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Upadesa Tiruvahaval of Sri Muruganar - 2
« on: April 06, 2009, 04:36:35 PM »
Lines 43-48:-

My Lord, cur that I was, none of my entreaties went in vain as you
composed at my request many verses, in various metres, according
to classical rules, with such ease, as if you were playing a game. 
Moreover, to fulfill my wish you also composed a song called Atma
Vidya Keerthanam, [The Song of Knowledge].  Praise be to you!

Lines 49-56

The company of rishis [in the Dharuka forest] had become blind, like owls in the daylight, in the presence of the non-dual sun of true knowledge.  With their inner eye of grace obscured, they followed the path shown by the dark ego, [declaring that there was no God other than karma].  It was then that you appeared before them, destroyed
their arrogance, and taught them how to know Reality.  These  instructions that you gave hem then, you later reiterated to us,
your devotees, in the form of a series of explanatory verses [Upadesa Undiyar].  Praise be to you!

Lines 57-62

Not stopping at that, when I further asked you, "Please tell me how the bondage of birth and death may be severed for me, your devotee?"
you gave to us the divine work ULLadu Narpadu that clearly reveals the means by which the bond of the false ego may be severed and Reality shine as the Self.

(Source:  Mountain Path, October-December 2006.  An article by
David Godman and others.)

Arunachala Siva.