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 6.  உண்டொரு பொருளறி வொளியுள மேநீ
        யுளதுனி லலதிலா வதிசய சத்தி
      நின்றணு நிழனிரை நினைவறி வோடே
        நிகழ்வினைச் சுழலிலந் நினைவொளி யாடி
     கண்டன நிழற்சக விசித்திர முள்ளுங்
       கண்முதற் பொறிவழி புறத்துமொர் சில்லா
     னின்றிடு நிழல்பட நிகரருட் குன்றே
       நின்றிட சென்றிட நினைவிட வின்றே.

You, the Heart , the light of consciousness ( or Self-knowledge), the One Reality, alone exist !  A wonderful power sakti exists in You as not other (than You).  From (that  sakti) series of subtle shadowy  thoughts (rise and ) by  means of ( the reflected light of ) consciousness in ( and due to) the whirl of destiny ( prarabadha)-and  (simultaneously) seen ( as) shadowy world-pictures, both inside ( on) the mirror of the thought-light ( or mind-light) and outside through the ( five) senses such as the eyes, just like a cinema-picture which exists (by being projected) through a lens.  O Hill of Grace, whether they (the world-picture) stop (appearing) or whether they continue (appearing), they do not exist  apart  from You.

Note:  Arunachala, the Self, is the only Reality that exists.  Yet in the Self there exists a wonderful Sakti, which is not other than the Self.  From that Sakti series of subtle shadowy thoughts seemingly rise due to the whirl of prarabdha and are illumined by the mind-light, the reflected light of self-consciousness.  Of all these thoughts, the first and root  thought  is the thought  'I' or I am so-and- so.  It is only this first thought (which is itself unreal) that sees all the other thoughts, which follow in its trail.  These other thoughts are seen by the first thought (the ego) as the names and forms of subtle world appearances within and as the names and forms of gross world-appearances outside.  These subtle world-appearances are seen within on the mirror of the mind, while the gross world appearances are seen outside by being projected through the lenses of the five senses.   But whether these world-appearances appear or cease to appear, they do not exist apart from Self.  Therefore, no importance should be given to either the appearance or disappearance of the world-picture, and Self alone should be attended to.

For a fuller explanation of this verse, refer to appendix? (a) of the Path of Sri Ramana-Part two.

"Why should your occupation or duties in life interfere with your spiritual effort? For instance, there is a difference between your activities at home and in the office. In your office activities you are detached and so long as you do your duty you do not care what happens or whether it results in gain or loss to the employer. But your duties at home are performed with attachment and you are all the time anxious as to whether they will bring advantage or disadvantage to you and your family. But it is possible to perform all the activities of life with detachment and regard only the Self as real. It is wrong to suppose that if one is fixed in the Self one?s duties in life will not be properly performed. It is like an actor. He dresses and acts and even feels the part he is playing, but he knows really that he is not that character but someone else in real life. In the same way, why should the body-consciousness or the feeling ?I-am-the-body? disturb you, once you know for certain that you are not the body but the Self? Nothing that the body does should shake you from abidance in the Self. Such abidance will never interfere with the proper and effective discharge of whatever duties the body has, any more than the actor?s being aware of his real status in life interferes with his acting a part on the stage."
(Bhagavan in 'Day by Day with Bhagavan' 1-6-46)

Nagamma?s niece, a girl of about 9, wanted to know why Bhagavan would never leave Tiruvannamalai and go to visit his devotees. She put the question through G.V.S. but Bhagavan kept silent. However, she importuned G.V.S. to get a reply. Finally Bhagavan said: ?You wanted to see me, so you came here, and as I am always here you were able to see me; but if I kept moving about you might not find me here. Many people come here and if I was absent they would have to go away disappointed. And even if I left here how do you know I should ever reach your house, when there are so many people in Tiruvannamalai and other towns on the way who would invite me to their houses. If I agreed to go to your house I should have to agree to go to their houses too, and I might never reach yours. And besides, all this crowd of people you see here would go with me. Even here I can?t go anywhere or the whole crowd follow, like that time when I went to Skandasramam.? He added, jokingly, ?I am kept in confinement. This is my gaol.?
('Day by Day with Bhagavan' 27-5-46)

General Discussion / Re: sri nochur's web stream
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:06:48 AM »
Dear dr sundaram

Yesterday the same thing happened to me while watching.  Immediately I contacted one of my friends at Ramanashramam at told about this disturbances.

General Discussion / Re: yogasana book
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:04:04 AM »
Dear drsundaram

I did yoga for 3 years free of cost in my University. The time is 12 pm to 2 pm( empty stomach).  The problem is i am a diabetic.  I feel tired at this time.  I stopped.

Practising yoga without teacher is dangerous.  My yoga teacher is also a Ramana Baktha. She is very strict in timings and positions.

5.   மணிகளிற் சரடென வுயிர்தொரு நானா
        மதந்தொரு மொருவனா மருவினை நீதான்
      மணிகடைந் தெனமன மனமெனுங் கல்லின்
        மருவறக் கடையநின் னருளொளி மேவும்
      மணியொளி யெனப்பிறி தொருபொருட் பற்று
        மருவுற லிலைநிழற் படிதகட் டின்விண்
      மணியொளி படநிழல் பதியுமோ வுன்னின்
        மறுபொரு ளருணநல் லொளிமலை யுண்டோ.

Like the string in (a garland of) gems, You alone exist as the one in each and every soul and in each and every one of the diverse religions (that is, You exist as the one self in every soul and as the one God in every religion).  Just as a gem is polished (on a grinding stone), if the mind is polished on the stone called mind (that is, if the mind attends to itself, the first person) so as to remove (its) flaws (the adjuncts or upadhis such as this or that), the light of your grace will shine forth (that is, the mind will shine devoid of adjuncts as the light of your grace, the mere consciousness 'I am'). (Then) just, as (the colour of any other object cannot affect) the light of a (coloured) gem, the attachment towards any other object will not approach (such a mind, which has been transformed into Self).  When the light of the sun falls on a photographic plate, can an image (thereafter) be impressed (upon it)? When the light of Arunachala, (similarly the sun of Self knowledge ) falls upon the mind, no image can thereafter be impressed upon it.  Other than you, the intensely lustrous Aruna Hill, is there (any) thing ( whose light can thus destroy the mind) or whose light can thereafter make an impression upon it)?

Note:  Two similes are used in this verse, namely that of a gem and that of a photographic plate.

When a gem is first dug out of a mine it will be full of flaws, which can be removed only when it is polished on a special grinding stone, and only when all the flaws are thus removed will the gem shine with its natural lustre.   Thereafter, the colour of no other object will be able to affect the lustrous colour of that gem; instead, the gem will cast its own light around it and make other objects shine with its lustre.  Similarly, when the mind always attends to second and third person objects, it will be full of flaws (adjuncts such as ' this ' or 'that', which are superimposed on the purelight of consciousness 'I am'), and these flaws can be removed only when the mind  is polished on the special grinding  stone called mind ( that is, only when the mind turns away from second the third persons and attends to itself, the first person, by enquiring  'who am I, the mind ?); only when all the flaws are thus removed, will the mind shine with its natural lustre as the mere consciousness "I AM".  Thereafter? Such as adjunct-free mind ( a mind which has thus been transformed into Self) will not be affected by anything in this world; instead, It will cast its own light on the whole world and will thus see the world as nothing but itself.

If the light from any object falls upon an undeveloped photographic plate, the image of that object will be impressed upon the plate.  But if, before the plate is developed, the brighter light of the sun then falls upon it, the image formed by the light from that object will be destroyed.  Similarly , the objects  of this world can be impressed upon the mind  in the form of tendencies or vasanas only so long as the mind has not been exposed to the light of Arunachala, the  sun of Self-knowledge.  But since there is no greater or brighter light that that of Self-knowledge , once Self-knowledge  has dawned, the mind becomes like a photographic plate which has been exposed to the sunlight and hence the objects of the world can no longer make any impression upon it.  Thus when Self-knowledge dawns all the vishaya-vasanas ( the tendencies or impressions formed by contact with sense objects) will be destroyed once and forever, and no fresh vasans can ever be formed thereafter.

General Discussion / Re: yogasana book
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:10:18 AM »
Dear drsundaram

Buy "Eliya Murai Udar payirchi" by Sri Vedathiri Maharishi in some Vazhga Vallamudan Organisations.

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:28:01 AM »
Peacock at Ramanashramam

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:26:35 AM »
This devotee We often see him at Ramanashramam, so many times I talked  to him.

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:25:11 AM »
Devotees reading sacred books at Ramanashramam

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:23:46 AM »
Ashramam Building

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:22:13 AM »
Ashramam Library

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:20:48 AM »
Mastanswami samadhi

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:19:19 AM »
Ashramam employees unloading vegetables for kitchen

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: June 25, 2014, 02:14:10 AM »
Sadhu worshiping Arunachala

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