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Sona Saila Malai
« on: November 07, 2008, 02:14:22 PM »
Sona Saila Malai, is a compositon of 100 Verses by Guhai Namasivaya,
who lived on the Hills in Tiruvannamalai.  In the book published by
Sri Ramanasramam, which have with great research compiled the
complete works of Guhai Namasivaya, with old manuscripts and
Bhagavan Ramana's handwriten copies, these songs are not there,
and they have also mentioned in the Foreword, that this could not
be searched.  However one song is now available, as given by
Bhagavan Ramana in His handwriting, to Devaraja Mudaliar.

This beautiful song reads as under:

Even when great poets like Vadvauran* and others sing
  that they have no love for you and seek your grace for it,
It is all falsity** where as when I cry that I have no love for you,
  it is truth.  Please grace me.
The dark elephants with large trunks and ears, shout in panic
  upon hearing the thunders,   
And then the dark  clouds will burst into heavy rain falls
  and fill up the Hills and the oceans away, O King of Kailas,
  and the Ruler of Arunachala!

* Vadavuran is classical name for Manikkavachagar.
** Those poet-saints are having abundant love and your
    abundant grace and if they say these, it is for poetic style
    and is a falsity, whereas Guhai Namasivaya says his lack
    of love for Arunachala was a truth!

(Story Source:  Devaraja Mudaliar, Thaayum Niyee, Thanthaiyum
   Niyee, Tamil, Sri Ramansramam.  Poem translation, my own.) 

Arunachala Siva.