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6991
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:00:12 AM »
Verse  112:


செழுந்தரளப் பொன்னிசூழ் திருநன்னி
    பள்ளியுள்ளோர் தொழுது திங்கள்
கொழுந்தணியுஞ் சடையாரை யெங்கள்பதி
    யினிற்கும்பிட் டருள அங்கே
எழுந்தருள வேண்டும்என இசைந்தருளித்
    தோணிவீற் றிருந்தார் பாதம்
தொழுந்தகைமை யாலிறைஞ்சி அருள்பெற்றுப்
    பிறபதியும் தொழமுன் செல்வார்.


After the passage of a few days
The dwellers of Tirunanipalli which is circled by
The fertile Ponni rich in pearls,
Adoringly beseeched the child
To visit their town to adore Siva thither enshrined;
Prompted by grace he consented;
Up he rose to adore the Lord of the Ark;
With His blessing he fared forth
To adore at the other shrines too.

Arunachala Siva.

6992
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:58:28 AM »
Verse  111:


வந்ததிருத் தொண்டர்கட்கும் மல்குசெழு
    மறையவர்க்கும் மற்று ளோர்க்கும்
சிந்தைமகிழ் வுறமலர்ந்து திருவமுது
    முதலான சிறப்பின் செய்கை
தந்தம்அள வினில்விரும்புந் தகைமையினால்
    கடனாற்றுஞ் சண்பை மூதூர்
எந்தைபிரான் சிவலோகம் எனவிளங்கி
    எவ்வுலகும் ஏத்து நாளில்.   


To the sacred devotees, the holy Brahmins and others
Of joyous heart, feeding and other acts
Of hallowed glory were done dutifully
In keeping with their station by the residents
Of hoary Sanbai which was like unto Siva-loka
And indeed was so hailed by every world.

Arunachala Siva.

6993
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:56:34 AM »
Verse 110:


மங்கலமாம் மெய்ஞ்ஞானம் மண்களிப்பப்
    பெற்றபெரு வார்த்தை யாலே
எங்கணும்நீள் பதிமருங்கில் இருபிறப்பா
    ளரும்அல்லா ஏனை யோரும்
பொங்குதிருத் தொண்டர்களும் அதிசயித்துக்
    குழாங்கொண்டு புகலி யார்தம்
சிங்கஇள வேற்றின்பால் வந்தணைந்து
    கழல்பணியுஞ் சிறப்பின் மிக்கார்.   

Having heard the great tidings that he had
Come by true wisdom for the world to rejoice,
The twice-born and others of that realm
And its neighborhood
And also the servitors of boundless joy
Thronged forth in great wonder
And came to Pukali; they hailed the feet
Of the child, verily a lion-cub,
And stood poised in devotional excellence.

Arunachala Siva.

6994
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:54:47 AM »
Verse  109:


அந்நிலையில் ஆளுடைய பிள்ளையார்
    தமைமுன்னம் அளித்த தாயார்
முன்னுதிக்க முயன்றதவத் திருநன்னி
    பள்ளிமுதன் மறையோர் எல்லாம்
மன்னுபெரு மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் மங்கலதூ
    ரியந்துவைப்ப மறைகள் ஓதிக்
கன்னிமதிற் சண்பைநகர் வந்தணைந்து
    கவுணியர்கோன் கழலில் தாழ்ந்தார்.



While so, the Brahmins of Tirunanipalli--
The holy place that had of yore wrought tapas
To cause thither the birth of her that begot
The divine child--,
In great joy, chanting the Vedas, fared forth
Accompanied by auspicious orchestration
To Sanbai city of the impregnable rampart;
Arriving there they fell prostrate
At the feet of the Prince of Kauniyas.   

Arunachala Siva.

6995
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:52:36 AM »
Verse  108:

எடுத்ததிருப் பதிகத்தின் இசைதிருத்தா
    ளத்தினால் இசைய வொத்தி
அடுத்தநடை பெறப்பாடி ஆர்வமுற
    வணங்கிப்போந் தலைநீர்ப் பொன்னி
மடுத்தவயற் பூந்தரா யவர்வாழ
    மழவிளங்கோ லத்துக் காட்சி
கொடுத்தருளி வைகினார் குறைவிலா
    நிறைஞானக் கொண்ட லார்தாம்.   



Keeping time with the divine cymbals
For his sacred decade, he continued to hymn
His psalms in succession, each in unison
With the preceding ones;
Then in deep devotion he adored the Lord.
He, verily a cloud that showers absolute wisdom,
Abode at Poontharaai, gracing its dwellers
With his splendorous presence
Of childhood?s majesty.

Arunachala Siva.

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I was born in 1916, in Mavelikara, a village in South Kerala.  My mother who was of a pious disposition
used to serve sadhus and was happy to help them in various ways.

Once when I was in Pandikkan Mazhi Math, between Madurai and Manamadurai, on my pilgrimage to Rameswram.  The Math was managed by one Narayanaswami, who had stayed at Sri Ramanasramam
for some time.  He spoke to me about Bhagavan and gave me the full address of Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannmalai.

From Rameswaram, I came directly to Tiruvannamalai.  This was in 1938.  I was overcome with joy
when I saw Arunachala.  After spending a few days at the Virupakshi Cave, one day I came down
to Sri Ramanasramam, with a sadhu.  When we arrived, Bhagavan had just returned from His afternoon
walk to the Hill and was sitting in the Hall alone.  He looked at us and smiled.  I can never forget
that smile.  After sitting in His presence for sometime, I returned to the Cave.  Thereafter I used
 to visit the Asramam daily and have darshan of Bhagavan.

Soon I changed by abode from Virupakshi Cave to Skandasramam and finally after 7 years
(during which I had begged for alms), at various places, I finally obtained Bhagavan's Grace,
the good fortune of serving as His personal assistant from 1946, till His final Nirvanana on
14th April 1950.

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

Arunachala Siva.

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Cycle Ramaswami Pillai (whose Samadhi is there inside the Asramam, along with Muruganar's
and Viswanatha Swami's) was going for circumambulation of the Hill.  It was through the middle
path that he was going.  He lost his way in the middle and was perplexed not knowing what to do.
Suddenly a dog appeared in the scene, and walked in the front, taking deviation at a particular
place and put Cycle Ramaswami Pillai in the correct path.  Ramaswami Pillai was horripilated and
thanked Bhagavan Ramana.  He was wondering whose dog that it could be.  When he returned
from the circumambulation, he found to his astonishment that the dog was waiting at the entrance
of the Old Hall and after seeing Pillai's safe return, suddenly ran away and disappeared!

Ramaswami Pillai said:  Even though it may appear a trivial incident, it strengthened by faith
in Bhagavan Ramana, who is always a guide for devotees in distress, abatbandava. 

Arunachala Siva.   

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Bhagavan said:


The priests in one way, are fortunate to be of service to God,
by washing God's image, adorning with flowers, silks, sandal
paste, vibhuti etc.,  This opportunity has given to them by
the Almighty, due to their merits of the previous births.  It
stops with that.  The mere functioning as a priest, shall not
confer deliverance.  They have to work it out, through meditation
and self inquiry.  Further, if as a priest, someone does some sins,
like asking money from devotees or giving priority to rich vis a vis
poor etc., it adds to their sins.

In Periya Puranam, the story of 63 Saints, there are only a few
brahmins and still a fewer were priests in the Siva temples. This
clearly shows that mere priesthood shall not confer deliverance.

Arunachala Siva.

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As a related subject, the subject of a Jnani and an Avatara, came up two times as indicated
in Talks of M. Venkataramiah and once in Day by Day of Devaraja Mudaliar.

Bhagavan Ramana has clarified to Devaraja Mudaliar (in his
entry of 14th Sept. 1946) that the Jnani was higher than the
avatara, according to some books.  When Devaraja Mudaliar
had written earlier in a letter to his brother "that Jnani is the highest manifestation
of God on earth, next perhaps only to an avatara",

Bhagavan had said this.  When Mudaliar wanted to correct his letter, Bhagavan Ramana said:
"Why do you correct it?  Let it go as it is"

Earlier, there are two "talks" in Munagala Venkataramiah's book.

In Talk No. 307, Bhagavan Ramana when asked by someone regarding avatars of Vishnu, had said:
 "Let us know our own avatara, the knowledge of the other avataras will follow."

In Talk No. 471, a devotee said:

The avatars are said to be more glorious than the self realized
Jnanis.  Maya does not affect them from birth, divine powers are manifest,new religions are started
and so on.           

Bhagavan:  (1) "Jnani tvatmaiva me matam."
                 (2) "Sarvam khalvidam brahma."

How is an avatar different from a Jnani; or how can there be an
avatar as distinct from the universe?

Devotee:  The eye is said to be repository of all forms.  So the
ear is of all sounds, etc.,  The one Chaitanya operates as all.
No miracles are possible without the aid of the senses, indriyas.
How can there be miracles at all?  If they are said to surpass
human understanding so are the creation in dreams.  Where then
is the miracle?

The distinction between Avataras and Jnanis is absurd.
"Knower of Brahman becomes Brahman only." is otherwise contradicted.

Bhagavan: Quite so.

(Source:  As indicated above)

Arunachala Siva.   

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(4.10):


வேனில் வேள்கணை கிழித்திட மதிசுடும்
    அதுதனை நினையாதே
மான்நி லாவிய நோக்கியர் படிறிடை
    மத்திடு தயிராகித்
தேன்நி லாவிய திருவருள் புரிந்தஎன்
    சிவன்நகர் புகப்போகேன்
ஊனில் ஆவியை ஓம்புதற் பொருட்டினும்
    உண்டுடுத் திருந்தேனே.



When the dart of the Vernal Load cleaves,
moon doth scorch;
Ignoring that,
like curd agitated by the churning-stick I get stirred by the wiles of them whose eyes are Like the fawn`s.
My Siva conferred on me Divine grace sweet as honey;
yet I journey not To enter my Siva`s City;
to foster my embodied life I continue to feed and clothe me.

Arunachala Siva.

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(4.9):



ஓய்வி லாதன உவமனில் இறந்தன
    ஒண்மலர்த் தாள்தந்து
நாயி லாகிய குலத்தினுங் கடைப்படும்
    என்னைநன் னெறிகாட்டித்
தாயி லாகிய இன்னருள் புரிந்தஎன்
    தலைவனை நனிகாணேன்
தீயில் வீழ்கிலேன் திண்வரை உருள்கிலேன்
    செழுங்கடல் புகுவேனே.


To one that belongs to that kind which is baser than dog`s He revealed His radiant,
flower-feet that are everlasting and beyond compare;
He showed me the salvific way.
Yet I do not at all behold my Lord who conferred on me Sweet grace excelling mother`s love.
Alas,
I do not fall into fire;
I do not roll down the rocky mountain;
Will I plunge into the mighty main?
No.

Arunachala Siva.

7002
General topics / Re: Abhirami Andati - verses and meanings:
« on: June 07, 2016, 12:24:13 PM »
Verse  46:


46: வெறுக்கும் தகைமைகள் செய்யினும், தம் அடியாரை மிக்கோர்
பொறுக்கும் தகைமை புதியது அன்றே,-புது நஞ்சை உண்டு
கறுக்கும் திருமிடற்றான் இடப்பாகம் கலந்த பொன்னே.-
மறுக்கும் தகைமைகள் செய்யினும், யானுன்னை வாழ்த்துவனே.

ஏ அபிராமியே! விஷத்தை உண்டவனும், அதனால் கருத்திருக்கும் கழுத்தை உடையவனுமாகிய சிவபெருமானின் இடப்பாகத்தில் அமர்ந்தவளே! சிறியோர்கள் செய்யக்கூடாத செயல்களைச் செய்து விடுவர். அறிவிற் சிறந்த ஞானிகள் அதைப் பொறுத்து அருளியதும் உண்டு. இது ஒன்றும் புதுமையல்ல. பொன் போன்றவளே! நான் தகாத வழியில் சென்றாலும், அது உனக்கே வெறுப்பாகயிருந்தாலும் மீண்டும் மீண்டும் உன்னையே சரணடைவேன். அத்துடன் மேலும் வாழ்த்தி வழிபடுவேன்.

O Mother Abhirami!  You have occupied the left side of Siva who took hala hala poison and thus had
a black throat.  When the unlearned ones do the sinful deeds, the great Jnanis tolerate them and grace them!
This is not something new.  O of the golden hue!  Even if follow the evil path and even such a path is
normally detested by You, I shall surrender to You again and again.  I shall praise You and pray to You,
more and more.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

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40.  The ceremonious performance of Abhisheka and Puja to the Linga wearing ashes and sacred beads,
chanting the essentially pure and supreme Panchakshari Mantra and with the heart avidly longing for
Isa, the Lord, dwelling in Saiva centers, singing of Siva's glories and exploits, worshipping the devotees
--- by these pious acts is generated the transcendental knowledge that leads to liberation.

41.  Recitation of the Sri Rudra mantra starting and ending with the Pranava syllable (Om) removes sin.
Brahma and other gods wear on their heads the dust of His feet, to be freed of shortcomings.

42. He who recites the glories and sin effacing septer of Mantras, hymned by the seven Munis derived
from the Atharvana Upanishad, the stainless knowledge that stamps out dire ignorance and egotism;
who avows to sacrifice his heart full of enjoyments, for such a one this teaching is imparted.

43.  To the one who loves his Guru and is earnestly faithful to Me, the intricate imports of these
aphorisms - quintessence of the crown of Vedas -- are easily revealed.  This wisdom entrusted to
you for pleasure is nowhere found.  Therefore, it deserves to be protected in camera from the fools.
However, it can be offered to deserving Munis of purity and discernment.

44. Skanda:

Sage Ribhu was in raptures after pouring out his heart to Siva. He, along with fellow Munis, advanced
toward Kailasa, the abode of Isvara, where the towering Ganga falls from the above. I shall relate
to you what the great seer had proclaimed.  Listen O best among Brahmanas (Jaigishavya)!

45. Ribhu:

O Hara! Let a series of lightning strike me or the ocean engulf the land along with mountains.
Stars and planets may tumble down or else celestial beings may suffer damnation.  Touching
Thy lotus feet I pledge that my mind shall not stray from worship of Thee, come what may!

The third  chapter entitled 'The dialogue between Siva and Ribhu' in the sixth amsa called Sankara
of Sri Siva Rahasya - concluded.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.               
         

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272.  Since consciousness is not of the nature of the mind, it goes into latency in deep sleep.  But
the Real Self never goes into latency, because consciousness is His very Nature.

273.  The mind always veils for itself, the Real Nature of that Self, both in dream and in waking.
Becoming latent in deep sleep and wholly extinguished in the Supreme State, how can it ever
know Him, who is the Sole Reality?

274. There is the pronouncement of the Most Holy One, that the true knowing of God is simply
the mind becoming one with Him in the Natural State by seeking the Source where from it has
come into being.

275.  What one has to do is to obtain perfect poise in unity with the Supreme Being, whether by
devotion or by the Quest of the Real Self, with the clear understanding that God and the soul are
not distinct entities in reality.

276. There is a two fold ignorance experienced by those not aware of the Real Self, which are
named as knowledge and ignorance. The Sage is delivered from both.  This pair is unreal just
like all else.

277.  The two are inseparable;  neither exists without the other; and because both arise from
Ignorance of the Self, the both are equally ignorance.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

7005
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 07, 2016, 09:21:00 AM »
Verse  107:


திருப்பெருகு பெருங்கோயில் சூழவலங்
    கொண்டருளித் திருமுன் நின்றே
அருட்பெருகு திருப்பதிகம் எட்டொருகட்
    டளையாக்கி அவற்று ளொன்று
விருப்புறுபொற் றிருத்தோணி வீற்றிருந்தார்
    தமைப்பாட மேவுகாதல்
பொருத்தமுற அருள்பெற்றுப் போற்றியெடுத்
    தருளினார் பூவார் கொன்றை.



He circumambulated the temple
Of ever-growing divinity
And stood before the holy Lord.
Divine grace impelled him to compose in all
And octad of divine decades
(in takka raga);
Divinely inspired and in love, he now began
To hymn one of them, on the Lord
Of the golden Ark, blessed with His grace.
This he began with the adorable words thus:
"Poovaar Konrai."*

( * Tirumurai 1 Padigam 24.)


Arunachala Siva.

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