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General topics / Re: Sri Achuthanantha Adigal:
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:45:22 AM »
The Swamigal replied, 'The condition of this body is not good; all will be well  soon and travel can be
considered.'  On hearing this Muthukrishna Naidu stepped outside wondering what could be the meaning
of Swamigal's cryptic words.  Sometime after, in Karthikai month, on the twelfth day, a Thursday, under
the auspicious date of Swathi star, at ten a.m., Achuthanandar, sitting in the padmasana posture, asked
all his disciples to keep looking at him.  He then left the mortal coil and attained Videha Kaivalya, the state
of total freedom.

On seeing this all his disciples were shocked and stunned, but they soon recovered and thought about
further action. They could not see any change in the condition of Swamigal's body and were unable to
decide whether Adigalar was still alive in Nirvikalpa Samadhi or had attained Videha Kaivalyam, (had left
the physical body).

In the meantime, on hearing of Achutanandar's Videha Kaivalyam many people started arriving to pay
homage to this Mahatma.  Messages were sent to Kasthambadi and to all his disciples.  The same evening,
Swamigal's wife, many disciples from nearby places, and the relatives of Swamigal gathered in huge numbers
to pay homage with a heavy heart.  A few experienced disciples assured them that Swamigal had indeed
entered Videha Kaivalyam.


Arunachala Siva.       

General topics / Re: The Past is Past, Now, be here:
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:33:32 AM »
Theories are but ways of putting words together.  Theories are neither right nor wrong. They are
attempts to explain the inexplicable. The theory does not matter half so much as the way it is being tested,
put into practice.  Sincerity, earnestness, and full of concentration are what counts, not the theory itself.

After a few days in Chennai, we drove to Tiruvannmalai.  For the first two hours of the drive,our discussions       
continued.  Back and forth our presuppositions flew, often wrestling like two mad monsters!

At once moment, about five or so kilometers from Arunachala, we simultaneously looked up and, there it was,
Arunachala, looming auspiciously through the front windshield, towering right in front of us.  It was my
sister's first darshan of Arunachala.  I had previously seen it on numerous occasions,seen it exclusively
as a mountain.


Arunachala Siva.     

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 08:03:35 AM »
Verse 310:

தந்தி ருக்கண் எரிதழ லிற்பட்டு
வெந்த காமன் வெளியே உருச்செய்து
வந்தென் முன்னின்று வாளி தொடுப்பதே
எந்தை யார்அருள் இவ்வண்ண மோவென்பார்.

"Manmatha who was gutted with the fire
That sputtered from the divine eye of the Lord,
Now resurrecting shoots his darts at me;
Is the grace of my Father even so?" Thus he mused.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 08:00:59 AM »
Verse 309:

வாவி புள்ளொலி மாறிய மாலையில்
நாவ லூரரும் நங்கை பரவையாம்
பாவை தந்த படர்பெருங் காதலும்
ஆவி சூழ்ந்த தனிமையு மாயினார்.

In the evening when the water-fowls had ceased to chirp
Navaloorar was accompanied with love that swelled in him,
-- A gift from Nangkai Paravai, the lovely doll --,
And a loneliness enfolded his very life.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:58:03 AM »
Verse 308:

தோற்று மன்னுயிர் கட்கெலாந் தூய்மையே
சாற்று மின்பமுந் தண்மையுந் தந்துபோய்
ஆற்ற அண்டமெ லாம்பரந் தண்ணல்வெண்
நீற்றின் பேரொளி போன்றது நீள்நிலா.

They confer on lives purity and joy and serenity;
Their luster spreads to other worlds and abides;
Thus are they the Holy Ashes -- of the Supreme One;
The moon shone with the luster great of the Holy Ashes.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:54:27 AM »
Verse 307:

அரந்தை செய்வார்க் கழுங்கித்தம் ஆருயிர்
வரன்கை தீண்ட மலர்குல மாதர்போல்
பரந்த வெம்பகற் கொல்கிப் பனிமதிக்
கரங்கள் தீண்ட அலர்ந்த கயிரவம்.

Feeling pity for the deeds of the base, women of noble family
Bloom athrill when they are by their beloved, touched;
Even so, Ambals* which wilted smitten by the sun's rays
Burgeoned sweet when touched by the moon's cool rays.

(*some flowers which blossom at night.)

Arunachala Siva.


General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:52:09 AM »
Verse 306:

மறுவில் சிந்தைவன் றொண்டர் வருந்தினால்
இறும ருங்குலார்க் கியார்பிழைப் பாரென்று
நறும லர்க்கங்குல் நங்கைமுன் கொண்டபுன்
முறுவ லென்ன முகிழ்த்தது வெண்ணிலா.

"Should even Nambi of flawless mind grieve thus,
Who can indeed withstand the onslaught
Of lasses of lithesome hips?" Perhaps thinking so,
And flashing a smile of bright rays, the moon
Appeared before Dame Night decked with flowers.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:50:27 AM »
Verse 305:

பஞ்சின் மெல்லடிப் பாவையர் உள்ளமும்
வஞ்ச மாக்கள்தம் வல்வினை யும்அரன்
அஞ்செ ழுத்து முணரா அறிவிலோர்
நெஞ்சு மென்ன இருண்டது நீண்டவான்.

Like the hearts of bawds whose feet are cotton-soft,
Like the deeds of them that practice deception,
Like the hearts of the nescient that knew not
The true import of Siva?s Panchakshara
The great heavens did darken dense.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:48:46 AM »
Verse 304:

எய்து மென்பெடை யோடிரை தேர்ந்துண்டு
பொய்கை யிற்பகல் போக்கிய புள்ளினம்
வைகு சேக்கைகண் மேற்செல வந்தது
பையுள் மாலை தமியோர் பனிப்புற.

All the birds that spent their day on the pools
With their soft mates joyously eating their prey
Repaired to their nests and were slunk.
Thus came the dreadful evening to grieve the parted.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:46:02 AM »
Verse 303:

நாட்டு நல்லிசை நாவலூ ரன்சிந்தை
வேட்ட மின்னிடை இன்னமு தத்தினைக்
காட்டு வன்கட லைக்கடைந் தென்பபோற்
பூட்டு மேழ்பரித் தேரோன் கடல்புக.

"She is a sea of nectar, the lightning-waisted lass,
So passionately desired by Navaloorar of great renown;
Behold this, I can surely pass beyond this sea."
It looked as though the sun whose car was drawn
By the seven steeds, spake thus
As he plunged into the sea.

Arunachala Siva.

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:43:03 AM »
Verse 302:

காவி நேர்வருங் கண்ணியை நண்ணுவான்
யாவ ரோடு முரையியம் பாதிருந்து
ஆவி நல்குவர் ஆரூரை யாண்டவர்
பூவின் மங்கையைத் தந்தெனும் போழ்தினில்.

He who was after her whose eyes were like blue lilies
Spoke with none, but muttered to himself:
"The Lord of Aroor will surely bless me with
My life -- the damsel like the one on the lotus throaned."

Arunachala Siva.   

General topics / Re: Tevaram - Some select verses.
« on: January 16, 2016, 07:40:21 AM »
Verse 301:

என்று சாலவு மாற்றல ரென்னுயிர்
நின்ற தெங்கென நித்திலப் பூண்முலை
மன்றல் வார்குழல் வஞ்சியைத் தேடுவான்
சென்று தேவா சிரியனைச் சேர்ந்தபின்.

Thus he spake unable to contain himself;
"Where is she, my life?" said he.
He came to the Devasiriyan in search of her,
The one who was liana-like, the one whose jewels
That adorned her breasts were with pearls inlaid,
The one whose locks were decked with flowers.

Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:23:18 AM »

Varatunga Rama Pandyan, was a later period chieftain,
with the suffix name of Pandyan.  While he was in his
death bed, his wife asked him whether he was afraid of
death.  The poet-king replied:

Why should I be afraid, my dear wife?
I am seeing Siva's abhaya hand.
I am seeing his bracelets with wreathed serpents.
I am seeing his waist cloth made of tiger's skin.
I am seeing his red matted locks with crescent moon.
I am seeing his golden feet with nicely sounding anklets.
I am seeing his grace-emitting divine face.
I am seeing his three starry eyes.
I am seeing his neck with the dark poison mark.
I am seeing his sacred thread, which are again snakes!
I am seeing his forehead with vibhuti in three lines.
I am seeing his pick axe and the fire on his hands
I am seeing the slender-waisted Uma on his left.
I am seeing the white total form of Siva, Pal Vannan.
Where is the fear for me?
Why should I be afraid?

If every devotee could see such god's divine form, without
any thought of dying, such vision alone should take him to
the god's abode, without fail.

(Source: Tamizh Stray Verses.  K. Subramania Pillai,
Santha Publishing House, Chennai.)

Arunachala Siva.

General Discussion / Re: Siddha - Siddhi.
« on: January 15, 2016, 04:37:50 PM »
When Sri Ramana was asked in a court suit with the Government about the ownership of the Hill
(Arunachala),  Bhagavan replied, 'Siva always remain there in three forms: (a) as Parabrahma rupa;
(b) as Linga rupa; (c) as Siddha rupa.  (Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi - Talks # 492.)

In the Arunachala Mahatmya Siva says. 'Though in fact fiery, my lack luster appearance as a Hill
on this spot is an act of grace, for the maintenance of the world. I also abide here as the Siddha.'

Bhagavan made this clear by stating that when a devotee raised a doubt about the difference between
a Siddha and a Jnani.  He replied:

'The Gita questions were asked in a spirit. The answers were according to it. People look to the body
only and they want Siddhas also.  With Self Realization no powers can extend even into it, and how
can they extend beyond?  People anxious for Siddhis associated with it.  They are likely to neglect the
supreme happiness of Jnana and would aspire for Siddhis.  For this they are going through the by-lanes
instead of the royal path and so will likely lose their way.  In order to guide them aright and keep them
on royal road alone the Siddhis are said to accompany Jnana.  In fact Jnana comprises all, and a Jnani
will not waste even a thought on them.  Let the people get Jnana and then seek Siddhis if they so desire.

I have said: sarira samsrayah siddhayah (the siddhis relate to the body), and because their outlook
is concerning the body.  A Jnani and Siddha are not different.  In varan datum (to bestow boons) the
boons include atmalabha (the gain of the Self) also.  The siddhis are not merely of an inferior order
but of the highest order."  (Talks $ 57.)


Arunachala Siva.       

Chapter 4- Transcending the Path of Kiriyai:

In this chapter the author explains how addiction to the path of ritual activity, performed without
true insight, constitutes in the end, a barrier to realization, in a similar way that yoga was shown to do
in the previous chapter.

Verse 122:

Instead of remaining still, realizing that the world of tattvas is inert, and remaining free of all contact
with it (seeing nothing) like the eye of the dead ram, they invoke (the presence of Gods), perform worship
to them call upon them as 'The Absolute Perfection', seek them out in (in holy sthalas), and when they
cannot find them, roll on the ground in despair and weep.  Their actions are akin to the grotesque dance
of a band of demons.       

In the first part of the verse, the Tamizh says literally 'placing and raising up', referring to the setting
up of images of the gods, and the invoking of their presence in those images.  This is glossed by TCS
as follows:  Using the personal consciousness to invoke in an image the presence of the absolute
perfection of Sivam, which remains on the destruction of that very personal consciousness, to meditate
upon it repeatedly, and in this manner perform puja to it.

In other words, since Sivam, the Real, is revealed only upon the destruction of the personal consciousness,
it is entirely self defeating to employ that personal consciousness in an attempt to invoke that Reality,
through ritual practices.

The Jnani is entirely free of the discriminating consciousness, and is therefore not aware of the world
of the people and objects, that the others see:  'the eyes of the Jnani are likened to the eyes of a dead
goat; they are always open, never closed.  They glitter but they see nothing, though it seems to others
that they see everything.'  (Ramana Maharshi quoted by Suri Nagamma in Letters from Sri Ramanasramam,
26th October 1947.)


Arunachala Siva.

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