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Sri Ramana Chatavarimsat
« on: January 11, 2009, 03:13:09 PM »
Sri Ramana Chatvarimsat, is a composition of 40 verses written by
Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni.  Kavyakanta went to Sirsi to pursue his
tapas and he was writing letters to Bhagavan Ramana in Sanskrit
almost every week.  Viswanatha Swami, Kapali Sastri and others
stayed with him in between for sometime.  Ganapati Sastri in each
letter was writing a verse in adoration of Bhagavan Ramana.  He wanted
to write 100 verses, but he passed away before that task could be completed. The total verses received in the Asramam were 40 and
Bhagavan Ramana Himself later arranged them to make a full composition. Ganapati Sastri addresses Bhagavan Ramana as Skanda
in many of these verses and called himself as His elder brother Ganapati.

I am giving a few verses in this post.

Verse 1: Of the Lord of Mercy living on the slopes of Arunachala, the
glory of whose unique life shines out and clears away the dark miseries
of human life, which he vindicates by his realization both of of the truth
expounded by Vishnu (in his avatar as Sri Krishna, in Srimad Bhagavad
Gita) and of the recondite symbol of silence shown by Siva (as Sri
Dakshinamurti) to Sanaka and others.

Verse 2: Who is the master and guide of the whole group of learned
scholars, beginning with Ganapati, who is the repository of all the
highest virtues, whose beatific effulgence is hidden by the sheath
of the gross body, like the blazing sun hidden behind the clouds.

Verse 3: Who is perfect in his mastery over the unruly senses, who
steadily recognizes only the merits of others, who always abides
in the unsophisticated bliss of peace, who has subsided all flagrant
and devestating passions.

Verse 10: Who had, in foregone times, pierced through  the Krouncha
Hill and later forwent the joy of being fondled on the lap of his mother
Parvati, in order that he might incarnate in human shape (as Sri Ramana)
for piercing the dense darkness encircling humanity on Mother Earth,
whose heart now floods with joy on account of her Lord Ramana.

(Source: Sri Ramana Chatavarimsat, Kavyakanta Ganapti Muni.
Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.