

nor the Lord him.

O Ramanatha.

*

Hunger the great serpent
has seized the vitals
and the venom is mounting
from foot to brow

Only He is the true snake-charmer
in all the world
who else but you can feed this hunger food
and bring the poison down.

O Ramanatha!


(Source: A.K. Ramanujan)

Arunachala Siva. 

13391
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 19, 2016, 06:35:19 AM »


We shall in this post, a verse of Desi Ramayya:

*

A man filled grains
in a tattered sack
and walked all night
fearing the toll-gates

but the grain went through the tatters
and all he got was the gunny sack.

It is thus
with the devotions
of the faint-hearted


O Ramanatha!

*

For your devotees
I shall be
bullock, for your devotees
I shall be menial,
slave and watchdog
at the door.

Maker of all things, for men
who raise their hands
in your worship

I shall be the fence of thorns
on their backyard.

O Ramanatha!

(Source: Speaking of Siva, A.K. Ramanujan)

Arunachala Siva.

13392
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 18, 2016, 05:31:22 PM »
Dear atmavichar,

Excellent photo.  Can you please send me a copy, if possible?

Arunachala Siva. 

13393
General Discussion / Everyday is a Good Day - Zen on Human Suffering
« on: January 18, 2016, 04:31:49 PM »
(The following is an article by Fr. Ama Samy, in the Mountain Path issue of Jan.-Mar. 2016.)

Case: Unmon giving instruction and said, 'I don't ask you about before fifteenth day; bring me a phrase
about AFTER the fifteenth day.'  (In Zen, the full moon, which always occurs on the '15th day', is a symbol
for the enlightened mind.( Unmon himself answered in the monks' stead, 'Everyday is a good day.'

                                       - Hekinganroku, case 6.

*

Master Unmon Bun'en belongs to the late 9th and the first half of the 10th century.  He came to awakening
under Master Bokushu (Muchou), who was a disciple of Obaku (Huang-po).  Bokushu was a severe master
and sent Unmon to Master Seppo Gigen, where Unmon matured and deepened his awakening.  Unmon
became one of the great masters of Ch'an, known for his eloquence and depth.  He established his own
lineage, which later merged with that of the Rinzai school.

Unmon's era in China was a troubled one, with revolts, revolutions and persecutions.  Unmon challenged
his students to go to the core of life's problem. For him, it is not that one has a problem, but that oneself
is the problem. 

The kernel of Hekiganroku case 6 is Unmon's phrase, 'Every day is a good day.'  Good refers to the transcendent dimension, the realm of Emptiness that is mystery that is graciousness.  But we have to
face the night of horrors, the night of hell and nihilism, before we are able to enter the mystery that is
graciousness.

In his book Night, the Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel narrates an incident in the concentration camp when
three persons were hanged for minor offences, among them an innocent boy:

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                     

13394
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 18, 2016, 03:00:48 PM »
Verse 330:



அந்தரத் தமரர் போற்றும்
   அணிகிள ராடை சாத்திச்
சந்தனத் தளறு தோய்ந்த
   குங்குமக் கலவை சாத்திச்
சுந்தரச் சுழியஞ் சாத்திச்
   சுடர்மணிக் கலன்கள் சாத்தி
இந்திரத் திருவின் மேலாம்
   எழில்பெற விளங்கித் தோன்ற.



He wore vestments, lustrous and beauteous,
Hailed by even the celestial beings,
Smeared his person with the paste of sandal and soft saffron,
Decked himself with comely sutti and jewels
Of dazzling gems and blazed in rich splendor
That excelled even that of Indra's.   


Arunachala Siva.

13395
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.

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