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I have been a great admirer of Saint Ramalingaswami alias Vallalar and want to use this thread to share some wonderful divine poems of his , his teachings and others opinion about him and his works .
I am not an expert on his works but still a beginner in my continued slow study of Classical Tamil Divine Poems ( like Thiruvachagam , Thevaram , Thirupuggazh, Bhagavan Ramana's Tamil works  etc ) I also consider his divine work Thiruarutpa to be one of the greatest Divine work in Tamil and want to use this thread to share some very important things about Vallalarr , his life and poems that I found on the net

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: July 07, 2013, 09:08:46 AM »
The INSPIRED ALPHABETS ( A-Z )In the words of Swami Vivekananda

   Arise! Awake! and stop not till the goal is reached
    Bless men when they revile you
    Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours
    Do not merely endure, be unattached
    Eat to Him, drink to Him, sleep to Him, see Him in all
    First get rid of this delusion,” Iam the body’
    Give everything and look for no returns
    Homogeneity, sameness is GOD
     Incarnations like Buddha, Sri Ramakrishna can give religions
    Jnana –Yoga tells man that he is essentially divine
    Knowledge exists, man only discovers
    Look at the ocean and not at the wave
    Man as Atman is really free, as man he is bound
    Never turn back to see the result of what you have done
    Out of purity and silence comes the word of power
    Perception is our only real knowledge or religion
    Quarrels over religion are always over the husks
    Religion without philosophy runs into superstition
    See no difference between ant and angel
    The more our bliss is within, the more spiritual we are
    Unchaste imagination is as bad as unchaste action
    Vedas cannot show you Brahman, You are already that.
    We are human coverings over the Divine
    Xs anything is poison
    You are good but be better
    Zeal with faith(Shraddha); have this everything will follow

General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: July 06, 2013, 05:10:51 PM »
Do not derive satisfaction that you have done a puja well simply because you have oferred fragrant flowers, special perfumes and a variety of eatables as Naivedhya. Without offering one’s mind, no amount of other offering will make the Puja complete.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal

General Discussion / Re: Lalitha Sahasranama
« on: July 04, 2013, 09:54:10 AM »
In Sri Ramana Ashram Sri Chakra Puja is done on
1) Every Friday
2) Every Pournami
3) Every starting of Tamil Month .

Some times these dates may co-incides with each other

A few weeks back I heard a famous Tamil writer talk about his experience on reading Bhagavad Gita .He said that he started reading Bhagavad Gita from the age of 40 and now he is 65+ and what he understood at age 40 was different from what he understood of it at age 50 and now at 65+ he is understanding of Gita is more refined and mature .
I feel This applies not just to Bhagavad Gita but also any scripture or any other spiritual books . Sometimes things take time to bring the required clarity that is needed but we must not loose hope and continue to keep reading the spiritual works of great masters very regularly .
For me "Living by the words of Bhavagan" is always fresh and inspiring every time I read it  and each time I read I get a new insight .

General Discussion / Re: Poems, Sayings on Solitude
« on: July 01, 2013, 11:13:04 PM »
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”
William Wordsworth, I Wander'd Lonely as a Cloud

Humour / Re: Funny pictures,quotes,videos...
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:26:15 AM »
Baby goat plays on a huge pig
The pig is just trying to take a nap but the his little friend just won't let him. This adorable video is a must watch!

Subramanian Sir

Thanks for your reply . As regards the dance song of Muruga even Pamban Swamigal has composed such a one in his famous song "Panchamrutha Vannam"

Subramaniam Sir

I was referring to the incident when Arunagirinathar tries to commit suicide by jumping from Arunachala Temple tower and Lord Subramanya saves him and gives him darshan as well as upadesa .So is it the Subramanya near the tower that gave him the darshan ?

Subramaniam Sir

Which Subramanya gave his darshan to Arunagiri natha the one with consorts or the one without consorts ? I guess the one near the temple tower is where he got darshan .

Subramaniam Sir

Thanks for your reply . I feel we can find the depth only when we dive deep into both these works .
What was Bhagvan's opinion on Thirupuggazh and Arunagiri Nathar . I am asking this because Arunaginathar also has a relationship with Thiruvanamalai only that he had a darshan of Lord Subramanya at the Arunachaleswara  Temple and to my knowledge he has not written any poems praising Arunachala Hill .
By the way do u know the specific name of Lord Subramanya at the Arunachaleshwara Temple ?

Subramaniam Sir

Thanks for your continued efforts in updating this thread .
I am not well versed in Classical Tamil and also only a beginner to the Classical Works of Bhagavan Raman as well as Arunagiri Nathar .
My question is do you find really similarity ( I mean in depth ) between the verses of Bhagavan's AAMM and those of Arunagirinathar's Thirupuggazh here or are these verses only symbolic similarities ? I do appreciate the effort by the devotee who has made this huge task of compiling these verses but just want to get your overall feedback in to this work of finding similarities between Bhagavan's AAMM and Thirupugazh.

Today I saw in another blog the above story and how reading Gita daily really helped the blogger in his/her personal sadhana .
In fact this is what the blogger shared
Bhagavad Gita is not the only scripture to read. You can pickup any book which is guiding you in this line. The advantage of Bhagavad Gita is everything is not given straight. We have to make out the lessons. In that way, it unconsciously makes us think on those points and helps us to contemplate and follow it in our life.

General Discussion / Re: Poems, Sayings on Solitude
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:35:24 PM »
One may take a warm interest in what is happening in the world, be thrilled or saddened by dramatic events, and yet refuse to join in the scramble to get on, the fight between opposing parties, the denigrating gossip or foolish movements. One may live as a hermit, while living in the world, and thus live with oneself.

From Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Thanks Subramaniam Sir for your updates .

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