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The Srimad Bhagavata / Re: Excerpts from Srimad Bhagavatam
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Liberation from ignorance

The Lord Kapila said:
'Even though abides in a material body, the Soul is not affected by the basic qualities of matter because he does not claim doership and thus is not subject to change, just like the sun is not affected by being reflected in water. But when this very Soul is affected with the modes of material nature it becomes bewildered by the ego sense and thinks: 'I am the doer'. Dealing with material nature in such a way,the wrong actions are the result,and he in discontent, helplessly undergoes the repeated birth and death,in births from different wombs or species depending on the good or bad life he led or a combination of these. Like having landed in a nightmare wherein the things happening do not really exist, there is for the Soul, who only thinks and sees  what occurs to his senses, no end to his materially conditioned existence and illusion. Therefore the mind of attachment to material pleasure must, free from attachment, gradually be brought under control with the bhakti. Beginning with yama [meaning the great vow of yoga of nonviolence, truth, non-stealing, celibacy and non-possessiveness in the discipline of detachment], one should practice the different forms of yoga and develop, endowed with faith, unalloyed devotion unto Me by listening my stories,reading and reflecting on the teachings of the Truth. Therein one must be without enmity and regard all living beings as equal, not entertain intimate relations and be celibate , be free from chatter and offer the results of one's labor. One should be satisfied with whatever comes of its own, eat little and live thoughtfully in a secluded place and be peaceful, kind, compassionate and self-realized. In relating to others and to one's body one should not follow the physical concept of life but rather, from the spiritual perspective attend to the factual truth of both the material and the personal aspect. One should transcend the stages of consciousness [of waking, dreaming and deep sleep] and stay away from other conceptions of life. Thus, with a purified intellect, the true Self, the Soul within, should be seen as clear as the sun before one's eyes. A liberated soul realizes the Truth, which is beyond and which is manifest as a reflection in the false ego. He is the support of the material cause and He enters into everything. He is Absolute, one without a second, and He is the eye of the illusory energy. It is like with the sun that can be seen as a reflection on water or on a wall, but factually is situated in the sky. The Truth is reflected  in the threefold nature of the materially identified ego that consists of body, senses and mind. Someone who in this material world wrongly identifies with the material elements, the objects of enjoyment, the material senses, the mind, intelligence and so on, is actually in deep sleep, but once he is awakened he is freed from false ego and illusion. Even though not being lost, still the Soul unjustly considers himself lost. But through the path of yoga,established in Jnana,he sees himself as a witness,not affected with material nature,and with it, he sees also unreality of the ego. Coming to understand this,he realizes his true Self,Atma, his original individuality [svarupa].'

Devahuti said: 'Dear brahmin, is it not so that material nature never releases the soul because the two are eternally attracted to each other, oh Best One? Just as aroma and earth have no separate existence and taste does not exist apart from water, intelligence cannot exist independent of consciousness.  Then how can a soul be free from material nature? Is the soul, being a passive observer, not forced to act because of the basic qualities of matter? The great fear, one may avoid by contemplating the fundamental principles, will not cease because every time its cause appears again.'

The Bhagavan said:
'One will realize the freedom, when one, with a pure mind serious unto Me and faithfully contemplates on the Truth with devotion, manages to perform one's duties without desiring the fruits thereof. By means of Jnana, with the vision of the Absolute Truth, by penance,with renunciation, detached and firmly fixed in that same Truth, one becomes absorbed in the Self. Bound to material nature he is day after day consumed, like firewood by fire, disappearing gradually. But experiencing his dependency, understanding the futility of the desire to always enjoy, he, thus forsaking sensual pleasures, firmly stands in his own glory. The many inauspicious matters a person may dream of in his sleep, will not in the least daunt him when he has awakened. Someone, who has fixed his mind upon Me, the knower of the Absolute Truth within, thus has nothing to fear from material nature. When someone wise thus for many years and many births is engaged in self-realization, he will develop a distaste for enjoying whatever, even the heaven of the creator. Someone devoted to Me who under My protection for the sake of awakening his intelligence, by My unlimited mercy goes for the ultimate goal of his existence that is called kaivalya [enlightenment, emancipation, beatitude], will in this life soon attain a steady self-awareness and be free from doubt. The yogi who departed for that heavenly abode will, after leaving behind both the subtle and the gross body, never return.  When the attention of the perfected yogi is not drawn towards yogic powers to control the material illusion, my dear mother, then, having no other purpose in his life, his progress towards Me will be unbounded, because the power of death is lost therein.'

Book 3,Chapter 27

General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
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Saiva Canon 5 of Tiru Navukkarasar:

Koil - Chidambaram:

Verse  1:

அன்னம் பாலிக்குந் தில்லைச்சிற் றம்பலம்
பொன்னம் பாலிக்கு மேலுமிப் பூமிசை
என்னம் பாலிக்கு மாறுகண் டின்புற
இன்னம் பாலிக்கு மோஇப் பிறவியே.

Tillai Chitrambalam will supply me food, will give me gold, over and above that,
having seen my desire to increase in intensity in this world, will it still grant me this human birth to desire pleasure (from worshiping him). 

Arunachala Siva.

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Verse  11:

மேலு மறிந்தில னான்முகன் மேற்சென்று கீழிடந்து
மாலு மறிந்திலன் மாலுற்ற தேவழி பாடுசெய்யும்
பாலன் மிசைச்சென்று பாசம் விசிறி மறிந்தசிந்தைக்
கால னறிந்தா னறிதற் கTயான் கழலடியே.

The Brahma of four faces could not know the head even though he went into the sky taking the form of a swan, Vishnu also did not know the feet, too even though he dug the earth and went down, taking the form of a pig.  Yama the god of death who had a perverted mind knew the feet of Siva who wears kazhal, and who could not be known, hurled the noose on the boy Markandeyan going to him who was worshiping the god to whom he was devoted.

General Padigam completed.

Canon 4 of Tiru Navukkarasrar completed.

Arunachala Siva.
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Verse  10:

கன்னெடுங் காலம் வெதும்பிக் கருங்கட னீர்சுருங்கிப்
பன்னெடுங் கால மழைதான் மறுக்கினும்  பஞ்சமுண்டென்
றென்னொடுஞ் சூளறு மஞ்சனெஞ் சேயிமை யாதமுக்கண்
பொன்னெடுங் குன்றமொன் றுண்டுகண் டீரிப் புகலிடத்தே.

My mind!  The mountains become heated for a long time, the water in the black ocean becoming less in quantity, even if the rain fails for a very long time, many times,
bind yourself with me on oath that there might occur a famine, in this earth which is the refuge for all living beings, there is a big mountain of gold Siva, with three eyes which do not wink.

Arunachala Siva.
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Verse  9:

வேரி வளாய விரைமலர்க் கொன்றை புனைந்தனகன்
சேரி வளாயவென் சிந்தை புகுந்தான் றிருமுடிமேல்
வாரி வளாய வருபுனற் கங்கை சடைமறிவாய்
ஏரி வளாவிக் கிடந்தது போலு மிளம்பிறையே.

Having adorned himself with fragrant Koṉṟai flowers mixed with honey,
without sins attaching to him, matted locks and the Ganga which bring with speed flood, being hindrances on the head of Siva, who entered into my low mind,
the young crescent moon lay surrounding the lake.

Arunachala Siva.
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Verse  8:

துறக்கப் படாத வுடலைத் துறந்துவெந் தூதுவரோ
டிறப்ப னிறந்தா லிருவிசும் பேறுவ னேறிவந்து
பிறப்பன் பிறந்தாற் பிறையணி வார்சடைப் பிஞ்ஞகன்பேர்
மறப்பன்கொ லோவென்றென் னுள்ளங் கிடந்து மறுகிடுமே.

Leaving the body which is very difficult to be completely freed from attachments,
I shall go beyond this world along with the cruel messengers of the god of death.
If I go beyond I shall ascend the extensive heaven.  After ascending I shall be born in this world coming down. If I am born as a human being, my mind will whirl lying prostrate whether, I shall forget the name of Siva, the destroyer, who adorns his long matted locks with a crescent moon.

Arunachala Siva.

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Verse  7:

அரைப்பா லுடுப்பன கோவணச் சின்னங்க ளையமுணல்
வரைப்பா வையைக்கொண்ட தெக்குடி வாழ்க்கைக்கு வானிரைக்கும்
இரைப்பா படுதலை யேந்துகை யாமறை  தேடுமெந்தாய்
உரைப்பா ருரைப்பன வேசெய்தி யாலெங்க ளுத்தமனே.

Siva, who is in the form of sound which reaches the heaven!  Who holds a lifeless skull in the hand!  Our father who is searched by the Vedas, our god who is possessed of all attributes!  You do, what you are requested to do by people.  What you dress in your waist are pieces of loin-cloth stitched together.  The food is alms received.  To what domestic life did you marry the beautiful daughter of the mountain? 

Arunachala Siva.

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Verse 6:

உன்மத் தகமலர் சூடி யுலகந் தொழச்சுடலைப்
பன்மத் தகங்கொண்டு பல்கடை தோறும் பலிதிரிவான்
என்மத் தகத்தே யிரவும் பகலும் பிரிவரியான்
தன்மத் தகத்தொ ரிளம்பிறை சூடிய சங்கரனே.

Sankaraṉ, the dispenser of good things who wears a young crescent moon on his head.  He wanders for receiving alms, in many entrances of houses, holding a skull with teeth found in the cremation ground, to be worshiped by the people of the world, wearing on his head Datura flowers.  He hardly leaves my head night and day.

Arunachala Siva.
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Verse  5:

அந்திவட் டத்திளங் கண்ணிய னாறமர் செஞ்சடையான்
புந்திவட் டத்திடைப் புக்குநின் றானையும் பொய்யென்பனோ
சந்திவட் டச்சடைக் கற்றை யலம்பச் சிறிதலர்ந்த
நந்திவட் டத்தொடு கொன்றைவ ளாவிய நம்பனையே.

Visit Siva, on whose collection of circular matted locks, Koṉṟai flowers are mingled with Nandivaṭṭam flowers which slightly blossom, as the Ganga wobbles.  Will I say, Siva who entered into the area of my mind and remained there, having a young chaplet that shines in the evening and  red matted locks, on which the river stays?

Arunachala Siva.
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Verse  4:

பந்தித்த பாவங்க ளம்மையிற் செய்தன விம்மைவந்து
சந்தித்த பின்னைச் சமழ்ப்பதென் னேவந் தமரர்முன்னாள்
முந்திச் செழுமல ரிட்டு முடிதாழ்த் தடிவணங்கும்
நந்திக்கு முந்துற வாட்செய்கி லாவிட்ட நன்னெஞ்சமே.

My good-natured mind, which was incapable of doing service first of all to Siva whose feet the immortals came to this world in olden times and laying down fertile flowers having precedence over human beings and bowed their heads before his feet. What is the use of grieving now, when the sins that bound us, which were committed in precious births, after joining us in this birth. 

Arunachala Siva.
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