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Subramanian.R

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The Whip and the rope
« on: September 20, 2009, 11:35:46 AM »
There is a famous poem about the control of thoughts and ego.
It is called Guru Stuti.  It is said to have been sung by the
disciples of Sankara, when the latter was in the body of the
king to answer the questions on sex, to Mandana Misra's wife.

Bhagavan Ramana has translated this poem in Tamil.  The stanza
3 of that poem reads as follows:

"Just as wild horses are broken-in by whipping and stabling
them, so also the unruly senses, straying among objects,
are lashed by the whip of discrimination, showing that objects
are unreal, and are tethered by the rope of pure intellect
to the Self by wise.  Such is the Truth, That thou art!"

The entire song Guru Stuti is sung in chorus in Bhagavan
Ramana's Samadhi Hall, amongst the Tamil parayana
songs on every Friday.
 
Arunachala Siva.

matthias

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Re: The Whip and the rope
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009, 01:18:48 PM »
I always love to sing the songs of realizations or supplicaitons to gurus...

it feels very good...

there is one song called "song of the vajra" and this is a song to integrate meditaiton into life...you just sing it and relaxe into the sounds....it is not singing more like intoning the syllables...sometimes you can feel how hte energy is moving insight the body and subtle body

I love this kind of songs very much...you see meditaiton may be not helping to calm the mind, or open up the heart, and then such songs are very important..they aid the sadhana alot