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Chapter 32:

1. Ribhu: I shall reiterate upon the renunciation of the unreal and, indeed, certainty in Brahman too.  Just by hearing this, man becomes liberated at once.

2. The existence of thought force, the existence of mind, the existence of Brahman,
the existence of any different state -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

3. The existence of body, the existence of signs, the existence of thoughts, the existence of the undecaying state are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

4.  The seen, the seeing, the seer, the doer, the inspirer of action, and the deed, -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman - There is no uncertainty about this.

5.  Oneness, double, separateness, concepts such as existence and non existence -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this, I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

6.  Variance in the texts, variance in the Vedas, the different concepts of liberation -are all illusory. There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty
about this.

7. The distinctions of species, the variance of caste, definitions of purity and impurity
-- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

8. The mode of undivided form, the supreme and undivided essence, -- are all illusory.
There is no doubt of this.  I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

9.  Contradictory thoughts of high and the low and opposing thoughts on virtue and sin -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman.  There is no uncertainty about this.

10.  The duality of the imaginary and the non imaginary, the concepts of mental imagery -- are all illusory.  There is no doubt of this. I am only Brahman. There is no uncertainty about this.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                       

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Every time I had a question in my mind as how to approach or deal with relating
Sri Ramana to Advaita philosophy, I would drive to the Asramam and, sit in Sri Ramana's shrine or on the slopes of Arunachala, and contemplate.  I was given nine months with which to complete the book and thus I was extremely focused during that time.

In the beginning I had the thought that Sri Ramana had called me to write the book. After it was completed, I understood that Sri Ramana did not need another book written about him and that it was really Arunachala that was calling for me, not my book.

Since 1973, my sister, Farion, had made numerous trips to Sathya Sai Baba.  She would fly into Bangalore, taxi to Puttaparthi and / or Whitefield and then fly out to Bangalore back to California.  This visit she asked me if I would take her to Tiruvannamalai.

After spending a few days in Puttaparthi, my sister and I drove together to Chennai.
Along the drive we had a rather deep discussion about the nature of Reality and whether Advaita presented an accurate description of It.  There are most definitely any number of philosophical theories.  All are true and all are false.  There are those who say, 'Take the one that most appeals to you.'           

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

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There is no Jnani, only Jnana.  There is only the Self, the Heart.  The One Pristine Self.
Be still.  Find out who you are.

                             - Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Shortly after having moved back to Chennai, I paid a visit to Prof. R. Balasubramanian, one of my Vedanta professors at the University of Madras.  He said, 'I can't seem to find someone write a volume on Sri Ramana Maharshi, for a series I am the General Editor of, The Builders of Indian Philosophy Series. Would you like to do it?  I would like the finished manuscript in nine months time.'

I immediately said yes.  Not only was I thinking about the love and respect for Sri Ramana Maharshi and His teachings but, I felt something special would happen in the writing.  To be presented with the opportunity to plunge deeply into Sri Ramana Maharshi's teachings was too good to pick up.

All the books in this Series have a philosophical format.  The first chapter is a short history of the philosopher's life.  The second chapter is an overview of what will follow. Then come chapters on epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, spiritual practices, Jivan Mukti and an evaluation vis a vis the philosopher being covered in the traditional sense of the word.

As Sri Ramana said, 'I was indeed fortunate that I never took to philosophy.  Had I taken to it, I would probably be nowhere, but my inherent tendencies led me directly to inquire, 'Who am I? How fortunate!'  What is astonishing is Sri Ramana's teachings emerged spontaneously as the fruit of His Great Awakening and only subsequently,
almost by accident, did He learn of the ancient Upanishadic and philosophical teachings.  Even more astounding is that His words, almost, word for word, identical with those found in the Scriptures.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           
   
 

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:57:09 AM »
Verse  11:


தண்வயல்சூழ் காழித் தமிழ்ஞான சம்பந்தன்
கண்ணுதலான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினத்தைப்
பண்ணிசையா லேத்திப் பயின்ற விவைவல்லார்
விண்ணவரா யோங்கி வியனுலகம் ஆள்வாரே.


On Kaichiṉam where Siva, with a frontal eye dwells with desire. Those who are capable of reciting these verses which were practiced by praising with music having melody-types and composed by Jnana Sambandhan,  having scholarship in Tamizh who is a native of Sirkazhi,  surrounded by cool fields, will rule over the heaven being elevated as celestial beings.

Padigam on Tiruk Kaichinam completed.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:56:04 AM »
Verse  10:

Not available.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:52:24 AM »
Verse  9:


மண்ணினைமுன் சென்றிரந்த மாலும் மலரவனும்
எண்ணறியா வண்ண  மெரியுருவ மாயபிரான்
பண்ணிசையா லேத்தப் படுவான்றன் னெற்றியின்மேல்
கண்ணுடையான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.


Vishnu who went to Māvali long ago and begged for land, and Brahma, who is seated in a (lotus) flower,  the Master who assumed the form of fire so that both of them could not know him by their thoughts. He is praised by music having melody-types.
He has an eye on the forehead. Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells with desire.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:48:55 AM »
Verse  8:


போதுலவு கொன்றை புனைந்தான் றிருமுடிமேல்
மாதுமையா ளஞ்ச மலையெடுத்த வாளரக்கன்
நீதியினா லேத்த நிகழ்வித்து நின்றாடும்
காதலினான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.

Siva adorned his sacred head with the buds of Koṉṟai which are moving. Making the cruel demon who lifted the mountain to cause fear to Uma, the lady, perish and then making him shine as before when he praised in the right way. He desires to dance standing. Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells with desire.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:45:48 AM »
Verse  7:

வரியரவே நாணாக மால்வரையே வில்லாக
எரிகணையான் முப்புரங்க ளெய்துகந்த வெம்பெருமான்
பொரிசுடலை யீமப் புறங்காட்டான் போர்த்ததோர்
கரியுரியான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.

Our god who became great by discharging a burning arrow on the three cities, having a serpent with lines as bowstring and the big mountain as the bow. He dwells in the cremation outside the village which has funeral pyres and is blackened by fire,
covers himself with the skin of an elephant. Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells with desire.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:42:07 AM »
Verse  6:


மங்கையோர் கூறுடையான் மன்னு மறைபயின்றான்
அங்கையோர் வெண்டலையா னாடரவம் பூண்டுகந்தான்
திங்களொடு பாம்பணிந்த சீரார் திருமுடிமேல்
கங்கையினான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.


Siva has as one half a young lady. He practiced chanting the Vēdas which are eternal.
has a skull in the palm. He became great by adorning himself with cobras which dance. He has Ganga, on his graceful head which has as adornments a cobra with the crescent moon.  Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells with desire!

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:38:34 AM »
Verse  5:


தேய்ந்துமலி வெண்பிறையான் செய்யதிரு மேனியினான்
வாய்ந்திலங்கு வெண்ணீற்றான் மாதினையோர் கூறுடையான்
சாய்ந்தமரர் வேண்டத் தடங்கடனஞ்சுண்டநங்கைக்
காய்ந்தபிரான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.


Siva has a crescent moon that wanes and waxes. He has a holy red body, smears himself with white sacred ash which shines suited to him. He has a lady as his half.
Consuming the poison that appeared in the big ocean as the immortals were afflicted with it, Kaichiṉam is the temple where Siva who destroyed Manmatha.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:35:27 AM »
Verse  4:

பண்டமரர் கூடிக் கடைந்த படுகடல்நஞ்
சுண்டபிரா னென்றிறைஞ்சி யும்பர் தொழுதேத்த
விண்டவர்கள் தொன்னகர மூன்றுடனே வெந்தவியக்
கண்டபிரான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.

The celestial beings, falling at his feet and praising with joined hands, the master who consumed the poison that rose in the roaring ocean when, long ago, the immortals joined together and churned it!  The master who caused the old cities of the enemies to perish by being burning simultaneously, Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells with desire.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:31:50 AM »
Verse  3:

பாடலார் நான்மறையான் பைங்கொன்றை பாம்பினொடும்
சூடலான் வெண்மதியந் துன்று கரந்தையொடும்
ஆடலா னங்கை யனலேந்தி யாடரவக்
காடலான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.

Siva chants the four Vēdas. He wears on his head along with the cobra fresh Koṉṟai flowers, a white crescent moon and sweet basil leaves. He dances holding fire in the palm. He adorns himself profusely with cobras which dances spreading their hoods.
Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells with desire.

Arunachala Siva.

2653
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:28:19 AM »
Verse  2:

விடமல்கு கண்டத்தான் வெள்வளையோர் கூறுடையான்
படமல்கு பாம்பரையான் பற்றாதார் புரமெரித்தான்
நடமல்கு மாடலினான் நான்மறையோர் பாடலினான்
கடமல்கு மாவுரியான் உறைகோயில் கைச்சினமே.


Siva has a neck which is full of poison. He has as one half a lady wearing white bangles. He wears in the waist a cobra which has spread its hood. He burnt the cities of the enemies. He dances a kind of natam, chants the four Vēdas. He covers himself with the skin of an elephant of increasing must. Kaichiṉam is the temple where he dwells.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: March 05, 2017, 08:23:44 AM »
Tiruk Kaichinam:

Verse  1:


தையலோர் கூறுடையான் தண்மதிசேர் செஞ்சடையான்
மையுலா மணிமிடற்றான் மறைவிளங்கு பாடலான்
நெய்யுலா மூவிலைவேல் ஏந்தி நிவந்தொளிசேர்
கையுடையான் மேவியுறை கோயில் கைச்சினமே.

Siva who has as a half a young lady, he has matted locks on which the cool crescent
moon is united, has a beautiful neck in which the poison is moving, chants the renowned Vedas.  Holding a trident of three blades on which fat is smeared, and rising high, Kaīchiṉam is the temple where he who has a brilliant hand dwells.

Arunachala Siva.

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51. God is the one undivided essence.  'Ayam' is one word, atma is one word and Brahman is one word.

52.  The meaning of 'ayam' (this) is the individual; atma (the self) is said to be Isvara,
the import of 'asmi' (I am) is the undivided meaning - the state of the one undivided essence.

53.  Dual mode, witness mode, and the undivided mode - then, after the one undivided essence, be of the disposition 'I am He'. 

54.  Thus, the essential meaning of the four great aphorisms has been discussed. As such the statements are with adjuncts.  Hence only the implications are revealed.

55. Limited knowledge and such are the traits of the individual, and omniscience and such are that of Isvara.  The individual is the limited being with consciousness. 'Isvara am I' is an individual revelation.

56.  Renouncing everything as void, be of the conviction 'I am Brahman'. I am Brahman, there is no doubt of this. I am the embodiment of Being Awareness Bliss.

57.  Merging the 'I' with the Supreme, O great one, abide as your own self.  All of this is one great illusion, non existent. There is no doubt of this.

58.  All is naught.  There is no doubt of this. All is Brahman. There is no doubt of
this.  The undivided essence is unitary.  That I am.  Of this there is no doubt. This form of vastness is Brahman. I am that Brahman. There is no doubt of this.

59. Suta: This universe, which has arisen from the face of Brahman who is an
emanation from Siva, is miserable as it involves creation and destruction.  Therefore, be enlightened, inspired by ideals suffused with sublime and lofty sentiments, and by knowledge born of instruction and experience.  Those who have their bodies besmeared with ashes, and with a heart overflowing with love and joy, adore the one who sports snakes as refined ornaments and who roams free amidst the celestial garden called the universe.

Thus concludes the chapter 31 entitled 'Topic of the determination of the meaning of the great aphorisms' in the sixth amsa called Sankara of Sri Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.     
                         

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