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31.  I affect the void and the lack of it.  I am the auspicious.  I am the mind.  I am without equal, or
the lack of it.  I am not of the base nature.

32.  I am without all, ever.  I am the serene.  I ever am.  I am devoid of the number one. Neither am
I one with a second number.

33.  I am devoid of the distinction of being and non being. I am without volition.  I am without the distinction
of plurality of the Self.  What is not even in the least that I am.

34.  I am not.  I am not another.  I am without body and such.  I am without refuge or lack of it.       
I am without support.

35.  I am without bondage, liberation and such.  I am the pure Brahman and such.  Such a one I am.
I am without mind and all such things.  I am the supreme.  I am the beyond.

36.  I am ever of the nature of inquiry.  I am without inquiry.  I am such a one.  I am of the nature of letter
'a'.  I am the letter.

37.  I am without meditation and the absence of it.  I am without an object of meditation.  Such a one am
I.  I am more perfect than the most perfect.  I am perfection.  All full am I.  Such a one am I.


Arunachala Siva.       

481.  The devotee or the Seeker of the Self who becomes discouraged by the thought, 'When shall I
attain the Natural State', thereby hinders progress on the Path to Deliverance.

482. The aspirant for Deliverance must be full of enthusiasm, with his mind in the Sattvic mood,
and should engage in the Quest, remembering the teaching that Time is unreal.

483.  Always and everywhere there are doorways for getting at the question 'Who am I?'.  By anyone
of these the seeker must again and again engage the mind in this Quest.

484.  The answer to this question is not an intellectual conclusion.  The proper answer to it is only
the Experience of the Real Self in the Supreme State, arising on the death of the ego, the questioner,
named the 'individual self'  (the soul).   
485.  The Real Self will shine as He really is, only in the thought-free Natural State of the Self.
In other states the Real Self will not shine as He really is, due to its being mixed up with intellectual
views or beliefs.

486.  If the mind thus engaged in the Quest becomes unconscious (as in deep sleep), the effort so far
made becomes unfruitful.  So, the seeker should awaken the mind from this unconsciousness and
again engage it in the Quest.

487. Mental quiescence has been explained by the Guru as being of two kinds, as latency in unconsciousness
and final extinction.  In Hatha Yoga there are many methods of attaining unconsciousness, such as
suspension of the breath.


Arunachala Siva.     

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 06, 2016, 07:38:58 AM »
Dear atmavichar,

I think it is coconut milk.  You are correct.

Arunachala Siva.


Major Chadwick (Sadhu Arunachala) writes as random thoughts:

I realize that I have only to strive sincerely and I, too can reach that value of peace, where there
is no more sorrow or trouble, just because the objective world of sorrow and trouble has entirely
ceased to exist.

I see him sitting in the Hall completely detached, entirely unmoved, by the happenings which
seem so momentous to me, his face wreathed in the loveliest of smiles, and an expression of
serenity and beauty on it which it is impossible to describe, or even believe unless you have seen
it for yourself.  And this is an eternal source of hope and encouragement for me.  No books written
in the past, no stories of former saints can convey this same message; after all there is always the
chance that they may have been frauds.  But THIS is absolutely genuine and I am unable to doubt
any longer even if I want to.  And I suppose, that is why people come here and stay.  Here we are on
the bed-rock of certainty in an ever-changing and uncertain world.  Nothing can shake our faith, in
this as long as we have the living presence here before us.

Methods do not matter, attainment does not matter.  Questions disappear, for one gradually begins
to realize that there is nothing, nothing but Him.

"But did'not Maharshi once write some Hymns to Arunachala?", you may ask.  "How do you explain
this if there is nothing?"

I can't.  It is one of those delightful inconsistencies that one must expect to find among Jnanis.  He says
there is nothing and yet writes hymns to God.  But you surely don't expect a Jnani to be cut to your
pattern, do you?  Who are you to be able to say whether a thing is consistent or inconsistent?  Yours
is such a narrow, relative point of view, while his is the Absolute, Universal point of view.  There can
be no comparison.  Anyhow ask him, I can't explain it.  But then I don't much want to.  The Hymns
are beautiful and he wrote them. Surely that is enough!

"But just one more question.  Why did he move, why did he move to Arunachala (from Madurai)?

I can't say, but if you were to ask him he would probably say he has never gone anywhere.
He is where he always was.  Not a very satisfactory answer from our point of view. But from his,
the only one.  He would also probably say that there is only one point of view, the others do not
exist, and leave you to work it out for yourself.  The fact is undoubtedly that for US, he did come and
we are now celebrating his arrival.  And, truly, Tiruvannamalai has been blessed by His Presence,
and all of us who have had the good fortune to sit at His feet.  I doubt if we realize how lucky
we are.

One is inclined to get used to things and take them for granted.  That is the nature of the ego.
But there is no taking Bhagavan for granted, He is always surprisingly different, and that is one
of the great wonders of His Presence.

But, gentle reader, these are only random thoughts.  I am not trying to interpret Bhagavan for
you or explain His philosophy.  That is far beyond me. 

The only person who can write about Bhagavan is the person who really knows Him, and that
only person who really knows Him is Bhagavan Himself.  And it is perfectly certain that Bhagavan
will never write about himself.

You say:  "If there is nothing, why write?"

Yes, why?  The whole thing can be summed up in four words: 

                         THERE IS NOTHING. BE! 

When one understands those four words, one understands everything including Bhagavan Himself.

Then, there is no more to say.

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana.,  Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume 6. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.   

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:58:55 AM »
Dear atmavichar,

It was an old paper cutting from the Hindu.  I used to keep such "wonderful"  information
for reading later.  It was a page mark in some book.  I felt writing the same.  That is all.

Only the last sentence was added by me.

Arunachala Siva. 

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:53:53 AM »
Verse  396:

பாரின்மிசை அன்பருடன்
    வருகின்றார் பன்னகத்தின்
ஆரம்அணிந் தவர்தந்த
    அருட்கருணைத் திறம்போற்றி
ஈரமனங் களிதழைப்ப
    எதிர்கொள்ள முகமலர்ந்து
சேரவரும் தொண்டருடன்
    திருப்பட்டீச் சரம்அணைந்தார்.

The godly child who went walking with the devotees,
Hailed the gracious and merciful bestowal of the gift
By the Lord who wears snakes as garlands;
His loving mind soared up in delight; with the devotees
Whose visages burgeoned as they came to receive him,
He reached Tiruppatticcharam.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:50:55 AM »
Verse  395:

தொண்டர்குழாம் ஆர்ப்பெடுப்பச்
    சுருதிகளின் பெருந்துழனி
எண்திசையும் நிறைந்தோங்க
    எழுந்தருளும் பிள்ளையார்
வெண்தரளப் பந்தர் நிழல்
    மீதணையத் திருமன்றில்
அண்டர்பிரான் எடுத்ததிரு
    வடிநீழல் எனஅமர்ந்தார்.

The servitor-throng raised a joyous uproar;
The loud resounding of the Vedas filled the eight directions;
The godly child moved into the shady Pandal
Of white and cool pearls and sat in splendor;
It looked as though he was throned in the shade
Cast by the divine feet of the Lord of the Devas
In Tiruvambalam.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:47:47 AM »
Verse  394:

அதுபொழுதே அணிமுத்தின்
    பந்தரினை அருள்சிறக்கக்
கதிரொளிய மணிக்காம்பு
    பரிசனங்கள் கைக்கொண்டார்
மதுரமொழி மறைத்தலைவர்
    மருங்கிமையோர் பொழிவாசப்
புதுமலரால் அப்பந்தர்
    பூம்பந்த ரும்போலும்.

That very moment the serving train held
The beauteous posts--resplendent with the Lord's grace--,
Of the beauteous canopy of pearls; by the side of the lord
Of Vedas compact of sweet words, the celestial beings
Showered fresh and fragrant flowers; verily
The Pandal was like unto a flowery Pandal also.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:44:06 AM »
Verse 393:

அவ்வுரையும் மணிமுத்தின்
    பந்தரும்ஆ காயமெழச்
செவ்விய மெய்ஞ் ஞானமுணர்
    சிரபுரத்துப் பிள்ளையார்
இவ்வினைதான் ஈசர்திரு
    வருளாகில் இசைவதென
மெய்விரவு புளகமுடன்
    மேதினியின் மிசைத்தாழ்ந்தார்.

Those words and the beauteous pandal of pearls
Materialized from the heaven; the godly child
Of Sirapuram endowed with true and divine gnosis
Thought thus: "If this be the grace divine of the Lord,
I abide by it." Thrilled was his body and he
Prostrated on the ground.

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:41:07 AM »
Verse 392:

வெம்மைதரு வேனிலிடை
    வெயில்வெப்பந் தணிப்பதற்கு
மும்மைநிலைத் தமிழ்விரகர்
    முடிமீதே சிவபூதம்
தம்மைஅறி யாதபடி
    தண்தரளப் பந்தரெடுத்
தெம்மைவிடுத் தருள்புரிந்தார்
    பட்டீசர் என்றியம்ப.

The alleviate the cruel heat of the fierce summer,
Invisible Siva Bhoothas came there to hold over
The head of the lord of threefold Tamizh,
A pandal wrought of cool pearls, and said:
The Lord Pattisar mercifully commanded us
To carry this and give it to you.?   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:38:04 AM »
Verse 391:

திருச்சத்தி முற்றத்தில்
    சென்றெய்தித் திருமலையாள்
அருச்சித்த சேவடிகள்
    ஆர்வமுறப் பணிந்தேத்திக்
கருச்சுற்றில் அடையாமல்
    கைதருவார் கழல்பாடி
விருப்புற்றுத் திருப்பட்டீச்
    சரம்பணிய மேவுங்கால்.

He reached Tirucchatthimutram and adored
And hailed in ardent love the roseate feet
Worshipped in Pooja by Himavant?s Daughter;
He hymned the ankleted feet of the Lord--
The Deliverer from the cycle of transmigration--,
And in love fared forth to Patticcharam
To adore there.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:34:09 AM »
Verse 390:

திருவாறை மேற்றளியில்
    திகழ்ந்திருந்த செந்தீயின்
உருவாளன் அடிவணங்கி
    உருகியஅன் பொடுபோற்றி
மருவாரும் குழல்மலையாள்
    வழிபாடு செய்யஅருள்
தருவார்தந் திருச்சத்தி
    முற்றத்தின் புறஞ்சார்ந்தார்.

He adored the feet of the Lord whose form was that
Of the red flame at Pazhayaarai Metrali in melting love;
Then he came to the outskirts of Tirucchatthimutram
Where the Lord blessed Himavant's Daughter
To hail Him in Pooja.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:26:32 AM »
Verse 389:

சண்பைவரும் பிள்ளையார்
    சடாமகுடர் வலஞ்சுழியை
எண்பெருகத் தொழுதேத்திப்
    பழையாறை எய்துதற்கு
நண்புடைய அடியார்கள்
    உடன்போத நடந்தருளி
விண்பொருநீள் மதிளாறை
    மேற்றளிசென் றெய்தினார்.

காழிப்பதியில் தோன்றியருளிய பிள்ளையார், சடையை முடியணியாகக் கொண்ட சிவபெருமானின் திருவலஞ்சுழி என்ற அப்பதியினை எண்ணம் பெருகப் போற்றி, பழையாறை என்ற பதியைச் சார்வதற்காக, நட்புக் கொண்டிருக்கும் அடியவர்களுடன் போவதை விரும்பி, நடந்து சென்று, வான் அளாவிய நீண்டுயர்ந்த மதிலையுடைய திருப்பழையாறைமேற்றளியை அடைந்தார்.

(English translation not available.)

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:22:59 AM »
Verse 388:

மயிலொடுங்க வண்டாட
    மலர்க்கமல முகைவிரியக்
குயிலொடுங்காச் சோலையின்மெல்
    தளிர்கோதிக் கூவியெழத்
துயிலொடுங்கா உயிரனைத்தும்
    துயில்பயிலச் சுடர்வானில்
வெயிலொடுங்கா வெம்மைதரும்
    வேனில்விரி தருநாளில்.

Peacocks no longer danced though the bees danced for joy;
Lotus-buds burgeoned; Kuyils pecked at the tender
Shoots and warbled in the gardens which were abloom;
All lives that would not sleep
(during day) slumbered;
In the bright sky the sun smote in all fierceness;
Thus were the days of the hot summer.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: July 06, 2016, 12:20:10 AM »
Verse 387:

நீணிலைமா ளிகைமேலும்
    நிலாமுன்றின் மருங்கினிலும்
வாணிழனற் சோலையிலும்
    மலர்வாவிக் கரைமாடும்
பூணிலவு முத்தணிந்த
    பூங்குழலார் முலைத்தடத்தும்
காணும்மகிழ்ச் சியின்மலர்ந்து
    மாந்தர்கலந் துறைவரால்.

On the terraces of mansions with great thresholds,
On the sides of courtyards bathed in moonlight,
In the goodly and penumbral gardens,
Near the banks of flowery tanks and in the breasts
Of women whose locks were decked with pearls and blooms
Men chose to abide and rejoice.

Arunachala Siva.

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