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Verse  3:


தஞ்ச வண்ணத்தர் சடையினர் தாமுமொர்
வஞ்ச வண்ணத்தர் வண்டார்குழ லாளொடும்
துஞ்ச வண்ணத்தர் துஞ்சாதகண் ணார்தொழும்
அஞ்ச வண்ணத்த ரரநெறி யாரே.


Siva in Araneṟi supports those who take refuge in him.  He has matted locks, has a deceptive nature towards others.  Hehas the nature of sleeping with a lady on whose tresses of hair bees hum.  He has five colors. He is worshiped by the celestial beings who do not sleep.

Arunachala Siva.
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Verse  2:


வீரமும் பூண்பர் விசயனொ டாயதொர்
தாரமும் பூண்பர் தமக்கன்பு பட்டவர்
பாரமும் பூண்பர்நற் பைங்கண் மிளிரர
வாரமும் பூண்ப ரரநெறி யாரே.

Siva in Araneṟi, will wear as an ornament, the valor with which he fought with Vijayan
as he went with Uma to grant Vijayan, weapon, he has a consort. He will bear the burden of those who cherish him with love.  He adorns himself with the garland of cobras also which glitter and have greenish eyes and are devoid of their cruelty.

Arunachala Siva.


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The Srimad Bhagavata / Re: Excerpts from Srimad Bhagavatam
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 02:03:24 AM »
The Goats of Lust

Suka said: 'Yayati who being moved by lust thus was ruled by women, and acted against his well-being. In resignation he narrated the following story to his wife Devayani.

'Oh daughter of S'ukra,in this world there was someone exactly like me. Please listen as I narrate the history of his life. By hearing about the life of such a householder, those who have retired from householder life always lament.
There was a goat in the forest searching for some food for his cherished self. He happened to meet a she-goat that as a consequence of her own actions had fallen into a well.Motivated by lust the he-goat thought of a way to free her. With the tip of his horns he then engaged in digging into the earth around the well ,and thus he freed her. The he-goat thought she is very pretty and looking very nice, and she from her side fancied him as a sexual partner too, just as all the other she-goats did that were looking on. Stout, with a nice beard being a first class seed donor and master lover, that he-goat, the number one goat of them all, forgot himself completely like someone haunted. As the only male enjoying the great number of them, he was always overwhelmed by his lusts.  When the she-goat he had freed from the well saw him, her beloved, engaged in delighting with another one, she could not tolerate that. She considered him a lusty, cruel-hearted pretender, a friend to the occasion who is only interested in sensual matters. Therefore, because her husband was lusty, she left him and returned to her former maintainer. Controlled by her the he-goat in pain followed her miserably and tried to pacify her on the road with utterances that goats are used to practice, but he could not satisfy her. The she-goat went to the residence of a brahmaṇa who was the maintainer of another she-goat, and that brahmaṇa angrily cut off the he-goat's testicles. But at the he-goat's pleading, the brahmaṇa later rejoined them by the power of mystic yoga.

Oh dearest wife, the he-goat with his health restored, for many, many years enjoyed the she-goat he had saved from the well, but up to the present day his lusty desires are not satisfied.
I am a poor miser just like that. In the company of you with your beautiful eyebrows I am tied in love and I could as yet, bewildered as I am by your outer appearance, not be of self-realization. The mind of someone who is a victim of lust cannot find satisfaction in all the food grains, barley, gold, animals and women of this world. The lust of the lusty will never ever be pacified by enjoyment, it will just like a fire that again and again is fed with butter only increase.  When someone is nonenvious and does not desire ill fortune for anyone, nor goes at the detriment of any living being, for such a person who is of an equal vision towards all, all directions will appear equally happy. The desire that is so difficult to forsake for ignorant people, that root cause of all tribulation that is not so quickly overcome, should be given up by the one who seeks happiness. The power of lust is so great ,that one should not [even] be seated indiscriminately with one's mother, with one's sister or one's daughter, because the senses in combination are so very strong that they even will agitate the most learned one. Even though I for a thousand years without interruption enjoyed the gratification of my senses, that desire still develops constantly.  I will therefore give up on these desires and fix my mind upon the Absolute Truth. Free from duality and without falsely identifying myself, I will wander free of this animal nature. One should not blindly follow one's lesser desires and listen to them,but should be made aware how they are of a temporary nature,and just seem to be irresistible. This is just an illusion. One should not give it any further thought or strive for it. He who is mindful of the fact that they lead to the prolongation of a worldly existence and to forgetfulness about the real self, is a self-realized soul.'

'After the son of Nahusha had said this to his wife, he being freed from desires accepted his old age and gave Puru his youth back(he took the youth of his son so he can enjoy lust even longer).  He made of his other, faithful sons Druhyu king over the southeastern direction, Yadu over the southern side, Turvasu over the western part and Anu over the north. The entire planet's riches and wealth he placed under the control of Puru as the most admirable one of all the citizens. He crowned him emperor over his elder brothers and thus having arranged his affairs he left for the forest. All those years he with his senses and mind without interruption had enjoyed life. Seeing futility of it,that all he gave up in a single moment, just like a bird that leaves its nest when its wings have grown. Doing this he was instantly freed from all his attachments and was, now that he derived from his original self, free from the influence of the three modes . He surrendered to Vasudeva,and pure in his transcendence ,achieved the Absolute Truth, that was his destination as a confident associate of the Supreme Lord.
When Devayani heard the story  that like a joke was presented in the exchange of love between husband and wife, she understood that it was meant for her self-realization.  She understood that living with husband,friends and relatives who are all subjected to the control of the rigid laws of nature , is alike associating with travelers at some place, that according to one's karma was created by the Lord's illusory potency. The daughter of Sucracarya gave up all her attachments in this dreamlike world, fixed her mind fully on Lord Krishna ,and achieved liberation from both,gross and subtle bodies.

I bow to Supreme Lord Vasudeva, Creator of All who reside in all beings and abodes. My respects for You who in perfect peace is the Greatest of All!'

Book9;Chapter 19
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General Discussion / Re: Gems from The Holy Mother,Sri Sarada Devi
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 01:13:02 AM »
Certainly you will have doubts.
There will be questionings and faith will return again.
That is how faith is established.


Faith is the last word.
If one has faith, the goal is practically reached.

Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 01:00:24 AM »
Therefore, make your own future.
"Let the dead past bury its dead."
The infinite future is before you, and you must always remember that each word,
thought, and deed, lays up a store for you and that as the bad thoughts and bad works
are ready to spring upon you like tigers,
so also there is the inspiring hope that the good thoughts and good deeds
are ready with the power of a hundred thousand angels
to defend you always and for ever.


The highest things are under your feet, because you are Divine Stars;
 all these things are under your feet.
You can swallow the stars by the handful if you want; such is your real nature.
Be strong, get beyond all superstitions,
and be free.

Swami Vivekananda
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 12:49:39 AM »

Wait with patience and love and strength.
If helpers are not ready now, they will come in time.
Why should we be in a hurry?
The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings.


Swami Vivekananda
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on Today at 12:07:44 AM »

Say,
'This misery that I am suffering is of my own doing,
and that very thing proves that it will have to be undone by me alone.'
 That which I created, I can demolish;
that which is created by someone else, I shall never be able to destroy.
Therefore, stand up, be bold, be strong.
Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders,
and know that you are the creators of your own destiny.
 All the strength and succour you want is within ourselves.

Swami Vivekananda
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on November 23, 2017, 11:59:28 PM »
Someone said: "We have studied all aspects of the human condition one by one, and not so much as a single hair-tip of human temperament, or people's hot and cold nature, has escaped our notice. Yet, we still have not discovered what aspect of the human being survives death."

     Rumi said: If such knowledge were attainable merely by asking others, there would be no need for the effort and the work, and no one would put themselves through such pain and sacrifice to know. For example, people come to the sea, and see nothing but salt water, sharks and fishes. They say, "Where is this pearl others speak about? Perhaps there is no pearl." How can the pearl be gained merely by looking at the sea? Even if they measured out the sea, cup by cup, a hundred thousand times, they would never find the pearl. A diver is needed to discover that pearl, and not just any diver, but a diver who is both fortunate and nimble.

     Humanity's sciences and arts are like measuring the ocean with a cup. To find the pearl calls for something else.
A friend of Joseph returned from a far journey. Joseph asked, "What present have you brought me?" The friend replied, "What is there you do not possess? What could you need? Since no one exists more handsome than you, I have brought a mirror so that every moment you may gaze in it upon your own face."

     What is there that God does not possess? What does He need? Therefore, bring before God a heart, crystal clear, so that He may see His own perfection.


"God looks not at your form, nor at your deeds, but at your heart."

Rumi

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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on November 23, 2017, 11:47:49 PM »
Love for God is latent in all people,and in all things that have being. How can anyone not love Him who is the source of their existence? Therefore, love is latent in everyone, but circumstances veil that love. When those circumstances change, that love becomes manifest.

     Yet, why do I speak of only things that have being? Non-being is also churning in the hope and expectation of being granted existence. Non-beings are like four people standing before a king, each one hoping the king will grant them special rank, and yet each one ashamed before the other three, because their own desires contradict each other. So they stand, ranging in their expectation of finding existence through God, yet each desiring to be the first, and therefore embarrassed before one another. If non-beings are in such a circumstance, how should those in existence be?


"There is nothing that does not proclaim
His praise."

This is not remarkable,for it is the fact. What is remarkable is that even no-thing proclaims His praise.

"Both faith and unbelief are seeking Thee
And shouting Thy undivided Unity."

Rumi

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General topics / Re: Guided Meditations and Miscellaneous pointers on Meditation
« Last post by srkudai on November 23, 2017, 04:28:31 PM »
Thich Nhat Hahn ...

I REMEMBER A SHORT CONVERSATION between Buddha
and a philosopher of his time.

"I have heard tell of Buddhism as a doctrine of enlightenment.
What is its method? In other words, what do you do every day?''

"We walk, we eat, we wash ourselves, we sit down ... "

"What is there that is special in those actions? Everyone walks, eats, washes himself, sits down . . ."

"Sir, there is a difference. When we walk, we are aware of the fact that we walk; when we eat, we are aware of the fact that we eat, and so on. When others walk, eat, wash themselves, or sit down, they are not aware of what they do."

This conversation clearly expresses the Awareness of Being which in Buddhism is the secret by which man "sheds light" on his existence, produces the power of  concentration, and, finally, brings wisdom to fruition. Awareness of Being is the backbone of the Buddhist method.
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