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"You fellow, all your photographs are false!"
« on: October 05, 2009, 01:38:24 PM »
A sixty year old man, was showing a video clipping of his
young days to his grandchild.  He told the grandchild, "Look,
the kid in that video is me!"  The grand child asked this
old man, "O grandpa, but the kid is not like you.  It is not
you, you are not telling the truth."  The old man insisted
that it was he.  He said:  "O my child, the photograph is
only me.  But I have changed.  But I am that only!"

We are constantly changing.  Every second, some of my
body cells are dying and some are born anew.  Science says
that in seven years, all your body cells have become transformed.
There is "parinama", change in every second.  We do not know
when I started becoming bald, when I started having white hairs,
how many times, my nails have been cut and new nails have

The only unchanging truth is Atma.  Atma never undergoes
any change.  It is ever new, ever young, eternal, untainted,
ever in freedom, it is the Existence, Knowledge and Bliss.

But due to our ignorance, we are taking birth and dying,
in rhythmic regularity.  There is no escape from this wheel
unless we get a Guru and find release with his grace.

Saint Ramalinga Swamigal says:  How many billion births
have I taken, O Siva.  How much milk have I taken from
mothers' breasts.  This quantum of milk will even exceed
the milky ocean of Narayana.  When shall I get deliverence?
O Guru who is also coming with me, in all these births without
fail, please release me from this bondage with your Grace!

Arunachala Siva.   


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Re: "You fellow, all your photographs are false!"
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 07:27:59 PM »

Can you reproduce the original Tamil lyrics of Saint Ramalinga Vallalar  which you have quoted under this caption.I shall be obliged.


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Re: "You fellow, all your photographs are false!"
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 10:31:53 AM »
Dear arcsekar,

I have only an abridged edition of Saint Ramalinga Swamigal's
poems.  I checked up in that and I am not able to get this
particular verse.  The complete works of Saint Ramalinga Swamigal
are in a massive 6 volume book, titled Tiru Arul Pa, the Holy
Songs of Grace.  I do not have these volumes immediately.
Kindly give me some time.

Arunachala Siva.