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Kuzhaitha Pathu (Decad of Melting desires)
« on: December 06, 2008, 03:30:11 PM »
Sri B.V. Narasimha Swami, the biographer of Bhagavan Ramana,
in his book Self Realization, has mentioned this incident.

Once an old Brahmin, Subramania Iyer came to Bhagavan Ramana,
prostrated and placed his offerings.  He then stated that he had been
to Pazhani and he had offered Pal Kavadi, (The milk offering, by
carrying milk pots across a stick over the shoulders and climbing the
Pazhani Hills) to Muruga in Pazhani.  There a large eagle was flying
in the hills and he was thinking that if that eagle touched him, it would
be good omen.  The eagle touched him with its feathers in a few seconds.
After telling this, he was crying to Bhagavan Ramana stating he had
been a great sinner in his life and Bhagavan Ramana only should look
after him.

Bhagavan Ramana did not reply immediately.  He said afterwards:
"You need not worry about anything if you had thrown on all your
responsibility on God in whom you have faith.  He, God will look after
all that.  You need not trouble yourself any further.  Why should you
think of yourself as a sinner or to find ways and means for salvation?"

Bhagavan Ramana then quoted Tiruvachakam, Verse 8 of Kuzhaitha
Pathu, Decad of Melting.

"Though I am worse than a lowly dog you have kept me near your feet!"

This is one of the best songs of Tiruvachakam and the full song reads as under: 

I am lowlier than a lowly dog
You loved and took hold of me!
This delusion of birth is being kept,
Under your control,
What else can I say, I should abide,
What is my right?
You place me in this body or
Keep me at your anklet wearing feet, O Lord of three eyes!

(Source: Self Realization and Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi,
B.V. Narasimha Swami. Sri Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.