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8626
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 09, 2016, 09:09:47 AM »
Verse  425:


இந்நிலைமை உலகேழும்
   எய்தஅறிந் தியல்பேத்த
மன்னியஅன் புறுபத்தி
   வடிவான வாகீசர்
மின்னிலவும் சடையார்தம்
   மெய்ப்பொருள்தான் எய்தவரும்
அந்நிலைமை அணித்தாகச்
   சிலநாள்அங் கமர்ந்திருந்தார்.



All the seven words coming to know of this, his state,
Hailed him to gain that beatitude; Vakeesar has
Now the very form of loving Bhakti ever-during;
The time for getting united with the Lord whose matted hair   
Dazzles like lightning, -- the Ens Entium --, drew near;
He there abode for a few days.


Arunachala Siva.

8627
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 09, 2016, 09:06:51 AM »
Verse 424:


மாதரவர் மருங்கணைய
   வந்தெய்தி மதனவசக்
காதலவர் புரிந்தொழுகுங்
   கைதவங்கள் செய்திடவும்
பேதமிலா ஓருணர்விற்
   பெரியவரைப் பெயர்விக்க
யாதும்ஒரு செயலில்லா
   மையில்இறைஞ்சி எதிரகன்றார்.


The Apsaras, great, neared him and indulged
In all libidinous deceits resorted to by the lust-borne;
Unable to shake him from his peak
Of undifferentiated oneness, and totally stymied,
They adored him and from him departed.   


Arunachala Siva.

8628
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 09, 2016, 09:02:30 AM »
Verse 423:

இம்மாயப் பவத்தொடக்காம்
   இருவினைகள் தமைநோக்கி
உம்மால்இங் கென்னகுறை
   உடையேன்யான் திருவாரூர்
அம்மானுக் காளானேன்
   அலையேன்மின் நீர்என்று
பொய்ம்மாயப் பெருங்கடலுள்
   எனுந்திருத்தாண் டகம்புகன்றார்.


Addressing them -- the embodied twofold deeds
Which would push one into the bewildering sea
Of birth and death --, he said: "What is it that I lack
That you should fulfill it" I am a servitor
Of the Lord of Tiruvaroor.  This said, he hymned
The divine Tandakam which oped thus:
"This ocean great of bewildering falsity."

Arunachala Siva.   

8629

The Self is revealing all the time.  At the waking level, at the dream level, and at the deep sleep level.
The Self reveals because that it is its nature.  The Self is eternal light.  It reveals the world, the body,
the senses and the mind.  Even in deep sleep, where the mind, senses, and the body are absent,
the Self is still revealing.  It is like fire, where the burning capacity manifests when something flammable
like a piece of wood, is brought near it.  Fire burns only when something comes into contact with it. 

But unlike fire, the revelation of the Self is always manifest because it reveals not only the presence of
objects, as in the case of waking and dream states, but also the absence of objects, as in the case of
deep sleep.  The power of revelation of the Self is manifest in the presence as well as the absence
of objects.

It is the non-relational Self that becomes the Jiva, due to Avidya. The mind-sense-body complex is a
product of Avidya.  What is called the Jiva is the Self in association with or conditioned by the mind-body complex.  The Jiva is the Self in the body.  Though the Self by its very nature is non-relational, it becomes relational, as it were, with the mind sense body complex and gets involved in empirical existence as the knower, agent and enjoyer.  The Self-in-itself, which is not involved in any empirical experience, is called Tuirya, or simply the Fourth.


Arunachala Siva.

8630
What is knowledge (vijnana)?

It is that state of stillness, pure consciousness which is experienced by the aspirant and which is
like the waveless ocean or the motionless ether.

- Sri Ramana Maharshi, Spiritual Instruction, Chapter III.

Arunachala Siva.   

8631
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: May 08, 2016, 12:18:39 PM »
Today is the Liberation Day of Queen Mangayarkarasi, the queen of Pandya king who came back to
Saivism, after Tiru Jnana Sambandhar cured his stomach pain. I have given the detailed story of
the Queen Mangayarkarasi in my serial of 63 Saiva Saints elsewhere.   

Day of liberation  - Chitrai month, Rohini star day.

Arunachala Siva. 

8632
General topics / Re: Abhirami Andati - verses and meanings:
« on: May 08, 2016, 12:14:14 PM »
Verse  16:


16: கிளியே, கிளைஞர் மனத்தே கிடந்து கிளர்ந்து ஒளிரும்
ஒளியே, ஒளிரும் ஒளிக்கு இடமே, எண்ணில் ஒன்றும் இல்லா
வெளியே, வெளி முதல் பூதங்கள் ஆகி விரிந்த அம்மே.-
அளியேன் அறிவு அளவிற்கு அளவானது அதிசயமே.

கிளி போன்றவளே! தாயே! உன்னை நினைந்து வழிபடும் அடியார் மனத்தினிலே சுடர் விட்டுப் பிரகாசிக்கும் ஒளியே! அவ்வாறு ஒளிரும் ஒளிக்கு நிலையாக இருப்பவளே! ஒன்றுமே இல்லாத அண்டமாகவும், அவ்வண்டத்தினின்று ஐம்பெரும் பூதங்களாகவும் விரிந்து நின்ற தாயே! எளியேனாகிய என் சிற்றறிவுக்கு நீ எட்டுமாறு நின்றதும் அதிசயமாகும்!

O the one who looks like a green parrot!  O Mother!  You will be like a brilliant Light in the minds of
devotees who contemplate on You and pray to You.  You are also the substratum of that Light.  You
are like the vacant Andam and spread  like as five elements there!  O Mother, it is a wonder that You
are available to my petty knowledge!       

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.

8633
Educative Value:

Education is a 'conversation transmission' and renewal of culture. It should help a person to earn his
vocational aims, as also in the harmonious development of his mental faculties.  The Gita helps to attain
these aims.  In the classroom of the battlefield, Krishna is the teacher and Arjuna the pupil.  The educational
concepts sought to be emphasized here include dharma, swadharma, karma etc., Like an expert teacher,
Krishna reminds Arjuna about his first and foremost duty as a warrior, namely military combat. Sraddha
is the term used to inspire Arjuna, a term replete with references to faith, trust, dedication, and so forth.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         

8634
The deep sleep state in consciousness:

The deep sleep state takes the inquiry into consciousness much farther.  Deep sleep, by definition, would
have to be a thoughtless state.  Flow of thought is mental activity and signifies wakefulness and awareness.
I, as a person cease to be in deep sleep.  'I fell fast asleep.  I know nothing' is your quote and mine.
This is said by us on waking up, not sensed by us while in deep sleep. The continuing identity of the same
I-person is not questioned.  Without the physical body, without even the subtle mental-body, where was this
'I'?  He surely was, for he returned. Thought is to Total Consciousness what a wave is to the ocean.  Flow of
thought is what we call 'the mind'. Total consciousness manifests as individualized mind through one brain,
just as Total Electricity manifests as light through one bulb.  When switched off, electricity goes into the
unmanifest mode.  And the room goes into darkness.  Deep sleep ism the switching off, when the relative
consciousness becomes unmanifest and the person knows nothing.  'I knew nothing' he says. You and I
have said it  But the I-ness, the insignia of consciousness, has continued through waking, dream, and deep
sleep states.  The brain was not essential for the existence of consciousness, it was only essential for its
manifestation as the mind. The switched off bulb will light up again.  The sleeping man will wake up.
But when the bulb has fused it cannot lit again.  That is death.  The body dies when the contact with the
consciousness current is destroyed, when the circuit is broken permanently.  The bulb goes into the dust
bin;  survivors take the corpse to the graveyard or the crematorium.

Total Consciousness is seamless, shoreless. Is it not my mind that knows time and space?  Time and space
are contents of my consciousness.  How then can they be the container of my consciousness?  If my brain
matter is producing consciousness, then of course I am in time, but if in reality the reverse is true, then time
is in me.  It means that I am coeval with time. I am as eternal as time is.  Bodies are born, grow and die
but the Consciousness that is reflected in the experiencer, the ego or the psyche or the I-ness of the individual
cannot cease to be.  Death is only a changed state of consciousness. An anonymous poem says it perfectly:

Do not stand at my grace, and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva. 

8635
97.  To begin with, it needs to be considered with the world is taken as real;  for the burden of proving
the reality of the world lies on him that asserts it, not on those who simply deny it.

98.  Everyone that is ignorant of the Real Self thinks the world is real because it is seen.  This is no
proof, because it proves too much, as the same reason would prove the reality of the mirage,  the rope-
snake etc.,

99.  The fact of being seen is no conclusive proof that the world exists exactly as imagined by the seer.
From the seeing it is proper to infer only that there is a Substratum in which the world appears.

100. Even the scientists have proved that things are not exactly as they appear to the seer; for they
say that the solid seeming objects are really little more than empty space.

101.  Only the Sage, who knows the substratum of the world appearance, the Reality, by His being
firmly established in the Supreme State, is competent to reveal the truth of the world.

102.  When his vision is focused on the outside, who can know the Truth, whether of the Real Self
or of the world?  But by the eye of right Awareness, due to the mind turned inwards, the Sage knows
the Truth of both.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

8636
20.  To the one who can 'see', even the trivial worldly happiness appears as the joy of Brahman.  For
such there is no prop or standard other than Siva the Self, the cause of the lofty and the petty alike.
The sun, the illuminator and energizer of the worlds, appears dawning beyond the yonder horizon,
when in reality it is in the eye (the figurative I) of the Knower.

21.  Gross vision calls for distinction resulting in the ideation of an external God.  What of that? 
The tools of this process are derivatives of the five gross elements such as space etc., which are
but forms of the Lord.   Therefore,  there is no manifestation of life independent of the Lord's will.
The fact that Maheswara, the consort of Uma, is the illuminator of the worlds is beyond dispute.
The Upanishads are replete with passages describing His unexcelled and exalted glory.  In the subsequent
sacred lore taking various metrical verse forms, these glories have reached the multitudes.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

8637
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 08, 2016, 09:45:28 AM »
Verse  422:


இத்தன்மை அரம்பையர்கள்
   எவ்விதமும் செயல்புரிய
அத்தனார் திருவடிக்கீழ்
   நினைவகலா அன்புருகும்
மெய்த்தன்மை உணர்வுடைய
   விழுத்தவத்து மேலோர்தம்
சித்தநிலை திரியாது
   செய்பணியின் தலைநின்றார்.


When the heavenly Apsaras disported thus
In varied wanton gambols, the lofty one of sublime tapas,
Ever-poised in the truthful awareness wrought
Of melting love that links irremovably his thought
With the feet of the Father, plied himself
In divine service with unwavering mind.

Arunachala Siva.

8638
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 08, 2016, 09:43:19 AM »
Verse  421:


ஆடுவார் பாடுவார்
   அலர்மாரி மேற்பொழிவார்
கூடுவார் போன்றணைவார்
   குழல்அவிழ இடைநுடங்க
ஓடுவார் மாரவே
   ளுடன்மீள்வர் ஒளிபெருக
நீடுவார் துகிலசைய
   நிற்பாரும் ஆயினார்.


They danced, sang, showered flowers and would
Come near as though they would have union;
They would unloosen their braided locks
And with their hips swaying lithe, would gently trot;
Back would they come accompanied with the God of Love;
In growing splendor they would cause their long garments
Strategically slip in impassioned love.   


Arunachala Siva.

8639
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 08, 2016, 09:41:22 AM »
Verse  420:


கற்பகப்பூந் தளிரடிபோங்
   காமருசா ரிகைசெய்ய
உற்பலமென் முகிழ்விரல்வட்
   டணையோடுங் கைபெயரப்
பொற்புறும்அக் கையின்வழி
   பொருகயற்கண் புடைபெயர
அற்புதப்பொற் கொடிநுடங்கி
   ஆடுவபோல் ஆடுவார்.


Their feet soft as the shoots of the celestial Karpaka
Moved in nimble dancing rounds; their hands
Whose fingers were verily roseate buds of Kantal
Swayed, swung, locked and unlocked in artful postures
Of dance; their battling eyes carp-like, moved
And rolled, in keeping with the movement
Of their comely hands; like auric lianas wondrous were they
That there danced lissom.

Arunachala Siva.

8640
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 08, 2016, 09:38:33 AM »
Verse  419:

வானகமின் னுக்கொடிகள்
    வந்திழிந்தால் எனவந்து
தானநிறை சுருதிகளில்
   தகும்அலங்கா ரத்தன்மை
கானஅமு தம்பரப்பும்
   கனிவாயில் ஒளிபரப்பப்
பானல்நெடுங் கண்கள்வெளி
   பரப்பிஇசை பாடுவார்.



Like lightnings of the sky they came down
Flashing beauty; nectarean airs which issued
Tunefully from the Kendras of music
In golden notes of linked sweetness, flowed
From their glowing lips of ambrosial fruits;
Their lily-eyes burgeoned as they melodised.   

Arunachala Siva.

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