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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 26, 2015, 08:32:48 AM »
95.


ஆர ணங்களே அல்ல மறுகிடை
வார ணங்களும் மாறி முழங்குமால்
சீர ணங்கிய தேவர்க ளேயலால்
தோர ணங்களில் தாமமுஞ் சூழுமால்.


Apart from the chanting of the Vedas, is also heard
In the streets, the trumpeting of the serried tuskers;
Not only are seen in the city the celestial who come   
To witness Ananku-Aadal, but also festoons and wreaths.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 26, 2015, 08:30:41 AM »
94.


விளக்கம் மிக்க கலன்கள் விரவலால்
துளக்கில் பேரொலி யால்துன்னு பண்டங்கள்
வளத்தொ டும்பல வாறு மடுத்தலால்
அளக்கர் போன்றன ஆவண வீதிகள்.


As they are full of bright jewels,
As dinsome noise resounds there
And as goods a good many are there stored and sold,
The trader?s streets are like unto the sea.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 26, 2015, 08:28:14 AM »
93.


உள்ளம் ஆர்உரு காதவர் ஊர்விடை
வள்ள லார்திரு வாரூர் மருங்கெலாந்
தெள்ளும் ஓசைத் திருப்பதி கங்கள்பைங்
கிள்ளை பாடுவ கேட்பன பூவைகள்.


Whose heart will not melt? In all the streets of Tiruvarur
Where is enshrined the Lord who rides the Bull,
The divine Padigams are rendered by the green parakeets;
The starlings listen to them in rapture.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 26, 2015, 08:26:23 AM »
92.


செங்கண் மாதர் தெருவில் தெளித்தசெங்
குங்கு மத்தின் குழம்பை அவர்குழல்
பொங்கு கோதையின் பூந்துகள் வீழ்ந்துடன்
அங்கண் மேவி யளறு புலர்த்துமால்.


Over the kumkum-paste sprinkled on the streets
By the red-eyed damsels, pollen falls from fresh flowers
Worn by them on their abundant locks,
And thus is dried the fragrant mire.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 26, 2015, 08:24:08 AM »
91.



படர்ந்த பேரொளிப் பன்மணி வீதிபார்
இடந்த ஏனமும் அன்னமும் தேடுவார்
தொடர்ந்து கொண்டவன் தொண்டர்க்குத் தூதுபோய்
நடந்த செந்தா மரையடி நாறுமால்.



As the Lord unknowable to the Hog and the Swan,
As a messenger of Van-tondar plied his steps
In that street where is situate her gemmy mansion bright,
It is still fragrant with the touch of His lotus-feet.   

Arunachala Siva.

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A Saint,  if he is truly a Brahmajnani does not commit any sin.  And he is above sin and merits. 
In stories, we see only a sinner becoming a saint, as in the cases of Valmiki and Arunagiri Natha.
A saint becoming a sinner is almost nil.  There may be a couple of cases, like Sage Viswamitra
who got enamored with Menaka, and started a life of conjugal bliss.  Even here, it is not a sin but
an error, and it caused only a reversal of the merits of his penance.  He had to start the penance
all over again when he realized his error.

Bhagavan Ramana has said:  If someone causes misery for a Jnani, he takes over the sins/errors
if any of the Jnani and Jnani becomes a clean slate.  If on the other hand if a devotee causes happiness
for a Jnani, like giving food, medicines etc., then such a devotee takes over the merits of a Jnani.
Because a Jnani does not need any merits for him.

Arunachala Siva

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Prarabdha is there for a seeker.  The mind/ego acts due to prarabdha.  Even if one goes to the
temple, he does not see and pray to God in the real sense and all along he thinks about the footwear
he had left behind at the entrance of the temple.  Or someone else thinks of the sweet pongal
or puliyodharai that might be distributed soon.  Or someone else looks at the beautiful girl standing
in the opposite row!

What to do?  "It is in ourselves, we are thus and thus" said
Shakespeare.

Arunachala Siva.

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General Discussion / Re: Sleep and Recuperation -
« on: December 25, 2015, 05:57:19 PM »
Let us try to understand the mechanism of sleep. All sleep is not the same. Sleep consists of a series
of recurring sleep stages that are very different from one another in terms of what is happening beneath
the surface. From deep sleep, to dream sleep, all are vital for the body and mind. Each stage of sleep plays
a different part in preparing you for the day ahead.   There are two main types of sleep:

1) REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep is the most active part in which you dream.  Your eyes actually
move back and forth during this stage, which is why it is called Rapid Eye Movement sleep.

2) Non REM sleep consists of three stages of sleep each deeper than the previous one.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

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General topics / Re: The Self as a Gooseberry in the Palm of the Hand.
« on: December 25, 2015, 05:48:13 PM »
Following his initiation into Sannyasa by Govinda Bhagavadpada, Sankaracharya embarked on an
extensive pilgrimage of the land.  In the course of his pilgrimage (Digvijaya), he visited many temples
of importance and composed immortal verses on Siva, Vishnu, and a host of other a host of other
popular deities.  He was Jnana personified. Attracted by his philosophy and captivated by the divine
power that radiated from him, many admirers and followers flocked to his feet and sought his blessings
and guidance.  There were renowned scholars like Mandana and Bhaskara who challenged him for debate
on Advaita, the importance of karma, etc.,  only to be vanquished.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

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General topics / The Self as a Gooseberry in the Palm of the Hand.
« on: December 25, 2015, 02:27:40 PM »
This article is from Jan-Mar.2015 by V.S.Krishnan:


Around the 8th century, when dark clouds of ignorance overshadowed this land, spiritual values
had declined and the people were looking for direction and guidance, a powerful spiritual leader
emerged from the South, like the sun radiating brilliant rays of knowledge. He was Lord Siva,
embodied as man, descended to earth in order to light the lamp of Jnana.  He manifested as a guru
to the whole universe (Jagad Guru) and a guru for all time. He revealed the truth as expounded
in the Vedas and Upanishads.  Renouncing the world as a young boy, he soon realized  his identity
with Brahman itself.  Being ever established in the non dual Self, he became the very embodiment
of Advaita, the philosophy that he expounded.  He dispelled the prevalent wrong notions of religion,
condemned various schools of spurious thought and brought about an unmistakable spiritual awakening
among the people of India.  This remarkable personage was Adi Sankara, the Acharya who lived a         
few short years but whose glory will be extolled as long as humanity lives.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.   

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General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: December 25, 2015, 12:26:46 PM »
Chadaiya Nayanar -

Date of liberation to Siva's feet - Margazhi, Ardra Star Day.


Chadaiya Nayanar was the father of the renowned devotee who gave the great Tiruth Thondath Thokai
and considered himself the slave of the slaves of Lord Siva. If we see that many admirable qualities of Sundarar  like his excellent love for the Lord was inherited from his father Chadaiya  Nayanar how
much of praise will be sufficient to say about him ! Tiruk Kural says the duty of the father is to make
the son to be front runner in the assembly of wise. This father has made his son celebrated not in a small assembly of people, but to be praised across the centuries. That father who had the softer than patal feet of God in him and the son was in the God will be remembered with reverence by the true devotees.
Let the love of Chadaiya Nayanar for the Lord of Love stay in the mind.

Arunachala Siva.

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General Discussion / Re: Sleep and Recuperation -
« on: December 25, 2015, 12:08:54 PM »
Nowadays, there is the trend to go a gym in the morning or evening where it is air conditioned.
There is no scope for watching the nature or breathing fresh air. It is only a mechanical way of
exercising the body,  without getting benefit for the mind. When we get up early in the morning,
we will also have time for our prayers, puja, and meditation an d also be able to prepare ourselves
for the day ahead in a leisurely manner.  Moreover, we will be able to listen to many useful lectures
that are telecast in the early morning these days. This will help us to go to the office in a positive
frame of mind.  We will also be able to eat our morning breakfast leisurely.  Moreover, students will
be able to benefit if they study getting up early morning because the mind will be fresh. Thus we can
see the advantages of rising early in the morning.  If we develop such good habits early in life, we will
be able to benefit throughout our life. Once we get used to waking up early, we will be able to sustain
it automatically as the system will get tuned up.  There is a biological clock working within us which
will wake up daily at the same time. Thus leading a disciplined life will help us to achieve success in all
walks of life.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               

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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: December 25, 2015, 11:52:33 AM »
Terms like Sat, Chit, and Ananda, which are applied to the Atman, have difference of meaning and
are not mere synonyms.  They are like Hasta, Kara, Pani applied to the hand.  We speak of a tree as
consisting of parts like leaves, flowers, branches, etc., all of which are parts within a tree. All these
different terms about the parts of the body and trees are examples of internal differences.  This can
be applied to the Atman also.

Lohitosna prakaaso dipah, the lamp is one with brightness, red and heating.  You cannot say that
the case of the flame of the lamp, there are internal differences in the flame.  In the same way there
are no internal differences when the Atman is described as Sat Chit Ananda Swarupa.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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General Discussion / Re: Laghu Vasudeva Mananam:
« on: December 25, 2015, 11:44:58 AM »
Next how can you prove that there is no internal difference or Svagata-bheda in Consciousness?

The Atman is the Witness, unchanging and ultimately true.  Consciousness, Brahman, Sat, Chit,
Ananda, and Nitya (eternal single), perfect  --- these are the positive descriptions of the Atman.
There are also negative descriptions like immaterial (Asthulam), endless (Ananta), non dual (Advaita),
unthinkable (Achintya),unchanging (Avikari), indestructible (Avinasi), non actor (Akarta) etc.,

All these indicate the Atman to be without any qualification and part.  None of these justify one's understanding
the Atman as endowed with different forms.  For this reason, there cannot be any internal difference in the
Atman.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: December 25, 2015, 09:20:34 AM »
90.


அங்கு ரைக்கென் னளவப் பதியிலார்
தங்கள் மாளிகை யின்னொன்று சம்புவின்
பங்கி னாள்திருச் சேடி பரவையாம்
மங்கை யாரவ தாரஞ்செய் மாளிகை.


Many are the mansions of Rudra-Ghanikas;
In one of them, Paravaiyar the divine serving maid
Of Her who shares the form of Sambhu, made her avatar.
Can words ever measure the greatness of this city?

Arunachala Siva.   


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