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Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai has also written two long poems titled:

1. Sri Ramana Charita Ahaval -  647 lines -  Ahaval - Tamil blank verse.
2. Sri Ramana Anugraha Ahaval - 207 lines

Anugraha Ahaval has been rendered in English prose by David Godman.  The original Tamizh
version, I think, is not published by Sri Ramanasramam.  So also Charita Ahaval.

Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai has also made the following works, which are brief poems:

1. Vinnappam - Submission.  This gives the summary of Bhagavan
Ramana's teachings and also his inability to comply with them

A few excerpts from Vinnappam:  Tr. David Godman.

24. "Remain without thinking. If thoughts rise, without trying to
fulfill them, destroy them like enemies.  As soon as a thought
arises, question (yourself), "For whom is this thought?"  (The
answer), "For me" will appear.  Then, think "Who am I?".  By
thinking in this way, the thought that arose will die."

25. "I am Consciousness. What is my nature?" One must constantly think of this. 
When conducting such an inquiry, the obstacles that rise should be defeated by the
above mentioned wonderful weapon, "Who am I?".  Then the restless mind will become
clear and liberation will be attained."  This is what you said.  It is a very difficult path.

27.  Instead of putting up with all difficulties as your will, instead of, destroying this troublesome
ego, that rises as "I" and remaining with the attitude, "Your will is my will", I am going in the direction
of my fire-like mind, growing the feeling "mine", paying greater attention to the body and becoming a
slave of the senses.  I spend my days like this.

28.  The limitless thoughts, rising in many ways, have the "I" thought as their origin.  You said:
"Unless all these thoughts subside, jnana will not arise."  Is it sufficient (merely), to have
given out these precious words?  Ramanadeva, the liberated one, is it not your duty to bless me
with mouna?


2. Sri Ramana Upadesam:

One or two samples:

6. What is the meaning of the statement, "Control the mind?"  It means that even when the
ego and the rest of the mental functions are born, without succumbing to any delusion, one
should destroy them all completely like destroying a great enemy.

9.  "Like the dog that eats human excreta, do not wander seeking women.  If you associate
with these, do not come and stand near me."  Sri Ramana said this (indirectly) to me.  O mind,
did you act according to the injunction?  You yourself think deeply over this.


3. Sri Ramana Vachana Saram:

This is simple 44 line poem telling about the repeated teachings of Bhagavan Ramana that one is not the body or the mind.

I am completing these posts on Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, one of the greatest devotees of Bhagavan Ramana and whose liberation was confirmed by Bhagavan Himself in 1948.

Since Ramana's real nature is our own real nature Ramana darshan is only knowing myself,
(With His grace).

Arunachala Siva.

Our true Self is the universal Self or Purusha that exists within all nature.  The greater concern of Yoga
practice is uniting our unlimited consciousness with the unbounded infinite awareness that the Self of all.

The yogic view of the Self is very different than usual views that emphasize the bodily self, the psychological
self, or the religious soul as our true nature. Our ordinary view of the bodily self is of an entity that is born
and dies along with the body and is as separate from the world as our flesh is from the ground.  Our view
of the psychological self is of an entity created by our personal history during this physical life.  It has the
unique characteristics of our upbringing and education along with the particular capacities that we develop
through our own efforts, making us different than every other person.  Our usual religious view of the soul
is an entity created by God, dependent upon the body and its resurrection,which can perhaps commune
with God in some heavenly world but retains its separate identity and cannot become one with that
supreme Reality.


Arunachala Siva.       


உடையா னேநின் றனைஉள்கி
    உள்ளம் உருகும் பெருங்காதல்
உடையார் உடையாய் நின்பாதஞ்
    சேரக் கண்டிங் கூர்நாயிற்
கடையா னேன்நெஞ் சுருகாதேன்
    கல்லா மனத்தேன் கசியாதேன்
முடையார் புழுக்கூ டிதுகாத்திங்
    கிருப்ப தாக முடித்தாயே.

O Lord-Owner,
Your own devotees who foster for You Great love and whose hearts melt thinking on You,
Have gained Your feet.
Having witnessed this,
Who am worse than a stray mongrel of the village,
Abide here;
my heart melts not;
my mind does not cultivate you;
I do not ooze out with love for You.
Fostering this worm-ridden and stinking body I remain here;
You have so ordained my lot.


Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Abhirami Andati - verses and meanings:
« on: June 17, 2016, 01:38:06 PM »
Verse  55:

55: மின் ஆயிரம் ஒரு மெய் வடிவு ஆகி விளங்குகின்றது
அன்னாள், அகம் மகிழ் ஆனந்தவல்லி, அருமறைக்கு
முன்னாய், நடு எங்கும் ஆய், முடிவு ஆய முதல்விதன்னை
உன்னாது ஒழியினும், உன்னினும், வேண்டுவது ஒன்று இல்லையே.

அபிராமி! நீ ஆயிரம் மின்னல்கள் சேர்ந்தாற் போன்ற வடிவுடையவள்! தன்னுடைய அடியவர்களுக்கு அகமகிழ்ச்சி தரக்கூடிய ஆனந்த வல்லி! அருமையான வேதத்திற்கு தொடக்கமாகவும் நடுவாகவும், முடிவாகவும் விளங்கும் முதற் பொருளானவள்! உன்னை மானிடர் நினையாது விட்டாலும், நினைத்திருந்தாலும், அதனால் உனக்கு ஆகக்கூடிய பொருள் ஒன்றும் இல்லையே!

Abhirami!  You are beautiful like a thousand lightnings.  You are the creeper of Ananda for devotees.
You are the beginning, middle and end of the great Vedas.  You are the Primordial Subject.
Whether the humans think of You or not, there is no benefit for You!


Arunachala Siva.   

8. You are rooted in joy, ever and anon.
You are devoid of hatred ever and anon.
You are without activity etc., ever and anon.
You are Brahman; you are completeness;
You are supreme and ordinary.

9.  You are of the nature of consciousness.  You are awareness alone.  You are the sovereign one.
You dwell as the self alone.  No doubt, you are Brahman.

10.  You are bliss; you are transcendental;  you are void everything and attribute-less. You are only one
and second-less. Without doubt you are Brahman.     

11.  You are of the form of a dense mass of consciousness-bliss.  You are ever of the bliss of consciousness.
Your nature is of absolute perfection. No doubt, you are Brahman.

12.  You are 'That'. You Are!  You are enlightened. You are 'He'.  You know.  You see.  You are consciousness.
You are Brahman-being.  You are Brahman without doubt.

13. You are immortal. You are omnipresent. You are the Lord.  You are supreme.  You are that which is
tainted by speech by way of explanation.  You are Brahman, without doubt.


Arunachala Siva.       

342: It is in the seer of the world, called the Jiva, that the truth of the world lies, because, when he
arises, the world also appears, and when he goes into latency, the world also does the same.

343: Therefore the Sage, knowing the truth of the ego by the Direct Experience of the Real Self,
becomes aware of the truth of the world.  The rest, being overwhelmed by the belief that the body
is the Self, entertain a false view of the world.

344: The soul is the primary form of the Ignorance; it is the sprout which grows into the poison tree
of the worldly life.  All this world is only its expanded form.  The State of Deliverance is just its final

345:  The Guru Sugata (Buddha) taught this truth; also the great teacher Sankara taught the same;
our own Guru also tells us the same; and this is also the essence of the Vedantas.

346:  The soul, who is the seer of the world, is never known apart from his spectacle, the world.
There is no soul in the state of deep sleep.  Hence like his spectacle (the world), he is only a mental

347:  The soul is always known only along with the body.  Even when the body dies, he does not
leave it without taking hold of another body.

348:  Since thus the soul is not separate from the body, he is only part and parcel of the world.
But unenlightened men who are disciples of unenlightened gurus, ascribe immortality to this same
(mythical) person.

349. Assuming, without inquiry, that this soul is the owner of the body and the real Self, they
ascribe to that Self qualities of the worldliness and all else which pertain only to this soul.

350: From this error arise various creeds concerning the Real Self, who transcends all the creeds.
Believing Him to be bound, they follow various paths of Yoga to free Him from bondage.


Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:20:52 AM »
Verse 207:

சண்பை யாளியார் தாங்கண்ட மெய்யருள்
பண்பு தந்தையார் தம்முடன் பாங்கமர்
தொண்ட ருக்கருள் செய்து தொழாமுனம்
விண்பு லப்பட வீங்கிருள் நீங்கலும்.

The Chief of Sanbai narrated the true beatitude
Of his dream to his noble father and the devotees
Who were seated close by; even before he could
Hail the grace of the Lord, the thick murk
That had mantled the earth, scattered away
Revealing the lucid heavens.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:18:25 AM »
Verse 206:

அள்ளல் நீர்வயல் சூழும் அரத்துறை
வள்ள லார்நாம் மகிழ்ந்தளிக் கும்மவை
கொள்ள லாகும்கொண் டுய்த்தல் செய் வாய்என
உள்ள வாறருள் செய்ய வுணர்ந்தபின்.

The Lord patron of Aratthurai which is
Girt with miry and watery fields, graced
The divine child in a dream thus:
"It will befit you to receive what
We grant you in grace and joy."
Thus blessed, the divine child woke up

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:15:48 AM »
Verse 205:

இத்த லைஇவர் இன்னணம் ஏகினார்
அத்த லைச்சண்பை நாதர்க்கும் அவ்விரா
முத்த நற்சிவி கைமுத லாயின
உய்த்த ளிக்கும் படிமுன் உணர்த்துவார்.

Thus they proceeded from Nelvaayil;
(There in Maaran Paadi), during the pridian night,
The Lord was pleased to inform the Lord of Sanbai
That a litter inlaid with the purest of pearls
And other gifts would be granted to him.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:13:47 AM »
Verse 204:

மாசில் வாய்மைநெல் வாயில் மறையவர்
ஆசில் சீர்ச்சண்பை ஆண்டகை யார்க்கெதிர்
தேசு டைச்சிவி கைமுத லாயின
ஈசர் இன்னரு ளால்தாங்கி ஏகினார்.

By the nectarean grace of the Lord,
The flawless and truthful Brahmins
Of Nelvaayil, bore the lustrous litter and other
Divine gifts to the presence of the flawless
And glorious Ruler of Sanbai.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:11:40 AM »
Verse  203:

சங்கு துந்துபி தாரைபே ரிம்முதல்
பொங்கு பல்லிய நாதம் பொலிந்தெழ
அங்க ணன்அரு ளால்அவை கொண்டுடன்
பொங்கு காதல் எதிர்கொளப் போதுவார்.

With shells, tuntupis, trumpets, drums
And other orchestral instruments resounding
In swelling harmony, they carried with them, by the grace
Of the Lord, the litter, the parasol and the trumpets;
With joy welling up in them, they fared forth
To receive the godly child.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:08:49 AM »
Verse  202:

கண்ட பின்னவர் கைதலை மேற்குவித்
தெண்டி சைக்கும் விளக்கிவை யாம்எனத்
தொண்ட ரோடும் மறையவர் சூழ்ந்தெழுந்
தண்டர் நாடும் அறிவுற ஆர்த்தனர்.

Witnessing them they folded their hands
Above their heads and said: "These are verily
The lamps for all the eight cardinal points."
The servitors and the Brahmins circumambulated them,
Prostrated before them, rose up, and in joy raised
A foudroyant shout that pierced the celestial world.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:06:34 AM »
Verse  201:

திங்கள் நீர்மைச் செழுந்திரள் முத்தினால்
துங்க வெண்குடை தூய சிவிகையும்
பொங்க வூதும் பொருவருஞ் சின்னமும்
அங்கண் நாதர் அருளினாற் கண்டனர்.

A great white umbrella decked with pearls
Like unto the moist moon,
A holy palanquin and peerless trumpets
That would resound with soaring notes
They beheld there, by the grace of the Merciful One.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:04:14 AM »
Verse  200:

சால மிக்க வியப்புறு தன்மையின்
பால ராதலும் பள்ளி யெழுச்சியின்
காலம் எய்திடக் காதல் வழிப்படுஞ்
சீலம் மிக்கார் திருக்காப்பு நீக்கினார்.

Very great indeed was the marvel they felt;
It was time for the early morning service;
So the devotees ever-poised in love and piety,
Unbarred the doors of the temple.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 17, 2016, 11:01:45 AM »
Verse  199:

ஆங்கு மற்ற அருளடி யாருடன்
ஓங்கு கோயிலுள் ளார்க்கும்உண் டாயிட
ஈங்கி தென்ன அதிசயம் என்பவர்
தாங்கள் அம்மறை யோர்கள்முன் சாற்றினார்.

When thus bidden, the Brahmins at once
Gathered and gladly shared the dream with each other;
Struck with wonder they reached Tiruvaratthurai
Of rich and splendid waters,
Whose Lord wears the crescent in His crest.   

Arunachala Siva.

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