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Chapter 10:

1. Ribhu:

Listen to my words, Nidagha!  I shall describe tarpana - the daily water offering (libation).  This is very
difficult for humans to come by in the Vedas and Sastras.

2. The world does not exist, ever.  Something to be referred to as 'this' does not exist.  Brahman alone
is, being ever perfect.   This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

3.  I am Brahman with form.  Even Existence Consciousness Bliss am I.  I am a solid mass of Bliss -
such alone is tarpana to Brahman.

4. I am always the complete Void.  I am ever with the one with Bliss of the Self.  I am of the eternal
and fleeting forms.  This alone can be tarpana to Brahman.

5.  I alone am the expanse of consciousness.  I am ever the space of the Self.  I am satisfied within
myself.  This alone is tarpana to Brahman. 

6.  I am devoid of the numeration such as one.  I am formless.  I am non dual.  I am of the form
that is eternally pure. This alone is tarpana to Brahman.

7.  Subtler than space am I. I am totally non existent.  I am of the form of the all-shining.  This alone
is tarpana to Brahman.


Arunachala Siva.   

648. In conformity with the beliefs of the ignorant, two kinds of Deliverance are stated, one with the
body and another without the body.  Really no Free One is with the body;  All Deliverance is body-less.

649. The Power of the Prarabdha Karma extends only to the body;  it does not affect the Self.  Since
His body has been surrendered to the Prarabdha by the Sage, how can He be affected by the Karma?

650.  "The Sage, having given over His body to the Prarabdha Karma, remains in His Own State
without the sense of mine-ness in the body,"  thus the great Guru Sankara has shown the truth of
this in His 'Manisha Panchakam."

651.  If it be said that the subtle body of the Sage survives, (the answer is that) since the causal body
consisting of the Ignorance, has been extinguished, how can there be attachment of the Sage (the Self)
to the subtle body?

652.  Since the Brahman is unattached, so is the Sage also, in Samsara, like the Sky; and hence the
changes in the body and in the mind do not touch the Sage.

653. The Sage, who is wide awake in His Own Natural State, as the Self, is said to be like one soundly
asleep in a carriage.  The body is likened to a carriage, and ten sense organs are likened to the hroses
of the carriage.


Arunachala Siva.               

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:28:24 AM »
Verse  651:

துன்னும்முழு வுடல்துகளால்
    சூழும்உணர் வினில்துகளால்
அன்னெறியிற் செறிந்தடைந்த
    அமண்மாசு கழுவுதற்கு
மன்னியொளிர் வெண்மையினால்
    தூய்மையினால் வழுதியர்தம்
கன்னிநாட் டிடைக்கங்கை
    அணைந்ததெனுங் கவின்காட்ட.

By reason of the dense dirt that coated the bodies
Of the Samanas and the stain inherent in their
Consciousness, the Pandya realm lay immersed
In unrighteousness; it looked as though
The ever-bright and pure Ganga flowed amain
Into the Pandya country to wash the Samana stain away;
So beautiful was the coming of the godly child.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:25:43 AM »
Verse  650:

பண்ணியவஞ் சனைத்தவத்தால்
    பஞ்சவன்நாட் டிடைப்பரந்த
எண்ணில்அமண் எனும்பாவ
    இருஞ்சேனை இரிந்தோட
மண்ணுலக மேயன்றி
    வானுலகம் செய்தபெரும்
புண்ணியத்தின் படையெழுச்சி
    போலெய்தும் பொலிவெய்த.

The vast army of Sin made up of innumerable Samanas
That had pervaded the Pandya realm,
By reason of the truculent tapas enacted by the Samanas
Getting routed, took to its heels; the glorious advent
Of the godly child, was like an invasion of great piety
Wrought not only by the earth but the heaven also.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:22:25 AM »
Verse  649:

துந்துபிகள் முதலாய
    தூரியங்கள் கிளராமே
அந்தணராம் மாதவர்கள்
    ஆயிரமா மறையெடுப்ப
வந்தெழும்மங் கலநாதம்
    மாதிரம்உட் படமுழங்கச்
செந்தமிழ்மா ருதம்எதிர்கொண்
    டெம்மருங்குஞ் சேவிப்ப.

The chanting of the myriad Vedas in a crescendo
By the tapaswi-Brahmins, drowned the resounding
Of Tuntupis and other instruments; the auspicious
Polysymphony (of shells, drums and the like)
Filled all the directions; the southerly, (twin-born)
With splendorous Tamizh, on all sides, wafted
And thus welcomed and adored him.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:19:53 AM »
Verse  648:

திருநிலவு மணிமுத்தின்
    சிவிகையின்மேல் சேவித்து
வருநிலவு தருமதிபோல்
    வளரொளிவெண் குடைநிழற்றப்
பெருகொளிய திருநீற்றுத்
    தொண்டர்குழாம் பெருகிவர
அருள்பெருக வருஞானத்
    தமுதுண்டார் அணைகின்றார்.

The Godly Child?s arrival.
Over the beauteous and grace-abounding palanquin
Of pearls, the white and bright and pearly parasol
Of ever-glowing rays, was held aloft;
It looked as though the moon accompanied him adoring;
Ever-growing throngs of servitors of the holy ash
Of ever-increasing luster, came encircling him.
Thus he came, the partaker of nectarean Gnosis
Towards Madurai, causing and diffusing grace.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:17:21 AM »
Verse 647:

அம்புய மலராள் போல்வாள்
    ஆலவாய் அமர்ந்தார் தம்மைக்
கும்பிட வேண்டு மென்று
    கொற்றவன் தனக்கும் கூறித்
தம்பரி சனங்கள் சூழத்
    தனித்தடை யோடும் சென்று
நம்பரை வணங்கித் தாமும்
    நல்வர வேற்று நின்றார்.

Meanwhile, she who was like the goddess enthroned
On the lotus, informed the king thus: "I should the Lord
Of Aalavaai adore." She then fared forth with her
Retinue and special guards to the temple, adored
The Lord and thither stood to welcome the godly child.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:14:32 AM »
Verse 646:

மன்றலங் குழலி னாரை
    வணங்கிப் போந் தமைச்சனாரும்
வென்றிவே லரச னுக்கும்
    உறுதியே எனநி னைந்து
பொன்திகழ் மாட வீதி
    மதுரையின் புறத்துப் போகி
இன்தமிழ் மறைதந் தாரை
    எதிர்கொள எய்துங் காலை.

The minister adored her of fragrant locks,
And moved out convinced that it would spell
Salvation for the victorious King; he hastened
Through the streets, rich in mansions decked with gold,
And came to the outskirts of Madurai to receive him--
The author of the sweet Tamizh Vedas.
Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:11:39 AM »
Verse  645:

மங்கையர்க் கரசி யார்பால்
    வந்தடி வணங்கி நின்ற
கொங்கலர் தெரிய லாராம்
    குலச்சிறை யாரை நோக்கி
நங்கள்தம் பிரானா ராய
    ஞானபோ னகர்முன் பெய்தி
இங்கெழுந் தருள உய்ந்தோம்
    எனஎதிர் கொள்ளும் என்றார்.

To Kulacchiraiyaar, the wearer of fragrant garlands,
That came near and adored her feet,
Mangaiyarkkarasiyaar said: "May you proceed
To the divine presence of our lord, the partaker
Of ambrosial wisdom, and welcome him thus:"
"By your advent, we are assured of our redemption."   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:09:38 AM »
Verse  644:

அம்மொழி விளம்பி னோர்க்கு
    வேண்டுவ அடைய நல்கி
மெய்ம்மையில் விளங்கு காதல்
    விருப்புறு வெள்ளம் ஓங்கத்
தம்மையும் அறியா வண்ணம்
    கைமிக்குத் தழைத்துப் பொங்கி
விம்மிய மகிழ்ச்சி கூர
    மேவிய சிறப்பின் மிக்கார்.

On them that announced the glad tidings, they lavished
Gifts in abundance; true love, devotion and longing
Soared up in them as a flood; limitless happiness
Possessed them and they were oblivious of themselves;
Such was the felicity which was theirs.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:07:35 AM »
Verse  643:

அளவிலா மகிழ்ச்சி காட்டும்
    அரும்பெரு நிமித்தம் எய்த
உளமகிழ் வுணருங் காலை
    உலகெலாம் உய்ய வந்த
வளரொளி ஞானம் உண்டார்
    வந்தணைந் தருளும் வார்த்தை
கிளர்வுறும் ஓகை கூறி
    வந்தவர் மொழியக் கேட்டார்.

Even as they were graced with great and rare
And goodly omens heralding immeasurable joy
And even as they were experiencing soul-felt bliss,
They heard of the happy tiding of the arrival
Of the godly child-- the partaker of ever-growing
And nectarean Gnosis, the one who made his avatar
For the deliverance of the whole world--,
Announced joyously by the thrilled messengers.

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 29, 2016, 09:05:10 AM »
Verse  642:

அவ்வகை அவர்க ளெல்லாம்
    அந்நிலை மையர்க ளாகச்
சைவநன் மரபில் வந்த
    தடமயில் மடமென் சாயல்
பைவளர் அரவுஏர் அல்குல்
    பாண்டிமா தேவி யார்க்கும்
மெய்வகை அமைச்ச னார்க்கும்
    விளங்குநன் னிமித்தம் மேன்மேல்.

As thus the Samanas suffered in their plight,
Unto the great consort of the Pandya,
The woman of beauteous lips, verily a young peafowl
Of soft and lovely mien,
And to the truthful minister
Descendents of glorious Saiva lineage--,
Good omens occurred, one after another.


Arunachala Siva.



What is the end of devotion (Bhakti) and the path of
Siddhanta (i.e. Saiva Siddhanta)?

Bhagavan Ramana:

It is to learn the Truth that all one's actions peformed with
unselfish devotion, with the aid of the three purified instruments
of body, speech and mind), in the capacity of the servant of the
Lord, become the Lord's actions, and to stand forth free from
sense of "I" and "mine".  This is also the Truth of what Saiva
Siddhantins call Para Bhakti (Supreme Devotion) or living in the
service of God (Irai Pani Nittral in Tamil, as indicated by Muruganar).

(Courtesy:  Spiritual Instructions, Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi)

Arunachala Siva.


During the last days of Bhagavan Ramana in this world, when His
cancer was giving excruciating pain, two attendants on different
days asked Bhagavan Ramana:

Swami!  Is it paining?

Bhagavan Ramana replied:

1.  It is paining like the sting of a honey bee.

2.  Yes. The body is paining.

Bhagavan Ramana had always been subtle in His views.  It is
quite difficult to interpret His replies for such questions.

But the fact is Dr. Guruswami Mudaliar who did surgery said:

This is spindle-type cancer pain.  It is as if a spindle is rotated
into the wound.  The pain will be as excruciating as if a lorry
is running over your arm!

What to say?

Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 28, 2016, 01:52:59 PM »
Today is the Liberation Day of both Pugazh Chozha Nayanar and Moorthi Nayanar.

Ashaada month, Krittika star day.

I have already given the life stories of these two Nayanars in my serial posts on 63 Saiva Saints.
Readers are requested to go through that serial post.

Arunachala Siva.

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