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General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:06:08 PM »
Stray thoughts...

holding to 'i' means, holding on to the wisdom, the 'knowledge', the 'remembrance'. there is not any necessity to hold on to some 'i' such an 'i' does not exist, as it is revealed to be illusion, a shadow. So long there is a holder, to hold on to something, enquiry has to be made further on!



The mind is a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts arise because
there is the thinker. The thinker is the ego. The ego, if sought, will
automatically vanish. The ego and the mind are the same. The ego is
the root-thought from which all other thoughts arise.


Let your standpoint become that of wisdom
then the world will be found to be God.




Practice is for gaining wisdom (jnana).



If you make your outlook that of wisdom,
you will find the world to be God.

General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:35:38 PM »

RĀKHĀL : "The mind is a mad elephant."

MASTER: "Therefore the lion, the carrier of the Divine Mother, keeps it under control."

General Discussion / Re: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:28:47 PM »

"You were angry with me, weren't you? Do you know why I made you angry?
There was a reason. Only then would the medicine work. The surgeon first brings an
abscess to a head. Only then does he apply a herb so that it may burst and dry up."

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

Cautionary advice / Re: Depression, despair and hopelessness in sadhana
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:07:11 PM »
Self-Enquiry in essence is itself a prayer with longing, fine-grained in essence and directed inwards.

Just, such a beautiful observation!

General topics / Re: Sri Vinayaka Chaturthi - 09.09.2013
« on: September 09, 2013, 06:41:40 PM »
॥ श्रीगणपत्यथर्वशीर्षम् ॥

Ganapathi Atharva Seersha is a part of Atharva Veda. It is classified as an Upanishad and not as a chant; yet it is still considered universally as the greatest and most effective prayer addressed to Ganesh.
॥ श्रीगणेशाय नमः ॥
शान्ति मन्त्रः॥
ॐ भद्रं कर्णेभिः श्रृणुयाम देवा ।
भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः ।
स्थिरैरङ्गैस्तुष्टुवांसस्तनूभिः ।
व्यशेम देवहितं यदायुः ।
ॐ स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः ।
स्वस्ति नः पुषा विश्वैवेदाः ।
स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः ।
स्वस्ति नो बृहस्पतिर्दधातु ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ।
  Aum! O gods,with our ears may we hear that which is auspicious;
Adorable Ones, with our eyes may we see that which is auspicious ;
while praising the gods with steady limbs, may we enjoy the life that
is alloted by the gods. May Indra of ancient fame be auspicious to us;
may Pusan and the Visva-Devas be propitious to us; may Tarksya, of
unhampered movement, be well disposed towards us; may Brihaspati
ensure our welfare.
Aum! Peace! Peace! Peace!
Shanti from Upanishads of Atharva Veda

Now let us explain the Ganapatiathrvashirsha,
The supreme of hority Ganapati (who is the authority of al ganas-Shakti,
Surya, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahmadeva) and who is OM.
ॐ नमस्ते गणपतये ।
त्वमेव प्रत्यक्षं तत्त्वमसि ।
त्वमेव केवलं कर्तासि ।
त्वमेव केवलं धर्तासि ।
त्वमेव केवलं हर्तासि ।
त्वमेव सर्वं खल्विदं ब्रह्मासि ।
त्वं साक्षादात्मासि नित्यम् ॥१॥
  You are the divine truth.
You are the only creator of the world.
You are the only protector of the world.
You are the only destroyer of the world.
You are the ultimate supreme divine power.
You are the only soul which is present party in each and every living form.

Here the meaning of Brahma is related with unknown total universal knowledge.
The origin of the total universe is sound. The first basic sound or knowledge is
self existent, ever lasting and full of happiness, full of spirit. The pictorial form of
this original sound is OM and an idol of Ganapati is a symbolic form of OM. All the
matter is created from the original sound. ( matter is made up of protons, neutrons
and electrons) atoms which are. It means original soul is present partly in each and
everything and it is the ultimate supreme knowledge means it is the Brahma and.
The Brahma(Lord Ganesha) controls from birth till death. [1]
ऋतं वच्मि ।
सत्यं वच्मि ॥२॥
  The great sage Ganaka is speaking the divine truth. [2]

अव त्वं माम् ।
अव वक्तारम् ।
अव श्रोतारम् ।
अव दातारम् ।
अव धातारम् ।
अवानूचानमवशिष्यम्‌‍ |
अव पश्चात्तात् ।
अव पुरस्तात् ।
अवोत्तरात्तात् ।
अव दक्षिणात्तात् ।
अव चोर्ध्वात्तात् ।
अवाधरात्तात् ।
सर्वतो मां पाहि पाहि समन्तात् ॥३॥
  (Oh Lord Ganesha) protect me. Protect the speaker, protect the listener,
protect the donor, protect the sustainer, protect the learner and the teacher.
Protet me from West direction, protect me from East, protect me from North,
protect me from South. Protect me from top, protect me from bottom. Protect
me from all sides and from surrounding. Lord Ganesha you protect me from
all the obstacles when I am praising about your appearance, when I am listening
about your merits/qualities. When I am passing the merit of your worshipping to
others you protect me. When I am learning your worshipping from the Guru you
protect me. The obstacles which will come across in my devotional worshipping
you protect them from East, West, North, South and other surrounding/directions. [3]

त्वं वाङ्‌मयस्त्वं चिन्मयः ।
त्वमानन्दमयस्त्वं ब्रह्ममयः ।
त्वं सच्चिदानन्दाद्वितीयोऽसि ।
त्वं प्रत्यक्षं ब्रह्मासि ।
त्वं ज्ञानमयो विज्ञानमयोऽसि ॥४॥
  You are the real speech and you are the real awakening. You are the real
spirit of joy. You are the real universal divine knowledge. You are the incomparable
everlasting real supreme joy. You are the perceptible/actual divine(substance)
or as cause of the universe or an enigma. You are the actual knowledge and actual
science and intelligence.(the meaning of science is spiritual experience) [4]

सर्वं जगदिदं त्वत्तो जायते ।
सर्वं जगदिदं त्वत्तस्तिष्ठति ॥
सर्वं जगदिदं त्वयि लयमेष्यति ।
सर्वं जगदिदं त्वयि प्रत्येति ।
त्वं भूमिरापोऽनलोऽनिलो नभः ।
त्वं चत्वारि वाक्पदानि ॥५॥
  The whole world is produced from you. The whole world is exists because of you.
The whole world merged into you. The whole world again one can experience in
only you. You are the Earth, water, air, fire and sky(the panchamahabhutas-the
five elements). You are the four states of speeches. Sounded soul which is the
origin of the Lord Ganesha is the self existent everlasting unexpressed total
universal divine knowledge. The three states creation, maintenance(taking care)
and destruction are originated from Lord Ganesha(Matter is originated from sound.
The protons, neutrons and electrons are made up of atom. Atom is made from matter.)
Proton, the creator(God Brahma), neutron the care-taker(God Vishnu) and electron the
destructer (God Shiva). The five elements are originated from Lord Ganesha. From
Ether the air is originated, from air the fire is originated, from fire the water is
originated, from water the earth is originated. A human being is also originated from
these five elements by processing cosmic energy. Lord Ganesha is the self existent
original sounded soul. The knowledge of sound is visible or invisible. We can hear it but
cannot see or feel it. Lord Ganesha(sound) is soul and the universe is the body. The
source of words are from Lord Ganesha-the original sound. The four states of speeches
are para, pashyanti, madhyama and vaikhari. The place of para is deep down inside the
region of naval. The place of pashyanti is in the heart
The 'Madhyanma' is the throat and 'Vaikhari' is the movement of tongue and lips. It means the presence of Lorf Ganesha(sound) is present in all the objects in the world. [5]

त्वं गुणत्रयातीतः ।
त्वं देहत्रयातीतः ।
त्वं कालत्रयातीतः ।
त्वं मूलाधारस्थितोऽसि नित्यम् ।
त्वं शक्तित्रयात्मकः ।
त्वां योगिनो ध्यायन्ति नित्यम् ।
त्वं ब्रह्मा त्वं विष्णुस्त्वंरुद्रस्त्वमिन्द्रस्त्वमग्निस्त्वं
वायुस्त्वं सूर्यस्त्वं चन्द्रमास्त्वं ब्रह्मभूर्भुवःस्वरोम् ॥६॥
  You are beyond the three human qualities(Raj, Satva, Tam) You are beyond the three human states(waking, dreaming and deep sleep)
You are beyond the three states of bodies(gross, stable and causal)
You are constantly exist in the place 'Muladhara' in human body.
You are the three powers/Shakti (required for creation preservation and destruction)
The sages always meditate on Lorf Ganesha. You are Brahma, you are Vishnu, you are Rudra,
you are Indra, you are Agni/God of Fire, you are Vayu/God of Air, you are Surya/Sun, you are
Chandra/Moon, you are the Bramha(an organism from all living being) and the Earth, the Sky,
the Heaven and the OM.

A human beings has three types qualities- Raj, Satva, Tam. Satva means Satvik means pure, holy or God fearing. A peson who is satvik, has always pure, noble clear thoughts. He is always well behaved well mannered thinking for others. Any type of bad element cold disturb him. 'Rajogna' means passionate. A person always thinks about what profit he will get if will do anything. He always accept positive results as per his thinking. If he doesn't achieve it he gets disturb. Could not keep control on his thoughts and mind. 'Tamasi' means hot headed irascible. A person is very hot tempered, selfish, his thoughts and his world is around eating, drinking, sleeping. They hurt to others never think care for anybodies feelings and duties towards anybody. Lorf Ganesha is beyond these three gunas.
Lord Ganesha always exist in place of 'Muladhara' according to the yoga there are seven 'Chakras'(states) in human body. These 'Chakras' are situated in various parts of the body. Through meditation a person can awake the power of thinking of body, correct decision power, through the power of kundalini which is in the 'Muladhara'. Lorf Ganesha the supreme power is situated in 'Muladhara'. [6]

गणादिं पूर्वमुच्चार्य वर्णादिं तदनन्तरम् ।
अनुस्वारः परतरः ।
अर्धेन्दुलसितम् ।
तारेण ऋद्धम् ।
एतत्तव मनुस्वरूपम् ।
गकारः पूर्वरूपम् ।
अकारो मध्यमरूपम् ।
अनुस्वारःश्चान्त्यरूपम् ।
बिन्दुरूत्तररूपम् ।
नादः सन्धानम् ।
संहितासन्धिः ।
सैषागणेशविद्या ।
गणकऋषिः ।
निचृद्‌गायत्री छन्दः ।
गणपतिर्देवता ।
ॐ गं गणपतये नमः ॥७॥
  Having recited the letter 'Ga' the first letter of 'Ganadhim' in the beginning,
followed by the first alphabet 'A' and thereafter a dot means a crescent and
with the sacred 'Om' up to these. This is the way of complete the pronunciation.
'Gakara' is the first part 'Akara' is the middle part and a dot 'anuswar' is the last
part and 'bindu' is the latter form (pronunciation)
This is the 'Ganesh Vidya'(knowledge about Lord Ganesha) of Gananka Rishi
(a sage) Niert Gayatri is its meter. 'Ganapati' is the God and symbolic form in words
is  'OM Gam Ganapataye Namaha'.
The word Gam having the following four parts,
1) Ga
2) A
3) A dot above the letter to denote the nasal sound. [7]

एकदन्ताय विद्‌महे ।
वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि ।
तन्नो दन्ती प्रचोदयात् ॥८॥
  (This Is The 'Ganesh Gayatri' Which Is Introduced After Knowledge Of Ganesha.
By Chanting This 'Ganesh Gayatri' God Ganapati Will Take Care Of The
Devotees Life, Wealth And Property) We Know Ekadanta
We Meditate vakratunda
May Anti Inspire Us For Meditation. [8]

एकदन्तंचतुर्हस्तंपाशमङ्कुशधारिणम् ।
रदं च वरदं हस्तैर्बिभ्राणं मूषकध्वजम् ।
रक्तं लंबोदरं शूर्पकर्णकं रक्तवाससम् ।
रक्तगन्धानुलिप्ताङ्गं रक्तपुष्पैः सुपूजितम् ।
भक्तानुकंपिनं देवं जगत्कारणमच्युतम् ।
आविर्भूतं च सृष्ट्यादौ प्रकृतेः पुरुषात् परम् ।
एवं ध्यायति यो नित्यं स योगी योगिनां वरः ॥९॥
  First Nam mantra, then one letter mantra, then Gayatri mantra.
After finishing these three mantras a description of Ganesh idol for
meditation is said as follows, Who has one tusk(on right side), who
has four hands, in upper right hand who is holding noose, in left
upper hand goad. In lower left hand, who is holding elephant's
tooth(ekadanta), right lower hand is giving blessings, granting
boon, having the mouse as him emblem, red in colour, who is
having big stomach, whos ears are like a small sift pan, who is
wearing red coloured cloths, who's body is smeared with red
sandalwood paste, who is worshipped with red flowers, who is
always does favor and keeps kindness towards his devotees,
who created this world, who is evelasting and who is the cause
of the universe, who is beyond the primordial energy and individual
soul. Whomever meditates on him, always is a yodi and is the best
amongst the yogies. [9]

ॐ नमो वातप्रतये ।
नमो गणपतये ।
नमः प्रमथपतये ।
नमस्ते अस्तु लम्बोदरायैकदन्ताय विघ्ननाशिने
शिवसुताय श्रीवरदमूर्तये नमः ॥१०॥
  Salutation to leader of crowd( Lord Ganesha is the leader of al kinds of living souls
which are the Salutation to Ganapati(the supreme authority of total divine knowledge)
Salutation to leader or chief of the soldiers and sages. Salutation to the big bellied
(Lambodar), who is having one tusk, Salutation to Ekadanta. Again and again
Salutation to God Shiva's son who destroys all obstacles and Varadmurti. A lord
who always give blessings to his devotees. The main Atharvashirsha ends here,
with salutations to Lord Ganesha . [10]

The following part is the recital of beneficial effects of the Atharvashirsha
एतदथर्वशीर्षं योऽधीते स ब्रह्मभूयाय कल्पते ।
स सर्वविघ्नैर्न बाध्यते ।
स सर्वतः सुखमेधते । 
स पंचमहापापात् प्रमुच्यते ।
सायमधीयानो दिवसकृतं पापं नाशयति ।
प्रातरधीयानो रात्रिकृतं पापं नाशयति ।
सायंप्रातः प्रयुंजानो अपापो भवति ।
सर्वत्राधीयानोऽपविघ्नोभवति ।
धर्मार्थकाममोक्षं च विन्दति ।
इदमथर्वशीर्षमशिष्याय न देयम् ।
यो यदि मोहाद् दास्यति स पापीयान् भवति ।
सहस्त्रावर्तनात् ।
यं यं काममधीते तं तमनेन साधयेत् ॥११॥
  Whoever will study and learn this Atharvashirsha, he will attain the
total divine knowledge. He will have the incomparable happiness, he does
not have any obstacles. He is free from five great sins(1. Killing of a Bhrahmin.
2. Drinking of wine. 3. Theft of gold. 4. Violating the bed of preceptor's wife.
5. Remain in the company of the four kinds of people indulging in the said sins.)
If one recites this hymn in the evening he is free from the sins done during the
 night. One who recites this in the morning and evening becomes sinless.
One who recites this hymn everywhere will be free from all the obstacles
and he will be safe from all the ways and gains all the four types of prowess namely,
1. Dharma-religin. 2. Artha - wealth. 3. Kama- desire. 4. Moksha-liberation.
The Atharvashirsha should not be taught to a student who doesn't have respect
about it. If anyone will learn this for acquiring money then he becomes and looses
his power. If one will recites this thousand times he will fulfill his desire. [11]

अनेन गणपतिमभिषिञ्चति ।
स वाग्मी भवति ।
चतुर्थ्यामनश्वन्‌जपति ।
स विद्यावान भवति ।
इत्यथर्वणवाक्यम् ।
ब्रह्माद्यचरणं विद्यात् ।
न बिभेति कदाचनेति ॥१२॥
  Who dies the coronation to Lord Ganesha with milk or water or sugarcane
juice by reciting continuously of Atharvashirsha becomes good speaker.
Who does the fasting on the fourth lunar day becomes learned person.
This is said by the great sage Atharva. If one will try to understand the
illusion of divine he becomes fearless and safe. [12]

यो दूर्वाङ्कुरैर्यजति ।
स वैश्रवणोपमो भवति ।
यो लाजैर्यजति ।
स यशोवान् भवति ।
स मेधावान् भवति ।
यो मोदकसहस्त्रेण यजति ।
स वांछितफलमवाप्नोति ।
यः साज्यसमिद्‌भिर्यजति ।
स सर्वं लभते स सर्वं लभते ॥१३॥
  He who worships with dhurva grass chanting this would become very rich,
He who worships with puffed rice chanting this , would become very famous,
He who worships with thousand modhakas would get all his desires fulfilled,
He who worships with fire sacrifice would get all that he wants. [13]*

अष्टौ ब्राह्मणान् सम्यग् ग्राहयित्वा सूर्यवर्चस्वी भवति ।
सूर्यग्रहे महानद्यां प्रतिमासंनिधौ वा जपत्वा ।
सिद्धमन्त्रो भवति ।
महाविघ्नात् प्रमुच्यते ।
महापापात् प्रमुच्यते ।
महादोषात प्रमुच्यते ।
स सर्वविद् भवति स सर्वविद् भवति ।
य एवं वेद ।
इत्युपनिषत् ॥१४॥
  He who chants with eight Brahmins would get the effulgence of Sun God,
He who chants it during solar eclipse in the shores of great rivers or in front of Ganesa
every month,would become the master of this manthra and all he tells would become
He would get rid of major road blocks,
He would get rid of great problems,
He would get rid of great dangers,
He would become greatly knowledgable, greatly knowledgable
This is the Veda and this is the Upanishad. [14] **

Note: *; **: - Stanza 13 and 14 translation by P.R.Ramachander.
Note: Stanza 13 and 14 alternative transalatation:

One who worships Lord Ganesha with durva becomes rich like the God of wealth Kubera.
Who does oblation of rice flakes by fire to Lord Ganesha becomes successful everywhere and becomes brilliant. Who does oblation of thousand modaks by fire to Lord Ganesha fulfills all the desires. Who performs oblation by offering sacrificial sticks with ghee gets all that is desired be the person(The sacrificial sticks are of the holy tree like Shami, Mandar, Banyan etc.)
Who teaches this to eight Brahmins becomes radiant as Sun. Who recites this hymn at the time of solar eclipse, on the bank of the great rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, or near the Lord Ganesha's idol becomes enlighten with the mantra(Siddha Mantra-is the mantra where one gets the power to achieve the thing, fruitfully and immediately as mentioned in the said mantra.)
He is freed from big obstacles.
He is freed from big faults.
He is liberated from great sins. One who understands this hymn correctly knows all.
This is the declaration of the Veda and Upanishada.
ॐ सह नाववतु ।
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु ।
मा विद्‌विषावहै ॥
॥ ॐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति: ॥
OM let both of us protect each other together, may both of us enjoy
together, may both of us work together, let our study become radiant,
let there be no hatred between us, OM Peace, Peace, Peace.
This Shanti Mantra is from Taittiriya Upanishad, Katha Upanishad and
Shvetashvatara Upanishad (Krishna Yajur Veda)

इति श्रीगणपत्यथर्वशीर्षोपनिषद्

Translation from

Cautionary advice / Re: Depression, despair and hopelessness in sadhana
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:51:05 PM »
Dear Silentgreen,

that lamentations of utter helplessness simply makes the reltionship between the ego 'i' and the Supreme 'I' beautiful, ins't it? A good King is one, who is able to forgive his opponent when it is captured, by not killing him.

I remember a shloka here:

अनायासेन मरणं विनादैन्येन जीवनं
देहि मे क्रिपय शम्भो त्वयि भक्तिं अचन्चलं

anAyAsena maraNaM vinAdainyena jIvanaM
dehi me kripaya shambho tvayi bhaktiM achanchalaM

We in our tradition, have the word सायुज्यम् instead of the word मरणं as some felt maranam is not auspicious to use in prayer, and they replaced it with sAyujyam, however both mean the same in deeper sense.

अनायासेन सायुज्यम् विनादैन्येन जीवनं
देहि मे क्रिपय शम्भो त्वयि भक्तिं अचन्चलं

anAyAsena - AyAsa means trouble, stress, fatigue etc. anAyAsa is
the opposite of that. anAyAsena means without trouble, or pain

maraNaM - death
sAyujyam - communion/merging
vinA dainyena - dainya is poverty. vinA means without. vinAdainyena
is without poverty

jIvanaM - life

dehi me - grant to me

kripaya  - out of compassion

shambho/Vishno - addressing shambhU/Vishno - shiva - one who is the source of

tyayi - in you

bhaktiM - devotion

achanchalaM - Unwavering.

What a beautiful prayer indeed. anAyAsena sAyujyam/maraNaM - Give us a trouble free, stress free, painless communion, merging.

Even Ego has to be destroyed, but here lays the beauty of Sanatana Dharma, it prays for a painless, merging.


General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:27:39 PM »
We need to only be concerned whether we are helped,
whether we are getting the clarity-This is all that one can be sure of.
This is all that matters.

Sri Ravi, again some random thoughts... Else where you had expressed this. This is sole purpose of a Guru, be it internal or external and whether internal or external, how does it matter? i believe in my own little way, what Bhagavan meant when he said that true Guru is within, is the wisdom, is the nature of wiling to be helped! This nature is broadly known as 'wisdom'

As He further said, this nature of being helped purely depends on ourselves, if we go with small cup, we get only cup full but if we go with bigger ones, we get that much, and he revealed that it is entirely upto us and there is no use complaining the niggardliness of the ocean!

once, one has tapped into this nature, this wisdom, what matters if the Guru is within or without, for him the whole universe becomes the Guru. The Guru is neither within or without.

That Guru is the wisdom, our nature to be willing to be helped or merge.


Cautionary advice / Re: Depression, despair and hopelessness in sadhana
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:18:44 PM »
Again to quote from one of your past -

அறிந்து அடங்குதல் ஞானம் .அடங்கி அறிதல் பக்தி -

aRindhu adangudhal jnaanam;adangi aRidhal bhakti-i.e

to know and subside(in Self or God)is jnana ;
to subside and know is Bhakti.

Cautionary advice / Re: Depression, despair and hopelessness in sadhana
« on: September 09, 2013, 05:10:42 PM »
Master's prayer to the Divine Mother
MASTER: "I used to pray to Her in this way: 'O Mother! O Blissful One! Reveal Thyself to me. Thou must!' Again, I would say to Her: 'O Lord of the lowly! O Lord of the universe! Surely I am not outside Thy universe. I am bereft of knowledge. I am without discipline. I have no devotion. I know nothing. Thou must be gracious and reveal Thyself to me.' "

Just random thoughts...

Sri Ravi,  what do we do in self enquiry is to keep enquiring about the source of every 'i' thought that originates, now, here, in such a prayer, aren't we directly ignoring the very 'i' itself and looking at the source of it and praying to Her in utter helplessness? by ignoring the 'i' thought, the attention is dirrected to that Source in the form of The Mother, Lord of the Universe(i thought)....

so, in my little experience, it is the very same, instead of allowing the 'i' to persist, and again looking to the source of that 'i' the process is directed upon the very source itself.

why not sing a song and continue the enquiry? and at the same time, those who engage in just the prayer, are also practicing the very same enquiry.

i meant to observe that, even logically, there isn't a another method at all. there is just one way, just one way! people call it differently.

Definitely two people see the same elephant differently, but yet it is the same elephant, and it is the same seeing!


Health & Welfare Issues / Re: Kind request for your prayers please...
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:59:02 PM »

      Dhanvantari Deva

  Dear Sanjay,

Adhyavoo chadhadhi vakthaa pradhamo daiwyo bhishak,
Ahimscha  sarvaan jambayanth sarvaschaa yathu dhaanya.
He who is first among everything,
He who is Godliness in Gods,
He who is the Lord of doctors who cures,
He who praises good deeds of devotees,
Forgetting the ills done by them,
May he kill all animals and asuras that trouble us,
And bless us all.

Bhishak - One who is the ‘Physician,’ who is the ‘cure’ for the disease of Samsar. Or it can also mean that the Lord manifested during the “churning of the Milky Ocean “ as the Deity of Medicine, holding the pot of Amrita in His hand - The Lord Dhanvantari. In Indian systems of Medicines, He is considered as the presiding Deity of the Medical Sciences. Vishnu manifested as this Lord of Doctors, where upon this name for Him: “Doctor” (Bhishak).

The 164th name of Vishnu - Vaidyah - The One Supreme Doctor.

humbly laying our Prayers.. may our prayers be heard by the most compassionate Lord Almighty.


General topics / Re: Sri Vinayaka Chaturthi - 09.09.2013
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:12:00 AM »

சீதக் களபச் செந்தா மரைப்பூம்
பாதச் சிலம்பு பலவிசை பாடப்
பொன்னரை ஞாணும் பூந்துகில் ஆடையும்
வன்னமருங்கில் வளர்ந்தழ கெறிப்பப்
பேழை வயிறும் பெரும்பாரக் கோடும் (05)
வேழ முகமும் விளங்குசிந் தூரமும்
அஞ்சு கரமும் அங்குச பாசமும்
நெஞ்சிற் குடிகொண்ட நீல மேனியும்
நான்ற வாயும் நாலிரு புயமும்
மூன்று கண்ணும் மும்மதச் சுவடும் (10)
இரண்டு செவியும் இலங்குபொன் முடியும்
திரண்டமுப் புரிநூல் திகழொளி மார்பும்
சொற்பதம் கடந்த துரியமெய்ஞ் ஞான
அற்புதம் நின்ற கற்பகக் களிறே!
முப்பழ நுகரும் மூஷிக வாகன! (15)
இப்பொழு தென்னை ஆட்கொள வேண்டித்
தாயா யெனக்குத் தானெழுந் தருளி
மாயாப் பிறவி மயக்கம் அறுத்துத்
திருந்திய முதலைந் தெழுத்தும் தெளிவாய்ப்
பொருந்தவே வந்தென் உளந்தனில் புகுந்து (20)
குருவடி வாகிக் குவலயந் தன்னில்
திருவடி வைத்துத் திறமிது பொருளென
வாடா வகைதான் மகிழ்ந்தெனக் கருளிக்
கோடா யுதத்தால் கொடுவினை களைந்தே
உவட்டா உபதேசம் புகட்டியென் செவியில் (25)
தெவிட்டாத ஞானத் தெளிவையும் காட்டி
ஐம்புலன் தன்னை அடக்கும் உபாயம்
இன்புறு கருணையின் இனிதெனக் கருளிக்
கருவிக ளொடுங்கும் கருத்தினை யறிவித்(து)
இருவினை தன்னை அறுத்திருள் கடிந்து (30)
தலமொரு நான்கும் தந்தெனக் கருளி
மலமொரு மூன்றின் மயக்கம் அறுத்தே
ஒன்பது வாயில் ஒருமந் திரத்தால்
ஐம்புலக் கதவை அடைப்பதும் காட்டி
ஆறா தாரத்(து) அங்குச நிலையும் (35)
பேறா நிறுத்திப் பேச்சுரை யறுத்தே
இடைபிங் கலையின் எழுத்தறி வித்துக்
கடையிற் சுழுமுனைக் கபாலமும் காட்டி
மூன்றுமண் டலத்தின் முட்டிய தூணின்
நான்றெழு பாம்பின் நாவில் உணர்த்திக் (40)
குண்டலி யதனிற் கூடிய அசபை
விண்டெழு மந்திரம் வெளிப்பட உரைத்து
மூலா தாரத்தின் மூண்டெழு கனலைக்
காலால் எழுப்பும் கருத்தறி வித்தே
அமுத நிலையும் ஆதித்தன் இயக்கமும் (45)
குமுத சகாயன் குணத்தையும் கூறி
இடைச்சக் கரத்தின் ஈரெட்டு நிலையும்
உடல்சக் கரத்தின் உறுப்பையும் காட்டிச்
சண்முக தூலமும் சதுர்முக சூக்கமும்
எண் முகமாக இனிதெனக் கருளிப் (50)
புரியட்ட காயம் புலப்பட எனக்குத்
தெரியெட்டு நிலையும் தெரிசனப் படுத்திக்
கருத்தினில் கபால வாயில் காட்டி
இருத்தி முத்தி யினிதெனக் கருளி
என்னை யறிவித்(து) எனக்கருள் செய்து (55)
முன்னை வினையின் முதலைக் களைந்து
வாக்கும் மனமும் இல்லா மனோலயம்
தேக்கியே யென்றன் சிந்தை தெளிவித்(து)
இருள்வெளி யிரண்டுக்(கு) ஒன்றிடம் என்ன
அருள்தரும் ஆனந்தத்(து) அழுத்தியென் செவியில் (60)
எல்லை யில்லா ஆனந் தம்அளித்(து)
அல்லல் களைந்தே அருள்வழி காட்டிச்
சத்தத்தின் உள்ளே சதாசிவம் காட்டிச்
சித்தத்தின் உள்ளே சிவலிங்கம் காட்டி
அணுவிற்(கு) அணுவாய் அப்பாலுக்(கு) அப்பாலாய்க் (65)
கணுமுற்றி நின்ற கரும்புள்ளே காட்டி
வேடமும் நீறும் விளங்க நிறுத்திக்
கூடுமெய்த் தொண்டர் குழாத்துடன் கூட்டி
அஞ்சக் கரத்தின் அரும்பொருள் தன்னை
நெஞ்சக் கருத்தின் நிலையறி வித்துத் (70)
தத்துவ நிலையைத் தந்தெனை யாண்ட
வித்தக விநாயக விரைகழல் சரணே! (72)

The anklets
on the red lotus feet
of the cool baby elephant
sing many songs.
The golden waist chain
and fine skirts
resting upon his rainbow waist
beautifully shining.

His weighty tusk!

His elephant face
& the auspicious orange mark
is easy to perceive.

Five hands,
goad & noose,
his body of deep blue
has made my breast its home.

His hanging mouth,
four sets of shoulders,
three eyes,
and three musk trails...
His two ears,
with golden hair shining,
and three threads intertwined
upon his glowing breast...
He is the true knowledge:
Turiya, the Sleepless Sleep,
goes beyond
the word's meaning.
has stood personified
as the Wish-fulfilling Tree!
As the Bull Elephant!
He who rides the mouse
sniffs out the three fruits.
I begged him,
"Take me now...
as your servant!"

He appeared as a mother
and showered his grace upon me.
Cleaved from me
the confusion that...
"Once born, I shant die."

Thus the pristine
and primal letters five
shall unite with me.
Shall came and enter my heart.

Assuming the Guru's guise
and keeping a sacred foot
upon this Earth,
he establishes life's meaning.

He joyously bestowed the grace
of the Path of No-Suffering.

Wielding his tusk as a weapon,
he weeds out
the cruel fruits of action.

My ears devour his teaching
without ever being filled.

He reveals the insatiable
Clarity of Wisdom.
The means to master the five senses.

He has sweetly graced me
with joyous compassion.

He proclaimed
that single thought
which shrinks
the delusionary power of the senses.

Putting an end
to this birth
and the next,
he has removed darkness,
and graced me with all
the four stages of mukti (enlightenment).

He cuts off the delusion
of the three impurities.

With one mantra
he showed how
the Nine Openings
and the Five Sense Doors
can be shut...

This is the Ankusha (elephant-goad)
of the six chakras:

Without stopping...
Standing firmly...
Let idle chatter be discarded.
He announced the letter
of the Idylla & Pingala
and showed that the end
of the Circle's Edge
is in the skull.

The snake hangs
on the pillar
that is the junction
of the three realms.

He helped me realize
it's tongue.

In the Kundalini
one joins the silence...

It breaks open...
and the mantra that rises up
comes out
because of his teaching.

The rising flame,
breaking out
of Muladhara,
is caused to rise
by the wind.

Born of the single thought
which he has taught.

He related...
The state of drinking Amrita,
The movements of the Sun,
& the character of
The One Who Favors the Lily (the Moon).
He revealed
the 8+8 facets
of Vishudha Chakra
along with all the qualities
of my bodies wheels.

He sweetly graced me
with the ability to contemplate
the six faces gross
and the four faces subtle.

He enabled me to perceive
the subtle body,
and gain the darshan
of the Eight States.

He has revealed
within my mind
the Skull's Gate,
and given the sweet grace
of being established in mukti.

He made me know myself.
He showered me with grace.
He pulled out past karma...
by its root.

Without a single word or thought
my mind is one with him.

He has concentrated my mind,
clarified my intellect,
and said,
"Light & Darkness
share a common place."

He presses me down
into the grace giving ecstasy.

In my ear
he renders limitless bliss.

He has weeded out all difficulty
and shown the path of grace.

He has revealed Sada Shiva
within the sound.
He has revealed the Shiva Lingam
within the mind.

And he has revealed that...
The smaller than the smallest,
The larger that the largest,
stands within…
like ripe sugarcane.
He made me understand
the role of the ash
smeared on the brows
of the devotees merged in truth,
with whom
he made me
He made both heart & mind
achieve the state of knowing
the precious meaning
of the Five Letters.

Having given to me
the True Nature of All Existence...

I am ruled
by the wise Vinayagar...

at whose feet
I take refuge.

(English rendering by Layne Little)

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