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Today is Sivapraksam Pillai's Liberation Day: 12.01.2017.


***

Sivaprakasam Pillai
The Essence of Sri Ramana's Sayings

By Sivaprakasam Pillai

Sivaprakasam Pillai is the fortunate devotee, who put the important question "Who am I?" to Bhagavan and preserved His answers. This treasure-trove of Wisdom now guides innumerable seekers all over the world.

He dedicated the rest of his life for contemplation on His teachings. Now and then he used to write a few verses. Sivaprakasam Pillai passed away in January 1949. After that, when Sri Manickam Pillai, his nephew, came to the Ashram, Bhagavan enquired about Sivaprakasam Pillai's last days. He asked whether 'Pillaiyavargal' (this is how Bhagavan referred to Sivaprakasam Pillai) had left any poems behind. The nephew hesitatingly replied: 'Bhagavan! He did leave some manuscripts with me, but with the instructions that I should burn them after his death and not show them to others.?'
'Oh, is it so! Doesn't matter. You can show them to me!' From the bunch Bhagavan picked up one sheet and said: 'This one is enough' and returned the rest.

On the sacred day of Sri Pillaiavargal's remembrance, we present the English translation of his poem selected by Bhagavan:

SRI RAMANA VACHANA SARAM

Translation by Devotees

This is the essence; This is the essence!
This indeed is the essence of Ramana's words!
Tell me who is the real You! Seek the real You!
You are not surely the putrid flesh.
The body is born, the body dies.
The body knows not itself in deep sleep.
You are Knowledge. Knowledge is You.
Knowledge-Eternal is never born nor dies.
In sleep is Awareness of Self, not of body
You alone witness absence of body-consciousness
Do not all know that body takes birth
Is there anybody who is aware of birth of Consciousness?
You are not the body as declared above.
Destroy the false notion that you are the body
Seek ceaselessly your real nature
Think no other thought.
If the root thought 'I am the body'
Subside; then all other thoughts subside.
'Who is aware of the body' -This quest
Alone will eliminate 'I am the body' notion.
The deluded one who thinks 'I am the body'
Will crave for food, clothes and desires thereon
He who is free from the delusion 'I am the body'-
His mind will not crave for food, clothes and desires extensive
Even as the end draws nigh, get not perturbed
Be tranquil; it is all God's work
Ponder not the body is one, two or three(gross, subtle or causal)
Vain is such pursuit.

***

Arunachala Siva.
If you observe attentively
There is no scope for body-consciousness at all
Reject all appearance that seems apart [from You]
Reject it as ?Not I?
All other dogmas and tenets are garbage-like collections
Remove them all away.
Repeatedly questing ?Who am I?
The I-thought alone stays
The rest will be ashes.
When I-thought gets burnt away
Know that ?That is the Real You?; bereft of thought
That which neither rises nor sets is the Real You shinning effulgent
As the Self shines like the resplendent Sun
Be that, never falling back
This is the essence, this is the essence,
This indeed is the essence of Ramana?s Teaching.

***

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:55:42 PM »
Verse 11:


நலமா கியஞா னசம்பந்தன்
கலமார் கடல்சூழ் தருகாழி
நிலையா கநினைந் தவர்பாடல்
வலரா னவர்வா னடைவாரே.


Those who are able to recite the verses on the god who has as his permanent abode Kāazhi, surrounded by the sea on which ships are moving, by Jnana Sambandhar, of great virtues, will reach heaven.


Padigam on Sirkazhi concluded.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:52:37 PM »
Verse  10:


சமண்சாக் கியர்தா மலர்தூற்ற
அமைந்தா னுமையோ டுடனன்பாய்க்
கமழ்ந்தார் பொழில்சூழ் தருகாழி
சுமந்தார் மலர்தூ வுதல்தொண்டே.


The god was seated with love in company with Uma, for the Jains and Buddhists  to spread calumny. Those who meditate upon Kāazhi, surrounded by fragrant parks; if they strew flowers, that is service to god.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
Verse  9:


இருவர்க் கெரியா கிநிமிர்ந்தான்
உருவிற் பெரியா ளொடுசேருங்
கருநற் பரவை கமழ்காழி
மருவப் பிரியும் வினைமாய்ந்தே.

The god shot up as a column of fire to be searched by the two (Vishnu and Brahma.), All sins will vanish and be destroyed if one reaches Kaazhi where the god is united with the beautiful Periyanāyaki* and where the good and blue sea is issuing its fragrance.

(*The name of the goddess Parvati in Sirkazhi)

Arunachala Siva.




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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:44:47 PM »
Verse  8:


அரக்கன் வலியொல் கவடர்த்து
வரைக்கும் மகளோ டுமகிழ்ந்தான்
சுரக்கும் புனல்சூழ் தருகாழி
நிரக்கும் மலர்தூ வுநினைந்தே.

Having pressed down to diminish the might of Ravanan, the god rejoiced in the company of the daughter of the mountain. People of this world! Strew flowers in rows thinking about Kāazhi which is surrounded by gushing water.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:41:37 PM »
Verse  7:


திருவார் சிலையா லெயிலெய்து
உருவா ருமையோ டுடனானான்
கருவார் பொழில்சூழ் தருகாழி
மருவா தவர்வான் மருவாரே.

Having shot an arrow from the bow of golden Meru, the god combined with Uma of beautiful form, those who do not reach Kaazhi, surrounded by dark parks will not reach heaven (Sivaṉ's world.)

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:38:43 PM »
Verse  6:

கொலையார் தருகூற் றமுதைத்து
மலையான் மகளோ டுமகிழ்ந்தான்
கலையார் தொழுதேத் தியகாழி
தலையாற் றொழுவார் தலையாரே.


The god was happy with the daughter of the mountain and kicked the god of death who indulges in killing. Those who worship Kaazhi, which was worshipped and praised by people who had mastered arts, are definitely people of the first rank.


Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:35:57 PM »
Verse  5:


பனியார் மலரார் தருபாதன்
முனிதா னுமையோ டுமுயங்கிக்
கனியார் பொழில்சூழ் தருகாழி
இனிதா மதுகண் டவரீடே.


The god whose feet are like the cool (lotus) flower, He is definitely the sage though he is united with Uma. The might (State) of those who have visited Kaazhi which is surrounded by fruit-gardens is good.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 01:32:39 PM »
Verse  4:


ஒளியார் விடமுண் டவொருவன்
அளியார் குழன்மங் கையொடன்பாய்க்
களியார் பொழில்சூழ் தருகாழி
எளிதா மதுகண் டவரின்பே.


The unequaled one who drank the colorful poison, it is easy for those who visit Kāazhi which is surrounded by parks and where the god is happy with love in the company of a young lady on whose tresses the bees hum to derive joy.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:44:04 AM »
Verse  3:


தேனை வென்ற மொழியா ளொருபாகங்
கான மான்கைக் கொண்ட காழியார்
வான மோங்கு கோயி லவர்போலாம்
ஆன வின்ப மாடும் மடிகளே.

The god in Sirkazhi, who has a lady whose words are superior to the sweetness of honey, on one half and a deer of the forest on the hand, is the deity who bathes in the five sweet products of the cow and who resides in the temple which rises into the sky.

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:40:43 AM »
Verse  2:

எந்தை யென்றங் கிமையோர் புகுந்தீண்டிக்
கந்த மாலை கொடுசேர் காழியார்
வெந்த நீற்றர் விமல ரவர்போலாம்
அந்தி நட்ட மாடும் மடிகளே.


The god in Kāazhi where the celestial beings who do not wink, enter into this world and crowd with fragrant garlands and sandal-wood paste praising our father, one who smears his body with well burnt sacred ash. The spotless one is the deity who dances in the evening. [The dance is called Sandhyā Tāṇṭavam].

Arunachala Siva.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:37:12 AM »
Sirkazhi:

Verse  1:

பூவார் கொன்றைப் புரிபுன் சடையீசா
காவா யெனநின் றேத்துங் காழியார்
மேவார் புரமூன் றட்டா ரவர்போலாம்
பாவா ரின்சொற் பயிலும் பரமரே.


Lord who has a red and twisted matted locks, adorned with shining flowers of Indian laburnum! Protect us! So saying the Lord in Kaazhi, who is praised by human beings and celestial beings, standing in his presence, is the supreme god who is the meaning of the sweet words that are abundant in poetry, and who destroyed the three cities of the enemies.

Arunachala Siva.



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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:33:52 AM »
Verse  30:


அதிகன் படைபோர் பொருதற் றதலைப்
பொதியின் குவையெண் ணிலபோ யினபின்
நிதியின் குவைமங் கையர்நீள் பரிமா
எதிருங் கரிபற் றினர்எண் ணிலரே.


After dispatching the innumerable severed heads
Of Atikan's warriors, the numberless Chozha warriors
Took hold of heaps and heaps of riches, women,
Sturdy steeds and tuskers which would dash forth
In wrath in the field of battle.

Arunachala Siva.   

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:31:38 AM »
Verse  29:


மாறுற் றவிறற் படைவாள் அதிகன்
ஊறுற் றபெரும் படைநூ ழில்படப்
பாறுற் றஎயிற் பதிபற் றறவிட்டு
ஏறுற் றனன்ஓ டியிருஞ் சுரமே.



With the destruction of his great armies--now merely
Heaps of flesh--, the sword-wielding Atikan
Of the (once) strong and hostile army, fled away
From his citadel of utterly breached walls,
And hid himself in a huge jungle.   

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 12, 2017, 09:29:16 AM »
Verse  28:


முற்றும் பொருசே னைமுனைத் தலையில்
கல்திண் புரிசைப் பதிகட் டழியப்
பற்றுந் துறைநொச் சிபரிந் துடையச்
சுற்றும் படைவீ ரர்துணித் தனரே.   

By the besieging army of the Chozha, the vigil over the city
Girt with a hardy and hilly fortress was destroyed.
Thereupon the besieging warriors forged ahead
And pulled down--ha, pathetic to behold--,
The city's fort and all.

Arunachala Siva.   



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