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Subramanian.R

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Bhagavan Ramana and Saint Poet Tayumanavar - 2
« on: April 03, 2009, 11:49:22 AM »
In the context of same Tennyson episode, Bhagavan Ramana quoted
Tayumanavar's  Asai-Enum verse 2.  Here the devotee's appeal
to attain the state of Self Realization.  Bhagavan Ramana quoted
two such verses, because He said that they both contained references or allusions to Sahaja Nishta, the natural state of abidance in the Self, which Tennyson experienced by repeating his own name silently.

Reality, pervading everywhere!
Like a supplicant who seeks the favour of a benefactor,
begging him, i a manner free of all reproach,
to show compassion and grant his petition
(I apply to You) Hear my plea! O Transcendent Supreme!
Listen to the petition of one
whose heart is of wood and show pity.
(My plea is) to dwell in Mouna
in the fullness of your ethereal grace,
the state of Sahaja Nishta.

(Source: Mountain Path, Jayanti 2005. Robert Butler and others.)

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Bhagavan Ramana and Saint Poet Tayumanavar - 2
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 12:22:11 PM »
On the same topic, here is one more song from Tayumanave, its very beautiful

One Thought

To be thinking not any thought
Is transcendental meditation they say.
That is the state of grace.
Grace comes from meditation.
It is the state of absence of self-consciousness.

The state of Grace kindles Bliss.
The nature of Bliss is Bliss itself.
Beyond it is nothing.
Only those who have attained that Bliss
Have become birthless.

All the rest is known
As wife, children, relations
And other tainted attachments.
In a word,
They are but expressions of desire.

 - Tayumanavar
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta