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5746
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:02:15 AM »
Tiruntutevankuti:

Verse 1:


மருந்துவேண் டில்இவை மந்திரங் கள்இவை
புரிந்துகேட் கப்படும் புண்ணியங் கள்இவை
திருந்துதே வன்குடித் தேவர்தே வெய்திய
அருந்தவத் தோர்தொழும் அடிகள்வே டங்களே.


The forms of the god who is worshipped by sages who performed severe penance, and which are taken by him who is superior to other gods in Tiruntutēvaṉkuti, are medicine if one desires it;  these are Mantrams.  Forms are holy ash, Rudraksham and matted locks coiled into a crown. These are the virtuous acts which should be heard with eagerness.

Arunachala Siva.

5747
This is the preliminary experience that makes the mind ready for its final annihilation.
Swamiji emphasized that in this age of ignorance, (Kaliyuga) the practice of any spiritual discipline fructifies faster if it is combined with the repetition of a divine name and with service (Seva).  He insisted that every inmate in his Asrams did service of some kind. 

What are the chief lessons for an earnest aspirant from Sri Sivabala Yogi's tapas?  First: Desirelessness. Swamiji often told his devotees that he had no desire to do tapas; he only followed his divine guru's directions to attain success.  It is not easy to give up desire but even a sincere attempt to do so earns much more divine grace than one's efforts warrant.

Second:  Self surrender.  This is very difficult to execute in practice.  One must follow every yogic discipline in a spirit of self surrender, just as Swamiji did, by offering all that he achieved in tapas to his guru.

Third: Determination.  This is the crux of one''s practice, especially for beginners.  Most people are lethargic and look for excuses to postpone their practice.  Even those who do practice get frustrated after some time, due to want they perceive as their lack of progress.  What needs to be borne in mind is that one must press on regardless of one's fears and doubts.  This is the true measure of devotion to God and Guru, and to achieving Realization.

Swamiji's message should inspire all aspirants to never give up their spiritual practice, no matter how discouraged they may feel.  No devotee is ever likely to face the enormous perils that Sri Sivabala Yogi endured. Yet he carried on, despite life threatening opposition from many evil spirits, and he vanquished them all in the end.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.       


   
     

5748
Swamiji taught in Silence; many gurus of the highest caliber do that but his uniqueness
associated with the celebrated sage of very ancient times, Sri Dakshinamurthy.  Swamiji clarified all doubts by the power of Silence.  Thus, his emphasis was on practice (Sadhana) and on practice alone, because no degree of verbal instructions could ever purifiy the mind and prepare it for its destruction.  To teach in absolute Silence in this dark age is Swamiji's greatest contribution to India's rich spiritual heritage. 

Swamiji's teaching was simple; it was to make the mind silent (totally free of thoughts)  through the practice of meditation.  Apart from making an occasional cryptic statement on spiritual issues, his reply to any question was to do more meditation in order to know the answer.  Many got their doubts removed this way.   

Though Swamiji initiated devotees on all paths by infusing them with the power of Silence, his primary stress was on the path of yoga that stresses meditation (dhyana) to control the mind.  He taught the path of Atma Dhyana (meditation on the indiviudal 'I').  After initiation, students were told to concentrate on the brikuti (space between
the eyebrows) while ignoring the flow of thoughts.  This practice was meant to continue till one finally experienced the 'I' current in the Heart.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

5749
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:48:18 AM »
Verse  11:


கருந்தடந் தேன்மல்கு கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பெருந்தடங் கொங்கையோ டிருந்தஎம் பிரான்றனை
அருந்தமிழ் ஞானசம் பந்தன செந்தமிழ்
விரும்புவா ரவர்கள்போய் விண்ணுல காள்வரே.

On our Lord who was in the company of the lady who has big a broad breasts, in the fertile city of Kazhumalam where tanks of black mire and honey are on the increase.
The verses of chaste Tamizh composed by Jnana Sambandhan of rare knowledge of Tamizh, those who recite with desire these, will go to heaven after life in this world, and rule there.

Padigam on Tiruk Kazhumalam completed.

Arunachala Siva.

 

5750
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:43:10 AM »
Verse  10:

தாருறு தட்டுடைச் சமணர்சாக் கியர்கள்தம்
ஆருறு சொற்களைந் தடியிணை அடைந்துய்ம்மின்
காருறு பொழில்வளர் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பேரறத் தாளொடும் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

People of this world!  Save yourselves by reaching the feet of the god, weeding out as useless the sharp pointed words of Buddhists and Jains, who wear mats tying them with cords. In the fertile city of Kazhumalam where gardens are as cool as clouds, thrive, is the noble-natured god who is in company with the lady who performed big charitable deeds, well?

Arunachala Siva.


5751
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:39:08 AM »
Verse  9:


நெடியவன் பிரமனும் நினைப்பரி தாய்அவர்
அடியொடு முடியறி யாஅழல் உருவினன்
கடிகமழ் பொழில்அணி கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பிடிநடை யவளொடும் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

Being difficult even to think of him by the tall Vishnu and Brahma, the God has a form of fire whose head and feet could not be found out by both of them. In the fertile city of Kazhumalam, which is beautiful by gardens spreading fragrance is the noble-natured god who was seated with a lady whose gait can be compared to that of the female elephant, well?

Arunachala Siva.

5752
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:02:14 AM »
Verse  8:


அரக்கனார் அருவரை யெடுத்தவன் அலறிட
நெருக்கினார் விரலினால் நீடியாழ் பாடவே
கருக்குவா ளருள்செய்தான் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பெருக்குநீ ரவளொடும் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

When the demon who lifted the sacred mountain cried aloud from sorrow, God squeezed him with his toe when he played upon the long Yazh melodies. He granted him a sharp sword. (The name of that sword is Chandrahācam) in the fertile city of Kazhumalam is the noble-natured god who was seated with a lady who bestows increasing grace on devotees, well?

Arunachala Siva.

5753
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:59:00 AM »
Verse  7:


குறைவளை வதுமொழி குறைவொழி நெஞ்சமே
நிறைவளை முன்கையாள் நேரிழை யவளொடும்
கறைவளர் பொழிலணி கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பிறைவளர் சடைமுடிப் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

My mind!  Leave telling your grievances to others for redress when several blemishes surround you. With a lady wearing ornaments suited to her beauty who has a forearm full of bangles, in the fertile city of Kazhumalam which is made beautiful by dark gardens, is the noble-natured god who has matted hairs coiled into a crown on which the crescent moon whose surface increases in size progressively, well?

Arunachala Siva.

5754
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:55:24 AM »
Verse  6:


மற்றொரு பற்றிலை நெஞ்சமே மறைபல
கற்றநல் வேதியர் கழுமல வளநகர்ச்
சிற்றிடைப் பேரல்குல் திருந்திழை யவளொடும்
பெற்றெனை யாளுடைப் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

My mind!  There is no other support for us. In the fertile city of Kazhumalam where good Brahmins who have learnt the Vedas live. The noble-natured god who begot and admitted me into his grace, is the who was seated with a lady of small waist, big sides and ornaments of perfect workmanship, well?


Arunachala Siva.

5755
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:49:26 AM »
Verse  5:


அடைவிலோம் என்றுநீ அயர்வொழி நெஞ்சமே
விடையமர் கொடியினான் விண்ணவர் தொழுதெழும்
கடையுயர் மாடமார் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பெடைநடை யவளொடும் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

My mind!  You leave the anxiety thinking we have no place of refuge! God who has a flag on which is drawn the figure of a bull, the city which the celestial beings worship and then wake up from bed. In the fertile city of Kazhumalam which has mansions of tall entrance, is the noble-natured god who was seated with the lady whose gait is like that of the female swan, well?

Arunachala Siva.




5756
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:46:21 AM »
Verse  4:

அயர்வுளோம் என்றுநீ அசைவொழி நெஞ்சமே
நியர்வளை முன்கையாள் நேரிழை யவளொடும்
கயல்வயல் குதிகொளுங் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பெயர்பல துதிசெயப் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

My mind! You shake off laziness thinking we are having anxiety! In the company of the lady wearing suitable ornaments, and bright bangles on the forearm in the fertile city of Kazhumalam where in the fields the carp leap. Is the noble natured god was seated to praise him by uttering his many names, well?

Arunachala Siva.


5757
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:43:11 AM »
Verse  3:

தொண்டணை செய்தொழில் துயரறுத் துய்யலாம்
வண்டணை கொன்றையான் மதுமலர்ச் சடைமுடிக்
கண்டுணை நெற்றியான் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பெண்டுணை யாகவோர் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

We can save ourselves from sufferings by performing devoted service to god.
In the fertile city of Kazhumalam the god who has flowers of Indian laburnan on which bees settle and a matted hair coiled like a crown on which there are flowers having honey, and a frontal eye, is the noble natured god who was seated along with the company of a lady, well?

Arunachala Siva.


5758
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:39:38 AM »
Verse  2:


போதையார் பொற்கிண்ணத் தடிசில்பொல் லாதெனத்
தாதையார் முனிவுறத் தான்எனை யாண்டவன்
காதையார் குழையினன் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பேதையா ளவளொடும் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

Saying, the food of milk in the golden cup which is like the flower is harmful when my father was angry, god admitted me into his grace. He wears an ear-ring in the ear.
Is the noble-natured god who was seated with a simple-minded lady in the fertile city of Kazhumalam, well?

Arunachala Siva.

5759
General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 1 - Tiru Jnana Sambandhar.
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:36:31 AM »
Tiruk Kazhumalam:  (Sirkazhi)

Verse 1:


மண்ணின்நல் லவண்ணம் வாழலாம் வைகலும்
எண்ணின்நல் லகதிக்கி யாதுமோர் குறைவிலை
கண்ணினல் லஃதுறுங் கழுமல வளநகர்ப்
பெண்ணினல் லாளொடும் பெருந்தகை யிருந்ததே.

One can lead a virtuous life in this world, daily.  If we think about it, nothing will be wanting for the final beatitude. All things pleasing to the eye will come to us of their own accord. Is the noble-natured god, who was seated along with the eminent lady in the fertile city of Kazhumalam, well?

Arunachala Siva.

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Then, on the 1st August 1961, the divine guru, Sri Sankar Bhagavan, proclaimed him a yogi and named him Sivabala Yogi.  The divine guru instructed him to re-establish dharma (i.e the predominance of virtue over evil) and awaken latent spiritual power
in all those who sought his grace.  Further, he could grant salvation and initiate devotees on any path including that of Silence.  After the completion of tapas, Swamiji traveled across India and established centers for meditation (Asramas) at a number of places including Bangalore (his headquarters where he spent most of his time), Hyderabad, Sambar Lake, Dehradun and so on.  He visited the USA and the UK in the late 1980s and early 90's.  He shed his body on 28th March 1994, at Adivarpuppetta after his diabetes took a turn for the worse in 1991.  He was interred in the Asramam there on 2nd April as per local custom for the holy persons.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     

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