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Upadesa Tiruvahaval - 2
« on: April 07, 2009, 11:04:00 AM »
Lines 67-68:-

Praise be to you who declared:  "Cling firmly to That which clings
to nothing, so that a firm attachment [to That] ensues.

This particular upadesa from Bhagavan Ramana was recorded in a
more expanded form in Padamalai.

Lines 75a-76a:-

The place where ULLal (thought) arises and subsides in ULLam (the
Heart). Thus you gave the meaning of ULLam.  Praise be to you!

Lines 77a-78a:-

You declared: "Since ULLadu [Reality] exists in ULLam [the Heart],
ULLadu [Reality] itself may be said to be ULLam [the Heart].
Praise be to you!

Verse 79a-80a:-

You also declared: "As the experience, 'Naam ULLam' [we are]
exists (there) it can be termed ULLam [the Heart].

In addition to the meaning 'the Heart', ULLam is also the first person
plural form of the verb 'to be' -- 'we are', Muruganar has commented
on this combination of meanings in an explanatory not he wrote on
verse 966 of Guru Vachaka Kovai.

Lines 81-82a:-

You declared: "ULLaporuL" [that which exists], which gets the name 'ULLam', is not a thought form."  Praise be to you!

Muruganar thus has analyzed the first benedictory verse in Tamil of Sad Darsanam, ULLadu Narpadu.

The complete verse is as under:-  (in Tamil)

ULLadu aladu uLLa unarvu uLLadu o
ULLaporuL uLLal ara ullatte uLLataal - uLLam enum
ULLaporul uLLal evan uLLatte uLLapadi
ULLade uLLal unar

Could there be a being consciousness existing apart from that which
[eternally] is?  Since that reality exists in the Heart, free of thought,
who could meditate upon that reality, called the Heart?  Know that to remain within the Heart, as it is, is truly to meditate [upon the Heart].

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

Arunachala Siva.