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9496
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 03, 2016, 09:29:34 AM »
Verse 366:


மீளும் அத்தனை உமக்கினிக்
   கடன்என விளங்கும்
தோளும் ஆகமும் துவளுமுந்
   நூல்முனி சொல்ல
ஆளும் நாயகன் கயிலையில்
   இருக்கைகண் டல்லால்
மாளும் இவ்வுடல் கொண்டுமீ
   ளேன்என மறுத்தார்.


"Your sole duty is to return." When the Muni on whose
Shoulder bright and body beauteous, lay dangling
The triple sacred thread, spake thus, he would not agree
With him; he but said: "Without beholding my Ruler
Enshrined in Kailash, I'll not return with this --
My death-bound frame."   

Arunachala Siva.

9497
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 03, 2016, 09:26:32 AM »
Verse  365:


கயிலை மால்வரை யாவது
   காசினி மருங்கு
பயிலும் மானுடப் பான்மையோர்
   அடைவதற் கெளிதோ
அயில்கொள் வேற்படை அமரரும்
   அணுகுதற் கரிதால்
வெயில்கொள் வெஞ்சுரத் தென்செய்தீர்
   வந்தென விளம்பி.



"Is the beauteous Mount Kailash easy of access
To the humans earth earthy? Even the celestial beings
Who wield weapons like sharp spears, cannot reach it;
Oh what folly is this that impelled you
To come to this wilderness, wild and hot?" Thus He

Arunachala Siva.

9498
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 03, 2016, 09:24:00 AM »
Verse 364:


வண்டு லாங்குழல் மலைமக
   ளுடன்வட கயிலை
அண்டர் நாயகர் இருக்கும்அப்
   பரிசவர் அடியேன்
கண்டு கும்பிட விருப்பொடுங்
   காதலின் அடைந்தேன்
கொண்ட என்குறிப் பிதுமுனி
   யேஎனக் கூற .


Spake thus the great one: "O Muni! I am borne here
By a longing to worship in love the Lord of Kailash
In the north, the locks of whose Consort are buzzed
By bees; this indeed is my humble mission."   

Arunachala Siva.

9499
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 03, 2016, 09:21:30 AM »
Verse  363:


மாசில் வற்கலை ஆடையும்
   மார்பில்முந் நூலுந்
தேசு டைச்சடை மவுலியும்
   நீறும்மெய் திகழ
ஆசின் மெய்த்தவ ராகிநின்
   றவர்தமை நோக்கிப்
பேச உற்றதோர் உணர்வுற
   விளம்புவார் பெரியோர்.


The Muni was dressed in valkala; on His chest lay
The triple sacred thread; His crest of matted hair
Glowed with luster; the Holy Ash blazed on His person;
The flawless devotee true looked at Him that regarded
Him kindly; he was impelled to articulate
A few words by his inner consciousness.

Arunachala Siva.   

9500
"The mind will subside only by means of the inquiry 'Who am I?'.  The thought Who am I? (which is but
a means for turning our attention Selfwards), destroying all other thoughts, will itself finally be destroyed
like the stick used for stirring the funeral pyre.  If other thoughts rise thereby indicating that Self attention
is lost, one should, without attempting to complete them, inquire 'To whom dd they arise?'  What does it
matter however many thoughts rise?'

- Sri Ramana Maharshi in Who am I?.

Arunachala Siva. 

9501
General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: May 02, 2016, 01:45:08 PM »
Today is Tirunavukkarasa Naynar Guru Pooja.

Chittirai - Sadhaya star day

The life history of Tirunavukkarasar has already been covered by me while covering the life stories of
63 Saiva Saints.  The members are requested to go through the same. 

Arunachala Siva.

9502
General topics / Re: Abhirami Andati - verses and meanings:
« on: May 02, 2016, 11:48:16 AM »
Verse  45:



45: தொண்டு செய்யாதுநின் பாதம் தொழாது, துணிந்து இச்சையே
பண்டு செய்தார் உளரோ, இலரோ? அப் பரிசு அடியேன்
கண்டு செய்தால் அது கைதவமோ, அன்றிச் செய்தவமோ?
மிண்டு செய்தாலும் பொறுக்கை நன்றே, பின் வெறுக்கை அன்றே.

அன்னையே! உனக்கு பணிவிடை செய்யாமல், உன் பாதங்களை வணங்காமல், தன் இச்சைப்படியே கடமையைச் செய்த ஞானிகளும் உளர். அவர்களின்படி நான் நடந்தால் நீ வெறுப்பாயோ, அல்லது பொறுத்து அருள் செய்வாயோ, எனக்குத் தெரியாது! ஆயினும், நான் தவறே செய்தாலும், என்னை வெறுக்காமல் பொறுத்துக் கொண்டு நீ அருள் பண்ணுவதே நீதியாகும்.

O Mother!  Without doing jobs for You, without praying to Your feet, there were Jnanis who were
doing their duties. If I behave like them, I do not know whether You will dislike such things or tolerate
and grace me, I do not know. Even if I do only mistakes, it is Your duty to be patient with me and
grace me.

Contd.,

Arunachala Siva.       

9503
Among the energies known to science are gravity and electricity.  They are eternal. They exist for ever,
and everywhere, as unmanifest potential forces.  Only when aligned with matched equipment do they
manifest.  Electricity is light in the bulb, the motion in the fan, and sound in the mike. If a bulb is broken,
that bit of electricity does not die.  When the TV or the computer was invented, electricity did not have
to 'evolve' to learn a new mode of manifestation.  There is no evolution of energy; there is only evolution
of equipment.

Gravity does not exist in isolated areas.  Science talks of gravitational field and electromagnetic field.
Matter itself is a concretised area within the field of gravitational energy.  E=MC2 is not read as
'All is Matter'.  We read it as 'All is Energy'.  Even  seen as equals, one emerges as more equal!

My life, in my personally validated terms, is a movement, experienced as a flow of thoughts.  I am
perceiving, feeling, deciding and reacting.  My material body is functioning because energy is acting
on it, and that energy is consciousness.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.           

9504
a. Nishkamakarma:

Karma has a prominent place in Hindu mythology.  There are two types of karma, sakama and niskama,
the former being performed with a desire for something in return and the latter without any expectation
of reward.  The first type encompasses the notion of abhudaya of universal well being with its inordinate
emphasis on Yajnas and Yagas, sacrificial rituals and rituals, by which one could get everything here and
hereafter.  The fruits of such rituals however are temporary and inconsequential, so the other kind, the
one performed selflessly, has been recommended by the Upanishads.  This kind of karma leads to nihsreyasa
or the highest good and entails renunciation of the fruit of all action.  Arjuna is a sincere seeker after enlightenment, but he is still not qualified to follow path of knowledge.  Hence Krishna's admonition that he
has to work and that his salvation lies through the performance of the duties appropriate to his station
in life. He should observe Svadharma first. Abandonment of one's own duty is sinful.  It is better to perish
in the performance of Svadharma than flourish engaging in an action that is alien to one's nature and
nurture, and therefore dangerous.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

9505
27.  (By your grace) Even animals, which are mutually inimical by birth overcome their nature and
begin to shed love.  The deer caresses a lion cub.  The young cow licks a tiger cub. While the cat nurses
a baby swan, the peahen dances to the snake's tune.  If animal passions are sublimated thus what to
speak of humans delighting in the love of Thy feet?  Surely they shall attain the summum bonum of life.

28. Skanda:

Pleased by the above invocation pregnant with sublime wisdom, Siva the great Lord decided to impart
to Ribhu that rare knowledge which erases rebirth and effects union with the Self.  That I will relate
to you Jaigishvaya.  Listen, as you will be released from bondage.

Chapter 2:

1. Isvara:

Son of Brahma O Ribhu!  Hearken to the knowledge bestowing aphorisms succinct with the cream
of the Vedas.

2. Upon the advent of a manvantara cycle in each Yuga (celestial time scales), Vyasa manifest in the
multitudes for the attainment and propagation of the knowledge of Sambhu.  Attaining the state of
Kailash these illustrious ones decorate their bodies with lustrous Vibhuti and dense Rudraksha garlands,
by the simple act of which they plunder my heart.  Surrendering heart and soul to my feet, they
acquire the precious teaching by which dawns in them the light of paramount wisdom.  Using their
rationale nurtured by acute self discipline and guileless love to Me, the sole refuge, they expound this
knowledge thus obtained, and never contradict with the Vedic principles or precepts.

3.  The very first word 'atha' of Brahma Sutras implies that the only 'subject' worth knowing is Brahman.
This knowledge is to be attained through means of Yoga, Jnana, Samkhya and the Upanishads expounding
the codes of self restraint, discrimination (between the real and the unreal), Pranayama, self analysis
and atma vichara (self inquiry) but not by means comprising adjuncts and qualities attributed to the Reality
such as the name and form and His sportive deeds.  Such knowledge of the Self transcending name and form
is to be lived every moment of one's life.  This fructifies as the supreme beatitude of effortless, natural
and permanent experience of the knowledge as one's Being.

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.         
 
       

9506
67.  The happiness of sleep is fitful and meager, because the mind survives there in seed form.
In the Supreme State there is infinite bliss, known as 'Ananda' in the Vedantic lore.

68.  Only by receiving a minute fraction of that Supreme Happiness do all the creatures enjoy life
in this abode of the souls.  If this source of Happiness were not present, who will care to live in
this world for even half a moment?

69.  Hence it follows that to all alike is the dearest of all things, the Real Self that shines in the
Supreme State as Pure Bliss.  Therefore, to all creatures alike, the most beloved of all is the
Supreme State, and nothing else.

70.  For the aspirant who has thus learned from the Sage-Guru that the Supreme that the
Supreme State is the Home of eternal Happiness and who is therefore indifferent to this world
and intent on winning that State, what is the use of an inquiry concerning the world?

71. Let the world be real or otherwise. What is there in it for the aspirant to strive for?  And let
the Reality in the Supreme State be non dual or otherwise.  It is That alone that he wants to win,
naught else. 

72.  Only by becoming firmly established in the Real Self of that Supreme State can one know
definitely whether that Reality is non dual or not.  How can anyone become aware of that Truth
while still wandering confusedly in the three States?

contd.,

Arunachala Siva.             

9507
Any living Guru may become dead one day.   Then what will you do?

Bhagavan is not dead.  He has left the body but He is ever present not only inside the Asramam but
everywhere, provided you keep that belief.

He is also in everybody's Heart, as one's Atma.

Arunachala Siva.   

9508
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:49:20 AM »
Verse 362:

வந்து மற்றவர் மருங்குற
   அணைந்துநேர் நின்று
நொந்து நோக்கிமற் றவர்எதிர்
   நோக்கிட நுவல்வார்
சிந்தி இவ்வுறுப் பழிந்திட
   வருந்திய திறத்தால்
இந்த வெங்கடத் தெய்திய
   தென்என இசைத்தார்.



He reached him and straight looked at him sorrowing;
The servitor too looked at Him; he then asked him;
"Why have you come here with all your limbs wasted away
And sore grieving, to this wilderness?"   

Arunachala Siva.

9509
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:43:19 AM »
Verse  361:



அன்ன தன்மையர் கயிலையை
   அணைவதற் கருளார்
மன்னு தீந்தமிழ் புவியின்மேற்
   பின்னையும் வழுத்த
நன்னெ டும்புனல் தடமும்ஒன்
   றுடன்கொடு நடந்தார்
பன்ன கம்புனை பரமரோர்
   முனிவராம் படியால்.



The Lord would not bless him of such plight to reach
Kailash; to help him hail Him hereafter too, on earth,
In Tamizh -- sweet and sempiternal --, the Supreme One
Who wears snakes for His jewels, in the habit of a Muni,
Came walking, taking with Him a great pool of pure water.

Arunachala Siva.

9510
General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:40:57 AM »
Verse  360:



அப்பு றம்புரள் கின்ற நீளிடை
   அங்கம் எங்கும் மரைந்திடச்
செப்ப ருங்கயி லைச்சி லம்படி
   சிந்தை சென்றுறு மாதலால்
மெய்ப்பு றத்தில் உறுப்ப ழிந்தபின்
   மெல்ல உந்து முயற்சியுந்
தப்பு றச்செய லின்றி அந்நெறி
   தங்கி னார்தமி ழாளியார்.



Thus he rolled on the long way; his entire body wasted away;
Mount Kailash; he could do nought else as he could
No longer move slowly or gently as all the limbs
Of his body had withered away; so the leonine servitor
Of Tamizh, lay on his way, undone.

Arunachala Siva.   

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