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General topics / Re: Editorial - July - September -2016:
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:12:56 AM »
Is Bhagavan a person?  We would like to think so but tremble when we pull aside the veil that separates us from the fire of his eyes which see us all clearly.

It is said that home is where our heart is.  We expect home to be where everything is understandable and in its place.  For many of us, home is Arunachala and the Asramam, for there there is in that Hill and collection of buildings a sense of belonging we cannot fully articulate.  We feel that there is where we should be.  But unfortunately, more often than not, it is impossible for most of us to actually remain there due to family obligations, employment commitments, health considerations or even the fact that the very air we breathe is fighting us as though in summer one were being melted into an oven.  We envy those who have the good fortune tor reside there.  Many feel that being at Arunachala would be the ideal solution for their restlessness, for everything seems to stop in that sacred atmosphere and rest in a sense of harmony.  Our worries, our fears, our desires, pale in significance in the presence of that power.  We dream of being at Arunachala where everything will be perfect.

This is not so.  Firstly, Tiruvannamalai is far from an idyllic place to live for reasons anyone who has stayed for any length of time will whatever from it may assume, we are because that is the best place to learn.  Once we have established that Arunachala is our Sthala, our place, our home, it is our responsibility to keep it spotless. And by that, one means the heart and mind.  We are no longer careless tourists.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 
   

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General topics / Re: Maha Sivaratri - 24.02.2013:
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:55:01 AM »
Saint Manikkavachagar sings in Koil Tiruppadigam:


தந்ததுன் றன்னைக் கொண்டதென் றன்னைச்
    சங்கரா ஆர்கொலோ சதுரர்
அந்தமொன் றில்லா ஆனந்தம் பெற்றேன்
    யாதுநீ பெற்றதொன் றென்பால்
சிந்தையே கோயில் கொண்டஎம் பெருமான்
    திருப்பெருந் துறையுறை சிவனே
எந்தையே ஈசா உடலிடங் கொண்டாய்
    யான்இதற் கிலன்ஓர்கைம் மாறே. 



It is Yourself You gave to me and received from me,
mine O Sankara !
Who is the cleverer one?
From You I received unending Ananda.
What did You receive from me at all?
My God,
who made my mind Your temple !
O Siva abiding at sacred Perunturai !
O my Father !
O Lord-God !
You abide in my body.
How can I requite You for this?

When Siva is in our mind / heart, where is the question of any sadhana, puja etc.,

Arunachala Siva. 


 

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General topics / Maha Sivaratri - 24.02.2013:
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:53:08 AM »
Today is Maha Sivaratri.  The night of Siva.  The God who has no night and day, we
celebrate His day as Siva Ratri.  Today in Sri Ramanasramam there will be special pujas almost every time, that is about 6 times on this day.  In all Siva temples, the day is celebrated with six times abhishekam, alankaram and arti for Siva Linga.

Siva is dancing in the cremation ground, with fire on one hand and hand drum on the other, on the body of the demon.  He applies Vibhuti from the burnt corpse.

Today is the day of completed fasting.  People who cannot fast the whole day takes
gruel etc., on this day.

Arunachala Siva.     

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:40:08 AM »
Verse  11:


நளிரும் புனற்காழி நல்லஞான சம்பந்தன்
குளிருந் தலைச்சங்கை யோங்குகோயின் மேயானை
ஒளிரும் பிறையானை யுரைத்தபாட லிவைவல்லார்
மிளிருந் திரைசூழ்ந்த வையத்தார்க்கு மேலாரே.


On Siva, who dwells in the tall temple in cool Thalai Chankai, and who wears a cool crescent moon,  Jnana Sambandhaṉ of good qualities who is a native of Sirkazhi, of cool water those who are capable of reciting these verses composed (by him) will become Devas, to the people of this world which is girt by the sea having waves rolling up and down.

Padigam on Tiruth Thalai Chankadu completed.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:35:54 AM »
Verse  10:


அலையாரும் புனல்துறந்த அமணர்குண்டர் சாக்கியர்
தொலையாதங் கலர்தூற்றத் தோற்றங்காட்டி யாட்கொண்டீர்
தலையான நால்வேதந் தரித்தார்வாழுந் தலைச்சங்கை
நிலையார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாக நின்றீரே.

Jains who do not bathe in water which has waves, and Buddhists, the low people spread slander without being exhausted, you admitted me into your grace showing me your divine form. You stayed for ever in the temple with many floors in Thalai Chankai where Brahmins who Vedas, in mind, all the four important Vedas, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:32:36 AM »
Verse 9:


பாயோங்கு பாம்பணைமே லானும்பைந்தா மரையானும்
போயோங்கிக் காண்கிலார் புறநின்றோரார் போற்றோவார்
தீயோங்கு மறையாளர் திகழுஞ்செல்வத் தலைச்சங்கைச்
சேயோங்கு கோயிலே கோயிலாகச் சேர்ந்தீரே.

Vishnu who lies on a superior serpent bed which is like a mat, and Brahma, who is seated on a cool lotus, were not able to find you though the former went digging into the earth and the latter went flying in the sky. Those who do not search for you outside the pale of Saivism will not cease from praising you you joined the tall temple which is visible from a great distance and where the wealthy Brahmins who maintain the three fires are prosperous, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:28:23 AM »
Verse  8:


திரையார்ந்த மாகடல்சூழ் தென்னிலங்கைக் கோமானை
வரையார்ந்த தோளடர விரலாலூன்று மாண்பினீர்
அரையார்ந்த மேகலையீ ரந்தணாளர் தலைச்சங்கை
நிரையார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாக நினைந்தீரே.

You have the honor of pressing down your toe to crush the shoulders which were comparable to the mountain, of the king of Lanka,i in the south, girt by a great sea with waves. You wear a girdle in the waist as an ornament [This refers to Uma who is one half.] [Mēkalai: A jeweled girdle of 7 or 8 strands worn by women on their waists.].  You thought of dwelling in the temple with columns in Thalai Chankai where Brahmins are prosperous, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:24:40 AM »
Verse  7:

அடிபுல்கு பைங்கழல்கள் ஆர்ப்பப்பேர்ந்தோர் அனலேந்திக்
கொடிபுல்கு மென்சாயல் உமையோர் பாகங்கூடினீர்
பொடிபுல்கு நூன்மார்பர் புரிநூலாளர் தலைச்சங்கைக்
கடிபுல்கு கோயிலே கோயிலாகக் கலந்தீரே.

Holding fire and dancing to make the golden armors of the feet that embrace them to make a sound, you were united with Uma, who has tenderness like the creeper, on one half. You joined the well-guarded temple in Thalai Chaṅkai where Brahmins who desired the study of the Vēdas, wear a sacred thread on their chest smeared with holy ash, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:21:28 AM »
Verse  6:


நிலநீரொ டாகாச மனல்காலாகி நின்றைந்து
புலநீர்மை புறங்கண்டார் பொக்கஞ்செய்யார் போற்றோவார்
சலநீத ரல்லாதார் தக்கோர்வாழுந் தலைச்சங்கை
நலநீர கோயிலே கோயிலாக நயந்தீரே.


Being the earth, the water, the sky, the fire and the air, those who controlled the nature of the five sense perceptions. Those who do not commit any false acts, and never cease from praising god in Thalai Chankai where worthy people who are not low by their deceptive nature, live. You desired the beautiful temple as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:17:59 AM »
Verse  5:


சூலஞ்சேர் கையினீர் சுண்ணவெண்ணீ றாடலீர்
நீலஞ்சேர் கண்டத்தீர் நீண்டசடைமே னீரேற்றீர்
ஆலஞ்சேர் தண்கான லன்னமன்னுந் தலைச்சங்கைக்
கோலஞ்சேர் கோயிலே கோயிலாகக் கொண்டீரே.


You hold a trident in your hand, you bathe in the holy ash of fine powder just like bathing in water. You have a blue color in your neck.  You received water on your long matted locks. You occupied the beautiful temple in Thalai Chankai where swans stay in the cool littoral gardens where there is plenty of water, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:14:23 AM »
Verse  4:


வேடஞ்சூழ் கொள்கையீர் வேண்டிநீண்ட வெண்டிங்கள்
ஓடஞ்சூழ் கங்கையு ம் உச்சிவைத்தீர் தலைச்சங்கைக்
கூடஞ்சூழ் மண்டபமுங் குலாயவாசற் கொடித்தோன்றும்
மாடஞ்சூழ் கோயிலே கோயிலாக மகிழ்ந்தீரே.

You have the nature of thinking of assuming many forms, desiring them.
You placed on the top of your head Gaṅgai too where the white and long crescent
moon goes round and round like a boat; [The crescent moon is compared to the boat;]  You were happy to dwell in the temple at Thālai Chaṅkai which has a pavilion surrounded by tower and storeys where flags are to be seen at the shining entrances, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:10:45 AM »
Verse  3:

சீர்கொண்ட பாடலீர் செங்கண்வெள்ளே றூர்தியீர்
நீர்கொண்டும் பூக்கொண்டு நீங்காத்தொண்டர் நின்றேத்தத்
தார்கொண்ட நூன்மார்பர் தக்கோர்வாழுந் தலைச்சங்கை
ஏர்கொண்ட கோயிலே கோயிலாக விருந்தீரே.


You sing to the measure of time [You chant Sama Vedam which can be set to music.] You ride on a bull having red eyes. The devotees who carry water to bathe you and flowers to adorn you and who never leave you, praise you standing. You occupied the beautiful temple in Thalai Chankai where worthy Brahmins who wear the sacred thread and a garland (of lotus) live, as the temple fitting your greatness. [garland of lotus is the distinctive garland of brahmins;].

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:07:24 AM »
Verse 2:


துணிமல்கு கோவணமுந் தோலுங்காட்டித் தொண்டாண்டீர்
மணிமல்கு கண்டத்தீர் அண்டர்க்கெல்லா மாண்பானீர்
பிணிமல்கு நூன்மார்பர் பெரியோர்வாழுந் தலைச்சங்கை
அணிமல்கு கோயிலே கோயிலாக அமர்ந்தீரே.

You admitted me as your protege people, showing the skin and the loin-cloth which is torn from a big cloth. You have a neck which is full of blue color like the sapphire.
You have greatness which is above the greatness of the celestial beings.
You desired to stay in the very beautiful temple in Talai chaṅkai where great men who wear on their chest twisted sacred thread, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 24, 2017, 08:03:44 AM »
Tiru Thalai Changadu:

Verse  1:


நலச்சங்க வெண்குழையுந் தோடும்பெய்தோர் நால்வேதம்
சொலச்சங்கை யில்லாதீர் சுடுகாடல்லாற் கருதாதீர்
குலைச்செங்காய்ப் பைங்கமுகின் குளிர்கொள்சோலைக் குயிலாலும்
தலைச்சங்கைக் கோயிலே கோயிலாகத் தாழ்ந்தீரே.

Wearing a white and beautiful men's ear-ring made of conch and a women' ear-ring, You are above numbers when the Vēdas describe you, you do not think of any other place (for dancing) except the cremation ground).  You stayed in the temple at Thalai Chankai,  where Indian cuckoos sing in the cool gardens of tender areaca-palms which have put forth clusters of red fruit, as the temple fitting your greatness.

Arunachala Siva.

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32. Many differences, a rare difference, total differences do not exist.  Brahman is bliss.
There is no doubt of this.  That Brahman am I.  There is no uncertainty about this.

33. The distinction such as Brahman, the distinctions such as the fourth state, difference such as the individual self, the cause of non distinction -- none of these has arisen, none of these, ever.

34.  The indication 'he is God' never, never indeed is.  If it were so, it can be expressed. As it does not, how can it be expressed?

35. In me there is never anything in the least such as 'the supreme', 'the extraordinary'. Vacillation and indeed the mind are non existent, verily non existent.
There is no doubt of this.

36. Be ever fulfilled thus alone and abiding without desire and with intellect subsided never even thinking 'I am Brahman, the all I am perfection.'

37.  'I am bliss. I am the choicest. I am Brahman' -- none of these exist ever.  Nor. 'I am the bliss of Brahman, the great bliss of the Self.'

38.  The great destroyer is never existent. The expression 'This is all', the misunderstanding 'This is not bliss' do not exist.

39.  All is Brahman. There is no doubt of this. That Brahman am I.  There is no doubt
of this.  The concepts of the ideal and its traits, the triad of seer, seen and seeing are completely non existent.

40. Endless non experience and many experiences, all are Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman, without doubt.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       

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