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Sri Sankara Vijayam - 70
« on: August 17, 2009, 02:27:52 PM »
The Verse 50 of Sri Soundarya Lahari is a beauty.  Here Sankara
describes the eyes of Mother Lalita.  Readers may be aware, that
as per Hindu theology, Siva and Uma and Ganapati and Skanda
has got three eyes.  In fact, Arunagiri Natha says that Skanda
has got 18 eyes for his six faces!

Kavinam sandarbha-stabaka makandaika-rasikam,
Kataaksha vyaaksepa bhramarakalabhau karanayugalam,
Amunchantau drshtravaa tava navarasavaada-taralau,
Asuyaa-samsargaadikanavanam kinchidarunam.

The third eye on the forehead is red due to jealousy.  Jealous of what or of whom?  The jealousy of the third eye is towards the other two eyes!  Here, Sankara gives a novel interpretation.  The third eye is
eye of Jnana.  How can there be jealousy in the eye of Jnana?

The other two eyes of Mother are karna yugalam. They are long
and are stretched towards the two ears.  They send their side glances
towards the two ears, to partake of the nectar of poetry of the poets
who sing of Siva's glory!

The women's eyes are always compared to black bees,ocean, dark
rain clouds etc.,   They are brahmara-kalabhau, the little black bees!
In Sri Sailam, Siva is in the form of a jasmine creeper and Mother
is like bee to take the nectar of the jasmine flowers. Siva is called
Mallikarjuna and Mother is called Bhramaramba.

The third eye of Mother is vertically on the forehead.  This third
eye cannot stretch upto the ears to partake of the nectarine poetry
of poets that has filled the ears.

Mother takes delight in the hymns of praise of Siva.  In another
verse of the same work, when Saraswati sings the glory of Siva
and Mother's ears take delight in that poetry and in approval
her ear-ornaments move back and forth!

How could  Sankara who is a Brahma Jnani always engaged in dry (?)
Vedanta, write such poetry.  We should read Bhagavan Ramana's
Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai to confirm this.  Bhagavan Ramana says that a Brahma Jnani is all-knowing, what is there in this universe, that is not known to such a Jnani?  Bhagavan Ramana
says this in Sad Darsanam, Supplement, Verse 23.

Arunachala Siva.