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4516
General topics / Re: Editorial - Mountain Path - Jan Mar 2017:
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:49:50 AM »
Restraint is a powerful tool that helps us see clearly. Self control is not a punishment
nor a killjoy attitude that dislikes anything pleasurable on principle on principle.  It is not avoidance; it is a clear perception of the consequences of what we may be able to do.
When we are in doubt we exercise restraint, but this does not mean we remain dense,
unfeeling and lifeless. Self restraint does not mean we shut our eyes, block our ears, cease talking and stop eating. Quite contrary, we become more sensitive and do what is appropriate.

Anyone who has driven a car can remember getting behind  the wheel for the first time and thinking that the car is driving them!  We tend to panic and apply the brakes with abrupt force.  With practice we learn to control and restraint until we are charge, and then become the one who drives, rather than a helpless passenger. We apply the brake smoothly so that the car slows down in a continuous flow.

Have you ever noticed that Bhagavan slowly applies the necessary medicine to us so much that we rarely notice it until afterwards when the 'treatment' is successful and we look back and see how much we have changed for the good and are no longer in the grip or compulsive desire or the victim of an irrational, obsessive fear?

The Buddha compared meditation to the tuning of a musical instrument. When we play it or when we exercise our mind, should we rigidly control our technique or should we indulge and let go?  The answer is neither. When we tune a stringed instrument, we neither bind the strings too tightly nor do we allow them to be too loose. It is by precise restraint that we learn to develop our awareness of the consequences.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.
                 

4517
General topics / Re: Editorial - Mountain Path - October -December 2016:
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:31:01 AM »
One should never lose the commitment to continue on the path, even if a traumatic incident occurs, nor should one be too jubilant or indulge in smug self satisfaction
because of a fortuitous event, or because something long desired suddenly, smoothly
and effortlessly turns out right.  We will inevitably experience joys and effortlessly turns out right. We will inevitably experience joys and defeats.  In a sense, our bitter setbacks are our best teachers for through them we have no choice but to mature and grow stronger in our inner awareness of what is right and wrong.

How grateful we should be to given this awareness.  This may be the first step towards detachment.  For it will save us a great deal of unnecessary suffering and despair.

It is important to remember that once we are on this path guided by Bhagavan the rules and priorities change. Instead of acquisition, we learn to let go; instead of trying
to control, we learn to accept and flow with circumstances; instead of complaining
if misfortune hits us, we see that it is an opportunity to see our ignorance and learn
discrimination and detachment.

When we look back on our lives there are moments when what at that time appeared to be a disaster, with hindsight , we see was the best thing that could have happened to us, however shocking it may have been. There is a Jewish saying, 'And that is also
for good'. (Moris Alan, Everyday Holiness, The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar,
Trumpter, Boston, 2008).

contd.

Arunachala Siva.


         

4518
Chapter 30:

1. Ribhu: I shall speak about the supreme that is Brahman, along with the renunciation
of the world. By one who hears it even once the supreme Brahman is attained.

2. Brahman is supported by Brahman alone, attributeless, ever blemishless, permanent,
poised and absolute.  There is nothing apart from Brahman.

3. I am truth - the joy of beyond, pure, eternal, and taintless.  All is, indeed, only Brahman. That Brahman am I. There is no doubt of this.

4. I am the singular undivided essence, ever perfect in every way.  Brahman is everything, nothing else is. All is Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.

5. I am the unitary self always.  All is eternally Brahman.  I am of the form of bliss alone.  Nothing else is permanent. 

6. I am of the nature of pure bliss.  I am the pure wisdom of the self.  I am of a uniform nature.  I am not bereft of the unitary existence.

7. I am of the pure internal knowledge. I alone am the refuge. All is indeed only Brahman.  There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman. Of this there can be no doubt.

8.I am devoid of multiple themes. Oneness too does not exist. All is indeed, Brahman.
There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman.  Of this there can be no question.

9. I am of all possible forms, devoid of even the term 'all'.  All is indeed, Brahman.
There is no doubt of this.  I am that Brahman. Of this there can be no question.

10.  I am of the form of blemishless knowledge. Even 'I' does not exist. I am of the nature of the pure Brahman, bereft of the word 'pure'.     

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

4519
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:12:35 AM »
Verse  11:


நெண்ப யங்குநெல் வாயில் ஈசனைச்
சண்பை ஞானசம் பந்தன்சொல் லிவை
பண்ப யன்கொளப் பாட வல்லவர்
விண்ப யன்கொளும் வேட்கை யாளரே.

These verses which are in praise of the Lord in Nelvāyil where friendship is very abundant (among devotees), by Jnana Sambandhan, born in Sanbai, those who are capable of singing them melodiously to obtain benefit, are those who are desirous of getting the benefit of eternal bliss.
[Nelvāyil is now known as Sivapuri.]

Padigam on Tiru Nelvayil completed.

Arunachala Siva.


4520
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:09:55 AM »
Verse  10:


குண்ட மண்டுவர்க் கூறை மூடர்சொற்
பண்ட மாகவை யாத பண்பினர்
விண்ட யங்குநெல் வாயி லார்நஞ்சை
உண்ட கண்டரெம் முச்சி யாரே.


He has the nature of considering the words of the ignorant and low Jains who cover their bodies with the red ochre robe as not having any substance.
He is in Nelvāyil of fame that has spread to the celestial world.
He stationed the poison which he swallowed, in his neck.
He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4521
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:07:00 AM »
Verse  9:


நாடி னார்மணி வண்ண னான்முகன்
கூடி னார்குறு காத கொள்கையர்
நீடி னாரநெல் வாயி லார்தலை
ஓடி னாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


The one whose complexion is like the sapphire and the four-faced one both of who searched for him by their combined efforts, was unapproachable in his opinion.
He rose high as a column of fire. He is in Nelvāyil.
He has a skull.  He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.


4522
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:03:46 AM »
Verse  8:


பற்றி னானரக் கன்க யிலையை
ஒற்றி னாரொரு கால்வி ரலுற
நெற்றி யாரநெல் வாயி லார்தொழும்
பெற்றி யாரெம துச்சி யாரே.

He gently pressed with a single toe of one leg for the forehead to become fixed with the mountain when demon (Rāvaṇaṉ) caught hold of Kailash. He is in Nelvāyil.
He has the nature of being worshipped (by devotees).  He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4523
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 08:01:15 AM »
Verse  7:


ஆதி யாரந்த மாயி னார்வினை
கோதி யார்மதில் கூட்ட ழித்தவர்
நீதி யாரநெல் வாயி லார்மறை
ஓதி யாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


He is the beginning of all things.
He is the end of all things.
one who destroyed the combined forts of demons of angry actions.
He is the proper moral conduct.
He is in Nelvāyil.
He chants the Vēdas.
He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4524
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:57:55 AM »
Verse  6:

காரி னார்கொன்றைக் கண்ணி யார்மல்கு
பேரி னார்பிறை யோடி லங்கிய
நீரி னாரநெல் வாயி லார்தொழும்
ஏரி னாரெம துச்சி யாரே.



He wears a chaplet of Koṉṟai (Indian Laburnam) which blossoms abundantly in winter.
He has increasing fame; He has countless names. He has the water (of Ganga) which is glittering by the rays of the crescent moon.  He is in Nelvāyil.  He is such a beautiful person worthy of worship. He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4525
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:55:20 AM »
Verse 5:


விருத்த னாகிவெண் ணீறு பூசிய
கருத்த னார்கன லாட்டு கந்தவர்
நிருத்த னாரநெல் வாயின் மேவிய
ஒருத்த னாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


Being an elderly one He is the chief who has smeared white sacred ashes.
He was fond of dancing in fire, He is the dancer.
He is the unequalled one who resides willingly in Nelvāyil.
He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4526
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:51:09 AM »
Verse  4:


மறையி னார்மழு வாளி னார்மல்கு
பிறையி னார்பிறை யோடி லங்கிய
நிறையி னாரநெல் வாயிலார் தொழும்
இறைவ னாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


He gave out all the Vēdas.  He has a weapon of Mazhu.
He has a flourishing crescent moon.
He has the shining floods of Ganga along with the crescent moon.
He is complete in himself.  He is in Nelvāyil, He is the Lord worthy of worship.
He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4527
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:48:37 AM »
Verse  3:


நிச்ச லேத்துநெல் வாயி லார்தொழ
இச்சை யாலுறை வாரெம் ஈசனார்
கச்சை யாவதோர் பாம்பி னார்கவின்
இச்சை யாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


He is in Nelvāyil which is worshipped daily.
He resides there out of his will to be worshipped.
our Lord, He wears a girdle of a serpent.
He has a beautiful energy of will; He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4528
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:45:50 AM »
Verse  2:


வாங்கி னார்மதிண் மேற்க ணைவெள்ளந்
தாங்கி னார்தலை யாய தன்மையர்
நீங்கு நீரநெல் வாயி லார்தொழ
ஓங்கி னாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


He discharged an arrow on the forts by bending the bow.  He bore the floods (on his head) He is the pre-eminent one. He is in Nelvāyil where water is always flowing. He is very great to be worshipped. He is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

 

4529
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:43:27 AM »
Tiru Nel Vayil:

Verse 1:


புடையி னார்புள்ளி கால்பொ ருந்திய
மடையி னார்மணி நீர்நெல் வாயிலார்
நடையி னால்விரற் கோவ ணந்நயந்
துடையி னாரெம துச்சி யாரே.


God who is in Nelvāyil which has water as blue as sapphire in the small sluices which is in a stream and has crabs by the side of the fields. He wears a garment of loin-cloth four inches wide desiring it, as a mark of purity of his conduct he is seated on my head.

Arunachala Siva.

4530
61. That in which the transcendence of qualities is evident;  indeed, wherein evidently
is blemishlessness, wherein evidently is eternal purity - be ever full of That.

62.  Wherein directly is the supreme Self, wherein directly is the joy of joys, wherein
indeed is knowledge and wisdom - be ever full of That.

63. Wherein indeed oneself is the Light, wherein indeed oneself is without a second,
wherein indeed lies the supreme bliss - be ever full of That.

64.  Thus the practice of being 'full of That' has been enunciated.  Practice this alone
ever and ever- Brahman am I, Existence Consciousness Bliss. Undivided am I, ever joyous.

65. I am wisdom that is Brahman alone.  I am He, the serene and the supreme.
I am Consciousness devoid of mind stuff.  'I' am not. I am resolved as He.

66.  I am That.  I am Consciousness. I am He. I am blemishless.  I am supreme.
I am the highest. I am verily the supreme. Divested thus pf everything, be happy.

67. All this residue of mind stuff spoils purity. Divested of all this, having forgotten
everything as mere dead wood.

68.  Renouncing the corpse like body, remaining ever as a log or a piece of metal,
casting aside remembrance too, abide in Brahman alone as the support.

69. One who listens to this explanation even once perhaps, even if one should be associated with great sins, is freed from all, and reaches me the Most High.

70.  Though shining in diverse forms you are unattached to them, so the Vedas proclaim. Though firmly associated in the heart cavern of all beings, you are the
undivided Ground, the Self.

Thus concludes chapter 29 entitled 'Topic of the teaching of being full of That' in
the sixth amsa called Sankara of Siva Rahasyam.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.                           

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