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Saint Poet Tayumanavar
« on: November 07, 2008, 01:33:23 PM »
Saint Poet Tayumanavar has sung a good number of songs on his
Siva experience.  One such song is from a composition called
Ahara Bhuvanam - Chidambara Rahasyam, in his collected works
in Tamil.  Bhagavan Ramana once sang this verse in the Old Hall,
and shed tears, with profuse emotions that choked His words, and
He placed the book back without continuing the song.

The verse 24 of Ahara Bhuvanam, Chidambara Rahasyam reads
like this:

"Starting from the earth and ending with the Space, I took all
 the elements, made them into paper and wrote your Effulgence,
I called you as my Prana Natha, You came round and round of me,
And took hold of me, and ruled over me, without knowing you,
I cried with choked words and shed tears, and wounded my mind,
And then my mind dissolved like a snow piece and I forgot me,
  and lost me, I stood steady as You."

Tayumanavar was a Siva-Advaiti, like Manikkavachagar.

His writing on the five elements about the Effulgence of Siva,
reminds me the Bible line:

"If I were to write his (Jesus Christ) glory, such books written,
will be more than what this earth could hold!"

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Saint Poet Tayumanavar
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 11:54:53 PM »
Dear Subramaniyan ji

Can you post what is Chidambara Rahasiyam.



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Re: Saint Poet Tayumanavar
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 10:19:41 AM »
Dear Ramanaduli,

Chidambara Rahasyam, is the Secret of Chid-Ambaram.
The Secret of the Self, the Space,  which is the dress of
the Self.  The Self does not have anything to dress, Its
ten directions are the Space.  It is Ahara Bhuvanam, that
which consumes or contains the whole universe!  The universe
is within the Self and there is nothing outside the Self. 

In Chidambaram, the priests unfold a screen and show the
blue linen within which is having some bhilva leaves made
of gold.  This represents the Space, which is colourless, but
appears blue to us.  This is contained in the Self, the Heart Centre,
as Bhagavan used to call it.

The Heart, Chidambaram, the Self, "I-I", Atma --- all are one and
the same.

Arunachala Siva.