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Sri Muruganar's Liberation Day - 20.8.2009 -7
« on: August 24, 2009, 12:00:10 PM »
Saint Manikkavachagar had a vision of effulgence, in Uttarakosa
Mangai.  Subsequently, he saw him as a Guru, below the Kurundai
Tree.  The Guru held his feet on Manikkavachagar's head and
conferred him Pada Diksha.  Muruganar saw Bhagavan Ramana,
at Mother's Samadhi.  Here, he saw him both as effulgence and
a Guru. 

Tiruvachakam and Tiru Chitrambalakovai, the two works of
Manikkavachagar was scribed by Siva himself.  In case of
Muruganar, Bhagavan Ramana Himself wrote a good portion
of Ramana Puranam, the first poem of Sri Ramana Sannidhi
Murai.  He also wrote about 20 verses in Guru Vachaka Kovai.
Further Bhagavan Ramana corrected many verses of both the
works.

The dual relationship between Siva and Manikkavachagar ended
as he came to Chidambaram.  In the last two poems of Tiruvachakam, titled Tiru Padai Atchi and Acho Padigam, the saint poet gives
his non-dual experience with Siva.  These are called poems of
Siva-anubhuti.  He says in Tiru Padai Atchi -

I am not able to apply Vibhuti on my body,
I am not able to prostrate to Siva, whose feet are not known even
  to Vishnu.
I do not know what is good and bad, I am beyond both.
Because He has come to dwell in my Heart.

In Acho Padigam which is the pinnacle of anubhuti he says:

I did was moving with rascals who did not the path of good;
He snapped my three impurities and he is the first.
He also considered me as worthy and placed me, this lowly dog,
             on the throne;
O Who can get that grace that my Mother had conferred on me!

Muruganar describes the same Ramananubhuti, in his two last
works, Sri Ramana Anubhuti and Sri Ramana Anubhuti Venba.

In Pada-anusanthanam, in the first book, Muruganar says:

Verse 648:  They are the feet where He granted me inward
realization, saying: 'There is nothing to be grasped and nothing
to be given away'.

Verse 655:  They are the feet of Lord Siva that shine within my
Heart as the life of true realization, stilling the whirlpool of desires
caused by ignorance.

Verse 656: His feet are the Self, flourishing as the Consciousness
that knows only Itself, so that the non-dual existence of Sivam
thrives in my Heart.

Verse 669:  His feet are the Space of Pure Consciousness, Chidambram, that shines clearly within the Heart by the grace
of my loving Master.

                         (Tr. Robert Butler)

Arunachala Siva.