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Upadesa Tiruvahaval - 5
« on: April 07, 2009, 12:03:11 PM »
Lines 165-176:-

Glory to the teacher, who confers the true attainemnt of Jana by
destroying the infatuation that consists in the forgetting [of the Self]!

Glory to you who appeared first as God, then as Guru, in the middle stage, and who finally dwells as my Self!

Glory to you who dwells as my own Self, the ocean of bliss that is worthy of my devotion!

Glory to you, the teacher who, in an excess of love, took pity on me, worthless as I was, and explained to me in words the nature of true reality, a teaching which you conveyed to the mature ones through
the lofty state of mauna!

Lines 177-186:-

But did it end with this verbal teaching?  No, you also bestowed your grace upon me, enabling me to abide in that state.  Praise be to you!

You dragged me into the Heart, so that I expired in the Siva ocean
of true Jnana.  Praise be to you!

As I lie dying in that ocean, what fitting recompense can I offer to
your holy feet?  Praise be to you!

May you gladly accept as that recompense the merging of my unruly mind with your ankleted feet.  Praise be to you!

May your golden feet flourish!
May your golden grace flourish!
Venkata*, may your golden fame flourish!

(* Bhagavan who was Venkataraman.)

(Source: Mountain Path, Jan-Mar 2007.  An article by David Godman and others.)

Arunachala Siva.