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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:44:11 AM »
Verse  10:


தூசார்ந்த சாக்கியருந் தூய்மையில்லாச் சமணரும்
ஏசார்ந்த புன்மொழிநீத் தெழில்கொண்மாடக் குடவாயில்
ஆசாரஞ் செய்மறையோ ரளவிற்குன்றா தடிபோற்றத்
தேசார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாகச் சேர்ந்தீரே.


The Buddhists who covers their bodies with a yellow cloth called sivaram, and the Jains, who have no purity, leaving the insulting slanderous words of those two people,
in Kuṭavāyil which has beautiful storeys. The Brahmins who have proper conduct to praise your feet without any decrease in the quality of their devotion, you have become attached to the glorious temple as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:43:07 AM »
Verse  9:

Not available.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:37:39 AM »
Verse  8:


கொங்கார்ந்த பைங்கமலத் தயனுங்குறளாய் நிமிர்ந்தானும்
அங்காந்து தள்ளாட வழலாய் நிமிர்ந்தீ ரிலங்கைக்கோன்
தங்காதன் மாமுடியுந் தாளுமடர்த்தீர் குடவாயில்
பங்கார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாகப் பரிந்தீரே.


Brahma, who is seated in a fertile lotus which has abundant honey, and Vishnu who rose tall, being a dwarf at first, to waver in mind with a gaping mouth out of wonder, you rose high as a column of fire you crushed the feet and the big crown of the king of  which he prized very much, Ravanan, you declared the temple in Kuṭavāyil which occupies a portion of the village, as your favorite temple [Note: In this verse the anecdotes of Vishnu and Brahma, and Ravanan are clubbed together.]

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:33:25 AM »
Verse  7:

பாடலார் வாய்மொழியீர் பைங்கண்வெள்ளே றூர்தியீர்
ஆடலார் மாநடத்தீ ரரிவைபோற்று மாற்றலீர்
கோடலார் தும்பிமுரன் றிசைமிழற்றுங் குடவாயில்
நீடலார் கோயிலே கோயிலாக நிகழ்ந்தீரே.


You have words containing truth in the songs of the Vēdas. You have a vehicle of a white bull which has greenish eyes. You performed the dance by name Akātāṇṭavam.
You have the power which is praised by the lady, Uma, in Kuṭavāyil where the superior variety of bee, Tumpi which settles on the white Malabar glory, lily hums and sings music. You were present in the temple which has been in existence since a distant past as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:30:19 AM »
Verse  6:

அரவார்ந்த திருமேனி யானவெண்ணீ றாடினீர்
இரவார்ந்த பெய்பலிகொண் டிமையோரேத்த நஞ்சுண்டீர்
குரவார்ந்த பூஞ்சோலை வாசம்வீசுங் குடவாயில்
திருவார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாகத் திகழ்ந்தீரே.

You bathed in white sacred ash got from a cow on your holy body on which you wear cobras profusely. Receiving the alms that are put into the bowl of a skull, which you get by begging, you consumed the poison to be praised by the celestial beings who do not wink. In Kuṭavāyil where the beautiful gardens which have common bottle flower trees, spread their fragrance, you were shining in the beautiful temple as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.
 

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:27:10 AM »
Verse  5:


இழையார்ந்த கோவணமுங் கீளுமெழிலா ருடையாகப்
பிழையாத சூலம்பெய் தாடல்பாடல் பேணினீர்
குழையாரும் பைம்பொழிலும் வயலுஞ்சூழ்ந்த குடவாயில்
விழவார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாக மிக்கீரே.


Having a men's loin-cloth woven with yarn and a strip of cloth used as a waist band as beautiful dress holding on the shoulder a trident which never misses its aim, you linked singing and dancing, in Kuṭavāyil surrounded by beautiful gardens full of tender leaves, and fields. You were great in the temple which has never-ceasing festivals as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:24:11 AM »
Verse  4:


மறியாருங் கைத்தலத்தீர் மங்கைபாக மாகச்சேர்ந்
தெறியாரு மாமழுவு மெரியுமேந்துங் கொள்கையீர்
குறியார வண்டினங்கள் தேன்மிழற்றுங் குடவாயில்
நெறியாருங் கோயிலே கோயிலாக நிகழ்ந்தீரே.

You hold a young deer in your hand. You have an idea of holding fire and a big battle-axe which can be thrown on enemies and are united with a lady of distinction as one half, in Kuṭavāyil where the swarms of bees hum sweetly like honey with the idea of opening the petals of buds. You were present in the temple built according to Agama rules, as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:20:41 AM »
Verse  3:


கழலார்பூம் பாதத்தீ ரோதக்கடலில் விடமுண்டன்
றழலாருங் கண்டத்தீ ரண்டர்போற்று மளவினீர்
குழலார வண்டினங்கள் கீதத்தொலிசெய் குடவாயில்
நிழலார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாக நிகழ்ந்தீரே.


Siva who wears anklets, in the feet which are as soft as flower. You have in your neck the heat as a result of consuming the poison which rose in the ocean which has waves.
you grant your grace according to the intensity of devotion when celestial beings praise you, you were present in the temple which has splendor in Kuṭavāyil where the swarms of bees hum melody types resembling music produced by flute, as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:17:24 AM »
Verse  2:


அடியார்ந்த பைங்கழலுஞ் சிலம்புமார்ப்ப வங்கையில்
செடியார்ந்த வெண்டலையொன் றேந்தியுலகம் பலிதேர்வீர்
குடியார்ந்த மாமறையோர் குலாவியேத்துங் குடவாயில்
படியார்ந்த கோயிலே கோயிலாகப் பயின்றீரே.


The golden anklets and the anklets that are worn on the feet to make a sound.
You collect alms wandering in the world, holding in the palm a white skull having the stench of flesh. You resided in the temple which can be compared to other temples, in Kuṭavāyil where Brahmins of noble lineage praise you with delight as your favorite temple.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 27, 2017, 08:13:03 AM »
Tiruk Kudavayil:

Verse  1:


கலைவாழு மங்கையீர் கொங்கையாருங் கருங்கூந்தல்
அலைவாழுஞ் செஞ்சடையி லரவும்பிறையு மமர்வித்தீர்
குலைவாழை கமுகம்பொன் பவளம்பழுக்குங் குடவாயில்
நிலைவாழுங் கோயிலே கோயிலாக நின்றீரே.


Siva who has a stag in the beautiful hand! Who has red matted locks on which the waves of the Ganga, who has tresses of hair in which there is fragrance, are full.
Who made the cobra and the crescent moon to stay there.  You stayed as your favorite temple which is permanent, Kuṭavāyil where plaintain trees bear ripe fruits resembling gold color and areca-palm fruits resembling coral in color.

Arunachala Siva.

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: February 26, 2017, 01:18:43 PM »
Today is Kochengat Chozha Nayanar Liberation Day.

Masi month, Sadhaya star day.

I have given the detailed life history of Kochengat Chozha in my serial post on
63 Saiva Saints.

Arunachala Siva.

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Chapter 31:

1. Ribhu: I shall tell you the most confidential matter which directly illumines one about
Brahman.  It is the core of all the Upanishads, hard to obtain in all worlds.

2. 'Prajnanam Brahma' (the immanent awareness is Brahman). Active certitude in the utterance which is a compound of two words. It is one of the four great aphorisms present in the Vedas such as Rik, Yajur, and Sama.

3. My awareness alone is Brahman. Brahman am I. This world is only knowledge.  The whole world is indeed knowledge. Nothing else there is, other than knowledge.

4. After the attainment of knowledge everything is seen as the form of knowledge. What is the wisdom and of Brahman is verily my own, not different.

5. The import of prajnana is the individual self and that of Brahman is Isvara, the Lord.  Their union is the undivided meaning, the one undivided all pervasive essence.

6. Being in the undivided nature is referred to as Jivan Mukti - the state of liberation while living.  Reality is the one undivided essence.  The divestment of body is called Liberation.

7.  Brahman alone am I, not of the cycle of birth and death.  I am Existence Consciousness Bliss. I am attribute-less. I am part-less. I am supremely blissful.

8.  I am eternal. I am without wavering. I am consciousness.  I am Consciousness, always, The mind which abides in Brahman as the self is defined as being in the undivided mode.

9.  As salt in water becomes indivisibly one with it, so is the one undivided Essence, I shall describe the features of liberation out of the body.

10. forsaking the word Prajna, and indeed the word Brahman, leave out the expressions 'I am', 'I am the great', 'I am the accomplished';

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.                 

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General topics / Re: Editorial - Mountain Path - April- June 2016:
« on: February 26, 2017, 11:12:13 AM »
Bhagavan's poetry embraces us all.  Though the original is in Tamizh, even if we chant
the verses with little initial understanding, we can soon enter the thrust of the verses till they throb in our veins.  Poetry starts in silence, the silence of expectation, and it ends in another silence, -- if it speaks the truth - a fullness without measure. From out of our solitude we read or speak or chant till, in a subtle way we cannot explain, we are joined with something greater than whom we think we are, with our fixed memories, desires and fears.  The walls dissolve and we experience fullness (Purna).  We are reminded of the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad:  'That is full, this is full.  Fullness gushes forth fullness. Even after the full has been fully drawn upon this full remains full. (Brihad. 5.1.1.).

Our understanding of Bhagavan is mediated through words. His words are the vessel to express our longing, heart ache, love and joy towards that which we know in our heart of hearts to be true.  It is the way of connecting when all our own collection of carefully accumulated words to describe the world and ourselves fail.  It is an act of reciprocity and brings us into the right relationship with Arunachala.  One way to strengthen this relationship is to set aside time and listen each day to the Asramam recording of Tamizh Parayana.

This remarkable aspect of these songs is that they resonate and give us the gift of belonging to something far greater than we normally expect, hindered as we are with our unconscious vasanas or tendencies.  It is an intimacy that is both private and participatory.  It is a family feeling of belonging. Bhagavan joked that He left His family in Madurai and renounced the world and yet look at the family He now has at Arunachala. This is the paradox of Ramana Maharshi:  a Sadhu absorbed in Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi yet a keen participant in the lives of those who came for solace.
Nobody is left out who comes with a sincere heart.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               

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General topics / Re: Editorial - July - September -2016:
« on: February 26, 2017, 10:55:13 AM »
When people came to Bhagavan either out of devotion or curiosity, they were treated with great courtesy.  Once someone has decided that Bhagavan is their Guru and is accepted on some mysterious level of existence invisible to others, then the obligation to behave correctly and meticulously follow instructions begins.  Bhagavan may be a benign grandfather who cares for his family, but he is also a strict master who expects, no, demands the very best from a Sadhaka.  There are no excuses, no evasions.  If we do our best, more cannot be expected and any weaknesses will be forgiven out of the bounty of His compassion. But try we must. Bhagavan knows us much better than we know ourselves and he also knows that we are capable of much more than we realize. If we were lost at sea and felt we could not swim another stroke so must drown, Bhagavan would give us the courage and endurance to carry on until we reached land;  we would however have to make the initial effort to reach the shore. (Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham, volume 8, verse 192, quoted in  Padamalai.)

Ananda Mayi Ma was asked why do we forget (pramada) what is good for us?  Why do we forget our higher purpose, God and Guru?  In an expansive gesture with arms wide open indicating this entire world that surrounds us she exclaimed, 'This is the kingdom of forgetfulness, that surrounds us she exclaimed, 'This is the kingdom of forgetfulness, therefore you forget!'  She was emphasizing the essential need for Sadhana as the remedy for the human condition of forgetfulness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       
               
   

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: February 26, 2017, 08:46:25 AM »
Verse  11:

கொந்தணவும் பொழில்புடைசூழ் கொச்சைமேவு குலவேந்தன்
செந்தமிழின் சம்பந்தன் சிறைவண்புனல்சூழ் திருநல்லூர்ப்
பந்தணவு மெல்விரலாள் பங்கன்றன்னைப் பயில்பாடல்
சிந்தனையா லுரைசெய்வார் சிவலோகஞ்சேர்ந் திருப்பாரே.


Sambandhan, an authority on chaste Tamizh and the great chief in Kochai* surrounded on all sides by gardens where there are bunches of flowers, those who recite with meditation the verses on Siva who has a lady who holds in her fingers a ball, as his half, in Tiru Nallūr surrounded by plenty of water which has dams on it.
will stay permanently in the world of Siva.

*another name for Sirkazhi, the birth place of Jnana Sambandhar.

Padigam on Tiru Nallur completed.

Arunachala Siva.


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