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General topics / Re: A Word To All Members of the Forum
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:35:23 PM »
Dear Vinod

Very nice appreciation about Sri Subramanian Sir

79.  மீகாம னில்லாமன் மாகாற் றலைகல
         மாகாற் காத்தரு ளருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, graciously protect me (and be the helmsman of my life),
        so that I may not be (like) a ship tossing in a great storm without a helmsman.

Note:   The great storm mentioned in this verse is the storm of thoughts and worldly desires which toss the mind.   Without the protecting and guiding Grace of the Guru,  the mind will be overwhelmed and carried   away by this great storm, and will never be able to reach the safe  harbour of Liberation.

80.  முடியடி காணா முடிவிடுத் தனைநேர்
          முடிவிடக் கடனிலை யருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala,  like a mother, is it not your duty to place me  In the final goal
       ( the state of Self) having untied the knot (the, I am the body? ?identification),
       the beginning and end of which are not known?

Note: The knot mentioned in this verse is the chit jada-granthi, the knot between the conscious self and the insentient body.   Refer to verse 24 of Ulladu  Narpadu, where Sri Bhagavan defines the exact nature of the knot.

Dear Friends

I met  15 days  before  Mr Vaidyanathan, at  Ramanashramam, computer room, who is incharge of Voice of Arunachala, Radio.  He said that some of the Sanskrit slokas broadcasting  in the Radio are available in cds at New York Raman Kendra.

I bought a cd Ramana Noon malai at Ramanashramam , by Prabakar Phoneix Groups.  Some of the songs from this cd also are broadcasting  in the Radio.  Sri Dakshinamoorthy Sthothram  is excellent in this cd both in Sanskrit and Tamil.

General topics / Re: A Word To All Members of the Forum
« on: April 02, 2014, 04:30:58 PM »
Dear Mr Subramanian Sir

Your posting Annamalai Venba of Guhai Namasivayar is excellent .

77.   மானங்கொண் டுறுபவர் மானத்தை யழித்தபி
          மானமில் லாதொளி ரருணாசலா.

       O  Arunachala, who shine devoid of attachment (abhimana)
       destroying the attachment of those  who come to you with attachment (graciously
       destroy my  dehabhimana or attachment to the body as'I').

78.   மிஞ்சிடிற் கெஞ்சிடுங் கொஞ்ச வறிவனியான்
          வஞ்சியா தருளெனை யருணாசலா .

        O Arunachala, I am a person of little intelligence who  prays to
        You whenever overwhelmed (by sufferings). Therefore, bestow Your grace upon me
        without cheating me.

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: March 30, 2014, 11:00:11 PM »
Sri Ramanashramam Hall
Ladies singing songs

Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: March 30, 2014, 10:58:21 PM »
Sri Ramanaashramam Hall

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: March 30, 2014, 10:51:25 PM »
Dear Ravi Sir

I never heard of Ramana Geetham 8 set of cds.   Next time I ask about this cds at Ramanashramam.  Thank you very much regarding the  information about  Sri Sadhu Om and Sri Muruganar swami .

General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:22:20 PM »
Dear Ravi Sir

I heard Arunachala Akshramanamalai song by RMCl, Bangalore  , very nice .

75.  பௌதிக மாமுடற் பற்றற்று நாளுமுன்
           பவிசுகண் டுறவரு ளருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala, bestow your grace so that I may see and be united
       with your splendour for ever, having given up the attachment to the physical body (as 'I' and 'mine').

76.  மலைமருந் திடநீ மலைத்திட வோவருண்
          மலைமருந் தாயொளி ரருணாசலா.

O Arunachala,who shine as the Hill of the medicine of Grace, need You hesitate to give the medicine for confusion (the medicine to remove the confusion of identifying the body as 'I')?

Note:  In this verse Sri Bhagavan praises Arunachala as  malai marundu  ( the Hill of medicine), which is one of the names of Arunachala mentioned in verse 160 of Sri Arunachala Puranam, where it is said( this Hill ) is the excellent medicine which puts an end to death and birth;(hence) malai marundu is one name for It'.

73.  பொடியான்  மயக்கியென் போதத்தைப் பறித்துன்
          போதத்தைக்  காட்டினை யருணாசலா.

      O Arunachala, having enchanted me with the magic powder (of your grace)
      and having(there by) robbed me of my bodha you revealed to me your bodha.

Explanatory note:The words my bodha denote the jiva bodha or unreal sense of individuality, while the words Your bodha denote the atma bodha or Real Knowledge of Self.

74.  போக்கும் வரவுமில் பொதுவெளி யினிலருட்
        போராட் டங்காட் டருணாசலா.

       O Arunachal, show me the war-play of grace in the common space
       which is devoid of going and coming.

Explanatory note: The common space which is devoid of going and  coming is the unlimited and all pervading space of self or Atma-akasa, which is devoid of all changes such as coming (creation or birth) and going (destruction of death).

Even in the midst of seeming changes such as the creation, sustenance and destruction of this universe, Arunachala exists and shines as the common space of self, which is completely unaffected by such seeming changes.  In other words, Arunachala is the natural state of self, which is in truth ever ajata or devoid of change.  This skilful play of this existing and shining without change even in the midst of so many seeming changes, is the play of grace,  when this play of grace is seen or experienced, all the seeming changes will cease to exist and the play of grace alone will remain shining victoriously as the sole reality.   Since the play of grace thus conquers and destroys all the seeming changes of coming and going, Sri Bhagavan describes it as the war play of grace (arul-porattam). Thus the prayer " show me the war play of grace"  means bestow upon me the experience of the ever unchanging state of Self.  The same experience is also prayed for the next verse, where Sri Bhagavan uses the words " your splendour"   to denote the ever unchanging state of Self.

71.  பேய்தனம் விடவிடாப் பேயாப் பிடித்தெனை
        பேயனாக் கினையென் னருணாசலா.

       O Arunachala,having possessed me as an unexorcisable demon in order to exorcise
       my demon nature (the ego), you made me a demoniac (one possessed by the demon of your Grace). 
       What a wonder this is!

72.  பைங்கொடி யாநான் பற்றின்றி வாடாமற்
        பற்றுக்கோ டாய்க்கா வருணாசலா.

      O Arunachala protect me,being a support for me to cling to, so that I may not droop
      down like a tender  creeper without anything, to cling to.

69.   பூமண மாமனம் பூரண மணங்கொளப்
           பூரண மணமரு ளருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala, graciously bestow upon me complete union  with you,
        so that my   mind, which is (a bundle of) wordly tendencies,
        may acquire the tendency for perfection.

Note:The tendency for perfection means the tendency to 'be'(sat vasana), that is, the tendency to abide as Self without rising  as an individual soul or ego.

70.   பெயர்நினைத் திடவே பிடித்திழுத் தனையுன்
           பெருமையா ரறிவா ரருணாசலா.

         O Arunachala, as soon as I thought of your name, You caught me
         and drew me to  Yourself.  Who can understand Your greatness?

67.   பீதியி லுனைச்சார் பீதியி லெனைச்சேர்
           பீதியுன் றனக்கே னருணாசலா .

       O Arunachala, unite with me who, in fear(of this world-illusion), came to You,
       who is devoid of fear. Why should You fear (to unite with me).

68.   புல்லறி வேதுரை நல்லறி வேதுரை
          புல்லிட வேயரு ளருணாசலா.

O Arunachala, when You grace possesses me, tell me, where is base mind and where is good mind?

Note: At night time people say that moonlight is good light and the star light is poor light.  But when the sun rises, where and of what importance is this good light or poor light? Similarly, when Arunachala?s grace possesses a  devotee, where and of what importance are his purity or impurity of mind? That is , the devotees base or impure mind will be no hindrance and his good or pure mind will be no advantage, for both will dissolve in the bright light of self knowledge, which is the fullness of grace.

65.   பார்த்தருண் மாலறப் பார்த்திலை யெனினருள்
          பாருனக் கார்சொல்வ ரருணாசலா.

        O Arunachala, graciously see me in order to put an end to my delusion. 
       If You do not graciously see me, see, who can tell You(that is, who can intercede
       with You on my behalf)?.

66.   பித்துவிட் டுனைநேர் பித்தனாக் கினையருள்
          பித்தந் தெளிமருந் தருணாசலா .
       O Arunachala, having removed my madness ( for the world), You have made me
       a madman like You.  Graciously grant me the medicine ( of self knowledge) which will clear
       away even this madness ( of intense longing for you).

Note:  Lord Siva came as a madman to claim Sri Sundaramurthy as His Own.  Just as the Lord is mad in His graciousness love to claim the devotee as His own, He makes the devotee mad like Himself, that is, mad with love for him, thereby removing the devotees madness for the world.   The medicine to cure this madness of devotion is only Jnana ( the non-duality).

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