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8596
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:44:53 AM »
Verse  21:


கல்லின்புறந் தேய்த்த முழங்கை
   கலுழ்ந்து சோரி
செல்லும்பரப் பெங்கணும் என்பு
   திறந்து மூளை
புல்லும்படி கண்டு பொறுத்திலர்
    தம்பி ரானார்
அல்லின்கண் எழுந்த துவந்தருள்
   செய்த வாக்கு.


Blood gushed out from the forearm thus ground
On the stone; the bones opened and spilled out marrow;
The Lord could no longer endure this; His ethereal words
In that dark hour proclaimed thus:   

Arunachala Siva.

8597
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:42:30 AM »
Verse 20:


நட்டம்புரி வார்அணி நற்றிரு
    மெய்ப்பூச் சின்று
முட்டும்பரி சாயினுந் தேய்க்குங்கை
   முட்டா தென்று
வட்டந்திகழ் பாறையின் வைத்து
    முழங்கை தேய்த்தார்
கட்டும்புறந் தோல்நரம் பென்பு
   கரைந்து தேய.


"Unto the service of grinding sandal with the sweet paste
Of which the Lord is to be smeared, an end hath
Alas, come! But nothing can stop my grinding hand."
Thus he resolved and on the rotund stone whereon
Sandalwood is ground, he rested his elbow, and ha,
Ground it so vigorously that the outer skin, nerves
And bones were clean ground away.   


Arunachala Siva.

8598
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:40:22 AM »
Verse  19:


காய்வுற்ற செற்றங்கொடு கண்டகன்
   காப்ப வுஞ்சென்
றாய்வுற்ற கொட்பிற் பகலெல்லை
   அடங்க நாடி
ஏய்வுற்ற நற்சந் தனமெங்கும்
   பெறாது சிந்தை
சாய்வுற்றிட வந்தனர் தம்பிரான்
    கோயில் தன்னில்.

As the evil one whose wrath was fired by hatred
Had blocked all the ways whence sandal could be had,
Even when he went in search of it till sun-set
He could not come by goodly sandalwood anywhere;
With a wilted mind, he hied to the Lord?s temple.


Arunachala Siva.

8599
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:37:42 AM »
Verse  18:


புன்மைச் செயல்வல் அமண்குண்டரிற்
    போது போக்கும்
வன்மைக் கொடும்பா தகன்மாய்ந்திட
   வாய்மை வேத
நன்மைத் திருநீற் றுயர்நன்னெறி
   தாங்கு மேன்மைத்
தன்மைப் புவிமன் னரைச்சார்வதென்
   றென்று சார்வார்.


"O for the day when the sinner, the exceedingly cruel one
Who accompanying with the Samana evil-doers fritteres away
His time, would perish and the world would come to be
Ruled by a sovereign who would uphold the goodly way
Of the holy ash which yields the weal,
As assured by the true Vedas!" Thus he mused.


Arunachala Siva.   

8600
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:35:10 AM »
Verse  17:


எள்ளுஞ்செயல் வன்மைகள் எல்லையில்
   லாத செய்யத்
தள்ளுஞ்செய லில்லவர் சந்தனக்
   காப்புத் தேடிக்
கொள்ளுந்துறை யும்அடைத் தான்கொடுங்
   கோன்மை செய்வான்
தெள்ளும்புனல் வேணியர்க் கன்பரும்
   சிந்தை நொந்து.


Even when the king indulged in acts to shame him endlessly
The servitor swerved not from his path of service;
Then the mis-ruler saw to it that he could in no way
Secure sandalwood for the service of the Lord on whose crest
The Ganga rests; sore grew his heart.   

Arunachala Siva.

8601
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:32:43 AM »
Verse  16:


அந்தம் இலவாம் மிறைசெய்யவும்
   அன்ப னார்தாம்
முந்தைம் முறைமைப் பணிமுட்டலர்
   செய்து வந்தார்
தந்தம் பெருமைக் களவாகிய
   சார்பில் நிற்கும்
எந்தம் பெருமக் களையாவர்
   தடுக்க வல்லார்.


Nathless the endless cruelties caused by the king,
The servitor, as was his wont pursued his service, without fail,
To the Lord; who can prevent the doings of the great
Who are firm-poised in their own gloried palladium?   

Arunachala Siva.

8602
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:29:52 AM »
Verse 16:


செக்கர்ச் சடையார் விடையார்திரு
   வால வாயுள்
முக்கட் பரனார் திருத்தொண்டரை
   மூர்த்தி யாரை
மைக்கற் புரைநெஞ் சுடைவஞ்சகன்
   வெஞ்ச மண்பேர்
எக்கர்க் குடனாக இகழ்ந்தன
   செய்ய எண்ணி.


The dark-minded and flint-hearted cruel king,
To subject Moortiyar, the great devotee
Of the ruddy-haired Lord -- the Rider of the Bull,
The triple-eyed who is enshrined in Tiru Alavai --,
Began to indulge in shameful acts.   


Arunachala Siva.

8603
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:27:46 AM »
Verse  14:


தாழுஞ் சமண்கையர் தவத்தைமெய்
   யென்று சார்ந்து
வீழுங் கொடியோன் அதுவன்றியும்
   வெய்ய முன்னைச்
சூழும் வினையால் அரவஞ்சுடர்த்
   திங்க ளோடும்
வாழுஞ் சடையா னடியாரையும்
   வன்மை செய்வான்.


He took to align the (pseudo-) tapaswic way of the Samanas as true;
Not content with that (downfall), the cruel one started
Oppressing the servitors of the Lord whose matted hair
Sports the crescent; sure it was the working of dreadful Fate.   

Arunachala Siva.

8604
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:25:09 AM »
Verse  13:


வல்லாண் மையின்வண் டமிழ்நாடு
   வளம்ப டுத்து
நில்லா நிலையொன்றிய இன்மையின்
    நீண்ட மேரு
வில்லான் அடிமைத் திறமேவிய
   நீற்றின் சார்பு
செல்லா தருகந்தர் திறத்தினில்
   சிந்தை தாழ்ந்தான்.



By force of arms he conquered the bounteous land
Of the Tamlzhs, but would not duly foster it;
By lack of knowledge he would not be established
In the devotee?s way of the holy ash of the Lord
Who bent the Mount Meru into a bow; he chose to
Get sunk in the way of the Samanas.

Arunachala Siva.

8605
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:22:20 AM »
Verse 12:


வந்துற்ற பெரும்படை மண்புதை
   யப்ப ரப்பிச்
சந்தப் பொதியில்தமிழ் நாடுடை
   மன்னன் வீரம்
சிந்தச் செருவென்று தன்னாணை
   செலுத்து மாற்றால்
கந்தப் பொழில்சூழ் மதுராபுரி
   காவல் கொண்டான்.



He caused his army spared and fill every inch
Of the city and undid the heroic glory of the Pandya,
The ruler of Tamizh Nadu of the Potiyil girt with gardens
Of sandal trees, and vanquished him;
He made Madurai of fragrant gardens, his capital
Whence he wielded his scepter.

Arunachala Siva.

8606



I am trying to tell you the dangers of seeing the Jnani only as a body.  All mind's mischief starts
only because of that.  Is it not?  After Bhagavan Ramana's Mahanirvana, many people thought
that everything was over and they packed off to their places.  Only a few like Chadwick,
Arthur Osborne, Kunju Swami, Annamalai Swami and the Sarvadikari Chinnaswamy remained. 
But those guys who went away came back in one or two years, because Bhagavan Ramana
was transmitting His grace not as a body but as the Presence.

The Ramana Nagar colonly which became almost totally vacant started filling up slowly.   

Arunachala Siva.

8607
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: March 17, 2016, 06:54:32 AM »

A discourser in Chennai has listed ten types of meritorious
acts, vide the Hindu.

1. Patience
2. Honesty in mind, word and body.
3. Fear of sinning.
4. A great liking for virtue.
5. Control of the outgoing mind.
6. Generosity to the extent one can afford.
7. Siva archanai, i.e. telling Siva's names in front of Siva Lingam
    or a photograph, with flowers, fruits and water and leaves.
8.  Penance to control the mind-body consciousness.
9.  Meditation on Siva's form or simply on Effulgence.
10.Desisting from harming anyone in life.

Arunachala Siva. 

8608

The universal consciousness cuts across all barriers.  That is why it is universal, limitless, beyond
names and forms.  A  person who has realized this Advaita Siddhi sees in every form and name
the Consciousness. 

Saint Jnana Deva, who was in and out a Panduranga (Krishna) bhakta had this Advaita Siddhi
towards the end of his life.  He stopped going to the temple, sat simply on the banks of Chandrbhaga
river and whatever devotees gave him, he was eating.  Once devotees placed a couple of roti (bread) pieces
and some jaggery on a leaf and left.  Soon a dog came and grabbed one roti and was running away.
The devotees were aghast not knowing what to do?  Jnana Deva ran behind the dog, caught it
and said: O Panduranga, you have taken only the roti.  How will you eat this dry food.  Why not you
take this jaggery also?

Bhagavan Ramana once had a monkey which was stoned and beaten up.  He used to nurse it everyday.
Soon it became alright.  On seeing the wounds healed up, He rejoiced.  The same was the case
with another dog also.  Sri Arunachala Pancharatnam Verse 5:

Unnaikkandu ellam unnruvai
Anniyamil anbu seyym annon.....

He who, with Heart to you surrendered,
Beholds for ever you alone.
Sees all things as forms of you
And loves and serves them as none other
Than the Self, O Arunachala!
Triumphs because he is immersed
In you whose being is pure bliss.

Arunachala Siva.   

8609
Having had this new, unexpected and wondrous experience of coming to dwell simply as That', in which
He was thus swallowed up by he vast effulgence of grace, He at that time took up the inquiry, 'Who am I?',
desiring to refine His understanding of, and become firmly established in, His nature and form, it was this
same inquiry that in later times He taught as Atma Vichara  to the followers who paid homage to Him.

Thus, the subject of this work, is Arunachala, the unmoving reality whose nature is being consciousness bliss.
It is the space of consciousness (Chidambaram) which transcends word and thought.  Who are those who
are capable of perceiving the essence of that nature which is known only through divine silence (mauna)!
The firm conclusion established by the experience of the great sags is, '(Who can speak of its greatness and to
whom?)  When That (Reality) comes about, they will be only That.  That alone can speak of its greatness).
(Tayumanavar, Hymn 14. Akara Bhuvanam, - Chidambara Rahasyam, Verse 22,14).


contd.,

Arunachala Siva.     
   

8610
Nachiketa's Encounter with Yama:

The story of Nachiketa appears in the Katha Upanishad.  His father Vajashravas desiring prosperity conducted
a Yagna to please the deities. As was customary, at the end of the Yagna, he donated cows to the Brahmins.
However, being a miser, he donated only old, lame, blind, barren cows that did not yield milk.  This disturbed
Nachiketa and wishing the best for his father, asked him to whom would he (Nachiketa) be offered?  Though
angered at his question, Vajreshravas chose to keep quiet.  On being repeatedly pestered, he lost his temper
and yelled, 'I give you to Death, Yama.'  Taking this as his father's command, he proceeds to Yamaloka. On
realizing his mistake, Vajashravas tries to stop Nachiketa but to no avail.

On reaching Yama's kingdom, he is told by his guards that Yama is away for three days.  Nachiketa decides
to wait at the doorstep until Yama's return, and sits there without food or water for three full days.
Yama returns on the fourth day and feels guilty for having offended a Brahmin guest by making him wait for
so long without offering any hospitality.  Since it was a sin to not to welcome an atithi (guest) he wanted to
make up for it by offering three boons.

Nachiketa sought peace with his father as the first boon.  He wanted his father to welcome him lovingly
when he returned home.  As a second boon, he wished to learn the sacred fire sacrifice which leads one
to heaven.  Yama not only instructed the method but also named the sacred fire after Nachiketa.  As a
third boon, he wanted to know the state of he soul on death.  Yama was reluctant to impart this knowledge
and evaded him by saying that this has been a mystery even to the gods, and tried to coax him into asking
a different boon.  He instead offers many material gifts such as gems, silver, gold, horses, elephants,
a regal life not only to him but for several of his progeny, and even the happiness of heaven etc., Nachiketa
stood firm with his resolve to pursue the path of realizing Brahman (the great mystery) and rejected out right
all the material gifts realizing their ephemeral nature that they would last only till the morrow.  Yama was
pleased with Nachiketa's perseverance and had to finally yield, by imparting the highest truth of Atma
Jnana to this young deserving disciple.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

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