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7531
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:32:53 AM »
Verse  2:


அன்ன தொன்மைத் திருப்பதிக்கண்
   அதிபர் மிழலைக் குறும்பனார்
சென்னி மதியம் வைத்தவர்தம்
   அடியார்க் கான செய்பணிகள்
இன்ன வண்ணம் என்றவர்தாம்
    உரையா முன்னம் எதிரேற்று
முன்னம் உவந்து செய்வாராய்
   முதிரும் அறிவின் பயன்கொள்வார்.


Mizhalai-k-Kurumpar was the prince of the hoary and holy place;
He would receive the devotees of the Lord who wears
The crescent  moon in His crest and do untold, all services
Required by them by sheer divination; it was thus
He came by the fruit of his mellowing knowledge.

Arunachala Siva.

7532
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:30:50 AM »
Perumizhalaik Kurumba Nayanar Puranam:

Verse  1:

சூத நெருங்கு குலைத்தெங்கு
    பலவு பூகஞ் சூழ்புடைத்தாய்
வீதி தோறும் நீற்றினொளி
   விரிய மேவி விளங்குபதி
நீதி வழுவா நெறியினராய்
   நிலவுங் குடியால் நெடுநிலத்து
மீது விளங்கும் தொன்மையது
   மிழலை நாட்டுப் பெருமிழலை.

Perumizhalai in the land of Mizhalai is rich
In groves of mango? trees, bunchy coconut trees,
Jack fruit and areca trees (and is girt with fields);
The streets thereof blaze with the luster of the holy ash;
It is a hoary town renowned for its citizens established
Unswervingly in the way of Vedic piety.

Arunachala Siva.

7533
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:25:52 AM »
Verse  11:


வாதில் தோற்ற அமணரை வன்கழுத்
தீது நீங்கிட ஏற்றுவித் தார்திறம்
யாது போற்றினேன் மேலினி ஏத்துகேன்
வேத நீதி மிழலைக் குறும்பர்தாள்.

Have I truly hailed him at all who, to rid evil, had
The Samanas vanquished in disputation and had them executed
On the firm-fibred Kazhu? Well, I'll now narrate the glory
Of Kurumpar's feet of Mizhalai, abounding in Vedic piety.

(Kulachirai Nayanar Puranam concluded.)


Arunachala Siva.


7534
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:23:56 AM »
Verse 10:


புன்ன யத்தரு கந்தர்பொய் நீக்கவும்
தென்னன் நாடு திருநீறு போற்றவும்
மன்னு காழியர் வள்ளலார் பொன்னடி
சென்னி சேர்த்தி மகிழ்ந்த சிறப்பினார்.


To averruncate the falsity of the Samanas of ill-repute
And cause the Pandya country hail the glory
Of the holy ash, he adored the auric feet of the godly child,
-- The patron Saint of ever-during Seerkazhi --,
With his head and was blessed with happiness true.   


Arunachala Siva.

7535
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:22:06 AM »
Verse 9:

ஆய செய்கைய ராயவர் ஆறணி
நாய னார்திருப் பாதம் நவின்றுளார்
பாய சீர்புனை பாண்டிமா தேவியார்
மேய தொண்டுக்கு மெய்த்தொண்டர் ஆயினார்.


Thus he throve; he would, for ever, chant the glory
Of the divine feet of the Lord in whose crown the Ganga
Courses; unto the service of Pandi Maa Devi who
Spread the glory of the Lord, he was a servitor true.   

Arunachala Siva.

7536
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:20:08 AM »
Verse 8:


இன்ன நல்லொழுக் கத்தினார் ஈறில்சீர்த்
தென்ன வன்நெடு மாறற்குச் சீர்திகழ்
மன்னு மந்திரி கட்குமே லாகியார்
ஒன்ன லர்ச்செற் றுறுதிக்கண் நின்றுளார்.

Such was his righteousness; he was superior to all
The ministers of Nedu Maran, the Pandya king
Of endless glory; he was an annihilator of foes;
He was firm-poised in the way of deliverance.   

Arunachala Siva.

7537
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:17:30 AM »
Verse  7:


பூதி கோவணம் சாதனத் தாற்பொலிந்
தாதி தேவர்தம் அஞ்செழுத் தாமவை
ஓது நாவணக் கத்தால் உரைப்பவர்
பாதம் நாளும் பரவிய பண்பினார்.


He would daily hail the feet of those that wore the holy ash,
Kovanam and Rudraksha and who humbly chanted
In tongue-worship the Panchakshara of the primal Lord;
This marked his culture of piety.

Arunachala Siva.

7538
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 10, 2016, 09:15:27 AM »
Verse  6:


பண்பின் மிக்கார் பலராய் அணையினும்
உண்ப வேண்டி ஒருவர் அணையினும்
எண்பெ ருக்கிய அன்பால் எதிர்கொண்டு
நண்பு கூர்ந்தமு தூட்டும் நலத்தினார்.

A whole throng of pious men might visit him
Or just one of them, with intent to get fed;
He would receive them in spiraling love
And provide food in love and devotion true.

Arunachala Siva.

7539
Except that waking is long and dream is short, there is no difference (between the two).  To the extent
to which all the events which happen in waking appear to be real, to the same extent even the events
which happen in dream appear at that time to be real.  In dream, the mind assumes another body.
In both waking and dream, thoughts and names-and-forms (objects) come into existence simultaneously
(and hence there is no difference between these two states).


- Sri Ramana Maharshi in Who am I?

Arunachala Siva.       

7540
What is called 'mind' is a wondrous power residing in the Self. It causes all thoughts to arise.
Apart from thoughts, there is no such thing as mind.  Therefore, thought is the nature of mind.
Apart from thoughts, there is no independent entity called the world.

- Sri Ramana Maharshi in Who am I?

Arunachala Siva. 

7541
General topics / Re: When Will My Journey Begin? - Bharat M. Mehta:
« on: May 09, 2016, 06:40:20 PM »
Can I truly say that I have begun to look at life as something deeper than the materialistic acquisitions?

Can I truly say that I can recognize that human relations and associations that I have grown into are
are actually chains that tie me down?

Can I be so detached from the outcome of a certain effort, that I can accept the unexpected result with
equanimity?

Can I restrain my thoughts in a situation when I am tempted to react?

Can I turn away from the sight of a beautiful and sensuous human form, by telling myself that all flesh
is dust in the ultimate state?

Can I sacrifice my comfort for the pain that I need to undergo, if I want to further my knowledge of the
scriptures?

Can I look at every human being as an extension of myself?

Can I be moved to real compassion, that I am willing to share what I have?

Can I look at a difference of opinion as an enriching experience?

Can I humbly attribute my so called success to the efforts of my team?

Can my resolve help me to succeed in controlling my thought?

Can I forget an unpleasant interaction with another person, by recognizing the experience as a burden
that can slow my journey?

Can I forgive those who have harmed me today?

Can I look at every painful experience as the result of the law of Karma?

Can I attribute every failure to a wrong decision on my part and not to others however obvious their
mistakes may appear?

Can I rise above the natural instinct to indulge in the five senses?

Can I rise above the urge to seek vengeance?

Can I overlook the shortcomings of others, an an exercise in making me more forgiving?

Can I overcome the instant urge and the uncontrollable impulse to judge?

Can I see divinity in every form of life?

Can I remember to stay focused on a discussion objectively, without getting personal and wanting a
solution?

Can  I be so humble as to contribute to the success of a venture, without bragging that it was with the
outcome of my effort?

Can I consider silence as an option before speaking?

Can I calmly undergo physical discomfort, recognizing that this body is distinctly apart from me, my soul?

Can I curtail my worldly activity once I have earned sufficient for the rest of my life?

Can I look at a death as the beginning of a new journey?

When I look at my woeful shortcomings in answering these questions, I wonder if it would not be a sin
to put my foot on that Punya Bhoomi (sacred earth)?

So let me start today on preparing myself to be worthy, at least in a small way, to make this pligrimage
to Arunachala.

concluded.

Arunachala Siva.                 

7542
General Discussion / Re: Giving explanation
« on: May 09, 2016, 06:22:47 PM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

Yes.  The question should be simply ignored.

Arunachala Siva.

7543
General topics / Re: When Will My Journey Begin? - Bharat M. Mehta:
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:19:20 PM »
With this in mind, I thought of undertaking a visit to Arunachala, in the fond hope that a little of the greatness
of this evolved soul would rub off on me!  I wanted to walk on the ground on which He had walked.  I wanted
to feel the air which had touched His body, when He lived there.  I wanted to feel the vibrations in the air
that still lingered, caused His spoken words.  I hoped and dreamed that being able to experience all these
physical sensations would help me in my effort and endeavour, to make my life worthwhile, from the point
of view of a spiritual pursuit.

But then I thought again, if the mere desire would uplift one, without one's being justifiably deserving,
and then 'beggars would ride'. Had I led my life so far in a manner that would enable this experience that
I was going to enjoy to help me to progress?  Was I sensitive enough to be receptive to these subtle sensations? In short -- was I worthy of visiting Sri Ramanasramam?

I decided to postpone my visit, till I had made a critical review of how I had led my life so far. I decided
to go there only after I felt that the visit would be justified. Was I be worthy of this pilgrimage?   What
changes did I need to make my own life before I could make this journey?  If I was still vulnerable to my
usual involuntary reactions, then surely there was little to be learnt at Tiruvannamalai.

For me, there had to be a serious preparation, before I could start this journey.  I had to be able to answer
the following questions:

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
     

7544
General topics / When Will My Journey Begin? - Bharat M. Mehta:
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:07:07 PM »
(From Mountain Path, October - December 2009):

*

The decision to go to Tiruvannamalai has been preceded by so many thoughts, desires, and aspirations
that it seems the journey began long ago, even before I took the first step towards it.

My first knowledge of this great Sage was through Daddy who twice had darshan of Bhagavan Ramana
Maharshi. Surprisingly, his visit was rather reluctantly undertaken the first time.  A broker, who frequented
his shop, often tried to persuade Daddy to accompany him during his regular visits to Ramanasramam.
It so happened that his sincere devotion and simplicity, in the end convinced Daddy to go.

The short time Daddy was in the presence of this divine person seemed to have an electrifying effect
on him.  The moment Bhagavan's eyes glanced in the direction of Daddy, he felt as if he was at ease,
suddenly devoid of the restless agitation that had always possessed him, now instead, he felt a thought
free concentration, the sensation that he had no doubts that needed clarification, a sense of complete
well being, devoid of any curiosity, regret, remorse or pain.   He was cruising with joy, just being in the
presence of Sri Ramana.  Bhagavan's silence seemed to communicate itself to him.  The aura of His presence
was liberating.  Just being there was transforming.

The connection was made.  Daddy made a second trip.  He was convinced that Ramana was truly Bhagavan. His spiritual search  ended here.  He had found ever lasting joy.  A desire for a spiritual journey was
ignited.  A direction was now pointed to him.  Reading His philosophy and imbibing His teachings provided
new meaning to Daddy's life.

If such was the profoundness of this wordless conversation of a few minutes. I was determined  to also
taste this nectar.  Since I could not have the luxury of a darshan.  I made an effort to read about Him,
beginning with His life story.  At this time, a friend recommended that I read Paul Brunton's,  A SEARCH
IN SECRET INDIA.

I was convinced that I had found my Guru in Ramana Maharshi.  This itself, I realized was a divine blessing.
Many others, less fortunate, spend their entire lives in search of a guru and by then, there is no time
left to actually pursue a path of spiritual practice.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

7545
General topics / Re: Abhirami Andati - verses and meanings:
« on: May 09, 2016, 11:32:49 AM »
Verse  17:


17: அதிசயம் ஆன வடிவு உடையாள், அரவிந்தம் எல்லாம்
துதி சய ஆனன சுந்தரவல்லி, துணை இரதி
பதி சயமானது அபசயம் ஆக, முன் பார்த்தவர்தம்
மதி சயம் ஆக அன்றோ, வாம பாகத்தை வவ்வியதே?

அபிராமி அன்னை அதிசயமான அழகுடையவள்! அவள் தாமரை போன்ற மலர்களெல்லாம் துதிக்கக் கூடிய வெற்றி பொருந்திய அழகிய முகத்தையுடையவள்; கொடி போன்றவள்; அவள் கணவன் முன்பு ஒருநாள் மன்மதனின் வெற்றிகளையெல்லாம் தோல்வியாக நெற்றிக் கண்ணைத் திறந்து பார்த்தார். அப்படிப்பட்டவரின் மனத்தையும் குழையச் செய்து, அவருடைய இடப் பாகத்தைக் கவர்ந்து கொண்டாள், வெற்றியுடைய தேவி.

The Mother Abhirami is a wonderful beauty.  She is having a beautiful face which is prayed to by lotuses of
the pond. She is like a creeper.  Her husband (Siva) one day opened His third eye and burnt Manmatha,
the god of love lost all his glories.  Abhirami made His mind to soften and took His left part of the body.
She is thus victorious.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

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