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Tiruc Chathakam
« on: November 05, 2008, 10:57:59 AM »
Manikkavachagar's Tiruc Chathakam, also speaks about the
bhakti and vairagya, as pathway to Siva.  This is divided into
ten parts of ten verses each.  This was sung in Tirup Perundurai.

Verse I.1. reads like this:

My body sweats and I horripilate, I keep my head and hands
At your feet, and I shed tears, and become baked inside,
I want to leave the falsity and praise you Jaya Jaya,
I do not want to leave my hands from you, Please see me, my King!

Verse X.1 reads like this:

O Changeless great flood of bliss, I came to your lotus feet, swiftly,
The true devotees got a gift of union with you, and lived in the Truth,
The incomparable You, came as a simple guru in human form,
Still this lowly dog with mischieveous mind, could not understand
   you, please grace me.

(Source: Tiruvachakam, Tamil.  Saiva Siddhanta Book Publishing
    House, Chennai.)

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: Tiruc Chathakam
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 02:11:45 PM »
Dear srkudai,

One can sit before Bhagavan Ramana's photography and look at
Him and cry.  This is absolutely good.  Many poets have sung in
praise of godhead and wept.  Arunagiri Natha says in Seer Padha
Vaguppu:  "When the devotees pray, prostrate and weep and melt
in their hearts, you come with a war cry: I am here, do not worry."

Manikkavachagar says in Tiruvembavai, "When I say, the Ruler
of the South, the Ruler of the South, you melt like a wax near
the fire. What is this?"  (Ruler of the South, means Siva.)
This can be further analayzed in two or more ways.

1. One, it purifies the mind, if you believe that such a chitta suddhi
     is necessary, or to be sought for.

2. Two, it makes the devotee to 'see' the godehad, in due course,
     'within', than from 'without'.    It means Self Surrender.  Self
      Surrender is the Self Realization. 

3. Certain miracles do happen in the presence of God or Guru. 
     Even though, Bhagavan Ramana did not own up any miracles,
     miracles did happen in His Presence.  These miracles, the devotees
     feel, are due to some "transmission" from God or Guru and these
     strengthen his faith.

      Such transmissions happened to Annamalai Swami, Lakshmana
      Swami, Mouni Sadhu, Wolter Kier and others.  Sri Ramakrishna
      did them for Vivekaananda.
     All the above three factors lead to liberation.   There could be
     be other such factors too.

Arunachala Siva.