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Bhagavan Ramana and Saint Poet Tayumanavar - 6
« on: April 04, 2009, 11:47:01 AM »
Once Mr. Khanna was complaining to Bhagavan Ramana that inspite
of spending a month at His feet, he was not finding any improvement
and his vasanas were as strong as ever.  Bhagavan Ramana told him:
"Why do you distress your mind by thinking that Jnana has not come
or that vasanas have not disappeared?  Do not give room for such thoughts."  Then He quoted Verse 12 of Sukavari of Tayumanavar.
Devaraja Mudaliar explained the meaning in English to Mr. Khanna.

"Like yourself [the jiva] who are spirit, have not I, the mind,
and my friend, did the prana, always dwells within the body?
Long ago someone or other separated us,
designating us as 'insentient' and yourself as 'sentient'.
From the day you heard that, right up to the present day,
you have unjustly erected a barrier beween us and suppressed us,
exercising your oppressive rule.
What a great task you have accomplished,
right before our eyes!"

When my foolish mind thus grossly abuses me,
my heart is scorched and blackened,
like beeswax exposed to a leaping flame!
Can this be right and proper?
Though I have called upon You [God] ten thousand times,
you have not taken pity one me, and bestowed your grace.
Henceforth, how may happiness ever come to me? Speak!
Supreme Godehad,
pure and devoid of all attributes!
Supernal Light! Ocean of Bliss!

(Sukavari - in Tamil means Ocean of Bliss.)

(Source: Sri Tayumanavar Songs - Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam,
Tiru Paraithurai, near Tiruchirappalli.  Mountain Path, Jayanti, 2005.
An article by Robert Butler and others. My Recollections of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Devaraja Mudaliar.)

Arunachala Siva.