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Subramanian.R

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Bhagavan, Saint Poet Tayumanavar and Liberation
« on: April 04, 2009, 01:11:33 PM »
Saint Poet Tayumanavar did not merely disapprove of the pursuit
of siddhis.  His criticism extended to extreme ascetic practices, attempts to prolong lifespan of the body, and methods which aimed
to raise 'kundalini' to the 'sahasrara'.  Devaraja Mudaliar said (My
Recollections..) that Bhagavan Ramana had occasionally referred to
the Verse 11 of Chinmayananda Guru of Tayumanavar.  In the matter
of kundalini sakti, various other practices and Jnana being the only
door to liberation, have been discussed by devotees with Bhagavan
Ramana on very many occasions, vide Talks 398 and 474.  This has
also been explained in Spiritual Instructions, IV.10.)

The Tamil verse reads under:

Bhakti neri nilai ninrum, nava kanta bhoomi
Parappai valam aaha vandhum
Paravai yidai moozhgium, nadigal idai moozhgium,
Pasi dhaham inri ezhunaa
Mathiyidai ninrum udhir sarugu punal vaayu vinai
Van pasi thanakku adaithu
Maunathu irunthum, uyar malai nuzhai thanil pukkum
Mannu dhasa naadi mutrum
Suddhi seythum, moola prananodu angiyai
Soma vattathu adaithum
Sol ariya amudhu undum, arpa udal karpangal
Thorum nilai nirka veeru
Siddhi seythum, Jnanam alathu kadhi* koodumo?
Siddhanta mukti mudhale!
Siragiri** viLangum Dakshinamurthi-ye!
Chinmayananda Guru-ve!

(* kadhi - moksha; ** Siragiri - Tiruchirapalli)

*

Though we firmly stand upon devotion's path,
though we perform pradakshina of the broad earth's nine continents,
though we bathe in the ocean, and in the rivers too,
though we place ourselves between the rising flames
without a thought of thirst or hunger,
stopping up the gnawing pangs with water, air and fallen leaves,
though we dwell in silence, retreat to lofty mountain caves,
though we purify the ten channels with ever endure,
though we contain within the sphere known as somavattam*
the inner fire, along with the vital air which rises from the root,
tasting the nectar that no words can describe,
though we practise the acquisition of powerful Siddhis,
to prolong this mere trifle of a body through every aeon of time,
other than through Jnana can liberation be attained?
Siddhanta Mukti's Primal Lord!
Dakshinamurti, enthroned in glory upon the lofty Siragiri!
Guru, you who are pure consciousness form!

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(Source: Mountain Path, Jayanti, 2005.  An article by Robert Butler
and others.  Tayumanavar Songs, Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam.)

Arunachala Siva.     

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Re: Bhagavan, Saint Poet Tayumanavar and Liberation
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 05:55:46 PM »
What is wrong in practising kundalini yoga?

I have read somewhere that without the arousal of kundalini self-realization cannot be achieved.


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Re: Bhagavan, Saint Poet Tayumanavar and Liberation
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 06:17:15 PM »
Dear munagala,

I do not know.  But Bhagavan Ramana said surrender and self
enquiry would do.  Saint Poet Tayumanavar has said only Jnana
will confer liberation.  Rajayoga may be an aid of self realization.
But even Rajayogis have to enquire about the Self at the end of
their roads.

Arunachala Siva.