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5401
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:32:06 AM »
Verse  1085:

தொண்டர் தம்பெரும் குழாம்புடை
    சூழ்தரத் தொல்லை
அண்டர் நாயகர் கோபுர
    வாயில்நேர் அணைந்து
வண்டு வார்குழ லாள்என்பு
    நிறைந்தமண் குடத்தைக்
கண்டு தம்பிரான் கருணையின்
    பெருமையே கருதி.


Surrounded by the holy throng of devotees
Came to the entrance-tower of the Lord of gods,
Cast gracious looks on the earthen urn
Containing the bones of her whose perfumed locks
Were (once) buzzed by bees,
And invoked the glorious mercy of his Lord.   

Arunachala Siva.


5402
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:29:56 AM »
Verse  1084:


மாடம் ஓங்கிய மயிலைமா
    நகருளார் மற்றும்
நாடு வாழ்பவர் நன்றியில்
    சமயத்தி னுள்ளோர்
மாடு சூழ்ந்துகாண் பதற்குவந்
    தெய்தியே மலிய
நீடு தேவர்கள் ஏனையோர்
    விசும்பிடை நெருங்க.


Even as the dwellers of the great city of Mayilai
Rich in lofty mansions, men from other regions.
And the adherents of ungrateful and alien faiths
Congregated thither to witness the happening,
And even as the Devas and others thronged thick
In the sky expanse, the godly child,

Arunachala Siva.

5403
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:27:21 AM »
Verse  1083:


அங்க ணாளர்தம் அபிமுகத்
    தினில்அடி யுறைப்பால்
மங்கை என்புசேர் குடத்தினை
    வைத்துமுன் வணங்கப்
பொங்கு நீள்புனற் புகலிகா
    வலர்புவ னத்துத்
தங்கி வாழ்பவர்க் குறுதியாம்
    நிலைமைசா திப்பார்.


Poised in the devotion for the Lord's feet, he placed
The urn that contained the bones of his daughter
Outside the temple facing the Lord's Sannidhi
And made his adoration; the godly child of Pukali.
Rich in swelling waters, resolved to demonstrate
Unto men on earth the truth of salvific grace.

Arunachala Siva.


5404
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:25:02 AM »
Verse  1082:


மூடு பன்மணிச் சிவிகையுள்
    பெய்துமுன் போத
மாடு சேடியர் இனம்புடை
    சூழ்ந்துவந் தணைய
ஆடல் மேவினார் திருக்கபா
    லீச்சரம் அணைந்து
நீடு கோபுரத் தெதிர்மணிச்
    சிவிகையை நீக்கி.

Placed it in a veiled palanquin inlaid with manifold
Gems, and caused it to be borne ahead of him,
Surrounded by maidens; thus he came, even thus he came
To the Lord-Dancer?s Kapaaleeccharam and removed
The veil of the litter in front of the tall tower.   


Arunachala Siva.



5405
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 11, 2016, 08:22:52 AM »
Verse  1081:

அந்த மில்பெரு மகிழ்ச்சியால்
    அவனிமேல் பணிந்து
வந்து தந்திரு மனையினில்
    மேவிஅம் மருங்கு
கந்த வார்பொழில் கன்னிமா
    டத்தினில் புக்கு
வெந்த சாம்பலோ டென்புசேர்
    குடத்தைவே றெடுத்து.


In great and boundless joy he prostrated on the ground;
He hied to his house and entered the nearby
Kanni-maatam bounded by fragrant gardens,
And removed the urn burnt bones and ashes, containing,

Arunachala Siva.




5406
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 11, 2016, 07:07:08 AM »


Both Manikkavachagar's Tiruvembavai and AndaL's Tirupavai,
are having the undercurrent of Saranagati or surrender.  Bhagavan
Ramana used to say: "If you cannot do self inquriy, then you do
surrender and keep quiet."   But these two compositions are viewed
in various angles by devotees, as the six blind men seeing the
elephant.

One day, a rasika of music came to a Sri Vaishanva scholar and said:
"What is there in Tirupavai, sir?  It is all splendid music.  I use to lie in bed at 6.30 AM (!)
in Dhanur month and listen to M.L. Vasantakumari's rendering of Tirupavai, while I am
half-asleep. O What a music sir!  All thirty songs are in thirty different ragas!  Wonderful!" 

Next day, a great Tamizh pandit came to that Sri Vaishnava scholar and told him:  "What is
there in Tirupavai, sir?  It is all delightful Tamizh poetry.  AndaL herself says 'I am singing
thirty songs in Sangam Tamizh.'  Wonderful!"

A third one came to the same Sri Vaishnava scholar and said:  "What is there in Tirupavai, sir? 
AndaL delightfully explains how to prepare sweet pongal on the Dharnur month mornings.
Take best raw rice, best jaggery, best cashews, cardamom, and dry grapes, nicely fry them
in ghee.  And then pour generously pure cow's milk ghee. It will be delightful like Brahmananda, sir,
"Mooda nei peythu muzhangai vazhi vara..."  She says, pour ghee as if a film of ghee
would spread on the sweet pongal and then take it shamelessly that
the overflowing ghee trickles down your elbow!"

So every one looks at Tirupavai in their own angle.  Like Brahman or
Siva or Narayana, Tirupavai or Tiruvembavai, is many faceted!

Arunachala Siva.

5407
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 11, 2016, 07:02:59 AM »

Man's desire for wealth is limitless.  Saint Tayumanavar says:  "Even
if one is given to rule the entire land, he would desire to conquer the oceans!" 
Once a devotee prayed to Siva intently for wealth.  Siva
appeared before him and asked: What do you want?"  He answered.
Then Siva pointed his index finger towards the house.  The whole house turned
into a golden palace!  The Siva entered his house.  What more do you want?"
The devotee grinned and showed the wooden cupboards, steel cupboards, stainless
steel vessels, etc.,  Siva waved his index finger towards these objects.  All turned into gold.  The
devotee was still grinning at him expectantly!  Siva was amused, and he asked him: 
"Anything else?"  He said unashamedly:  "I want your index finger!"

Siva already lost half his body to Uma.  If someone asked him the index finger...
What is the end?  He disappeared!

Arunachala Siva.

5408
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 10, 2016, 12:10:57 PM »
Today is the Liberation Day of Kungilya Kalaya Nayanar.

Avani, Moolam.

The life story of Nayanar,. has been given in the serial post of 63 Saiva Saints, see my serial post.


Arunachala Siva.

5409
Kediliappa and Gajavalli were an ideal couple residing in Vedaranyam, a town in the Nagapattinam district
of Tamizh Nadu.  They were united not only by love towards each other but also by their devotion towards
Lord Thayumanavar.  They both aimed at a single goal in life;  to embrace the Lotus Feet of Lord
Siva.  Entrusted with the responsibility of managing the local temple, Kediliappa did his duties sincerely,
without expecting any reward and found happiness in his work.  Having heard about his good qualities,
King Vijaya Rao Chokkanatha offered him the position of a Minister.

Though his new work at Trisirapuram, the seat of royal power changed Kedilappa's routine, it did not   
make any difference to his devotion to Lord Thayumanavar, the presiding deity of Rock Fort temple
at Tiruchirapalli. Days passed  by. Sometime in the year 1705, a boy child of exuberant charm was
born to them. Being the ardent devotees of Lord Thayumanavar and they gave him the Lord's name.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva   
 

5410
56.  There is no happiness apart from the Self.  There is not a whit apart from the Self.  There is
no refuge other than the Self. Remain in the Self always.

57. There is nothing anywhere apart from the Self.  Not blade of grass is apart from the Self.
There is no even an iota other than the Self.  Nowhere there is anything apart from the Self.

58.  This exposition of the Bliss of the Self is explained to you by me.  The wise one who hears
this, oneself becomes Brahman.

59. Hearing this alone is capable of imparting instantaneous emancipation.  By grasping the meaning
of the text, one is freed from all limitations.

60.  Suta:  Worship with a disciplined heart the great Lord Mahasa who is the perfect, the true and the one
devoid of interstices.  Such a one becomes here in this world eternal, without agitation, of the form
of Brahman and the Self established.  The knot of the heart cut asunder, he shines within and rests
inwardly.  As the world becomes dead to him, he becomes one with the auspicious and  blemishless
feet   of Isvara.

The chapter fourteen, a dialogue between Ribhu and Nidagha entitled, 'The description of the topic
called the Bliss of the Self'  in the sixth amsa called Sankara in Sri Siva Rahasyam.


Arunachala Siva.           

5411
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 10, 2016, 09:00:12 AM »
Verse  1080:


ஒருமை உய்த்தநல் லுணர்வி
அருமை யால்பெறும் மகள்என்பு
நிறைத்தஅக் குடத்தைப்
பெரும யானத்து நடம்புரி
வார்பெருங் கோயில்
திரும திற்புற வாய்தலில்
கொணர்கென்று செப்ப.



He addressed him thus: "O you of goodly
And integrated consciousness! As men on earth
Witness, may you fetch the urn filled, of yore,
With the remains of your daughter who was born
To you by reason of your rare askesis,
To the outer entrance of the fort-like wall
Of the great temple of the Lord that dances
In the Great Crematorium.   

Arunachala Siva.


5412
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 10, 2016, 08:57:52 AM »
Verse  1079:


போற்றி மெய்யருள் திறம்பெறு
    பரிவுடன் வணங்கி
நீற்றின் மேனியில் நிறைமயிர்ப்
    புளகங்கள் நெருங்கக்
கூற்ற டர்த்தவர் கோயிலின்
    புறம்புபோந் தருளி
ஆற்றும் இன்னருள் வணிகர்மேற்
    செலவருள் செய்வார்.


He hailed the Lord and worshipped Him
With the ever-constant thought of getting blessed
With His true grace; the hair on his thrilled body
Resplendent with the holy ash, stood erect;
He moved out of the temple of the Lord who kicked
Death to death; resolved to confer sweet
And redemptive grace on the merchant.

Arunachala Siva.

5413
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 10, 2016, 08:55:08 AM »
Verse  1078:

தேவ தேவனைத் திருக்கபா
    லீச்சரத் தமுதைப்
பாவை பாகனைப் பரிவுறு
    பண்பினால் பரவி
மேவு காதலின் விரும்பிய
    விரைவினால் விழுந்து
நாவின் வாய்மையால் போற்றினார்
    ஞானசம் பந்தர்.


In loving devotion which is his second nature
He adored the Lord of gods-- the Nectar
Of Tirukkapaaleeccharam, the Partner of Uma--;
Impelled by love, in all celerity, he prostrated
Before Him and with his sacred lips, ever poised
In Truth, Tiru Jnaana Sambandhar hailed the Lord.

Arunachala Siva.


5414
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 10, 2016, 08:53:09 AM »
Verse  1077:


கங்கை வார்சடை யார்கபா
    லீச்சரத் தணைந்து
துங்க நீள்சுடர்க் கோபுரம்
    தொழுதுபுக் கருளி
மங்கை பாகர்தம் கோயிலை
    வலங்கொண்டு வணங்கிச்
செங்கை சென்னிமேல் குவிந்திடத்
    திருமுன்பு சேர்ந்தார்.


He reached Kapaaleeccharam of the Lord
Of long matted hair where courses the Ganga;
He adored its immense, tall, lustrous and beauteous tower,
Circumambulated the shrine of the Lord concorporate
With His Consort, and with his hands folded above
His head, he came before the presence of the Lord.

Arunachala Siva.


5415
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: September 10, 2016, 08:50:39 AM »
Verse  1076:


அத்தி றத்துமுன் நிகழ்ந்தது
    திருவுள்ளத்து அமைத்துச்
சித்தம் இன்புறு சிவநேசர்
    தம்செயல் வாய்ப்பப்
பொய்த்த வச்சமண் சாக்கியர்
    புறத்துறை அழிய
வைத்த வப்பெருங் கருணைநோக்
    கால்மகிழ்ந் தருளி.


The godly child embosomed the happenings
Pertaining to the servitor; for the fulfillment
Of the wish of Sivanesar who rejoiced in his mind,
He cast on him gladly and graciously, the very great
And merciful look which quelled Jainism and Buddhism
Which were at once false and alien.   

Arunachala Siva.

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