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255.  Bhagavan, our Guru, declared the secret of the correct meaning of the last verse of the Gita
thus:  'One should make surrender of oneself to the Supreme One by giving up the attributes falsely
ascribed to the Real Self, namely that he is a 'soul'  and so on.

256.  What is called surrender of oneself to God is the final consummation of the practice of Devotion.
This can be achieved by the purified mind when the might of the ego is greatly reduced.

257.  Just as a small magnet becomes united to a big one by the juxtaposition of the opposite poles,
so the finite soul becomes One with that Supreme Being by the conjunction of its head with His Feet.

258.  The self surrender is truly made by him who always has the feeling 'Let all things happen according
to Thy Will.  In all respects, I am bound to you.'

259.  He that has  surrendered himself will be at peace, remembering that He (God) is the bearer of the
world's burden.  The one that bears the burden himself be ridiculous, like the figure on the temple-
tower appearing to bear the tower on its own shoulders.

260.  As one travelling a carriage puts  down his luggage in the carriage itself and completes his
journey, so should he resign his own (samsaric) burden to God and complete his life in the world.


Arunachala Siva.             

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 12:07:04 PM »
The decade (I am only giving the first verse) sung by Tiru Jnana Sambandhar when after he was given milk by Uma is as follows:

தோடுடையசெவி யன்விடையேறியோர் தூவெண்மதிசூடிக்
காடுடையசுட லைப்பொடிபூசியென் னுள்ளங்கவர்கள்வன்
ஏடுடையமல ரான்முனை நாட்பணிந் தேத்தவருள்செய்த
பீடுடையபிர மாபுரமேவிய பெம்மானிவனன்றே.

The Lord has an ear on which a lady`s ear-jewel is worn.
He rides on a bull.
having worn a spotlessly pure white crescent moon of a single phase.
He smeared himself with the ash in the cremation ground which has the nature of a forest.
the thief who has captivated my mind
this person is really the great one who resides gladly in Brahmapuram possessing greatness, where the Lord bestowed his grace on Brahma,  who is seated in a (lotus) flower having petals, who bowed to him and worshiped him, in the distant past.

Notes: [Sirkazhi has twelve name of which Brahmapuram is one; as Brahma worshiped the Lord, with his consort, the goddess of learning it got the name of Brahmapuram.]
[Brahmapuram, the long letter is used to suit the meter.
The fact that Brahman worshiped the Lord in Sirkazhi is mentioned in other decades of Jnana Sambandhar;
Many scholars have written elaborate commentaries on this one stanza.
The circumstances in which this Padigam was sung is described in detail in Periya Purāṇam, Tiru Jnana

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:53:41 AM »
Verse  76:

செம்மைபெற எடுத்ததிருத்
    தோடுடைய செவியன்எனும்
மெய்ம்மைமொழித் திருப்பதிகம்
    பிரமபுரம் மேவினார்
தம்மையடை யாளங்க
    ளுடன்சாற்றித் தாதையார்க்
கெம்மையிது செய்தபிரான்
    இவனன்றே எனவிசைத்தார்.

He hymned the divine decade the words of which
Were incarnate truth that ushered in piety;
It commenced thus: "He of the ear-pendant?"*
He sang of the signs and insignia of the Lord
Enshrined in Bhiramaapuram
And declared to his father thus: "Behold Him,
The Lord-God who did this to me!"   

(*Tirumurai 1, Padigam 1)

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:51:22 AM »
Verse  75:

எல்லையிலா மறைமுதல்மெய்
    யுடன்எடுத்த எழுதுமறை
மல்லல்நெடுந் தமிழாலிம்
    மாநிலத்தோர்க் குரைசிறப்பப்
பல்லுயிருங் களிகூரத்
    தம்பாடல் பரமர்பால்
செல்லுமுறை பெறுவதற்குத்
    திருச்செவியைச் சிறப்பித்து.

By his Tamizh rich and sweet and which indeed
Is the indited Veda,
For people on earth to attain to scriptural good,
For innumerable lives, to rejoice,
And for his hymn to course its way to the Lord,
Invoking the Ear Divine, he caused
His hymn begin with the first letter
Of the boundless Vedas married to a consonant.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:49:08 AM »
Verse  74:

விண்ணிறைந்த பெருகொளியால்
    விளங்குமழ விடைமேலே
பண்ணிறைந்த அருமறைகள்
    பணிந்தேத்தப் பாவையுடன்
எண்ணிறைந்த கருணையினால்
    நின்றாரை எதிர்காட்டி
உண்ணிறைந்து பொழிந்தெழுந்த
    உயர்ஞானத் திருமொழியால்.

At the Lord of Tonipuram of ever-abounding grace
And His Consort-- hailed by the rare and tuneful Vedas--,
Who were seated on the ever-young Bull that stood
In the heavens bathed in the soaring and immense light
Of wisdom; at Him he pointed, and began to hail
Him with words of supreme wisdom
Which gushed forth from within.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:46:27 AM »
Verse  73:

எச்சில்மயங் கிடவுனக்கீ
    திட்டாரைக் காட்டென்று
கைச்சிறியது ஒருமாறு
    கொண்டோச்சக் காலெடுத்தே
அச்சிறிய பெருந்தகையார்
    ஆனந்தக் கண்துளிபெய்
துச்சியின் மேல் எடுத்தருளும்
    ஒருதிருக்கை விரற்சுட்டி.

He took a little stick and flourishing it said:
"Show me the one who gave you this
That will attract jettatura."
Eyes suffused with rapturous tears,
The Little-One-Great danced in joy
And pointed with a finger of his hand,
Uplifted above his head,   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:43:55 AM »
Verse  72:

சீர்மறையோர் சிவபாத
    இருதயரும் சிறுபொழுதில்
நீர்மருவித் தாஞ்செய்யும்
    நியமங்கள் முடித்தேறிப்
பேருணர்விற் பொலிகின்ற
    பிள்ளையார் தமைநோக்கி
யார்அளித்த பாலடிசில்
    உண்டதுநீ எனவெகுளா.   

After a while, Sivapaada Hridaya, the holy Brahmin,
Duly completing the rites, plunged as he was in water,
Ascended the steps and came to the bank.
Beholding the divine child-- glowing with
The bliss of splendor--, he questioned him thus,
In anger: "Whose milk have you taken?"

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:41:02 AM »
Verse  71:

எப்பொருளும் ஆக்குவான்
    ஈசநே எனுமுணர்வும்
அப்பொருள்தான் ஆளுடையார்
    அடியார்கள் எனுமறிவும்
இப்படியா லிதுவன்றித்
    தம்மிசைவு கொண்டியலும்
துப்புரவில் லார்துணிவு
    துகளாகச் சூழந்தெழுந்தார்.   

"It is the Lord-God who governs every ens.
One must be poised in this consciousness;
The fruit of this consciousness is the adoration
Of the Lord, the Guru and the Servitors;
This indeed is the way of life."
Some however act contrary, self-willed;
These impure ones espouse faiths that are false.
So, up he rose to smite these faiths to smithereens.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 10:38:13 AM »
Verse  70:

சிவனடியே சிந்திக்குந்
    திருப்பெருகு சிவஞானம்
பவமதனை யறமாற்றும்
    பாங்கினில்ஓங் கியஞானம்
உவமையிலாக் கலைஞானம்
    உணர்வரிய மெய்ஞ்ஞானம்
தவமுதல்வர் சம்பந்தர்
    தாம்உணர்ந்தார் அந்நிலையில்.   

Sivajnanam of ever-increasing divinity
Which is for ever linked to the feet of Siva,
The lofty knowledge poised in clarity
That completely does away with transmigration,
Peerless knowledge of the Gospels and the scriptures
And the knowledge of incarnate Truth, rare to realize:
All these in that hour of beatitude
Came to be established in the consciousness
Of Sambandhar, the first among the tapawis.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:43:36 AM »
Verse  69:

யாவருக்குந் தந்தைதாய்
    எனுமிவர்இப் படியளித்தார்
ஆவதனா லாளுடைய
    பிள்ளையா ராய்அகில
தேவருக்கும் முனிவருக்குந்
    தெரிவரிய பொருளாகும்
தாவில்தனிச் சிவஞான
    சம்பந்த ராயினார்.   

As he was thus blessed by the Lord--"The-Parents-of-all"--,
He became "Aalutaiya Pillaiyaar";
Endowed with Siva's own Gnosis,
Unknowable to even the celestial beings and saints alike;
Eke did he become Siva Jnana Sambandhar,
The unique and flawless.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:41:05 AM »
Verse  68:

எண்ணரிய சிவஞானத்
    தின்னமுதம் குழைத்தருளி
உண்ணடிசில் எனவூட்ட
    உமையம்மை எதிர்நோக்கும்
கண்மலர்நீர் துடைத்தருளிக்
    கையிற்பொற் கிண்ணமளித்
தண்ணலைஅங் கழுகைதீர்த்
    தங்கணனார் அருள்புரிந்தார்.

Uma, the Mother, mixed the ineffable Wisdom,
Siva's own Gnosis, with the ambrosial milk,
Wiped the tears of the child that stood before Her,
Gave him the cup of gold and bade him thus:
"Take it." It was thus, even thus,
The All-Merciful Lord pacified the crying child.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:39:06 AM »
Verse 67:

ஆரணமும் உலகேழும்
    ஈன்றருளி அனைத்தினுக்கும்
காரணமாய் வளம்பெருகு
    கருணைதிரு வடிவான
சீரணங்கு சிவபெருமான்
    அருளுதலும் சென்றணைந்து
வாரிணங்கு திருமுலைப்பால்
    வள்ளத்துக் கறந்தருளி.   

The Mother of the seven worlds and the Vedas--,
The primal Source of everything--,
Whose beauteous form is ever-crescent mercy,
When thus bidden by Lord Siva, approached the child
And embraced him, the while pouring the milk
Of Her divine breasts into a cup.   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:36:33 AM »
Verse 66:

அழுகின்ற பிள்ளையார்
    தமைநோக்கி அருட்கருணை
எழுகின்ற திருவுள்ளத்
    திறையவர்தாம் எவ்வுலகும்
தொழுகின்ற மலைக்கொடியைப்
    பார்த்தருளித் துணைமுலைகள்
பொழிகின்ற பாலடிசில்
    பொன்வள்ளத் தூட்டென்ன.

Beholding the crying the child, the merciful Lord
Of gracious compassion, addressed the liana-like
Daughter of Himavant, adored in every world, thus:
"Feed this child from a cup of gold
With the ambrosial milk of thy twin breasts."   

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:34:22 AM »
Verse  65:

திருமறைநூல் வேதியர்க்கும்
    தேவியர்க்கும் தாங்கொடுத்த
பெருகுவரம் நினைந்தோதான்
    தம்பெருமைக் கழல்பேணும்
ஒருநெறியில் வருஞானங்
    கொடுப்பதனுக் குடனிருந்த
அருமறையா ளுடையவளை
    அளித்தருள அருள்செய்வார்.

Mindful of the ever-rich boon He bestowed
On the Brahmin well-versed in the Vedas, and his wife,
And to endow the child with the knowledge to remain
Ever-poised in the unique and integral worship
Of His glorious feet, He lovingly bade
His inseparable Consort, the Mother of the Gospels,
To grace the divine child.   

Arunachala Siva.


Himavan is the king of Himachala and his wife is Mena Devi. Their only darling daughter is Uma.
Once Brahma and Vishnu came to Himavan and told him to give his daughter in wedding
to Siva.  Siva came to see Uma and was happy and indicated his liking to marry Uma.  Himavan
became thoughtful.  This guy has not mother and father.  And his caste is not even known to us.  We do not know his gothra, lineage.  How can we give our daughter?  Mena Devi said:  It does not matter.  If he has no mother and father, it is in a way good, for Uma will not suffer at the hands of a mother
in law or a sister in law!

The wedding took place in a grand manner.  Kubera came as the best-man for Siva.  Brahma and Saraswati, and Vishnu and Lakshmi attended the wedding and gave the couple a lot of costly gifts. 

Finally Siva took leave and left with Uma.  He said that they are going for honey-moon to Tiruvannamalai.
"It is a very cool place here.  Annamalai is quite hot.  So, for a change, we propose to go to Tiruvannamalai
for honey-moon. 

Himavan exclaimed:  "Oh!  To Annamalai?"

Siva said:  "Yes, to Annamalai.  I own that Hill."

Himavan became very happy.  O, our son-in-law is also the owner of a Hill.  Then, I should say that he
belongs to our caste! He and Mena Devi happily saw the couple off to Tiruvannamalai!


One girl to another:-

His temple is the cremation ground!
He wears the tiger skin as a nice apparel.
He has no mother, no father, He is all alone...
(What is the glory of your Siva?)

The other girl answers:

What if, He has no mother or father.
What if, He is all alone, a destitute.
You don't know His valor, if He gets angry,
All the worlds will burn to gravel and dust!

  - Tiruchazhal - Holy Verbal Duel - Verse 3. Tiruvachakam.
     Saint Manikkavachagar.

(Source:  Idea from some old Tamil book.)

Arunachala Siva.   

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