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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 18, 2018, 07:50:08 AM »
Verse  8:


நீறார் மேனியனே நிம
    லாநினை யன்றிமற்றுக்
கூறேன் நாவதனாற் கொழுந்
    தேயென் குணக்கடலே
பாறார் வெண்டலையிற் பலி
    கொண்டுழல் காளத்தியாய்
ஏறே யுன்னையல்லால் இனி
    ஏத்த மாட்டேனே.

The God who is sumptuously smeared with sacred ash!  The spotless supreme being!
I would not praise any one else except your after I have realized you tender shoot!
ocean of good qualities! The Lord in Kālatti who wanders receiving alms in a white skull which is surrounded by kites!  You who are like a lion!  I would not definitely praise any one else except you, now.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 18, 2018, 07:45:57 AM »
Verse  7:

கடியேன் காதன்மையாற் கழற்
    போதறி யாதவென்னுள்
குடியாக் கோயில்கொண்ட குளிர்
    வார்சடை யெங்குழகா
முடியால் வானவர்கள் முயங்
    குந்திருக் காளத்தியாய்
அடியே னுன்னையல்லால் அறி
    யேன்மற் றொருவரையே.


In the mind of mine who is hardhearted and does not know the greatness of your feet which are like flowers, by warm attachment.  Our youth who has a cool and long matted locks and occupied it as your temple!  The Lord in Tirukkāḷatti before whom the celestial beings prostrate touching your feet with their heads!  I, your slave.
do not know any other god except you.

Arunachala Siva.
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Know who you are. Understand your true nature. Practice Self-inquiry. Be yourself. Awaken to your true Self. Yet most people cannot do this because they're so involved in the world, that this maya keeps them from seeking themselves as God, as Absolute Reality. And it is difficult for most people to do this. There has to be a way for the average person to come up to the point where they can practice Self-inquiry.
Sri Rober Adams
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Self-Inquiry (Atma Vichara)

Think how many years you'll be going through life,
believing you're a body, a mind, an ego.
The situations you've been through.
The agonies, the ecstasies,
the dualities.

You're beginning to see now that all of those things belong
to the 'I' -thought, to the personal self,
which is not really you.

You are total freedom, having absolutely nothing to do
with the personal self.

You simply have to ask yourself, Who is this personal self ?
Where did it come from? How did it arise?
How did it get a hold of me, and make me believe
I'm human?

That makes me feel I was born? And I have to die?
What is this personal self? Where did it come from?"

And as you follow the personal self, the 'I' -thought,
You'll begin to see it never existed.
It was never born.

It is absolutely nothingness.
And you'll become radiantly happy,
Full of Love,
Full of Peace.

Sri Robert Adams
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 17, 2018, 07:58:21 AM »
Verse  6:


பொய்யவ னாயடியேன் புக
    வேநெறியொன் றறியேன்
செய்யவ னாகிவந்திங் கிட
    ரானவை தீர்த்தவனே
மெய்யவ னேதிருவே விளங்
    குந்திருக் காளத்திஎன்
ஐயநுன் றன்னையல் லால் அறிந்
    தேத்த மாட்டேனே.


Coming as an impartial person, myself who is a liar, and a devotee like the dog do not know the way to enter into everlasting bliss. God who removed the sufferings of mine and admitted me as your protege! Who is the embodiment of truth!  My wealth!
The master in renowned Kāḷatti!  I would not definitely praise others esteeming them as gods, except you.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 17, 2018, 07:54:26 AM »
Verse  5:


செஞ்சே லன்னகண்ணார் திறத்
    தேகிடந் துற்றலறி
நஞ்சேன் நானடியேன் நல
    மொன்றறி யாமையினால்
துஞ்சேன் நானொருகாற் றொழு
    தேன்றிருக் காளத்தியாய்
அஞ்சா துன்னையல்லால் அறிந்
    தேத்த மாட்டேனே.


The Lord in Tirukkāḷatti!  I, your devotee did not know without knowing what is good for me. I became feeble weeping aloud being in the company of women whose eyes are like the red variety of Carnatic carp.  I worshiped you at times without being lazy,  without fear. See 1st verse.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 17, 2018, 07:50:26 AM »
Verse  4:

மறிசேர் கையினனே மத
    மாவுரி போர்த்தவனே
குறியே என்னுடைய குரு
    வேஉன்குற் றேவல்செய்வேன்
நெறியே நின்றடியார் நினைக்
    குந்திருக் காளத்தியுள்
அறிவே யுன்னையல்லால் அறிந்
    தேத்த மாட்டேனே.


Siva who holds in his hand a young deer, who covered himself with the skin of a frenzied elephant!  The object of worship for all people my preceptor!
I would do menial service to you. The pure knowledge in Tirukkāḷatti, on whom your devotees meditate being steady in the proper manner.  See 1st verse.

Arunachala Siva.

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Sri V. Ganesan:
The scriptures say, "Pramadav vai mrtuyhu", meaning inattention is death. This obviously means attention is life. Inattention means, giving importance to the non-self, that is, the body, mind and world. Attention means paying total attention to the Self. Bhagavan puts it beautifully, "Attention paying attention to attention is attention". He further states, "Such attention paid to the Self, leads one to wisdom".
Turning our attention inwards is true attention. Whereas, turning it outwards to the body, mind and world is inattention. For, at that moment of giving importance to the outside, we completely lose touch with the Self. Every such moment of loss of attention to the Self lands us in ignorance, uncertainty, and confusion. These draw us towards death. Not knowing the Self is inattention. Consciously turning inwards to the Self is attention. Jesus Christ said, "To live with me is like living near the fire; and, to be away from me is to be away from the kingdom of God." Here, "To live with me" means attention. While, "to be from me" is inattention. Bhagavan too, once quoted Jesus Christ, "Give up this life, if thou wouldst live!" "this life", refers to inattention. Life commands one to turn inwards, and thus, be the Self through total attention. Another great saint said, "Pay full attention to life and not to the modes of living!" Outward attention drains our spiritual energy, whereas inward attention enriches us with peace, quietude and bliss. Hence, Bhagavan repeatedly emphasized, "Plunge within", "Be the Self!"

This constant movement from the past to the future, creates an illusion as if it takes place in the present. If pointed attention is paid to the present, we will realize that no movement at all takes place in the NOW! To be in the NOW, actually and factually, is to not manufacture thoughts of the past and future. This means we should remain without any form of mental, vibratory movement. Vibratory movements are noises echoed in the mind. The
present, the NOW, is total stillness and silence. Giving up thoughts of the past and future is surrender. To remain in the NOW is thus, true surrender. Burning off of all movements towards the past and the future, in the flame of the motionless NOW, can take place only in the silence of the Self. The silence of the Self, absorbing the noises of the mind into its silence, is surrender. Surrender is the supreme state where past and future, the two unreal states, dissolve into the one totality.
Source: Drops from the Ocean


Dear Devotees,

When you practiced Self-inquiry you must have arrived at the vital understanding and gained the cleat insight that the moment we turn our attention to the Now, you feel the presence and peace. Understanding will surely dawn that entering the Now is to at once become aware of the 'I Am'. We understand that the Self or the ever existing Truth is ever-flowing in the Now, and never in the false, imagined and mere psychological time of the past and future. If we are able to understand it, compulsive striving away from the Now ceases, and the joy of Being begins to ensue and even flows into everything we do. Therefore, it follows that the Self-realization is not a time-bound end of the sadhana or the practice. It takes place only in the Now. In the "Now" alone is the true reality, it knows no difference between a moment and eternity, both of which belong to the realm of unreal time. It is as it is!

Dear devotees, "I Am, Now" is the Self and the only Life. Let our attention be on the Life and not mere living and the life situation.

Pranam,
 Anil
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 16, 2018, 07:54:20 AM »
Verse  3:


படையார் வெண்மழுவா பக
    லோன்பல் லுகுத்தவனே
விடையார் வேதியனே விளங்
    குங்குழைக் காதுடையாய்
கடையார் மாளிகைசூழ் கண
    நாதனெங் காளத்தியாய்
உடையாய் உன்னையல்லால் உகந்
    தேத்த மாட்டேனே.

Siva who has a white battle-axe as weapon!
Who caused to shed the teeth of the sun-god!
Who is the Brahmin, who is seated on a bull!
Who has in one ear the shining men`s  ear-ring.
Our Lord who is the master of Bhutas in Kāḷatti surrounded by mansions which have beautiful entrances!
Who has all things including myself as his possession!
I would not definitely praise any other god esteeming him as great, except yourself.


Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on October 16, 2018, 07:50:08 AM »
Verse  2:


இமையோர் நாயகனே இறை
    வாஎன் இடர்த்துணையே
கமையார் கருணையினாய் கரு
    மாமுகில் போன்மிடற்றாய்
உமையோர் கூறுடையாய் உரு
    வேதிருக் காளத்தியுள்
அமைவே யுன்னையல்லால் அறிந்
    தேத்த மாட்டேனே.


The master of the celestial beings who do not wink!
Siva who pervades everything!
One who helps being my companion when I am undergoing sufferings to relieve me from them.
The who has grace with forbearance.
The one who has a neck like the big sable cloud.
The one who has Uma on one half!
The one who has visible forms!
The fullness in Kāḷatti!
see 1st verse

Arunachala Siva.
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