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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 15, 2019, 10:12:01 AM »
Verse  6:


படையார் மழுவன் பால்வெண் ணீற்றன்
விடையார் கொடியன் வேத நாவன்
அடைவார் வினைகள் அறுப்பான் என்னை
உடையான் உறையும் ஒற்றி யூரே.

Siva has the weapon of a battle-axe, smears himself with sacred ash as white a milk,
has a flag of a bull, always chants the Vēda-s.  He completely destroys the acts of those who approach him, Otṟiyūr is the place where Siva, who has me as his protege dwells without leaving that place.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 15, 2019, 10:07:55 AM »
Verse 5:


பணங்கொள் அரவம் பற்றி பரமன்
கணங்கொள் சூழக் கபாலம் ஏந்தி
வணங்கும் இடைமென் மடவார் இட்ட
உணங்கல் கவர்வான் ஒற்றி யூரே.

The supreme god catches hold of a cobra which has a hood, holding a skull surrounded by the hosts of Bhutas,  Otṟiyūr is the place of Siva, who receives the food given by the gentle ladies who have a bending waist.

Arunachala Siva.
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Question: What is Reality?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana: Reality must be always real. It is not with forms and names. That which underlies these is the Reality. It underlies limitations, being itself limitless. It is not bound. It underlies unrealities, itself being real. Reality is that which is. It is as it is. It transcends speech. It is beyond the expressions 'existence, non-existence', etc.

The reality which is the mere consciousness that remains when ignorance is destroyed along with knowledge of objects, alone is the Self (Atma). In that Brahma-swarupa (real form of Brahman), which is abundant Self-awareness, there is not the least ignorance.

The reality which shines fully, without misery and without a body, not only when the world is known but also when the world is not known, is your real form (nija-swarupa).

The radiance of Consciousness-Bliss, in the form of one Awareness shining equally within and without, is the supreme and blissful primal Reality. Its form is Silence and it is declared by Jnanis (Self-realised) to be the final and unobstructable State of true Knowledge (Jnana).
Know that Jnana (Knowledge of the real Self) alone is non-attachment; Jnana alone is Purity; Jnana is the attainment of God; Jnana which is devoid of forgetfulness of Self alone is immortality; Jnana alone is everything.


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 15, 2019, 07:04:01 AM »
Verse  4:

என்ன தெழிலும் நிறையும் கவர்வான்
புன்னை மலரும் புறவில் திகழும்
தன்னை முன்னம் நினைக்கத் தருவான்
உன்னப் படுவான் ஒற்றி யூரே.

Siva with the intention of capturing my strength of mind and beauty, he offers himself to meditate upon.  He is in Oṟṟiyūr, of the god who is meditated upon by devotees, in that way, which shines in the sea-shore garden where the must wood tree blossoms.


Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 15, 2019, 06:59:18 AM »
Verse  3:

பவளக் கனிவாய்ப் பாவை பங்கன்
கவளக் களிற்றின் உரிவை போர்த்தான்
தவழும் மதிசேர் சடையாற் கிடம்போல்
உகளுந் திரைவாய் ஒற்றி யூரே.

Siva has on one half a beautiful lady whose lips are like coral and the fruit of the common creeper of the hedge,  he covered himself with the skin of an elephant which eats mouthful of food to its satisfaction. Otṟiyūr which has rolling waves, is the place of the god who has on his matted locks, a crescent moon which crawls.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 14, 2019, 02:59:06 PM »
Verse  2:


பந்துங் கிளியும் பயிலும் பாவை
சிந்தை கவர்வார் செந்தீ வண்ணர்
எந்தம் மடிகள் இறைவர்க் கிடம்போல்
உந்துந் திரைவாய் ஒற்றி யூரே.


Siva who captivates the minds of the beautiful Uma,  who always plays with balls and parrots has a color like the fire is Otṟiyūr, on the waves which pushes many precious things and which is the place of our god and supreme being. 

Arunachala Siva.
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Question: How does a person of steady Knowledge [jnani] know that he is one such? Is it because of the awareness of fullness of his Knowledge? Or is it because of cessation of objective awareness?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana:  In the firm natural state, through the silence of the mind free of all tendencies, the Knower knows himself as such, without any doubt.

Question: For seekers of Truth is the critical study of the scriptures alone enough for Knowledge?

Bhagwan Sri Ramana: There is no doubt that mere critical study of scriptures cannot liberate the one seeking Truth. Without upasana, spiritual practice, there cannot be attainment. This is certain. Experience of the natural state during spiritual practice is called upasana. When that itself is unwaveringly attained it is called true Knowledge.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 14, 2019, 12:19:28 PM »
Tiruvotriyur:

Verse  1:

பாட்டும் பாடிப் பரவித் திரிவார்
ஈட்டும் வினைகள் தீர்ப்பார் கோயில்
காட்டுங் கலமுந் திமிலுங் கரைக்கே
ஓட்டுந் திரைவாய் ஒற்றி யூரே.

The temple of Siva who destroys the accumulated acts of those who wander praising the fame of Siva, in verse, and prose of ordinary people, is Oṟṟiyūr which has waves, which drive the big ships that are seen on the ocean and small boats used for fishing to the shore.

Arunachala Siva.
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Sri V. Ganesan:

A Siva shrine is located at each of the eight cardinal directions on the circumambulation route around Arunachala. Determined to perform his penance to the best of his capacity, he (Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni) went southwest to the Nirudhilingam shrine. It was surrounded by forests at that time. He took shelter in the hollow of a large, dead tree and resumed his severe penance of being silent and going without food. After the fifth or sixth day, the divine Mother spoke to him: "Until you have a guru, you cannot achieve your goal. Your guru is up there on the hill. Surrender at his holy feet and you will get his grace. Go now!"

Kavyakantha leapt out of the hollow. It was one o'clock in the afternoon, and the sun was beating down hard. The Karthikai festival was on and hundreds of people thronged around the hill. Undeterred, he ran up the hill to Virupaksha cave and found Bhagavan sitting alone outside. Bhagavan directed his glance of grace at Kavyakantha. Like many devotees before him, he was transfixed and could not take his eyes off Bhagavan. Kavyakantha, an erudite scholar and an inspired poet, had never prostrated himself before any human being. Suddenly, he found himself flat on the ground in front of the young ascetic. He held Bhagavan's feet tightly and cried, "I have read all that has to be read. I have fully read Vedanta, I have performed japa to my heart's content, yet I have not understood what tapas is! Therefore, I have sought refuge at your feet. Pray, enlighten me as to the nature of tapas." The word 'tapas' in Sanskrit literally means 'striving for the realization of truth through flaming penance and austerity'. However, Bhagavan imparted its deeper meaning to Kavyakantha. Helping him rise to his feet, Bhagavan looked into his eyes and after some time slowly replied, "If one watches from where the notion 'I' arises, the mind is absorbed into That. That is tapas." And since Kavyakantha had himself revealed that he practiced mantra japa - repeating mantras thousands of times every day, the master added, "When repeating a mantra, if one watches the source from which the sound is produced, the mind is absorbed in that. That is tapas."
These revelations thrilled Kavyakantha. He finally understood how to be in touch with the truth through a practical method. Wave after wave of ecstasy flooded through him for hours in the presence of the ascetic.
...




"If one watches from where the notion 'I' arises, the mind is absorbed into That. That is tapas."

Indeed! This alone is the direct and most practical way to practice the Presence of God and to be in touch with the Truth! This is what is known to His devotees as the 'Ramana Way'.


Anil


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General topics / Re: Saiva Canon 7 of Saint Sundaramurti Swamigal:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on February 14, 2019, 12:12:58 PM »
Verse  10:

பாரூரும் அரவல்குல் உமைநங்கை யவள்பங்கன்
    பைங்கண் ஏற்றன்
ஊரூரன் தருமனார் தமர்செக்கி லிடும்போது
    தடுத்தாட் கொள்வான்
ஆரூரன் தம்பிரான் ஆரூரன் மீகொங்கில்
    அணிகாஞ் சிவாய்ப்
பேரூரர் பெருமானைப் புலியூர்ச்சிற் றம்பலத்தே
    பெற்றா மன்றே.

One who has on his half Uma, a woman of distinction, who has a waist comparable to the hood of the serpent which crawls on the earth. He has a bull of greenish eyes.
He is in every village and place.  He will save and protect us when the servants of the god of death think of tormenting us. The Lord of Nampi Arūraṉ, the Lord who has Arūr as his abode.  The great one in Pērūr on the bank of the river Kā?civāy which is in the western portion of Koṅgu Nādu (Ka?civay is now called Noyyal;  it is a tributary of the Kaveri running through Coimbatore Dt.)  (the same as for the 1st verse.)

Padigam on Koil completed.

Arunachala Siva.
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