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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on January 11, 2018, 02:28:24 AM »

May a wind from His garden breathe you this secret:
It is not only i who am speaking here
But you,too,your own soul,your own heart-
Only for you are we ever apart.

Rumi
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General Discussion / Re: Divine poetry and thoughts
« Last post by Jewell on January 11, 2018, 02:20:09 AM »

This morning,Contemplation led me to a garden
Neither outside this world nor within it.
"Garden of miracles!" I asked,"What kind of garden are you?"
It smiled. "One that fears nether winter nor autumn."

Rumi
by Andrew Harvey
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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Last post by atmavichar100 on January 10, 2018, 09:14:26 AM »
Short Messages from Sringeri Jagadgurus:

Sringeri Jagadguru narrates incident where Mahasannidhanam, Jagadguru Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji, was Antarmukha after doing Maanasa puja (Tamil):

Worship done without fixing the mind on God, however long it may be, brings no benefit ? अन्तर्मुखसमाराध्या बहिर्मुखसुदुर्लभा ? The Goddess is described as being inaccessible to one who is a Bahir-mukha ? one whose mind is turned towards the world, its objects, and the activities in it. Such a man?s worship is merely mechanical. However, when a man is Antarmukha ? one whose mind is turned inward and directed towards Her, the Goddess is easily pleased and comes within one?s reach.

The Jagadguru then recounted an incident from the past when His Guru, Himself and the Mathadhipati of Tarakeshwar Math in West Bengal had proceeded to offer Puja to Sri Tarakeshwara, and how His Guru ? Jagadguru Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji was deeply engrossed in the performance of Maanasa Puja to Sri Tarakeshwar. While Sri Sannidhanam and the Tarakeshwar Mathadhipati used the materials to offer worship, the Mahaswamiji had remained motionless and after an hour exclaimed with great satisfaction that He had worshipped the Lord by keeping Him in Ratna Simhasanam and offering various stotras and puja materials. The Jagadguru described that He had seen His Guru as an example given in the name of the Goddess ? Antarmukha Samaradhyaa. Hence it is essential to engage in worship of God without allowing the mind to wander.

Copyright: Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:49:08 AM »
Tiru Alavay: (Madurai):

Verse  1:

வேதியா வேத கீதா விண்ணவ ரண்ணா வென்றென்
றோதியே மலர்கள் தூவி யொருங்கிநின் கழல்கள் காணப்
பாதியோர் பெண்ணை வைத்தாய் படர்சடை மதியஞ் சூடும்
ஆதியே யால வாயில் அப்பனே யருள்செ யாயே.


Who chants the Vedas!  Uttering many times as the Lord, superior to the celestial beings!  And repeating Lord's names, scattering flowers, to have a vision of your feet by having singleness of him, god who placed a lady on one half! the first cause of all things, who wears a crescent moon in the spreading matted locks!  Such devotees wll will reach His feet!  The  father in Alavāy!  Grant me your grace. 

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:43:43 AM »
Verse 10:


வன்கண்ணர் வாள ரக்கர் வாழ்வினை யொன்ற றியார்
புன்கண்ண ராகி நின்று போர்கள்செய் தாரை மாட்டிச்
செங்கண்மால் செய்த கோயி றிருவிரா மேச்சு ரத்தைத்
தங்கணா லெய்த வல்லார் தாழ்வராந் தலைவன் பாலே.

Causing the cruel demons, who were hardhearted and did not know even a little of the acts for the longevity of their lives having only meanness, to die, fighting many battles standing firm, those who are able to approach the temple Tiru  Rameswaram, established by Vishnu  of red eyes will stay with the master.

Padigam on Tiru Rameswaram concluded.

Arunachala Siva.

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:35:37 AM »
Verse  9:

கோடிமா தவங்கள் செய்து குன்றினார் தம்மை யெல்லாம்
வீடவே சக்க ரத்தா லெறிந்துபின் னன்பு கொண்டு
தேடிமால் செய்த கோயி றிருவிரா மேச்சு ரத்தை
நாடிவாழ் நெஞ்ச மேநீ நன்னெறி யாகு மன்றே.

My mind!  Throwing the disc and killing the demons, who were deficient in good conduct though they performed penance amounting to crores of years to lose their lives, you live desiring earnestly Tiru Rameswaram, the temple established by Vishnu having sought for it with love, after killing the demons, that is the right path for you.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:31:17 AM »
Verse  8:

பலவுநா டீமை செய்து பார்தன்மேற் குழுமி வந்து
கொலைவிலார் கொடிய ராய வரக்கரைக் கொன்று வீழ்த்த
சிலையினான் செய்த கோயி றிருவிரா மேச்சு ரத்தைத்
தலையினால் வணங்கு வார்கள் தாழ்வராந் தவம தாமே.

Having committed sinful deeds for many days, coming to fight joining in large numbers in this earth, those who bow their heads before Sri Rameswaram, which was established by Raman, who with his bow killed and made the demons, fall on the ground who were cruel and had cruel bows, will have humility that is equal to penance.


Arunachala Siva. 

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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:26:46 AM »
Verse  7:


வாக்கினா லின்பு ரைத்து வாழ்கிலார் தம்மை யெல்லாம்
போக்கினாற் புடைத்த வர்கள் உயிர்தனை யுண்டு மாறான்
தேக்குநீர் செய்த கோயி றிருவிரா மேச்சு ரத்தை
நோக்கினால் வணங்கு வார்க ணோய்வினை நுணுகு மன்றே.


Speaking pleasant and good words in their speech, attacking all the demons, who were not able to lead a good life, with weapons that took out their lives, destroying their lives.  The diseases and acts of those who look at by the physical and mental eyes, Tiru Rameswaram, the temple established by Vishnu, in the dam across the sea, will be shattered to pieces.

Arunachala Siva.
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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:20:05 AM »
Verse  6:

ஆர்வல நம்மின் மிக்கா ரென்றவவ் வரக்கர் கூடிப்
போர்வலஞ் செய்து மிக்குப் பொருதவர் தம்மை வீட்டித்
தேர்வலஞ் செற்ற மால்செய் திருவிரா மேச்சு ரத்தைச்
சேர்மட நெஞ்ச மேநீ செஞ்சடை யெந்தை பாலே.


My ignorant mind! The demons who thought, "who are those that are superior to us in strength",  joining together, as they fought a severe battle.  Killing those who attacked him in multitude, in Tiru Rameswarm, which was established by Vishnu who destroyed the strength of the charioteers, you reach the side of our father who has a red matted locks.

Arunachala Siva.



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General topics / Re: Saiva Canons of Tiru Navukkarasar. Canons 4,5, and 6:
« Last post by Subramanian.R on January 09, 2018, 10:15:28 AM »
Verse 5:

வீரமிக் கெயிறு காட்டி விண்ணுற நீண்ட ரக்கன்
கூரமிக் கவனைச் சென்று கொன்றுடன் கடற்ப டுத்துத்
தீரமிக் கானி ருந்த திருவிரா மேச்சு ரத்தைக்
கோரமிக் கார்த வத்தாற் கூடுவார் குறிப்பு ளாரே.

Being excessively valorous, showing his deformed and curved teeth, killing the demon  who was as tall as to touch the sky and who was exceedingly cruel, having gone to his place, and having sunk his body in the sea, those who have performed severe penance, and reach Tiru Rameswaram, where Raman of excessive valor stayed, will get their intentions fulfilled.

Arunachala Siva.



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