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Ramanatha Brahmachari's Poems on Bhagavan Ramana
« on: January 25, 2009, 11:57:19 AM »
I mentioned about two poems of Ramanatha Brahmachari on Bhagavan.  He did not write anything else.  Once, a group of persons including Bhagavan Ramana and Ramanatha Brahmachari went for
giri pradakshina.  It was decided that each member should talk about some spiritual subject for about half an hour.  Ramanatha Brahmachari's turn came first.  He started speaking about the comparisons between Nataraja of Chidambaram, Arunachaleswara
of Tiruvannamalai and Bhagavan Ramana of Tiruchuzhi.  One hour passed and others wanted to him to stop.  He begged for another half an hour and like that he was speaking for about more than 5 hours during giripradakshina on Bhagavan Ramana!  Later this thought was composed as a poem by him. This is the famous Tiruchuzhi Nadanai Kandene....  A couple of lines from this this,
(Tr. David Godman).

I beheld the Lord from Tiruchuzhi
I remained transfixed, without returning!

He is the One who dances in Chidambaram,
He is the One who bestows grace, saving the helpless!

In the place called the town of the body,
Whose citizens are called karanas*
Jiva was ruling the kingdom of injustice
Along with the minister ahankara....

                                               ....this Jiva,
Taking the sword known as God's grace,
Cut off and destroyed completely the minsster ahankara
Then threw him away, annihilating him completely!
 (* mind/intellect and limbs and outer organs.) 

Sri Ramana Stora Anubhuti (Tr. David Godman)

9. The brahmin who placed his feet on my head, to destroy
the disease of my samsara is the crest-jewel amongst eminent
tapasvins.  He is the leader of the nine siddhas and eminent sages,
and the Guru who protects the divine world of Siva Yoga.

10. Brahmin well versed in the Vedas, who attacks and destroys
the fleeing mind, bringing it to rest!  Grant me the gift of serving
you, of only singing your praise as the Rider of the Peacock.*

(* Skanda who annihilated asuras, rides a peacock.) 

Arunachala Siva.